Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

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The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930s to today – 3 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre.

Conductor Kim Venaas leads the 65-piece orchestra, which will be joined by special guest the Black Tie Jazz Big Band.


TheatreWorks' 'Lake' dries up Sunday at Lucie Stern Theatre

The TheatreWorks production of “The Lake Effect” – a new drama by Rajiv Joseph – is slated to run through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Winner of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, the drama offers a spicy menu of family secrets, sibling rivalry and surprising reconciliation. Pungent memories of tandoors and tikka masala linger in a shuttered Indian restaurant, where the owner’s grown children ponder the legacy of their family business, their father’s mysterious bookie and their suddenly entangled lives.


Treble Voices Festival set for Saturday in PA

The eighth annual New Music for Treble Voices Festival is scheduled 4 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Church in Palo Alto.

Produced by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, the festival brings together a wide range of choirs in the study and performance of new music.


'Jane' to remain at LA's Bus Barn through Sunday

Kimberly Kauer/Special to the Town Crier
The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” closes Sunday at Bus Barn.

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” – in partnership with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival – is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Based on Charlotte Bronte’s book, Willis Hall’s adaptation keeps the major plot points intact, moving through Jane’s childhood as an orphan, her struggles under cruel authority figures and her emergence as an empowered young woman who falls in love with a flawed older man.


Master Sinfonia performs Sunday afternoon at Los Altos United Methodist Church

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra is set to perform 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave. The program includes music by Mozart (“Overture to Don Giovanni” and a collection of arias) and Mahler (Symphony No. 4 in G major), featuring soloist Amina Edris.

For tickets ($15-$25) and more information, visit mastersinfonia.org.


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