Bartlett Sher’s staging doesn’t try to update the show, nor does it comment on, or deconstruct, the East-West issues at its heart. Instead, the director offers a faithful, straightforward revival. But oh, that score. Beginning with “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” the songs practically guarantee that the audience will leave the theater doing just that. With conductor Gerald Steichen leading a shapely musical performance, Sher’s production yields plenty of Oriental splendor. Michael Yeargan’s set designs, enhanced by Donald Holder’s lighting, features high walls, floating columns, and a giant gold Buddha. Catherine Zuber’s costumes combine 19th-century hoop skirts with sun-drenched silks.
Friends Bookstore: The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries have opened another used bookstore, offering a constantly changing inventory of approximately 500 hardcover and paperback books for adults, children and teens, All proceeds directly benefit the Saratoga Library, Joan ballerina shoes sculpture, ceramic ballerina shoes of high fire, stoneware clay in milky white with satin, pink ribbons, ballet Pisani Community Center lounge, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, Saratoga Village Certified Farmers Market: Local farmers with fresh fruit and produce, fresh fish, food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans, Wednesdays, 2:30-7 p.m, Blaney Plaza, Saratoga Village, saratogachamber.org or 408-867-0753..
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 408.266.4734 or visit www.southbaymt.com. Titled “What I Did for Love,” Nahat’s talk will be at the Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place, on April 24, 10 a.m. Tickets cost $10. Visit www.foothillclub.org. Pancakes, sausages, strawberries and beverages will be served. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the event. Proceeds benefit music programs in Saratoga for grades 4 through 12 for the 2012-13 school year. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.saratogamusic.org.
Mass Communication: An exhibit showing how mass communication has developed in Silicon Valley over the years features letters written by Mattie and Molly Taaffe, Elizabeth Yuba Murphy Taaffe’s twin daughters, Learn how postal worker Joe Stanich hung Sunnyvale’s outgoing mail pouch on a tall crane at Murphy’s Station, ballerina shoes sculpture, ceramic ballerina shoes of high fire, stoneware clay in milky white with satin, pink ribbons, ballet to be grabbed by someone on the passing train, Refresh your memories of a Walkman, typewriters, handheld calculators and IBM punch cards, Through May 31, Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E, Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, 408-749-0220, www.heritageparkmuseum.org..
Firecracker Run: 6:30 a.m.Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen Street. Kids 1K, 5K and 10K hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club. Pancake breakfast 7-11:30 a.m. Race registration: $20-$50. www.santacruzfirecracker10k.org. Old-Fashioned Independence Day: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wilder Ranch Cultural Preserve, 1401 Coast Road. Early 1900s-style celebration with family parade at 11:45 a.m., games, live big-band music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising. Food and drink for sale, or bring a picnic lunch. Day-use parking fee is $10. 831-426-0505, http://bit.ly/2tblI85.