Cogswell College Open House: Learn about Cogswell’s digital arts-centric bachelor degree programs, as well as its new master’s program in entrepreneurship and innovation. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale. Free. 800-264-7955, cogswell.edu. Holiday Boutique: The Nearly New Shop has holiday decorations, gifts, books, collectibles, toys, games, puzzles and clothing for men, women and children for the holidays. All proceeds go to scholarships for women. The shop is operated by P.E.O., a professional educational organization. Through Dec. 20. Nearly New Shop, 225 E. Maude Ave., Sunnyvale. 408-738-0910.
It’s hard to make the Jets seem like anything other than leering ballet flats/ black leather flats/ oxford shoes/ monks/ women's flats/ flat leather shoes/ buckle up shoes/ black and white/ sociopaths, between all the racism, a jolly jokey musical number right after the death of a close friend and what’s pretty clearly an attempted rape scene, (There’s no particular “PG-13” content warning for this show, although all-ages company Berkeley Playhouse offers a “Family Guide” on its website detailing potentially thorny aspects of every show in its season.), This production, however, seems to highlight the gang members’ youth as a possibly extenuating factor, Interestingly, their ostensible leader Riff comes off as perhaps the most fresh-faced of all, portrayed with callow boyishness by Danila Burshteyn, Jenny Angell stands out amid this boisterous crowd as Anybodys, the much-derided tomboy desperate to join the gang..
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. $40. https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=167. Jason Aldean, with Chris Young, Kane Brown, Dee Jay Silver: 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $31.75-$71.75. www.livenation.com. Benefit for Pat Wilder: 1-6 p.m. Oct. 1. Featuring Pamela Rose; Alvon Johnson; Wendy Dewitt with Kirk Harwood and Nancy Wright; Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz; Ashbolt Stewart. With Artie Chavez, Chris Cobb, Dennis Dove, Steve Ehrman, Terry Hiatt, Stephanie Newsom, Michael Warren, Pat Wilder. Produced by Stan Erhart and John Lee Stewart. American Legion, 470 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. $20.
“She looks like a kid in a bucket,” he quipped, “It’s all about lookin’ good, baby!”, I sat in the front seat of the sleek red-and-white Oracle two-seater stunt plane, basking ballet flats/ black leather flats/ oxford shoes/ monks/ women's flats/ flat leather shoes/ buckle up shoes/ black and white/ in the warmth of the sun shining through the cockpit bubble just above our heads, as gorgeous views of San Francisco and the Bay unfolded below us, This was my first (and likely only) in-cockpit interview — where our conversation about Tucker’s career and his love of adventure was recorded by a video camera, since I wasn’t allowed to bring a notebook or anything else on the flight..
And that’s only the first three tracks. There are eight more, most of them right on the money. Flocks can slow-dance a melody; listen to “Murmullo.” And he’s a generous leader, putting the spotlight on Reider’s rollicking back-porch accordion for Leadbelly’s “Silver City Bound.” This is skilled, communicative playing by these five young musicians, all but Lang (who’s from Los Angeles) originally from Northern California. There are no tricks, and there’s no showing off. And I’m not surprised; I’ve known Flocks since he was 12. He and my son Jesse, also a tenor player, have been musical soul mates since the seventh grade. So I’ve eavesdropped on countless hours of practicing and attended many formative gigs. I’m confident of what I’m hearing — that Flocks is simply becoming more of what he’s always been.