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A live ‘Roman Holiday’: Hop on a Vespa for a little impromptu “Roman Holiday.” This new Broadway musical adaptation of the classic 1953 Audrey Hepburn picture, from the producers of “Beautiful,” is trying out in San Francisco before it zooms to the Great White Way. The musical stars Stephanie Styles as Princess Ann and Drew Gehling as the jaded reporter (the Gregory Peck role). Details: Currently in previews, main run is June 6-18; Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco; $55-$275; 888-746-1799, www.shnsf.com— Karen D’Souza, Staff.
A street festival lined with books: Not all street festivals revolve around music and food, The Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley brings together 200 authors (Walter Mosley, Roxane Gay, Michael Chabon, Scott Turow, Cleve Jones) for 100 seminars (on mysteries, memoirs, poetry, fantasy, women/gender, activism and more), There will also be lots of book sellers and thousands of volumes to buy, Details: 10-a.m.-6 p.m, June 3-4 in downtown Berkeley; $8-$15; see map of event and more information at www.baybookfest.org.— Linda Zavoral, girls ballet shoes Staff..
Hopelessly devoted to ‘Grease’: Pull out your 1950s duds, practice your hand-jive and get ready to tap your inner Sandy, Danny or Rizzo. The “Grease Sing-Along” comes to San Jose for three showings on June 3. Ooo, ooo, ooo. Details: 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Montgomery Theater, San Jose; $19-$49; sanjosetheaters.org.— Linda Zavoral, Staff. Hot licks from Jinx Jones: Jinx Jones might be the hardest working guitarist in the Bay Area. A savvy and skilled performer equally adept in rock, jazz and jump blues settings, he’s put in road time with such legends as Solomon Burke, Chuck Berry and Roy Buchanan, and contributed to massive hits by R&B divas En Vogue. These days he can be found performing around the region with his sleek and swinging rockabilly trio the Kingtones. You can catch them at Armando’s in Martinez on June 3. Details: 8 p.m.; $15; 925-228-6985, www.armandosmartinez.com.— Andrew Gilbert, Correspondent.
An offer you shouldn’t refuseHere’s a 45th cinematic anniversary worth noting, Francis Ford Coppola’s classic epic about family and mobsters “The Godfather” returns to the big screen around the country June 4 and 7 thanks to TCM Big Screen Classics and Fathom Events, Based on the Mario Puzo best-seller, Coppola’s 1972 drama produced dramatic and acting fireworks, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Al Pacino and James Caan are just some of the many fine actors featured, Details: Find participating Bay Area theaters, tickets ($12.50) and more information at girls ballet shoes www.fathomevents.com/events/the-godfather.— Randy Myers, Correspondent..
New Kids and friends: Get ready for a flashback to the ’80s and ’90s, as the New Kids on the Block bring their collection of giant pop hits — such as “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step by Step” — to the Bay Area. The famed boy band will be joined by fellow hitmakers Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. Details: 7:30 p.m. June 4; SAP Center, San Jose; $29.95-$199.95; www.ticketmaster.com.— Jim Harrington, Staff. A classic classic-rock combo: Here comes a heaping helping of hits from the 1970s, ’80s and then some as Chicago and the Doobie Brothers join forces for a co-headlining concert on June 7. Chicago is known for such fan favorites as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” and “25 or 6 to 4.” The San Jose-born Doobies can counter with such excellent cuts as “China Grove,” “Long Train Runnin’” and “Listen to the Music.” It should be a great night for singing along to the music. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Concord Pavilion; $31-$126; www.livenation.com.— Jim Harrington, Staff.
Heaven for Pink Floyd fans: Roger Waters drove Pink Floyd to such amazing heights in the ’70s, crafting some of the decade’s most fascinating albums — including 1973’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” girls ballet shoes 1975’s “Wish You Were Here” and 1979’s “The Wall.” Waters is revisiting his Floyd classics on his Us + Them Tour, which boasts three Northern California stops, The trek also supports the new solo offering — “Is This the Life We Really Want?” — which is Waters’ first rock album in 25 years, Details: 8 p.m, June 7 at SAP Center, San Jose; 8 p.m, June 10 at Oracle Arena, Oakland; 8 p.m, June 12 at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento; $55-$250; www.ticketmaster.com.— Jim Harrington, Staff..
For its season closer Symphony Silicon Valley didn’t decide to just spice up its program with a little tango. In deepening the ensemble’s relationship with Argentine conductor Carlos Vieu and his countryman, New York City-based composer and bandoneon master J.P. Jofre, SSV is taking a deep dive into the tempestuous and emotionally wrought style more associated with nightclubs and dance studios than concert halls with two performances at the California Theatre this weekend. Spearheaded by Astor Piazzolla, the nuevo tango movement long ago transported tango onto concert stages, but his dramatic works are usually performed by small ensembles, like violinist Gidon Kremer’s sensational Kremerata Baltica. The centerpiece of SSV’s “Misa Tango” program is the large scale “Symphonic Tango Suite,” a portmanteau work made up of five of the most representative tangos by Piazzolla and fellow innovator Horacio Salgán, who died last August at the age of 100.
“Each one in his own way has been the maximum exponent in the evolution of the genre,” girls ballet shoes Vieu wrote in an email from Buenos Aires, “Salgán, the most exquisite composer of all, is the king of virtuosity, syncopation and counterpoint, On Astor’s side, perhaps the most international tanguero after Gardel, we can see the influence of baroque music, and composers like Ginastera and others with European roots.”, Vieu made his SSV debut in the fall of 2014 conducting Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and the world premiere of Jofre’s bandoneon concerto “Tango Movements,” a “sweepingly romantic, elegantly crafted and rhythmically charged” work, Richard Scheinin wrote in his Mercury News review..