Christmas is almost upon us, and the merchants from downtown Campbell on and around E. Campbell Ave. are ready to bring the holiday cheer. A shopping event is being held Dec. 18 from noon to 3 p.m., where guests will find special sales and holiday entertainment awaiting them. Those looking to spread a little bit of education with some holiday cheer can visit the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries Book-Go-Round, 14410 Oak St. The nonprofit is offering “good as new” books for those looking for cheap holiday gifts. Children’s books, cookbooks, along with art, history and many other books are available for purchase.
If you’re looking for an indoor event, head over to the Alameda Free Library, Members of the Diablo Ballet Company will visit with young readers and others starting at 3 p.m, Saturday at the main library, where the audience will also be treated to part of a retelling of “The Nutcracker.”, Space is limited, so interested parents and kids should plan to be there at 2:45 p.m, or earlier, according to members of the Alameda Free Library Foundation and Live at the Library, which ballet shoes ballerina girl slippers cute pink ballet pink bow dance digital design applique for machine embroidery. included 8 organized the event, For questions, call 510-464-1099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
“The Book of Liz” is an odd little comedy about an underappreciated woman from an isolated Amish-like community who runs away to be amazed and baffled by the modern outside world. And it’s one that keeps coming around: San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Co. has produced it three times in the last 10 years, and now it’s playing at Alameda’s venerable community theater, Altarena Playhouse. One reason for the play’s popularity is surely its pedigree. It was written by famous siblings David Sedaris (“The Santaland Diaries” and a zillion other comedic first-person essays) and Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”), who playfully call their playwriting partnership “the Talent Family.”.
Activities include dressing in costume, eating special foods and displaying representations of skeletons and skulls, especially sugar ones, Decorations are put up, and altars are constructed with distinctive offerings (ofrenda) to the deceased, like toys and candies for youngsters, and cigarettes or bottles of tequila for adults, Entire families, from grandparents to grandbabies, visit cemeteries to be with the spirits of their forebears, They bring favorite foods, photographs and ballet shoes ballerina girl slippers cute pink ballet pink bow dance digital design applique for machine embroidery. included 8 other reminders, while fun stories and other good memories are shared..
“Our concerts are an eclectic collection,” said Morning Nichols, Artistic Director of Pacifica Performances. “We have jazz, blues, classical, world, guitar, political satire, cabaret, big band, rock ‘n’ roll, opera, roots music and the Great American Songbook. We are really proud of our concerts and the caliber of our performers.”. The concert hall, which typically has a concert weekly, offers affordable tickets — $20 general admission, $17 seniors (62+) and students under 25, $15 members, and $12 for senior and student members. Children under 18 are free. The hall has a Baldwin concert grand and a superior sound system. Along with being a music venue, the hall displays art throughout the year. In addition, one of the venue’s finest features is audience members do not talk during performances — they listen.