■ Theater: 'Sunset Boulevard'
After a Friday-night preview at 8 p.m., Palo Alto Players opens its production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Sunset Boulevard" on Saturday (Nov. 6), also at 8. The show, about a faded silent-film star, runs through Nov. 21 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23 for the preview, $34 on Saturdays, and $32 for all other performances, with some discounts available for seniors and students. Call 650-329-0891 or go to paplayers.org.
■ Community: Artistry Faire
The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple hosts an Artistry Faire on Saturday (Nov. 6) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2751 Louis Road in Palo Alto. Fine arts and Asian crafts will be for sale, including ceramics, wall sculptures, fiber arts, candles and soaps. Refreshments and door prizes will also be part of the day. For more information, call 650-856-0123 or go to pabt.org.
■ Music: Alex De Grassi
At 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 7), the Grammy award-nominated acoustic guitarist Alex De Grassi will perform a concert at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto at 1985 Louis Road. The program is expected to include original compositions, Americana standards and popular songs. De Grassi will also host a master class at 4 p.m.; those interested can call 650-776-7899. Tickets are $30 for the concert, and $120 for the master class and concert admission. Go to fccpa.org.