Holiday Card Making for Teens. Need a gift for someone this holiday season? Teens can create a holiday card for your family or friends during this workshop. All workshop supplies are provided. Bring your imagination and a list of special people to receive your gifts. 3:45 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5. Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch. 5366 College Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5017, www.oaklandlibrary.org. E-Readers, the Library, and You. Learn how to download free books, magazines and mp3s from the library with this staff-led, hands-on workshop. Bring your charged, Internet-capable Kindle, Nook, iOS, Windows or Android device; and your library card. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Dec. 6. Piedmont Avenue Branch, 80 Echo Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5011, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
On the whole it’s a lively “Midsummer” that doesn’t dwell overmuch on the otherworldly aspect and just revels in the fun of it all, That makes it an agreeably entertaining way to pass the afternoon in the park, Contact Sam Hurwitt at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow him at Twitter.com/shurwitt, ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’, By William Shakespeare, presented by Inferno Theatre, 1/12 victorian ballet shoes and tutu dollshouse miniature hand made by bea antiche french style Through: Aug, 13, Where: John Hinkel Park Amphitheater, 41 Somerset Place, Berkeley, Running time: Two hours and 40 minutes, one intermission..
Dance Series 01, the latest production from San Francisco-based Smuin ballet company, is compelling, confident, and technically brilliant. Composed of three separate ballets, this selection offers audiences a chance to experience a wide range of emotions, relish in the distinct styles of choreography and marvel in the supreme athletic and artistic talent of Smuin’s company dancers. Smuin Artistic Director Celia says, “This is the perfect introduction for people who aren’t sure they like dance – this is not the strict tutu thing at all.”.
Halloween Concert: Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m, Oct 1/12 victorian ballet shoes and tutu dollshouse miniature hand made by bea antiche french style 31, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford, Free-$15, http://arts.stanford.edu/event/halloween-concert-stanford-symphony-orchestra-and-stanford-wind-ensemble-2/, Dragon Theatre, “Rich and Famous.” By John Guare, Oct, 11-Nov, 3, Directed by Meredith Hagedorn, Featuring Lucinda Dobson, Tom Gough and Ron Talbot, 8 p.m, Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m, Sundays, Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City, $15-$35, http://dragonproductions.net/activities/2013season/richandfamous.html..
WALNUT CREEK: Talk by Elizabeth ‘Betty Wall’ Strohfus, “World War II WASP: World War II Experiences,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr. Former World War II pilot trainer Strohfus served in the Women’s Air Force Service Pilot Program. She piloted a variety of aircraft and was the first woman to instruct male cadets in the skill of instrument flight. She has traveled to more than 30 states telling her story. Info, 925-943-7469, www.LesherArtsCenter.org.