WEDNESDAY: Pro wrestling superstar John Cena is our host for the 24th annual “ESPY Awards.” As usual, the year’s top sports athletes, teams and performances — as selected by fan voting — are celebrated. 8 p.m., ABC. WEDNESDAY: The emotionally powerful British drama series “The A Word” focuses on a dysfunctional family trying to cope after their 5-year-old son (Max Vento) is diagnosed with autism. The cast also includes Christopher Eccleston (“The Leftovers”; “Doctor Who”). 10 p.m., Sundance TV.
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Book and Bake Sale: A variety of books and homemade baked goods will be featured at this event. Thousands of books are categorized according to subject and/or author. Oct. 8, noon-4 p.m.; Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St, Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, 1522 McCoy Ave., San Jose (adjacent to Campbell). 408.378.1595. Dalai Lama Event: The Gyuto Vajrayana Center hosts a teaching by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama titled “Eight Verses of Training the Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion.” Oct. 12. $20-$40 (free for children under 7). San Jose Convention Center. www.gyutocenter.org.
San Francisco Boys Chorus: Presents an East Bay Winter Concert; 7 p.m, Dec, 16; St, John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley; $25-$35; www.sfbc.org, “Cinderella”: Opera San Jose presents American premiere of 12-year-old composer Alma Deutscher’s work inspired by the red ballet shoes. ballet flats with ribbon. ballet flats. mary jane shoes. red women shoes. wedding shoes. flat wedding shoes. r Cinderella fable; Dec, 16-21; California Theatre, San Jose; all shows sold out, check company website for late tickets or additional performances; www.operasj.org, “Winter’s Gifts: Family”: Presented by the Choral Project with San Jose Chamber Orchestra; Dec, 16-17 in Palo Alto and Santa Clara; $10-$35; www.choralproject.org..
Lawton will be packing the space to the rafters. Eight company dancers and four live musicians will explore and expand upon a lifetime of shared and individual memories in the 50-minute, multi-sectioned piece. Longtime collaborator and lighting designer Linda Baumgardener (Lawton calls Baumgardener’s lighting, “my ninth dancer,”) will create unembellished, “sacred spaces.”. “The thread of this has been in process,” Lawton said. “I worked with specific memories, like the first time you realized a person you trusted wasn’t there for you. The dancers talked about how it felt to have the rug emotionally pulled out from under them.”.