Pacific Art League. “40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory.” April 6-27. Reception 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 6. Norton Gallery, 668 Ramona St, Palo Alto. pacificartleague.org or 650-321-3891. Palo Alto Art Center. “Clear Story,” site-specific, walk-in installation by Bay Area artist Mildred Howard, through August, King Plaza, in front of Palo Alto City Hall. “LawnBowls: A Site-Specific Environmental Installation,” by Judith Selby Lang, through February 2013, Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, 474 Embarcadero, Palo Alto. “Water Lilies,” by Judith Selby Lang, large-scale floating structures made of plastic bottles calling attention to issues of water pollution, recycling, reuse and environmental sustainability, April 9 through September, Baylands Nature Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter.
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Guests dined among 19 bronze sculptures in the Sculpture Garden. The gold table décor — pale gold cloths with gold-edged glasses — complemented the bronze sculptures. Centerpieces were golden bowls that contained a mixture of the flowers from all of the seasons, accented with blackberries and pears. A large, all-white tree featuring 500 dendrobium orchids decorated the museum courtyard, which was the scene for the cocktail reception. The highlight was a fashion show featuring four models from Neiman Marcus (the signature sponsor) wearing white designer gowns and showcasing spectacular diamond necklaces, bracelets and earrings designed by Maria Canale of Forevermark Diamonds. She flew in from New York for the occasion.
Ragazzi Boys Chorus: The chorus, for boys ages 5-18, marks its 30th anniversary with “Ragazzi Sings Bing!,” featuring Ragazzi alumni, June 10, 2:30 p.m, flower girl shoes crib shoes baby shoes ballet shoes baby gift bridal flats white shoes girl flats baptism shoes baby shower Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford, $15-$50, ragazzi.org/performances, 650-342-8785, Ragazzi Continuo: The a cappella men’s choir presents “There is Sweet Music,” a spring concert that showcases musical diversity from Swedish folk tunes to rhythms of Ghana street dance, Continuo member Jansen Verplank’s arrangement of the Gospel classic, “Swing Down Chariot” will have its world premiere, June 17, 5 p.m, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly St., Palo Alto, $15-$25, ragazzicontinuo.org, 650-322-4528..
It’s Rhiannon Giddens’ turn. Her emergence into solo stardom has been solidified with the album “Tomorrow Is My Turn,” produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett. She was previously known as the stunning vocalist and dazzling banjo and fiddle player with the Grammy-winning trio Carolina Chocolate Drops. She’s revealing brilliant songwriting talent, as well. Burnett invited her to join a superstar lineup that included Elvis Costello, Jack White and Joan Baez for the 2013 “Another Day, Another Time” concert at New York’s Town Hall. Giddens stole the show with an electrifying performance of the Odetta classic, “Water Boy.”.