California Pops Orchestra 2017-18 season. All shows on Sundays at 3 p.m. Sept. 17: Tribute to Big Bands, with Black Tie Jazz Band and Carly Honfi. Oct. 29: Funny Side Up! includes “Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals”; with Carly Honfi. Dec. 3: Pops’ Family Christmas, with Carly Honfi. Jan. 28: Broadway Meets Hollywood, Tony and Oscar award winners, with Carly Honfi. March 25: Pops’ Radio Music Hall, with Carly Honfi and Frederick Hodges. May 20: American Jubilee, all American music. Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Season subscriptions $111-$312; 650-856-8432. Individual tickets available in mid-August, $20-$55, 408-864-8816 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Hookslide, 7 p.m, February 9 Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $10, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, The Paly patch, ballerina, slippers, dance, ornament, iron on, applique, liberty fabric, ballet shoes, glitter, grey, dance bag, sparkle, Choirs, Pops, 7 p.m, Feb, 11, 12, Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Spectrum Singers, Beginning Choir and five a cappella groups, Haymarket Theater, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, $5-$10 (Children under 12 free), http://vpa.paly.net/choirs/concertsevents.html, Terrie Odabi and Evolution Blues (Club Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, Feb, 12, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $5, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com..
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess — contemporary. Charlie, for all of his grace and leadership on ice, lucked out with contemporary so he could use his strength on the lifts and didn’t need to remember a lot of dance steps, but he and Sharna did an outstanding job on the routine. With a giggle, Carrie Ann called them “the perfect pair, ying and yang.” Len said it was a good dance for him on Week 1, like ice dancing without the ice, but he will like to see what dance Charlie can do next week. Bruno said, “Very simply, Charlie, you’re an artist,” and that he hoped Charlie continues because the dance was “astonishing.” When Erin asked how much advantage Charlie has due to ice dancing, he said they are very different.
——, ————-, Five things to know about the challenge, ——, Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, and Leonid Tiukhtyaev (too-kh-TY’-yev) of Russia, launched from Saga, Japan, early Sunday Japan time, They were aiming for the shores of North America and the breaking of a distance record of 5,208 miles that had stood for more than three decades, They patch, ballerina, slippers, dance, ornament, iron on, applique, liberty fabric, ballet shoes, glitter, grey, dance bag, sparkle, were also looking to break the flight-duration record set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight, That record of 137 hours in the air in a traditional gas balloon is considered the “holy grail” of ballooning achievements..
2. Long live rap?. While a year or two ago, when dance DJ Calvin Harris headlined the festival, it felt like electronic dance music was poised to break out of the Sahara tent and take over more of Coachella, it’s plain from this year’s lineup that it’s hip-hop that’s seized the biggest and most prominent slice of the festival’s booking. The headliners make that obvious but it’s even clearer when you look at the rest of the lineup. High on the bill throughout the weekend are the likes of Vince Staples, Tyler, the Creator, Migos and Cardi B. Dig a little deeper and the rap riches are even more obvious with acts such as Brockhampton, 6lack, Russ, Princess Nokia, and Noname representing hip-hop music here.