Peninsula Things To Do, Sept. 29 and beyond – The Mercury News


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ART

The Anderson Collection: New to the collection are Bill Jensen’s watercolor and gouache “Study for Denial,” 1985-86; three sculptural works and eight works on paper ranging from 1958 to 1997 by Manuel Neri, through Feb. 12; and Mary Weatherford’s black painting, 2017. Works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Robert Irwin, Ellsworth Kelly, Terry Winters, Sean Scully and Vija Celmins, open ended. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. The Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, between Campus Drive and Museum Way, Stanford. http://anderson.stanford.edu or 650-721-6055

Cantor Arts Center: “Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body.” Open ended. Three galleries including nearly 100 Rodin sculptures; includes comparative works by his rivals, mentors, admirers and imitators. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. https://museum.stanford.edu/

The Foster: “Exploring Beauty: Watercolour Diaries from the Wild” and “Sacred Places: Watercolour Diaries from the American Southwest” by Cornwall artist-explorer Tony Foster, open-ended. The Foster, 940 Commercial St., Palo Alto. Free. www.thefoster.org

Gallery 9: “Changing Lenses: Exploring Landscapes,” photography by Lisa Carpenter, through Oct. 1. Naomi Mindelzun, “Selected Works,” Oct. 3 through Oct. 29, reception 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. gallery9losaltos.com

Main Gallery:  “Pieces of Life,” mosaics by Xuan My Ho, through Oct. 15. “Reverberations,’ photography by Arup Biwas, Oct. 18 through Nov. 19; reception 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Wednesdays through Sundays. Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. www.themaingallery.org or 650-701-1018

Mohr Gallery: “/kan strekt/,” mixed-media artwork by Heidi Lubin, through Oct. 1. Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Free. www.arts4all.org or 650-917-6800, ext. 305

Pace Gallery: Loie Hollowell, “Point of Entry,”  through Nov. 2. Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. http://www.pacegallery.com/

Palo Alto Art Center:  Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, through Oct. 1. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. http://tinyurl.com/paactomb

Peninsula Museum of Art:  Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild, “Not Flat,” works in wood, wire, stone, found objects, ceramics, metal, and mixed media by 11 sculptors, through Oct.15. Dorothy Burston Brown: Bronze Sculptures, Marshall Crossman: Paintings, through Oct. 29. Mark Garrett: Drawing, Painting & Collage; Gertrude Myrrh Reagan: Mixed Media; Ginger Slonaker: Paintings, through Oct. 8. Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. Free admission. 650-692-2101 or http://www.peninsulamuseum.org

Stanford Art Gallery. “Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition.” Oct. 3 through Dec. 3. Reception 5 p.m. Oct. 5. Lecture by art historian Robert W. Edwards, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Stanford Art Gallery, 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. https://art.stanford.edu/exhibition-spaces/stanford-art-gallery or 650-723-9294

BOOKS

Kepler’s Books:  Stephanie Perkins, “There’s Someone Inside Your House,” in conversation with Nina La Cour, “We Are Okay,” 3 p.m. Sept. 30. Stephen Bramucci and Aree Chung, “The Danger Gang,” 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Paul Madonna master class, 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Maggie Stiefvater, “All the Crooked Saints,” with Chris Taylor, 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Diane Keaton, “The House That Pinterest Built,” 4-6 p.m. Oct. 12, $83.79 (includes book, service fee); signing only, no author presentation, no pictures.Paola Gianturco with Musimbi Kanyoro, “Wonder Girls,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Victoria Sweet, “Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing,” with Angie Coiro, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Anthony Horowitz, “Never Say Die,” 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Irvin Yalom, “Becoming Myself,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Robin Sloan, “Sourdough,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. David Eagleman, “The Runaway Species,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. www.keplers.com

The Oshman Family JCC: Nathan Englander, “Dinner at the Center of the Earth,” 8 p.m. Oct. 2. Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $12-$30. paloaltojcc.org/englander or 650-223-8678

CIRCUS

Zoppé: An Italian Family Circus: Oct. 13 through Oct. 29. Circus Tent, 1455 Madison Ave., Red Morton Park, Redwood City. $10-$26. https://squareup.com/store/RWCZoppe. Info at http://www.redwoodcity.org/zoppe

COMEDY

In Conversation with Samantha Bee: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University. Currently at capacity. For ticket availability: http://live.stanford.edu/notifications

DANCE

Smuin: “The Christmas Ballet.” Dec. 6 through Dec. 10. “Classical Christmas” and “Cool Christmas.” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $25-$84. www.smuinballet.org or 650-903-6000

DANCING

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Part of Redwood City Salsa Festival. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. $40. https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=167

EVENTS

Benefit for Pat Wilder: 1-6 p.m. Oct. 1. Featuring Pamela Rose; Alvon Johnson; Wendy Dewitt with Kirk Harwood and Nancy Wright; Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz; Ashbolt Stewart. With Artie Chavez, Chris Cobb, Dennis Dove, Steve Ehrman, Terry Hiatt, Stephanie Newsom, Michael Warren, Pat Wilder. Produced by Stan Erhart and John Lee Stewart. American Legion, 470 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. $20.

Los Altos Stage Company Follies benefit: “A Salute to Besieged, Bothered and Bamboozled!” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 7. John Sylvester is master of ceremonies. Co-hosts are Los Altos Mayor Mary Prochnow on Oct. 5, Los Altos Hills Councilwoman Courtney Corrigan on Oct. 6, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian on Oct. 7. Oct. 5 is $70; Oct. 6 and 7, with receptions and silent auctions, $120. www.losaltosstage.org or 650-941-0551

Artful Harvest: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 8. Proceeds support Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Performances by Djerassi alumni Aleta Hayes and Malcolm Margolin. Dinner, silent auction. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside. $350-$750. 650-747-1250

Food, Wine & Heroes — A Taste of San Mateo County: 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Fundraising dinner to benefit Sheriff’s Activies League’s juvenile delinquency programs. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. Sponsorships available. http://www.sheriffsactivitiesleague.com/news

Woodside Day of the Horse. 10 a.m. Oct. 14. Woodside-area Horse Owners Association. Theme is “Casino Royale.” Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside. $0-440. www.whoa94062.org/index.php/day-of-the-horse or 650-380-6408

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley: “TheatreWorks Around the World.” 6 p.m. Nov. 4. Food, wine, original show, benefit auction. Proceeds benefit TheatreWorks. Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. $385 if purchased by Sept. 30; $430 thereafter; sponsorships start at $4,300. 650-463-7112, events@theatreworks.org. Information at theatreworks.org

EXHIBITS

Los Altos History Museum: “Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision,” through Oct. 8. Main Gallery, Los Altos History Museum, 51 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Free admission. www.losaltoshistory.org, hello@losaltoshistory.org 650-948-9427, ext. 14

Museum of American Heritage: “Thomas Edison and His Rivals — Bringing Electricity to America.” Through Feb. 18. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. www.moah.org or 650-321-1004

San Mateo County History Museum: “Peninsula at War! San Mateo County’s World War II Legacy,” through Feb. 4, 2019. “Sketches from World War I,” art created by Alvin Page Colby when he was training at Fort Lewis and then serving in France as a cook in the 91st “Wild West” Infantry Division; Colby was a Burlingame resident working at Wisnom’s Hardware when he joined the Army; through Jan. 14. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104

FESTIVALS

51st Quaker Harvest Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30. Food, music, storytelling, games and bargains.Palo Alto Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Free. http://www.friendsharvestfestival.org

10th annual Redwood City Salsa Festival: Noon – 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Entertainment, salsa competition and tasting. Courthouse Square, 220 Broadway St., Redwood City. Free. www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest.html or 650-780-7340

Redwood City PortFest: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7. Music, food, fun, boat tours and displays, arts and crafts.Port of Redwood City, 451 Seaport Court, Redwood City.Shuttle from Caltrain station available.  http://www.rwcportfest.com/home

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Huge pumpkins, pumpkin carving, fine art, live music, good, entertainment. Main Street between Mill and Spruce streets, Half Moon Bay. Free. http://www.miramarevents.com or 650-726-9652

38th annual Harvest Craft Faire:  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14. Hand-crafted items made by more than 40 artisans.  Gourmet and garden shops, a DIY succulent garden and a beekeeping demo. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave. (at Foothill Expressway), Los Altos. Free. https://www.facebook.com/HarvestCraftFaire or 408-257-8640

FILM

“Near Normal Man”: 8 p.m. Oct. 3. About Holocaust survivor and activist Ben Stern. Stern and producer/director Charlene Stern will be at screening. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www.paloaltojcc.org

MUSIC SERIES

Music at Kohl Mansion. 2017-18 season: Master classes at 5 p.m., talks at 6 p.m., performances at 7 p.m. Oct. 22: Calidor String Quartet. Nov. 12: Morgenstern Trio. Dec. 17: pianist Joyce Yang. Dec. 18: Holiday Gala, Aulos Ensemble with Julianne Baird. Jan. 21: Parker Quartet. Feb. 4: Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo. March 4: Henschel Quartett, Telegraph Quartet and bassist Scott Pingel. March 25: Camerata RCO (musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). April 15: Daedalus Quartet. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. $20-$50. info@musicatkohl.org, www.musicatkohl.org or 650-762-1130

California Pops Orchestra 2017-18 season: All shows on Sundays at 3 p.m. Oct. 29: Funny Side Up! includes “Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals”; with Carly Honfi. Dec. 3: Pops’ Family Christmas, with Carly Honfi. Jan. 28: Broadway Meets Hollywood, Tony and Oscar award winners, with Carly Honfi. March 25: Pops’ Radio Music Hall, with Carly Honfi and Frederick Hodges. May 20: American Jubilee, all American music. Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Season subscriptions $111-$312; 650-856-8432. Individual tickets available in mid-August, $20-$55, 408-864-8816 or www.ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. $40. https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=167

Jason Aldean, with Chris Young, Kane Brown, Dee Jay Silver: 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $31.75-$71.75. www.livenation.com

Benefit for Pat Wilder: 1-6 p.m. Oct. 1. Featuring Pamela Rose; Alvon Johnson; Wendy Dewitt with Kirk Harwood and Nancy Wright; Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz; Ashbolt Stewart. With Artie Chavez, Chris Cobb, Dennis Dove, Steve Ehrman, Terry Hiatt, Stephanie Newsom, Michael Warren, Pat Wilder. Produced by Stan Erhart and John Lee Stewart. American Legion, 470 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. $20.

Imagine Dragons, with Grouplove, K. Flay: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29.50-$79.50. www.livenation.com

Laurie Berkner, Solo!: “The Greatest Hits Tour.” 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. $10. https://tickets.stanford.edu or 650-725-2787

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas, with Hannibal Buress, Chronixx: 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $31.50-$131.50. www.livenation.com

Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Tateuchi Hall; Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Free. www.arts4all.org or 650-917-6800, ext. 305

Luke Bryan, with Brett Eldredge, Granger Smith: 5:30 .m. Oct. 14. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $34.25-$83. www.livenation.com

Zac Brown Band: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $35-75-$89.75. www.livenation.com

Bay Choral Guild and Redwood Symphony: “Messyah.” 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Re-arrangement of Handel’s “Messiah” by Paul Ayres. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. http://baychoralguild.org

THEATER

Dragon Theatre’s Second Stage Series: “Cirque Exotique du Monde.” Through Oct. 8. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. $15-$127; $175 for four-seat VIP box. www.dragonproductions.net or 650-493-2006, ext. 2

Los Altos Stage Company: “The Crucible.” Through Oct. 1. By Arthur Miller. Directed by Jeffrey Lo. Features Joe Antonicelli, Nicole Apostol Bruno, Michael Champlin, Jeff Clarke, Carolyn Compton, Mat Espinosa, Marjorie Hazeltine, Alexandra Ho, Leslie Ivy, Gary Landis, Maria G. Marquis, Shareen Merriam, Brittany Pisoni, Roneet Aliza Rahamim, Neiry Rojo, Ellie Schwartz, Max Tachis, Damian Vega and Cameron Wells. Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $18-$38. www.losaltosstage.org or 650-941-0551

Palo Alto Players: “Million Dollar Quartet.” Through Oct. 1. Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.paplayers.org or 650-329-0891

Pear Theatre: “In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play.” Through Oct. 1. Discount matinee added for Sept. 30. By Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Caroline Clark. Featuring April Culver, Bradley Satterwhite, Ellen Dunphy, Troy Johnson, Stephanie Crowley, Damaris Divito and James Lewis. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. $10-$35 (discounts available). www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148

Sunnyvale Community Players: “Fiddler on the Roof.” Through Oct. 8. Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Directed by Steve Shapiro and Matt Welch. Sunnyvale Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. $27-33. sunnyvaleplayers.org or 408-733-6611

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley: “The Prince of Egypt.” Oct. 6 through Nov. 5. Co-world premiere (in collaboration with Fredericia Teater in Denmark, where it will be staged in 2018) musical about Moses and Ramses. Score and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Philip LaZebnik. Directed by Scott Schwartz. Featuring Diluckshan Jeyaratnam and Jason Gotay. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $40-$100 (discounts available). theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960

THEATER

upcoming

Peninsula Youth Theatre: “Stories on Stage: Creepy Carrots.” 9:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 13, and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Adaptation by Dexter Fidler of the book by Aaron Reynolds. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Second Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $8-$10. mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000

Pear Theatre: “An Enemy of the People.” Oct. 19 through Nov. 12. By Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. Featuring Steven Guire Knight, Hannah Mary Keller, Rich Holman, Matt Brown, Michael Craig, John Musgravel, Mohana Rajagopal, Anthony Silk, Ron Talbot, Jerry Hitchcock and Mihaela Robb. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. $15-$35; www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148

Upstage Theater: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Comedy covers 37 plays in less than two hours. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Second Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $17-$22. mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000

Lightwire Theater: “Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey.” 4:30 and 6:15 p.m. Oct. 22. Storytelling troupe from New Orleans that uses glowing neon electro-luminescent wire to portray its characters. Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $25-$35. paloaltojcc.org/moonmouse or 650-223-8649

A work by Naomi Mindelzun that will be in her show, “Selected Works,” at Gallery 9 in Los Altos, Oct. 3 through Oct. 29. (Courtesy of Naomi Mindelzun) 

 



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