“After being lured into the Kit Kat Klub, with its edgy humor, provocative musical numbers, and satirical commentary, we also venture outside it to meet both eclectic and, shockingly, ordinary people living in the midst of truly unpredictable and extraordinary times,” Director Brandon Jackson said in an email. “In 2013, we have a chance to present this narrative in a production that genuinely engages the ideas and politics of our time, right here in our own community.”. The audience is invited to participate in a special Q-and-A format with Amanda Folena, artistic director, at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 15 and 21. A Talk-Back event, hosted by Dramaturge, will also be held Sept. 22 immediately following the performance.
Petty Theft: tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 9 p.m, April 26, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $15, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Paly Choirs, With guest artist Janet Campbell, Spring Concert of Opera and Art Song, 4 p.m, April 27, Music of Bizet, Rossini, Bernstein and more, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto, Free-$10, palychoirs.com, Featprints – A Tribute to Little Feat (Club ballet flats size 5 Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, April 30, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $5, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com..
For the professional dancers, the biggest “Nutcracker” woes involve their costumes, props and choreography. In the snow scene, for instance, little Clara encounters ballerinas dressed as snowflakes, whirling through a storm of silvery flurries, whipped along by some of the most gorgeous, dramatic music in the Tchaikovsky score. It is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Yet for the women onstage, the snow scene can be a stone-cold killer. They’re circling around, jumping and spinning, desperate for air, but if they gasp, they’ll gag on fake flakes.
Fine Arts League of Cupertino: The group meets the second Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m., and welcomes visitors, Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N, Stelling Road, Cupertino, Visit falc.org or call Janki at 408-863-9991, Root Causes of Pain: Acupuncturist Li Yang leads a workshop about possible roots causes of pain ballet flats size 5 and easy-to-learn pain relief techniques, March 24, 2 p.m, Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino, Cupertino Morningmasters: Improve your speaking and networking skills at this Toastmasters club, Thursdays, 7:30 a.m, Bethel Lutheran Church, 10181 Finch Ave., Cupertino..
Sunday is “Data Privacy Day,” when a host of companies, nonprofits and government agencies remind people to take steps to protect their privacy. The event is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Alliance executive director Russell Schrader said in a recent interview that “everyday should be Data Privacy Day,” and I agree. We need to think about our privacy regularly. Still, it’s a good time for industry and the government to concentrate on policies, procedures and their enforcement, and for the rest of us to focus on our personal privacy. On a similar note, Feb. 6 is “Safer Internet Day,” which is hosted by my nonprofit, ConnectSafely.org. We’ll be holding an event that day for middle and high school students in Austin, Texas, that will be live-streamed at SaferInternetDay.us/livestream.