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Opening 'The Gift': Short film debuts online this weekend


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It’s taken approximately two years to open “The Gift,” and it’s happening just after the holidays.

The short film by Lisa Belcher, based on the story by her brother Steve Wayne of Los Altos, is scheduled to debut online Sunday. Belcher finished the film in 2014 and secured a distributor in November. “The Gift” has played at film festivals around the world and has won seven awards.

Los Altos galleries premiere new art exhibitions: Local Arts Roundup


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Suej McCall’s work is featured this month at Gallery 9.

Two downtown Los Altos galleries are debuting new exhibitions in January.

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Artist Suej McCall is scheduled to display her work in the exhibition “Reflections: Vibrant Watercolors” through Jan. 29 at Gallery 9.

Community Briefs

Concerts benefit LightHouse for the Blind

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter Revisited,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Menlo School’s Martin Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Fundraisers for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 16th annual concerts will feature the Gills and Menlo School alumni paying tribute to composer and songwriter Porter, whose Broadway shows include “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

City uses 'Force' in renaming New Year's fun run


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Local residents participating in the 2016 New Year’s Day Fun Run power walk, run, jog with a dog and push a stroller. This year’s event boasts a “Star Wars” theme.

The city of Los Altos is going “Rogue” for its annual 5K fun run to kick off the new year.

Renamed the “New Year’s Day Rogue Run,” organizers plan to capitalize on the popularity of the new film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with a theme they hope encourages participants to turn out in costume.

Concert supports nonprofit LightHouse for the Blind


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Anne Gill, above with father Steve, serves as inspiration for a Jan. 7 fundraiser benefiting LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter Revisited,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8 in Menlo School’s Martin Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Fundraisers for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 16th annual concerts will feature the Gills and Menlo School alumni paying tribute to composer and songwriter Porter, whose Broadway shows include “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me, Kate.” Former Los Altos resident Linda Jordan will provide the piano accompaniment, and current resident Mollie Thomson will be among the featured performers.

Pianist Cahill performs in CSMA 'Spotlight' concert


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Pianist Sarah Cahill’s resume includes numerous commissions and performances. Her work has been featured on more than 20 albums.

 

Pianist Sarah Cahill is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Road, Mountain View.


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