Styx, Jan. 28, City National Civic, San Jose; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Dec. 30-31, The Fillmore, San Francisco; KFOG Concert for Kids with David Gray, Dec. 13, City National Civic, San Jose 18 South Bay Accent CALENDAR and 2 p.m. (Sunday). Brush up on Chinese history while being dazzled during this striking performance that features traditional Chinese dance, exquisite costumes and animated backdrops. Tickets $60-$100. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 888/633-6999. Harlem Globetrotters. Jan. 9, 7 p.m. The Washington Generals are on a mission to beat the Globetrotters during this family show featuring lots of on-court antics. Big kids and little ones will be amazed at the ball-handling skills, slam dunks and other basketball wonders performed by this one-of-a-kind team. Tickets $15-$159. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 800/745-3000. California Home, Garden and Gourmet Show. Jan. 9-11, noon to 6 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday). Plan on finding just about everything you need for your home during this show that includes kitchen and bath remodelers, landscape experts, plumbers, solar companies and many other home improvement experts. Free. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. 650/593-2465. Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice Skating Rink. Through Jan. 11, times vary. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than ice skating? The whole family will enjoy gliding around this uniquely festive outdoor rink surrounded by 32 glimmering palm trees. Tickets $13-$15. 120 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/291-0525. Changing Boundaries ... The History of San Jose. Jan. 22, 7 p.m. CreaTV San Jose, Norman Kline Productions and History San Jose present the world premiere of this film about the working people, political leaders and dreamers who built the city of San Jose. Tickets $25-$50. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/792-4111. Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show. Jan. 22-25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Thursday) and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Friday – Sunday). Stop by Pier 48 and McCovey Cove during this event that showcases hundreds of boats, luxury yachts and sport fishing vessels. There’s even stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. Tickets $12; youth 15 and under free with an adult. McCovey Cove and Pier 48, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. So You Think You Can Dance. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. The top 10 finalists from season 11 of the wildly successful TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” make their way to San Jose for an evening of thrilling choreography and dancing. Tickets $49.50-$69.50. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111. Music & Dance DECEMBER Ron Carter and his Trio. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. As one of the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz, Ron Carter has more than 2,000 albums to his credit and has recorded with greats including Lena Horne, B.B. King and the Kronos Quartet. Hear the Grammy Award-winner when makes an appearance in Palo Alto. Tickets $40-$60. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 650/223-8664. The Return of Aimee Mann’s Christmas Show. Dec. 5, 9 p.m. If you’re looking for a mellow version of traditional Christmas songs you’re likely to find it here. Chill out with the musician whose laid-back take on holiday classics can be heard on her Christmas album titled “Another Drifter in the Snow.” Tickets $35. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. 800/745-3000. A Peter White Christmas. Dec. 4, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Accompanied by saxophonist Mindi Abair and trumpet player Rick Braun, Peter White presents this fun and festive arrangement of holiday favorites. Tickets $50-$60. Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858. Home for the Holidays. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. San Jose State University presents this holiday choral concert featuring the SJSU Choraliers and Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Benson. Tickets $10-$35. Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408/924-4645. 20 Harps for the Holidays. Dec. 6, 4 to 6 p.m. Experience the soothing sounds of more than 20 harps during this unique annual event that features a selection of traditional carols, classical music and a variety of holiday music. Tickets $12-$15. Los Altos Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos Hills. 408/366-8810. Irish Christmas. Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Add the spirit of Ireland to your holiday festivities with a joyful evening of storytelling, music, song, and dance.Tickets $44. Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408/866-2700. Turkish Romance. Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m. (Saturday) and 2:30 p.m. (Sunday). Two works make up this program, including Symphony Silicon Valley violin soloist Mayuko Kamio, who returns for the third time in three years. She performs Mozart’s “The Turkish Concerto,” followed by conductor Tatsuya Shimono leading Bruckner’s romantic Symphony No. 4. Tickets $41-$85. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/286-2600 ext. 2. Schola Cantorum: Joyeux Noel. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Music Director Gregory Wait leads this performance of Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas” and carols with a French flavor. Tickets $20-$30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
South Bay Accent - Dec 2014/Jan 2015
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