Almanac

Arts & Entertainment - August 31, 2011

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Special Events

Kings Mountain Art Fair The 48th Kings Mountain Art Fair features 135 juried artists in a redwood-forest setting. This fair is 100 percent volunteer-run and proceeds benefit the KM Volunteer Fire Brigade and local elementary school. Sept. 3-5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. kingsmountainartfair.org/

On Stage

'2012 - The Musical' The San Francisco Mime Troupe returns to Palo Alto with its latest political satire, "2012 - The Musical." A small political theater company finds itself at a crossroads: keep telling the stories they feel can change the world or sell out? Live music a half hour before the show. Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park (South Field), Palo Alto. www.sfmt.org

'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

'Grand Tour of the Realms of the Universe' In this non-technical program, astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will take participants on a "tourist tour" of the universe as astronomers understand it today using images from the Hubble telescope. Outdoor service first. Sept. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-813-9094. etzchayim.org

'The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking' A memoir about the life of author and historian, Iris Chang, as told by her mother. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Free to members. Admission requires purchase of event book or $10 gift card. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Auditions

Silicon Valley Boychoir The Silicon Valley Boychoir will hold auditions by appointment for its 2011-2012 season. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m. Free. First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-424-1242. www.svboychoir.org

Stanford Memorial Church Choir auditions for all voice parts. Rehearsals Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Audition will include scales, basic sight reading, and eight bars of a song of your choice. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church Choir, Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford .

Kids & Families

'Boy Wonders Story Time' A storytime featuring Boy Wonders will be held Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

'Rock Steady presents Eco-tainment' Doug Nolan of Rock Steady will be presenting his show, "Eco-tainment," an environmental educational library program. Learn about protecting the environment with music, magic and juggling. Sept. 8, 4:30-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Et Alia

Historic Folger Stable Visitors can view the historically restored Folger Stable and miles of woodland trails. View historic displays and video in the carriage room. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. Wunderlich Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-2660.

'Share the Gift of Reading Volunteer as a Tutor' Project Read Menlo Park will train and prepare tutors to provide one-on-one tutoring in adult literacy. Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2525.

Stung is a Police tribute band. Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

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