24 South Bay Accent
range in scale from enormous and immersive
to intimate. Tickets $22-$27. Montalvo Arts
Center. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Hot Rods at the Beach. Nov. 3, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. View hundreds of sweet-looking
hot rods, street rods and vintage,
muscle, custom and classic cars during
the 21st annual event in the boardwalk
parking lot. Free. Santa Cruz Beach
Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz.
Monterey Cowboy Festival. Nov. 3,
12-10 p.m.Celebrate Monterey’s contribution
to our Western heritage with cowboy
poetry, music and a Western Art and Gear
Marketplace. Learn about the “cowboy way of
life,” including the Vaqueros, Californios and
Mexican traditions. Ticket prices vary. Monterey
County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground
Road, Monterey. 831/649-6544.
“TheatreWorks Everlasting” Gala. Nov.
3, 5:30 p.m. For the annual TheatreWorks
Silicon Valley fundraiser, guests are invited
to celebrate the themes of the holiday production,
“Tuck Everlasting,” and remember
many of the New Works Festival and Writers’
Retreat selections that have gone on to productions
around the country. Tickets $375-
$700. Sharon Heights Golf and Country
Club, Menlo Park. 650/463-7112.
Redwood City Día de los Muertos. Nov. 4,
4-9 p.m. Courthouse Square is transformed
into a play, where musicians, dancers and artists
perform and family altars are on display.
Catrinas will greet visitors, and a procession
will walk through downtown Redwood City.
Explore San Mateo County History Museum’s
exhibition of altars, arts and crafts for kids and
hands-on artistic activities. Free. Courthouse
Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
San Mateo Harvest Festival. Nov. 9-11, 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 Kid-
Zone are also featured. Tickets $4-$9. Kids
12 and under free. San Mateo County Event
Center Expo Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San
Festival of Pupusas. Nov. 10-11, 11 a.m. to
7 p.m. Pupusas are pockets of savory goodness
and a highlight of Central American cuisine.
Enjoy them at the largest food festival dedicated
to this tasty treat in the West Coast. Tickets
$15-$105. History Park, 1650 Senter Road,
San Jose. 408/228-3650.
Internet of Things Expo. Nov. 14-15. 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, contribute to discussions
Another Roll of the Dice, through
Oct. 7, Theatre on San Pedro
Square, San Jose
and ensure that your enterprise is as “IoTready”
as it can be. Free. Santa Clara Convention
Center, 5001 Great America Parkway,
Downtown Ice. Nov. 16-Jan. 27, times vary.
Get a jumpstart on the holiday season by
gliding around this outdoor ice-skating rink,
showing off your most graceful moves and
“letting it go” in a frozen oasis in downtown
San Jose. Tickets $15-$17. Circle of Palms,
120 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/291-0525.
Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. Nov. 22, 6:30
a.m. Indulge guilt-free on Thanksgiving by
strapping on your sneakers and joining
fellow fitness minded folks at the Silicon
Valley Turkey Trot. 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
Holiday Tree Walk. Nov. 23-24,
times vary. Get in the holiday spirit by
riding a steam train to Bear Mountain,
where hot cider and decorated holiday trees
await. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Roaring
Camp’s depot to benefit Santa Cruz County’s
Toys for Tots campaign. Tickets $23-$29.
Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill
Road, Felton. 831/335-4484.
International Gem and Jewelry Show. Nov.
23-25, times vary. This dazzling event for
folks ages 9 and older features loads of oneof
a-kind jewelry, exotic gems, beads, pearls
and estate collections. Ticket prices vary. San
Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga
Dr., San Mateo. 301/294-1640.
San Jose Harvest Festival. Nov. 23–25, times
vary. Kick off Black Friday with a unique
event. The 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.
Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen. Nov.
30, 8 p.m. Cohen has built a career as a talk
show host, author and driving force behind
the “Real Housewives” reality TV franchise;
Cooper is the host of “Anderson Cooper 360”
and a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” which
recently aired his ratings-busting interview
with Stormy Daniels. The two join forces
to create a powerful performance. Tickets
$89.50-$354. The Masonic, 1111 California
St., San Francisco. 415/776-7457.
Music & Dance
America with special guest Don Felder.
Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Grammy Award-winning band
America is set to perform with very special
guest Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles.
2018 marks the 49th anniversary of perennial
classic-rock favorite, so tap into the enduring
sounds at this energetic concert. Tickets $45-
$125. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos
St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
The New Chinese Acrobats,
Oct. 15, Hammer Theater Center,