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In the Valley this Week: October 24 – 30

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 24

  • Sunnyvale Pop-up Event: Sunnyvale Community Center — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. 9 a.m. Last chance to look at Sunnyvale City Council District Maps in person and provide input.
  • Santa Clara Governance and Ethics Committee: City Hall Council Chambers. 3 p.m.
  • College Con 2019: Saints Bookstore — 3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara. College Con is a month-long celebration of comic books, graphic novels, manga, and all things heroic. More info
  • Ted Talk Speaker Dr. Victor Rios: Mission College, TAV – 130. 12:30 – 2 p.m. More info.
  • Tip-A-Cop Benefitting Special Olympics Northern California: California Pizza Kitchen — 3535 Monroe St, Santa Clara. 5 -9 p.m.
  • 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”
  • Residential Garbage & Organics Collection Program Community Meeting: Santa Clara City Hall Council Chambers. 6 – 7 p.m. More info.
  • Feeding the Homeless with Sunnyvale Rotary: Sunnyvale County Winter Shelter — 999 Hamlin Ct., Sunnyvale. 6:20 – 8 p.m. More info.
  • Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees Meeting: District Office, Santa Clara. ~7 p.m.
  • San Jose International Short Film Festival: CineArts Santana Row. Oct. 24 – 27. Tickets: $10+ at www.sjsff.com.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Oct. 22 – 27. Tickets: $43+ broadwaysanjose.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.
  • 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 25

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  • Diwali Days: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Recommended for ages 3+.
  • The Santa Clara Players Present The Odd Couple (Female Version). Oct. 25 – Nov. 16. Tickets: $10 – $22 santaclaraplayers.org
  • 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 26

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Discovery Meadow Park, San Jose. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. Register: MakingStridesWalk.org
  • Halloween ComicFest: Illusive Comics & Games — 1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. More info.
  • ¡Que Vivan los Muertos! A Day of the Dead Celebration: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail: Winchester Mystery House, San Jose. 12 – 4 p.m. Oct. 26 – 27. Free to guests of all ages. Games, bouncy houses, and more. https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/annual_events/
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang Plays Rachmaninoff: Heritage Theatre, Campbell. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $50 at peninsulasymphony.org.
  • Sunnyvale Community Players present Urinetown The Musical: Sunnyvale Theatre — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Oct. 26 – Nov. 10 Tickets: $32 – $38 https://sunnyvaleplayers.org/
  • Symphony Silicon Valley presents Partners & Dances: The California Theatre — 345 South First St., San Jose. Oct. 26 – 27. 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
  • 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

 

Monday, October 28

  • Family STEM Design Challenge – Halloween Edition: Northside Branch Library, Santa Clara. 6 – 7:30 p.m. For Grades 2+ and parents only. Eventbrite registration is required.
  • Sunnyvale Planning Commission Meeting: Sunnyvale City Hall. 6 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 29

  • Mummy & Me Halloween Family Fun Fest: Santana Row. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Will feature trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, live music and entertainment, balloons and more. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat. This event is free and open to the public. Also enjoy arts and crafts, live DJ, face painting, and pumpkin decorating. For more information, call 408-551-4611.
  • Santa Clara Stadium Authority Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers, Santa Clara. 7 p.m.
  • Sunnyvale City Council Meeting: Sunnyvale City Hall. 7 p.m.
  • Making a Native Fall Wreath: Library Program Room, Sunnyvale. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Learn how to create a beautiful fall wreath by recycling materials or picking native foliage from your garden. Join Deva Luna for this demonstration (demonstration only) on which plants work best and how to secure your greenery.

 

Wednesday, October 30

  • Islamic Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali: Mission College, Gillmor Center – Room 107. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. More info.
  • Music@Noon – Mariachi Estelar: Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall. 12 p.m. Free event. More info.
  • Film Screening – Us: Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. 7:30 p.m. More info.

 

More Events:

  • Thursday, October 31 – Early Bird Holiday Home Tour Ticket Window: Last day to order discounted Early Bird Holiday Home Tour tickets. www.sc-hometour.com
  • Thursday, October 31 – Day of the Dead Celebration: Mission College Campus Center, Saints Cafe. 12:30 – 2 p.m. This free annual celebration features a community altar, presentations, art activities and free food.
  • 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.
  • Thursday, October 31 – Halloween Concert – Stanford Wind Symphony and Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Department of Music Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $13 – $18 at music.stanford.edu.
  • Friday, November 1 – Ken Gonzales-Day Show Reception: Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, Santa Clara University. 5 – 6:45 p.m. Artist Talk: 7 p.m. at de Saisset Museum, Auditorium. The exhibit runs Nov. 1 – Jan. 24 with interruptions.
  • November 1 – 3 – Blue Man Group: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $48+ broadwaysanjose.com
  • Saturday, November 2 – Bryan Osborne Nature Area 50th Anniversary Celebration: 1380 Rosalia Ave., Sunnyvale. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free event. Come enjoy a scavenger hunt, craft activities, catching fish from our marsh with dipnets, and more. More info.
  • Saturday, November 2 – Mission City Community Fund Charity Auction Dinner & Dance: Santa Clara Convention Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $160 at www.missioncityfund.org.
  • 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 8 – 16 – Eurydice: Santa Clara University’s Louis B. Mayer Theatre. Nov. 8 – 16. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • 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.
  • Saturday, November 16 – SCU Orchestra – Global Warming: Mission Santa Clara. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $22 at scupresents.org
  • 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: TBD www.thestage.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 – 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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