Smuin’s “Christmas Ballet” introduces young people to a panorama of dance. “The second act goes beyond ballet, with our jazz accents and our musical theatre moments,” Krukow says. “We’re saying to the audience, ‘Sit back, have fun, enjoy the holidays and celebrate with us.’. “One child, after a performance, it warmed my heart, when she said that her favorite performance was ‘Frosty.’ It’s magical for kids to see characters that they have grown up with.”.
Writers West Meeting, New and experienced writers and their manuscripts are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Writers West meeting, Short discussion on writing included, 7:30 p.m, May 10, Alameda Hospital, Conference Room C, 2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda, Free, 510-522-9028, www.writerswest.org, Library Talks with Patrick Rothfuss, Patrick Rothfuss, author quilt kit ballerina dancing girl bears, top back and binding, ballet dancing, teddy bears bows buttons, baby girl blanket, pink of “The Name of the Wind,” “The Wise Man’s Fear” and more, holds a live streaming author talk, 6:30 p.m, May 11, Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda, Free, 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org..
Tex Allen, a 13-year Burner, doubts many newcomers to the playa are reading those. The festival’s on-site Sexual Assault Services department receives five and 20 reports of alleged sexual assault each year, said Burning Man spokesman Jim Graham. Many of those reports involve leering or grabbing, which aren’t considered sexual assault under Nevada law. A few reports each year require involvement from law enforcement. Last year, two people were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault without substantial bodily harm.
Extras: On Dec, 8, 15 and 22, actors and singers will perform “A quilt kit ballerina dancing girl bears, top back and binding, ballet dancing, teddy bears bows buttons, baby girl blanket, pink Christmas Carol” for tourgoers, Reserve tickets, $25, at 510-581-0223, Also, Santa Claus visit and crafts planned for Dec, 8; free with admission, Details: Admission: $5 general, $3 seniors/students, free for kids 10 and younger, 18701 Hesperian Blvd., next to Kennedy Park, 510-581-0223; www.haywardareahistory.org, What: The eighth annual tour sponsored by the Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek chapter of the American Association of University Women, Proceeds go to scholarships and Tech Trek, a math-science camp for middle school girls..
The show was on an emotional high from the very beginning, with the memorable years conjuring up tears and laughter. A pleasant surprise was how great co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet looked in a sexy, full-length, steel-gray, leather dress with net inserts, and it seemed she did fewer inane interviews. Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke performed a waltz for 2012, the year his daughter was born and he learned he had MS. They danced to “I’m Kissing You” by Des’ree and he dedicated the dance to his wife, Lisa, and received a standing ovation. Bruno thought his footwork was light and musical, and Carrie Ann said, “There’s something so magical about you.” Len said he appreciated how much they danced in hold, but that Jack needs to work on his hand positions.