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Arts & Entertainment - August 17, 2011

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Special Event

Victorian Days Visit local historical groups, children's crafts, and live theater performances. The play "Love & Marriage: Victorian Style." based on relationships on the Peninsula in 1880s, will be performed in Courtroom A at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org

On Stage

'Twelfth Night' Audiences hike through the redwoods while watching Shakespeare's comedy, "Twelfth Night." Through Sept. 4, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. $20-25. Theatre in the Woods, 2170 Bear Gulch Road (West), Woodside. www.atmostheatre.com

Talks/Authors

'College 101: Miss Independent's Guide to Empowerment, Confidence, and Staying Safe' Kathleen Baty discusses and signs her guide to personal safety on campus. Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Members free. General admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Jane Fonda discusses and signs her new book "Prime Time: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life." Aug. 18, 7 p.m. $30. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Lev Grossman presents his newest fantasy book, "The Magician King." 7 p.m. Members free. General admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Kids & Families

'Culture, Crafts & Curry' "Culture, Crafts & Curry" theme featuring curry booths and tastings, cooking demonstrations, Bhangra music and more. Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/targetfamilydays.htm

Hogwash Storytime A farmer, his pigs and a lot of mud are featured in this pig-themed storytime. Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Musical Storytime Atherton Library presents musical storytime for all ages. Aug. 25, 4-4:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Paws for Tales Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. The Humane Society requires a signed release form for each time a child reads. Sign up in advance. Fourth Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org/en/content/paws-tales-1

Film

'Mary Poppins' Aug. 25, 8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-780-7340.

'Toy Story 3' "Toy Story 3" will be screened outdoors Aug. 17, 8:15 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Et Alia

Peninsula Women's Chorus is looking for experienced singers. The chorus performs classical and contemporary music in the Bay Area and many parts of the world. Auditions are Aug. 18 and 24 by appointment or other dates by arrangement. Rehearsals are Monday nights in Palo Alto. www.pwchorus.org

Dancing on the Square - Rhumba Rhumba, instructed by Arthur Murray. Featuring free mini-lessons and open social dancing for all ages and all levels, no experience needed and no partner required. Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/Dancing.html

Cream of Clapton Cream of Clapton, a tribute to Eric Clapton and Cream, performs Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

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