Tahirih Justice Center Benefit Concert
The Community School of Music and Arts (230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View) will host a benefit concert for the Tahirih Justice Center, which works to protect immigrant women and children fleeing violence and human trafficking, on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2:30 p.m. Kevin Zhu, a 17-year-old violinist who won the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, will perform, along with singer Millie Lin and pianist Andrew Semenza. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25 ($100 for VIP access and seating) and are available at tinyurl.com/CSMA-Tahirih.
Yuri Fateev visits Bayer Ballet
Yuri Fateev, director of the esteemed Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be visiting Mountain View's Bayer Ballet Academy (2028 Old Middlefield Way) and teaching a series of master classes for young dancers (ages 11-18) on Aug. 17 and 18, with classes held for both apprentice and professional levels. The community is invited to observe the classes and get an inside look behind the scenes of a ballet company. Reservations are required and the cost to observe each class is $25 (taking a class is $300). To reserve a spot and see the exact schedule of classes, go to bayerballetacademy.com/master-classes.
'The Little Prince'
Aerialist Anna Yanushkevich presents a monthly circus-arts show at the Dragon Theatre (2120 Broadway St., Redwood City) throughout the summer. On Friday, Aug. 24, (doors at 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 25 (doors at 4:30 p.m.), she will offer a family-friendly performance of "The Little Prince," based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint- Exupery. Tickets are $20. Go to dragonproductions.net.
'A Season in France'
"A Season in France," the 2017 film about a father who flees from war-ravaged Central African Republic with his two children to live in France, where he falls in love with a French woman and must make a big decision when his application for asylum is rejected, will be screened Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford as part of the free, annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival. Films from around the world screen most Wednesdays all summer through Sept. 12, with a theme of "Friends & Family: Tales from Near and Far." For more information, go to events.stanford.edu/events/784/78411/.
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