October 2012 Events


Race | October 3 – 28

Race tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Race is the central theme, but the issues are more than skin deep as the red hot debate delves in questions of sex, gender equality and social class. Wed, Thurs: 7:30pm Fri, Sat: 8pm Sun: 2pm Location: San Jose Stage Theater, 490 S 1st Street San Jose 95113 Ticket Information: $20-$45 http://www.thestage.org/

Intro to Photography – Workshop | October 4

This one-day workshop will cover the operation and use of DSLR and Compact cameras. The class will show attendees how to make the best use of the shooting modes that each camera has and why each works the way it does. Come explore the concepts of focus, bokeh, flow, and emotion in several photos. The second half of class will specialize in a specific area of photography, such as portrait, landscape, night, or macro photography. The class will end with a challenge that will put your new skills to the test. You will be required to bring your own camera. 6:30pm-9:30pm Location:  KMVT Community Television Studios 1400 Terra Bella Avenue, Suite M, Mountain View94043. Ticket Information: $45 Ages 16+ Register at Official Site http://www.kmvt15.org/workshops/adult.html

Pete Escovedo’s Latin Jazz Sextet – Dinner Music Show | October 5

From the 70’s until now, Pete Escovedo has performed and toured with many great and respected artists, such as Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby McFerrin, Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Stephen Stills, Billy Cobham, Anita Baker, George Duke, Boz Scaggs, Andy Narell, Al Jarreau, Ray Obiedo, Dionne Warwick, Marlena Shaw, Barry White, Angela Bofill, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Dave Valentine, Najee, Gerald Albright, Prince, and none other than the legendary Tito Puente. Show: 8:30pm Dinner seating begins: 7pm Location: Angelica’s Bistro 863 Main Street Redwood City 94063. Ticket Information: $34-$40 Plus dinner or two item minimum Table reservations required  http://www.angelicasbistro.com/entertainment.htm

Spirit of Japantown Festival 2012 | October 6

San Jose Japantown is one of the last three major Japantowns that remain in theUnited States. This festival features free entertainment, martial arts demos, cultural exhibits, a car show, a Kids Zone, arts and crafts, anime, food booths and more! Don’t miss the 6th annual Spirit of Japantown Festival! 10am-5pm. Location:  Japantown -San Jose N 5th Street & Jackson StreetSan Jose95112. Ticket Information: Free

Family Art Day at Triton | October 6

Family Art Days are community outreach events offering families an environment to create art and explore the galleries. For nearly fifty years, the Triton Museum of Art has been a destination for the community, providing a venue where local artists exhibit their work alongside regional and national artists, and where students of all ages learn about art and the creative process. 2pm-4pm Location: Triton Museumof Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara 95050. Ticket Information: Free. http://tritonmuseum.org

George Lopez | October 6

Multi-talented entertainer George Lopez, will perform with special guest Bryan Kellen at the San Jose Civic. George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted “Lopez Tonight,” a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons on ABC.Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. Location: San JoseCivic , 135 W San Carlos Street, San Jose95113. Ticket Information: $62.50 / $42.50 http://www.sanjosecivic.com/

Day of the Dead Donut Art Show | October 6

It’s the launch of our annual Halloween Art Show at Psycho Donuts! This year’s theme: Day of the Dead Donut. Psycho artists are challenged to fuse together Day of the Dead themes with donuts!Check out affordable, original art by local artists; including Christine Benjamin, Nic Caesar, Michael Foley, Lacey Bryant, Michelle Waters, Carlos Villez, and many more. 10am-3pm. Location: Psycho Donuts, 2006 S Winchester Boulevard, Campbell95008. Ticket Information: Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/392829864105683/

California Folklorico Festival with Special Guest Mariachi Juvenil Alma de Mexico | October 6-7

GavilanCollegeis proud to host the California Folklorico Festival which includes workshops, a gala and exhibition. There will be a gala with professional dancers on Saturday, October 6 at 7:00 PM featuring special guest Mariachi Juvenil Alma de Mexico. On Sunday, October 7 at 11:00 AM, there will be a community dance recital featuring a mix of professional and amateur dancers. Workshops will be available starting at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 6. There will be morning and afternoon sessions for a variety of age levels. Sat: 9:30am Workshops 7pm Gala Sun: 11am Community Dance Recital Location: GavilanCollege- GilroyCampus, 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard, Gilroy95020. Ticket Information: Gala: $20 $15 in advance Community Dance Recital: $10 for adults $5 for students and seniors Workshops: $60 http://www.bfcostadeoro.com/cff.html

Fourth Annual Monterey Tequila & Mezcal Expo | October 6

CYO Events is proud to host the Fourth Annual Monterey Tequila and Mezcal Expo on October 6, 2012. Our event is a tribute to the rich and colorful history of Tequila and Mezcal and provides a unique opportunity to learn more about these traditional spirits as attendees experience the true essence of tequila and mezcal firsthand. Event starte at 5:00 pm. Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey, Grand Ballroom, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Location: http://www.montereytequilafest.com/

2012 Cupertino Carnival | October 12-14

The Cupertino Carnival is a three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, karaoke, a wide variety of food. Admission is free and open to the public. A gourmet coffee shop, silent auction, kid zone, and huge rummage sale will be open throughout the festival. For more information log onto www.sjcschool.org/carnival or call 408-252-6441. Fri: 5pm-10pm Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm. Ticket Information: Free

To the Arctic – IMAX Film | October 11-31

Venture across floating ice with a mother polar bear and her two cubs as they struggle to survive. Discover the extraordinary underwater world of the Arctic sea with beluga whales, Greenlandsharks, and walruses. Fly above a thundering herd of caribou making their way to their calving ground. This film offers a visually breathtaking story of life in the Arcticand the rapid changes occurring there. Location: The TechMuseum, 201 S Market Street, San Jose 95113-2008. Ticket Information: $6-$8 http://www.thetech.org/imax/presentations/ 

Mariachi Festival – Hayward Summer Concert Series | October 12

Bring low-back chairs and/or blankets to this outdoor live music event featuring a Mariachi Festival. Organization: City of Hayward. 5pm-9pm. Ticket Information: Free

Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2012 | October 12-14

Oriki Theater, in partnership with Community School of Music and Arts, presents the 2012 Silicon Valley African Film Festival – Africathrough African Lens! It is a showcase of films reflecting the stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. Highlights include: dialogue with filmmakers, African drumming and dance performances, and an awards ceremony. Friday, October 12: 9am: Africa in the Classroom Film Series 5:30pm: Opening Ceremony / Parade of Flags / Live Performance / Red Carpet 7:30pm: Opening Night feature film screening 10pm: Theme Party Saturday, October 14: 11am-10pm: Film screenings / post-screening dialogue with filmmakers / African Market / Food, etc 4pm-6pm: African Diaspora Summit – “Exploring the Role of Diaspora Africans in the African Renaissance” (co-presented by the African Diaspora Network) Sunday, October 14: 11am-5pm: Film screenings / post-screening dialogue with filmmakers / African Market / Food, etc 7pm-9pm: Closing / Awards Ceremony Location: Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View 94040. Ticket Information: $20 – One-dayPass($15 Senior/Student) $35 – FullFestivalPass($25 Senior/Student)  http://www.svaff.org/

Day of Dead Make-up Competition | October 13

The ladies of present the Day of the Dead Make-up Compition on October 13. Watch live as make-up as five make-up artist compete for the best Day of the Dead themed make-up. You will have the chance to judge the competition. RSVP for the event in advance for free and special discounts. Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Location: Ay Dios Mio Shop, 100 N. Almaden Avenue, San Jose http://pachucacosmetics.eventbrite.com/

Pumpkins in the Park | October 13

Pumpkins in the Park is a harvest fair for families with a strong environmental education component. It is designed to promote awareness of the GuadalupeRiverParkand celebrate the fall season. Pumpkins in the Park is held to raise funds and enlist supporters for Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. But, just as importantly, its purpose is to create awareness of the park and gardens and to bring families into the park for a day of learning and fun. 10am-4pm Location: Discovery Meadow E San Carlos Streetand Woz Way, San Jose95110. Ticket Information: Free  http://www.grpg.org/

10th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration | October 13

The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 10th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights. This year, we are presenting a new expanded entertainment program from 10am to 5pm. This free event brings approximately 10,000 people to beautiful Memorial Park in Cupertino, and is a showcase of multicultural music, dance, fun kids zone, workshops, arts and crafts, fun, frolic and food. The purpose of this festival is to get together and celebrate intercultural understanding that promotes economic prosperity. 10am-5pm Location: Memorial Park – Cupertino Stevens Creek Boulevardand Mary Avenue, Cupertino95014. Ticket Information: Free. http://cupertino-chamber.org/irmevents.aspx?id=41&event=Y

Oktoberfest 2012 | October 13 – 14

This Fall Festival is held every year in downtown Campbell. The tradition of celebrating the harvest is especially important to this community whose roots are in the agricultural past of the area. Lots of fun music, art, dancing, food, and great beer are the important attractions that thousands of people enjoy year after year. Sat: 10am-6pm Sun: 10am-5pm. Ticket Information: Free  http://business.campbellchamber.net/Events/details/oktoberfest-10-20-2012-829

42nd Annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival | October 13-14

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with the Royal Granddaddy of Festivals. It features a special display of gigantically enormous champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing entertainment, live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, festival-label wine, pumpkin-margaritas, pumpkin-mojitos, and Mavericks Pumpkin Harvest Ale. Sat, Sun: 9am-5pm. Ticket Information: Free. http://www.miramarevents.com/pumpkinfest/index.html

San Jose Short Film Festival | October 18-21

“Where Technology Meets the Art of Digital Cinema.” The San Jose Short Film Festival not only showcases new emerging talent, but celebrates digital cinema in the heart ofSilicon Valley. Audiences receptive to world class cinema join with San Jose Short Film Festival filmmakers in this four day festival filled with premiere networking events, filmmaking panels and a chance for film-lovers & filmmakers alike to mix and mingle with fellow artists and attendees. 9am-11pm. Location: CinéArts – Santana Row,3088 Olsen Drive.San Jose95128. Ticket Information: Tickets for the 2012 San Jose Short Film Festival will go on sale September 1st, 2012 See Official Site for pricing. http://www.sjsff.com/

Pachuca Cosmetics Day of the Dead CompetitionDay of Dead Make-up Competition | October 13

Watch live as make-up as five make-up artist compete for the best Day of the Dead themed make-up. You will have the chance to judge the competition. RSVP for the event in advance for free and special discounts. Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Location: Ay Dios Mio Shop, 100 N. Almaden Avenue, San Jose http://pachucacosmetics.eventbrite.com/

Dia de los Muertos at Children’s Discovery Museum | October 20

Honor your ancestors on this traditional cultural holiday. In Mexicoand in other cultures worldwide, the day is celebrated with playful skeletons and colorful altars honoring loved ones who have passed away. Join the fun for performances, storytelling, special art activities, and a traditional altar. Watch a screening of The Day of the Dead El Dia de los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration, and get your bones painted with special glow-in-the-dark paint in Glow Bones. 10am-4pm. Location: Children’s DiscoveryMuseum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose95110. Ticket Information: Museum Admission: $11-$12 http://www.cdm.org/p/viewPage.asp?mlid=148#muertos

Spooktacular Halloween Laser Light Show | October 20

You can celebrate Halloween with a fantastic display of laser lights and music under the planetarium sky. The show features “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. and “Monster Mash” by Bobby Picket.You may purchase tickets online up to one hour before the scheduled show. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. 9 pm. Location: Fujitsu Planetarium, 21250Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino95014. Ticket Information: $9 $3 Parking (Coins/dollars only).  http://www.deanza.edu/planetarium/

Halloween – Special Screening | October 25-31

“Halloween” is one of the greatest horror movies of all time. The original poster warned it was “The Night He Came Home.” Roger Ebert compares it to “Psycho,” and Dave Kehr of the Chicago Reader calls it John Carpenter’s “tour de force.” Included in this special screening will be “You Can Kill The Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween”–a special bonus feature, written by Fangoria’s Justin Beahm, that explores the movie’s impact on the horror genre. Thurs: 7:30pm Fri-Sun: 9:30pm Mon-Wed: 7:30pm. Location: BlueLight Cinemas 5 -CupertinoOaks,21275 Stevens Creek BoulevardCupertino95014. Ticket Information: $5. http://bluelightcinemas.com/index.asp?page=events

Caras/Cuentos: Art Exhibit | Now – January 6

The new exhibit at Fort Mason’s Mexican Museum features multimedia pieces, ranging from photography to sculpture, and showcases the mystique of portraiture through nearly 30 pieces representing a wide range of Latino cultural expression, from pre-Hispanic to Chicano art. “Caras/Cuentos,” or “Masks/Faces,” aims to provoke discussion of Latino identity in a culturally fragmented society. Location: The Mexican Museum Fort Mason Center, Building D, at Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F. open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (415) 202-9700.