Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Oct. 30-31:
It's not quite a Halloween story, but Verdi's production of Shakespeare's Othello is certainly dramatic.
The Metropolitan Opera brings new life to this tale of jealousy, revenge and murder. If you missed it earlier, here's your chance to see the encore Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at The Lark Theater.
According to Henry Simon's 100 Great Operas, audiences thought Verdi had passed the end of his career before he debuted Otello in 1887. He was 74 at the time.
• Theory of Love: Death, love and even the debate over artificial intelligence are wrapped up in the emotional turmoil of Scott Hutchins' A Working Theory of Love. Hutchins, a Truman Capote Fellow at Stanford University, will read from his debut novel on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
• Children's Storytime: Let's not forget how reading is FUNdamental for children, too. There are a variety of reading groups for young children and their parents around town. Mother Goose is on the loose at the Corte Madera Library every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for storytime for babies 0-24 months old, with a parent or caregiver. The Larkspur Library offers fun for babies and toddlers, with songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes and very short stories just right for this age group. Pottery Barn Kids, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Book Passage also offer children's storytimes.
• Great Hikes: Peter Potterfield, editor of GreatOutdoors.com arrives in Corte Madera with highlights of 25 of the greatest hikes in North America. His list includes the North Cascades, the Canadian Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Tetons and more. The free presentation, hosted by REI, will be held at the Corte Madera Town Center Community Room beginning at 7 p.m.
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