A glorious midlife crisis: San Francisco author Andrew Sean Greer, whose “The Confessions of Max Tivoli” from 2004 has probably made the biggest splash of the five novels he has published so far, has a gently hilarious sixth one out now in “Less” (Little Brown, $26, 272 pages). It is narrated by the hapless Arthur Less, an almost-50 writer afflicted with a middle-age crisis, a failed love affair and a rejection notice from his own publisher. He takes off on a round-the-world junket to escape his demons. Meet Greer and hear more about his peripatetic protagonist at an upcoming trio of free Bay Area book-signings beginning next week. Details: 7:30 p.m. July 26 at The Booksmith, San Francisco; www.booksmith.com; 7 p.m. July 27 at Book Passage, Corte Madera; http://www.bookpassage.com; 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Rakestraw Books, Danville; www.rakestrawbooks.com.— Sue Gilmore, Correspondent.
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Belly Dance Classes: Meets Mondays through June 6. Beginning dance 7-8 p.m., intermediate/advanced 8-9 p.m. Los Gatos Youth Center 123 E. Main St, room A. $101/eight nights; drop-in $15/night. Information and registration at lgsrecreation.org. BalaGokulam: A class for children to learn and appreciate the roots of Indian American culture, spiritual growth via shlokas, mental growth via yoga meditation, pranayaam and physical growth via yoga and Surya Namaskar. Sundays, 2:30-4 p.m. Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. Free, RSVP required to tinyurl.com/SaratogaClass.
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