An Evening with Author Marc Dollinger.
Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. In his new book, Dollinger
charts the transformation of American Jewish
political culture from the Cold War liberal
consensus of the early postwar years to the rise
and influence of Black Power-inspired ethnic
nationalism. He shows how black nationalists
enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeocentered
political agenda. Tickets $25-$28.
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center,
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 415/392-4400.
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
Oct. 6, 8 p.m. As part of the Curran’s popular
Show & Tell series, the couple will be
in conversation to celebrate their new book,
“The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral
History.” Tickets $50–$110, include a presigned
copy of the book. Curran Theater, 445
Geary, San Francisco. 415/350-1228.
Edgar Feuchtwanger’s “Hitler, My Neighbor.”
Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Edgar Feuchtwanger
will discuss his book “Hitler, My Neighbor:
Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929–
1939” and his unique experience as a young
boy, watching Hitler from inside the windows
of his home as the world around him crumbled.
Tickets $15-$26. Oshman Family Jewish
Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo
Women in Technology and Leadership.
Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Join a discussion about
women in leadership within the technology
space and beyond. This supportive
networking group strives to partner with
women of all ages to showcase career
paths, workplace wins, and successful
movements in the business environment.
San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S
11th St., San Jose. 408/294-6919.
An Evening with Rachel Kadish.
Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Set in London of
the 1660s and the early 21st century,
Kadish’s new book, “The Weight of
Ink” is the interwoven tale of two women:
Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam
who is scribe for a blind rabbi; and
Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love
of Jewish history. Tickets $18-$32. Oshman
Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian
Way, Palo Alto. 415/392-4400.
The Frog Prince. Oct. 5 and 6, times vary.
Can a spoiled princess learn not to judge by
appearances when she meets a slimy frog who
swears he’s really a prince? This charming
original adaptation of the beloved fairy tale
incorporates puppets. This performance is 45
minutes long and is appropriate for all ages.
Tickets $9-$12. Second Stage, Mountain View
Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro
St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
36 South Bay Accent
Dr. Noize Live. Oct. 7, 2:00 p.m. and 3:30
p.m. Enormously silly, creative, interactive
and educational, Doctor Noize sings and plays
his award-winning interactive “songz” on his
Big Collection of “Instrumentz and Whatchama
Gadgetz,” interactively recording and
arranging live with his audience. The Doc
is a Stanford-educated father, chart-topping
recording artist, performer, author, hit app creator,
award-winning teacher and speaker. Tickets
$11–$12. Children’s Discovery Museum,
180 Woz Way, San Jose. 408/298- 5437.
Kidrageous Super Fun Run. Oct. 14, 8 a.m
to noon. Unleash your little one’s inner superhero
at the second annual Kidrageous Super
Fun Run in Santana Row Park. The Super
Fun Run is for kids of all ages to play and have
fun. After the race, enjoy live entertainment,
healthy snacks, arts and crafts, face painting
and an exercise class, and learn about nutrition
and fitness. 368 Santana Row, San Jose. $20-
Jeans! The Musical! Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Oct. 21,
2 p.m. Don your finest denim to see the story
of the invention of blue jeans. Immigrants
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis dared to dream,
work hard and become part of the fabric of
America. Performed by the TheatreGames
Teens, the show is suitable for ages 5 and up.
Tickets $22-$27. Mountain View Center for
the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain
Diwali: Festival of Lights. Oct. 21-22, noon
to 4 p.m. Join the museum and friends for a
celebration of Indian culture at the Diwali Festival,
which features performances, activities
and crafts that highlight a variety of traditional
Indian arts. Tickets $11–$12. Children’s Discovery
Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose.
Disney on Ice. Oct. 24-28, times vary.
Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for
the ultimate Disney experience, “Disney
On Ice celebrates 100 Years of
Magic.” Be charmed by a cast of over 50
of Disney’s unforgettable characters, sing
along to over 30 songs and leave your
whole family captivated with memories
to last a lifetime. Ticket prices vary. SAP
Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure.
Oct. 26, 7 p.m. This thrilling deep
sea experience invites families to dive in
and explore the mysterious ocean depths
that were once home to mystifying prehistoric
creatures from bygone eras. This mesmerizing
show uses giant puppets, talented actors,
technology, science, and imagination to create
a fantastical underwater experience for
all ages. Ticket prices vary. Hammer Theatre
Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose.
The French Connection – Golden State
Youth Orchestra. Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Golden
State Youth Orchestra’s season opener concert
showcases how three very different contemporaries,
firmly rooted in romantic music
— Saint-Saens, Chaminade and Debussy —
shaped the music of 20th century Europe,
reaching as far east as Russia. Tickets $15-$25.
California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose.
Spellbound: A Celebration of Books and
Make-Believe. Oct. 31, 6 p.m. Join Children’s
Drake with Migos, Oct. 26–29,
Oracle Arena, Oakland;
Iggy Azelea, Nov. 27, City
National Civic, San Jose