Food trucks featuring hot dogs, Mexican food and other goodies will provide food for sale as well as free refreshments. Because it’s the season for giving, take the opportunity to contribute coats, sweaters, blankets and other donations to the 10th annual One Warm Coat drive sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Rotary Club, canned food and donations to the Contra Costa Food Bank or unwrapped toys for the San Ramon Police Department’s “Stuff the Cruiser” toy drive for East Bay children in need. And don’t forget to stop by and say “hi” to Santa and take a photo. Free parking will be available at Bishop Ranch One and Two.
The event is free to the public, For questions, go to www.historysmc.org or call 650-299-0104, The quartet is bringing back its innovative and probing explorations of the great standards of the chamber repertoire, They will perform Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, Op, 133 and String Quartet No, 15 in A minor, Op, 132, as well as Shostakovich’s Quartet No, 8, Op.110, A pre-concert presentation will be held at 5 p.m, ballet mini stickers when Young Chamber Musicians and the Borromeo String Quartet will perform Beethoven in His Own Hand, a free event with commentary by Borromeo founder and first violinist Nicholas Kitchen..
Part of Seiwert’s power comes from her dancing women, who are potent, flawed actors, even when the tales she has to tell are full of heartache or longing. This sharply distinguishes her work from the Americana of choreographers like Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp, not to mention Smuin, who too often replicate the weary stereotypes of strong men and weak or shrill and hungry women. As this polished cast so cheerfully showed, especially elegant Terez Dean and Christian Squires, pistol-packing Erin Yarbrough-Stewart and John Speed Orr, both the men and the women do plenty of pushing and pulling.
And on closing night, March 8, Cinequest will honor producer Mike Medavoy, whose life would make for a pretty good movie, Born in Shanghai to Jewish parents, Medavoy was a big deal at United Artists when it was turning out quality movies in the 1970s like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Rocky” and “Annie Hall.” He left in 1978 with other UA execs to form Orion Pictures, which ballet mini stickers produced some amazing crowd-pleasers like “Dances With Wolves,” “The Terminator” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” I bet that guy has a few stories to tell, and we’ll find out what he says March 8..
Details: Presented by Cal Performances; 7 p.m.; $37-$42; calperformances.org. 4 Bad Plus: The Minneapolis trio is considered a jazz outfit but it is probably best known for concocting clever reinventions of everything from Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” The trio is on its final tour with departing pianist Ethan Iverson, an extremely gifted musician and composer who’ll be replaced by Orrin Evans, and stops at SFJazz in San Francisco for a four-night run.