thewildfeathers.com. Effectively interpreting the songs of Joni Mitchell is a great challenge. Bay Area native Laurie Antonioli is more than up to the task. After starting out in the singer-songwriter-vein, she became an accomplished jazz singer. Now Antonioli triumphantly returns to her roots for this gorgeous exploration of Mitchell’s fascinatingly complex songs. Antonioli displays a tremendous range. She can use her vocal power, but also knows how to rely on nuance and shadings to fully illuminate a lyric. Antonioli brings Mitchell’s songs to life with a depth and beauty few artists can attain. Many of these compositions are rarely covered. In addition to such popular numbers as “Both Sides Now” and “River” (which she makes her own), Antonioli captures Mitchell’s essence on gems like “People’s Parties” and “I Don’t Know Where I Stand.” Throughout, the instrumental accompaniment impeccably complements Antonioli’s glorious voice. Antonioli sings with The American Dreams Band at Berkeley’s California Jazz Conservatory on Oct. 24.
Bone Bash XV, With Boston, The Doobie Brothers and ballet hair bow, dance hair bows, stacked ballerina hair bows, pink ballet hair bows, ballerina hair bows, ballet toe shoe, pink John Kay and Steppenwolf, 5:30 p.m, Aug, 2, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $30-$106, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Miranda Lambert, With Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox Mafia, 6 p.m, Aug, 9, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $29.25-$54, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Wiz Khalifa, 5 p.m, Aug, 22, Under the Influence of Music Tour, with Young Jeezy, Tyga, Rich Homie Quan, Iamsu, Mack Wilds, and DJ Drama, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $28.50-$78.50, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000..
It’s the kind of space that seems ever more hard to find in an environment where there’s nary a pause between information streams. Contact Andrew Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Created by Sara Mann. When: 8 p.m. Oct. 11-13. Where: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.,San Francisco. Tickets: $30; 415-863-9834, www.odc.dance. Also: Mann teaches a free workshop incorporating chi practices, writing and material from “Echo” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in ODC Theater. This workshop is part of the ODC Theater Institute series of shared practice sessions with season artists. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
House of Floyd, 8 p.m, Jan, 12, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $18, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, St, Lawrence String Quartet with Stephen Prutsman, piano, 2:30 p.m, Jan, 13, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, Haydn: Quartet in G, Op, 77 No.1; R.M, Schafer: Quartet No, 3; Thuille: Piano Quintet ballet hair bow, dance hair bows, stacked ballerina hair bows, pink ballet hair bows, ballerina hair bows, ballet toe shoe, pink No, 2 in E-flat Major, Op, 20, $25-$60; $10 for Stanford students, 650-725-2787 or http://live.stanford.edu, “Music of the House” Department of Music Showcase, 7 p.m, Jan, 13, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, Works by Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Miles Davis, Mark Applebaum, others, Free; reservations required, 650-725-2787 or http://live.stanford.edu..
Santa Clara Chorale, “The Christmas Truce” choral concert, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. In December 1914, German and English soldiers on the front lines of World War I set aside their weapons and took up carols in an historic, impromptu truce. One hundred years later, the chorale remembers this demonstration of humanity by singing carols and songs that were sung at this event, interspersed with readings from the letters of these soldiers, as well as seasonal choral pieces. 8 p.m. Also 4 p.m. Dec. 14. $5 to $25 (more for reserved seating) at scc.org.