CSMA offers free screening of 'Paper Lanterns'

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled a free screening of the documentary film “Paper Lanterns” 7 p.m. Friday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war. For decades, the families of these Americans weren’t informed about the fates of their loved ones. “Paper Lanterns” tells the story of Shigeaki Mori, the man who spent more than 35 years tracking down their stories following the end of World War II. Thanks to his efforts, the names of those 12 Americans are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and their relatives have learned the truth.

'Midsummer Night's Dream' opens Friday at Foothill College

The Foothill College Theatre Arts production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is scheduled to open Friday and run through June 10 in Los Altos Hills.

The comedy portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. The action includes the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by fairies inhabiting the forest in which most of the play is set.

Smuin presents world premiere this weekend in Mountain View

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Smuin dancers Tessa Barbour and John Speed Orr are airborne in the world premiere of Val Caniparoli’s “If I Were a Sushi Roll,” presented as part of Smuin’s “Dance Series 02” program.

Smuin Contemporary American Ballet is slated to present “Dance Series 02,” its season finale, Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The triple bill features choreographer Val Caniparoli’s world premiere of “If I Were a Sushi Roll.” The nine-part work explores a variety of scenarios set to, and inspired by, the album “Confessions” by New York composer Nico Muhly and singer/songwriter Teitur.

'Arts Razzle Dazzle' fundraiser set for Tuesday

Los Altos Stage Company shines a light on performing arts in the community with “Arts Razzle Dazzle,” a fundraising event scheduled 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The show will include musical performances by Blach Busters and Blachapella of Blach Intermediate School; Bullis Charter School sixth-graders; Los Altos Youth Theatre alums Jenni Chapman and Sam Gavenman; Katie Mazon from Foothill College’s “9 to 5, the Musical”; the 2017 Los Altos Follies cast; and Dominic Dagdagan, the lead in Los Altos Stage Company’s musical “Pippin,” which opens this week.

'Pippin' holds court at Bus Barn

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Los Altos Stage Company’s “Pippin” runs through June 24.

Los Altos Stage Company caps its 2017-2018 season with the Broadway hit “Pippin,” scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through June 24.

Young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the simple moments that happen every day.

Cal Pops ends season Sunday in Cupertino

California Pops Orchestra caps its season with “American Jubilee,” a celebration of some of the greatest American composers and their most beloved songs. The concert is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

Carly Honfi and Matthew Hall will sing with the orchestra.

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