At the Hispanic Foundation Ball last year — held just weeks before the 2016 Presidential election — there was a sense of a political elation. ut those political winds shifted quickly, as Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CEO Ron Gonzales noted to start this year’s ball Saturday night. “It’s fair to say that 2017 is a far different year than what we imagined at this time last year,” said Gonzales, a former San Jose mayor. “But tonight is an opportunity for us to come together as a community, to recognize our strengths, to focus on our continued potential and to recommit ourselves to working as community to fulfill the mission of our foundation which is to improve the quality of life for Silicon Valley Latinos.”.
The work will be choreographed by Robert Dekkers, a Diablo Ballet dancer, the artistic director of San Francisco’s Post:Ballet, and one of Dance Magazine’s 2011 25 to Watch, Submissions closes on Feb, 14 when Dekkers and Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet’s artistic director, will select seven choreographic suggestions, Dekkers will then have two proud ballet mom ballet dance ballerina dancer weeks to utilize all of the winning ideas and create a new dance work, “Diablo Ballet is proud of making dance accessible, and this concept will allow people to participate in the creative process,” Jonas said, We’re thrilled to break new ground and to show how the global web community can come together to create the power of dance.”..
The Addams Family – A New Musical: Feb. 23-March 11, Sunnyvale Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive. This musical comedy was created by the authors of Jersey Boys and The Wild Party. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a nice, respectable family. $12-$24. sunnyvaleplayers.org. San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2018: Through Feb. 28, various venues, San Jose. This eclectic jazz fest features some of today’s most distinguished artists performing alongside emerging musicians at a variety of venues. $5-$40; Fest pass, $260. https://sanjosejazz.org/winter-fest/.
A Very Albany 4th of July, Albany celebrates America with a Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration featuring kid and family games, rock climbing wall, zip line, jump houses, contests galore (mustache/beard, watermelon-eating), East Bay Vivarium show, food trucks, live music, diaper derby, Arrive early for the Albany Lions Club pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m, at the Veterans Memorial Building, Noon to 4 p.m, July 4, Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave, Free, 510-524-9283, www.albanyca.org, Kensington Library Knitting Club, The Castoffs, Kensington Library’s all-ages knitting club, proud ballet mom ballet dance ballerina dancer meets monthly for an evening of knitting, show and tell and yarn exchange, 6:30 p.m, July 6, Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave, Free, 510-524-3043, ccclib.org..
Campbell Holiday Arts and Craft Faire: Crafters and art vendors of major products will be featured. Shop for ornaments, lawn decorations, snowmen, doilies, jellies and crafts of all kinds. Children can visit with Santa Claus. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408.866.2138. Campbell Community Toy Program: Campbell Community Toy Program is accepting donations. Santa Clara County Fire Department stations will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys, books, educational, creative and athletic gifts for kids ages infant through teens. Donation barrels will also be available at participating downtown Campbell businesses.