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In the Valley this Week: November 14 – 20

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, November 14

  • El Camino Real Community Advisory Committee Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers, Santa Clara. 6 – 8 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to get feedback on the draft El Camino Real Specific Plan. For more information, please visit the El Camino Real Specific Plan website.
  • Preparing All Kids for Happy Fulfilled Lives: Summit Public Schools, Denali — 539 East Weddell Dr., Sunnyvale. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Eventbrite registration recommended.
  • Santa Clara Unified School District School Board Meeting: 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara. Usually at 7 p.m.
  • Sean Dorsey Dance – Boys in Trouble: San Jose State University Dance Theater, SPX 216 — One Washington Sq., San Jose. Nov. 14 – 15. Tickets: $20 – $30 at http://events.ha.sjsu.edu/musicanddance/

 

Friday, November 15

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  • Roberta Jones Junior Theatre’s “Charlotte’s Web The Musical”: Community Recreation Center, Santa Clara. November 15, 16, 22 and 23. Tickets: $6 – $12 at www.RJJT.org.
  • Pear Theatre Presents “Fresh Produce”: Pear Theatre — 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Nov. 15 & 16 Tickets: $15 per reading, or $20 for both at www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148.
  • The Young Actors’ Theatre Camp Presents Original Musical “Hell on Earth”: The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage — 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Nov. 15 – 17. Tickets: $28-38 at mvcpa.com or (650) 903-6000

 

Saturday, November 16

  • Homesteaders 4-H Ranch Event: 3450 Brookdale Drive, Santa Clara. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Barn tours, animals, arts & crafts, and more. Free event for all ages. http://scchomesteaders4Hclub.weebly.com
  • SCU Orchestra – Global Warming: Mission Santa Clara. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • Duo Melis, Classical Guitar Duo: First United Methodist Church — 24 N 5th St., San Jose. Tickets: $25 – $35 at http://sbgs.org/event/duomelis/
  • Bay Area Children’s Theatre presents “Construction Site on Christmas Night”: Sunnyvale Community Center — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Nov. 16 – 24. Tickets:  $18 – $30 at www.bactheatre.org  or call (510) 296-4433  

 

Sunday, November 17

  • Opening Reception: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Steinway Society presents Changyong Shin (Piano Concert): Independence High School Theater — 617 North Jackson Ave., San Jose. 2:30 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture at 1:45 p.m. Meet-the-artist time follows the concert. Tickets: $40 – $60 at www.steinwaysociety.com or 408-300-5635

 

Monday, November 18

 

Tuesday, November 19

  • City Council and Authorities Concurrent Special Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers, Santa Clara. 5 p.m.
  • Santana Row Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: Santana Row. 5 – 9 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays with loved ones as you watch Santana Row’s 40-foot Christmas tree light up the night, coupled with a snow confetti shower and more! The Tree Lighting main stage performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Santana Row Park with the lighting of the tree at approximately 7:30 p.m.
  • Archbishop Mitty High School Performance: Mission Santa Clara de Asis. 7:30 p.m. https://www.scu.edu/missionchurch/event-information/

 

Wednesday, November 20

  • Music @ Noon – The CSMV Ensemble: Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. 12 p.m.
  • Planning Commission Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers, Santa Clara. 6 p.m.
  • VTA Wants Your Input: County Government Building — 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose. 7 p.m. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking public input on ways to improve its governance structure and practices to help better serve the community. Complete an online survey by Dec. 6.
  • Jazz Band & Combos: Santa Clara University’s Music Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • The San Jose Stage Company Presents The Humans: 490 S. 1st St., San Jose. Nov. 20 – Dec. 15. Tickets: $32 – $72 www.thestage.org

 

Reoccurring Events

  • Miss Saigon: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Nov. 12 – 17. Tickets: $38+ broadwaysanjose.com
  • Eurydice: Santa Clara University’s Louis B. Mayer Theatre. Nov. 8 – 16. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • Peninsula Youth Theatre presents Peter Pan: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Nov. 9 – 17. Tickets: $15 – $28 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • 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.
  • Ken Gonzales-Day: Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, Santa Clara University. The exhibit runs Nov. 1 – Jan. 24 with interruptions.
  • October 25 – November 16 – The Santa Clara Players Present The Odd Couple (Female Version). Oct. 25 – Nov. 16. Tickets: $10 – $22 at santaclaraplayers.org
  • October 17 – November 10 – Guggenheim Entertainment presents Nine: 3Below Theaters & Lounge — 288 South 2nd St., San Jose. Oct. 17 – Nov. 10. Tickets: $36 – $54 at www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-404-7711.
  • October 4 – December 6 – Unbound – The Art of Deterioration: Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum. Oct. 4 – Dec. 6 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, 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, November 21 – VTA Wants Your Input: Virtual Town-Hall Webinar. 1 p.m. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking public input on ways to improve its governance structure and practices to help better serve the community. Register to receive YouTube Live link access. Complete an online survey by Dec. 6.
  • Thursday, November 21 – Sunnyvale Community Services’ Annual Holiday Auction: The Elks Lodge — 375 Pastoria Ave., Sunnyvale. 5 – 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free, but SCS suggests bringing a $25 gift card, which will be distributed to families in need during the annual SCS Holiday Center in early December. The Holiday Center is expected to serve 1,200 low-income Sunnyvale families this year. www.svcommunityservices.org.
  • Thursday, November 21 – SCU Wind Ensemble & US Air Force Band of the Golden West: Mission Santa Clara. 7:30 p.m. Free event. scupresents.org
  • Friday, November 22 – Free 4th Friday Jazz with Derek Primo Silbermann: St. Marks Church — 1957 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara. 7 p.m. Register on Eventbrite.
  • November 22 – 24 – Pacific Ballet Academy presents 29th Annual Nutcracker: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Nov. 22 – 24. Tickets: $15 – $30 (There are also children shows and an autism/sensory friendly performance) at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • November 22 – January 20 – Winter Ice Rink: Downtown Sunnyvale. A special opening ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This event will include entertainment and skating performances before the rink officially opens for the season. Adult skate will be $10 and kids are free on opening night.
  • Saturday, November 23 – Starting Arts’ Toys-For-Tots Holiday Open House: 525 Parrott St., San Jose. 12 – 2 p.m. Collecting new, unwrapped toys. Food, drink, and 1 raffle ticket for every toy you donate. RSVP: Michelle@startingarts.com
  • Saturday, November 23 – Stunt Dogs: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall — 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 – $45 at https://www.paloaltojcc.org/stuntdogs.
  • Saturday, November 23 – Rӧntgen Piano Trio: Community School of Music and Arts — 230 San Antonio Cr., Mountain View. 7:30 pm (Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 7:00 pm). Free and open to the public. www.arts4all.org
  • November 29 – December 1 – Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s The Christmas Ballet: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Tickets: $25 – $93 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • Saturday, November 30 – Cirque Dreams Holidaze Sneak Peek: Park Valencia, Santana Row. 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 30 – Oakland Samba Revue: Sunnyvale Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $29 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4349846
  • Tuesday, December 5- Haute Holiday Soiree: Santana Row. 6 – 9 p.m. Wine tastings, hunky Santa photos, mistletoe making, holiday sweet treats, live music and more. Proceeds benefit the JW House. Tickets: $40 at www.SantanaRow.com.
  • Friday, December 6 – Autotech Council presents Automotive User Experience: Alliance Innovation Lab, 3400 Central Expressway, Santa Clara. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tickets: $200 at https://autotech.cvent.com/19AP6
  • 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
  • Saturday, December 7 – 20th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration: Historic Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. 5 – 7:30 p.m. More info.
  • Saturday, December 7 – Holiday Makers Market in the Park: Santana Row. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop local artists selling US Handcrafted goods like jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents and more.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, December 8 – Santa Paws Benefitting Humane Society Silicon Valley: Park Valencia, Santana Row. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring your canine and feline friends for a keepsake photo with Santa Claus. The proceeds benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley.
  • Sunday, December 8 – Menorahs and Miracles – A Hanukkah Celebration: Children’s Discovery Museum — 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 12 – 4 p.m. Admission: $0 – $15 – Included in the price of admission.
  • December 13 & 15 – Santa Clara Chorale presents Resounding Joy: Santa Clara Mission. Tickets: $12 – $39 https://www.scc.org/concerts.html
  • Saturday, December 14 – 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.
  • Saturday, December 14 – 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.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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.

 

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