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Comedian Hari Kondabolu
In collaboration with the Stanford University Center for South Asia, EnActe Arts will present a Valentine's Day special program featuring the acclaimed Brooklyn-based comedian Hari Kondabolu. Feb. 13, 6 p.m. $10-$100. De Anza College, Visual & Performing Arts Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
 

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Comedians at Red Rock
On Valentine's Day weekend, Bay Area comic Kevin Wong will host a special night of comedy that will include variety of performers who have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobbs, San Jose Improv, Tommy T's and the SF International Comedy Competition. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin'
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will kick off the New Year with the regional premiere of a new work by performer and playwright Hershey Felder, in which he inhabits the persona and story of "America's Composer," Irving Berlin. See the website for specific times, dates and pricing. Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 13-Feb. 14. $25-$74. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Staged reading of 'Nose Job'
As part of Dragon Productions' Monday Night Play Space, there will be a staged reading of "Nose Job," a new play being developed by local writer Susan Rabin and Windy City Productions. Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Pay what you will. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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West Bay Opera: 'Eugene Onegin'
For its next production, West Bay Opera will stage Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Pushkin's timeless story of love unfulfilled, performed in Russian with English titles. Presented in collaboration with Mark Foehringer's Dance Project|SF, the opera will include sumptuous costumes, elaborate sets, and a chorus and orchestra. Feb. 19 and 27, 8 p.m.; Feb. 21 and 28, 2 p.m. $45-$83. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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A Cabaret of Storytelling
This evening of storytelling with adults from classes taught by Enid Davis at the Avenidas Center will include folk tales, personal stories and an ensemble with a folk tale from Haiti. Ages 13 and older are invited. Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. Free. Avenidas Dining Hall, 450 Bryant Ave., Palo Alto.

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Bernstein's 'Candide' and 'Trouble in Tahiti'
The Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Savoyards will present a double feature of Leonard Bernstein's one-act opera "Trouble in Tahiti" and the satiric "Candide." As part of the productions, settings from in and around the Stanford campus will be created using large-scale projections of photographs from the university's archives. Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 senior, child, student. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

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'Middletown'
Los Altos Stage Company's first production of the year will be "Middletown," a modern-day take on Thornton Wilder's classic "Our Town" that offers an offbeat exploration of life's beauty and difficulties. There will be no shows on Feb. 7 and 10. Jan. 28-Feb. 21, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $30 adult; $18 student (under age 18 or with ID). Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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Storytelling Program for Teens & Adults
Local, experienced storytellers will entertain audience members with folk tales and personal stories, offering storytelling tips along the way. The event typically happens the fourth Thursday of each month, but next month it will take place on March 17. Feb. 25, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

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West Bay Opera: 'Eugene Onegin'
For its next production, West Bay Opera will stage Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Pushkin's timeless story of love unfulfilled, performed in Russian with English titles. Presented in collaboration with Mark Foehringer's Dance Project|SF, the opera will include sumptuous costumes, elaborate sets, and a chorus and orchestra. Feb. 19 and 27, 8 p.m.; Feb. 21 and 28, 2 p.m. $45-$83. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'Ruddygore'
Lamplighters Music Theatre will bring to Mountain View its production of "Ruddygore," a comic masterpiece by Gilbert and Sullivan involving a family curse, a gentleman faking his death, a love triangle, a group of professional bridesmaids and a chorus of ghostly ancestors. Feb. 27 and 28, 8 p.m. $20-$53. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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West Bay Opera: 'Eugene Onegin'
For its next production, West Bay Opera will stage Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Pushkin's timeless story of love unfulfilled, performed in Russian with English titles. Presented in collaboration with Mark Foehringer's Dance Project|SF, the opera will include sumptuous costumes, elaborate sets, and a chorus and orchestra. Feb. 19 and 27, 8 p.m.; Feb. 21 and 28, 2 p.m. $45-$83. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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'U.S. Drag'
Dragon Productions will bring to the stage "U.S. Drag," a black comedy by Gina Gionfriddo about two young women in Manhattan navigating life after college and their attempts to claim the reward money for information about a serial attacker. Feb. 4-28, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30 general; $25 senior, student. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City.
 

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Monday Night Play Space
Starting in 2016 on select Mondays, Dragon Productions Theater Company will host Monday Night Play Space, a venue for local artists to share anything from staged readings to comedy, film screenings, poetry and more. Visit the website for more info. Feb. 15 and 29, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Dragon Theatre, 2101 Broadway, Redwood City.

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'Into the Woods'
Menlo-Atherton Drama will put on a production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods," in which classic fairy tales collide in the story of a baker and his wife trying to break a curse against their family. Feb. 26 and 27, March 3, 4 and 5, 7:30-10 p.m. $10 student, senior; $14 adult. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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'She Loves Me'
The award-winning Foothill College Music Theatre will present a production of "She Loves Me," a charming 1963 musical adaptation of Miklos Laszio's play "Parfumerie." Visit the website for specific ticket pricing. Feb. 18-March 6, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $16-$32; $3 parking. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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'Uncle Vanya'
Pear Theatre will continue its 2015-2016 season with Anton Chekhov's classic "Uncle Vanya," featuring a brand new translation by Bay Area writer, actor and director Dave Sikula. The witty and heartbreaking play touches on themes of frustrated love, misguided impulses and hope in capturing the human experience. The Feb. 26 performance is a preview, and the Feb. 27 performance is the opening gala. Feb. 26-March 13, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$35. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

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'tokyo fish story'
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will continue its 2015-2016 season with the Northern California premiere of "tokyo fish story" by Kimber Lee -- a comic drama centering a sushi master's struggles to preserve ancient artistry in the face of a society bent on change. See website for specific times and ticket prices. There will be no show on March 29. Wednesday-Sunday, March 9-April 3. Prices vary (discounts available for those age 30 and under). Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Menlo School: 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'
Menlo School's drama department will offer an outdoor production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," a romp through Rome with mistaken identities, lovers, schemes and secrets. The irreverent show is appropriate for all ages. May 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13, 8-10 p.m. $5 student; $10 adult. Menlo School, Outdoor Stage on the Quad, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.