Updated: 07/30/2014 09:06:19 PM PDT
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. “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 at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu
Palo Alto Art Center. “Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares,” through Sept. 7. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. 650-329-2366
Peninsula Museum of Art. “Architecture In Color — Paintings by Tom Schultz” and “Emergence — Assemblage by Gerry Anne Lenhart,” through Sept. 7. 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
Kepler’s Books. Amy Bloom, “Lucky Us,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Bob Braham, “OMG I Need a Job: A Practical Guide to Finding a Great Job in Any Economy,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Lev Grossman, “The Magician’s Land,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Daniel J. Levitin, “The Organized Mind,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Melissa Hart, “Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family,” 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. www.keplers.com or 650-324-4321
Menlo Park City Council Chambers. A Poet, a Poet, a Poet: a Trio of Wordsmiths. 11 a.m. Aug. 2. San Mateo County Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin, East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chaché, and “Menlo Park Renaissance Man” Jym Marks will share their work and talk about their processes. Presented by the Menlo Park Library. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Free. www.menlopark.org/library
Moscow Ballet. “Great Russian Nutcracker.” 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. $30. (Discounts available.) Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets
Rancho Day Fiesta. Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 20. Sanchez Adobe, 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica. Presented by the San Mateo County Historical Association. Early California music and participatory dancing. Rancho style refreshments. $1 suggested donation with additional charges for food and crafts. 650-359-1462 or www.historysmc.org
Silicon Valley Ball. 8 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 13. Kathy Griffin, Roy Rogers, Paula Harris, Danny Click, Mustache Harbor and more, in four venues. Food. Supports arts and entertainment in Redwood City. $125. 650-369-7770 ot www.siliconvalleyball.com
San Mateo County History Museum. Charles Parsons’ “Ships of the World Gallery.” 24 model ships created by Charles Parsons, with murals painted by Fred Sinclair, interactive stations for children, and photos and videos depicting South San Francisco shipbuilding, San Mateo County Coastside shipwrecks and the Port of Redwood City. “Building Pete’s Harbor,” large-format aerial photographs from the Uccelli Collection showing the original construction of Pete’s Harbor, through Sept. 13. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104
43rd annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7. Art, crafts, music, food, drinks, kids fun zone. Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Free. 650-968-8378 or www.miramarevents.com
Movies on the Square. Sunset on Thursdays through Sept. 25. Free. July 31: “Gravity.” Aug. 7: “The Wizard of Oz.” Aug. 14: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Aug. 21: “The Croods.” Aug. 28: “Monuments Men.” Sept. 4: “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” Sept. 11: “Spaceballs.” Sept. 18 : “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Sept. 25: “Muppets Most Wanted.” Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/movieschedule.html
Orson Welles on Film. 7 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 18. Stanford faculty introduce and lead discussions. Aug. 4: “Chimes at Midnight,” David Riggs. Aug. 11, “The Trial,” Adrian Daub. Aug. 18: “The Third Man,” Tobias Wolff. CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford.
Dierks Bentley. With Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi. 5:30 p.m. July 31. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $29.25-$54. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Bone Bash XV. With Boston, The Doobie Brothers and John Kay and Steppenwolf. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $30-$106. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Shawn Colvin. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall Ticket Office, 650-724-2464 or http://live.stanford.edu
Milos, Solo Guitar. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Program: Sor, Grand Solo; Gerhard, Fantasie; Granados, Danza No. 2, “Oriental,” and Danza No. 5, Andaluza”; Johann Sebastian Bach, Lute Suite BWV 997; De Falla, Danza del Molinero; Homenaje and Danza Espanola No. 1; Rodrigo, Invocation and Dance (homage to De Falla); and Domeniconi, Koyunbaba. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $30-$45. Bing Concert Hall Ticket Office, 650-724-2464 or http://live.stanford.edu
Miranda Lambert. With Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox Mafia. 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $29.25-$54. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble. Seating at 7 p.m., dinner show at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Roger Glenn, Ray Obiedo, Bob Karty, David Belove, Phil Thompson. Angelica’s Bell Stage, 863 Main St., Redwood City. $21-$26. 650-679-8184 or www.AngelicasLLC.com
Hiroshima and Kenny Endo. Celebrating Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary. Matinee and evening, Aug. 16. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $85. www.pabt.org
Wiz Khalifa. 5 p.m. Aug. 22. Under the Influence of Music Tour, with Young Jeezy, Tyga, Rich Homie Quan, Iamsu, Mack Wilds, and DJ Drama. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $28.50-$78.50. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Rascal Flatts. With Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. 6 p.m. Aug. 23. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $28-$76. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. With Death Grips. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $35.50-$105.50. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Keith Urban. With Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $29.25-$59.25. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. With Jennifer Koh, violin. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40; J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Prologue and Variations; Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. $50-$100. 650-724-2464 or live.stanford.edu
Music@Menlo. Through Aug. 9. “Around Dvorak.” Czech composer’s works will act as the fulcrum for programs connecting centuries of repertoire. Menlo School in Atherton. $20-$78. 650-331-0202, www.musicatmenlo.org
Stanford Live’s inaugural summer series. Aug. 2: Shawn Colvin. Aug. 6: guitarist Milos Karadaglic. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $15-$60. 650-724-2464 or http://live.stanford.edu Music on the Square. 6-8 p.m. Fridays. Free. Aug. 1: Purple Ones. Aug. 8: Foreverland. Aug. 15: Stealin’ Chicago. Aug. 22: Boys of Summer. Aug. 29: Pride & Joy. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/music.html
Classical Music on the Square. Free. 3 p.m. Sept. 14: Bay Shore Lyric Opera. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. 650-780-7311 or www.redwoodcity.org/events/classical.html
Steinway Society The Bay Area. Agustin Anievas: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Ann Schein: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Visual & Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Denis Kozhukhin: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga. Alexander Korsantia: 7:30 p.m. Feb.7, 2015, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Alexander Ghindin: 7:30 p.m. March 14, 2015, Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills. Lavrova-Primakov Duo: 7:30 p.m. April 18, 2015, Visual & Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Sofya Gulyak: 7 p.m. May 17, 2015, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Subscriptions: $190-$295 for 7 concerts, $125-$200 for 4 concerts; single tickets: $40-$60; discounts available for students and seniors. 408-990-0872 or www.steinwaysociety.com
Foothill Music Theatre. “South Pacific.” Through Aug. 10. By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed by Milissa Carey. Music direction by Mark Hanson. Choreography by Michael Ryken. 7:30 p.m. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. $10-$32. www.foothillmusicals.com or 650-949-7360
Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre. “The Wizard of Oz.” Through Aug. 3. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $15-$20. www.losaltosstage.org or 650-941-0551
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. “Into the Woods, Junior.” Through Aug. 16. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $12-$14. 650-463-4970
Peninsula Youth Theatre. “Shrek the Musical.” Through Aug. 3. Directed by Meg Fischer. Choreography by Brian Miller. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $16-$20. pytnet.org or 6500903-6000
San Francisco Mime Troupe. “Ripple Effect.” Through Sept. 1 around Bay Area. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Mitchell Park (South Field), Palo Alto. Free (donations accepted). www.sfmt.org
Stanford Repertory Theater. “Moby Dick — Rehearsed,” through Aug. 10. “The War of the Worlds,” Aug. 14-24. Stanford Repertory Theater, Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University. $15-$25. 650-725-5838 or www.stanford.edu/group/repertorytheater/cgi-bin/srt/tickets
TheatreWorks. “The Great Pretender.” By David West Read. World premiere. Through Aug. 3. “A touching comedy about friendship, love, and learning to let go … The runaway hit of TheatreWorks’ 2013 New Works Festival … follows the host of a once-iconic children’s TV show who discovers that people, as well as puppets, sometimes need a helping hand.” Directed by Stephen Bracket. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $19-$74 (discounts available). theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960
Lamplighters Music Theatre. “The Pirates of Penzance.” By Gilbert & Sullivan. 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $20-$53. 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com
TheatreWorks 2014 New Works Festival. Aug. 9-17.
• “Norman Rockwell’s America.” Book by Lynne Kaufman, music & lyrics by Alex Mandel. “From belittled illustrator to ballyhooed artist, from whimsical covers to unforgettable images of the Civil Rights Movement, Norman Rockwell captured America’s heart by discovering its soul.” 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and 13, 4 p.m. Aug. 16.
• “Describe the Night” (formerly “Liars”). By Rajiv Joseph. “This stimulating drama probes the mysterious 2010 crash of a Polish airplane, uncovering 90 years of lies, infidelity, war, secrets, and love.” 2 p.m. Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Aug. 16.
• “The Disappearing Man.” Music, lyrics and book by Jahn Sood. “A ramshackle circus wows the hinterlands in 1936, but backstage its bright-light attractions prove dark and depleted.” 8 p.m. Aug. 10 and 14, noon Aug.17.
• “An Entomologist’s Love Story.” By Melissa Ross. “The love lives of bugs fascinate two 30-something researchers at New York’’s Museum of Natural History, but their own conflicted love affairs are under the microscope in this hilarious, edgy, and explicit look at love in our times.” 8 p.m. Aug. 12, noon Aug.16.
• “Tokyo Fish Story.” By Kimber Lee. “Generations, gender, and tradition collide as a Sushi Master struggles to preserve ancient artistry in a society obsessed with change.” 8 p.m. Aug. 15 and 17.
• “One Woman Show.” By Shakina Nayfack. “For our most adventurous theatregoers, this darkly funny and powerful musical chronicles the misadventures of a transgender artist now on the brink of reassignment surgery.” 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
• Meet the festival artists. 4 p.m. Aug. 17.
TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $19 per show, $49 for season-subscriber festival pass, $65 for festival pass. 650-463-1960 or www.theatreworks.org
Broadway By the Bay. “Dreamgirls.” Aug. 15-31. Music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen. Directed by Angela Farr Schiller. Featuring Miranda Lawson as Effie, Janelle LaSalle as Deena, Majesty Scott as Lorell, Anthone Jackson as Curtis, Dedrick Weathersby as James “Thunder” Early and AeJay Mitchell as C.C. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. $35-$55. 650-579-5565 or broadwaybythebay.org
Dragon Theatre. “Moonlight and Magnolias.” Aug. 15 through Sept. 7. “A hilarious look back at the golden age of Hollywood and the making of ‘Gone With the Wind.”’ Written by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Lennon Smith. Featuring Sarah Benjamin as Miss Poppenghul, Bill C. Jones as Victor Fleming, Dave Leon as Ben Hecht, Aaron Weisberg as David O. Selznick. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. $30. $10 rush tickets on Thursdays and Fridays starting second week. $200 for the VIP box (seats 4 people and includes champagne and chocolates). http://dragonproductions.net.
TheatreWorks. “Water by the Spoonful.” Aug. 20 through Sept. 14. Regional premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Directed by Leslie Martinson. “Follows a community of strangers who seek refuge from their troubles in an online chat room for lives in recovery, and their interactions with the moderator of this safe haven, who turns out to be running from demons of her own. When real and virtual worlds collide, notions of family, forgiveness, community, and courage are challenged as the characters fight to move forward against their crumbling realities.” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $19-$74 (discounts available). theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960
Hillbarn Theatre. “Funny Girl.” Aug. 28 through Sept. 21. Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, book by Isobel Lennart. Directed by Dan Demers. Featuring Melissa WolfKlain as Fanny Brice, William Giammona as Nick Arnstein, with Rachelle Abbey, Richard Ames, Christine Baker, Justin Buchs, Jennifer Butler, Becca Carteris, Stephanie Case, Tracy Chiappone, Paige Collazo, Steven Ennis, Matt Gill, Dennis Lickteig, Emily Mannion, Jessica Maxey, Maureen O’Neill, Regina Quigley and Jon Toussaint. Music director Joe Murphy, choreographer James Zongus, scenic designer Kuo-Hao Lo, lighting designer Don Coluzzi, costume designer Lisa Cross, sound designer Alan Chang, hair and makeup designer Dee Morrissey and properties designer A.J. Diggins. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. $23-$42. 650-349-6411, ext. 2 or www.hillbarntheatre.org
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