Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley: 51st annual sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. With 25-piece chamber orchestra led by Music Director Gregory Wait. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $18-$26. http://www.MVCPA.com or 650-903-6000. Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen: 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St, Redwood City. $45-$95. https://www.foxrwc.com/. Pixies, Weezer: Aug. 7. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $33-$93. http://www.livenation.com.
A free-ranging interrogation of faith, “Church” becomes decidedly more welcoming after the initial jeremiad delivered in darkness, The four actors go up and down the aisles with big smiles, shaking hands and greeting audience members individually, Portraying four traveling reverends, most of them using the actors’ own names, they seem like a distinctly happy and nonjudgmental bunch, In fact, the initial sermon by Lawrence Radecker’s Reverend Jose makes a reasonable-sounding and inviting pitch, saying that a lot of people may be doing just fine in their lives without religion but asking what they’d have if all the good things in their lives were suddenly taken away, embroidered ballet flats- size 39 (us 8.5) silk petit point needlepoint tribal suzani uzbekistan ethnic boho festival rounded to In fact, he says, “I’m not going to stand up here and tell you that God exists.” He can’t know that, but he believes it, The fire-and-brimstone prologue aside, this church service has a comfortingly liberal, anything-goes vibe that would put people at their ease if they weren’t waiting for the other shoe to drop..
Before a celebrity-studded crowd that reportedly included Jay Z and wife Beyonce; Madonna and her teenage daughter, Lourdes; Paul McCartney; Trent Reznor; actress Ellen Page and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman-turned-Oscar nominee Jared Leto, Bangalter — or at least someone several sources identified as “the tall one with gray hair” — ascended to the DJ booth to spin choice tunes, including a remix of Daft Punk’s “Lose Yourself to Dance.”. Was it really a member of Daft Punk? Whoever the disc jockey was, he let the music do the talking.
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An interesting twist in the production will include the use of masks and large puppets to bring a new type of theater experience to the community. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $9.50 and $7.50 for youth, college students and seniors. All tickets are $5.50 on Sept. 9. Tickets are available at http://libertyunion.schoolwires.net/playmakers or at the door. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-634-3521, ext. 5489, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.