Baubles Bangles and Bags: Fundraiser for Peninsula Volunteers Inc. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6. Silent auction featuring vintage, designer and specialty handbags and baubles, themed gift baskets, mystery boxes and five special Christmas trees. Champagne, specialty cheeses, seated luncheon and guest speaker Georgie Gleim of Gleim the Jewelers. Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton. $175. http://www.penvol.org or 650-272-5001. Night of Stars: 6-10 p.m. Nov. 10. Benefits Peace Corps Let Girls Learn initiative. Performances by several South Bay Teen Idol winners. DJ music, dancing, light appetizers, beverages, a silent auction and raffle. Addison Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $20-$100. http://www.lgnightofstars.eventbrite.com or 408-358-3636.
Details: 8 p.m, July 30 at Campbell Recital Hall at Stanford University (part of Stanford Jazz Festival); $15-$35; https://stanfordjazz.org; 7 p.m, July 31 at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley; $17-$19; 510-644-2020, http://thefreight.org, 8 “DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!”: San Leandro Players presents Charles Busch’s campy satire of 1960s film thrillers, about an aging pop singer plunged into a world of deceit, murder and horrifying pop cultural references, Details: July 30 through Aug, 28; The auditorium tory burch chelsea ballet at San Leandro Museum; $15-$20; 510-895-2573, www.slplayers.org..
Oshman Family JCC. “Ballerina: A One-Woman Play.” 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Former George Balanchine prima ballerina Stephanie Herman. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $15-$25. paloaltojcc.org/ballerina. San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. “Hamlet.” Aug. 26, 27. Featuring Nathaniel Andalis, Rolf Saxon, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Sharon Huff, Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kieran Beccia, Sydney Schwindt, Maryssa Wanlass, Melissa Quine, Radhika Rao, Charlie Lavaroni and Natalie Ayala. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Free. www.sfshakes.org or 415-558-0888.
“Catastrophe” (Amazon Prime): An American ad exec (Rob Delaney) visits London, where he has a weeklong, no-strings-attached fling with a schoolteacher (Sharon Horgan) before flying home, Weeks later, he gets a call: She’s pregnant, Yikes, Instead of turning tail, he attempts to start a relationship with this woman he barely knows, tory burch chelsea ballet It sounds like the premise of a lame rom-com, but these likable leads combine with some sharp observational writing to create comedic gold, (The six-episode first season is currently streaming; Season 2 debuts April 8.)..
Around the back, on Montalvo’s Garden Theatre stage, you’ll come across “Reepicheep’s Wave,” a gigantic installation 20 feet high and 46 feet across with 18,000 plastic mussel shells clipped onto more than 1,200 fiber optic threads hung vertically, undulating in blues and greens. It’s supposed to evoke the huge, still wave on the Silver Sea that Munro says is a metaphor for what we all must do, moving through a portal at the end of one life and on to the next. But it also has the feel of some kind of alien technology, accompanied by a steady concert of tones on an ascending scale like a thousand people gently humming — a little reminiscent of the monolith scene in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”.
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