Women’s Soccer Championship Game in San Jose
December 4, festivities start at 1:30 p.m; kick-off at 3 p.m.
The fabulous Avaya Stadium in San Jose will be the host of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship Game featuring appearances by the local former and current legends of soccer: Brandi Chastain, the World Cup and Olympic Champion; Danielle Staton, the 2011 NCAA Champion and former USWNT Player; Abby Dahlkemper, the 2014 NCAA Champion and newest USWNT player; with special pre-game appearance by Julie Foudy, former USWNT player and game day ESPN analyst. This is a fundraising event for the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiatives (BAWSI) supporting the best women’s collegiate soccer. Goooooaaaal!
The Velveteen Rabbit in San Francisco
Through December 11
The city’s ODC Dance Company is enlivening Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Told through music, dance, and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love. Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters, and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, present their 30th season of the beloved Bay Area production. Sunday, November 27 2 p.m. show will be followed by a milk and cookies party.
Tickets and Information
Prices range from $15 to $75
All tickets subject to YBCA ticketing fees
Visit www.odc.dance.org for the performances schedule
Photo courtesy of ODC
Macy’s Holiday Windows
Through January 1, 2017
Voted by USA Today as one of the “10 Best Places to Press Your Nose,” Macy’s in San Francisco’s Union Square unveiled their 30th Annual “Holiday Windows,” with elaborately-decorated holiday window displays all along the outside of the building featuring some adorable (and adoptable) cats and dogs to help benefit the SPCA and find these furry friends a new home. Over the past ten years, the Holiday Windows have helped the San Francisco SPCA raise over $500,000 and find homes for over 2,500 animals. Find out how you can give a pooch or kitty a forever home at the Adoption Center inside Macy’s on Level 1. While at Union Square, take time to try your talent at skating at Union Square’s holiday ice rink. It may not snow there, but you will have a lot of fun. Guaranteed.
Photo courtesy of Macy’s SF
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Through January 29, 2017 in San Francisco;
February 9 through March 13, 2017 in San Jose
Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico, the newly-debuted spectacular show by Cirque du Soleil is showcasing the magical cultures of Mexico under the Grand Chapiteau at AT&T Park. Immersing the audiences in the feel of water (yes there are waterfalls, swimming pools, and rain) Luzia celebrates the loveliness of water, incorporating amazing acts of trapeze acrobats, jugglers, “water ballet,” and contortionists as they cavort in 6,000 liters of water. And as you know, we are passionate about water in California. Luzia is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production and it never ceases to amaze spectators all over the world.
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
Lina Broydo immigrated from Russia, then the Soviet Union, to Israel where she was educated and got married. After working at the University in Birmingham, England, she and her husband immigrated to the United States. She lives in Los Altos Hills, CA and writes about travel, art, style, entertainment, and sports. She hardly cooks or bakes, with no borsch or piroshky on her home cooking menu. Therefore, she makes reservations and enjoys dining out, mostly sushi.