Video Game Fest: Jan. 26th, 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.- Come and have fun with different video game consoles like the Wii U, Xbox and PS4. Play Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. and other awesome games. For grades 7-12. Register at scclvideogamefest.eventbrite.com. Central Park Library–Redwood Room 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara.
NNL West: Jan. 28th, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.- Model car display and swap meet. This year’s theme is “7” (Cars from ’57, ’67, etc…) & TV/Movie Cars. Buy tickets at the box office located in the lobby. Ticket sales start about 8:30 a.m.. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children under 12-years-old. Learn more at www.nnlwest.org. Santa Clara Convention Center–5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.
DesignCon: Jan. 31st–Feb. 2nd- DesignCon, the premier conference for chip, board, and systems design engineers; returns to Silicon Valley for its 22nd year. DesignCon serves the high speed communications and semiconductor communities offering state-of-the-art design methodologies, applications, technologies and unparalleled networking opportunities. Register at designcon.tech.ubm.com/2017/registrations/Main. The Expo Pass is free and tickets for more access range from $699 to $1,049. Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Santa Clara Convention Center–5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.