CALENDAR B y C a r o l e B a r r o w
SPECIAL EVENTS p.16 MUSIC & DANCE p.24 THEATER p.32 LECTURES p.34
KIDS’ STUFF p.36 SPORTS p.38 MUSEUMS p.38 ONGOING EXHIBITS p.40 GALLERIES p.41
TOURS p.42 COMEDY p.43 NIGHTLIFE p.44 FARMERS’ MARKETS p.44
Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2018 Summer
vary. This year’s fest features the Bard’s
most beloved romance, “Romeo and
Juliet.” The theatrical feast finishes
with David Ives’s wickedly comedic
thriller “Venus in Fur.” Tickets
$20-$56. The Grove at DeLaveaga
Park, 501 Upper Park Road, Santa
Santa Clara County Fair. Aug. 2-5,
times vary. Santa Clara County’s beloved
fair returns with fun for the whole family.
Expect lots of livestock, rides, live music,
roller derby, food, children’s entertainment and
more. Tickets $5-$8, free for children under
5. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully
Road, San Jose. 408/494-3100.
Angry Orchard Rock the Roots. Aug. 4, 2
p.m. The Angry Orchard Rock the Roots tour
featuring Sublime with Rome is more than a
mere concert; it’s a summer-themed extravaganza.
cold cider, food from local vendors, local
musical guests, lawn games, an arcade
and a VIP Bonus with preshow barbecue.
Tickets $38-$73. Concord Pavilion,
2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord.
Fremont Festival of the Arts. Aug. 4-5, 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Clara County’s beloved
fair returns with activities for the entire family.
Enjoy 700 artisan booths, live music, children’s
Festival. Through Sept. 2, times
This daylong music festival features ice
activities and gourmet specialties at this
popular festival brings the music, dance and
athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to
Monterey County each year. Tickets $12-
$20. Monterey County Fair and Event Center,
2004 Fair- ground Road, Monterey.
San Jose Renaissance Faire & Fantasy
Fest. Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hobnob with faux nobility and
knights during this Shakespearethemed
more than 800 costumed performers,
vignettes, staged battles
and storytelling for children.
Tickets $8-$18, free for children
under 6. Discovery Meadow
Park, 180 Woz Way, San Jose.
Stern Grove Festival. Aug.
5, 12 and 19, 2 p.m. The
81st Stern Grove Festival’s
admission-free concerts feature
some of the biggest local
and international acts including
Femi Kuti, Ronnie Spector and
The Revolution. Stern Grove,
19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard
in San Francisco.
Starry, Starry Night. Aug.
10, 6:30 p.m. to Aug. 11, 10
a.m. Inspired by the night sky and
corresponding with the 2018 Perseid
Meteor Shower, this overnight
summer arts festival features an evening full
of family-friendly activities, including performances
by Draco the Juggler, Obsidian
Butterfly and Sacred Fire Dance Company
and more. Tickets $10-$55. Montalvo Arts
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Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Sept. 29, Levi’s Stadium,
street festival. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.
Free. 39338 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont.
Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.
Aug. 4-5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The raucously