So you're all dolled up at the king's parade, when suddenly your bloomers fall down. What happens next (besides your husband worrying that he'll lose his government job)? Well, if you're lucky, someone writes a play about you.
Hence, "The Underpants," a play penned in 1910 by Carl Sternheim as a satire on the German middle class. And now, comic Steve Martin — unable to resist — has written a modern adaptation of the play.
"The Underpants" takes the stage locally next Thursday, courtesy of Dragon Productions, and runs through Oct. 15 at the theater at 539 Alma St. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students and seniors, except for the opening night gala, when they're $20/$15.
Call 650-493-2006 or go to www.dragonproductions.net.
Fine art with a Jewish flair is a big part of "To Life! A Jewish Cultural Street Festival," now in its seventh year on California Avenue in Palo Alto. Artists' creations for sale will include paintings, candlesticks, menorahs, mezuzot, photography and textiles.
(There will also be jewelry by Chai Note Designs, possibly one of the best names around.)
The free event, which takes place this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., also includes traditional Jewish dance, music and food. It's presented by the Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center; call 650-852-3506 or go to www.paloaltojcc.org.
Jazz meets rose this Sunday evening when the Blue C Trio performs at the Rose & Crown pub at 547 Emerson St. in downtown Palo Alto.
The trio — vocalist Sarah Melton, pianist David Robinson and bassist Ned Kraft — focuses on music ranging from the 1920s to the '50s. Selections include classic jazz standards, show tunes and swing music.
The musicians are scheduled to play from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more, go to bandmix.com/profile81816.html.
You might not recognize the face, but the place may be familiar. Such is the exhibit "People and Places," showing the works of Peninsula oil painters Sandra Cochran and Kevyn Warnock at Gallery House in Palo Alto.
Cochran's artist's eye zeroes in on Palo Alto cafe scenes, Woodside residents on horseback and surfers on the Coastside. Meanwhile, Warnock depicts suburban street scenes, often inspired by her home town of San Mateo.
The exhibit opens next Tuesday and runs through Oct. 14, with gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 to 9 from Wednesday through Saturday. Gallery House is at 320 California Ave.; call 650-574-4654 or go to www.galleryhouse2.com.
'A Tear in the Iron Curtain'
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian 1956 revolution against Soviet control. It's a date that won't go unnoticed by the Hoover Library and Archives.
The exhibit "A Tear in the Iron Curtain: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956" opens next Tuesday. It features photos taken by Austrian photographer Erich Lessing, who was on hand for the entire uprising that began on Oct. 23. Lessing worked for the Associated Press and Magnum Photos.
Also in the exhibit are fliers and leaflets made by Hungarian freedom fighters, a documentary film, and broadcasts by Radio Free Europe.
Held at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion next to Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus, the free exhibit goes through Dec. 15. Open hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 650-723-3563 or go to www.hoover.org.
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