Kelsey Cook, Oct. 15, San Jose Improv; The
Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. Nov. 23, 6:30
a.m. Have no guilt about overeating on
Thanksgiving—that is, if you join Applied
Materials’ annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
this Thanksgiving morning. The event features
a 5K walk, a 5K run, a 10K run, a 10K
for wheelchairs and a kids’ fun run. Proceeds
benefit five local charities, and costumes are
welcome. Tickets $12–$40. South Market
Street, San Jose. 888/810-2063.
San Jose Harvest Festival. Nov. 24–26, times
vary. This Harvest Festival features more than
24,000 handmade items, live entertainment
and a kids’ area. Expect classic festival food
favorites, such as Hawaiian shave ice, hot
dogs, desserts and sweets and much more.
Tickets $4–$9; free for children under 13. San
Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos
St., San Jose. 800/346-1212.
Holiday Tree Walk. Nov. 24–26, times vary.
Get in the holiday spirit by riding a steam
train to Bear Mountain, where hot cider and
decorated holiday trees await. Visitors are
encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy
to Roaring Camp’s depot to benefit Santa
Cruz County’s Toys for Tots campaign. Tickets
$20–$27. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401
Graham Hill Road, Felton. 831/335-4484.
Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train. Nov.
24–25. Come see vintage excursion cars,
adorned with thousands of colorful lights,
roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as
passengers lend their voices to holiday
carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to
musical entertainment while Santa visits
Mavericks, Oct. 7, The Mountain Winery, Saratoga
the little ones, or the young
at heart. Departs from Santa
Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets
$25–$31. 400 Beach St., Santa
Giant Gingerbread House.
Nov. 25–Jan. 2. Explore the
wonder of a two-story giant
gingerbread house made of
thousands of home-baked gingerbread
bricks and more than
a ton of icing and candy in the
lobby of the Fairmont San Francisco
hotel. This delectable abode
will be unveiled during a ribbon
-cutting ceremony at the annual Gingerbread
Open House on Nov. 26.
Free. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.,
San Francisco. 415/772-5000.
Internet of Things Expo. Nov. 29–30,
times vary. All major researchers estimate
there will be tens of billions of
devices—from smartphones to sensors—
connected to the internet by 2020. Learn
what’s going on in the world of the Internet
of Things (IoT), contribute to discussions
and ensure that your enterprise is
as “IoTready” as it can be. Tickets
$95–$1,500. Santa Clara Convention
Center, 5001 Great America
Parkway, Santa Clara.
20 South Bay Accent
Imagine Dragons. Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. Rock
out with the band that’s sold 9 million albums
and 27 million singles worldwide. Imagine
Dragons got its start in 2012 with the release
of the band’s debut studio album “Night
Visions” and first single “It’s Time.” Hear
favorites such as “Radioactive,” “Whatever It
Takes” and “Gold.” Tickets $54–$664. Shoreline
Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View. 800/448-7849.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale.
Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Philharmonia Baroque
Orchestra and Chorale reveals groundbreaking
new work by Scottish composer Sally Beamish
with libretto by David Harsent. “The Passion
According to Judas,” loosely based on
the Gnostic texts, offers a different perspective
on the Last Supper and Jesus’ betrayer: from
Judas’ sin to forgiveness and redemption. Tickets
$25–$95. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen
St., Stanford. 650/724-2464.
Scorpions and Megadeth. Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Scorpions and Megadeth launch their Crazy
World tour this fall. Scorpions will continue
to tour off their latest album, “Return to Forever.”
Megadeth will continue its hot streak
from their 2016 album “Dystopia,” which has
been hailed as the best Megadeth release in a
decade, winning the band its first Grammy.
Tickets $52–$984. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum
Way, Oakland. 510/569-2121.
J Balvin. Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Colombian
singer J Balvin has propelled urban
music back to the forefront of Latin
music worldwide. In 2012, Balvin
released “En Lo Oscuro” and
“Como un Animal” in Colombia.
Soon after, he released
“Yo Te Lo Dije,” which created
considerable buzz in the
U.S., putting him on industry
radars. Tickets $56–$126.
City National Civic, 135
W. San Carlos St., San Jose.
Marc Anthony. Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
American singer, songwriter, actor,
record producer and television producer
Marc Anthony is one of the
top-selling tropical salsa artists of all
time. This two-time U.S. Grammy
Award and five-time Latin Grammy
Award winner has sold more
than 12 million albums worldwide
and is best known for his Latin salsa
numbers and ballads. Tickets $67–
$3,273. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa
Clara St., San Jose. 800/745-3000.
Lee Brice. Oct. 6, 8 p.m. The country
superstar brings his tour to San
Jose in anticipation of his self-titled
fourth album, due out in November.
Brice’s first single “Boy” has already
become a viral hit, drawing more
than 5 million views in its first week.
Brice’s music expresses such funda-
Music & Dance
Beethoven’s Seventh. Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. Symphony
Silicon Valley’s season opener also features
the overture to Wagner’s The Flying
Dutchman and Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes”
and “Passacaglia” from Peter Grimes. $45–
$90. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San
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