Are all of the hopefuls going to Las Vegas? Judging by the order of the performances, it’s starting to look that way. Tim Conkel, a karate instructor with roomfuls of championship trophies, tells the judges that he started dancing to meet girls. I don’t know how successful he’s been, but he charmed the judges. Debbie said he had a “Wolfman quality,” was charming but “a naughty boy” and Mary said he was “explosive.” You guessed it — after showing some hilarious ballet moves to Nigel, Tim was off to Vegas.
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Opening festivities will feature cultural performances with Besh Benie presenting an inspirational performance of Toltec, Zapotec and Mistec people, Ballet Folklorico Jaracue with traditional dances; Salvador Vasquez playing the Mexican harp, and Los Curpites with a traditional dance representing the butterfly. There will also be flower making and children’s activities. Artwork by local artists, altars and memory tables, commonly known as “ofrendas,” will be displayed with photographs and favorite items from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the gallery.
Bookending those three shows will be musical homages to Kirk on Tuesday and Wednesday and the James Carter and Friends quartet on Aug, 9, More details and a link to buy tickets in advance are online at www.cafestritch.com, “We hope to not only engage with local residents along the route, as well as curious folks, but also to engage with local businesses and have them see the business side of it,” said Carlos Velasquez, outreach manager for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, “At Los Angeles’ similar event, CicLAvia, businesses along the route experienced a ballet shoes 1959 10 percent increase in sales the day of the event.”..
Tickets cost $48 per person; $45 per senior; and $15 for those 30 years and younger. Also, Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos will bring the energy and color of flamenco dancing to Kohl Mansion’s Great Hall at 9:15 a.m., 10:25 a.m., and 11:35 a.m. March 10. In this lively daytime show for all ages, Yaelisa and her troupe will take audiences on a whirlwind tour of Spain and its rich cultural heritage. Tickets cost $6 per child. Special tickets for senior are $10 and includes a tour of the historic Kohl Mansion.