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Arts & Entertainment - May 22, 2013

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On Stage

'Love's Labours Lost' by the Stanford Shakespeare Company The play, set in a contemporary college setting, explores the hilarity that arises when educated young adults fall in love for the first time.. May 22-26, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Free. Phi Kappa Psi House, 592 Mayfield Ave., Stanford. shakespeare.stanford.edu

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

New Play Development Factory Dragon Productions Theatre Company has chosen new, original scripts by three local writers and is hosting three weekends of staged readings. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006. dragonproductions.net

Stanford Classics in Theater production puts on Euripides' "Cyclops," in which a combination of song and dance creates a hipster-riff on an old classic with Brooklyn flair and skinny jeans. May 23-25, 8-10 p.m. Free with Stanford ID, $5 general public. Toyon Hall, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford. scit.stanford.edu

Talks/Authors

'Big Data and the Internet of Things' Three panelists: Gerd Goette (managing director, Siemens Ventures), K. S. Radhakrishnan (vice president of IT Operations, Boeing) and Hiten Trivedi (Big Data/Analytics, PG&E). Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. May 30, 6-8:30 p.m. $55-$85. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto. Call 650-776-1040. vctaskforce.com/content/view/1098/

Kevin Smokler discusses his book, "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School." May 23, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

PARC Forum: 'Every Startup Can Succeed' Milton Chang, managing director of Incubic Management LLC and author of "Toward Entrepreneurship," will describe a low-risk startup model based on more than a dozen companies he has incubated. May 30, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto. www.parc.com/event/1885/every-startup-can-succeed.html

Art Galleries

Family Art and Science Party Brush with Science Art Gallery is hosting an all-day event featuring chemistry card and board games, live music from the 10-piece band Singing Wood, paintings by Julie Newdoll, and presentations on solar power by Newdoll Enterprises. June 1, Noon-6 p.m. Free. Brush with Science Gallery, 3515 B Edison Way, Menlo Park. Call 650-440-0084. brushwithscience.com

'Carving Magic,' ceramic creations by Misako Kambe of Menlo Park. May 1-31, every day except Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Allied Arts Guild, Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220. www.portolaartgallery.com

Community Events

Copper's Dream Adoption Event will have dogs available for adoption. June 1, 1-3 p.m. Adoption event is free; BBQ is $5. Red Morton Community Park, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City. www.coppersdream.org

Google's New 'Bay View' Campus Speakers John Igoe (Director of Design and Construction, Google), Ryan Mullenix (Principal, NBBJ), Cheryl Barton (Principal, The Office of Cheryl Barton) will talk about Google's new "Bay View" campus. May 29, 7-9 p.m. Free. NASA Research Park, Building 3, Moffett Field, Mountain View. www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/researchpark/home/index.html

Movie Screening: 'The Anonymous People' is a documentary about millions of Americans living in long-term substance-abuse recovery, and the emerging public recovery movement. Register for free tickets online on eventbrite. May 28, 6:30-9:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). M-A Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. theanonymouspeopleca.eventbrite.com

Decorator Show House Woodside estate at the Horse Park, with 20 rooms styled by designers. Free parking & shuttle and "Meet the Designer" evenings. May 4-24, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. The Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Call 650-381-9933. www.penvol.org/

Dance

Western Ballet's 'Atardecer en Sevilla' Led by Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria, Western Ballet presents "Atardecer en Sevilla," a program of mixed repertoire featuring Spanish-style ballet and contemporary dance. May 24, 7 p.m. $15. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. westernballet.org/documents/performances_youth.html

Western Ballet performs "Coppelia." May 25-26, 1 p.m. $15. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

Kids & Families

Education fun run and walk and timed 5k with electronic chip timing. $30. June 2, 9 a.m.-noon. 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park. Call 650-218-2509.

'Paws for Tales' On the fourth Saturday of each month, children ages 5 and up can sign up to read to a trained service dog. May 25-October 26, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time combines singing, dancing, reading, and playing, for babies ages 0-18 months (older children are welcome too). May 7-December 17, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Storytelling in the Park The Menlo Park Library kicks off its summer reading season with a storytelling in the park event. Bring a picnic if you like, and enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee from Peet's Coffee as John Weaver shares stories. June 2, 10-11 a.m. Free. Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Ave. & University Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2530. www.menloparklibrary.org

Summer Reading Program Children, teens and adults can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Atherton Library. The theme is "Reading is Soooo Delicious!" June 1-August 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Et Alia

Djerassi Program offers public access through three guided tours: Six director's tours ($50 per person) led by Executive Director Margot H. Knight; 12 two-mile tours (free of charge) led by program staff and volunteers; and a limited number of private tours. Advance reservations required. June 4, 9 a.m. Djerassi Program SMIP Ranch, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside. Call 650-747-1250. www.djerassi.org/tourinfo.html

Redwood Symphony to present Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," will be presented by the Redwood Symphony in two semi-staged performances Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. www.redwoodsymphony.org

Sunday Spiritual 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. Royal Hodge Masonic Lodge, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-503-4275. www.cslpeninsula.org

'The Startup Conference' Browse the aisles of the Startup Fair, the first outdoor startup festival of its kind. Organized in conjunction with the Startup Conference. May 30, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Conference $80+; Startup Fair is free and open to the public. Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 408-667-5118. thestartupconference.com

Woodside Horse Park's Summer Event. Meet riders and horses and watch equestrians compete in Dressage, Cross Country Jumping and Stadium Jumping. Trade fair and food. May 24-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Woodside Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Rd, Woodside. Call 951-303-0405. www.woodsideeventing.com

Autism Spectrum Disorders Update Lucile Packard Children's Hospital hosts this event June 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $100 (included breakfast and lunch). Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford. Call 650-721-6327. www.childspsychiatry.stanford.edu

Tai Chi The Woodside Library hosts Tai Chi in the library's Native Plant Garden. Instructor Ben Dineen leads 60-minute class, open to all ability levels. May 24-June 28, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

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