Are you looking for something to do this weekend or in the upcoming week? With P.K.’s Weekly or only on tapeunit.com, not only will you find activities that include the latest and greatest, but plenty of reader favorites submitted by fans from all over. We include fan favorites, your favorites and the hottest happenings from inland to the coast that include some of the most exquisite to the absolute finest and exquisite to a mix of the slightly bizarre from this weekend to the next and sometimes just a little beyond so folks can plan ahead. Whatever strikes your fancy just give our Weekly or Weekend Roundups a quick glance, pick something that touches your heart and just as long as you give it your all you’re bound to do no wrong; the point is to enjoy life (letting someone else take the wheel if drinking is involved) while making memories and making each moment count as every one should be cherishable, charitable and magnificently unforgettable. Ciao for now.
This weekend, Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 19, 2013 through April 21, 2013
Santa Clara – Last week many coaches in the NFL toured the new San Francisco facility; it was amazing! Have you seen the story? Check it out, here!
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – (Happy Earth Day!)
Your City –Wine tasting has never been more “green” especially with those doing their part to conserve our precious Earth. For instance, Lightheart Cellars not only produces wine in bottles that are 30 to 40 percent lighter by weight than standard bottles, by doing reducing transport costs which ultimately cut the cost for the customer (the wine drinker). So not only do local wineries do their part to preserve energy and good wine, they do their part to preserve the precious Earth. Visit your favorite local winery today!
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – (In celebration of Earth Day!)
Los Gatos – Wine tasting “Viva Los Gatos” with Lightheart Cellars for great tasting wine and a whole lot of fun! To be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to jazz it up with great food & wine fun!
San Jose – Opera San Jose announces a double bill with a delightful pair of Puccini operas (Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi) with rave reviews all around, including some of the best critic reviews such as Michael Vaughn (Operaville) describing Cecilla Violetta Lopez’s depiction (soprano) in Suor Angelica as “O mio babbino caro” in Gianni Schicchi who “performed so beautifully that the audience interrupted her before the final restatement.” Discount hint: Receive a 25 percent discount off each seat for the 8 p.m. performance on April 20 by using the code “PUCCINI.” Opera San Jose presents this incredible double-bill through April 28, 2013; The California Theatre is located at ;345 South First Street in San Jose; for tickets and info.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
San Jose – The San Jose Museum of Art hosts “Swans, Swine and Sirens” through December 21, 2013 with tales of monsters, heroes and Gods from Greek mythology from artist Roberto Matta. Other exhibits and every third Thursday: Previously Secret Information with 7 p.m. performances with stand-up comedian Joe Klocek at the San Jose Museum of Art. Many more events; visit the website for further event listings and info.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – (event: Spring Fling on April 18; plus other events)
Woodside – Filoli Gardens hosts a variety of events with “Afternoon Tea” fundraiser event every fourth Wednesday of the month; with the “Filoli “Flower Show” May 9 through May 12, 2013 – and so many other events so stay tuned for additional highlights. Filoli is located just 30 miles south of San Francisco at 86 Canada Road in Woodside.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Los Gatos – “2013 is the year of the Italian culture in the United States of America” per the Gioia Company; to celebrate, visit Gioia Company’s website and check out fine Italian products. Also, Gioia announces the updated date for the May mask making class; Venetian Mask Making class for mother and child for a co-creative experience with your child will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Unique Garden in Los Gatos; reservations required. RSVP to 408-640-6628.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – (Event date: For Weekend Wine Tasting)
San Jose to San Martin to Santa Cruz – Wine taste in the city such as at Sherman Cellars in San Jose or Downhill Cellars in Cupertino before heading toward the hills for a stop in at Lightheart Cellars as you head on over to the coast for a looksee at Odonata’s new wine tasting room on Mission Street off Hwy. 1 (and then maybe head on over to Capitola or the Boardwalk). Send in your event and let us know what’s happening. Open beginning at noon.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – (your way, your pay)
San Jose – Eco City Cycles takes you where you need to go, and they are the only pedi-cabs in San Jose! Drinking and don’t want to drive? Want to add a little romance for that first through umpteenth date? Looking for a tour of the city but don’t know what’s there? Can’t remember where you parked your car? Call Eco City Cycles and negotiate your own price.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – enlighten your soul and brighten your world with art and technology
San Jose – San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is always a great way to spend a weekday or weekend afternoon located at 560 South First in downtown San Jose and with a collection of amazing exhibits from very talented artists from all over the Bay Area, this is more than a gallery. Also, check out the “Make Art Here” area (more on the website). Open Saturdays, from Noon to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday & Monday. Visit their website or call 1-408-283-8155.
Santa Clara – The Triton Museum of Art is also another museum worth the visit located at 1505 Warburton Avenue at Don Avenue in Santa Clara. Showcasing all sorts of artwork from artists all over the Bay Area, Parking is free. Visit their website or call 1-408-247-2136.
Massachusetts – “The Museum of Bad Art” because it is actually true, folks – everyone has an opinion, and the beauty of art truly sometimes is “in the eye of the beholder,” good, bad or indifferent. This amazing art that very well could be the “worst” you’ve ever seen – or maybe the best of the worst and not so bad – and see how the artists are doing now. We all have to start somewhere, right?
Santa Clara – Educate yourself at The Intel Museum, the place where folks can “Journey through decades of Innovation.” The Intel Museum truly is a place of wonder where technology is concerned. Discover the making of silicon chips or cruise the Intel Museum store for that tech gift geek friend of yours. Located at 2200 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara. Closed Sundays For additional info & schedule, call 1-408-765-5053.
Santa Clara – The Harris-Lass Historic Museum with guided tours is located 1889 Bellomy Street in Santa Clara. Check it out as it was built in a Italianate-style (very beautiful) built in 1865. Admission is only $3 to $1. Call 1-408-249-7905 for additional information.
San Carlos – Carlos at the Hiller Aviation Museum located at 601 Skyway Road in San Carlos. You don’t have to be interested in flight, exploration or flying to be amazed by this technology. Explore the wonderful world of aeronautics with your child, or what the heck, go by yourself. Call 1-650-654-0200 for additional information.
Anywhere – Art-o-mat – If you have not yet been ker-plunked by Art-o-mat fine art miniatures (truly, these are fine art originals of the larger size), then you have not seen fine art in its amazing smaller form. The artists sign each original and it’s a great way to be introduced to artists from all over the world and for younger generations to start collecting art. You might be able to find these machines in museums and galleries near you; and if you don’t see one, ask why not! It is far better than a greeting card, in fact, it is changing the way people view art and this is the “new” greeting card for birthdays, holidays and more. All for just $5 people can own a piece of fine art, sculptures and more – adding to their already fine art collections; ther are simply no limitations when it comes to fine art.
San Jose – The San Jose Museum of Art is but another great place to hang and also a great place for the every third Thursday San Jose Made (SJMADE) and GoGo Craft (for just $5 after 5 p.m.) where a platform for local San Jose makers, labels, brands, small businesses and artists can showcase and sell current projects and goods. The San Jose Museum of Art’s book club returns! Also, Check out the website for further details.
Santa Clara – The de Saisset Museum Santa Clara University is also another great museum to check out; located at 500 El Camino Real in Santa Clara. For additional information visit their website or call 1-408-554-4528.
Oakland – Free first Sunday of the month is “free” admission day at the Oakland Museum of California located at 100 Oak Street in Oakland. Visit the website for additional information on exhibits, new hours of operations and event info.
Los Angeles – Ki’i Boards Fine Art – Don’t let your dreams (or anyone else’s) sit in landfill; fine art and antique boards are the new “in” thing, whether surfboards or skateboards (check out the latest antique magazine). The ideas are endless and Tara Berger out of southern California can help you create fine art out of your once-upon-a-dream.
San Francisco – First Tuesday of every month comes the Conservatory of Flowers – a great place with a lot of incredibly beautiful flowers – no doubt as beautiful as you are, ladies. A great place to take a date gentleman, and a great place to take the kids – they have a good time, too.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – or any day of the week
Your home, anytime – Don’t feel like going out? Check their Facebook pages out (and “Like” them) to get your heart (and their heart) pumping and to hear some new (and old) awesome tunes. Check out these latest releases:
P.K.’s music video fav’s and picks for the week:
–The Stragglyrs are a “rootsy” group who produce some of the best folk-rock and country rock music in the Bay Area playing somewhere near you with quality songs that are nothing short of superb, some with politically correct (or incorrect) – the choice always has been yours!
–Doc Roc and the Disorderlies – That’s right, there is a cure for what ails you right here in the Bay Area with Doc Roc and the Disorderlies and, you get the hottest cover music in the nation or, maybe even some of their awesome originals. From good old-fashioned Rock & Roll, jazz, blues and maybe a mix of rock & a little nonprofit blitz for a schedule that fits your next event.
–Leona Lewis sings “Bleeding Love” is a great song for this time (or any time) of year.
–If you don’t know Lifehouse’s song, “Already Gone” you are missing out on one heck of an amazing song.
–Oh, and whether a Wallflower or if you just happen to like the group, check out their tune, “One Headlight” – another amazing song (and some of them aren’t bad looking, either).
–Have you heard Oasis’ hit, “Wonderwall”? An oldie but a goodie.
–”Dream Music: Part 2” by Marc Donahue; remember these Los Gatos locals? We didn’t forget, and with almost 2.1 million views on YouTube, time lapse didn’t let you forget either. Awesome video. (And while you’re at it, don’t forget the film short, “Desolated” by one of the Dream Music wizards, Sean Michael Williams.
–Why not make a list of your favorite songs for you and your sweetheart? There is nothing like the heart that speaks volumes through music.
–“I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons (long version, but the original, official music video)
Friday, April 26, 2013 – (Check for adoption fee specials)
San Jose and Sunnyvale – Adopt-a-pet, save a furry little life and provide a “forever’ home for your family member for any occasion with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley’s because everyone knows that HSSV is the best place to adopt a pet, with some of your pet’s favorite toys, food & accessories available at Petco Sunnyvale and San Jose locations (off Saratoga Avenue near Westgate). The adoption benefits of going through Humane Society of Silicon Valley include everything from spay/neuter surgery to all vaccines and routine de-worming – the benefits are as priceless as the felines or pooches awaiting your smooches – and if you can’t adopt, please volunteer. Petco San Jose is located at 500 El Paseo de Saratoga Avenue in San Jose; 1-408-370-2732; and Petco Sunnyvale is located at 160 East El Camino Real in Sunnyvale; 1-408-720-1419. Choose a new pet looking for a “forever” home; speaking of which, thank you to everyone who has shown their support – your unconditional love is appreciated – they needed you and you came through!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
San Jose – It’s Saturday morning and you need donuts to go with those cartoons; when was the last time you had Psycho Donuts and coffee? Located in Campbell or San Jose. Which location is posted?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
San Jose – The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates National Poetry Month with poet Sally Ashton from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a DIY Workshop: Writing Ekphrastic Poetry; be sure to check it out! Tickets: $15 (members $10); April 27 is also “Slow Art Day” be sure to check out their website for additional information.
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – (Celebrate Earth Day all week long!)
San Jose – Those who joined in on the Super Guadalupe River Run for a day of fun in celebration of Earth Day; or those who joined in for the Ribbon Cutting for the Guadalupe Festival after the runs on April 20 were in for a treat. Now folks can enjoy a new Guadalupe River Run park and trail for exercise, family fun and walks beneath a beautiful warm sun.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 – (ZaZen your life with Mudra Zen)
Your home (or anywhere) – Those who have been following the Weekly and Weekend Roundups have been enjoying the secrets to escaping the challenges of life’s struggles with stress; some of the secrets include ZaZen meditation and finding your “inner Chi” or learning how to become more aware and sensitive to others’ needs. According to Zen Specialist Marc Isaac Potter, it’s up to each individual to choose what they become sensitive to and about, and as life becomes more fulfilling and balanced they can learn to control stress through Mudra Zen, a simple 5 min. to 45 min. sitting meditation method (much like stress relief and bio-feedback techniques).
If you like what you’ve learned here, visit Potter’s website for more “Zen” teachings and what it can do to enhance your everyday life. For more information about online Zen Classes, email: email@example.com (with “Zen Class Request” in the subject line). Stay tuned for additional Zen by Potter and others in the coming weeks to enhance your life and style.
Zen tips for this week: When was the last time you did something just for you, each and every day? Even if that was to tell yourself “I love YOU” each morning. Whether it be positive affirmations; a five-minute “me-time” morning walk or sit in the garden; a five-minute writing in a journal, or reading of your favorite poetry; taking up a class and practicing, such as photography or water painting. The point is to do something for you each and every day. Find a new you by spoiling the you that deserves the attention you used to give yourself (remember?) After all, you can’t provide for others, or be the best parent or person you can be without first taking care of yourself. (And no, this is not selfish, this is a natural life progression and something Silicon Valley has forgotten in their struggle to cram 38 hours into 24.)
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Campbell – It’s time to Spring clean and for $7 /banker box, now there’s no excuse! For about 10-12 boxes, Red Dog Shred in Campbell (with four other Bay Area locations) will even pick up (for $8 /banker box); what a deal! (CDs/DVDs are about $13/half box (min.) with extra for hard drives, etc.) Do inquire for other than paper. So folks, now there’s absolutely no excuse. And, the best part? You can absolutely watch those precious documents get shredded to bits and pieces (very therapeutic for those wanting to change their borderline-hoarder ways) and also for those who want to ensure those taxes, credit card receipts, love letters or “whatever” really does get shredded (and yes, you really do get to watch from dump to shred). We actually did the Spring clean recently and although it can be pricey the longer you wait, we can attest to the professionalism of the staff who was willing to help and did all the lifting. Although some have said the website may be slightly wordy or that the signage not enough (they are working on the signage as it was a city issue; so no worries, they are working on it). The price and service just can’t beat. Red Dog Shred is located at 720 Curner Avenue at the corner of Bascom and Curtner Ave.
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – (Notice of detour due to SF NFL stadium)
Santa Clara – Due to the stadium construction and to ensure safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, construction workers, etc. a portion of the San Tomas Aquino Trail will temporarily be detoured between Agnew Road and Agnew Drive for approximately one year. Be sure to see P.K.’s upcoming article on this with more details.
Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2013 – (volunteer or donate)
San Jose – www.gifts4teens.org “Gifts for Teens” is an organization that helps our Angel teens throughout San Jose and the Bay Area where they can, assisting low-income and homeless teens in need, with the assistance of other organizations such as Sacred Heart, The Sharks Foundation and more. Won’t you give a care and a part of your heart to a teen in need? So many youth depend on us, and they are our future – be there for them and help shape their (and our) future.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Niles – Niles always has been the highlight of Fremont and the North Bay so whether you’re looking for an NCRR train excursion or an antique shopping trip or maybe just an afternoon out with girlfriends and a stop in at “My Friends And I” gift shop in downtown Niles, the town is waiting for visitors. Visit the NCRR site for the Niles or Sunol train maps for train pricing, ticket and general information, including town info.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – (events and dates vary)
El Cerrito – Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, a perfectly safe and great way to spend time with the family, and, it’s on dry land and indoors so it’s safe to say you’re good to go in any weather. And now there’s no excuse to spend time with the family; and per spokesperson Kendra, upcoming events include: Baseball Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. As the Giants and A’s look to repeat their successes of last season, Playland celebrates one of America’s favorite pastimes. Wear a baseball shirt or uniform to get in the spirit of the game and win extra prize tickets.
Pay one price and Play all day: Children under age 14 and Seniors $10, Adults $15. Open 10 AM to 5 PM Saturdays and Sundays. Playland is a Museum of Old-Fashioned Fun chock-full with over 30 pinball machines set on FREE play, penny arcade games and a carousel carnival (where you can win prizes!), miniature circus, magic shows, and interactive displays honoring America’s Bygone Amusements. 10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510-592-3002. Playland-Not-at-the-beach is located at 10979 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito. For additional info visit the site or call 1-510-592-3002. Remember, all ages from three to 103 (or older, for that matter) are invited to play and explore.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
San Jose – Ballet San Jose presents Program 3: Mixed Repertory through April 21, 2013 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The season-closing mixed repertory program features a World Premiere ballet set on our company by choreographer Jessica Lang, who last year brought us the Bay Area Premiere of Splendid Isolation III. The piece will be set to a commissioned score by Jakub Ciupinski, one of the pioneers in the exhilarating field of gesture-controlled music. Also on the program are the Company Premieres of Glow-Stop, a fiercely athletic work by Jorma Elo set to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Philip Glass; and Duets. Tickets: $30 to $105.
Monday, April 22, 2013 – (event: On stage at the Montgomery Theatre through April 28)
San Jose – CMT Marquee presents musical theatre classic, “A Chorus Line” through April 28, 2013, at the historical Montgomery Theatre. This classic story outlines the tale of talented dancers competing for the coveted eight spots in a popular Broadway musical. A groundbreaking musical that continues to influence modern shows like “Smash” is for anyone who has every put it “all” on the line, whether or a production, for attention, for approval – or for love. CMT San Jose will carry on the legacy of “A Chorus Line” in the heart of downtown San Jose at the historic Montgomery Theatre through April 28, 2013. Tickets: $30; $24 for children 12* and under (*mature content) and can be purchased by visitingwww.cmtsj.org or calling the CMT box office at 408-288-5437.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – Guadalupe Garden trails are now open
San Jose – Spring into Guadalupe Gardens with a stroll at lunch; take a bag lunch and walk the Heritage Rose Garden, or breeze through the Guadalupe Gardens for a nice lunch walk with a coworker.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Santa Clara – Did you know that Santa Clara used to be filled with cherry orchards and known for prunes? (You can find out more about the history of Santa Clara at the main library.) Find out from some of the experts also at the Saturday farmer’s market rather than waiting until the usual Sunday affair. That’s right – the downtown The Santa Clara Farmer’s Market is a year-round event held every Saturday (at Jackson Street and Homestead Road near the post office), with a sweet treat to fresh flowers and vegetables to fresh fruit that is enticing and sweet (with many growers that are also at the Campbell’s Farmer’s Market). Also with live entertainment by locals, lots of laughter, local organic trades, goods and treats. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Felton – The amazing Ciao Bella Act II restaurant for those into eccentric, fun and exciting, and you don’t have to be celebrating anything to enjoy this dining and entertainment special. Dine or just stop in for a special cafe treat (or maybe a drink) for entertainment and an interesting twist to dining out.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
San Jose – Right next door to Opera San Jose resides one of the best coffee houses in the area: Caffé Frascati where not only the talented cast and crew of Opera San Jose hang out but where good food, treats and great coffee can be found – with entertainment not only by the locals who visit, but with open mic night and sometimes free entertainment by the baristas – who make a mighty fine cup of café for their guests. Caffé Frascati is one of the happening places in downtown San Jose and with great coffee, food and well, even the brew speaks for itself.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Campbell – Campbell Farmer’s Market – The only Farmer’s Market that holds its own for blocks and blocks and has for years, drawing crowds like no other market with fresh this and that, good friends and tastings of some of the best food around. Held on Sundays in downtown Campbell from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. where folks can find everything from bread to soup to nuts – or whatever suits their fancy including live entertainment to hum and shop to or chew and taste to. And by the way, be sure to send us your photos if you’d like to be featured in the Weekend Roundup! Let us know what’s good.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 – (every first and third Sunday through June 16)
San Jose – A singles country dance? You bet, and right here in San Jose. Or, maybe you’re just a little bit country but like to dance and are looking for something to do on a Sunday – so how about a Community Dance? The Bay Area Country Dance Society is hosting a dance with live music for couples, families and yes, even singles. Every first and third Sunday through June 16 there are quite a bit of happening singles events happening in San Jose. Check out their website; Events held at First Unitarian Church of San Jose located at 160 North Third Street in San Jose.
Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2013
Half Moon Bay – The 23rd Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show in Half Moon Bay so don’t miss this spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries with more than 2,000 ultra-cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic displays for public viewing. From hot rods and dragsters to sports cars and vintage war birds to 40s and 50s classis to the homebuilt aircraft tricked-out trucks and rides, kinetic art, rolling sculptures, extreme toys, mega-modified machines, military vehicles and even a display of the latest “green” technology vehicles. More on this in the weeks to come as there will be entertainment for the entire family with food, kids amusements, go-kart and truck rides, live music and so much more. Tickets: $20 for adults ($30 for 2-day pass); $20 ($15 for 2-day pass) for seniors 65+ and ages 11 to 17; kids 10 and under are free. Event to be held at the Half Moon Bay Airport located on Highway 1 about 5 miles north of Hwy. 92. Info line: 1-650-726-2328 and for additional info.
April 27, 2013 – (Wine Stroll)
Morgan Hill – The Morgan Hill Wine Stroll from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.. including the wineries of Santa Clara Valley; $25 or $35 in advance; located at 17490 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill (suite 4), must be 21 years of age, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Check site for list of participating wineries.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ben Lomond – Antique shopping mid-week? You bet, up and down the coast from Santa Cruz to Ben Lomond to… where ever your heart desires. Be sure to give Jan at Towne & Country Antiques and Uniques a stop-in as if she doesn’t have what you’re looking for, she knows everyone in town and can direct you to who does. Just off Highway 9 on your right (head through Scotts Valley into Felton off Highway 880/17, when you get to Felton, turn right onto Hwy. 9 and go down a few miles and she’s on your right).
Tuesday, April 31, 2013
Santa Clara – The Santa Clara Library hosts “Storytime” for toddlers and families with assorted events for children and families; see calendar for events and readings (all events held in the Redwood Room at the Santa Clara City Library located at 2635 Homestead Road in Santa Clara). Preschool Storytime hosted at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Family Storytime held in the evenings from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). For additional information, call 408-615-2916.
Tuesday, April 31, 2013
Los Gatos – The Cats Restaurant & Tavern located at in Los Gatos not only has the best BBQ rub on the planet (it really is good) but they also have live entertainment and dancing on weekends, with great food any day of the week. When was the last time you visited the historical Cats Restaurant & Tavern? Don’t forget, although there is plenty of parking, for those not wanting to ride Hwy. 17/880, you can also take their courtesy shuttle that runs every 25 minutes from across from the Toll House in Los Gatos (with parking across from the Toll House in the lot, or by the post office) with a free shuttle beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For additional information or reservations, call 408-354-4020. Closed Mondays.
A sneak peek into May 2013:
May 4, 2013 – (Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll)
Gilroy – The Gilroy Downtown Art & Wine Stroll on May 4, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Art & Wine Stroll is an amazing way to check out art, taste wine, meet new friends and business owners. Downtown Gilroy on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 408-842-0005.
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2013
Mountain View – One of the Bay Area’s most popular festival kicks off in May with the 17th Annual A La Carte & Art with live music, juried arts and crafts show, with 200 of the west coast’s top artists showing their best wares; artisan specialty foods, health & wellness displays, organic and green products, home and garden, festive food and drink with premium wine and micro brew, margaritas, mojitos, sangria and mimosas; a farmer’s market with fresh seasonal produce and an “A La Car & Art” classic car show with kids museums in the Tons of Fun Zone. Admission is free and the location is in downtown Mountain View on Castro Street at Church and Evelyn; event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. For additional information call 650-694-3395.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – (Event date: May 18)
San Francisco – Special event at the historic Ghirardelli Square Uncorked with the top 50 ‘top tier” wineries pouring with live entertainment, cooking demos by top San Francisco chefs wine education seminars. Local Save The Bay nonprofit organization will donate proceeds from ticket sales to support the organizations effort to protect, restore and celebrate the San Francisco Bay. Ghirardelli Square Uncorked event to be held on May 18, 2013; order tickets now for the VIP admission; cost: $50; or $75 for VIPs in the VIP section – including exquisite cheese spreads from Dofino Cheese, passed appetizers, pours from Rockwall Wine Company and the Bubble Lounge San Francisco, a special wine glass and swag bags to take home. (must be purchased to participate in the wine tasting). All ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older plus a valid ID required at ticket booth and Will Call.
A sneak peek into summer (June & July 2013):
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 14, 15 & 16, 2013
Santa Clara – The Santa Clara Junior Theatre presents “Winnie The Pooh Kids” a Disney classic presented by presented by Roberta Jones Junior Theatre (RJJT) on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 PM; and Saturday & Sunday, June 15th and 16th, 2013 at 2:00 PM. This colorful Disney title features three new songs from the hit film as well as classic Sherman Brothers songs from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. WINNIE THE POOH KIDS! is a story about friendship as Pooh and his fellow friends go on an adventure in search of Christopher Robin. Tickets: Adults: $8; children, $5, or also available for purchase at the Community Recreation Center located at the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium in the Community Rec Center located at 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara. Roberta Jones Junior Theatre is a program of the City of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, contact Kevin Cornelius, Roberta Jones Junior Theatre Director, at (408) 615-3161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2013
Menlo Park – The 27th Annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace to be held in downtown Menlo Park where art marks the year for the supreme style with live jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, dance and party music on stage and streets throughout the downtown areas. Over 250 of the best artists in the Bay Area with chef demos under a giant tent, artisan specialty foods, health & wellness, green products, home and garden, festive food and drink with premium wine and micro brew, margaritas, mojitos, sangria and mimosas; a farmer’s market with fresh seasonal produce and the “Auto Vino” collector car showcase with captivating amusements, fun and games in the action-packed kids fun zone. Admission is free, with events held July 20 & 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real & Johnson Street. For additional information call 650-325-2818
“Faith cannot always be seen, just as a flame that at first appears to have been blown out but that was really only redirected and reignited.” –Unknown
“We all have the extraordinary and absolutely amazing coded within; it is just waiting to be released.” –Unknown
“Look outside and dream; look inside your heart and dare to come alive.” –Unknown
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Answer to last week’s Mystery Photo: The answer to Last week’s Mystery Photo: The Last time we featured a photo of local “cat statuary” and asked if you could remember where you saw them; well, folks, it was from the gates of The Cats Restaurant Tavern in Los Gatos that recently reopened (well, a little over a year ago, anyway). It’s a great place for BBQ (and word on the street is that it’s the best BBQ in the states!) so if you haven’t yet tried The Cats, it is great food and entertainment. as for This week’s Mystery Photo: Included in previous Weekend Roundups (and this week’s), where is this location of Psycho Donuts? (We gave the name of the retailer away, who makes crazy good donuts; now just guess the location..?)
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