Mary Lou Timpson showed a pair of her favorite sculptures: an Erte, “Wedding Couple,” and an inherited Lalique sculpture. She said she thinks “the Lalique has a feeling of perpetual movement, frozen in time.”. When she purchased the Erte in New Orleans, she said she fell in love with its “elegance and movement. They exude happiness and joy as they begin their dance of life.”. The Little House Galleries has a variety of rotating exhibits that feature local artists, sculptors, painters and print-makers. For information, go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse/galleries-and-arts.cfm.
Are all of the hopefuls going to Las Vegas? Judging by the order of the performances, it’s starting to look that way, Tim Conkel, a karate instructor with roomfuls of championship trophies, tells the judges that pink juttis ,pink ballet shoes, embellished wedding shoes, mojaris, indian shoes, pink mojaris he started dancing to meet girls, I don’t know how successful he’s been, but he charmed the judges, Debbie said he had a “Wolfman quality,” was charming but “a naughty boy” and Mary said he was “explosive.” You guessed it — after showing some hilarious ballet moves to Nigel, Tim was off to Vegas..
Friends Bookstore: The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries have opened another used bookstore, offering a constantly changing inventory of approximately 500 hardcover and paperback books for adults, children and teens. All proceeds directly benefit the Saratoga Library. Joan Pisani Community Center lounge, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. Saratoga Village Certified Farmers Market: Local farmers with fresh fruit and produce, fresh fish, food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans. Wednesdays, 2:30-7 p.m. Blaney Plaza, Saratoga Village. saratogachamber.org or 408-867-0753.
Opening festivities will feature cultural performances with Besh Benie presenting an inspirational performance of Toltec, Zapotec and Mistec people, Ballet Folklorico Jaracue with traditional dances; Salvador Vasquez playing the Mexican harp, and Los Curpites with a traditional dance representing the butterfly, There will also be flower making and children’s pink juttis ,pink ballet shoes, embellished wedding shoes, mojaris, indian shoes, pink mojaris activities, Artwork by local artists, altars and memory tables, commonly known as “ofrendas,” will be displayed with photographs and favorite items from 11 a.m.-5 p.m, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the gallery..
Bookending those three shows will be musical homages to Kirk on Tuesday and Wednesday and the James Carter and Friends quartet on Aug. 9. More details and a link to buy tickets in advance are online at www.cafestritch.com. “We hope to not only engage with local residents along the route, as well as curious folks, but also to engage with local businesses and have them see the business side of it,” said Carlos Velasquez, outreach manager for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. “At Los Angeles’ similar event, CicLAvia, businesses along the route experienced a 10 percent increase in sales the day of the event.”.