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In the Valley this Week: November 7 – 13

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 7

  • Huda Al-Marashi, Reading/Book Signing: St. Clare Room, Santa Clara University. 7 p.m. Free event. More info.

 

Friday, November 8

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  • Eurydice: Santa Clara University’s Louis B. Mayer Theatre. Nov. 8 – 16. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • Pop-up Escape Game: Secrets of the Illuminati Decoded: The Dragon Theatre — 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Nov 8 – 9. Tickets: $30 on Eventbrite (Use promo code FC5 for $5 off ticket prices).

 

Saturday, November 9

  • Fall Bake Sale: First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara — 2499 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All proceeds go towards financing the 2020 Little Sprouts Summer Garden Camp.
  • Sustainability Speaker Series: Electric Cars Demystified: Sunnyvale Theatre. EV Expo/ride: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel: 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Learn about purchasing and owning electric vehicles. More info.
  • Peninsula Symphony Chamber Players present The Hidden Gem Series: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 3 p.m. Tickets: $20 – $27 at mvcpa.com or 650-903-6000.
  • Albany Consort Presents From Chaos to the Sublime: Los Altos Lutheran — 460 S El Monte, Los Altos. 7 – 9 p.m. Tickets: $30 – $70.  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4422927
  • Mission College Symphony presents “Hidden Gems”: Mission Santa Clara Church. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $0 – $20 at missioncollege.edu
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts — 255 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose. Nov. 9 – 10. Tickets: $50 – $100 at www.symphonysiliconvalley.org or 408-286-2600 ext. 23.
  • 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.

 

Sunday, November 10

  • Sesame Street Celebration: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 1 – 2 p.m. All ages welcome.
  • From Beethoven to Broadway Music for Horn and Piano: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 3 – 4 p.m. Free event.

 

Monday, November 11

  • Sunnyvale Planning Commission Meeting: Sunnyvale City Hall. 6 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 12

 

Wednesday, November 13

  • Music @ Noon – Youlan Ensemble: Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. 12 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Santa Clara Planning Commission Meeting: Santa Clara City Hall. 6 p.m.

 

Reoccurring Events

  • 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 26 – November 10 – Sunnyvale Community Players present Urinetown The Musical: Sunnyvale Theatre — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Oct. 26 – Nov. 10. Tickets: $32 – $38 at https://sunnyvaleplayers.org/
  • 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 15 – November 9 – Mission Impressions – Art by Printmaking Students: Mission College — Gillmor Center, Vargas Gallery. Oct. 15 to Nov. 9. vargas.missioncollege.edu
  • 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 14 – Santa Clara Unified School District School Board Meeting: 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara. Usually at 7 p.m.
  • November 14 – 15 – 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/
  • November 15 & 16 – 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.
  • November 15 – 17 – 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, 16, 17. Tickets: $28-38 at mvcpa.com or (650) 903-6000
  • Saturday, November 16 – SCU Orchestra – Global Warming: Mission Santa Clara. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • Saturday, November 16 – Duo Melis, Classical Guitar Duo: First United Methodist Church — 24 N 5th St., San Jose. Tickets: $25 – $35 at http://sbgs.org/event/duomelis/
  • November 16 – 24 – 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.
  • Sunday, November 17 – 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
  • Tuesday, November 19 – 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.
  • Wednesday, November 20 – Jazz Band & Combos: Santa Clara University’s Music Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • November 20 – December 15 – The San Jose Stage Company Presents The Humans: 490 S. 1st St., San Jose. Tickets: $32 – $72 www.thestage.org
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 – 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.
  • 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.
  • December 13 & 15 – Santa Clara Chorale presents Resounding Joy: Santa Clara Mission. Tickets: $12 – $39 https://www.scc.org/concerts.html
  • 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/

 

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