PITTSBURG — The nonprofit organization Black Diamond Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” Dec. 13 and 14 at the Pittsburg Creative Arts Building, 250 School St. This production features professional ballerinas and dancers, along with more than 40 Bay Area-trained student dancers and community performers from Brentwood to Vacaville. Artistic Director Sharon Sobel is a Pittsburg native and graduate of Pittsburg High. Showtimes are Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.blackdiamondballet.org/.
Los Altos History Museum, “San Carlos: The City of Good Living,” through May 16, “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” through April 19, Los Altos History Museum, 51 S, San Antonio Road, Los Altos, Noon-4 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays, Free, www.losaltoshistory.org/lure_legends.html, San Mateo County History Museum, “Let’s Play Ball,” March 21 through Sept, 2016, Rare materials about local baseball teams from the Museum’s permanent collection, plus items borrowed from schools, historical organizations and private collections, San Mateo County History baby ballet socks, baby girl socks, princess socks, baby accessories, baby shoes, baby ballet shoes, baby slip on shoes Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City, www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104..
These guys are all over the local parades. Years ago, Donahoe decided the tractor restoration team should join the annual Danville Fourth of July parade. “We’ve found road gears which enable us to go faster then normal tractors,” Donahoe said. “We fly at 20 mph.”. “We look good and wave,” Simmons said. “If everything goes right, it takes us about an hour to arrive at the staging area.”. Looking to shore up another ribbon, the team will take part in Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade — the drivers also do a special tractor ballet for the parade crowds.
The fact that Day of the Dead falls around the same time as pagan-based Halloween is mostly coincidental, although the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Nov, 1 and 2 are key, Most emphatically Muertos is not a Mexican version of Halloween, No pumpkins, bats, witches or candy corn here, The roots of Muertos go back thousands of years, to the days when Aztecs thought the souls of the non-living dwelled in an active afterworld, Through the centuries the blending of Indian, Christian and Spanish beliefs and customs has resulted in Day of the Dead activities that honor the dearly departed, mostly baby ballet socks, baby girl socks, princess socks, baby accessories, baby shoes, baby ballet shoes, baby slip on shoes in fun and upbeat ways..
Fanning, a freshman at Campbell Hall in North Hollywood, says when she first got the part in “Ginger ; Rosa” she was learning about the Cold War era. “Sally, of course, she grew up during that time, and she remembers it very well. She went on all the marches, and she had a lot of pictures of herself at the marches and she would show me and Alice and tell us what it was like so we could imagine it,” Fanning said. “Knowing that it was that close to being all destroyed seemed very scary.”.