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Showing listings from May 26, 2013 to May 26, 2013 in all categories.
'Rooms and Blooms'
Gallery 9 features acrylic paintings by Bay Area artist, Jan Meyer. “Rooms and Blooms” is on display through June 2 and features interior room scenes painted with bold colors and graphic patterns. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. March 30-June 2, Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Free. Call 650-941-7969 or visit www.gallery9losaltos.com. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos
'Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra'
A friendly monthly gathering for musicians of all instruments and all levels of skill to play symphony orchestra music together for fun, no performance and no pressure. Music provided, members bring instrument, stand, appetizers to share and good humor. Register through website. Sundays, Jan. 27-June 30, 2-5 p.m. $10/session or $25/three sessions. For more information, call Cathy Humphers Smith at 650-793-2218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tacosv.com. Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos
Little House is offering feldenkrais classes to improve balance, flexibility and brain function. Exercises are on the floor, so students should bring a towel or mat to lie on. Fridays, year-round. 11 a.m.-noon. $45 ($40 members). For more information, call Deborah at 650-679-8113 or email email@example.com or visit www.Umovebetter.com. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park
Foothill College Summer Session Registration
This year, Foothill College offers two summer sessions that run six weeks: June-Start (Early Summer) Session runs June 10-July 21 and July-Start Summer Session runs July 1-Aug. 11. Choose from a variety of traditional and online class options. Class schedule at www.foothill.edu. Registration is May 13-June 30. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time Call 650-949-7325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foothill.edu/admissions.php. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Memorial Day Respite -- Shoreline Lake
Active military (and families) get a 50 percent discount through June 30 on watersports rentals and lessons at Shoreline Lake. Weekend brunch is extended, and custom picnic basket/watercraft combos are also available, along with prepared picnic baskets. May 25-27, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Maria Dalton at 650.965.3779 or email email@example.com or visit www.enewsarchive.com/59849. Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and Lakeside Cafe, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Smuin Ballet presents 'Spring Program'
Smuin Ballet ends its season with the West Coast premiere of the ballet "Petal" by Helen Pickett, the Bay Area premiere of Darrell Grand Moultrie's piece "Jazzin'" and "Chants d'Auvergne" by Michael Smuin. May 22-26, 8 p.m. $52 -$68. Call 415-556-5000 or visit www.smuinballet.org. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View
Western Ballet's Coppelia
Led by Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria, Western Ballet performs "Coppelia." This classic comedy features Alison Share as Swanhilde, Maykel Solas of Ballet San Jose as Franz and other Western Ballet graduating students. May 25-26, 1 p.m. $15. Call 650-968-4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit westernballet.org/documents/performances_youth.html. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
'A Place of Magic'
An exhibit of Baylands nature photography by Salvatore Ventura. Proceeds from the works for sale benefit local nature education. Through June 1. Free. For more information, call Environmental Volunteers at 650-493-8000, ext. 340 or email email@example.com or visit www.evols.org/index.php?page=photography-exhibit---salvatore-ventura. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
'From Fiber to Fabric: A History of American Textile Production'
Exhibit on the history of textile production in the United States from the homespun of colonial times through mass production in the industrial age. Artifacts and textiles illustrate the story of wool, linen and cotton from cultivation to finished cloth. Open through Aug. 18, Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call Laurie Hassett at 650-321-1004 or email Admin@moah.org or visit www.moah.org. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto
'Harmony 2013: A Fine-Art Photography Exhibit'
The Peking Duck Restaurant hosts this exhibit featuring photographs by Kim Dang, Charles Dilisio, Charles Mujie and Roger Spinti. The exhibit shows through June 6, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Peking Duck Restaurant, 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
Los Altos Hills-sponsored art exhibit of paintings by Ry Smith, a designer of high-tech products. Reception March 31, 2-5 p.m. Exhibit up through Aug. 28. Free. For more information, call Karen Druker at 650-941-8073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Los Altos Hills town hall, 26379 Fremont Road , Los Altos Hills
Sculpture from the Fisher Collection
This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre's Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain's Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Visit museum.stanford.edu. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford
SCRA Swim School Spring Kick-Off
Spring classes at SCRA Swim School for beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers. April 1-May 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65-85. For more information, call Laura at 650-723-8135 or email Mitchell or visit www.scraswimming.com. Stanford Campus Recreation Association, 875 Bowdoin St., Stanford
Jazz Trumpeter Ray Vega at Stanford
Latin Jazz trumpeter Ray Vega will perform with the Stanford Afro-Latin Ensemble. Vega is known as the lead trumpet player for Latin giants such Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria. He has also received multiple Grammy awards and nominations. May 26, 8-10 p.m. General $10, senior $9, student $5, free for Stanford students with ID. For more information, call Murray Low, director at 650-725-2787 or email email@example.com or visit latinjazz.stanford.edu. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford
Moroccan Music Night
Moroccos' Restaurant will share their 150-year-old recipes, along with Moroccan music. May 26, 5-9 p.m. Free. For more information, call Sham Essadki at 650-968-1502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.moroccosrestaurant.com. Morocco's Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View
Young Georgia O'Keeffe falls in love with famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz and American art is changed forever. BootStrap's team, Hilfinger & McMillen, produce a mix of music, movement and drama. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; no performance on May 25. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. For more information, call Pear Avenue Theatre at 650-254-1148 or email email@example.com or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
"Hanging Georgia" tells the story of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz. Script by Palo Alto playwright Sharmon Hilfinger, music by Joan McMillen. May 24-June 9, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$30. For more information, call Pear Avenue Theatre at 650-254-1148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
'Love's Labours Lost' by the Stanford Shakespeare Company
The show, set in a contemporary college setting, explores the hilarity that arises when educated young adults fall in love for the first time and find themselves at a loss to rationalize their emotions and actions. May 22-26, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Free. For more information, call Christina Lee Email email@example.com or visit shakespeare.stanford.edu. Phi Kappa Psi House, 592 Mayfield Ave., Stanford
'Nickel & Dimed' on Stage at Foothill College
The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents "Nickel & Dimed," a play about low-wage work in America. Written by Joan Holden, based on the book "Nickel & Dimed, On (Not) Getting By In America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. May 24-June 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets, $18; Seniors, students and all Foothill-De Anza District personnel, $14. For more information, call Tom Gough at 650-949-7360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre . Foothill College Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Comedy nights on Sundays through May 26, 8-9:30 p.m. $30 (includes 2 free drinks). Call 650-619-0266 or email email@example.com or visit www.premiercomedyclub.com. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City
New Play Development Factory
Dragon Productions Theatre Company has chosen new, original scripts by three local writers and are hosting three weekends of staged readings of these scripts. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10. For more information, call Box Office at 650-493-2006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dragonproductions.net. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City
West Bay Opera's 'Otello'
West Bay Opera presents Verdi's take on the Bard's masterpiece. Fully staged, with orchestra and chorus. Cast includes David Gustafson as Otello, Cynthia Clayton as Desdemona and Philip Skinner as Iago. Performances on 5/24, 5/26, 6/1 and 6/2 at 8 p.m.. Sundays at 2 p.m. $40-75. For more information, call Box Office at 650-424-9999 or email email@example.com or visit www.wbopera.org. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Compline: Evening Service of Song
A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. A different choral group sings every week. Sundays, April 14-June 2, 9-9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Office for Religious Life at 650-723-1762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit events.stanford.edu/events/366/36683. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Lifetree Cafe Palo Alto
Lifetree Cafe offers weekly conversations on life issues. May 5: "The Black and White Truth About Racism." May 12: "When Love Hurts." May 19: "How to Live Before You Die." May 26: "The Majesty and Mystery of Nature." Snacks/drinks available. Sundays, May 5-26, 7-8 p.m. Free. For more information, call Susan Mitchell at 408-507-9858 or email email@example.com or visit www.lifetreecafe.com. 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Sunday Spritual Service
The Center for Spiritual Living Peninsula hosts an hour long Sunday service that consists of music and an inspirational message. April 14-June 9, Sundays, 10-11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Rev. Abigail Schairer at 650-503-4275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cslpeninsula.org. Royal Hodge Masonic Lodge, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park
University Public Worship
The May 26th University Public Worship will include: Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald preaching, music by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Office for Religious Life at 650-723-1762 or email email@example.com or visit www.events.stanford.edu/events/363/36355. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Gerald Hiken Presents
Actor Gerald Hiken will be presenting a variety of monologues. May 26, 8-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Emily Stains at 650-326-9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit knowknewbooks.com. Know Knew Books, 415 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
Summer Event at Woodside
At Woodside Horse Park's Summer Event, meet the riders and horses and watch equestrians compete in Dressage, Cross Country Jumping and Stadium Jumping. There will also be a trade fair and food. May 24-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. For more information, call Robert Kellerhouse at 951-303-0405 or email email@example.com or visit www.woodsideeventing.com. Woodside Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Rd, Woodside
Food Addicts in Recovery
Weekly meeting on Sunday evenings. Open to all who want to stop eating addictively. 7-8:30 p.m. Visit www.foodaddicts.org. St. Marks Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto
Humanist Community Forum
"Hiking the John Muir Trail" with Saeko Izuta: Izuta will share more than 100 photos from her 210 mile hike last July on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney. May 26, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Brian Davis at 650-964-7576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.humanists.org/blog/home/. Palo Alto High School Student Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Lytton Gardens Senior Communities
Volunteer opportunities with seniors include friendly visits, pet visits, activities assistant, dining room host, staff assistance, more-than-a-meal program, spiritual support, leading a class, and music performance. Flexible schedule. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call Bethany Dinh at 650-617-7355 or email email@example.com or visit www.lyttongardens.org. Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, 437 Webster St., Palo Alto
Menlo Park 'Project Read' Tutor Training
Project Read's spring tutor-training registration begins Tuesday, May 7, and will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Training continues Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The final meeting is June 12, 6-8 p.m. Free. For more information, call Roberta Roth at 650-330-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit projectreadmenlopark.org. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park