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Arts & Entertainment - March 27, 2013

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On Stage

'Being Earnest' TheatreWorks presents the world premiere of "Being Earnest," a new musical from Paul Gordon. Set in 1964 London, this adaptation moves "The Importance of Being Earnest" to a bachelor flat near Carnaby Street, where mod fashion, music and morality inspire a quartet of lovers. Tuesday through Sunday, April 3-28, $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960 . www.theatreworks.org

Comedy Club Comedy nights on Sundays through May 26, 8-9:30 p.m. $30 (includes 2 free drinks). Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. www.premiercomedyclub.com

TheatreWorks presents 'The Mountaintop', winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for best new play. The play re-imagines events on the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March 6-31, Tues.-Sun., $23-$73. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-1960 . www.theatreworks.org

Talks/Authors

Anita Hughes discusses her novel, "Market Street." April 3, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/anita-hughes-0

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who went public as an undocumented immigrant, will talk about his personal experience and his perspective on immigration reform. April 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $25 advance/$30 day of event. Students $5. Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Call 650-494-3941. www.sassscholars.brownpapertickets.com

Natalie Goldberg discusses and signs her latest book, "The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language." March 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Peter Spiers discusses and signs his book, "Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger and Happier." April 4, 6:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/peter-spiers

Robin LaFevers In a youth event, the author discusses and signs her new book, "Dark Triumph," about an assassin in 15th century France. April 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/youth-event-robin-lafevers

Classes/Workshops

'Tools for the Urban Mystic' A class on urban mystics who seek communion with God within the context of city living. April 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50 (includes lunch). Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-325-5614. www.vallombrosa.org

'Yoga Night: Kundalini for Compassion' Kundalini yoga has simple movements aimed at strengthening nervous systems, connecting with the breath and promoting relaxation. Many teachers, all paid by students' donations. Tuesdays, March 12-May 21, 7-8:30 p.m. $10-20 recommended donation. One Heart Yoga at Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-649-3055. www.oneheartyoga.com/schedule.html

Community Yoga Class Prana flow yoga class for the community. March 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Pilates & Yoga, 1011 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-851-8965. menlopilates.com

Concerts

'Lute Songs and Solos of the Renaissance' Doris Williams, soprano and lute, and Claudia Gantivar, Renaissance recorders, perform. Program presented by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. April 6, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2512. www.menloparklibrary.org

Redwood Symphony's 'Notes From Persia' The Redwood Symphony presents the world premiere of six songs by soprano Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai. The program also includes Debussy's "Petite Suite" and the West Coast premiere of Christopher Theofanidis' First Symphony. April 13, 8-10 p.m. $20-$25. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. www.redwoodsymphony.org

Exhibits

'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. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www.moah.org

Nora Reza exhibits abstract paintings of squares and rectangles, with light inspired by California and Provence, through April 28. Free. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. www.norareza.com

Quilt-Art Trunk Show Portola Valley quilter Sylvia Gegaregian will present a trunk show of her quilts and speak about the creative process. March 28, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

Kids & Families

Atherton Easter Egg Hunt Including a performance by Gerald the Magician, photos with the Easter bunny, Gigi the face painter, police-car and fire-truck viewing, breakfast foods and golden eggs. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. RSVP to Veronica at vkogler<\@>yahoo.com. March 30, 10 a.m.-noon. $10 (children under a year are free). Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Call 650-853-0503.

Atherton Library Preschool Storytime Children ages three to fivc are invited for stories and activities every Monday morning. Through May 20, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Daffy Dave is back with his wacky brand of comedy, magic and juggling. For all ages. March 27, 4-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Summer Sports Camps Redwood City sports camps at the Sports House: lacrosse, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, volleyball and basketball. June 17-Aug. 16, weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $189/week. The Sports House, 3151 Edison Way, Redwood City. Call 650-362-4100. www.sportshouseonline.com

Religion/Spirituality

Easter Sunday - University Public Worship The Stanford Memorial Church is hosting a Christian interdenominational service with communion. Rev. Scotty McLennan, dean for religious life, will preach and Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for religious life, will preside. Music will feature university organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. March 31, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. www.events.stanford.edu/events/351/35117

Easter Sunday Service in which all are invited to bring a freshly cut flower to add to the cross. More events online. March 31, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-5481. www.ladera.org

Easter Sunrise Service An informal Easter-dawn service of song and praise on the lawn behind the sanctuary at this congregation of the United Church of Christ. More events listed online. March 31, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-5481. www.ladera.org

Good Friday Interdenominational Service The Office for Religious Life will host a Good Friday interdenominational service incorporating music and the spoken word. Members of several Stanford Christian communities will be participating. March 29, 12 - 1 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. www.events.stanford.edu/events/351/35115

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross An interactive, self-directed worship experience in the sanctuary. Available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-5481. www.ladera.org

Maundy Thursday Soup Supper & Tenebrae Service A Tenebrae service of meditation, readings and communion service following a community soup supper. Dinner reservations requested at 650-854-1080. March 28, 6-8 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-5481. www.ladera.org

Seven Last Words of Christ The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross," with each of the seven movements punctuated with scriptural readings by the Rev. Scotty McLennan, the dean for Religious Life. March 29, 5-6 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-2787. www.events.stanford.edu/events/334/33461

University Public Worship The April 7 University Public Worship includes Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, senior associate dean for Religious Life, preaching; music by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. April 7, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. www.events.stanford.edu/events/363/36327

Et Alia

Folger Stable Community Day II BAEC hosts its second Community Day Open House. Trail and pony rides are $5 and $20, respectively. Tours of the stable, visits with staff and horse nonprofits. March 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Folger Stable, Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-529-1028. folgerstable.com

Family Movie Night Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Rated PG. 88 mins. March 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Girls Innovate This is a luncheon and panel discussion on getting girls and women into technology and entrepreneurial careers. It is open to middle and high school girls and women of all ages. There is limited registration. March 30, 12:15-2:30 p.m. Kilpatrick Townsend, 1080 Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Call 617-755-3848. girlsinnovate.eventbrite.com/

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