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Arts & Entertainment - July 18, 2018



Classical Series 2018: Opera San Jose Redwood City will host a concert for its Classical Music Series with Opera San Jose. The regional opera company will perform outdoors on Courthouse Square. July 22, 6 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

New Overture Concerts: Haydn and Dvorak Plus Post-Concert Wine Reception Music@Menlo will inaugurate the new series of Overture concerts, in which International Program artists will collaborate with established chamber musicians. There will be a free post-concert wine reception. July 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $32. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Search for more info.

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.

Summer Concert Series: The Groove Foundation The Groove Foundation is a local group of musicians with a combined total of approximately 40 years musical experience. They will be performing many genres of music, including rock, jazz and R&B. July 18, 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 Aug. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.

Carte Blanche Concert II: Calidore String Quartet The Calidore String Quartet will perform several classical pieces as part of Music@Menlo's Carte Blanche Concert series. July 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $82 full price, $35 for those under 30. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Carte Blanche Concert III: Dmitri Atapine and Hyeyeon Park Husband-and-wife duo Dmitri Atapine and Hyeyeon Park will present pieces of Beethoven and Boccherini, Russian cellist and composer Karl Davidoff, John Field and Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise brillante. July 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $35-$82. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Encounter II: Leipzig and Berlin Led by Ara Guzelimian, Music@Menlo's second part of its summer Encounter series will focus on the musical history of the German cities Leipzig and Berlin. July 20, 7:30 p.m. $25-$52. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Redwood Symphony - Summer Pops: Music from Broadway Walter Mayes of South Bay Musical Theatre and Eric Kujawsky will direct four soloists as they sing Broadway hits. July 21, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.

Regina Carter & Xavier Davis: Duos and Quartet Accompanied by her longtime keyboardist Xavier Davis, jazz violinist Regina Carter will perform both as a duo and as a quartet with rhythm section. July 21, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$59. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Search for more info.


Open Mic at Cafe Zoe Cafe Zoe will host an open mic for participants to show their skills and network with other musicians. Third Friday of every month, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. Search for more info.


SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis' 'Iphigenia' As part of Stanford Repertory Theater's 20th annual Film Festival, Michael Cacoyannis' "Iphigenia" will be screened at the Sapp Center Auditorium. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia will respond to the film. July 23, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 376 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Search for more info.

SGS Summer Film Festival: 'Force Majeure' The Stanford Film Festival and the Europe Center will be showing "Force Majeure," a 2014 Swedish film. The film will be moderated by visiting scholar Jonas Tallberg, professor of Political Science at Stockholm University. July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Building 320, Escondido Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Wounded Warriors: When War Comes Home Bethany Church will run a program called "Wounded Warriors: When War Comes Home," which features a screening of an interview with a military veteran who had PTSD after returning home from the Iraq War. July 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Bethany Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., West Menlo Park.


Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble The Menlo Park Main Library will host a performance for grade school students by the Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble, performing "PanAsia FantAsia." July 24, 2-2:45 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

Silly Goose & Val The Menlo Park Belle Haven Library will host a performance by Silly Goose and Val, a musical show with puppets, ventriloquism, dancing and singing. July 25, 4-4:50 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park.

Storyteller Kirk Waller: Quack, Gabble, Squawk The Menlo Park Belle Haven Library will host a performance of animal fables by storyteller Kirk Waller. July 18, 4-4:50 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park.

Talks & Lectures

Dr. Paul Seward at Books Inc. Palo Alto Emeritus member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians Dr. Paul Seward will discuss his memoir, "Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room." July 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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.

Welcome to the Peninsula Museum of Art Peninsula Museum of Art Founder and Executive Director Ruth Waters will visit the Menlo Park Main Library to give an introduction to her facility and its art. July 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

Museums & Exhibits

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 Feb. 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 works 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-Sundays, July 17-Aug. 26, 12-6 p.m. A reception will be held July 19, 5-7 p.m. Free. 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

'A Summer Bouquet' 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 through July 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.

Home & Garden

Free Home Composting Workshop The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability will sponsor a two-hour workshop on the basics of starting a backyard and worm composting system. Participants will learn how to turn food scraps, leaves and plant cuttings into nutrient-rich compost that helps gardens retain moisture, suppress weeds, prevent soil erosion and cut greenhouse gas emissions. July 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Collective Roots, 1785 Woodland Ave., East Palo Alto. Search for more info.

Summer Maintenance of your Small Fruit Trees Lay the groundwork for next year's fruit crop by learning how to water, fertilize, prune and care for your fruit trees this summer. The class is led by horticulturalist Jeff Scroggin and includes a presentation, Q&A time and a tour of the fruit trees at Gamble Garden. July 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25-$35. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverly St., Palo Alto.


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