Meanwhile, theme parks have been using projection mapping for some time, creating elaborate sound-and-light shows to supplement their brick-and-mortar fantasies after dark. At Universal Studios Hollywood, for example, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” which shows seasonally, uses projections and surround sound to show the four student houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin onto the sides of the brick-and-mortar castle. Building a show with the depth and sophistication of Mickey’s Mix Magic takes a huge investment in technology, requiring 28 laser projectors that can easily cost $100,000 or more each, 100 special rooftop lighting fixtures, elaborate surround sound systems, special computer servers and highly specialized technicians to create and run them.
Members of Compagnie Hervé Koubi perform What the Day Owes to the Night at ODC Theater Jan, 22-24, (Courtesy Compagnie Hervé Koubi), Hervé Koubi s dance company makes its West Coast premiere this weekend at ODC, with an evening-length work that represents a deeply personal tale for the French-Algerian choreographer, What the Day Owes to the Night, inspired by the novel of the same ballet dancewear nyc name, tells the story of Algerian immigrants and mirrors Koubi s own background, Compagnie Hervé Koubi performs the work, which includes elements of martial arts, contemporary dance and ballet, but tickets are going fast: 8 p.m, Jan, 22-23 and 3 p.m, Jan, 24; $30-$45; 415-863-9834, www.odcdance.org.— Randy McMullen, Staff..
The speaker is author Stephen Barton, who is working on a biography about Wilson (1868-1942). The program is presented by Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. Details: 510-982-6148. The speaker will be Victoria Kastner, author of the book “Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy.”. Admission to the talk at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., is by reservation only, which can be made at email@example.com. Classes are for all ages and abilities, from beginners to professionals. Financial aid is available for youths under 18.
Where: Park Place and Washington Avenue in downtown Point Richmond; www.pointrichmondmusic.org, Highlights (early act listed first): Tia Carroll and Her Awesome Blues Band, Richmond’s own Zydeco sensation Andre Thierry (June 9); Northern California blues trio HowellDevine, New Orleans funk troupe Second Line (July 14), SFJAZZ SUMMERFEST, When: 6 p.m, Thursdays June 22 through Aug, 24, Where: Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; www.sfjazz.org, Highlights: Stanford Jazz Workshop Faculty All-Stars (June 29); TrumpetSuperGroup (Aug, ballet dancewear nyc 17)..
Back for a fifth year, the event promises three hours of dancing, music, food and socializing. It’s a community event first and foremost, event coordinator Sushama Thakker said. “You meet other Saratogans, you meet friends and family and have fun,” Thakker said. “It’s like a big party.”. DJ Alok, who is well known in Saratoga’s Indian community, will kick off the festivities this year, Thakker said. He will spin Bollywood tunes throughout the evening for those who feel daring enough to re-enact dance scenes from their favorite films.