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May 18, 2005

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Weekend Preview Weekend Preview (May 18, 2005)

Thursday


"Six Student-Directed One-Act Plays" will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. at Gunn High School's Studio Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. Additional show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information please call (650) 354-8258.


"The World Goes Round" will preview tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos. This revue will feature music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, including songs from "Cabaret," "Chicago," "New York New York," "Funny Lady" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." The show will officially open on Saturday at 8 p.m. and run through June 18. Regular show times are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. and Sunday June 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for tonight's preview performance; $30 for Friday's Opening Night performance, with a post-champagne reception; $28 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows; $22 for Sundays. For information and reservations please call (650) 941-0551 or visit www.busbarn.org.


Wallace Stegner: Throwing a Long Shadow" will run through June 12 at the Los Altos History Museum. The retrospective covers the life and influence of Stegner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, teacher, environmentalist and Peninsula treasure. Regular viewing hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at 51 South San Antonio Road in Los Altos. For more information, please call (650) 948-9427 or visit www.losaltoshistory.org.


Stanford Art Spaces presents a "Philippine Art Exhibit" through June 23. The exhibition features works by 14 Philippine artists. The Center for Integrated Systems Art Spaces is located on the Stanford University campus. Admission is free. The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call (650) 725-3622 or visit http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros.


"Color and Light" is currently on display at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road. Viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (650) 329-2111 or visit www.pajmzfriends.org/membership.htm.

Friday


The Stanford Department of Drama will present Cherrķe Moraga's "The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea" tonight at 8 p.m. in the Pigott Theater, located in Memorial Hall (551 Serra Mall, at Galvez and Memorial Way) on the Stanford campus. The play imagines the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico merging into a new nation called Aztlan. Additional performances will take place Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and Stanford staff and $8 students. For advance tickets, visit http://drama.stanford.edu. For more information call (650) 725-5838.


"The Psychic Life of Savages" will open tonight at 8 p.m. at the Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Avenue, Unit K in Mountain View. Written by Amy Freed, the play draws on the biographies and writings of four celebrated poets from the 1950s and 1960s: Americans Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, and British writer Ted Hughes. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. The production will run through June 5. Tickets are $10-$20 ($25 for tonight's opening-night gala). For more information call (650) 254-1148 or visit www.thepear.org.


Stevenson House presents a "Resident Art Show" through June 17. The show will feature "painterly monoprints" created by the senior students of Vlasta Diamant. The exhibition will open with a reception tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Stevenson House is located at 455 E. Charleston Road in Palo Alto. For more information please call (650) 494-1944 or visit www.stevensonhouse.org.

Saturday


Smith Andersen Editions will feature prints and paintings by Kara Maria through June 30. An opening reception will take place today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the gallery, located at 440 Pepper Ave. in Palo Alto. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 327-7762.


"Foundations Through Beauty" Arts and Crafts Show" will take place today from at Fairmeadow School, 500 East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto. The show will feature the works of 45 mostly There will also be a drawing art contest for Palo Alto Unified School District children. Artists Greg Brown, Patty Larrick and Judy Gittelshon will be the jurors. For more information please visit www.paloaltoartshow.org.


"A La Carte And Art Festival" will take place today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street (between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue) in downtown Mountain View. This open-air springtime celebration will showcase live rhythm and blues, jazz, Motown, and rock 'n roll music, as well as a juried arts and crafts show, with 200 exhibitors offering their latest handcrafted wares. The event will also feature food, premium wines and microbrews, a farmers' market with fresh seasonal produce, chefs' demonstrations, street performers and amusements for kids. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 964-3395 or www.miramarevents.com.


The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra will present a mini-festival of woodwinds and strings tonight at 8 p.m. at Spangenberg Theater, 780 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. The program will feature George Frederic Handel's "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba," Arthur Honegger's "Concerto da Camera," Lou Harrison's "Suites for Cello and String Orchestra" and Franz Schubert's "Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major, D. 485." Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students. For more information please call (650) 856-3848.


The Stanford Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Conducted by Jindong Cai, the 80-member orchestra will kick off its 2005 "Down Under" tour with a program showcasing an excerpt from a new work by Department of Music Chair Jonathan Berger. Also included: "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti," along with Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite," Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances" from "West Side Story" and a work by Chinese composer Zhou Long entitled "The Rhyme of Taigu." The program will be reprised on Tuesday, May 24. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 with any student ID, and are available at the door prior to all performances. For more information please visit /music.stanford.edu.


The Peninsula Women's Chorus will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at St. Patrick's Seminary, in Menlo Park. Highlights of the program include choral works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pavel Chesnokov, Karl Korte's evocative settings of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence" and a collaborative exploration of Bay Area composer Maggi Payne's "Desertscapes" with Foothill College art students. Tickets are $20 general; $15 seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or through the Stanford Ticket Office at (650) 725-ARTS.

Sunday


The Museum of American Heritage will present the 2nd annual "Vintage Vehicles & Family Festival" today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at El Camino Park, located across from Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. This event will focus on family activities, as well as some high profile and one-of-a-kind vehicles.


The Peninsula Pops Orchestra will present "Love & Other Delusions" today at 3 p.m. at Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. Get ready for music from the romantic and funny sides of love, including "As Time Goes By", "Embraceable You," "Love and Marriage," "Isn't It Romantic," "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" and much more. Tickets are $15 adults; $12 seniors; $8 students; free for children 10 and younger if accompanied by an adult. For more information please call (650) 856-8432 or purchase online at www.peninsulapops.com.


The Palo Alto Philharmonic's Annual Youth and Family Concert will take place today at 3 p.m. at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Assistant Conductor Lee Actor will lead the orchestra in an afternoon of great overtures. The program will feature Monteverdi's "Overture to Orfeo," Bach's "Overture to Orchestral Suite No. 3," Beethoven's "Egmont Overture," Rossini's "Overture to La Gazza Ladra," Wagner's "Overture to the Flying Dutchman" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=72044 or at the door the afternoon of the performance. For more information please call (408) 395-2911 or visit www.paphil.org.


The Palo Alto Art Center presents three new exhibits: "Youth Art," "Cultural Kaleidoscope" and "Lion on the Loose," on display through May 28. The Palo Alto Art Center is located at 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call (650) 329-2366.

Art
A profile of the "Lion on the Loose" exhibit, which is currently on display at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Music
A profile of actress, drama teacher and jazz singer Kay Kostopoulos.

Eating Out
A review of Vino Locale in Palo Alto.

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