The People Speak
Matt Damon and Josh Brolin produced a documentary based on the books A People’s History of the United States by the late historian Howard Zinn. It’s packed with dramatic and musical performances by a slew of celebrities—Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Don Cheadle, John Legend and Lupe Fiasco to name a few—and highlights the people who fought for liberty and social justice in the U.S. The Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center presents a special screening of the film at the King Library at 5pm.
Nokia has indicated they may move their executive headquarters to Silicon Valley. Get in on the ground floor by attending this networking event at Nokia’s Sunnyvale office. The event features a panel discussion and Q&A session with three leading technologists: Daniel A. Fletcher, Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Biophysics at UC Berkeley; Terry Winograd, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University; and Jofish Kaye, Senior Research Scientist and Ethnographer at Nokia Research Center.
The Second City
Before there was Saturday Night Live, there was The Second City, an experimental comedy and improv theater that opened in Chicago in 1959. Their list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the comedy world. Years later, comedy and improv theaters would open up around the country, including the Groundlings in Los Angeles, drawing inspiration from the business model and success of The Second City. Their touring company stops in Saratoga on Wednesday for a performance of Fair and Unbalanced which promises to skewer our present day celebrities and politicians.
Four years after its premiere, Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve played the leading roles in a 1982 marred film adaptation that was lambasted for including a man-on-man kissing scene that wasn’t in the original play. Deathtrap, Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated “play within a play,” holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, despite the Caine-on-Reeve kerfuffle.
The ChoreoProject Awards
17 choreographers and 75 dancers from around the Bay Area perform and compete for sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards at the SJSU Dance Theatre. A panel of judges will bestow the “sjDANCEco Award” and the audience will vote for the “Audience Choice Award.” This year’s two-day event is the largest yet since the ChoreoProject Awards began in 2004.