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Arts & Entertainment - September 26, 2012



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Special Events

'Artistry in Fashion' Canada College's Fashion Department celebrates its 21st annual Artistry in Fashion program. Professional designer sale features 60 designers selling clothing, jewelry, and fashions. Open house. Guest speaker Marsha McClintock. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Call 650-306-3370.

Menlo-Atherton High School, Class of 1982 Reunion Official reunion and event pages are on Facebook:, Sept. 28-30, Atherton. Call N/A.

On Stage

'A Chorus Line' Broadway by the Bay presents the Tony award-winning story of 18 individuals fighting to find their voice among the crowd. Sept. 22 Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Prices and dates vary. The Fox Theatre, 2219 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-FOX-7770.


Kepler's: Salman Rushdie and Tobias Wolff Attendees join two memoirists as they discuss Salman Rushdie's life underground after a fatwa was issued against him by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Co-sponsored by India Community Center. Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. $35 admits one, includes signed book; $10 admits one, no book. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Kepler's: 'Runaway Girl' Attorney Carissa Phelps discusses and signs her memoir: "Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time." By 12, she had run away from home, dropped out of school, and fled blindly into the arms of a pimp. Her life was transformed through the unexpected kindness of a teacher and a counselor. Phelps works as part of a global collective to help survivors of sex trafficking. Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-432.

Kepler's: 'San Miguel' T. C. Boyle discusses and signs his latest novel, "San Miguel." Boyle is the author of 13 novels, including "World's End," which won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award; "Drop City," which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the NYT bestseller "The Women." Sept. 26, 12:30 p.m. $35 admits one, includes signed book; $10 admits one, no book Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Next big earthquake in the Bay Area Tom Brocher, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center, will give a talk on lessons learned from the San Francisco and Loma Prieta earthquakes and what to expect when the big one hits. Oct. 3, 7-8 p.m. The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Pacific nearshore ecosystem mysteries USGS September evening public lecture: sea otter awareness week focuses public attention on sea otters across the nation, while serving to promote various conservation programs and research activities. Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m. USGS Menlo Park Campus, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5136.

Art Galleries

Jared Sines' "Hues and Views" The Portola Art Gallery presents "Hues and Views," a collection of Jared Sines' oil paintings of landscapes and waterscapes from Pacific Grove to Ashland. Sept. 1-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220.


Calligraphy workshop: traditional inks and lettering Attendees create their own traditional walnut ink in class and use it to practice an Uncial lettering style using a dip pen. A recipe for oak gall ink, common is the Middle Ages up until the late 1800s will also be passed out. This is a Botanical Art Certificate Program elective class. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $220-$265. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300 ext 233.

Municipal bonds: a closer look Attendees can learn how municipal bonds could fit into their portfolios. Registration required. Sept. 28, noon-1 p.m. Charles Schwab, Menlo Park, 800 El Camino Real, Ste. 100, Menlo Park.

Morning Wake stretch class Attendees can do this exercise designed to increase flexibility and mindfulness of the whole body. Special stretches for all the muscles and joints, including hips and shoulders, and gentle breathing and abdominal exercises included. $20 drop-in fee. Through Dec. 11, 10-11 a.m. $214/$288. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. , Menlo Park.

Zumba with Jane Kellam Zumba is a "core" workout, designed to trim the waist and tone the legs. Sept. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $116/$155. Arrillaga Family Rec. Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.


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.


Miro Quartet The acclaimed Miro Quartet returns to Music@Menlo to usher in the 2012-2013 winter series. Its all-Beethoven program will feature the composer's Opus 59 quartets, written for and dedicated to Count Razumovsky. Sept. 30, 4 p.m. $50/$45 adult; $25/$20 student. Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Ave., Atherton.

Woodside Village Band fall concert The Woodside Village Band directed by Richard Gordon will perform works by Copland, Gershwin, Rodgers, Prokoviev, and Grainger, as well as a few surprises. Sept. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650 851-1642.

Music on the Square: Edgardo and Candela - Salsa The tenor salsa singer and "conguero" uses rhythms like mambo, cha-cha-cha, merengue, bolero, bachata, cumbia, and the contemporary style timba. Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Purcell's Dioclesian Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque perform Henry Purcell's Dioclesian. Oct. 3, 8-10:30 p.m. $25-$90. Performing Arts Center, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 415-252-1288.

Redwood Symphony's 28th Season Opener Eric Kujawsky conducts Brahms Symphony No. 4, Bernstein Serenade for Violin (Robin Sharp), Troka by Revueltas. Preconcert lecture at 7 p.m. 8-10 p.m. $25, $20, $10, free for 17 and under. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Call 650-366-6872.


Dancing on the Square - Salsa The last Tuesday evening of the free dance series is Salsa instructed by Vera Quijano. Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.


'Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection' This exhibition explores 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.

Stanford Art Spaces 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

Pediatric Wellness Fair Attendees can explore pediatric health resources, including nutritionists, educational resources, parent educators, family counselors, behavioral therapists, and recreational resources. There will also be free car-seat fittings. Activities for kids. Sept. 29, 12-3 p.m. 801 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.

Portola Valley Library preschool storytime Preschool children listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. Sept. 12, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Portola Valley library toddler storytime Designed for children 18 months to 3 years old, toddler storytime features songs, stories and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. Sept. 11-Oct. 30, 10:30-11 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Throw it, Grow it at Portola Valley library Participants learn how to make seed balls to throw anywhere so wildflowers grow. They should be prepared to get hands dirty with clay, compost, dirt and wildflower seeds. For ages 4+. Please register by contacting the library. Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.


Family movie night "In Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. 94 min. Rated PG. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Live Music

Redwood City Salsa Festival Redwood City's 5th annual Salsa Festivalwill have three stages featuring Latin rock, salsa, and Latin jazz music. Amateur and professional Chefs will compete for fun and prizes. Sept. 29, 12-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St. , Redwood City.

Teen Activities

Kepler's teens: 'Throne of Glass' Sarah J. Maas discusses and signs her new novel: "Throne of Glass." After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien must act as the prince's champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.


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