Dudamel, now music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will perform in Berkeley for the first time, leading the youth orchestra through two concerts of Mexican and South American music in late November. His immediate predecessor in Los Angeles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, will also make his debut in Berkeley, as his current ensemble, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, will give three concerts in residence in mid-November, performing major symphonies by Beethoven, Berlioz and Mahler and Berg’s ground-breaking opera “Wozzeck.”.
Details: Presented by San Francisco Performances; 8:30 p.m, Jan, 24; $25-$40; sfperformances.org, 9 Island City Opera: The Alameda company dedicated to works off the beaten path presents of a night of two one-acts by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov — “Kashchey the Immortal,” based on a children’s folktale (featuring tenor Alex Boyer) and “Mozart and Salieri,” about the rival composers, Details: Jan, 17-28; Elks Ballroom, Alameda; $40-$60; islandcityopera.org, 10 “Spontaneous Sitcom”: Hot diggety! The entire cast from that cool 1990s sitcom “The Junie Ray Show” just reunited for a nostalgia tour, Well, OK, there actually never was anything on TV by that name, But ballet necklace. ballet slipper. ballerina necklace. ballet slipper charm. handmade jewelry for gift. ballerina jewelry. gift fo it’s a clever front for a night of improv comedy by Synergy Theater, which will re-enact favorite episodes of the fictitious show suggested by audience members, The improv show comes to Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for a weekend run..
Screenings will take place at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and at the AMC Saratoga 14 at San Jose’s El Paseo de Saratoga Shopping Center. For schedule and ticket information, visit the festival’s website, www.svjff.org. ‘ROCKY HORROR’ ON STAGE: If you skipped Fox’s dismal remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — or maybe if you saw it — you might want to cleanse your palate with director/producer Matty Gregg‘s live production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” which opens a two-weekend run Thursday at San Jose Stage.
RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: The TiVO Santa Run is coming up Dec, 18, and it’s hard to believe that the festive 5K race that has thousands of Santas running through the streets of San Jose has hit its fifth anniversary, The race was launched by the Silicon Valley Leadersh, ip Group Foundation to support two downtown holiday traditions, Christmas in the Park and the Downtown Ice skating rink, Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino says the 4,200 participants expected will get a little something extra in their stockings: This year’s finishers medals detach from their ribbons and double as Christmas tree ornaments, And the finish line of the afternoon race will again include a snow machine ballet necklace. ballet slipper. ballerina necklace. ballet slipper charm. handmade jewelry for gift. ballerina jewelry. gift fo and milk and cookies, And Umpqua Bank is providing a hot chocolate truck to warm things up for the runners in the 2 p.m, Kids Reindeer Run and the 3 p.m, Santa Run, There’s still time to register — about 200 spots remain– at SantaRunSV.com..
The zookeeper/DJ’s weekend of Sunday and Monday is devoted to preparing for his hour-long shows. “For each one of them I put in 10 hours of work,” he says, “and I never repeat a show.”. His idea of relaxing is to indulge several times a week in three kinds of hockey–roller, ice and street. For the indoor version he participates in games at the Silver Creek Sportsplex. Beaver is a goalie, a comparatively static position, yet says he needs to increase his endurance.