51st Quaker Harvest Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30. Food, music, storytelling, games and bargains.Palo Alto Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Free. http://www.friendsharvestfestival.org. 10th annual Redwood City Salsa Festival. Noon – 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Entertainment, salsa competition and tasting. The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, celebrating its 15th anniversary. Courthouse Square, 220 Broadway St., Redwood City. Free. www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest.html or 650-780-7340.
Both, though, were thrilled that Paramount TV brought the Selena Gomez-produced “13 Reasons Why” to downtown Vallejo this week, Around 50 extras were hired for Tuesday’s first day of filming the 13-episode Netflix series documenting the true story of teenage girl who commits suicide, but before doing it she records her suicide note on cassette tapes, and then sends the tapes to 13 people who she deemed responsible for her death, The cameras started rolling late-morning inside made-for-the-movie Monet’s Cafe, the one-time City Lights restaurant on the 400 1960s vintage bronze leather ballet style shoes block of Virginia St, Across the street in front of the Times-Herald building, Barlow and Burckin waited patiently, hoping for the call..
REDWOOD MOUNTAIN FAIRE: Live music by Meters Experience and Birds of Chicago (May 30), The California Honeydrops and Laurie Lewis (May 31) and more; food and drink, kids’ activities, arts and crafts. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 30-31; Roaring Camp, 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton; $15-$25(free for kids under 12), $5 parking; 831-216-6535, www.redwoodmountainfaire.com. CAPITOLA ROD AND CUSTOM CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Featuring more than 300 hot rods, muscle cars, and other classic autos, food and drink, entertainment. June 6-7, contact organizers for hours; Esplanade and Stockton streets, Capitola; free admission; www.capitolacarshow.com.
The iconic Hammer Theatre Center, former home of San Jose Repertory, is getting its long-awaited second act, And for a city whose arts scene has suffered many painful blows in recent years, a comeback for 1960s vintage bronze leather ballet style shoes the “The Blue Box” can’t come soon enough, For the first time in two years, the 532-seat downtown theater, named after longtime arts patrons Susan and Phil Hammer, will be back in action with a major professional live performance, Tandy Beal’s holiday production “Nutz RE-Mixed!” runs Nov, 18-Dec, 4..
The dancers for piece — which also included Briones, Solas, Mirai Noda, Lahna Vanderbush, Seth Parker and Akira Takahashi — gave “Interplay” a fine ensemble performance. To close, the new artistic team could barely have chosen better than the 1940 “Graduation Ball”, premiered by the company in 2003. With elegant sets and costumes by David Guthrie, the work is hopelessly old-fashioned and silly — but also witty and a delight to watch. Choreographer David Lichine, a dancer and dance maker for various Ballet Russes companies of the time, set this bonbon to a collection of Strauss waltzes inside a boarding school. Nubile young ladies are receiving a corps of military cadets for the evening. Hormones fly and mayhem — of sorts — breaks out. Not spared are the chaperones, the general (Raymond Rodriguez, a longtime company member who recently assumed the role of principal ballet master) and the headmistress (Maximo Califano).
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