Because of city budget cutbacks, the Holiday Parade — a staple for almost three decades — has been canceled. So, no balloons, no floats, no marching bands and no visit from Santa Claus (at least the parade version). Still, there is no time of the year in downtown San Jose quite like the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. For the better part of a month, downtown is all aglow in holiday lights, with thousands of people pouring in to check out Christmas in the Park and the Downtown Ice rink. They come for holiday plays performed by local theater companies, concerts featuring a variety of musical genres and, of course, Ballet San Jose’s version of “The Nutcracker.”.
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Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery,” through Aug. 3. “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums,” nearly 70 photographs of Yosemite and the Pacific Coast by a foremost American landscape photographer of the 19th century, through Aug. 17. “Robert Frank in America,” photographs by Frank that shed new light on his legendary work, “The Americans,” through Jan. 5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu.
TheatreWorks, “2 Pianos, 4 Hands.” Through Feb, 15, “A comic coming-of-age journey featuring music from Bach and Beethoven to Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis, two endearing piano students reach the edge of genius only to fall an octave short of stardom.” Directed by Tom Frey, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, $19-$74 (subject girl baby shoes,new born shoes,aqua,turquoise,mint,crochet shoes,photo prop,baby ballet shoes,booties,baby shower,gift for baby, to change; discounts available), theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960, Lamplighters Music Theatre, “Candide.” 8 p.m, Feb, 21; 2 p.m, Feb, 22, The Royal National Theatre Version, Music by Leonard Bernstein; book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler in a new version by John Caird; lyrics by Richard Wilbur; additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Bernstein, Stage director Phil Lowery, music director Baker Peeples, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, $25-$53, 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com..
“The Nutcracker” arrived in America on Dec. 24, 1944, when San Francisco Ballet presented the first full performance of the ballet in the United States, staged by the company’s visionary artistic director Willam Christensen. World War II still raged, and it’s not surprising that the ballet’s internationalist vision of a world connected by dance resonated so strongly on the anxious and weary home front. These days, the spectacle of cozy family revelry and a defeated rodent army are no less appealing.