Check out what's happening in and around the city during the next couple of days, and don't forget to add your own suggestions in the comments section below.
- The Indian mother-and-daughter team of Mathangi and Arabhi Sundararajan will exhibit an interpretation in batik of the photos her daughter has taken on her world travels. Head to the opening reception Friday in the Tateuchi Hall vestibule of the , 230 San Antonio Circle, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 11.
- Visit the law offices of (801 California St.) on Friday for the next two in a series of free films about how creative planners around the world are reinventing cities and towns to be more livable and sustainable. Showing from 7-9 p.m., these film explores how our nation’s towns have been in steady decline and what people can do to revive them.
- Learn more about in this event at the , 455 N. Whisman Rd., from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. This seminar will be lead by Kari Knapstad, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a private practice in Los Gatos. For more information, call 650-968-5000.
- On Saturday, the West’s oldest independent bookseller, Books Inc., 301 Castro St., will host a . This author will present her new novel, Love Child, an enthralling tale of “a forbidden marriage, a baby lost and a love triangle gone horribly wrong.” The free event is open to the public. For more information, call Books Inc. at 650-428-1234 or visit booksinc.net.
Remember how World Cup fever swept over Mountain View during the men's tournament in 2010? This Sunday at 11:45 a.m., the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Japan in the finals. If you want the camaraderie of others, Tied House, 954 Villa St., will open its doors at 11 a.m. and the kitchen at 11:30 a.m .Sunday for the World Cup Final.