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Clutch Players: Stanford Lively Arts hosts Tango Flamenco on Oct. 7 at Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

World-Class Series

Groves of Academia

Stanford Lively Arts
Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Church and Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University; 650.725.ARTS

    Eroica Trio—Oct. 2 at 2;30pm at Dinkelspiel
    Tango Flamenco with Compania Talent Danza Ballet Español—Oct. 7 at 8pm at Memorial Auditorium
    St. Lawrence String Quartet, with pianist Jeremy Denk—Oct. 16 at 2:30pm
    Aygre, a new work by Osvaldo Golijov, based on 15th-century Spanish folk tunes, with Dawn Upshaw and Eighth Blackbird—Oct. 23 at 2:30pm at Memorial Auditorium
    Choir of Westminster Abbey—Oct. 26 at 8pm at Memorial Church
    Van Cliburn Gold Medal winner on piano—Oct. 30 at 2:30pm at Dinkelspiel
    Fado with Dulce Pontes—Nov. 4 at 8pm at Dinkelspiel
    The Ying Quartet with Mike Seeger— Nov. 30 at 8pm at Dinkelspiel
    What Makes It Great? an evening with Rob Kapilow and Michael Winther—Dec. 7 at 8pm at Dinkelspiel
    A Chanticleer Christmas—Dec. 13-14 at 8pm at Memorial Church
    2006 Highlight: Martha Graham Dance Company—Jan. 25 at 8pm at Memorial Auditorium

Santa Clara University
Various campus locations; 408.554.4015
    Hans Boepple, classical pianist—Oct. 1 at 8pm at Recital Hall
    A Fall Evening of Chamber Music—Oct. 14 at 8pm at the Recital Hall
    Fall Dance Festival—Oct. 15 at 1 and 8pm, Oct. 16 at 2pm at Fess Parker Theatre
    An Evening of German Song—Oct. 29 at 8pm at the Recital Hall
    Fall Orchestra Concert, conducted by Emily Ray—Nov. 11 at 8pm at the Mission Church
    Faculty Recital, organ and soprano—Nov. 13 at 2pm at the Mission Church
    Festival of Lights with SCU Choral Ensembles—Dec. 2-3 at 8pm at the Mission Church

Cal Performances
At various venues at UC-Berkeley; see www.calpers.berkeley.edu for complete schedule; 510.642.9988
    National Ballet of China—Sept. 16-18 at Zellerbach
    Mark Morris Dance Group—Sept. 22-24, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Zellerbach
    Bulgarian Be-Bop—Oct. 14 at Wheeler Auditorium
    Anne Sofie von Otter—Oct. 19 at Zellerbach
    Arlo Guthrie—Oct. 30 at Zellerbach
    Ira Glass and Chris Ware—Nov. 12 at Zellerbach

UC-Santa Cruz Arts & Lectures
Various Santa Cruz locations; 831.459.2159
    Llan de Cube!—Sept. 22 at 8pm at UCSC Recital Hall
    Christopher O'Riley, Shostakovich preludes and Radiohead transcriptions—Sept. 25 at 7pm at UCSC Recital Hall
    Talich Quartet—Oct. 14 at 8pm at UCSC Recital Hall
    So Percussion—Nov. 10 at 8pm at UCSC Recital Hall
    Tandy Beal's Mixed Nutz!—Dec 2-4 at Henry J. Mello Center in Watsonville

Artful Moves

Evenings of Cultural Arts
Sunnyvale Parks & Recreation; Saturdays at 8pm; Sunnyvale Theatre; $20/$25; 408.733.6611

    Wesla Whitfield—Sept. 10
    Songs in Spanish with Lichi Fuentes— Oct. 22
    Holiday Jazz with Michael Wolff and Impure Thoughts—Dec. 3

Montalvo Arts
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratagoa, and Fox Theatre Redwood City; see www.montalvoarts.org for complete schedule
    The Tommy Castro Band—Oct. 7 at 8pm at the Carriage House
    SF Comedy Competition—Oct. 8 at 2pm at the Fox
    Blues Guitar Extravaganza with Rene Solis, Laura Chavez, JC Smith and John Wedemeyer—Oct. 28 at 8pm at the Carriage House
    Darol Anger's Republic of Strings— Oct. 30 at 7:30pm at the Carriage House
    Judy Collins—Nov. 4 at 7 and 9:30pm at Carriage House
    Peter Yarrow—Nov. 6 at 6 and 8:30pm at Carriage House
    Guitar Night with Brian Gore, Peppino D'Agostino and Jake Shimabukuro—Nov. 11 at 8pm at the Carriage House
    Bill Cosby—Nov. 13 at 3 and 7pm at the Fox
    Orion String Quartet—Nov. 13 at 2pm at the Carriage House
    Richard Thompson—Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30pm at the Carriage House
    Joan Baez—Dec. 3 at 8pm at the Fox

South Bay Guitar Society
Guest artists from around the world; Le Petit Trianon and other venues; $15-$25; 408.292.0704
    Outdoor Classical Guitar Stage, part of Tapestry Arts Festival—Sept. 3-5, 11am-5pm, at Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard, San Jose
    Berta Rojas, from Paraguay—Sept. 17 at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon
    Ana Vidovic, from Croatia—Oct. 15 at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon
    2006 Highlight: SBGS Guitar Festival, with middle and high school students of the guitar presenting recitals, plus lectures and demonstrations—March 11 at the Historic Hoover Theatre

Word Up

California Writers Club
Lookout Bar and Grill, 605 Macara Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.979.1209

    Firoozhe Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi—Sept. 14, 6-9pm, $15/$18

Center for Literary Arts
Various locations; some events co-sponsored by Poetry Center San Jose; 408.924.4600
    Nahid Nozaffari and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak—Sept. 8 at Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose, free
    Wajahat Ali, presenting a play about Muslim Pakistani-Americans—Sept. 10 at 8pm and Sept. 11 at 2pm at University Theater
    Ma Jian—Oct. 12 at 7:30pm at a location tba.
    Father Ernestro Cardenal—Oct. 25-26 at various locations
    Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran—Nov. 9-10 at SJSU
    Daniel Mason, author of The Piano Tuner, with performance by Gwendolyn Mok, Kay Stern Liz Runnicles and Thalia Moore—Nov. 15 at 12:30pm at College of Music and Dance Recital Hall, free.
    2006 Highlight: James D. Houston—spring

Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley
A regular series of guest speakers at various locations; see www.commonwealthclub.org/sv.html for details
    Bud Selig talks about Inside Baseball—Sept. 7 at 7pm at the San Jose Convention Center
    John O'Conner, the man who outed Deep Throat, speaks—Sept. 7 at 7pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose
    Strange Times, My Dear, Nahid Mozaffari and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak—Sept. 8 at 3pm at King Library
    Chocolate and beer tasting with Pete Slosberg—Sept. 15 at Bella Mia Restaurant, San Jose
    The Minutemen, the controversy of citizen border patrols, a panel with Art Torees and Chris Simcox—Sept. 16 at noon at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
    Jennifer Miller, author of Inheriting the Holy Land: An American's Search for Hope in the Middle East—Sept. 20 at 1pm at King Library
    Caroline Kennedy—Sept. 22 at 7pm at Fourth Street Summit Center, San Jose
    Tom Campbell talks about Schwarzenegger's agenda—Oct. 3 at noon at Altera Corp. Headquarters, Building 3, 101 Innovation Dr., San Jose
    James Dalessandro, local author and screenwriter, talks about the 1906 earthquake—Oct. 6 at 7pm at King Library
    Khaled Abou El Fadl, author of The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists—Oct. 14 at 2pm at King Library
    Bill Press—Nov. 1, call for location
    Barbara Boxer—Nov. 4, call for location

Montalvo Literary Series
Montalvo, Saratoga; $15-$50; montalvoarts.org
    Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights—Oct. 21 at 8pm at Carriage House
    Sarah Vowell, of This American Life— Oct. 28 at 8pm at Fox Theater
    Tellebration! A storytelling event— Nov. 5 at 7pm at Carriage House, $15
    Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency— Nov. 6 at 7pm at the Fox, $20-$50

MACLA
The Latino arts center presents open-mic sessions and featured performances by local poets and visiting artist, 510 s. first st, San Jose; 408.938.3594
    The Delivery Room, open mic and readings—Second Sunday of every month at 7pm, $3
    Kate Rigg in Birth of an Asian, comedy—Oct. 16
    Paul Flores in The Rain—Oct. 29
    Sexile, book reading and discussion with Jamie Cortez and Adela Vazquez—Nov. 10
    Luis Irrea, author of The Hummingbird's Daughter—Dec. 2
    Lourdes Portillo screens 'El Diablo Nunca Duerme'—Dec. 14

Poetry Center San Jose
A fall season of readings and workshops at various locations; 408.292.3254
    Opal Palmer Adisa—Sept. 19 at 7:30pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Rooms 225 and 229 in San Jose
    Rafael Jesús González—Oct. 1 at 4pm at King Library, workshop on Oct. 2, 10am-5pm, $75/$100
    Galway Kinell—Nov. 3 at 7pm at Le Petit Trianon, $10
    Nils Peterson and Sally Ashton, workshop—Nov. 12 and 19 at History Park San Jose, $150/$120

Plan Ahead

Cirque du Soleil
The famed art circus returns, and tickets will probably go fast; call 1.866.6-CIRQUE for details.

    Corteo—Opens Jan. 19 at the Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose.


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