The Art of Satsuki Bonsai: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Rick Garcia leads a demonstration and talk on techniques to take an untrained specimen to the next stage of development as a bonsai, expected results and next steps in the tree’s evolution. Register online. Clayton Library Book Club: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 12. Adults are invited to join the book club. Sunny Solomon leads the discussion of “A Wedding in Provence,” by Ellen Sussman. The library is at 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton. Call 925-673-0659. Hours: 1-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
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Nakamatsu Plays Chopin: Symphony Silicon Valley presents Van Cliburn Award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a concert that includes works by Kodaly, Darius Milhaud, Arturo Márquez and Chopin. Dec. 3, 8 p.m. and Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m. $38-$74. , Nakamatsu will also play solo recital repertoire Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Tickets: $39-75. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. www.symphonysiliconvalley.org. San Jose Dance Theater Nutcracker: San Jose Dance Theater and the Silicon Valley Symphony present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet. Walks through the Candy Kingdom and backstage tours are also available. Dec. 2-4. $20-$52. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd. 408.286.9905 or www.sjdt.org.
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