As a bandleader and composer, he’s created a vast world of music employing percussion as a compositional component, but El’Zabar has reached his widest audience via popular entertainment, creating scores for Hollywood films and for Julie Taymor’s landmark Broadway production of “The Lion King.” He’s still busy as a composer, but these days much of his energy goes toward the Chicago Academy of Music, a new program he’s running affiliated with the University of Chicago that puts equal emphasis on African-American, Caribbean and European classical traditions.
Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancers of all ages are welcome, Mondays, 7-9 p.m. DJs and bands provide the music, Air conditioning, wood floor, light refreshments and convenient parking, $6 per person, Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose. 408-559-6209, Military Officers Association of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon ballet print, ballet shoes print, pink ballerina print, girls ballerina print, ballerina nursery print meeting on the third Thursday of the month. siliconvalleymoaa.org, 408-245-2217, Submit a listing by emailing information about your event to email@example.com, Deadline is noon, two weeks prior to Friday’s publication..
MHS science fair. Milpitas High School’s interschool science fair will be held in March 2016. Students in fifth through eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades from any school or city can enter old or new projects that have not won any previous science fairs. Students can enter the fair as individuals or groups. All participants will receive a certificate of participation from the Milpitas Board of Education president, and the opportunity to win free gifts and raffle prizes. All winners will receive a trophy and certificate from Milpitas High School Principal Cheryl Lawton and Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves or Assemblymember Kansen Chu. To sign up, visit sites.google.com/site/milpitashighschoolscienceclub or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Look for an opening this summer — they’re estimating August — at 501 Main St., in the new Pastime Plaza. Brunch, lunch, dinner and craft cocktails. Yum. Pierogies plus: Polish associations, folk dance ensembles, churches and vendors are coming together to present the Bay Area’s largest Polish Heritage Festival, or PolCa on May 30 at Belmont’s Twin Pine Parks. Enjoy live jazz from Poland, dance performances and plenty of good, authentic Polish food from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Polska Foods of Saratoga will bring its organic, locally made pierogi (there’s even a mushroom-kraut vegan one); the Seakor European deli of San Francisco will grill several varieties of its Polish sausages; and Maria’s Catering of Davis will make the potato pancakes and Polish crepes. Admission, $3-$5. Details: www.polcafestival.com.