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San Jose calendar of events for the week of Dec. 7 – The Mercury News

San Jose calendar of events for the week of Dec. 7 – The Mercury News

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Kristi Yamaguchi’s Downtown Ice: Downtown San Jose’s outside ice rink returns. By way of Jan. 27. Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St. $15-$17., 408/291-0525.

Christmas in the Park: Plaza de Cesar Chavez is as soon as once more reworked into a vacation fantasy with over 40 musical and animated reveals, glittering lights and the 60-foot Group Giving Tree. Via Dec. 25. Market Road, downtown San Jose.

House for the Holidays: The WeCare Alliance, made up of the Humane Society Silicon Valley and a gaggle of 5 different Santa Clara County shelters, is providing $20 adoptions for all grownup cats and canine. Via Dec. 31. West San Jose Neighborhood Adoption Middle, Petco, 500 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose.

Christmas Giving Tree: The Almaden Senior Affiliation is sponsoring a giving tree to assist 50 underprivileged youngsters get the presents on their Christmas lists. Come by the Almaden Group Middle and choose a present request tag from the Christmas tree, then return the unwrapped present to the group middle by Dec. 7. 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose. 408-268-1133.

12 Days of ARTS: San Jose Arts Advertising Roundtable presents a social media-driven scavenger hunt for arts prizes in and round downtown San Jose, with greater than 120 possibilities to win. Every morning at Eight a.m., the San Jose Downtown Affiliation will publish a clue on their web site and on their Fb web page @sjdowntown, consisting of a photograph and a written trace of that day’s location. The particular time to reach might be famous. Via Dec. 12.

San Jose Craft Vacation Truthful: A festive, large-scale, all-in-one vacation purchasing expertise that includes greater than 250 craft makers, meals producers, artists, designers and rising manufacturers. Dec. 15-16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. South Corridor, 435 S. Market St., San Jose.

Christmas Lights Tour and Toy Drive: Basic automotive house owners can deck out their rides for a automotive present hosted by Goombahs Automotive Membership and tour the lights in Willow Glen. No registration; donations of unwrapped new toys for donation to the Household Giving Tree accepted. Dec. 15, 5-Eight p.m. 1261 Lincoln Ave., San Jose.

Vacation Boutique: The Handwork for Others class is holding a vacation boutique with quilted vacation decorations, ladies’s equipment and clothes, plus lap blankets, child gadgets and far more. The class is a component of a nonprofit group that donates to native charities in addition to offering financial donations to the Almaden Senior Affiliation and the Almaden Group Middle for youth actions.  Money and private checks solely. Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Almaden Group Middle, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose.

Santa Run Silicon Valley: The seventh annual This 5K run/stroll advantages Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. People and households are inspired to decorate in vacation costumes and be a part of the run by means of downtown San Jose, ending with Santa’s milk and cookies at Christmas in the Park. Dec. 16, three:30 p.m.; Youngsters’ Reindeer Sprint, 2:30 p.m. 225 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. $15-$45.

Rose Backyard Farmers Market: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lincoln Excessive Faculty parking zone, 577 Dana Ave.

Farmers Market: Willow Glen’s market operates year-round. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Willow Glen Group Middle, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose.


Vacation Brunch: Hosted by the Almaden Senior Affiliation and catered by the Almaden Senior Cooks. The menu features a Denver-style omelet, ham, potatoes, Danish and mimosas. Leisure by a cappella group With a Twist. Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Almaden Group Middle, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose. $12-$15. 408-268-1133.

Senior Tennis: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Eight-11 a.m. Bramhall Park, 1320  Willow St., San Jose. Contact Barb Jarvis at 408-286-9369.

Willows Cafe: Lunch is served Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu often consists of entree, greens, aspect dish, salad, fruit and milk for a advised donation of $three for adults 60 and older/$6 for friends beneath 60. Willow Glen Group and Senior Middle, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. Reservations required 48 hours prematurely to 408-265-0915.

Kirk Café at Camden: Seniors are invited to take pleasure in lunch and make associates at this program provided each weekday. Take pleasure in particular events, birthday events and visitor audio system. Lunch is served Monday by means of Friday at midday. Prompt donation is $three for adults 60 years and older. Camden Group Middle, 3369 Union Ave, San Jose. Reservations are required (24 hours prematurely). 408-371-2888.


Nature Sculpture: Artist Zach Pine leads a vacation workshop the place youngsters can sculpt nature with sticks, stones, flowers and extra and collaborate in a progressive work of artwork in Invoice’s Yard. A brand new group sculpture shall be constructed day by day. Dec. 26-Jan. three; Meet the Artist Days Dec. 14, 29-30 and Jan. 2. Youngsters’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Approach, San Jose.


Uptown Vacation Swing: Tabard Theatre Firm presents a celebration of the sounds of swing, chock-full of vacation cheer. A forged of singers and dancers presents each massive band requirements and vacation songs, backed by three native huge bands. By means of Dec. 16. Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. $38-$48., 408-679-2330.

Ren’s Winter Wonderland: Jazz singer Ren Geisick performs a vacation present as half of the Lights & Music Live performance Collection. Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Metropolis Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St. $17-$22.

I Gotta Sing: Playful Individuals Productions presents “A Family Christmas” with Caryn Hartglass singing some of her favourite Broadway present tunes and Mavis Hirohara on the piano, joined by particular visitor Gary De Mattei and Pals. Dec. 7, 6:30-10 p.m. Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose. $20-$30.

Santastic: Guggenheim Leisure presents Santa’s Incredible Musical Revue, that includes youthful performers tackling Motown, huge band, and rock ’n’ roll variations of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty The Snowman,” “Deck The Halls,” “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and rather more on this 45-minute one-act musical. After every efficiency, the forged will lead actions together with a meet-and-greet with Santa and his elves, vacation card-making and cookie adorning. Dec. Eight-23; Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 3Below Theaters and Lounge, 288 S. Second St., San Jose. Tickets begin at $20., 408-404-7711.

Sandra Wright Shen: The pianist performs a vacation live performance program that includes Corelli-Godowsky “Pastorale (Angelus)” from the Christmas Concerto, Op. 6, No. Eight; alternatives from Liszt’s “Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree)”;  Grainger’s “Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol”; Novák’s “Christmas Night “ from “Songs of a Winter’s Night,” Op. 30, No. three; and  Crumb’s “Canticle of the Holy Night” from “A Little Suite for Christmas.” An introduction to the music precedes the live performance, and a meet-the-artist alternative follows. Dec. Eight, 7:30 p.m. Trianon Theatre, 75 N. Fifth St., San Jose. $40-$60., 408-990-0872.

You-Sing-It Messiah: The San Jose Baroque Orchestra performs the rating for this sing-along model Handel’s “Messiah.” Vivace Youth Refrain of San Jose will sing carols in the foyer. Dec. 10, 7:30 pm. California Theatre, 345 S. First St.  San Jose. $20-$25; scores out there for sale at the door. 408-286-2600 ext. 23,

Carols in the California: The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale underneath the baton of Elena Sharkova presents the 14th annual program of vacation cheer. Come for a standard sing-along of your favourite carols with choir and brass ensemble and performances of classical. Dec. 15, 7 p.m. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. $26-$36. 408-286-2600,

Making God Snicker: Sean Grennan’s comedy follows one household via 30 years of holidays, as Ruthie and Invoice attempt to maintain the residence fires burning for their three grownup youngsters. By way of Dec. 23. Metropolis Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St. $21-$42.

Between Riverside and Loopy: Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama examines the results of social injustice as ex-cop and up to date widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his newly paroled son Junior wrestle to maintain one of New York Metropolis’s final nice rent-stabilized flats. By way of Dec. 16. The Stage, 490 S. First St.$30-$72. 408-283-7142,

Momma Mia: A CMT San Jose premiere, this musical unfolds on a Greek island as ABBA’s hits inform of a younger lady’s search for her delivery father. By means of Dec. 9. Montgomery Theatre, 271 S. Market St. San Jose. $25-$30., 408-792-4111.

Uptown Vacation Swing: Tabard Theatre Firm presents a celebration of the sounds of swing, chock-full of vacation cheer. A forged of singers and dancers presents each massive band requirements and vacation songs, backed by three native massive bands. By way of Dec. 16. Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. $38-$48., 408-679-2330.


English Nation Dance: Classes and dance to stay music on the second Sunday of the month, 2:15-5 p.m. First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N. Third St. For extra info, name Carol at 408-219-1745.

Monetary Wellness Group: Share details about monetary wellness and investing. Some of us are newbies and a few of us have years of expertise. For extra details about conferences, e-mail [email protected],

Willow Glen Lions: The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in help of mind damage packages, Santa Maria city ministry, Second Harvest Meals Financial institution, Teen Problem, and different packages. Denny’s, 1140 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose. For extra info, contact Dave Parkinson at [email protected]  or 408-998-2139.

Pancake Breakfast: The American Legion Women Auxiliary hosts a breakfast fundraiser benefiting veterans and their households and scholarships for native college students. Breakfast consists of pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, espresso/tea and juice. First Sunday of the month, Eight:30-11 a.m. American Legion Veteran’s Corridor Publish 318, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose. Steered donation $6/$5 college students and lively obligation army.

Voices in Concord: The males’s refrain is looking for new members. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Comunidad Cristiana, 1748 Junction Ave., San Jose.

T.O.P.S. Assembly: Take Off Kilos Sensibly is a help group for weight reduction. Thursdays. 9:30-11 a.m. The Church of God, 937 Minnesota Ave., San Jose. Contact Daniel Kionka, 408-486-2357, or Katy Haselden, 408-335-3110.

Sons in Retirement: Retired males’s luncheon membership options fellowship and visitor audio system. Meets the third Tuesday of the month. Elks Lodge, 444 Alma St., San Jose. For extra info, contact Wealthy Peterson at [email protected]

Sq. Dance Class: The Committee to Promote Sq. Dancing hosts courses for singles and couples. Tuesdays, 6:30-Eight:30 p.m. Camden Group Middle, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose. First three nights free, $5/class thereafter. Name Jackie at 408-663-1477.

Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancers of all ages are welcome. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. DJs and bands present the music. Air con, wooden flooring, mild refreshments and handy parking. $6 per individual. Camden Group Middle, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose. 408-559-6209.

Army Officers Affiliation of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon assembly on the third Thursday of the month., 408-245-2217.

Submit an inventory by emailing details about your occasion to [email protected] Deadline is midday, two weeks previous to Friday’s publication.

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