TheatreWorks. ”Silent Sky.” By Lauren Gunderson. Through Feb. 9. Directed by Meredith McDonough. “The story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th-century astronomer struggling for recognition in a man’s industry.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $19 (30 and under)-$73 (savings available for educators and seniors). theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960.
Japanese Story Time, Read Japanese picture books, sing Japanese songs and make Japanese-inspired crafts, 4 p.m, Aug, 15, Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave, Free, 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org, Albany Senior Center Luau, It’s an enchanted evening of great food and fun at a luau featuring a fabulous BBQ chicken dinner, followed by an hourlong entertainment of songs, dances, ukuleles, hula and much more, 5 p.m, Aug, 15, Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin bridesmaid slippers, bridal flats, wedding flats, bridesmaids flats, wedding slippers, ballet flats, foldable flats, party slipp Ave, $12 adults, $6 children 6 & under, 510-524-9122, www.albanyca.org..
California Pops Orchestra 2017-18 season: All shows on Sundays at 3 p.m. Dec. 3: Pops’ Family Christmas, with Carly Honfi. Jan. 28: Broadway Meets Hollywood, Tony and Oscar award winners, with Carly Honfi. March 25: Pops’ Radio Music Hall, with Carly Honfi and Frederick Hodges. May 20: American Jubilee, all American music. Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Season subscriptions $111-$312; 650-856-8432. Individual tickets available in mid-August, $20-$55, 408-864-8816 or www.ticketmaster.com.
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Mike Lodick is loaded with charm as Samuel, The Pirate King’s Lieutenant, and he owns an exquisite vocal. John Szabo as Sergeant H. Schultz electrifies with his bass, plus he and his fellow police officers are the most wonderfully goofy team of funnymen since Laurel met Hardy. Praise to all the women who play the Stanley Sisters — they do have the voices of angels — with standout performances by dazzling soprano Lisa Claybaugh (Edith Stanley), and the sublimely talented soprano Rachel Lock (Kate Stanley). The chemistry of the cast glows, and when they all sing together, it’s the kind of choral experience that makes your heart sigh. As to the choreography — wow.