We used to watch Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol together every year, and sing along with all of the crazy lyrics. (When stealing Mr. Magoo’s belongings in the segment about his future, local poachers claim “We’re re-pre-hensible, we’ll steal your pens, and pen-cibiles.”). Alas, this timeless classic is not available through Contra Costa County. It can be requested using the LINK+ system, a separate catalog found on the library’s website. LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 libraries in California and Nevada that share items with one another. The world of books, video and music just got that much bigger.
Peter and the Starcatcher: TheatreWorks celebrates the holidays with the Tony Award-winning prequel to “Peter Pan.” Dec, 3-Jan, 3, times vary, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $19-$74, 650-463-1960, 20 Harps for the Holidays: Dec, 6, 4-6 p.m, Los Altos Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos Hills, $12-$15, 408-366-8810, The Fox on the Fairway: Los Altos Stage Company presents a farce about the stuffy denizens of a private country club, Through Dec, 14, Bus Barn ballet flats hurt my feet Theater, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos Hills, $18-$34, losaltosstage.org, 650-941-0551..
Details: 8 p.m.; First Methodist Church of Point Richmond; $20 advance (available at Down Home Records, El Cerrito) $22 door; www.pointacoustic.org. 5 ALEXANDRA SILBER: The Broadway star, who earned sterling reviews when she sang the part of Maria in the San Francisco Symphony concert staging of “West Side Story,” comes to Feinstein’s cabaret venue at San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko. Details: 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Oct. 12; $30-$50; 866-663-1063, www.ticketweb.com. 6 DIABLO SYMPHONY: The Walnut Creek orchestra opens its 51st season with a program featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Schumann’s Piano Concerto (featuring pianist Eric Zivian) and Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.
At the Movies: The Vine, Livermore, “Roman Polanski establishes himself firmly as a director of the first rank; Mia Farrow ballet flats hurt my feet as Rosemary draws a beautifully intuitive performance.” Paul D, Zimmerman, Newsweek, Now showing “Rosemary’s Baby” starring Farrow and John Cassavetes, Companion feature, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York in “Sebastian.”, Trivia Question: On Sept, 21, 1970, “Monday Night Football” premiered on ABC — what teams played and who won?..
Fitbug Orb fitness tracker$49.95 on Fitbug.com. Ideal for couch potatoes you want to motivate or that fitness-obsessed friend on your holiday shopping list, the Fitbug Orb is one of the least expensive fitness wearables around. The button-sized Orb, which can be worn on the included watchband or clipped to your clothing, tracks the user’s steps, distance, calories burned, speed and sleep. The Orb syncs that info to user’s mobile device and the gadget’s KiK app, which will send messages of encouragement or an e-nudge to get off that couch. Using energy-sipping Bluetooth 4.0, the Orb is capable of going six months between charges.