An evening with U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Wednesday, May 4th, 7:30pm: The first Chicano named U.S. Poet Laureate of the United States, Herrera’s poetry and performance art tells stories of human suffering, honor and dignity. Louis B Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University. For tickets, visit www.scupresents.org.
SCU Department of Theater and Dance: What Would Crazy Horse Do? May 5 – May 14: Set today, the play is about two Native Americans who are facing the extinction of their tribe; while the first female leader of the KKK is poised to bring a gentler version of the Klan into the limelight. When the two groups meet, they find that sometimes they’re asking the same questions. Fess Parker Theater Studio Theatre, Santa Clara University. Tickets $5-$15 at www.scupresents.org.
City of Santa Clara Cultural Commission Presents: Friday Night Live!- Friday, May 6th, 7:30-9pm: S.E.S Hall, 1375 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara.
Mother’s Day Trifecta- Saturday, May 7th, 2-5:30pm: Celebrate Mother’s Day with the library at three programs for ages 4 and up: 2pm- Mother Daughter Tea Under the Sea, 3:30pm- Mommy and Me Craft, 4:30-5:30pm- Mom Prom (for Mothers and Sons). Ages 4 and up ONLY. Eventbrite Registration is required. Please note that doors will close when room is at capacity or 15 minutes after each program begins. Northside Branch Library 692 Moreland Way, Santa Clara.