Friday, Aug. 30
Coastside Film Society Screens a Silent Film Masterpiece to Live Piano
Here's your last chance to catch the Coastside Film Society's movie night at the Community United Methodist Church. After 10 years at the venue, the small nonprofit operating on a shoestring budget can't afford the new rental fee the church feels it must charge to cover its costs. So head on over and show your support by watching "Variety," a major work of German Expressionism. It's a story about a crime of passion distinguished by great performances and the wonderful visuals which were the hallmarks of the movement. Montara's own Shauna Pickett-Gordon will play the piano to accompany the film. This is the fifth time that the Film Society has hired Pickett-Gordon to write a score for one of their silent film screenings and to play that score live on her grand piano during the screening. At 8 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Sanctuary, 777 Miramontes St.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Kings Mountain Celebrates 50 Years of Art in the Redwoods
Every Labor Day weekend, the parking lot and redwood forest surrounding the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Station at 13889 Skyline Boulevard in Woodside is transformed into a fine art gallery. Proceeds from the Art Fair go back to the community, primarily supporting the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, a group that responds to more than 150 emergencies a year, and the Kings Mountain Elementary School. In Kiddie Hollow, children of all ages can make their own art at the supervised booths, including spin, string, straw, and glitter art, among other activities. Food is also available. Volunteers in the Cook Shack serve up burgers and corn on the cob and Grandma Jenny’s giant cookies. This year’s fair will be held Aug. 31, Sept. 1, and Sept. 2. Artist booths are open from 10am to 5pm; breakfast is from 8am to 10:30am; lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is held at 13889 Skyline Blvd, about six miles south of Highway 92. Admission is free. Park along Skyline Blvd, and take the free trolley from marked stops, one mile north and one mile south of the main fair entrance.
Coastal Repertory Theatre Presents Strength in Words: Oral History and the Holocaust
Coastal Repertory Theatre is honored to announce an evening event with guest speaker Jack Adler, who will share the story of his internment and liberation from the Auschwitz/Birkenau concentration camps during WWII. His moving story is a testament to the indomitability of the human spirit, mirroring the transcendent story in Coastal Rep’s upcoming production, The Diary of Anne Frank. Attendees will be the first to tour Anne Frank: A History for Today. This remarkable exhibit is on loan to Coastal Rep from the Anne Frank Center, USA. At 6:30 p.m. at Coastal Repertory Theatre, 1167 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
Sunday, Sept. 1
Come and enjoy Sunday Brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean accompanied by Terry Disley's piano stylings ranging from Cole Porter to Jazz to Beatles at the Miramar Beach Restaurant. Enjoy outdoor heated patio and spectacular views over crab cakes with poached eggs and Hollandaise, French toast, omelettes and mimosas.
All weekend long
It’s summer and time for outdoor Shakespeare in Half Moon Bay. The Outback at Cameron’s Inn & Pub is the site for the 2nd season of the new Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company. Ripe with deceit, murder, madness moral corruption, Shakespeare’s masterpiece, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark opens Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7pm, on Labor Day Weekend. Performances are Friday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm, until September 15. Matinees are Monday, Labor Day, September 2; Sunday, September 8 and September 15 at 3pm. Audiences are asked to bring a low lawn chair and dress warmly for all performances. HMB Shakespeare Company patron Cameron Palmer invites everyone to “come early, enjoy the outback with burgers, brew and the Bard.”
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