The MeshugaNutcracker!: A show that blends Tchaikovsky’s ballet score with witty lyrics and traditional Jewish songs. Through Dec. 19. Call for tickets. The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Avenue San Jose. 408.404.7711 or http://retrodome.guggyent.com. Santastic: An original musical starring favorite holiday characters including Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph and featuring Big Band, Motown and rock versions of favorite holiday tunes. Through Dec. 18. Call for tickets. The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Avenue San Jose. 408.404.7711 or http://retrodome.guggyent.com.
Danica and Maks ochre - handmade yellow ikat printed leather ballet flats - traditional jutti / khussa / mojari with a contemporary twist danced a jive, which was one routine that had trouble with the music, If the rumors were true that the pair did not get along, it didn’t show tonight, The routine was filled with silly bits and Len called them on it, “too much goofing around.” That’s when Julianne made her “phoning it in” remark, Scores: 8, 8, 8, 8 = 32 plus 36 for last week for a total of 68, Third in the middle were Cody Simpson and Sharna Burgess, Now, Cody is 17 and Sharna is 28, but all the talk was about how “old” Sharna was, like Cody’s mother, Oh, come on — even Tom said it didn’t look like he was dancing with his mom, The pair did a lovely foxtrot, with Cody singing at the start, but the judges said Cody needs to work on his work in hold and on his arms, I think the guy is doing a great job with unfamiliar dance styles, but I don’t think he is one of the judges’ favorites, Scores: 8, 7, 8, 8 = 31 plus 35 last week for a total of 66..
Learn Hindi: Instructors Dhawal Tyagi leads a weekly free Hindi language class for beginners, open to all. Sundays, 4-5 p.m./beginners, 5-6 p.m. advanced. Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. RSVP is required to tinyurl.com/saratogaclass. Bollywood Fitness: Family-friendly Bollywood workout classes, open to all. Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. Free. RSVP is required to tinyurl.com/saratogaclass. Newcomers and Friends: A women’s social club with the purpose of developing friendships through monthly social events and activities. Open to women living in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno or Saratoga for two years or less. Club coffees are held the last Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Email email@example.com for the location. newcomersoflosgatos.com.
T.O.P.S, Meeting: Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group for weight loss, Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m, The Church of God, 937 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, Contact Daniel Kionka 408-486-2357 or Katy Haselden 408-335-3110, Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancers of all ages are welcome, Mondays, 6:30 to 9 p.m, DJs and bands provide the music, Air conditioning, wood floor, light refreshments and convenient parking, $6 per person, Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave, San Jose, ochre - handmade yellow ikat printed leather ballet flats - traditional jutti / khussa / mojari with a contemporary twist 408-559-6209, Military Officers Association of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon meeting on the third Thursday of the month, siliconvalleymoaa.org or 408-245-2217..
Apgar says he feels that it’s important to fashion songs that will also please parents and teachers. “Having layers to the songwriting really helps. ‘The Simpsons’ had an additional layer of writing that was clearly over the heads of the kids, aimed at the grown-ups watching. So I try to have multiple layers to my storytelling. That’s a key difference between kids music in this day and age and kid music of 20, 30 years ago. “I love images, words that paint a picture in your mind. That’s something that I go for, whether it’s a kids song or a grown-up song.”.