‘Precision Beauty’ now. at Moraga Art Gallery. Moraga Art Gallery hosts a show of “cabochon” jewelry by Kuniko Kay Nitta and contemporary Chinese calligraphy by Bing-Jib Huang. The show, which includes the gallery’s 15 resident artists and several guest artists, runs through Aug. 22 at the gallery in the Rheem Shopping Center, at 522 Center St., in Moraga. Galley hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visitwww.moragaartgallery.com or call 925-376-5407.
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, The Anderson Collection: Works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly, Terry Winters, Sean Scully and Vija Celmins; opens Sept, 21, “Robert Frank in America,” photographs by Frank that shed new light on his legendary work, “The Americans,” through Jan, 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive ballet shoes in store at Museum Way, 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu..
While some theaters lose their creative spark in pursuit of fat endowments and corporate sponsorship, the Aurora is run on guts and passion. Making do has always been the mantra. Indeed, Oliver served as artistic director for 10 years with no salary. Back in the old space at the Berkeley City Club, a cramped but delightful Julia Morgan castle, there was no backstage, so actors changed costumes in the hallway (as a result, props — especially food and shoes — often went missing). Actors note that the company still feels like a family.
Quilt show, 1-4 p.m, Oct, 25 and 26, Sanchez Adobe, 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, A bed turning activity will be part of the fun, Refreshments will be served, Free, For information, call 650-359-1462 or visit www.historysmc.org, Palo Alto Art Center, The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Oct, 7-12, More than 20 artisans display 10,000 hand-blown ballet shoes in store glass pumpkins, Proceeds support the Bay Area Glass Institute, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation and participating artists, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-2366, Exhibition dates: 10 a.m.-7p.m, Oct, 7-8 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Oct, 9-10, Sale dates: 10 a.m.-5 p.m Oct, 11-12, www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com/2014-participating-patch-artists.html..
WEDNESDAY: Every once in a while, there are humorous TV ads that don’t provoke you to reach for the remote and/or make a fridge run. They’re celebrated in “Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011.” 10 p.m., TBS. THURSDAY: “The Year With Katie Couric” has the veteran newswoman recalling the major stories of 2011, including the death of Osama bin Laden, the royal wedding and the Penn State scandal. Comedian Chelsea Handler and fashion guru Tim Gunn are among the contributors to the special. 9 p.m., ABC.