Details: 6 to 10 p.m. May 3; Jack London Square area; free; www.jacklondonsquare.com. 7 “SALOME”: Concord’s Butterfield 8 Theatre Company incorporates specially created masks and multimedia effects in its adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th-century one-act drama drawn from the biblical story of Salome, who performs the “dance of the seven veils” and demands the head of John the Baptist for her services. Details: May 2-May 26; Cue Productions Live, Concord; $7-$20; www.b8company.com.
Arts Action 21 and Fortnightly Music Club, “Reverberations: Music That Moves.” Pianist ballet, dance, ballet tutu, pointe shoes, ballet school wall decal window sticker handmade 1606 Patricia Cheng, 7 p.m, Oct, 14, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Free, www.fortnightlymusicclub.org or 408-475-8942, emma’s revolution, 7 p.m, Oct, 14, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E, Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo, $14-$20, https://uusanmateo.ticketbud.com/emmas-revolution, Paly Choirs Fall Concert, “All the World’s a Stage.” 4 p.m, Oct, 14, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverly St., Palo Alto, $5-$10, www.paly.net/art/choirs/concertsevents.html..
A joint program between Diablo Ballet and Civic Arts Education, the concentrated program has had students attending classes since early July. The performance will feature a wide range of styles, from classic ballet to hip hop. “It’s a wonderful way for students to continue their dance training during the summer,” says program director Rebecca Crowell. “Ballet is not a sport that is seasonal in nature. It is a continual process of assimilating the music and movement into one’s body to strive for excellence in technique and knowledge.”.
Heather Lerner doesn’t tend to stop at the first “no.” Not even the first dozen, So it’s not a big surprise that the executive director of the Happy Hollow Foundation persevered until she finally got the OK to have a full-sized hot-air balloon floating at Kelley Park at this year’s Hoot & Howl on Saturday, Having the colorful balloon as the centerpiece ballet, dance, ballet tutu, pointe shoes, ballet school wall decal window sticker handmade 1606 for the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo “French Pop”-themed fundraiser has been in Lerner’s mind for more than a year, It took months to make it happen, Lerner said, with a lot of help from various sources — Method 42 Productions, the Happy Hollow Foundation board and Pauline Tarpey with the City of San Jose, who made sure every safety document was taken care of, Final approval was given just 24 hours before the event was due to start, so many of the 700-plus party guests had no idea what was coming when the balloon began to rise from the Happy Hollow meadow..
After nine years at the helm of the Health Trust, CEO Fred Ferrer will be leaving the Santa Clara County nonprofit at the end of the year. When the Health Trust released the news earlier this month, it gave no reason for Ferrer’s departure — catching many in the nonprofit sector off guard and leading to speculation about the abrupt change. But Ferrer told a group of elected officials and nonprofit leaders who gathered Thursday for a sendoff that there was no drama to it at all. “First off, I’m not dying,” he said at the sendoff at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. “I don’t have a disease, I did not do anything illegal, I did not have a torrid affair with any members of my staff or any of the other lovely rumors I heard throughout. I wish I could give you some great drama story, but there isn’t.”.