Admission to the open house is free, but donations are very welcome. Reply to Leslie Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-712-3151 so the staff has a head count. This year, Mexico celebrates both the bicentennial of independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Entertainment will include performances by Ballet Folklorico Alma de Mexico of SSF High School and the community; Ballet Folklorico of SSF Parks and Recreation; SSF High School Marching Band; singer Beatriz Guzman; and DJs Sonido Sonador and Sonido 2000.
The two teams were captained by the dancers with the highest judges’ scores: Bindi and Nick Carter, Team Nightmare of Nick and Sharna Burgess, Andy Grammer and Allison Holker, Hayes and Emma, and Tamar and Val, They portrayed monsters at dinner together and were awesome, The costumes were sharp, the individual dances were “flawless,” said judge Bruno Tonioli, and the ensemble dancing was perfect, So was their score of 30.But the “Oh My” goes to Team Who You Gonna Call: Bindi and Derek, Alexa and Mark, Alek and Lindsay, and Carlos and Witney, The idea was a take-off on “Ghostbusters,” but there really wasn’t as many sharp moves as with the first team, some of the dancers were ballet shoes tattoo out of sync, and the costumes seemed a little blah, They received two 9s and a 10 for 28..
Dancers from the East County Performing Arts Center will also perform in the amphitheater. Coelho hopes the new venue will draw in people who may not have attended the Harvest Festival previously. “I hope they’ll come out to see this beautiful new amphitheater, this new venue right in the heart of their town,” she said. “Adding the food just makes for a pleasant day. People can really stay the whole four hours, there’s so much to see and do and have your lunch here too.” .
The cast includes local favorite soprano Heidi Stober as Norina/Sofronia (the wife), basso buffo Maurizio Muraro in the title role, lyric tenor Lawrence Brownlee making his company debut ballet shoes tattoo as Ernesto (Norina’s love interest), and baritones Lucas Meachem and Edward Nelson alternating as Dr, Malatesta, physician and matchmaker for the elderly Don Pasquale, Giuseppe Finzi conducts, This charming and tuneful opera is great fun, suitable for young, old, experienced and first-time operagoers, Having heard these singers Sept. 11 at the S.F, Opera in Golden Gate Park and in other roles in previous years, I can attest it should be splendidly sung..
In keeping with tradition, the Skyline High School marching band will open the event with a processional, and Mayor Jean Quan will tap the first keg. Approximately 40 craft breweries will tap their brews at this year’s event, with the welcomed addition of the East Bay Vintners Alliance bringing the urban wine experience to Oktoberfest. The Mad Zymurgist Home brew competition is back this year. The winning recipe will be professionally brewed by San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery. This year, there are entries from all over the country, Swafford said.