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Arts & Entertainment - January 18, 2012

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Special Events

Colbie Caillat Children's Health Council (CHC) presents benefit concert with singer/guitarist Colbie Caillat. Feb. 4, 8:15 p.m. $150-$750. Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. www.chcbenefit.org

On Stage

'Doubt, A Parable' Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of his male students. Jan. 26-Feb. 18. $26-32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. www.busbarn.org

'The Pitmen Painters' TheatreWorks presents a Lee Hall comedy-drama about six 1930s miners who become stars of the art world. Jan. 21-Feb. 12, with afternoon and evening performances Tue.-Sun. $19-$69. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.theatreworks.org

Talks/Authors

Eric Weiner discusses his book, "Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine." It tells his story of life after a health scare. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Buy event book or $10 gift card to admit two; free for members. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/eric-weiner

John C. Ralston discusses his book, "This Date in San Francisco: 366 Days in the History of Our Fascinating Beloved City." Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Buy event book or $10 gift card to admit two; free for members. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Concerts

'Renaissance Songs of Love' Arts at St. Bede's presents Doris Williams (soprano) with Jonathan Harris (recorders) and Howard Kadis (lute & guitar) performing a program of love songs from the courts of 16th-century Europe. Jan. 22, 4-6 p.m. Advance: $15/$12/$5; at door: $20/$17/$12/$5. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-854-6555. stbedesmenlopark.org

'The Spirit of Uganda' shares culture of East Africa homeland through drums, choreography and vocals. Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m. $30. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-269-6068.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Harpsichordist Richard Egarr performs with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Program includes works by Handel, Locke, Purcell, Arne and Lawes. Jan. 26, 8-10 p.m. $25-$85. Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 415-252-1288. www.philharmonia.org

Et Alia

Sivka-Burka Children's Choir Attired in traditional Russian Cossack outfits, the children celebrate Russian culture through folk songs. Jan. 28, 3-3:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.smcl.org

Ravenswood Hike The 2.3-mile perimeter trail at Bedwell Bayfront Park offers opportunities to discover winter wildlife and to discuss how future wetlands restoration may shape this piece of the Bay. Offered by the refuge and the Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park. Meet at the main parking lot by the bathrooms. Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Bedwell Bayfront Park, the end of Marsh Road, at Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park . Call 650-325-7841. www.friendsofbayfrontpark.org

U.S. Geological Survey geologist emeritus Patrick Muffler presents a free public lecture on Lassen Volcanic National Park and its volcanoes and thermal features. Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m. Free. U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5136.

'Online Research on Finding Money for College' 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147.

'Final Friday Flicks' Atherton Library hosts "family-friendly" films the last Friday of each month. This month's feature is "Babe," based on the children's book by Dick King Smith. Jan. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

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