Weekend Preview

Publication Date: Wednesday Jan 21, 1998

Weekend Preview

Friday, Jan. 23

Magnificat, voices and instruments of the Early Baroque, performs "La Grandmere Amoureuse," a marionette opera parody, at 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors & students. Call (415) 979-4500.

Gina Kolata will read from "Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead" at 7:30 p.m. at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.

Local artists Joyce Vincenti and Mary Jane Johnston exhibit their works through March 8 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall Chambers, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. Call 941-7222.

"A Celebration of Humanity: Pastels and Tempera," featuring works by artist Carla Mooyman, continues through March 13 at the YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 494-0972.

"Artists' Uninhibited View of Space Science," an exhibit of paintings and interactive multimedia, continues through March 14 at the NASA Ames Research Visitors' Center at Moffett Field in Mountain View. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 604-6274.

Mixed media paintings by Dolly Cahill Johnson are on display through Feb. 14 at the Palo Alto Mission of the Church of Scientology, 410 Cambridge Ave., Suite C, Palo Alto. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m. Call 853-0602.

Nancy Gilliland, piano and vocals, performs with Bruce Yates, bass and guitar, George Ballantyne, drums, and Michael O'Neill, sax and clarinet, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at Cafe Fino, 544 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 326-6082.

Mixed Nuts perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Los Altos Bar & Grill, 169 Main St., Los Altos. Call 941-3418.

The Muir String Quartet performs Beethoven works at 8 p.m. at Stanford University's Dinkelspiel Auditorium. For more information, call 725-ARTS.

Saturday, Jan. 24

A memorial exhibit honoring William Delucchi will be held through Feb. 6 at the Main Gallery of the Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Delucchi worked in the mediums of ink drawings and oil paintings. Call 321-3891.

Nova Vista Symphony, with pianist Lynn McConahey, performs the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. at 8 p.m. at Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. Tickets are $10 general, $8 seniors, $5 students. Free for children under 12. (Tickets available at the door). Call (408) 245-3116.

The Celebrant Singers, a Christian singing group based in Visalia, California, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Nativity Church, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 322-3013.

Cantabile Children's Chorus performs "Winter Changes," a program of songs of the season, at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. Tickets are $8 general, $5 children and seniors. Call 967-8012.

The Hymn Connection, a concert with Wendy Hillhouse, mezzo-soprano and Josephine Gandolfi, piano, featuring songs with roots in the American hymn tradition by Charles Ives, Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison, will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Palo Alto Cultural Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Tickets are $10 general, $8 students and seniors (tickets at the door only). Call 329-2527.

Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos, features a photographic exhibition of work by Roy Harrington for the month of January. Harrington is a Peninsula-based photographer who works almost exclusively in black and white images. The exhibit will run through Jan. 31. Regular gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (Friday until 8:30 p.m.). Call 941-7969.

The Virtual Gallery, 102 University Ave., Palo Alto, features a collection of original works and prints by well-known and emerging international and local artists. The gallery offers patrons the advantage of being able to view an artist's entire collection by means of a database, displayed on a 7-by-5-foot screen. Hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday open until 9 p.m. Call 327-6785.

The House, a k a the Palo Alto Teen Center, 425 Bryant St., Palo Alto, features high school bands from 8 p.m. to midnight every Saturday. Admission is free.

Mack The Knife Dance Band performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Los Altos Bar & Grill, 169 Main St., Los Altos. Call 941-3418.

Sunday, Jan. 25

The Muir String Quartet performs Beethoven works at 2:30 p.m. at Stanford University's Dinkelspiel Auditorium. For more information, call 725-ARTS.

Edward Hasbrouck will read from "Practical Nomad" at 4 p.m. at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. @wtease:Rock

In the music world, Orange County and ska bands are increasingly mentioned in the same sentence. Save Ferris--one of the best ska bands out of Orange--is on its way to Palo Alto's The Edge. In our next edition, we preview the highly anticipated gig with an interview with Save Ferris' smokey vocalist Monique Powell.

@wtease:Klezmer

It wasn't that long ago that you could basically count the number of U.S. klezmer bands on one hand. Not anymore. There's a renewed interest in that lively and traditional Jewish folk music. On Friday, we talk past and present with vocalist Judy Bressler of the acclaimed Klezmer Conservatory Band, which is performing a show at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 24.

@wtease:Film

Our theater critics made opening night stops at TheatreWorks' "Night of the Iguana" and Palo Alto Players' "Arsenic and Old Lace." Read their thoughts on the local renditions of these two modern classics.



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