“It gets darker and darker and darker. And what’s weird is, the temperature drops and then wildlife becomes mysteriously quiet,” amateur astronomer Lowell Lyon explains. “All of a sudden — boom! — it suddenly gets dark.”. Astrocon2017, next year’s annual convention of more than 240 U.S. amateur astronomy groups in the Astronomical League, will bring dozens of experts to Casper over the four days leading up to the eclipse. Lyon, who sells insurance in Salt Lake City by day, is organizing the event.
Racing films often speed inevitably toward clichés of fast-paced living catching up to the men behind the wheel, “Rush” has plenty ballet pointe shoes, with petite point of that — the adrenaline-fueled death dance required for the checkered flag, (Hunt describes his car as “a little coffin, really, surrounded by high-octane fuel.”) But it veers away toward something much sweeter: a simple ode to rivalry, “Rush” makes for a terrific double feature with the superb 2010 documentary “Senna,” about Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna, which Howard has said he studied in making “Rush.” Formula One, which engenders far more passion in Europe than in the NASCAR-favored U.S., has otherwise seldom turned up in the movies, Most notably, there was the handsomely photographed “Grand Prix” (1966)..
Jazz guitar duo will perform at Lesher. Jazz guitar duo Martin Taylor and Bucky Pizzarelli will perform at 5 p.m. Aug. 29, in the Margaret Lesher Theatre, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, in Walnut Creek. The performance is presented by the Diablo Regional Arts Association. Tickets are $40, and can be purchased through the center ticket office in person, at www.lesherartscenter.org, or by calling 925-943-7469. Stage reading benefits Town Hall education. Town Hall Theatre is presenting a stage reading of “Latent Image” a new play by David Wilcox, at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, at 3535 School St. in Lafayette.
Guests will also enjoy margaritas, Latin cuisine, and dancing to the irresistible music of the sextet and ensemble at the gala party, “The Sextet has been called ‘highly innovative, intimately explosive,'” Patricia Kristof Moy, executive director of Music at Kohl Mansion, which was founded in 1983 to offer quality chamber concerts on the San Francisco Peninsula, wrote in an email, “Santos, a five-time Grammy Award nominee is a Bay ballet pointe shoes, with petite point Area legend in Latin jazz, a lecturer, educator and consummate percussionist, and a favorite of Music at Kohl Mansion audiences.”..
Films in the series are both Jewish and non-Jewish films that touch on the theme of passing values and skills to those who will carry on after us. Films being considered are “The Descendants,” “The Chosen,” “The Chef” and others, which will be finalized as the dates approach. Each film will be shown with time to discuss it and how it relates to Jewish values. Cost is $22.50 per session for members and $25 per session for nonmembers. Or, the cost of the entire series is $112.50 for members and $125 for the general public. A pot of soup will be served at each class for supper during the screenings.