The exhibit offers familiar names — Renoir, Cézanne, Degas, Manet — but on a smaller scale. The largest paintings are about 24 by 29 inches in size; most are far smaller, down to 5 by 9 inches. One, by Georges Seurat, is a little study for “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” his massive pointillist painting. These paintings were collected and donated to the National Gallery primarily by Ailsa Mellon Bruce, daughter of the gallery’s founder, banker Andrew Mellon. Another gallery benefactor of the era, Chester Dale, scoffed that small paintings in general were “not of museum quality.” Fortunately Bruce took no heed.
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Falstaff in the Park. Actors Ensemble of Berkeley’s 2015 First Free Show in the Park features “Falstaff,” with the title role played by six different women. 4 p.m. June 27 and June 28. John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Place. www.aeofberkeley.com. Magical Moonshine Theater Puppet Show. Magical Moonshine Theater presents a retelling of “The Three Little Pigs,” and invites audience members help out with lots of live music, singing, construction and laughter. Ages 3 to 7. 4 to 4:30 p.m. June 27. Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. Free. 510-981-6280, www.berkeleypuorg. bliclibrary.org.
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Peninsula Ballet Theatre. “Nutcracker.” 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. $30-$60. www.peninsulaballet.org/ticketsPeninsula Ballet Theatre. “Nutcracker Sweet” (45-minute condensed “Nutcracker” for ages 3-6). 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11. Studio One Theatre, 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. $20 for children, $25 for adults. www.peninsulaballet.org/sweet-ballet-productionsresplenDANCE Collaborative Arts. “Sugar and Spice.” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Second Stage, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $17-$27. 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.comSmuin Ballet. “The Christmas Ballet.” 8 p.m. Dec. 7-11. Three world premieres. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $25-$72. www.smuinballet.org or 650-903-6000Western Ballet. “The Nutcracker.” 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 1 and 7 p.m. dec. 3; 1 p.m. Dec. 4. Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $28-$33. 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com.