Fortunately, bites are extremely rare, and fatalities even more so. Being the size of paper clips, the spiders don’t deliver much venom in a bite, so most adults suffer no reaction at all. That’s not the case for small children and the elderly, who are smaller or more frail. For them, bites can be fatal if not treated with an antivenin. Dogs and cats are protected by their thick fur, but a bite to the nose could be deadly, although the chances of that happening are unlikely. Black widows deliberately choose dark, out-of-the-way places to spin their webs; humans and animals rarely come into contact with them. If we do stumble onto their webs, they scurry quickly away and will only bite if they are attacked or being squished.
Martin was often the music director of choice by jazz greats with projects in the Bay Area, and he assembled big bands for Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, and his good friend Benny Carter, whose denim fabric embellished ballet flat shoes blue jutis blue mojari blue khussa music he explored on 1994’s “Mel Martin plays Benny Carter” (Enja), Carter was a foundational figure in jazz who performed well into his 90s, and after the altoist’s death in 2003 Martin played a key role in the national celebration of his centennial in 2007, performing his music around the country and releasing “Just Friends” (Jazzed Media), a lovely quintet session Martin recorded with Carter at Yoshi’s..
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery,” through Aug. 3. “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums,” nearly 70 photographs of Yosemite and the Pacific Coast by a foremost American landscape photographer of the 19th century, through Aug. 17. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu. Peninsula Museum of Art. “29 Hands — 15 Artists.” Mark Kitaoka’s photographic studies of the hands of fine and performing artists. Through July 30. Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Free admission. 650-692-2101 or www.peninsulamuseum.org.
Details: 8 p.m, Nov, 10, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley; 8 p.m, Nov, 11, First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; 8 p.m, Nov.12, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 2 p.m, Nov, 13, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N, San Pedro Rd., San Rafael; $29-$61, 415-392-4400, www, cityboxoffice.com, SYMPHONY PLAYERS OF THE FUTURE: One of the many great aspects about living in the Bay Area is that so many youth orchestras abound around our beautiful Bay, Among the first taking to the stage this season will be the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Young People’s denim fabric embellished ballet flat shoes blue jutis blue mojari blue khussa Symphony Orchestra..
My favorite dance was the jive by Drew Scott and Emma Slater, with the addition of Jonathan Scott to the delight of the crowd. This version was not quite as good — I guess Jonathan has been working instead of practicing — but it was really fun. Almost all of the returning celebs did a turn around the floor with their pro partner at some point in the evening, but the funniest of all was the “dancing” by Barbara Corcoran. She did a lot of moving her feet around, but the guys dancing with her blocked most of her moves from view, and she ended up sitting on partner Keo Motsepe’s knee.