Magician Ryan Kane plays the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton March 5 (Courtesy of Ryan Kane). Here are a few possibilities:Bay Area magician Ryan Kane, known for his high-energy, humor-infused shows (and, of course, awesome tricks), comes to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton 8 p.m. March 5; $15-$25; 925-931-4848, www.firehousearts.org. Broadway s Next Hit Musical, a touring improv show in which actors take audience suggestions and, as the title says, create a new hit musical, comes to Livermore s Bankhead Theater 8 p.m. March 4; $16-$49; 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.com.UC Berkeley s Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents the Bay Area premiere of Chavez Ravine, a play created by the Chicano theater troupe Culture Clash that looks at the politics that went into converting the small Mexican-American community into what is now Dodger Stadium (insert boos here). Ravine plays through March 13 at Zellerbach Playhouse; $13 to $20; http://tdps.berkeley.edu/events.The Other Minds Festival is back for its 21st year this weekend, featuring such groundbreaking avant-garde composers/performers as Meredith Monk, Phil Kline, Gavin Bryars and Lasse Thoresen. Performances are 8 p.m. March 4-5, 4 p.m. March 6; SFJazz Center, San Francisco, $15-$80; 866-920-5299, www.otherminds.org. See a full preview of the event here.Solo Opera presents The Computer Kid s Magic Night, a one-hour, family friendly comic opera about a boy who learns a lesson about the power of the imagination; 7:30 p.m. March 4, 2 p.m. March 5; Lesher Arts Center, Walnut Creek; $35; 925-943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org.
Miki Shimabe, a Hakone Foundation founding trustee, noted that Japanese volunteers were generally prevented from helping Hakone until 1999, after which they formed a group of supporters to raise funds from Japanese corporations to help save Hakone, “With the help of donations from several Japanese companies, we were able to put on essie nagellack nr. 6 ballet slippers our first Hakone Matsuri 15 years ago,” Shimabe said, “We have been fortunate to annually invite a wide array of artistic talents from all over Japan, who help maintain the quality and authenticity of the festival.”..
“These virtual tribes connect and ultimately, want to connect with each other in real life,” says Ted Kim, of MNET, a Korean music television channel that now produces English language programming in this country. “Live events and concerts provide a great opportunity for like-minded people to come together and celebrate their mutual interest and passion.”. Cho believes there’s only more to come. “I think we’re going to be seeing more and more new, young Korean acts coming to the United States,” he adds. “Not only to tour, but also to record.”.
SUNDAY: “Reckless” is a steamy new legal drama in which two opposing attorneys (Anna Wood and Cam Gigandet) try to keep the fact that they have the hots for each other a secret as they square off in a sex-scandal case involving members of the Charleston, South Carolina, police department, 9 p.m., CBS, SUNDAY: Call it the creepiest disappearing act ever, In “The Leftovers,” 2 percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishes in a Rapture-like event, Now, those left behind essie nagellack nr. 6 ballet slippers struggle to make sense of what happened, 10 p.m., HBO..
To celebrate Filipino-American Heritage Month, the Filipino-American community screened the Emmy-nominated “Delano-Manongs” documentary and presented cultural folk dances and songs Saturday at Barbara Lee Senior Center in Milpitas. The 2 p.m. screening was in honor of the 50th anniversary of a grape strike led by farm labor organizer Larry Itliong, one of the forgotten leaders of the United Farm Workers movement. The folk dancing and singing took place at 3 p.m., followed by dancing and socializing from 5 to 7 p.m.
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