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In the Valley this Week: January 2 – 8

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, January 2

 

Friday, January 3

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  • Rock ‘N Roll Skate Night: Winter Ice Rink, Downtown Sunnyvale. 7 – 11 p.m. Tickets: $13+.

 

Saturday, January 4

 

Sunday, January 5

  • Library Art Contest Reception: Sunnyvale Public Library. 2 – 4 p.m. A celebration of the Library Art Contest winners. Take a walk around the Adult Fiction Room and view the winning artwork. There will be light refreshments; all ages are welcome.
  • Happy New Year!: McAfee Performing Arts Center at Saratoga High — 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga. 2:30 p.m. https://sjco.org/concerts-and-events/

 

Monday, January 6

  • Jerusalem Youth Chorus presents Singing Together for Change: 325 Willow St, San Jose. 7 – 9 p.m. Join the Jerusalem Youth Chorus in the co-creation of music and story sharing at this multicultural workshop, with a special performance by Notre Dame’s Latinas Unidas Folkorico Dance Group. Free & Open To The Public.

 

Tuesday, January 7

  • Sunnyvale City Council Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers. 6 p.m.

 

Wednesday, January 8

  • Brown Bag Lunch with Deborah Oropallo: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. 12 – 12:45 p.m. Take your lunch to the Triton for a lunchtime lecture with artist, Deborah Oropallo and learn more about her current exhibition, FLIGHT.Deborah Oropallo presents her new works as “journalism in visual form” and hear how composite works utilize layered visual sources to produce a dense interplay between time, place, form and content. Free and open to the public.
  • Senator Wieckowski Office Hours: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 3 – 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 510-794-3900 or by e-mailing senator.wieckowski@senate.ca.gov.

 

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.
  • 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:

  • Thursday, January 9 – Kindergarten Readiness: Community Services Recreation Center Ballroom — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. 6 to 8 p.m. Parents will learn basic building blocks for classroom success and discuss activities to do at home in preparation for their child’s transition into kindergarten. Receive a copy of First Five Santa Clara County Parent/Teacher handbook. Program content is for parents. Childcare is available. Registration is required by Friday, Jan. 3. If you have any questions, call 408-730-7800.
  • Thursday, January 9 – Capitol Steps – Make America Grin Again: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F) — 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Tickets: $60 – $65 at https://paloaltojcc.org/Arts.
  • January 9 – June 13 – Stephanie Metz – InTouch and California Stories from Thámien to Santa Clara: The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. Opening Reception Thursday, January 9. Stephanie Metz – InTouch is 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.
  • Saturday, January 11 – Steinway Society – The Bay Area presents Alessio Bax And Lucille Chung (Piano concert): Hammer Theatre Center — 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. 7:30 p.m.  Pre-concert lecture (6:45 p.m.). Meet-the-artists time follows the concerts. Single Tickets: $40 – $60. Senior/Student Discounts Available. Student Rush $10, 30 minutes prior to performance.  www.steinwaysociety.com or 408-300-5635.
  • January 15 – February 16 – TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents The Pianist of Willesden Lane: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Jan. 15 – Feb. 16. Adult ticket: $45 – $95 at mvcpa.com.
  • 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.
  • Sunday, January 19 – California Concerto Festival for Amateur Pianists: West Valley College Theatre, Saratoga. 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $20 at www.californiaconcerto.org.
  • Sunday, January 26 – Saratoga Symphony Concert: McAfee Center — 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga. 3 p.m. Free concert, with donations appreciated. www.saratogasymphony.com
  • February 5 – March 15 – San Jose Stage Company presents Chicago: 490 South 1st St., San Jose. Feb. 5 – March 15. Tickets: TBD at https://www.thestage.org/.
  • Friday, February 7 – Opening Reception: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the openings of new exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments and a no-host cash only bar. Free and open to the public.
  • Saturday, February 8 – California Stories Community Day: de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Designed for guests of all ages, this community day features artmaking projects, tours, presentations, and other hands-on activities.
  • February 14 – March 7 – Santa Clara Players present Drinking Habits (Comedy): 1750 Don Ave., Santa Clara. Feb. 14 – March 7. Tickets: $10 – $22 at santaclaraplayers.org.
  • February 21 – March 8 – Disney’s Freaky Friday – A New Musical (Sunnyvale Community Players Junior Production): Sunnyvale Community Theatre — 550 E Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Feb. 21 – March 8. Tickets: $16 – $29 https://sunnyvaleplayers.org/.

 

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