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In the Valley this Week: September 26 – October 2

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, September 26

  • Vintage Lace & Linens Sale: The Lace Museum — 552 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale. With your tax deductible membership, $10 (60+) or $20 you can attend the Thursday evening Pre-Sale from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • College of Adaptive Arts 7th Annual Golf Classic: Santa Teresa Golf Club. 2 – 7:30 p.m. More info.
  • Bill Wilson Center Open House: Drop-In Center — 693 South 2nd St., San Jose. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Vanessa Caustrita at 408-850-6129 or vcaustrita@billwilsoncenter.org.
  • Unruly Oktoberfest: Hotel Valencia, Santana Row. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Unlimited bites and beer tasting while supplies last. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets: $40 www.hotelvalencia-santanarow.com
  • Special Joint Meeting of the Sunnyvale City Council and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on District Elections and the California Voting Rights Act: Community Center Community Room — 550 East Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. 6 p.m.
  • Professor Arturo Villarreal on Jose Manuel Gonzales, Mayor of San Jose: Central Park Library, Santa Clara. 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. All are welcome, no registration required.
  • Santa Clara Police Department Talk and Tour: Santa Clara Police Station — 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 7 – 9 p.m. This program is for adults only. RSVP required: (408)615-4892 or cmcdowell@santaclaraca.gov.
  • Charter Review Committee Public Input Session: Mission Branch Library — 1098 Lexington St., Santa Clara. 7 p.m. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City Facebook page and YouTube channel.
  • Santa Clara Unified School District School Board Meeting: 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara. 7 p.m. A work study session begins at 5 p.m.
  • Homecoming – Art by Mission College Alumni: Vargas Art Gallery — 3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara. Through Oct. 5, every day except Sundays.
  • Expressions of Divinity – Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibit: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. Through Nov. 3, every day except Mondays.
  • Sunnyvale Community Players present Jekyll & Hyde: Sunnyvale Theatre — 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale. Sept. 14 – Oct. 6. Tickets: $32 – $38 sunnyvaleplayers.org
  • Palo Alto Players presents new American musical Bright Star: Lucie Stern Theater — 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Sept. 14 – 29. Tickets: $34 – $49 paplayers.org or 650-329-0891.

 

Friday, September 27

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  • 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, September 28

  • Santa Clara Parade of Champions: Downtown Santa Clara. www.scparadeofchampions.org
  • Harvest the Rain: San Tomas and Monore Street Community Garden and Park. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. A crash course in water conservation and rain capture.
  • JW House 11th Anniversary Celebration: JW House — 3850 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara. 2 – 4 p.m. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Los Lupeños de San José GALA Concerts: Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater — 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose. Sept. 28 & 29. Tickets: $25 – $100 https://gala.brownpapertickets.com/
  • Vudu Movie Nights: Plaza del Sol. Usually 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., showtime at sunset. Free event.

 

Sunday, September 29

  • The Art of Making Comics – A Chat with Artist Jen Hickman: Library Program Room — 665 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale. 1 – 3 p.m. Afterwards, head over to local comic shop Comics Conspiracy for a signing with Jen at 4 p.m.

 

Monday, September 30

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival: Library Program Room — 665 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale. 6 – 8:30 p.m. A screening of 10 short films for the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Registration is not required. More info.

 

Tuesday, October 1

  • Halloween Costume Swap Drop Off: Columbia Neighborhood Center — 785 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale. Oct. 1 – 15. M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Second drop-off location – Sunnyvale Community Services — 725 Kifer Rd., M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Accepting clean, gently used children’s costumes and accessories. The swap will be on Oct.18.
  • The Climate Reality Project: Library Fiction Room — 665 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale. 7 – 8 p.m. Join certified Climate Reality Leader, Erin Zimmerman PhD, for an active discussion on climate change.

 

Wednesday, October 2

  • National Coffee with a Cop Day with Santa Clara PD: Sara’s Kitchen — 1595 Franklin St., Santa Clara. 8 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Downtown Community Task Force Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers, Santa Clara. 6 p.m. More info.
  • 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

 

More Events:

  • Thursday, October 3 – WON Health & Wellness Fair: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Register online by Monday, Sept. 30. Tickets: $20 www.49ers.com/fans/wonevents
  • Thursday, October 3 – Fall Exhibitions Reception: de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Free event.
  • October 3 – 6 – Hammer Theatre Center presents the National Theatre Live screening of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch: Hammer Theatre Center — 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. Tickets: $13 – $20 www.hammertheatre.com or call (408) 924-8501.
  • October 4 & 5 – Monty Python – The Sing-Along/Quote Along: 3Below Theaters & Lounge, 288 S. Second St., San Jose. Oct. 4 – 5. Tickets: $15 – $17 www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-0404-7711
  • October 4 – 6 – Glass Pumpkin Festival: Santana Row Park, San Jose. Oct. 4 – 6. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Saturday, October 5 – Faculty Recital featuring Hans Boepple: Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $22 http://scupresents.org/
  • Saturday, October 5 – Cemetery Maintenance Day: 420 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Volunteers ages 15+ are welcome. Questions: 408-615-3740.
  • October 5 & 6 – Symphony Silicon Valley presents Peacock Variations & Tchaikovsky: California Theatre — 345 S. First St., San Jose. Tickets: $50 – $98 www.symphonysiliconvalley.org or 408-286-2600
  • October 5 & 6 – Hairspray – The Sing Along: Theaters & Lounge, 288 S. Second St., San Jose. Oct. 5 – 6. Tickets: $15 – $17 www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-0404-7711
  • Sunday, October 6 – Evening at the Barnyard: Animal Assisted Happiness Farm — 999 E Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale. 3 – 6 p.m. Suggested donations: $75 for adults, $25 for children. RSVP by Sept. 29 at www.animalassistedhappiness.org/
  • Sunday, October 6 – Unlock Inspiration with Starting Arts: Corinthian Grand Ballroom — 196 N. 3rd St., San Jose. 3 – 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 UnlockSA.eventbrite.com  
  • Sunday, October 6 – Winchester Orchestra presents A Music Lover’s Feast: Lincoln Glen Church — 2700 Booksin Ave., San Jose. 7 – 9 p.m. Tickets: $10 – $20 www.lincolnglen.org
  • Sunday, October 6 – Saratoga Symphony Concert presents “Kids Rule”: McAfee Center — 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga. 3 p.m. FREE concert, with donations appreciated. No tickets are needed,  open seating  www.saratogasymphony.com
  • Thursday, October 10 – Rush Hour Concert featuring Tony Rivera: Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall 5:30 p.m. Free event. http://scupresents.org/
  • Friday, October 11 – Hammer Theatre Center presents Joshua Radin and The Weepies on their Sirius XM Coffee House Tour: Hammer Theatre Center — 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 – $35 www.hammertheatre.com or call (408) 924-8501.
  • Sunday, October 13 – First Impressions: Santa Clara University Recital Hall — 952 Franklin St., Santa Clara. 7 p.m. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • Monday, October 14 – Sunnyvale Rotary Golf Tournament: Spring Valley Golf Course — 3441 Calaveras Rd., Milpitas. 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Cost: $150 per person is until Sept. 25, then increase to $200 per person, includes golf, cart, lunch, and banquet. Golfer online registration: sunnyvalerotary.org. Money raised benefits Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunnyvale Homeless Shelters, and the literacy programs at Sunnyvale School District schools.
  • Wednesday, October 16 – Roll Red Roll Film Screening: Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. 7:30 p.m. Free. More info.
  • Thursday, October 17 – 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.
  • October 17 – November 10 – Guggenheim Entertainment presents Nine: 3Below Theaters & Lounge — 288 South 2nd St., San Jose. Tickets: $36 – $54 www.3Belowtheaters.com or 408-404-7711.
  • Friday, October 18 – Santa Clara Chorale presents Invocation and Dance: Santa Clara Mission. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 – $39 https://www.scc.org/concerts.html
  • October 18 & 19 – SJCO with sjDANCEco: California Theatre — 345 South First St., San Jose. 8 p.m. Tickets $10 – $70 https://sjco.org/concerts-events/
  • October 18 – November 10 – Pear Theatre Presents SWEAT by Lynn Nottage: Pear Theatre — 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets: $35 www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148.
  • Saturday, October 19 – 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/
  • Saturday, October 19 – Rebuilding Day: Volunteer sign-ups are now open for Fall Rebuilding Day. No experience is necessary. Follow this link to volunteer.
  • October 22 – 27 – Jesus Christ Superstar: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $43+ broadwaysanjose.com
  • October 25 – November 16 – The Santa Clara Players Present The Odd Couple (Female Version) Tickets: TBD santaclaraplayers.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: TBD https://sunnyvaleplayers.org/
  • 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
  • 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 12 – 17 – Miss Saigon: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $38+ broadwaysanjose.com
  • November 20 – December 15 – The San Jose Stage Company Presents The Humans: 490 S. 1st St., San Jose. Tickets: TBD www.thestage.org

 

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