'Night of the Arts'
Mid-Peninsula High School will hold its annual "Night of the Arts," featuring two-dimensional and installation work, ceramics and sculptures, "cross-disciplinary math artwork," musical performances, and dramatic set-pieces, on Friday, May 20, 5-8 p.m. The entire campus (located at 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park) will be open to visitors as it serves as art gallery and performance space for the evening. For more information, contact Randy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Mid-Pen HS.
'The Best of the Pops'
The California Pops Orchestra, which bills itself at the country's only all-request orchestra, will perform its season finale on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets are $20-$55. The concert will include popular favorites from Broadway musicals, classic Hollywood films, and the Big Band era. Go to CalPops.
Worth a listen
Dinosaurs on the air
Feeling Jurassic? Tune in to Foothill College's radio station, KFJC (89.7 FM) on Friday, May 20, 7-10 p.m., to hear DJs JC Clone and Phineas Narco's "musical audio collage" devoted to all things dinosaur, from the realm of the raptor to Barney. The show is part of the station's annual "Month of Mayhem," in which a variety of special programming is offered throughout the month of May. Go to KFJC.
Art Museum Day
Cantor Arts Center is celebrating Art Museum Day on Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. The community is invited to stroll through the Rodin Sculpture Garden and take in the museum's 24 galleries and 14 special exhibitions. Sketch pads and crayons are available at the front desk for visitors who'd like to try their hands at making some art of their own. Go to Events.
Dub Warriors, a five-piece roots-reggae band, will play at Angelica's, 863 Main St., Redwood City, on Wednesday, May 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. The multicultural group, based in San Jose, performs original songs with a variety of legendary reggae influences. Admission to the show is $14 online/$20 at the door, plus $18 per person bar/dining tab minimum. Go to Angelica's.
'Roald Dahl Carnival'
Charlie Bucket needed a golden ticket to enter the chocolate factory, but everyone's invited to Palo Alto's Roald Dahl Carnival. With a fond nod toward Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, "James and the Giant Peach," and his many other creations, Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre presents a carnival celebrating the 100th birthday of beloved author Roald Dahl on Sunday, May 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Secret Garden and Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road. Admission to this annual fundraiser ($30 per person) includes refreshments, games and prizes, a costume contest, imaginative photos, and a special musical performance. Go to Dahl Carnival.