The Magicflutes Flute Orchestra spring concert is slated for 2:30 p.m. April 30 at St. Matthew’s Church in San Mateo. The group includes, front row from left, Lisa Lawrence, Marge Winkler, Linda Shum, Donald Milhauser, Kristine Rubenis, Lorna Rodriguez, Carol McNamara, Alane, Gilbrech and Alan Ching; middle row from left, Diane Morales, Deborah Wilborn, Millie Gottwald, Britta Halliger, Gloria Lee, music director Pamela Ravenelle, Sachie Asano, Lindsay Driemeyer, Susan Jung, Paul Berensmeier, Pearl Ly, Emily Lowe and Allison Lohmuller; and back row from left, Christine Wampole, Betsy Templeton, Rich Lohman, Barbara Breeden and Randi Paynter. (Scott Buschmann photo)

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The Anderson Collection. “Nick Cave,” including “Soundsuits,” video, film, through Aug. 14. Works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Robert Irwin, Ellsworth Kelly, Terry Winters, Sean Scully and Vija Celmins, open ended. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. The Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, between Campus Drive and Museum Way, Stanford. or 650-721-6055
Gallery 9. “Space and Dimension,” mixed media art by Rachel Tirosh, through April 30. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Palo Alto Art Center. Creative Ecology artist-in-residence Mari Andrews, through May 21. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Peninsula Museum of Art. “Outsider As Artist,” mixed-media works by Lola Walker, through April 30; closing reception 2-4 p.m. April 30. “Up Close,” paintings by Gordon Smedt, and “Earth and Sea,” sculpture by Sean Monaghan, through April 30. “Resolving Space,” lithographs by James Claussen; “Memory’s Fog,” paintings by Farnaz Zabetian; and “Under the Surface,” encaustic paintings by Rinat Goren; April 30 through July 9; reception, 2-4 p.m. April 30. Free demonstration, Rinat Goren: Encaustic Layers of Wax, 2-4 p.m. June 4. Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. Free admission. 650-692-2101 or
San Mateo County Hall of Justice. “Women’s View — 2017.” Through April 28. Co-sponsored by San Mateo County Arts Commission and the Commission of the Status of Women in recognition of the designation of March as Women’s History Month. 400 County Center, Hall of Justice, Redwood City. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.


Kepler’s Books. Literary Seminar with Kimberly Ford on “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” by Junot Diaz, 1 p.m. April 24. Master class: Memoir Writing, with Tamim Ansary, “Road Trips,” 7 p.m. April 27. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. or 650-324-4321
The Oshman Family JCC. Yaa Gyasi, “Homegoing,” 7:30 p.m. May 3. Wendy Sachs, “Fearless and Free,” 7:30 p.m. May 4. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $12-15. or 650-223-8700

Jim Gaffigan. “Noble Ape” tour. Sept. 17. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29.50-$95.

Menlowe Ballet. “Floraison.” 8 p.m. April 28, 2 and 8 p.m. April 29, 2 p.m. April 30. World premieres by Michael Lowe, Sarah-Jane Measor. Stefani Maughan and Ali McKeon. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. $28-$55. or 800-595-4849
Smuin. “Dance Series 02.” 8 p.m. May 5; 2 and 8 p.m. May 6; 2 p.m. May 7. World premiere of Trey McIntyre’s “Be Here Now,” world premiere of Nicole Haskins’ choreography to Tchaikovsky’s Sextet in D minor Op. 70 and Amy Seiwert’s “Broken Open.” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $56-$72. 650-903-6000 or

South Bay Traditional Jazz Society dance party. 1-5 p.m. April 23. Sunnyvale Elks Lodge, 375 N. Pastoria Ave., Sunnyvale. $8-$10.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration for Israel’s Independence Day. 3:30 p.m. May 2. Music, dancing, food. The Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. or 650-223-8700
Silicon Valley Italian Festival. 10 a.m. May. 7. Italian fashion and food with cooking classes, speakers, storytelling for kids and more. The Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. or 650-223-8700
Unity Care 2017 YouthLive! Gala. 6 p.m. May 6. Presented by Linda L. Lester. reception, fashion modeling, music, auctions, dinner. Supports Unity Care. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. $175. or 408-510-3480
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. “BeDazzled.” 5:30 p.m. May 20. TheatreWorks’ rehearsal space to be transformed into something like the Las Vegas strip for a gala fundraiser. Food, drinks, auctions and entertainment. TheatreWorks Rehearsal Space, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood Shores. $185-$350, and $3,000 to $5,000 for VIP lounges for groups of 10. Call the TheatreWorks Special Events Department at 650-463-7112 or email


The Hoover Institution Library & Archives. “Weapon on the Wall: American Posters of World War I, through Sept. 2. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free. Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower), Stanford University. Parking on campus is free on Saturdays.
Museum of American Heritage. The 13th annual Vintage Vehicles & Family Festival, in collaboration with the Palo Alto May Fete Parade, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6. Vintage vehicles will be lined along Homer Avenue in downtown Palo Alto; also, family friendly activities including hands-on science demonstrations and novelty handmade bikes on display. “Open for Business: Office Success Before Computers,” through Aug. 20. Emphasis on business and mathematical machines that revolutionized the workplaces across America. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. 650-321-1004 or
Los Altos History Museum. Second annual Ikebana Flower Show. Noon-4 p.m. April 21-23. Arrangements created by Katsuko Thielke and her students. Live demonstrations at 1 p.m. each day. Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision. April 29 through Oct. 8. Main Gallery, Los Altos History Museum, 51 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Free admission., 650-948-9427, ext. 14
Oshman Family JCC. David Goldberg, “A Family History Art Exhibition.” Through May 10. Goldberg uses family documents and his own photographs to reflect on the immigration of his family, a community and their assimilation into American life. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. No charge. or 650-223-8700
San Mateo County History Museum. “Peninsula at War! San Mateo County’s World War II Legacy,” through Feb. 4, 2019. 12th annual Maritime Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29, highlighting the Charles Parsons’ Ships of the World gallery; children will be invited to design their own model ships, make cargo, create miniature lighthouses and learn about tying knots.”Paintings of Frank’s Tannery,” through May 11. “Redwood City in Bloom,” photographs of the historic floral industry, May 20 through Sept.10 and is part of Redwood City’s sesquicentennial observances. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. or 650-299-0104
Old Woodside Store Day. Noon-4 p.m. May 7. The Woodside Storekeepers invite visitors to experience life in the 1880s, focusing on the history of the store and the redwood logging in the area. Children may cut a log with a two-person saw, cleave shingles with a mallet and froe, compete in a seed-spitting contest, make dolls and take part in other activities. Woodside Store, corner of Tripp Road and Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. or 650-299-0104

A La Carte & Art. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6, 7. Arts & crafts, music, food, drink, farmers’ market, exhibits, car show, children’s fun zone. Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. 650-964-3395 or

“Before the Flood.” 3:15 p.m. April 22. National Geographic/Leonardo di Caprio documentary on the effects of climate change. Mitchell Park Library’s MidTown Community Room, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Light refreshments provided. Free. Wheelchair accessible. Discussion following the film will be led by Katia Reeves, a member of Palo Alto’s St. Thomas of Aquinas Parish Green Committee, Sponsored by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom branch, 650-326-1235 or Film provided by California Interfaith Power and Light through its working group, the Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action Group – PICA, 3/pica/


California Pops Orchestra. 3 p.m. May 21: Best of the Pops, with guest Frederick Hodges. Music from “Hamilton,” “Fantastic Beasts” and more. Flint Center at De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. $20-55. or 650- 856-8432.
Music at Kohl Mansion Chamber Concert Series. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Pre-concert talks by musicologist Kai Christiansen at 6 p.m. April 30: Hermitage Piano Trio. Dec. 18: Holiday Gala, Aulos Ensemble with Julianne Baird. 650-762-1130 or
2017 Country Megaticket. May 27: Lady Antebellum with Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young. June 17: Brad Paisley with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell. Aug. 20: Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi. Sept. 16: Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane. Sept. 20: Jason Aldean with Chris Young, Kane Brown. Oct. 14: Luke Bryan with Brett Eldrege. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. Packages: $199-$899.
Ticket To Rock package. June 22, Korn / Stone Sour. July 28, Avenged Sevenfold. Aug. 16, Incubus with Jimmy Eat World . Sept. 27, Sublime with Rome & The Offspring. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $65 lawn for four shows, limited availability.


“The Colorado.” 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22. Multimedia work including commissioned music performed live by vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and percussionist Glenn Kotche. “A journey through this river’s history.” Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. $30-$65. 650-724-2464 or
San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra. Noon April 25. The Oshman Family JCC, Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $20. or 650-223-8700
Magicflutes Flute Orchestra. Spring concert, “Magic & Mystery in Music.” 2:30 p.m. April 30. Directed by Pamela Ravenelle. Works of W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas and others. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Ave. at El Camino Real, San Mateo. $10-$12.
Garrick Davis World Blues. 7 p.m. May 12. With Tony Stead (organ), CL Behrens (trombone), Tammi Brown (vocalist), Zach Davis (keys, vocals), AJ Joyce (electric bass), Grant “Slam” Walthall (drums), D. Edward (percussion), Daniel Berkman (kora, handsonic), Tanmay Bichu (tabla drums) and Perry Thoorsell (acoustic bass). Club Fox, 2209 Broadway St., Redwood City. 21 & over. $30-$60 advance, $35-$65 at the door.
Peninsula Symphony. 8 p.m. May 19, San Mateo Performing Arts Center; 8 p.m. May 20, Heritage Theatre, Campbell. Holst, “The Planets, op.32”; Bloomer Deussen, “Transit of Venus”; Bottesini, “Concerto No. 2 in B minor.” $10-$45.
Ragazzi Continuo. The Great American Songbook. May 20 and June 3. American song from colonial composer William Billings’ “Lamentation Over Boston,” to Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” and more. 7:30 p.m. May 20, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City; and 7:30 p.m. June 3, First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
Lady Antebellum, with Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young. 6 p.m. May 27. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $32-$66.25.
Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show. With Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas. June 2. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $30.75-$70.75.
Bay Choral Guild. “400 Years of Shakespeare.” 8 p.m. June 3. Sonnets and quotes put to music by various composers. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly St., Palo Alto. $5-$25.
Dead & Company. June 3 and 4. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $40-$149.50.
Live 105’s BFD. June 10. More than 30 bands on four stages, including Phoenix, Franz Ferdinand, Cold War Kids, Milky Chance, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $37.50-$125.
Boston, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. June 14. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $30-$134.50.
Future, with Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, Zoey Dollaz. 6 p.m. June 15. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $26-$99.50.
Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal, Yelawolf, Islander. June 22. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $25-$89.50.
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival. June 24, 25. Created and hosted by Chris Hardwick. Tank And The Bangas, Greg Proops, Brent Weinbach, Dan Mintz, comic-book artists, cosplay tent and more. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $65-$99.
Goo Goo Dolls, Phillip Phillips. July 14. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29.50-$99.50. and
Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows. “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017.” July 21. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29.50-$125.50.
Avenged Sevenfold. July 28. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $25-$69.50.
Vans Warped Tour. 11 a.m. Aug. 4. Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, Strung Out, T.S.O.L, Hatebreed, Emmure, Andy Black, American Authors, Beartooth, Dance Gavin Dance, Jule Vera, I Prevail, Neck Deep, New Years Day, Memphis May Fire, War On Women and more. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29 (early bird)-$42.50.
Sam Hunt. 6 p.m. Aug. 11. With Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Ryan Follese. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $26-$65.50.
Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, guest to be named later. Aug. 12. KFOX Summer Send Off. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $30-$125.50.
Kings of Leon. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24. With Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $32.50-$89.50; on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 4.
OneRepublic. Aug. 26. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $33.50-$156.
Bone Bash XVII. Foreigner, Cheap Trick, others. Sept. 2. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $30.
Nickelback. Sept. 3. “Feed the Machine Tour.” With Daughtry, Shaman’s Harvest. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $25-$125.
Muse & Thirty Seconds to Mars, with Pvris. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $35-$125.
Sublime With Rome and The Offspring. Sept. 27. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $49.50-$79.50.

Henry M. Gunn High School Theatre Department. Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man.” 7:30 p.m. April 21-22, 2 p.m. April 22, 23. Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. $5-$25. or at the door
Los Altos Stage Company.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Through May 7. Directed by Jeff Clarke. Featuring Claire Ando, Joe Antonicelli, Marc Berman, David Blackburn, Robert Sean Campbell, Aaron Hurley, Drew Benjamin Jones, John Stephen King, Gary Landis, Keith Larson, James Devreaux Lewis, Bobby Lopez, Toni Maddocks and Heather Skelley. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $18-$36. or 650-941-0551
Los Altos Stage Company Youth Theater. “The Haunting of Hill House.” 7:30 p.m. April 27-29. By Shirley Jackson. Outdoors at Los Altos History House. $12-$15. 650-941-0551 or
Peninsula Youth Theatre. “Role Reversal.” 7:30 p.m. April 22. Cabaret-style show showcasing some of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s most experienced students. Conceived and directed by high school sophomore Andie Chan. Songs will be performed by actors of the opposite gender from those generally associated with the part. Second Stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $27. 650-903-6000 or
Sunnyvale Community Players. “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Through April 30. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Directed by Walter Mayes. Sunnyvale Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. $17-33. or 408-733-6611
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. “Rags.” Through April 30. Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Joseph Stein. Directed by Robert Kelley. Featuring Kyra Miller, Jonah Broscow, Noel Anthony, Julie Benko, Donald Corren, Travis Leland, Danny Rothman, David Bryant, Teressa Foss, Nic Roy Garcia, Brian Herndon, Jake A. Miller, Caitlyn O’Leary, Benjamin Pither, Darlene Popovic and Christopher Reber. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $35-$86. or 650-463-1960

Palo Alto Players. “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” April 29 through May 14. Book and lyrics by Eric Idle. Music by John Du Prez and Idle. Directed and choreographed by Andrew Ceglio. Featuring Michael Monagle, Eric Borchers, Joey McDaniel, Josiah Frampton, Brad Satterwhite, Nick Kenrick, Chris Mahle and Juliet Green; ensemble includes Sarah Liz Amoroso, Jimmy Ashmore, Melissa Baxter, Stephanie Bayer, Alysia Beltran, Lillian Kautz, Michelle Skinner and Kaitlin Zablotsky. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $25-$55. 650-329-0891 or
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.” May 4 through May 21. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $12-$14. or 650-463-4970
Pear Theatre. “Pear Slices.” May 5 through May 28. Eight short plays by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild, performed by a cast of seven. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. $10-$35. or 650-254-1148