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Arts & Entertainment - March 15, 2017



Woodside High School: 'Anything Goes' Woodside High School presents "Anything Goes," a performance that will transport viewers to Europe via the S.S. American. Song, dance and farcical antics ensue as Reno Sweeney and Moonface Martin try to help Billy Crocker win the love of his life, Hope Harcourt. March 10, 11, 17 and 18, 8-11 p.m. and March 12, 2-5 p.m. $15. Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Road, Woodside.

'Caeneus & Poseidon' "Caeneus & Poseidon" is a world-premiere play in verse about a transgender hero from Greek mythology. Caeneus begins his life as Caenis, assigned female at birth. After the sea-god Poseidon grants his wish for a new body, Caenis - now Caeneus - feels compelled to hide his former identity from all but his closest friend, Hippodamia, as he seeks the acceptance of his kinsmen and community. Thursday-Saturday, March 9-April 8, 8-10 p.m. $15-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Film Series: Surrealist Cinema In conjunction with the exhibition "The Conjured Life: The Legacy of Surrealism," this four-part film series will explore the tradition of Surrealist cinema, spanning from the movement's origins in 1920s France through the 1980s and encompassing a mix of genres and styles including experimental narrative, found footage, essay films, animation and collage. Fridays, Feb. 10-March 31, 1 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Performance: 'The Producers' Mel Brooks' Tony-winning musical comedy "The Producers" tells the story of broke Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom. Desperate for cash, these two schemers hatch a plan to produce a musical that's sure to be a failure so they can cut and run with the unspent production money. But when their "big flop" turns out to be a huge hit, they're in trouble. March 17-April 2, times vary. $32-$55. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Puppet Art Theatre's '3 Little Pigs' Dads, kids and all family members are invited to attend a performance by the Puppet Art Theater Company. March 17, 7 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

Riekes Center Recital Every third Thursday at 7 p.m. the Riekes Center features its Creative Arts students in a public recital. Students sing, show movies, share artwork and celebrate milestones. Attendants are encouraged to stop by the open house starting at 6:30 p.m. on their way to the recital. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and there will be a chance to meet staff and get to know other community members. Third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Free. The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement, Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way, Menlo Park.


CCRMA Winter Concert CCRMA presents two concerts of new and classic electroacoustic multichannel music deploying their full immersive speaker system at the main stage of Bing. March 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m. Free, ticket required for admission. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.


An Unsolved Mystery: Living With Life's Unanswered Questions A murder mystery will be explored at Lifetree Cafe. The program features a filmed interview with Gary McMahan, an eye witness to an actual unsolved killing that occurred on the plains of northeastern Colorado. March 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Bethany, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.

Brittany Cavallaro and Jeff Zentner Brittany Cavallaro discusses "The Last of August," her second action-packed novel to star Sherlock descendants Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson. Brittany is a poet, fiction writer and old-school Sherlockian. Brittany will be in conversation with Jeff Zentner, author of "Goodbye Days" and "The Serpent King." March 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Salisbury Cathedral Choir Concert The renowned Salisbury Cathedral Choir has maintained a tradition of church music in Salisbury Cathedral since its consecration in 1258. Stanford welcomes the men, girls and boys of Salisbury Cathedral choir for this concert in Stanford Memorial Church, when their repertoire will include Allegri's "Miserere" (a piece composed for the Sistine chapel) and some of Bach's notable choral works. March 17, 7:30-9 p.m. $12-$23. Memoiral Church, 450 Sera Mall, Stanford.

What's the Hoopla? This Hoopla digital content session is for adults who have a tablet, computer or iPad and want to check out books, movies, music, TV series and audiobooks instantly. Participants will learn about Hoopla, a free emedia service from the library. Instruction will be provided on creating an account, selecting materials and checking out. Attendants are asked to bring their library card and their device. March 17, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Talks & Lectures

Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 10th Annual Lunch & Learn featuring Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Lunch & Learn. Dr. Kalanithi is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling memoir, "When Breath Becomes Air," for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center. March 15, 10:30 a.m. $200. Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

Author Event: Keith Devlin, 'Finding Fibonacci' Keith Devlin, NPR's "Math Guy," is a mathematician and author, who has dedicated years of study to searching for the true story of who Fibonacci really was. Devlin reveals the highs and lows of his search for the elusive mathematician. March 21, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Author Event: 'Letters Home from Stanford' Journalist & Stanford alum Alison Carpenter Davis shares stories from her book "Letters Home from Stanford," which looks at student lives from the Pioneer Class to the 21st Century. March 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

The CHC Breakfast | Partnering for Mental Health: The Conversation Continues The 4th annual CHC Breakfast will continue the conversation begun at last year's event discussing how, the CHC and its partners have been actively involved in helping the community combat the crisis it faces with teen anxiety, depression and suicide by: Reducing stigma, Increasing awareness, connecting those in need to those who can help and reducing teen suicides. March 16, 8:30 a.m. $0-$100. Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

Women Building Businesses from the Ground Up Despite the increasing emergence of women entrepreneurs, fundamental challenges remain. Panel discussion by women who have faced these challenges. March 22, 7:30-9 p.m. $40. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.


Cuentos Divertidos, a Bilingual Storytime During this one-hour weekly bilingual preschool storytime children will hear stories and sing funny songs in English and Spanish. Thursdays, ongoing, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

Family Hike at Wunderlich Park This hike is designed for families and children of all ages. The hike is a 1.5-mile loop. Children are encouraged to come with their parents and jogging strollers are welcome. Hikers will learn about the plants and animals that live here. This hike, which will take about 1.5 hours, is rated easy with a gradual climb of a few hundred feet. Participants are asked to meet docent Tom Davids at 2 p.m. at the stable, rain or shine. March 18, 2-4 p.m. Free. Wunderlich Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Family Storytime During this time, books and songs are chosen to span the age differences and engage children on multiple levels. Pajamas are welcome. Tuesdays, ongoing, 7 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

French Storytime @ Atherton Library The library's French storyteller takes participants on an educational and fun storytime adventure filled with bilingual (English/French) songs, stories and activities. The first Tuesday of every month, 10:30-11 a.m.. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

Friday Storytime Series The Friday Storytime Series is filled with stories and songs every Friday, as the foundation is laid for literacy through early learning and movement. The morning begins at the 10:30 a.m. storytime. Attendants are invited to the Stay & Play activity, which follows storytime. Attendants are asked to bring a snack or lunch. Friday, ongoing, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

Live Action Fun Storytime During this storytime for all ages, viewers will partake in an interactive time during which they will read books, sing songs and play games. Thursdays, ongoing, 11:15 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Tech Lab This time is for kids ages 7 and up who want to go "full STEAM ahead" in this after-school activity club. They'll explore science, technology and more in fun and sometimes messy ways. This month's activity will focus on Harry Potter Potions. March 15, 3 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Tinkering Tuesdays: Legos All Lego Maniacs are invited to this event, which is geared for ages 7 and up. Participants are asked to bring their imagination and tinkering skills to build a MOC using our bricks. March 21, 3:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Wicked Watercolors In this class, participants will create crazy, wicked images using watercolors and rubbing alcohol. The class is intended for kids ages 7 and up. March 22, 3:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Wild Wacky Wednesdays During this all-age weekly program, children as well as adults are encouraged to learn, play and work together. Weekly themes alternate between art, science, cooking, special programming and holiday celebrations. All supplies will be provided while they last. Younger children may require adult assistance. Wednesdays, ongoing, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.

Museums & Exhibits

Portola Art Gallery: Alan McGee's 'Beauty and Terror: Landscape as Metaphor' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Beauty and Terror: Landscape as Metaphor," by photographer Alan McGee of Portola Valley. The show features photographs from 35 years of Alan's explorations on the beaches of the San Mateo coast. A reception for the artist will be held on March 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. March 1-31, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.

Exhibit: 'Paintings of Frank's Tannery' The San Mateo County History Museum will open a new exhibit entitled "Paintings of Frank's Tannery." Featured will be art depicting the iconic structure which was built in 1872 and destroyed in 1968. The site of the factory was near Bayshore Freeway at Walnut Street. Feb. 14-May 11, Open every day except Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.


Dance: Black Grace A weave of South Pacific traditions and modern dance, Black Grace, founded 20 years ago by Neil Ieremia, moves with athleticism and rhythmic intensity. International array of dancers from Maori, Samoan and New Zealand cultures. March 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Stanford Live, 327 Lasuen Street, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford.


Beyond Measure: Film Screening + Discussion Menlo Park City School District parent Ed will host a double feature, which includes a screening of "Beyond Measure," the film on schools and education, followed by a panel discussion with principals of all four district schools: Oak Knoll, Encinal, Laurel and Hillview, moderated by incoming district superintendent, Erik Burmeister. March 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park.

Lessons & Classes

Steam Saturday This hands-on program is for kids ages 4 to 7. They'll explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and math using the power of play. This month is Mini Maker Space. March 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Technology Coach @ Atherton Library For those struggling to learn new technology, this drop-in class offers a relaxed and welcoming tutoring session during which technical questions will be answered during one-on-one help. Monday, ongoing, noon-1 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.


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