Music at Kohl Mansion. All concerts begin a 7 p.m. Pre-concert talks by musicologist Kai Christiansen begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 15, A Night at the Opera — Gala Holiday Concert. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. $15-$48. $60 for gala. 650-762-1130 or www.musicatkohl.org/tickets. Audra McDonald, soprano. 7 :30 p.m. Jan. 17. Show tunes, movie songs and original pieces. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. Tickets available to Bing members. General sales to begin in early December. http://live.stanford.edu.
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Mooncakes, Churros and Cherry Pie: A mutlimedia exhibit that explores the connections between food, migration, and culture, in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2015. Through March 19. Artists’ reception Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a performance by Acoma Arts African Drum and Dance. Open mic night March 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Film night Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. Moveable Feast event Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Soul Food Sculptures” art workshop March 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. deanza.edu/euphrat, 408-864-5464.
Nature Sculpture: Artist Zach Pine leads a holiday workshop where children can sculpt nature with sticks, stones, flowers and more and collaborate in a progressive work of art in Bill’s Backyard. A new group sculpture will be built every day, Dec, 26-Jan, 3; Meet the Artist Days Dec, 29-30 and Jan, 2, Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, www.cdm.org, The Marshmallow Incident: Playful People Productions presents a play based on the black baby girl shoes and headband, baby ballerina shoes, baby ballet slippers, toddler shoes, newborn shoes, satin baby shoes, book “ by Judi and Ron Barrett, with an original score by local recording artist Sean Mendelson and a script adaptation by Playful People’s artistic director Katie D’Arcey, Through Dec, 22, Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave, $8-$15 at www.playfulpeople.net, $8-$18 at the door..
Saratoga Village Marketplace: The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga-Monte Sereno Community Foundation present the weekly Wednesday certified farmers market in Blaney Plaza. The market features certified local farmers with fresh berries, fruits and produce, as well as fresh fish, other food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans. Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m. saratogachamber.org or 408 867-0753. Westhope Senior Activities Center: Come for family-style lunch, Mondays, noon, small donation. Other activities include line dancing, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. All seniors are welcome. Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Ave., cross street Cox Avenue.