Works in 3-D
Difficult though it may be to remember, there was a time when "3-D" didn't refer to animated kids' flicks.
Starting next week, Gallery House in Palo Alto opens its annual June exhibition of three-dimensional art. The gallery behind Printer's Inc. Cafe at 320 California Ave. will be filled with various artists' sculptures and pottery, be they thrown or hand-built. Materials will include glass, clay, bronze, wood and stone — and likely some found objects.
The show runs June 1 through June 26, with the gallery open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call 650-326-1668 or go to http://galleryhouse2.com .
'Our Country's Good'
People don't usually spend Memorial Day remembering the Australian penal colonies of the 1700s, but maybe it's time for a new tradition. This weekend, Stanford University's drama department is harking back with a production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's "Our Country's Good."
The play is set in 1789 in the penal colony that would later become the city of Sydney. It's a sort of play-within-a-prison story, with a marine lieutenant using English convict actors to celebrate the king's birthday through theater. Performances are May 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. in the recently renovated black-box space known as the Nitery Theater, located in the Old Union near White Plaza.
Tickets are $5-$15. For more information, go to http://drama.stanford.edu .
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, which is popular with many classical-music ensembles for holding concerts, brings in the home team for a recital this Sunday, May 30, at 7 p.m. Resident organist James Welch will perform with soprano Rebecca Maggi, who is director of music at St. Mark's.
The pipe-organ program is scheduled to include the allegro from the jazz-inspired suite written by the late French composer Jean Berveiller in 1947. It also includes the toccatas from Charles-Marie Widor's fourth and fifth symphonies and works by Gabriel Pierne and Jean Langlais.
Maggi will sing Italian arias by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini and Mozart.
The church is at 600 Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto, and a $10 donation is requested at the door. Call 650-856-9700.