Worth a Look



The Portola Art Gallery is hosting "A Walk on the Wild Side," a collection of wildlife and landscape photographs by Larry Calof of Atherton, this month. The exhibit features images printed on aluminum and traditional archival paper and runs through March 31, Monday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. A reception with the artist will be held Saturday, March 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Go to Portola Art Gallery.

Musical theater

Youth Drama For All, an inclusive drama group open to all special and general education students, presents an original musical, "Hairgel," Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The show focuses on Mel, a patient in the Rock 'n Roll Rehab Center who's lost his beloved hair gel, and the fellow patients, doctors and therapists surrounding him. Tickets are $10, general admission. Go to YDFA.

'Pop' of the past

Amy Bouchard concert

Local vocalist and music teacher Amy Bouchard performs a concert of popular music from past centuries and hits from the "golden age" of Broadway on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free, with first-come, first-served seating, and will be held at Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Go to CSMA

Classical music

'Mozart's Requiem'

Bay Choral Guild and New Millennium Chamber Orchestra offer a new completion of Mozart's "Requiem" by Mozart scholar and musicologist Robert D. Levin on Sunday, March 13, at 4:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. The program also includes "Toward the Unknown Region" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, set to poetry by Walt Whitman, and Beethoven's overture to "The Creatures of Prometheus." Tickets are $10-$25. Go to Bay Choral Guild.


Four short documentary films by first-year Stanford MFA students will be screened Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The films include "Bad Habits," about self-professed nuns devoted to the healing powers of cannabis, and "Mounted Minister," about a horseback riding, self-ordained minister working in the gang-ridden streets of Fresno. The free event will be held at Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Go to Stanford Events.

Talk: 'A Chosen Exile'

Allyson Hobbs with Helena Brantley

Stanford history professor Allyson Hobbs, author of "A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life," and publicist Helena Brantley discuss the history of African Americans "passing" as white, as well as current race and identity issues, Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Go to Kepler's.

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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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