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Stepping Out

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival set for this weekend on Castro Street

The 43rd annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is slated 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Castro Street.

The festival will feature works by 600 professional artists and craftmakers, live music, food and drink and a party lounge.

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"Spoonful" continues run in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful” is scheduled to run through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Leslie Martinson directs this story from Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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'South Pacific' closes Sunday at Smithwick


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Kazmiera Tarshis, Minna Rogers, Madison Genovese and Megan Coomans are happy-go-lucky nurses in Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “South Pacific,” closing Sunday.

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “South Pacific” is scheduled to run through Sunday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is based on James A. Michener’s 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Tales of the South Pacific.”

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'Water' rises in Mtn. View


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Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful” opened last weekend and is scheduled to run through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Leslie Martinson directs the story from Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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Schola's Summer Sings ends run Monday night at Los Altos church

The Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum is scheduled to conclude its 2014 Summer Sings series 7:30 p.m. Monday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., at the corner of Foothill Expressway.

The series provides audience members the opportunity to sing masterpieces of the choral repertoire – choruses and solos – with the help of conductors from throughout the Bay Area.

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The time is now for exhibition on clocks at Palo Alto museum

The Museum of American Heritage’s latest exhibition, “Time Machines: Clocks & Timekeeping,” is scheduled through Sept. 14 in Palo Alto.

The exhibition explores timekeeping practices and devices from the introduction of the sundial by the Egyptians circa 3500 B.C. to the precise atomic clock of the 1940s.

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PYT and city of MV present 'Raggedy Ann' this Friday evening at downtown ParkStage

Peninsula Youth Theatre and the city of Mountain View conclude their Children’s Theatre in the Park series with “Raggedy Ann & Andy,” scheduled 6:30 p.m. Friday at the downtown ParkStage.

When French doll Babette is stolen, Raggedy Ann, Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees must journey through the deep woods to rescue her from a fierce crew of pirates.

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TheatreWorks offers 'Spoonful' of drama beginning this week


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Three strangers – “Chutes & Ladders” (Anthony J. Haney, left), Odessa (Zilah Mendoza, center) and “Orangutan” (Anna Ishida, right) – come together in an online support group in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks is scheduled to present the regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful” today through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Leslie Martinson directs the story from Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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'Pirates' production set for this weekend in MV

Lamplighters Music Theatre presents “The Pirates of Penzance” this weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Considered Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular comic opera, the production features memorable melodies and tongue-twisting songs.

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Palo Alto Festival of the Arts set for this weekend

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is slated to host the 33rd annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on University Avenue.

The festival will showcase the work of 300 artisans, many of whom travel from around the country to participate in the event. The original works of art include a variety of displays, such as abstract paintings, sculptures in bronze and upcycled whimsical metal creations. The show will include functional and decorative ceramic pieces, mixed-media wall hangings, macro photographic images and an array of handcrafted jewelry.

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'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


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Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The play, based on the 1900 book by L. Frank Baum, is adapted by John Kane from the classic film with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

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Hidden Villa film series concludes Sunday

Hidden Villa’s summertime film series, featuring movies that spotlight local and international change-makers, is scheduled to conclude 5 p.m. Sunday with “Cesar’s Last Fast.”

The monthly Duveneck Forum films are screened on the grounds of Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

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TheatreWorks' 'Great Pretender' enters final weekend in Palo Alto

TheatreWorks’ world premiere of “The Great Pretender” comes to a close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Broadway playwright David West Read is behind the bittersweet comedy about friendship, love and letting go.

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No 'Water' shortage in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.” The play is slated to run Aug. 20 through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful” Aug. 20 through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Leslie Martinson directs the story from renowned playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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PYT's 'Shrek' ends run Sunday in Mtn. View

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Shrek The Musical” through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical tells the story of Shrek, an ogre on a quest for some solitude. When a bunch of zany fairy-tale critters invade his peace and quiet, Shrek must rescue a princess while contending with a motor-mouthed donkey, a fire-breathing dragon and a host of other memorable characters.

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No ‘Water’ shortage in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.” The play is slated to run Aug. 20 through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful” Aug. 20 through Sept. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Leslie Martinson directs the story from renowned playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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PYT stages 'Shrek'


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Dana Cullinane plays Fiona in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Shrek The Musical” Saturday through Aug. 3 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical tells the story of Shrek, an ogre on a quest for a little solitude.

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There's still time to see exhibition about clocks

The Museum of American Heritage’s latest exhibition, “Time Machines: Clocks & Timekeeping,” is scheduled through Sept. 14 in Palo Alto.

The exhibition explores timekeeping practices and devices from the introduction of the sundial by the Egyptians circa 3500 B.C. to the precise atomic clock of the 1940s.

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Foothill opens 'South Pacific' this week in Los Altos Hills


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Emile de Becque (Daniel Cameron) and Nellie Forbush (Madison Genovese) watch the sunset in “South Pacific.”

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “South Pacific” is scheduled to run Thursday through Aug. 10 in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is based on James A. Michener’s 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Tales of the South Pacific.” “South Pacific,” which opened on Broadway in 1949, is the only musical to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories.

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There’s still time to see exhibition about clocks

The Museum of American Heritage’s latest exhibition, “Time Machines: Clocks & Timekeeping,” is scheduled through Sept. 14 in Palo Alto.

The exhibition explores timekeeping practices and devices from the introduction of the sundial by the Egyptians circa 3500 B.C. to the precise atomic clock of the 1940s.

Read more...

Children's Theatre in the Park concludes Friday

The city of Mountain View and Peninsula Youth Theatre cap their Children’s Theatre in the Park series with a free performance of “The Dancing Spider” 6:30 p.m. Friday at the outdoor ParkStage, adjacent to Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St.

The production runs approximately 45 minutes. Families are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and blankets.

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