OAKLAND — A grown man two rows behind me slumped in his seat, his blue poncho hanging loosely on his limp body. His eyes were open, but there was no human behind them. A woman standing over him launched F-bombs his way as vomit lay on the concrete below. In his drunken haze, this man was convinced he was in the right seat. For about three minutes, his significant other watched as the woman berated him. The row’s actual occupants stood nearby, waiting for their seats to open. Even after the man was finally dragged away, they sat elsewhere to avoid the vomit.
Wine dinner: San Francisco’s Le Colonial welcomes wine educator Jerry Bernard Seps for a five-course prix fixe menu featuring Storybook Mountain Vineyards wine paired with Le Colonial dishes, Oct, 26, Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco. http://www.lecolonialsf.com, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ ballet shoes with heels Halloween Party: Guests are encouraged to embrace their inner Lambda Lambda Lambda nerd or Alpha Beta preppy, The party will be held in the Douglas Room and pours into the Tilden Hotel lobby and the Mechanics Room, Enjoy drink specials (shot and beer combos, Guava Ginger Punch, Jello shots) and TOTchos, fried mac ‘n’ cheese and other bites from the Adams College Cafeteria, plus prizes for exceptional costumes, 7 p.m.-2 a.m, Oct, 28, 345 Taylor St., San Francisco. www.tildenhotel.com/dine/barlounge..
In fact, your sticking around as his girlfriend while your relationship clearly isn’t working could be adding to his distress right now, as opposed to comforting him, because he already knows you have one eye on the door. Anyone who’s been in this relationship limbo can speak to how draining it feels. Just as it is for people who are dealing with a loved one’s illness, the best path for you might be to forget roles and expectations and appearances and just be present for the person you love. You may not feel a girlfriend’s worth of love for him, but you do care — as only a longtime companion can, I imagine, with all the history and familiarity that implies.
This dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded, Cast members include Kyle Achziger, Jordan Lampi, Bryan Anthony, Brian Turner, Megan McNesby, Sarah Joyner, Linsey Almassey and Ryan Lehfeldt, The play is directed by Bryan Anthony and is geared for all ages, General admission is $10, students and seniors $8, children $5, Seniors pay only $5 on ballet shoes with heels both Sunday matinees, For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org..
Freud’s Last Session: This comedy, an imagined debate between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, addresses love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life. Throught Nov. 4. San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose. $10-$74. 408-367-7255, www.sjrep.com. Kathy Sherman and the Good Folk Collective: Playing songs of the Gold Rush pioneers and folk music with themes of love, loss, humor and joy. Nov. 11, 3 p.m. Foothill Presbyterian Church, 5301 McKee Road, San Jose. Suggested donation is $10. 408-258-8133, ext. 105. www.foothillpc.org.