18 South Bay Accent
Free. Santana Row, 377 Santana Row,
San Jose. 408/551-4611.
Disney on Ice: Dream Big. Oct. 25,
7 p.m. Enter a world where adventure
is awaiting and courage leads the
way. Join favorite Disney characters
like Tinker Bell, Rapunzel, Cinderella,
Belle, Jasmine and many more as they
take you to a whole new world with
high-flying jumps, daring acrobatics,
breathtaking skating and lovable Disney
friends, making this an experience
your family will never forget. Tickets
$29–$176. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa
Clara St., San Jose. 800/745-3000.
Home, Garden and Design Show.
Oct. 27–29, times vary. This homethemed
exhibition showcases kitchen
and bath remodelers, landscape
experts, contractors and other specialists
knowledgeable about a variety
of home products. You might
get some great ideas and maybe even
a few products to help your DIY
projects. Free. Santa Clara County
Modern & Contemporary, Oct. 1–Nov. 26, Cantor
Arts Center, Stanford; Beautiful, Nov. 14–19, Center
Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose.
Dia De Los Muertos Community Concert.
Nov. 4, times vary. Mexican cultural
icon Eugenia León joins San Francisco Symphony
for a family-friendly concert early in
the day. Later on, things heat up for a more
adult crowd as León performs an evening set.
Expect live music and dancing, colorful altars,
and traditional crafts an hour before each perentry
into a spectacular raffle. Tickets
$5. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk,
Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, 400 Beach
St., Santa Cruz. 831/423-5590.
San Mateo Harvest Festival. Nov.
10–12, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate harvest season by perusing
handmade arts and crafts, jewelry
and clothing. Live entertainment
and a KidZone are also featured. Tickets
$4–$9. San Mateo County Event
Center Expo Hall, 1346 Saratoga
Drive, San Mateo. 800/346-1212.
Life on the Ranch: Family Living
History Day. Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Wilder Ranch State Park invites
you to experience hands-on living
history presentations such as butter
churning, ice cream making, roping
skills and wagon rides. Picnic on the
lawn and follow it up with a game
of tug-of-war, hoops, stilts or Wilder
Ranch’s famous old-fashioned
bubbles. Free. Wilder Ranch
State Park, 1401 Coast
Road, Santa Cruz.
Night Nation Run.
Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m.
Run, walk, skip or
dance your way
through this 5K
music voyage filled
with lights, lasers,
beats and celebration.
The illuminated racecourse
features multiple DJ stages and
concludes with an explosive main
stage after-party. Use South Bay Accent’s special
discount code “SBA” for 60 percent off
original-priced tickets. Tickets $29–$60. California’s
Great America, 4701 Great America
Parkway, Santa Clara. 619/249-1106.
Big Sur International Marathon. Nov. 12,
6:30 a.m. Formerly known as the Big Sur Half
Marathon at Monterey Bay, the Big Sur Marathon
serves the community by benefiting local
charities, while promoting health and fitness.
This marathon begins and ends in historic
downtown Monterey and travels down Cannery
Row and along the Pacific Grove shoreline.
Tickets $90–$$120. Del Monte Avenue
at Camino El Estero, Monterey.
Hands-on History Days: Happy Birthday
San Jose! Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate
San Jose’s 240th birthday at the Peralta
Adobe–Fallon House Historic Site, with an
open house at the Peralta Adobe, San Jose’s
oldest address. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake
and hands-on activities, meet founding families
and visit the Peralta Adobe. Tickets $5–$8;
free for children under 5. Peralta-Fallon Historic
Site, 175 W. St. John St., San Jose.
for the Performing Arts, San Jose
formance. Tickets $47.50–$95.
Davies Symphony Hall, 201
Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
San Francisco Coffee
Festival. Nov. 4, 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Get ready
for an immersive coffee
experience at the second
annual San Francisco
Coffee Festival. Twenty
specially curated roasters and
coffee shops will share unique
beans and flavor profiles with you
accompanied by live entertainment. Tickets
$35–$45. Dogpatch Studios, 991 Tennessee
St., San Francisco. 415/625-0580.
Hot Rods at the Beach. Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. The first show in 1998 raised money to
rebuild a 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne Nostalgic
Police Vehicle for the Santa Cruz Police
Department. See that iconic ride as well as
hundreds of sweet-looking hot rods, street
rods, and vintage, muscle, custom, and classic
cars during this 19th annual event in
the boardwalk parking lot. Free. Santa Cruz
Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz.
Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival.
Nov. 4–5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prepare
to be awed by treasures
from the ocean. View and
purchase unique art and jewelry
made with sea glass by
more than 40 artists from
around the country.
Kevin Pollak, Oct. 12–14,
San Jose Improv, San Jose
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