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Public art

Dazzling display

Get a dose of animation, colors and music during the Magic Lantern 3-D light show at Redwood City's Courthouse Square on Tuesday evenings through April 26. Images are projected directly onto the San Mateo County History Museum facade in a custom installation. The new show is again designed by light artist Bart Kresa and will feature seasonal images, including nods to Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo and the San Francisco Giants Opening Day. The free, 15-minute light shows takes place at 7 and 8 p.m. for the first few weeks, starting later as daylight increases. Go to -http://visitrwc.org/ Visit RWC

Music

Valentine's Day sing-along

Celebrate love and friendship with Schola Cantorum's Valentine's Day Sing-Along on Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave. The giant karaoke event will be led by assistant conductor and piano accompanist Dawn Reyen. The words for each song, including Broadway and movie tunes, and hits by the Beatles and Elvis, will be projected on a large screen so everyone can sing along. The event starts at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Go to Schola Cantorum.

Stand-up show

Coffee and comedy

Get caffeinated and catch a free comedy show on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View. Bay Area comic Kevin Wong will host the stand-up show featuring Bay Area comedians who have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobbs, San Jose Improv, Tommy T's and the SF International Comedy Competition, including Matt Curry, Matt Gubser, Saul Trujillo, Sam Meeker and Shea NaNee Shea. Show starts at 8 p.m. Red Rock Coffee is located at 201 Castro St. Go to Red Rock Coffee.

Talk

'Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up'

How can people connect more deeply with the ecosystem in a spiritual manner? Lupa, a neoshaman, artist and author of "Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up," will provide an answer to that question during a talk at Mountain View's East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Monday, Feb. 15. The event is free, but call 650-988-9800 to reserve a seat. Go to East West Bookshop.

Music

Trends in percussion

See what's hot in percussion during a free performance from Austin-based Line Upon Line percussion trio at Stanford University's CCRMA Stage, 660 Lomita Court, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. The trio -- Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori -- uses Mapex drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Grover Pro Percussion to enhance contemporary art music by performing newly-commissioned works alongside existent masterpieces. Go to Stanford Events.

Theater

'Judy Moody Gets Famous'

Take the kids to see the Peninsula Youth Theatre's original stage adaptation of "Judy Moody Gets Famous" by Megan McDonald and Dexter Fidler. Judy Moody knows she is destined for fame, but which of her many talents will make her a shining star? The performance, directed by Loryn Hatten, will take place at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Feb. 12-13. Cost is $8. Go to PYT.

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