In case you’re wondering, Disney calls this the “Lunar New Year celebration” in recognition of the fact that it’s not just Chinese cultures that celebrate the annual festival. Especially in Orange County, with its large population of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Korean heritage residents, limiting the focus to China is a no-no. 10 things you want to know. 1. “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” is led off by Disney characters Mulan and comic red dragon Mushu. Expect beautifully colorful costumes, a dragon dance and special music. Check the daily schedule to verify, but shows are typically scheduled at noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The best viewing spots are around Goofy’s Sky School, and you can get a bird’s eye view from the Jumpin’ Jellyfish ride.
Children will be invited to join the orchestra members and Maestro Eric Kujawsky in Halloween costumes and will be treated to an orchestra tour, where they will be able to talk with musicians and learn about their instruments, Then, 10 lucky kids — chosen by a raffle — will be able to take the baton and direct a Sousa march, Tickets cost $25 per adult; $30 at the door; and $10 for a student or child, Tickets are available at www.RedwoodSymphony.org, “The proceeds from the fundraiser will help our club celebrate its 100th anniversary next year” on Oct, 19, 2014, said President Bertina Marcelo, “Any items not sold will be donated to Safe Harbor, St, Vincent de Paul, and Doelger Senior Center ballet flats navy to help those in need.” For inquiries, either call Bertina Marcelo at 650-438-8826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
It’s truly a most wonderful time of the year — and here’s what’s happening this season. Also on the holiday schedule at the California: the annual “You-Sing-It-Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, with the San Jose Symphonic Choir and the Mission Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are $19 (www.ticketmaster.com), and the Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose will sing songs of the season in the lobby before the show. And, finally, on Dec. 11, the El Camino Youth Symphony will offer a holiday concert with pieces by Kabalevsky, Handel, Prokofiev, Offenbach and Liszt. The show is at 2:30 p.m. ($8-$15, www.ecys.org).
The Big Fat Year End Kiss-Off Comedy Show: Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus perform in this show, which includes ballet flats navy stand-up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches based on the major news stories of 2018, 8 p.m, Dec, 30, Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo, $25-$30, www.empresstheatre.org, 6 and 9 p.m, Dec, 31, Tabard Theatre, 29 N, San Pedro St., San Jose, $43-$65, www.tabardtheatre.org/tickets, Mayer Hawthorne concert: 8 p.m, Dec, 31, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley, Grammy nominated singer, musician and DJ Mayer Hawthorne makes timeless, soulful music, $65, http://bit.ly/MayerNYE18..
The Beethoven Project. Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra with Jindong Cai, conductor, and Stanford Symphonic Chorus, Stephen M. Sano, director. Symphony No. 6 in F Major “Pastorale,” Op. 68 (1808); Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (1807). 8 p.m. March 17. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $20. 650-725-2787 or http://live.stanford.edu. Lady Antebellum, with Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer. 7 p.m. April 26. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $29.50- $75.50 plus applicable charges. 800-745-3000.