She added the vendors were helpful because they had worked with Muslim brides before, which made it easier for them to understand cultural and religious preferences. Zareena Anwar, program director of the expo, said she joined the Perfect Muslim Wedding team after the idea for the expo had already been hatched by the organization’s founder, Javed Mohammed. She also volunteered at the Halal Food Festival in Newark in August, and said nothing like this expo had been held before. She added one of the main challenges was finding big sponsors to help fund the inaugural event as well as trying to address the great diversity of cultures that exist within the Muslim community.
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The event has been planned as a way for families and the community to come together and celebrate fall. “A lot of our activities are Halloween-based,” said Cindy Coelho, City of Oakley Recreation and event coordinator. “It’s a free, family-friendly event for people to get together and transition from summer into fall. This is our sixth annual festival and it’s gained in popularity over the years.”. Activities are planned for the whole family, all of whom are invited to come in their most creative costumes to join in the costume parade in the park at 1:30 p.m. Fido is also invited for the 1 p.m. canine costume parade. There is no competition for either parade, just a ramble through the park with music playing and a goody bag reward at the end.
Every detail — from amazing scenic design, to pink baby ballets shoes with heart shaped buttons spectacular costuming, musical cogency and phenomenal choreography, to processioning aristocrats and many-legged caterpillars, to puffy white-tailed rabbits and brightly pink-striped cats, to every dancer doing more than their part, and to the beautiful lines of a body expressing the discipline and art of ballet — was an experience of wonderment, “Giselle” featured guest artists Charles Torres — former principal dancer, Sacramento Ballet, and Ms, Baratova dancing the famous pas de deux from Act II of Giselle..
The Pirates of Penzance: The Lamplighters present Gilbert and Sullivan’s farce about sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, star-crossed young lovers, self-possessed wards and an eccentric Major-General struggling with the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty still entertains. Aug. 11-12. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $51-$56. http://lamplighters.org/productions-2018-2019, 650-903-1727. Figural Lace: Through a variety of styles, this exhibit showcases diverse subjects and medieval to modern stories told in lace. The pieces on display feature creatures both real and imaginary, inspired by legends, historical events, nature, whimsy and allegory. Through Sept. 24. The Lace Museum, 552 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale. https://www.thelacemuseum.org, 408-730-4695.
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