Foothill Music Theatre Presents 'Bullets Over Broadway, the Musical' Foothill Music Theatre presents Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway, the Musical," about a young playwright whose first Broadway play is financed by a gangster. Thursdays through Sundays, through March 17, times vary. $12-$36. Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. foothill.edu/theatre/bullets.html
Opera Night: Peter Girardot and Lauren Nicole Haber Angelica's presents Opera Night featuring tenor Peter Giradot and soprano Lauren Nicole Haber. March 13, 7 p.m. Angelica's, 863 Main St., Redwood City. tunestub.com
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents 'Marie and Rosetta' In its West Coast premiere, the musical play "Marie and Rosetta" shares the saga of musical legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who inspired Elvis, Ray Charles and others on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. March 6-31; times vary. $40-$100; discounts available. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. theatreworks.org/201819-season/201819-season/marie-and-rosetta/
Early Music Singers: Thomas Tallis and Friends The Early Music Singers performs works by Thomas Tallis, Parsons, Sheppard, White, and Byrd. March 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Program 3Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra presents Rossini's "Semiramide Overture," Barber's "Concerto for cello and orchestra" and Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony. Tickets are good for either date. March 9, 8 p.m., and March 10, 2:30 p.m. $15-$25.Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Search brownpapertickets.com for more info.
The Swingin' Blue Stars As part of its "War Comes Home: The Legacy" exhibit and program series, Menlo Park Library presents a performance in three-part harmony of songs from the WWII era. March 9, 11 a.m.-noon. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org/warcomeshome
Talks & Lectures
Kalpana Mohan Kalpana Mohan's "Daddykins" answers the call of both celebration and farewell in a tribute to her late father, whom she cared for during his last two ailing years in Chennai. March 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Lauren Markham and Human Rights Watch on immigration Two local investigators, author Lauren Markham and Human Rights Watch senior researcher Clara Long, will discuss the state of human rights at the United States southern border, particularly for young migrants. March 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 students, $20 GA, $40 GA with book. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. eventbrite.com
The Peninsula at War As part of its "War Comes Home: The Legacy" exhibit and program series, Menlo Park Library invites the community to discover the Peninsula's World War II legacy with the deputy director of the San Mateo County Historical Association. March 12, 7-8 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org/warcomeshome
'The Slow Way Home' film and discussion "The Slow Way Home" analyzes the factors that contribute to the staggering difference between the number of children in Japan who walk to school compared with students in the United States. March 7, 1-3 p.m. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 South El Camino Real, San Mateo. eventbrite.com
Tina Modotti and the Mexican Renaissance A discussion about the life and work of Tina Modotti, whose photographs of 1920s Mexico represent the post-revolutionary period sometimes called the Mexican Renaissance. March 13, 4:15-6:15 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/programs/art-focus-lectures-tina-modotti-mexican-renaissance
Train Club Open House West Bay Model Railroad Association invites children of all ages to watch trains run on their new two-level layout and have the chance to ask club members questions. March 9, 1-4 p.m. Menlo Park Caltrain station, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. facebook.com/wbmrra
Museums & Exhibits
Art reception and exhibit at Marcela's Village Gallery Marcela's Village Gallery presents mosaic artwork by local artist My Xuan Ho, and Peruvian master watercolor artist Percy Herrera. March 9, 5-8 p.m. Marcela's Village Gallery, 883 Santa Cruz Ave. #1, Menlo Park. marcelasvillage.com
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 May 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions/do-ho-suh-spaces-between
Public tour of Memorial Church Tours of Stanford Memorial Church, one of the earliest interdenominational churches in the West, feature the church's stone carvings, mosaics and stained-glass windows. Ongoing, Fridays at 1 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Josiah McElheny: 'Island Universe' Josiah McElheny's "Island Universe" examines both cutting-edge art and physics. The installation of five hanging chandeliers is a visual response to recent theories of the multiverse, an elaboration of the Big Bang theory. Through Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions/josiah-mcelheny-island-universe
Kahlil Joseph: BLKNWS Kahlil Joseph, a visiting artist in the new Presidential Residencies on the Future of the Arts program, is presenting his work BLKNWS, a two-channel video projection that blurs the lines between art, journalism, entrepreneurship and cultural critique. Through June 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions/kahlil-joseph-blknws
The medium is the message: Art since 1950 Using works created since 1950, this exhibition explores the relationship between subject, content and the materials that informed each object's production. Through Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions/medium-message-art-1950
Painting nature in the American gilded age The Cantor Arts Center's newest exhibition considers how nature was depicted by American artists in landscapes, portraits and still lifes from the 1880s to 1910, an era of industrialization and urban development. Through Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions/painting-nature-american-gilded-age
Kerry Tribe: The Elusive Word Los Angeles-based visual artist Kerry Tribe's film "Critical Mass" (2013) features a re-enactment of a couple's heavily edited argument taken from Hollis Frampton's experimental 1971 film by the same name. Tribe offers modern viewers a fresh look at the struggle to find the words to express how one feels. Through April 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions/kerry-tribe-elusive-word
Food & Drink
'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' by Neil deGrasse Tyson Big Ideas Reading Group will discuss Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," which explores the nature of space and time, how we fit within the universe and how the universe fits within us. March 9, 4-5 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search keplers.org for more info.
Conscious Culture: Beyond Ping Pong and Free Lunch The South Bay chapter of Conscious Capitalism Bay Area hosts an evening of networking and experiential learning using interactive exercises to help improve business practices. March 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. eventbrite.com
Lessons & Classes
ESL Conversation Club Non-native and native English speakers talk together with the aim of developing English speaking and listening skills. No registration required. Free. Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org/projectread
Beginner/Refresher bird walk Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park and Sequoia Audubon Society host a one- to two-hour beginner bird walk. Attendees may see wintering ducks, shorebirds, egrets and hawks and are encouraged to bring binoculars. The walk begins at the restrooms in the parking lot and is canceled if there's heavy rain. March 9, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park.
Wildflower Hike Filoli's nature preserve is offering hiking tours among its native wildflowers to learn about their qualities and how they adapt and thrive. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Through May 4. $15. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org/event/wildflower/
Home & Garden
Spring bulb display tours Tour Filoli's spring display and learn about where Filoli acquires its bulbs, how seed-sowing and planting is scheduled and the design aspects that go into a new bulb and annual display each year. Tours are led Thursdays and Sundays through April 7 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org/event/springbulb/