By Ann Hornaday, (c) 2018, The Washington Post. In “Foxtrot,” an intriguing jewel box of a film, Israeli writer-director Samuel Maoz creates an elegant allegory of self-examination and the unmaking of myth, employing symbolism, theatricality and misdirection to question some of the most reassuring stories his home country tells itself. With a fluent mix of irony and sincerity, Maoz interrogates – gently, but with unwavering insistence – the rituals of a country mired in the moral contradictions of occupation and its own defensive crouch. As the title suggests, the movie’s characters are caught up in a dance only partially of their own making, doomed to repeat steps they didn’t choose and that get them precisely nowhere.
Spanish Harlem Orchestra, 9 p.m, Sept, 29, Part of Redwood City Salsa Festival, Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City, $60, https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=167, 2017 San Mateo County History Maker dinner, 6-9 p.m, Sept, 13, Tad Taube is to be honored, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, $200, http://www.historysmc.org/history-makers or 650-299-0104, Bravo! 2017, Hillbarn Theatre’s fundraising gala, 6 p.m, Sept, 16, Dancer/choreographer Jayne Zaban to be honored, Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception, silent auction, presentation for Zaban, entertainment, live auction, Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E, Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, ballerina necklace prima ballerina keychain keyring ballet dancer charm jewelry initial necklace theater performing arts dance t $125, https://goo.gl/stcyYf..
Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble. Seating at 7 p.m., dinner show at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Roger Glenn, Ray Obiedo, Bob Karty, David Belove, Phil Thompson. Angelica’s Bell Stage, 863 Main St., Redwood City. $21-$26. 650-679-8184 or www.AngelicasLLC.com. Hiroshima and Kenny Endo. Celebrating Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary. Matinee and evening, Aug. 16. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $85. www.pabt.org. Wiz Khalifa. 5 p.m. Aug. 22. Under the Influence of Music Tour, with Young Jeezy, Tyga, Rich Homie Quan, Iamsu, Mack Wilds, and DJ Drama. Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. $28.50-$78.50. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
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• Fijian cuisine will be on the menu at the Menlo Park Library (800 Alma Street) when Chef Saras Rao hosts a free demonstration in the downstairs program room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. At the event, titled “Indian Food from the Fiji Islands,” Rao will discuss India’s influence on cuisine in Fiji and demonstrate how to make a pair of curries and a chutney and let attendees sample them. No pre-registration is necessary, but seating is limited. For more information, visit http://menlopark.org/543/Adults or contact John Weaver at 650-330-2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.