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Desi Comedy Fest set for today in downtown Mountain View

The fourth annual Desi Comedy Fest is slated 8 p.m. today on the SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Billed as the largest South Asian comedy festival in the U.S., the event is expected to feature 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Afghani and Sri Lankan descent, including performers from the LGBTQ community. Comedians this year are scheduled to come from all over the U.S., Canada, South Africa and India.

'Sleeping Beauty' awakes at PYT


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Children in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s Children’s Theatre in the Park series cap a recent performance of “Hansel and Gretel” at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ ParkStage.

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s series of free Children’s Theatre in the Park performances is scheduled to conclude with “Sleeping Beauty” 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ ParkStage, 500 Castro St.

The play is a humorous take on the classic tale of a princess who sleeps for 100 years, and the princes who try to rescue her.

Desi Comedy Fest set for next week in Mountain View

The fourth annual Desi Comedy Fest is slated 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

Billed as the largest South Asian comedy festival in America, the event is expected to feature 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Afghani and Sri Lankan descent, including performers from the LGBTQ community.

Lamplighters Music Theatre's 'Yeoman' opens Saturday in downtown Mtn. View

The Lamplighters Music Theatre production of “The Yeoman of the Guard” is slated to run Saturday and Sunday on the MainStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The dark comedy, which combines tragedy and humor, has been compared to grand opera in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire.

School Cantorum's Summer Sings concludes next week in Los Altos

Schola Cantorum wraps up its Summer Sings program next week with a sing-along to Bach’s “Magnificat” and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.”

The event is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Monday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

'Shrek' signs off


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
The ogre Shrek (Andrew Ross) enjoys his swampy home in “Shrek The Musical.”

The Foothill Music Theatre production of “Shrek The Musical” is slated to run through Sunday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

Based on the Broadway show inspired by the animated film, director Milissa Carey described it as “a big, fun, positive comedy.”


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