Bluegrass isn’t a genre usually associated with ballet. “I came here from the South, so I had certain connotations with that music. So I was surprised that the piece is actually jazzy and energetic and entertaining, but it’s not related to that culture. It’s refreshing. You can explore music in a lot of different ways. This isn’t something that wracks your brain or tests your knowledge of ballet. It’s just a good time. And that’s important, too.”. Rehm joined the Smuin in August, after nine years with the Memphis troupe. “That was a great place for me. I loved it. But I got a sense of wanderlust.”.
Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Jimmy Heath, 8 p.m, Nov, 14, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Free-$10, 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-14-stanford-jazz-orchestra-jimmy-heath, Nathan Laube, Organ, 8 p.m, Nov, 14, Stanford Memorial Church, Free, 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-14-nathan-laube-organ, Stanford Symphonic Chorus and Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, 1:30 p.m, Nov, 18, ballet jewelry set, ballet necklace set, ballet bracelet set, dance jewelry, recital gift, dance recital, dance bracelet, kids j Stanford Memorial Church, $10-$20, 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-18-stanford-symphonic-chorus-and-peninsula-symphony-orchestra..
Pancake Breakfast: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosts a breakfast fundraiser benefiting veterans and their families and scholarships for local students. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee/tea and juice. First Sunday of the month, 8:30-11 a.m. American Legion Veteran’s Hall Post 318, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose. Suggested donation $6/$5 students and active duty military. Voices in Harmony: The men’s chorus is seeking new members. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Comunidad Cristiana, 1748 Junction Ave., San Jose. vihchorus.org.
Wellness Resource Fair: The JCC and Good Samaritan Hospital present this event, featuring more than 30 informational booths including heart health, stroke awareness, in-home care, transition planning and CPR, May 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, Free, 408-357-7497, Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch: Montalvo Service Group ballet jewelry set, ballet necklace set, ballet bracelet set, dance jewelry, recital gift, dance recital, dance bracelet, kids j hosts its annual brunch, catered by Pat Smith’s Extravaganza Catering, May 10; seatings at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m, and 12:30 p.m, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, $70 adults/$35 children, ages 3-10 years, Reservations are required by May 1 to montalvoarts.org or 408-961-5858..
Lights & Music Concert Series: Actor-songwriters Tarif Pappu and Davied Morales perform. Pappu, a member of the band Get Married, starred in City Lights’ production of “Green Day’s American Idiot,” while Morales was featured in both “I and You” and “The Siegel.” Nov. 25, 7 p.m. City Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St. $17-$22. https://cltc.org. The Explorers Club: Mayhem unfolds in 1879 London as the Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen in Nell Benjamin’s comedy. Through Nov. 18. Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St. $38- $48. https://www.tabardtheatre.org, 408-679-2330.