Saturday’s event is primarily organized by the Federation of Indian Associations of Fremont (FIA) and the Fremont Hindu Temple. “Last year we had about 10,000 people and the year before about 5,000,” said Ritu Maheshwari, a spokesperson for the FIA, a nonprofit organization founded and based in Fremont. This is the third year the festival is being held in Pleasanton. “Every year we add something new so people can get excited. This year we added Raas Garba, a traditional folk dance from the state of Gujarat and we’ll be having Bollywood celebrities.” said Maheshwari.
Jing Zhang’s fairy godmother was a benevolent queen, utterly convincing as someone who could turn a ripe squash into a horse-drawn carriage, As the seasonal fairies, Lahna Vanderbush, Cynthia Sheppard, Amy Marie Briones and Cindy Huang danced with lovely sensitivity to the music, adding much-needed depth to the undifferentiated choreography, Ihosvany Rodriguez brought down the house with his jester, a role that highlights his springy jumps and apparently limitless capacity for turns (though he seemed unconvinced about his patchwork skullcap and mask, and rightly so), In the swoony ballroom, Walter Garcia stood out from the fuchsia-clad corps temporary tattoos pointe. set of 3 dancing ballet shoes tattoos. pink pointe kids tattoos, gift for little ballerina. ballet bir as he lifted his partner into graceful throw splits..
Family Storytime. Stories, songs and finger plays suitable for children of all ages and their families. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bay Farm Library, 3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda. Free. 510-747-7787, www.cityofalamedaca.gov. USS Hornet Flashlight Tours. Bring your own flashlight and discover a side of the USS Hornet most visitors don’t get to see on a special tour that takes you to areas that have limited access, including: combat information center, message center, forward diesel machine room, main laundry, special weapons storages, brig and more. Wear comfortable shoes. Heels and open-toed shoes are not allowed. Be prepared for lots of walking and climbing. Ages 13 and old only. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21. USS Hornet Museum, West Hornet Avenue, Alameda. $30 to $35. Advance payment required. 510-521-8448 x 224. www.uss-hornet.org.
Peninsula Youth Theatre, “Sleeping Beauty,” 6:30 p.m, Aug, 11, Park Stage, adjacent to Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St., Mountain View, Free, mvcpa.com or temporary tattoos pointe. set of 3 dancing ballet shoes tattoos. pink pointe kids tattoos, gift for little ballerina. ballet bir 650-903-6000, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, “Hamlet.” Aug, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, Featuring Nathaniel Andalis, Rolf Saxon, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Sharon Huff, Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kieran Beccia, Sydney Schwindt, Maryssa Wanlass, Melissa Quine, Radhika Rao, Charlie Lavaroni and Natalie Ayala, Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City, Free, www.sfshakes.org or 415-558-0888..
Dubai, home to world’s tallest tower, is known for its glitz, glamor and over-the-top achievements, and this New Year’s Eve the city is planning to break another record by creating the largest fireworks show ever. Organizers plan to light up the city’s coastline with a flying falcon made out of fireworks that moves across a massive man-made palm-shaped island alongside a countdown in fireworks. Organizers say they will also create a burst of light out of fireworks to imitate a sunrise and dazzle spectators with a United Arab Emirates flag that could also break records for being the largest ever made out of fireworks.