Worth a Look: Summer concerts, journaling classes and more

This week's A&E highlights

This week, catch an exhibit of contemporary art at Gallery House, enjoy live music at Mountain View's San Antonio Shopping Center and hear Grammy Award-winning violinist Mads Tolling perform in Palo Alto.


'Dreaming Earth'

Delicately dyed fabrics, organic clay forms and expressive abstract paintings: They're all on display as part of "Dreaming Earth," a group show now on display at Palo Alto's Gallery House (320 S. California Ave., inside Printers Cafe). Sri Lankan-born artist Kushlani Jayasinha's canvases are inspired by her background in Buddhism and meditation, while Celma Kirkwood's pots, bowls, vases and plates capture the bright colors of her native Brazil. In Anne Lamborn's textiles, the artist experiments with weaving, dyeing and the element of surprise. "Dreaming Earth" runs through June 27 with a public reception on Friday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. Go to galleryhouse2.com or call 650-326-1668.


'My Fair Lady'

From poor city florist to high-society debutante in three months? That's the unlikely story of "My Fair Lady," the musical based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." Broadway by the Bay stages the classic show June 5-21 at Redwood City's Fox Theatre (2215 Broadway St.). Tickets are $47-$69. Go to broadwaybythebay.org or call 650-579-5565.


Summer concert series

From June through August, Mountain View's San Antonio Shopping Center will host a summer concert series on the village green. The season kicks off this Saturday, June 6, with bluegrass band Windy Hill, and continues every other week from noon-2 p.m. All concerts are free to the public. Go to tinyurl.com/khm429k.


'Journal to the Self'

Whether you're an experienced writer or a total newbie, keeping a journal can be a profound and healing process. This summer, Bay Area Cancer Connections is offering four free journaling classes to the public. The sessions will be held at 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. Go to bcconnections.org or call 650-326-6299.


Mads Tolling

Jazz meets classical in the masterful musicianship of Grammy Award-winning violinist Mads Tolling. On Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m., Tolling will join the 24-voice San Francisco Choral Artists for a concert at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Tickets are $30 at the door. Go to sfca.org or call 415-494-8149.


'Sleeping Beauty'

Just in time for summer, Palo Alto Children's Theatre kicks off its season of outdoor drama with a twist on this beloved fairytale. Bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic dinner, or purchase hot dogs and burgers on site. The show runs Wednesday-Sunday, June 10-21, at 6:30 p.m. at Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto). Gates open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $12-$14. Go to tinyurl.com/bm22gtr or call 650-463-4970.

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