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Arts & Entertainment - February 16, 2011

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On Stage

Gallagher Comedian Gallagher will perform Feb. 26, 8 p.m. $18-$35. Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-369-7770. tickets.foxrwc.com/

'The 39 Steps' A comedic adaptation of the classic thriller "The 39 Steps." Through Feb. 20 (no shows on Mondays). See website for show times. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

Talks/Authors

Alzheimer's Futurist Steve Winner will discuss "The Silverado Story: A Memory Care Culture Where Love is Greater than Fear." Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Andrew Altschul discusses his new novel "Deux Ex Machina," about an island-set reality show. Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses his book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer." Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Community Events

'A Night for Abigail' A community conversation about foster youth. Featured speakers will include emancipated foster youths and representatives from CASA of San Mateo County (formerly Advocates for Children) and Help One Child. Event sponsored by the CA 17th District PTA and the Sequoia Union HS District. Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Free. Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts Theater, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-868-0590.

San Francisco Giants World Champions Trophy will be on view Feb. 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/

Kids & Families

'Anansi the Spider' The Puppet Company presents "Anansi the Spider" puppet show and lecture, with authentic African music, colorful fabrics and classical African design. Feb. 17, 4-4:45 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Puppet Art Theater Puppet Art Theater presents "Dad & Me at the Library," a program for families. Feb. 19, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. smcl.org

Live Music

Foreverland Michael Jackson Tribute Foreverland is a 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band. Feb. 18, 8 p.m. $18 advance/$20 at door. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-FOX-7770. www.foxrwc.com

Singer Shane Turner will perform every Thursday evening in February. 7-8 p.m. Free. Oak City Bar & Grill, 1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-6882. www.oakcitybarandgrill.com/

Outdoors

Historic Folger Stable Visitor can view the historically restored Folger Stable and miles of woodland trails. View historic displays and video in the carriage room. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. Wunderlich Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-2660.

Ravenswood Hike A hike will be offered on the 2.3-mile perimeter trail at Bedwell Bayfront Park. Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Bedwell Bayfront Park, Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Call 408-262-5513 ext. 106.

Et Alia

Blog Building Learn how to build a simple blog (web log), create and edit postings, design a page, add gadgets and incorporate hyperlinks, photos, videos and audios. Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Teen activities: Duct-tape Crafts A class on making a wallet or other craft out of duct tape. All supplies will be provided. This program is for ages 12 and up. Feb. 16, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. smcl.org

Concert: Kitka and Trio Kavkasia perform music from the nation of Georgia. Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m. General $20 /seniors and students $18. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 510-444-0323. www.kitka.org

Art: 'Provence and Palo Alto' Nora Reza's exhibition includes figurative and abstract work painted in Provence and Palo Alto. Through Feb. 27, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-325-4317. www.norareza.com

Film: 'The Last Train from Bay Meadows' In 2008, filmmakers at KM2 Communications recorded the last races held at Bay Meadows. "The Last Train from Bay Meadows," a feature-length documentary, explores the life and times of the longest continually operated thoroughbred racetrack in California. Feb. 17, 7-8:15 p.m. $10. The Fox Theatre, 2155 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org

Fall Prevention This presentation will review Stanford's "Farewell to Falls" program and speak in more detail about home safety. Appropriate for seniors and younger adults who may be close to seniors. Feb. 16, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Ladera.org

Team In Training Team in Training, which raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is offering free training sessions in running, biking and swimming at a variety of locations this month including Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Woodside. See website for specific session details. 8:30 a.m. Free. 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 408-490-3135. www.teamintraining.org/sj

The History of Candlestick Park Ted Atlas launches his new book about Candlestick Park. Through extensive use of images, personal recollections and research, Atlas tells the story of the stadium's role in local history. Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Members free/ $5 non-members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www.moah.org

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