April/May 2014 17 CALENDAR CALENDAR Coastal Wildflower Day. April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of California State Parks with a festival of flowers filled with activities for the entire family. Enjoy local plant displays, games for kids, tours of the state beach and gardens, and educational information about native plants and animals. Free. Half Moon Bay State Beach (Francis Beach parking lot), 95 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay. 650/817-5251. Photos with the Easter Bunny. April 13, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring the kids over to Santana Row for photos with everyone’s favorite holiday rabbit. Expect face painting and egg and cookie decorating for an additional fee. Proceeds benefit the Autism Diagnostics and Consulting Center. Tickets $10. Park Valencia, 3055 Olin Ave., San Jose. 408/551-4600. Spring Break at the Boardwalk. April 14-18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ditch the books and hit the beach for a family-friendly party featuring rides, inflatables, interactive booths, the “Surfing Magician,” kids dance parties and a Battle of the Bands. Free. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. 831/423-5590. Women Fully Clothed. April 17, 7:30 p.m. Martin Short once called this comedic quartet “totally hysterical, funny, and smart.” Make it a ladies night with these clever Canadian women. Tickets $30-$38. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga. 408/961-5858. ArtsSplash 2014. April 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wear walking shoes for an art-filled day featuring food and live music. Plan to make some of your own art, take tours of the gorgeous Historic Villa and get behind-the-scenes looks at the artists-in-residence open studios. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858. Don Giovanni. April 19-May 2, times vary. Opera San Jose concludes its 30th anniversary season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s powerful opera about an arrogant nobleman who seduces every woman he meets—until he encounters something he cannot kill, beat up, dodge, or outwit. Tickets $51-$111. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/437-4450. Hillsborough Antique Show and Sale. April 25-27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday). Pieces ranging from 17th century antiques to Modernist works of art will be for sale during this show that includes exhibitors from The Americas, Europe and Asia. San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo. 650/773-4824. Downtown Family Parade. April 26, noon to 3 p.m. Games, crafts and family entertainment are just some of the fun activities visitors can expect at the 36th annual parade hosted by the City of Mountain View. Castro St. and Villa St., Mountain View. 650/903-6331. Downtown Willow Glen Wine Walk. April 26, 2 to 6 p.m. Sip wines from more than 30 wineries during this festive spring event that features tasting sites ranging from shops to restaurants and includes a commemorative wine glass. Tickets $35-$40. Lincoln Ave. at Minnesota Ave., San Jose. 408/298-2100. Cherry Blossom Festival. April 26-27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Welcome the arrival of spring with traditional Japanese exhibitions, entertainment and cuisine while admiring the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees during this festival that honors Cupertino’s sister city of Toyokawa, Japan. Free. Memorial Park, Stevens Creek Blvd. and Mary Ave., Cupertino. 408/940-5287. Festival of the Silk Road 2014. April 27, 1 to 8 p.m. Immerse yourself in the cultures of Silk Road countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, China, India and Egypt. Celebrate with free folk dancing, music, arts and crafts as well as two ticketed concerts and Silk Road-inspired cuisine. Free-$100. School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Plaza, San Jose. 800/838-3006.
South Bay Accent - Apr/May 2014
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