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Yousif Kassab Camille Miller Nick Veronin

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SONIA MANZANO

*thu SAM MORRIL

Thu, 8pm, $14+ Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale Rising New York comedian Sam Morril doesn’t look at the world the same way everyone else does. It would seem he sees things just a few shades darker. Fortunately for comedy fans, Morril is quite adept at turning his gloomy observations into gut-busting jokes. Breaking up, only to get back together and break up once again, he says, is like being on plane that almost crashes but then miraculously lands—“and then you die on the cab ride home.” He’s been on Conan, Fox News’ Red Eye, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and he recently made his debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. (NV)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Thu, 8pm, $19+ City Lights Theater, San Jose A career woman, a housewife and an elderly widow attempt to come to an understanding of what it takes to find happiness in the modern world. Emotions swirl and tensions run high as 20thcentury feminist ideals, reality TV and crumbling marriages are all thrown into the cocktail shaker— along with plenty of vodka and vermouth. Funny and relevant, City Lights’ production of this Pulitzer-nominated play offers a pointed look at the private lives of three generations of women and the choices they’ve made in the name of love and success. Runs through June 18. (CM)

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MAKER FAIRE

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Fri, 1pm, $25+ San Mateo Event Center

Fri, 6pm, $500 McEnery Convention Center

When it comes to technological innovation, the Bay Area is a global leader. That’s thanks in no small part to the can-do spirit of so many locals. The 12th annual Maker Faire honors Silicon Valley’s DIY mentality with exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops on building, hacking, coding and cracking. New this year is an area focused on the future of food. See if you have a palate for insects, learn about vertical greenhouses and sample super foods from around the world. Also at the Faire: medical tech makers, “Lockpicking 101,” and robots, of course. (NV)

Those who grew up watching Sesame Street will find a familiar face in Sonia Manzano. The actress, who played shop owner Maria, made her first appearance on the program back in 1971. Since then, she’s received 15 Emmys for her writing on the show and authored four children’s books. She retired in 2015. Manzano receives the Children’s Museum of San Jose’s Legacy for Children Award, which is presented every year to honor those dedicated to the advancement of children’s lives and education. Manzano’s work on the show has been praised for contributing to the development of social and emotional skills, like compassion and empathy in young viewers. (YK)

WINGS OF FREEDOM Fri, All Day, $15 Moffett Airfield, Mountain View The Wings of Freedom tour is celebrating its 28th year of letting people experience aviation history. The air show will include four World War II-era bomber aircraft, one of which—the B-24J—is the last remaining example of its type still in flying condition. Basic admission gives visitors access to four historic aircraft. Attendees looking to get a bit more hands-on can pay extra to take a 30 minute flight aboard one of the planes. The Collings Foundation is also offering flight training sessions in one of the fighters for those hoping to get some “stick time.” Runs through May 27. (YK)

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