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Concerts

Bay Choral Guild with 'Ein deutsches Requiem'
Bay Choral Guild will perform Johannes Brahms' dramatic "German Requiem" in a concert directed by Sanford Dole and featuring soloists Jennifer Ashworth (soprano) and Ben Kazez (baritone). Nov. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $25 general; $20 senior; $5 student. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

Benefits/Fundraisers

Goodwill truck fundraiser
Community members can drop off unwanted items and electronic waste at a Goodwill truck. If the 28-foot trailer is filled, $1500 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center , 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Menlo Park Historical Association annual meeting
The Menlo Park Historical Association invites the public to attend its annual meeting, where Jack Jorgenson, former Menlo Park city attorney from 1961 to 1985, will give a keynote speech entitled "Menlo Park...the good ol' days." Light refreshments will be served. Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Historical Association, 800 Alma St., Lower Level, Menlo Park.
 

Concerts

Peninsula Symphony Holiday Concert
Mitchell Sardou Klein will conduct the Peninsula Symphony in two joint holiday concerts with the Stanford University Symphonic Chorus. The program will feature Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang." Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 23, 1:30 p.m. $20. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

Benefits/Fundraisers

Global Gift Fair in Menlo Park
This fair will offer many handcrafted products made by artisans in developing countries. All proceeds will be re-invested with the artisans, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking. The two-day event is held in partnership with Heavenly Treasures, a fair-trade micro-enterprise network. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Benefits/Fundraisers

Global Gift Fair in Mountain View
This fair will offer many handcrafted products made by artisans in developing countries. All proceeds will be re-invested with the artisans, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking. The two-day event is held in partnership with Heavenly Treasures, a fair-trade micro-enterprise network. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Open Door Church Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

On Stage

'All Shook Up'
Sequoia High School students will perform this year's fall musical, "All Shook Up," a modern story based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and with music by Elvis Presley. Tickets are available online and by phone. Nov. 21 and 22, 7 p.m.; Nov. 23, 3 p.m. $15 general; $10 senior, student. Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.
 

On Stage

'Ramshackle Inn' at Sacred Heart Prep
Sacred Heart Prep (SHP) Department of Theater will continue its 2014-15 performance season with a production of 'Ramshackle Inn,' directed by drama teacher John Loschmann. Nov. 20-22, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 23, 3:20 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $5. Sacred Heart Prep, 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

On Stage

'David Copperfield' at Woodside Priory
Woodside Priory will perform an adaptation of Charles Dickens's tale, "David Copperfield." Tickets can be purchase online or at the door. All ages are welcome. Nov. 20-23, Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $5 student; $15 adult. Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

On Stage

Peninsula Youth Theatre: 'Oklahoma'
The nonprofit Peninsula Youth Theatre will put on a production of "Oklahoma," a Rogers and Hammerstein musical about a romance between a farm girl and a cowboy, complete with dancing and classic songs. See website for specific dates and times. Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-23. $20 adult; $16 senior, child age 12 or under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

On Stage

'Anything Goes'
Broadway By The Bay will put on a production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical set on board the S.S. American featuring hits like "It's De-Lovely" and "I Get a Kick out of You." See website for specific dates, times and prices. Nov. 7-23. $42-$64. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

On Stage

'Harvey'
For its newest production, the Palo Alto Players will perform "Harvey," a classic comedy by Mary Chase about a man whose best friend is a six-foot, invisible rabbit. Nov. 7-23, Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $18-$42. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

On Stage

'First-Person Shooter'
Foothill College will put on a production of "First-Person Shooter," a timely and intense play exploring the nature of the shooting incidents in today's headlines. The production includes coarse, adult language. Nov. 7-23, 7:30 p.m. $18 general; $14 student, senior; $10 Thursday show. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

On Stage

'Kimberley Akimbo'
The Pear Avenue Theatre will put on a production of "Kimberley Akimbo," a play directed by Caroline Clark about a teenage girl dealing with a dysfunctional family while her body ages prematurely. Oct. 31-Nov. 23, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25/$20 Thursday and Sunday; $30/$25 Friday and Saturday. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View.
 

Exhibits

'Bay Area and Beyond' by Denise Natanson-Marcus
Garden Fresh restaurant will have on display an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas by local artist Denise Natanson-Marcus, whose work depicting natural scenes is influenced by contemporary realism and Impressionism. Sept. 30-Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
 

Religion/Spirituality

NewLife Singles Together with 'Galatians'
Bay Area singles age 50 and over can mingle over lunch at this group's weekly meetings. In addition, each week Jim O'Shea will continue his Sunday lecture series on the Bible book "Galatians," leaving time for discussion. Sundays, Nov. 2-30, 12:30-2 p.m. Free for first-time guests; $6 lunch donation for others. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Garden Court, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Religion/Spirituality

Solid Start Club
This group for engaged and newly married couples in their 20s and 30s meets weekly to focus on developing Christ-centered marriages. Group members also participate in community service projects and social activities. Sundays, Oct. 5-Nov. 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, D Building, 1177 University Drive, Menlo Park.
 

Art Galleries

Tove Norlander and Merrie Asimow exhibit
Bay Area artists Merrie Asimow and Tove Norlander will have their work on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos. Asimow will contribute her photography of white horses, landscapes and nature, while Norlander will share her jewelry that combines natural stones with silver and gold. Nov. 2-30, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Film

2014 CreaTiVe Awards Call For Entries
CreaTV San Jose has made a call for entries for its 2014 CreaTiVe Awards, for which filmmakers from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz can submit videos and TV shows for competition in ten categories. The submission period has been extended until Nov. 30. Finalists will be announced on December 10, and winners will be declared on Jan. 10. Oct. 8-Nov. 30, $30 per entry per category. CreaTV San Jose, 255 W. Julian St., San Jose.

Exhibits

'Sympathy for the Devil'
As Jackson Pollock's painting "Lucifer" comes to Stanford's Anderson Collection, this exhibit will explore the visual history of the devil and his realm from the 16th to the 20th century. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 20-Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

On Stage

'The Other Place'
Dragon Productions will stage a new drama by Sharr White called "The Other Place," in which a renowned neurologist appears to be losing her mind. See website for specific dates. Nov. 21-Dec. 14, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

On Stage

'The Fox on the Fairway'
For its latest production, the Los Altos Stage Company will perform "The Fox on the Fairway," a fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig that makes light of the pretentious members of a private country club. See website for specific dates, times and prices. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 20-Dec. 14, 3 or 8 p.m. $18-$34. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

Exhibits

'I'll Show You Mine'
The Palo Alto Art Center will have on display an exhibit called "I'll Show You Mine: Contemporary Artists Explore Family Portraiture," made up of pieces in a variety of mediums by 12 contemporary audiences. Sept. 27-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Monday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Family and Kids

DayOne Baby classes
DayOne Baby, with a new store in Palo Alto, has a wide offering of classes for expecting and new parents and their children, newborn to 24 months old. Available courses include Breastfeeding; Musical Play; Mommy & Me; Daddy & Me; Messy Play; Infant, Child, and Adult CPR; Potty Training; and more. Year-round, see website for specific class info. Prices vary. DayOne Baby, 552 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

'Holiday Show' at Gallery House
The "Holiday Show" at Gallery House will feature art gifts in different mediums at a variety of price points. Pieces will include paintings, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fabric and photography. A champagne reception will be held on Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., during which there will be a 20 percent discount on art. Hours will be extended in December. Nov. 18-Dec. 24, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto.
 

Religion/Spirituality

University public worship
Memorial Church has historically been an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University. Services are held weekly and are open to the public. Sundays, Oct. 26-Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

Food and Drink

Tied House NFL 2014 Season
To celebrate the San Francisco 49ers football season, on Sundays Tied House will offer beer and drink specials, including 49-cent half pints and its signature Bloody "Hail" Mary. Sundays, Sept. 7-Dec. 28, 9:30 p.m. Prices vary. Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe, 954 Villa St., Mountain View.
 

Dance

For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance in Mountain View continues to offer its full suite of dance classes, including instruction in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles for both children and adults. See website for dates, times and pricing. Year-round. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Mountain View Tennis Club 2015 Membership
The Mountain View Tennis Club is offering new memberships for city residents until the end of the year at a special price of $20. The club holds tournaments, sponsors USTA teams, has a ladder and promotes tennis within the community. Non-residents are also welcome. Nov. 20-Dec. 31.

Classes/Workshops

Foothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Registration for Winter Quarter 2015 classes at Foothill College is now open and will continue until Jan. 4, the day before classes begin. Winter Quarter will last until March 27. A searchable class schedule is available. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Exhibits

'Robert Frank in America'
This exhibition of 130 photographs sheds light on the making of photographer Robert Frank's book, "The Americans." His images document subjects including Hollywood and the Ford Motor plant in Detroit, while probing social issues like politics, race and the post-war culture. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 10-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Well Pressed'
The Cantor Arts Center will have on display an exhibit called "Well Pressed: Highlights from the Marmor Collection." The exhibit is made up of 13 pieces, many prints, by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra and Frank Stella. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 13-Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Movements for Change'
The Peterson Gallery at Stanford will mount an exhibit of photography by Bob Fitch called "Movements for Change," which captures moments in American civil rights history, farm workers organizing, and the peace movement of the 1960s and '70s. The exhibit is accessible daily, except for some holidays. See the website for more info. Nov. 20-Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Green Library, Bing Wing, Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Shop, Gallery, Studio'
This exhibit of 17th and 18th century prints and drawings by European artists will focus on the public spaces in which people view, buy and converse about art, as well as the identities of the professional artist and serious connoisseur. Wednesday-Monday, Oct. 15-March 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Museum of American Heritage: A to Z'
The exhibit, "Museum of American Heritage: A to Z," will show off the breadth and depth of the museum's collection of electrical and mechanical inventions -- including some objects rarely shown to the public. Oct. 10-March 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'Daumier on Art and the Theatre'
This exhibit of 16 prints and one drawing by Honore Daumier will contemplate the public reception of painting and the performing arts in the mid-19th century, as well as art theory. Oct. 8-March 16, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, Robert Mondavi Family Gallery, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends'
The Los Altos History Museum will have on display an exhibit called "Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends" which examines the reasons why this area turned from orchards to a technology hub. The exhibit will focus on local factors and figures who contributed to the transformation. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-April 19, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

Exhibits

'Drama of Heaven and Earth'
The Cantor Arts Center will arrange an exhibit called "Drama of Heaven and Earth: The Theatrical Traditions of Japan," which tells the history of the Japanese dramatic art of Noh through masks, ceramics, prints and other visual materials. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 17-June 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson'
The Cantor Arts Center will host an exhibit of unconventional clay sculptures by Robert Arneson, who frequently used himself as a subject throughout his more-than-40-year career. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 20-Sept. 28, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'The Bay Area and Beyond'
The Cantor Arts Center will have on display a long-term exhibit of modern and contemporary art, focusing on the Bay Area. Works will include pieces by artists with Stanford connections, among them Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 13-Oct. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.