The evening’s most felicitous work was Clark Tippet’s “Bruch Violin Concert No. 1,” set to late-romantic composer Max Bruch’s concerto score. A balletomane’s feast but by no means a profound work, it delights in exploring and celebrating two of the ballet art’s main attractions: the pas de deux and the dancer’s ability to defy gravity. Not just four couples dance pas de deux’s; everyone does. Tippet shapes the sixteen corps members into couples, who blow across the stage like a spring breeze, frame the soloists in memorable tableaus and propel the women like rockets into the stratosphere. You just can’t help but smile at all those flying limbs and fluttering tutus.
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Creating a Bee-Friendly Garden: Presenter Debbie Ballentine, a garden writer for Houzz.com, will share her knowledge of how to develop a garden where native bees will want to live, eat and raise their young. May 19, 7 p.m. Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. 408-867-6126, sccl.org. Strengthening Mindfulness: Teachers from Insight Meditation South Bay lead classes in basic mindfulness training, the heart of Buddhist meditation. May 14, “Community Practice: Sitting and walking meditation.” Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. By donation; no registration required. imsb.org.
Hanukkah on Ice: 7-9 p.m, Dec, 12, Walnut Creek Civic Park, Menorah lighting, ice skating, Jewish music, traditional Hanukkah doughnuts, crafts for kids, $14 per person, $54 family pack of four if purchased in advance at www.jewishcontracosta.com, $16 at event if available, The Biggest Gift: 11:30 a.m, Dec, 13, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m, and 6:30 p.m, Dec, 14, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m, and 4 p.m, Dec, 15, 11 a.m, and 1 p.m, Dec, 16, Lesher Center for the Arts, vintage satin baby or doll ballet slippers - mrs day's ideal baby shoe, decoration or gift, size 0 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, The Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble present this family friendly musical that encourages audience participation from all ages, $14, 925-943-7469, www.leshercenter.org..
Moscow Ballet. “Great Russian Nutcracker.” 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. $30. (Discounts available.) Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets. Powerage – The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Experience, LoveDrive: A Tribute to The Scorpions, Armed and Ready: A Tribute to MSG/Michael Schenker Group/UFO. 8 p.m. May 17, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $12. 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com. Carl Tilchen. With Cryin’ Shame, Stacey Erdman and Dan Newitt. 6 p.m. May 17. Lutticken’s Restaurant, 3535 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park. www.luttickens.com and 650-854-0291.
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