Picture San Francisco in the late 1800s, when the city’s Barbary Coast was home to gamblers, gold diggers, degenerates and “soiled doves,” a then-popular term for ladies of the night. The appropriately named circus, “The Soiled Dove,” will help you revisit those tawdry times in their over-the-top, under-the-big-top show running Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17 in downtown Oakland. It’s a dinner-theater event — with a four-course meal by Work of Art and music by the Bay Area 10-piece band Jazz Mafia — presented by the Vau de Vire Society, the folks who annually put on the Edwardian Ball.
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Comedy Rocks: 6-10 p.m. March 24, Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St., Suite 300, Alameda. 6-8 p.m. wine, food and live DJ; 8-10 p.m. Comedy show. $25-$35. www.rockwallwines.com. Goodguys All American Get-Together: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton. Over 3,000 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years. $5-$20. www.good-guys.com. Camerata RCO: 7 p.m. March 25, Kohl’s Mansion, 2750 Adeline Dr., Burlingame. Formed by members of Amsterdam’s famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Camerata RCA performs chamber music with a special focus on the classical and romantic repertoire for winds and strings. $20-$50. https://musicatkohl.org/.
Another key theme that emerged was contingency planning, “The actual speech was a contingency plan; it was never used,” Greene says, “And so we started thinking about contingency planning on a large scale and small scale, the idea of Plan B, We wrote up a lot of contingency plans ourselves — in event of this, in event of that … .”, “The third theme, which really appealed to me as a 2017 feminist paying attention in the world, is some of the gender issues, because the speech has very gendered language,” she adds, “It talks a lot about these brave men and their sacrifice for all of mankind, In a way the speech was a time-capsule look at the patriarchy of the ’60s, We found a very interesting contrast with more ancient ideas of the moon, because knit slippers, red slippers, slippers with bow, indoor shoes, ballet shoes, women knit socks, knit socks, wool knit socks in so many cultures the moon was a deity, and a female deity, And so this space race, which propelled man to go conquer and colonize the moon and stick his pole in it and say, ‘I’m going to take this for my own,’ was odd and poetic.”..
Vikander is proficient in English (she lives in London now) but still makes occasional grammatical errors that remind you it’s not her native language. Many times, she has felt out of place in the U.S. One summer, she attended a New York ballet camp with a childhood friend. When they first saw each other, she ran to gave him a hug but was swiftly reprimanded. “The teachers were like, ‘PDA! PDA!’ ” she says. “Girls and boys weren’t allowed to hang out after a certain hour.”.