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July 20th & 21st
10am - 6pm
Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park
Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, Menlo Park’s venerable festival of the arts marks its 27th year saluting the best of summer in supreme style … with live jazz, rhythm and blues, rock 'n roll, dance and party music with headliners The Big Dig and The Groove Kings, a juried show with contemporary fine art and one-of-a-kind crafts by 250 of America's best artists, chefs’ demos under a tent including famous TV chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir, artisan specialty food, health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews, margaritas and mojitos, a collector car showcase, and captivating amusements, fun and games in the action-packed kids' fun zone. Admission is free.
Fremont Festival of the Arts
August 3rd & 4th
10am - 6pm
The Fremont Festival of the Arts hosts a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family; over 700 top-quality artisan booths delight the most discerning shoppers, music lovers enjoy continuous music featured on three stages, children are thrilled with the many games and activities found in “Kid City”, and Gourmet Marketplace offers gourmet specialties for the discerning cook. The best news of all, admission to the Festival is free.
Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes
August 11th & 12th
10am - 6pm
Los Gatos Civic Center
Join 35,000 of your friends at the forty-first annual Fiesta de Artes at the Los Gatos Civic Center grounds on Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 2013. Don't miss the town's one and only art and wine festival. The 2013 Fiesta will be the 17th event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos. Enjoy 150 artists, gourmet food wine and beer, and live music. Treat the kids to snow cones and a jump house. Celebrate with visitors from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
August 24th & 25th
10am - 6pm
University Avenue, Downtown Palo Alto
This high quality, community-friendly event is sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the City of Palo Alto. In the past it has attracted over 150,000 people every year from throughout California and the West Coast. The festival-now celebrating its thirty-second year-takes place on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, a vital economic area 35 miles south of San Francisco.
The backbone of the festival and the key to its success are the three hundred fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. These exhibitors are the reason why this festival attracts such a high percentage of fine artists and crafters whose work you'll see only at a few select shows on the West Coast.
And, always a crowd-pleaser, the Italian Street Painting Expo, sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, will again offer sixty chalk artists creating larger-than-life works of art all weekend long on Tasso Street. This year's beneficiary of the funds raised by the Italian Street Painting Expo is Palo Alto's Youth Community Service.
Local participation is high at this event. The Palo Alto Parents & Professionals for Art are the organizers and beneficiaries of the kids' art & crafts area called the Kids' Art Studio. Also, the Kiwanis of Palo Alto will again manage and serve the micro-brews and fine wines that can be found throughout the festival.
Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
August 31st & September 1st
10am - 5pm
On Broadway, Downtown Millbrae
43rd Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival. The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, huge crowds transform downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy” with a Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music with headliners The Sun Kings, Evolution, Replica, and Delta Wires, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews, margaritas and mojitos, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green product showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, the “Classically Cool Car Show” and tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase and an abundance of amazing amusements in Playland. Free admission.
San Jose Giants
Join Mix on Saturdays all this summer to watch your San Jose Giants at Municipal Stadium (corner of Alma and Senter)!
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Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
July 26th - Candlestick Park, San Francisco
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Opens Friday, July 19th
Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Snoop Lion, Samuel L. Jackson
From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own.
Opens Friday, July 19th
Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
The Spectacular Now
Opens Friday, August 2nd
Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson
Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley) hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend.
Opens Saturday, August 16th
Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
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