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March 03, 2004

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Weekend Preview Weekend Preview (March 03, 2004)

The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra will perform on Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.


"All My Sons"
will preview tonight and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Written by Arthur Miller, the play focuses on an airplane parts manufacturer whose wartime profiteering may have compromised his own son, a pilot missing in action. "All My Sons" will open on Saturday and run through March 28. Show times are Tuesdays (March 9 and 16) at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m.; additional 2 p.m. performances on March 13 and 20; Sundays at 2 p.m.; additional 7 p.m. performances on March 7 and 14. "Visual Voice" audio-described performances will be available March 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. and March 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20-$48; discounts are available for youth, students, seniors and members. For tickets and information, please call (650) 903-6000 or visit

"Candide" will be presented by Foothill Music Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. at Foothill College's Playhouse, 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. The play, featuring a score by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, follows the globe-trotting adventures of a displaced lad separated from his one true love. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. "Candide" will run through March 14. Tickets are $22 general; $20 seniors; $16 students; $10 children under 12. For tickets, call the box office at (650) 949-7360 (open Wednesday through Sunday, noon-3 p.m.), 24-hour charge-by-phone hotline at (650) 949-7414 or visit

First Friday Art Walk
will take place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. in galleries and cafes in and around University Avenue. The participating venues include Art21, 539 Alma, (650) 566-1381,; Bryant Street Gallery, 520 Bryant St., (650) 321-8155,; Meadowlark Gallery, 516 University Ave., (650) 330-1490,; Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., (650) 321-3891,; Torrefazione Italia Cafe, 419 University Ave., (650) 325-7731; VOSHAN Fine Arts Gallery, (650) 321-8108, Tonight's event will also feature the auction of a signature work by artist Gary Coleman at the Cardinal Hotel, 235 Hamilton Ave. in Palo Alto. Admission is free. For more information please visit

The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Tickets are $25 general; $19 seniors and students. For more information please call (650) 903-6000 or visit

Mixed-media painter Robert Haemmerling and computer artist Jeehee Lee will have their works exhibited through March 25 at Stanford Art Spaces, located on campus at the Paul Allen Center for Integrated Systems. Admission is free. The gallery is open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (650) 725-3622 or visit

The California Bach Society
will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St. in Palo Alto. The program will feature sacred and secular choral music by Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $25 general admission, $18 seniors, $12 students. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling (415)262.0272 or visiting

Gamelan Sekar Jaya will perform the music and dance of Bali (featuring composer Nyoman Windha) tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Tickets are $22 general admission; $18 students/seniors; $12 for children 12 and under. For tickets please call (650) 903-6000 or visit

"Gizmos & Gadgets," is currently on display at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road. This new exhibition demonstrates how work can be made easier with simple machines such as levers and incline planes. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, please call (650) 329-2111 or visit

"Picasso to Thiebaud:Modern Contemporary Art from the Collections of Stanford University Alumni and Friends" will be on display through June 20 at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. The exhibition will feature more than 70 prints, drawings and photographs from the early 17th century to the present, featuring artists as subjects. The center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Admission is free. Please call (650) 723-4177 or visit

Peninsula Pops
will present its "Hooray for Hollywood" show tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. The concert will feature the most memorable music from 70 years of Academy Award-winning films. To purchase tickets online ($12 general, $10 senior, $8 students) or for more information, visit To purchase tickets by phone call (650) 856-8432. A pre-show Pops benefit buffet dinner will be held at 5 and 5 p.m. at Compadres in Palo Alto. Tickets for the dinner are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, kids $8.

"When Radio Was King," featuring classic radio receivers and radio memorabilia, will be on display through May 23 at the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave. in Palo Alto. Regular exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information please call (650) 321-1004 or visit

"Narrating Time," in conjunction with works by Jim Campbell, will be featured through April 25 at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. The exhibition features 19th and 21st-century photographs in which the specific exploration of time is central to the artist's body of work. Exhibitions can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Thursday also 7-9 p.m. Call (650) 329-2366 or visit

"Faces and Places," an exhibition of recent works by San Jose artist Sonya Paz, will be on display through Feb. 29 at Torrefazione Italia Cafe, 819 University Ave., Palo Alto. The cafe is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call (408) 266-9941.

"Grids and Motifs," featuring new works on paper by Kim Frohsin, will be on display beginning today at Café Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. The exhibition will run through April 18. An artist's reception will take place on March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A profile of local filmmakers whose works will be screened at the Cinequest Film Festival.

Reviews of "Starsky and Hutch" and "Hidalgo."
Eating Out

A review of the Cheesecake Factory in downtown Palo Alto.

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