Stage Two performers will include Crockett folk-Americana artist Fred O’Dell; Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces with 1950s rockabilly; Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic; and funk/R&B band Beaufunk. Preferred parking will be available for a $5 donation benefiting the John Swett High School PTA. For more details visit www.sugartownfestival.com or call 510-787-1155. “We invite you to cocreate an incredible interactive experience with the community for one extraordinary day. Organize a yoga workshop, a flash mob, a poetry slam, share stories, body paint, play acoustic music, offer up relational art, action art, works-of-art-as-yet-undefined and those works never-to-be-defined,” say the organizers from Berkeley Spark, a nonprofit group sponsored by Berkeley Partners for Parks.
The Alameda-based Virago Theatre Company is set to perform the play “Arousal” by George Pfirrmann at the Flea Theater in New York in late July and early August, In June and July, the group will stage readings of new plays at the Flight Deck arts space in ballet because you can't pointe in glass slippers ballet dance dancer Oakland, Over at Alameda South Shore Center, the Bagel Street Café should open its doors over the next few months, Later this year, the Best Lil’ Porkhouse will start doing business at the mall, In addition, Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails, an Italian restaurant owned by Alameda residents Giuseppe and Christine Naccarelli, is now serving lunch at its South Shore location..
To schedule an audition appointment, call Walter Ruehlig, 925-864-0314. Cole Porter event comes to Brentwood. BRENTWOOD — The Brentwood Theater Company spotlights the timelessness of Cole Porter’s classics with fresh arrangements and a contemporary twist in the “Hot ‘n’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration.”. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 2 at the Mount Diablo Event Center, Trilogy at the Vineyards, 1700 Trilogy Parkway. The program features Richard Howarter, Davis McClellan, Alan McElroy, Laura Firpo, Shelley McDowell and Judiie Wilson. Admission is $35 for 19 through 64, senior 65 and older are $32 and teens $20. All seats are reserved. Tickets can be reserved by calling 925-513-3863 or online at thebrentwoodtheater.org.
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Michael Smuin’s “Bouquet” (1981) offered a bit of classicism with music by Shostakovich. But on the same program with Seiwert’s “Broken Open,” it felt pointless. “Open” was not perfect, but its visual, kinesthetic and musical aliveness made it the sister who, dressed in Prada, makes her plainly dressed siblings look shabby. The logic of leaving the best dance for last, so audiences will remain captive and be enticed to return for the next program, works sometimes — especially when the program is balanced. But Dance Series One lacks that balance, and some tinkering with the lineup could perhaps make all the works shine brighter.