For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Altos, Mountain View and surrounding cities. From concerts to plays, following are some of the options.
‘Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale’
The Peninsula Youth Theatre production, directed by Ken Boswell, follows Pecos Bill and partner Slue-Foot Sue as they protect the town.
Performances are scheduled 9:30 and 11 a.m. March 20 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 21 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.
For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit pytnet.org/shows/1415%20SOS/PecosBill.htm.
Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert III
Featuring internationally known piano soloist Sandra Wright Shen, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 for Piano and a variety of other pieces, including Lee Actor’s “Divertimento for Small Orchestra” and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7.
The concert is scheduled 8 p.m. Feb. 27, with a pre-concert talk set for 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $24 adult, $20 senior and $12 student.
For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit paphil.org/pages/concerts/orch3.php.
‘Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns’
The visually illustrated concert and ballet features a string ensemble and two grand pianos conducted by Derek Tam, accompanied by a dance performance by Bay Pointe Ballet. In addition to the concert, an animal-mask-making workshop and an instrument petting zoo – an opportunity to see, hear and touch instruments – are slated before and after the concert.
Concerts are scheduled 10 a.m. and noon March 1 at the Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall on the campus of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Advance tickets are $18 general admission, $15 members and children 3-12; all tickets are $20 at the door.
For tickets and more information, call 223-8664 or visit paloaltojcc.org/Events.
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel follows Jean Valjean as he struggles to redeem his past sins, with the ruthless Inspector Javert in hot pursuit.
Shows are scheduled 2 p.m. March 7 and 14; 7:30 p.m. March 7, 13 and 14; 1 p.m. March 8 and 15; 6:30 p.m. March 8; and 9:30 a.m. March 12 and 13 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.
Tickets are $22 adult, $18 senior and children 12 and under.
For tickets and more information call 903-6000 or visit mountainview.gov/mvcpa/mar15.html.
Easter Egg Hunt
Children ages 1-10 are invited to participate in the Los Altos Village Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Los Altos.
Participants should bring their own baskets. Activities include an appearance by the Easter Bunny, crafts, a balloon artist, face painting and games.
The hunt is scheduled 10 a.m. to noon March 28 at Main and State streets.
For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org/events/easter.html.
Firebird Dance Theatre Benefit Performance
Join the Firebird Dance Theatre troupe for a performance highlighting a multitude of dance styles – from traditional folk dances to ballet and ballroom. Choreographed by Lotta Lysaya Burton, the performance features students from ages 4 to 25.
The performance is scheduled 5 p.m. March 29 at the Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall on the campus of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Tickets are $20 general, $15 members and $25 at the door.
For tickets and more information, call 223-8664 or visit paloaltojcc.org/events.
Big Bunny 5K
People of all fitness levels are invited to participate in the 5K run. Children can join in the Kids Fun Run, where everyone is a winner. Awards and raffle prizes will be distributed at the end of the event.
The run is slated 9 a.m. April 4 at the Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Ave. Preregistration is required by April 3.
To register, visit bigbunny5k.com.
For more information, call (408) 777-1305. ✦