The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $18-$39. 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com. Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents Bruce Steivel’s Nutcracker. Dec. 10-18. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $20-$50. 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com. 23rd annual “Christmas at Our House” Holiday Home Tour. Presented by Women’s Club at Saint Francis High School at various locations in Los Alto and Los Altos Hills, including Gala Preview Party, Christmas Boutique and Luncheon, St. William Parish Hall, 611 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. Dec. 1-3. Tickets vary by event. 650-968-1213, ext. 701 or www.sfhs.com/parents/womens-club/christmas-at-our-house.
Diamond also dove into studies, leading to a scholarship to Stanford University. Today, he balances finishing his doctoral dissertation from UC Berkeley with running a refrigeration battery startup, Diamond and co-founder and president Amrit Robbins launched Axiom Exergy to solve a problem facing grocery stores — high energy costs for refrigeration, The Richmond-based company makes batteries and software to manage energy use, Founded in 2013, it has 13 full-time employees, It’s backed by $2.5 million from angel investors, including support from Tesla executive and fellow Stanford alum JB Straubel, The company installed a pilot project in April at a Whole gray slippers, women slippers, chunky slippers, yoga socks, handmade home shoes, crochet, knit slippers, gift wrapped, ballet fl Foods in Los Altos..
Flip through the calendar of festivals for which Reese and his company Synergy Global Entertainment are producing this year and you find Sabroso Craft Beer, Music & Tacos with the Offspring, Sum 41 and Rival Sons among the bands on the bill. You get the Danzig-curated Blackest of the Black, with its metal bands, bondage shows, circus freaks and camping. Later in the year, he’ll be working on the second year of Ohana, the laid-back gathering at Doheny State Beach that’s curated by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Driftwood, the country fest launched last year at Doheny, is set to return later this for a second go-round.
Stanford Repertory gray slippers, women slippers, chunky slippers, yoga socks, handmade home shoes, crochet, knit slippers, gift wrapped, ballet fl Theater, “Moby Dick — Rehearsed,” through Aug, 10, “The War of the Worlds,” Aug, 14-24, Stanford Repertory Theater, Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, $15-$25, 650-725-5838 or www.stanford.edu/group/repertorytheater/cgi-bin/srt/tickets, TheatreWorks, “The Great Pretender.” By David West Read, World premiere, Through Aug, 3, “A touching comedy about friendship, love, and learning to let go … The runaway hit of TheatreWorks’ 2013 New Works Festival … follows the host of a once-iconic children’s TV show who discovers that people, as well as puppets, sometimes need a helping hand.” Directed by Stephen Bracket, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $19-$74 (discounts available), theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960..
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are utterly romantic and may hope that a new love is your designated soul mate. Have fun at a festival, be tantalized by the theater, and suspend disbelief for a few hours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Discretion is demanding. Don’t get involved in matters that are not any of your business. It may seem noble to be a Good Samaritan but you find some people do not welcome your intrusion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have some faith in that special someone and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Keep your attention focused on those closest to you. A gift or act of generosity will bring a great deal of joy.