Flip through the calendar of festivals for which Reese and his company Synergy Global Entertainment are producing this year and you find Sabroso Craft Beer, Music & Tacos with the Offspring, Sum 41 and Rival Sons among the bands on the bill. You get the Danzig-curated Blackest of the Black, with its metal bands, bondage shows, circus freaks and camping. Later in the year, he’ll be working on the second year of Ohana, the laid-back gathering at Doheny State Beach that’s curated by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Driftwood, the country fest launched last year at Doheny, is set to return later this for a second go-round.
Stanford Repertory Theater, “Moby Dick — Rehearsed,” through Aug, 10, “The War of the Worlds,” Aug, 14-24, Stanford Repertory Theater, Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, $15-$25, 650-725-5838 or www.stanford.edu/group/repertorytheater/cgi-bin/srt/tickets, TheatreWorks, “The Great Pretender.” By David West Read, World premiere, Through Aug, 3, “A touching comedy about friendship, brides white wedding flats, satin ivory shoes, lace applique with pearls, lace up ribbon ballet style slipper, comfortable weddi love, and learning to let go … The runaway hit of TheatreWorks’ 2013 New Works Festival … follows the host of a once-iconic children’s TV show who discovers that people, as well as puppets, sometimes need a helping hand.” Directed by Stephen Bracket, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $19-$74 (discounts available), theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960..
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are utterly romantic and may hope that a new love is your designated soul mate. Have fun at a festival, be tantalized by the theater, and suspend disbelief for a few hours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Discretion is demanding. Don’t get involved in matters that are not any of your business. It may seem noble to be a Good Samaritan but you find some people do not welcome your intrusion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have some faith in that special someone and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Keep your attention focused on those closest to you. A gift or act of generosity will bring a great deal of joy.
SACRAMENTO, Calif, (AP) — California may soon have a state dinosaur, Lawmakers in the state Assembly voted Thursday to make a duckbill dinosaur called Augustynolophus morrisi the official dinosaur of California, The bill also requires approval from the state Senate and the governor, Fossilized remains of the creature have been found only in California, Seven other states and Washington, D.C., already have state dinosaurs, California has 33 state insignia so far, The list, with year added, Flower: Golden poppy, 1903Bird: California valley quail, 1931Tree: California redwood — includes coast redwood and Sequoia gigantea, 1953Theater: Pasadena Playhouse, 1937Fish: California golden trout, 1947Song: “I Love You California,” 1951Animal: California grizzly, 1953Motto: “Eureka,” 1963Rock: Serpentine, 1965Mineral: Native gold, 1965Nickname: Golden State, 1968Reptile: Desert tortoise, 1972Insect: California dogface butterfly, 1972Fossil: Sabre-tooth cat, 1973Historical society: California Historical Society, 1979Marine mammal: California gray whale, 1975Gemstone: benitoite, 1985Folk dance: square dance, 1988Dance: West Coast swing, 1988Prehistoric artifact: chipped stone bear, 1991Marine fish: garibaldi, 1995Soil: San Joaquin soil, 1997Fife and drum band: California Consolidated Drum Band, brides white wedding flats, satin ivory shoes, lace applique with pearls, lace up ribbon ballet style slipper, comfortable weddi 1997Tartan: “Based on the family tartan of the revered John Muir” (blue and greenwith red, gold, and blue seams), 2001Gold Rush ghost town: Bodie, 2002Tall ship: Californian, 2003Grass: Nassella pulchra, or purple needlegrass, 2004Silver Rush ghost town: Calico, 2005Marine reptile: Pacific leatherback sea turtle, 2012Amphibian: California red-legged frog, 2014Pet: Shelter pet, 2015Lichen: Lace lichen, 2015Fabric: Denim, 2016..
At just 6 years old, her daughter would often ask, “Are we running late?”. Her college students, too, seem to have internalized the minutes ticking by on their smartphones. They rarely find themselves “lost in the flow of time,” a phrase social scientists use to describe the state of being immersed in a project or daydreaming. “In a way, there’s a constant awareness of time that produces a sort of anxiety,” said Kilroy-Marac, who is now at the University of Toronto.