Saratoga Contemporary Artists: Experienced portrait artist and college teacher David Darrow will do an oil portraiture presentation and demonstration at the group’s next meeting. Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. Saratoga Library Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Ave. White Christmas: West Valley Light Opera presents the classic holiday show. The show runs weekends through Dec. 11. $26-$28. Saratoga Civic Theatre, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. For reservations, call 408.268.3777 or visit www.wvlo.org.
3rd Annual Sunday Streets, The 3rd annual Sunday Streets Berkeley is nearly two miles of Shattuck Avenue closed to vehicles and open to all who want to bike, skate, walk, dance, play and enjoy, Diverse activities, performances and more included, 11 a.m, ballet slippers p to 5 p.m, Oct, 12, Shattuck Avenue between Haste Avenue and Rose Street, SundayStreetsBerkeley.org, Homecoming Garden Tour, Tour the beautiful grounds of the UC Botanical Garden during a free Homecoming Garden Tour, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m, and 1:30 p.m, Oct, 12, UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, Free, Registration not required, 510-643-2755, firstname.lastname@example.org..
This seminar is sponsored by the City of Fremont, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the Alameda County Library. This event is held in conjunction with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, which offers services to low-income entrepreneurs. Advance reservations are required. Register online at acsbdc.org/events2. The cost of the workshop is $295 for Fremont Art Association members; $330 for non-members. No turpentine, turpenoid or citrus solvents in class. Bring Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits to clean your brushes.
But Valland, who inspired the character played by Cate Blanchett, was not going to easily give up her information, Living in Nazi-occupied Paris had made her wary, even of her fellow countrymen, and she wanted to know that she was giving the information to someone who would help return the works to their rightful owners, “Valland’s ballet slippers p watching everything that Rorimer’s doing,” said Edsel, “What evolves between the two of them is this dance … She’s testing him, She’s trying to find out where his loyalties lie.”..
Kidjo is hardly the first African-born musician to find inspiration in Afro-Cuban music. Rhythms, religious rituals and instrumental practices have flowed back and forth between the old and new worlds for centuries, but Cuban son found particularly fertile soil in Africa in the 1940s, followed by the styles son gave birth to, like salsa. Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, Kidjo recalls that “there was no party without salsa. Salsa and rumba was always part of our musical background. When Celia started singing with that 6/8 feel, that’s West African music, too — that’s the basis of salsa. I’m recording an album to bring salsa back to its origins in Africa.”.