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2009 / 2010 PERFORMING ARTS PREVIEW

A look at the prime-time performances set to take place on Silicon Valley stages this season. PLUS: Silicon Valley’s Small Theatre Awards

DEPARTMENTS UPFRONT 08

SPOTLIGHT {Artist Cuong Nguyen, Broadway San Jose }

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HIT LIST { editors’ picks }

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NIGHTLIFE Feature: Have a hell of a good time on Friday nights at San Jose’s Hellyer Velodrome. PLUS: Nightlife Happenings and Headliners.

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY Feature: How parents can help their kids in school—without brushing up on their algebra. PLUS: Community event listings and KIDSTUFF column.

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STYLE & SHOPPING Feature: Santana Row’s new concierge service offers professional shoppers who preshop the center’s many stores. HEALTH & BEAUTY Feature: Relax your body and your budget with these great deals at local spas. PLUS: Health and Beauty Profiles

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SPORTS & ADVENTURE Feature: A Los Gatos man has solid evidence that Bigfoot is, indeed, out there.

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HOME & DESIGN Feature: How to choose and hang artworks in your home. 14 DAYS

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50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR SOFA { top events }

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DINING Feature: Wave editors give you the dish on some of their favorite plates of food in Silicon Valley. PLUS: Dining Hot Spots

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ON THE COVER: Our striking cover image by photographer Erez Sabag comes from Ceder Lake Contemporary Ballet, who will be performing as part of Stanford Lively Arts’ 2009 / 2010 season, at a special event on Wednesday, April 21 at 8pm. The New York-based ballet company has gained critical acclaim for its choreography, which combines classical ballet with edgy, up-tothe-minute physicality, and was described by The Village Voice as “Fierce, athletic, and compulsively sensual.” For more on the show and the season, go to livelyarts.stanford.edu.

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Willow Glen local tries to paint himself out of Silicon Valley’s tech industry.

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t age 21, Vietnam-born Cuong Nguyen arrived in San Jose with only $20 to his name. It was 1991 and the economy was bad. On top of that, Nguyen couldn’t speak English. Yet his ambitious nature and unfettered artistic talent would soon lead him from being a part-time dishwasher in a Sunnyvale French restaurant to a full-time illustrator at Sunnyvale’s Yahoo!. Back in Vietnam, Nguyen says his family was very poor, and his penchant for sitting around and drawing all day didn’t impress his mother. “She did not think it was a very lucrative career path,” Nguyen says. “It’s not a good idea in Vietnam.”

By the age of 10, Nguyen was training to be a portrait artist. His sister put him in school after seeing Nguyen stare obsessively through the window of an art school. “I was in awe,” Nguyen recalls. “The school was full of these old masters. Painters of Russian art.” His sister could only afford three months at the school, but after his brief education Nguyen was able to earn money on the streets of Saigon by painting portraits. “Not a lot,” he says. “Just enough to be proud of.” After spending two years at the academy of arts in Saigon, his sister sponsored his move to San Jose. 10

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“There was not much work at the time,” Nguyen recalls. “It was a similar economy as now in the area.” Nguyen began working as a dishwasher while he learned English from taped conversations he made of his cousins. He’d watch TV and study English as much as he could. In a year he spoke enough English to get promoted to a waiter at the restaurant. He then was hired at a Vietnamese ad agency where he spent three years before being hired by the San Jose Mercury News as a layout designer. During this time, Nguyen aggressively pursued an art education at San Jose State University. He was hired on at Yahoo! nine years ago as one of three illustrators that develop the company’s homepage icons. “I consider myself lucky,” Nguyen says. “Art is hard. And to work at a big company like Yahoo!, I consider myself very lucky. Being an artist is not an easy life. But you’ve got to try

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your best.” Nguyen still studies his craft and even attends workshops. He goes straight from his Yahoo! office to his studio in Willow Glen to work on his art, which ranges from pastel and oil to Italian street art, which became popular in Santa Barbara and San Rafael about 20 years ago. In 2001 he was invited to San Rafael to showcase his Italian street art. His mural of his nephew was entered in a San Francisco competition and won first place. “I won two tickets to Italy,” he muses. “I couldn’t believe it. From there, I kept winning.”

Nguyen working on a street art piece at the 2008 Palo Alto Arts Festival

Next month, Nguyen will f ly to Monterrey, Mexico, to paint street art for the governor of Mexico, something he has been invited to do for the past few years. “Street painting is hard work,” he admits. “By the end of the day, my fingerprints are rubbed off from smoothing the pastel on the pavement. I’m sunburned and my back aches from squatting and hunching all day.” It takes Nguyen two 12-hour days to complete a street piece.

He currently has two paintings on display at the Triton Museum of Art and has been named a distinguished member there. “My goal right now is to become a full-time artist, to be able to live by painting and selling my own work,” Nguyen says. “My family and friends consider me successful with my job. But you’ve got to ask yourself what you really love in your life, what makes you crazy. I hope

someday my dream comes true. This year, lots of things are coming. Good things are gonna come. I am happy. I’m living and loving my life.” TW To contact Cuong Nguyen or to view his artwork, visit www.icuong.com or go to Triton Museum of Art thru Sept. 27, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara (408) 247-3754 www.tritonmuseum.org

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hile Downtown San Jose may lack a city street named Broadway, it will soon be injected with a vibrant dose of the Broadway musical, with the arrival of new theatre company Broadway San Jose (BSJ). Filling the void left by the recent closure of the American Musical Theatre of San Jose (which folded late last year), BSJ plans to stage first-run Broadway musicals at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The season, which kicks off in September, features everything from crowd-pleasers like Monty Python’s Spamalot and the risqué puppets of Avenue Q to the provocative new hit show Spring Awakening and the mega hit musical adaptation of the film Legally Blonde. “I’ve got to tell you, we have a pretty hip season,” says general manager Ruth Pangilinan. Pangilinan is confident that the variety of shows in the new company’s season will attract wide ranging audiences, from subscribers to single ticket buyers. “I firmly believe that this is a good economy for the arts,” she says. “It may be easier for our organization, as a commercial presenter, to have a little bit more leeway.” And while some may question the timing of the launch, Broadway San Jose has some serious secured backing—being funded by Nederlander, an almost century old, family-owned and operated company out of New York that produces and presents first-run Broadway productions, then tours them to cities all across the country. “What’s exciting – I’m in Silicon Valley, the capital of start-up culture, and I’m getting to start up an arts organization, and a fully-funded start up,” says Pangilinan.

The company opens the season with a show that’s accessible both in price and subject matter. Spamalot, as the poster states, is a show “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and offers top tier tickets for $88 and seats for as little as $20. “I’m really excited that we’re actually opening up the season with Spamalot, because it is everything that’s ‘big’ about Broadway,” says Pangilinan. “It’s more of an ensemble piece, and it’s also irreverent. It’s an equal opportunity offender – it pokes a little bit of fun at Broadway itself, and at everybody else out there. And it’s as equally silly as the Holy Grail movie.” And while fans of the much-loved Monty Python movie shouldn’t expect a carbon copy, they are sure to enjoy the show. “If you follow the movie you’ll find it especially funny,” assures Pangilinan. “And if you don’t follow the movie and you don’t consider yourself a Monty Python fan, you will become one – that’s how good this is.” Pangilinan says BSJ’s collection of musicals for the 2009/10 season will introduce audiences to a variety of new productions. “That’s the great thing about Broadway is that it’s incredibly accessible. And my desire is to have that accessibility filter out to the rest of Downtown and the rest of the performing arts. If Broadway is the gateway, then great!” TW Monty Python’s Spamalot runs Sept. 1520 at the Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. For more on Broadway San Jose’s inaugural season, see our Performing Arts Preview starting on page 17, or go to www.broadwaysanjose.com


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Start planning your cultural calendar as we present the Silicon Valley’s impressive lineup of theatre, music and dance.

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s ever, Silicon Valley stages look set for an exhilarating year. The arrival of Broadway San Jose promises to give Silicon Valley it’s own “Great White Way,” bringing hit Broadway shows such as Spring Awakening and Legally Blonde: The Musical. Other big names being brought to local stages include Tom

Stoppard, whose work Rock ‘n’ Roll is a highlight of the San Jose Stage Company’s season. Plus, there’s plenty of old favorites, holiday chestnuts and new works in dance, theatre and music hitting local stages. So get off that couch and get some culture into your entertainment roster. See you at the theatre. THEWAVEMAG.COM AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

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Lyric Theatre of San Jose ......................San Jose..... 26 MasterWorks Chorale .......................San Mateo .... 26 Mission Chamber Orchestra ............... San Jose .... 26 Opera San Jose ....................................San Jose..... 26 Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra ............. Palo Alto .... 26 Peninsula Symphony ...................... San Mateo .... 26 San Jose Chamber Music Society ....... San Jose ... 26 San Jose Chamber Orchestra .............. San Jose .... 28 San Jose Taiko .................................... San Jose .... 28 South Bay Guitar Society ................... San Jose .... 28 Stanford Lively Arts ............ Stanford University .... 28 Symphony Silicon Valley...................... San Jose..... 30 West Bay Opera .................................. Palo Alto .... 30 Winchester Orchestra ......................... San Jose .... 30

DANCE Abhinaya Dance Company ................. San Jose .... 30 Ballet San Jose.....................................San Jose..... 30

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City Lights Theatre 529 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 295-4200 www.cltc.org

Louis B. Mayer Theatre Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 245-2978 www.ctcinc.org

Clark’s Hall 4000-B Bay St., Fremont (510) 6839218 www.broadwaywest.org Coastal Repertory Theatre 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay (650) 726-0998 www.coastalrep.com Cubberley Community Theatre 4000 Middlefield Ave., Palo Alto (650)988-8798 Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Dr., Stanford University (650) 725-ARTS www.livelyarts.stanford.edu Dragon Productions Theatre 535 Alma St., Palo Alto (650) 4932006 www.dragonproductions.net Flint Center for the Performing Arts 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 864-8820 www.flintcenter.com The Fox Theatre 2223 Broadway, Redwood City (650) 369-4119 www.foxdream.com Frost Amphitheatre Corner of Galvez St. & Campus, Stanford University (650) 725-ARTS www.livelyarts.stanford.edu Heritage Theatre One W. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 866-2700 www.ci.campbell. ca.us/heritagetheatre/

Lucie Stern Community Theatre 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 463-4949 Memorial Auditorium 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University (650) 725-ARTS www.livelyarts.stanford.edu Memorial Church 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 500, Stanford University (650) 725-ARTS www.livelyarts.stanford.edu Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose (800) MHC-VIVA www.mhcviva.org

Pear Avenue Theatre 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View (650) 254-1148 www.thepear.org Pigott Theatre 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University (650) 725-ARTS www.livelyarts.stanford.edu San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose (408) 453-7108 San Jose Civic Auditorium 145 W. San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 277-4467 San Jose Repertory Theatre 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose (408) 367-7255 www.sjrep.com San Jose Stage Company 490 S. First St., San Jose (408) 2837142 www.sanjose-stage.com Saratoga Civic Theatre 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga Spangenberg Theatre 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto (650) 354-8263

Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga (408) 961-5858 www.montalvoarts.org

Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre 550 E. Remington Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 245-2978 www.ctcinc.org

Montgomery Theatre 271 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 277-4468 www.montgomeryTheatre.sanjose.org

Theatre on San Pedro Square 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose (408) 283-0200

Morgan Hill Community Playhouse 17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 782-0008 www.mhcommunitycenter.com

Triton Museum Hall Pavilion 1505 Warburton Ave. (rear of grounds), Santa Clara (408) 248-7993 www.scplayers.org

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 500 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 903-6000 www.mvcpa.com

West Valley College Theatre 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga (408) 741-2460

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he highly acclaimed Barn company continues to deliver modern twists on classical plays as it begins the season with Ken Ludwigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adaptation of Treasure Island (Sept. 3-Oct. 3). This will be followed by The 2009 Follies, a three-day charity production that takes an ironic and witty look at hard economic times (Oct. 8-10). Then David Birneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literary-inspired piece, A Christmas Pudding, will hit the stage just in time for the holidays (Nov. 19-Dec. 19); followed in the new year by Noel Cowardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s romantic comedy, The Private Lives, perfect for a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day excursion (Jan 28.Feb. 20). Sure to be popular is The Altos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Like The Sopranos, Only Lower, David Landauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spoof on the HBO hit series about a mafia family (April 8-May 1). Their season will conclude with off-Broadway musical, The Little Shop of Horrors (May 20-June 19).

CITY LIGHTS THEATER COMPANY

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose www.broadwaysanjose.com rom New York to Los Angeles, and finally to San Jose, the Nederlander organization has brought Broadway across the country since 1912. Their inaugural season in San Jose will begin with Monty Pythonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spamalot, a Tony Award-winning Best Musical (Sept. 15-20). The popular comedy will be followed by the provocative recent Broadway hit, Spring Awakening (Oct. 28-Nov. 1). For New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, BSJ opted for Riverdanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farewell Performances, a thrilling celebration of Irish music, song and dance (Dec. 29-Jan. 3). If you like the Muppets or just puppets, see Avenue Q (Jan. 12-17), and on Mar. 16-21 they will bring back Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical.

529 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 295-4200 www.cltc.org LTC never fails to deliver innovative and imaginative works, and this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting line-up is appropriately themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Only Bad Seat Is On Your Couchâ&#x20AC;?. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll include: The South Bay premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; controversial The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Sept. 17-Oct. 18); an enchanting holiday spin Another Night Before Christmas by Sean Grennan (Nov. 19-Dec. 20); Dead Man Walking, a work done in collaboration with Notre Dame High School (Jan. 21-Feb. 21); the whimsical romantic comedy Frank Langellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cyrano (Mar. 18-Apr. 18); the world premiere of Second Weekend In September (May 20-June 20); and New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous bohemians in Rent (June 22-Aug. 29).

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iminutive in size but not in stature – presenting the shining stars of the Silicon Valley small theatre scene. The 2008/09 season was a busy one on the local theatre scene – one that saw some big successes – but also saw the curtains close on some old friends. When reviewing the productions eligible for the Small Theatre Awards this year – the panel noted that a lot of companies stepped up their production values and wisely chose scripts suitable to their budget and space limitations. And while the panel was surprised to see several groups doing staged readings – but not incorporating the new works (especially locally written works) – into their seasons – it soon realized there were many winners. The following recognizes 18 of our proudly local theatre groups as standouts – and even sees a couple of first-time winners in the mix (congrats to Sunnyvale Community Players and Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory). And the awards go to....

Our sincerest thanks to Susannah Greenwood at ARTSOPOLIS (www.artsopolis.com) and her esteemed panel for helping us put together the Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards.

STANDOUT CLASSICAL PRODUCTIONS Little Foxes – Hillbarn Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Douglas Morrisson Theatre Metamorphoses – Pear Avenue Theatre

STANDOUT CONTEMPORARY ADULT PRODUCTIONS Book of Liz – Renegade Theatre Experiment Breaking up is Hard to Do – Bus Barn WHAT IS A SMALL THEATRE?

Everyone’s heard that old theatre saying – there are no small roles, only small actors. The same could be said of theatre companies, but, for the record, there are a few parameters that define what qualifies as a “small theatre –” so here’s the lowdown: „ A “small theatre” is a venue with a performance space of 300 seats or less. „ The organization must be housed within the Silicon Valley area.

Stage Company Proof – Broadway West

STANDOUT COMEDY PRODUCTIONS Leading Ladies – Bus Barn Stage Company Greater Tuna – Dragon Productions Theatre Company Luv – Northside Theatre Company

STANDOUT DRAMA PRODUCTIONS I Am My Own Wife – San Jose Stage First Person Shooter – City Lights Theatre Company Breaking the Code – Bus Barn Stage Company LOCAL ACTORS TO WATCH Kerie Darner Carly Honfi Heidi Kobara Rebecca Lipon Rami Margron

„ The production must have been performed within the Silicon Valley area.

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STANDOUT MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

„ Performances must have taken place between the end of July 2008 and the beginning of July ‘09.

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Ragtime – South Bay Musical Theatre (formerly Saratoga Drama Group) Crowns – The Tabard Theatre Company Altar Boyz – San Jose Stage Company

„ Productions may be nominated for more than one category – but no single show may win more than two categories. „ No one organization may be recognized for more than three shows total. „ No one organization can be selected twice in the same category.

David Ammon Geoff Fiorito Greg Goebel Alan Kaiser Travis Leland Brian Palac

STANDOUT FAMILY/ YOUTH PRODUCTIONS Lucky Duck – Los Altos Youth Theatre Really Rosie – California Theatre Center You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – Sunnyvale Community Players

STANDOUT NEW WORKS The Three Musketeers – City Lights Theatre Company Puah’s Midwife Crisis – Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

STANDOUT COSTUMES Cinderella – Douglas Morrisson Theatre Cats – West Valley Light Opera

STANDOUT SET DESIGN Kiss Me Kate – Sunnyvale Community Players Lips Together, Teeth Apart – Theatre Q Ragtime – South Bay Musical Theatre (formerly Saratoga Drama Group)

STANDOUT TECHNICAL DESIGN (LIGHTS – SOUND – PROPS) The Turn of the Screw – Broadway West (Lights) Always…Patsy Cline – San Jose Stage Company (Sound) First Person Shooter – City Lights Theatre Company (Multimedia) TW

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1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City (650) 349-6411 www.hillbarntheatre.org s one of the oldest theaters in America of its kind, Hillbarn Theatre will open its curtains for the 70th year to Oaklahoma! (Sept. 3-27). Directed by Nancy Fitzgerald, this musical theatre plots the Romeo-and Juliet-like love story of a farm girl and a cowboy just after the turn of the century. A quintessential story of friendship and trust of six women in Steel Magnolia is next on the schedule (Oct. 23-Nov 8), followed by a festive ’40s holiday in Christmas, My Way, featuring Sinatra classics (Dec. 3-20). They will also present Bermuda Avenue Triangle, an amusing story about mothers, daughters, and finding romance on their trip in Vegas (Jan. 21-Feb. 27) and the To Be Announced musical directed by Bill Starr is highly anticipated for its rich historical background and the heartwarming tale that will bring families together (May 6-30).

1220 Pear Ave., Ste. K, Mountain View (650) 254-1148 www.thepear.org ear is excited to announce the line-up for its’ eighth season filled with brilliant classics and exhuberant new shows. Tell It Slant is one of Emily Dickinson’s struggle to find her inner poetic voice (Sept. 11-27); the company invites you inside the House of Bliss in Hay Fever (Oct. 23-Nov. 8); Hollywood entertainment film industry is portrayed in Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet (Jan. 8-24); its own work, dubbed Pear Slices 2010, is highlighted (Feb. 12-28); Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion is of the French Neoclassical times (Mar. 19-Apr. 4); The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (May 7-30); and the love for animals will be shared in The Shaker Chair by Adam Bock. Watch out – expect a live pig on stage! (June 25-July 11).

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NORTHSIDE THEATRE COMPANY Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St., San Jose (408) 288-7820 www.northsidetheatre.com his charming theatre company receives national praise for its development of new works, and is a leader in redefining small theatre organizations. Its season includes a touching romantic comedy about a man’s best friend, Sylvia (Oct. 8-Nov. 1); Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Dec. 9-24); female domination in Stephen Malatratt’s thriller, The Woman In Black (Feb. 11-Mar. 7); comedy in A Baby Makes Seven (Apr. 15-May 9); and depth and discovery in The Queen of Bingo (June 17-July 11).

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PALO ALTO PLAYERS Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-0891 www.paplayers.org s the Peninsula’s oldest theatre company, the Palo Alto Players has come a long way since its birth during the Great Depression. A dramatic musical, Pete ‘n’ Keely, will be showcased from Sept. 18-Oct. 4. PAP will then reenact the world’s greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet (Nov. 6-22) and Rabbit Hole, a true tale of the human condition (Jan. 22-Feb. 7). Next, eight bohemians will be singing about 525,600 minutes in the Jonathan Larson’s blockbuster, Rent (April 23-May 9). They will wrap up 2010 with a comical off-Broadway show, Jewtopia, which is about two men desperately seeking a yiddishe maidel to marry (June 11-27).

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RENEGADE THEATRE EXPERIMENT Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose (408) 351-4440 www.renegadetheatre.com s one of the Bay Area’s most provocative theatre companies, Renegade’s 2009/2010 season pulls no punches. The season opens with Bug, a gritty psychological drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Sept. 11-26); followed by Neil LaBute’s intense study of human relationships, The Shape of Things to Come (Nov. 6-21). Next up is the world premiere of Lia Romeo’s dark comedy Right Place Right Time (Jan. 22 - Feb. 6), which looks at our materialistic society via the tale of an unlucky man who lucks out with a weathy wife.

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SAN JOSE REPERTORY THEATRE 101 Paseo de San Antonio (408) 367-7255 www.sjrep.com hen it comes to delivering great theatrical performances, San Jose Rep is definitely one of Silicon Valley’s most respectable professional theatre companies. New artistic director Rick Lombardo will debut the season with Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Aug. 29-Sept. 27). This will be followed by the West Coast premiere of Groundswell!, a psychological thriller that takes a retrospective look at the tragedy of apartheid in

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South Africa (Oct. 10-Nov. 8). And back by popular demand for the holiday season is A Christmas Story (Nov. 21-Dec. 20). Next is a deeply moving, out-ofthis-world play, The Weir by Conor McPherson (Jan. 23-Feb. 21); Tony-award winning jazz musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Mar. 13-Apr. 18); and a touching story about family and sacrifice in Melinda Lopez’s Sonia Flew (May 8-June 6).

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BUS BARN STAGE COMPANY

TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson, in a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig directed by Barbara J. Cannon

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490 S. First St., San Jose (408) 283-7142 www.sanjosestage.com his highly regarded local company opens its season with the explosive laughs of Martin McDonagh’s multiple Tony Award-winning play The Pillowman ( Sept. 23 - Oct. 18); followed by Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s intoxicating holiday tale The Seafarer (Nov. 18 - Dec. 20). Next on the calendar is the highly anticipated South Bay debut of acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard’s Rock’n’ Roll (Feb. 10 - Mar. 7), an epic theatrical event that spans 22 decades and looks at rock ‘n’ roll, Communism and love. Filling out the season are the Tony Award-winning Dirty Blonde, a play that examines the provocative life of Hollywood’s wittiest blonde bombshell, May West (Apr. 7 - May 2); and the much-anticipated third installment of the Tuna trilogy, Red White and Tuna (Jun. 2 - Jul. 4).

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SANTA CLARA PLAYERS Triton Museum Hall Pavilion, 1511 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara (408) 248-7993 www.scplayers.org his impressive volunteer-based production company will begin the season with Cabin Fever - A Texas Tragicomedy (Oct. 30-Nov. 21). The quirky drama Bull In A China Stop (Feb. 26-Mar. 20) presents two elderly women trying to capture the attention of their young, homicide detective neighbor. Their three-show season will conclude with Flaming Idiots (Apr. 30-May 22), a show filled with suspense and murder.

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the swinging Fats Waller comedy Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Jan.) and the classic musical Hello, Dolly! (May).

SOUTH VALLEY CIVIC THEATRE Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 842-7469 www.svct.org his community theatre offers a thrilling season of shows, all put together and produced by local volunteers. The season opens with a hilarious parody of the archetypal English murder mystery, The Butler Did It (Aug. 28 - Sept. 13); then continues with the tongue-in-cheek gangster musical, Bugsy Malone Jr. (Nov. 20 - Dec. 6); followed by a play based on the comic strip Li’l Abner (Jan. 22 - Feb. 13). Rounding out the season are two of the theatre’s most popular musicals: Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (Apr. 23 - May 13) and Rogers and Hammerstein’s The King and I (Aug. 6-28).

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SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY PLAYERS 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale (408) 733-6611 www.sunnyvaleplayers.org his Sunnyvale community theatre group offers a range of productions geared toward different age groups, from the tweens and teens to the over 18s. This year’s program kicks off with the quirky fairy tale Once Upon A Mattress (Sept. 18 - Oct. 11); followed by the beloved timeless fable of love, The Fantasticks (Oct. 30 - Nov. 22). Teens will scream for the stage adapation of the hit movie Disney’s High School Musical 2 (Feb. 26 - Mar. 21); and audiences will cry laughing in the wickedly funny comedic romp, Urinetown: The Musical (Apr. 16 - May 9).

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TABARD THEATRE COMPANY The Theater on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose (408) 679-2330 www.tabardtheatre.org abard’s ninth season comprises of three productions and two PG-13 Tabard Too! shows. First up is the favorite family production, A Taffetta Wedding (Oct. 23-Nov. 14). Tabard Too! productions will then stage two comical and enter-

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Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos (650) 947-2796 www.ci.los-altos.ca.us/recreation/layt his educational youth theatre run by the City of Los Altos offers kids the chance to develop skills and interest in the dramatic arts. Up first this season is their production of Cheaper By the Dozen, the tale of a very large family growing up in the 1920s (Oct. 16 - Nov. 7). The company presents shows year round – check their website for upcoming shows and audition information.

California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose (408) 437-4450 www.operasj.org nown for showcasing new, fresh talent, Opera San Jose’s performances have been recognized across America for their vocal accomplishments. The company will open its season with Manon, an impressive note about a young woman who falls in love with an aristocrat (Sept. 12-27). Next on the calendar is La Cenerentola (Cinderella), an equally glorious spin on a Walt Disney classic, but without the glass slippers, fairy godmother, or singing mice (Nov. 14-29). Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is then featured (Feb. 6-21), and the threeact comic opera by Giacomo Puccini La Rondine (The Swallow) is saved for last (April 24-May 9).

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PENINSULA YOUTH THEATRE Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View; Cubberley Community Theater, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 988-8798 www.pytnet.org YT’s unique family atmosphere has proudly given the South Bay some outstanding performances for over 25,000-some families that involved nearly 1,700 young people. For 2009 / 2010, PYT is bringing back some old family classics, beginning with Annie (Nov. 14-22), followed by Willy Wonka (Mar. 13-21), and then a showcase of Dr. Seuss in Seussical –The Musical (May 15-23). Next up is C.S. Lewis’ Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (July 9-18), and Footloose – The Musical (July 31-Aug. 8). And for parents: PYT also has an ongoing Stories on Stage program to encourage young children to read more!

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Ghosts of the River, Teatro Visión taining performances: Not A Genuine Black Man (Nov. 27-29) and The Poptimists (Dec. 4-12). Next will be Hold On To Love, a whimsical and enchanting comedy about getting second chances in life (Jan. 29-Feb. 20). Lastly, enjoy the Broadway musical, Lady, Be Good! (Mar. 5-27).

TEATRO VISIÓN Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose (408) 272-9926 www.teatrovision.org celebration of Chicano and Latino culture, San Jose’s Teatro Visión has been committed to producing moving theatrical art as a means for promoting individual change, identity, and selfempowerment. Ghosts of the River is at the onset of the troupe’s calendar; it is a bilingual compilation of untold stories about discovery, escape, and rivalry during the time of the Mexican Revolution (Oct. 1Oct. 11). A story of friendship is featured in the proceeding Taking Flight, in which Adriana Sevan writes and stars in her own one-woman show (Jan. 28-Feb. 14). Visión will close with Perla, a piece that won a Playwright Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. It’s a classic tale of the American Dream, following a woman finding herself through a faltering marriage (April 15-May 2).

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THEATREWORKS Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto; Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 4631960 www.theatreworks.org heatreWorks is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. The party begins with Yellow Face, an Obie-Award winning account of David Henry Hwang and his struggle to define racial identity in contemporary America (Aug. 26-Sept. 20). Following will be The Chosen, a heartwarming adaptation of the 1967 novel by Chaim Potok that recounts the friendship of two Jewish teenagers in Brooklyn post-World War II (Oct. 7-Nov. 1); then Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel’s promising holiday musical, A Civil War Christmas (Dec. 2-27). Daddy Long Legs, the romantic comedy produced by the makers of Les Misérables and Emma, is also a must-see event (Jan. 20-Feb. 14). Spring brings in the laughs with the hilarious Sunsets and Margaritas (Mar. 10-Apr 4), then join Atticus Finch and little Scout on the timeless and moving novel-turnedstage show To Kill A Mockingbird (Apr. 7-May 2). TheatreWorks will wrap up their milestone celebration with desserts, wine, and Opus, a “dramedy” about a string quartet that gives us an inside look at the world of great music (June 2-27).

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{ YOUTH / CHILDREN’S THEATRE } CALIFORNIA THEATRE CENTER Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale (408) 245-2978 www.ctcinc.org he CTC is renowned for its family friendly performances. This year, they will be showcasing Brave Irene, a musical comedy by the author of Shrek (Oct.); then they’ll celebrate Apollo’s 40 th anniversary in Apollo: To The Moon (Oct.-Nov.); then stage the popular tale of Jack and the Beanstalk (Nov.). The holiday season will commence with some old classics: The Elves and the Shoemaker (Nov.-Dec.); Madeline’s Christmas (Dec.); and Robinson Crusoe (Jan.). A musical adaptation to Goodnight Moon will also be showing for young children (Jan., Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University). The rest of their season will include: Miss Nelson Is Missing (Feb.); The Cay (Mar.); Rumpelstiltskin (Mar.-Apr., Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University); Once Upon A Bedtime (Mar.-Apr.); The Princess and the Pea (Apr.); and Just So Stories (May).

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CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATER SAN JOSE Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 288-5437 www.cmtsj.org MTSJ’s season opens with a bang this year, with the hilarious, high-energy 13, The Musical kicking off their Rising Stars program (Nov. 18-22). On the main stage, the season opens with the classic Oliver! (Dec. 4-13); then continues with The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (Mar. 5-14); Little Shop of Horrors (May 7-16); and Miss Saigon (Jul. 23 - Aug. 1). Back on the Rising Stars stage will be One Upon A Mattress (Feb. 25-28); Once on this Island (Apr. 29 - May 2); then two mega musicals, High School Musical 2 (Jul. 9-18) and the highly-anticipated Rugrats – A Live Adventure (Aug. 5-8).

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{ MUSIC } LYRIC THEATRE OF SAN JOSE 430 Martin Ave., Santa Clara (408)986-9090 www.lyrictheatre.org perettas are at the heart of the Lyric Theatre repertoire. This year’s feature is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Oct. 3-11); Kismet, A Musical Arabian Night (Mar. 20-28); Gillbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (June 19-27) and The Dollar Princess (Summer 2010).

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MASTERWORKS CHORALE College of San Mateo, 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo (650) 574-6210 www.masterworks.org rom China to Europe, MasterWorks Chorale has been critically recognized around the world and continues to deliver stunning, harmonically rich performances. Its’ 46th concert season includes: An orchestra, soloists, and chorus in Tapestry of Treasures (Oct. 24-25); a holiday sing-a-long, Hark! (Dec. 9-12); Spotlight On Broadway featuring pieces from West Side Story and Candide (Mar. 13-14) and a collaboration with another Bay Area choir, Peninsula Cantare, in Fanfare! (May 22-23).

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MISSION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 236-3350 www.missionchamber.org CO’s 2009 / 2010 season is entitled “Season of Brilliance”, and was inspired by South American and European classics. It will introduce Brazilian pianist and composer Marcelo Cesena in A Touch Of Brazil (Sept. 26). The orchestra will also honor Beethoven and Mozart in Classic Treasures (Nov. 7); Diamonds and Dreams for a Valentine’s Day concert (Feb. 14); old-world music of Czech in Bohemian Musings (April 24); NACUSA concert: Music of Bay Area Composers (May 23, 600 Colordado Ave., Palo Alto); and Music Of Portugal is a great opportunity to discover baroque music with a solo performance by Portugese violinist Carlos Damas (June 13).

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PALO ALTO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto (650) 856-3848 www.pacomusic.org ACO performances range from their awardwinning youth orchestra to their highly acclaimed, advanced ensemble. They will begin with All That Jazz featuring Jeremy Cohen, violinist and founder of the Quartet San Francisco (Oct. 24). Next is Viola Virtuosa with highly acclaimed violist, Sharon Wei (Dec. 19); English Suite with PACO’s favorite oboe player, Peter Lemberg (Mar. 13); and last, but not least, is Made in the Americas with Chris Froh (June 5).

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PENINSULA SYMPHONY San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo (650) 348-8243 www.peninsulasymphony.org eninsula Symphony has come a long way since its grassroot ensemble began in 1949. Now with well over 90 highly trained orchestra members that perform throughout the Bay Area, it can finally take a moment to celebrate its 60th anniversary, beginning with Natasha Paremski Plays Rachmaninoff, starring a very talented Moscow-born, 21-year-old pianist (Oct. 16, San Mateo Performing Arts Center; Oct. 17, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino). An appropriate holiday concert is set to take place in Stanford Memorial Church, which will have performances by a Beethoven contemporary and excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Cantata (Nov. 2022). January concerts include young, international pianist Taylor Eigsti in Taylor Eigsti & Gershwin (Jan. 22, Fox Theatre, Redwood City; Jan. 23, Flint Center, Cupertino). Finales are The Red Violin (Mar. 19, San Mateo Performing Arts Center; Mar. 20, Flint Center, Cupertino), which is based on the highly regarded music and story of the film, and the homecoming of Tchaikovsky’s 5th (May 21, San Mateo Performing Arts Center; May 22: Flint Center, Cupertino).

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SAN JOSE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Le Petit Trianon Theater, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 286-5111 www.sjchambermusic.org hile affordability and community outreach are the Music Society’s pillars, its productions are perfect for music lovers, and educational, too! Each concert begins with an introduction and discussion. Its season will commence with Grammy-nominated group, Imani Winds (Oct. 3). An impressive line-up follows, including: The internationally-acclaimed troupe of Marion Verbruggen, Margriet Tindemans and Jillon Stoppels Dupree (Nov. 1); Amernet String Quartet of the Juilliard School (Nov. 22); Takacs String Quartet (Feb. 13); Tilden Piano Trio (Mar. 14); Kuss String Quartet featuring accomplished pianist Jon Nakamatsu (Apr. 11).

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SAN JOSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 295-4416 www.sjco.org arbara Day Turner is conducting the ensemble in its 19 th season with the following program: Piano Concerto by Jon Nakamatsu and orchestra (Aug. 29-30); an annual collaboration with The Chorale Project for a holiday showcase in Mission Santa Clara (Dec.); a string symphony and percussion (Oct. 18); guest performers The Cypress String Quartet playing Beethoven (Jan. 10); an evening of clarinet music performed by Michael Corner (Mar. 7); and jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti and his trio present works by Brent Heisinger and his own pieces (May 15-16).

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SAN JOSE TAIKO 565 N. 5th St, San Jose (408) 293-9344 www.taiko.org s one of North America’s finest Japanese taiko drumming groups, San Jose Taiko strives to preserve the Japanese tradition while incorporating other global rhythms such as African, Balinese, Brazilian, Latin and jazz. The group was the first to tour in Japan and has collaborated with over a dozen local art companies. Look forward to their annual three-show Rhythm Spirits Concert in mid-September at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell (Sept. 11-12).

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SOUTH BAY GUITAR SOCIETY Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 292-0704 www.sbgs.org ince 1986, SBGS has promoted classical and other related guitar music, with diverse performances for people of all ages. Their upcoming schedule begins with an all-day show at the Tapestry Arts Festival in downtown San Jose (Sept. 5). The season will also highlight a Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo (Oct. 17); the SJSU Guitar Quartet (Oct. 22); flamenco master, Adam del Monte (Nov. 21); solo classical guitarist Daniel Roest at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda (Jan. 7); Scott Tennant on Jan. 9; GFA winner Nicolas Blanco at the History Hoover Theatre of San Jose (Feb. 13); Vicki Genfan, a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and

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STANFORD LIVELY ARTS Various venues, Stanford University (650) 725-ARTS livelyarts.stanford.edu s ever, Stanford Lively Arts offers a truly eclectic presentation of artistic expression, including theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performances. Upcoming events include: 2008 Grammyaward winning music, The Othello Syndrome by Uri Caine (Oct. 10); a medival repetoire by the Anonymous 4 (Oct. 21); Emerson Spring Quartet (Oct. 28); Brazilian percussion by Cyro Baptista (Oct. 30); St. Lawrence Spring Quartet (Nov. 1); Songs of Leonard Bernstein (Nov. 7); a weekend long event of The Prokofiev Project: Interpreting Prokofiev (Nov. 12-15); a folk-infused program by Contrasts Quartet (Nov. 18); KDFC radio showcase for emerging young pianists in From the Top with Christopher O’Riley (Dec. 5); holiday repertoires in A Chanticleer Christmas (Dec. 10). Come 2010: A Chinese Home (Jan. 16) and an exuberant musical ballet by MORPHOSES, Choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, by The Wheeldon Company (Jan. 22). SLA will also charter the life and death of Robert F. Kennedy in The RFK Project by L.A. TheatreWorks (Jan. 27); feature pianist Misha Dichter reciting Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, and Bartók (Feb. 17); South African singer-songwriter, poet, and activist Mahlasela, a.k.a. “The Voice” (Feb. 19); and stage the musical drama Tea with Chachaji (Feb. 28). On March 31st, SLA will also showcase A Tribute To Herbie Hancock, in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. The Lively Arts season will wrap up with a stunning show by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (April 21); the innovative works of Dave Douglas and Bill Morrison in Frankenstein: The First Hundred Years (April 24); one-man Emmy and Tony award-winning show Mark Twain Tonight! (April 27); and A New Work from acclaimed multimedia artist Laurie Anderson (May 5).

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SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY California Theater, 345 S. First St., San Jose (408) 286-2600 www.symphonysiliconvalley.org esiding in the Northern California’s prized California Theatre, SSV will open their season with Ravel & Brahms, a gala concert for San Jose State’s 150th anniversary (Oct. 10-11). Next, Copland & Beethoven will feature Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter alongside the Symphony Chorale playing Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 1.” (Oct. 22-25); Italian baroque and romanticism is well-suited for the holidays in Four Seasons (Dec. 5-6); Gioacchino Rossini’s “Overture to La Gazza Ladra,” with conductor Paul Polivnick (Jan. 9-10). Porgy & Bess will feature much-loved songs including “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” (Mar. 18-21) The Symphony will end with two classical favorites: Cellos & Tchaikovsky (May 13-16) and Mozart & Mahler (June 5-6).

Various locations (408) 983-0491 www.abhinaya.org ilicon Valley’s own South Indian dance company is presenting their annual fall concert that will showcase dance progressions by Nrita Sangati (Nov. 14, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose). This is followed by their Spring Concert & Student Recital (Mar.), Summer Concert (June), and 30th Anniversary celebration (Aug. 14-15, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose). Filled with elaborate traditional dance, vibrant Indian costumes and upbeat music, you would not want to miss this company’s exhilarating performances.

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“It’s a new service just implemented in July,” says Collette Navarrette, Santana Row’s marketing director. “It’s fast, easy and entirely complimentary.” No need to adjust your glasses, she did indeed mean free. Catering to the busy bodies of the world, this new development gives users a chance to sit back, relax and allow a team of personal shoppers to do the dirty work. It takes just a few simple steps: 1. Find yourself a comfy chair, and sit down with your computer or Wi-Fi device of choice. Log onto Santanarow.com and click on “concierge” followed by “personal shopper.” From there, Navarrette explains that customers can fill out a form that will “assist them with anything from a gift for a special someone, to a power suit for an important client presentation, or even the famous little black dress.” The form suggests filling out several categories to give specificity of the item you desire including a description, the occasion, size, color and price range. 2. Once a customer has indicated a preference for, say, black, size 11 leather loafers, they then submit the form, which is directly sent 32

to Santana Row’s concierge team. A personal shopper will take this information and preshop The Row, then present several options for the customer to review. “Depending on your item, they’re going to take pictures of roughly 10 to 15 different items that match your request,” says concierge manager Stacy Novelli. In other words, if you’re in dire need of a black leather loafer, the team will scramble to every store that carries this particular shoe, and have photos of each sent back to you within 48 hours. The team also sustains a close relationship with the retailers who lend an expert hand in picking out items that work best. “Our stores are really involved,” says Navarrette. “We can call and say, ‘Hey, Kevin from Donald J. Pliner, we’re looking for a red stiletto, what do you have?’ They’re always helpful and on top of it – it makes the process quick and efficient.” 3. Within two days of a customer’s initial request, photos, along with the price and store information, are emailed in a PDF document. If a customer likes one of the products, it can be put on a 24-hour hold and picked up at their earliest convenience. “It ultimately cuts out the time it takes to peruse down a row of shops,” explains Navarrette. “Especially for those who are working or just don’t have that kind of time.” Not a bad way to shop, huh? We think so. TW Santana Row, 368 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 551-4611 www.santanarow.com

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to clients purchasing a Signature Mediterranean pedicure. Also in Los Gatos, first-time visitors to The Spa ~ Los Gatos receive $15 off their facial, massage or body service of choice from Monday through Friday. The award-winning spa’s rewards program is also a great way for regulars to save money. According to spa owner Patti Rice, the program (which offers spa-goers a $1 value reward point for every $25 spent in service and products) is extremely popular. “Rewards may be used in increments of 20, and clients use a lot of these points,” says Rice.

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At Saratoga’s Harmonie European Day Spa, the current spa special is for their increasingly popular LED light treatment, which tightens the skin, treats conditions such as hyperpigmentation, rosacea and acne, and leaves the complexion looking light and radiant. “We have been exploring LED skin care for several months,” says Harmonie owner Patricia Bottero, “and have just introduced the treatment to our clients. I have personally received several sessions and I am very pleased with the results already.” Running until Labor Day, the special allows spagoers to receive two free LED Face Glow treatments (valued at $130 each) with the purchase of a series of 10, or for those who want to sample the service before they buy a package, an LED treatment can be added to a facial, peel or microdermabrasion for $50 (value $75). And on Saturday Sept. 21, the spa will open its doors during Saratoga’s annual art festival and offer “samples” of spa treatments. The festival coincides with the spa’s 21st anniversary, so they will be celebrating by raffling off spa days and handing out plenty of pampering goodies. The spa is also offering Wave

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readers a “Wave Wednesdays” special: Visit the spa with a friend (or two) and receive 20 percent off any spa services. (Be sure to mention The Wave when you make your reservation.) Nearby at Preston Wynne Spa, a Monday to Friday tapas-style menu offers several small indulgences (45minute treatments, such as a stress zone massage or a mini Zen facial) at petite prices. The spa’s Express menu also offers a range of 45-minute treatments for the bargain price of $75 each. And regulars rave about the renowned manicure bar happy hour, where mani and pedi customers are treated with champagne and candy from 4-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At San Jose’s New Image Day Spa, there are big savings to be had on wellness packages, such as the mini getaway for couples, which offers a session in the spa’s aromatherapy whirlpool bath and a one hour massage side-by-side with your partner for the special price of $165 (usually $200) per couple. For those who prefer to spa solo, the Body Beautiful package (a salt glow body scrub, aromatherapy whirlpool session and onehour massage) is reduced from $200 to $160. At Palo Alto’s LaBelle Day Spa and Salons, the recently-unveiled hair salon at the spa’s Town & Country outpost is offering a great deal for new clients. At the salon, Wave readers will receive a free consulta36


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tion with a stylist, and will be given 10 percent off their follow-up appointment. Plus, on their next visit they’ll receive a complimentary Kerastase Express hair treatment, which will be customized for their hair type (a $35 value). Ongoing beauty bargains at the new hair salon include a free express pedicure with any all over color or highlights, or a free express manicure with a haircut. (These offers are only available at the new, full-service hair salon at the eco-friendly Town & Country spa, on Mondays through Thursdays until Oct. 15.)

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For those who like to combine spa-ing and shopping, another great option is the Bloomingdale’s Stanford store, where a Clarins Skin Spa recently opened. The European skincare company is renowned in other parts of the world for its spa services, and now local devotees can enjoy the unique facial treatments previously only offered at Clarins’ flagship spas in London, Paris and New York. The treatments (including Youth Booster, Radiance Ritual, Skin Brightener and more) are just $50 for 45 minutes, or $70 for one hour. Performed in a serene private spa suite at the store, the soothing facials use Clarins’ plant-based skincare products and unique massage techniques, and notably feature no nasty extractions or abrasive equipment. Regulars can save by buying a series of four treatments for the value price of $220.

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WHERE TO GO Spa Elia, Hotel Los Gatos, 210 E. Main St., Los Gatos (408) 335-1777 www.spaelia.com The Spa ~ Los Gatos, 100 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-5901 www.thespalosgatos.com Harmonie European Day Spa, 14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-4997 www.harmoniespa.com Preston Wynne Spa, 210 E. Main St, Los Gatos (408) 335-1777 www.prestonwynne.com New Image Day Spa, 14432 Union Ave., San Jose (408) 371-5974 www.newimagedayspa.com La Belle Day Spas and Salons, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Ste. 95 (650) 327-6964; 36 Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto (650) 326-8522 www.labelledayspas.com Clarins Skin Spa, Bloomingdale’s, 1 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto (650) 463-2000 www.bloomingdales.com Massage Envy, Multiple Silicon Valley locations www.massageenvy.com


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It’s all about nurturing and detoxifying at the Bay Area Health Spa, a beauty, health and wellness spa where treatments include a wide range of body wraps (including the inch-reducing Body Wrap™ system, which can slim the body by up to 6-20 inches in one hour), colon hydrotherapy, ionic foot cleansing, infrared sauna sessions and more.

14543 S. Bascom Ave., Los Gatos (408) 358-5115www.losgatosfamilydentistry.com

This family-oriented dental practice offers high quality dental care and the latest in dental technology in a comfortable and caring environment. Their office is equipped with state-ofthe-art equipment and digital x-ray technology, plus a staff of experienced and skilled professionals who use the latest dental techniques to provide patients with optimal oral health care.

HARMONIE EUROPEAN DAY SPA

SIGNATURE DENTAL

14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-4997 www.harmoniespa.com

2505 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 377-8910 www.signaturedentalcampbell.com

Harmonie has become the spa of choice for discerning Silicon Valley spa-goers who seek high quality services and products in an elegant and tranquil atmosphere. Services include such spa essentials as massage, deep cleansing facials, advanced skin treatments, microdermabrasion and other specialized treatments. But Harmonie is also renowned for its spa packages, including the Parisian Afternoon package (which includes a facial with back, neck, shoulder massage, a manicure and pedicure, plus a makeup touch-up and a tray of English tea sandwiches).

THE SPA ~ LOS GATOS 100 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-5901 www.thespalosgatos.com

Renowned for its extensive menu of soothing, therapeutic massages, this luxurious spa, which won Best Therapeutic Massage in The Wave’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, also prides itself on exceptional service and providing each guest with truly refreshing spa experience. The 8,000-squarefoot facility boasts 15 spacious treatment rooms offering a broad array of facial, massage and body services, in addition to state-of-the-art medi-spa services. The spa also houses a full-service hair salon and a boutique offering an array of wellness, skincare and lifestyle products.

DENTISTRY

DR. JUSTINA AZCUETA, DDS 2020 Forest Ave., Ste. 3, San Jose (408) 287-9019

Dr. Azcueta specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. Services include veneers, crowns, bonding, whitening, tooth-colored fillings and more.

BAY DENTAL 1180 Blossom Hill Rd., Ste. 4, San Jose (408) 978-2500; 1253 W. El Camino Real, Ste. B, Sunnyvale (408) 732-3000 www.baydental.com

Looking after Bay Area smiles since 1996, Bay Dental offers comprehensive dental care, including cosmetic services (such as Zoom! Advanced Power 2) and general dental care, dental implants, oral surgery, and orthodontics (including traditional and Invisalign braces). Expect state-of-the-art offices, highly trained staff and the latest technologies.

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DR. MICHAEL BOUZID, DDS 10430 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 120, Cupertino (408) 253-0153 www.drbouzid.com

Comfort is the main priority at Dr. Bouzid’s office. He specializes in sedation dentistry – in which years of dental treatments can be performed quickly and with little to no discomfort -- cosmetic dentistry, gum disease, dental implants, smile design and more.

FERGUSON DENTAL CARE 1198 Meridian Ave., Ste. A, San Jose (408) 266-4242 www.robertfergusondds.com

Dr. Ferguson and his team have provided quality family dental care for 16 years. Services include crowns in one visit, periodontal laser therapy, Invisalign braces, bridges, dentures, implants, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and more.

The dental practice of Dr. Peter A. Moosman offers a range of services to help patients “sensationalize” their smiles. A staff of experienced professionals, the use of quality equipment and a personal approach assures visitors they will receive the quality dental care they deserve.

WEST PARK DENTAL 1315 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose (408) 866-1819 www.westparkdentalcare.com

Providing general and family dentistry services, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants, gum surgery and more. Specialties include root canals, veneers, crowns and bridges, and surgical wisdom tooth extraction.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

INTERNAL SPA REJUVENATION CENTER 2055 Grant Rd., Ste. 100, Los Altos (650) 390-9727 www.bayareahealthspa.com

Provides a comfortable environment to detoxify and reduce stress safely through colonic hydrotherapy. As certified hydrotherapists, the center offers increased vitamin and mineral absorption, a strengthened immune system and increased energy, reversing fatigue, constipation, skin problems, depression and mood swings.

PLACE OF BLISS (408) 314-2139 sufani.webs.com

Part wellness sanctuary, part place of learning, the aptly-named Place of Bliss offers services in massage (including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy and hot stone) and healing therapies including Reiki and Deep Release Point (DRP) therapy, as well as herbal remedies and spa treatments such as a relaxing lavender body exfoliation. Classes are also offered in some of the aforementioned healing therapies – including Reiki and DRP therapy. Affordable prices reflect proprietor Sufani Garza’s belief that healing and knowledge should be available to all those who seek it out.

THIS ORGANIK LIFE 17400 Monterey St., Ste. 1-D, Morgan Hill (408) 603-8583 www.thisorganiklife.com

This new store in Morgan Hill is a green business dedicated to nourishing families inside and out. The sustainable store offers a selection of high-quality, affordable organic cosmetics, skin care lines, and natural living products (such as herbs, oils and teas), as well as natural supplements for men, women and children.

MEDI SPAS

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products to help clients rejuvenate and maintain their body and skin quality. Their extensive service menu includes non-surgical thread lifts (of brows, face, neck and arms), anti aging programs, facial contouring (Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Restalyne, Juvederm and more), mesotherapy, laser treatments, cellulite treatments and more, plus a range of spa services such as facials and makeup lessons.

EMERGE MEDI SPA 1639 Meridian Ave., Ste. A, San Jose (408) 445-7546 www.emergemedispa.com

Emerge offers a comprehensive menu of nonsurgical skin and body rejuvenating treatments, including Velashape cellulite treatment, laser skin rejuvenation, Botox, body contouring, Sapphire skincare, physician-designed facials and medical grade peels, as well as many other cutting-edge treatments. The spa also offers a wide array of therapeutic massage and body work, so clients can “emerge” relaxed and beautiful with improved well-being and vitality.

ETERNAL BEAUTY MEDICAL CLINIC 248 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos (408) 354-3587 www.eternalbeautymedicalclinic.com

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Born out of Dr. Forouzan Vaghar’s vision for a clinic that offered medical aesthetic services in a spalike setting, Eternal Beauty allows clients to enjoy the tranquil feel of a spa while experiencing treatments from an expert physician. In addition to the most advanced laser technology, this cutting-edge clinic also offers Botox and Restalyne treatments, plus IPL (Intense Pulse Light) facials, medical-grade microdermabrasion, enzyme facials and much more.

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SPA JOLI AT UNIVERSITY MISSION MEDICAL CLINIC 744 San Antonio Rd., Ste. 16, Palo Alto (650) 843-0600

Specializing in Vaser body sculpting with no general anesthesia needed. Services include permanent hair removal, fillers and Botox, medically supervised weight loss, facials, waxing and more.

PLASTIC SURGERY

KIMBERLY COCKERHAM, MD 762 Altos Oaks Dr., Ste. 2, Los Altos (650) 559-9150 www.envisagebayarea.com

Since 1983, Dr. Cockerham has provided exceptional medical care to patients seeking aesthetic services or reconstructive surgery in a relaxing, spa-like setting. Dr. Cockerham offers an array of services, including face and eyelid treatments, laser hair removal, Botox, skin peels, massages, anti-aging treatments and so much more.

DR. HOANG DO, MD 555 Knowles Dr., Ste. 210, Los Gatos (408) 866-9991

Dr. Do specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery for face, breast and body, with free consultations provided. Other services include Botox, Obagi, Restylane, Radiesse and Juvéderm.

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JANE AESTHETIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY 895 E. Fremont Ave., Ste. 201, Sunnyvale (408) 737-9100 www.janeaesthetics.com

Dr. Jane Chung specializes in liposuction surgery as well as treatments in Botox, Restylane, Obagi, Radiesse, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and Active FX. Free consultations offered.

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CHAR’S HAIR DESIGN+ 413-A Monterey Ave., Los Gatos (408) 398-4892 www.charshairdesign.com

An experienced stylist with 15 years in the industry under her belt, Char specializes in hair designs for both men and women, and is trained in advanced color and color correction techniques. With Char, clients can be sure not only of a stylish cut, but consistency from visit to visit. As for the plus, Char also offers services such as waxing, manicures and pedicures.

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Clients head to this salon not just for it’s glamorous, recently-revamped decor, but for the exceptional talents of stylist and owner Edvin Babakhan and his team. Boasting stylists with training from some of the best names in the business (Toni and Guy, Vidal Sassoon International and Goldwell), Salon Rain not only offers clients the latest in hair trends and techniques, but does so in an unintimidating environment, using a personal approach that has gained them many loyal fans.

SCANDALOUS SALON 1324 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 674-4114 www.scandaloussalon.com

Stylist and color/correction specialist Richie Rocket has taken up home at Willow Glen’s Scandalous Salon. He offers clients the best in hair coloring and cutting, and brings over 30 years of expertise to the acclaimed salon.

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MAGIC TAN

250 University Ave., Ste. 103, Palo Alto (650) 462-1000 www.edgehairsalon.com

5450 Thornwood Dr., Ste. D, San Jose (408) 225-5688 www.magictaninc.com

Since opening in 2005, this edgy salon has won fans for its talented stylists, who are up with the latest hair styling and cutting techniques to stay on the cutting edge of hair care and creativity. The salon is also popular for its impressive selection of magazines to peruse while they do your do, and offers high speed Wi-Fi access.

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2202 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 265-4247 www.salonrain.com

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thru September 13: Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Richard III, the timeless British tale of King Richard’s reign and his self-destructive pursuit for absolute power: 7pm

WEDNESDAY 18. SHERYL CROW The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga www.livenation.com

14. STARGAZING PARTY WITH THE PENINSULA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

September 2-3: Did you know that Sheryl Crow was a backup singer for Michael Jackson’s Bad Tour? Don’t even say you did, because you didn’t!: 7:30pm

Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills www.hiddenvilla.org

August 29: Enjoy a summer night under the stars with a special indoor presentation for children and adults, and then head outside to view the night sky through massive telescopes: 8pm – Midnight

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15. AS YOU LIKE IT San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose (408) 367-7255 www.sjrep.com

19. TREASURE ISLAND Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos (650) 941-0551 www.busbarn.org

August 29-September 27: A Shakespearean comedy about a heroine who disguises herself as a man in order to teach the man she desires how to love a woman.

September 3-October 3: Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterful adventure story with pirates, treasure and more pirates! 20. CAPITOLA BEGONIA FESTIVAL

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Capitola Village by the Sea, Stockton Ave. & Esplanade, Capitola www.begoniafestival.com

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September 4-7: There’s something for everyone at this year’s Begonia Festival: a sand sculpture contest, volleyball, live music and even a nautical parade!

16. TOO BIG TO FAIL Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose www.sfmt.org

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August 26: It’s time to have a flash-back, but not the bad kind. Come and celebrate Woodstock’s 40th anniversary with live performances from Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Tom Constanten and Country Joe McDonald: 7pm 2. YELLOW FACE Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 903-6000 www.theatreworks.org

August 26-September 20: An Obie Award-winning tale of David Henry Hwang’s struggle to assert his racial identity in the melting pot of contemporary America that is both insightful and wickedly funny. 3. SHAUN OF THE DEAD SoFA District (South First and William streets) www.sjdowntown.com/Starlight_ Cinemas.html

August 26: Don’t miss this “horrific” evening, as the Zombie Crawl invites all wannabe zombies to shuffle around Downtown and visit local establishments (as well as perform a group dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”) preceding a screening of the film Shaun of the Dead.

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Thru September 13: This production by Shelagh Stephenson conveys a whirlwind of emotions of three sisters mourning the death of their mother while trying to come to terms with their own lives.

4. REX NAVARRETE San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 280-7475

August 27-30: Okay, show of hands: who loves to wet their pants laughing? We do, too. See you at the show! 5. SAN JOSE’S GOT TALENT Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose

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7. ART ON THE SQUARE Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City www.redwoodcityevents.com

August 28: Visit Redwood City and stock up on a selection of art that includes photography, paintings, glass works and more: 5-8:30pm

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose www.worldclassshows.com

13. FREE SHAKESPEARE IN SANBORN PARK Sanborn Skyline Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga www.shadyshakes.org

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Cielo, 355 Santana Row, San Jose www.soles4souls.org

September 9: Local artists are using their super creative powers to turn plain boring canvas shoes into eye-popping art and it’s all for a good cause. Shoes will be auctioned off to help raise needed funds for Souls4Soles that delivers shoes to the needy, so donate and bid!: 6-8pm

Radisson Hotel, 1471 N. Fourth St., San Jose (408) 269-1111

August 30: Don’t miss this community organized event to raise money for the San Jose East Side Sports programs, featuring a car show, art exhibit and live music: Noon-midnight

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22. 34TH TAPESTRY ARTS FESTIVAL Downtown San Jose www.tapestryarts.org

SATURDAY 10. 29TH ANNUAL ITALIAN FAMILY FESTA Willow Glen, along Lincoln Ave., San Jose www.iahfsj.org

August 29-30: Delicious Italian food, fabulous entertainment, Italian folk dancing, grape stomping contest, arts and crafts and much more!: 11am 11. VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE

September 5-7: We can’t think of a better way to spend Labor Day Weekend than at the Tapestry Arts Festival, which actually has absolutely nothing to do with tapestries! It is the street fair to end all street fairs, with amazing art from more than 250 artists, live music on four stages, hands-on activities for the kids, indoor home show, and booth after booth of great food! 23. 39TH ANNUAL MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Church of the Valley, 400 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 248-1050

August 29: The Church of the Valley would like to invite you to its FIRST ever annual Community Valley Day

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August 28: Be prepared for a full evening of monster METAL, featuring Mudvayne, Black Label Society, Static-X, Suicide Silence, Dope, Bury Your Dead, and Hellzapoppin: 6pm

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San Jose Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 277-5277 www.nederlanderconcerts.com

Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 295-4416 www.sjco.org

August 29-30: Season opening concerts featuring pianist Jon Nakamatsu playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major and the West Coast premiere of Charles B Griffin’s Weaving Olden Dances.

August 28-30: If you have a home and garden, this has your name all over it. Featuring hundreds of industry leaders displaying the latest in home and gardening gear, remodeling, landscaping and more.

August 27: The winner from San Jose’s Got Talent competition will be crowned!: 5:30pm

12. SAN JOSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

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1. HEROES OF WOODSTOCK

Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma Street, Palo Alto (800) 838-3006 www.dragonproductions.net

August 30: The San Francisco Mime Troupe invites you to come and celebrates its 50th anniversary with a song and dance satire of monumental proportions, Too Big To Fail, a musical comedy that explores the twists and turns of banking bureaucracy and international finance to find out how all the greed got started.

with a bake and book sale, barbecue, health screenings and more: 9am-3pm

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32. LABOR DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS

Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 11 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-3440 riki-arts.com/specialart-saturday.html

California’s Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara (408) 988-1776 www.pgathrills.com

September 6: There is absolutely nothing finer than a good fireworks display, and the folks over at California’s Great America really know how to set the sky ablaze with a very fine pyrotechnic show. See you there!

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encouraged to take part in the First Annual Trash Art Fashion Show where contestants will create clothing using trash and recycled material.

38. 38TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL

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On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave. in Mountain View (650) 968-8378 www.miramarevents.com

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eat breakfast – French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, country fried potatoes, buttermilk biscuits, orange juice and coffee. 28. BELMONT GREEK FESTIVAL

24. THE SPACE COWBOYS’ BALL

Holy Cross Church, 900 Alameda, Belmont (650) 591-4447 www.goholycross.org/festival/

San Mateo Masonic Lodge (Ballroom), 100 N. Ellsworth Avenue San Mateo (510) 5221731 www.peers.org

September 5-7: It’s the “real “My Big Fat Greek Wedding, with homemade Greek dishes, dancing, music, theatre performances and children’s activities:Noon-10pm

September 5: Don’t miss this super fun sci-fi costume ball based on the Firefly series and enjoy a full night of dancing and horseplay: 6:45pm12:15am

29. KINGS MOUNTAIN ART FAIR

25. MONSTER ENERGY DUB CUSTOM CAR SHOW

Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside (650) 851-2710 www.kingsmountainartfair.org

September 5-7: This show features fine arts and crafts from more than 135 artists on display among the redwoods.

September 5: A day of nothing but some of the sickest luxury cars, SUVs, imports and celebrity rides you’ll EVER have the chance to see, along with live music, DJs and more. 4pm

Capitola Beach, Capitola Village www.begoniafestival.com

September 5: If all you can muster is a cylindrical castle, then forget entering this contest. But you can still show up to view the amazing sand sculptures in competition before the surf comes in: 8am 27. BREAKFAST WITH THE NICKELODEON CHARACTERS Picnic Pavilion – California’s Great America, Santa Clara

September 5-7: Join some of Nickelodeons brightest stars including, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego, Wanda and many others along with an all-you-can-

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26. SANDCASTLE SCULPTURE CONTEST

30. GREAT TRAIN ROBBERIES Roaring Camp, Felton www.roaringcamp.com

September 5-6: The whole family will surely enjoy 1880s justice unfolding right before their own eyes as live bandits and lawmen unleash their guns in a blazing showdown.

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SUNDAY 31. FIRST ANNUAL TRASH ART FASHION SHOW AND CONTEST Cesar Chavez Park, Market St. and Park Ave., San Jose www.tapestryarts.com

September 6: Aspiring designers and artists aged nine to 18 are

39. 11TH ANNUAL POWER TO THE PEACEFUL FESTIVAL Speedway Meadow – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco & War Memorial Building, Herbst Theater & Green Ballroom www.powertothepeaceful.org

34. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS vs. LOS ANGELS DODGERS

September 12-13: Two days of music from Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rebel Rockers, Sly & Robbie, Cherine Anderson and many more, along with, DJs, artists, kid zone, yoga and engaging speakers all focusing on what else, PEACE!

AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Way, San Francisco www.sfgiants.com

September 11-13: Lets all put our hands together and give the LA Dodgers a warm welcome to the Bay Area, and hope they enjoy their three days of getting the crap kicked out of them on the field!

40. WEST COAST SONGWRITERS MUSIC CONFERENCE

35. FIFTH ANNUAL FALL FASHION IN THE PARK

Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos (650) 654-3966 www.westcoastsongwriters.org

Santana Row – Winchester & Stevens Creek Blvds., San Jose www.santanarow.com

September 12-13: If you’re into the music scene this could be your big break. Sixty music industry guests will be screen songs, listen to developing artists and bands, teach seminars on vocalizing, recording, publishing, marketing and performing: 10am-5:30pm

September 11-12: Get over to Santana Row for two days of fall fashion, highlighting some of the hottest and hippest wear of the season for men, women and children. Funds raised benefit Breathe California, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Junior League of San Jose and San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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SATURDAY 36. SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF SARATOGA ART AND WINE FESTIVAL Saratoga Village’s Main Street, Big Basin Way www.saratogachamber.org

September 12: You’ll surly enjoy visiting the Annual Taste of Saratoga where you’ll have the pleasure of sampling local Santa Cruz Mountain’s fine wines, gourmet foods from local restaurants, three stages of live music and entertainment, and a Green Zone that offers a dedicated area for exhibitors to showcase eco-friendly products and services: Noon-8pm

41. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152, Hollister www.norcalrenfaire.org

September 12-October 18: Load up the family and head to Casa de Fruta for some family Renaissance fun, with 150 craft booths, hearty ale and food, hundreds of costumed performers, food, games and knights battling to the death: 10am-6pm 42. PALO ALTO AIRPORT DAY 1901 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto (650) 856-2030 www.paloaltoairport.aero

September 12: Bring the kids to the Palo Alto Airport for a day dedicated just to them. Enjoy free admission, airplane rides for kids eight to 17 years, control tower tours, aircraft displays, food, and a ride in the Earthquake simulator!: 10am-4pm

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California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose (408) 437-4450 www.operasj.org

San Jose Holiday Inn, 1740 N. First St., San Jose www.peninsulabanjoband.org/#jubilee

September 12-27: What we have here is your standard opera – family sends daughter to convent because she is too pretty – meets boy in route – falls in love – runs off – and…

September 13: We are enormous fans of the banjo and anyone who plays the banjo, that’s while you find us front row and center at this years Banjo Jubilee enjoying fantastic banjo music performed by musicians from around the globe!: Noon-5pm

44. DESERT DANCE FESTIVAL S.E.S. Hall, 1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara (510) 667-9333 www.desertdancefestival.com

September 12-13: A two-day dance festival highlighting the Middle Eastern dance community, with workshops, fashion shows and, of course, beautiful dance performances. 45. THE KILLERS / NEW YORK DOLLS Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Way, Mountain View www.livenation.com

September 12: An English pop band and what could be a wonderful train wreck: 7:30pm

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46. NINTH ANNUAL ANTIQUE AUTOS History Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose (408) 287-2290 www.scvmtfc.org

September 13: A day dedicated to the wonderful auto! Watch antique gas engines at work, take a trolley ride, check out vintage cars, bicycles and tractors, listen to live music from JP & The Rhythm Chasers and munch on great food: Noon-5pm

48. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS vs. ARIZONA CARDINALS Candlestick Park, Giant Dr. & Gilman Ave., San Francisco www.49ers.com

September 13: Come one and all and support your 49ers at their season opener. Let’s go, NINERS! LET’S GO!: 1:15pm 49. SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION & SPORTS BASEMENT CYCLE SWAP Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale www.bikesiliconvalley.org

September 13: Join SVBC at the Sunnyvale Sports Basement for their cycle swap meet where you can either show up and buy some goodies or reserve a booth and sell some: 11am-3pm 50. KITKA & KOSTROMA IN CONCERT: FOLK SONGS AND RITUALS OF OLD RUSSIA St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park www.kitka.org

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San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 San Carlos Blvd., San Jose www.dubshowtour.com

September 11-12: San Jose Taiko presents its annual RHYTHM SPIRIT concert series in three heartpounding performances. Experience the power and grace of the Japanese drum at the Campbell Heritage Theatre.

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Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 866-2700 www.taiko.org

September 5-6: Three days packed with live music, a huge array of food, kids’ activities, wonderful wine, and let’s not forget art from more than 250 fabulous artists!: 10am-5pm

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Preferred Plates When we crave, we head straight for these local faves. 01 MEATLOAF The Grill on the Alley, 172 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 294-2244 www.thegrill.com

Meatloaf often tends to be dry and lacking in taste – not so with these two little slices of heaven, which boast flavor galore. And when teamed up with a heaping mound of garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli...forgettaboutit!

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smoke the meat overnight for 10 hours and go through 400-500 pounds of pulled pork a week. Twice that on a good week!

04 DOWNTOWN ROLL Smile Sushi, 86 S. First St., San Jose (408) 294-2238

This is a deep fried (tempura) spicy tuna roll, with fresh tuna, avocado, spicy sauce and (drum roll) cream cheese, then drizzled with a spicy orange sauce.

05 RAMEN Kumako Ramen, 211 Jackson St. San Jose (408) 286-2111

This warm and gooey cinnamon and sugar loaf is baked fresh every day right here in San Jose. We recommend making French toast with the slices.

There’s something inherently comforting about a steaming bowl of ramen noodles, brimming with sliced (or ground) pork, freshly made tofu, bamboo shoots and other floating flavors.

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07 FISH TACOS Dia De Pesca Seafood, 55 N. Bascom Ave. (between Stevens Creek/W. San Carlos & Naglee), San Jose (408) 287-3722 www.diadepescasifood.com

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: “Eating here, amidst the array of colorful mosaic tables, planters and umbrellas, is enough to make you forget you’re sitting in a parking lot on Bascom Avenue, and almost enough to make you feel as though you’re just a short stroll from la playa.”

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10 EXOTIC BURGER LB Steak, 334 Santana Row, Ste. 1000 (408) 244-1180 www.lbsteak.com

A burger made from Greater Omaha natural beef and topped with peach apricot chutney and grilled crushed avocado. TW

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Our Twitter followers’ favorite dishes (follow us at www.twitter. com/thewavemagazine):

House of Siam, 151 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 295-3397

@barbrocks: “My favorite dish is the make-yourown bbq at the Mongolian bbq place on El Camino across from Kyo Po Korean market”

The debate at The Wave offices has been raging for quite some time. Which curry sauce at House of Siam is better, yellow or red? Well, both sides are correct!

@LeeShep “My favorite SJ dish is the Pastor Tacos from Chalateco, cooked on the rotisserie and served with pineapple & tomatillo!”

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@Sebastian25: “Chicken Katsu is available at L&L Hawaiian BBQ or probably any other Hawaiian place.”

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Cafe Bistro, Nordstrom Valley Fair, 2400 Forest Ave., San Jose (408) 248-2180

At Cafe Bistro, found on the top floor of Nordstrom Valley Fair, is one of the best desserts in Silicon Valley (according to one sugar-obsessed editor at The Wave). The kicker is the white chocolate and raspberry sauce that drowns the bread pudding chunk.

@pricecube: “HAVE to be raw sushi from #Fuji Sushi on Santa Clara and Market St. Like Butter Baby!!!” @pricecube: “Could also be pizza from #4thstreetpizza, delish!!! Pepperoni, pineapple and mushrooms! Yum!!” @wildhunt: “Brisket at Southern Heritage in Fremont.”


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CAPERS EAT & DRINK $$ [American] 1710 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 374-5777 www.caperseatanddrink.com

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Sports bar meets fine dining at Capers, the perfect place to watch a game without the regretful unhealthy fare. Capers serves up an eclectic and wholesome menu of pastas, salads, sandwiches and steaks. The appetizer menu offers traditional chicken wings in addition to the upscale tastes of carpaccio and tuna sashimi. Head to the full bar for the extensive wine list and assorted martinis.

SIP CAFÉ $ [Coffee, Tea] 1412 Camden Ave., Campbell (408) 371-3747 www.sipcafe.com

SIP Café stands apart from the many bubble tea joints that have sprouted up all over the Bay Area in recent years. Rather, SIP’s calling card is robust, French-pressed coffee and quality tea, alongside the usual choice of pastries to complement. For those in the mood for something cooler, they also offer Froyo (frozen yogurt) embellished with your choice of toppings.

CUPERTINO

THE BLUE PHEASANT $$$ [American] 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 255-3300 www.bluepheasantrestaurant.com

Regulars return for the rich entrées like the rack of lamb and the beef Wellington, not to mention the famous crab cakes. The Blue Pheasant offers a warm, quaint atmosphere, and windows display views of the Blackberry Farm Golf Course. Complete the night in the lounge with dancing (DJ music ranges from swing and ballroom to salsa, hip-hop and old-time rock ’n’ roll).

MERLION RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR $$$ [Asian Fusion] 19628 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 777-8228 www.merlion.us

This modern yet cozy restaurant channels sophistication with its transparent wine cellar and iconic Singaporean décor, the Merlion (a lion head with a fish body). The food is a blend of Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian, Indian and Chinese influences. Order family-style and choose an item from every category to entertain your palette. Peruse the extensive wine list to complete your meal, and don’t skip the exotic desserts.

SIAM THAI CUISINE $ [Thai] 1080 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. A, San Jose (408) 366-1080 www.siamthaicuisine.com

Lunch combos served with soup, salad, veggie egg roll and choice of pad thai or rice are especially popular at this small Thai house. And the options seem endless with more than two dozen combos to choose from. Can’t decide what to order? The prices are so reasonable, it wouldn’t be insane to order two combos for lunch and take the leftovers home for dinner.

WAHOO’S FISH TACOS $ [California Cuisine] 19626 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 446-0638; 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 330-1144; 3055 olin Ave., Ste. 1030, Santana Row, San Jose (408) 244-3991 www.wahoos.com

Surf’s up at Wahoo’s, a laid-back, beachlike restaurant reminiscent of north-shore Hawaii. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas and bowls served with rice and beans combine Mexican, Brazilian and Asian flavors. Wahoo is all about the fish taco, but fillings also include Wahoo’s chicken, carne asada, carnitas, mushrooms and banzai veggies (pangrilled red and green peppers, onions, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms and cabbage with teriyaki). 52

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CRAB LANDING $$$ [American] 260 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay (650) 712-1288 www.crablanding.com

The romantic Princeton-by-the-Sea neighborhood in Half Moon Bay provides an intimate coastal escape for families and lovers alike, and Crab Landing, with its panoramic views of Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, is the ideal place to dine on a gourmet feast. Crab, lobster, steaks, lamb, poultry, fresh seafood catches, and an oyster and sushi bar – all prepared with the freshest ingredients – provide epicurean delights for all appetites.

LOS ALTOS

D’VINE WINE & JAZZ $$ [Small Plates] 775 Cochrane Rd., Ste. 100, Morgan Hill (408) 779-7755 www.dvinejazzandwine.com

D’Vine Wine & Jazz gives wine connoisseurs and novices alike a taste of local and global wines, while experiencing live jazz performances in an elegant ambiance. A menu of small plates pairs perfectly with the wines, and features pizzas, paninis, cheeses, a selection of antipasto dishes, and desserts. Meet some of your favorite winemakers while getting in some much-needed tasting time every Thursday evening.

PALO ALTO

BLUE CHALK CAFÉ $$ [Mexican] 630 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650) 326-1020 www.bluechalk.com

POMPEII RISTORANTE $$ [Italian] 100 State St., Los Altos (650) 949-2400 www.pompeiiristorante.com

With a casual ambience, crisp white tablecloths and an order of tortellini all’ arrabiata, Pompeii Ristorante will have you throwing the Bertolli back in the freezer. Nestled in charming downtown Los Altos, Pompeii Ristorante offers an array of delectable pasta and meat dishes, including gnocchi gorgonzola, lasagna di carne and pollo marsala. Accompanying the dinner menu is an extensive pizza list and lunch menu filled with numerous panini options made with freshly-baked bread.

LOS GATOS

THREE DEGREES $$$ [Modern American, French] 140 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 884-1054 www.threedegreesrestaurant.com

Three Degrees is a universal delight and is praised for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike. Because they use fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms, the menu changes often. Expect a French twist on Modern American cuisine, and do not miss the champagne Sunday brunch, which features delectable dishes like tortellini in a mascarpone crème sauce. For dinner, rendezvous on the patio for a touch of romance.

WINE CELLAR $$$ [Modern American] 50 University Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-4808 www.winecellarlosgatos.com

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Whether dining inside among intimate custom ironwork and mica lighted booths, or on the outside patio with scenes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, it’s certain you’ll be romanced at The Wine Cellar. The restaurant is well known for its wine and fondue (traditional Swiss gruyere and cheddar and ale), but be sure to leave room for the succulent starters, pastas, entrées and, of course, chocolate fondue.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

SAKOON RESTAURANT $$ [Indian] 357 Castro St., Mountain View (408) 965-2000 www.sakoonrestaurant.com

Embark on a culinary journey with a mouthwatering blend of contemporary and traditional flavors representing multiple regions of India. Executive chef Sachin Chopra whips up tantalizing dishes, including kebabs, scallops, vegetarian naan and macadamia and white chocolate kulfi for dessert.

Amenities at the Blue Chalk Café include billiards, shuffleboard, two distinctive bars, signature margaritas, live music, and festive recipes from the famed Left at Albuquerque restaurant. Favorites on the menu include the veggie stampede burrito (fresh sautéed vegetables, spicy black beans, feta cheese and basil dressing rolled in a whole wheat tortilla and drizzled with chipotle aioli) and the simple yet delicious fajita combo.

CALAFIA CAFÉ $$ [California] Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 130, Palo Alto (650) 322-9200 www.calafiapaloalto.com

Opened on Inauguration Day by Google superstar chef Charlie Ayers, Calafia has been an instant hit with its fast presentation of slow food, all made using fresh, local, natural ingredients. Don’t miss the lamb meatballs or the duck dumplings (and ask for a side of Ayers’ legendary Google hot sauce, if you dare!). Adjoining the café, Calafia’s Market A-Go-Go features an organic salad bar and offers prepared fare for those on the go, including sushi, wraps, salads, sandwiches and drinks.

THE COUNTER BURGER $$ [American] 369 California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 3213900; 3055 Olin Ave., Ste. 1035, Santana Row, San Jose (408) 423-9200 www.thecounterburger.com

Do you ever crave a 2/3-lb. turkey burger with horseradish cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers, spicy pepperoncinis, a fried egg, and roasted garlic aioli on an English muffin? At The Counter, not only is there such a thing, but with five easy steps of choosing your meat, cheese, toppings, sauce and bun, anyone can create the ultimate personal burger. They also offer signature prefabricated burgers for those who are simply overwhelmed.

CROWNE PLAZA CABANA HOTEL 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 857-0787 www.crowneplaza.com

The elegant brunch at the Crowne Plaza’s Cabana Hotel features buffet style cakes, waffles, eggs Benedict, fruit tarts, seafood, and more.

THE FISH MARKET $$ [Seafood] 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 493-8862 www.thefishmarket.com

There’s a dish to satisfy any seafood craving at the Fish Market. Chowders, seafood cocktails, sashimi and sushi, raw shellfish, salads, smoked fish, steamed shellfish, baked shellfish, cioppino and pastas, sandwiches, fish ’n’ chips and mesquite grilled entrées are just some of the categories offered at this seafood paradise. The garlic cheesy bread is a must-have with your meal.

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FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR $$ [American, Steakhouse] 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 329-8457 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Prime beef reigns supreme at Fleming’s – marbled and aged for up to four weeks, then broiled at an unholy 1,600 degrees to seal in its flavors. Other indulgences include succulent seafood and chicken dishes and decadent desserts. More than 100 wines adorn the extensive list, including boutique wines, and all are available by the glass. A friendly, inviting atmosphere highlights this classic steakhouse experience.

LOUI LOUI $$$ [Steakhouse] 473 University Ave., Palo Alto (650) 326-2900 www.louilouisteak.com

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Loui Loui’s menu, for all intents and purposes, looks like your standard steakhouse fare. Just one bite, however, and it’s clear that “standard” should not be mistaken for “common”. Try the braised short ribs with saffron risotto and see for yourself.

SUNDANCE THE STEAKHOUSE $$$$ [American] 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 321-6798 www.sundancethesteakhouse.com

For more than 30 years, signature steaks and award-winning slow-roasted prime rib has made Sundance the Steakhouse the go-to place for an elegant steak dinner. An array of salads, fresh seafood, shellfish, pasta and poultry also decorate the menu. Linger among the mahogany wood, forest-green booths and antique paraphernalia after dinner, and relax with a vintage martini for the ultimate Sundance experience.

THAIPHOON RESTAURANT $ [Thai] 543 Emerson St., Palo Alto (650) 323-7700 www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com

Thaiphoon serves traditional and contemporary Thai dishes with an elegant balance of spicy and sweet. Order the red curry pumpkin beef with pad Thai, stir-fried mango, veggie and cashew served with brown jasmine rice, and enjoy your meal on the tropical outdoor patio by the Buddha fountain with an exotic cocktail: We like the lychee martini or the lemongrass mojito.

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FLAMING FRESCO RESTAURANT$$ [Mexican] 823 Hamilton St., Redwood City (650) 780-3550 www.flamingfrescorestaurant.com

With a menu chock full of original creations, there is no argument here that the Mexican dishes at Flaming Fresco are truly authentic. Owned by a family whose cultural roots reside in Mexico, this fine establishment harbors an array of delectable dishes, such as red snapper in a special sauce, salmon adobado, filet mignon chiltextli and chile relleno de Mariscos.

TAQUERIA AT CHAVEZ SUPERMARKETS $ [Mexican] 775 Arguello St., Redwood City (650) 3678819; 46 5th Ave., Redwood City (650) 701-1801; 3282 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park (650) 365-6510; 666 N. Fairoaks Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 736-3793; 2327 McKee Rd., San Jose (408) 929-5208 www.chavezsuper.com

With monstrous burritos and your choice of 18 different kinds of meat, Chavez Taquerias sets the bar for traditional Mexican food. Choose between tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, tamales, enchiladas and combination platters. Every dish is made with fresh products from the very same grocery store and is prepared right in front of you, ensuring the highest quality. Try their famous Menudo Mexican soup available on Saturday and Sunday only.

DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

FAHRENHEIT ULTRALOUNGE & RESTAURANT $$ [Modern American, Asian Fusion] 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 998-9998 www.fahrenheitultralounge.com

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an assortment of small dishes to taste as much as you can. Try the Mandalay wraps with the green papaya and radicchio salad. And if you must have a plate all to yourself, large plates are available. We recommend any dish with the garlic noodles.

MACEIO $$$ [Brazilian] 72 S. First St., San Jose (408) 293-1215

A new Brazilian steakhouse to hit Downtown San Jose, this cultural joint will have you beginning your food journey as soon as you turn over the green indicator on top of your table. As soon as you give the go ahead, the zesty Brazilian meat will arrive in waves as the friendly staff slices off each piece right in front of your hungry eyes. Try favorites like the rib eye, beef short ribs, bacon-wrapped filet mignon and the slow-roasted pineapple and cinnamon-garnished meat.

MOSAIC RESTAURANT$$ [California, Fusion] 211 S. First St., San Jose (408) 282-8800 www.mosaicmontgomery.com

You can’t go wrong with a menu inspired by three different continents: Asia, Europe and North America. Mosaic offers its French and Asian fusion cuisine along with tempting desserts and handshaken cocktails, all in the heart of San Jose’s entertainment and gallery district. Executive Chef Nguyen-Phuoc is a definite crowd-pleaser with his contemporary dishes made using organic produce, line-caught seafood and fresh, hand-cut meats.

PICASSO’S TAPAS RESTAURANT $$ [Spanish, Tapas] 62 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 298-4400 www.picassostapas.com

Picasso’s offers a tapas menu so multifaceted, even a Cubist painter would be impressed. Start off with the tangy, garlic-spiked specialties, like clams in white wine garlic sauce, then switch it up with the stewed chicken and tortilla Española (a potato and onion frittata). The paella is served for two or more, so bring friends over a pitcher of sangria. On weekends, there’s often a guitarist to keep guests entertained during the inevitable wait.

VEGETARIAN HOUSE $$ [Vegetarian, Asian Fusion] 520 E Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 292-3798 www.vegetarianhouse.us

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Do you really need to have steak, chicken, pork or even fish to have a satisfying meal? Adamantly not. Vegetarian House International’s mastery of vegetarian and vegan cuisine would make the most die-hard carnivore salivate from the fried oyster mushrooms, eggplants and tofu in bean sauce and sweet and sour soup. It’s a health nut’s heaven, proving that it’s possible to eat organic and vegetarian without sacrificing taste or quality.

ZEYTOUN $$ [Mediterranean, Middle Eastern] 191 Metro Dr., San Jose (408) 392-9709 www.zeytoun.com

Although Zeytoun means “olive” in Arabic, you’ll find a lot more flavors gracing this menu, which is as abundant as the 6,000-year cultivation history of the olive. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is contemporary, using local California produce. We suggest starting with the dolmas (cured grape leaves stuffed with rice, yellow peas and fresh herbs), then moving on to a cornucopia of dishes, including kabobs, shiwarma, falafel and more. Try the Persian Calzone: lamb and beef with pomegranate tomato sauce, mozzarella and feta cheeses and, of course, olives.

SAN JOSE

Tired of paying through the nose for some good Italian fare? Antonella’s Ristorante will ease those pricey woes with hearty Italian dishes including penne primavera, capellini with fresh tomatoes and basil, eggplant parmesan and fettuccine Alfredo – all under 10 bucks! It’s a comfortable place to dine with kids, a convenient takeout pizza parlor for busy bodies, and an enjoyable eatery for those looking to linger over a glass of wine and a bowl of linguine with clams.

BLOWFISH SUSHI $$ [Japanese, Sushi, Asian Fusion] 355 Santana Row, Ste. 1010, San Jose (408) 345-3848 www.blowfishsushi.com

Experience a bit of modern Tokyo at Blowfish Sushi, with DJ music and Japanese anime streaming across multiple video screens. Sushi, Japanese fusion appetizers, exotic entrées and intriguing desserts are sure to flirt with your taste buds. Hang out in the liquor lounge with premium imported sakes and specialty cocktails like the sake cosmo or the lychee sidecar.

BLUE ROCK BBQ $$ [American] 3001 Meridian Ave., San Jose (408) 978-2583 www.bluerockbbq.com It’s time to put away the bag of coals and lighter fluid and head down to Blue Rock BBQ for some traditional, slow-smoked Southern dishes, inspired by several regions of the US. The menu boasts a wide variety of classic Southern favorites including East Tennessee pulled pork, Memphis-style baby back ribs, North Alabama chicken and Indonesian beef and pineapple skewers. A true Southern meal wouldn’t be complete without sides including baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and potato salad – no wonder they made honors for best new restaurant during Wave’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards.

THE FISH MARKET $$ [Seafood, American] 1007 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose (408) 269-3474 www.thefishmarket.com

Seafood aficionados don’t only flock to The Fish Market for fresh shellfish, crab and lobster – they come to enjoy the full-service oyster bar, sushi bar, retail market, romantic dining areas and cocktail bar and lounge. Have your dish served the way you like it: Shellfish can be ordered raw, steamed or baked; fish is smoked, mesquite grilled, pan-fried or skewered.

HOUSE OF GENJI $$$ [Japanese, Steakhouse] 1335 N. First St., San Jose (408) 453-8120 www.houseofgenji.com

Tableside knife juggling is an everyday affair at the House of Genji, where your meal is cooked at the table. Upon choosing the combination of condiments, vegetables and meats (the filet mignon and prawns combination is popular), the adventurous chef will grill while spinning and cutting your meal in the air, followed by a final act of tossing it on your plate in an artistic fashion.

PARSLEY SAGE ROSEMARY AND THYME [Catering] 795 S. 2nd St., San Jose (800) 798-838 www.psrt.com

Winner of Best Catering in our 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme should be at the top of any wedding, birthday, social or corporate event’s to do list. Constantly working to create new flavors, new twists on old recipes and innovative combinations, the gals behind this company ensure that the food is always the most memorable aspect of any catered event. Their recipe repertoire includes tapas from Spain, Greek appetizers, a variety of soups and salads, and dessert buffets with assorted cookies, fruit tarts, warm bread pudding and chocolate fondues.

ANTONELLA’S RISTORANTE $$ [Italian] 1701 Park Ave., San Jose (408) 279-4922 www.antonellasristorante.com

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ROSIE MCCANN’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT $$ [Irish, American] 355 Santana Row, Ste. 1060, San Jose (408) 247-1706 www.rosiemccanns.com

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day at Rosie McCann’s to have corned beef and cabbage. It’s served all year ’round as a pub favorite, in addition to wild salmon fish ’n’ chips and shepherd’s pie. A large variety of pastas, soups and salads are also available, not to mention the revered appetizers. Have the Irish nachos with a pint of Guinness – you won’t regret it.

SPENCER’S FOR STEAKS AND CHOPS $$$ [American, Steakhouse] 2050 Gateway Pl., San Jose (408) 437-2170 www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com

Why simple, good steaks are so hard to come by, we’ll never know. Veterans of Spencer’s For Steaks and Chops, however, don’t know of that angst. Delivering juicy filet mignons and savory porterhouses is in their blood. The seafood is also to-die-for, plus all entrées can be accompanied with the likes of fries, green vegetables with hollandaise, and almond rice.

SANTA CLARA

BIRK’S RESTAURANT $$$ MENU [Modern American, Steak] 3955 Freedom Cir., Santa Clara (408) 980-6400 www.birksrestaurant.com

You’ll feel like a classic movie star while dining at Birk’s, an upscale eatery decorated with rich textures and brass, glass, marble and oak beams. They’re known for their perfect steaks, chops and seafood, so you really can’t go wrong with anything. Add a salad and the poached jumbo asparagus to your blackened rib eye, grilled Colorado lamb chops or pasta paella, and you’ll be golden. Don’t miss the Tower Power Hour on Fridays from 4-6pm where all bar menu items are half off.

THE FISH MARKET $$ [Seafood, American] 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 246-3474 www.thefishmarket.com

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Get to The Fish Market early for a counter seat at the oyster bar, where seats fill up quickly, but be sure to leave room for a fresh, seasonal entrée. Starting with a cup of New England or Manhattan chowder is a must, and don’t forget to ask your server to assist you in ordering the perfect glass of wine to accompany your meal.

LA PALOMA RESTAURANT $ [Mexican] 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 247-0990 www.lapaloma.ypguides.net

La Paloma may look like an ordinary Mexican restaurant, but you’d be wrong to pass it up. Traditional Mexican fare is served with authenticity, but what really keeps customers coming back for more are the new twists on old classics. Try the mango chicken quesadillas, crab tostadas or the spinach mushroom enchiladas, and wash your meal down with a top shelf margarita.

MEXICALI GRILL $ [Mexican] 3149 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 588-9865 www.mexicaligrill.com

Good times are to be had at the festive Mexicali Grill, where margarita choices are plentiful and “especiales” include mole rojo (chicken enchiladas covered with rich mole sauce made with 35 different ingredients) and fajitas (sizzling strips of sirloin or chicken breast marinated in tequila, lime juice and spices). No matter what authentic dish you order, be sure to save room for the Mexican fried ice cream.

PEDRO’S RESTAURANT AND CANTINA $$ [Mexican] 3935 Freedom Cir., Santa Clara (408) 496-6777 www.pedrosrestaurants.com

Pedro’s is known for its dynamic happy hour and all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet, but that doesn’t mean the cozy, brick-laden dining room isn’t packed for lunch and dinner on a regular basis. The lively ambience and generous plates make Pedro’s an ideal place for large family gatherings and birthday celebrations. Whether ordering the fajitas or the enchiladas, you’re guaranteed an authentic Mexican meal.

PIZZA PARTY $$ [Pizza] 3581 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara (408) 248-5680 www.pizzapartyonline.com

For some good ‘ol family fun, head over to Pizza Party and grab some made-from-scratch pizzas while the kids partake in some air hockey, pinball, video games and Foosball in a separate playroom. Doesn’t appeal? Don’t fret - there’s a large highdefinition TV in the dining room for all the adults. And if you’re up to it, try the Belly Buster challenge: eat a 20-inch, two-topping, five-pound pizza in under one hour and win $100 and all sorts of other free stuff. Eat at your own risk!

SARATOGA

THE BASIN $$$ [American] 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1906 www.thebasin.com

The Basin takes pride in serving fresh, wild and organic foods for an ever-changing menu. Entrées are American-themed with Spanish and Italian influences. Regulars love to relax on the outdoor patio under the old oak tree during warmer months while sipping seasonal cocktails. Make reservations if heading to a show at the Mountain Winery after dinner – chances are all other ticket holders will be dining here, too.

BELLA SARATOGA $$$ [Italian] 14503 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-5115 www.bellasaratoga.com

Romantic Italian dinners and family-friendly Sunday brunches are popular at Bella Saratoga, a timeless Victorian home turned restaurant. The dinner menu features award-winning pastas, fresh fish and flatbread pizzas. Brunch (served with music when weather permits) includes frittata, smoked chicken and sweet potato hash and a crab and shrimp melt, and selections include a fruit or house salad and a basket of cinnamon rolls.

LA FONDUE $$$$ [Fondue, French, Swiss] 14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-3332 www.lafondue.com

La Fondue is an exquisite place to take a date. Fondue combinations – designed for two – include an appetizer, salad, chocolate fondue dessert, and entrees dubbed “Wild Thing” (alligator, buffalo, crocodile, ostrich, venison, wild boar) and “Le Freak C’est Chic” (a taste of everything La Fondue has to offer). Any combination of cheese and bourguignonne (meat dipped in hot oil) are offered a la carte.

PLUMED HORSE $$$$ [French, American] 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-4711 www.plumedhorse.com

Plumed Horse is contemporary yet incredibly romantic, with chic interiors, an eye-catching fireplace and an amazing transparent glass wine cellar. The French/American menu is impressive and luxurious, so much so that we recommend the tasting menu (offering items like caviar and ahi tuna, seared artisan foie gras and wild Columbia river sturgeon) to make sure you have a chance to savor everything. We’re not the only ones who think this place is top notch – the Michelin restaurant guide awarded them a coveted star. 60

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SENT SOVI $$$$ [French] 14583 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-3110 www.sentsovi.com

The food is as tasteful as the charmingly romantic dining room at Sent Sovi, a restaurant whose name means â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweet taste.â&#x20AC;? The menu changes seasonally and showcases French California cuisine, by way of natural ingredients. EntrĂŠes have included smoked paprika dusted scallops (with lemon boy tomato coulis, sunchoke puree, corn relish and brussels sprouts), and desserts such as the nectarine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Outâ&#x20AC;? baked Alaska with dark cherry-chocolate gelato.

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FAULTLINE BREWING COMPANY $$ [American] 1235 Oakmead Pkwy., Sunnyvale (408) 736-2739 www.faultlinebrewing.com

Faultline Brewing Company, with its warm, fun ambience, spacious architecture and open patio overlooking a lake, is the perfect place to mingle over a wide selection of homemade ales and lagers. Lunch and dinner entrĂŠes are just as brilliant as the beer; they include citrus-fired mahi tacos, mesquite smoked tri tip and barbecue St. Louis pork ribs.

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[Indian] 544 Lawrence Expy., Sunnyvale (408) 5373235 www.madhubanindiancuisine.net The comforting, upscale ambiance complements the flavorful Indian dishes served at this buffetstyle Bengali and Punjabi food restaurant. A variety of chicken, lamb, goat, seafood and naan selections grace the substantially-sized menu, along with an entire section dedicated to vegetarian dishes. Among favorites here include the garlic mussels, angoori prawns, chicken pakora, garlic naan and the rack of lamb.

OCEAN BLUE SUSHI CLUB $$ [Japanese, Sushi] 1010 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (408) 720-8840

Sleek, modern Asian dĂŠcor and trendy music make the Ocean Blue Sushi Club a fun place to bring a date. Start out spicy with a firecracker roll (topped with sliced jalapeĂąos and hot sauce) from the specialty sushi menu and share a sashimi platter. Hot Japanese fare, such as teriyaki chicken, tempura and an assortment of bento boxes is also available.

SNEHA RESTAURANT $$ [Indian] 1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale (408) 736-2720 www.sneharestaurant.com

Representing North and South Indian cuisine, spicy-food lovers will enjoy items like Tandoori chicken, chili chicken, lamb korma, fresh garlic and onion naan and chili pakoras. The buffet-style dining offers just about 40 different options and is sure to give you the most bang for your buck. TW

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14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1012 www.cinnabarwine.com We invite you to visit our beautiful tasting room. Located in the quaint, historical village of Saratoga, flanked by the magnificent Santa Cruz Mountains.

Martin Ranch Winery

6675 Redwood Retreat Rd., Gilroy (408) 842-9197 www.martinranchwinery.com Discover the unique pleasure of tasting fine wine and relaxing in the vineyard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tour the winery building and learn about the art of winemaking from winemakers first-hand. Enjoy award-winning ThĂŠrèse Vineyards and J.D. Hurley wines (cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot and sauvignon blanc) barrel samples and light appetizers. Open third weekend of every month 12-4pm WINE SHOPS

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The Pruneyard, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 626-7711 www.tessoras.com Tessoraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focuses on wines from Northern and Central California. We also have a fine inventory of international wines. Selections from France, Germany, Spain and, of course, Italy! We also offer a wide selection of beer.

The Wine Room

520 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650) 322-1292 www.thepawineroom.com The Wine Room is located in the deLemos art & crafts building in the historic section of beautiful downtown Palo Alto. We serve up an eclectic variety of wines from around the world. Come in and have a glass, or share a bottle and a cheese plate off our light fare menu with friends, family or clients.

2048 Broadway St., Redwood City (650) 363-8737 www.savvycellar.com Experience top quality wines

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Friday Night Lights San Jose’s Hellyer Park Velodrome is your new party spot. BY MITCHELL ALAN PARKER

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few miles down Highway 101 sits Hellyer Park, a sprawling county park that houses San Jose’s Velodrome, a banked track for cycling races, spectating and all around good times. Track racing is where fixed gear riding originated, and the original “fixie” riders are a hoot to watch. The crowds it draws and the atmosphere it creates makes the track one of the most entertaining spots in all of Silicon Valley. On Friday nights (Sept. 4, 18) you’ll not only find exciting athleticism and entertaining sport, but free music, beer and food, all in an attempt to recreate a European-style track racing atmosphere. “If you look at Europe, track riding is a lot like a pub atmosphere, there’s gambling, a lot of alcohol. The athletes join the spectators after for drinks,” says Rob Mardell, co-owner of La Dolce Velo, a shop that specializes in women’s track bikes and gear, and a previous sponsor of Friday night races at the Velodrome. 62

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Indeed, the vibe at the Friday night track events is intoxicating (in more ways than one). It’s a great dog-friendly and family-friendly event where even children have the opportunity to race around the track. Most importantly, perhaps: participation at the track is affordable. Parking at Hellyer is $6; bike rental is $5; insurance and registration fee to ride the track is $10; and the beer, food, music and spectating are free. You can even bring a picnic, bottle of wine, a pizza, book, dog, cat, anything. Inside the track, competitive cycling racing and education reign supreme. “The Hellyer track is a communityoriented county facility that dedicates a lot of time, resources and volunteer hours to teach all levels of cycling enthusiasts about how to safely ride the track and become better, safer riders overall,” says Michael Hernandez, 64


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What’s going on around town when the sun goes down. THE SPACE COWBOYS’ BALL S E P T E M B E R 5 : S A N M AT E O MASONIC LODGE, 2144 BUENA V I S TA AV E . , S T E . B , A L A M E D A P E E R S . O R G / S PA C E . H T M L

Billed as a “science fiction shindig for a rip-roaring, swashbuckling evening of music, dancing and optional role-playing at our serene tribute to our favorite outer space western,” we’re wholly confused and thoroughly intrigued. How can you not attend something like this? $15 advance tickets.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

YEAH YEAH YEAHS SEPTEMBER 9-10, FOX THEATRE, OAKLAND WWW.THEFOXOAKLAND.COM

We can’t get their new single “Heads Will Roll” out of our, well, heads. It makes us want to dance ‘till we’re dead, as it were. And while we’re huge fans of all the Yeah Yeah Yeahs previous albums, there’s just something amazing about the danceheavy It’s Blitz!. Off with your head!

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IT MIGHT GET LOUD

SEPTEMBER 11, THE BLANK CLUB, SAN JOSE WWW.THEBLANKCLUB.COM

AUGUST 28: GUILD THEATER (MENLO PARK); CAMERA 12 (SAN JOSE); SEPT. 11: OSIO PLAZA THEATER (MONTEREY); SEPT. 18: NICKELODEON FOUR (SANTA CRUZ) WWW.ITMIGHTGETLOUDMOVIE.COM

This is the CD release party for one of our favorite South Bay bands. If you’re not there, then you don’t matter to us. Just kidding. But seriously, be there.

If you want your arses blown away, go see a screening of this epic rock documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth). The film features three generations of guitar behemoths – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and The White Stripes’ Jack White – sharing their personal stories of how they came to be gods of the six string. Spoiler alert: in order to achieve legendary guitar stardom, a deal with Satan himself is required. Introduction to Lucifer not included in screening of film.

DREDG SEPTEMBER 18, THE BLANK CLUB, SAN JOSE WWW.THEBLANKCLUB.COM

Another one of our favorite South Bay bands, and perhaps the most internationally known. These guys are huge in Spain and Italy, where fans continuously comment on an interview with the band that we featured on our blog. And why not? Their much-anticipated new album The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion is a masterpiece in experimental rock. They’re used to playing bigger theatres, so this should be a mind-blowing, facemelting exploration into live music bliss.

HEADLINERS HEROES OF WOODSTOCK

August 26, Mountain Winery, Saratoga www.livenation.com

FLOGGING MOLLY

September 2, HP Pavilion, San Jose www.hppsj.com

September 11, Fox Theatre, Oakland www.thefoxoakland.com

SHERYL CROW September 2-3, Mountain Winery, Saratoga www.livenation.com

DAVID ALLAN COE

DEF LEPPARD / POISON / CHEAP TRICK

August 26-27, Voodoo Lounge, San Jose www.voodooloungesj.com

September 2, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View www.livenation.com

THE PRETENDERS

MEW

August 29, Mountain Winery, Saratoga www.livenation.com

September 4, The Independent, San Francisco www.theindependentsf.com

THE CHOP TOPS

DAVID COOK

August 29, The Blank Club, San Jose www.theblankclub.com

September 8, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

CALEXICO

YEAH YEAH YEAHS

August 29, The Independent, San Francisco www.theindependentsf.com

September 9-10, Fox Theatre, Oakland www.thefoxoakland.com

NICKLEBACK

GIPSY KINGS

September 1, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View www.livenation.com

September 11-12, Mountain Winery, Saratoga www.livenation.com

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FEATURING JEFFERSON STARSHIP, TEN YEARS AFTER, CANNED HEAT, BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY HOSTED BY COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD

AC/DC

September 11, The Blank Club, San Jose www.theblankclub.com

THE KILLERS September 12, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View www.livenation.com

COMING SOON Alice in Chains, Wynonna, James Taylor, Manic Street Preachers, Meat Puppets, Bad Brains, Billy Bragg, Gillian Welch, Dark Star Orchestra, Bon Iver, Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus, Meat Puppets, Bad Brains, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Echo & The Bunnymen, Pixies, Pepper, and many more…

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who is on a policy and procedure committee for the Hellyer Velodrome through the Northern California Ve l o d r o m e Association. Hernandez is also the quick-witted announcer of the races, in charge of riling up both the riders and the audience. “The goals of the Hellyer supervisors and governing body [Northern California Velodrome Association 501c3] is to provide as much supportive mentoring as possible to increase each riders’ overall riding ability and introduce them to the culture and community of bike riding/racing.” Hernandez says the San Jose Velodrome at Hellyer “has produced by far the most national and world masters-aged [35 years and up] racing champions of any track in the US.” It’s true. Look in any USA cycling record book and you’ll see that a lot of track records were set at Hellyer. On any given Friday night race, you’ll likely see Tour de France riders on the track. “Most states don’t have tracks,”

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Mardell says. “We’re very lucky to have this here.” While the Friday night races are our favorite, the Velodrome in general is committed to a slew of fun and educational activities that teach young and old riders the ropes. Mondays see a lot of beginners out on the track training, while Tuesdays attract the junior riders. Wednesdays see a lot of women racers, and so on. There’s always something going on to pique your cycling interest. Food, beer, bike racing, is there anything sweeter in the South Bay than Hellyer? We say, “Hell No.” TW Next Friday night races: Sept. 4 and 18 Hellyer Park Velodrome, 995 Hellyer Ave., San Jose www.ridethetrack.com La Dolce Velo, 3575 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. D, San Jose (408) 244VELO www.ladolcevelo.com


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2009 ATHENA

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce 23rd Awards Cermony and Luncheon Honoring

Athena Award Winner Deborah Pappas Borel Private Bank & Trust Co. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Co-hosted by

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Limited Seating N Tables of Ten Chamber Members: $60 N Non-Members: $75 N Table of Ten: $600 Day of Event: Chamber Members: $75 N Non-Members: $90

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, September 8 Register at www.PaloAltoChamber.com/NewsandEvents Information: (650) 324-3121 N www.PaloAltoChamber.com CHARTER LEADERS CIRCLE MEMBERS

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Parental Guidance How to help kids get the most out of their education as they head back to school. BY JO ABBIE

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t’s every parent’s nightmare: Junior comes home from school with a math problem that mom and dad have long-forgotten how to solve, or a grammatical query that leaves every adult in the room f lummoxed. Thankfully, though, there are many things parents can do to help enhance their child’s education (and that doesn’t necessarily mean brushing up on their algebra or adverbs).

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Education guru Richard Fisher was a teacher for more than 30 years. He has written eight books on education and is the man behind Math Essentials and America’s Math Teacher – tutoring programs, books and DVDs that help students grasp essential mathematics skills.

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mathematics that’s important. “Math, specifically, but other subjects too, play HOME ROOM

Give your home an educational atmosphere with these fun tips from education guru Rick Fisher: MATH • Be sure to have an analog clock in the house to ensure kids learn how to tell time in a nondigital format. • Let your child hand over the money at the supermarket and count the change. • When cooking, use the quantities of ingredients in recipes to teach kids about fractions and multiplication. • When dining out, make a game out of guessing what the total check will be, and have the children help calculate the tip.

READING & WRITING • Set aside 15-30 minutes a day to read to your child, and 15-30 minutes for your child to read to you. Be enthusiastic – enthusiasm is contagious. • Take your child to the library each week. You can check out books together, plus many libraries have scheduled story readings. • Have your child keep a journal, or arrange for them to have a pen pal, to practice their writing. • Tempt your child to read by keeping a large supply of appropriate books and magazines in the home that are easily accessible. 71


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Church of the Valley, 400 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 248-1050

The Church of the Valley would like to invite you to its FIRST ever annual Community Valley Day with a bake and book sale, barbecue, health screenings and more: 9am-3pm

DON’T MISS

VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE: 8/29

Sandcastle Sculpture Contest at the Capitola Begonia Festival, 9/4-7

FREE SHAKESPEARE IN SANBORN PARK

STARGAZING PARTY WITH THE PENINSULA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 8/29

Sanborn Skyline Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga www.shadyshakes.org

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays thru September 13: Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company presents this timeless British tale of King Richard’s reign and his self-destructive pursuit for absolute power: 7pm

Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills www.hiddenvilla.org

Enjoy a summer night under the stars with a special indoor presentation for children and adults, and then head outside to view the night sky through massive telescopes: 8pm – Midnight

39TH ANNUAL MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL: 9/5-6

BUSINESS / NETWORKING ACCELERATED NETWORKING: 9/2 Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd., Santa Clara (408) 2888484 www.ewomennetwork.com

The topic of discussion will be, Get Hard Things Done (Even If You Simply Don’t Feel Like It!): 5:30pm MILPITAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JOB FAIR: 9/10 Beverly Heritage Hotel, 1820 Barber Ln., Milpitas (408) 262-2613

A don’t-miss job fair featuring top employers, along with free classes in Resume Writing, Interviewing by the University of Phoenix, and free wardrobe consulting by Pat Gray.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose www.worldclassshows.com

Featuring hundreds of industry leaders displaying the latest in home and gardening gear, remodeling, landscaping and more.

San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 San Carlos Blvd., San Jose www.dubshowtour.com

A day of nothing but some of the sickest luxury cars, SUVs, imports and celebrity rides you’ll EVER have the chance to see, along with live music, DJs and more. 4pm

Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside (650) 851-2710 www.kingsmountainartfair.org

BREAKFAST WITH THE NICKELODEON CHARACTERS: 9/5-7

This show features fine arts and crafts from more than 135 artists on display among the redwoods.

Picnic Pavilion – California’s Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara (408) 988-1776 www.pgathrills.com

SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF SARATOGA ART AND WINE FESTIVAL: 9/12

Join some of Nickelodeons brightest stars including, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego, Wanda and many others along with an all-you-can-eat breakfast – French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, country fried potatoes, buttermilk biscuits, orange juice and coffee.

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Downtown San Jose www.tapestryarts.org

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If all you can muster is a cylindrical castle, then forget entering this contest. But you can still show up to view the amazing sand sculptures in competition before the surf comes in: 8am

Come enjoy this weekly music series showcasing regional and local bands, dancing on the street and late night shopping: 7-9pm

34TH TAPESTRY ARTS FESTIVAL: 9/5-7 We can’t think of a better way to spend Labor Day Weekend than at the Tapestry Arts Festival, which actually has absolutely nothing to do with tapestries! It is the street fair to end all street fairs, with amazing art from more than 250 artists, live music on four stages, hands-on activities for the kids, indoor home show, and booth after booth of great food!

Capitola Beach, Capitola Village www.begoniafestival.com

Downtown Morgan Hill, W. Second St. at Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill www.morganhilldowntown.org

29TH ANNUAL ITALIAN FAMILY FESTA: 8/29-30 Willow Glen, along Lincoln Ave., San Jose www.iahfsj.org

Delicious Italian food, fabulous entertainment, Italian folk dancing, grape stomping contest, arts and crafts and much more!: 11am

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Head to Redwood City every Thursday nights for free outdoor movies: 8:45pm August 27: Enchanted

September 4-7: There’s something for everyone at this year’s Begonia Festival with a sand sculpture contest, volleyball, live music and even a nautical parade!

Three days packed with live music, a huge array of food, kids’ activities, wonderful wine, and let’s not forget art from more than 250 fabulous artists!: 10am-5pm

THURSDAY STREET DANCE: THURSDAYS THRU 9/10

MONSTER ENERGY DUB CUSTOM CAR SHOW: 9/5

DON’T MISS

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CALIFORNIA HOME, GARDEN, AND DESIGN SHOW: 8/28-30

CAPITOLA BEGONIA FESTIVAL: 9/4-7

Broadway Ave. between Victoria & Meadow Glen, Millbrae (650) 6977324 www.miramarevents.com

You’ll surly enjoy visiting the Annual Taste of Saratoga where you’ll have the pleasure of sampling local Santa Cruz Mountain’s fine wines, gourmet foods from local restaurants, three stages of live music and entertainment, and a Green Zone that offers a dedicated area for exhibitors to showcase eco-friendly products and services: Noon-8pm

Downtown Redwood City, Main & Broadway www.redwoodcity. org/events

Capitola Village by the Sea Stockton Ave. & Esplanade Capitola www.begoniafestival.com

SANDCASTLE SCULPTURE CONTEST: 9/5

Saratoga Village’s Main Street, Big Basin Way www.saratogachamber.org

FESTIVALS & EXPOS

MOVIES ON THE SQUARE: THRU 9/10

MUSIC IN THE PARK: THRU 8/27 Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Market and San Carlos Sts., San Jose www.sjdowntown.com

Enjoy live music every Thursday: 5:30-9:15pm August 27: White Album Ensemble (Beatles tribute) STARLIGHT CINEMAS: THRU 8/26 Check website for locations www.sjdowntown.com

Free outdoor cinema every Wednesday: Dusk August 12: Shaun of the Dead JAZZ ON THE PLAZZ: THRU 8/26 Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St. & Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos www.jazzontheplazz.com

Visit Los Gatos every Wednesday for free jazz performances: 6:30 – 8:30pm August 26: Cleo Laine and John Dankworth DOWNTOWN MOVIE NIGHT: 9/19 Community & Cultural Center Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill www.morganhilldowntown.org

BELMONT GREEK FESTIVAL: 9/5-7

Enjoy FREE family friendly outdoor movies at the Community & Cultural Center amphitheater. Movies begin at dark.

Holy Cross Church, 900 Alameda, Belmont (650) 591-4447 www.goholycross.org/festival

It’s the “real “My Big Fat Greek Wedding, with homemade Greek dishes, dancing, music, theatre performances and children’s activities:Noon-10pm GREAT TRAIN ROBBERIES: 9/5-6 Roaring Camp, Felton www.roaringcamp.com

The whole family will surely enjoy 1880s justice unfolding right before their own eyes as live bandits and lawmen unleash their guns in a blazing showdown

California’s Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara (408) 988-1776 www.pgathrills.com

There is absolutely nothing finer than a good fireworks display, and the folks over at Californaia’s Great America really know how to set the sky ablaze with a very fine pyrotechnic show. See you there!

Local artists are using their super creative powers to turn plain boring canvas shoes into electrifying eyepopping art and it’s all for a good cause. Shoes will be auctioned off to help raise needed funds for Souls4Soles that delivers shoes to the needy, so donate and bid!: 6-8pm

HEALTH HOMEOPATHY FOR CHRONIC DISEASES OPEN HOUSE: 8/31 BayHomeopathy, 4020 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 108, San Jose (408) 380-3020

Are you or your loved one suffering from a chronic or rapidly progressing disease? Come to this open house and learn how homeopathy can benefit you: 9am YOGA FOR GARDENERS WORKSHOP: 8/29 Avalon Art & Yoga Center, 370 S. California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 387-7619 www.birdynumnum.biz

Growing vegetables and flowers is satisfying when your body feels good. Come play and learn balanced body techniques for yourself while gardening: 10:30am WEEKLY RUNS: EVERY SUNDAY AND TUESDAY Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 732-0300 www.sportsbasement.com

Take part in group runs every Sunday at 9am and Tuesday at 6pm

Rozenhart Family Chiropractic, 4620-B Meridian Ave., San Jose

Join holistic parents to find support and resources to become a better parent and to build a thriving community: 6:30pm

READING & BOOK SIGNING

Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 74, Palo Alto (650) 3210600 www.booksinc.com

Summer brings exciting free Friday night concerts to the Boardwalk’s Beach Bandstand. Look for classic bands from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including The Fixx, Loverboy, Starship, Eddie Money, Greg Kihn Band, and many more.

Mrs. Mead presents her latest work, Blood Promise, the fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series: 7-9pm

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The Nova Vista Symphony announces auditions for the following instruments, principal cello, second oboe, second bassoon, all strings. AURORA SINGERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS: 9/8 Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto (650) 967-4878 www.aurorasingers.com

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San Jose Youth Ballet is holding auditions for its seventh annual winter production of The Nutcracker. Auditions are open to male and female dancers, aged 7 and up, of all experience levels.

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FREE intro workshop to Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga geared to new students: 3-5pm QI GONG WORKSHOP: 8/29 Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center, 1550 La Pradera Dr., Campbell (408) 866-5056

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such a major role in determining kids’ future education and career opportunities. If the schools are not doing the job, it’s up to the parents to make sure that the kids are provided with the materials that they need.” That may mean looking into after school tutoring, or even persuading kids to take up some extra-curricular activities. “I like to advise parents to find out about tutorial programs and after-school programs,” Fisher says. “A lot of kids may be interested in joining a club when they really like a subject a lot. There are some great opportunities for kids to expand on something they like.” Making subjects seem relevant can also help boost a child’s enthusiasm for a particular subject. For example: A student who wants to be a fashion designer and doesn’t think they need math? Point out the geometry involved in pattern making, or the number crunching required for those all-important profit margins, and that could revive their interest. “Tying in and making subjects relevant can really be easy if you’re just conscious about it,” says Fisher. “The main thing is to get involved,” Fisher continues. “It’s important to be enthusiastic as a parent, to keep informed and keep in close contact with the school. Education is such a significant part of every kid’s future that you really have to keep a close watch on it.” TW

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Fisher advises parents to seek out teachers and ask questions, such as: WHAT’S THE PROGRAM? Find out what’s going to be taught: Ask questions about the upcoming semester’s program; look at the textbooks and find out what critical skills the students should expect to learn.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON HOMEWORK Find out how much homework you can expect your child to have so that you can monitor their progress at home and ensure they’re spending the right amount of quality time on their work each night.

MAKE-UP CLASSES? Not enough parents think to ask how their child should make up on potentially critical concepts they may have missed during even just a day or two’s absence. It’s wise to find out if teachers offer after-school tutorials or make-up classes so that kids don’t fall behind.

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Nothing to do on Friday Night? The City of Campbell welcomes the entire family for a fun-filled evening in Downtown Campbell, where they play free movies on the big screen. On August 28th, they will show Disney Pixarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box-office hit, The Incredibles. Also be sure to visit their website to vote for a special Audience Pick Movie on Sept. 4th. Admission and parking are both free. The lot opens at 6:30 PM and the movie begins at 8:30 PM. TW


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Sports&Adventure So just how did a Cupertino-born ex cop and Silicon Valley techie get into the search for Bigfoot? Back in 2004, he was having lunch with a group of friends, all of which were avid outdoors people who grew up camping and fishing in various parts of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. They began telling stories about camping when talk soon turned to seeing and hearing strange things in the woods. When they met again the next day, someone blurted out: “I saw Bigfoot.” Paulides recalls that, “Nobody laughed. Others chimed in and said they’ve seen similar things.” The group decided to look into all the evidence and attempt a serious analysis of the data, witness testimonies and theories behind Bigfoot. “They wanted me to look into it because of my law enforcement background,” Paulides says. So he picked up some books and soon noticed a few holes that could be filled with basic forensic evidence and forensic artwork. “Right away I understood, ‘Is it an ape or a human?’ That’s when I got a police sketch artist.” Paulides hired forensic artist Harvey Pratt to provide sketches to witness testimony, resulting in the theory that is Bigfoot in more humanlike.

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omething is afoot in Northern California. And it’s big. So big that retired Bay Area police investigator and ex valley techie David Paulides of Los Gatos spends 10 hours a day searching for it. His effort over the past few years has yielded the most compelling evidence to the existence of Bigfoot ever compiled. And we’re following his tracks. Paulides and his cohorts, known as the North America Bigfoot Search (NABS), are the only group devoting full-time attention to the subject. Their research has lead them to surmise that Bigfoot is part of a long-lost tribe of Native Americans, stomping out traditional beliefs that said the creature was closer to apes or chimpanzees (or a man in an ape suit, for that matter). Their efforts are documented in two books by Paulides, The Hoopa Project (Hancock House, 2008) and Tribal Big foot (Hancock House, 2009). “We made the decision early on to take witnesses seriously,” Paulides says of his subjects, whose anecdotal accounts are featured heavily in the books. Paulides’ NABS is the only group that requires witnesses to sign affidavits, meaning that the person giving the testimony could be convicted of perjury if found to be lying.

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But what’s more exciting is what will transpire over the next three to six months. Paulides is eagerly awaiting test results on what he purports to be strands of Bigfoot hair. “We’re working on DNA extraction,” he says. “We have taken quantum leaps here.” Previous lab reports have claimed the hair synthetic, citing the absence of a medulla, which is the area of a hair that contains DNA. Of all species, about 99 percent of hair strands contain a medulla. Paulides believes that Bigfoot hair does not contain a medulla. So when Paulides sent the red-tinted strand to hair and fiber experts he knew from his law enforcement days, the results were shocking. “They all came back and said, ‘Hey, this is real hair.’” Paulides says. “When you look at a synthetic strand of hair under a microscope, it has obviously been cut. When looking at the Bigfoot hair, it’s not cut. It’s a real hair.” Paulides now has one of the leading mitochondrial experts in the world taking a look at the hair, and expects results in the next six months. “This is a huge deal,” Paulides says. “I’m interested in what science has to say about all this. The process is revolutionary. If science stands up and verifies that this is a species, I’ll be done. If science stands behind this, more people will come forward. We believe the 2,000 documented sightings are only a tenth of the actual sightings, but people are embarrassed to come out. The gates will open after DNA evidence is out.” Paulides is confident that the results will come back identifying a close match to human hair, which would mean the discovery of a new primate. “We’ll be shocked if it comes back close to a chimp,” Paulides says.

In a few short years Paulides’ North America Bigfoot Search has filled a void left by Bigfoot groups that rally around hyperbole and self-promotion. “We’re looked at as the most credible,” he says. “You wont see us on TV, and most of the financial backers aren’t made public. We’re a private, self-funded group of a bunch of tech guys in Silicon Valley and the research is done by a small cohort of medical, academic and law enforcement personnel.” Currently, the most popular (and most disputed) piece of Bigfoot evidence is the Patterson-Gimlin film footage of the late 1960s. The short clip shows what appears to be a large, hairy bipedal creature crossing a dry creek bed at Bluff Creek in Northern California. The creature turns to the camera briefly before disappearing into the woods. Some say it’s a well-executed hoax. Others, including Paulides, believe it’s a Bigfoot. “That film caught a real Bigfoot,” he says. Believers of the film’s authenticity say that the gait of the creature would be impossible for a human to recreate, the stride too large for even an NBA player to mimic, and the muscles rippling are far too real. In the late ’60s, Canadian journalist John Green took the tape to Disney executives who said such a costume could never be created, adding that if it were possible, that person would be a millionaire in Hollywood. Nevertheless, what we are certain of is that Paulides and the Bigfoot stories he’s compiled are intriguing enough to warrant our undivided attention. TW For more on David Paulides and the North America Bigfoot Search, go to www.nabigfootsearch.com


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here is an art to choosing, placing and hanging art. Every room you’re aiming to adorn requires a distinct attentiveness toward design, lighting, size, color and the overall theme. And while we’re no experts, we’ve sought out a few to offer some invaluable advice that will make your home a visually-pleasing one.

Choosing the right artwork for your space, color and themes: Before slapping that new acrylic masterpiece on the wall, it’s necessary to consider both the dynamics of a room and the outcome you want the artwork to have. Interior designer Catherine Cook of DesignStudio in San Jose says if anything, art should complement your space and help dictate the flow of a room. “The piece can be the focal point or it can be part of the overall palette of the room,” she explains. “You should choose something that you enjoy looking at and that speaks to you.” Cook suggests that often times a bigger piece is better suited for a small space because it creates one focal point and can make the room appear larger. As for large wall spaces, she recommends hanging a group of similar prints or a collage of sorts. “Consider a combination of framed prints with ceramic plates, or other three-dimensional pieces,” Cook says.

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Color and themes are equally important aspects of this process. If a room is bathed in neutral colors with sleek furniture, a bold painting may disrupt the subtle nature of the space and appear out of place. Cook says, however, that most artwork meshes well with white or light-colored walls, and entirely depends on the theme being achieved. Meanwhile, bold walls often require artwork that stands out against the color, but can still be a tasteful canvas for the right piece, and sustain the avant-garde appearance you might be looking for. How and where to hang art: Once you have a general idea in mind, don’t contemplate a lengthy game of trial and error with your hammer – you’ll end up with a wall riddled with holes. Instead, determine your image layout by using paper cutouts of the artwork, or for picture grouping, Cook suggests to test the arrangement on the floor before any hooks go up. 78

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When it comes time to actually hanging your art, both Cook and interior designer Debra Ryan of Debra Kay George Interiors in San Jose advise not to make the common mistake of hanging artwork too high. “It tends to look disjointed from the room,” adds Ryan. Art should be hung at eye level – the standard being about 63 to 66 inches. Furniture should also be taken into account and showcased as a grouping with the artwork, says Ryan. “A large piece over the sofa should be situated approximately eight inches above the sofa versus being hung up by the ceiling,” she adds. As for stairwells, Ryan suggests that staggering art or photos along the same angle as the stairs can enhance an otherwise boring wall. Cook gives a hefty reminder that one should never use nails to hang artwork, but rather picture hooks. “OOK” is a brand that works especially well and can be found at local craft or framing stores. Trends in the home art realm: The latest trends to hit the walls have been items other than art and photos – wrought iron pieces to give a Tuscan or Old World feel, sconces that hold chunky candles and hand-painted murals. All of which, says Ryan, add more dimension, character and customization. Mirrors, too, are popular decorative features that help increase light in a room and add elegance to a busy space. TW

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JIMYKO 1919 Monterey Road, Suite #10, San Jose (408) 993-0918 www.jimyko.com Provides fresh and unique ideas that attune to today’s casual and contemporary lifestyles. We invite you to explore our retail studio and experience the elements that define your home.

S T O R AG E A-1 SELF STORAGE (Four San Jose Locations) 1415 Old Oakland Rd.; 2900 Monterey Rd.; 131 Baroni Ave.; 3260 S. Bascom Ave. (800) 210-8979 www.a1storage.com Save money with A-1 Self Storage! Affordable pricing for personal and business needs. WOODWORKING CENTER THE SAWDUST SHOP 452 Oakmead Pkwy., Sunnyvale (408) 992-1004 www. sawdustshop.com The Sawdust Shop is a unique woodworking center located in the heart of Silicon Valley, combining a do-ityourself woodshop, a woodworking store, and woodworking classes all under one roof.

ACPWC (408) 227-2792 www.acpwc.com The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) is a National Organization celebrating 18 years of industry experience. They provide a comprehensive training and certification program for Wedding Consultants. ACPWC offers personalized training courses and extended weekend classes for people who would like to become Wedding Consultants or Church/Facility Coordinators. San Jose class begins April 2009. TA X AT I O N & AC C O U N T I N G H & R BLOCK TAX SCHOOL 465 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (408) 720-8654 www.hrblock.com As part of a family of diverse financial services companies, H&R Block offers career opportunities tax preparers, front office, administration, and customer service. TRUCK DRIVING

H O M E T H E AT R E E Q U I P M E N T R E N TA L A TOOL SHED (Eight South Bay locations) (800)-ATOOLSHED www.atoolshed.com A Tool Shed Rentals should be your first stop for all your rental needs! We have the tools and equipment rentals to make your weekend or major project easier.

MODERN TV 1228 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. B, San Jose (408) 293-1330 www.moderntvonline.com We can provide the home theater system you dream about. Whether it’s a dedicated theater with plush seating and a big screen, or a family room with a slim plasma TV and speakers built into the walls, we have the solution for you. H A R D WA R E

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PALO ALTO HARDWARE 875 Alma St., Palo Alto (650) 327-7222 www.paloaltohardware.com At Palo Alto Hardware, “living green” is more than just a catchphrase. We work hard to put into place systems and programs that are environmentally friendly as we run our business. PAT I O F U R N I T U R E THE COMPLETE BACKYARD 1600 Duane Ave., Santa Clara (408) 748-8100 www.patio101.com Come by and visit our 33,000-square-foot showroom featuring all the top names in the patio business. We have over 250 sets on display from various manufacturers.

CAREER TRAINING BARBER COLLEGE: AMERICAN BARBER COLLEGE 5707 S. Vermont Ave, San Jose (408) 778-3812 Training topics covered: Shop Management, Hair Cutting and Styling, Anatomy and Physiology of the Body, Bones & Circulation, Hair Color & Designing. Students offer all services to the public at an affordable price. BARTENDING: AMERICAN BARTENDING 252 Ross St., Fifth Floor, San Jose (408) 532-9222 www.barschool.com The nation’s oldest and largest bartending school specializing in training and job placement of bartenders. Over 38 years in business in the Bay Area. Offering one- and two-week sessions teach from mixology to garnishing in a full cocktail lounge classroom, plus job placement services. Call for class schedule. B E AU T Y S C H O O L

FURNITURE ALL WORLD FURNITURE 981 Stockton Ave, San Jose (408)292-6833 www. allworldfurniture.com All World Furniture Inc. was started over six years ago and now has a one of the largest modern, contemporary furniture showrooms with attached warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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VO C AT I O N A L C O L L E G E NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCATIONAL COLLEGE 143 E. Virginia St., Ste. C, San Jose (408) 971-6282 www.ncvcollege.com Northern California Vocational College offers training with all programs required state licensed or locally permit required: CNA/HHA (Certified Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aid), Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Assistant, Cosmetology, Esthetician, Manicuring, Construction General B, Electrical C-10, Plumbing C-36, Landscaping C-27. Contact us today!


WEDDINGS C AT E R I N G A. ANGELA MARIE CATERING 15466 Los Gatos Blvd. Ste. 111, Los Gatos (408) 356-5768 www.angelamariecatering.com A. Angela Marie Catering is a full-service company with one simple specialty: making occasions that involve food special. At A. Angela Marie, when we say “full service catering,” we mean exactly that. You can call on us for virtually any event and every level of food and service from a backyard barbecue to planning and executing a Golden Anniversary party that involves a four-course sit-down dinner for hundreds of people, A. Angela Marie can handle it all.

DESIGN WITH FLOWERS 897 Independence Ave., #2F, Mountain View (650) 254-1810 www.designwithflowers.com Design with Flowers gathers floral colors and textures in unusual combinations to create lasting memories for weddings and events. We are a floral studio with training in European and Asian design. For an appointment call or email us at ralles@ designwithflowers.com.

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THORO-BREAD ENTERTAINMENT (650) 248-3803 We provide DJ services for all occasions, and offer a wide range of music, including today’s greatest hits, hiphop, reggae, dancehall, soul, oldies, Spanish music and much more. So next time you’re thinking about having a party, give us a call and leave the music to us! FLORISTS

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PHOTOGRAPHERS GOODEYE PHOTOGRAPHY + DESIGN Serving the Bay Area and Beyond (408) 431-4808 www.goodeyephotography.com Specializing in a candid style, GoodEye will not only leave you with a wedding album that will be the envy of your friends, but make the whole experience effortless and enjoyable. GoodEye’s photojournalistic approach will connect with you and your guests in a way that makes every shot look natural. What makes GoodEye stand out from the rest? Genuine talent and a passion to perfectly capture your momentous day.

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A-1 Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Active Mind & Body Vitality Center. 45 Alberto’s Night Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Alex’s 49er Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Alexian Extended Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Antonella’s Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Arthur Murray Dance School. . . . . . . 84 Artsopolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ballet San Jose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Basin, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Bay Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Bert’s Alibi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Birk’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Blinky’s Can’t Say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Bliss Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Blondie’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Blowfish Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Blue Pheasant Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Blue Rock BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Branham Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Breast Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Bright Horizons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Broadway San Jose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Bus Barn Stage Company. . . . . . . . . . .24 Calafia Cafe & Market a Go-Go . . . . . 52 California Billiard Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Camera Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Cantor Arts Center, Stanford. . . . . . . .24 Capers Eat & Drink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Casa de Cobre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Char’s Hair Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Chardonnay II Santa Cruz. . . . . . . . . . .75 Chavez Supermarkets. . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Children’s Discovery Museum. . . . . . 67 Chrysalis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Cinelux Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 City Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Classic Car Wash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Coastal Repertory Theatre. . . . . . . . . 22 Cocoa Jeans / Moda Divina. . . . . . . . .33 Counter, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Crab Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 CreaTV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Crossroads Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Crowne Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 D’Vine Wine & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Dive Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Downtown San Mateo Association . .61 Dr. Hoang K. Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Dr. Justina Azcueta D.D.S. . . . . . . . . . .42 Dr. Michael Bouzid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Dr. Robert Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Dragon Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Edge Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 El Paseo Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Emerge MediSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Emerge MediSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Eternal Beauty Medical Clinic. . . . . . .11

eWomen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Fahrenheit UltraLounge. . . . . . . . . . . .51 Faultline Brewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Fibbar Magee’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Final Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Fish Market Restaurant, The. . . . . . . 60 Five Branches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Flaming Fresco Restaurant . . . . . . . . 53 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 GoodEye Photography + Design. . . . .70 Goosetown Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Great America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Great Jump Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Hotel De Anza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 House of Genji. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Infobayarea.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Italian Festa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Jane Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery. . .4 Jeanine Brown Photo Design . . . . . . .33 Kid to Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Kimberly Cockerham M.D.. . . . . . . . . .37 Lace Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 La Paloma Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Lekha School of Creative Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Letter Champ - LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Lisa’s Tea Treasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Loan Source, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Loft Bar & Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Los Gatos Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . .41 Los Gatos Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . .37 Los Gatos Lodge Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . 56 Loui Loui Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Maceio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Madhuban Indian Cuisine . . . . . . . . . 57 Magic Tan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Maple Tree Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Massage Envy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mathscore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Mentos Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Merlion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Miramar Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Miramar Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Mix 106.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Molly Magee’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Mosaic Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Nirvana - Business Profile . . . . . . . . . 39 Ocean Blue Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Off Ramp, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Palo Alto Children’s Theatre . . . . . . . 23 Patio Bar, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Peninsula Beauty Supply. . . . . . . . . . .43 Peninsula Youth Theatre . . . . . . . . . . 20 Picasso’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Pizza Party. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Pizza Party. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Place of Bliss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Planet Orange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Pleasures from the Heart. . . . . . . . . . .32 Pompeii Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Poor House Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Posh Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Premier Door Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ray’s Ultimate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Renaissance Faire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Rosemary & Thyme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Rosie McCann’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Rotary Club of Cupertino . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Sabrina Medical Aesthetic. . . . . . . . . . .9 Sakoon Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Salon Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company. . . . . . . . . . . . .42 San Jose BMW Motorcycles. . . . . . . . .11 San Jose Earthquakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 San Jose Earthquakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 San Jose Flea Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 San Jose Repertory Theatre . . . . . . . 29 San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon .7 San Jose Stage Company . . . . . . . . . . 23 San Jose Taiko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Scandalous Salon & Boutique. . . . . . 39 Signature Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Silvercreek Sportsplex . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Silvercreek Sportsplex . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Sip Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sneha Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Snip-Its. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Soula Power Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 South Bay Musical Theatre . . . . . . . . .18 Spa Joli at University Mission Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Spencer’s Steakhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Spinnaker Sailing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Stamps.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Stanford Lively Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SuperSlow Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tabard Theatre Company. . . . . . . . . . .19 Ted D Bare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Thaiphoon / Siam Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Theatre Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 This Organik Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Tied House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Trailsloggers Outdoor Discovery . . . .33 Ultimate Potential. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Vegetarian House International . . . .61 Voila Hair Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Vonage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Wahoo’s Fish Tacos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Waiters on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Westpark Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Westwood Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Wine Room, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Wow Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 W Silicon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Zeytoun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

PHOTO CREDITS 1, Woman Jumping - Ceder Lake Contemporary Ballet / By Erez Sabag, 3, Morphoses / Courtesy of The Wheeldon Company, Bigfoot Cast / By Chris Schmauch, Bloody Mary from Flames / By Chris Schmauch, Spongebob Squarepants / Courtesy of Great America, Personal Shopper / By Chris Schmauch, San Francisco Mime Troupe / Courtesy of David Allen, Cuong Nguyen / By Chris Schmauch, Exotic Burger at LB Steak / By Chris Schmauch, Velodrome / By Mitchell Alan Parker, 8, Cuong Nguyen / By Chris Schmauch, 10, Juliet art piece / Courtesy of Cuong Nguyen, 12, Monty Python’s Spamalot / By Joan Marcus, 14, Bloody Mary from Flames / By Chris Schmauch, Woman in black outfit / Courtesy of Gilroy Outfits, Grape stomping / Courtesy of IAHFSJ, Kid artists / Courtesy of Tapestry Arts Festival, Probiotic Tea / Courtesy of Red Mango, 15, Digi Dream Team / Courtesy of Quirky, 19, California Theatre / By Chris Schmauch, 20, Monty Python’s Spamalot / By Joan Marcus, 21, California Theatre / By Chris Schmauch, 22, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf / By Palo Alto Players, 24, A Christmas Story / By San Jose Repertory Theatre, 26, Ghosts of the River / By Favianna Rodriguez, 28, Morphoses Wheeldon Company / By Erin Baiano, 30, Pirates of Penzance! / By Ballet San Jose, 34, Giovanni Colorflage / Courtesy of Giovanni Organic Hair Care, LaBelle Day Spa & Salon / Courtesy of LaBelle Day Spa & Salon, RareEarth in situ / Courtesy of Kiehls, 32, Personal Shopper / By Chris Schmauch, 33, Alta / By Chris Schmauch, 35, LaBelle pilates studio / Courtesy of LaBelle Day Spa & Salon, 36, Preston Wynne Day Spa / By Chris Schmauch, 40, Nirvana / By Chris Schmauch, 46, Tapestry Arts Festival / Courtesy of Tapestry Arts Festival, Treasure Island / Courtesy of Joyce Goldschmid, 47, San Francisco Mime Troupe / Courtesy of David Allen, Sheryl Crow / Courtesy of NBC, Taiko Festival / Courtesy of Dominque Mao, 48, Bread Pudding from Bistro Café / By Chris Schmauch, Cinnamon Bread from Greenlee’s / By Chris Schmauch, Dowtown Roll from Smile Sushi / By Chris Schmauch, Exotic Burger - LB Steak / By Chris Schmauch, Fish Tacos from Dia de Pesca / By Chris Schmauch, Lobster Sandwich from Shokolaat / By Chris Schmauch, Meatloaf from The Grill / By Chris Schmauch, Pulled Pork Sandwich from Blue Rock BBQ / By Chris Schmauch, Ramen from Kumako / By Chris Schmauch, Red Curry from Siam Thai / By Chris Schmauch, Twitter Bird / Courtesy of Mirjami Manninen, 50, Fish Market / By Chris Schmauch, 51, Bronze Age of China / Courtesy of the Cantor Arts Center, Pointe of Departure Ballet / Courtesy of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 54, Sundance the Steakhouse / By Chris Schmauch, 62, Megan Guarnier / By Garret Lau, Velodrome racing / By Steve Anderson, 63, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s / Courtesy of Interscope, 64, Daniel Holloway wins scratch / By Garret Lau, Velodrome / By Mitchell Alan Parker, 66, School boy / Courtesy of iStock, 68, Sandcastle building / Courtesy of iStock, 74, Bigfoot / By Chris Schmauch, David Paulides / By Chris Schmauch, Palo Alto Bicycles / By Chris Schmauch

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