HMS Pinafore: Lamplighters Music Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s tale of a lowly sailor’s love for his captain’s daughter. Aug. 8, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $20-$59. lamplighters.org. Dead Man’s Cell Phone: Los Altos Stage Company presents a surrealistic comedy that confronts our assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Sept. 3-27. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos Hills. $18-$36. losaltosstage.org, 650-941-0551.
Details: 6 p.m, Saturday, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., bobux kids step up demi ballet (infant/toddler) San Francisco; www.111minnagallery.com/events, Details: 7 p.m, Saturday, Studio 12, 2525 Eighth St., Berkeley, 510-587-0770, www.upswingaerialdance.org, Details: 1-6 p.m, Sunday; Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Road, San Jose, 415-488-0944, www.festivalsilkroad.com, Details: 4:30 p.m, Monday, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Suite 200, Oakland, 510-625-0110, www.axisdance.org, Details: 12:30 p.m, Wednesday, online event: www.rawdance.org..
We’d need to ping a very large number of star systems to find them. But if their residents are feeling chatty, that conversation would be one of the most exhilarating events in human history. A planet called Proxima b, circling our nearest star Proxima Centauri, is one example of the sort of place we plan to target. It’s not necessarily the first or most important target; to message that planet, it would be necessary have use a transmitter in the Southern Hemisphere. But Proxima b does have two key characteristics that make it an attractive: it’s nearby and it has a planet that some have suggested may be Earthlike and in the star’s habitable zone.
Details: Tour tickets, $40-$65, available at www.thejuniorleague.org or at the Rosewood on tour days, Other events, $45-$125, What: The Summit League’s biennial tour will benefit Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, The homes: Featured on the tour are three Los Gatos/Saratoga area homes decorated for the holidays by local designers and florists: an 1890s home with a grand ballroom that hosted Harry Truman and other dignitaries; a Mexican colonial casa built of materials imported from Guadalajara and San Miguel de Allende; and an Arts and Crafts home with a guest house decorated in contemporary bobux kids step up demi ballet (infant/toddler) style..
Now, employing visual effects and 3-D filmmaking, Zemeckis puts viewers on the cable alongside Petit and re-creates the then-recently opened twin towers. The difference between the movies is, as Gordon-Levitt puts it, as distinct as the gulf between Jimi Hendrix’s howling version of “All Along the Watchtower” and Bob Dylan’s relaxed original. Zemeckis says he came across Petit’s story through Mordicai Gerstein’s 2003 children’s book, “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.” “When I saw that,” the filmmaker says, “I knew that was a story that needed to be told in 3-D.”.
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