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Tartan Day Scottish Fair. April 7, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. A day filled with traditional music,
dancing, bagpipes, crafts and historical re-enactments
takes place at the Ardenwood Historical.
Perfect for both young and old, local clans share
their culture while children explore the Children’s
Glen, where they might even meet a fairy
or dragon. Tickets $5-$12. 34600 Ardenwood
Boulevard, Fremont, 510/544-2797.
El Camino Youth Symphony Annual Benefit
Concert with Taylor Eigsti. April 7, 7:30
p.m. In this “Celebration of American Composers,”
icons of popular composition, Gershwin,
Bernstein, and Copland are brought to
life. Joining the symphony for “Rhapsody in
Blue” is Bay Area native and award-winning
pianist Taylor Eigsti. Tickets $28-$38. Flint
Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
Guys and Dolls. April 20-29, times vary. In
this Children’s Musical Theater production,
Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough
to keep his “floating crap game” afloat. And
when he makes a bet with high-roller Sky
Masterson, his problems seem to
be solved, but now these gentlemen
have to decide if they’re
ready to gamble on love. Tickets
$25-$30. Montgomery Theater,
271 S. Market St., San Jose.
Annie Jr. April 20-May 12, times
vary. Based on the popular comic
strip and adapted from the Tony
Award-winning musical, “Annie
Jr.” features everyone’s favorite
little redhead in her very first
adventure. Tickets $16-$25. Morgan
Hill Community Playhouse,
17090 Monterey St., Morgan
Children of the Dragon. April
21-22, times vary. Music, dance,
food, and art will highlight this
exciting, colorful, and culturally
rich two-day event featuring
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, May 10–June 4, San Jose Improv;
Lost and Found: Danspace Project, May 4–5, Bing Concert Hall,
members of the local Vietnamese
community. Have fun honoring and sharing
your own culture, or discovering the celebrations
of your neighbors. Admission $15. Children’s
Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz
Way, San Jose. 408/298-5437.
Click, Clack, Moo. April 24 and 27, times
vary. “Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever
heard of such a thing!” Find out in a
hilariously “mooooo-ving” musical about
negotiation and compromise, based on the
Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and
Betsy Lewin. Tickets $9.50-$14.50. Flint Center,
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
hands-on activities, performances and guided
gallery tours. Free. MACLA, 510 S. First St.,
San Jose. 408/998-2783.
The Tech Challenge. April 28-29, times vary.
The Tech Museum of Innovation’s 31st annual
Tech Challenge introduces students to science
and engineering through encouraging competition
with hands-on, creative tech inventions
submitted through this skill-building and
highly anticipated contest. Participation for
grades 4-6 will be on Saturday and grades 7-12
on Sunday. Tickets $50 per team. 201 S. Market
St., San Jose. 408/795-6133.
Seussical the Musical. May 3-6, times vary.
This Rising Stars production is a charming
mashup of several Dr. Seuss stories, mainly
“Horton Hears a Who,” “Horton Hatches
the Egg” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.”
Take the kids for a good time and an even
better rhyme. Tickets $15-$20. Montgomery
Theater, 271 S. Market St., San Jose.
Juana & Lucas. May 4-5, 1 p.m. Juana
lives in Bogota. She loves many things,
including her furry amigo, Lucas. But what
she does not love is learning “the English.”
The charming book by Juana
Medina comes to life in
this world premiere adaptation.
Tickets $8-$10. Second
Stage, Mountain View Center
for Performing Arts, 500
Castro St., Mountain View.
The Hunchback of Notre
Dame. May 11-13, times vary.
This kid-friendly performance
tells the tale of one of Paris’s
most famous misfits. Held
captive by his devious caretaker,
the archdeacon Dom
Claude Frollo, Quasimodo
escapes for the day and joins
the boisterous crowd, only
to be treated cruelly by all
but beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda.
Tickets $17-$22. Second
Stage, Mountain View Center
for Performing Arts, 500 Castro
St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat. May 12-20, times vary. To make
it clear to all of his children that Joseph is his
favorite, Jacob buys him a spectacular, multicolored
coat, provoking his brothers to plot
against him. This musical features a mashup
of styles from the award-winning team of
Webber and Rice. Tickets $18-$24. Main
Stage, Mountain View Center for Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Disney Junior Dance Party. May 19, 4 p.m.
Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with
Teen Open Mic Night. April 27, 7-9 p.m.
Talented musicians, singers, poets, comedians
and more can demonstrate their prowess
at Mountain View Youth’s Open Mic Night.
Whether scheduled to perform, supporting a
friend or there to take in the fresh talent, this
first event of the school year promises an evening
of good, clean fun. Performers must be
high school level. 263 Escuela Ave., Mountain
Family Art Day. April 28, noon-5 p.m. Spark
creativity and leave with your very own artwork.
Families and children can enjoy a full
day of engagement with the arts through