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Arts & Entertainment - April 17, 2019

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Theater

'The Grapes of Wrath' Bus Barn Theater presents "The Grapes of Wrath," adapted from John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a family that finds itself reduced to poverty during the Great Depression, abandoning their Oklahoma farm for the promise of a better life in California. Through May 5; times vary. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

'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. Through May 5; times vary. $40-$120; discounts for seniors, adults under 35. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. theatreworks.org

Music

'Anderson x CCRMA: Sound Happenings' "Anderson x CCRMA: Sound Happenings" is a show bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances by members of the Stanford music community. April 23, 5:30 p.m. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu

Little House Choir Group Little House is partnering with the Active Learning in the Arts organization to offer a new choir program that will sing songs in various genres such as folk, patriotic, musical theater and classical. Through May 29, 1-2 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. business.menloparkchamber.com

Talks & Lectures

2019 Winter/Spring Evening Literary Seminar Series Author and former adjunct professor at University of California, Berkeley Kimberly Ford will discuss "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris. April 22, 7-8:30 p.m. $48; price includes book. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

CCSRE Poetry Reading: Robin Coste Lewis Poet and author Robin Coste Lewis will read her original works. April 17, 6 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. events.stanford.edu

Lori Gottlieb Author and therapist Lori Gottlieb discusses her new book "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." April 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $23 or $45 with book; discount for students. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

Medicine & the Muse Annual Symposium This year's symposium keynote speaker, Al Letson, is the host and producer of "Reveal," the podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting; creator of State of the Re:Union (SOTRU); and a journalist, poet, playwright, storyteller and performer. April 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. arts.stanford.edu

Jeff Gere: Supernatural Hawai'i Storyteller Jeff Gere shares contemporary supernatural tales, where modern island life is entwined with the ancient spirits in stones, bones and the volcano goddess Pele. April 23, 7-8 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org

'This is Now' with Angie Coiro: The Future of Cannabis Kepler's Literary Foundation's news and culture series "This is Now" invites experts David Downs and Dr. Danielle Ramo to discuss the regulatory issues with cannabis and how they might be affecting the underground market, as well as the health implications for all. April 17, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.

Tom Rosenstiel American Press Institute director Tom Rosenstiel shares his international political thriller, "The Good Lie." April 18, 7-9 p.m. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. booksinc.net

USGS Evening Public Lecture Series Scientist Kristin Byrd will discuss how images from space can be used to help understand changes to California's coasts, rangelands, forests and wildlife habitats, as well as how they can help predict future changes and what more can be learned from advances in earth-observing technologies. April 18, 7 p.m. U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

Fundraisers

Menlo Atherton High School Senior Fashion Show The Menlo Atherton High School senior class fashion show is a decades-old tradition and fundraiser, providing funding for many student and school services. April 20, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Search brownpapertickets.com for more info.

Museums & Exhibits

Public Tour: Anderson Collection 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

'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/

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

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. Through April 30, 10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. portolaartgallery.com

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, features 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

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