9 MARTHA & MONICA — OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL: Cellist Monica Scott and pianist Hadley McCarroll (the Martha in the equation) are known to Bay Area fans for their superlative playing and devotion to presenting new music. On Feb. 6, they kick off a three-concert series at Z Space in San Francisco that is aimed at a “deeper sense of acoustical awareness,” featuring new and commissioned works by Matt Ingalls, Matthew Goodheart, Chris Burns and Monica Scott herself. Details: 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 7; ticket options from single performances to all three, $15-$50; http://zspace.org.
Book Buddies: 1-2 p.m, Wednesdays, (Call 925-673-0659 to confirm the ballet embroidery design ballet shoes ballet slippers pointe shoes embroidery girl woman dance shoe dance bag embroidery, dance program on a specific Wednesday), A book buddy volunteer reader is in the library to read stories to children 3 and older, Mastering Your Mind to Get What You Really Want in Life: 6-8 p.m, Sept, 3, Adults are invited to Tom Pearson’s workshop that informs participants the results they get in their lives are a direct reflection of how they think, and the key to creating improved core beliefs will support results they are seeking..
TheatreWorks. Peter and The Starcatcher.” Through Jan. 3. Prequel to “Peter Pan.” By Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, based on novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Directed by Robert Kelley. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $19-$74 (discounts available.) theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960. TheatreWorks. “2 Pianos, 4 Hands.” Jan. 14 through Feb. 8. “A comic coming-of-age journey featuring music from Bach and Beethoven to Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis, two endearing piano students reach the edge of genius only to fall an octave short of stardom.” Directed by Tom Frey. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $19-$74 (subject to change; discounts available). theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960.
While many groups often take a well-deserved rest during the time between Christmas and the Shellie Awards (Jan, 17!), a few stalwarts have entertaining offerings to share, Bill Chessman serves up two science fiction radio dramas that will take you back to a simpler time when high-tech involved shaking a metal sheet to replicate thunder, On Dec, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m, and Dec, 28 at 2:30 p.m., be prepared ballet embroidery design ballet shoes ballet slippers pointe shoes embroidery girl woman dance shoe dance bag embroidery, dance to boo, hiss or laugh out loud as Chessman presents “I Want Your Brain” and “The Biggest, Most Horriblest Monster Ever.”..
Singing duo, “A Great Big World,” performed the hit, “Say Something,” with backup from a string quartet and a children’s choir. Then it was time for the doom and gloom. Last week, Nigel took the time to give a critique to each dancer, but this week, there were no niceties. Stanley and Jourdan were called forward and told they were not going any further in the competition. I guess it’s kinder to rip that bandage off quickly. Jourdan was weepy but glad for the experience, and Stanley made sure to thank everyone involved with the show.