Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” may not boast the century’s weirdest sci-fi movie coupling. That honor probably goes to the 2016 Mexican movie “The Untamed” (if you haven’t seen it, seek it out). But del Toro’s vision of human/fantastic-creature sex is likely to be the most romantic ever filmed. By the time Sally Hawkins’ mute heroine, Elisa Esposito, gets the gilled-and-gorgeous, unnamed fish man — played by del Toro’s regular monster mimer, Doug Jones — alone in her flooding bathroom, their need for each for could not be more palpable. (Elisa’s association of erotic pleasure with water is carefully set up from early in the film.).
Oshman Family JCC: Leonard Nimoy’s “Vincent.” 7 p.m, Nov, 18, Solo show about Vincent van Gogh, Featuring Jim Jarrett, Oshman Family JCC Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 925 sterling silver, ballet shoe charms, european charms , european charm, european bead, fits snake chain bracelet, dancer char Fabian Way, Palo Alto, $20-$55, paloaltojcc.org/vincent or 650-223-8678, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley: “Around the World in 80 Days.” Nov, 29 through Dec, 31, Adapted by Mark Brown, Directed by Robert Kelley, Featuring Jason Kuykendall, Tristan Cunningham, Michael Gene Sullivan, Ron Campbell and Ajna Jai, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $40-$100 (savings available) subject to change, http://theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960..
Elizabeth and Val danced a jive that Elizabeth dedicated to her baby son and said she had two years — 2012, when he was born, and 1989 when her career began on “Saved By the Bell.” She and Val recreated a scene from the show and then danced to “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters. It was fast and furious, but Carrie Ann said the kicks were “a little soft.” Len disagreed and said they were sharp, fast, clean and exact, and Bruno called it “incredible fun.”.
Appointment with Death: Based on Agatha Christie’s book, this murder mystery features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and reflects Christie’s experiences traveling in the Middle East with her husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, Through June 12, Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, $10-$20, foothill.edu/theatre, 650-949-7360, De Anza College 925 sterling silver, ballet shoe charms, european charms , european charm, european bead, fits snake chain bracelet, dancer char Student Art Show: Through June 9, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, Community art station June 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, deanza.edu/euphrat, 408-864-5464..
Chrissy Dunworth, a mother of five from nearby Live Oak, came bearing a teddy bear with a blue cape on which her daughter had embroidered the letter “M” in Maddy’s honor. As she stepped up to the memorial, she dropped to her knees and wept uncontrollably. “This doesn’t happen here. We’re a community of families, and we love our kids,” said Dunworth, 37. “We do so much to make sure our kids are safe. It’s mind-blowing.”. She and her children had helped in the search effort Sunday night and Monday, and Dunworth said she herself used to live in a similar arts community where she became the unofficial “kid cop” because her windows afforded a birds-eye view of the children’s play area.