Worth a Look: A community festival, garden sculptures and more

This week's A&E highlights

This week, check out East Palo Alto's family-friendly Art and Music Festival, catch vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer at the JCC, see sculptural works on display at Filoli and more.


Art and Music Festival

Free food, skate competitions, live bands and art workshops: This Saturday, May 30, East Palo Alto's Bell Park (550 Bell St.) will be home to the fourth annual Art and Music Festival. Check out the free, family-friendly event between noon and 6 p.m. and catch the music of Rafa, Hip Hop Orchestra and History Through Hip Hop. Try your hand at graffiti art at the T-shirt-making workshop, or join an interactive community dance lesson.

The Art and Music Festival is organized by East Palo Alto's Youth Action Team, a group of young people working together to ensure a strong arts culture in their community. To learn more, go to tinyurl.com/mzh8tgx or call 510-294-0554.



Dive into the Mediterranean sea in "Bleu!" an interactive theater and dance production from Italy's Compagnia T.P.O. They'll be at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall Friday-Saturday, June 5-6, with this show for all ages. Tickets are $15-$30. Go to live.stanford.edu or call 650-724-2464.


The Manhattan Transfer

Once upon a time, a New York City cabbie dreamed of forming a vocal quartet. More than 40 years later, The Manhattan Transfer is a household name. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning band comes to Palo Alto's Oshman Family JCC (3921 Fabian Way) this Sunday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Go to paloaltojcc.org/arts or call 650-223-8700.


'The Stranger'

You might have read it in high school, but how well do you remember Camus' "The Stranger?" Brush up on your French lit this Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. when Stanford's Another Look Book Club will discuss the classic text. The free event is open to the public at Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St. Go to events.stanford.edu or call 650-723-0011.


Summer Garden Sculpture Exhibit

Summer's here, which means it's time to plan a visit to the gardens of Filoli. Between June 2 and Sept. 13, a collection of sculptural works will be on display in the estate's courtyards, terraces and fields. Admission is $8-$18; members are free. Go to filoli.org or call 650-364-8300.


'Reckoning with Dad'

Love him, hate him or miss him, your father's an important figure in your life. On Monday, June 1, Women's Jewish Theatre honors this central relationship with a dramatic production at Palo Alto's Oshman Family JCC (3921 Fabian Way). Tickets are $20-$30. Go to paloaltojcc.org/arts or call 650-223-8700.

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