April/May 2018 17
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South Bay Accent at one
of these partner stores:
Los Altos 342 1st St.
Menlo Park 1010 University Dr.
San Mateo 222 East 4th Ave.
Campbell 1690 South Bascom Ave.
Fremont 3111 Mowry Ave.
Los Altos 4800 El Camino Real
Los Gatos 15980 Los Gatos Blvd.
Palo Alto 774 Emerson St.
Redwood City 1250 Jefferson Ave.
San Mateo 1010 Park Place
San Jose 1970 Naglee Ave.
San Jose 1421 Foxworthy Ave.
Sunnyvale 1356 S. Mary Ave.
May 20, time TBA. There will be no shortage
of eye candy during this famous running race
through the streets and over the hills of San
Francisco. Spectators can check out racers wearing
over-the-top costumes—and sometimes
nothing at all—at strategic locations including
the crest of the Hayes St. Hill at Alamo Square,
Golden Gate Park and the finish line along the
Great Highway. Free. San Francisco.
Hakone Matsuri Spring Festival. May 17,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate spring with traditional
Japanese art culture and food. Free.
Hakone Estate and Gardens, 21000 Big Basin
Way, Saratoga. 408/741-4994.
Carmel Art Festival. May 18-20, times vary.
The 25th annual festival was created to educate
people of all ages about the visual arts.
Visitors will enjoy a painting competition,
silent auction and art sale. Free. Mission Street
between Ocean Avenue and Sixth, Carmel-bythe
Sea. Visit carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com.
International Museum Day. May 18, times
vary. Museums across the United States, and
throughout the Bay Area, are offering free
admission in celebration of the roles museums
play in our communities. This year’s globally
inspired theme is “Hyper-connected museums:
New approaches, new publics.” Visit
FanimeCon. May 22–25, times vary. Explore
what’s new in the world of anime and Japanese
pop culture during the 21st anniversary of this
conference, which includes a black-and-white
ball, cosplay gatherings and a Fanime Music
Video contest. San Jose Convention Center,
150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 800/726-5673.
California Roots Music & Arts Festival.
May 25-27, times vary. This ninth annual
festival is a three-day event packed with performances
by reggae acts from around the
globe, along with food and artwork. Highlights
include Slightly Stoopid, Damian Marley
and Rebelution. Tickets $100-$470.
Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004
Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. Visit californiarootsfestival.
Civil War Battles and Encampment. May
26-28, times vary. Get a taste of what life was
like during the Civil War as Union and Confederate
soldiers re-enact historic battles at
one of the longest-running Civil War re-enactments
in the West. Tickets $25–$30. Roaring
Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Color Run. May 26, 8 a.m. This popular and
vividly colorful run has been hosted more than
300 times in 35 countries. Experience this celebration
of health, happiness and individuality
as diverse as the colors you’ll see while setting
your pace at this 5k race. Tickets from $30.
Guadalupe River Park. Arena Green East, San
Filoli Flower Show. May 31-June 3, 10 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. View oral interpretations, elegant
table settings and garden vignettes created by
more than 70 designers inspired by the theme
“California Kaleidoscope” in honor of the
rich history and environment of the Golden
State. Visitors will also enjoy live music, special
teas, brunches, demonstrations and more.
Tickets $30-$90. Filoli House & Garden, 86
Cañada Road, Woodside. 650/364-8300.
Music & Dance
Boz Scaggs. April 3, 8 p.m. If you missed
him last October when he had to reschedule,
now is your chance to see this musical legend.
The American singer, songwriter and guitarist
gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and
lead singer with the Steve Miller Band and has
since produced many platinum albums. Ticket
prices vary. Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood
Luke Combs and Ashley McBryde. April 4,
7:30 p.m. Though a newcomer on the country
music scene, Combs is quickly establishing
himself as one of the genre’s most promising
artists. His “Don’t Tempt Me with a Good
Time” tour comes to San Jose with special
guest Ashley McBryde. Tickets $20-$25. City
National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San
Niyaz. April 5, 7:30 p.m. Niyaz blends Sufi
poetry and folk songs from its native Iran with
rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-theart
modern electronics. With three bestselling,
critically acclaimed albums to its name,
the Iranian/Canadian duo crafts music with a
message aimed at uniting people from different
cultural and religious backgrounds. Tickets
$50-$56. Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo
Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Bolivian Dance. April 6, time TBD. Bolivian
Dance Team San Jose showcases the
county’s rich and varied culture by taking
innovative approaches to ancient and rare
forms of movement and storytelling through
dance. MACLA, 510 S. First St., San Jose.
Romeo Santos. April 6, 8 p.m. Latin pop sensation
and bachata superstar Romeo Santos
brings his scintillating rhythms to the stage
as part of the tour behind his album “Golden,”
which earned the biggest weekly sales
figures for a Latin studio album not only in
2017, but in over two years. Ticket prices vary.
Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland.
Toumani Diabaté. April 8, 2:30 p.m. Lauded
as one of Africa’s greatest musicians, Grammywinning
Diabaté is the Malian master of the
kora, the 21-string West African harp whose
shimmering tones have been plucked by generations
of griots, or cultural storytellers. Tickets
$15-$65. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen
St., Stanford University. 650/724-2464.
Nightwish. April 13, 7 p.m. As part of their