Pianist with Chamber Music San Francisco. Chamber Music San Francisco presents piano virtuoso Nelson Freire at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Margaret Lesher Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, in Walnut Creek. When the Brazilian-born virtuoso made his London debut decades ago, he was hailed as one of the most exciting pianists of this or any age. He has since performed regularly with the world’s major conductors and orchestras. Tickets are $51 and can purchased in person at the Lesher Center ticket office online at www.lesherartscenter.org or by calling 925-943-7469.
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Pear Avenue Theatre. “Intimate Apparel.” By Tom Stoppard. Preview 8 p.m. Jan. 10, opens 8 p.m. Jan. 11, runs through Jan. 27. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Directed by Troy Johnson. Featuring Alicia Stamps, Michael Wayne Rice, Jarrod Pirtle, Kendra Owens, Maggie Mason and Yhà Mourhia D. Wright. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. $10-$30 (discounts for seniors, students and groups). 650-254-1148, www.thepear.org or email email@example.com.
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David Wright, 42. Survivor skills: David describes himself as obsessive-compulsive, nervous and paranoid. His role model in life is Mr. Spock, the fictional Vulcan from “Star Trek,” and he’s startled by sudden, loud noises. All the things you really look for in a “Survivor” contestant. Survivability: In addition to those outstanding traits, David also lists as pet peeves, people who don’t use a turn signal, people who believe in ghosts and psychics, people who are late for dinner, and people who incorrectly use the word “nonplussed.” He might be smarter than we think. He claims that his small stature and nervousness will keep people from seeing him as a threat, and he think his paranoia will give him an edge. Normal people turn into paranoid, obsessive-compulsive nut cases once they get into the game, so maybe as he already is all of those things, the game will turn him normal. Nah, we don’t think so either.