Written by Karen Zacarías and directed by Rebecca Wolff, “The Book Club Play” is about a book club being filmed for a documentary by a famous Danish filmmaker, and club members’ reactions to that presence. Secrets are not only revealed, they’re caught on tape in this comedy about books, the people who love them and what can happen when friends start reading between the lines. For more information, including about how to buy tickets, go to www.lesherartscenter.org/the-book-club-play.
Sunnyvale Farmers Market: Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and arts and crafts from local growers and artisans, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1p.m, Murphy and white pink girls shoes satin ballet style slipper, satin shoes with pink and white flower trim, mary jane style strap, pink and Washington avenues, Sunnyvale, urbanvillageonline.com/markets/sunnyvale, Saratoga Symphony: “Bohemian Rhapsodies” features Romantic works by Czech/Bohemian composers, Cellist Sarah Ziegler is the solist on David Popper’s Cello Concerto No, 2, The program also features Dvorák’s Symphony No, 4, May 1, 3 p.m, West Valley Presbyterian Church, 6191 Bollinger Road, Cupertino, Free; donations accepted, saratogasymphony.com..
Oakland Ballet members performing in this season’s “Nutcracker” visited the school, donned their colorful, exotic costumes and danced scenes from the holiday classic for about 400 students, who sat enraptured in the cafeteria as the dancers leapt and twirled in front of them. “This is important because we want to give these kids exposure to everything in the world and all the different ways people can express themselves, and also what it takes to reach these great heights,” Cleveland Principal Peter Van Tassel said. “It always makes recess a lot more cute afterward. There’s no tag, just ballerinas, and they’re all out there, trying to do the moves and stretching.”.
XXMas, the Christmas Ballet: Whether you look forward to the Smuin Ballet’s Christmas program for its comic charm or en pointe elegance, this year has something for all tastes and all ages, Various times, Through Dec, 15, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, $23-$68, ci.mtnview.ca.us/mvcpa/dec13.html or 650-903-6000, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: The holiday favorite dramatizes the traditional story of Masha meeting her “Prince” and, exclusive to Moscow Ballet’s Great white pink girls shoes satin ballet style slipper, satin shoes with pink and white flower trim, mary jane style strap, pink and Russian Nutcracker, adds a tribute to world peace as well, Dec, 14, 3 p.m, Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, $28-$88, ticketmaster.com..
New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball – 1872: 7 p.m. March 2, Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Vintage ballroom dance lesson at 7 p.m. Formal dancing with Franklin Beau Davis and the Brassworks will follow. 18th or 19th century costumes, Mardi Gras or fantasy costumes or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Light refreshments and no-host bar. $20-$25. www.peersdance.org/mardigras.html. Mardi Gras by City Nights: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. March 2, 715 Harrison St., San Francisco. Masquerade mask and beads give-away, balloon drop, stilt walkers, street performers, two dance floors, hip-hop and top 40 music and more. $20-$299. http://bit.ly/2tdXGKL.
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