tinguished orchestras including the Royal
Concertgebouw, Munich Philharmonic,
Berlin Radio Symphony and many others.
Tickets $40-$85. California Theatre, 345
S. First St., San Jose. 408/286-2600.
Tom Jones. May 29, 8 p.m. Sir Thomas
John Woodward a.k.a. Tom Jones, has
been a soulful singer for six decades, from
his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-
1960s with a string of top hits to his current
stint coaching on “The Voice UK.”
Catch him during this performance, which
was rescheduled from last fall due to health
issues. Tickets $55-$507. The Masonic,
1111 California St., San Francisco,
Voices of Hawai’i featuring Nathan
Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo. May 30,
7:30 p.m. These young performers are
already masters of the island sound. They
beautifully bring Hawaii’s unique folk
styles, with origins in the early 19th century
Hawaiian paniolo (or cowboy) culture,
to the 21st century. Tickets $35-$39. Carriage
House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400
Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858.
Kansas. May 30, 8 p.m. With a legendary
career spanning more than four decades, Kansas
has firmly established itself as one of America’s
iconic classic rock bands. Rock out to
fan favorites that frequently hit the airwaves
along with material off the band’s latest studio
album, “The Prelude Implicit.” Tickets $45-
$95. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos
St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Cowboy Versus Samurai. Through April 8,
times vary. This romantic comedy, directed by
Jeffrey Lo, puts a new spin on the French classic,
“Cyrano de Bergerac.” A Korean American
man living in a dusty Wyoming town falls
for a new teacher, a bright, gorgeous Asian-
American woman. But she is attracted only to
white men. Tickets $10-$35. The Pear Theatre,
1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.
Race. Through April 8, times vary. This
David Mamet play tackles America’s most
controversial topic in a provocative tale of
sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers
find themselves defending a wealthy white
executive charged with raping a black woman.
When a female legal assistant gets involved
in the case, the opinions that boil beneath
explode to the surface. Tickets $10–$35.
Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood
City. 650/493-2006 x.2.
The Merchant of Venice. Through April
22, times vary. More than four centuries after
it was first performed, “Merchant” remains
one of Shakespeare’s most compelling, ambivfour
decades, this iconic group’s signature
sound continues to transcend musical genres.
Throw on your funkiest threads and get into
the smooth grooves of this perennial crowd
pleaser. Tickets $65-$99.50. City National
Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose.
Matt Bellis. May 17, 7:30 p.m. Famous for
his breakout piano ballad video “Perfect for
Me,” Bellis will perform songs that combine
his singer-songwriter aesthetic with electronic
beats and soaring pop hooks. Tickets $35-
$39. Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts
Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Juanes: Amarte Tour with Mon Laferte.
May 18, 8 p.m. Columbian crooner Juanes
has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide
and has won two Grammy Awards and
twenty Latin Grammy Awards. This tour, in
support of his sixth studio album “Mis Planes
Son Amarte,” will feature love songs and rock
ballads to get the crowd on their feet. Mon
Laferte will open. Tickets $59.95-$129.95.
City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St.,
San Jose. 408/792-4111.
California Pops Orchestra—American Jubilee!
May 20, 7 p.m. The nation’s only allrequest
symphony orchestra plays popular,
enduring music that everyone can appreciate.
Come hear the Pops’ final show of its
29thseason, featuring innovative and muchloved
music from some of America’s
most celebrated composers. Tickets
$20-$55. Flint Center, 21250
Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
Trio. May 22, 7:30 p.m.
A quintessential free
thinker who defies established
includes two MacArthur
TOP: YOUR LENQUETTE; BOTTOM: KRISTIN BARLOWE
Toumani Diabaté, April 8, Bing Concert
Hall, Stanford University
Iyer and drummer Dafnis Prieto. Tickets
66-$72. Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo
Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Dave Mason. May 23-24, 7:30 p.m. Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding
member of the legendary band Traffic, Dave
Mason’s illustrious career includes penning
one of the most enduring rock anthems of all
time—“Feelin’ Alright”—and playing guitar
on some of rock’s greatest tracks, including
Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland.” Tickets
$75-$125. Carriage House Theatre,
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858.
Dance Series 02. May 24-27, times
vary. Smuin wraps its 24th season
with Dance Series 02, featuring a
world premiere by choreographer
Val Caniparoli titled “If I Were a
Sushi Roll,” set to a soundtrack
by American composer Nico
Muhly and Faroese singer/
Ma in St a g e ,
Center for Performing
Arts, 500 Castro
St., Mountain View,
May 28, 2:30 p.m.
With his overwhelming
and natural musicality,
performed with dis-
Sara Evans, April 19, Campbell