PAW Patrol Live, Sep. 24–25, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; Ed Shereen, Aug. 2, Oracle Arena, Oakland;
30 South Bay Accent
again and hear classics such as “Under the Sea”
and “Kiss the Girl.” Tickets $90-$303. Tickets
$48-$285. San Jose Center for the Performing
Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose.
Reduce the Stress of the College Application
Process. Aug. 2, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. If
you have a child in high school, join Syrous
Parsay as he discusses the overwhelming college
application process in this lecture, “College
Planning Road Map.” Syrous Parsay is a
retired inventor and entrepreneur who lectures
on topics of disruptive technologies, financial
planning, college planning and more. Free.
James H. Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive,
Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford.
Investing 101 – The Cashflow Boardgame.
Aug. 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Join Scott Tayeb, serial
entrepreneur, investor and trusted adviser for
this event that is half lecture and half playing
the Cashflow board game, which lays the
foundation for people who want to learn to
invest, get rich, learn fast and have fun while
doing it. Free. 39465 Paseo Padre Parkway,
Suite 1500, Fremont.
Humanist Community. Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. The Humanist Community presents
a different speaker every Sunday about
a topic of interest to humanists, freethinkers
and non-theists. Politics, science, history,
philosophy, religion, humanism, separation
of church and state…the list goes on. A buffet
lunch is served after every lecture at 12:30.
Free. Humanist House, 1180 Coleman Ave.,
Adrian Camp – Madness and Voices of
in sarcasm and alcohol. All of the characters
discover the disappointments of art, love and
growing up in this skillful remix. Tickets $23-
$39. City Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St.,
San Jose. 408/295-4200.
She Kills Monsters. Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
When Agnes finds her late sister Tilly’s Dungeons
& Dragons notebook, she stumbles
into a journey of discovery and action-packed
adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s
refuge. This production is a comedic romp
into the world of fantasy role-playing games
Tickets $45-$105. Mountain View Center for
the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain
The Bridges of Madison County. Sept.
23-Oct. 14, times vary. Francesca Johnson
looks forward to a rare four days alone on her
Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965
State Fair. Based on the best-selling novel,
“The Bridges of Madison County” captures
the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland
along with the yearning in the eternal question,
“What if...?” Tickets $20-$39. Saratoga
Civic Center, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga.
The Sleeping Beauty Suite. Sept. 23-24,
times vary. Enjoy beautiful costumes and
music by Tchaikovsky as youth from the Bayer
Ballet Company perform masterpieces from
the Classical ballet “Sleeping Beauty.” This
production’s magical fairies and delightful fairy
tale characters will dance their way into your
hearts. Tickets $28-$38. Mountain View Center
for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Sept. 25-Oct.
1, times vary. Broadway San Jose brings us
Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved story.
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, beautiful
Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live
in the world above. Come fall in love all over
$5-$9. Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park
Ave., San Jose. 408/535-4747.
Constellations. Aug. 23-Sept. 17, times vary.
This unconventional Broadway and West End
sensation explores the infinite possibilities of
“boy meets girl” with intelligence, heart and
humor. A charming beekeeper and a Cambridge
cosmologist are nerds in love, for better
or worse. Who knew that honey and physics
could be so touching – or so sexy? Tickets
$45-$105. Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
In The Next Room. Sept. 7-Oct. 1, times
vary. This insightful and provocative play
examines a slice of American history in which
physicians treated various female (and male)
ailments by use of an electric vibrator. This
play gives audiences a truly fascinating and
funny glimpse into a world where women’s
concerns are regularly dismissed or misdiagnosed
by men. Tickets $10-$35. Pear Theatre,
1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.
Opera San Jose: Cosi Fan Tutte. Sept. 9,
10, 14, 17, 22 and 24, times vary. “Cosi Fan
Tutte” is a comedy with underlying tragedy
– the perfect mix for the uncanny genius of
Mozart. Thinking himself worldly and experienced,
Don Alfonso challenges his two friends
to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their
fiancées will prove unfaithful. Tickets $27-
$34. California Theatre, 345 S.First St., San
Stupid Fucking Bird. Sept. 21-Oct. 15, times
vary. Award-winning playwright Aaron Posner’s
bold, raucous contemporary riff on “The
Seagull” moves the Chekhov work to a country
house, where unrequited desire drowns
Seal, Aug. 16, Wente Vineyards, Livermore