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December 31, 2012, 05:00 AM
MONDAY, DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve. 5:30 p.m. Donato Enoteca, 1041 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Seating will end at 10:45 p.m., but the restaurant will be open until late. A select version of the regular a la carte dinner menu will be served until 7 p.m. Live musical entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight. Prices on menu items vary. For more information visit www.donatoenoteca.com.


New Year’s Eve. 6 p.m. 31st Union, 5 S. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo. The regular a la carte menu and two half-price specials on sparkling wine will be served. Complementary party favors will include hats, horns and party poppers. Kitchen will close at 11:30 p.m. Restaurant will be open until 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. $25 for a bottle of wine. Prices for menu items vary. For more information visit 31stunion.com.


New Year’s Eve Mass. 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillsdale Drive, San Mateo. Free. For more information call 347-7768.


New Year’s Eve Party featuring The Houserockers and DJ Dinero. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Ticket prices start at $35. For more information visit  www.clubfoxrwc.com.


New Year’s Eve Celebration. BLAH-RWC, 2411 Broadway, Redwood City. The event will be hosted by Travis—Authentic Rockstar in the mix with Hoodrat Miguel and DJ Asap of NOW 99.7 FM. Presale tickets $15. For more information call 261-1486.


TUESDAY, JAN. 1

Race to End World Hunger 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. 9:30 a.m. Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto. Kids and strollers welcome. Flat and fast course. Proceeds go to ending hunger and poverty worldwide and locally. Registration includes a T-shirt. $35. For more information visit worldrunnerSV.org.


New Year’s Day Service. 9:30 a.m. St. Robert’s Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Free. For more information call 589-2800.


New Year’s Day Mass. 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Marian Convent, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillsdale Drive, San Mateo. Free. For more information call 347-7768.


FRIDAY, JAN. 4

Free First Fridays. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, Old Courthouse, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. At 11 a.m., preschool children will be invited to learn about transportation and will make their own clothespin airplane to take home. There will also be a Journey to Work exhibit gallery and at 2 p.m., there will be a docent lead tour for adults. Free. For more information call 299-0104 or visit historysmc.org.


San Mateo History Museum Free Friday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Free admission for the entire day. 11 a.m., preschool children are invited to learn about aviation. 2 p.m., museum docents will lead tours of the museum for adults. For more information call 299-0104.


SATURDAY, JAN. 5

Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West. 11 a.m. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Bay Area author Craig S. Harwood discusses his best-selling biography of John J. Montgomery, early aerodynamicist and flyer before the Wright Brothers. Free. For more information call 330-2525.


Double-digging and bed preparation. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Ryan Batjiaka will lead the class. $31. For more information and to register call 493-6072 or visit doubldiggingandbedpreparation.eventbrite.com.


A Victorian 12th Night Ball with special guest Charles Dickets. 7 p.m. The San Mateo Masonic Lodge Ballroom, 100 N. Ellsworth, San Mateo. Come enjoy a vintage dance lesson followed by Bangers & Mash playing an evening of Victorian ballroom dance music. Light snack buffet and performances by the Peerless Music Hall and Mr. Dickens included. Victorian costume or modern evening dress is admired, but not required. Tickets purchased before Dec. 29 are $15. Tickets at the door are $20. For more information call 510-522-1731.


SUNDAY, JAN. 6

First Sunday Line Dance with Tine Beare and Jeanette Feinberg. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. $5. For more information call 616-7150.


TUESDAY, JAN. 8

New Films from New Kazakhstan: Shiza. 7 p.m. Building 370, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2563.


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

New Year New Work. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. The artists are excited to ring in the New Year and share some of their newest work with you! Reception on Jan. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 10. Gallery opens Wednesday through Sunday during same hours. For more information visit www.themaingallery.org.


Canadian Women’s Club — January luncheon event. 11 a.m. Basque Cultural Center, 599 South San Francisco. Joycee Wong, curator at the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco, will speak about the role of women when the bank was first established during California’s Gold Rush. The social will be at 11 a.m. and the lunch will start at noon. $30. Reservations required. For more information and to register visit canadianwomensclub.org.


Sons In Retirement (SIRs) Branch 1 Monthly Luncheon. Noon. The Elks Lodge, 229 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Lunch will be followed by a guest speaker. All retired men welcome. For more information or to attend call 341-8298. Call 24 hours before event in order to attend.


Peninsula Community Connections — LGBT Group. Noon to 1 p.m. Peninsula Family Service, 24 Second Ave., San Mateo. PFS will host a friendly, supportive discussion group for LGBT adults over 55 who live in San Mateo County. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. Free. For more information call 403-4300, ext. 4325.


Knife Fight: Special Pre-Release Film Screening with filmmaker Bill Guttentag. 7:30 p.m. Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2650.


Organ Concert Featuring Stephen Tharpe. 8 p.m. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Free. For more information call 723-1762.


THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Employment Roundtable. 10 a.m. to noon. Foster City Community Center, 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Presented by Phase2Careers. Meet with five to six Bay Area employers. Free. For more information visit http://www.phase2careers.org.


City of Rivers: A Book Launch with Zubair Ahmed. 6 p.m. Stanford Bookstore, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 329-1217.


Concurrent Enrollment Night. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CSM College Center, Building 10, Room 193, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Orientation program for students enrolling at College of San Mateo while in high school. Free parking in the Beethoven Lot 2 student parking area. For more information go to collegeofsanmateo.edu/highschool.


Community Educators Book Signing. 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Becky Cooper and Dr. Pat Harbour will discuss their new book ‘Community Educators.’ For more information call 482-2867.


HR as Business Partner: A Talent, Not a Title. Sequoia, 1850 Gateway Drive, Suite 600, San Mateo. The Northern California Human Resources Association will host presenter Danika Davis who has held HR positions to the senior/management officer level in a variety of industries. $35 for non-members and free for members. For more information and to register go to nchra.org.


SATURDAY, JAN. 12

San Bruno Youth Baseball Registration. 9 a.m. to noon. San Bruno Recreation Center, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno. SBYB offers baseball experience for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Other on site registrations will be held on Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 between 9 a.m. and noon and on Jan. 23 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information call 689-5543 or go to sanbrunopeeweebaseball.org.


An Afternoon with Author Cara Black. 3 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Cara will speak to us about her life as a mystery writer. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Belmont Library at conrad@smcl.org.


‘New Year New Work’ Reception. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. The artists are excited to ring in the New Year and share some of their newest work with you! Exhibit runs through Feb. 10. Gallery opens Wednesday through Sunday during same hours. For more information visit www.themaingallery.org.


SUNDAY, JAN. 13

Third Sunday Ballroom Tea Dance with Bob Gutierrez Band. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Spirings Road. $5. For more information call 616-7150.


St. Lawrence String Quartet with Stephen Prutsman, Piano. 2:30 p.m. Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, Stanford. $10 to $60. For more information call 725-2787.


Wine and Canvas, a painting class with cocktails! 6:30 p.m. Acqua Pazza, 201 E. 3rd Ave, San Mateo. For more information call infosfbay@wineandcanvas.com


MONDAY, JAN. 14

Teen Cooking Class: Beli Deli. 3:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Make a stop at the Wellness Hub! Sign up for free weekly cooking classes provided by the Peninsula’s oldest traditional deli/restaurant, Beli Deli. Recipes will vary by week and classes are limited to 25 students ages 12 to 19. All supplies included. Please sign up at the Information Desk by calling 591-8286 or emaling goyal@smcl.org.


TUESDAY, JAN. 15

Social Media Savvy Seniors. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Bonnie Silverman of Synnergy Home Care will give a lecture as part of the Free Health and Wellness Lecture Series for Active Adults and Seniors. For ages 55 and older. Free. For more information call 558-7300.


Playing Card Upcycle. 3:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. In this upcycled craft, we’ll be creating our own pocket-journals using playing cards! From personalized diaries to notes for your friends, the possibilities are endless. All materials are provided, while supplies last. For ages 12 to 19. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


History of Iranian Music: Lecture in Farsi. 6:30 p.m. Building 420, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information go to http://arts.stanford.edu/event/history-of-iranian-music.


An Evening With Author JoAnneh Nagler. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. JoAnneh Nagler will discuss her new book, ‘The Debt-Free Spending Plan: An Amazingly Simple Way to Take Control of Your Finances Once and For All.’ Free. For more information contact conrad@smcl.org.


St. Timothy School Kindergarten Open House. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. St. Timothy Catholic School, 1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo. For more information go to www.sttimothyschool.org or call 342-6567.


Martin’s Dream in the Tapestry of History. 7:30 p.m. Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2650.


NCCO National Tour Kick-Off Concert. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. The New Century Chamber Orchestra will perform from their tour repertoire. Tickets start at $29. For more information go to ncco.org.


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

Job Search Review. 10 a.m. to noon. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. A panel of job search experts provide job search advice. Free. For more information visit phse2careers.org.


NAIFA SF Peninsula Health Care Expo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crown Plaza Hotel 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. No charge for members. $25 nonmembers. Lunch included. To RSVP call (925) 935-9691 or contact NAIFASFPeninsula@gmail.com.


Beginning Word Processing. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2007. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


Senior Center 26th Anniversity Celebration: Dancing & a Chicken Piccata Lunch. Tickets available at the front desk. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Spirings Road. For more information call 616-7150.


A Time to Cast Away Stones: A Reading and Singing with Elise Miller. 6 p.m. Stanford Bookstore, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 329-1217.


Youth and Drug Awareness Presentation for Parents and Teachers. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Foster City Teen Center, 670 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Free. The San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force presents this workshop intended for teachers, parents, school administrators and youth workers. For more information and to reserve a spot call 286-3395.


THURSDAY, JAN. 17

Screening of the Dreamworks animated movie ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.’ 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call 522-7838.


Health, Hope and Healing. 5:30 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Free. For more information call 498-7869.


Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Reading and Signing with Greg Smith. 6 p.m. Stanford Bookstore, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 329-1217.


SMMMASH: Body (Stanford Mutlidisciplinary Multidimensional Meeting of Arts, Science and Humanities). 7 p.m. Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2650.


FRIDAY, JAN. 18

Mavericks: Everest of the Seas. Noon to 5 p.m. Coastal Arts League Museum, 300 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Continues through Feb. 24 with reception on Jan. 26. Museum opens Thursday through Monday during same hours. For more information call 726-6335.


Tango! with Quartet San Francisco and pre-concert lecture. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. Quartet San Francisco, tango dancers Sandor and Parissa and the symphony will all perform at 8 p.m. following the lecture. $40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and $20 for youth/students. For more information and for tickets go to peninsulasymphony.org.


Teen Open Mic Night. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. It’s the start of the Open Mic Nights for 2013! You’ve got up six minutes. to show us what you’ve got. All acts welcome! Refreshments will be provided. For ages 12 and up. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


SATURDAY, JAN. 19

eBook Drop-In Session. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Drop in to this relaxed session with your mobile device and any questions you have about downloading library materials. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


Hillsdale Shopping Center Education Expo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Representatives from several local public and private preschools, elementary and high schools who will be available to answer questions and provide detailed information on school curriculum, admission dates, requirements and more to parents. For more information contact shelbi@spinpr.com.


Very First Concert: The Art of Listening. 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Congregational Church of San Mateo's Youth Room, 105 N. Ellsworth Ave. San Mateo. These 20-minute "mini concerts," designed to prime the ears of the youngest listeners, feature a simple musical concept, short selections of classical repertoire, tumbling mats as an alternative to chairs, hands-on musical activities, and lively back-and-forth dialogue between the performers and the audience. For more information caontact nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com/


Somewhere. 2 p.m. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Come enjoy a compelling tale of a 1960s Puerto Rican family dreaming and dancing its way toward show business. $23 (students) to $73. Performance runs until Feb. 10. For more information call 463-1960.  


SUNDAY, JAN. 20

Trio Solisti. 7 p.m. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. The trio will perform Beethoven’s 14 Variations, Op. 44, Chausson’s Trio in G minor, Op. 3, and Mussirgsjy’s "Pictures at an Exhibition.” Meet the musicians at a complimentary buffet reception after the concert. For more information call 762-1130.  


TUESDAY, JAN. 22

One Direction Trivia Challenge. 3:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Calling 1D fans! Join us for a trivia challenge centered on the five fab, One Direction! In teams ofr two, answer questions about the band and band members and win a prize! For ages 12 to 19. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


New Films from New Kazakhstan: Kunya. 7p.m. Building 370, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2563.


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

Small Business Law Tips for Entrepreneurs with Ryan P. Greco. 7 p.m. Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Learn critical information about incorporation, employee vs. independent contractor, commercial leases, liability protection and more. Free. For more information email rkutler@redwoodcity.org.


A Reading by Scott Hitchins. 7 p.m. Humanities Center, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 723-0011.


John Mackley, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. 7 p.m. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Mackey discusses the transformative business movement where value rests on something more than just finances. Find out more about the Whole Foods story from the man himself. Check-in at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m., book signing at 8 p.m. Members $12,  non-members $20. Premium $40 for members and non-members; includes copy of book and reserved seating. For tickets call 1-800-847-7730.


Never Lost: An Evening with Naomi Shihab Nye. 7:30 p.m. Room 105, Building 320. Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2650.


THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Jared Diamond, author of ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ and ‘The World Until Yesterday.’ Noon. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Pulitzer Prize winning author Diamond draws extensively from his field work and examines how Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other traditional societies have adapted and evolved for nearly 6 million years. Check-in at 11:30 a.m., program at noon, book signing at 1 p.m. Members $12,  non-members $20. Premium $45 for members and non-members; includes copy of book and reserved seating. For tickets call 1-800-847-7730.


The Belmont Library presents Annie Barrows. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. For more information call 591-8286.


FRIDAY, JAN. 25

Meet Nick Bruel. 4:30 p.m. 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Bruel will share the latest installment in his zBad Kitty series, Bad Kitty School Daze. For more information call 685-4911.


Peninsula Arts Council’s 11th Annual Diamond Awards. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. The Annual Diamond Awards recipients make up San Mateo County’s Arts Hall of Fame. The celebration includes an hors d’oevres reception, no-host cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment and more. $25. For more information and for tickets go to www.peninsulaartscouncil.org.


Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit. 7 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. Advanced tickets $30. Door general admission $35. Ages 21 and over. for more information or to purchase tickets call (415) 285-7719.


Dragon Productions Presents: ‘After Ashley.’ 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway Street, Redwood City. Opening Night Gala after the show. The show will run from Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Opening night $35 general admission, $30 for seniors, and $25 for students. All other nights tickets are $30 general, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students. To purchase tickets or for more information go to www.dragonproductions.net/


SATURDAY, JAN. 26

San Bruno American Legion Post #409 Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion San Bruno Post #409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage and French toast will be served. There will also be juice, coffee or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information

call 583-1740.


‘Mavericks: Everest of the Seas’ Reception. Noon to 5 p.m. Coastal Arts League Museum, 300 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Continues through Feb. 24. Museum opens Thursday through Monday during same hours. For more information call 726-6335.


Timber Barons and Tree Higgers at the History Museum. 1 p.m. Old Courthouse, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Author Sheri Jansen-Olliges will discuss her new book, ‘Timber Barons to Tree Huggers: The Story of Middleton’s Redwood Community.’ Free with price of admission to museum, $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more information call 299-0104.


Vocal Gems of the Ragtime Era. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. UUSM Unitarian Church, 300 Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo. This toe-tapping, syncopated musical revue features many of the vocal numbers that helped to define the era and some that should have. $25. For more information call (408) 475-1376.


SUNDAY, JAN. 27

St. Timothy School K-8 Open House. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Timothy Catholic School, 1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo. For more information call 342-6567 or go to www.sttimothyschool.org.


Last Sunday Ballroom Tea Dance with Bob Gutierrez Band. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Spirings Road. $5. For more information call 616-7150.


San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s Family Concert: Music from the Mediterranean. 3:30 p.m. College of San Mateo Theatre, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Building 3, San Mateo. Concert is open to the public and is friendly to kids and families. Free. For more information go to sfchamberorchestra.org.


TUESDAY, JAN. 29

Exploring Your Career Options in the New Year. 9 a.m. to noon. Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. What new career options do you have in the New Year? A panel of career specialists will get you to think about your career goals in 2013. Co-sponsored by Phase2Careers and Friends of the Redwood City Library. Free. For more information email rkutler@redwoodcity.org.


Duct-a-mania! 3:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Go crazy with duct tape! Create wallets, bracelets, ties, roses and/or your own work of art! All materials provided, while supplies last. For ages 12 to 19. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30

Beginning Internet. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn how to evaluate and search the Internet for information. For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


Lenore Appelhans, Lissa Price, and Erica Lorraine Scheidt. 6:30 p.m. 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. For more information call 685-4911.


How I Wirte: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom. 7:30 p.m. Room 105, Building 320, Stanford University, Stanford. Free. For more information call 725-2650.


THURSDAY, JAN. 31

Meditation - Lose Your Stress, Find Your Bliss with Marshall Zaslove, MD. 7 p.m. Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Join us for a meditation workshop with board-certified psychiatrist, author and meditation teacher, Dr. Marshall Zaslove. For more information email rkutler@redwoodcity.org.


FRIDAY, FEB. 1

‘Free First Fridays’ program. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County Museum, 2200 Broadway , Redwood City. At 11 a.m., preschool children will be invited to learn about Chinese New Year. At 2 p.m., museum docents will lead tours of the Museum for adults. Free. For more information call 299-0104.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6



FRIDAY, FEB. 8

2013 Photography Exhibit. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Betty Weber, SSF Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. Presented by the South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission. Free. For more information call 829-3800.


SATURDAY, FEB. 9

2013 Photography Exhibit. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Betty Weber, SSF Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. Presented by the South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission. Free. For more information call 829-3800.


Open House. 10 a.m. Summit, 890 Broadway, Redwood City. Summit Preparatory Charter High School and Everest Public High School, both public, tuition-free, charter high schools in Redwood City, would like to invite parents and students to learn more about their schools and the admission process. For more information visit www.summitprep.net or everestphs.org.


SUNDAY, FEB. 10

Alexander String Quartet with violist Toby Appel Concert. 7 p.m. Kohl Mansion, Great Hall, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. For more information call 762-1130.


TUESDAY, FEB. 12

An Evening with Authors Lisa Lucca and Mark Flore. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Authors Lisa Lucca and Mark Flore will read from their book "You Are Loved...An Email Memoir.” For more information email conrad@smcl.org.


SATURDAY, FEB. 16

Jack Tillmany and Gary Lee Parks discuss Theatres of the Peninsula. 1 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Atuhors Tillmany and Parks will discuss their book which begins with the Peninsula’s early playhouses and continues to today’s multiplexes. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. For more information call 299-0104 or go to historysmc.org.


THURSDAY FEB. 21

Screening of the animated zombie movie ‘ParaNorman.’ 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call 522-7838.


Higher Education and the Life of the Spirit: An Evening with Alexander and Helen Astin. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sofia University, 1069 East Meadow Circle, 1057-A Classroom,  Palo Alto. The latest book from distinguished authors Alexander and Helen Astin shows how cultivating the spirit improves key academic and developmental outcomes. General, $30. Alumni/Faculty/Staff/ CACC Member, $20. Students, $10. $5 extra at the door. For more informtion call 493-4430 x269.


SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Joan Baez and Bella Sorella benefit concert for Peninsula College Fund. 6 p.m. Sacred Heart Prepartory’s Homer Theater, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton. Help a group of outstanding students fulfill their educational dreams. For more information visit BellaSorella.net.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Opening of "Plowing Ahead: Historic Peninsula Farming.” The exhibit will be open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. $5 for adults. $3 for seniors and students. Free for children 5 and under. For more information call 299-0104.


FRIDAY, MARCH 15

A Virtuoso Debut/Brahms’ First concert with pre-concert lecture. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. Concert begins at 8 p.m. after the lecture. $40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and $20 for youth/students. For more information and for tickets go to peninsulasymphony.org.


SUNDAY, MARCH 17

The Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo Concert. 7 p.m. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. There will be a post-concert reception. $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $15 for those ages 30 and under. For more information and for tickets call 762-1130 or go to www.musicathohl.org.


SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Amelia Piano Trio concert and pre-concert talk. 6 p.m. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Concert begins at 7 p.m. There will be a complimentary post-concert reception with the artists following the concert. $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $15 for those ages 30 and under. For more information and for tickets call 762-1130 or go to musicatkohl.org.


SATURDAY, MAY 4

In My Life — A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles. 8 p.m. Redwood City Fox Theatre, 2219 Broadway, Redwood City. The show is an award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features live music from renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. Tickets start at $25. For more information call 369-7770 or go to www.foxrwc.com.


SUNDAY, MAY 5

Anne-Marie McDermott with the Alexander String Quartet concert and pre-concert talk. 6 p.m. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Concert begins at 7 p.m. There will be a complimentary post-concert reception with the artists following the concerts. $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $15 for those ages 30 and under. For more information and for tickets go to musicatkohl.org.


FRIDAY, MAY 17

Beethoven’s Pastorale/Concerto World Premiere and pre-concert lecture. Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. Concert begins at 8 p.m. after the lecture. $40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and $20 for youth/students. For more information and for tickets go to peninsulasymphony.org.


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