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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Weekend Preview Weekend Preview (May 26, 2004)

Acoustic-rock band Ten Mile Tide will perform on Thursday at Stanford's Coffee House.

"Wine's rich relationship with the arts" will be the subject of a lecture on Friday at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.

Ten Mile Tide
will perform tonight from 9 to midnight at Stanford's Coffee House. Ten Mile Tide is a San Francisco-based acoustic-rock band. Admission is free. For more information please visit

"Pierre and Marie" will be presented through June 19 at the Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos. The production is a biographical comedy about Pierre and Marie Curie, adapted by Ron Clark from the French original, "Les Palmes de M. Schutz," by Jean-Noel Fenwick. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances; $20 for Sundays. Group discounts are available. Please call the box office at (650) 941-0551 for information and reservations.

"Servant of Two Masters" will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. at Foothill College's Playhouse Theater (Room 1301), 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. Set in Venice during the 1700s, the story revolves around a wily servant who attempts to do double the work for double the pay -- simultaneously. Additional show times are May 28, 29, June 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. A matinee will take place on June 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general; $12 for students and seniors; $10 for children under 12. Discount group tickets are available. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360 or visit

Youth Art will be on display through May 30 at the Palo Alto Art Center. The exhibition features featuring works by K-12 students from the Palo Alto Unified School District. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday also from 7 to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call (650) 329-2366.

"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

"A Package for Max"
will open tonight at 8 p.m. at the Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave. in Mountain View. Written by John Angell Grant, the play is a new comedy about discontent of all stripes in Silicon Valley. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets to tonight's opening-night gala are $25 general admission; $20 seniors and students; Friday and Saturday performances are $20/$15; Thursdays and Sundays are $15/$10. The production will run through June 6. To purchase tickets please call (650) 254-1148 or buy online at For more information please visit

"Don Giovanni" will be presented by West Bay Opera tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. The production features music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English supertitles. Additional show times are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $43, with a special $21.50 youth ticket (for those under 18) for Sunday matinees only. A $2 handling fee is applied to each ticket. For tickets or more information, please call the West Bay Opera box office at (650) 424-9999, Monday through Friday, 1to 6 p.m., or visit Tickets may also be purchased at the Holt Building, 221 Lambert Ave. in Palo Alto.

Wine historian Nina Wemyss will give a lecture tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community School of Music and Arts Finn Center, (Tateuchi Hall), 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View. The topic will be "Wine and civilization: Wine's rich relationship with the arts." The event will also feature a tasting of premier California wines, paired with food from Silicon Valley restaurants. Tickets are $50, with all proceeds benefiting CSMA's music and arts education programs. To purchase tickets please call (650) 917-6800. For more information, visit

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged" will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. at Menlo-Atherton High School (J Building), 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. Additional performances will take place May 29, May 30 and June 5 at 8 p.m. There also be a matinee on June 5 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 adults; $5 students. For more information please call (650) 248-5367.

Gallery House will exhibit photographs by Marina Brodskaya and monotypes by Madeline Ettin through May 29. 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

Modernbook Gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Parisian Xavier Damon through June 10. Modernbook Gallery is located at 494 University Ave. in Palo Alto. For more information please call 650-327-6325.

"Euro Rising," featuring a new exhibition of works by Gregory Burns, will be on display through May at Torrefazione Italia Cafe, 819 University Ave., Palo Alto. The exhibition reflects the artist's five month journey through Europe. 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.

Paintings by Barbara Allie and Omar Chacon, as well as mixed-media work by Tom Gehrig, will be on view beginning today at the Center for Integrated Systems Art Spaces, located on the Stanford University campus. The exhibition will continue through July 22. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information please call (650) 725-3622 or visit

The Air and Space Show
will take place today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children ages 4 to 12; free for children under 4. Discounted advance tickets are available while supplies last, at $10 for children and $15 for adults by calling (800) 553-6637 or ordering online at

Michele Katen will exhibit her oil paintings today and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 905 Alma St. in Palo Alto. The studio will also be open June 5-6. Admission is free. For more information please visit

Smith Andersen Editions presents recent paintings and works on paper by Kathryn Kain through June 9. The gallery is located at 440 Pepper Ave. in Palo Alto. For more information please call (650) 327-7762 or visit

"Picasso to Thiebaud:Modern and 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

El Camino Youth Symphony
will perform its season finale today at 2 p.m. at Gunn High School's Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. The program will feature Wagner's "Die Meistersinger:Prelude," Tchaikovsky's "Francesca da Rimini," Copland's "Clarinet Concerto" and Bach's Concerto for Two Violins." Tickets are $10 and $5. For more information please contact (650) 327-2611 or

"Repetitions and Inflections," featuring digital photographs by Ade Adekola, will be on display through June 6 at Café Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. For more information please 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

An interview with banjo player Bela Fleck, who will be performing with bassist Edgar Meyer at Stanford University on Memorial Day.

A review of West Bay Opera's production of "Don Giovanni."

Reviews of "Day After Tomorrow," "Raising Helen," "Love Me If You Dare" and "Soul Plane."

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