Dawn L. Troupe as Mr. _____’s love Shug Avery brings gravitas and compassion to her role. Initially, she’s seen as a sexy chanteuse who performs all over the South, but when she arrives at Mr. _____’s home, she’s physically spent and Celie nurses her back to health. Eventually, Shug and Celie discover their mutual love for each other, and from there they become allies against Mr. _____. (Kudos to Hillbarn for creating a bathtub scene full of “bubbles” covering Troupe and for tastefully portraying the lesbian relationship between Shug and Celie.).
Rods and Rescues: Car show red leather ballet slippers - full soles or split soles and rescue dog adoption event with Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue and Green Dog Project, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, June 7, Petaluma Village Premium Outlets, 2200 Petaluma Blvd, North, Petaluma, $25 preregistration for car show; free to spectators, 415-518-0906, www.coupeandroadster.com, Butterfly Garden Work Party: Spend an hour tending a butterfly garden, Learn what native plants attract these creatures so you can plant in your own garden, No registration required, 1:30 p.m, June 15, Tilden Nature Area, Central Park Drive, Berkeley, Cost included in admission, 510-544-2233..
The third movement is quintessential Glass, pulsing music ushered in by low strings and picked up by the violins; Salerno-Sonnenberg’s solo playing in this movement was graceful and affecting. The finale’s dance-inspired music — rhythmic, insistent, and wonderfully bracing — brought the piece to a dramatic close. Still, the evening’s overriding mood was cheerful, and the orchestra closed it out with Heidrich’s “Happy Birthday Variations.” The work’s title says it all — beginning with the famous birthday song, Heidrich gives us 14 variations, each written in the style of a famous composer. From Bach, Haydn and Mozart, he makes a progression from Beethoven to Max Reger, and on to styles such as Viennese and Hungarian. It’s a witty little party piece, and Salerno-Sonnenberg and her players dispatched it with plenty of dash; in the quieter moments, snippets of loud music from a nearby venue added an Ivesian touch.
Asked why she settled in San Francisco, she mentions Michael Smuin, the late co-artistic director of San Francisco Ballet and founder of his own troupe, When red leather ballet slippers - full soles or split soles he choreographed dances for her “Canciones” tour, they became good friends, Mostly, though, she was bored with a superficial Los Angeles lifestyle, “The conversation in Los Angeles always started with, ‘Those are cute shoes — where did you get them?’ or ‘You look really good,'” says Ronstadt, “I wanted a different conversation.”..
Lawyers in the Library. It’s your chance to discuss your legal matter with a visiting lawyer. Sign-ups start Thursday night prior at 6 p.m. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10. West Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 1125 University Ave. Free. 510-981-6270, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org. Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow. The 22nd annual Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow and Indian Market features intertribal, contest and round dancing; Native American foods, crafts and culture; and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley. Free. 510-595-5520, www.ipdpowwow.org.