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Playtime picks

Monk’s Mood

Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27

A tap dance meditation on the life of jazz great Thelonius Monk, staged to monk’s music with visuals effects computer-generated by DeFrantz’s footwork.

Location: Pigott Theater, Memorial Hall, Stanford University

Time: 8: 00 p.m.

Cost: $8 students, $12 general public

Contact: 650.725.ARTS

Ain’t Misbehavin

Through Sunday, April 28

Set in Harlem nigtclub in the 1930’s, this is a toe-tapping, join-jumping celebration of the music of Fats Waller.

Location: Lorraine Hansberry Theater 620 Sutter St., San Francisco

Time: 8 p.m. Thursday- Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $22-$30

Contact: 415.474.8800

Sofia Gorman’s Sacrosanct Dance presents: Resting Places

Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4

Choreographer Sofia Gorman, graduate of the SF School of the Arts, All of 22 years old, has captured the essence of energy and peace symbolized through dance in her company’s debut production.

Location: Theatre Exit, 277 Taylor at Eddy, San Francisco

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $15

Contact: 415.835.3147


Through May 25

Based on Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” this immensely popular musical is brimming with drama and pathos.

Location: Contra Costa Civic Theater, 951 Pomona Ave. El Cerrito

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 21, 28; May 5 and 12

Cost: $17, $10 for 16 and under

Contact: 510.524.6654