<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 25 Jun 2017 20:42:33 -0700Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:42:33 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Flower Power at the Asian Art Museum]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:23:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/AAM_Front+facade+3.jpg

Be sure to come see the Flower Power exhibit at the Asian Art Museum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Discover the symbolism of the flowers and their role in the budding Buddhists of the 1960s.

During the Summer of Love, flowers became powerful symbols of peace, a concept plucked from Buddhist art. More than merely decorative, floral imagery has helped convey ideas from the refined to the revolutionary for thousands of years.

The exhibit will be open beginning June 23 and will run through October 1.

For more information, including admission pricing and museum hours, click here.

Where: The Asian Art Museum - 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

When: June 23-October 1

50th Anniversary 
of the Summer of Love
 
and discover the symbolism of the flowers 
to the budding Buddhists of 1960s at 

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<![CDATA[2017 Watermark Leadership Conference]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:42:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/11.14_WLU_Slider.jpg

Recognizing today's leaders can be found at all stages of their careers, Watermark is combining engaging and inspirational speakers with diverse, interactive panels and sessions at its annual Watermark Leadership Conference.

Watermark is the largest women's membership organization in the Bay Area and focuses on increasing the number of women in leadership roles within their company by empowering members to reach their full potential.

Learn more about leadership, and yourself, at this very special conference featuring authors and former corporate executives Daina Middleton and Cammie Dunaway, UberMedia CEO Gladys Kong and more!

For a full list of speakers, pricing, and more, click here.

Where: Intuit - 2600 Marine Way, Building 20, Mountain View, CA

When: Friday, July 14 - 9:30AM-3:30PM

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<![CDATA[Out of the Shelter: A Special Animal Got Their Second Chance]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:54:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Frisco+SVACA.jpg

Frisco was found wandering on his own in Santa Clara near a busy intersection and was quite neglected. He was very underweight and suffering from a pretty severe skin condition that resulted in some hair loss. Even with the issues he faced, he was a most friendly and happy canine, and even happier when we started feeding him and caring for his skin issues! Frisco started gaining some weight and getting healthy. His sweet temperament never wavered while he was here, and though a lot of folks found him to be a big softie, it is ever-challenging to find pit bull-friendly housing. The staff and volunteers loved how gentle and social Frisco was; he would constantly roll over for belly rubs and start snoring because he was so content. Just as we were getting discouraged that this wonderful pooch would never find a place to call home, a family stopped by looking for a canine companion and they made an instant connection and were over the moon in love with him. Frisco is now enjoying life as the Prince of a real-life castle in the mountains. Now named Mac, he continues to win hearts and be the best he can be!

Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 


Frisco was found wandering on his own in Santa Clara near a busy intersection and was quite neglected. He was very underweight and suffering from a pretty severe skin condition that resulted in some hair loss. Even with the issues he faced, he was a most friendly and happy canine, and even happier when we started feeding him and caring for his skin issues! Frisco started gaining some weight and getting healthy. His sweet temperament never wavered while he was here, and though a lot of folks found him to be a big softie, it is ever-challenging to find pit bull-friendly housing. The staff and volunteers loved how gentle and social Frisco was; he would constantly roll over for belly rubs and start snoring because he was so content. Just as we were getting discouraged that this wonderful pooch would never find a place to call home, a family stopped by looking for a canine companion and they made an instant connection and were over the moon in love with him. Frisco is now enjoying life as the Prince of a real-life castle in the mountains. Now named Mac, he continues to win hearts and be the best he can be!
 Frisco was found wandering on his own in Santa Clara near a busy intersection and was quite neglected. He was very underweight and suffering from a pretty severe skin condition that resulted in some hair loss. Even with the issues he faced, he was a most friendly and happy canine, and even happier when we started feeding him and caring for his skin issues! Frisco started gaining some weight and getting healthy. His sweet temperament never wavered while he was here, and though a lot of folks found him to be a big softie, it is ever-challenging to find pit bull-friendly housing. The staff and volunteers loved how gentle and social Frisco was; he would constantly roll over for belly rubs and start snoring because he was so content. Just as we were getting discouraged that this wonderful pooch would never find a place to call home, a family stopped by looking for a canine companion and they made an instant connection and were over the moon in love with him. Frisco is now enjoying life as the Prince of a real-life castle in the mountains. Now named Mac, he continues to win hearts and be the best he can b429916593429916593e

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<![CDATA[24th Annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:42:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Pistahan062017.jpg

Celebrate Filipino heriatage at the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 12th and 13th. There will be seven pavilions for exploration, discovery and learning plus four food contests for family fun, games and prizes. Including the art, innovation, dance, “Ramar Foods” Culinary Pavilion, “Kaiser Permanente” Health Pavilion, Sports Pavilion, and Heritage Pavilion. 

Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 80,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!

Event Details:

THE PARADE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 AT 11AM FROM THE SF CIVIC CENTER, ALONG MARKET TOWARDS 4TH STREET.

THE FESTIVAL FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 FROM 11AM TO 5PM AT SF YERBA BUENA GARDENS. FREE ADMISSION.

When: August 12th & 13

Where: San Francisco 

More info here.


Headline:Celebrate Pistahan Parade & Festival in SanFrancisco

When:August12th, 13th & 14th

Where:SanFrancisco

More info here. http://www.pistahan.net/

Celebrate Filipinoheriatage at the Pistahan Parade & Festival inSan Francisco on August 12th and 13th. There will be seven pavilions forexploration, discovery and learning plus four food contests for family fun,fame and prizes. Including the art, innovation, dance, “Ramar Foods” Culinary Pavilion,“Kaiser Permanente” Health Pavilion, Sports Pavilion, and Heritage Pavilion.

 

Experiencethe best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade andFestival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S.,the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition isexpected to draw over 80,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for theentire family!

 

EventDetails:

THE PARADE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 AT 11AM FROM THE SFCIVIC CENTER, ALONG MARKET TOWARDS 4TH STREET.

THE FESTIVAL FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 FROM11AM TO 5PM AT SF YERBA BUENA GARDENS. FREE ADMISSION.



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<![CDATA[6th Annual San Jose Island Reggae Festival ]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:53:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tenelle_and_Vaea_on_Asian_Pacific_America.jpg

Enjoy live music and entertainment at the 6th Annual Island Reggae Festival presented by Rudebwoy Entertainment held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road in San Jose, CA. The event includes activities on three stages with live music from around the world, and an Island Dance Showcase. The event also features carnival rides for children, the USO Car Club Showcase, a Youth Rugby 7’s tournament, an Island Tattoo Showcase and a free Diabetes Awareness clinic. The gates open at 11am and the event concludes at 11pm.

Pacific Islanders maintain a strong cultural connection through music. Some of the well-loved artists in the genre today will perform at the event including UB40, Fiji, Three Plus, Tenelle, Maoli, Eli-Mac, Sammielz ext.

Artists on the lineup feature some of the Pacific Islands’ greatest talents. In 2017 the lineup includes the United Kingdom’s UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey whose song “Red Red Wine” has been a worldwide pop hit over the past 3 decades.  UB40 will perform the closing set at Island Reggae Festival 2017.   Returning to the Island Reggae Fest 2017 stage is the legendary Fiji whose stage name reflects his cultural background and whose golden voice has made him a pioneer of the Pacific Island sound as its most well-known artist who has paved the way for the careers of many others whom he has personally mentored throughout the years.

Female vocalist of Samoan heritage, Tenelle returns to the festival in 2017 with sweet vocals influenced by R&B and reggae reflecting this Carson, California born singer’s background. Her latest album FOR THE LOVERS released March 10th of this year has maintained a top position on the iTunes Reggae chart and includes duets with Fiji and Chazrox.

Making their return to the mainland for the first time in several years is Hawaii’s Three Plus, the Island Reggae Fest 2017 family is in for a special treat with their appearance on this year’s lineup.

Carnival rides and games are available for ages 13 and under. Also, the event will feature over thirty merchandise and food vendors with Polynesian food and festival food favorites.

Returning in 2017 is the Youth Rugby 7’s Tournament open to ages 8 to 14.  

The USO Car Club Showcase led by CEO Kita Leao will spotlight the Samoan culture, lifestyle and interests of Polynesians in the United States.

The Island Dance Showcase will present dance groups and styles from various islands in the South Pacific including Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and New Zealand. The Tattoo Showcase will feature some of the most popular Polynesian Tattoo artists who will be tattooing live at the festival and giving tutorials on traditional Polynesian tattoo patterns and what their symbols and origins derive from.

Also, the festival will include a Diabetes Awareness initiative in partnership with Foothill Community Health Clinic. Community health is an important aspect of the event Danny Perez explains,

“This festival is a platform we created to celebrate our Pacific Islander culture through music and dance.  We are also bringing awareness as to the diabetes epidemic our people face."

Tickets

General Admission: $50
(ticket price increase to $60 on 4/1, $70 on 6/1, $80 on 7/1, $90 on 7/8)
VIP:  Sold Out
Day of show ticket price, $90
Kids 5 and under free

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
               344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111

When: July 8th from 11am-11pm

More info visit.

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<![CDATA[Enmanji Temple Teriyaki BBQ & Bazaar]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/Enmanji+temple.png

The Teriyaki BBQ and Bazaar will feature an aray of Japanese food, activities, art, and demonstrations. Marinating and barbequing chicken is a well-known for brining families together and contributing to fundraising in the Japanese community.
Cultural activities such as a flower arranging demonstration and sale, handcrafts, martial arts, and Internment Camp and oral history displays will take place. Proceeds from the Teriyaki Bazaar will support the local Enmanji Buddhist Temple and community activities.
 
The Obon Odori festival event will feature traditional folk dancing outdoors on the Temple grounds with participants dressed in summer kimonos and happi coats with other Japanese accessories in hand. The audience is welcomed to join in on the dance steps.

Join in on the good food and fun at the 63rd annual Enmanji Temple Teriyaki BBQ & Bazaar on July 9! The Teriyaki BBQ and Bazaar will feature an aray of Japanese food, activities, art, and demonstrations. Cultural activities such bonsai and flower arrangements will be demostrated and sold, along with special exhibits including an Internment Camp and oral history presentation. 

On the outdoor stage, seven different performances are scheduled for the day that range from traditional Japanese folk music to a native flute and guitar jazz/rock fusion performance.

Proceeds from the Teriyaki Bazaar will support the local Enmanji Buddhist Temple and community activities.

For more information and a full list of performers, click here.

When: Sunday, July 9 - 10AM-5PM

Where: 1200 Gravenstein Hwy South (at Elphick), Sebastapol, CA

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<![CDATA[Alameda County Fair Red White & Brew Fest]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:11:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/redwhiteblue.jpg

Enjoy entertainment this summer at the Alameda County Fair Red, White & Brew Fest on Saturday, June 24th from 2-5pm. There’s an exclusive vantage point, live, from Infield at the Race Track. There will be unlimited samples and music provided by a DJ. General Admission Tickets are $45, and a Designated Driver Ticket is $20. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Where: Alameda County Fair, Infield at Race Track

When: Saturday, June 24th from 2-5pm

More info here.

Participating Breweries

Deschutes Brewery
Alameda Island
8 Bridges Brewing
Highwater Brewing Company
Shadow Puppet Brewing
Dust Bowl Brewing
Epidemic Brewing Company
Berryessa Brewing Company
Working Man Brewing Company
Altamont Beer Works
Goose Island Beer Company
10 Barrel Brewing
Elysian Brewing
Sam Adams Boston Beer
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Kona Brewing
Stone Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing
Trumer Brauerei
Black Diamond Brewing Company
Lost Coast Brewery
Mike Hess Brewing
Mendocino Brewing Company
Hanger 24 Craft Brewery
Golden Road Brewing
Breckenridge Brewing

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<![CDATA[United Way Bay Area Supporting Our Schools]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:47:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022833531_1200x675_971358787675.jpg

United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve,” event kicked off on June 12th with a cocktail party featuring a keynote speaker at LinkedIn’s San Francisco headquarters held in an effort to inspire Bay Area companies and residents to give back to their community through volunteerism and support of innovative programs to end the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area.
United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve” takes a beloved United Way tradition and combines it with partnership opportunities to create a fun, festive, and impactful summer of community support.
Partnering with NBC and Family Giving Tree, we will create the region’s largest effort to provide backpacks and school supplies for low-income students—benefiting youth through the Boys and Girls Club and UWBA’s SparkPoint centers throughout the Bay Area.
On Saturday, July 29th, backpacks will be collected and assembled in a series of special events, culminating in the Achieve Event--a family and community celebration at Family Giving Tree at 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale that will highlight the many volunteer accomplishments to date.
This is an unprecedented regional effort to care for and support our friends and neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. There are many ways to participate—sponsor Believe to Achieve, individual tickets, join the backpack drive, or simply contact us about volunteer opportunities in your area.
 
“In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.” –Nikos Kazantzakis
 
When: Saturday, July 29th
 
Where: Family Giving Tree, 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale
 
More info here.

United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve,” event kicked off on June 12th with a cocktail party featuring a keynote speaker at LinkedIn’s San Francisco headquarters held in an effort to inspire Bay Area companies and residents to give back to their community through volunteerism and support of innovative programs to end the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area.

United Way Bay Area’s “Believe to Achieve” takes a beloved United Way tradition and combines it with partnership opportunities to create a fun, festive, and impactful summer of community support.

Partnering with NBC and Family Giving Tree, we will create the region’s largest effort to provide backpacks and school supplies for low-income students—benefiting youth through the Boys and Girls Club and UWBA’s SparkPoint centers throughout the Bay Area.

On Saturday, July 29th, backpacks will be collected and assembled in a series of special events, culminating in the Achieve Event--a family and community celebration at Family Giving Tree at 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale that will highlight the many volunteer accomplishments to date.

This is an unprecedented regional effort to care for and support our friends and neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. There are many ways to participate—sponsor Believe to Achieve, individual tickets, join the backpack drive, or simply contact us about volunteer opportunities in your area.

“In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.” –Nikos Kazantzakis

When: Saturday, July 29th

Where: Family Giving Tree, 394 West Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Fremont 4th of July Parade 2017 ]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:18:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022805919_1200x675_969625155857.jpg

Celebrate Independence Day, at the Downtown Fremont 4th of July parade. Enjoy watching the star spangled excitement of whimsical floats, fantastic giant balloons, and marching bands. This patriotic parade will start at 10 am sharp and is expected to take just under two hours to pass spectators along a one-mile route from the library to Fremont’s developing downtown district.

Parade Route: Starting at the Library, the parade will head west and turn right onto Paseo Padre continuing where it will end just past Capitol.

Special thanks to Fremont Chevrolet, Silicon Sage Builders and NBC Bay Area for sponsoring this year’s event.

When: July 4th

Where: State St. and Capitol Ave., Downtown Fremont, CA

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Redwood City Music in the Park 2017 ]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:40:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/RC+Music+in+the+PARK.png

Attend Redwood City Music in the Park Wednesdays from 6-8 pm June 14-August 16, 2017 for summer fun! Enjoy the excitement of the outdoor concert series with the community at the beautiful Stafford Park.

There will be a concession tent selling hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, and drinks, graciously operated and donated by the Optimist Club of Redwood City. All proceeds benefit the Save the Music program in Redwood City Schools.

The event is presented by Port of Redwood City. Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente thrive, Golden Gate Sotheby’s Reality, and County Consumer Plumbing Service & Repair Group for sponsoring the event.

When: Wednesdays, June 14-August 16, 2017

Time: 6-8 pm

Where: Stafford Park- corner of King St. & Hopkins Ave map.

More info here.

2017 Concerts

June 14 • Party Band
Jokers and Thieves

June 21 • Original Blues Rock & Soul
Hibbity Dibbity

June 28 • Zydeco
Motordude Zydeco

July 5 • Bluegrass
Blue Summit

July 12 • Dance Band
Janel and the Heist

July 19 • Blues
Kyle Jester

July 26 • Latin
Tortilla Soup

August 2 • Jump / Swing
Lost Dog Found

August 9 • Funk/Soul
Sinister Dexter

August 16 • Motown and Classic Soul Favorites
Top Shelf

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<![CDATA[28th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:17:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/san+jose+jazz+fest.jpg

Enjoy a variety of music at the 28th Annual San Jose Summer Jazz Fest August 11-13 at Plaza de César Chavez Park, in Downtown San Jose. The event will feature Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, R&B, Salsa, New Orleans, Jazz Beyond and more! Experience the excitement of 3 days, 10 stages, and over 100 performances from talented musicians.

Ticket Information:

  • 3-Day Pass Adult VIP ($285 early bird; $325 advance; $345 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Adult PRIORITY ACCESS ($140 early bird; $160 advance; $170 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Adult ALL STAGES ($70 early bird; $90 advance; $100 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Adult GENERAL ADMISSION (GA) ($45 early bird; $60 advance; $70 gate)
  • 3-Day Pass Child ($15)
  • Single Tickets ($15 – $140 advance, April 24–July 31; $20 – $150 beginning August 1)

When: August 11-13

Where: Plaza de César Chavez Park, Downtown San Jose, CA

More info here.

2017 Lineup

AARON LINGTON SEXTET PLAYS B-SIDE 45S

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Silicon Valley Stage

AC MYLES

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon

Blues/Big Easy Stage

ALLAN HARRIS QUARTET

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm

Jade Leaf Stage

ANGELIQUE KIDJO’S TRIBUTE TO SALSA WITH PEDRITO MARTINEZ

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

ANTON SCHWARTZ SEXTET      

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm

Silicon Valley Stage

BAY AREA SALSA ALL-STARS FEATURING JIMMY BOSCH

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm

Salsa Stage

BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:30pm       

Blues/Big Easy Stage

BRIAN ANDRES AND THE AFRO CUBAN JAZZ CARTEL   

Sat, Aug 12,

4:30pm

Salsa Stage

CABANIJAZZ PROJECT

Sat, Aug 12

12:30pm

Salsa Stage

CALIFORNIA AND MONTREAL GUITAR TRIOS

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

CALIFORNIA AND MONTREAL GUITAR TRIOS                               

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

CARLITOS MEDRANO BAND

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm

Salsa Stage

CARMEN LUNDY

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

CHRIS BOTTI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

CLAUDIA VILLELA QUINTET

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

CONJUNTO KARABALI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm

Salsa Stage

CYRILLE AIMÉE

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

DANNY GREEN TRIO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

DAYME AROCENA

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

DMITRI MATHENY JAZZ NOIR

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon

Cafe Stritch Stage

DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

EDDIE HENDERSON QUARTET

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm

Jade Leaf Stage

EMILIO SOLLA TANGO-JAZZ QUARTET

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

Fri, Aug 11 @ 9:30pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

GINETTA’S VENDETTA

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm

Jade Leaf Stage

GREGORY PAGE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Jade Leaf Stage

HIP BONE BIG BAND

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

JACKIE GAGE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm

Jade Leaf Stage

JAZZ BY FIVE WITH JAVON JACKSON, GEORGE CABLES, RANDY BRECKER, EDDIE GOMEZ & JIMMY COBB

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

JAZZ BY FIVE WITH JAVON JACKSON, GEORGE CABLES, RANDY BRECKER, EDDIE GOMEZ & JIMMY COBB

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

JC SMITH BAND

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage

JOOMANJI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5:15pm

SJZ Boom Box Stage

JOOMANJI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:15pm

SJZ Boom Box Stage

JUAN POLLO RAFFO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon

Jade Leaf Lounge

KALIL WILSON WITH LOVE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm

Silicon Valley Stage

KAVITA SHAH

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

LILY HERNANDEZ ORQUESTA FEATURING CALIXTO OVIEDO

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:30pm

Salsa Stage

MACEO PARKER

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

MANNY MARTINEZ Y LA REBELDIA

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm

Salsa Stage

NAUGHTY PROFESSOR

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage

ORGONE

Fri, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

OSCAR HERNÁNDEZ AND ALMA LIBRE

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8:30pm

Salsa Stage

PEDRITO MARTINEZ

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm

Hammer Theatre Stage

PETER CINCOTTI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

RAY OBIEDO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm

Silicon Valley Stage

SAN FRANCISCO STRING TRIO WITH MIMI FOX, MADS TOLLING AND JEFF DENSON

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm

Silicon Valley Stage

SASHA MASAKOWSKI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm

Jade Leaf Stage

SASHA MASAKOWSKI

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:45pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage

SOMOS EL SON

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:30pm

Salsa Stage

SONS OF THE SOUL REVIVERS

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon

Blues/Big Easy Stage

TAIMANE

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon

Jade Leaf Stage

THE SESHEN

Fri, Aug 11 @ 11pm

Cafe Stritch Stage

THE WHISPERS

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

TIA BRAZDA

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm

Jade Leaf Stage

TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

ZYDECO FLAMES

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm

Blues/Big Easy Stage









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<![CDATA[Out of the Shelter: A Special Animal Got Their Second Chance]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:32:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*207/Ben+and+Miracle+before+and+after+%28003%29.jpg

A Good Samaritan, who was sitting outside on a warm spring day, saw a tiny orange kitten quite literally fall from the sky! The terrified newborn, probably only a day or two old, fell from the grasp of a bird of prey flying overhead. Aptly named Miracle, she was admitted to the shelter and treated for some punctures and bruising. Sent to a foster home for daily care, bottle feeding and lots of TLC, our little Miracle blossomed into a beautiful kitten, full of personality and spunk sprinkled with fun and mischief!

Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 

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<![CDATA[Music on the Square 2017]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:31:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/253*120/ShowImage.gif

One of the most popular summer events in the south bay is back for another summer! Be sure to check out Music on the Square every Friday night this summer through September 1. Right outside the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City at the Courthouse Square, great restaurants and bars all around pair well with the wonderful performances.

If you loved the rock n' roll of the early 50s, then join Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88s on June 23. The group blends the stylings of Louis Jordan and Roy Milton with a healthy dose of New Orleans, blues-style rythm.

But, maybe country music suites you better! If so, then be sure to catch Whiskey Dawn on August 18! Their debut album "Dear Nashville" is making headway, breaking the mold for 'California Country.'

If pop and soul are more for you, then you can't miss Pride and Joy on September 1. Their electrifying take on the genres make dancing seem natural and necessary to anyone spectating!

With many more performances all summer long, don't miss what could be a show of a lifetime!

Fore more information and the full list of performers and dates, click here.

Where: Courthouse Square - 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

When: Every Friday through September 1 - 6:00PM-8:00PM

2017 Concerts
6-8 p.m. except otherwise noted
Kidchella June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 2, 2017 Pop Rocks 
Dance Band
June 9, 2017 Caravanserai 
Santana Tribute
June 16, 2017 Entourage the Band 
Party Band TOP 40
June 23, 2017  Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88's
Jumpin' Boogie
June 30, 2017 Neon Velvet 
Modern Rock Dance Party
July 7 Paperback Writer 
Beatles Tribute
July 14, 2017 Long Train Runnin' 
Doobie Brothers Tribute
July 21, 2017 Lara Price 
Blues
July 28, 2017 Rafa 
Reggae
August 4, 2017 Mustache Harbor 
Yacht Rock
August 11, 2017 Steel 'n' Chicago 
Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute
August 18, 2017 Whiskey Dawn 
Country
August 25, 2017 Foreverland 
Michael Jackson Tribute
September 1, 2017 Pride and Joy 
Pop/Soul
Sounds of the Shores
Sundays June 11, July 9 and August 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m. 
Marlin Park (corner of Neptune & Cringle)
Redwood City, CA
June 11, 2017 The Rip-Tides
Beach Boys Party Band
Meatlocker BBQ food truck
July 9, 2017 Cocktail Monkeys
Rock/Pop/R & B
Food truck on hand
August 13, 2017 The Shanks 
Classic Rock, Waffle Amore food truck
Music in the Park
Wednesdays June 14 through August 16, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Stafford Park
King St. & Hopkins Ave.
Redwood City, CA 
Classical Music Series
Redwood Symphony June 24, 2017, 7-8 p.m.
Opera San Jose July 9, 2017, 6 p.m.
Bay Shore Lyric Opera September 10, 2017, 5-7 p.m.

2017 Concerts

6-8 p.m. except otherwise notedKidchella

June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June 2, 2017 Pop Rocks Dance Band

June 9, 2017 Caravanserai Santana Tribute

June 16, 2017 Entourage the Band Party Band TOP 40

June 23, 2017  Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88'sJumpin' Boogie

June 30, 2017 Neon Velvet Modern Rock Dance Party

July 7 Paperback Writer Beatles Tribute

July 14, 2017 Long Train Runnin' Doobie Brothers Tribute

July 21, 2017 Lara Price Blues

July 28, 2017 Rafa Reggae

August 4, 2017 Mustache Harbor Yacht Rock

August 11, 2017 Steel 'n' Chicago Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute

August 18, 2017 Whiskey Dawn CountryAugust 25, 2017 Foreverland Michael Jackson Tribute

September 1, 2017 Pride and Joy Pop/Soul

Sounds of the Shores

Sundays June 11, July 9 and August 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m. 

Marlin Park (corner of Neptune & Cringle)

Redwood City, CA

June 11, 2017 The Rip-Tides

Beach Boys Party Band

Meatlocker BBQ food truck

July 9, 2017 Cocktail Monkeys

Rock/Pop/R & B

Food truck on hand

August 13, 2017 The Shanks 

Classic Rock, Waffle Amore food truck

Music in the Park

Wednesdays June 14 through August 16, 2017

6-8 p.m.

Stafford Park

King St. & Hopkins Ave.

Redwood City, CA 

Classical Music Series

Redwood Symphony June 24, 2017, 7-8 p.m.

Opera San Jose July 9, 2017, 6 p.m.

Bay Shore Lyric Opera September 10, 2017, 5-7 p.m.


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<![CDATA[Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley's 4th of July Parade 2017]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:33:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022778437_1200x675_967651907960.jpg

Join the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley for the annual 4th of July parade in downtown Danville on Tuesday, July 4th at 9am. NBC Bay Area Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura, will emcee this year’s event.

Since, 1975 the parade has attracted 40,000-50,000 people to downtown Danville each year. Enjoy the community, festivities, and celebrate America’s birth. Special thanks to the Town of Danville and local businesses, individuals and community groups such as the Aktion Club and Boy Scouts of America for sponsoring the event. All proceeds raised through sponsorship and participant registration fees are redistributed to local nonprofits through grants issued by the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation.

Parking in or near the downtown area will be very limited and alternative travel arrangements such as walking or biking are strongly recommended.

When: Tuesday, July 4th at 9am

Where: Downtown Danville

More info here.

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<![CDATA[International Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to End Violence Against Women ]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:17:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022754221_1200x675_966593603934.jpg

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Silicon Valley is on a mission to empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. To support this movement join the brave men of Silicon Valley in the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes,” International Walk to end violence against women on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Santana Row in San Jose. Together, in heels, we’ll raise funds and awareness to empower survivors of violence through life-changing services offered by the YWCA of Silicon Valley.

Details:

  • 5 PM- Check In & Heel Selection
  • 6 PM- Opening Ceremony & Walk Starts
  • YWCA provides heels and empowers men to choose their own.
  • Styles available for all ages, abilities and fashion senses.

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Where: Santana Row Park Valencia, 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose

More info here.


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<![CDATA[Kristi Yamaguchi’s Golden Moment]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:50:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022752512_1200x675_966341187588.jpg

Celebrate Kristi Yamaguchi’s 25th anniversary of capturing gold, on Sunday, September 3rd at 3:30 pm at the SAP center in San Jose, CA. Yamaguchi alongside Olympic, World and rising championship figure skaters Karen Chen, Polina Edmunds, Ekaterina Gordeev, Aalex & Maia Shibutani, Jeremy Abbottmirai, Nagasuryan Bradleyyuka, Satocaydee Denney & John Coughlin and Co-Host Brian Boitano are going to create a “Golden moment,” on ice and shine the spotlight on early childhood literacy. The event is sponsored by her non-profit organization “The Always Dream Foundation.”

When: Sunday, September 3rd at 3:30 pm 

Where: SAP Center San Jose, CA 

More info click here.


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<![CDATA[Animals Rescue Foundation Free Adoptions Extended ]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:07:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*129/ARP+Free+adoptionss.png

To save even more lives this summer, Tony La Russa’s Animals Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek is thrilled to extend free adoptions for ALL dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens through June 18! The organization has also added an additional adoption day to their weekly schedule, offering adoptions on Tuesdays from noon – 6 pm throughout the month of June.  All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to go home with you. Come to ARF at 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek to find your summer love.

ADOPTION HOURS 
Tuesday: Noon – 6 pm (through June 30)
Wednesday – Thursday: Noon – 6 pm
Friday: Noon – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6 pm

ARF’s core mission is the rescue of dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters, giving them a chance at life until a new home can be found. ARF couples this focus with innovative programs strengthening the human-animal bond for children, seniors, veterans, and people in disadvantaged circumstances. Through ARF, people experience the unconditional love and acceptance of dogs and cats to fulfill a mission of “People Rescuing Animals…Animals Rescuing People…”®

When: extended through June 18th

Where: 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Free Animal Camp ]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:59:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/Animal+Camp+4.jpg

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is offering a free Animal Camp to children ages 9-12 who live in East Palo Alto and surrounding areas starting July 3rd through July 7th.  Camp will not take place on July 4th.

“For years we’ve held our Animal Camps at our shelter, but realized many children may not be able to make it to our shelter every day, so we have taken the camp on the road to the East Palo Alto area,” said PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.

Animal Camp is an opportunity for youth to learn more about animal welfare, interact with animals and have fun making pet toys and other crafts.  The camp will be held at Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Enrollment is free and open to youth ages 9-12 years old.

“Our camps are designed to not only be educational, but fun too,” according to Martin Tarbox.  “We want to be able to provide attention to each camper, so we limit our camp to only twenty children.”

Animal Camp runs from 9:00 am 2:30 pm. Each camper will need to bring lunch, but snacks and drinks will be provided.

Where: Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park

When: July 3-7, excluding July 4th, from 9 am-2:30 pm.

Contact:

Kylynn Pelkey

650-340-7022 x369. 

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<![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Host Discussion About Link Between Human Violence and Animal Abuse ]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:24:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/PHS-SPCA_TheLinkPepTalk.jpg

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) in conjunction with the Latham Foundation will host a free discussion about the link between human violence and animal abuse. To create safer communities through species spanning partnerhsips.  The main speaker will be Phil Arkow, Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Link Coalition.

This event is free of charge, although donations of any amount are encouraged. Additional speakers include: Dr. Lynn Loar of the Pryor Foundation, Mariluisa Diaz from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse and Dr. Marivic Dizon, Coordinator of PHS/SPCA’s Pet Assisted Therapy Program.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm

WHERE: PHS/SPCA’s Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

More info here.


Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Hosting Discussion About Link Between Human Violence and Animal Abuse 
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) in conjunction with the Latham Foundation will host a free discussion about the link between human violence and animal abuse. To create safer communities through species spanning partnerhsips.  The main speaker will be Phil Arkow, Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Link Coalition.
This event is free of charge, although donations of any amount are encouraged.  Additional speakers include: Dr. Lynn Loar of the Pryor Foundation, Mariluisa Diaz from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse and Dr. Marivic Dizon, Coordinator of PHS/SPCA’s Pet Assisted Therapy Program.
WHEN:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm
WHERE: PHS/SPCA’s Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA
More info here. www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/eventPeninsula Humane Society & S

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<![CDATA[Rotary Club of San Jose Fireworks Return to Downtown Skies on July 4th]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:53:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Rotary+Club+San+Jose+Fireworks+.jpg

The Rotary Club of San Jose, is pleased to bring back public fireworks to downtown San Jose for the Independence Day holiday. The community celebration returns to the skies on July 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm. above Discovery Meadow near the Children’s Discovery Museum and Center for the Performing Arts.

The Rotary Club of San Jose encourages families to take public transit to the event. The fireworks soundtrack will be broadcast by Rotary Club Fireworks sponsor 94-5 Bay FM from 9:30-9:55 pm. More details here. 

“The Rotary Club of San Jose is excited to offer free fireworks to our community again,” said club president Cindy Faulkner. “The Rotary Club of San Jose is committed to making positive changes locally and around the world. We are actively involved in making San Jose a better place to live. An example of our community work is the Rotary Play Garden. Since its opening in May 2015, this park has attracted over 250,000 visitors and meet the needs of special needs children in our community.”

In addition to world-class fireworks, the Rotary Club will offer a VIP, family friendly buffet dinner. The dinner will be served in front of the Center for Performing Arts, giving attendees a front row seat to a spectacular fireworks display. Tickets are $65 adults and $35 children under 12. To purchase tickets click here.

The Rotary Club of San Jose would like to thank the following community sponsors for their support of the July 4th Fireworks; The City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs, Fairmont Hotels, County of Santa Clara, Knight Foundation, Adobe, Kaiser Permanente, The Core Companies and San Pedro Market, Arcadia Development Corporation, Silicon Valley Capital Club, Republic Services, PG&E, San Jose Water Company, Comcast, and the Foley Mortgage Group.

When: July 4th, 9:30pm

Where: Downtown San Jose

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Out of the Shelter: A Special Animal Got Their Second Chance]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:43:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Niner+SVACA.png

Niner’s Story
Niner was originally adopted from a shelter in Eldorado County in mid-March. In order to transport him, he was tied up to the back of a pickup truck which set out for Santa Clara. A witness saw him hanging over the side of the truck while being dragged down the road (he had managed to chew through the rope). Poor Niner sustained multiple body scrapes and lacerations, torn foot pads and lost some toenails. Throughout the entire ordeal he remained an absolute sweetheart, never once getting testy while being medicated or having wounds debrided.
The owner, unable to afford the medical bills, surrendered Niner to the shelter. It took many weeks for Niner to start feeling himself again, and slowly emerged a happy dog with a wonderful personality! Staff and volunteers got to see just how fun and playful Niner really was under all those injuries so we knew it wouldn’t be long before someone fell in love with him. And sure enough, our sweet boy did find a loving forever home with an awesome family! Niner’s new Dad reports that things are going “swimmingly well,” Niner was enrolled in training class and has done follow-up with his new vet. We won’t soon forget this amazing pup! 

Niner was originally adopted from a shelter in Eldorado County in mid-March. In order to transport him, he was tied up to the back of a pickup truck which set out for Santa Clara. A witness saw him hanging over the side of the truck while being dragged down the road (he had managed to chew through the rope). Poor Niner sustained multiple body scrapes and lacerations, torn foot pads and lost some toenails. Throughout the entire ordeal he remained an absolute sweetheart, never once getting testy while being medicated or having wounds debrided.

The owner, unable to afford the medical bills, surrendered Niner to the shelter. It took many weeks for Niner to start feeling himself again, and slowly emerged a happy dog with a wonderful personality! Staff and volunteers got to see just how fun and playful Niner really was under all those injuries so we knew it wouldn’t be long before someone fell in love with him. And sure enough, our sweet boy did find a loving forever home with an awesome family! Niner’s new Dad reports that things are going “swimmingly well,” Niner was enrolled in training class and has done follow-up with his new vet. We won’t soon forget this amazing pup! 

Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority 



Photo Credit: Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority ]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose's 17th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:52:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/0606+San+Jose+Career+Fair.jpg

The 17th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! This event is free and open to the public. Multicultural/Bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 22 from 11AM-3PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose.

Dozens of major employers, including NBC Bay Area, Enterprise, and University of California Santa Cruz be looking for positions to be filled with hundreds available ranging from entry to professional level.

Be sure to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of your résumé!

For more information on the fair, click here.

When: Thursday, June 22 - 11AM-3PM

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose - 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose

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<![CDATA[36th Annual San Jose Juneteenth Park Festival]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*148/Juneteenth.png

Celebrate freedom at the 36th Annual San Jose Juneteenth in the Park Festival! There are several kick off events highlighting community excellence, education and cultural heritage that will be held at AACSA, 304 N. 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. 

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:30-9pm Community Leaders & Members, Corporate Leaders and Employee Resource Groups will be honored for their impact in Silicon Valley. These individuals are committed to fight for freedom for all in our diverse society.

On Friday, June 16, 2017, is the Education Before the Celebration debut of Dr. Khalid White & BLKMPWR, LLC (Black Empower) documentary, Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph, in the South Bay. The film showcases several African American dads in the Bay Area recounting their experiences in fatherhood.

The park opens for the Juneteenth in the Park Festival event at 12 noon on Day 1 Saturday, June 17, 2017 with the Grand Opening at 2pm. On Day 2 the Church in the Park Festival will start at 11am, followed by Gospel hour. The festival will start at 2pm. There will be music, art, networking and recognizing the contributions individuals and groups have made in our community.

When: June 17, 12 noon & June 18, 2pm 

Where: Downtown San Jose

More info here.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Pride Celebration ]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:11:06 -0700

Join more than 240 parade contingents and thousands of spectators for the 47th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade and March. With more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

“I encourage everyone to wake up every morning committed to marching, writing/ calling legislatures, signing petitions and attending town hall meetings in support of immigrants, all LGBT people but especially LGBT elders and youth, people of color, Muslims, women and protection of the earth. Do this and we will transform ourselves and the country by a more deeply lived and held belief in multiculturalism.” -Dr. Marcy Adelman, Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal, 2017

Event details:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Celebration at Civic Center Plaza

12-6pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017

47th Annual SF Pride Parade

10:30 am

Market Street, from Beale to 8th [MAP] http://www.sfpride.org/parade/

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Celebration at Civic Center Plaza

11am-6pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Rotunda Party at City Hall

Official SF Pride VIP Party
2-5pm


More info here.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Pleasanton July First Wednesdays ]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:48:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1st+Wed+Street+Party.jpg

Attend the July 1st Wednesday Street Festival on July 5, 2017 in Downtown Pleasanton from 6-9pm. We invite you to join us as we salute to public safety at this  special 1st Wednesday event. Come celebrate with us as we enjoy the community and rediscover 1st Wednesdays!

To participate as a vendor, please complete and submit the application from the Information & Forms section of our website.  

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Hacienda Business Park and our event sponsors: The Alameda County Fair, Club Sport of Pleasanton and the Inklings Cofee and tea.

When: July 5

Where: Downtown Pleasanton

More info here

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<![CDATA[Frameline41 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival ]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Frameline41_San_Francisco_Intl._LGBTQ_Film_Fest..jpg

Support the Frameline41 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival by attending screenings on June 15-25. Frameline41 uses innovative programs to connect LGBTQ media arts with Bay Area audiences and online viewers across the globe. Screening over 100 films for more than 30 countries every year.

This year’s festival showcases films from a variety of categories including: God’s Own Country (showcase), Alaska is a Drag (US feature), A Date for Mad Mary (World Cinema), I Dream in Another Language (Center piece: World Cinema), and Woman on Fire (Documentary).

Awards are given in the following categories: The Frameline41 AT&T Audience Awards (Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Short Film), Frameline's Juried Awards (First Feature and Best Documentary), and The Frameline Award to honor those who have "Made a major contribution to LGBTQ representation in film, television or the media arts,” The Frameline Award has been given at each festival since 1986.  

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased online 24-hours a day or at the Frameline41 Box Office, presented by Showtime® 470 Castro Street (across from the Castro Theatre).

Festival hours are June 15-24 from, 1-7pm.

Available Services:

  • Walk-up Ticket Sales
  • Membership Services 
  • Festival T-Shirt Redemption (present member card - no voucher required) 
  • Festival Merchandise 
  • General Festival Information

Special thanks to the premier sponsors of this year’s film festival: AT&T, HBO, Showtime, Wells Fargo, GILEAD, Google, Mucho and Hilton!

Where: San Francisco 145 Ninth Street, #300 San Francisco, CA 94103 

When: June 15-25

More info here

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Global Running Day 24-Hour Sale!]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:41:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/325*120/Rockr060517oll.jpg

Celebrate the Global Running Day 24-Hour Sale! On June 7 only, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is offering the best prices of the year. Act fast, the sale starts at 12am PT and the best prices are in limited supply! Make sure to secure your spot for #RnRSJ quick.

More info here.

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<![CDATA[Walnut Creek First Wednesdays ]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022637738_1200x675_960390211767.jpg

In the mood for live entertainment, food, art, shopping and more! Come to Walnut Creek First Wednesdays to experience the festivities June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, from 5:30-8:30pm.

The upcoming event is the Bikes, Bites, & Blues Fest on Wednesday, June 7th from 5:30-8:30 pm live entertainment will be performed by Beaufunk with Michael Jeffries. Enjoy a family fun night including: three different varieties of food trucks, provided by Food Truck Mafia and Beer and Wine provided by: ØL Beer Cafe & Bottle Shop and Buon Vino.

Transportation and parking are available:

  • Bike Walnut Creek is sponsoring a free “bike valet.”
  • Free parking on Wednesday nights after 5pm!
  • Bart and FREE Downtown Trolley.

Special thanks to Capital One for hosting the event and Walnut Creek Magazine and Republic Services for sponsoring the event. All ages are welcome! If you are interested in having a booth or volunteering please contact: Christy@Walnutcreekdowntown.com.

When: June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, from 5:30-8:30pm

Where: 1666 N. Main St. Ground Floor Walnut Creek, CA 94596

For more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Healthy Parks Healthy People Bay Area ]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:26:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022636520_1200x675_960321603627.jpg

Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) is an international initiative, brought to the United States by the East Bay Regional Park District in 2010.This program recognizes that individual and community health is reliant upon a thriving parks system that is valued highly by the community that it serves. The hope of this program is to build connections between human health, environmental health, and ecological health within the mission and purpose of public parks.  

Collaboration is a huge part of this initiative, the partnership between park and health agencies is important to provide services to the community to maintain their health. It encourages physical activity, mental growth and provides a network of social support.

These goals are accomplished through two initiatives: First Saturday programs and Park Prescription Programs. First Saturday Programs introduce physical activities that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Park Prescriptions are park programs designed by park and medical professionals. Park Prescription Day 2017 was a success, having 14 celebrations that reached over 3,000 people throughout the Bay Area.

The program believes that nature promotes health the scenery helps participants connect mind, body and spirit. To start the journey come out to the Kokoro Healing and Empowering Program tomorrow from 5:30-6:30pm. Then, Zumba at George Rocky Graham Park on Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30-6:30pm.

For more information click here

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<![CDATA[Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:18:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/0601+Tofu+Festival.JPG

Major changes are in store for the 7th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival! The event will take place in the Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco's Japantown.

The festival will feature live entertainment, including hip-hop artist G Yamazawa, singer-songwriter Aiden James, funk band Trace Repeat, and more!

Soy- and tofu-related vendors will also be on site providng free samples and and information. Additionally, the audience can engage in a Tofu eating contest, learn during an educational componant highlighting the various uses of soy, and enjoy a and soy and tofu dessert competition.

Admission will be $10 if purchased in advance and $15 at the door. The first 500 in attendance will also receive a free tote bag!

To purchase tickets, volunteer, or find more information, click here.

Where: The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral - 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

When: Saturday, June 17 - 11AM-5PM

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<![CDATA[San Jose Library Annual Summer Reading Challenge 2017 ]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 15:01:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022576601_1200x675_957230147572.jpg

The San Jose Public Library challenges you to join the annual summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Reading by Design.” Play games, earn prizes, explore library services, and attend events held at libraries across the city. The summer reading challenge is fun and beneficial for children to stay on top of skills they learn during the school year to prevent the “Summer Slide.” Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading for 20 minutes a day during the summer and staying active and engaged in educational programs help students retain their skills and return to school ready to learn. 

There are booklists available for children of all ages:

  • Booklists for Children: Babies, Age 0-1, Toddlers, Age 1-2, Preschool, Age 3-5, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade and 6th Grade.
  • Booklists for Teens: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. 

Contact your local library for outreach events. Also, display posters to get the community involved. Registration starts June 1st, sign up online or at your local library.

For more information click here

When: June 1-July 31, 2017

Where: Local libraries 


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<![CDATA[The Summer of Love Youth Poster Contest]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:30:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/164*120/0530+CROPPED+Poster+Contest1.jpg

Let your voice be heard! Marin County youth between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to participate in the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest.

Artists have already began sent in their work, and the results have spectacular! Here are a few examples of the works submitted so far:



Presented by Pacific Sun, this contest allows the participants to design an artistic poster that communicates hope, optimism, concerns, and social vision about the world we live in. Great prizes will be awarded to the winners and their school or organization in both 12-14 and 15-18 age categories.

"A poster is an excellent opportunity for students to integrate art, words and images," Marin County Office of Education's Eileen M. Smith said. City of Novato mayor adds that the contest and artwork is "a wonderful and empowering message for our youth."      

The last day for submission is August 16.

For more information, contest rules, and prizes, click here.

Where: Submissions will be accepted at RileyStreet Art Supply - 1138 4th Street, San Rafael

When: The last day for submissions will be Wednesday, August 16 at 5PM.



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<![CDATA[United Way Bay Area Believe 2017]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 19:40:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/believe+united+way+bay+area.jpg

United Way Bay Area’s Annual Cocktails Fundraising Event “Believe 2017,” will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017; 6-9PM at LinkedIn Headquarters in San Francisco. Business Casual Attire is recommended. Dr. Monica Sharma, current member of Rise Together, a partner of United Way will serve as the keynote speaker. She is an international award-winning researcher, academic, and expert on sustainable and equitable change aiming to transform communities on issues ranging from environmental sustainability to poverty reduction.


For more information click here.  

When: Monday, June 12, 2017; 6-9PM

Where: LinkedIn SF Headquarters

    222 2nd Street 

            San Francisco, CA 94105

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<![CDATA[4th of July Fireworks Spectacular]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 15:57:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/166*120/CROPPED+4th+of+july+fireworks+0524.jpg

The Alameda County Fair will be conducting its annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular presented by Fremont Bank! The show promises to live up to its name with non-stop fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland Symphony. Get there early to catch the Salute to Hometown Heroes video!

Gates to the fair will be closing at 6PM, along with ticket sales and parking, so be sure to get there early and enjoy everything the fair has to offer prior to the show! Be sure to get a seat at the Budweiser Grandstand for the best viewing, as well.

For more information on the show and the fair, click here.

Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton CA

When: July 4 - 9:30PM



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<![CDATA[2017 Alameda County Fair]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 14:15:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Alameda+County+Fair+0524.jpg

The Alameda County Fair is back for another summer, kicking off the fun on June 16 with a cattle drive and a performance by Sugar Ray! Other performers throughout the summer include the Plain White T's on June 18, Jana Kramer on June 21, John Michael Montgomery on June 23, Night Ranger on July 9, and more.

In addition to musical performances, the fair will also include live horse racing, a monster truck rally and RV demolition derby, a carnival fitted with rides and attractions, and a 4th of July fireworks show.

The fair operates from 11AM to 11Pm daily. Additionally the fair will be closed on June 19, 20, 26, and 27.

For the full schedule, tickets, and more info, click here.

Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton CA

When: June 16-July 9

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<![CDATA[2017 World Dog Surfing Championships ]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:22:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Dog+Surfing+0524.jpg

The 2nd annual World Dog Surfing Championships are coming back to the Bay Area on August 5 in Pacifica!

This dog charity event, organized by TasteTV, originated a decade ago in San Diego and has since spread across multiple other coastal states, along with Australia and Great Britain.

Sponsored by Pet Renu and Fido Pet Products, events during the day include surfing and costume contests for both pets and people, a pet wellness fair with professionals in the veterinary industry, and mobile pet adoptions. Additionally, there will be dog surfing lessons prior to the event.

The entry fee for the surf competition is $30 per dog with no charge for their accompanying person, and proceeds benefit local charities such as The Peninsula Humane Society and Rocket Dog Rescue.

To register your dog to surf or get more information about the event, click here.

Where: Linda Mar Beach - Highway One and Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica CA

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9AM-2PM



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<![CDATA[Valor Games Far West 2017]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*136/valor+56.jpg

Join the fifth annual Valor Games Far West event June 2-5 on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA. This is the fifth year of the event and the fourth year of partnership with the US Coast Guard.

This year’s event hosts 110 active military and veteran athletes who will compete in Archery, Biatholn, Cycling, Field, Paratriathlon, Power Lifting, Swimming, and Rowing apart of the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard. Also, there will be Wheelchair Basketball, Badminton, Boccia, and Wheelchair Tennis sports clinics.

Grant funding for this event is awarded by the US Department of Veteran Affairs. The grant provides lodging and meals at no cost to the participants. Qualifying athletes include Veterans or active duty service members from any area with a disability. Those with the following physical disabilities are eligible to compete:  amputation, post-traumatic stress, spinal cord injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, visual disabilities, and any disability recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Major sponsors include: USAA Insurance, Dome Construction, Kaiser Permanente, Ability Center of Sacramento, Bank of the West, Dignity Memorial, Elks, Fremont Police Department, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, IBEW / NECA, Navy League.

The local organizing committee, the Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association has provided sport and recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities in the region for more than 40 years. Eight Paralympic sports clubs will manage the competition and meet the Veterans in their communities, engaging them for future opportunities to be active throughout the year.

The event kicks off at 3PM on Friday, June 2nd with an Opening Ceremony and Sports Clinics, a Resource Fair at 9AM on Saturday, June 3rd and the Competition concluding on Monday, June 5th.

For more information click here

Where: Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA

When: June 2-5 

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<![CDATA[The 2017 Filoli Flower Show]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/fffsf.jpg

Come to the Filoli Flower Show Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4. The event will feature exquisite floral designs and elegant table settings. Floral designers interpret the theme, “Time Began In A Garden: A Centennial Celebration.” There will be opportunities to tour the garden, exhibits, and vintage greenhouses. Garden Information Specialists will be available from 12-3pm to answer questions.

A new event will take place every day. Kicking off with the Opening Night Preview Party, on Thursday, June 1st, from 6-8:30pm, this will give visitors a first look at the exhibits, and a chance to talk with floral designers while enjoying live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne. The Flower Show General Admission will take place of Friday, June 2- Sunday June 4, from 10am-5pm with the option to attend the Champagne Tea and the Café Dining and Outdoor Barbeque Lunch.

Where: 86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062

When: Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4


For more information click here.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco's 17th Annual Diversity Career Fair ]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:11:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022605883_1200x675_958957635672.jpg

Take advantage of professional development opportunities at the 17th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair on Thursday, May 25th, from 11am-3pm. This is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! Over 50 major employers recruit, and over 4,000 candidates enter the professional level. This event is free and open to the public 18 years of age and older. Business attire and résumés are required for admission.

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 11am-3pm

Where: St. Mary's Event Center

1111 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94109


To register click here


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<![CDATA[San Jose Giant Race]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:26:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/San+Jose+Giant+Race+0517.jpg

The 6th annual San Jose Giant Race, benefiting the Giants Community Fund and the Junior Giants program, will take place on June 3 and begin at 7:30AM. The race, with both 5 mile and 5K options, will begin at San Jose Municipal Stadium and tour Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, and Historic San Jose before finishing on the stadium's field.

All participants will receive a shirt, medal, free San Jose Giants baseball ticket, and a limited edition Madison Bumgarner Runner Bobblehead. During registration, you will have the opportunity to pledge $30 to allow an at-risk youth to participate in the 5K.

To sign up, click here.

Where: San Jose Municipal Stadium

When: Saturday June 3, 2017 - 7:30AM

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<![CDATA[Third Annual Burger and Brew Fest ]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 14:28:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/bbf.jpg

Celebrate the 3rd annual Burger and Brew Fest event Saturday, May 27th, from 11am-6pm, in Downtown Fremont. The event will feature sampling from bay area breweries, mouthwatering burgers, and sliders, gourmet snack vendors, local business booths, and art and craft vendors. Also, there will be live entertainment including The Burger Throwdown (cooking competition). California is considered the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement. Come enjoy tasty burgers and drinks!

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 11am-6pm

Where: Downtown Fremont


For more information click here

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<![CDATA[2017 Music in the Park]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:53:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Music+in+the+Park+0517.jpg

Music in the Park, presented by Metro Newspapers and produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, kicks off its 28th season on June 23. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $15 if purchased the day of the event. Children 12-and-under enter free when accompanied by an adult.

On June 23, New Zealand's Katchafire will start off the summer line-up. The all-Maori band roots reggae at their core, while also integrating R&B, funk, dancehall, and pop themes into their live performances. Their openers include Monterrey Bay reggae artists One-A-Chord, the Bay Area's own Mango Kingz, and reggae DJ Robert Rankin from San Jose.

On July 20, Blues Traveler, one of America's all-time favorite jam bands, will perform.  Millions of records have been sold in their three decades of performing, which includes their 1994 hit release "four," which included "Hook" and Grammy-winning "Run Around." They will be opened by San Jose locals Ben Henderson and friends, who specializes in Americana and blues, and Socorra, who blends Motown, folk rock and pop.

Bootsy Collins, who was set to perform on August 3, had to cancel for medical reasons. SJDA is currently looking for another August show.

When: June-August 2017

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez off of Market Street, San Jose

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here



Photo Credit: Courtesy of San Jose Downtown Association]]>
<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area Honored Growing Up Asian in America Contest Winners ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 15:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Robert_Handa_Emcees_Growing_Up_Asian_in_America_Awards.jpg

The Asian Pacific Fund celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage month, with the announcement of the 2017 Growing Up Asian in America contest winners. The contest is one of the largest youth programs celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation, and it has become a meaningful way for young people to explore their unique stories and aspirations. Since 1995, over 25,000 K-12 Bay Area students have participated in the program. More than half a million dollars has been distributed in cash and prizes to almost 1,000 youth winners.

This year’s theme, “Letter to the Senator,” brought in more than 500 entries from students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Submissions included art, essay, poetry and videos that highlighted important issues that Senator Kamala Harris, the first Indian American and second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, should address. Students voiced their concerns around topics such as the well-being of immigrants and refugees, access to education and language services, racial justice, and environmental protection. They also revealed a heartening perception of the United States in which they saw a country where diversity ties people together, a country at peace with other nations, and a country made of immigrants that welcomes immigrants. Students also sent messages of encouragement to Senator Harris to make changes for the state and for the country.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to engage students to examine and bring to light the issues that affect them and their communities,” said Audrey Yamamoto, President & Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Fund. “We are honored to provide an avenue for our youth—the leaders of tomorrow—to share their points of view and celebrate their heritage.”

Contest winners accepted their prizes at an awards ceremony at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. A poster of the winning entries were also unveiled at the ceremony, which will be distributed to more than 200 libraries throughout the Bay Area in the month of May to celebrate and commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

To see the Growing Up Asian in America 2017 winners, click here


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<![CDATA[Veggielution]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 11:27:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/veggies+5+11.png

Join Veggielution at its annual event bringing together over 200 local community leaders, business partners, and elected officials to enjoy:

  • A gourmet dinner prepared by a local chef with fresh ingredients from Veggielution and other local producers
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Hayride tours of Veggielution
  • Art in the Garden with cocktails
  • Photo stop in the Youth Garden

WHEN: June 11, 2017, 4:30-8pm

WHERE: Veggielution community farm in Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose


To register and for more details, click here. (http://veggielution.org)


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<![CDATA[Asian Community Day and Open House]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 11:23:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/The_Role_of_Recycled_Water_in_the_Santa_Clara_Valley.jpg

The Santa Clara Valley Water District invites members of the Asian community to its Asian Community Day at its Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center to learn more about the water treatment process serving Santa Clara County.

Tours will be conducted in English, Chinese and Vietnamese. There will be special water education activities for children, so families are welcome!

When: July 15, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center – 4190 Zanker Rd, San Jose

To RSVP- Call 408-630-2066


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<![CDATA[USAAF 2017 presents Jason Bayani’s “Locus of Control”]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 11:16:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/locus+of+control.jpg

Directed by award-winning performing artist, Kat Evasco (Mommy Queerest), the show explores the lives of Filipino immigrants in America, taking you through Bayani’s hip-hop inspired youth, club-going college days, and turbulent adulthood. Locus of Control navigates his experience dealing with race, mental health, addiction, and his status as the first American-born child in his family. Utilizing poetry, storytelling, music, and multimedia, Bayani pieces together the different threads of his life while struggling to make sense of Walter Benjamin's notion of redeeming the past in present time. Locus of Control runs at Bindlestiff Studio in SF from June 1st - 3rd at 8:30pm. Presale ticket prices start at $12, $15 at the door.


“We’ve gotten the chance to work with Jason Bayani before as a featured poet and every time we’ve seen him we’ve been impressed with how easily he can captivate an audience,” says Melanie Elvena (APICC Artistic Director) “He can be humorous and charming while moving you through some difficult and deeply personal moments. It’s very powerful, moving work and we can’t wait to see what he does with a full-length show.” Jason Bayani’s ability to shine as both a writer and performer has garnered him plenty of praise over the years. Tony Award winner, Beau Sia enthusiastically stated , “Jason Bayani’s poetry brings much needed guts into a world hung up on presentations.” A review of Amulet for Pank Magazine raves , “

Jason Bayani is an accomplished performer of his poetry and you can tell just by reading them that they cry out to be read aloud. The best poetry shines on both the page and the stage and Bayani’s work certainly does just that.”. And in a review for Hyphen Magazine writes , “In real life, as in his poetry, Jason Bayani’s voice fills the room. He starts telling a story in a crowded restaurant, and the whole table, no matter how loud the surrounding noise may be, shuts up to listen.” Jason Bayani is a graduate of Saint Mary’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He is a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been  published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, and other publications. As a member of 7 National Poetry Slam teams, he’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist and represented Oakland at the International World Poetry Slam. He is also one of the founding members of the Filipino American Spoken Word troupe, Proletariat Bronze. His first book, “Amulet” was published in 2013 through Write Bloody Publishing and has garnered acclaim in publications such as Zyzzyva, Pank, and Hyphen Magazine. He is currently the program manager for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country). Kat Evasco is a writer, stand up comic, and performing artist living and working in San Francisco. She has performed at venues including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts. Evasco is currently touring her autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest.

This new work chronicles the coming-out process of a lesbian daughter and a closeted lesbian mother, illustrating how the reclaiming of their sexuality challenges and strengthens their relationship. Evasco currently serves as the Managing Director of Guerrilla Rep, an independent theater company that develops and produces new plays in San Francisco. Evasco is a recipient of the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, NextGen Art Professional Development Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University About APICC APICC was founded in 1996 by representatives of five nonprofit arts groups: Asian American Dance Performances, First Voice, Asian Improv aRts, the Asian American Theater Company, and Kearny Street Workshop. Since 1998, the center has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of San Francisco’s API arts community by organizing and presenting the annual United States of Asian America Festival as well as commissioning contemporary art for and by the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

WHO: Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco as part of the United States of Asian America Festival 2016.
Starring Jason Bayani Directed by Kat Evasco.

WHEN: (Three Performances) Th, Fri, Sat June 1st to June 3rd, 2017 at 8:30pm

WHERE: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA 94109

TICKETS & INFORMATION: PRE-SALE: http://loc2017.bpt.me/ $12 General Admission -
Presale, $15 General Admission - Door, $30 Supporter- Includes signed copy of Amulet: A
Collection of Poems by Jason Bayani (Write Bloody Publishing 2013)

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<![CDATA[Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive ]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 11:18:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/mail+carrier+5+9.jpg

Nearly 49 million Americans—1 in 6—are unsure where their next meal is coming from. This includes 13 million children as well as about 5 million seniors over age 60—many of whom live on fixed incomes and often are too embarrassed to ask for help. Each month, our Second Harvest Food Bank serves a quarter of a million clients, of which 89,000 are children.

By the time our food drive rolls around this year, the shelves of the Second Harvest Food Bank and food pantries often are nearly empty, turning our hard work on Food Drive Day into a much-needed replenishment with summer fast approaching. Last year, more than 80 million pounds were donated nationwide, of which Second Harvest Food Bank received 237,790 pounds, providing 198,158 meals!

You can help us by leaving grocery bags of non-perishable food donations next to your mail box before the letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday, May 13.  Nonperishable Items in cans, boxes and other non-breakable containers are well-received.  If you go to the store prior to Saturday morning you can pick out items to place in your grocery bag that you will then put next to your mailbox.

It is easy to help families in need with your generous action.  Please let your neighbor, family, and friends know that you intend to do your part to help stamp out hunger here in Santa Clara County.

 For more information click here

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<![CDATA[Animals Rescued From Oakland Nature Center Recovering, Put Up For Adoption]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 19:18:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nature+center-0503.jpg

Some of the rescue animals that had to be rescued from alleged mistreatment at a popular Oakland nature center were put up for adoption Wednesday at a pet store in El Cerrito.Sharon Katsuda reports.



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<![CDATA[San Francisco Bay Area’s 23rd annual Bike to Work Day]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 12:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/brit+and+taylor+2017.jpg

According to the 2013 American Community Survey, over 62,000 Bay Area residents use a bicycle as their primary means of getting to work every day. According to the SFMTA, between 2014 and 2015 in San Francisco alone, bike commuting increased by 8.5 percent! On Bike to Work Day, we expect tens of thousands of people to bike to work across the Bay Area with many being first-time bike commuters.

Britt and Bryce Tanner, along with their two kids Kai and Nilsa, are the first-ever Bike Commuting Family of the Year. Both engineers working in San Francisco, Britt and Bryce have their biking routine down to a science. “I was biking first,” explains Britt, “and I convinced him that it was a faster way to get everywhere, more efficient than walking. And when we had kids we just continued to do it and had to figure out ways that we could make our lives work well, still being able to bike everywhere.”

For Britt and Bryce, that has meant making major life decisions around the logistics of family biking. When they moved to Albany, they made sure to buy their house close to BART and just half a block from the Ohlone Greenway. “We’ve chosen our schools based on how bike able they are,” added Britt.

“We got our orange cargo bike with electric assist so that we could bike our kids places once they got heavier,” said Britt. “It became such a pain to put the trailer on and off. I wanted to be able to get up and go just as you do with a car. I just wanted to throw the kids on the bike.”

When it’s raining, Kai and Nilsa still hop on the bike, holding an umbrella on the back. “They’ve grown up doing it so they’re used to the expectation that they’re going to bike even if it’s raining,” says Britt.

Bryce and Britt have shared their love of bicycling with other families in Albany. As core members of Albany Strollers & Rollers, they work with other bike advocates to improve bicycling and organize community biking events. Working with Bike East Bay, Britt has organized family biking training at Kai’s school and their family has inspired several friends to start biking themselves.

The next generation of Tanner bike commuters already is pedaling. Kai and Nilsa both learned to ride pedal bikes before they were four, following right in their parents’ footsteps. Ride on, Tanner family!

To learn more about other Bike Commuters of the Year click here.

When:
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Where:
400  Bay Area Energizer stations

For more information on the event itself click here.



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<![CDATA[Asian Pacific Fund's Growing Up Asian in America 2017 Winners!]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:26:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/Grade042717.jpg

Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.
Every year, more than 500 Bay Area students from Kindergarten through 12 grades submit artwork, essays, poems and videos on a single theme, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. We started our signature program in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.

Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.

Every year, more than 500 Bay Area students from Kindergarten through 12 grades submit artwork, essays, poems and videos on a single theme, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. We started our signature program in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.

This year's contest theme:

"The 2016 election saw victories for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. Especially exciting is the historic election of Kamala Harris as California’s new senator and the first Indian-American and second African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate. On what issues do you want her to work, and how? What changes would you want to see happen? What advice do you have for helping your community, our country, and the world?"

To see the Growing Up Asian in America 2017 winners, click here.

Congratulations to all of this year's participants!



Photo Credit: Brian Ozawa Burns]]>