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May

Thursday, May 1

Historic Walking Tours
The San Jose Historical Museum invites the public on walking tours of downtown San Jose on Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month, starting at 12:10pm. Through Oct. Call for details. (408/287-2290).


Friday, May 2

MATS Connie
One of the world's last flying Lockheed Constellation airplanes will be on display. May 2­4; 11am­7pm; $3/$1. San Jose International Airport, San Jose (602/443-3967).

Pow Wow
The 17th Annual De Anza College Pow Wow features Native American arts and crafts, dancing and a film festival. May 2­4. May 2, 7­11pm; May 3, noon­11pm; May 4, noon­5pm; free. De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/864-5448).

Superpops!
An evening with the Smothers Brothers and the San Jose Symphony. May 2­4. Today, 8pm; $15­$50. San Jose Civic Auditorium. (408/288-2828 or BASS).


Saturday, May 3

Bicyclefest '97
Current and former world champion bikers perform stunts. May 3­4; 11am, 1pm, 3pm; free. The Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose (408/453-1110).

Black & White Ball
Entertainment with the New Swing Circus, Pride & Joy, Motown Soul Revue and others; also dinner and dancing to raise money for the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation. 8pm. Call for details. Downtown Palo Alto (415/329-2255).

Lincoln Lion Rib Feed
A fundraiser with food and entertainment for athletic programs and student activities. $12. Call for details. Lincoln High School, 555 Dana Ave, San Jose (408/535-6300).

Los Altos Farmers Market
For opening day, the Allied Arts Guild Restaurant offers its dressings, marinades and more, along with 30 growers. Saturdays; 8am­noon. Bank of America parking lot, 901 Fremont Ave, Los Altos (800/806-FARM).

May Fete Parade
The 75th annual parade celebrates "Masks in Motion," with thousand of children in bands, floats and costumes. 10am. Emerson and University streets, Palo Alto (415/329-2121).

Rainbow of Roses
The Santa Clara County Rose Society shows off a variety of roses and arrangements. May 3­4. Today, 1­5pm; May 4, 11am­4pm; free. Town & Country Village, Winchester and Stevens Creek boulevards, San Jose (408/253-0469).

Renaissance Faire
Visit a 15th-century European village with authentic garb, musicians and other period activity. May 3­4. Today, 10am­6pm; May 4, 10am­5pm; $6/$4. Meyerholz Elementary School, 6990 Melvin Dr, San Jose (408/252-7450).

Return of the Roller Derby
The Northern and Southern All Stars are back in the return of roller-derby action. 7:30pm; $11/$6. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd, San Jose (408/998-BASS).

3 vs. 3 Hockey
The Ice Skating Institute hosts its first hockey challenge. May 3­4. Ice Centre of San Jose, 1500 S. 10th St, San Jose (847/808-7528).

MATS Connie
See May 2.

Pow Wow
See May 2. Today, noon­11pm.

Superpops!
See May 2. Today, 8pm; $15­$45. Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. (408/288-2828).


Sunday, May 4

Art Show
The Saratoga Rotary holds its annual fundraiser with food, art exhibits and roving entertainers. 9am­5pm; free. West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga (408/867-1241).

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Mexican food, beer, music, raffles, face painting and rides for the kids. Noon­5pm; free. Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose (408/453-1110).

Cinco de Mayo Parade
A family affair celebrating the battle of Puebla with seven stages of international talent, crafts and food. 8am­5pm. Parkside Hall, Discovery Meadow at Guadalupe River Park, San Jose (408/923-1646).

Great Salsa Taste-Off
Restaurants and individuals face off in a competition of who has the hottest, most unusual salsa. 1­5pm; $3 tastings/free admission. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz (408/429-3477).

Nikkei Matsuri
Celebration of Japanese culture; arts and crafts, demonstrations, foods, dancers and musicians. 9:30am­4pm; free. Fifth and Jackson streets, San Jose (408/241-0900).

Spring Fair
Children's activities, a May- pole dance, food, music and entertainment. 10am­5pm; $12/$3. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills (415/949-8650).

Wildflower & Art Festival
Celebrate spring with flowers, plants, fine arts, food and music. 10am­4pm. Niles Blvd, Fremont (510/742-9868).

Wildflower Tour
Enjoy the view on a docent-led bike tour. May 4, 18 and 25; 11am­1pm. Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy One north of Santa Cruz (408/426-0505).

Bicycle Fest '97
See May 3.

MATS Connie
See May 2.

Pow Wow
See May 2. Today, noon­5pm.

Rainbow of Roses
See May 3. Today, 11am­4pm.

Renaissance Faire
See May 3. Today, 10am­5pm.

Superpops!
See May 2. Today, 2:30pm; $12­$35. Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/288-2828 or BASS).

3 vs. 3 Hockey
See May 3.


Friday, May 9

San Jose Symphony
Gerhard Samuel conducts a program of Ives, Mozart, Handel and Harrison. May 9­10; 8pm; $13­$43. Center for Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. (408/288-2828 or BASS).


Saturday, May 10

Berryessa Festival
Santa Clara Valley vintners, including Mirassou, Lohr and Emilio Guglielmo, provide the wine to accompany the festival's food, art and live entertainment. All day. Noble Park, Collette Drive and Noble Avenue, San Jose (408/258-0952).

Bluegrass, Art & Wine
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with music, wine, art and a family-style barbecue. May 10­11; noon­5pm; $13/$12/free. Today: Cache Valley Drifters, Sidesaddle and Cedar Grove Bluegrass Band. Hallcrest Vineyards, 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton (408/335-4441).

Human Race
5 and 10K walks and a 10K run to benefit county nonprofits, schools and religious organizations. 7am­noon. Montague and Seely streets, San Jose (408/247-1126).

Living History Day
Family activities centered on old farming methods. 10am­4pm. Wilder Ranch State Park, Highway One, north of Santa Cruz (408/426-0505).

Migratory Bird Day
Discover the wonders of migratory birds with tours, walks and crafts. 8am­3pm; free. Coyote Creek Riparian Station and Environmental Education Center, San Jose (408/262-5513).

Monterey Rock & Art
The first annual festival kicks off with more than 50 rock & roll stars. May 10­11. Today: The Mother Hips, Royal Trux, Violet Burning, Sunshine Club, Red Aunts and more. 11am­11pm; $7­$15. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey (408/393-2787).

San Jose Symphony
See May 9.


Sunday, May 11

Cinco de Mayo Festival 1997
An all-day family festival with a variety of Mexican foods and booths, plus live entertainment by Orixa, Silverado and Banda La Tunera. Noon­6pm; free. Downtown Watsonville Plaza, E. Beach and Main streets, Watsonville (408/724-9005).

Four Shillings Short
A Mother's Day concert featuring traditional Celtic and American folk fusion. 4­6pm; $15/$12/$7.50. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hill (415/949-8653).

Garden Tour
Take a peek at six south county gardens for Mother's Day, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Museum Association. 10am­5pm; $12­$15. (408/429-3773).

Wildflower Hike
Ages 10 and up can enjoy a gentle docent-led hike. 10am­noon; $8. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills (415/949-8650).

Bluegrass, Art & Wine
See May 10. Today: Homefire, Sidesaddle and Sunset Boys. Hallcrest Vineyards, 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton (408/335-4441).

Monterey Rock & Art
See May 10. Today: The Mermen, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hutchinsons, Mary Adam 12, Agni and more. 11am­8pm; $7­$15. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey (408/393-2787).


Thursday, May 15

Patnoe Jazz Festival
Saxophonist Gene Burkert and vocalist Darryl Rowe lead a program with the Jazz Ensemble honoring the memory of Herb Patnoe. 6:30pm; $10/$8. De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (BASS).


Saturday, May 17

Adobe Restoration
A family gathering to paint the Mission adobe. Noon­3pm; free. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St, Santa Cruz (408/425-5849).

Celebrate Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz Downtown Association hosts a two-day celebration of local artists, vintners, musicians and cooks. May 17­18; 10am­6pm; free. Downtown Santa Cruz (408/429-8433).

Fine Art in the Park
The Los Altos Rotary Club hosts almost 200 artists along with an assortment of food, wine and beer, and music. May 17­18; 10am­5:30pm; free. Lincoln Park, Foothill Expwy and Main Street, Los Altos (415/562-1195).

Hands on the Arts
The Arts Council of Santa Clara County and the City of Sunnyvale host the 12th annual children's festival with hands-on workshops. 10am­5pm; $3. Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale (408/730-7350).

A Joint Parade
A fundraiser to help fight arthritis. Registration at 7am; start at 9am. Lake Cunningham, San Jose. (800/464-6240).

River Cleanup Day
Volunteers needed to pick up debris along local creeks and streams. 9am­noon. Call for locations (408/265-2607, ext 2049).

Walk for Choice
A 5K walk sponsored by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Santa Clara County, followed by a rally, live music, speakers and an auction. Registration at 8am; walk begins at 10am. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose (408/536-0802).


Sunday, May 18

Hakone Gardens
Members of Opera San José will perform selections from Madama Butterfly at the Japanese gardens. Also: displays of Japanese arts, music and a bento supper. 4­7pm; $50. Hakone Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408/741-4994).

PawdeMonium
An interactive day spotlighting Humane Society programs. 10am­4pm; free. Stevens Creek Park, Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino (408/298-6861).

Spring Garden Tour
A self-guided tour through 12 gardens. 10am­4pm; $10. Aromas Park, Carpenteria and Blohm, Aromas (408/726-2564).

Vintage Thunderbirds
A collection of classic cars. 9am­4pm; free. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz (408/429-3477).

Celebrate Santa Cruz
See May 17.

Fine Art in the Park
See May 17.

Wildflower Tour
See May 4.


Friday, May 23

Birthday Bash
Celebrate entrepreneur Fred Swanton's dream as the Boardwalk throws a party for its 90th anniversary. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Beach St, Santa Cruz (408/423-5590).

Fly-In and Airshow
This year's aviation event focuses on "Air Racers' Quest for Speed" with four classes of racers, racing demos, a Night Glow show with fireworks, and food and crafts. May 23­25. Today, 9am­9pm; $5/free. May 24­25; 7am­5pm; $10/$5/$3. Watsonville Airport, Aviation Way, Watsonville (408/496-9559).


Saturday, May 24

Art and Wine Festival
The Boulder Creek Business Association hosts a festival of artists, craftspeople, live bands and street performers. May 24­26; 11am­6pm; free. Downtown Boulder Creek (408/338-7099).

Civil War Memorial
A re-creation of the Confederate, Union and civilian camps. May 24­25, 10am­5pm; May 26, 10am­4pm; $8/$5/$4. San Jose Historical Museum, 1600 Senter Rd, San Jose (408/287-2290).

Civil War Re-enactment
With period costumes. May 24­26. Roaring Camp & Big Trees, Felton (408/335-4484).

Footbag Festival
The 12th annual regional footbag championships for cystic fibrosis features prizes, DJs and lots of competition. May 24­26. Today, 8am­7pm; May 25, 8:30am­7pm; May 26, 8:30am­6pm. Wilbur Field, Campus Drive East, Stanford (415/308-KICK).

Great Squid Festival
Squid prepared by area chefs and residents, as well as music, arts and crafts, and educational exhibits and displays. May 24­25; 10am­7pm; $6/$2. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey (408/649-6544).

Mushroom Mardi-Gras
Food and entertainment celebrating the delectable fungus. May 24­25; 10am­6pm; free. Community Park, Morgan Hill (408/778-1786).

Native American Pow-Wow
The 12th annual gathering brings together more than 34 North American Indian tribes showcasing arts and crafts, culture, dance and food. May 24­26; 10am­6pm; donations. Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister (408/842-9316).

Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 24­25. Today: Little Feat, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite and the Iguanas. 11am on; $33/$28/$13. Aptos Village Park, Aptos (408/479-9814 or BASS).

Fly-In and Airshow
See May 23. Today, 7am­5pm; $10/$5/$3.


Sunday, May 25

Fireworks Skyconcert
Celebrate Memorial Day with a fireworks explosion. Paramount's Great America, Santa Clara (408/998-1776).

Opera in the Park Live!
A free concert with Opera San José stars Barbara Divis, Layna Chianakas, Matthew Kirchner and others. 3pm; free. Guadalupe Park, West San Carlos Street at Woz Way, San Jose (408/437-4450).

Strawberry Dessert Festival
A variety of desserts, foods and produce celebrating the sweet fruit, as well as three stages of live music. 10am­6pm; free. Main Street, Watsonville (408/724-3954).

Art and Wine Festival
See May 24.

Civil War Memorial
See May 24. Today, 10am­5pm.

Civil War Re-enactment
See May 24.

Footbag Festival
See May 24. Today, 8:30am­7pm.

Great Squid Festival
See May 24.

Mushroom Mardi-Gras
See May 24.

Native American Pow-Wow
See May 24.

Santa Cruz Blues Festival
See May 24. Today: Robben Ford, Luther Allison, Coco Montoya, Jimmy Thackery and Tommy Castro.

Great Squid Festival
See May 24.

Fly-In and Airshow
See May 23. Today, 7am­5pm; $10/$5/$3.

Wildflower Tour
See May 4.

Monday, May 26

Art and Wine Festival
See May 24.

Civil War Memorial
See May 24. Today, 10am­4pm.

Civil War Re-enactment
See May 24.

Footbag Festival
See May 24. Today, 8:30am­6pm.

Native American Pow-Wow
See May 24.


Friday, May 30

Greek Festival
Cuisine, music, dancing and more in celebration of everything Greek. May 30­June 1. Today, 5­10pm; May 31, 10am­10pm; June 1, 11am­8pm; free. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis St, San Jose (408/246-2770).


Saturday, May 31

Circle Trail Day
Twenty separate but interlinked events, including a 10K run, EcoThon, walks and more. 7:30am­5pm; $150 (EcoThon teams)/$27 (10K fee)/free. Locations throughout Santa Cruz (408/426-8810).

KFOG's Sky Concert
Music from the Odds, Keb' Mo' and others, plus fireworks, food and interactive sponsor booths. 5pm; free. Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco (415/817-KFOG).

Hoop-It-Up
The NBA and Nike present the official 3-on-3 basketball tour. May 31­June 1; 6am­7pm. Almaden Boulevard between San Carlos and Santa Clara streets, San Jose (408/370-9267).

Rubberama
Show devoted to rubber stamps. May 31-June 1; 9am­5pm. Parkside Hall, San Jose (408/272-0211).

Vintner's Festival
Santa Cruz Mountain wineries provide a marriage of food and wine, art and music at various locations throughout Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. May 31-June 1, June 7­8. $15 for both weekends. Call 408/479-9463 for details.

Greek Festival
See May 30. Today, 10am­10pm.




June

Sunday, June 1

Pride Parade
A street party for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community with speakers, food, booths and more. Free. Parade on Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz (408/425-LGBC).

Rubberama
See May 31.

Greek Festival
See May 30. Today, 11am­8pm.

Hoop-It-Up
See May 31.

Vintner's Festival
See May 31.


Tuesday, June 3

Family Storytime
A quiet storytime for children 7 and older and their families. Tuesdays through June 24. 7:30pm; free. Almaden Branch Library, 6455 Camden Ave, San Jose (408/268-7601).


Saturday, June 7

In the Street
The San Francisco Theatre Festival features two days of performances, processionals, visual arts and hands-on areas. Today, noon­6pm; June 8, 12:30­5pm, 8­10pm; free. 500 block of Ellis Street, San Francisco (415/905-5958).

Jazz on the Hill
A two-day outdoor festival featuring Ray Obiedo, Roger Glenn, Pete Escovedo, Joyful Noyze, African Roots of Joy and others. June 7­8, 11am­6pm; $20. College of San Mateo, West Hillsdale exit off Highway 92, San Mateo (BASS).

Russian River Blues Festival
Second annual festival of blues on the water. June 7­8. Today: Little Milton, Taj Mahal, Joe Louis Walker & The Bosstalkers, Keb' Mo' and Sy Klopps Blues Band. 11am; $33. Russian River Resort, Guerneville (800/253-8800).

Strawberry Festival
Taste the sweetness of summer with a children's carnival, arts and crafts, live entertainment, a Babies N' Berries contest, 5K run/walk and an assortment of berry treats all in honor of the strawberry. June 7­8. Today, 8am­6pm. West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga (408/364-4081).

Sunnyvale Art & Wine
A collaboration of hundreds of artists, craftspeople and wineries, plus food, beverages, games and entertainment. June 7­8; 10am­6pm; free. Washington and Mathilda streets, Sunnyvale (408/736-4971).

World One Festival
Sounds from the emerging world culture. June 7­8. Today: Robert Tree Cod, CJ China and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Laura Love Band, Los Lobos, San Francisco Taiko, Conjunto Céspedes, Klezmatics, Fourth World. $99/$33/$22. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey (408/655-1094).

Vintner's Festival
See May 31.


Sunday, June 8

Concert in the Park
Summer music series. 5­7pm; free. Christmas Hill Amphitheater, Gilroy (408/848-0460).

In the Street
See June 7. Today, 12:30­5pm, 8­10pm; free.

Russian/American Fair
A festival of everything Russian/American featuring the exhibit "Granny's Trunk," a collection of mementos, photos, letters and more. 10am­5pm. Jewish Center, 655 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto (415/493-9400).

Jazz on the Hill
See June 7.

Russian River Blues Festival
See June 7. Today: Dr. John, Lowell Fulson, C.J. China, Preacher Boy and Lady Bianca.

Strawberry Festival
See June 7. Today, 8am­5pm.

Sunnyvale Art & Wine
See June 7.

World One Festival
See June 7. Today: Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra, Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience, GS Sachdev, Hamza El-Din, Vasen, Steeleye Span and Mari Boine Band.

Vintner's Festival
See May 31.


Saturday, June 14

San Jose Juneteenth
African-American cultural heritage is celebrated through art, food, clothing, music, dance and religion. June 14­15; 11am. Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose (408/292-3157).

Juneteenth Celebration
A celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation features food, crafts, music and speakers. Noon­5pm; free. Laurel Park, Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz (408/429-3504).

Run for the Kids
An 8K race, 8K wheelchair race and two-mile walk to benefit local children's charities. 7am; $20/$15/$10. North First Street and Rio Robles, San Jose (800/866-8608).


Sunday, June 15

Antique Fair
An antique show in celebration of Father's Day. 9am; free. Downtown between Fourth and Sixth streets, Gilroy (408/842-6436).

Art on the Wharf
Roger Eddy and India with Straightahead provide the musical backdrop as 30 artists display their original works. 9:30am­5:30pm; free. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz (408/429-3477).

Diamond Jubilee
Concert Limpopo, Mark Little Quartet, Kaila Flexer & Third Ear, Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band and others perform music from around the world. Noon­5pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Palo Alto Sunrise Quartet
A Father's Day concert highlighting string work from all periods of classical music. 4­6pm; $15/$12/$7.50. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills (415/949-8650).

Rail Enthusiast Day
For Father's Day. Roaring Camp & Big Trees, Felton (408/335-4484).

San Jose Juneteenth
See June 14.


Tuesday, June 17

Summer Conservatory
A six-week intensive theater program for ages 10 through high school. June 17­July 27. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto (415/329-2216).


Saturday, June 21

Highlands Games
The annual games and Celtic gathering features athletics, a bagpipe and dance competition, and plenty of jig-dancing music. $8/$6/free. Campbell Community Center, 1 Campbell Ave, Campbell (408/255-3305).

Japanese Cultural Fair
A celebration of the art, crafts, cuisine and culture of Japan. Features Watsonville Taiko, the Okinawa Dance Academy and more. 11:30am­6pm; free. Mission Plaza, 144 School St, Santa Cruz (408/475-2115).

Jazz Camp West
A week-long outdoor jazz retreat featuring an all-star faculty, music, dance and vocal classes, concerts and lectures. Through June 28. YMCA Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda (510/287-8880).

New Orleans by the Bay
A New Orleans­inspired music and food festival. June 21­22. Today, noon­8pm: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Terrance Simien, Geno Delafose, Mitch Woods, Edwin Hawkins and more. $18/$12/free. Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View (408/998-BASS).

Summer Brewfest '97
Sample beer from some of the finest breweries and microbreweries in town. June 21­22; 11am­5pm; free. The Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose (408/453-1110).

SF Folk Festival
With workshops, dances, kids' stuff, food and performances from Utah Phillips, Golden Bough, Ellis Island, Celtic Elvis and Rebecca Riots. June 21, noon­11pm; June 22, noon­10pm; free. Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello St, San Francisco (510/521-8764).

Woodies on the Wharf
More than 100 pre-1950s "woodie" cars line the wharf for a celebration of the wood-rimmed autos. 10am­3pm; free. Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz (408/429-3477).


Sunday June 22

Concours D'Elegance
More than 100 selected Ferraris and 250 vintage, racing, classic and exotic vehicles are on display to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari. 7am­4:30pm; $30/$15/$12/$5/free. Stanford Stadium, El Camino and Churchill, Palo Alto (415/948-1004).

Cuba to Congo
Cuban music from Los Van Van, Wild Mango and Bobi Cespedes & Malonga Casquelourd. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

New Orleans by the Bay
See June 21. Today: The Neville Brothers, the Staple Singers, Queen Ida and more. 11am­7pm.

SF Folk Festival
See June 21. Today, noon­10pm.

Summer Brewfest '97
Sample beer from some of the finest breweries and microbreweries in town. June 21­22; 11am­5pm; free. The Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose (408/453-1110).


Monday, June 23

1907 Nights
Enjoy all the fun of the Boardwalk when all rides are only 50 cents each. Mondays and Tuesdays through Aug 26. 5pm. Boardwalk, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz (408/426-7433).


Thursday, June 26

Writers' Conference
Guest authors, group critiques, poetry reading and a variety of writing workshops are on the docket at this conference for writers of all levels. June 26­July 1. $75 (registration)/free (readings). Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos (415/949-7509).


Friday, June 27

Summertime, Summer Nights
The summer concert series features hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s on Friday nights through Aug 29. Boardwalk, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz (408/423-5590).

Writers' Conference
See June 26.


Saturday, June 28

Black, Brown and Beige
The Stanford Jazz Workshop holds a tribute to Duke Ellington featuring Joe Williams and the Louie Bellson Big Band. 3 and 8pm; $25/$20. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford (415/386-8535).

Monterey Bay Blues Festival
June 28­29. Today: BJ Sharp, Frankie Lee, Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, Luther Allison, Barbara Morrison, Tommy Castro and Clarence Carter. $15/$12; 10:30am. Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey (408/394-2652).

Writers' Conference
See June 26.


Sunday, June 29

Charity Golf Tournament
The South Santa Clara County Fire District holds its annual charity event. 11am. Riverside Golf Course, Morgan Hill (408/779-2121).

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts pianist Garrick Ohlsson in an all-Gershwin program. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Summer Music Picnic
The three-time series kicks off with an Italian country picnic and musicians. 1­3pm; $15. Also July 20 and Aug 17. Hallcrest Vineyards, 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton (408/335-4441).

Monterey Bay Blues Festival
See June 28. Today: Gospel Hummingbirds, Chris Cain, Arthur Adams & the BB King All-star Band, Billy Branch and Etta James.

Writers' Conference
See June 26.




July

Monday, July 1

Writers' Conference
See June 26.


Thursday, July 3

America Festival
The annual "I Love America" fest includes performances, fireworks, Kidland, food and beverages, and 65 arts and crafts booths. July 3­4. Today, 5­11pm; July 4, 11am­11pm; $6 (July 3)/free (July 4). Guadalupe River Park, San Jose (408/457-1141).


Friday, July 4

America Festival
With fireworks. See July 3. Today, 11am­11pm; free. Guadalupe River Park, San Jose (408/457-1141).

Firecracker 10K Race
The race through Pogonip is the most scenic and challenging course in Santa Cruz. 8:30am; $20/$16. Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz (408/429-3477).

Fireworks Show
Lights in the sky. Christmas Hill, Gilroy (408/848-0460).

4th Celebration
Live music, children's entertainment, exhibitions, food, drink and fun for the whole family. 11am­5:30pm; free. Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz (408/429-3477).

Music in the Mountains
Enjoy live country music in the meadowlands. July 4­6; 9am­5pm; free. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Road, Felton (408/335-4484).

SF Symphony
Annual 4th of July show with classical music and fireworks. $20/$27.50. Shoreline Amphitheater (BASS)

Sunnyvale Fourth of July
Featuring carnival games and entertainment for children and adults. 10am­5pm; free. Baylands Park, Sunnyvale (408/7307350).

World's Shortest Parade
Celebrate Independence Day with a pancake breakfast, the World's Shortest Parade and more. 10am; free. Aptos Village (408/688-1467).


Saturday, July 5

Bobby Valentino
Dine under the stars with the cuisine of Tarpy's Roadhouse, then cut a rug to the swing sounds of Valentino. 6pm. Cachugua Community Center, Carmel (800/GALANTE).

Tahiti Fête
The largest Tahitian music and dance festival this side of Polynesia. July 5­6. San Jose State University Event Center, San Jose (486-9177).

Skyconcert
Fireworks at nightfall. Paramount's Great America (408/998-1776).


Sunday, July 6

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
A New Orleans jazz. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Tahiti Fête
See July 5.


Monday, July 7

Skyconcert
Fireworks at nightfall. Paramount's Great America (408/998-1776).


Thursday, July 10

Mariachi Festival
Four days of workshops and performances begin. (800/MHC-VIVA).

San Jose Music in the Park
Live music every Thursday through Sept 4. 5­7:30pm; free. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Market and San Carlos streets, San Jose (408/279-1775).


Friday, July 11

Bluegrass Festival
A family-oriented festival with more than 27 bands, including Roanoke, Sidesaddle & Company and the O'Pinions. July 11­13. Bolado Park, San Benito County Fairgrounds, Hollister (408/338-0609).

Mariachi Festival
Four days of workshops and performances, with a concert tonight at 8pm. (800/MHC-VIVA).


Saturday, July 12

Arts & Wine Festival
A showcase of arts, crafts, foods and music. July 12­13; 10am­6pm. Downtown, Main and State streets, Los Altos (415/917-9799).

Fine Arts & Crafts
More than 200 vendors display fine arts and quality crafts. July 12­13. Free. Fourth Street, San Juan Bautista (702/324-6435).

Latin Summer Slam '97
Latin house and free-style from Josette, Spanish Fly, Angelina and others. 8pm. San Francisco Concourse, 635 Eighth St, San Francisco (BASS).

Bluegrass Festival
See July 11.

Concert in the Park
See June 8.

Mariachi Festival
Workshops, student reception and 8pm concert. (800/MHC-VIVA).


Sunday, July 13

Mariachi Festival
Four days of workshops and performances culminates with three stages of the best local and regional mariachis, plus food and activities. A mass and procession precede the festival. 10am­6pm; free. Guadalupe River Park, San Jose (800/MHC-VIVA).

Merola Opera
Rossini's La Cenerentola. 2pm; free. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Bluegrass Festival
See July 11.

Fine Arts & Crafts
See July 12.

Music in the Park
See July 10.


Friday, July 18

Hot & Cool Jazz Festival
Jean Kittrell and the Jazz Incredibles, Igor's Jazz Cowboys, Hot Frogs Jumping Jazz, Cats N' Jammers and others. July 18­20. Call for the four Santa Cruz locations (408/662-1912).


Saturday, July 19

Carmel Bach Festival
The 60th anniversary of the celebrated music festival features performances of Bach's Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion, plus works by other composers. July 19­Aug. 10; $10­$50. Call for schedule, times and locations (408/624-2046).

Salsa Festival '97
A tasting party featuring samples of hot, spicy, sweet and tangy salsas. July 19­20; 11:30am­5pm; free. The Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose (408/453-1110).

Hot & Cool Jazz Festival
See July 18.


Sunday, July 20

Chinese Festival
Food, arts and crafts, Chinese folk dancing, and an appearance by Dim Sum the Dragon. 10am­5pm; free. Kelly Park, San Jose (408/287-2290).

Joyful Voices
A cappella vocal music from Chanticleer, So Vo Só and M-pact! 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Musical Saw Players Festival
Musicians play fiddles, musical saws, harmonicas and banjos at this old-time bluegrass festival of fun. 11am. Free admission. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Road, Felton (408/335-4484).

Linda Ronstadt
The annual Summer Symphony benefit raises money for the Children's Health Council. 6pm; $10­$40. Frost Amphitheater, Stanford (415/326-0643).

Summer Music Picnic
Jazz and Jambalaya continues the summer series. 1­3pm; $15. Also Aug 17. Hallcrest Vineyard, 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton (408/334-4441).

Hot & Cool Jazz Festival
See July 18.

Salsa Festival '97
See July 19.


Thursday, July 24

Nights of Fire
Special show. Thursday­ Saturday, July 24­Aug 23. Paramount's Great America (408/998-1776).

Music in the Park
See July 10.


Friday, July 25

Afribbean '97
A musical festival complete with reggae, calypso and salsa music, plus a carnival, parade, arts and crafts, and food. July 25­27. Today and tomorrow, 11am­7pm; July 27, 10am­6pm; free. Castro Street, Mountain View (415/964-2056).

Garlic Festival
The 18th Annual Garlic Festival features garlic food, wine, arts and crafts, and continuous live entertainment. July 25­27; 10am­7pm; $10/$4. Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy (408/842-1625).


Saturday, July 26

Summer Fat Fry
The annual summer festival of country, blues, folk and bluegrass music, plus children's activities. July 26­27. Aptos Village Park, Aptos (408/338-6784).

Afribbean '97
See July 25. Today, 11am­7pm.

Garlic Festival
See July 25.


Sunday, July 27

Music of Ireland
With the Patricia Kennelly Dancers. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Afribbean '97
See July 25. Today, 10am­ 6pm; free.

Garlic Festival
See July 25.

Summer Fat Fry
See July 26.


Thursday July 31

Cabrillo Music Festival
Cutting-edge classical-music celebration conducted by Marin Alsop. $7­$25. July 31­Aug 3, Aug 8­10. Call for locations and schedule (408/426-6966).

Music in the Park
See July 10.




August

Saturday, August 2

BeauSoleil
PJ's Oysterbed provides all the Cajun food to accompany BeauSoleil's spicy zydeco tunes. 3­7pm. Cachagua Community Center, Carmel (800/GALANTE).

Cabrillo Music Festival
See July 31. Today: Art, wine, food and music showcased by locals at two-day, fun-in-the-sun day of cultural do-gooding. Aug 2­3; 11am­6pm; free. Downtown Santa Cruz (408/429-3779).


Sunday, August 3

Flea Market
With more than 500 vendors of antiques and collectibles. Call for times. Downtown San Juan Bautista (408/623-2454).

SF Ballet Orchestra
Denis de Coteau and Emil de Cou conduct the ballet orchestra in a program of season highlights. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Cabrillo Music Festival
See July 31.


Wednesday, August 6

San Jose Jazz Festival
Aug 6­10. Tonight, 6pm. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St, San Jose (408/288-7557).


Thursday, August 7

Music in the Park
See July 10.

San Jose Jazz Festival
See Aug 6. Tonight, 5:30pm. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose (408/288-7557).


Friday, August 8

Cabrillo Music Festival
See July 31.

San Jose Jazz Festival
See Aug 7.


Saturday, August 9

Cupertino Art & Wine Festival
Local artisans exhibit their works, wineries offer tastings and local restaurants provide examples of their delicacies. Aug 9­10; 10am­6pm. Cupertino Civic Center, Cupertino (408/252-7054).

Mountain Man Gathering
Trappers and traders representing the 1830s and '40s in the American West set up living history camps among the redwoods. Aug 9­10; 11am; free. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Road, Felton (408/335-4484).

Small Brewers Festival
A gathering of more than 40 local microbreweries, beer sampling, food, live music and all the brewing information they can muster. Aug 9­10. Today, 11am­9pm; Aug 10, 11am­7pm. Franklin and Villa streets, Mountain View (888/875-2739).

Taste of Cupertino
Restaurants from the area provide delectable goodies for your indulgence. 5­8pm. Cupertino Civic Center, Cupertino (252-7054).

San Jose Jazz Festival
A weekend of arts and crafts, food, drink and more jazz music than you can shake a drumstick at. Aug 9­10; 11am­8pm. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, SJ (408/288-7557).


Sunday, August 10

Good Times
Caribbean and Cajun style sounds from John Santos and the Machete Ensemble and Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Concert in the Park
See June 8.

Cupertino Art & Wine Festival
See Aug 9.

Mountain Man Gathering
See Aug 9.

San Jose Jazz Festival
See Aug 9.

Small Brewers Festival
See Aug 9. Today, 11am­7pm.


Thursday, August 14

Music in the Park
See July 10.


Friday, August 15

International Beer Festival
A celebration of the frothy drink features a variety of specialty and microbrews, food and live music. Aug 15­17. Today, 2­9pm; Aug 16, noon­8pm; Aug 17, noon­6pm. Free admission, $15 tasting kit. Guadalupe River Park, San Jose (408/293-4373).


Saturday August 16

Antique Fair and Brewfest
Microbreweries, tastings, antiques, music and more. Aug 16­17; 9am; free. Downtown between Fourth and Sixth streets, Gilroy (408/842-6436).

Fine Art Festival
With more than 30 local artists. Aug 16­17; 10am­5pm; free. Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main St., Soquel (408/475-2258)

International Beer Festival
See Aug 15. Today, noon­8pm.


Sunday, August 17

Summer Music Picnic
The summer series concludes with Spanish guitar and paella. 1­3pm. $15. Hallcrest Vineyard, 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton (335-4441).

Ballets Trockadero
Comedy troupe parodies classical ballet. 2pm; free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

Antique Fair and Brewfest
See Aug 16.

Fine Art Festival
See Aug 16.

International Beer Festival
See Aug 15. Today, noon­6pm.


Thursday, August 21

Music in the Park
See July 10.


Saturday, August 23

Harvest BBQ
Celebrate the annual harvest time in the vineyards with wine, dinner, dancing and skill games. Call for details. Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill (408/779-2145).

SJ Reggae & Blues Fest
All the best in reggae and blues to heat the dwindling summer days back up. Aug 23­24; 11am­8pm. Free. Guadalupe River Park, San Jose (408/293-4373).


Sunday, August 24

Aloha Races/Polynesian Festival
New and novice paddlers can strut their stuff at a morning of outrigger canoe races, then relax for an afternoon in the tropics with face painting, printmaking, lei-making, dancing and more. Races at 9am, festival at noon; free. Santa Cruz Wharf (408/429-3477).

Hispanic Cultural Festival
A multicultural festival with entertainment, food, arts and crafts from Mexico, Spain, and South and Central America. 11am­5pm. Christmas Hill, Gilroy (408/848-5780).

Jazz in the Grove
An 80th anniversary tribute to Theolonius Monk with T.S. Monk Jr., Nnenna Freelon and Mingus Amongus. 2pm. Free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco (415/252-6252).

SJ Reggae & Blues Fest
See Aug 23.


Saturday, August 30

Asleep at the Wheel
Enjoy a western barbecue, sun, wine and fun while dancing up a storm to Texas swing. 3­7pm. Cachagua Community Center, Carmel (800/GALANTE).

Summer Sampler
Sample some of the year's best events including train robberies, mountain men and traditional 1880s skills and crafts. Aug 30­Sept 1, 11am; free. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton (408/335-4484).

Tapestry in Talent
Tapestry in Talent hosts its 22nd annual festival of the arts highlighting international arts, crafts, arts activities and entertainment for adults and children. Aug 30­Sept 1. Today, 10am­7pm; Aug 31, 10am­7pm; Sept 1, 10am­6pm; free. Downtown San Jose (408/293-9728).


Sunday, August 31

International Marketplace
See Aug 30. Today, 10am­7pm.

Summer Sampler
See Aug 30.

Tapestry in Talent
See Aug 30. Today, 10am­7pm.

Skyconcert
Fireworks for Labor Day. Paramount's Great America (408/998-1776).


Monday, September 1

Tapestry in Talent
See Aug 30. Today, 10am­6pm.



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