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Arts & Entertainment - March 13, 2019

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Theater

Foothill Music Theatre Presents 'Bullets Over Broadway, the Musical' Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-nominated musical written by Woody Allen about a young playwright whose first Broadway play is financed by a gangster. Thursdays-Sundays through March 17, times vary. $12-$36. Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. foothill.edu

'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare Dragon Theatre presents "Macbeth," William Shakespeare's tragic tale of all-powerful ambition and consuming conscience. March 15-April 7, 8-10 p.m. $37; discounts for students, seniors. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. dragonproductions.net

'The Man Who Came To Dinner' The Menlo-Atherton High School drama program performs "The Man Who Came To Dinner," a comedy about a famous radio host who sets up camp in a starstruck family's home. March 15-17 and March 22-24, times vary. $15; discounts for students, seniors. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. madrama.org

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

'Sojourn' Pear Theatre presents 'Sojourn,' a futuristic play written by Evan Kokkila Schumacher and directed by Caroline Clark. March 14-April 7, times vary. $32; discounts for seniors, students. The Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. thepear.org

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. Through March 31, times vary. $40-$100; discounts available. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. theatreworks.org

'The Witches' Los Altos Youth Theatre performs Roald Dahl's classic story, "The Witches." March 15-17 and March 22-24, times vary. $20; discounts for students, seniors. Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. losaltosstage.org

Concerts

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

'Carmina Burana' Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley performs "Carmina Burana." March 16, 7:30 p.m.; March 17, 3:00 p.m. $28; free for students 25 and under. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. scholacantorum.org

Music

Lenten Evensong & Organ Recital The choir and clergy of St. Bede's present a candlelight service of Evensong, featuring music by Stephanie Martin and Richard Webster, followed by an organ recital of works by Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, Walther, Badings and Daveluy. March 17, 4-6 p.m. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. stbedesmenlopark.org

Talks & Lectures

Lisa Moore Ramee with Sabaa Tahir Author Lisa Ramee presents her debut middle-grade novel, "A Good Kind of Trouble," about friendship, family and standing up for what's right. March 16, 3-4:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

Story Time with Christian Robinson Author-illustrator Christian Robinson presents "Another," a wordless picture book that recounts the dream journey of a little girl and her cat. March 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

'Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali' Kirk Waller will perform "Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali," using traditional instruments and other storytelling elements to carry the tale along. March 20, 7-8 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org

Donna Zuckerberg Donna Zuckerberg presents "Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age." March 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

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. $40; discount available. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Why Is Universal Basic Income So Controversial? Princeton economist Alan Krueger delivers two free talks. March 13, 5:30-7 p.m.; March 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu

Family

St. Patrick's Day Celebration Little House Activity Center's St. Patrick's Day Celebration includes an Irish coffee and bake sale, a live Irish step-dancing performance and a traditional Irish lunch. March 15, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

Museums & Exhibits

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. events.stanford.edu

Do Ho Suh: 'The Spaces in Between' In this exhibit, 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

Flying Leprechaun Skydive Hiller Aviation Museum presents a special aerial celebration in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The event also includes free face-painting and a jump house. March 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. hiller.org

'Incubator' Art Kiosk Installation The Redwood City Improvement Association presents "Incubator," a public art exhibit featuring a tower of books connected through hand-cut paper messages and supported by a foundation of books. Through April 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Josiah McElheny: 'Island Universe' Josiah McElheny's "Island Universe" examines both cutting-edge art and physics. The monumental 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

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

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

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 unprecedented 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

'Faces' — A Collection of Portraits in Oil and Pastel The Portola Art Gallery presents "Faces," a collection of portraits in oil and pastel by Linda Salter. This exhibit features portraits of friends and relatives, artists' models and subjects from her travels in foreign countries. Through March 30, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. portolaartgallery.com

Film

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. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Mysteries On Screen and Onstage The Mystery Readers Group hosts a monthly discussion about writers of TV crime shows, mystery movies and plays with a different topic or guest author at each meeting. March 20, 7-9 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org

'The Other Story' In this film, two rebellious young women — one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith, the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom — cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem. March 17, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $13; discounts for seniors, students, JCC members. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. svjff.org/

Food & Drink

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. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

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

Watercolor on Rice Paper This multi-day beginners course teaches watercolor painting techniques through exercises using different washes and application of paint on wet and dry paper. March 14 and 28, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $290; discounts available. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org

Outdoor Recreation

Wildflower Hike Filoli's Nature Preserve offers 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

Home & Garden

Spring Bulb Display Tours Tours cover Filoli's spring display, including 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

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