A&E

This week's A&E highlights

 

Okee Dokee Brothers

Americana-and-country-tinged band Okee Dokee Brothers (aka Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander) use music as a way to celebrate adventure in the great outdoors. Their latest album, the Grammy-nominated "Saddle Up," takes the brothers-in-song on a journey through the American West (past adventures have included a trip down the Mississippi). Local families can gather ‘round the figurative campfire with them at their Sunday, March 5, 2:30 p.m. performance at Bing Concert Hall (327 Lasuen St., Stanford). Tickets are $15-$50. Go to Stanford Live.

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'Legislate This!'

Local theatrical burlesque company Curtains Cabaret will present a fundraising benefit for Planned Parenthood titled "Legislate This! South Bay" at Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City, on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. The variety show will include striptease, songs, bellydance, magic and circus acts. Inspiration comes from the original “Legislate This!” burlesque show, founded in Austin, Texas. "Now, more than ever, we need the normalization of female and queer bodies. Now, more than ever, we need affordable health care. Now, more than ever, we need action and choice," Curtains Cabaret co-founder and performer Scarlet Conte wrote in a press release. "I have been participating in and producing charitable burlesque shows in California and Austin, Texas since 2003, but it’s never been more important than now to support Planned Parenthood." Tickets to the benefit are $10-$20. Go to Event page.

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CASP’s 'Public Alchemy II'

Palo Alto’s Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) is hosting its second annual open-ended Public Alchemy exhibition, featuring a broad range of community-submitted works in a variety of media. The exhibition runs on Saturdays only through March 18, noon to 6 p.m., at Cubberley Community Center, Art Lab U7, 4000 Middlefield Road. CASP is a city-supported program that offers affordable studio space and public engagement with the arts. Go to CASP.

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'The Tempest'

"Oh brave new world!" William Shakespeare’s magical, mysterious tale “The Tempest” will be presented by Stanford University’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) as part of its "New Worlds" 2016-2017 season. The supernatural play, about a sorcerer in exile, is directed by Stanford artist-in-residence and playwright Amy Freed, who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "Freedomland." The show, which is the culmination of an intensive undergraduate acting course, will run on weekends at 8 p.m. through March 11 at Pigott Theater (in the Memorial Auditorium complex), 551 Serra Mall. Tickets are $5-$15. Go to TAPS.

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Bay Choral Guild

The Bay Choral Guild’s upcoming concert program, which includes a performance at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m., features the premiere "Songs of Isaiah," a three-movement work based on texts from the biblical Book of Isaiah, specially commissioned by the guild and to be accompanied by string orchestra and harp, written by Artistic Director Sanford Dole, among other pieces. Tickets are $5-$25 and a talk precedes the performance. Go to BCG.

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== B Smuin’s 'Dance Series 01'==

Smuin (formerly Smuin ballet), the contemporary American ballet company, will perform its program "Dance Series 01," featuring Micheal Smuin’s powerful "Stabat Mater," the regional premiere of Stanton Welch’s romance “Indigo,” and the premiere of the playful “Madness, Rack, and Honey” by Garrett Ammon, at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., March 3-4 at 8 p.m. and March 4-5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $56-$72. Go to Smuin.

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