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Arts & Entertainment - January 23, 2013


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Exploring Earth's Crust USGS geophysicist Walter Mooney explains how scientists have dissected the outer layer of Earth, fostering innovation in field measurements from the Tibetan Plateau to the Pacific Ocean and beyond and revealing clues to processes that have shaped Earth for 4.5 billion years. Jan. 24, 7-8:30 p.m. U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-4000.

Jared Diamond, author of 'Guns Germs and Steel' will discuss his new book "The World Until Yesterday," Jan. 24, noon-1 p.m. $12-$45 Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530.

Kepler's: Bob Zeidman discusses his new novel, "Good Intentions," about a future U.S. that has become the ultimate nanny state. Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Kepler's: Ward Wilson discusses his new book, "Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons," which argues that the U.S.'s nuclear policy is shaped by five stubborn myths. Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. free Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

On Stage

'After Ashley' Gina Gionfriddo's dark satire about a father and son coping with the loss of a loved one in the eye of a media storm. Jan. 25-Feb. 17. $15-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006, ext. 4.

'On Golden Pond' Ernest Thompson's play about revisiting the past and forging new bonds across generations. Jan. 24-Feb. 17 , Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 or 7 p.m.; and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. $18-$32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

'Somewhere' TheatreWorks presents the Matthew Lopez play about a family dreaming of show biz. Jan. 16-Feb. 10. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960.

'See How They Run' Hillbarn Theatre continues its 72nd season with the British farce by Philip King. Jan. 25-Feb 10, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $34 (student price available). Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City.


Hoarders Book Study and Treatment Group Dana Girard, an expert in helping those struggling with a hoarding disorder, will lead a small book study and treatment group. Thursdays, through April 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $250 for 12 wekly sessions Crane Place, 1331 Crane, Menlo Park. Call 650-343-4380.

Playwriting Workshop with Carol Wolf Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.- noon, and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1-4 p.m. $99. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Wordpress Class at Portola Valley Library Attendees learn how to start a blog for free on WordPress. Jan. 31, 11-12:15 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.


Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert David Ramadanoff and MSCO perform Faure's Shylock Suite, Piazzolla's Tango Suite, and Haydn's Symphony No. 96. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Youth, free; seniors, $16; general admission, $20. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit Concert Headliner is Tierra, and featuring Generation Esmeralda, along with Puro Bandido, and Dakila. Jan. 25, 7 p.m. $30-45. Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 415-285-7719.

Kids & Family

Design Your Own Race Cars Christie will come equipped with toy cars and paint. Attendees can race freshly painted cars. For all ages. Jan. 31, 4-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Et Alia

Center for Spiritual Living Weekly Sunday services for CSL Peninsula. Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CSL-Peninsula, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-503-4CSL.


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