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April 14, 2004

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Publication Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Weekend Preview Weekend Preview (April 14, 2004)

co-star in Foothill College's one-act festival, which features works by Christopher Durang.

"Siberian Forest," by Kayohi Harai, will be on view through May 20 at the Center for Integrated Systems Art Spaces, located on the Stanford University campus. A reception will take place at the gallery on Friday night.

TheatreWorks' New Works Festival
will take place through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (second stage), 500 Castro St. The festival will feature staged readings of two new musicals, "Party Come Here" and "The Water," and dramas "Malaya" and "Coyote Creek Flat." "The Water" will run Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.; "Party Come Here" will be staged Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.; "Coyote Creek Flat" will run Saturday at noon and Sunday at 6 p.m.; "Malaya" will run Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per show for subscribers and members; $15 for general admission. Admission to "Coyote Creek Flat" and "Malaya" is free, with seating subject to availability. For more information please call (650) 903-6000 or visit

"Kiss Me Kate" will be presented by Stanford's Ram's Head Theatrical Society tonight at 8 p.m. at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium. Additional show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general; $9 for Stanford students and will be sold at the door. Please contact Jessica Oliva at or (917) 679-7369 for more details. Information can be also accessed at

"My Antonia" will run through April 25 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. (corner of Mercy). Adapted by Scott Schwartz from Willa Cather's masterpiece, the TheatreWorks play features music by Stephen Schwartz. Set in Nebraska in the 1880s, "My Antonia" chronicles the story of an immigrant girl whose passion and resilience define the pioneer spirit. Show times are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. (2 p.m. only on April 25). "Visual Voice" audio-described performances will be available April 23-24 at 8 p.m., and April 25 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

A one-act play festival, featuring six works by Christopher Durang, will take place through Sunday at Foothill College's Playhouse Theater (Room 1301), 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. Evening performances will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. An afternoon matinee will be staged on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general; $12 students/seniors; $10 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (650) 949-7360.

"The American Landscape" will run through June 30 at the Lyons Ltd. Antique Print Gallery, located in the Town and Country Village in Palo Alto. The exhibition draws from a 300-year history of English and American printmakers depicting America the Beautiful. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information please call 1-800-LyonsLtd or e-mail

"The Goodbye Girl" will be presented through April 17 at the Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos. The musical comedy chronicles the unlikely romance between a bitter single mother and an opinionated actor It features book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by David Zippel. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets are $28 for shows Thursday through Saturday; $22 for Sundays. For more information please call (650) 941-0551 or visit

"3 Artists,"
featuring paintings by Kayomi Harai and Lucy Liew and carved cardboard by Judy Johnson-Williams, will be on view through May 20 at the Center for Integrated Systems Art Spaces, located on the Stanford University campus. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. A reception will take place tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information please call (650) 725-3622 or visit

The Pacific Art League will showcase experimental art in all media through April 28. The juried show will honor artists who have taken their work to the limits of their medium and beyond. The Pacific Art League is located at 668 Ramona St. in Palo Alto and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (650) 321-3891 or visit

Gallery House will host a silent auction of various art works by gallery members throughout the month of April. Winners with the top bids will be announced at a reception on April 30 at 8 p.m. Gallery House is located at 320 California Ave. in Palo Alto. Gallery hours are Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information please call (650) 326-1668 or visit

The Nova Vista Symphony
will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Foothill College's Smithwick Theatre. The symphony's Young Artist Award winner for 2004, cellist Gugene Kang, will deliver a solo performance of Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococco Theme." The program will also include Dvorak's "Legends" and Rachmaninoff's "Symphony No. 2." Tickets are $15 general; $12 seniors; $8 students, and will be available at the door. Children under 12 are free. For further information please call (408) 530-0700 or e-mail

"Appreciating Larry Vuckovich: The Many Sides of a Bay Area Jazz Treasure" will take place tonight at 7:45 p.m. at Canada College's Main Theatre-Fine Arts Building, 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwod City. The concert is sponsored by the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance (PAJA) and Palo Alto Adult School. Tickets are $30 general; $25 PAJA members and $20 students, and are available locally at Draper's Music Center, 330 California Ave. Proceeds will benefit the PAJA Education Fund. For more information please call (650) 345-9543.

"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 features 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

"Memories of Tuscany," featuring oil paintings by Pat Jones, will be on display through April 30 at St. Michael's Alley, 806 Emerson St. in Palo Alto. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call (650) 326-2530.

The Fortnightly Music Club
will present a concert tonight at 8 pm. at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. The program will feature works by Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Faure, Offenbach and Mendelssohn. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please visit

The Assad Family will perform today at 2:30 p.m. at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium. presented by Stanford Lively Arts, the concert will showcase Latin Grammy Award-winning guitarists and brothers Sergio and Odair Assad, who will be joined by members of their family. The program will feature traditional and modern Brazilian music. Tickets are $40/$36/28. Half-price tickets will be available for people age 15 and under, and discounts will be available for students. For further information please contact the Stanford Ticket Office at Tresidder Memorial Union, or call (650) 725-ARTS (2787) or visit

The Palo Alto Philharmonic will perform today at 3 p.m. at the Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. The program will include Beethoven's "Symphony No. 4," Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess," Mozart's "Concerto No.1 for Flute and Orchestra" (featuring flutist Elena Yárritu) and "Overture to a Tragedy" by composer-in-residence Lee Actor. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors, $5 students if purchased in advance online from Tickets at the door will cost an additional $2 per ticket. For more information please call (650) 857-0737 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

"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

"Motion," featuring original oil paintings by Sidnea D'Amico, will be on display through April 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 through April 18 at Café Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

A profile of "The Adventures of Leland and Jane," a new exhibition which will be opening at Castilleja's Anita Seipp Gallery. Created by local painter Joan Hancock, the exhibition celebrates the lives of Leland and Jane Stanford.

A profile of Palo Alto native Peter Roizen, who has created a new board game.

Reviews of "Kill Bill:Volume 2," "The Punisher" and "Connie and Carla."

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