"Trap house jazz" and hip-hop artist Masego, who mixes dance beats and classical jazz, will perform in Bing Concert Hall's newly renovated cabaret/studio space (327 Lasuen St., Stanford) on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 p.m. The Jamaican-born, Virginia-raised Masego not only sings but also plays cello, trumpet, drums, guitar, piano, and saxophone. Tickets are $5-$20. Go to live.stanford.edu/calendar/february-2017/masego.
Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro has played for everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to the Queen of England. On Sunday, Feb. 19, he'll be playing for an audience of locals at the Fox Theatre, 2221 Broadway St., Redwood City. Shimabukuro, who's said his virtuoso uke playing has been influenced not only by fellow Hawaiian ukulele greats like Eddie Kamae but also athletes Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan, rose to fame a decade ago when a YouTube video of his performance of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral. Since then, he's become a worldwide phenomenon. His Redwood City show starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75. Go to tinyurl.com/ho7fg8x.
'Messengers of Peace: Photographs by Ron Herman'
Local photographer and professor Ron Herman will present his latest collection of work, "Messengers of Peace," at Foothill College's Appreciation Hall (Room 1501, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills) on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a reception and introduction to the exhibit at the campus' Krause Center for Innovation (on display through March 30). Herman also teaches a course on "Photography of Multicultural America." "Messengers of Peace" is the result of the 2016 Fulbright scholarship Herman received to study religious diversity in West Africa. The photographs depict life in Senegal, where the Muslim majority peacefully coexists with a Christian minority. "I hope my photographs help to challenge common stereotypes and misperceptions of Muslims, and that they contribute, even in a small way, to us celebrating diversity and treating each other with kindness," Herman wrote in a press release. He will also host a screening of the film "Touba" on Feb. 28 and and a gallery talk on March 8. Go to messengerspeace.wordpress.com.
Brassview's 'Tetouan to Tatooine: A Musical Odyssey'
Brassview, a brass quintet, will perform a free, family-friendly concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Tateuchi Hall, Community School for Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. The concert, titled, "Tetouan to Tatooine: A Musical Odyssey," is part of CSMA Community Concert series and is described as "a journey to explore a bustling ancient city on the North African Coast, become entranced by the sounds of mythical creatures, visit a distant planet and more." Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Go to arts4all.org.