On Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the San Jose Museum of Art opens its doors for free family-friendly art-making activities and performances. Residents can try their hand at making sugar skulls and other symbols of Dia de los Muertos while enjoying cultural demonstrations. The Children’s Discovery Museum will also hold events the same day. Other festivities are set to take place Oct. 24 at San Jose State University beginning at 6 p.m., including a cemetery setting where many celebrations are traditionally held, and a theatrical performance presented by San Jose Ballet Folklorico de Carlos Moreno and YouART.
George Cole Quintet, 7:30 p.m, Saturday, Pacifica Performances, Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Del Mar Blvd., Pacifica, $20, email@example.com, Tony Marcus Birthday Concert, With Cats & Jammers, Cheap Suits, Leftover Dreams, 8-11 p.m, Saturday, Freight ballet flats with ankle strap & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, $20.50-$22.50, www.thefreight.org or 510-644-2020, Carducci String Quartet, Presented by Stanford Lively Arts, 2:30 p.m, Sunday, Works by Beethoven, Sierra, Dvorák, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, $44-$50, 650-725-2787 or livelyarts.stanford.edu..
Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and youths 17 and under, and can be purchased through the center ticket office in person, at www.lesherartscenter.org, or by calling 925-943-7469. The show runs Sept. 29-Dec. 20, inside the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, in Walnut Creek. General admission is $7; youth ages 5-17 are $3; children 4 and under are free, and First Tuesdays are free. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and 6 to 8 p.m. when there are theater production in the center.
“The Kominsky Method” (Premieres Nov, 16): A comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as a has-been actor turned acting coach and his longtime agent, The show follows them as they struggle to navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty, The cast includes Nancy Travis, Prolific sitcom maestro Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory”; “Two and a Half Men”) executive produces, “Madam C.J, Walker” (premiere TBA): A limited series starring and executive-produced by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, It’s the story of black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J, Walker and how she overcame racial hostilities in turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, turbulent marriages and other family issues to become America’s first black, self-made female ballet flats with ankle strap millionaire, It’s based on the book “On Her Own Ground,” by A’Lelia Bundles, LeBron James is also an executive producer..
Set in 1906, the year before Oklahoma became a state, the three-hour musical centers on the opposing interests of the farmers and the cowboys. Spunky young Laurey (Jillian Butler) lives with her aunt on a farm and pretends to only take a passing interest in Curly (Brandon Pasion), the handsome young cowboy caller who dreams about owning a fine surrey with a fringe on top to take her out in style. Add to the love triangle is the farm’s hired hand, Jud, a rough-and-tumble fellow who is determined to make Laurey his woman.