This week, catch some Beatlemania in Redwood City, hear humorist Firoozeh Dumas read at Stanford, celebrate all things Irish in Mountain View and more.
'In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to The Beatles'
Once so wildly popular that a new term was coined to describe the frenzied fans at their concerts, The Beatles' time has come and gone. Or has it?
On Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m., John, Paul, George and Ringo will take the stage at Redwood City's Fox Theatre (2215 Broadway St.) for a night of classic hits from "Twist and Shout" through "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" all the way to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Of course, it's not really them, but Beatles tribute band Abbey Road has earned a reputation for their realistic and historically accurate concerts, down to the costumes and instruments. And it's more than just music; Beatles manager Brian Epstein narrates the show, helping audiences relive the band's legacy, from its breakthrough Ed Sullivan Show performance of 1964 to its psychedelic years. Fifty years after the Liverpool foursome took the world by storm, it's not too late to catch yourself a little Beatlemania. Tickets are $35-$55. Go to foxrwc.com or call 650-FOX-7770.
Moitreyee Chowdhury and Jennifer Gaskin
Blink and you'll miss it: Palo Alto residents Moitreyee Chowdhury and Jennifer Gaskin will hold a pop-up art gallery Saturday, May 9-Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, at 739 Layne Court, Palo Alto, with a reception on Friday, May 8, 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. Go to moitreyee.com and jennifergaskin.com.
Humorist Firoozeh Dumas, who's competed for literary prizes against Jon Stewart and Bob Dylan, will present an evening of stories at Stanford's Jordan Hall on the Main Quad, Building 420, Room 40 on Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Go to events.stanford.edu or call 650-724-0939.
Life's joys and pains, turmoil and tranquility will be expressed in song at the Peninsula Women's Chorus spring concert of Latin American music at Palo Alto's St. Mark's Episcopal Church (600 Colorado Ave.) on Saturday, May 9, 2:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 17, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission, $10 students. Go to pwchorus.org or call 650-327-3095.
Erin go Bragh! The City of Mountain View welcomes back the annual Irish festival Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10 from noon-8 p.m. The cultural celebration includes live music and dance, arts and crafts, food, drink and more. Admission is free. Go to siliconvalleyirishfleadh.com or call 650-964-9151.
'Once Upon a Mattress'
The princess and that problematic pea are back in Peninsula Youth Theatre's performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro St.) May 9-17. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and children 12 and under. Go to pytnet.org or call 650-903-6000.