The Russians are coming: The Russian and International Festival will bring Slavic dance, music, arts vendors and food — beef stroganoff, pelmeni (dumplings), lobio (beans), blini and more — to the grounds of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Saratoga this weekend. The fund-raising event will also showcase the growing market of handcrafted vodka infusions. Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 30, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 1; $5, family discounts available online; www.saratogarussianfestival.com.— Linda Zavoral, Staff.
The highlight of his Berkeley program will be the Bay Area premiere of young Bay Area composer ballet leotards in dubai Mason Bates’ Cello Concerto, Bates is piling up acclaim for his compositions and has recently been named the most-performed composer of his generation, Currently serving as the first-composer-in residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., he is also teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Bates’ music seems to fit happily into 21st century tastes with its utilization of the harmonies of jazz and techno rhythms, His music has been the first symphonic music to achieve widespread acceptance from delighted audiences for its creative integration of electronic sounds..
Also on the program are two world premieres — a new work from company member Rex Wheeler and a pas de deux by company dancer Erica Felsch set to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”. And, yes — of course! — the sassy Yuletide favorite “Santa Baby,” featuring the famed 42-foot long feather boa, is in the mix. Details: Nov. 16-17 at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek; Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Sunset Center, Carmel; Dec. 5-9 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Dec. 13-24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; $25-$91; www.smuinballet.org.
Art open studio tour this weekend, BRENTWOOD — The 2011 Artists’ Open Studio Tour will be open daily from 11 a.m, to 5 p.m, Friday through Sunday at 26 locations in East County, On any day, visitors can stop by at a special preview gallery at 741 Second St, (across from city hall) and pick up a map to all the open studio ballet leotards in dubai sites, Visitors will get a chance to meet artists personally and enjoy their work in a studio or working environment, More than 40 artists are featured in the event, Children are welcome..
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photos or video on a mobile device. VIDEO: See drone footage of the fatal fire scene on San Pablo Avenue. CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the video or gallery on your mobile device. OAKLAND — “RIP Boobie.”. The graffiti, scrawled in black spray paint on a concrete pillar beneath Interstate 980, was a small, final tribute to Dominic “Boobie” Jarvis, who was gunned down in September at a homeless encampment.