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In the Valley this Week: December 12 – 18

The following is a list of events happening in Santa Clara and throughout the Silicon Valley. Want to share an event to be featured? Please email the details to info@svvoice.com for consideration.

 

Thursday, December 12

  • Fair Housing Plan Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers — 456 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale. 6 – 7:30 p.m. The County of Santa Clara, the City of Sunnyvale and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are holding a community meeting focused on fair housing topics. Attend to learn about the topics and provide your input. RSVP to Leif Christiansen by email or by phone at 408-730-7451.
  • Santa Clara Unified School District School Board Meeting: 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara. Usually at 7 p.m.

 

Friday, December 13

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Saturday, December 14

  • Vinyl Collectors Record Sale: Palo Alto Library — 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wreaths Across America: Los Gatos Memorial Park — 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd., Los Gatos. 11 a.m. For more information including how to donate a wreath in honor of a deceased veteran go to www.WAALosGatos.org or call Los Gatos Memorial Park 408-356-4151.
  • Winter Wonderland Carnival: Northside Branch Library, Santa Clara. 2 – 4 p.m. Northside’s Winter Reading Kickoff with a winter themed carnival of games, food, raffle and more. Eventbrite registration appreciated.
  • Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale presents “Carols in the California”: The California Theatre — 345 South First St., San Jose. 7 p.m. Tickets: $26 – $36 at www.symphonysiliconvalley.org or 408-286-2600.
  • Home for the Holidays: Mission Santa Clara de Asis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $35 at http://www.sjsu.edu/music/.
  • Santa Clara Ballet presents The Nutcracker: Santa Clara Convention Center Theater. Dec. 14 – 15. Tickets: $26 – $45 at santaclaraballet.com
  • Bayer Ballet Company’s Snow Queen: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Dec. 14 – 15. Tickets: $38 – $53 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.

 

Sunday, December 15

  • Winter Reading Magic Show: Sunnyvale Public Library. 3 p.m. Mike the Magician will entertain families with a magical winter show. For families with children ages 3 and up. Seating is limited.

 

Monday, December 16

  • Schola Cantorum’s 53rd Annual Messiah Sing: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 – $26 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.

 

Tuesday, December 17

  • Santa Clara City Council Meeting: Santa Clara City Hall. 7 p.m.
  • Broadway San Jose presents Waitress: San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts — 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. Dec. 17 – 22. Tickets: $43–$153 at broadwaysanjose.com or 800-982-ARTS (2787).

 

Wednesday, December 18

 

Reoccurring Events

  • December 7 – January 4 – TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents a new musical, Pride and Prejudice: Lucie Stern Theatre — 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Dec. 7 – Jan. 4.  Tickets: $30 – $100 at theatreworks.org or 650- 463-1960.
  • December 6 – 14 – Bay Area Drama Company presents Divided By: Sunnyvale Theater. Dec. 6 – 14. Performances in English and Hindi. Tickets: $26 – $36 at https://www.bayareadrama.company/.
  • December 6 – 15 – San Jose Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts — 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. Dec. 6 – 8 & Dec. 13 – 15. Tickets: $40 – $95 at www.sjnutcracker.com 408-286-990
  • December 6 – 22 – Guggenheim Entertainment presents “Who’s Holiday!”:  3Below Theaters & Lounge — 288 So. Second St., San Jose. Dec. 6 – 22. Rated R – parental research recommended for 16 and under. Tickets: $40 – $45 at www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-404-7711.
  • November 16 – December 12 – ‘In Creased’ Art Exhibit: Gillmor Center’s Vargas Gallery, Mission College. Nov. 16 – Dec. 12. missioncollege.edu/depts/art/vargas/
  • November 22 – January 20 – Winter Ice Rink: Downtown Sunnyvale. www.citylinesunnyvale.com/icerink/
  • November 20 – December 15 – The San Jose Stage Company Presents The Humans: 490 S. 1st St., San Jose. Nov. 20 – Dec. 15. Tickets: $32 – $72 www.thestage.org
  • November 16 – January 26 – Judy Shintani Art Exhibit: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. Through January 26 every day except Mondays and holidays.
  • November 1 – January 24 – Ken Gonzales-Day: Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, Santa Clara University. The exhibit runs Nov. 1 – Jan. 24 with interruptions.
  • October 4 – June 13 – Making an Impression – Printmaking Possibilities: Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum. Oct. 4 – June 13 with interruptions.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – Mission Bistro Open for Lunch: Freeberg Hospitality Management Building, Mission College. A student-run Mission Bistro. Open every Tuesday and Thursday during the semester for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m. – Racist Anonymous: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — 1957 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara. RA holds weekly meetings to better understand how to confront discrimination on anything based upon outward appearance including race, gender, LGBTQ and disability among others. RA is a 12-Step program patterned after AA.

 

More Events:

  • Thursday, December 19 – Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts — 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $47 – $62 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000
  • Thursday, December 19 – A Chanticleer Christmas: Mission Santa Clara. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 – $75 at www.chanticleer.org.
  • Friday, December 20 – 12th Annual South Bay Holiday Gospel Concert: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $34 – $39 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • Friday, December 20 – Peninsula Women’s Chorus presents Reinventing Love: Mission Santa Clara. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $40 at pwchorus.org.
  • Saturday, December 21 – Hot Club of San Francisco: Sunnyvale Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $29 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4349856
  • Saturday, December 21 – Winter’s Gifts – Spirit: First United Methodist Church — 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • Saturday, December 21 – Big Band Christmas “All the Classics”: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: $33 – $59 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • Saturday, December 21 – iSing Girlchoir presents Family Holiday Concert: Mission Santa Clara. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets at https://isingsv.com/.
  • Sunday, December 22 – Winter’s Gifts – Spirit: Mission Santa Clara at Santa Clara University — 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • Tuesday, December 31 – Noon Year’s Eve Across the Time Zones: Children’s Discovery Museum — 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 10 – 4 p.m. Admission: $0 – $15 – Included in the price of admission.
  • January 9 – June 13 – Stephanie Metz – InTouch: The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. Opening Reception Thursday, January 9. Showing Jan. 10 – June 13.
  • January 16 – 17 – Charisma 2020: Fess Parker Studio, Santa Clara University. Jan. 16 – 17. Members of the Charisma group reflect on their lives in an intense exploration of spirituality and the arts that combines art, music, dance and the spoken word. Tickets: $9 at scupresents.org
  • January 16 – February 9 – Pear Theatre presents Taking Steps: Pear Theatre — 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Jan. 16 – Feb. 9. Tickets: $35 at www.thepear.org or (650) 254-1148.

 

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