9 Clerestory: The nine-member Bay Area chorus consisting of vocalists who have performed with Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque and others opens its 11th season with a program titled “Ye Sacred Muses,” spotlighting sacred British choral music. Works include “The Triumphs of Oriana,” a tribute to Queen Elizabeth I, and “A Garland for the Queen,” commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The chorus performs in two of the Bay Area’s most gorgeous venues this weekend. Details: 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland; $15-$25; www.clerestory,org.
Gass creates art about land use and water issues in California and the American West, She is best known for her textile-based works ballet makes me happy ballet dance ballerina silver in luscious colors and evocative textures that she calls “stitched paintings.” Gass uses fabric, dyes, wax-resist, embroidery and quilting techniques to construct multi-layered, birds-eye-view landscapes that map the effect of humans on our water resources, Her four-work series, “Cooley Landing: Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise,” presents aerial views of East Palo Alto Baylands that show the area in 2015, then with 1-foot, 3-foot and 5-foot sea-level rises, The compelling quality of her work draws viewers in to deliver a serious message..
Community School of Music and Arts: “Picture This,” student exhibition, through Jan. 18. Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Free. http://www.arts4all.org or 650-917-6800, ext. 305. Cubberley Artist Studio Program: “Guided Colors,” K-8 exhibition. Through Dec. 15. ArtLab Gallery, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/casp. Pace Gallery: Adam Pendleton, “Which We Can,” through Dec. 22. “Trans-figure,” sculptures and paintings by Kohei Nawa, Jan. 18 through Feb. 25, reception 4-7 p.m. Jan. 17. Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. http://www.pacegallery.com/.
Brooklyn Bridge: Through March 23, Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School St., Lafayette, A family play full of heart and humor, about community and building bridges, $18-$30, www.townhalltheatre.com, Daniel Parenti Trio: 7:30-10 ballet makes me happy ballet dance ballerina silver p.m, March 6, The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo, One of the top bassists in the San Francisco Bay Area will perform with other well-known Bay Area artists, $10, www.empresstheatre.org, Marie and Rosetta: March 6-31, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Stirring up churchgoers in the morning and the Cotton Club at night, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a musical legend, With growing competition on the 1940s gospel circuit, she auditions a new partner with a voice made in heaven, $40-$100, www.theatreworks.org..
Saratoga Village Certified Farmers Market: Local farmers with fresh fruit and produce, fresh fish, food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans. Wednesdays, 2:30-7 p.m. Blaney Plaza, Saratoga Village. saratogachamber.org or 408-867-0753. The Book-Go-Round: The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries are looking for volunteers for their used bookstore, the Book-Go-Round, in downtown Saratoga. Easy work with a scheduled monthly commitment of 2½-3½ hours. Adults only. For more information, call Bobbi Stek, store manager, 408-868-0376.