Family-Friendly Events Calendar

PACO Holiday Extravaganza

12-16-2017

Presented by Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra at Smithwick Theater - Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm
Starring “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe join forces with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) for high-octane performances of Bach and their original... [more+]
Starring “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe join forces with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) for high-octane performances of Bach and their original Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen. This family-friendly program includes Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, featuring all five PACO orchestras and the Pacific Ballet Academy. The VIP tickets include preferred seating and a post-concert champagne reception with the guest soloists, Steinway Artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe and Music Director Ben Simon, nearby at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

A Winter Wonderland

12-17-2017

Presented by Academy of Classical Ballet - California at Campbell Heritage Theater, Campbell
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm
Join young heroine Beatrice as she goes on an adventure through the enchanted woods where she encounters penguins, reindeer, and other animals. Come along as she discovers a winter wonderland where she meets magical creatures like the Winter... [more+]
Join young heroine Beatrice as she goes on an adventure through the enchanted woods where she encounters penguins, reindeer, and other animals. Come along as she discovers a winter wonderland where she meets magical creatures like the Winter Fairy, the Peppermint Princess, and Jack Frost. Be amazed as her adventure unfolds before one's eyes and brings all the smiles and fun that follow. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The 1940s Radio Hour

12-23-2017

Presented by Los Altos Stage Company at Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Radio Station WOV in New York is getting ready for its final holiday broadcast to the troops overseas. The audience takes a trip back through time as a collection of colorful characters bring to life classic American songs such as “Boogie... [more+]
Radio Station WOV in New York is getting ready for its final holiday broadcast to the troops overseas. The audience takes a trip back through time as a collection of colorful characters bring to life classic American songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” “Blue Moon” and “Stormy Weather.” Harkening back to the greatest generation’s greatest contribution, The 1940s Radio Hour is an evening of hilarious and heartwarming nostalgia. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The North Pole Review - Concert

12-17-2017

Presented by Gamble Garden at Gamble Garden, Palo Alto
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:30 am
This class is appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. “The North Pole Review” will be performed by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal... [more+]
This class is appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. “The North Pole Review” will be performed by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling acrobatic penguins. There will also be arts & crafts, refreshments, and goody bags for the kids. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The North Pole Review

12-17-2017

Presented by Gamble Garden at Gamble Garden, Palo Alto
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:30 am
Kids and their grownups will love “The North Pole Review” performance by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling... [more+]
Kids and their grownups will love “The North Pole Review” performance by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling acrobatic penguins. After the show, enjoy holiday arts & crafts, refreshments and goody bags for the kids. Perfect for families with kids age 4-10. Join Gamble Garden for this fun-filled holiday celebration. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

Third Thursday: Holiday Music

12-21-2017

Presented by San Jose Museum of Art at San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm
The sounds of the season fill the galleries thanks to Magnolia Jazz Ensemble and the Trace Elementary Choir. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies in the museum store while also taking care of last minute holiday shopping.
The sounds of the season fill the galleries thanks to Magnolia Jazz Ensemble and the Trace Elementary Choir. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies in the museum store while also taking care of last minute holiday shopping. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

I Never - Author Talk

01-18-2018

Presented by Books Inc. at Books Inc. - Palo Alto, Palo Alto
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Laura Hopper in celebration of her stunning debut novel, I Never. Janey King's priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly... [more+]
Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Laura Hopper in celebration of her stunning debut novel, I Never. Janey King's priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced, her world starts to shift. Back at school, Luke Hallstrom, an adorable senior, pursues Janey, and she realizes that she has two new priorities to consider: love and sex. Inspired by Judy Blume's classic ForeverI Never features a perfect, delicious, almost-to-good-to-be-true high school relationship . . . and it doesn't shy away from the details. Destined to be passed from teen to teen, this is a young adult debut that will get readers talking. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

"Change the World" by Alphabet Rockers - PASS

01-30-2018

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center at Carriage House Theater, Saratoga
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 30 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jan 30 @ 11:30 am
Alphabet Rockers makes learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves, and community of hip hop. This is an intergenerational dance party where the performers' infectious, energetic grooving is accompanied by thoughtful, educational lyrics... [more+]
Alphabet Rockers makes learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves, and community of hip hop. This is an intergenerational dance party where the performers' infectious, energetic grooving is accompanied by thoughtful, educational lyrics about cultural topics that help to meet curriculum goals. Alphabet Rockers sees each child and audience member as an individual rich with culture, each capable of expression, learning, fun, collaboration, and changing the world.

 This is a School event specifically for Teachers and Students. Scholarships may be available.

[less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

JazzReach: Big Drum/Small World - PASS

02-02-2018

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 02 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 02 @ 11:30 am
This immersive multimedia program features performances by prominent, internationally-recognized jazz composers hailing from the United States as well as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and India. Big Drum/Small World shows the value of... [more+]
This immersive multimedia program features performances by prominent, internationally-recognized jazz composers hailing from the United States as well as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and India. Big Drum/Small World shows the value of creative collaboration and the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore differences, share ideas, and discover common ground. Plus, the project’s composers share the ways that both the American jazz tradition and their individual cultural heritages have informed and inspired their respective visions and artistic sensibilities.

This is a School event specifically for Teachers and Students. Scholarships may be available.

[less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The Gondoliers

02-18-2018

Presented by Lamplighters Music Theater at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm
Due to a mix-up during infancy, a pair of handsome Venetian gondoliers have suddenly become kings. Their brand new wives aren’t quite so pleased though, once they find out that the rightful king is also married by proxy to Casilda, the daughter... [more+]
Due to a mix-up during infancy, a pair of handsome Venetian gondoliers have suddenly become kings. Their brand new wives aren’t quite so pleased though, once they find out that the rightful king is also married by proxy to Casilda, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro! Only one pair can be the rightful rulers but, until the identity of the true monarch can be established, the boys must share the royal duties. Being idealists, they really don’t mind! Set by the sun-dappled, lazy waters of the Grand Canal, the singing Gondolieri and Contadine, and the “Cachucha” danced at the Royal Court at Barataria, make The Gondoliers an exuberant, happy valentine, wrapped in some of Sullivan’s most tuneful music and tied with one of Gilbert’s most fanciful libretti. Within this joyful opera Gilbert ingeniously skewers issues of social equality and the class system with his usual brilliant wit and groundbreaking lyrics alongside Sullivan’s lovely, lilting score. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The Daughters of Hypatia: Circles of Mathematical Women - PASS

03-16-2018

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 9:30 am Fri, Mar 16 @ 11:30 am
The Daughters of Hypatia, the latest production from choreographer Karl Schaffer, celebrates great mathematical women throughout history with dynamic dances inspired by their work. Four dancers recount intriguing stories from these women’s... [more+]
The Daughters of Hypatia, the latest production from choreographer Karl Schaffer, celebrates great mathematical women throughout history with dynamic dances inspired by their work. Four dancers recount intriguing stories from these women’s lives with explorations of circular motifs, colorful projections of live video mosaics, complex clapping games, surprising audience interactions, and more.

This is a School event specifically for Teachers and Students. Scholarships may be available.

[less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

PACO Holiday Extravaganza

12-16-2017

Presented by Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra at Smithwick Theater - Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm
Starring “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe join forces with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) for high-octane performances of Bach and their original... [more+]
Starring “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe join forces with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) for high-octane performances of Bach and their original Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen. This family-friendly program includes Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, featuring all five PACO orchestras and the Pacific Ballet Academy. The VIP tickets include preferred seating and a post-concert champagne reception with the guest soloists, Steinway Artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe and Music Director Ben Simon, nearby at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

A Winter Wonderland

12-17-2017

Presented by Academy of Classical Ballet - California at Campbell Heritage Theater, Campbell
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm
Join young heroine Beatrice as she goes on an adventure through the enchanted woods where she encounters penguins, reindeer, and other animals. Come along as she discovers a winter wonderland where she meets magical creatures like the Winter... [more+]
Join young heroine Beatrice as she goes on an adventure through the enchanted woods where she encounters penguins, reindeer, and other animals. Come along as she discovers a winter wonderland where she meets magical creatures like the Winter Fairy, the Peppermint Princess, and Jack Frost. Be amazed as her adventure unfolds before one's eyes and brings all the smiles and fun that follow. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The 1940s Radio Hour

12-23-2017

Presented by Los Altos Stage Company at Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Radio Station WOV in New York is getting ready for its final holiday broadcast to the troops overseas. The audience takes a trip back through time as a collection of colorful characters bring to life classic American songs such as “Boogie... [more+]
Radio Station WOV in New York is getting ready for its final holiday broadcast to the troops overseas. The audience takes a trip back through time as a collection of colorful characters bring to life classic American songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” “Blue Moon” and “Stormy Weather.” Harkening back to the greatest generation’s greatest contribution, The 1940s Radio Hour is an evening of hilarious and heartwarming nostalgia. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The North Pole Review - Concert

12-17-2017

Presented by Gamble Garden at Gamble Garden, Palo Alto
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:30 am
This class is appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. “The North Pole Review” will be performed by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal... [more+]
This class is appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. “The North Pole Review” will be performed by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling acrobatic penguins. There will also be arts & crafts, refreshments, and goody bags for the kids. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The North Pole Review

12-17-2017

Presented by Gamble Garden at Gamble Garden, Palo Alto
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 17 @ 10:30 am
Kids and their grownups will love “The North Pole Review” performance by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling... [more+]
Kids and their grownups will love “The North Pole Review” performance by The Fratello Marionettes. The 30-minute show will feature high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and the dazzling acrobatic penguins. After the show, enjoy holiday arts & crafts, refreshments and goody bags for the kids. Perfect for families with kids age 4-10. Join Gamble Garden for this fun-filled holiday celebration. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

Third Thursday: Holiday Music

12-21-2017

Presented by San Jose Museum of Art at San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm
The sounds of the season fill the galleries thanks to Magnolia Jazz Ensemble and the Trace Elementary Choir. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies in the museum store while also taking care of last minute holiday shopping.
The sounds of the season fill the galleries thanks to Magnolia Jazz Ensemble and the Trace Elementary Choir. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies in the museum store while also taking care of last minute holiday shopping. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

I Never - Author Talk

01-18-2018

Presented by Books Inc. at Books Inc. - Palo Alto, Palo Alto
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Laura Hopper in celebration of her stunning debut novel, I Never. Janey King's priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly... [more+]
Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Laura Hopper in celebration of her stunning debut novel, I Never. Janey King's priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced, her world starts to shift. Back at school, Luke Hallstrom, an adorable senior, pursues Janey, and she realizes that she has two new priorities to consider: love and sex. Inspired by Judy Blume's classic ForeverI Never features a perfect, delicious, almost-to-good-to-be-true high school relationship . . . and it doesn't shy away from the details. Destined to be passed from teen to teen, this is a young adult debut that will get readers talking. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

"Change the World" by Alphabet Rockers - PASS

01-30-2018

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center at Carriage House Theater, Saratoga
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 30 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jan 30 @ 11:30 am
Alphabet Rockers makes learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves, and community of hip hop. This is an intergenerational dance party where the performers' infectious, energetic grooving is accompanied by thoughtful, educational lyrics... [more+]
Alphabet Rockers makes learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves, and community of hip hop. This is an intergenerational dance party where the performers' infectious, energetic grooving is accompanied by thoughtful, educational lyrics about cultural topics that help to meet curriculum goals. Alphabet Rockers sees each child and audience member as an individual rich with culture, each capable of expression, learning, fun, collaboration, and changing the world.

 This is a School event specifically for Teachers and Students. Scholarships may be available.

[less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

JazzReach: Big Drum/Small World - PASS

02-02-2018

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 02 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 02 @ 11:30 am
This immersive multimedia program features performances by prominent, internationally-recognized jazz composers hailing from the United States as well as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and India. Big Drum/Small World shows the value of... [more+]
This immersive multimedia program features performances by prominent, internationally-recognized jazz composers hailing from the United States as well as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and India. Big Drum/Small World shows the value of creative collaboration and the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore differences, share ideas, and discover common ground. Plus, the project’s composers share the ways that both the American jazz tradition and their individual cultural heritages have informed and inspired their respective visions and artistic sensibilities.

This is a School event specifically for Teachers and Students. Scholarships may be available.

[less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The Gondoliers

02-18-2018

Presented by Lamplighters Music Theater at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm
Due to a mix-up during infancy, a pair of handsome Venetian gondoliers have suddenly become kings. Their brand new wives aren’t quite so pleased though, once they find out that the rightful king is also married by proxy to Casilda, the daughter... [more+]
Due to a mix-up during infancy, a pair of handsome Venetian gondoliers have suddenly become kings. Their brand new wives aren’t quite so pleased though, once they find out that the rightful king is also married by proxy to Casilda, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro! Only one pair can be the rightful rulers but, until the identity of the true monarch can be established, the boys must share the royal duties. Being idealists, they really don’t mind! Set by the sun-dappled, lazy waters of the Grand Canal, the singing Gondolieri and Contadine, and the “Cachucha” danced at the Royal Court at Barataria, make The Gondoliers an exuberant, happy valentine, wrapped in some of Sullivan’s most tuneful music and tied with one of Gilbert’s most fanciful libretti. Within this joyful opera Gilbert ingeniously skewers issues of social equality and the class system with his usual brilliant wit and groundbreaking lyrics alongside Sullivan’s lovely, lilting score. [less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

The Daughters of Hypatia: Circles of Mathematical Women - PASS

03-16-2018

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 9:30 am Fri, Mar 16 @ 11:30 am
The Daughters of Hypatia, the latest production from choreographer Karl Schaffer, celebrates great mathematical women throughout history with dynamic dances inspired by their work. Four dancers recount intriguing stories from these women’s... [more+]
The Daughters of Hypatia, the latest production from choreographer Karl Schaffer, celebrates great mathematical women throughout history with dynamic dances inspired by their work. Four dancers recount intriguing stories from these women’s lives with explorations of circular motifs, colorful projections of live video mosaics, complex clapping games, surprising audience interactions, and more.

This is a School event specifically for Teachers and Students. Scholarships may be available.

[less-]
Tags:  Kids & Family

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