• • • • •. Smuin Ballet’s “The Christmas Ballet,” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Get in the holiday spirit with a celebration of dance–including ballet, tap and jazz and holiday traditions from around the world–performed by Smuin Ballet. Dec. 9-13, times vary. $23-$71. smuinballet.org or 650.903.6000. • • • • •. Heritage Holiday Champagne Tea, Pacific Hotel at History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. Enjoy traditional tea with scones, finger sandwiches, sweets and even a little bubbly. The tea is served by players of Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company. Also, tour historic houses decorated for the holidays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $45. 408.918.1045.
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Arts Foundation, bank partner for exhibit. ANTIOCH — In partnership with the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, Umpqua Bank hosts its next art exhibit featuring six local artists. The Antioch bank houses local artwork every two months. Running through November, on display will be works by Shirley DiMercurio, Carol Jurczak, Daniel Kennedy, Allen Kidwell, Lorraine Lawson and Paul Schorr. The bank is at 3700 Lone Tree Way. Art can also been seen during the bank’s regular hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. For more information, go to www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325-9897.
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