A WORLD OF TUNES: A Father’s Day tradition returns to Palo Alto for the ninth year as World Music Day takes over University Avenue on Sunday. The free festival of music starts at 3 p.m. and features about 50 professional and amateur groups performing in a wide variety of genres from jazz and rock to classical, choral and pop. The sounds will be global, too, with Bengali and Mexican folk music, African drumming, Eastern European dance music joining American ragtime and bluegrass. Get more details at www.pamusicday.org, and be forewarned that University Avenue will be closed most of the day between Webster and High streets.
Two pieces new to the S.F, Symphony repertoire — Ligeti’s “Concert Romanesc” and Dvorak’s “Legends for Orchestra,” Op, 59, Nos, 2, 6 and 10 — are also on the bill, as is Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra, Concert times are 2 p.m, Thursday, 6:30 p.m, Friday and 8 p.m, Saturday, and tickets, $15-$156, are available at 415-864-6000 and www.sfsymphony.org, OPERA ON THE MOVE: West Edge Opera, nee Berkeley Opera, now priced out by rising fees of its fancy digs at El Cerrito High School’s Performing Arts Center, is rekindling some fond connections with the city of its birth, Its most recent production, Barber’s “Vanessa,” was mounted at the Berkeley Rep, but its next three events will take place in the lovely, neighboring Piedmont Center for the Arts, an old Christian Science reading room at 801 Magnolia Ave., recently converted into a theater, A series of holiday-themed concerts kicks off there at 7:30 p.m, Saturday with “Something Wicked,” a program of “scary operatic arias” ballet dancer rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp performed by soprano Eileen Meredith, tenor Benjamin Bongers, mezzo-soprano Donna Olson and bass-baritone Wayne Wong, with pianist Kristin Pankonin in accompaniment, Selections will come from “Sweeney Todd,” “The Tales of Hoffmann,” “Faust,” “Il Trovatore,” “Ruddigore,” “Un Ballo in Maschera” and more, Tickets, $15-$25, are available at 510-841-1903 or www.westedgeopera.org, and each includes chocolate and a glass of wine or a soft drink, Future events will focus on the December holidays and Valentine’s Day..
Quintanilla also says the suspect fired in her direction as she tried to run out of the room. She says the bullet ricocheted and hit her right leg. She was still wearing a hospital bracelet on her wrist as she spoke after a Friday night vigil. Pagourtzis has been charged with capital murder in the school shooting. He was denied bond at a hearing earlier Friday. A leader at a program for foreign exchange students and the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., say a Pakistani girl is among those killed in the Texas high school shooting.
Sankai Juku: Acclaimed second-generation Japanese butoh company performs the striking production “Umusuna — Memories Before History,” presented by San Francisco Performances and Yerba Buena ballet dancer rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp Center for the Arts, Oct, 9-10; YBCA Theater, San Francisco; $40-$70; 415-392-2545, www.performances.org, Silicon Valley Ballet (formerly Ballet San Jose): “Giselle,” Ballet Nacional de Cuba founder Alicia Alonso’s adaptation of the classic ballet gets its first performance by a U.S, dance company, celebrating the reopening of relations between the U.S, and Cuba, Oct, 16-18; San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; $25-$110; 408-288-2820, www.balletsj.org..
She remembers her high school years as a time of hope — with the space race — and despair, with the Kennedy assassination. But through it all, there was unity. “We had a lot of school spirit,” she remembers. Everybody went to the football games. Our stands were always full, even though they were afternoon games. No Friday night lights for us.”. If you graduated from the Skyline High class of 1966, or know someone who did, your reunion will be held at Sequoia Country Club on Oct. 1, 2016. For more information, email email@example.com.