Kenneth J. Arrow, 95. The youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance. Feb. 21. Alan Colmes, 66. The radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Feb. 23. William “Bud” Liebenow, 97. The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew. Feb. 24.
Jim Gaffigan, “Noble Ape” tour, Sept, 17, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, $29.50-$95, http://www.jimgaffigan.com/tour-dates, Chhandam and Leelah Das Dance, Pragati: Securing the Future for India’s Heritage, 3 p.m, Sept, 17, Benefit concert, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Second Stage, 500 Castro ballet shoes grand rapids mi St., Mountain View, $103, mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000, Bayer Ballet Company, “Sleeping Beauty Suite.” 7 p.m, Sept, 22; 6 p.m, Sept, 23; 3:30 p.m, Sept, 24, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Second Stage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, $28-$38, mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000..
Doors open at 6 p.m. with seating in the concert hall starting at 6:30 p.m. and the music at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance for $10. For more information or questions, call 925-513-2640. Carpenters tribute band to perform Sunday. ANTIOCH — Close to You, a tribute band to The Carpenters, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. The popular singing duo of the 1970s and early 1980s focused on mid-tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter’s unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals. Admission is $27 for adults, $25 for seniors 62 and older and youth 6-17 are free with paying adult. Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Daniel Castro (Club Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, Dec, 11, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $5, 877-435-9849 ballet shoes grand rapids mi or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Joe Labarbera Quintet, 3 p.m, Dec, 14, 3 p.m, Joe Labarbera on drums, Bill Cunliffe on piano, Bob Sheppard on tenor and soprano sax, Clay Jenkins on trumpet, and Tom Warrington on bass, Produced by Palo Alto Jazz Alliance and Palo Alto Adult School, co-sponsored by KCSM FM-91.1, Woodside Priory Rothrock Performance Hall, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley, $15-$35 $15-$35, www.pajalliance.org..
The dreams and financial empires of tunnel titan Adolph Sutro, Isaias Hellman of Wells Fargo and Levi Strauss shaped the city. By 1870, prosperity had diluted Jewish religion (this is one segment of the film where Shaffer allows talking-heads to bog down the documentary’s pacing). The film closes on the upbeat with the 1915 Panama—Pacific International Exposition heralding the city’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Director Antonin Svoboda’s “The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich” profiles the prickly, controversial psychiatrist’s final years from 1945 to 1957.