More than 50 years later, Christian Lee surely embodies shades of King’s grand vision. Lee, a Richmond College Prep School second-grader, drew thunderous applause when he sang the national anthem Jan. 20 in the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center. “Now you know what our future is all about,” event organizer Patricia Durham, a member of St. Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, told the crowd after Lee finished singing, noting the grand, inclusive message of the song.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, “Science, Technology & the Future of Art,” juried exhibition featuring new media and digital art, installation, photography and traditional mediums, “Joyful Vision,” solo exhibition by mixed media artist Rosine Ferber, Through Nov, 28, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, Free, 650-321-3891 or www.pacificartleague.org, Peninsula Museum of Art, Sculpture and ballet slippers with arch support Drawings by Richard Deutsch, through Jan, 4, Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, 11 a.m, to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, Free admission, 650-692-2101 or www.peninsulamuseum.org..
Peninsula Youth Theatre. “Les Miserables.” March 7-15. Directed by Michael Champlain. Music direction by Dan Shaindlin.Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $16-$20. 650-903-6000 or www.pytnet.org. Sunnyvale Community Players. “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.” Through March 8. Book by Book by Doug Wright. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Directed by Cindy Powell. Sunnyvale Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. $12-$22. sunnyvaleplayers.org or 408-733-6611.
The organizers of March for Our Lives San Jose are solidifying plans for the March 24 event and hope to enlist as many as a dozen volunteers to speak at the anti-gun violence rally that follows the march, If all goes as planned, the march will start at San Jose City Hall at 11 a.m, Participants will then walk ballet slippers with arch support to Arena Green, across from SAP Center, for the rally, March for Our Lives San Jose is being organized by a group of Saratoga students from Prospect High School. Junior Julie Son said she got involved after watching Parkland, Florida students on television following the Valentine’s Day school shooting that left 17 dead..
Holiday Celebration: The Winchester Orchestra, under music director Henry Mollicone, presents a concert of holiday music that includes classical selections and features soloists Sandra Rubalcava, Nicole Takesono, Brian Thorsett and Michael Morris. The Masterworks Chorale will join the orchestra to perform choruses from Handel’s Messiah. $20 adults/$15 seniors/$10 students/free to children 12 and under. Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. at West Valley College Theater, Saratoga. Also, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral, Second and St. John streets, San Jose. For more information, call 408.866.5302, email Winchester@pacbell.net or visit www.winchesterorchestra.com.