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Arts & Entertainment - January 16, 2013



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Community Events

Folger Stable Community Day Open House The open house will include trail rides and tours of the stable from 12-3 p.m. Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Folger Stable, Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-529-1028.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Local activities at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center on Jan 21, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8656.

The Ethics of Wealth: 'Why I Left Goldman Sachs' In the spring of 2012, The New York Times published an Op-Ed piece by Greg Smith, who had recently resigned as the head of Goldman Sachs' United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Smith will discuss his career and the Op-Ed, titled "Why I Left Goldman Sachs." Jan. 17, 12-1 p.m. CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Managment Center, 641 Knight Way, Stanford.

On Stage

'On Golden Pond' Ernest Thompson's play is about revisiting the past and forging new bonds across generations. Jan. 24-Feb. 17, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 or 7 p.m.; and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. $18-$32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

'Somewhere' TheatreWorks presents the Matthew Lopez play "Somewhere," about a family dreaming of show biz. Jan. 16-Feb. 10. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960.


Chinese Culture Just ahead of Chinese New Year (on Feb. 10, 2013), an illustrated lecture on Chinese dance, music and costumes, featuring the internationally known Shen Yun troupe. Jan. 19, 2-3 p.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147.

Feldenkrais Little House is offering Feldenkrais classes to improve balance, flexibility and brain function. Fridays, year-round. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $40 members/ $45 nonmembers. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-679-8113.

Hoarders Treatment Group Dr.Dana Girard, an expert in helping those with a hoarding disorder, will lead a small book study and treatment group. Thursdays, through April 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $250 for 12 wekly sessions Crane Place, 1331 Crane, Menlo Park. Call 650-343-4380.

TV Studio Production Workshop This class will teach all the crew positions necessary to produce a TV show in the Media Center's TV studio. Five-night class, Jan. 18-Feb. 4, 6-10 p.m. $145. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686, extension 10.

Yin Yoga 75-minute Yin Yoga class focus on longer-held seated positions designed to open the connective tissues. Jan. 15, 4:30-5:45 p.m. $18 for drop-ins. Menlo Pilates & Yoga, 1201 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 408-480-8977.


New Century Chamber Orchestra national tour kickoff concert includes repertoire by Mendelssohn, Bolcom, Hector Villa-Lobos and Richard Strauss. Jan. 15, 8-10 p.m. $29 to $59. Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

Peninsula Symphony performs program of tango music, joined by Quartet San Francisco and Sandor & Parissa of Tango Vivo. Jan. 18, 8-10 p.m. Student/youth, $20; senior, $35; regular, $40 for single tickets. Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Kids & Families

Atherton Library Preschool Storytime Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and activities every Monday morning. Through May 20, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Portola Valley Bingo Schmingo Music Attendees hear the songs and stories with Kathleen Rushing and might even get picked to help with one of the songs. For all ages. Jan. 16, 4-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Ragazzi Boys Chorus presents SingFest! Ragazzi Boys Chorus invites boys between ages 7 and 10 to SingFest!, an informal gathering consisting of singing games and activities during which boys sing as a group and individually. This is a free event, no singing experience is required; those interested in participating must pre-register. Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City. Call 650-342-8785.


'Feast of Jewish Learning' This community event starts with Havdalah and is followed by dozens of classes and interactive workshops. The concluding oneg will have live music, dancing and food. Jan. 26, 7-10:30 p.m. Free. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-207-1207.


Now Recruiting Outdoor Education Leaders There are volunteer opportunities with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. It involves working as part of a team and leading third through fifth grade students on field trips at the David C. Daniels Nature Center. Those interested can submit an interest form now to be included in the upcoming training. Through Feb. 12, Free

Et Alia

Free E-Waste Recycling Event Items that can be recycled include desktop computers, laptops, PDAs, peripherals, monitors, TVs, printers, copy and fax machines, audio & video players and cellphones. Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Denis Parish parking lot, 2250 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-854-1081.

Slow Flow Vinyasa/Yin Yoga Class A 75-minute yoga class consisting of traditional yoga poses and longer-held seated poses, with a goal of improving strength and flexibility. All ages, levels welcome. Tuesdays through March 12, 9:15-10:30 a.m. $124 for the series. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. , Menlo Park. Call 650-854-3864.

Canada College Farmers Market Fresh fruits and vegetables at the market, which runs every Sunday at Parking Lot 7. Vendors are welcome. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camada College, 4200 Farm Hill Road , Redwood City. Call 650-290-3549.