CALENDAR B y C a r o l e B a r r o w
SPECIAL EVENTS p.14 MUSIC & DANCE p.22 THEATER p.28 LECTURES p.30
KIDS’ STUFF p.32 SPORTS p.33 MUSEUMS p.33 ONGOING EXHIBITS p.33 GALLERIES p.34
TOURS p.36 COMEDY p.36 NIGHTLIFE p.38 FARMERS MARKETS p.39
Special Events won him four Grammy Awards
and propelled sales of more
than 60 million records over
the course of his career. Oracle
Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way,
Strictly Sail Pacific. April
4–7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Thursday through Friday),
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday)
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Sunday). Spectators and
sailors of all skill levels
will enjoy taking a plunge
into this four-day sailing
free sailboat rides, luxury
yachts and a bevy of stunning
sailboats, this event
returns to Richmond with a
big splash. Craneway Pavilion
and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor,
Opera San Jose Gala. April 6, 5:30
p.m. OSJ celebrates its 35th Anniversary
Season at this opulent affair featuring
classic California cuisine complete with wine
pairing, live and silent auctions, followed by
performances from current and former resident
artists and cast members from “Madama Butterfly.”
Tickets $100–$200. California Theater,
345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/437-4450.
Supertrouper: The ABBA Concert Experience.
April 6, 7:30 p.m. ABBA-mania reigns
supreme as the eight-piece production show
Supertrouper performs the greatest hits of
one of the world’s most beloved pop super-
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Carrie Underwood, May 16,
Oracle Arena, Oakland
bites. Get a splash of spring beauty with DIY
flower crowns, beauty touchups and more.
Tickets $25–$30. 377 Santana Row, San Jose.
Michael Bublé. April 3, 8 p.m. Charismatic
crooner Michael Bublé takes the stage in support
of his eighth major studio album “Love.”
Bublé’s soaring vocals and smooth pacing have
Spring Break at the Boardwalk.
April 1–7, 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. Shake off the winter
blahs with a family-friendly
beach party featuring
rides, free magic shows,
from the Cartoon Channel,
arcade happy hours
and more. Free. Santa
Cruz Beach Boardwalk,
400 Beach St., Santa
Live! Capturing the
Impossible. April 3, 7:30
p.m. Award-winning filmmaker
Bryan Smith shares
from his assignments to document
extreme adventure in the
world’s most challenging environments.
Smith has faced machete-wielding
locals in Papua New Guinea, suffered
frostbite during an ice climb of Niagara Falls,
and scaled North America’s tallest mountains
to bring viewers closer to the action. Tickets
$29–$46. Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo
De San Antonio, San Jose. 408/924-8501.
Beauty & Bubbles. April 4, 6 p.m. Step into
spring with this bubbly benefit for the Junior
League of San Jose. Meet and mingle with the
winemakers while sampling wine and bubbles
from local Santa Cruz winegrowers and light