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Publication Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Weekend Preview Weekend Preview (September 08, 2004)

The Stellar Somerset Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition, featuring new paintings by Teresa Stanley. The exhibition opens on Friday. Shown here is "Closer, Closer," a mixed-media piece on wood.

David Hundsness (left) and Jonathan Ferro (right) play military men facing jungle warfare in "The White House Murder Case." The political satire kicks off Palo Alto Players' 74th season.
Thursday

"Wit"
will preview tonight at 8 p.m. at Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos. Presented by Bus Barn Stage Company, the play will officially open on Friday at 8 p.m. and run through Oct. 9. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees will take place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 and Oct. 3. A 7 p.m. Sunday performance will take place on Sept. 26. Tickets are $18 for tonight's preview; $28 for Friday's opening-night performance; $25 for shows Thursdays through Saturdays; $20 for Sundays. For more information please call (650) 941-0551 or visit www.busbarn.org.

"A Little Princess" will run through Sept. 19 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Presented by TheatreWorks, the show is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's treasured novel. "A Little Princess" chronicles the life of Sara Crewe, the daughter of a wealthy gentleman whose charmed life takes a dramatic turn when her father is tragically killed in action. Additional show times are Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance on Sept. 18); Sundays at 2 p.m. (7 p.m. only on Sept. 12). Tickets are $20-$50; savings are available for youth, students, seniors and members. For tickets and information, please call (650) 903-6000 or visit theatreworks.org.
Friday

The White House Murder Case
will preview tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Presented by Palo Alto Players, the show officially opens on Saturday and runs through Sept. 26. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for tonight's preview; $29 for Saturday's opening-night performance, with a gala to follow; $24 for Wednesday and Thursday performances; $25 for Friday evenings; $27 for Saturday evenings; $22 for Sunday performances. For more information please call (650) 329-0891 or visit www.paplayers.org.

First Friday Art Walk will take place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at several downtown galleries: Art21, 539 Alma, (650) 566-1381, www.art21.us; Bryant Street Gallery, 520 Bryant St., (650) 321-8155, www.bryantstreet.com; Meadowlark Gallery, 516 University Ave., (650) 330-1490, www.meadowlarkgalleries.com; Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., (650) 321-3891, www.pacificartleague.org; Torrefazione Italia Cafe, 419 University Ave., (650) 325-7731; VOSHAN Fine Arts Gallery, (650) 321-8108, ww.voshan.com. Admission is free. For more information please visit "> Please visit www.pacificartleague.org/firstfridays/home.html.

The Stellar Somerset Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition, new paintings by Teresa Stanley. There will be a reception tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, located at 539 Bryant St. in Palo Alto. Admission is free. The exhibition will run through Oct. 30. For more information please call (650) 328-6688 or visit www.stellarsomersetgallery.com.

Art21 will preview a solo show by painter Alicia Quaini tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., as part of the First Friday Art Walk. The exhibition features Quaini's "Still Life in Oils." Art21 is located at 539 Alma St. (corner of Hamilton Avenue) in Palo Alto. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 566-1381 or visit www.art21.us.

"Large Works" will be on display through Sept. 29 at the Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St. in Palo Alto. Works from the Photographers Interest Group (PHIG) will be on display through Sept. 28 at the Elizabeth Norton Studio. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception will take place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 321-3891 or visit www.pacificartleague.org.

Modernbook Gallery will present a 50-year retrospective of works by photographer Fan Ho through Oct. 7. The exhibition will open tonight, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. at the gallery, located at 494 University Ave. in Palo Alto. Admission to the reception, which is part of the First Friday Art Walk, is free. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information please call (650) 327-6325 or visit www.modernbook.com.

"Under One Sky," a retrospective of works by Margo Davis, will be on display through Sept. 30 at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery. The exhibition represents 40 years of global portrait-making by Davis, a Palo Alto-based photographer. The gallery, located at 419 Lausuen Mall on the Stanford campus, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call (650) 723-3404.

Gallery House will present new paintings by Janice Wilson through Sept. 18. Viewing hours are Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 320 California Ave. in Palo Alto. For more information please call (650) 326-1668 or visit www.galleryhouse2.com

"Evolution of the Hornbill," featuring acrylic and oil paintings by Lucy Liew, will be on display through Sept. 30 at Torrefazione Italia Cafe, 419 University Ave. in Palo Alto. A reception will take place tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the café, as part of the First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 325-7731.

"Quacks in the Health System" will run through Sept. 26 at the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave. in Palo Alto. For more information please call 650-321-1004 or visit www.moah.org.
Saturday

The 33rd annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
will take place today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street, between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue. The works of 650 artists and craftsmakers will be on display. There will also be live music, kids' entertainment and food and beverages. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 968-8378 or visit www.miramarevents.com.

"Question" will be on display through Jan. 2 at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. This experimental project is designed to provoke and address questions frequently asked by visitors about art and its presentation in museums. The center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Admission is free. Please call (650) 723-4177 or visit www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva
Sunday

"Watercolors: California and Kauai,"
featuring works by Barbara von Haunalter, will run through Sept. 26 at Portola Valley Art Gallery. The gallery is also currently featuring "Thrown and Altered Stoneware Vessels" by Jean Prophet. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 765 Portola Valley Road (behind the Old School House at the end of the library building.) For more information please call (650) 851-1563.

"Gizmos & Gadgets," is currently on display at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road. This new exhibition demonstrates how work can be made easier with simple machines such as levers and incline planes. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, please call (650) 329-2111 or visit www.pajmzfriends.org/membership.htm.
Arts and Entertainment

The Weekly presents its annual Arts and Entertainment preview package, a comprehensive listing of upcoming events in local theater, music, dance, opera and visual arts.
Theater

A preview of upcoming plays that contain political themes.
Movies

Previews of fall movies that be screening at local movie theatres.


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