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wildlife safely across two busy freeways. Free.
Youth Recreation Center, 123 E. Main St., Los
Manila Disco Fever. April 7, 7:30 p.m. Break
out your bellbottoms and take a trip back in
time to the Filipino disco songs of the Manila
Sound, a musical genre that emerged in 1970s
Filipino nightclubs and has seen a resurgence
in recent years. The dance floor will be open,
so get ready to boogie all night long. Tickets
$13-$50. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St.,
Stanford University. 650/724-2464.
Silicon Valley Symphony presents “Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” April
7-8, times vary. View the second in the eightfilm
Harry Potter series on a giant, high-definition
screen while hearing John Williams’
iconic score live. Tickets $45-$95.
Center for the Performing Arts,
255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose,
Rain—A Tribute to The Beatles.
April 13-14, times vary. This live
tribute re-creates the aesthetic and
the iconic sound of the Beatles.
From authentic costumes to polished,
high-quality vocals, the cast
of “Rain” captures the songs, gestures
and nuances of the legendary foursome.
Tickets $45-$130. Center for
the Performing Arts. 255 Almaden
Blvd., San Jose, 408/792-4131.
Autism Speaks Walk. April 14, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. This walk is an inspirational
opportunity to raise money and
awareness to help change the future
for all those who struggle with autism. Funds
benefit biomedical research into the causes,
prevention, treatments and a possible cure
for autism. History Park, 1650 Senter Road,
San Jose. For fundraising information, visit
Coastal Wildflower Day. April 14, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Celebrate 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.
Downtown Willow Glen Wine Walk.
April 14, 2 to 5 p.m. Sip wines from a host
vintners during this festive spring affair that
features tasting sites at a variety of downtown
Will Glen shops and restaurants. Tickets $36.
Check-in begins at noon at two locations:
Buffington House, 1224 Lincoln Ave., or
workshops, free sailboat rides, luxury yachts
and, of course, loads of stunning sailboats.
Jack London Square, 466 Water St., Oakland.
Bay Area Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose.
April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Print enthusiasts,
students, educators, graphic designers typophiles,
artists and printers at all levels of experience
will enjoy demonstrations, tours and
exhibitors. Free. History Park, 635 Phelan
Ave., San Jose. 408/287-2290.
Casino Royale. April 21, 3:30-10 p.m. Join
fellow music lovers for a fun-filled afternoon
of fabulous food, casino games and a Texas
Hold ’em Poker Tournament. Then at 8 p.m.,
sit back and enjoy headliner and host Paula
Poundstone live onstage for “A Night
at the Opera,” featuring Opera San
Jose’s resident company of singers
and chorus on the set of “La Traviata.”
Tickets $25-$200. California
Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose.
Downtown Family Parade. April
21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games, crafts
and family entertainment are just
some of the fun activities visitors
can expect at the 40th annual event
hosted by the city of Mountain
View. Castro and Villa streets,
Mountain View. 650/903-6331.
San Francisco International Beer
Festival. April 21, 7 to 10 p.m.
Since 1984, this sudsy soiree has
raised money for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative
Nursery School. Guests enjoy unlimited
beer samplings in a 4-ounce souvenir mug,
unlimited food samplings from some of San
Francisco’s best restaurants and local music.
Tickets $75. Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion,
San Francisco. Visit sfbeerfest.com.
Third Annual Chili Cook-Off by Justin’s
House. Apr. 22, 12:30-3 p.m. Justin’s House,
providing a variety of services that inspire
youth to beyond abuse and addiction, holds
a chili cook-off featuring ample activities for
kids, along with music and raffle prices. 1680
Martin Ave., Santa Clara, 408/877-4574.
Cars and Croissants. April 22, 9 a.m.
Exotic car owners line up their autos along
Santana Row during this event, much to
the delight of enthusiasts. The get-together
includes coffee, croissants and lots of car
talk. Free. Santana Row, from Alyssum Lane
to Tatum Blvd., San Jose. 408/551-4611.
Bay Area Dance Week. April 27-May 6,
times vary. Tap your toes over to this celebration
of dance, featuring more than 400 free
events—classes, performances, open rehearsals,
lecture demonstrations and more—throughout
the Bay Area. The fun begins with
a wildly popular kick-off event
on April 27 in Union
Square Park in San
Various Bay Area
Goosetown Lounge, 1072 Lincoln Ave., San
Ninth Annual Poetry Invitational. April
21, 7 to 8 p.m. Every year, SJMA invites Bay
Area poets to visit the museum and create new
poems inspired by the artworks on view. Hear
them read their resultant works in the galleries
and gain new perspectives on the visual arts as
you listen. Tickets $5. San Jose Museum of Art,
110 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/271-6840.
Strictly Sail Pacific. April 19-22, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. (Thursday–Friday), 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday).
Everyone from newbies to experienced
sailors will find something interesting to do
during this four-day sailing celebration that
includes seminars, TOP: RICHARD LOVRICH
Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles, April 13–14, Center for the Performing Arts,
San Jose; Jamie Lee, April 12–15, Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale