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In the Valley this Week: November 28 – December 4

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 28 – Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch & Dinner: Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant, Santa Clara. For reservations, call (408) 243-1431 or e-mail hello@marianisinn.com. Seatings offered at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
  • The Marsalli Family Foundation’s Free Thanksgiving Dinner: St. Clare Parish Hall, Santa Clara. 12 – 3 p.m. For anyone in the community who is in need of a hot meal and a warm, friendly environment for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All families welcome. Dinner includes salad, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls & butter, dessert, coffee, water, and punch. More information: turkeydnr@gmail.com.

 

Friday, November 29

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  • 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

  • Rides For Toys 2019: Macy’s parking lot, Downtown Sunnyvale. 10 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m. During this free event, each child who donates a new, unwrapped toy will be given a ride on a Sunnyvale fire engine — children under 10 years old can have a parent ride with them. There is only one ride per toy donation. Suggested retail value of the toys is $25+. Toys for kids 7 – 18 are needed most. Sunnyvale firefighters will present the toys to Sunnyvale Community Services to distribute to their clients in time for the holidays. For more information, call 408-730-7140.
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze Sneak Peek: Park Valencia, Santana Row. 11:30 a.m.
  • Oakland Samba Revue: Sunnyvale Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $29 at brownpapertickets.com/event/4349846

 

Sunday, December 1

  • Firehouse Run: Stevens Stadium, Santa Clara University. Sign up for a 5k family walk/run or a 10k run. Proceeds support Santa Clara Unified Schools. All participants receive a Firehouse Run T-Shirt and goody bag. All Junior Firefighter Race participants receive a medal and top finishers in their age group also receive a medal. www.thefirehouserun.com

 

Monday, December 2

  • Comedy Mondays: Lilly Mac’s Restaurant & Pub, Sunnyvale. 9 – 11:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, December 3

  • Santa Clara City Council and Stadium Authority Meeting: Santa Clara City Hall. 6 p.m.
  • Sunnyvale City Council Meeting: Sunnyvale City Hall. 6:30 p.m.
  • Songs of the British Isles: Gillmor Center, Mission College. 7:30 p.m. More info.

 

Wednesday, December 4

  • Kwanzaa Celebration: Freeberg Hospitality Management Building, Mission College. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. More info.

 

Reoccurring Events

  • 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 – December 1 – Opera San José production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel: California Theatre — 345 South 1st St., San Jose. Nov. 16 – Dec. 1. Recommended for children ages 6+. Tickets: $9 – $219 at operasj.org or (408) 437-4450.
  • 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 – 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 & 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:

  • December 5 – 6 – SCU Department of Theatre & Dance’s Choreographers’ Gallery: Louis B. Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara. Dec. 5 – 6. Tickets: $12 – $22 at http://scupresents.org/.
  • Thursday, 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 – 22 – Who’s Holiday!: 3 Below Theatres and Lounge, San Jose. Dec. 6 – 22. Rated R – parental research recommended for 16 and under. Tickets: $45 at https://3belowtheaters.com/.
  • December 6 – 8 – Western Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Dec. 6 – 8. Tickets: $28 – $33 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • December 6 – 7 – SCU Department of Music’s 20th Annual Festival of Lights: Mission Santa Clara. Dec. 6 – 7. Tickets: $18 – $28 at http://scupresents.org/.
  • 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. Tickets: $40 – $45 at www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-404-7711.
  • December 6 – 7 – Peninsula Youth Theatre’s The Secret Garden: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Dec. 6 – 7. Tickets: $6.50 – $13 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • Saturday, December 7 – Peanuts Run & Ride: California’s Great America, Santa Clara. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit www.runandriderace.com to learn more and register.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, December 7 – Breakfast with Santa: Sunnyvale Community Center. 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. An inter-generational event with holiday cheer, a delicious breakfast, fun crafts, photos with Santa and live performances. Bring nonperishable, easy-to-open food items for community seniors in need. Admission $5 before Nov. 27, $7.50 after at https://activitiesregistration.insunnyvale.org/
  • Saturday, December 7 – Peninsula Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players’ French Art Songs & Motart’s “Gran” Masterpiece: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara 7:30 p.m. Free event.
  • December 7 – 8 – Symphony Silicon Valley presents Khachaturian & Brahms: California Theatre — 345 South First Street, San Jose. Dec. 7 – 8. Tickets: $50 – $98 www.symphonysiliconvalley.org or 408-286-2600.
  • 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 – San Jose Wind Symphony’s “English Gardens”: McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga. 3 P.M. Tickets: $0 – $22 at http://www.sjws.org/buy-tickets.
  • 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.
  • Sunday, December 8 – Repair Café: Sunnyvale Public Library. 4 p.m.  Bring your broken stuff and your curiosity — Repair Café will help you with your repairs. First come, first served. http://www.repaircafe-paloalto.org/
  • 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 – Symphony Silicon Valley presents Carols in the California: California Theatre, San Jose. 7 p.m. Tickets: $26 – $36 atsymphonysiliconvalley.org.
  • 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 14 – 15 – Santa Clara Ballet presents The Nutcracker: Santa Clara Convention Center Theater. Dec. 14 – 15. Tickets: $26 – $45 at santaclaraballet.com
  • December 14 – 15 – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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