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By Thomas Adamson | Associated Press. PARIS — In garish makeup and dangerously high heels, a black male dancer’s outstretched arms aggressively slice the air in time to the Paris nightclub music until suddenly, he drops “dead” on the floor. Vogue, the ’80s dance movement Madonna popularized in her hit 1990 song of the same name, is experiencing a revival in France. It’s not just a flamboyant pastime. For many minority French communities who feel alienated over tensions arising from divisive anti-gay marriage protests and the anti-immigration National Front, it’s a statement of defiance.

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2019 Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26-27, Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. Showcasing over 175 breeds, with 1,500 entries a day. $16-$19. www.goldengatekennelclub.com. Musical Crossroads: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 27, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Sounds of Western and non-Western instruments in an innovative program with music from the 14th through 18th centuries. $5-$47. http://voicesofmusic.org/Concerts.html. The Second Kind of Impossible: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The story of Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s 35-year quest to challenge conventional wisdom. $10-$18. www.paloaltojcc.org.

5 GEORGE BROOKS: The Bay Area saxophonist’s quest to merge jazz and Indian classical music has led to collaborations with such groundbreaking musicians as Larry Coryell, Terry Riley, John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain, On Sept, 30, he performs with violinist Kala Ramnath at Pleasanton’s Amador Theater, Details: 7 p.m.; $25-$50; www.brownpapertickets.com, 6 “THE LAST ROMANCE”: Diablo Actors’ ballet shoes kansas city Ensemble theater company is staging this Joey DiPietro comedic heartwarmer about an elderly widower who stumbles into a new romance..

Second Chance for Pets Annual Auction Fundraiser: Silent and live auctions, wine and food, adoptable cats and dogs and live entertainment. All proceeds help pay for vet care, spay/neuter, rehabilitate and find homes for shelter animals. 1-5 p.m. June 29. Bell Lane Property, 1114 Bell Lane, Napa. $35. Free parking. 707-258-2278, https://wtf2014.eventbrite.com. Dog Day On The Bay: Dogs are welcomed aboard the San Francisco Spirit for a fun cruise with their owners at this benefit for Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program. Brunch buffet, entertainment, “Bow Wow” buffet and water bar for dogs. One dog per person; all dogs must be on leash. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22. Pier 3. $58.35-$97.25. 888-467-6256, www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sf+dogday.