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Just because you may be stuck at home during the pandemic doesn't mean you can't explore the greater world. Here's a sampling of family-friendly in-person and virtual Bay Area shows, concerts, activities and other events over the next several weeks. As with all things in the pandemic era, everything here is subject to change. Double-check locations, dates, times and COVID precaution­s before you go.

“amémonos // let us love each other”: 8 p.m. April 1-2, 8-9, Town Hall Theatre, 3535School St, Lafayette. New graduate Karina Inés makes an inconvenie­nt pilgrimage back home where she finds Abuela Eulalia exactly as she was six years before, trapped between lost languages, time and house keys. $25. April 9 is a pay-what-you'd-like performanc­e. townhallth­

B — the Underwater Bubble Show:

4 to 5:15 p.m. March 26, Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F), 3921Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The show follows Mr. B, a creature of modern habits who discovers a little aquarium that appears like magic inside his briefcase and gradually becomes enchanted by the wondrous underwater world of Bubbleland­ia. $45 to $55. Eventbrite:

Brentwood Literary Stroll:

1 to 4 p.m. April 3, 140Oak St. in Brentwood and businesses throughout downtown Brentwood. Meet an array of fiction and nonfiction authors, hear about their books and enjoy refreshmen­ts at local restaurant­s. $5. brentwoodl­ibraryfoun­ Cantate!: 2 p.m. March

26, Mission Santa Clara de Asís, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. This concert celebrates the joy of singing with Ragazzi's Young Men's Ensemble, Concert Group and Choral Scholars. $20 to $40.

Celtic Harp and Story: 4 p.m. March 20, Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. Patrick Ball revives the 1,000-yearold Celtic harp tradition for the 21st century. $15to

$20. patrickbal­

Comedy at the Factory:

8:45 to 9:45 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month,

The Polka Dot Room at

The Factory Bar, 12517San Pablo Ave., Richmond. A monthly standup-comedy showcase that brings a halfdozen of the best Bay Area comedians to perform short sets. $20. Eventbrite: bit. ly/3tOTstM

Crowden's Virtual Community Music Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20, 1475 Rose St., Berkeley. This musical carnival is offered as both an in-person and online event, with a lineup that includes “Very First Concerts” with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, string instrument petting zoos, musical performanc­es by kids for kids and instrument making. Free. carnival

Historical Walking Tours of History Park:

A museum guide will lead small groups of visitors through San Jose's History Park discussing the historical and architectu­ral background of each building. 1 p.m. (by appointmen­t only) Tuesdays and Thursdays. $0 to $12. historysan­

Idle Threat: 11 a.m. Saturday, Town Hall Theatre, 3535School St., Lafayette. This film screening follows director/producer George Pakenham as he explores environmen­tal dangers caused by idling cars. Following the film, Project Earth will lead a youth panel discussion. Free. TownHallTh­ Japanese-American Internment at Tanforan — Photograph­s by Dorothea Lange: Now through April 10, San Mateo County History Museum, 2200Broadw­ay in Redwood City. During World War II, Japanese Americans were sent to the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, where they spent months until permanent internment camps were built in remote locations. Lange was hired by the federal

War Relocation Authority to document this forced evacuation. Admission $4to $6.

Mission Chamber Orchestra of San José concert:

7:30 p.m. April 9, Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose. Saxophone soloist Ricardo Martinez joins the orchestra for Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. Free. missioncha­ events-tickets

Musical Flair: Now through April at the Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio in San Jose. Enjoy today's hottest jazz artists with four-top seating at these intimate concerts featuring Helen Sung on March 19 and Miguel Zénon Duo on April 28. $25 to $30. hammerthea­

Roy Orbison Returns:

8 p.m. March 25, Bankhead Theater, 2400First St., Livermore. Featuring Wiley Ray & The Big O Band, this concert will delve into the hit songs (“Crying,” “Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely”), and career highlights of the legendary country singer. $67-$77. livermorea­ St. Paul's Concert Series — Pianist Temirzhan Yerzhanov: 7 p.m. March 26, online and in-person at 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek. Yerzhanov performs works by Schubert and Liszt and joins a post-performanc­e Q&A session with the audience. $10 to $20. Sense and Sensibilit­y: Now through April 3, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefiel­d Road in Palo

Alto. Follow sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood through their abrupt change in fortune after their father's untimely death and ensuing romantic trials and events that test and affirm the bonds of sisterhood. Starting at $30. theatrewor­ks. org

Shadelands Ranch Free Events: Classic Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5. Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, raffles, prizes and a display of cars from the past century. Summer Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31. This outdoor market features more than 40 vendors, food trucks, music, and entertainm­ent. Oktoberfes­t, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Get in the Oktoberfes­t spirit with live music, dancing and German beer and cuisine. 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. Shirley Bunger — Artist in Residence: Through March 25, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. See Shirley Bunger's mixed-media artwork shown alongside student responses using vintage paper and ephemera to transform ordinary blocks of wood into multidimen­sional collages. Free. current-show

Taylor Eigsti — Imagine Our Future: 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 26, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500Castro St., Mountain View. Eigsti will be joined by Grammy-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer and a 12-person band featuring Eric Harland and Ben Wendel for this soaring, 70-minute narrative journey. $10to $25. CSM: The Intense Tour: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, San Jose Civic, 135 W. San Carlos

St., San Jose. Hear the top four winners of “India Idol:” Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjiwal, Sayli Kamble and Mohammed Danish. $52 $352.

The Light That Fills the World — Sounds from California to Alaska:

2 p.m. March 13, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. This Diablo Symphony Orchestra performanc­e features violist Chuxuejie Zhang. diablosymp­

VIRTUAL EVENTS BATS Improv Online Shows:

This San Franciscob­ased improv group will stream free shows each week to bring a little improv magic into homes via Zoom. At 7:30 p.m. on the night of each show, click the link next to the show you want to see to connect to the BATS virtual theater. improv. org/online-shows

Bay Area Children's Theatre Creativity Corner:

This virtual “playborhoo­d” offers kids stories that unfold via video, plus followup activities they can do on their own, inspired by the make-believe they've seen. Parents can submit their children's creations to BACT, which is planning to share examples online. bactheatre. org

Beat the Lock Escape Room:

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Solve a virtual escape room with your friends via an audio/video call and live feed that lets you play by instructin­g a game master to search for clues. $25. beattheloc­

Bringing BADM to You:

Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a series of fun, engaging learning experience­s to enjoy as a family. Explore three different themes — science and math; body and brain; and talk and play — designed to develop skills for children to succeed in school and life. Within each theme, you'll find step-bystep videos and activities with instructio­ns written out. bayareadis­coverymuse­

Broadcast Platform, Marshstrea­m:

7:30 p.m. nightly. Programmin­g varies by night with offerings including short performanc­es, book/writer discussion­s, singalongs, storytelli­ng, game nights and more. Find more informatio­n online at

Concord Couch Concerts: 8p.m. first Friday of the month. This showcase for local indie bands and artists will be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube;­chconcerts and youtube. com/c/concordcou­chconcerts.

Diablo Symphony Orchestra Virtual Concerts:

First Thursday of each month, featuring works that have been performed and recorded at Lesher Center for the Arts in past years. diablosymp­

18 Reasons Cooking School: Check out a slate of new online classes. You may not have everything listed in the equipment and shopping list, but instructor­s will give you guidance on how to adapt their recipes to what you have access to. Learn new recipes and techniques.

Festival Napa Valley's Remote Ensemble Project:

This virtual performanc­e of the “Va, Pensiero” chorus from Verdi's opera “Nabucco” features instrument­alists and singers from 26states, eight countries and five continents. They represent two dozen orchestras, ensembles, opera companies and music conservato­ries, such as the Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservato­ry of Music, Metropolit­an Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Orchestra. The performanc­e can be seen on Festival Napa Valley's YouTube channel: jHV9wLvNYx­A.

Full Moon Fridays — Live Cabaret Series: 8 p.m. Fridays. Featuring live cabaret style performanc­es.­Moon Funkmode Dance Studio Digital Workouts: Offering free dance videos, including breakdance, hip hop, youth dance party and more. Find the videos at user/FUNKMODE.

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