Stepping Out

Pop Ups to surface in Palo Alto Sunday for afternoon performance

The Brooklyn-based kids band The Pop Ups are slated to perform an interactive musical experience 4 p.m. Sunday at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

The show, titled “Appetite for Construction,” takes young audiences through do-it-yourself craft projects they can make at home and features high-energy dance numbers, puppets and indie-pop beats.


ECYS opens season Sunday

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The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m. Sunday at Flint Center in Cupertino.

The concert will feature Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E Minor, Mvt. IV,” with soloist Cassandra Chum.


LAYT’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ closes Sunday

This is the last weekend to catch Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical version of the Washington Irving story.

Remaining performances are scheduled 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.


Final cuts for ‘Sweeney’ this weekend in MV

TheatreWorks’ production of the Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is slated to run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The eight-time Tony Award-winning play – featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler – tells the dark tale of a 19th-century barber’s bloody vengeance. With help from Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of “the worst pies in London,” the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London.


'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy of LAYT

Los Altos Youth Theatre presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a new musical version of the classic Washington Irving story, through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Set on Halloween night, three trick-or-treating children cross a bridge and find themselves transported to Sleepy Hollow in 1790. The residents tell them tales of a headless horseman sometimes seen in the Hollow. Will they meet this scary creature?


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