I am having a hard time choosing a theme. Frankly, when you look at the demos of existing themes, they all appear similar.
Please recommend a theme for me, paid or free, based on the following.
A blog/web to advertise my wife's business. She offers 1-5 day workshops, e.g. Sushi Cooking, at local community education centers. She need to show the workshops in her catalog, show the current schedule, advertise custom workshops, etc. There is a MySQL database involved, different from the WordPress one, that is used to display information. I know how to write the PHP code to access the database and format it as an html page. The theme should be responsive and allow custom css.