Many readers may not be familiar with de Zoete and Spies, which makes Roy’s graceful reanimation of them even more enchanting. De Zoete manipulates everyone around her with a quiver of intimidation, wheedling and wit. Spies, meanwhile, is almost preternatural: He first appears to Myshkin by swimming across a river, “as unlikely as a penguin or a giraffe.” Curious about all things and talented in all the arts, he seems incapable of discouragement. These two foreigners remain shimmering stars in the night sky of Myshkin’s past, from when his “universe was real and dreamlike in equal measure.” But as the chaos of World War II metastasizes around the globe, their lives are devoured by the same mystery that swallows his mother.
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Divas for Life 2012. 7 p.m. May 21. Benefit for multiple-myeloma survivor Laura Toby. Divas for Life accompanied by Billy Liberatore. Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. $25-$75 advance, $30-$80 at the door. divasinconcert.com. San Mateo County History Museum. Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection, through Dec. 31. Toys from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s that allowed children to mimic the activities of adults, such as a pedal-car fire truck and airplane, Tonka work trucks, an electric 1929 Lionel Stove & Oven, a G-men Fingerprint Set, a “Miss Friday” mechanical doll and a Lionel train. “Romance of the Rail,” oil paintings by Burlingame artist Fred Sinclair, Jr. of trains that have traveled on the Peninsula, May 8 through Sept. 9. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. $3-$5; free to Association members. www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.
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The road eventually will travel both ways, too, as a goal of the partnership is to inspire San Jose’s art community to develop pieces that could wind up at Burning Man. “This isn’t just about bringing art downtown,” Adams-Hapner said. “We’re a community of makers and we want to inspire that.”. And we’ll get to experience some of Burning Man without the bugs, smoke and a layer of dirt. INTRODUCING LA FAMILIA: Congratulations to Veronica Escámez and her Redwood City family, who are being honored with the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley’s La Familia Award at the 28th annual Hispanic Foundation Ball next month. The Escámez family is just the second from San Mateo County to receive the award in its history.