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Arts & Entertainment - July 4, 2012



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Special Events

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Menlo Park Kids Triathlon The 1st annual Kids Triathlon at Burgess Pool and Park. There will be various waves and distances available for 6 and under, up to 14 years old. The event is a partnership with the city of Menlo Park and Menlo Swim and Sport and produced by Threshold Racing. July 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m. $45. Burgess Pool & Park, 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2232.

Frida and Diego: Mexican Originals This presentation highlights their artistic contributions, follows their odyssey as a couple, and highlights their important connections to the Bay Area. July 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3 for members and $5 for others. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229.

On Stage

'Curse of the Starving Class' Stanford Summer Theater's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class," directed by Rush Rehm. July 19-Aug. 12, Thu.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $25 general, $15 for seniors and students. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford. Call 650-723-0485.


Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt Vocalist Nate Pruitt and guitarist Rick Vandivier are Primary Colors, a jazz and blues duo often featuring other musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their music, although primarily jazz and blues, also includes elements of swing, soul, pop, spiritual, and Latin styles and even a yodel. July 9, 6-8 p.m. Downtown Jazz, 2600 block of Broadway, Redwood City.


Dancing on the Square - Waltz Waltz with Imperial Dance Club A 30-minute demonstration then continues with public participation. July 10, Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.


'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 Ben Alexy, Watercolor, Ink, and Mixed Media by Valerie P. Cohen & Paintings by Kyungsoo Lee are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen Art Spaces on the Stanford University Campus. From July 6 to Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622.

Kids & Families

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.

Musician Patricia Shih CharStyle:> will present a program celebrating books and reading. A fun, interactive event for the whole family. July 10, 10-11 a.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Portola Valley Library Infant Storytime Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. For infants 0-18 months old. July 2-30, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library , Portola Valley Library , Portola Valley . Call 650-851-0560.

Portola Valley Library presents Bubble Lady, who sculpts and forms bubbles from a variety of wands and bubble trumpets. For all ages. July 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 0 Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Tales From the Enchanted Forest Puppet Show Nick Barone Puppets presents two original tales, "the Biggest Little Bug" and "The Grumpy Old Tree". June 9, 3-4 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422.


Movies on the Square - We Bought a Zoo A widowed father buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start. While facing enormous odds to keep the zoo open, he must find the courage to recommit to his children. July 5, 8:45 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Live Music

Music on the Square - Duran Duran Tribute Paying homage to a band as prolific as Duran Duran is tricky business. This is the goal of tribute band Duran Duran Duran. July 6, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.


2012 Bank of the West Classic is back! From July 9 to 15, the best of women's tennis will be battling it out for the 2012 Championship title. Watch as Serena Williams defends her title and Pete Sampras, Jim Courier & Michael Chang make a special appearance. July 9, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Taube Family Stadium, Stanford University, 625 Campus Drive East, Stanford. Call 415-227-8027.


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