Posted in EventsPosted in EventsApril 22, 2012
Community: Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival
Downtown Menlo Park hosts the free 30th annual Fine Arts Festival along Santa Cruz Avenue today and Saturday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ninety artists in various media are scheduled to take part.
Art: Fanny Retsek
A free reception and artist talk are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, April 20, for a solo exhibition of prints and drawings by Fanny Retsek. The artist’s social-justice-themed works are on display through June 10 at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
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[musical.stanford.edu On stage: 'City of Angels'
Ram’s Head Theatrical Society of Stanford University presents ‘City of Angels.’ The musical is a mix of jazz, noir, innuendo and cheeky humor in Hollywood during the 1940s. From today, April 13, to April 21, 8 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Art: Stanford Art Spaces
Paintings by Jose Allen and Wayne Jiang and photographs by Terry Thompson are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen Art Spaces Gallery weekdays from today, April 13, to June 21 at 420 Via Palou, Stanford.
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Lecture: Pete Nelson
Pete Nelson established The Treehouse Workshop in 1997 and has designed and built treehouses all over the United States as well as in Japan, Spain and Morocco. The lecture is today, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Building 550, Atrium, Stanford.
Exhibition: ’40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory’
A reception for the exhibition that investigates the diverse voices of women artists and their works of art that represent myriad formations of feminist thought and aesthetics. Today, April 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Norton Gallery, Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
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Dance: ‘Dancing the Revolution’
The musical group Emma’s Revolution (“activist musicians” Pat Humphries and Sandy O) will perform in DanceVisions’ “Dancing the Revolution,” choreographed by Laura Zweig, today, March 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’
Menlo-Atherton High School Drama presents the spring musical, “Once Upon A Mattress,” today, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. This retelling of “The Princess and The Pea” sings its way through twists and turns of romance, mistaken identity and the ploys of a control-freak mom.
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Music: Jaap Blonk
New electronic music is in the spotlight tonight, March 8, when the Dutch avant-garde composer and poet Jaap Blonk gives a free concert at 8 p.m. at the CCRMA Stage in The Knoll at Stanford University. He’ll present his latest piece, “Polyphtong,” for voice and electronics, and Kurt Schwitter’s “Ursonate.”
Talk: ‘The Castroville Mammoth Project’
Anthropologist Timothy King will give a free talk at 7:30 p.m. tonight, March 8, on the skeletal remains of a Columbian mammoth that were found in 2010 on an artichoke farm in Castroville. The event is in Cubberley Auditorium at Stanford University’s School of Education.
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Film: ‘Iranian Taboo’
A free screening of Iranian-Dutch filmmaker Reza Allamehzadeh’s “Iranian Taboo,” the story of a Baha’i woman and her daughter fleeing Iran for the West, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, March 9, with the director present. The event is planned in Annenberg Auditorium at Stanford University.
Guitarist and composer Jorge Faustmann brings his Spanish-influenced acoustic band Levitate to the Oak City Bar & Grill for an 8 p.m. performance tonight, March 9. The restaurant is at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsMarch 6, 2012
Sculpture: ‘Pick up your Pencils, Begin’
Artist Harriete Estel Berman’s pencil sculpture about the impact of standardized testing is a 28-foot-wide and 15-foot-tall bell curve. The show runs weekdays, starting today, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anita Seipp Gallery at Castilleja School, 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Reading: Dustin Lance Black’s ’8′
There will be a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8,” a documentary play taken from the testimony of the Federal Prop. 8 trial, Perry v. Brown. The event is today, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the Cemex Auditorium in Stanford.
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Class: Social Ballroom Dancing
Allen and Pamela Boronkay will host a Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion tonight, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. They will teach the cha cha for beginning and intermediate students and follow the lesson with general dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Class: First Aid and CPR
The American Red Cross will host a first aid class today, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Silicon Valley, 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. The course meets OSHA guidelines for first-aid programs and combines lectures and interactive video demonstrations.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsFebruary 12, 2012
Stanford University dancers are re-creating the 1955 Anna Sokolow work “Rooms,” a piece about the loneliness people can feel even when they’re physically close to others. The free performances are at 7 and 9 p.m. tonight (Feb. 9) in Studio 38 at Roble Gym, 375 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University.
Film: ‘Miss Representation’
The documentary film “Miss Representation,” which looks at sexism in the media, will have a screening at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 9) at the Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsFebruary 11, 2012
Music: Ives Quartet
The Palo Alto-based Ives Quartet joins up with guest violist Leslie Tomkins and guest cellist Tanya Tomkins for its winter concert at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 10). The program includes the Haydn String Quartet in F-sharp Minor and will be performed at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
Photography: Tony Grant
A new free exhibition of documentary photography by Stanford graduate Tony Grant opens tonight (Feb. 10) at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Grant looks at quiet, unusual and humorous moments of everyday life in places as far afield as Russia and Mexico.