The event is intended to bring to the forefront issues people with disabilities face, and was started in 1987 by one member of Pi Kappa Phi riding across the country by himself. There are other teams starting in Los Angeles and Seattle. During the ride, the participants will spread the word about issues affecting people with disabilities and also visit with disabled people at each stop. They will hold activities in each stop, such as dances, events and community service. Dourov’s goal is to raise $6,500, and he has already had $4,855 pledged.
Reaction to the Record IV, 19th-century Beethoven, 8 p.m, May 11, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, Free-$10, http://music.stanford.edu/Events/calendar.html, The Beethoven Project, Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, Jindong Cai, conductor; ballet tote bag, dance bag, canvas tote bag, lined JonNakamatsu, piano, 8 p.m, May 10 and 2:30 p.m, May 12, Symphony No, 1 in C Major, Op, 21 (1801); Piano Concerto No, 4 in G Major, Op, 58 (1806); Symphony No, 4 in B-flat Major, Op, 60 (1806), Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, $20, http://live.stanford.edu/ or 650-725-2787..
The parade, sponsored by the Alameda Business Association, starts at 10 a.m. at Lincoln High School and will travel along University Avenue through the Rose Garden neighborhood before turning onto The Alameda. There will be a family picnic — with food for sale from neighborhood restaurants and food trucks and music by San Francisco folk rock band Naked Soul — on The Alameda after the parade. You can check out the whole route and other details at www.rosewhiteblueparade.com. There’s a bit of history to go along with the patriotism this year, too. The festival will include tours of the beautiful stained glass windows at Westminster Presbyterian Church on The Alameda. The windows, originally made in 1891, were moved there from the Second Presbyterian Church when it was scheduled to be demolished in 1926.
Saratoga History Museum: Exhibits focusing on local history, Admission and parking are free, Museum is open Friday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m, 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, 408-867-4311 or saratogahistory.com, 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 Talent: An opportunity for all ballet tote bag, dance bag, canvas tote bag, lined 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..
“I’m not going memory lane or doing nostalgia. Nothing is more disgusting to me. I only work with live music, and I immediately of course contacted Ethan Iverson,” he says, referring to the pianist/composer who was at the time in the process of leaving The Bad Plus, the popular jazz trio known for poker-face interpretations of rock, pop and disco anthems that work as both unblinking tribute and winking mockery. With a creative team in place, the Mark Morris Dance Group went about transmuting the iconic album into “Pepperland,” a signature Morris production that earned an ecstatic response in Liverpool in its May 2017 premiere. Co-commissioned by Cal Performances, “Pepperland” kicks off UC Berkeley’s 2018–19 dance season Sept. 28-30 in Zellerbach Hall.