Arts

RAMA: Epic Legend

10/21/2016-01/15/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asian Art Museum (亞洲藝術博物館)
San Francisco  

Bloody battles, daring rescues, passionate romance and a shape-shifting monkey warrior. One of the world’s greatest works of literature, the Rama epic – the 2,500-year-old classic and its many versions – teems with excitement. The story of Prince Rama’s quest to defeat a powerful demonic king, rescue his abducted wife and re-establish order in the world is also, for many, a sacred tradition. For centuries, this beloved tale has been told again and again through visual and performing arts, literature and religious teachings in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and beyond. This exhibition invites you to explore the personalities and perspectives of four main characters: Rama; his wife Sita; Rama’s faithful monkey lieutenant Hanuman; and the 10-headed demon king Ravana. Spanning the ancient to the contemporary, this major international survey of 135 artworks captures the epic in a new light. Coursing beneath the drama and fantasy of the thrilling tale, discover timeless human struggles and poignant moments that will resonate with your own story.

The Sound of Music – Civic Arts Stage Company

12/09/2016-12/18/2016
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton  

December 9 – 18 , Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2pm

Family musical theater performed by local youth! December 9 through 18. All performances at the Amador Theater in Pleasanton, 1155 Santa Rita Road. The familiar story: When novice Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is sent away from the convent to serve as a governess for the seven Von Trapp children. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of their stern widowed father The Captain, and they marry. Families will enjoy this uniquely adapted musical for young performers. Presented by Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area Children’s Theater.

$7-$18; youth, senior discounts.

Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center.

Festival of Lights

12/11/2016
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC
San Rafael  

Bring your friends to the Osher Marin JCC for a great, FREE Hanukkah party in Marin!

FAMILY CONNECTIONS 9:30 – 11:30am
*For families with kids 0-3 & siblings * JCC Preschool
Music, arts & holiday treats!
www.marinjcc.org/familyconnections

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS GAMES, CRAFTS, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD & HOLIDAY SHOPPING
11:30am – 2:00pm
*FOR ALL AGES!

FITNESS & AQUATICS CENTER All Day
*FREE

Visit www.marinjcc.org/FOL or call (415)444-8000

Please bring any coats or non-perishable, healthy foods to support those in need! The Osher Marin JCC is located at 200 North San Pedro Road in San Rafael.

Free

Presented by Osher Marin JCC