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In the Valley this Week: December 19 – 25

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 19

  • A Chanticleer Christmas: Mission Santa Clara. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 – $75 at www.chanticleer.org.
  • 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

 

Friday, December 20

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  • 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.
  • Peninsula Women’s Chorus presents Reinventing Love: Mission Santa Clara. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $40 at pwchorus.org.

 

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.
  • iSing Girlchoir presents Family Holiday Concert: Mission Santa Clara. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets at https://isingsv.com/.
  • Winter’s Gifts – Spirit: First United Methodist Church — 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • Hot Club of San Francisco (French Gypsy Jazz): Sunnyvale Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $29 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4349856

 

Sunday, December 22

  • A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — 1957 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara. 10 a.m.
  • Santa Clara Menorah Lighting Festival: Moonlite Shopping Center — 2636 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 4 – 6 p.m. This event is FREE and is open to the entire community.
  • Winter’s Gifts – Spirit: Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara University. 7 p.m. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/

 

Monday, December 23

  • Senior Center Cinema: Santa Clara Senior Center. 1 – 3 p.m. Sip hot cider or savor a little hot chocolate while enjoying a holiday classic, Elf.
  • Volunteer Day – Let’s Make Compost: San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood Park & Community Garden, Santa Clara. 2 – 3:30 p.m. This is a free event for the whole family. If you are volunteering, please bring garden shears, gloves, and water. More info.

 

Tuesday, December 24 — Merry Christmas Eve!

  • Eat Drink and be Merry – A Flights Holiday Feast: Flights Restaurant, Campbell. 2 – 8 p.m. A 3 course Prix Fixe dinner with Ham & Steak. Cost: $39 per person, kids under 10 eat free.

 

Wednesday, December 25 — Merry Christmas!

  • Latte Art Class for Beginners: Jiaren Cafe — 1171 Homestead Rd. Ste 140B, Santa Clara. 3 – 3:30 p.m. Small class and beginner friendly. Cost: starts from $30/person. 20% Discount for in-store purchase

 

Reoccurring Events

  • December 17 – 22 – 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).
  • 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 – 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 22 – January 20 – Winter Ice Rink: Downtown Sunnyvale. www.citylinesunnyvale.com/icerink/
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Sunday, January 5 – Happy New Year!: McAfee Performing Arts Center at Saratoga High — 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga. 2:30 p.m. https://sjco.org/concerts-and-events/
  • January 9 – June 13 – Stephanie Metz – InTouch: The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. Opening Reception Thursday, January 9. Showing Jan. 10 – June 13.
  • Saturday, January 11 – Northside Police Substation Open House: 3992 Rivermark Parkway, Santa Clara. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Open House will include a tour of the Substation and displays of police equipment, including a patrol car, bicycle, motorcycle and armored rescue vehicle. For more information, call 408-615-4744.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, January 18 – Annual Sunnyvale Rotary Crab Feed Fundraiser: 1133 W. Washington Avenue in Sunnyvale. 5 – 7:30 p.m. Menu includes crab, pasta, salad, and bread. Available for purchase are beer, wine, water, and soda, plus a bake sale. Donation per ticket is $65 for adults 13 and over, $30 for children 8-12, free for children 7 and under. $30 is tax deductible. Contact Michelle Lewis for information at 408-921-1200. Make checks payable to Sunnyvale Rotary Foundation.

 

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