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In the Valley this Week: October 17 – 23

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, October 17

  • Welcome Newcomers: Santa Clara Senior Center — 1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The welcome event will highlight Senior Center programs and services, answer your questions, and take you on a tour of the Senior Center. No pre-registration is required. Everyone is welcome.
  • Charter Review Committee Public Input Session: Northside Branch Library, Community Room — 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara. 7 p.m. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City Facebook page and YouTube channel.
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival: Santa Clara Convention Center. Oct. 17 – 20. Tickets: $13 – $15 www.quiltfest.com
  • Guggenheim Entertainment presents Nine: 3Below Theaters & Lounge — 288 South 2nd St., San Jose. Oct. 17 – Nov. 10. Tickets: $36 – $54 www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-404-7711.
  • A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder: South Bay Musical Theatre — 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. Sept. 28 – Oct. 19. Tickets: $20 – $39 www.southbaymt.com
  • Mission Impressions – Art by Printmaking Students: Mission College — Gillmor Center, Vargas Gallery. Oct. 15 to Nov. 9. vargas.missioncollege.edu
  • Expressions of Divinity – Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibit: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. Through Nov. 3, every day except Mondays.
  • Unbound – The Art of Deterioration: Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum. Oct. 4 – Dec. 6 with interruptions.
  • Making an Impression – Printmaking Possibilities: Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum. Oct. 4 – June 13 with interruptions.
  • The Stage Presents The Rocky Horror Show: San Jose Stage Company — 490 South 1st St., San Jose. Oct. 2 – Nov. 3. Tickets: $22 – $60 www.thestage.org

 

Friday, October 18

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  • The Halloween Costume Swap: San Miguel Family Resource Center, Room K-5 — 777 San Miguel Ave., Sunnyvale. 2 – 4:30 p.m. Children’s Halloween costume only. First come, first served while supplies last. Limit one per child. More information: 408-730-7800.
  • Magician’s Toolbox: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 4 – 5 p.m. Led by professional magician Phil Ackerly. For ages 10+. More info.
  • Santa Clara Chorale presents Invocation and Dance: Santa Clara Mission. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $39 https://www.scc.org/concerts.html
  • SJCO with sjDANCEco: California Theatre — 345 South First St., San Jose. 8 p.m. Oct. 18 & 19. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • Pear Theatre Presents SWEAT by Lynn Nottage: Pear Theatre — 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Oct. 18 – Nov. 10 Tickets: $35 www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148.
  • Halloween Haunt: California’s Great America, Santa Clara. Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Sept. 27 – Nov. 2, including Halloween Night. www.cagreatamerica.com

 

Saturday, October 19

  • Diwali Dhamaka 2019: Northside Branch Library, Santa Clara. The King’s Problem Puppet Show: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Diwali Scavenger Hunt: 3 – 4 p.m. For All Ages. Eventbrite Registration Required.
  • Diwali Celebration: Sunnyvale Senior Center — 550 E Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be live music, dance performances, henna, crafts and food trucks. More info.
  • San Jose’s Muscle Queen Car Club Fundraiser: Next Door Solutions’ headquarters — 234 East Gish Rd., San Jose. 12 – 3 p.m. A fundraiser for Next Door Solutions. A muscle car show of 50 cars that are built, maintained and driven by women.
  • Art of Inclusion – Art Collaboration: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. 4 – 7 p.m. Life Services Alternatives, the Triton, and Archbishop Mitty High School have joined together in creating the “Art of Inclusion.” Free Admission with RSVP.
  • KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble presents Kitka & Hasmik Harutyunyan / Gorani – Love Songs to Lost Homelands: Hammer Theatre Center — 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets: Free & $5 parking. https://hammertheatre.com/event/kitka-womens-vocal-ensemble-hasmik-harutyunyan/
  • Evenings of Cultural Arts presents Crying Uncle and The Town Howlers (Bluegrass): Sunnyvale Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $29 at www.brownpapertickets.com
  • Diwali Festival of Lights: Children’s Discovery Museum — 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Oct. 19 – 20. Included with Museum admission. www.cdm.org
  • Rebuilding Day: Volunteer sign-ups are now open for Fall Rebuilding Day. No experience is necessary. Follow this link to volunteer.

 

Sunday, October 20

  • Master Gardeners talk – Going Native in the Garden: Everett N. “Eddie” Souza Park & Community Garden — 2380 Monroe St., Santa Clara. 10 – 11:30 a.m. More info.
  • Opening Reception of Our Community Prepares – Acts of Nature, Then and Now: Los Altos History Museum — 51 S San Antonio Rd., Los Altos. 2 – 5 p.m. Runs Oct. 17 – Jan. 19.
  • Inktober: Library Program Room, Sunnyvale. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month. Join the Library to draw together. You’ll have time to just free draw and plenty of drawing resource books available for your use, but they’ll also be doing some quick sketch competitions with awesome prizes to choose from.

 

Monday, October 21

  • Residential Garbage & Organics Collection Program Community Meeting: Santa Clara City Hall Council Chambers. 6 – 7 p.m. More info.
  • Neighborhood-University Relations Committee Meeting: Santa Clara University — Schott Admission Building, Room 406. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 22

  • Sustainability Speaker Series – Solar Photovoltaic Systems for your Home: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 6 – 7 p.m. Register for this free event at santaclaraca.gov/government/sustainability.
  • Floral Hand Lettering: Library Program Room, Sunnyvale. 7 – 8 p.m. Create Instagram-ready hand lettering designs with artist @madebytherat. Learn the basic drawing skills you need to get started with your first, floral hand lettering design. Supplies are limited and available on first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.
  • Santa Clara Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers. 7 p.m.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Oct. 22 – 27. Tickets: $43+ broadwaysanjose.com

 

Wednesday, October 23

  • Music@Noon – Lawrence University Trio: Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall. 12 p.m. Free event. More info.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Glen Rogers: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. 12 – 12:45 p.m. Glen Rogers will present her new book, Symbols of the Spirit: A Meditative Journey Through. Free and open to the public.
  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration: San Miguel Elementary School — 777 San Miguel Ave., Sunnyvale. 4 – 6 p.m. A free event featuring music, special performances, arts and crafts with guest artists, and more. For all ages.
  • Santa Clara Planning Commission: City Hall Council Chambers. 6 p.m.

 

More Events:

  • Thursday, October 24 – Santa Clara Governance and Ethics Committee: City Hall Council Chambers. 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24 – Tip-A-Cop Benefitting Special Olympics Northern California: California Pizza Kitchen — 3535 Monroe St, Santa Clara. 5 -9 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24 – Sunnyvale City Council Community Meeting: Sunnyvale Community Center, Community Room 550. 6 p.m. Topic: “Housing Strategy Open House: Sunnyvale Housing Needs and Potential Tools”
  • Thursday, October 24 – Feeding the Homeless with Sunnyvale Rotary: Sunnyvale County Winter Shelter — 999 Hamlin Ct., Sunnyvale. 6:20 – 8 p.m. More info.
  • Thursday, October 24 – Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees Meeting: District Office, Santa Clara. ~7 p.m.
  • October 25 – November 16 – The Santa Clara Players Present The Odd Couple (Female Version) Tickets: $10 – $22 santaclaraplayers.org
  • Saturday, October 26 – Halloween Family Art Day: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dressing up in your best costumes is encouraged. Free and open to the public.
  • Saturday, October 26 – Family Fall Fest: Columbia Neighborhood Center — 785 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale. 2 – 5 p.m. Free annual family festival with a mini-pumpkin patch, healthy snacks and activities. Costumes are encouraged. Questions: 408-730-7800. More info.
  • Saturday, October 26 – Community School of Music and Arts presents the Juanito Pascual Trio: Community School of Music and Arts — 230 San Antonio Cr., Mountain View. 7:30 p.m. Free event. www.arts4all.org
  • October 26 – 27 – 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail: Winchester Mystery House, San Jose. 12 – 4 p.m. More details TBD. https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/annual_events/
  • October 26 – November 10 – Sunnyvale Community Players present Urinetown The Musical: Sunnyvale Theatre — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Tickets: $32 – $38 https://sunnyvaleplayers.org/
  • October 26 – 27 – Symphony Silicon Valley presents Partners & Dances: The California Theatre — 345 South First St., San Jose. Tickets: $50 – $98 www.symphonysiliconvalley.org or 408-286-2600
  • Sunday, October 27 – Sunnyvale Pet Parade and Halloween Family Event: Historic Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dress up your kids and pets for a festive parade. Proceeds from the Pet Parade will go towards funding a K-9 memorial dedicated to Jax, who was killed in the line of duty. This event is free but registration is required: www.sunnyvalepetparade.com
  • Sunday, October 27 – Steinway Society The Bay Area presents Anna Dmytrenko: Hammer Theatre Center — 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. 2:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture (1:45 p.m.). Meet-the-artist time follows the concerts. Tickets: $40 – $60. www.steinwaysociety.com or 408-990-0872
  • Thursday, October 31 – Children’s Halloween Party: Youth Activity Center (YAC), Santa Clara. 3 – 6 p.m. For all families and K-5th grade trick or treaters. The event is free for all attendees and will feature carnival games, a pumpkin walk, live entertainment, inflatable jumpers, arts & crafts, food and drinks. Kids are encouraged to dress up and are welcome to enter the Annual Halloween Costume Contest. More Info.
  • November 1 – 3 – Blue Man Group: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $48+ broadwaysanjose.com
  • Sunday, November 3 – Cellissimi: San José City Hall Rotunda — 200 E. Santa Clara St., San José. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • November 9 & 10 – 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.
  • Tuesday, November 12 – Melissa Etheridge’s The Medicine Tour: Campbell’s historic Heritage Theatre — 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 8 p.m. Tickets: $88.50+ at HeritageTheatre.org or 408-866-2700.
  • November 12 – 17 – Miss Saigon: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $38+ broadwaysanjose.com
  • 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 20 – December 15 – The San Jose Stage Company Presents The Humans: 490 S. 1st St., San Jose. Tickets: TBD www.thestage.org
  • November 22 – January 20 – Winter Ice Rink: Downtown Sunnyvale.
  • 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 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 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).
  • 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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