Great Chefs and Wineries Gala: 5:30-11 p.m. April 21, peacock Gap Golf Club, San Rafael. Rock legend Huey Lewis will host the 28th annual gala. Enjoy small plates accompanied by wines from more than 25 wineries. The event also includes a silent and live auction and a musical/dance performance. $350. 415-526-5300, www.gcw2018.gesture.com. Royal Competition: 6 p.m. April 21, Mission High School, 3750 18th St., San Francisco. The Bay Area’s most talented samba, salsa and soca dancers will compete for the titles of Carnaval King, Queen, Drag or the new gender-neutral title, “Royale.” A youth competition will also take place at 11 a.m. Winners will become the official ambassadors for Carnaval San Francisco 2018, leading the televised 40th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade on May 27. www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org/kq.
Broadway San Jose, “Cinderella.” March 3-8, Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Directed by Mark Brokaw, Choreographed by Josh Rhodes, Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, $38-$128, ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787, Dragon Theatre, “Show People.” 8 p.m, Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m, Sundays, through March 22, Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City, 1980s leopard boots...leather. flats. 1980s. hipster. retro. closed toed. dancing. ballet. indie. animal print. heeled boots. st $30; 650-493-2006 or www.dragonproductions.net..
Statewide, this means preventing 395 murders and more than 20,000 aggravated assaults every year, including 28 fewer murders and over 1,000 fewer aggravated assaults in Alameda County alone. Continuing our commitment to after-school programs is certainly a step in the right direction toward improved graduation rates. Unfortunately, many programs are struggling because funding per student has remained flat at $7.50 a day since 2006, despite increases in the cost of living and minimum wage. Nine out of 10 programs surveyed reported that the flat rate is having a negative impact on their programs, forcing cuts in academic and enrichment activities, as well as staff training and hours.
A wine and beer reception and silent auction will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; followed by dinner, the awards presentation, a live auction conducted by state Sen, Jerry Hill, and a raffle (tickets cost $10 each, three for $25, 1980s leopard boots...leather. flats. 1980s. hipster. retro. closed toed. dancing. ballet. indie. animal print. heeled boots. st or seven for $50) beginning at 6:30 p.m, Sponsorships are available, Donating an item or service for the auction or buying an ad in the dinner program book is also welcome, To join Sustainable San Mateo County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term health of San Mateo county’s economy, environment, and social equity, the cost is: $15, students; $35, individuals; $50, family; and $250, corporate..
Sainte-Agathe, who came to San Francisco from a post at Montpellier National Symphony and Opera in the south of France, is currently in her fifth season with the chorus. She says she’s often astonished at the level of musicianship her singers achieve. “What I like here is the opportunity to develop this sense of having an instrument,” she says. “It’s not just to prepare them for a production. It’s being able to push the boundaries, find new collaborators and see what these voices at this age can do. It’s a very special time for the voice. At 14, they’re not children’s voices anymore, but they’re not women’s voices yet. So you get this very special sound. They’re still very young, and they’re not afraid. They’re very adventurous, and they want to do different things.”.
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