CSMA hosts concert Monday evening

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View presents the World Harmony Chorus in a free concert slated 7:30 p.m. Monday in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall.

The World Harmony Chorus celebrates diverse cultures with a repertoire of music from around the world, including Africa, Europe and Latin America. The chorus is composed of singers of all ages, backgrounds, interests and experience levels – from beginners to seasoned choral singers.

Singer-songwriter Valentine performs benefit concert Sunday

Musician Bobby Jo Valentine can relate to those who lost their homes in last fall’s Camp Fire in Butte County. The singer-songwriter lost his own home in the North Bay wildfires the year before.

That led Valentine, an artist-in-residence at Los Altos United Methodist Church, to perform a series of benefit concerts for Camp Fire victims.

'World' begins at Pear Theatre


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Pear Theatre’s latest play stars Tasi Alabastro, left, and Michelle Skinner.

Pear Theatre is set to stage the world premiere of “Spending the End of the World on OkCupid” Friday through Feb. 17 in Mountain View.

Created by Bay Area playwright Jeffrey Lo, the play is about a pending apocalyptic event that pushes the characters to spend their last 12 hours alive on the internet.

It's 'Night' time at Bus Barn Theater


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“American Night: The Ballad of Juan José” features Alycia Adame (as Sacagawea) and Carlos Mendoza (Juan José).

Los Altos Stage Company begins the new year with “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,” slated to run this week through Feb. 17 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Richard Montoya’s fast-paced satire centers on the glories and pratfalls of the American dream.

PA Players presents 'Shakespeare in Love'

Palo Alto Players is slated to present “Shakespeare in Love” Friday through Feb. 3 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

A stage adaptation of the 1998 Oscar-winning film, the romantic romp imagines the forbidden love affair between William Shakespeare and the woman who inspires him to write his first great masterpiece, actress Viola de Lesseps. The fictitious story involves mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics.

PYT's 'Cat' runs this weekend


Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Cat in the Hat” is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

The play is a theater adaptation of the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss.


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