• • • • •. California Theatre Center, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. A funny tale about what happens when you include the meanest kids on the block in the annual Christmas pageant. Various times Dec. 4, 5 and 12. $13. ctcinc.org, 408.245.2978. • • • • •. Children’s Christmas and Holidays Parade, Main Street, Los Gatos. Rain or shine, watch hundreds of parade entrants make their way through Los Gatos for the 59th annual holiday parade. Marching bands, floats and more will traverse past the crowd. 11 a.m. Free.
Diwali Festival of Lights: A celebration of Indian culture featuring performances, activities and crafts that highlight a variety of traditional Indian arts, Oct, 21-22, noon-4 p.m, Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, $11–$12, Cdm.org, 408-298- 5437, ballet shoes doodle Winchester Orchestra: Troy Davis conducts a program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherezade” and Dvorak’s “Czech Suites.” Oct, 21, 7:30 p.m, Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Ave, $10-$20, http://www.winchesterorchestra.com..
Years of treatment followed, and for her Sweet 16 birthday, Tenconi asked for donations to help start the nonprofit. In 2000, along with Southern California doctors Jenny Kim of UCLA and Stefani Takahashi of USC, she hatched the idea for a sanctuary. “The goal is to give the kids a week of no staring, no asking, ‘Is that contagious?’ Giving them that week of just being themselves we hope translates into their lives, and they have more self-esteem and more confidence,” Tenconi said. “Everybody has to be part of a community, and this is our community. It’s home. It’s a safe haven.”.
Shakespeare in Love: Jan, 19-Feb, 3, Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Set against the backdrop of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, this romantic romp imagines the fictional love affair between William Shakespeare and the woman who inspires him to write his first masterpiece, $25-$52, paplayers.org, Classical Guitarist William Feasley: 7 p.m, Jan, 19, St, Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek, This multi-media performance ballet shoes doodle of Echos of Goya features artwork by Francisco Goya, serenaded by Feasley, $10-$20, http://bit.ly/2A8TLCX..
Venus in Fur: Real life and scripted action become blurred in this work about a playwright-director and the final actress he auditions for his play. Through March 1, times vary. San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. First St., San Jose. $30-$60. 408-283-7142, thestage.org. Where Angels Fear to Tread: Opera San Jose presents the world premiere of Mark Lanz Weiser’s adaptation of E.M. Forester’s novel. Through Feb. 22, times vary. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. 408.437.4450, operasj.org.