The San Mateo tree-lighting will feature performances by the “reindeer dancers,” the St. Matthew Catholic School Choir, Polynesian dancers and the Hillsdale High School Chamber Singers. City firefighters will light the tree around 7:30 p.m. “We’re excited to continue this annual tradition with the San Mateo Fire Department,” Rob Edwards, executive director of the Downtown San Mateo Association, which is hosting the event, said in an e-mail Thursday. “We have a great lineup of local choral groups this year. Only if it’s raining hard at 6 p.m. will we cancel.”.
Italian Wines for Every Taste: Lisa Boissier, J, Lohr Vineyards wine educator, will introduce the essential wines that everyone should taste, Lecture only, Oct, 26, 7 p.m, Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, sccl.org, 408-867-6126, Testarossa University: Classes are taught by wine educator Bob Zamora, Light appetizers will be served, Wednesdays, Oct, 14-Nov, chocolate shoes/ballet pumps/edible shoes/ballet gift/female gift/girls birthday/flat shoes/ballet shoes/sister/mum/edible gift/ 18, 6-7:30 p.m, Testarossa Winery, 300 College Ave., Los Gatos, For a full class schedule and prices, visit testarossa.com/testarossa-university..
Bathed in midmorning sunshine Monday on the Atlantic City beach, Kazantsev filmed a number of video promos in which she asked fans to follower her on social media sites including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Yet those sites continued to send forth disapproval from many users over her choice of material for the talent portion of the competition. “ATTENTION ALL DRUNK COLLEGE GIRLS: Lower Standards now set for the (hash)MissAmerica Talent Portion! Grab a (hash)RedSoloCup, buy a gown and sign up!” read one of the kinder tweets soon after Kazantsev was crowned Sunday night.
Silicon Valley’s Got Bollywood: Perform your favorite Bollywood songs and dances, First Friday of each month, 7:30-10:30 p.m, Blue Rock Shoot, 14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, Check for event updates at facebook.com/SiliconValleyBollywood or siliconvalleybollywood.com, Saratoga’s Got chocolate shoes/ballet pumps/edible shoes/ballet gift/female gift/girls birthday/flat shoes/ballet shoes/sister/mum/edible gift/ Talent: An opportunity for all Saratogans to share their talent and have a good time, Live musical performances, dance, karaoke, stand-up comedy and more–just about anything goes, Kids perform the first hour, and adults after, Every month has a different theme, anchored by a Saratoga High School team, Third Friday of each month, 7-10:30 p.m, Blue Rock Shoot, 14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, Check for event updates at facebook.com/ValleyTalent or subscribe to the email group, groups.google.com/group/ValleyTalent, saratogatalent.com..
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery,” through Aug. 3. “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums,” nearly 70 photographs of Yosemite and the Pacific Coast by a foremost American landscape photographer of the 19th century, through Aug. 17. “Robert Frank in America,” photographs by Frank that shed new light on his legendary work, “The Americans,” through Jan. 5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu.