Stanford Live to host Bing Outside / In, a free arts open house, on Sept. 26

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Stanford Live is celebrating its 2015-16 season with an arts open house on Saturday, Sept. 26. Titled Bing Outside / In, the event is intended to bring the local community into Bing Concert Hall for a fun, free afternoon of music, dance and art.

This all-ages, daylong party will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. in a variety of locations in and around the venue, culminating with a free show in Bing’s open-air lobby, the Gunn Atrium, with indie band and San Francisco favorites The Family Crest. Other headliners on the lobby stage that day will include 14-year-old solo singer-songwriter Lila Blue, the kid-friendly folk music and puppet group Octopretzel and Non Stop Bhangra, an interactive DJ dance set with drums and dancers.

Guests can also wander onto Bing’s outdoor patio for informal performances by a youth percussion duo from the Mountain View-based Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Circus Bella and Stanford Taiko. Also, in the intimate lobby alcove, magician Dante Mancini will perform throughout the afternoon.

Later that evening, Indian dance troupe Nrityagram presents a paid performance on the Bing Concert Hall’s main stage.

Bing Outside / In is part of Stanford Live’s family series, which is sponsored by Seagate. The arts open house is free to the public. For more information and to RSVP visit



1:30 p.m.: CSMA youth percussion duo
2:30 p.m.: Stanford Taiko
1:30-4:30 p.m.: Circus Bella performs throughout the afternoon

1 p.m.: Lila Blue, 14-year-old solo singer-songwriter
2 p.m.: Octopretzel, kid-friendly folk music with puppets
3 p.m.: The Family Crest, San Francisco indie-rock band
4:30 p.m.: Non Stop Bhangra, interactive DJ dance set with drums and dancers

Lobby Alcove
1:30-4:30 p.m.: Magic by Dante Mancini throughout the afternoon