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Publication Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2004

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Mezzo soprano Katherine Rohrer will perform on Thursday at Cogswell Plaza in Palo Alto, as part of the Brown Bag Concert Series.

Wild Mango will perform on Thursday at the Stanford Shopping Center, as part of Summer Jazz 18. The all-woman group draws inspiration from around the globe.
Thursday

San Francisco Opera members
will perform at the Brown Bag Concert Series today at noon at Cogswell Plaza, located at the corner of Lytton Avenue and Ramona Street. The program will feature performances by Thomas Glenn, Lucas Meachem, Katherine Rohrer and Nikki Einfeld. Admission is free. For more information please call (650) 463-4940 or visit www.PaloAltoOnline.com.

Wild Mango will perform tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford Shopping Center, in the gardens of the Clock Tower Plaza (near Neiman Marcus), as part of Summer Jazz 18. Lead singer Lady Luckett and her all-woman group draw inspiration from around the globe, combining an engaging mix of jazz, funk and Brazilian beats into an irresistible groove. The concert is co-sponsored by SFJAZZ. Admission is free. For more information please contact (415) 788-7353 or visit www.sfjazz.org.

"Arcadia" will be presented by TheatreWorks though July 11 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. (corner of Mercy). Written by Tom Stoppard, the play follows the eccentric inhabitants of a 19th-century estate and the pair of modern-day historians who probe their every move. Show times are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (no show July 6); Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. (no show July 4; 2 p.m. performance only on July 11). Tickets are $20-$50; discounts will be available for youth, students, seniors and members. For tickets and information, the public may call (650) 903-6000 or visit theatreworks.org.

Filoli will present paintings and drawings by its art instructors through June 26. Filoli is located 86 Canada Road in Wodside and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information please call (650) 364-8300, ext. 507 or visit www.filoli.org.

"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 [email protected]
Friday

Marcus Shelby's Emerging Artists Sextet
will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Campbell Recital Hall, as part of the 2004 Stanford Jazz Festival. Bassist, bandleader and composer Marcus Shelby will introduce five of the Bay Area's top emerging artists: saxophonists Howard Wiley and Dayna Stephens; drummer Darrell Green trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire and pianist Adam Shulman. Tickets are $22 general; $20 students/seniors/Palo Alto Jazz Alliance members.

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" will be presented by the Palo Alto Players through June 27 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27. Ticket prices are $21 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances; $25 for Friday and Saturday evenings. Students and seniors receive a $3 discount for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances. For tickets please call (650) 329-0891. For more information please visit www.paplayers.org.

"Once Upon A Mattress" will be presented by the Hope Musical Theatre today at Walter Hays Elementary School (MP Room), 1525 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Admission is free. For more information about show times please visit www.HopeMusicalTheatre.com.

"On the Wings of Summer," a 3-D show, will be presented through June 26 at Gallery House, 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 www.galleryhouse2.com.

Modernbook Gallery will present new paintings by San Francisco-based artist Silvia Poloto through July 9. Modernbook Gallery is located at 494 University Ave. in Palo Alto and is open daily from11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information please call (650) 327-6325.

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 http://cis.Stanford.edu/~marigros.
Saturday

"Festa! Brasil -- A Night of Tropical Splendor"
will take place tonight from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, the event will include a silent auction of Brazilian masks, a Brazilian dance performance by Aquarela and samba lessons. There will also be a gourmet dinner and dancing. Tickets are $250. Proceeds will benefit all Palo Alto Art Center activities. For more information please call (650) 329-2366.

Teen Dance Company will present "One World" and other repertory tonight at 8 p.m. at the Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. A second show will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 adults; $15 students and can be reserved by calling (650) 283-5678 or by logging onto www.teendancecompany.org.

"Descarga: Salsa meets Jazz" will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. at Campbell Recital Hall, as part of the 2004 Stanford Jazz Festival. The event will feature an ensemble of jazz and Latin stars, who will introduce listeners to the rhythms and songs of salsa music. Tickets are $22 general; $20 students/seniors/Palo Alto Jazz Alliance members.

Tercera Gallery will present works by studio furniture makers Chris Bowman and Ken Edwards through July 12. Tercera Gallery is located at 534 Ramona St. in Palo Alto. For more information please call (650) 322-5324 or visit www.terceragallery.com.

"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 www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva
Sunday

"From Brazil: Palmo Quadrado & Indigenous Arts from the Amazon Basin"
will open today at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The exhibition, which runs through Sept. 5, includes works on paper and photographs created by 46 contemporary Brazilian artists. Admission is free. The gallery is open 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.

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz! But Were Afraid to Ask" will be presented today at 3 p.m. at Campbell Recital Hall, as part of the 2004 Stanford Jazz Festival. Stanford Jazz Workshop founder Jim Nadel will bring together an ensemble of veteran Bay Area jazz Artists for a concert and Q&A. The show will take listeners through a musical survey of jazz styles, from swing to modern jazz. Tickets are $10 general; $5 students/seniors/Palo Alto Jazz Alliance members.

"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 www.pajmzfriends.org/membership.htm.
Art

A preview of the Palo Alto Art Center's new exhibition, "From Brazil: Palmo Quadrado & Indigenous Arts from the Amazon Basin."
Dance

A preview of Teen Dance Company's "One World" show.
Theater

A review of "Arcadia," TheatreWorks' season-opening production.


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