SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS p.14 MUSIC & DANCE p.20 THEATER p.28 LECTURES p.30
KIDS’ STUFF p.31 SPORTS p.32 MUSEUMS p.32 ONGOING EXHIBITS p.34 GALLERIES p.34
TOURS p.34 COMEDY p.35 NIGHTLIFE p.36 FARMERS’ MARKETS p.37
Great Glass Pumpkin
Patch Sale. Oct. 1, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. At the
22nd annual Great Glass
Pumpkin Patch, stroll
through thousands of
handblown glass pumpkins
crafted by Bay Area
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Glass Institute artists
and renowned artisans
from around the country.
Expect an assortment of
colors, sizes and prices. All
sales support the presenting
local arts and nonprofit organizations.
Free. Palo Alto Art Center,
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Northern California Renaissance
Faire. Weekends, Oct. 1–15, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Spend the day feasting on a turkey leg
or shopping in an authentic Renaissancestyle
marketplace during this lively fair that
includes dance performances, concerts and
full-contact jousting. On Saturday evenings,
stay for the Celtic concerts. Tickets $25–$35.
Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway,
Art Silicon Valley. Oct. 5–8, times vary. Art
Miami brings its International Contemporary
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Downtown Willow Glen Wine Walk.
Oct. 7, 2 to 5 p.m. Visit downtown
Willow Glen for an afternoon
of great wine tasting and strolling.
Check-in starts at noon,
so come early to avoid long
lines and grab lunch at one
of the many great restaurants
before heading out
to wine-taste. Check-in
locations will be at Goosetown
Lincoln Ave.) and Realty
(1261 Lincoln Ave.).
Tickets $35–$50. Lincoln
Avenue, San Jose.
Big Trees Scottish Gathering.
Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Celebrate all things
Scottish in the beautiful redwoods
just minutes from Santa
Cruz. Discover your heritage with
Scottish and Irish clans; enjoy bagpipe
bands, Scottish heavy athletics, Highland
dance and Celtic rock music. You can
even feast on traditional food and ale and
shop for unique gifts at the Celtic marketplace.
Tickets $15–$17. Roaring Camp
Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton.
Redwood City PortFest. Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Get out on the water or stick to the
shore during this celebration of Redwood
City’s shipping port, with boat rides and harbor
tours, live music, a half marathon, a 5K
Swan Lake, Nov. 5, Flint Center, Cupertino
and Modern Art Fair to the West Coast. More
than 70 galleries and art institutions are represented
at this event, designed to appeal to
collectors, curators, designers and tastemakers
alike. Tickets $15–$40. San Mateo County
Event Center Expo Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive,
San Mateo. 305/517-7977.