Class: 2nd Annual Bad Art Night for Adults
Bad art isn’t always bad … sometimes it’s awful! Participants can forget about trying to be the next Monet, and come out for a night of fun and relaxation where they can create a masterpiece or disasterpiece. All supplies will be provided, tonight, July 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Go to ca.evanced.info.
Concert: The Classical Style
Concert Program II spotlights Viotti, who played a seminal role in defining the instrument’s tradition in England and France, as well as one of his musical heirs, Rodolphe Kreutzer—the dedicatee of Beethoven’s most fiendish violin sonata and a skilled composer in his own right, tonight, July 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Go to musicatmenlo.org.
Talk: An Evening with Author Daniel Silva
Author Daniel Silva, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “Black Widow” discusses his new book “House of Spies,” in which the legendary art restorer Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge – determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin, tonight, July 18, 8-9:30 p.m. at Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Go to paloaltojcc.org.
Conference: Evidence-Based Teaching
Palo Alto University will be holding its first annual evidence-based teaching conference this summer, supported by the Presidential Unity Grant, for PAU faculty, students, and alumni. The conference will be packed full of exciting pedagogical workshops for instructors and aspiring future instructors at all experience levels, tomorrow, July 19, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Palo Alto University, 1791 Arastradero Road, Building 3, Palo Alto. Go to eventbrite.com.
Music: Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World
Wobbly World is a group of internationally recognized musicians in a powerful and unique collaboration. Part of the city of Menlo Park’s Summer Concert Series presented by Facebook that features a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, tomorrow, July 19, 6:30-8 p.m. at Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Avenue at University Drive, Menlo Park. Go to menlopark.org.
Music: Ruth Davies’ Blues Night with Linda Tillery
Every year blues bass master Ruth Davies brings down the SJW house with her sensational Blues Night, showcasing current masters of the art. She will be joined by Bay Area vocal legend Linda Tillery, whose list of credits include collaborations with Huey Lewis and the News, Bobby McFerrin and Kenny Loggins, tomorrow, July 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Go to stanfordjazz.org.