Fall Arts 2011

Performances & Special Events

Merce Cunningham Dance Company MEMORIAL MOVEMENTS: The Merce Cunningham Dance Company honors its founder at a Stanford Lively Arts performance Nov. 1.

Stanford Lively Arts

Dinkelspiel Auditorium unless otherwise noted

The season begins with Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Oct. 6 at 8pm. Memorial Church.

Sphinx Virtuosi and Catalyst Quartet The program features works by Mozart, Ginastera and Halvorsen by ensembles that work to increase the involvement of African American and Latino musicians in the classical field. Oct. 19 at 8pm.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Selections by Golijov and Schubert. Oct. 23 at 2:30pm.

A John Cage Celebration with So Percussion, M.C. Schmidt of Matmos and Cenk Ergun. Oct. 26 at 8pm.


Merce Cunningham Dance Company performs "Nearly 902," Cunningham's last work. Nov. 1 at 8pm.. Memorial Auditorium.

Pacifica Quartet Chamber-music ensemble presents works by Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Nov. 4 at 8pm.

Gil Shaham The violinist performs Bach pieces. Nov. 6 at 2:30pm.

Josh Roseman Sextet Jazz. Nov. 12 at 8pm. Campbell Recital Hall.

An evening of Gershwin songs with pianist Kevin Cole. Dec. 3 at 8pm.

Juilliard String Quartet Dec. 4 at 2:30pm.

A Chanticleer Christmas Dec. 13 at 8pm. Memorial Church.

Montalvo Arts Center

Acoustic Alchemy Oct. 16 at 7:30pm.

Melissa Manchester Oct. 20 at 7:30pm.

The Steep Canyon Rangers Oct. 27 at 7:30pm.

Ariel String Quartet Oct. 30 at 3pm.

Rickie Lee Jones Nov. 4 at 8pm.

Marc Cohn Nov. 5 at 8pm.

Melissa Manchester READY FOR COLD WEATHER: Melissa Manchester bundles up for her Oct. 20 show at Montalvo Arts Center.

Dates to Remember

Aug. 31 Zombie crawl and screening of "Fido." 5pm on. Downtown San Jose.

Sept. 2 Stung. A Police tribute band. 6–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Watsonville Fly-IN Annual air show. Sept. 2–4. Wastonville Airport.

Sept. 3–4 A Taste of Tapestry. Two days of local arts and culture sponsored by Tapestry and Talent and History San Jose. 10am–6pm. History Park San Jose.

Sept. 3–4 Millbrae Art and Wine Festival. 10am–5pm. Downtown Millbrae.

Sept. 3–5 Kings Mountain Art Faire. 10am–5pm. 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside.

Sept. 8–10 September Fashion Flurry. A series of events including Fashion's Night Out and culminating in a runway fashion show. Santana Row.

Sept. 9 Forever Land. A Michael Jackson tribute band for Music on the Square. 6–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Sept. 10 Grand opening festivities for San Pedro Square Market, San Jose.

Sept. 10 The Sunnyvale Evenings of Cultural Arts season begins with Mexican group Herencia Musical. Sunnyvale Theatre. 8pm.

Sept. 10 Tally Hoedown USA. A benefit for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital with wine and buffet dinner, fashion show and equestrian demonstration. 6–11pm. Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park.

Sept. 10–11 Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. 10am–6pm. Downtown Mountain view.

Sept. 10–11 Renaissance Faire. The theme for this year's edition is Shakespeare's Muse; the park will become an Elizabethan town.

Saturday, 10am–6pm, Sunday, 10am–5pm. Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont.

Sept. 14 The Center for Literary Arts season begins with a reading by Andrew Sean Greer, author of the novels "The Story of a Marriage" and the "Confession of Max Tivoli." 7pm. Engineering Building 189, SJSU.

Sept. 16 Joel: The Band. A Billy Joel tribute band for Music on the Square. 6–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Sept. 17 Fiestas Patrias. A Latin celebration with music by Grupo Mojado, Mariachi San Jose and Ronadalla Zap y Roma, along with food and kids' events. 4–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Sept. 17–Oct. 16 Northern California Renaissance Faire. 10am–6pm weekends. Casa da Fruta.

Sept. 17–18 SJMADE and SJEATS. Show for local vendors and artists. San Pedro Square Market.

Sept. 18 Target Family Days. Live music, face painting, bounce houses and more. 11am–3pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Sept. 21–23 The Celebrity Forum hosts an appearance by Condoleezza Rice (will Moammar show up to get his scrapbook autographed)? 8pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Sept. 23 Mazacote. Salsa band for Music on the Square. 6–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Sept. 23–24 Zero Hour. A multi-disciplinary dance work about the experiences of a young female immigrant from Taiwan. Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30pm. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Sept. 24 Luna Park Chalk Festival. Featured artists are Lacey Bryant and muralist Paul J. Gonzales. 10am-4pm. Luna Park neighborhood, San Jose.

Sept. 24 Redwood City Salsa Festival. Hot stuff all around, with salsa-tasting competition, kids events and four stages of live music. Noon–8pm. Downtown Redwood City.

Sept. 30 Bump City. A Tower of Power tribute band for Music on the Square. 6–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Sept. 30–Oct. 2 Rock & Roll Half Marathon and Health and Fitness Expo. Downtown and at the San Jose Convention Center.

Oct. 1 Autumn at Filoli Festival. A fundraising event with music, art and puppet shows. 10am–3pm. Filoli Gardens, Woodside. Oct. 2 Loaves and fishes Family Kitchen 31st Anniversary BBQ. 1–4pm. River Street Park, San Jose.

Oct. 2 Tigran Hamasyan and Aratta Rebirth. Jazz pianist and his quintet. 4:30pm. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Oct. 7 Mustache Harbor. Soft-rock band for Music on the Square. 6–8pm. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

Oct. 8–9 Flavors Wine and Food Festival. 11am–5pm. San Jose Convention Center.

Oct. 9 A presentation of ancient and modern instruments by the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra, Marimo-Kai Ensemble, Patricia Chen and Armando Castellano, for ages 6 and up. 3pm. Reay Recital Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Oct. 11 Melanie Rae Thon. The novelist and short-story writer read and signs books for Center for Literary Arts. 7pm. King Library, San Jose.

Oct. 12 Benise. Spanish guitar spectacle. 7:30pm. Campbell Heritage Theatre.

Oct. 14–16 Silicon Valley African Film Festival. Presented by CSMA and Oriki Theater, with screenings, African drumming and dancing. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Oct. 15 Laura Ellis. The jazz singer performs popular tunes from the movies for Sunnyvale's Evenings of Cultural Arts Season. 8pm. Sunnyvale Theatre.

Oct. 15–16 Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. 9am–5pm. Half Moon Bay.

Oct. 21 Igudesman and Joo: A Little Nightmare Music. Classical music with a humorous twist by the YouTube sensations. 8pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Oct. 21 Roger Daltry re-creates "Tommy" onstage. 8pm. San Jose Civic Auditorium.

Oct. 21–22 San Jose Taiko. The Rhythm Spirit concerts features new works by the acclaimed local drumming ensemble. Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2 and 8pm. Campbell Heritage Theatre.

Oct. 21–23 Homes and Garden Show. San Jose Convention Center.

Oct. 26 Daniel Handler. The beloved "Lemony Snicket" author tells stories and shows slides at 4pm on the San Jose Stage; then gives a reading in the SJSU Engineering Building, Room 189, at 7pm.

Oct. 27 American, Brazilian and French Jazz. A faculty concert. 7pm. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Oct. 29 Mozart and His Friends. A faculty concert. 5pm. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View. Oct. 29 Community day to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos. San Jose Museum of Art.

Oct. 30 Gryphons Wild. A concert of Renaissance, Baroque and medieval vocal music. 5pm. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Nov. 1–3 Itzhak Perlman, presented by Celebrity Forum. 8pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Nov. 3 Pacific Quartet. A chamber-music concert as part of Stanford Lively Arts Informance series. 6pm. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Nov. 5–6 45 Anos de Anos de Arte Flamenco with Theater Flamenco of San Francisco. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Nov. 8 Camille Dungy. The Center for Literary Arts presents a reading by the poet and editor of "Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry." 7pm. King Library, San Jose.

Nov. 8 Jackson Browne as part of his solo acoustic tour. 8pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Nov. 10 Gordon Lightfoot. 8pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Nov. 19 Anonymous 4. Female a cappella vocal group. 11am. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Nov. 19 Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! It's Time to Dance! 1, 4 and 7pm. San Jose Civic Auditorium.

Nov. 21–22 Riverdance. 7:30pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Nov. 25–27 Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show. San Jose Convention Center.

Nov. 26 Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band plays country hits. 8pm. Sunnyvale Theatre.

Dec. 3 Nonself, Art, Music and Dance. A presentation by New Arts Alliance with composer Josh Friedman and choreographer Blanca Brzezinki. 2 and 8pm. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Dec. 8 Straight No Chaser. Male a cappella singer. 7:30pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Dec. 16 Merit Scholarship Ensembles Holiday Concert. 7pm. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

Dec. 16 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. 7:30pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

Dec. 17–18 A Winter Fairy Tale by Bayer Ballet Company. Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 2pm. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.


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