Michael Jackson fans and zombie enthusiasts are invited to be part of a potentially record-breaking event just days before Halloween. Thrill the World, a group that coordinates dancing to the King of Pop’s “Thriller” with participants from all around the globe, on Oct. 28 will attempt to break the world record for most people dancing to the early 1980s hit song. Downtown Campbell on East Campbell Avenue will be among more than a dozen locations participating worldwide. The group was founded in 2006 by Ines Markeljevivc in Toronto, Canada after she attended a public “Thriller” dance in 2005. Since then, the group has added multiple countries that partake in the dance.
Kepler’s Books: Robin Sloan, “Sourdough,” 7:30 p.m, Oct, 24, Walter Isaacson, “Leonardo Da Vinci,” and John L, Hennessy, 7:30 ballet birthday invitation cards - purple pink custom girl 1st birthday party or baby shower invite printable personalized dance p.m, Oct, 25, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, “Soonish,” and Annalee Newitz, 7:30 p.m, Oct, 28, SJ Kincaid, “The Empress,” Tara Goedjen, “The Breathless,” and Krystal Sutherland, “A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares,” 7 p.m, Oct, 30, David Eagleman, “The Runaway Species,” 7:30 p.m, Nov, 3. Andy Weir, “Artemis,” 7:30 p.m, Nov, 20, Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, www.keplers.com..
By Eli Rosenberg |The Washington Post. This tale begins, like so many stories about rock music, in Mississippi, at a historically black college just east of the state’s eponymous river and an hour and a half west of its capital in Jackson. The Golden Girls, an all-female dance squad at Alcorn State University, are a fixture of the school’s football games and events such as Mardi Gras parades, where the roughly dozen or so dancers move to the sounds of a drum line and marching band playing pop songs.
Symphony Silicon Valley: Carlos Vieu conducts a program of Debussy and Strauss, featuring soprano Daniela Taberenig and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., Oct, 28 at 2:30 p.m, California Theatre, 355 S, First St, $50-$94, 408-286-2600, www.symphonysiliconvalley.org, Wizard of Oz: Lyric Theatre stages the classic musical, Through Oct, 28, San Jose City College Theater, 2100 Moorpark Ave, $12-$34, www.lyrictheatre.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 408-986-1455, The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Music Hall Royale presents ballet birthday invitation cards - purple pink custom girl 1st birthday party or baby shower invite printable personalized dance the musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, Through Nov, 11, 3Below Theaters & Lounge, 288 S, Second St. $36-$54, www.3Belowtheaters.com, 408-404-7711..
Biodiversity and the Native Plant Gardener: A speaker from the California Native Plant Society will discuss how to turn suburban gardens into a refuge for wildlife species such as songbirds, butterflies, bees, toads, frogs and other beneficial creatures that have lost habitat due to human development. Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. 408-867-6126, sccl.org. Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga: New members are always welcome in this all-volunteer organization that serves students, seniors and families the West Valley and San Jose. Meets each fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 16548 Ferris Ave., Los Gatos. allgs.org.