Faust: West Bay Opera presents an abridged version of Goethe’s work with original period sets and costumes, and a full chorus and orchestra. Through May 31; Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Lucie Stern Community Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $40-$75. 650-424-9999. De Anza College Student Art Show: A multimedia exhibit. Through June 11. Community Art Station June 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Open mic night June 4, 5-7 p.m. Museum hours Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino. deanza.edu/euphrat, 408-864-5464.
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That is the effect Gloria Ruiz and performers from her Pleasanton-based school plan to have Sunday as they present “Hula Lives On” at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. Also appearing on the program are Bay Area musician Faith Ako and a guest artist from Hawaii, Weldon Kekauoha. Ruiz, born in Panama, says she was drawn to hula as if by a powerful, magical force — just as the approximately 60 students ages 31/2 to 69 have been attracted to her 2-year-old studio. After renting space for classes at various Tri-Valley venues for the past 10 years, Ruiz is enjoying the stability of a more permanent location. Outgrowing the community centers she has been renting for performances — the last show had 450 people attending — Ruiz is making her first move to the Bankhead.
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