Ongoing – Farmers Market Every Saturday morning The Downtown Santa Clara Farmers Market continues its popular year-round engagement every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jackson Street between Benton and Homestead. Each season brings in new crops of fruits and vegetables. Check out colorful bouquets of cut flowers for your home, or plants for your patio and garden. Call 408-241-1281 for more information.
March 1 to 3 – Showtime 2013 – “Doomstown Fractured Fairy Tales or Once Upon a Time”
This annual production of SHOWTIME, an original melodrama by local talent, raises money to support the Senior Center’s Health and Wellness program. Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for Saturday and Sunday performances and $5 for Friday’s performance. Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. Santa Clara (408) 390-9544. http://santaclarawomensleague.org/
March 8 – Young Ireland with Kyle Alden & Athena Tergis at Santa Clara University
Irish folk music duo Young Ireland joins with celtic music veterans Kyle Alden and Athena Tergis for an evening of Irish Traditional and Folk Music on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Santa Clara University Recital Hall. All ages are welcome. This special event in-part benefits the fight against children’s hunger in Haiti through Te Soley, a San Francisco based 501c(3) charity.
Athena Tergis has toured the world with the likes of renowned box accordion player Sharon Shannon and sax player Clarence Clemmons (The E Street Band). Athena starred in Lord of the Dance in Las Vegas and became the principal fiddler for the Broadway production of Riverdance. Young Ireland is a newcomer to the Irish music scene, based in San Luis Obispo. www.youngirelandmusic.com. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/325441
March 9-10 – Toy and Model Train Expo
The Nor-Cal Division of the Train Collectors Association “speaks your language” and shares in the pleasure of collecting and operating toy and model trains. The Toy and Model Train Expo open to the public on both days and will feature 17 operating train layouts, several displays of toy and model trains, and informative clinics. Visit http://www.TrainExpo.org/ for more information.
March 12 – MC²IT Speaker Event – Dr. Ken Baylor, International Security Expert
Dr. Ken Baylor – Research VP at NSS Labs, a world class team of security analysts. Dr. Baylor is widely recognized as a leader in Bank Security, IT Security and Regulatory Compliance. In 2011/2012 his speaking engagements included RSA, Blackhat, ISACA-CACS and FS-ISAC. Time: 6:00-7:30P.M. For more information, visit http://mc2it.missioncollege.edu/speaker_series/baylor_2013-03-12.html
March 15 – “The Great American Songbook” – Santa Clara Chorale
The Santa Clara Chorale brings back its popular Sounds of the Stage program, a celebration of music written for the musical theater and opera stage. Performance time is 8 p.m. at Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For ticket information, call (408) 554-4023.
March 15 to 24 – “Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man” – Mission City Center for Performing Arts
Book, Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Wilson. March 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. March 17 & 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St. Santa Clara. Tix: $8 Adults, $5 Children. More information, visit http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=239
March 23 – Spring Art Fair at Triton Museum
Annual Ceramics, Glass, Miniatures and more sale event from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Triton Museum of Art. 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 247-3754, or visit http://www.tritonmuseum.org/SpecialEvents.php
April 9 – “The End of Overeating” – Dr. David Kessler
The Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship presents “The End of Overeating.” On a given day, it’s a question that we ask ourselves more than any other, and how we answer affects everything from our lifespan to our mood. What should I eat? For many Americans, a growing number of health problems can be traced back to obesity and being overweight. Dr. David Kessler has long been an advocate for public health, and in The End of Overeating he uncovers the origins of the obesity epidemic and explains how we can take control of our eating. Events will be held in the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University. Time: 7:30 p.m. General admission tix: $25. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 554-4000 or visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2013/index.cfm
April 19 to 21 – Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show at Santa Clara Convention Center
April 19 and 20, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., April 21, 10 a.m – 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.griffincoin.com/page2.html
April 20 – SCVQA 2013 Quilt Show at Santa Clara Convention Center
Hundreds of quilts made by SCVQA members will be on exhibit. Look for special exhibits including small group challenges, and a special childrens’ challenge among others. Demonstrations such as machine quilting, hand quilting, machine applique, hand applique, machine piecing, hand piecing, and easy binding application will occur at various times during the show. Admission of $10.00 is good for entry both days with an intact wrist band. http://scvqaquiltshow.org/
April 21 – Mission College Symphony
Mission College Symphony performs “The Stormy Cs” Mozart: Overture to “The Impresario” Donizetti: Sinfonia for Winds; New work for Vietnamese Zither and Orchestra (TBA) with Van-Anh Vo, soloist; Schumann: Symphony no. 2, in C Major. Time: 3:00 p.m. $15 general,$10 seniors, $5 Students, Mission College Students Free. 3000 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara. (408) 988-2200.
May 4 – Santa Clara Chorale Season Finale – “G.F. Handel’s Messiah”
Join the Chorale, soloists, and Jubilate Baroque Orchestra for this reflection on the birth, passion, and resurrection of Christ as told by G. F. Handel. Performance at 8 p.m. at Mission Santa Clara at Santa Clara University. From overture to final “Amen” chorus including the renowned “Hallelujah” Handel’s music will move and delight.
May 17 through June 8 – “Spreading It Around” – Santa Clara Players
This light-hearted comedy finds Angela Drayton, a wealthy widow living in a retirement community in Florida. When she grows tired of footing the bills and handling out money to her unappreciative children, she and some of the other residents start the “S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation”, an organization which gives to those really in need. Fearing they will lose their inheritance, her greedy son, and his shopaholic wife show up to try to have her committed for incompetence. Turning the tables, Angela shows them just how competent she is, and then shows them the door. Shows on May 17,19, 24-26, 30-31; June 1-2, & June 6-8. Sunday shows are at 2:30 pm. All other shows at 8 p.m. Shows at the Triton Museum – Hall Pavilion 1511 Warburton Avenue. For information and/or reservations, call (408) 248-7993 or visit http://www.scplayers.org/.
May 30 through June 2 – 46th Annual Santa Clara International Swim Meet
USA Swimming Grand Prix meet comes to Santa Clara as the 46th Santa Clara International Swim Meet. Meet features many of the world’s top swimmers. Heats begin at 9:00 a.m. with Finals each evening at 5:00 p.m. George F. Haines International Swim Center at Central Park located at Homestead and Kiely Blvd.
June 2 – Santa Clara Chorale – “Encore Concert”
The Chorale reprises its “greatest hits” of the seaon at the beautiful St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 1957 Pruneridge Avenue in Santa Clara at 2:00 p.m. The concert is FREE. For more information, visit http://www.scc.org/
June 9 – Annual Tea and Vintage Fashion Show
The lovely, shaded garden of the Harris-Lass Historic Museum at 1889 Market St. will be the setting for an “Afternoon Tea and Vintage Fashion Show”. The fashion show will feature vintage hats and dresses of the 19th and early 20th century. Tickets are $30 each. 1889 Market Street, Santa Clara. (408) 249-7905
June 14 through 16 – “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids” – Community Recreation Center
Based on the stories of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney Animated feature film. Music and Lyrics by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Time: 2:00 p.m. Mary Louise Mello Auditorium, Community Recreation Center 969 Kiely Blvd. Tix: $8 Adults, $5 Children. For more information, call (408) 615-3140 or visit http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=239
July 23 through 25 – “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR” – Mission City Center for Performing Arts
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements Music by Alan Menken. Book by Doug Wright. Time: 7:00 p.m. Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St. Santa Clara. Tix: $8 Adults, $5 Children.’ For more information, call (408) 615-3140 or visit http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=239