The Color Purple, May 1–27, Orpheum Theater,
16 South Bay Accent
locations. Visit bayareandw.org.
Hillsborough Antique Show and Sale. April
27-29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday).
This annual fundraiser benefiting the
United Veterans Services includes antiques,
art, Americana, silver jewelry, home furnishings
and lots more. Tickets $10. San Mateo
County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St.,
San Mateo. 650/773-4824.
Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival. Apr.
28-29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 34th annual festival
is inspired by Cupertino’s sister relationship
with Toyokawa, Japan. Sip sake and sample
fresh sushi, along with other Japanese food and
beverages, while taking in culturally inspired
entertainment and demonstrations, along with
exhibits, arts and crafts and more. Free admission.
10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino.
Monster Jam. April 28, 7 p.m. Monster Jam
trucks compete in heart-pounding racing and
freestyle competitions. Watch drivers finesse
the huge machines in daring displays of stunts
and tricks. Tickets $20-$60. Levi’s Stadium,
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara.
Nikkei Matsuri. April 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Experience the rich culture of Japanese Americans
as locals celebrate their heritage with the
41st annual festival in the heart of one of the
few surviving Japantowns in the United States.
Free. 535 N. Fifth St., San Jose, 408/294-3138.
Four Bridges. April 29, 2 p.m. Listeners are
invited take a sonic journey that leads them
through Montalvo’s redwood canyons into
oak-lined meadows. As they walk they will be
immersed in sounds that include instrumental
music, the voices and tinkling laughter of
a children’s choir, field recordings and audio
clips from archival sources, and readings of
poetry and prose. Tickets $5-$10. Historic
Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Road, Saratoga, 408/961-5858.
16th Annual sjDANCEco Dance Festition
of cycling and its history. The event features
a bicycle show, food trucks, craft beer,
expo demonstrations, music and kids’ activities.
Tickets $5, free for children 2 and younger.
History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose.
David Blaine Live. May 10, 8 p.m. Proclaimed
“the greatest magician who ever
lived,” by Howard Stern, and lauded by legendary
duo Penn and Teller, Blaine has been
astounding audiences for more than two
decades. Watch the illusionist at work when
this spectacle takes center stage. Tickets $25-
$99. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos
St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Stars on Ice. May 13, 4 p.m. A dazzling performance
from some of the top talents in ice
skating, including Olympic gold medalists,
will glide into town to dazzle the South Bay.
Tickets from $30. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa
Clara St., San Jose. 800/745-3000.
Annual Berryessa Art and Wine Festival.
May 12, noon to 4 p.m. Celebrating its 40th
anniversary, this event is the place to enjoy arts
and crafts, both for viewing and for purchase,
and sample delightful wines in this pleasant,
family-friendly setting overlooking the Penitencia
Creek Trail and Penitencia Creek Park. 1050
Berryessa Road, San Jose.
Amgen Tour of California.
May 16. In this
fourth leg of the sevenstage
tour, cyclists head
from Modesto into
the heart of San Jose, a
distance of 88.8 miles.
Amgen has been collaborating
with other nonprofits
to host this tour since 2005
as a cancer initiative. Metcalf
Road, San Jose.
Pink. May 18, 8
val. April 29, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Enjoy a wide variety
of inspiring performances
by dance companies,
performing groups and cultural
all around the South Bay.
Free. Santana Row Park,
3055 Olin Ave., San Jose.
Pacific Coast Dream
Machines Show. April
29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrating
its 28th year,
this collection of automotive
unique and rare vehicles
from the 20th and 21st
centuries. Whether peeking
into a historical Model
T, marveling at military and SWAT vehicles or
watching a thrilling stunt performance, there’s
entertainment for all ages. Tickets $25. Half
Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway,
Half Moon Bay, 650/726-2328.
Stomp. May 4-8, times vary. From its beginnings
as a street performance in the UK, this
toe-tapping show—which last played to soldout
crowds in San Jose in 2011—has grown
into an international sensation over the past
20 years, having been performed in more
than 50 countries and in front of
more than 24 million people.
Tickets $38-$128. Center for
the Performing Arts. 255
Almaden Blvd., San Jose.
Mountain View A La
Carte & Art Festival.
May 5-6, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. The 22nd annual
edition of the Bay Area’s
popular outdoor festival
kicks off with two days
of live music, an arts and
crafts show, food, drink,
fine wine and craft beer, a
farmers’ market with fresh
seasonal produce and the
extensive classic car show,
A La Car & Art. Castro
St., Mountain View,
Silicon Valley Bikes Festival.
May 6, 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. Join the local cycling
community for a celebra-
Nils Lofgren, April 14, Carriage
House Theatre, Saratoga
d y n a m i c
live show, the
pop icon will
light up the stadium
on her Beautiful
Tour. Audiences enjoy
her epic vocals, stunning
work. Tickets $47.50-
Arena. 7000 Coliseum
Bay to Breakers.
TOP: MATTHEW MURPHY; BOTTOM: ERIC MARCEL