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Arts & Entertainment - May 16, 2012



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Special Events

'Otter Run' The 18th annual Otter Run 5K family run donates proceeds to Oak Knoll School. May 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m. $20 adults; $10 kids. Oak Knoll School, 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park. Call 415-606-2343.

Open Studios: Color and Light Meet four local artists May 19 and 20: Shelley Bond, Amanda Krauss, Krishna Mitra and Slava Shabrov. As part of Silicon Valley Open Studios, they will exhibit works in jewelry, mixed media, painting and photography. May 19-20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 30 Sunrise Court, Menlo Park. Call 650-380-1853.

Allegro Framing and Art presents its 1st Anniversary Show to celebrate Jeff Hernandez's first year as owner of the frame shop. The show features local artists Katherine McGuire, Christina Holmes, Judith Hamilton, Terry Guyer, Deborah Macias, Gilbert Draper, Dick Knoble and Jill Coolidge. May 31, Allegro Framing and Art, 3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-701-0882.


'Before Boxing Lost Its Punch' Dave Newhouse, long-time sportswriter, has written his eighth book about the sport of boxing, based on fights he heard on the radio with his father in the late-1940s. May 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $2 members/ $3 others. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229.

Enrico Moretti: 'The New Geography of Jobs' A young economist at Berkeley argues that where you live will soon determine how successful you are, and tells what that means for the country. May 22, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Ethics and War Final event in series. A panel with Charles Dunlap, Debra Satz, Scotty McLennan and Scott Sagan discuss "WAR: Ethical Challenges on the Horizon." May 16, 4:30-6 p.m. Stanford University, Tresidder Memorial Union , Stanford.

Marty Brounstein: 'Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust' A special section of The Yad Vashem museum is dedicated to those who acted courageously to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. This is the tale of how two people saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews in southern Holland. May 17, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Peter Carey: 'The Chemistry of Tears' London 2011. Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator, learns of the death of her colleague and lover. The mistress of a married man, she must keep her grief a secret. She is rescued by the only person who knew of this affair: her boss. May 21, 7 p.m. Members free; others buy book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.


Waarts plays Sibelius Symphony Concert Stephen Waarts, prodigy at age 15 and a student at Curtis Institute of Music, plays Sibelius Violin Concerto. Silicon Valley Symphony also plays "The Wasps" by Vaughan Williams and "Romeo and Juliet" by Tchaikovsky. Conducted by Michael Paul Gibson. May 19, 7:30-10 p.m. General $20; senior/student $15; free for child 12 and younger with an adult. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 415-287-6002.

Sinfonietta Spring Dance concert concludes Sinfonietta season. Program features works by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Weber. Conductor Camilla Kolchinsky. Jay No and Paul Kim will solo. May 19, 7:30 p.m. $15 general/$8 student-senior. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

Acts of the Apostles A one-hour oratorio composed by Carson Cooman, with a libretto by Matthew Burt, scored for baritone, choir, audience, piano, organ, and string orchestra. Baritone soloist is John Bischoff, and performance is directed by Matthew Burt. May 19-20, 7:30-8:45 p.m. $20 ($10 students/seniors). Christ Church, 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0224.

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Remade in America: True Story, The Film Project 2012 A 1953 Silver Streak trailer needs rebuilding and so does America. Unique opportunity to participate in making the film from start to finish. Hands-on involvement. Monthly meetings at Atherton Library every third Wednesday. 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Soccer registration for fall 2012 Register online for AYSO Region 109, for children ages 4.5 and 19: Walk-in registration at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park.

Portola Valley Library Book Club Visitors join fellow book enthusiasts to discuss "Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival" by Bernd Heinrich. The book explores the winter survival tactics of animals, revealing how they adapt to an array of extraordinary conditions. May 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Be a Mentor Information Session Friends for Youth matches at-risk youth with adult volunteers for one-on-one friendships and mentoring. May 19, 12-12:45 p.m. Friends for Youth, 1741 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-482-2867.

The Bob Gutierrez Trio Live Music at Little House's Dance Evening. May 17, 7-9 p.m. $12 Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222.


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