But you can bet your last drop of eggnog or final cookie crumb that not long after the clock hits 2012, you’ll be getting a little restless as the batteries die in those clever Christmas gadgets, and it’ll be months before the next new episode of “Homeland” comes on. Basically, you want to go out for a little entertainment and you’re hoping the last few chapters of winter will have something entertaining and close to home to offer. Don’t worry, for less than a gallon of gas, you’ll be able to get out and see things ranging from the sunny, cheery “Annie,” who seems bent on smiling the Depression away, to a young Elvis, whose hips were just infused with a massive amount of swivel and The Temptations, who bring the Motown sound to town.
But it doesn’t have to be the title that inspires the drink, When Fahrenheit’s Chu chose “The King’s Speech,” he was drawn by the movie’s luxurious feel, Chu’s Royal Truffle combines the most high end cognac and Grand Marnier with kahlua and ballet flats similar to tieks orange bitters, It has a price tag worthy of a king (or Oscar-nominated star) too, Chu says, so those without access to palace coffers may prefer to substitute regular Hennessy for the insanely expensive, limited edition “Richard” version of the cognac..
Meantime, Kelela says she’s hunkering down, fending off record labels until the album is complete. “I’m just trying to make it good,” she says. And by good, she means unbearably excellent. “I’m waiting for the moment when I’m jumping around the room because I can’t even deal with it.”. After so many years of placelessness, she has found her place. “It’s so heartening,” she says. “I can cry almost instantly.”. Then she starts to. Eyes puddling up, her voice goes wobbly as she tries to describe her disbelief and her gratitude, a smooshed-together feeling she’d have no problem capturing in a song.
Cold Feat (Club Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, Feb, 13, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $5, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, My Funny Valentine – A Romantic Evening with The Nancy Gulliland Trio, 8 p.m, Feb, 14, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $20, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Arab Women of Comedy, 8 p.m, & 10 p.m, Feb, 15, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $25, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, 8 p.m, Feb, 16, Club Fox, 2209 ballet flats similar to tieks Broadway, Redwood City, $20, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com..
Nice Work If You Can Get It: West Valley Light Opera stages George and Ira Gershwin’s musical set in the Roaring ’20s and featuring a parade of Gershwin hits, including “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “S’Wonderful.” Through Dec. 5. Saratoga Civic Center, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. $20-$34. app.arts-people.com. Los Gatos Ballet’s Nutcracker: The San Jose Youth Symphony will provide live music for this production, in which the youth cast will be joined by principal dancers from the San Francisco Ballet. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Flint Center of the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. $20-$52. losgatosballet.org.
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