Carly Rae Jepsen smiled as she looked out at the sea of fans stretched out in front of her at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The smile was returned a thousandfold — maybe 20,000-fold — as people danced to the music on a surprisingly warm late Friday afternoon. “What a beautiful sight!” exclaimed Jepsen. “You have no idea. The most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen is right here.”. That kind of joy is contagious. And everyone seemed to have come down with it as the 11th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival kicked off Aug. 10 in San Francisco.
Mendelssohn for Mother’s Day: On May 12 and 14 (Mother’s Day), 75 choristers, 12 opera singers and 12 dancers — plus a digital media team — will join the San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra for a creative, only-in-Silicon Valley staging of Mendelssohn’s oratio “Elijah.” Details: 7:30 p.m, May 12, 3 p.m, May 14 ; Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose; $7-$16, www.sjsu.edu/dance.— Linda Zavoral, Staff, Bay Area rising star: South Bay singer-songwriter Shamina has an amazing voice, which she puts to great use on her new EP, hanging wooden sign ballerina dancer fairy wings victorian valentine gift for her handmade lily maud ornamental ballet shoes dec “When You Go.” She can croon a big power-pop ballad like “Bring Me My Love” or casually rap out an ode to the Warriors’ Klay Thompson, She’ll be at San Francisco’s historic Hotel Utah on May 12, sharing the bill with fellow Bay Area indie pop/rock acts Jake Rivers, Rove and Beau Wiley and the Lost Coasters, Details: Music starts 9 p.m.; $10; www.hotelutah.com.— Jim Harrington, Staff..
“Rent.” Notre Dame de Namur University’s Department of Music and Vocal Arts. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Notre Dame de Namur University, Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10-$20. 650-508-3729 or firstname.lastname@example.org. “Death of a Salesman.” By Arthur Miller. Presented by Pear Avenue Theatre. Through March 20. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. $15-$30. 650-254-1148 or www.thepear.org. “Metamorphosis: Junior Year.” World premiere of play based on the novel by Betsy Franco. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. 7 p.m. today-Saturday, March 11 and 12; 2 p.m. Saturday and March 12; 4:30 p.m. March 10. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $8-$12. 650-463-4930.
Starting at 10 a.m., hiking will include the “Plein Air Paint Out” with The Woodside Plein Air Painting Group, Members will be stationed along the trails painting various scenes of the Djerassi Program’s landscape arranged in partnership with the Arts and Culture Committee of Woodside, A portion of the admission price will go to that committee, Reservations are hanging wooden sign ballerina dancer fairy wings victorian valentine gift for her handmade lily maud ornamental ballet shoes dec required and may be made at http://www.djerassi.org/openhouse, Space is limited and early reservations are recommended, No pets are allowed, The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is located at 2325 Bear Gulch Road West, Woodside..
For comparison, I checked the most popular songs of 2015 along with this week’s “hits.” Ready? Here are the chart toppers for 2015 in order: “Uptown Funk,” “Cheerleader,” “Take Me to Church,” “Love Me Like You Do,” “See You Again,” “Hello,” “Lean On,” “Hold Back the River,” “What Do You Mean” and “Sorry.”. Those must already be passé since the following now head this week’s list: “Work From Home,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Can’t Stop Feeling,” “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” “7 Years,” “One Dance,” “Pillow Talk,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Never Forget You” and “This Is What I Came For.” Son of a gun — no repeats from last year, and “Uptown Funk” disappeared along with all those others. Dang.