CALENDAR B y C a r o l e B a r r o w
SPECIAL EVENTS p.16 FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS p.22 MUSIC & DANCE p.24 THEATER p.30
LECTURES p.34 KIDS’ STUFF p.36 SPORTS p.37 MUSEUMS p.38 ONGOING EXHIBITS p.38
GALLERIES p.39 TOURS p.40 COMEDY p.40 NIGHTLIFE p.42 FARMERS’ MARKETS p.42
San Jose Greek Festival. June 1-3,
times vary. Be Greek for a day, and
indulge in delicacies at this festive feast
homemade by locals of Greek heritage.
Live Hellenic music and awardwinning
dance groups will get you
on your feet to dance away the caloric
decadence. Tickets $5. St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis
St., San Jose. 408/246-2770.
SF Silent Film Festival. June 1-3,
times vary. The 23rd San Francisco
Silent Film Festival returns to the
beautiful Castro Theatre with cinematic
masterpieces set to glorious
live music. Catch newfound footage
of post-1906 earthquake San Francisco,
a highlight of the fest, on June
2. Tickets $16-$25. Castro Theatre,
429 Castro St. at Market Street, San
The San Jose Giant Race. June 2,
7:30 a.m. Run or walk a 5-mile or 5K
course through Kelley Park, Happy
Hollow Zoo and History San Jose
before finishing on the field at Municipal
Stadium. All participants receive
a shirt, finisher medal and free San Jose Giants
baseball ticket. $45 (5k), $55 (5-mile), free for
spectators. San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E.
Alma Ave., San Jose. 408/297-1435.
Redwood Mountain Faire. June 2-3, 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Enjoy two days of live music, festive
children’s activities, locally made arts and
Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill
Road, Felton. 831/216-6535.
SubZero Festival. June 2-3, 6 p.m.
to midnight. This DIY-inspired street
festival coincides with the monthly
First Friday art gallery crawl in San
Jose’s SoFA District. Downtown San
Jose lights up with three stages of
live music and art. South First Street
between San Carlos and Reed streets,
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
June 3, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This
annual event attracts world champions,
Olympic medalists and more
than 2,000 amateur triathletes to
test their endurance as they take on
San Francisco’s legendary bay, steep
hills and rugged terrain. Spectators
will also enjoy the Fitness Festival &
Expo, featuring exhibitors, music,
food and more. Free for spectators.
Marina Green, 500 Marine Blvd., San
Francisco. Visit escapealcatraztri.com.
Festival of Portugal. June 9, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Join in one of California’s
largest events celebrating the Portuguese
culture. Indulge in Iberian
delicacies, music, dancing, children’s
activities, a museum and a parade.
Free. Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road,
San Jose. 408/808-1471.
Monterey Wine Festival. June 9-10, times
vary. Sip world-class wines and craft beer and
nibble fine food at the 42nd annual event. The
festival features many new additions like cocktail
camp, an array of craft spirits to keep
guests happy and the palate alive with antici-
crafts, amazing food, local wine and beer and
more. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers will
rock revelers with bluesy tunes, and a host of
other bands will keep the crowds merry. Tickets
$20-$45; free for kids under 12. Roaring
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Nikki Hill Band, 37th Annual
Fountain Blues Festival, June 23,
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose