'The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood' Priory Theater presents "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" by Mary Lynn Dobson, a Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic tale. Appropriate for all ages. May 3, 7-8:30 p.m. $5-$15. Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. priory.ticketleap.com/robin-hood
Western Ballet's Beauty & the Beast Western Ballet will present "Beauty and the Beast," a full-length ballet telling the classic story of the bookish Belle and the mysterious Beast. May 5 and 6, 1 p.m. $27, with discounts for seniors/students. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Search facebook.com/events for more info.
Stanford Taiko Spring Concert: WaveBreak An evening of original works for North American taiko presented in Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall. May 5, 7:30 p.m. $20, with discounts available. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Program 4 Valley Presbyterian Church will host a musical concert featuring Rossini and Mendelssohn. May 5 and 6, 8-10 p.m. $20. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Search brownpapertickets.com for more info.
Dragon Late Nights Dragon Late Nights stays open on select Friday nights in Redwood City to showcase up-and-coming local talents with unique performances, from song and dance to storytelling. May 4, 9:30 p.m. $20. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City.
47th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. May 11, 5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Springtide Comedic Medley Nikki Borodi will perform an acrobatic storytelling experience. A Cappella group Business Casual and Un-scripted Theater Company will also perform. May 2, 6 p.m. $10 or $12 at door. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. menlopark.org
Supernaut Freewheel Brewing Company will host live music by Supernaut. Formed in 2013, the group consists of Oliver Niemann on guitar, Sean Niemann on drums and vocals and Will Iremini on bass and vocals. May 5, 7-9 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City. Search facebook.com/events for more info.
Talks & Lectures
Free Speech Online: Social Media Platforms and the Future of Democracy A discussion featuring Juniper Downs, global head of Public Policy and Government Relations, YouTube; Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy professor of law, Stanford Law School; Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO, National Constitution Center; and Larry Kramer, president, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. May 3, 5:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Law School Room 190, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford. 14948p.blackbaudhosting.com
The Sierra Club's Environmental Stewardship Program Learn about critical environmental issues while developing activism skills. Dinner will be included. May 7, 6-8:30 p.m. $150-$175. Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. sierraclub.org/loma-prieta
Museums & Exhibits
Portola Art Gallery Presents Larry Calof's 'Sunrise, Sunset' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Sunrise, Sunset," a collection of photographic images of sunrises and sunsets, primarily around the West and Southwest, by Larry Calof of Atherton. The exhibit features images printed on aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. May 1-31, Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Western Ballet's Ballet Fantastique Western Ballet's annual mixed repertoire program features neoclassical masterpieces by Venezuela's world-renowned choreographer Vicente Nebrada as well as works by Alexi Zubiria. May 4 and 5, 7 p.m. $20-$45. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. westernballet.org/performance-ballet-fantastique
Food & Drink
Clay and Chardonnay Participants will be taken through a step-by-step lesson on creating a clay masterpiece while drinking wine. Supplies, aprons and wine are all included. May 8, 6-8 p.m. $25-$30. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. penvol.org/littlehouse
Lessons & Classes
Persia and its Neighbors lecture at the Portola Valley Library This docent lecture from the Asian Art Museum is an exploration of ancient Middle Eastern art and its influence across Asia and Europe. May 4, 2-3 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Tuesday Tech Help The workshop will focus on one-on-one help with basic computer and mobile device, internet and eBook questions. Make an appointment at the service desk or by calling (650) 851-0147. May 8, 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Home & Garden
Specialty Hikes and Tours These 90-minute specialty hikes and tours will run through May 20. Experience Filoli's Nature Preserve, tour Filoli's historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent or discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve. Specialty tours will focus on a variety of components of the Filoli property. $10. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
Native Gardening in Containers - A CNPS Talk by Pete Veilleux The event will guide participants on growing native plants in small containers. The talk will be led by Pete Veilleux, who is a skilled designer, nurseryman and photographer. May 10, 7 p.m. Free. Downtown Library Community Room, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. redwoodcity.org
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