The one factor I thought would weigh in San Jose’s low-stress favor is the fantastic weather, but that doesn’t seem to have been accounted for at all. Go figure. AN EVENING FOR FREEDOM: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opened its 49th season Saturday night with “Hold These Truths,” a compelling drama about Gordon Hirabayashi, whose resistance to relocation to the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II made it all the way to the Supreme Court. The Northern California premiere of the show at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto brought out quite a crowd, including playwright Jeanne Sakata, TheatreWorks Managing Director Phil Santora, TheatreWorks founder Robert Kelley and retired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell. The play runs through Aug. 5. Schedule and ticket information is available at www.theatreworks.org.
Nutnaree Pipit-Suksun and Jeremy Kovitch danced the lively pas de deux from the company’s February season opener, Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote, choreographed by Ballet ballet shoes patch / kid shoes patch / girl shoes patch / appliqué San Jose artistic advisor Wes Chapman, after Marius Petipa, Led by Maria Jacobs-Yu, Ramon Moreno, Karen Gabay, Jing Zhang and Rudy Candia, the troops were rallied, and “marching” en pointe, for the rousing finale to George Balanchine’s ballet Stars and Stripes, set to the music of John Philip Sousa, Although not scheduled for the 2013 season, the piece showed off the Ballet San Jose’s prowess with a Balanchine work–not something every company can do, since approval is required from the Balanchine Trust to perform any of the legendary choreographer’s pieces..
The autopsy report from the Orange County coroner attributes Mesfin’s death to an enlarged heart. No foul play. Thousands of homeless people around Southern California live in motor vehicles — cars, trucks, vans and aging RVs. Often the only acknowledgment of homeless people who die in their cars is a line on a coroner’s spreadsheet. But sometimes such deaths do make the news, as with the family of four — a man, a woman and two young children — who were found inside their van March 15 at a Garden Grove shopping center parking lot. It is believed they died accidentally from carbon monoxide poisoning.
“The other reason, is that the colors that are played with are the colors of spring, Lord Krishna (another Hindu deity) asked his mother why he was dark and the girl he loved, Radha, was fair, and so his mother, Yashoda, told him, ‘Why don’t you put some ballet shoes patch / kid shoes patch / girl shoes patch / appliqué color over her face and she will become like you,’ and he took her seriously and started playing with colors (as a prank), So that became a tradition that every year people would play with colors on that day.”, Mervana said that the event was really fun, and continues to see an increase in attendance, as the festival becomes more popular with Indian-Americans in the region..
San Jose Museum of Art: “This Kind of Bird Flies Backward,” paintings by Joan Brown. Through March 11. Admission is $8 general/$5 students and seniors. 110 S. Market St., San Jose. 408.271.6840 or www.sjmusart.org. Our American Myth: Bindlepunks, a group of Ohio State University graduates with Bay Area roots, present a theater experience that explores questions plaguing the public consciousness. The performers and audience members discover answers together throughout the performance. Through Nov. 5. $10-$20. Works/San Jose Gallery, 365 S. Market St., San Jose.