'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare Dragon Theatre presents "Macbeth," William Shakespeare's tragic tale of all-powerful ambition and consuming conscience. Through April 7, 8-10 p.m. $37; discounts for students, seniors. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. dragonproductions.net
'Sojourn' Pear Theatre presents "Sojourn," a futuristic play written by Evan Kokkila Schumacher and directed by Caroline Clark. Through April 7; times vary. $32; discounts for seniors, students. The Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. thepear.org
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents "Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story" "Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story" chronicles the personal journey of virtuoso Hershey Felder while also exploring the life and music of impressionist composer Claude Debussy. April 3-May 5; times vary. $60; discounts for seniors, adults under 35. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. theatreworks.org
Denny Berthiaume & Juliet Green Pianist Denny Berthiaume and vocalist Juliet Green will perform. April 9, 7:15 p.m. Angelicas, 863 Main St., Redwood City. awin1.com
Redwood Symphony Opera: 'Pride and Prejudice' Redwood Symphony Opera in Concert performs Kirke Mechem's "Pride and Prejudice." The Bay Area composer provided libretto and score for a musical retelling of Jane Austen's story of manners, education, marriage and money during the British Regency period. April 6-7; times vary. $30; discounts for students, seniors; under 18 free. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. redwoodsymphony.org
Talks & Lectures
The Art of Life: A Panel Conversation with Meredith Monk, Fred Luskin Musician, composer and creator Meredith Monk will discuss the nuances of life with Stanford University's forgiveness expert Dr. Fred Luskin. April 3, 6-7:15 p.m. Cemex Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford. Search facebook.com/events for more info.
Dave Eggers Dave Eggers returns to Kepler's for the release of his latest fiction work, "The Parade," a story about two very different men attempting to lay a roadway in an unnamed country long rent by civil war. April 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $20 or $40 with book; discount for students. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Laila Lalami Author Laila Lalami will discuss her new novel, "The Other Americans," a story told through nine different narrators whose accounts interweave. April 4, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Margaret Dumas Local author Margaret Dumas will discuss the first book in her humorous mystery series, "Murder at the Palace: Movie Palace Mystery #1." April 3, 7-9 p.m. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. booksinc.net
'Ocean Worlds in the Outer Solar System' Dr. Kevin Hand from NASA's jet propulsion lab will give an illustrated, nontechnical talk on "Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System." April 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Search foothill.edu/events for more info.
Rhys Bowen Crime writer Rhys Bowen shares her new novel, "The Victory Garden," about a young woman named Emily Bryce who is determined to contribute to the Great War effort. April 4, 7-9 p.m. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. booksinc.net
Story Time with Chris Van Dusen Author-illustrator Chris Van Dusen presents his new work in collaboration with Kate DiCamillo, "A Piglet Named Mercy," a picture book prequel to the "Mercy Watson" series. April 6, 11 a.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Tanner Lectures on Human Values The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society presents the 2019 Tanner Lectures on Human Values. The theme of this year's lectures is "Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism." April 10-12; times vary. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu
Disney at War An educator from the Walt Disney Family Museum will talk about the films Walt Disney produced for the government during World War II. April 8, 7-8 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org
Museums & Exhibits
Anderson Collection Public Tour The Anderson Collection features modern and contemporary American paintings and sculptures assembled by a Bay Area family who built the collection over the last 50 years. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
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
Free First Friday Admission to the history museum is free and includes a preschool activity hour at 11 a.m. and an hourlong tour at 2 p.m. of the museum's long-term exhibits. Ongoing, first Fridays of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. Search historysmc.org/events for more info.
'The Happy Homemaker: History of Household Appliances' The "Happy Homemaker: History of Household Appliances" exhibit showcases washing machines, stoves, refrigerators, heaters, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers and more. Through Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. moah.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. redwoodcity.org
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 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
Portola Art Gallery Presents Alan McGee's 'Woodlands' "Woodlands" by photographer Alan McGee of Portola Valley features photographs from the last half century of his explorations in the landscape adjacent to his home in Portola Valley. Through April 30, 10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. portolaartgallery.com
Trains & Planes A number of large-scale modular railroads will be on display. Through April 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. Search facebook.com/events for more info.
Public Tour: Auguste Rodin This exhibition celebrates Auguste Rodin's pursuit to convey complex emotions, diverse psychological states and pure sensuality through the nude. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 31; times vary. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
Public Tour: 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
Dialogues in Art Art makers and art historians join together in pairs to present their views, observations and thoughts on specific works in the collection. April 6, 2 p.m. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
Candy Sushi and Toons This event, for youth in grades 5-12, includes making candy sushi for a chance to win prizes and watching "Ralph Breaks the Internet." April 8, 4-6 p.m. Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. menlopark.org
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
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 multiday beginners course teaches watercolor painting techniques using different washes and application of paint on wet and dry paper. April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $290; discounts for members. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
Spring Wildflower Hike Grassroots Ecology hosts a light hike around Hawthorns Open Space looking at wildflowers and plants. The majority of this hike will be off trail, on hills and uneven ground. April 7, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Hawthorns, Corner of Alpine Road & Portola Road, Portola Valley. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover This event offers runners and hikers scenic trails with distances of 10K, half marathon, 35K and 50K. April 7, 8:30 a.m. Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. trailrunner.com
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
Boxwood Blight Community Information Session Plant pathologist Kathy Kosta will discuss how to detect the fungal pathogen, Boxwood blight, at the earliest possible time and the best management practices to control it. April 10, 1-2 p.m. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
Camellia Specialty Tours This guided garden walk covers special characteristics of varieties of camellias, including fragrance, blooming months, where they fit in the landscape design and the history of camellias at Filoli. Thursdays through April 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
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
Religion & Spirituality
Labyrinth in Memorial Church The Memorial Church labyrinth, where people can find balance, pray and meditate, is open to the public. Fridays through Aug. 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
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