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TOP LEFT: PABLO DURANA; TOP RIGHT: JULIETA CERVANTES
political commentator for CNN, author, and
activist. His book “The Green Collar Economy”
challenges the US to use green jobs as
a solution to both wealth inequality and the
environment. Most recently, Jones is campaigning
to reinstall civility and compassion
in American politics. Tickets $20–$40. Main-
Stage, Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Bay Area Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose.
April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by
the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this event celebrates
letterpress printing, typography, book
arts, ephemera, fine paper, printmaking, and
allied arts. Print enthusiasts, students, educators,
graphic designers, artists and printers
at all levels of experience will gather to
enjoy demonstrations, tours and exhibitors.
Free. History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose.
Downtown Family Parade. April 27, 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Games, crafts and family entertainment
are just a few of the fun activities visitors
can enjoy at the 41st annual event hosted
by the city of Mountain View. Food trucks
and carts will be on site with plenty of tasty
options for peckish partiers. Castro and Villa
streets, Mountain View. 650/903-6331.
KARA 2019 Spring Fundraiser: Life’s
Greatest Gift. April 27, 4 p.m. Join fellow
community members for a fundraising event
to raise money for crucial grief support services.
Share the afternoon with a presentation
by psychologist, professor and renowned
author Dr. Charles Garfield, and enjoy hors
d’oeuvres and beverages, entertainment, raffles
and games, a live auction, and a fund-a-need
auction. Tickets $75–$1,000. 3700 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto. 650/321-5272.
Cowboys, Cocktails, Rhythm & Rhymes.
April 27, 5:30 p.m., Headlined by cowboy
poet, Gary Robertson, with tales full of western
folklore and the time-honored cowboy
spirit, this event embodies the spirit of the
west. Also featured will be award-winning
singer-songwriter Gary Allegretto and Texas
native Ed Montana, best known in Salinas for
writing the California Rodeo’s signature song,
“Saddle Up Salinas.” Tickets $25–$30. Fox
Theater at 241 Main Street in Old Town Salinas.
Pacific Coast Dream Machines
Show. April 28, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Celebrating its 29th
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.
sjDANCEco Dance Festival.
April 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy
a wide variety of inspiring performances
by dance companies, choreographers,
groups and cultural organizations
from all around the South Bay.
Free. Santana Row Park, 3055 Olin
Ave., San Jose. 408/520-9854.
Ariana Grande with Normani,
Social House. May 2, 8 p.m.
With her Nickelodeon pedigree
and donut-licking notoriety,
Grande’s ascent to the pop
princess throne was all but
strewn with glitter. She keeps
the tween set dancing to the
during her anticipated
“Sweetener” tour. Normani
and Social House open. Tickets
$39.95-$199.95. SAP Center at
San Jose, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San
Tony Bennett. May 3, 8 p.m. At
the age of 92, Tony Bennett is not
slowing down. His latest recording,
with Diana Krall, “Love Is Here to
Stay,” topped the jazz charts upon
its debut and was nominated for a
Grammy Award. His signature
tunes, such as “I Left My Heart in
San Francisco,” form part of the fabric
of American music culture. Tickets
$75–$130. City National Civic,
135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose.
Triton Museum’s Annual Gala:
Roaring Twenties. May 4, 6 p.m.
Don your finest flapper dress and art
deco cocktail attire for an evening
inspired by the Jazz Age. The artsy annual gala
features signature cocktails, delectable bites,
an art auction and a speakeasy room. Tickets
$160. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton
Ave., Santa Clara. 408/247-2438.
Mountain View A La Carte & Art Festival.
May 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 23rd
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. 650/964-3395.
Nikkei Matsuri. May 5, 9:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Experience the rich culture of
Japanese Americans as locals celebrate
their heritage with the
42nd annual festival in
the heart of one of the
few surviving Japantowns
in the United
States. Free. 535 N.
Fifth St., San Jose.
Lila Downs. May
8, 7:30 p.m. Grammy
and Latin Grammy
Lila Downs, a vivacious,
coloratura raised in
Minnesota and Oaxaca,
traditions, from Mexico’s
to American folk, jazz,
blues, and hip-hop. Her
lyrics often focus on human
National Geographic Live!, Apr. 3, Hammer Theater Center, San Jose;
Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, Apr. 4, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Derek Hough: Live!, May 29, San
Jose Center for the Performing Arts