This weekend's events (Jan. 29-30)


■ Music: Berry Sakharof

Israeli rock singer and guitarist Berry Sakharof plays Stanford's Memorial Auditorium on Saturday (Jan. 29) at 8 p.m., presented by Stanford Lively Arts. His conceptual project "Red Lips" includes contemporary guitar rock and 11th-century Hebrew poetry. Tickets are $28-$68 general and $10 for Stanford students. Call 650-725-ARTS or go to livelyarts.stanford.edu.

■ Theater: 'Sylvia'

"Sylvia," a comic play about a dog and a marriage, is now playing at the Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. The show runs through Feb. 19, with shows Thursday through Sunday and a couple of Wednesday performances (Feb. 9 and 16). Tickets are $24-$30. Go to busbarn.org.

■ Community: Chinese Spring Festival Gala

Chinese dances, songs, dramatic and magic performances and other activities are planned at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 30). Admission is free. The event is presented by the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford. Go to events.stanford.edu.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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