• Theater: 'New Beulah'
The New York theater group Shelby Company (named after Gunn High School drama teacher Jim Shelby) opens its play "New Beulah" tonight (July 14) after a July 13 preview at the Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View. Written and directed by Gunn graduate Dan Moyer, the play is a series of vignettes about the problems of daily life in a small town. Performances are at 8 p.m. tomorrow (after a 7:30 preview on July 13), July 15 and 16; and at 2 and 8 p.m. on July 17 and 18. Tickets are $20 general and $15 for those under 25, except for the July 16 benefit performance, which costs $40. Call 650-254-1148 or go to shelbycompany.org.
• Community: Bastille Day
Musicians will play accordion and classical and flamenco guitar, with a background of flags and balloons, for a celebration of Bastille Day tonight (July 14) at Bistro Vida, 641 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Festivities, which also include a special prix fixe menu and French cocktails, go from 6 to 10 p.m. Call 650-642-1686 or go to bistrovidamp.com.