<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:19:24 -0800 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:19:24 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[30th Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:53:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APA+Japanese+Bell.jpg

Ring in the New Year at the 30th Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony at the Asian Art Museum!

Take a swing at a 2,100-pound, 16th century Japanese temple bell. Led by Rev. Gengo Akiba, with opening remarks about the Japanese New Year by community leader Yoshie Akiba, this inspiring ceremony will include a purification ritual and chanting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra.

First come, first served. Pick up tickets to ring the bell the admissions desk. Members can enjoy earlier admission to this event!

When: December 31 - 9:30am for members, 11:30am-2:30pm for general admission

Where: Asian Art Museum Samsung Hall, San Francisco

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[A Place of Her Own Art Exhibition]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:40:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Marlene+Iyemura.jpg

Women visual artists respond to the question, "If you had a place of your own, what would it be?" in an exhibition rooted in healing and transformation.

'A Place of Her Own' features more than 30 artwork and large-scale installations that excavate the vibrant dreams and hopes of women.

Exhibited artworks - marked by a saturation of color, imaginative use of materials and visual storytelling - highlight the personal, yet universal, journey to seek out and claim a place without external rules or expectations. Accompanying events and interactive installations invite the audience to join the journey.

An artist-led tour will take place Sunday, December 6 from 1-4pm. The closing reception and community potluck is December 10 from 6:30-8:30pm.

When: Runs through Friday, December 11

Where: 934 Brannan St., San Francisco

For more information, click here.

Photo Credit: Marlene Iyemura]]>
<![CDATA[Kimochi Silver Bells!]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:15:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/The+Soap+Nymph_2008_09_26_0039.JPG

Kimochi Inc's Silver Bells is the one stop shopping event for all your holiday gifts! The event will feature Asian and Pacific Islander themed arts & crafts and foods from over 90 vendors.

Celebrate the holidays with Kimochi and longtime favorite and new vendors on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. in San Francisco's Japantown.

Silver Bells is an easy way to give back and support a much needed non-profit community organization. A portion of all purchases will help Kimochi programs and services for seniors.

From jewelry, to bags and apparel, you'll find plenty of unique and budget-friendly items!

Where else can you find FREE admission, FREE raffle tickets earned while shopping and FREE Kimochi shuttle service to/from Japantown?

There will be five raffle drawings throughout the day with fantastic prizes generously donated by participating vendors. Come see for yourself why so many people love shopping at Silver Bells!

When: Saturday, December 12 from 10am-4pm

Where: The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral - 1111 Gough St., SF Japantown

Admission: FREE

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Shen Yun Comes to the Bay Area!]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:47:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Shen+Yun+112415.jpg

Shen Yun Performing Arts presents the 'Shen Yun Performing Arts 2016 World Tour', coming to San Jose and San Francisco January 1-10, 2016.

A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West and dazzling animated backdrops - together creating one spectacular performance!

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.


January 1-10, 2016


  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
  • San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

For tickets and more information, click here.

The Shen Yun team will be on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa Sunday, December 6th at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area and 6 p.m. on COZI TV.

<![CDATA[The 9th Annual 555 CA Street Tree Lighting ]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:19:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tree555.jpg

This year, the 9th Annual 555 California Street Tree Lighting event will be more engaging and dynamic than ever…with top-rated entertainment and fun interactive elements for event-goers. NFL Legend Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen will lead the countdown to lighting San Francisco's largest Christmas tree - with 196 thousand lights! 

Musical performances by Platinum selling artist, Andy Grammer, the Grammy Award winning, Pacific Boychoir, along with the local legendary Dick Bright Orchestra. The plaza of 555 California Street will be transformed into a festive scene open to the community.

Where: Plaza of 555 California Street

When: Tuesday, December 1st beginning at 5pm

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Celebrate the Holidays at Fairmont San Jose]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:39:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/246*120/holidays5862.jpg

Fairmont San Jose is abuzz with holiday cheer and festive offerings, excited to entertain guests and locals alike this season. The luxury hotel will host a number of joyful dining experiences to celebrate the enchantment of the holidays in Silicon Valley.

Inspired decor will transform the lobby into a brilliant holiday scene on November 28. A festive gingerbread holiday village will be on display. Favorite chocolate sculptures of Mr. Grinch and a life size Fairmont Choco Santa, crafted by Fairmont San Jose’s pastry team, will adorn the enchanted lobby. Traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas menus, prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Hsia and his culinary team, will be showcased in Fountain Restaurant and the grand Imperial Ballroom. Listed below are events that will take place at the Fairmont this holiday season:

Thanksgiving, November 26

Fairmont Harvest Brunch, Imperial Ballroom

Family Tradition Buffet, Fountain Restaurant 

Thanksgiving & Holiday Meals at Home 

Christmans Friday, December 25

Fairmont Holiday Brunch, Imperial Ballroom

Mistletoe Lunch Buffet, Fountain Restaurant 

New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31

Pop The Champagne! Club Regent 

Dance the Night Away, Lobby Lounge

New Year's Eve: Friday, January 1, 2016

Bloody Mary Bar, Fountain Restaurant


For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Santa Clara County Parks Fantasy of Lights]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:23:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/LAKERFLC14.jpg

You don’t want to miss this spectacular holiday event. Santa Clara County Parks presents the Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru starting Sunday, December 6 to Thursday, December 31 from 6-10pm. Lighting up holiday spirit this season with  1.5 mile drive-through holiday display entertainment for the whole family. Returning for its 17th year, Fantasy of Lights continue to be the premier holiday show in Northern California. The larger- than- life displays will be sure to get you in that holiday spirit. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend: 

Online at parkhere.org

- Parks Administration Office, 298 Garden Hill Dr, Los Gatos

- Call 408-355-2201

Admission Prices:

$20 – per vehicle (up to 12 people)

$50 – oversized vehicle (capacity 13+)

<![CDATA[Sonoma Fairmont Tree Lighting ]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:22:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/fairmont-sonoma-mission.jpg

Fairmont Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is on Friday December 4, 2015. Guests and neighbors are invited to celebrate the official kick off of the festive season at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn’s holiday ceremony. Surround the whole family around the 100-year historic sycamore tree with thousands of Christmas lights and exclusive “Do It For the Love” ornaments will be sold where proceeds will go to benefit the organization. Santa Claus and his costumed carolers will welcome their guest of honor Ashlee Rosser from El Verano Elementary and provide treats and fun for everyone.

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 5:00pm

<![CDATA[Macy's Union Square Holds Adoptable Pets Holiday Windows]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:40:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Macy%27s+SPCA+Selection+%282%29.jpg

Press your nose up against Macy's Holiday windows featuring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA this holiday season from November 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016!

Over the past ten years, the Holiday Windows at Macy's Union Square, SF have helped the SF SPCA raise over $500,000 and find homes for over 2,500 animals.

Take home your own bundle of joy this holiday season from the SF SPCA adoption pop-up on Macy's Union Square's main floor!

When: Now through January 3, 2016

Where: Macy's Union Square, SF Main Floor

For more information, click here.

The San Francisco SPCA will be featured on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa this Sunday at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area, as well as 6 p.m. on COZI TV! Hopkins, featured above, will be available for adoption as well.

<![CDATA[Boldly Me Basketball Bash]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:58:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/BoldlyMe112015.jpg

Boldly Me invites the community for a Basketball Bash! Come join in on a fun evening of pizza, drinks, basketball and music at Mattos Elementary School, Fremont.

Recognized by Samuel Merritt University for innovation, collaboration and contributions, Boldly Me has a mission to provide inspiration, support, education, guidance, connections and counseling for individuals and their support system. The organization focuses on creating activities that encourage our communities to relax and enjoy their lives to the fullest despite the disability, disease or other differences they are facing.

Founded by Alanna Powell, who has lived most of her life with Alopecia Universalis (total baldness), her desire was to help people who felt different to accept and love themselves as they naturally are.

Boldly Me initially offered classes and workshops to adults and children at a variety of locations around the Bay Area including Fremont, Santa Clara and Oakland. Today, Boldly Me conducts special events such as school assemblies on self-esteem, small group intervention sessions and one-on-one mentoring and counseling.

The seniors of Irvington High School will be tabling at the Bash for those interested in learning more about Boldly Me.

When: Tuesday, December 8 from 6-8pm

Where: Mattos Elementary, 37944 Farwell Dr., Fremont

Admission: Free!

For more information on Boldly Me, click here.

Boldly Me will be featured on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa this Sunday, November 22nd at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area, as well as 6 p.m. on COZI TV!

<![CDATA[Hunger Bag Recipe Challenge by Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:17:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/HMB-111915.JPG

Jacob Bautista shares us a creative dish from the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company incorporating ingredients from an NBC Bay Area & Safeway Holiday Food Drive bag.

Tuna Cakes over Safeway Spaghetti with Vegetables topped with Spicy Peanut Butter Red Curry Sauce


1 pkg Safeway Kitchens Spaghetti

1.5 cups Del Monte Family Size Veggies

½ cup Skippy Peanut Butter

1.5 cups Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

3 cups drained Chicken of the Sea Tuna

¼ cup spicy red curry

1 each raw egg

¼ bunch chopped green onions

½ cup Japanese bread crumbs

½ cup vegetable oil1 tblsp soy sauce

½ tsp fish sauce

½ tsp sesame seed oil

½ tsp fresh chopped garlic

½ cup coconut milk (canned)

¼ cup rice vinegar

Directions for Tuna Macaroni Cakes
  1. Prepare macaroni, as per box instructions, cool to room temperature.
  2. In a mixing bowl add macaroni, tuna, 1 egg, bread crumbs, salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Form small patties, about 2 inches in diameter.
  4. In a medium size skillet, heat to medium low, add ¼ cup of oil, when oil is hot add your tuna patties, cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Set aside, keep warm.
Directions for Asian-Style Spaghetti Vegetable Medley
  1. Cook spaghetti a dente according to box instructions, drain in cool water to room temperature.
  2. In a large deep skillet add remaining oil and garlic, sauté for about 1 minute, then add green onions, pasta, vegetables, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame seed oil and salt and pepper to taste. Saute for approx 4 minutes.
Directions for Spicy Peanut Butter Red Curry Sauce
In a small pot combine coconut milk, peanut butter, rice vinegar and red curry, bring to boil, then lower heat, add salt and pepper to taste simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Place pasta/veggie mix in bowl, top with tuna cakes, followed by red curry sauce. Enjoy!

<![CDATA[Hunger Bag Recipe Challenge by Executive Chef Chad Blunston of the Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:09:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/08_ChefChadBlunston.jpg


Berkeley's Executivens Chef, Chad Bluton of Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa has constructed a few holiday dishes using the contents of the Safeway Hunger Bag items.

Shrimp marinade

  • 2 pc       Shallots, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp   Dark brown Sugar

  • ½ Tsp    Kosher Salt

  • 3 pc       Kaffir Lime Leaves

  • 2 pc       Macadamia Nuts

  • 2           Clove Garlic, Chopped

  • 1-2         Red thai Chilies, stemmed (Use one for mild, two for an extra kick)

  • 1            1” Piece Ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 1 Tbsp   Peanut Oil

  • 1 Tbsp   Coconut Milk

  • 12 pc     U-15 Sustainable Kauai Shrimp, Peeled, deveined, tail removed

  • 1 Tsp     Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1 bunch Organic Scallions

  • 12          Wooden Skewers, soaked in water


  1. Puree the shallots, sugar, salt, lime leaves, nuts, garlic, chilies & ginger in a food processor

  2. Heat a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add peanut oil.

  3. Add the paste and cook for approximately 5 minutes until the oil separates from the paste. Stir in the coconut milk.

  4.   Remove from heat and chill thoroughly.

  5. While the paste is cooling, remove shell, vein and tail from shrimp. Cut into three equal size pieces. Toss is lime juice and refrigerate.

  6. Remove root end of the Scallion and cut ½ inch pieces from firm part of stalk. Reserve small cut piece. Reserve remaining pieces for salad

  7. Once the paste is cool, marinade shrimp for minimum of four hours

  8.  After the shrimp has marinated the required time, thread onto soaked skewers, alternate with green onion piece

  9. Grill over charcoal fire. Spoon remaining marinade on the shrimp while grilling. It should only take a couple of minutes per side

Peanut Sauce

  • 1            Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 2             Cloves Garlic, minced

  • 1             Shallot, Fine Dice

  • ½ Cup    Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter

  • 8oz         Coconut Milk

  • ¼  Cup   Agave Nectar

  • ½ Cup    Fresh Lime Juice

  • ¼ Cup    Soy Sauce

  • 1 Tsp      Fish Sauce

  • ½ Tsp     Red Pepper Flakes

  • 1 Tbsp   Toasted Peanuts, Crushed


  1.  Heat a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add Olive Oil, add fine diced shallot, and sweat for 30 second moving constantly. Add minced garlic and seat for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat allow to cool and add to Food processor.

  2. To the food processor add ½ Cup Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter, Coconut milk, Agave Nectar, Lime Juice, Soy Sauce, Fish sauce & Red Pepper Flakes. Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary.

  3.  Place in a small dipping bowl and top with toasted Peanuts.

Organic Vegetable Salad, Black Garlic Vinaigrette

  • 1 lb         Spaghetti Noodles

  • 1 Tbsp   Kosher Salt

  • 4oz         Organic Red Cabbage, Shredded

  • ½             large Organic Red pepper, seeded and sliced thin

  • ½ bunch Organic Scallions cut on bias

  • 1 large   Organic carrot, Shredded fine   

  • ½ Tsp     Red Pepper Flakes

  • 2 clove black garlic, minced

  • 3 Tbsp  CA Olive Oil

  • ¼ Tsp     Kosher Salt

  • 1 Tbsp   Rice Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp   Chives, Chopped

  • 1 Tsp      Parsley, Chopped

  • 1              Lime Juiced        


  1. Place a large pot of Water on high heat (1 gallon of Water per lb of Pasta) bring to a Rolling Boil.

  2. Add the kosher Salt.

  3. Add 1 lb of Spaghetti, cook until al dente. Drain water, spread the noodles out to cool. Do not rinse

  4. Combine noodles, cabbage, red pepper, scallions, carrot & red pepper flakes in a large bowl.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine black garlic, olive oil, salt, vinegar. Mix Well

  6. Toss noodles and vegetables with half the vinaigrette and half of the chopped herbs. Let rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  7. Just before serving, toss with remaining vinaigrette and herbs and juice of 1 lime. Adjust seasoning if require.

Roasted Free Range Chicken, Sonoma Organic Mushrooms Pasta

Double Smoked Bacon & Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Noodle Cream

  • 6oz         Grapeseed oil

  • TT           Kosher Salt

  • TT           Black pepper, fresh ground

  • 6oz         Organic brussels sprouts, trimmed and scored

  • 8oz         Organic maitake/hen of the woods mushrooms, quartered

  • 5oz         Double-smoked bacon, ½ “ cubes

  • 4oz         Organic shiitake mushrooms, stem removed, sliced

  • 4oz         Organic enoki mushrooms, root end removed

  • 4oz         Organic king trumpet mushrooms, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 pc        Organic yellow squash, halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 1 tbsp   California olive oil

  • 1lb          Boneless/skinless free range chicken thigh, cut in 1” cubes

  • 1 tsp      Roasted garlic, minced

  • 1 can      10.5oz condensed chicken noodle soup

  • 1 ½ cup Heavy cream

  • 2 med   Sweet potato, peeled and ¼ “ Dice

  • ½ bunch Chives, chopped

  • 1 lb         Spaghetti noodles

  • 1 tbsp    Kosher salt

  •  TT          Parmesan Reggiano, shaved


  1.  Preheat oven to 425F.

  2. Season trimmed and scored Brussels sprouts and place in an oven proof dish.  Roast for 30-40 minutes.

  3. Season quartered maitake mushrooms with 1oz grape seed oil, salt and fresh ground pepper. Place in oven proof dish and roast for 15-18 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool

  4. Over medium-low heat, place a medium size thick bottom pot.  Place diced double-smoked bacon in pot, stir constantly to render.  When complete, remove from heat and drain on a paper towel lined plate.

  5. Over high heat, place 1oz grapeseed oil in a 10” sauté pan.  Cook shiitake mushrooms, reserve any remaining liquid in a separate bowl.  Place cooked mushrooms in large bowl.

  6. Repeat above step for enoki and king trumpet mushrooms.

  7. Over medium-high heat, place 1oz grapeseed oil in sauté pan.  Season sliced yellow squash and sauté until tender.  Remove from heat and let cool.

  8.  Over medium heat, place 1oz grapeseed oil in sauté pan.  Season chicken and sauté until cooked, approximately 10-12 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand.

  9.  Over medium-high heat, place a medium size thick bottom pot, heat 1oz grapeseed oil and minced roasted garlic, add soup, add cream and lower heat to medium.  Simmer for 5 minutes. Place cream mixture in blender and blend until smooth.  Return to pot and add sweet potato. Simmer on low for 15-18 minutes until sweet potato is tender.  Add any remaining mushroom liquid.

  10. Place a large pot of water on high heat (1 gallon of water per lb of pasta) bring to a rolling boil

  11. Add the kosher salt

  12. Add 1 lb of spaghetti, cook until al dente.  Drain water and allow to cool.  Do not rinse pasta in cold water.

  13. Over medium heat, add Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and chicken in a large pot.  Heat thoroughly, add spaghetti and chives .

  14. Spoon sauce over bottom of serving vessel, add other elements on top, finish with bacon and fresh shaved parmesan. 


<![CDATA[Free Mobile Medicare Clinics from the University of the Pacific]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:35:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/UOPMedicare111715.jpg

Student pharmacists from the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will hold health clinics in eight cities this fall to help people with Medicare save money on their prescription drugs costs, better understand their medications, and receive a variety of health care screenings and services.

Attendees will also be provided with a comprehensive review of all their medications and have all of their medication-related questions answered under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, the student will also offer vaccinations including the flu and pneumococcal vaccines, diabetes screening and blood pressure testing, cholesterol and bone-density, and much more.

When: Saturday, November 21st from 10am-5pm

Where: Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd. Oakland

 Call for an appointment (510) 343-2473

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Hunger Bag Recipe Challenge by Fairmont San Francisco's Executive Chef Andrew Court]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:47:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/desfr.jpg

Fairmont San Francisco's Executive Chef Andrew Court has come up with various recipes to make your holiday meal taste exquisite.Chefs from around the Bay Area are challenged to create a delicious holiday dish using the contents of this year Safeway Hunger Bag items. All chefs are required to use at least three of the following items listed: Safeway Condensed Soup Chicken Noodle, Chicken of the Sea Tuna, Safeway Kitchens Spaghetti, Hunts Pasta Sauce, Del Monte Family Size Veggies, Skippy Peanut Butter and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

Krispy Kraft Mac N’ Cheese Bites

  •  2 boxes Kraft Mac N Cheese Family Size
  • 8 tbl.      Butter
  • ½ c.        Milk
  • 1 Bag    8oz Sharp Kraft Cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tsp      Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp      Chopped Chives
  • ½ tsp     Truffle oil
  • 6 oz       Flour     
  • 3 ea       Eggs
  • 1lb          Panko Bread Crumb


  1. Day Before; Make Kraft Mac N Cheese according to the packet.
  2. When hot, fold in shredded cheddar and teaspoon of Dijon mustard, chives & Truffle oil.
  3. Set aside to cool overnight in flat tray in the fridge.
  4. Day of; cut macaroni into 1 ½” cubes. Roll cubes in flour, eggwash and breadcrumb to cover. Chill in fridge for 2 hours.
  5. Deep fry breaded cubes in hot oil, approximately 325 degrees for 3-4 minutes, or till crisp.
  6. Serve with assorted dipping sauces.

Old-Fashioned Ketchup

  • 2 Can     Hunts Tomato Pasta Sauce
  • 1 ea        Green peppers, chopped
  • 1 ea        Onion, chopped
  • 1 c.         White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 c.         Sugar
  • 2 Tsp      Salt, to taste
  • ¼  tsp    Cloves, Ground
  • ¼  tsp    Cinnamon, Ground
  • ¼  tsp    Allspice, Ground
  • ½ lb        Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  1. Boil tomato sauce, peppers and onions until tender.
  2. Blend Run through sieve or strainer. Add remaining ingredients. Boil until thick and pour into jars.

Spicy Sriracha Peanut Dip

  • Ingredients
  • ½ Cup    Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tsp      Hot water
  • 1 Tsp      Lime juice
  • 1 Tsp      Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp      Sesame oil
  • Sriracha sauce to taste


  1. Put the peanut butter into a bowl and then slowly pour in the hot water, whisking vigorously to combine. Stir in lime juice, soy sauce and the sesame oil, and then add the Sriracha sauce to taste. 

<![CDATA[San Jose's Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:42:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/274*120/Tree-for-Ho-562x246.png

One of San Jose’s biggest holiday events is here, Christmas in the Park is the best way to build memories with friends and family. After a day of feasting come to Downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park with a beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremony, the unofficial kick off to the holiday season begins November 27th. The ceremony begins at 6pm at the Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park. Visit Christmas in the Park and explore to learn a little more about Downtown San Jose. 

When: Friday, Nov 27,2015
Time: 6pm
Learn more, click here

<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2015]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:22:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/S-Turkey-Trot.jpg

The season of giving has arrived. Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”. Before the big meal, the holiday parade and the pies, squeeze in some exercise running alongside thousands of locals! Join this year’s Turkey Trot and make it an annual tradition for you and your family. This new tradition will help the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank, and The Health Trust. 

The Turkey Trot on November 26, 2015 allows the participant to choose from a 5K or 10K walk or run, along with a kids fun run. This event was founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. Onto it’s 11th year, this event has raised over $5 million to be given to local charities that support families in their most basic needs. 

For more info, click here

<![CDATA[Breakfast with Santa]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:41:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Santauntitled.png

It’s time for some holiday cheer. Breakfast with Santa is set for December 12, 2015 bright and early at 9am at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Come join the fun at this special event with a catered delicious breakfast buffet. Bring the whole family because guests will have the chance to snap photos with Santa, participate in games and activities, and watch holiday themed entertainment. 

Ticket Info:  $20 Child (2-12)
                   $30 Teen/Adult Ticket
For more info, click here

<![CDATA[America's Got Bollywood]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:35:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/MonaKhan-111215.JPG

The Mona Khan Company, North America's premiere Bollywood company, presents America's Got Bollywood!

Be mesmerized by an incredible display of talent, the best Bollywood music, unparalleled choreography, extravagant costuming and production.

The company has an impressive background, with performances with some of Bollywood's biggest stars, NBA shows, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festivals and more! The Mona Khan Company also made it to the Top 48 on America's Got Talent in season five.

America's Got Bollywood is a not-to-be-missed event!

Show Dates & Times:

Saturday, Nov. 21st - 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22nd - 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.


Performing Arts Center at Chabot College, Hayward


For more information on tickets, click here.

<![CDATA[SF General Hospital Foundation Seeks Nominations for Extraordinary Citizens to be Recognized at Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:41:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Heroes-and-Hearts-2-590x393.jpg

Do you know a local hero? The annual Heroes & Hearts Award recognizes individuals who live or work in San Francisco and inspire others through exceptional community service. Send in your nomination today and help shine the spotlight on a person who has demonstrated extraordinary courage or compassion in the workplace or in the community.

Heroes & Hearts is an extension of Hearts in San Francisco - a city-wide art installation and fundraiser project that has raised more than 13 million dollars for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Three recipients will be chosen and honored at the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon in San Francisco's AT&T park. Send in your nomination today!

When: All entries must be received by Friday, December 18 

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[The Inaugural SF International Southeast Asian Film Festival ]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:15:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*267/isea.jpg

The International Southeast Asian Film Festival ( I-SEA) highlights the histories, imaginaries, and identities of those with ties to Southeast Asia and its diasporas, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, and the Philippines. The selected films will have dialogue with local and international communities, drawing connections between wars then and now, overseas and on the streets.

The films- ranging from horror, experimental, documentaries and more-embrace diverse topics including gender identity, love and modernity. The festival will feature the latest works by emerging and established filmmakers, including features, documentaries, shots, and experimental cinema.

 Opening Night Screening Event & Party

When: Friday, November 20 from 7pm-11pm

Where:Artists' Television Access in San Francisco's Mission Direct

The New People Cinema

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 21-22 from 10:30am-12am

Where: New People Cinema in Japantown. 

 For more information, please click here

<![CDATA[Silicon Valley AFP Celebrates 28th Year of Philanthropy]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:37:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/281*120/12blah.jpg

Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day is Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) premier event, a celebration of excellence in local philanthropy on Friday, November 20, 2015. Save the date and join Sam Brock and Laura Garcia Cannon at Silicon Valley in their 28th annual event alongside community leaders, fundraisers, and philanthropists. The awards luncheon will take place at Santa Clara Convention Center honoring twenty nine outstanding distinguished volunteer fundraisers who have made an impact to change the world with their giving heart.  On this day AFP will celebrate those who are the heart and soul of fundraising. 

AFP consists of over 300 members working to advance philanthropy and volunteerism through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. With over 30,000 members in 197 chapters in the United States, AFP provides local professional development opportunities, mentorship and educational programs, and offers scholarships.

To learn more about this event click here

<![CDATA[Donate November 21- NBC Bay Area & Safeway Holiday Food Drive]]> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:15:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/nbc.png

Bay Area food banks serve over 780,000 local residents each month, join NBC Bay Area at Safeway's "Help Us End Hunger" food drive. The food drive makes it easier for our community to help feed their neighbors in need. NBC Bay Area anchors & reporters will volunteer at their local neighborhood Safeway to encourage shoppers to donate.

To make the donation process easier, a specially produced shopping bag filled with items that food banks need the most will be available for $10 at all local Safeway stores. To purchase, shoppers can remove a flyer from the tear pads and take it up to the register to donate. The bags will be available for shoppers to purchase now through December 25. 

NBC Bay Area anchors & reporters will also be lending a helping hand at your local Safeway. Here is a list of locations and times you can say hello. 

160 1st and Foothill, Los Altos 10am-12pm

  • Raj Mathai @rajmathai
  • Janelle Wang @janellewang 
  • Peggy Bunker @PeggyBunker 

200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo 10am-12pm

  • Jeff Ranieri @JeffRanieri 

110 Stawberry Village, Mill Valley 10am-12pm

  • Terry McSweeney @TerryMcSweeney 

840 E.Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill 9:15-10:15am

  • Laura Garcia-Cannon @LauraGarciaCann 
  • Sam Brock @SamNBCBayArea
  • Robert Handa @RHandaNBC 
  • Ian Cull @NBCian 

3970 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara 11am-1pm

  • Scott McGrew @ScottMcGrew 
  • Kari Hall @KariHallWeather 
  • Kira Klapper @kiraklapper 

1790 Decoto Rd. Union City 10am-12pm

  • Mike Inouye @MikeyNoWay 

470 N. Santa Cruz Blvd, Los Gatos 11am-12pm

  • Scott Budman @scottbudman 
  • Marianna Favro @mariannefavro 

1530 Hamilton Ave, San Jose 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • Garvin Thomas @garvinthomas 
  • Kris Sanchez @KrisNBC 

2980 E. Capitol Expressway, San Jose 10am-11am

  • Damian Trujillo @newsdamian 

3365 Deer Valley Rd, Antioch 11am-1pm

  • Jodi Hernandez @JodiHernandezTV
  • Christy Smith @christies_nbc
  • Cheryl Hurd @hurd_hurd 

2020 Market St (Castro), San Francisco 10am-2pm 

  • Jean Elle @nbcjeanelle 

4495 First Street, Livermore 11am-1pm

  • Bob Redell @BobNBC

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<![CDATA[SF Choral Society's Musical Extravaganza]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:49:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/5657.jpg

San Francisco Choral Society presents inspiring pair of contemporary works: Terra Nostra and Lux Aeterna. The event takes place Saturday, November 14, at 8pm and again on Sunday, November 15, at 4pm. Join the SF Choral Society come together with Piedmont Children’s Choir in the composer’s most ambitious, largest-scale work to celebrate the planet, the rise of humanity, and the search for the perfect balance between Earth and mankind. With the help of adult and children’s choruses, a string orchestra, percussionists and soloists it promises to be a thrilling musical sensation.  Also featuring Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, a piece inspired by grief and understanding the goodness of life to help elevate us as human beings.

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church – San Francisco
Time: Saturday 11/14: 8pm
          Sunday 11/15: 4pm

<![CDATA[11th Annual Walnut Creek on Ice ]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:32:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/WCOI.jpg

The 11th annual Walnut Creek on Ice takes place in the heart of downtown Civic Park. The partially enclosed ice rink welcomes skaters of all ages and abilities to tie on a pair of ice skates and skate daily through January 18, 2016. Families can also celebrate the season with the Children Winter Festival, Family Skate Nights, Lamorinda Theater Company performance, and much more. 

Where: Downtown Civic Park, Walnut Creek

When: November 11, 2015- January  18, 2016

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[5th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival ]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:04:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/15287.jpg

The Napa Valley Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization that celebrates cinematic arts. The festival strides to enrich the community by presenting an annual world- class festival and year- round education for outreach programs.This year's festival is dedicated towards the cinematic storytellers who share their beguiling art.  

The Napa Valley Film Festival will host 120 new independent films, sneak previews of awards, season contenders, panel conversations, culinary demonstrations, wine experiences, and special events including the spectacular Festival Gala, Celebrity Tributes, Awards Ceremony, late-night parties, Winter Circle Dinners and more. Come and experience what the Napa Valley Film Festival has to offer. 

Where: Napa I Yountville I St. Helena I Calistoga  

When: Wednesday, November 11 -Sunday, November 15

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Catwalk Down the Boulevard]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:12:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BXyicHcCIAAu0YB.jpg

Catwalk Down the Boulevard is a celebration of vintage fashion with designers, one of a kind jewelry, and exclusive vendors. This soiree includes a silent auction, indoor flea market, and music entertainment on November 14, doors open from 6pm-11pm at Scottish Rite Center. This event benefits the FYC of San Jose. 

For over twenty years the Filipino Youth Coalition (FYC) has been providing positive opportunities for the younger generation steering them to realize their hopes and dreams by being productive in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. FYC implements prevention and intervention programs that help guide youth away from gang and criminal violence. A non-profit organization with a staff of dedicated, kind, and warm-hearted individuals who volunteer countless hours to mentor teenagers going through hardships and tough times.  The FYC offers programs that help youth find a safe and caring place where friends can offer a shoulder to lean on.

Times: 6-11pm
Where: 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose.

<![CDATA[Ponding, Flooding in Sunnyvale During First Major Rain of Season]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:40:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000013910290_1200x675_557180995874.jpg In the South Bay, there was ponding starting to fill up parts of the Lawrence Expressway onramp onto southbound US Highway 101 in Sunnyvale. Fremont police reported flooding at Mission and Niles boulevards, as well as Paseo Padre Parkway and Hancock Place. Kris Sanchez]]> <![CDATA[The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West ]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:14:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/41563.jpg

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West, a San Francisco tradition, will kick off the ice skating season on Wednesday, November 4, with a lineup of jubilant and festive activities for all ages. 

The ice rink in Union Square, which the "TODAY" show calls one of the "Best Ice Skating Rink in the U.S.," is the premier location for outdoor ice skating among st the vibrant lights and popular shopping destinations in San Francisco. A portion of this year's proceeds benefit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. 

When: November 4, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Where: Union Square, San Francisco

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Breakfast with Chris Matthews and Scott Shafer]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:21:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000013806840_1200x675_554998851912.jpg

Join Chris Matthews in kick starting the conversation about the 2016 elections at the Commonwealth Club of California, Thursday, November 19, 2015. A special programming featuring MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who will giving the insider scoop on national politics and witty musings with KQED’s Scott Shafer. This event is sure to spark some interesting conversations about various political views.  

Chris Matthews has been engaged in American politics professionally and captivated by political rivalries since John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. His experience as a political speechwriter for the White House landed him a front-row seat as top aide to the legendary Speaker of the House Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr.

Location: 555 Post Street, SF

Time: 8:15am -check in, 9am - program

To purchase tickets click here

<![CDATA[Sheriff's Heroes Run 2015]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:59:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/roberthanda.jpg

The Heroes Run is back this Saturday, November 7, ready for another family-friendly 5K Run/Walk at the Cupertino Civic Center. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super hero or simply come out and support the real heroes in their life. For the third annual Heroes Run this event includes prizes for the best kids’ costumes and fun for all the family. NBC’s very own Robert Handa will be the emcee of this family fun run. 

This event has grown in popularity to help raise awareness for a great cause. The Sheriff’s Heroes Run was established to help support the Valley Medical Center pediatric unit to give children in dire need proper care and assistance.

Ticket Prices:
                     Adult: $30
                     Child (ages 2-7) : $15

Location: Cupertino Civic Center

For more info click here

<![CDATA[PurpleStride Silicon Valley ]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:08:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/hero2158.jpg

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach, and advocacy for a cure. Pancreatic cancer has a seven percent survival rate.  You can help make a difference by joining the movement to rewire the future for this deadly disease by participating in the 5k timed run and awareness walk.

Pancreatic survivors, families, friends and supporters are invited to attend this event to fight against pancreatic cancer. Join PurpleStride Silicon Valley and together you will continue to rewrite the book on how to fight this deadly disease. 

Where: Discovery Meadow, Downtown San Jose 

When: Sunday, November 7

Registration Opens       9:00am

Opening Ceremonies  10:00am

Run/ Walk Begins         10:30am 

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts at Woodside High School Theater]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:54:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/churning.jpg

With a new cast and a new stage, Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts is thrilled to present an operatic ballet performance "Samudra Manthan: Churning of the Milk Ocean"! This grand performance is so visually captivating you will feel the musical transporting you to an ancient tale of Hindu Mythology. Director Shreelata Suresh will present a classical Indian dance style of Bharatha Natyam on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in two shows at noon and 4pm located at Woodside High Performing Arts Center. Unlike a typical Indian dance performance, the operatic dance brings together more dancers, characters, stories, and energy! This event is complete with entertainment, tasty Indian food, and traditional Indian crafts and jewelry. Half of all proceeds from these shows will benefit Worlds Art West and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.  

Who: Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts. Artistic Director: Shreelata Suresh

What: Samudra Manthan -  a Bharatanatyam operatic ballet.

When: Sunday, November 1, 2015. 2 Shows at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Where: Woodside High School Theater, 199 Churchill Ave, Woodside, CA

Tickets: $100, $50, $30, $20. Group and Early Bird Discounts before October 15

<![CDATA[7 Pinole Valley High Students Suspended After Taking Xanax: School]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 06:47:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000013688556_1200x675_550123075976.jpg Days after five students in Marin County were sent to the hospital for overdosing on cough medication, seven students in the East Bay students were suspended from high school for using the prescription drug Xanax, which is used to treat anxiety, according to the school.]]> <![CDATA[Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the New SFGH Acute Care and Trauma Center]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:06:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/329*120/new_hospital105.jpg

In 2008, San Francisco citizens overwhelmingly supported a bond to fund the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's Rebuild Construction Project with an unprecedented 84% vote. Throughout this process, architects and medical staff collaboratively designed the new Acute Care and Trauma Center. 

This special day will be the official patient move-in and grand opening. The new facility will enhance patient experiences, promote wellness and healing, and also further the education of physicians and other providers who are trained at San Francisco General. Mayor Ed Lee, Department of Public Health, San Francisco Health Network and San Francisco General Hospital Foundation invites bay area locals to join them on this exciting day!

Where: San Francisco General Hospital 

When: November 21, 2015 from11:30am to 12:30pm 

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Hawaiian Airlines/ Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice ]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:34:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/1414441915-DT_ICE_0080_D_Garcia-tickets.jpg

Hawaiian Airlines/ Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice returns November 13 at the Circle of Palms in the heart of downtown San Jose's holiday attractions. Yamaguchi will open the rink on Monday, November 16 at 5pm. You don't need to be an Olympic skater to be on the ice rink, but you do need skates that you could rent out at the location. 

South Bay's leading winter attractions and family friendly activities, include the traditional Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland. Come celebrate the spirit of the season in downtown San Jose.

When: November 14- February 7

Where: Circle of Palms between the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Museum of Art 

For more information, please click here. .


<![CDATA[Halloween Candy Buy Back is Back]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:48:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/327*120/hallow.jpg

Participating dentist offices all over the U.S will pay kids $1 per pound for their Halloween candy. The candy will be sent off to troops overseas who are serving in harm's way. The dentists later mails off the collection to Operation Gratitude and they sort all the goodies, pack the boxes, and ship those boxes to troops abroad. Then the troops give most of the candy away to other kids to create relationships with them. This event is the circle of giving, which gives kids and other people from all walks of life a chance to make a difference in someone's life. 

Where: Find a participating dentist office near you.

When: Sunday, November 1, 2015

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[26th Annual Hispanic Foundation Ball ]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:30:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/B1ZxDWzCAAEhW5O.jpg

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is a philanthropic organization, focused on cultivating philanthropy to address community needs, and invest in the success of the Hispanic community. 

Where: Fairmont Hotel San Jose

When: October 24, 2015 from 5:30pm- 11:30pm

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Tribute to Nikkei Veterans ]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:52:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/25gf.jpg

Pay tribute to the Nikkei Veterans by attending the veteran family luncheon.

When: Saturday November, 14, 2015 from 10am-12pm

Center is open to the Public Weekends from 12pm-5pm

Where: 640 Old Mason St., Crissy Field, Presido of San Francisco 

Reservations required, please call (415) 921-5007

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Peninsula Symphony 2015]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:51:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/symp.jpg

A exhilarating symphonic experience at the 67th season premiere of the Peninsula Symphony. This memorable musical starts October 23-24, 2015 featuring Soyeon Kate Lee the sensational young Korean-American pianist. Discover the joy of the Peninsula Symphony by enriching the lives of people within the community, hoping to inspire and innovate high caliber musical presentations.

Established back in 1949 support for the symphony goes to help enrich the transformative power of live performance through the Home Series and Bridges to Music educational outreach Program. 


         Oct 23 - San Mateo Performing Arts Center
         Oct 24 - Flint Center, Cupertino

Time: 8pm

Season Ticket Sales:

             Adults: $115

             Seniors: $95 (65 and up)

             Students: $95 

             Child: $20 (5-12)

For more info click here

<![CDATA[Asian Pacific America Highlight Events]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:01:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/asain.png

Performance: Page of Madness

The Asian Art Museum is having an innovative performance combining music, experimental film and dance, inspired by the 1926 film, "A Page of Madness," written by Nobel Prize- winning author Yasunari Kawabata

When: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Where: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco  

For more information, click here.

Vishwa Shanthi Presents Indian Mythology in Classical Dance Drama                                Samudra Manthan Casts 35 Dancers to enact Tug-of-war between Celestial Gods and Demons for Immortality. 

Vishaw Shanthi Performing Arts, led by artistic director Shreelata Suresh, will present the classical dance ballet "Samudra Manthan" in the classical Indian dance style Bharartha Natnyam

When: Sunday, November 1, 2015 

Where: Woodside High Performing Arts Center 

For more information, click here.

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu celebrates its 30th Anniversary with Kanakolu

In honor of its 30th anniversary, Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and his award-winning dance troupe, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, return to the Palace of Fine Arts Theater for four performances, a thrilling retrospective that pays tribute to the company's vast body of work. 

Where: Palace of Fine Arts Theater

When: October, 17-25, 2015

For more information click here.

<![CDATA[Join Family Extravaganza at Guadalupe River Park]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:57:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/166*120/RPGDropIn.jpg

Family programs at Guadalupe River Park Conservancy are developed so that families can have fun, while building an affinity for nature with loved ones. Within the three weeks, kids and parents will have the opportunity to learn about animals and explore the park. 

At the end of each activity, families will be able to take home equipment needed to dissect an owl pellet, make fun treasure maps, and seeds to jump start your urban garden. Join the fun while space is available! 

Where:Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

When: Saturday, November 7th, 14th, and 21st

For more information, please click here

<![CDATA[Support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:06:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/CKJMCowUkAIPKeE.jpg

Silicon Valley Education Foundation is a nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators. The organization helps provide advocacy programs and resources to help students reach their full potential in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

This year Silicon Valley's icon John Doerr will be honored for his many contributions to education. Proceeds will benefit programs of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. 

Where: Computer History Museum

When: Wednesday November 4. 2015 from 6 to 9pm

For more information, please click here

<![CDATA[Asian Pacific America Highlight Events]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:27:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000013506063_1200x675_543705155658.jpg

A Conversation with Jitish Kallat:

The Asian Art Museum welcomes artist Jitish Kallat to discuss his art and curatorship of the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art help in Kerala, India.

In conversation with Dr. Karin Oen, assistant curator of contemporary art, Kallat will discuss the various themes and ideas that recur throughout his wide-ranging artistic practice.

When: Saturday, October 17

2-3 p.m.

Where: Samsung Hall - Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

For more info, click here.


Tula - Balance of Life:

The Ushanjali School of Dance presents Tula - Balance of Life, a unique presentation based on the "Panchabhoota" theme through classical dances and folk dances from around India. There will be live music accompaniment for some segments of the performances, along with a special performance by an artist from Nepal.

All proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization, Sahayeta for Nepal Earthquake relief.

When: November 1, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Amador Valley Theater - 1155 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton


2015 International Taiko Festival:

The San Francisco Taiko Dojo will be holding its 2015 International Taiko Festival in San Bruno. The show will include performances from Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the Sanfrancisco Taiko Dojo, the San Francisco Taiko Dojo Rising Stars, and TIffany Tamaribuchi and Sacramento Taiko Dan.

Join in the night of celebration featuring the powerful drums and pounding rhythms of taiko.

When: November 7, 7 p.m.

Where: Capuchino Performing Arts Center, San Bruno

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Asian Pacific Fund's Annual Gala ]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:28:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/235*120/gideon.jpg

The Asian Pacific Fund Annual Gala is a prestigious celebration of Asian American philanthropy in the Bay Area. For the past two decades, this event has brought together business and community leaders who share a deep appreciation for the community and who are inspired to give back to the most vulnerable.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Reception at 6:00 p.m Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

For more Information, please click here

<![CDATA[Kids in the Klinic Golf Classes 2015]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:54:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/KIK14-378-M.jpg

A portion of funds at the event supports Pacific Dugoni's Kids in the Klinic program which provides dental care, education, and oral health prevention for disadvantage children throughout Northern California. 

The event includes prizes, food, social opportunities, cocktail reception in the Lakeside Clubhouse, special guests, and much more. 

When: Monday, October 26, 2015

Where: The Olympic Club, San Francisco 

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival 2015]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:13:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/P853ump.jpg

Plenty of bountiful displays of gigantic champion pumpkins will be waiting for your arrival at the 45th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. There will be smashing entertainment among four different stages, the Great Pumpkin Parade, bone-chilling haunted house, and an expert pumpkin sculptor taking on the challenge to carve a one of a kind masterpiece. The entire Coastside area bursts into a brilliant sea of orange to welcome the fall harvest on Oct 17 to Oct 18 from 9am to 5pm. The event will be located on Main Street between Mill and Spruce Street in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Time: 9am to 5pm
When: Oct 17-18

For more info, click here

Photo Credit: Miramar Events]]>
<![CDATA[Brides Against Breast Cancer]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:26:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/457845hinst20breast20cancer_.jpg

October is breast cancer awareness month, what better way to promote this cause by attending Girls Night Out from 6pm to 9pm. A fashion show with all donated wedding gowns along with a champagne and wine taste from ONEHOPE wine and hors d'eouvres delivered by the Alameda County Firefighters. Speak to the best bridal vendors and win raffle prizes from local wineries. This two day event starts Oct 15th and 17th. Come find your dream dress in a sea of something used and something borrowed while supporting a great cause. 

When: October 15, 2015 6-9pm & October 17, 2015 10am-4pm
Where: Redwoon Canyon Golf Course
            17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley
Cost: $20 per ticket

<![CDATA[Train to Save Lives]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:40:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/leuk.jpg

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's fundraising campaign, Team in Training, is the world's largest and most successful charity sport's endurance program. With 600,000 people returning to the 27th year to help raise more than $1 billion in research for cancer patients. 

The time is now to find a cure between Oct 7, 2015 to June 30, 2016. TNT hosts marathons, triathlons, hiking, and more to help continue their mission to advance therapy treatment for blood cancer patients and their families. It doesn't matter if you're an athlete or if you're in the perfect shape, coaches will train you to cross that finish line. Travel to incredible destinations, expand your circle to meet everlasting friends, and inspire others to help raise blood cancer awareness. 

For more info, click here

<![CDATA[Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:16:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/195*120/hai.jpg

Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and his award- winning dance troupe, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, return to the Palace of Fine Arts Theater. Four thrilling retrospective performances that pays tribute to the company's greatest hits from the past 30 years.

Known for their trademark hula mua - which brings the ancient Hawaiian dance form into the modern realm by setting traditional hula movements to decidedly non- Hawaiian music resulting into a theatrical experience that is visually captivating and culturally rich - as well as hula kahiko - the traditional pre- Western style of Hawaiian dance - Na Lei Hulu l Ka Wekiu has garnered critical and audience acclaim throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. 

Where: Palace of Fine Arts Theater San Francisco 

When: Saturday October 17 - 25

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Sansei Live]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:26:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/Kimochi+Sansei+Live%21+Line+Dancers.JPG

Sansei Live is a night of live music and friendship to benefit Kimochi. Kimochi singers and line dancing lessons from "Soul Inspired Line Dancers." 

There will be raffle prizes and live music provided by Rendezvous and Special Guests.

Where: Kabuki Hotel - 1625 Post Street, San Francisco

Parking Available at Japan Center Garage 

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 8pm - 12am

For more information click here