The Book-Go-Round: The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries are looking for volunteers for their used bookstore, the Book-Go-Round, in downtown Saratoga. Easy work with a scheduled monthly commitment of 2½-3½ hours. Adults only. For more information, call Bobbi Stek, store manager, 408-868-0376. Cafe Pink House: March 4, jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, $20. March 5, blues quartet Primary Colors, $15. March 6, 6 p.m. Flamenco night with Koko de la Isla, $20. March 10, jazz with Lark Quintet, $15. March 11, Marley/Pohorski/Burn Jazz Trio, $15. March 12, gypsy jazz with the Jimmy Granty Ensemble, $15. All shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408-647-2273, cafepinkhouse.com.
Islanders can get a sneak preview on a retrospective look at fashion designer Oscar de la Renta that will be showcased by San Francisco’s de Young Museum from Saturday through May 30, Come to the Main Library ballet dancewear au at 6:30 p.m, March 30 to hear from docent Gretchen Turner about the extraordinary collection, The Main Library has an exhibit of three local artists up through March 26, Arlene Streich works in acrylic and mixed media, as does Terry Telles, Streich also works with fused glass, while Telles uses African beads and Venetian glass in some of his work, The third artists, John Mallon, does makes bead paintings inspired by aboriginal dreamtime stories..
Finally in my top three was the jive by Lea Thompson and Armen Chigvintsev. She is really going to be the one to watch if she keeps this up. In fact, Carrie Ann got so carried away that she fell completely off her chair — again! Host Tom Bergeron, the King of Quips, said that she was the “only judge for whom we’ve installed an air bag.” Len said he had been concerned about her jive but shouldn’t have been because she was “terrific.” Her results were the high score of the night: three 9’s, and an 8 from Len, for 35.
Arguello Experience: 6:30-8:30 p.m, March 7, Arguello, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, Learn about Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal at this event, which includes an interactive cocktail-making station and four 1-ounce tasting pours accompanied by Arguello favorites, $75, www.arguellosf.com, The Addams Family – A New Musical: Through March 11, Sunnyvale ballet dancewear au Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive, This musical comedy was created by the authors of Jersey Boys and The Wild Party, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a nice, respectable family, $12-$24, sunnyvaleplayers.org..
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