Smuin Ballet premiere set at Lesher Center. Smuin Ballet premieres Helen Pickett’s “Oasis,” an ode to water, at 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, May 28, in the Hofmann Theatre, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, in Walnut Creek. The program also includes Kiri Kylian’s “Return to a Strange Land,” a reflection on the strange land we enter when we pass from this world. Tickets range from $56-$73 and can be purchased in person at the Lesher center ticket office online at www.lesherartscenter.org or by calling 925-943-7469.
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Assistance League Open House: The Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga celebrates its 10th anniversary. Sept. 26, 4-7 p.m. Saratoga Prospect Center, 19848 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 408-278-5300, allgs.org. The Diary of Anne Frank: The Saratoga Recreation Department sponsors a trip to Half Moon Bay to see the Coastal Repertory’s production of the play based on the famous diary. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meet at the Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. $99. 408-868-1249.
Park’s winning entry that allowed a student to walk on water across a swimming pool, The design constraints included 8-foot maximum length and a $30 maximum materials budget, which encouraged use of recycled objects, “The students (also) had to learn how to calculate Archimedes displacement/buoyancy, evaluate strength of materials (to hold the pilot’s weight), solve stability issues and devise a method of propulsion using only foot movement,” Burghart said, They constructed a 6-foot long by 1-foot wide and 8-inch thick “foot ballet leotards in dubai pontoons” from laminated layers of 2-inch Styrofoam scavenged from construction scraps, The pontoons had shoes glued to the top, a vertical fin on the bottom for lateral stability and Styrofoam gripping teeth to allow propulsion by foot movement..
Areté Dance Center’s “Dance: An International Holiday,” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts SecondStage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Experience the magic of ballroom dance and holiday cheer as you are transported across the globe, from the streets of Havana to the ballrooms of Vienna. 8 p.m. $27 at www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/mvcpa/dec13.html or 650.903.6000. Bayer Ballet Academy’s “A Winter Fairy Tale,” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts SecondStage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Join Bayer Ballet Company artists and a Russian Santa Claus in an evening of stunning holiday ballet for the family. 5:30 p.m. Also 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. $30 adults, $25 seniors/students/children 12 and under at www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/mvcpa/dec13.html or 650.903.6000.
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