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Arts & Entertainment - May 30, 2012



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Special Events

Sunset Magazine's Celebration Weekend 2012 Participants join Sunset magazine at Celebration Weekend 2012: Fresh from the West on June 2 and 3 in Menlo Park. Sunset opens its seven-acre Menlo Park campus to celebrate the freshest flavors, home and garden ideas, and travel inspiration. June 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $16. Sunset Magazine Headquarters, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park.

On Stage

Thoroughly Modern Millie A mix of jazzy dance numbers and catchy tunes that bring back the Roaring Twenties, the musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" will be presented by the Woodside Elementary School Class of 2012. Performances: Wednesday, May 30, to Saturday, June 2. Tickets go on sale May 16 at the school. $12 adults, $10 children. Sellman Auditorium, Woodside Elementary School, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Verdi's "Aida" West Bay Opera's first production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida." Performances June 2 are at 8 p.m., Sunday performance (June 3) at 2 p.m. $40-70. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.


California Gardens from Monterey to Humboldt Bay David Laws presents "California Gardens North," an easy-to-use mobile travel guide app to exploring the finest publicly accessible gardens in Northern California from Monterey north to Humboldt County and east to the Sierra foothills. This app is now available for Android and Apple iPhone. June 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2512.

Restoring the Wild Heart of South S.F. Bay South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: A free public lecture by lead scientist Laura Valoppi. The project restores and enhances wetlands in East Palo Alto and San Jose for endangered species and migratory birds while providing flood management, wildlife oriented public access and recreation. May 31, 7 p.m. U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park . Call 650-329-5136.

Art Galleries

'Introduction to the Cantor Arts Center' This introductory tour features objects from a variety of cultures and historic periods. Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. Meets in the main lobby. Free. Cantor Arts Center, Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

1st Anniversary Show Allegro Framing and Art presents the '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.

Community Events

Economic Outlook: Cyclical Recovery, Structural Challenges Speaker: John Silvia, Ph.D., managing director and chief economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Dr. Silvia previously worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist, U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs committee. May 29, 11:30-2 p.m. $25 members & students, $30 guests Russell Center, Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Call 650-233-9613.


'Heart's Gate' World Premiere World Premiere of "Heart's Gate" by Wyman, concerto for Marimba Lumina (Mark Goldstein). Stravinsky's complete "Pulcinella," Schuman's "New England Triptych." June 2, 8-10 p.m. $25, $20, $10 adult students, Free for under 18. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-366-6872.

Opera San Jose Opera San Jose specializes in showcasing young professional singers. Artists from the Opera San Jose resident company will perform a concert on Courthouse Square highlighting arias and ensembles in opera repertoire from Mozart to Puccini, and beyond. June 2, 6 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.


Sudden Oak Death Blitz Participants can become citizen scientists and help track the spread of Sudden Oak Death. There will be a short training session for Woodside and Portola Valley residents at Woodside Town Hall. UC Berkeley Professor Garbelotto will provide instructions and leaf collection packets. June 2, 10-11 a.m. Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside.


'Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection' This exhibition will explore toys from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s that allowed children to mimic the activities of adults. Toys will include an antique pedal fire truck and airplane, Tonka work trucks, and an electric 1929 Lionel Stove & Oven. Feb. 14-Dec. 31, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children 5 & under, free for association members. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104.

'Sculpture from the Fisher Collection' This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre's Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain's Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thurs. until 8 p.m.). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University Paintings by Jose Allen, Paintings by Wayne Jiang, & Photographs by Terry Thompson are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.) Art Spaces Gallery weekdays from April 13 - June 21. April 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622.

Family and Kids

BAEC Summer Horse Camps in Woodside June 8 - August 24, M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; also Nature Camp 2-5 p.m. Summer Horse Camps. Ages 7-16. Learn horse care and riding fundamentals. Children will ride every day. June 4, $100 per day, $400 per week, $725 per 2-weeks, $1,000 per 3-weeks. Folger Stable, Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-446-1414.

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Ongoing exhibits at the museum and zoo include "Bobcat Ridge," "Africa's Bats," exhibits on physics and math, and a "Buzzz" display on insects and spiders. Museum hours: Tue.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Live Music

Music on the Square: Arrival Journey Tribute Redwood City's Music on the Square concert series starts off the season on Courthouse Square, with the Journey Tribute Arrival, which takes its audiences on a musical Journey to an era in rock classics covering top hits from 1978 to 1996. June 1, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.


Glenoaks Stables Summer Riding Camp In its 12th year, Glenoaks Stables Riding Camp is a week-long, small-group horse program. Campers learn riding, pony games, vaulting, arts & crafts and general horsemanship. After-hours care is available for an extra fee. Camps are planned for the following dates: June 18-June 22, July 9-13; July 16-20; July 30-Aug. 3; and Aug. 6-10, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $500. Glenoaks Stables, 2629 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-854-4955.

Et Alia

Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month, and the club is currently seeking new members who are interested in model railroading, regardless of their skill level in the hobby. Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685.

Alateen Support Meetings Alateen is a community of young people (12-20 years) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Participants focus on learning how to help themselves, whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. Confidential, anonymous, non-religious and based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sponsored by Al-Anon. Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Trinity Parish Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Tierney Room, Menlo Park. Call 650-464-1925.