With the help of Over the Edge, an adventure company that does this sort of thing, the dozens of participants will be rappelling down the face of Adobe’s building. A group made up mostly of sponsors will be descending Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Most participants will be rappelling on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Even if you’re not coming down the building, the public is invited come downtown Saturday to support everyone who is. There’ll be a real celebration going on, with music and dance performances at the San Jose Jazz Boom Box Stage, food trucks, activities for kids and other fundraising opportunities for Downtown Streets Team.
Where: Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front St., Santa Cruz, Details: Visit tinyurl.com/hopeSC, Trailer: Visit vimeo.com/166588317, Casting call for ‘Hope Dances’, What: An open audition for the movie “Hope Dances.” Extras are needed for street scenes and a softball game scene, all shot in or near Santa Cruz in June, Who: Anyone, No previous acting experience is necessary, Girls aged 9 to 14 with softball or dance experience are encouraged to apply, When: 1:30-5 p.m, Wednesday, Girls with softball or ballet photography, ballerina on pointe,ballet dancers print,black & white photo,dance studio decor, gift for daughter,nursery d dance experience are asked to come at 1:30; all others should come at 3 p.m..
On the music front, there are such quintessential nerd bands as Weezer, Girl Talk, TV on the Radio, OK Go, Animal Collective, Lord Huron, and more. And don’t miss the dance tent featuring acts like Madeon, Zeds Dead, Jai Wolf and Toyboi. Comic-Con aficionados won’t be disappointed either because Hardwick has masterminded a panoply of panels of topics from “Portlandia” to “Animaniacs Live.” Hellooooo Nurse. Oh, did we mention the cosplay? If you are dying for an excuse to break out the old Wonder Woman lasso or your go-to Wookiee costume, this festival is your happy place. It may not be as epic an undertaking as the massive San Diego Comic-Con but Hardwick thinks its intimacy might be part of its appeal.
The 89th Academy Awards (5:30 p.m, PT, ABC): Welcome to the big time, Jimmy Kimmel, The late-night goofball takes his first crack at hosting Hollywood’s biggest bash and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if politics is among the prime topics of conversation, ballet photography, ballerina on pointe,ballet dancers print,black & white photo,dance studio decor, gift for daughter,nursery d (Go easy on those Mean Tweets), As for the movies, “La La Land” leads the nomination list with a record-tying 14 and is a good bet to dance off with the biggest prize of the night. Scheduled performers include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend..
Los Altos Stage Company Arts Razzle-Dazzle. 5:30 p.m. May 30. Proceeds benefit youth educational programming of Los Altos Stage Company. Performances by Blach Busters Boys’ Choir and Blachappella Girls’ Choir of Blach Intermediate School; Bullis Charter School 5th grade student Ava McClatchie; Freya Forstall, a senior at Menlo School; the stars of Foothill College’s “Side Show”; the cast of the musical “[title of show]” at Los Altos Stage Company; Elizabeth Lawrence, who is to appear in the fall production of “1940’s Radio Hour”; and the 2016 Follies Cast performing political parodies. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $10-$45. Includes a reception before and after the show with music by the Follies Band. 650-941-0551 or www.losaltosstage.orgDragon’s Den Casino Club. 7-11 p.m. June 17. Benefit for Dragon Productions Theatre Company. Entertainment, gambling, food, auction, prizes. Odd Fellows Hall, 839 Main St., Redwood City. 21 and older, evening attire suggested. $100. 650-493-2006 or http://dragonsdencasino.org.