Are you looking for something to do this weekend, as early as this weekend? No worries folks with P.K.’s Weekend Roundup on Examiner.com, not only will you find activities that include the latest and greatest, but reader favorites as well. We've compiled some of the hottest happenings from inland to the coast, from the exquisite to the slightly bizarre, from this weekend to the next and just a few days – and occasionally a few weeks beyond – so you can plan ahead and remain the hero you are. Can you believe St. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away (with one weekend left to celebrate a “getaway” – unless you choose the weekend after?) So let us help ease the burden so that the stress of life doesn’t get you down but whatever you decide to do and who ever you decide to have by your side, just give it your all, be safe (and please, designate a sober driver if you plan to drink). Always make your memories count as they should always be cherishable, charitable and magnificently unforgettable. Ciao for now.
This weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Feb 1, 2, & 3, 2013
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 1, 2 & 3, 2013 – (event runs through Feb. 3)
San Jose – The San Jose Rep Theater “Next To Normal” directed by David Ira Goldstein is a unique and very interesting musical about a family who is about to face the music – a musical everyone should see. While struggling to maintain “normal” – or something close enough to it – a mother has to find a way to deal with a growing mental illness. This poignant and powerful rock musical is not only Tony Award-winning but also Pulitzer prize-winning. “Next To Normal” is playing through February 3, 2013. Tickets range from $66 - $20; for ticket info visit
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey; music by Tom Kitt; with co-production by with the Arizona Theatre Company. Cast includes Jose Casside (Dan); Mark Farrell (Doctor Madden/Doctor Fine); A.J. Holmes (Henry); Kendra Kassebaum (Diana); Andrea Ross (Natalie); and Jonathan Shew (Gabe).
Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2, 2013 – (event through Feb. 2)
San Francisco – Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Festival to be held on February 1 & 2, 2013 (actually, this event started on Thursday, January 31) so prepare for one of the best in town; this special even will be held at the Fairmont Hotel at 960 Mason Street in San Francisco and also at The Concourse located at 635 8th Street (at Brannan) in San Francisco. Make your reservations early for the best rates and availability.
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2, 2013
Oakland or San Francisco – There is usually live music on Friday and Saturday so for those singles out there who don’t want to be single any longer, or, who just want to get out and enjoy some live entertainment without a partner – check out Yoshi’s in either Oakland or San Francisco, all with live entertainment to satisfy those cravings. Check out your nearest Yoshi’s and see what’s happening for live entertainment.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 – (any day of the week)
Anywhere – Give the gift of life, or the gift that keeps on giving this Valentine’s Day by donating your blood to the Red Cross. If you have someone that would rather you donate than give them a gift (such as that person who “has everything”) – give them the gift of life by donating your blood to save a life. The life you save might be your own, or someone you love, and that is priceless.
Saturday & Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2013 – (event runs through Feb. 3)
San Jose – Broadway San Jose, A Nederlander Presentation in association with Team San Jose presents a five-time 2009 Tony Award® nominee musical, “Rock of Ages” that is not only spectacular but a love story told through rock hits from legends people remember including Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and so many more. Note: Three additional shows in the 2012-2013 season include the South Bay debuts of theatrical phenomenon Blue Man Group,” Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Billy Elliot” and “Green Day’s American Idiot.” “Rock of Ages” will be on stage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts through Feb. 3. Dates, times and prices vary (stay tuned to Examiner’s Event section and be sure to check out P.K.’s review of “Rock of Ages” for additional information). Visit Broadway San Jose's website for details. For season ticket information, cal 1-866-395-2929 or 1-408-792-4111.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 – (event date: Feb. 18)
San Jose – The HP Pavilion in San Jose is host to one of the hottest chicks and sounds in music, with “P!NK” on February 18, 2013. Don’t miss this spectacular entertainer who touches hearts all over the globe through her incredible music.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Santa Clara – Yes, a Saturday’s market to offset the usual Sunday affair and this one in Santa Clara: The Santa Clara Farmer's Market is also a year-round event held in front (or back near the post office) at Franklin Square Mall in Santa Clara (at Jackson Street and Homestead Road), and happens to be quite the quaint little farmer’s market indeed – perfect for those Saturday shoppers who like to get it done and out of the way. From caramel corn to flowers and vegetables to fresh fruit you’re bound to find what you need (with many growers that are also at the Campbell’s Farmer’s Market); live entertainment, laughter, trades, goods and treats. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
San Jose – That’s right folks, the San Jose Sharks are back on and hotter (oops) better than ever with the next SJ Sharks game listed on their schedule on their website.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 – (event: Every first & third Sunday through June 16)
San Jose – A singles country dance? You bet, and right here in San Jose. Or, maybe you’re just a little bit country but like to dance and are looking for something to do on a Sunday – so how about a Community Dance? The Bay Area Country Dance Society is hosting a dance with live music for couples, families and yes, even singles. Every first and third Sunday through June 16 there are quite a bit of happening singles events happening in San Jose. Check out their website; Events held at First Unitarian Church of San Jose located at 160 North Third Street in San Jose. bacds.org/newcomers.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 – (event date: Feb. 9 – at Domenico’s; and maybe another one of your favorite wineries, too)
San Carlos. – Wine tasting is a great way to spend an afternoon with an old friend – why not spend an afternoon going through a vineyard tour, or maybe tour one of the older wineries in the Bay Area with your bestest friend in life? Check out which winery will be hosting a Valentine’s Celebration, such as Domenico’s on February 9, with nine vineyards pouring, complete with a chocolate fountain (each winery will also have their own treat to pair with their wine). Domenico’s in San Carlos is the host of this fantastic event that is only $10 for non-club members; and free for two guests for Bachus Club members. Other wineries may be hosting an event so be sure to check with your favorite winery such as Odonata in Santa Cruz or Lightheart in San Martin (if we know about it we’ll have it posted here).
Monday, February 4, 2013 – (Event: Monday through Wednesday)
San Jose – Dance the night away in downtown San Jose – and if you don’t know how, learn at one of these spectacular lounges that will teach you – bring a partner or meet one there. Learn at the Fairmont Lounge (located at 170 South Market Street in San Jose) on Fridays; or maybe on Monday’s at the Azucar Latin Bistro Mojito Bar and Lounge (located at 81 E. San Fernando Street in San Jose) on Monday’s – or maybe the Agenda Lounge (located at 399 South First Street in San Jose) or the Beso Club (located at 417 South First Street in San Jose) on Wednesday – downtown San Jose can teach you how to dance so you can hit the clubs in style and look like you know what you’re doing.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Santa Clara – The Santa Clara Library is located at 2635 Homestead Road in Santa Clara with “Storytime” for toddlers and families on the following dates and at the following times: Family time storytime – Feb. 5, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Redwood Room at the Santa Clara City Library on Homestead Road. Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Family Storytime in the evenings, at 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Both storytimes to be held in the Redwood Room of the Santa Clara City Library located at 2635 Homestead Road in Santa Clara. Family storytimes, songs, fingerpains and longer storytimes are geared for children who are accustomed to storytime programs. For additional information, call 408-615-2916. Children of all ages invited for preschool storytime and family storytime; please be courteous and arrive early to find parking; space limited and doors close when room is at capacity or 15 minutes after program begins. Registration not required.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
San Jose – A special Wednesday Farmer's Market in San Jose to catch up on your family shopping needs at the Cambrian Park Farmer’s Market San Jose held at the lot at Camden and Union Avenues in San Jose every Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 6, 2013
Half Moon Bay – When was the last time you took your sweetheart to The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay for “happy hour” for maybe a “Chip Shot” to warm that body while sweetheart warms you? Or, maybe just for a hot coffee by the fire outside to listen to the ocean waves, or to the incredible jazz music from inside the Conservatory Lounge. Check this out! Thursdays are the “new” Fridays at the Ritz with $24 angus beef specials; and also wine tasting specials at Enos inside the Ritz at one of the most incredible wine tasting bars along the coast (or in the Bay Area for that matter). Whether you cozy up indoors or out, the Ritz simply can’t be beat for elegance and romance. Valet parking is the only way to go.
Saturday, February 8, 2013 – (anytime, really)
Niles – Shopping in Niles at one of the Antique stores is a real treat; or what about the Niles romantic Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting train excursion on the historic Niles Railway just can’t be beat. Find all sorts of train rides and excursions on the first and third Sunday through March at the Niles Depot; and first and third Sunday at the Sunol Depot (also both in Sept. and Oct.); check the website for additional details. What a grand way to start your weekend off, and what better place to do that than in a quaint little town like Niles? There is so much to do and so many great folks for such a small town.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 – enlighten your soul and brighten your world with art and technology
San Jose – San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is always a great afternoon visit, or schedule to go with your sweetheart or child on the weekend. Located at 560 South First in downtown San Jose and with a collection of amazing exhibits from very talented artists from all over the Bay Area, this is more than a gallery. Also, check out the “Make Art Here” area (more on the website). Open Saturdays, from Noon to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Visit their website or call 1-408-283-8155.
Santa Clara – The Triton Museum of Art is also another museum worth the visit and if you’re closer to Santa Clara, then maybe the Triton Museum might be on your list of museums to visit; located at 1505 Warburton Avenue at Don Avenue in Santa Clara. Showcasing all sorts of artwork from artists all over the Bay Area, with the recent (through Feb. 3) a statewide watercolor competition on exhibit; this is another museum worth spending an afternoon in. Parking is free. Visit their website or call 1-408-247-2136. Currently on exhibit: Karen Frey.
Santa Clara – Educate yourself and your children with the latest technology at The Intel Museum, the place where folks can "Journey through decades of Innovation." The Intel Museum truly is a place of wonder where technology is concerned, and where kids and adults alike can share the world of technology and a little tech knowledge. Discover the making of silicon chips or cruise the Intel Museum store for holiday gifts. Located at 2200 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information or museum schedule, call 1-408-765-5053.
San Carlos – Carlos at the Hiller Aviation Museum located at 601 Skyway Road in San Carlos. This is not only a place where those interested in flight, exploration or flying – but children are always amazed by technology. Explore the wonderful world of aeronautics with your child, or what the heck, go by yourself. Call 1-650-654-0200 for additional information.
Anywhere – Art-o-mat – Truly fine art for an affordable price for collectors; smaller versions of the original artwork that artists create available in incredible, vintage cigarette machines renovated into art vending machines that are also pieces of art. Definitely one way to replace greeting cards and they are the same price! For just $5 people can own a piece of fine art and add to their collections; children can learn about fine art – there are simply no limitations when it comes to art.
San Jose – The San Jose Museum of Art is but another great place to hang and also a great place for the every third Thursday San Jose Made (SJMADE) and GoGo Craft (for just $5 after 5 p.m.) where a platform for local San Jose makers, labels, brands, small businesses and artists can showcase and sell current projects and goods. For one night only, SJMADE will gather a small group of independent makers in SJMA’s lobby for our SJMADE Mini Mart where folks can peruse the wares and then create a unique up-cycled cup cozy or t-shirt bracelet with the help of GoGo Craft, a mobile crafting workshop that provides exciting and accessible make-and-take projects for participants an all skill levels. Admission to SJMADE Mini Mart is free; admission to workshop and galleries is just $5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Santa Clara – The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University is also another great museum to check out; located at 500 El Camino Real in Santa Clara. For additional information visit their website or call 1-408-554-4528. The de Saisset Museum exhibiting Ukranian-born and Oakland based artist Valentin Popov with his pop art that speaks to you through his sense of humor. Check out his art now through March 17, 2013 at the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara.
Oakland – Free first Sunday of the month is “free” admission day at the Oakland Museum of California located at 100 Oak Street in Oakland. Visit the website for additional information on exhibits, new hours of operations and event info.
Sacramento – Art by Michelle Cordova – her amazing Apple Hill-themed art greeting cards and Delta Landscapes available on small, easy to hang canvas (such as for Art-o-mat) are now available at Trezhers Gift Shop located at 3214 Riverside Blvd. (across from Vic’s Ice Cream, closed Sun. & Mon.).
Pennsylvania – Art is always worth talking about; have been to artist Heather Cash’s site recently? Her art, whether what she teaches, her art that she sells (and yes, she is part of Art-o-mat), or for her illustrations and so much more, if you haven’t seen her work lately, then you are missing out.
Los Angeles – Ki’i Boards Fine Art – Have you given up surfing and want to turn your surf board into fine art? Do you love the ocean and the theme and fine art and want to incorporate the two? The ideas are endless and so is the art by this extremely talented young lady – Tara Berger out of southern California
San Francisco – First Tuesday of every month comes the Conservatory of Flowers – a great place with a lot of incredibly beautiful flowers – no doubt as beautiful as you are, ladies. A great place to take a date gentleman, and a great place to take the kids – they have a good time, too. Current exhibits include Boomtown’s Barbary Coast’s Gold Rush Days through April 14, 2013. Check out the slide show photo of the San Francisco Conservatory, how beautiful just the architecture of the green house.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
San Jose and Sunnyvale – Adopt-a-pet, save a furry little life and provide a “forever’ home for your family member with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley’s because everyone knows that HSSV is the best place to get a pet, with some of your pet’s favorite toys, food and other pet accessories available at Petco Sunnyvale and San Jose locations (off Saratoga Avenue near Westgate).
The adoption benefits of going through Humane Society of Silicon Valley include everything from spay/neuter surgery to all vaccines and routine de-worming – the benefits are as priceless as the felines or pooches awaiting your smooches – and your time is equally priceless, so don’t forget to tell a friend and remember, if you can’t adopt get those volunteer hours in to help these little munchkins feel loved. Petco San Jose is located at 500 El Paseo de Saratoga Avenue in San Jose; 1-408-370-2732; and Petco Sunnyvale is located at 160 East El Camino Real in Sunnyvale; 1-408-720-1419. Choose a new pet who is looking for a “forever” home and thank you to everyone who has shown their support and for giving the past almost dozen animals we’ve shown a loving home – your support is much appreciated. These purring and furry animals needed you and you came through! Be sure to check out the photos of “Jacq” and the other adorable cats (Roulette and Brandy) who all need a forever home – are you their new forever parents?
Sunday, February 3, 2013 – Superbowl XLVII – Congratulations to the incredible San Francisco 49ers for the NFC Championship game wins! Who are you watching the game with? (Don’t forget, folks, P.K. brought you coverage of the Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller and Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Mathews’ friendly “wager” from that NFC Championship game; be sure to stay tuned to P.K.’s update on that wager, the payoff – complete with photos (that just might include a photo of the losing town’s mayor wearing the opposing team’s football jersey at a city council meeting). Also, find out exactly what the “payoff” was. Be sure to stay tuned to Examiner.com for up to date SF 49er details, Superbowl news (and all those awesome commercials) – and so much more.) Go SF!
Thursday, February 7, 2013 – (event time: from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm.)
Mountain View – Big Wig Luncheon State of the City luncheon with Assembly member Rich Gordon, 24th District, for an informative discussion about California. This BigWig Luncheon and YIPEE State of the City/State event with will be held at Michael’s at Shoreline in Mountain View located at 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Campbell – The 18th Annual VIA Masquerade Ball to be held at Villa Ragusa in Campbell – event begins at 5:30 p.m. Shop for your mask at Gioia Company Italian Art & Products
Friday, February 8, 2013 – (event runs through Feb. 10)
Roseville – The Gem Show will be held Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville 1-503-252-8300 for additional information. Gems, beads, gemstones, jewelry and more.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 – (please note date change for this event)
Los Gatos – Festa Gioia Open House Valentine Celebration from noon to 8 p.m. located at 16395 Roseleaf Court in Los Gatos. Jewelry, ceramic heart glass plates, inlaid wood boxes, glass hearts, gift boxes and so much more. Lunch and shop Italian-style. For Limoncello Making or Venetian Mask Making classes, contact Kathy at 1-408-640-6628. A glass of wine, a cup of tea and Gioia Italian Art & Products; a formula for a relaxing evening when you shop online at Gioia.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 – (Event date: Dare to Dream: Feb. 20 & 21)
San Jose – Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream will be at San Jose’s HP Pavilion with an all new ice skating production of Disney On Ice magic and merriment of three productions in one with “Tangled,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and Cinderella.” A class of world skater spectacular performers combine modern-day princesses and princes with humor, adventure, amazing talents and romance to bring to life more than stories filled with the modern-day fairytale that audiences will expect – from the variety of tales such as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus who embark on an hilarious journey going beyond the normal seek-and-find to Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen’s magical and musical adventure leading to a fateful kiss to fanciful dreams of Cinderalla and her prince charming. Disney On Ice presents “Dare to Dream” at the HP Pavilion. Tickets: FR $80, VIP $50, $27 and $20 with some opening night seats available for $15 (not premium seating). Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000; tickets to be subject to additional fees.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 – various events
San Jose – The HP Pavilion concerts with many great singers coming in 2013 with the famous “P!NK” due February 18, (tickets range from $174 to $2170); and in March is the incredible “Maroon 5” and “Owl City” coming on March 13, 2013; tickets range from $151 to $5875. And following that incredible show at the HP Pavilion is the beautiful and very talented “Rihanna” coming to the HP Pavilion on April 6, 2013; tickets range from $89 to $5367. The HP Pavilion is located at 525 W. Santa Clara Street in San Jose. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 14, 2013 – Happy St. Valentine’s Day!
Your City – Happy heart day to all of you; and to those looking for a movie to see, this one is for singles, couples or anyone looking to jumpstart a heart that needs to feel again. From the writers of “The Notebook” another love story from the heart where people just know some things are worth fighting for – “Safe Haven” opens on Valentine’s Day in a theater near you. Opens on Valentine’s Day at a theater near you. (If you are staying home, try renting a classic romantic such as “You’ve Got Mail” or “Top Gun” – one of the many legendary classic romances.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 (Happy St. Valentine’s Day)
Those looking for a Disneyland adventure, it’s always a grand time for a weekend or week getaway – especially with St. Valentine’s just around the corner (ehem, gents – it’s always a grand time and a great romantic and fun getaway). Stay tuned for P.K.’s update on which Disneyland hotels, as well as which nearby hotels rate. Whether for the holidays, special occasions or anytime, Disneyland is your kind of place. Disneyland truly is the happiest place on earth with all its new attractions.
Friday & Saturday, February 15 & 16, 2013
Los Gatos – Are you looking for some of the best BBQ rub on the planet, or maybe you’re just crazy for good live entertainment on a weekend – whatever you're looking for be it Country & Western mood or just BBQ – with no shortage of BBQ fixin’s here, The Cats Restaurant and Tavern is a good-time for all. And don't forget for those not wanting to drive that one or two exits up Hwy. 880/17 from San Jose they can always catch a free shuttle offered by The Cats. Catch the shuttle from the parking lot across from the Toll House Inn in downtown Los Gatos (free shuttle every 25 minutes, from 5 p.m. until midnight; every Friday and Saturday). Savings Tip for Examiner readers: Co-owner Mark Thomas said for those who "Like" The Cats on Facebook, they can receive a free "Cowboy Chip Platter" appetizer. The Cats is located at 17533 Santa Cruz Highway in Los Gatos. Call 1-408-354-4020 for additional information.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Campbell – Campbell Farmer’s Market – That’s right folks, Campbell’s Farmer’s Market is still one of the best Farmer’s Market’s around; attended by thousands so meet your old friends or heck, why not meet some new ones. Purchase some plants or pick out some fresh fruits and veggies and let the kids walk off some useless energy before heading home to do that book report; soak up some sun or a few drops of rain and let that good energy form beneath whatever sun you can find – just enjoy a little family time. Held on Sundays in downtown Campbell from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; find everything from bread to soup to nuts-or whatever your needs for the week ahead, including live entertainment, taste-testing and shops open downtown – this is one market that just can’t be beat.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 – or any day of the week
Your home –anytime – Don't feel like going out? How about some tunes to get your heart pumping? Check out these latest releases:
P.K.’s music video fav’s and picks of the week:
–The Stragglyrs are a “rootsy” group who produce some of the best folk-rock and country rock music in the Bay Area playing somewhere near you with quality songs that are nothing short of superb, some with politically correct (or incorrect) – you choose!
–Doc Roc and the Disorderlies – That’s right, there is a cure for what ails you right here in the Bay Area with Doc Roc and the Disorderlies who play at all sorts of nonprofit events so check them out. From good old-fashioned Rock & Roll, jazz and all sorts of mix of music.
–Soon to be released: Another great song by Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie” (set to outsell Sexyback)
–Christina Perry “A Thousand Years” – from the movie, Twilight – their latest, where Edward "gets the girl." And, well, where us women realize that the one we love is worth fighting for, (as long as he fights back, that is). An absolutely great song; among the best – so do give it a listen.
–Music video by the Queen of Country Music, Carrie Underwood, who sung this song, “Blown Away” with her amazing voice at the Billboard Music Awards 2012.
–P!nk is always in and it’s never complete without that one last kiss (isn't there a wine by that name in northern California?) …be sure to check out, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by the extremely talented and beautiful P!nk. (Note: She will be at the HP Pavilion in Feb. 18.)
Monday, February 18, 2013 – (any day of the week or weekend)
Since “living” and giving is the theme for 2013, how about a “live” moon-rise or glow, with the naming of a star for your sweetheart? Try witnessing a sunrise together – in your pajamas, partial birthday or bathing suit (just seeing if you are paying attention); webcammin’ is the “in” thing whether it be from the tops of Mt. Tam or beautiful Lake Tahoe. And we have it here for you:
Online – Name-a-Star with “Star-Namer” after your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion – starting at just $19.95 with all sorts of packages available.
Online – Register a star with “Online Star Register” for just $48.95 – either one will be a unique gift you won’t be able to resist for that special someone in your life.
Mount Hamilton – The hamcam at Mt. Hamilton is a great thing to check out anytime, from home or office – just to check out what’s going on in the sky from where you are
Mount Tamalpais – not only is this one place you’ll definitely want to go check out for a morning or afternoon hike if not for the beautiful view, the webcam is a neat thing, too
Mount Umunhum – There is also the famous Mount Umunhum live webcam, at the foothills of the valley (although not many know the name of the mountain – but it’s the one that everyone looks to when they want to see if there is any snow)
Lake Tahoe – The ever beautiful Lake Tahoe webcam is a must when it comes to live cams so naturally we included it; with a special inclusion toward the bottom of the same page of Heavenly and Yosemite, so enjoy!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Your home, with your sweetheart, televised – Just be a lounge lizard with your sweetheart, watch an old movie like “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “You’ve Got Mail.” Don’t forget for the “man” in your life, you can always watch “Top Gun” to get him to lounge with you.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
San Jose – Twirl beneath the lit palms of Downtown San Jose Ice, bring your own skates and get in for free – that’s right folks, on Tuesdays it’s BYOS “Bring Your Own Skates” night and admission is free night. Wednesday is college night (with college ID) and skate for $10 – and, the first 30 will receive a free coupon for a free donut at Psycho Donuts; now that’s a deal that can’t be beat. Also, Aloha Fridays – dress Hawaiian and skate for $10 (also register to win a Hawaiian getaway courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines and JW Marriotto Ihilani Resort. (See site for details.)
Friday, February 22, 2013 – (event: Through March 16)
Santa Clara – The Santa Clara Players presents “Harvey” February 17 through March 16, 2013 at the Triton Museum Hall Pavilion. The play surrounds wonderful and witty Elwood P. Dowd who has an imaginary friend – a six-foot imaginary “rabbit” who also happens to become the reason David is committed by his sister, although who, come to find out also starts to see for herself this “imaginary friend.” Oh my, only she starts to look like the “loony” tunes one do things start to make sense, or more crazy. And oh my how the story unfolds with all sorts of humor laced with mystery, intrigue and the never ending imaginations that run as wild as Harvey, the rabbit – at least until the truth comes out. This is one play you won’t want to miss – if you can handle it. Shows are March 22 and March 24; March 7 through March 10; and March 14 through March 16. Sunday matinee shows are at 2:30 p.m. The Triton Museum Hall Pavilion located at the Triton Museum (parking around to the side/back) located at 1511 Warburton Avenue in Santa Clara. 1-408-248-7993.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Fremont – Filoli opened February 5, 2013, however, the spectacular “Daffodil Day Dreams” begins February 22 through February 24, 2013 – this is one event you won’t want to miss with the beautiful daffodils in bloom – more than a million of them, what a sight to see and can you imagine the photo op? With talks, tours and demonstrations as Filoli members, visitors and staff watch the flowering of the daffodils – an amazing event that many are looking forward to. The perfect post-Valentine’s Day gift (give them a voucher for a visit on Valentine’s Day, and then accompany them on Feb. 22, 23 or 24 for the time of their life). What a treat.
A few other events of interest might be on Wednesday, February 27 “Afternoon Tea” fundraiser event continues every fourth Wednesday of the month – see the site for further details. And also on Saturday, April 6, 2013 is “Spring Fling” with live music – bring the entire family for live entertainment Also, on May 9, 10 through May 12, 2013 is the “Filoli Flower Show” – with so many other events coming so stay tuned for additional events highlighted and more details to follow in P.K.’s articles. Filoli is located just 30 miles south of San Francisco and is one of the most loveliest gardens in the Bay Area, reminiscent of Disneyland for all its glory and splendor – a garden of delight you won’t want to miss; plan for an entire day to ensure a proper visit for a tour of the gardens (in fact, you may want to visit several times to see everything). Filoli is located at 86 Canada Road in Woodside.
Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & February 24, 2012
Santa Clara – Don’t miss the 72nd Annual Camellia Flower Show at the Community Center located at 969 Kiely Blvd. (between Homestead Road and Benton Street) in Santa Clara. Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over 70 exhibitors and 3000 bloom varieties, including miniature and dinner-plate size varieties. As a special bonus for this event, the Santa Clara Art Association will be participating with a horticultural-inspired Art Show with a variety of art on display at the same time the Camellia Show will be held. Don't miss this spectacular event co-sponsored by the Camellia Society of Santa Clara and Santa Clara Parks & Recreation. Admission is free to both events. Entries are being accepted on the first day of the show (Feb. 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.) from those who wish to submit their fabulous blooms from their garden; (Note: Camellia Soceity Members will be on hand to help identify and place entries). For detailed information, contact 1-408-615-3080. (P.K.’s Valentine Gift Hint: See P.K.’s Valentine’s spectacular unique gift ideas that include this spectacular show included in one of the gift ideas!)
A sneak peek into March:
Friday, March 1, 2013 (Event runs: (March 1 through March 3)
The Santa Clara Women’s League present, “Showtime” with this year’s event: “Doomstown Fractured Fairy Tales or Once Upon a Time”
Santa Clara – From March 1 through March 3, 2013 this amazing group of women will put on the show of a lifetime featuring “Showtime” – an annual production featuring “Doomstown Fractured Fairty Tales or Once Upon a Time” with this year’s production better than ever. This year’s melodrama features talents like never before, with curtain for Friday and Saturday’s Showtime beginning at 7 p.m.; with Sunday’s matinee viewing at 2:30 p.m. – this is one annual event folks will not want to miss. Sponsored by the Santa Clara Women’s League this event is a fundraiser for the Senior Center’s Health and Wellness programs – sponsor something worth sponsoring, and see the show of the season, and likely of the year! For additional information call 1-408-390-9544. Thank you for the information :)
Friday, March 1, 2013 – (event through March 3)
Del Mar – The Gem Fair of gem fairs, to be held in Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. For additional information call 1-503-252-8300.
Friday, March 1, 2013 – (event through March 3)
San Jose – The ultimate Gem Show to be held in San Jose at the San Jose Scottish Rite loated at 2455 Masonic Drive. Call 1-800-292-2577 for additional details.
Friday, March 15, 2013 – (event runs March 15 through March 24)
Santa Clara – The Roberta Jones Youth Theatre presents “The Music Man” from March 15 through March 24, 2013 at the Mission City Center for the Performing Arts located at 3250 Monroe Street in Santa Clara. This is an affectionate tribute to Smalltown, USA, of a bygone era, with Meredith Willson’s, “The Music Man’s” fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band he vows to organize – despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for “Marian” the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall (and you know what they say about love – it is the cure for what ails you – just in time for a following of one of the most romantic day’s of the year). An amazing group of actors, trust me, who will keep you entertained for certain. Performance dates: March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.; March 17, 24 at 2 p.m.This fantastic play is one you won’t want to miss. Tickets: $8 to $5. The Roberta Jones Youth Group will have two other Disney productions later in the season: Winnie the Pooh (June); and The Little Mermaid (July).
“Don’t marry for money, marry for love; they will spend their life trying to make you happy and no money on earth could ever buy love.” –Unknown
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Stay tuned for more of the creative and behind-the-scene goodness as P.K. researches, unfolds and shares a little of that sweetness with everyone you know for what will be a spectacular year (and we all know it will be). And remember, support the arts, music and education as it feeds the brain and calms the soul; and as we strive to balance life by opening our hearts to new experiences and by staying tuned to the Examiner.com where you’ll be able to find even more ways to stay healthy, alternatively-wealthy and wise. Stay tuned for much more excitement to come in 2013.
Answer to last week’s Mystery Photo:
The answer to last week’s Mystery Photo is at the end of P.K.’s Weekend Roundup – did you guess where the hearts align? Or wait, is that stars that align and hearts that follow, or lead? Wow, am I confused or what; no just blonde – and we have way too much fun just trying to keep it straight, or a mystery. Actually, if you can't tell by the photo, it is Disneyland Anaheim Resort, the pathway that leads to the Wishing Well (the wish comment), just in front of Snow White (snow comment) and the Seven Dwarfs (the men comment). In P.K.'s last Disneyland article she mentioned what all of the money from the Wishing Well goes to (more than 500 medically-ill children's wishes), so, this was a special Mystery Photo for a special month with special hearts in mind. Speaking of which, this week’s new Mystery Photo is of two cute little friendly felines who are also perfect for this month since "love is in the air" and with Valentine's Day coming, even friendship has a meaning, and yes, even if you are a cat. So, for this week's Mystery Photo: What kind of cats are pictured? Cat lovers may get this one easily. Answer next week. (And no, it is not a mirror; there are two cats sitting in a window sill on a sunny day in Utah). Answer in next week’s Roundup.
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