Calendar of Events - Santa Clara





January 2, 2016 - December 24, 2016 Farmers Market - Open All Year Round!
The Downtown Santa Clara Farmers Market is now open ALL YEAR ROUND! The market opens every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The popular activity is on Jackson Street between Benton and Homestead. This market is certified, meaning the participants only sell food items they have produced themselves. The "Growers Certificate" hanging at the farmer's stand is issued by the County Agriculture Commissioner authorizing the farmer to sell only the certain crops listed and grown by them. For more information, please call (510) 745-7100.

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January 2, 2016 - December 24, 2016 Exhibits at Intel Museum
Arti, an artificial intelligence robot, talks with museum guides to help tell the fascinating story about how Intel's technology helps teachers and students in South Africa. Visitors can also catch a handful of binary rain, representing the data created by emails, cell phones, video, and more. You can also get digitized as your digital photo is snapped and a digital postcard is created. The museum provides maps in multiple languages that provide a quick review of each exhibit. In all, the museum features over 30 fun, interactive exhibits. FREE admission. Open Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located at 2200 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara. (408) 765-0503.

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January 15, 2016 - March 13, 2016 "Gold Rush" - de Saisset Museum
The 1849 Gold Rush deeply and irrevocably transformed California’s landscape, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the San Francisco area in only a few short years. Not everyone struck it rich in the gold mines or through the resulting industry, but the legacy of the Gold Rush is palpable, even today. 500 El Camino Real at Santa Clara University. (408)554-4528

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January 15, 2016 - March 13, 2016 "On Top of the Game: 99 Years of Santa Clara Sports" - de Saisset Museum
From the start, sports and recreation was an integral part of Bronco life. In the earliest days of Santa Clara College (now University) physical activity took the shape of bike rides, pick-up games, or a dip in the school’s swimming pool (possibly the first in California). 500 El Camino Real at Santa Clara University. (408) 554-4528

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January 15, 2016 - March 13, 2016 de Saisset: From Family Name to Artistic Legacy
In celebration of the de Saisset Museum’s 60th anniversary, de Saisset: From Family Name to Artistic Legacy explores the story of the organization as it grew from the surname of an ambitious young painter to an accredited university museum. Through a selection of photographs, correspondence, and archival records the exhibition traces key events from Ernest de Saisset’s birth in 1864 to the founding of the museum in his honor in 1955. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 554-4528. http://tinyurl.com/z5o7fr5

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January 18, 2016 - April 3, 2016 Countdown to Kick-off - Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Triton Museum of Art
Pro Football Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary largest traveling exhibit captures the essence of the Hall of Fame with many artifacts exhibited for the first time. An interactive fan experience allows fans to make the call in an Instant Replay booth, attempt to kick field goals and more. Autograph sessions with former Super Bowl players will be featured opening weekend and in the days leading up to Super Bowl 50. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara.

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January 26, 2016 - February 6, 2016 "Forty Niners Win!" - de Saisset Museum
"Forty Niners Win!" screenings from NFL Films featuring the five 49er championship victories from 1982/1985/1989/1990/1995. Hours are from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. FREE event.

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January 29, 2016 Music & Social Justice Festival - "Coming Together"
A concert featuring contemporary music devoted to social justice and protest, utilizing subversive and progressive musical vocabularies as their means. Thomas Albert's A Maze (With Grace) is a musical gathering around Amazing Grace; Cornelius Cardew's The Great Learning sets Confucius' text on the social good; and Frederic Rzewski's iconic Coming Together immortalizes the Attica Prison uprising. With music faculty, guests, the SCU New Music Ensemble, as well as the SCU Concert Choir performing protest songs. 7:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. (408) 554-4015 http://tinyurl.com/jhk7pys

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January 31, 2016 Countdown to Kick-off - Super Community Concert and Fireworks featuring the Hall of Fame rock group "Heart"
Connecting community and guests, the Concert headliner is the iconic rock group "Heart" featuring Ann and Nancy Wilson. GATES OPEN AT 1:00 P.M. SCHEDULE: 1:00 p.m.: The Cocktail Monkeys; Phil Hawkins Band; 3:00 p.m.: Lydia Pence & Cold Blood; 4:30 p.m.: AN EVENING WITH HEART; 6:00 p.m. Fireworks. The event will also include a food alley of culinary delights. Mission College at Great America Parkway/Mission College Blvd.


February 6, 2016 Countdown to Kick-off - Super Community Celebration featuring headiner Huey Lewis & the News
The City of Santa Clara's Super Community "Countdown to Kick-off" events continue with Super Celebration at Santa Clara University. Day-long event runs from 10:00 a.m. (GATES OPEN AT 9:30 A.M.) to 8:00 p.m. and includes a Celebrity Flag Football game, Pep Rally, Fan Experience Zone, Flavor of 50, live concerts, and more, concluding with Huey Lewis & the News and Fireworks.


February 7, 2016 Super Bowl 50 - AFC Champion Denver Broncos vs. NFC Champion Carolina Panthers - Levi's Stadium
The National Football League's (NFL) historic Super Bowl 50 between the AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Carolina Panthers will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Kick off time is at approx. 3:30 p.m. PST.

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February 10, 2016 "Flamenco" - Santa Clara University Recital Hall
The dynamic and passionate flamenco dancer, Melissa Cruz, will perform with renowned singer, Jose Cortes, and guitar maestro, Roberto Aguilar. Melissa will be joined by dancers from her repertory group and SCU Music Professor, Christina Zanfagna. 12 p.m. Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. (408) 554-4015

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February 11, 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball - Santa Clara University vs. San Diego
The Santa Clara University Men's Basketball team vs. West Coast Conference opponent San Diego. Tip off TBA at Leavey Center. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit thew website below.

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February 13, 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball - Santa Clara University vs. BYU
The Santa Clara University Men's Basketball team vs. West Coast Conference opponent Brigham Young University (BYU). Tip off TBA at Leavey Center. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit thew website below.

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February 20, 2016 - April 17, 2016 "Dynamic Gestures: Action Painting in the 21st Century: Charley Brown, Tim Craighead, David Einstein and Naomie Kremer" - Triton Museum of Art
In February 2016 the Triton Museum of Art will present the work of four California artists: Naomie Kremer, Tim Craighead, Charley Brown, and David Einstein, each of whom employ the quickly rendered gesture as emblems of universal ideas to which we each have access … should we unlock the abstract language in which they are presented. This exhibition will act as both a sampling of the various modes of contemporary abstract gesture drawing/painting, and as a guide for the viewer into how one can traverse from the experience of seeing an initially incomprehensible mark to the more sublime understanding of represented idea. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara (408) 247-3754

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February 27, 2016 3rd Annual "Love Our Library Lollapalooza"
Music, fun, live auction, drinks, and delicous food provided by the Mission College Culinary Arts Program. $50 per person before 2/12; $60 after 2/12. Proceeds will go to help supporting the programs and services funded by the Library Foundation & Friends. For more info., please call (408) 615-2936 or visit the website below.

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February 27, 2016 Santa Clara Bacon & Beer Classic
The Santa Clara Bacon & Beer Classic starts at 12 Noon at Levi's Stadium. For more information, visit the website below.

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February 27, 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball - Santa Clara University vs. UOP
The Santa Clara University Men's Basketball team vs. West Coast Conference opponent University of Pacific (UOP). Tip off TBA at Leavey Center. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit thew website below.

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March 4, 2016 - March 20, 2016 Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve Martin
Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. March 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 at 2:30 p.m. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Triton Museum – Hall Pavilion, Warburton Avenue & Don, Santa Clara.

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March 8, 2016 2015-16 Santa Clara University President's Speaker Series - Robert Reich
To say he met the challenge is an understatement: Time Magazine named him one of the 10 most successful Cabinet members of the 20th century. Since leaving public office nearly 20 years ago, Reich has written and campaigned tirelessly to address the growing divide between the wealthiest Americans and others. His book Saving Capitalism, released in September 2015, explains how the United States can sustain growth that benefits all Americans. The book expands on the themes of his 2013 documentary Inequality For All, which won a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. General admission tickets are $25 each and $60 for the 2015-16 series. For more information, visit the website below.

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April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016 Monster's Dance Santa Clara
"The Ultimate Weekend of Dance" comes to Silicon Valley for Monster Dance Santa Clara April 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. For registration and more details, visit the website below.

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April 2, 2016 AMA Monster Energy Supercross at Levi's Stadium
Monster Energy Supercross at Levi's Stadium. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit the website below.

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April 8, 2016 - June 12, 2006 "On Top of the Game: 99 Years of Santa Clara Sports" - de Saisset Museum
From the start, sports and recreation was an integral part of Bronco life. In the earliest days of Santa Clara College (now University) physical activity took the shape of bike rides, pick-up games, or a dip in the school’s swimming pool (possibly the first in California). 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. (408) 554-4528

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April 8, 2016 - June 12, 2016 de Saisset: From Family Name to Artistic Legacy
In celebration of the de Saisset Museum’s 60th anniversary, de Saisset: From Family Name to Artistic Legacy explores the story of the organization as it grew from the surname of an ambitious young painter to an accredited university museum. Through a selection of photographs, correspondence, and archival records the exhibition traces key events from Ernest de Saisset’s birth in 1864 to the founding of the museum in his honor in 1955. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 554-4528. http://tinyurl.com/z5o7fr5

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April 9, 2016 Monster Jam at Levi's Stadium
Monster Jam at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Starts at 7:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.ticketmaster.com

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April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016 "The Wizard of Oz" - Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
By L. Frank Baum. With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. April 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7 p.m. and April 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Wilcox High School, 3250 Monroe St. On the corner of Monroe and Calabazas in Santa Clara. (408) 615-3161 http://tinyurl.com/nmdzyrh

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April 16, 2016 - May 29, 2016 Salon at the Triton: 2016 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition - Triton Museum of Art
Among the most popular exhibitions offered by the Triton Museum of Art are the annual Statewide Competitions & Exhibitions. This competition includes all forms of 2D media: painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. One of the most popular features of our past exhibitions has been the Best of Show awards, which is a solo exhibition for the winning artist. While awards will be given in each major 2D category (painting, printmaking, photography, drawing), the overall Best of Show winner will be selected by the Triton curators, and will receive a solo exhibition in winter, 2017. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara (408) 247-3754 http://tinyurl.com/znawcxm

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April 22, 2016 - April 24, 2016 "The Wizard of Oz" - Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
By L. Frank Baum. With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m. at Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Wilcox High School, 3250 Monroe St. On the corner of Monroe and Calabazas in Santa Clara. (408) 615-3161

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April 23, 2016 - June 5, 2016 "Susan Manchester" - Triton Museum of Art
The drawings of Susan Manchester depicting humans, flowers, plants and insects combine the exacting draftsmanship of Renaissance masters with the introspective power of her mentor, Giorgio Morandi. Treating each subject with the same fastidious approach, Manchester fittingly refers to both the botanical and human drawings as portraits, redefining the traditional art form to encompass not only human likeness, but also various growing beings, interconnected and animated by living energy. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara (408) 247-3754 http://tinyurl.com/hpup2ku

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April 30, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Tableau: "Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection" - Triton Musuem of Art
We are surrounded by objects, but do we really notice the everyday items that we see and use with regularity? In Tableau: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection we will see through a variety of artists’ eyes as they render these commonalities, often with alarming results. What was once small and ignored can become items of imposing presence. Come and see for yourself the world of the small become the focus of our attention. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara (408) 247-3754 http://tinyurl.com/h3urqdy

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May 13, 2016 Mission College Symphony
Mission College – Gillmor Center, Room 103. $5 general admission. Members of the Mission College Symphony and guests perform chamber music for various ensembles. 3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 988-2200. http://www.mcsymphony.org/


May 27, 2016 - June 12, 2016 "Cahoots" by Rick Johnston
Cahoots by Rick Johnston. In a Manhattan high rise, where Jan and her friend Lois are setting up for a dinner party before attending a meeting on neighborhood crime – a subject that has become an obsession with Lois’ husband, Al. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Triton Museum – Hall Pavilion, Warburton Avenue & Don, Santa Clara. May 27, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. May 29, June 5, 12 at 2:30 p.m.

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June 3, 2016 Copa America Centenario Soccer - U.S. National Team vs. TBA
The United States national soccer team opens play in the Copa America soccer tournament vs. TBA opponent at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. For more information, visit www.ca2016.com.

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June 6, 2016 Copa America Centenario Soccer - Teams To Be Announced
Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium is host to Copa America Centenario soccer. Teams to be announced.

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June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016 "Disney's Aladdin Kids" - Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
Music by Alan Menken. Lyric by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Music adapted and arranged and additional lyrics by Bryan Louiselle. Book by David Simpatico. Based on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. June 10 at 7 p.m.; June 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. Mary Louise Mello Auditorium, Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara. (408) 615-3161

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June 13, 2016 Copa America Centenario Soccer - Teams To Be Announced
Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium is host to Copa America Centenario soccer. Teams to be announced.

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June 18, 2016 Copa America Centenario Soccer - Teams To Be Announced
Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium is host to Copa America Centenario soccer. Teams to be announced.

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July 26, 2016 - July 28, 2016 "Shrek the Musical Jr." - Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford. "I'm a Believer" by Neil Diamond. July 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m.; July 27 and 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Wilcox High School 3250 Monroe St. On the corner of Monroe and Calabazas in Santa Clara. (408) 615-3161

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August 6, 2016 Kenny Chesney's "Share the Love Tour" with Special Guest Miranda Lambert
Kenny Chesney brings his 2016 tour to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara with Special Guest Miranda Lambert. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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September 3, 2016 Coldplay - "A Head Full of Dreams Tour" - Levi's Stadium
This is the band’s first world tour since the 2011/12 Mylo Xyloto Tour, which was seen by more than three million people on five continents. Concert at Levi's Stadium is scheduled to start a 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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September 23, 2016 - December 4, 2016 Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration - de Saisset Museum
Belle Yang traces her path through vibrant paintings, illustrations and graphic novels about her experience as a Chinese American immigrant in Santa Cruz county. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 554-4528. http://tinyurl.com/qfojyh3

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