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'Beard' takes shape at Pear Theatre

The Pear Theatre production of “The Beard of Avon,” a farcical treatment of the Oxfordian theory regarding authorship of Shakespeare’s plays, is set to open this week in Mountain View.

“Beard” takes the audience on a wild ride through Elizabethan England, even bringing the Queen along.

Nakamatsu headlines ECYS benefit concert Saturday in Cupertino

Courtesy of El Camino Youth Symphony
Jon Nakamatsu is an award-winning pianist from San Jose.

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu is scheduled to headline the El Camino Youth Symphony’s annual benefit concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino.

Nakamatsu, a Foothill College and Stanford University alum, was a gold medalist at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

'Fish' finale nears


TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Northern California premiere of Kimber Lee’s “tokyo fish story” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Originally developed at the TheatreWorks 2014 New Works Festival, “fish” received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory Theatre in March 2015.

Cal Pops' 'Big Band Cavalcade' set for Sunday in Los Altos Hills

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform its “Big Band Cavalcade” concert 3 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre.

The orchestra, led by conductor Kim Venaas, will perform an array of Big Band swing music by the likes of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Harry James.

T. Nile performs in Los Altos Friday night

Canadian musician T. Nile is slated to perform 7:45 p.m. Friday at a home in Los Altos. Melissa Bandura is the opening act.

T. Nile is on tour to support her recently released album “Tingle & Spark,” which fuses electro-pop and folk. She won Best Emerging Artist at the Canadian Music Awards and was nominated for Best Vocalist.

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