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'Nutcracker' comes to Foothill this weekend

Dance Connection and the Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble are set to join forces for the 18th annual production of “The Nutcracker” this weekend at Foothill College.

Several of the dancers are Los Altos residents.

LA Stage Co.'s 'Transformation' continues at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company continues its 2016-2017 season with Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” slated to run through Dec. 11 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play, “Transformation” traces the journey of five New Englanders as they make their way through a six-week-long acting class in a small Vermont town. Couched in the language of harmless theater games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. The audience is invited to observe a microcosm where the antic sadness of a motley quintet is revealed.

Ensemble will be 'Hurd' Saturday night at CSMA

Courtesy of CSMA
The Hurd Ensemble combines electronic and classical music.

The Hurd Ensemble is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Performing original music by composer George Hurd, the San Francisco-based Hurd Ensemble combines the worlds of electronic and classical music.

A 'Geek' tragedy

Courtesy of Pear Theatre
Pear Theatre’s “Geeks vs. Zombies” runs through Dec. 18.

In a departure from standard Christmas fare, the Pear Theatre presents “Geeks vs. Zombies,” a gory funfest by the creator of “Super Villain!,” a hit at the Pear two holiday seasons ago.

“Geeks” is slated to preview Thursday, open Friday (champagne gala to follow) and run through Dec. 18 at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

Holiday harp concert set for Dec. 3 at LA United Methodist

Harpeggio Music is scheduled to present its annual holiday harp concert 4-6 p.m. Dec. 3 in the sanctuary at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The studio ensemble group of more than 20 harpists will perform traditional carols and popular holiday music alongside guest jazz harpist, composer and improviser Motoshi Kosako.

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