Bay Area calendar: Home and garden tours, music and more


Foad Satterfield — Things Known: Through June 9, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga. Satterfield contemplates experience, nature and meditation expressed in large abstract landscapes, while an exhibit on David Otis Johnson, “Noctambulant,” evokes an electric exploration of light and space illuminated through neon bending. www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum

Kill the Debbie Downers!: Through April 21, Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” “Kill The Debbie Downers! Kill Them! Kill Them! Kill Them Off!” uses live music, movement and text to explore themes of fading memories and looming revolutions. Presented by Shotgun Players. $7-$40. http://bit.ly/2BS5yq4

Theatre of Yugen presents ‘Helen’: Through April 27, 2840 Mariposa St., San Francisco. This classic tragic-comedy explores beauty, gender, archetypes, societal expectations and war. $15-$40. www.theatreofyugen.org

‘Hershey Felder — A Paris Love Story’: Through May 5, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. The life and music of Claude Debussy. $40-$120. Also featuring Hershey Felder’s Great American Songbook, Sing-Along, 7:30 p.m. April 22. 100 years of American music. Presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. $50-$100. www.theatreworks.org

“Adios Mama Carlota”: Through April 28, San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. First St., San Jose. Luis Valdez’ haunting tale of love and imperialism takes place in 1927, 60 years after the death of Empress Carlota’s beloved Emperor Maximilian before a firing squad in Mexico. $32-$72. www.thestage.org

Berkeley Playhouse — ‘Pippin’: Through May 5, Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. This musical parable about the repeated paths one can take to find what is right in front of them. $20-$40.www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised’: Through April 28, Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Drive, Novato. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Sally come to life in this updated family musical. $15-$30. www.novatotheatercompany.org

‘A Queen of the Mist’: Through April 28, Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. Michael John LaChiusa’s musical is based on the true story of teacher Anna Edson Taylor, who in 1901 at the age of 63, wanted to make a name for herself — so she became the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. $38-$48. www.tabardtheatre.org/tickets

Ragged Wing Ensemble — ‘Time Sensitive’: Through May 4, The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland. The show is a dark fantasy with several intersecting storylines, and a melting block of ice to denote the passage of time. $25-$45. http://raggedwing.org

‘Scott and Zelda, the Beautiful Fools’: Through April 28, Ross Valley Players: Barn Theatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. This Ross Alternative Works show re-examines the legendary story of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. $15-$20. www.rossvalleyplayers.com

‘All the Way’: Through May 5, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito. A look at the morality of power in a critical year in American politics from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Nov. 1963 to the election of Lyndon Johnson in Nov. 1964. $11-$32. www.ccct.org

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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