“I don’t have to explain anything, and I can share what I want,” said Marie, a longtime Bay Area furry who was selling handcrafted goods at FurCon. She declined to share her last name because of what she called her conservative job in the legal field. “It’s a community you can always go back to,” she said. “You can be a three-headed werewolf with wings, and I’m going to talk to you seriously.”. The annual San Jose convention is one of the largest events of its kind, put on by Milpitas nonprofit Anthropomorphic Arts and Education to raise money for a charity. This year Rocket Dog Rescue, a San Francisco-based volunteer canine rescue organization, will receive the funds raised at FurCon — where real four-legged furry creatures mixed with the human attendees at the event.
Details: Opening reception amalfi. green leather flats / leather ballet flats / leather shoes handmade / boho leather sandals. sizes 35-43 available in oth is 5-8 p.m, May 11; the exhibit is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Wednesdays and Saturdays through June 5; free; ww.iccnc.org, 10 CHRIS THILE AND MICHAEL DAVES: Thile, whom critic Jim Harrington describes as “a delightfully restless soul,” is best known as the superb mandolinist for Nickel Creek, but he has also worked with bassist Edgar Meyer and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, He’s touring with guitarist Michael Daves behind the recent album “Sleep With One Eye Open,” an album of bluegrass tunes recorded by such legends as the Monroe Brothers and Jimmy Martin, The pair come to San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on May 9..
Choreographed by Sharon Sobel, the three-act dramatization features local ballerinas ages 4-17 with music by Shostakovich, Glazunov and Wagner. The ballet tells the story of a young waif who is afraid to go home because she was unable to sell any matches on a cold and snowy New Year’s Eve. To warm her freezing fingers, she strikes a match and through the flame has a vision of a better life. When the flame dies, the dream leaves her. The second match brings back illusions of her dead grandmother and of a beautiful Christmas party. Vision after vision appears with each new match, until the entire bundle is gone.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Details: Performing in their fourth Rose Parade, the Calgary Stampede Showband was formed in 1971 to celebrate Calgary’s western heritage, cultures, community spirit and youth achievement, In 2014, the band earned the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Shield, becoming the only Canadian ensemble to receive that honor, Members: 160, Notable appearances: Five-time champion in the World Association of Marching Show Bands amalfi. green leather flats / leather ballet flats / leather shoes handmade / boho leather sandals. sizes 35-43 available in oth competition, Social media: ShowbandCS on Facebook, @ShowbandCS on Instagram and Twitter..
The audience helps create the show, making all of the sound effects, becoming the scenery, inventing the story twists and even becoming some of the characters. The show takes place at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5555 Clayton Road. For tickets, call 925-672-8717 or go to brownpapertickets.com. Director Steve Kinsella brings the ever-popular “Forever Plaid” to Cue Live, 1835 Colfax St. in Concord. Running Oct. 24-Nov. 2, the story follows four young singers killed in a car crash on their way to a big concert, who manage to return from the great beyond for one last performance.
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