Smuin: “The Christmas Ballet.” Dec. 6 through Dec. 10. “Classical Christmas” and “Cool Christmas.” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $25-$84. www.smuinballet.org or 650-903-6000. Menlowe Ballet: “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker.” Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. $28-$55. http://www.menloweballet.org or 800-595-4849. Kerry Irish Productions Inc.: “An Irish Christmas.” 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Featuring Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $35-$60. http://mvcpa.com or 650-803-6000.
Family Sundown Safari: 5 p.m.-10 a.m, Aug, 11, 18, 25, Oakland Zoo, Bring tent, sleeping bag and your family, Pizza dinner, twilight tour behind the scenes, Storyteller and s’mores, Morning breakfast and tour.$75-$85, https://bit.ly/2I7tk1O, Jazz at the Lesher Center 2018 Series: Saturday evenings through Sept, 14, Acts include trumpet maestro Bria Skonberg with special guest wedding ballet shoes in blue satin with lace side ties and pearls vintage style trombonist Wycliffe Gordon (July 28), pianist Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation with drummer Jason Marsalis, bassist Rodney Jordan and their 10-piece orchestra (Aug, 11), Brazilian vocal star Eliane Elias (Aug, 18), and the contemporary pianist Gerald Clayton Quintet with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and saxophonist Dayna Stephens (Aug, 25), Plus, Sarah McKenzie live in concert featuring all new original music with her program, San Francisco – Paris Of The West (Sept, 14), www.LesherARTScenter.org..
Full of corny humor, physical gags, silly songs and much more, “Nunset Boulevard” continues the charming legacy of Goggins’ nun-inspired musicals. And this one sounds even better, thanks to the newly installed sound system at the Willows main stage in Concord. New speakers, amps and microphones keep the singers and 3-piece band perfectly balanced, allowing the sisters to alternatively belt out toe-tapping tunes or croon a heartfelt ballad with the audience hearing every word. “Nunset Boulevard” continues through Jan 15. Call 925-798-1300 or to go www.willowstheatre.org.
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Canali announced last week that volunteer Toni VonDohren has been named chief financial officer. That’s an important position, as evidenced by the fact that Canali, Kent and Simner spent oodles of money preparing for the 2016 season. In addition to not-so-sexy tasks like forming a corporation and redoing the web and Facebook pages, insurers said they had to buy new canopies, tables and chairs for the sponsor section. Plus, they had a new logo designed that Canali described as “Los Gatos Music in the Park meets Margaritaville.”.