'A Visit with Harry Houdini'
The Menlo Park Library will host a performance by actor Duffy Hudson in a one-man show portraying famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. The free event is being held on the 144th anniversary of Houdini's birth and will take place in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. Go to menlopark.org/library.
Three ceramic artists — Shin Young Taek and Kim Young Soo from South Korea, and Adam Field from Helena, Montana — inspired by South Korean-style pottery are serving as artists-in-residence at the Palo Alto Art Center (1313 Newell Road) through April 1. The residencies will feature workshops, demonstrations and a final exhibition. A free opening reception will be held on Friday, March 23, 6 to 9 p.m. Go to tinyurl.com/yc88njhx.
'BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell'
Australian singer Queenie van de Zandt, along with musical director Max Lambert and a live band, explores her love of all things Joni Mitchell in two performances at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall Studio (327 Lasuen St.) on Saturday, March 24, at 8 and 10 p.m. Using voice overs and storytelling, van de Zandt reinterprets Mitchell's music, revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as "A Case of You," "Both Sides Now" and "Little Green." Tickets are $30. Go to events.stanford.edu/events/757/75751/.
Pacific Ballet Academy's 'Spring Showcase'
Pacific Ballet Academy of Mountain View presents its annual spring showcase, featuring student dancers and members from the Pacific Ballet Studio Company. The featured ballet will be Fokine's "Les Sylphides," staged by directors Marion and Rima Chaeff, and new choreography by the faculty. Performances will be held Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at noon and 5 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro St.). Tickets are $30/adult; $28 senior; $25 children under 12. Go to pacificballet.org/showcase/.
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