Admission is orchestra $20, loge $18 and opera $16. Reserve tickets by calling 925-757-9500 or at www.elcampaniltheatre.com. Art exhibit at Umpqua Bank in Antioch. ANTIOCH — Umpqua Bank and the The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch are partnering for an art exhibit providing local artists a venue to showcase their work. Featured artists for December and January exhibit are Eric Hoye, Nina Collosi, Celia Huddleston, Kyoko Campbell, and Jolynn LaCasse. The exhibit is at 3700 Lone Tree Way, and is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through January. The Arts & Cultural Foundation is seeking artists for February and March. Artists interested in participating, email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325-9897.
This was a truly beautiful routine, choreographed by Stacey Tookey and danced so well by both Amy and Robert, It was Paula’s favorite routine of the night, Nigel said that “the combination of emotion, performance and ballet shoe bag technique from the pair of you was intoxicating.” Mary “absolutely loved it” and Gabby said it was one of her favorites, Rather than a brawl between the guys, it was more like a friendly challenge that really showed what great performers both guys are and earned a standing ovation, Nigel said it was a great routine that gave the guys “fun stuff” and neither stopped dancing from the start of the music to the end, Mary called it “absolutely the cutest thing ever” (I’m not sure that was a great compliment) and Gabby loved the energy, Paula named the guys as “the two top showmen of the season.”..
• Thomas Grauke, Moonside Bakery & Café. • Kim Levin, Pasta Moon. • Roberto Pugliese, Mezza Luna. • Lewis Rossman, Sam’s Chowder House. • Francisco Sanchez, Flavor. The dinner price is $150 per person, which includes a special commemorative basket filled with seasonal produce and local artisanal treats. For reservations, call 650-726-8380 or go to www.hmbchamber.com. Tickets are extremely limited. The fundraiser will benefit a new playground structure and parking for horse trailers at Huddart Park, and new restroom facilities and picnic area, and an upgraded riding arena at Wunderlich Park in addition to educational programs in both parks.
Harwood, who takes six or seven classes a week at the Conservatory of Classical Ballet in San Leandro, is one of the youngest students attending this year’s summer intensives at Joffrey and ABT, “I’m both excited and nervous; it will be a whole new experience,” Harwood said, “I’m sad to leave my family because they’re always there for me, so it will be weird not having them around ballet shoe bag all the time.”, However, he looks forward to the opportunity of immersing himself in what he loves — he will be taking classes eight hours a day, five days a week in everything from technique to character interpretation..
Saratoga Contemporary Artists: Kaaren Marquez, whose work includes both plein air and studio landscapes as well as still life arrangements, leads a watercolor landscape demonstration. Feb. 6, 10 a.m. Share/Care Center, 14376 Saratoga Ave. kaarensart.com. Jerry’s Girls: South Bay Musical Theatre presents a revue of composer Jerry Herman’s musical numbers for his larger-than-life female characters, from the incorrigible Dolly Levi to the resourceful Auntie Mame to the spirited Mabel Normand. Feb. 13 and 20, 2:30 p.m. Saratoga Civic Theatre, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga. $24-$39. 408-266-4734, SouthBayMT.com.