'Monsters' in MV

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Carmen Akamine-Alvarez stars as Agnes in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “She Kills Monsters.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “She Kills Monsters” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

A comedic ode to fantasy role-playing games, “Monsters” is the story of Agnes, a young woman who finds herself living in the action-packed world of Dungeons and Dragons, her late sister’s refuge. Written by young playwright Qui Nguyen, the show follows Agnes’ journey of self-discovery as she battles her monsters – both literal and metaphorical.

Pops performs Sunday at Flint Center

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California Pops Orchestra and the Black Tie Jazz Band reunite Sunday for “Tribute to the Big Bands.”

California Pops Orchestra, the country’s only all-request pops orchestra, joins forces with the Black Tie Jazz Band for its season opener, “Tribute to the Big Bands,” scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

Musical theater and cabaret songstress Carly Honfi will join the 65-piece California Pops Orchestra and the Black Tie Jazz Band for the two-hour concert. Honfi, who first performed with Cal Pops in 2013, has starred locally in South Bay Musical Theatre’s “Jerry’s Girls” and as the lead character of Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl,” as well as singing in its annual musical showcase, “Broadway by the Decade,” for the past several years.

'Constellations' closes Sunday in downtown Mountain View

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Constellations” is slated to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The drama follows the love story of a beekeeper and Cambridge cosmologist, focusing on the idea of multiverses in relation to finding and losing love. After Marianne and Roland meet at a barbecue, the play explores the many ways their meeting could go, from falling in love to not talking at all.

LA Stage Company's 'Crucible' continues at Bus Barn Theater

The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “The Crucible” opened last week and is slated to run through Oct. 1 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Arthur Miller’s play – which won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play and was made into a film in 1996 – tells the story of four young girls in 17th-century Massachusetts who are accused of being involved with the devil.

Kathak dance performance set for Sunday in Mtn. View

A benefit performance hosted by Chhandam and Leelah Das Dance is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

The performance will showcase kathak, a classical dance form native to Northern India, and feature Rachna Nivas, Seibe Lee and Rina Mehta.

Oshman Family JCC hosts pair of concerts

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center is set to host the Kenny Barron Trio 8 p.m. Thursday and the Avishai Cohen Quartet 8 p.m. Monday at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Barron, an 11-time Grammy-nominated pianist, will perform songs from the trio’s 2016 Grammy-nominated jazz album, “Book of Intuition.”

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