Turn it Up! Night of Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute. 9 p.m. April 26. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $12. 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com. Lady Antebellum, with Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer. 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) April 26. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29.50- $75.50 plus applicable charges. 800-745-3000. The Beethoven Project. Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Jindong Cai, conductor with Jon Nakamatsu, piano. 8 p.m. April 26 and 27. Overture to The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 (1811); Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15 (1797); Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 (1812). Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $20. http://live.stanford.edu/ or 650-725-2787.
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Today is the last day to see “Seven Sisters,” a show of work by an ethnically diverse group of world-renowned female artists, at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. In the exhibition the artists comment on ethics, race, culture and self-expression. One of the artists in the show is Carrie Mae Weems, who is the only visual artist to receive a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” (Note that Weems is featured in a 30-year retrospective at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University through Jan. 5.) Weems studied dance in San Francisco as a teenager and later studied folklore in a graduate program at U.C. Berkeley.