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Arts & Entertainment - July 11, 2018



'Believe it or Not' The Menlo Park Library will host a performance by Erica Lann-Clark and Olga Loya, who will tell a series of stories. July 14, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

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. July 13, 9:30 p.m. $20. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City.

Enter the (Comedy Night at The) Dragon (Theater) The Dragon Theatre in Redwood City will throw a live stand-up comedy experience handed down through generations. The show will feature headliner Christ Storin, Clay Newman, Geneva Rust-Orta, Dauood Naimyra and other comedians. July 14, 6-9 p.m. $20-$30. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Search for more info.

'The Puppet Man' The Menlo Park Belle Haven Library will host a performance by Magical Moonshine Theatre, presenting its show "The Puppet Man," featuring a walking, talking, interactive puppet stage. July 15, 2-2:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park.


SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis' Trojan Women Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia will respond to a screening of Michael Cacoyannis' "Trojan Women" (1971), starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The showing is part of the Stanford Repertory Theater's six-week Monday night film festival called "Nevertheless They Persisted." July 16, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.


Miles Electric Band at Jazz On The Green An ensemble featuring Miles Davis alumni will perform at the Bing Concert Hall Lawn. The band is a rotating ensemble of musicians that represents two generations of players: Davis' contemporaries and the next generation. The multi-generational band specializes in the funky music Davis created from the late '60s to the '80s on his albums. July 13, 6:30 p.m. $15-$40. Bing Concert Hall Lawn, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

Portola Valley Summer Concert Series The Portola Valley Summer Concert Series will feature a variety of musicians. The second installation of the series will present the Fog City Swampers, a Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band. July 19, 6 p.m. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Eric Bibb Ruth Davis, a blues legend and recording artist, will be joined by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Eric Bibb. July 16, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$49. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Search for more info.

'Somethin' Else': A Tribute to Cannonball A top-flight band featuring saxophonist Henry Solomon and drummer Roy McCurdy will pay tribute to the late Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, an influential leader in jazz. The performance will be a celebration of Cannonball's life and music. July 15, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$49. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Search for more info.

Summer Concert Series: Vintage Jukebox (Jazz) The Summer Concert Series presented by Facebook will feature a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to pop music. Vintage Jukebox, a six-piece swing era big band comprised of jazz musicians in the Bay Area, will perform an extensive catalog of the works of legendary songwriters like Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. July 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Fremont Park, Corner of University and Santa Cruz, Menlo Park.

Summer Jazz 32nd Anniversary Concert Series Stanford Shopping Center hosts weekly rhythm and blues concerts showcasing a variety of jazz musicians and local favorites in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Thursdays through August 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.

Cate Blanche Concert I: Paul Huang and Wu Han Violinist Paul Huang will return to Music@Menlo, joining artistic co-director Wu Han in a program of romantic violin sonatas. The program will begin with Beethoven's Sonata in G Major, op. 30, no. 3, followed by the d minor Sonata of Johannes Brahms, Beethoven's heir apparent. The program will also offer Bartok's signature Hungarian Folk Tunes and will finish with Saint-Saens's First Violin Sonata. July 15, 6-8 p.m. $35-$82. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Chamber Music Concert: 'London' Music@Menlo's opening program will celebrate London's cosmopolitan musical energy, juxtaposing expatriate masters with fresh voices of English music, including Britten and Vaughan Williams. Performers include cellist David Finckel, violinists Paul Huang and Arnaud Sussmann, and pianist Gil Kalish. July 14, 6-8 p.m. $20-$72. The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.

Pamela Rose SummerJazz will welcome jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose to perform at the Portola Vineyards. Attendees will be invited to bring a picnic, invite friends and enjoy an evening of jazz beside the vines in the Palo Alto foothills. July 15, 6-7:30 p.m. $12-$24. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. Search for more info.

Tommy Igoe and the Art of Jazz The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy, a mighty 15-piece band that unites players from Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, will perform at the Dinkelspiel Auditorium. The band will also be joined by painter Jeremy Sutton, who will paint what the music makes him feel during the show. Tommy will call tunes based on how Jeremy's paintings make him feel. The resulting art will be available for purchase after the show. July 14, 8 p.m. $15-$49. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Search for more info.

Festivals & Fairs

SGS Summer Film Festival: 'Like Father, Like Son' As part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival, Japanese movie "Like Father, Like Son" will be screened at the Geology Corner. The film centers around a father's tough decision after learning that his son is not biologically his own due to a hospital error. The film screening will be followed by an audience Q&A session with Stanford Japanese lecturer Natalia Konstantinovskaia regarding the movie, Japanese culture and language and more. July 11, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Talks & Lectures

SRI Organon Toastmasters SRI Organon Toastmasters helps community members become better public speakers and leaders by providing a supportive, positive environment for practicing communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome to visit and join. Tuesdays, year-round. Free. St. Patrick's Seminary & University, Redon Hall, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.

'The New Electricity:' A Conversation with Andrew Ng Andrew Ng, former head of Baidu's AI Lab and the Google Brain project, will join the Computer History Museum to discuss the potential economic and social impact of artificial intelligence, the research and entrepreneurship opportunities AI is creating and the technologies driving rapid growth in the field. July 11, 6 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.


Didgeridoo Down Under The Portola Valley Library will have a Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, story-telling and audience participation. July 13, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long at Movies on the Square 2018 A new singalong version of "Beauty and the Beast" will be shown as part of Redwood City's Movies on the Square series. July 12, 8:30 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Science Tellers The Menlo Park Belle Haven Library will host a presentation for grade-school students by Science Tellers, who mix storytelling with exciting science experiments. July 11, 4-4:50 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park.

Museums & Exhibits

Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Ink Worlds considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials and themes. Through Sept. 3, times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Search for more info.

The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor's collection — a sowei mask, used by the women-only Sande Society that is unique to Sierra Leone. Ongoing until December; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Do Ho Suh: The Spaces in Between In this exhibition, artist Do Ho Suh uses a chandelier, wallpaper and a decorative screen to focus attention on issues of migration and transnational identity. Through February 25, 2019, times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Image—Script Stanford University's Department of Art and Art History in conjunction with the Guangdong Museum of Art will present "Image—Script." The exhibition, including project faculty director Xiaoze Xie and curator Lu Zihua, will feature selected worked from the video collections of the Guangdong Museum of Art. Artists featured will include Cai Hui, Cao Fei, Huang Xiaopeng, Jiang Zhi, Liang Juhui, Ou Ning, Wang Shaoqiang and Zhou Tao. Tuesdays to Sundays from July 17-Aug. 26, noon-6 p.m. A reception will be held July 19, 5-7 p.m. Free. Stanford Art Gallery, 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Portola Art Gallery Presents 'A Summer Bouquet' — A Collection of Flower Paintings in Pastel and Oil by Linda Salter The Portola Art Gallery will present "A Summer Bouquet," a collection of flower paintings in pastel and oil by Linda Salter. The gallery will be open July 3-31, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A reception for the artist will be held July 21, 1-4 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.

Food & Drink

Wines of Italy Seminar The Village Pub will host a seminar about the wines of Italy. Attendees will learn about the intricate differences in Italian wine with The Village Pub wine team. Justin Mueller and Randy Nakagawa will guide the workshop. July 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $60. The Village Pub, 2967 Woodside Road, Woodside. Search for more info.

Lessons & Classes

Introduction to Plein Air Painting Instructors John Haynes and Doug Woodman will share a brief history of plein air painting, discuss equipment and resources, and give a painting demonstration. Participants will be able to create their own art in an open air ("En Plein Air") setting such as Gamble Garden. July 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25-$35. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverly St., Palo Alto.


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