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'Cyrano' at TheatreWorks

"Cyrano," that classic tale (based on Rostand's 1897 play, "Cyrano de Bergerac") of the love triangle between the titular big-nosed swashbuckling romantic, the dashing Christian and the heiress Roxanne, returns in a new TheatreWorks adaptation running April 9-May 6 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Tickets are $19-$80; showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Go to Theatreworks.


The Choral Project's 20th anniversary

The Choral Project, a Silicon Valley-based choir, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a performance of "The Art of Sound: Inspiration," including the premieres of specially commissioned works by Eric William Barnum and Joshua Shank. The performance takes place Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Favorite selections from throughout the choir's 20-year history will also be included. Tickets are $10-23. Go to The Choral Project.


'Wild Cat Adventure'

Five species of wild cats (possibilities include cheetahs, cougars, black leopards, ocelots, fishing cats and Geoffroy's cats) will make a live appearance on Sunday, April 10, 2-3 p.m., at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. The big cats will be be presented by the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, which aims to educate the public about the plight of wild cats around the world, to raise funds for conservation projects and to offer refuge for wild cats in captivity. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12. Go to [hhtp://wildcatfund.org Wild Cat Fun.


'Rent' at Stanford

Viva la vie boheme! Jonathan Larson's seminal 1990s musical, "Rent," a hip and wildly popular update on Puccini's "La Boheme," will be staged by Stanford University's Ram's Head Theatrical Society on April 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall. The show follows a year in the lives of young Manhattan bohemians struggling with AIDS, poverty and drugs while celebrating art, friendship and love. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9.99-$19.99. Go to Stanford Musical.


'Style '16'

Fashion, jewelry and accessory designers will present their wares at "Style '16" on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Mountain View Center, 701 E. El Camino Real. Special events include chocolate tasting and wardrobe consultations. Tickets are $10 (two for the price of one on Sunday), and proceeds support the PAMF Cancer Survivorship Program. Go to Lucente Studio.


'Science Night'

Get up close and personal with live sea creatures and insects, program a robot and check out a mini solar-powered house with working appliances. All these activities and more will be happening at the Menlo Park Library's "Science Night" on Thursday, April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Regional organizations including Aquarium of the Bay, Computer History Museum, Science Made Fun, TechyKids and Beekeepers Guild of San Mateo County will be on-site for this free, all-ages event. Go to MP Library.

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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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