Guests are encouraged to dress in “resort formal,” which means men should wear anything from a Tommy Bahama shirt to James Bond attire and women should arrive dressed in “Caribbean Elegance.” The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. Barone’s Restaurant is at 475 St. John St. For tickets and details, visit www.astarrynight.org or call Case at 925-519-0669. While many of my experiences no doubt helped get me into the final round of interviews (such as serving on the school board in Pleasanton and pursuing my doctorate in education), I am positive that writing this column for so many years boosted my credibility with the hiring committee.
FRIDAY: “Dead 7” is the boy-band nightmare we’ve all been waiting for, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys wrote and stars in the campy Western about a ragtag group battling a zombie plague, The cast includes Carter’s bandmates A.J, McLean and Howie Dorough, along with members of ‘N Sync, 98 Degrees and O-Town, 8 p.m., Syfy, SATURDAY: Grace and athleticism make for a dazzling fur pom poms slippers, chunky women's slippers, wedding ballet flats, home shoes, furry slippers, knitted slippers, round to combination at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, The competition includes women’s and men’s singles, ice dance and pairs, 9 p.m., NBC..
Some of the halls are architecturally unique, according to Sparks. The Cat Spring Agricultural Society Pavilion west of Houston is a 12-sided hall built in 1902 by German immigrants. It has an elaborate wooden truss that rises up to a cupola. At one time there were about 40 such “round halls” in the state, Sparks says, but today just half that number survive. Carolyn Vogel is president of a nonprofit association that operates the Twin Sisters Dance Hall. It’s believed Twin Sisters, not far from Kendalia Halle, has hosted at least one dance a month ever since the 1880s.
The show will include the fanfare from “La Peri,” by Paul Dukas; Igor Stravinsky’s “Octet for Wind Instruments;” Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No, 101 in D Major” (“The Clock”); fur pom poms slippers, chunky women's slippers, wedding ballet flats, home shoes, furry slippers, knitted slippers, round to “Rounds” for String Orchestra by David Diamond; and Edward Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No, 1, Op, 46.”, Tickets are $30 for adults; $20 for seniors; and $10 for youth at the door, online or by phone at 925-943-SHOW (925-943-7469), Email submissions to Cathie Gatison at email@example.com..
Speisekammer: On four Sundays (Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 8) this traditional German restaurant in Alameda will feature live music (in weekly order: Bayern Maiden, Karl Lebherz, Big Lou’s Polka Casserole, Polkageist), plus the Golden Gate Bavarian Dance Club. Noon to 6 p.m. at 2424 Lincoln Ave., Alameda. No reservations. www.speisekammer.com. Teske’s Germania: In San Jose, this historic restaurant-beer hall will amp up its year-round German fare with live Oktoberfest music by The Internationals or the Gruber Family Band on seven Friday nights (Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28) and four Saturdays (Sept. 17, Oct. 8, 22, 29). Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 5 p.m.; entertainment starts at 6:30 at 255 N. First St. www.teskes-germania.com.