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personalised kids backpack, pink, embroidered ballet shoes initial + name, rucksack, school bag, (choice of 4 colours)

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personalised kids backpack, pink, embroidered ballet shoes initial + name, rucksack, school bag, (choice of 4 colours)

There’s nothing like a rash of disaster and disruption to inspire profound appreciation for the welcoming embrace of the familiar. Perhaps by the standards of riotous 1968 or resigned 1974, the nation isn’t exactly coming apart at the seams, but metaphorically and literally, we’re frayed and singed around edges. Holiday rituals can provide comfort and joy in the best of times. These days, the transporting magic of “The Nutcracker” feels more necessary than ever. Fortunately, there are hundreds of opportunities to experience the iconic ballet, with more than a dozen “Nutcrackers” of various sizes and budgets around the region. Here are a few fail-safe productions to smooth the bumpy ride into 2019, plus some other spirit-lifting holiday dance programs.

The romantic ballads are reserved for the secondary character of Tuptim (Mandy Leung with a lovely trilling voice), who was sent personalised kids backpack, pink, embroidered ballet shoes initial + name, rucksack, school bag, (choice of 4 colours) as a “gift” to the King from the ruler of Burma, and her secret lover Lun Tha (an earnest Brian Palac), in a subplot that can’t possibly end well, Anita Colotto is a strong and sympathetic presence as the King’s head wife, Lady Thiang, who quietly works to hold everything together, Alec Zhang is a stoic and poised Chulalongkorn, the heir to the throne, If a few of the minor roles are a little limp, it scarcely matters..

Berkeley Firefighters’ BBQ — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. A benefit for The Berkeley Firefighters’ Random Acts Program, this annual all-you-can-eat BBQ is staffed and prepared by Berkeley’s own Firefighters. Berkeley Yacht club, 1 Seawall Drive. $15. 510-549-7000, www.berkeleychamber.com. Moe’s Books Cookbook Discussion Series — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Expert book buyers Ken Eastman and John Wong will provide free advice about selling a cookbook collection and will appraise for free rare and unusual volumes. 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. 510-849-2087.

Produced in collaboration with the award-winning San Francisco Choral Artists, and featuring conservatory-trained Yiddish-steeped vocalists Heather Klein and Anthony Russell, “Lilith” premieres May 1 at the Osher Marin JCC, May 3 at Berkeley’s JCC East Bay and May 4 at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, Though long an obscure character in Jewish mythology, Lilith was recast in the 1970s as a feminist foremother who resisted the rise of patriarchy, The name Lilith is mentioned once in the Bible (Isaiah 35:14) and appears in the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the story of Adam’s first wife who sought personalised kids backpack, pink, embroidered ballet shoes initial + name, rucksack, school bag, (choice of 4 colours) equality and refused to lie beneath him first emerged more than a thousand years ago in a strange and contested Aramaic and Hebrew text called the “Alpha Bet of Ben Sirach.”..

“Winter kept us warm, covering. Earth in forgetful snow, feeding. A little life with dried tubers.”. Raeff’s 2015 short-story collection, “The Jungle Around Us,” a California Book Award finalist, won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. —  Sue Gilmore, Correspondent. How do you top a TV phenomenon like “The People v. O.J. Simpson”? Prolific producer Ryan Murphy and his team are expected to give it a valiant try with the second installment of their lurid anthology series, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”.