Lunar New Year Celebration 2019, Feb. 2, Children’s Discovery
Museum of San Jose; Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade,
24 South Bay Accent
Feb. 23, San Francisco
sor of music, jazz studies, trumpet at USC
Thornton School of Music), this multimedia
performance links words, sounds and images
to recreate a magical moment in our cultural
history, from the Harlem Renaissance
to the Black Arts performance explosion of
the 1960s. Free. Tateuchi Hall, Community
School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio
Circle, Mountain View. 650/917-6800.
Sinatra Sings the Big Bands with Jonathan
Poretz. March 17, 3 p.m. Experience the
magic, romance and excitement of the music of
Frank Sinatra in this special one-performanceonly
celebration featuring the greatest romantic
ballads and swingin’ hits of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself,
the “chairman of the board.” Tickets $39-
$49. Montgomery Theatre, 271 S. Market St.,
San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience.
March 23, 7:30 p.m. This live tribute
re-creates the aesthetic and the iconic sound of
the Beatles. From authentic costumes to polished,
high-quality vocals, “Come Together”
captures the songs, gestures and nuances of
the legendary foursome. Tickets $39-$59.
Montgomery Theatre, 271 S. Market St.,
San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Will Ackerman. March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Billboard, Grammy Award-winning
guitarist Will Ackerman is universally
recognized as the preeminent pioneer
in the new age music movement. He
will perform with three other accomplished
acoustic guitar players: Trevor
Gordon Hall, Todd Mosby, and Todd
Boston, providing an evening
of innovative acoustic gold.
Tickets $48-$54. Montalvo
Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Saint Michael Trio —
March 31, 3 p.m. Bedrich
Smetana is regarded
in his homeland as the
father of Czech music
and a pioneer of the “nationalist” movement
in Eastern European music. Using their patented
“informance” format, the Saint Michael
Trio will explore one of Smetana’s most
sophisticated compositions, a work rooted
in personal tragedy: the remarkably expressive
“Piano Trio in G Minor.” Tickets $20-
$38. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5800.
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. Feb.
1-Feb. 3, times vary. Brimming with beloved
songs from “Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell”
and others from Tony- and Academy
Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz’s
catalogue, this original new musical reimagines
his songs in a touching and authentic
look into how we fall in love and the poignant
power of trusting our hearts and memories.
Tickets $38-$48. Tabard Theatre (formerly
Theatre on San Pedro Square), 29 N. San
Pedro St., San Jose. 408/679-2330.
Something Rotten! Through Feb. 3, times
vary. Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the
story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers
who are desperate to write a hit play. When
a local soothsayer foretells that the future of
theater involves singing, dancing and acting
at the same time, the duo set out to write the
world’s first musical. Ticket prices TBA. San
Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S.
Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408/286-2600.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Feb. 6-March 3,
times vary. Tennessee Williams’ revered American
classic is a fiery collision of generations,
mendacity, sexuality, and the ties that bind.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes us on
a steamy jaunt — filled with rich southern
humor — through bourbon-soaked lies on
a search for the truth. Ticket prices vary. San
Jose Stage Theater, 490 S. First St., San Jose.
This is Our Youth. Feb. 7-March 3, times
vary. In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West
Side, a group of wealthy, articulate pot-smoking
teenagers have emerged as young adults in
a country that has rejected the values of the
1960s. This thought-provoking play follows
48 hours of three lost young souls in the big
city at the dawn of the Reagan era. Tickets
$17-$22. Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William
St., San Jose. 408/288-7820.
Godspell. Feb. 8-March 2, times vary. An
eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style
from pop to vaudeville, is employed
as the story of Jesus’ life dances across
the stage. The musical’s parade of
popular songs includes “Day by
Day,” “Learn Your Lessons
Well,” and “All for the Best.”
Tickets $16-$25. Morgan
Hill Community Playhouse,
17090 Monterey St., Morgan
Golden State Youth
Orchestra Lunar New
Year Concert. Feb. 9, 4
p.m. Celebrate the Lunar
New Year with the Senior
Symphony, Dr. Jindong Cai,
Conductor, the Sinfonietta
Orchestra, John Eells, Conductor,
and special guests the
California Youth Chinese
Symphony. Tickets $25-
$35. Flint Center, 21250
Stevens Creek Blvd.,
California Pops Orches-
Hamilton, begins Feb. 12, SHN Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco