18 South Bay Accent CALENDAR Welcome Back Monarchs Day. Oct 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deck yourself out like a butterfly in anticipation of the return of thousands of monarchs. Learn about the magnificent fluttering insects while participating in arts and crafts activities, kids’ games, ice-cream eating and a parade. Natural Bridges State Park, 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 831/423-4609. Day on the Bay. Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the South Bay multicultural community with food, arts and crafts and live entertainment on two stages during this day of fun, including face painting and kayaking. Free. Alviso Marina, Mill Street, Alviso. 408/299-5030. Susan Boyle. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. No one knew what to expect when this modest Scottish woman first took the stage on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Yet her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” brought the audience to its feet within seconds. Hear the mezzo-soprano in person when she sings her heart out in San Jose. Tickets Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Oct. 14, SAP Center, San Jose; Rita Moreno, Oct 17, Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University $55-$115. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 800/745-3000. United Nations Association Film Festival 2014. Oct. 16-26. This popular event highlights 70 powerful documentary films that show problems across the globe. Visit unaff. org for listings and ticket information. Films take place in various locations throughout Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford University and San Francisco. David Gerard. Oct. 17-18, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It’s not every day you get the chance to have your mind read. Witness mental miracles in this show comprised of psychology, magic and showmanship. Tickets $22- $30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000. Santa Cruz Band Review. Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fifty-five high school and junior high marching bands parade from Santa Cruz High School to the Boardwalk during this traditional event that showcases talented young musicians. Free. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. 831/460-3342. Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. Oct. 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual festival favorite features ginormous pumpkins, a haunted house, lots of live music, pie-eating, harvest crafts and loads of fun for the whole family. Free. Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce streets, Half Moon Bay. 650/726-9652. Oktoberfest. Oct. 18-19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday). Oodles of music, art, dancing, food and beer attract crowds to this town’s fall festival. Campbell Avenue and Third Street, downtown Campbell. 408/378-6252. Turn the Key: The Silicon Valley Capital Club Charity Gala. Oct. 18, 6 to 11 p.m. Dine on lavish food and desserts, sip high-end moonshine and enjoy live entertainment in a secret bohemian den from 1929 — just like the underground clubs where jazz was born – during this benefit for San Jose Jazz’s education programs. Tickets $175-$250. Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando St., San Jose. 408/288-7557. Fiesta del Mar. Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrate ocean conservation and Latin American cultural traditions. The festive day includes music, dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Tickets $24.95-$39.95; Children 12 and under free. Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. 831/648-4800. Bill Nye. Oct. 22-24, 8 p.m. He began as an engineer at Boeing and now makes a living as “The Science Guy.” Learn something from the multitalented educator, comedian, television host, actor and writer. Series tickets $315-$413. Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. 408/864-8820. Jeff Clark Celebrity Golf Classic. Oct. 24-25, times vary. This two-day event benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation and Mavericks Water Patrol. Look for the world’s top big wave surfers on the course. Half Moon Bay Golf Links, 2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay. 650/726-5764. Roaring Camp’s Ghost Train. Oct. 24-25, times vary. Relive “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” during this vintage railway car ride through a Redwood forest. Costumed actors re-enact scenes from the tale on stages along the route. Tickets $20-$28. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton. 831/335-4484. California Home & Garden Show. Oct. 24-26, noon to 6 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday). Get some ideas—and maybe a few products— while learning ftom kitchen and bath remodelers, landscape experts, contractors and other specialists. Free. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. 650/593-2465. Chili Cook-Off. Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your appetite and join the fun as professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the “Best Chili” title. Tickets $9. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. 831/460-3368. Bridge School Benefit Concert. Oct. 25-26, times TBA. Rock out for a good cause during this two-day event organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi. For the full lineup and ticket prices visit bridgeschool.org/concert. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. 800/745-3000.
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