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Calendar of Events - Santa Clara



November 7, 2013 - July 31, 2014 Alcatraz Exhibit at Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
See exhibits, photos and videos depicting the history of Alcatraz prison on display off the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until end of February, 2014. FREE.


January 4, 2014 - December 27, 2014 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 4, 2014 - December 27, 2014 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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February 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014 "Katherine Meyer: Territories of Experience" - Triton Museum of Art
The Triton presents the sensitive charcoal drawings of Katherine Meyer in a partnership with its sister institution Mission College's Vargas Gallery. It is work to be felt as well as seen, and for anyone curious about how to employ a medium usually associated with preliminary drawings, to create finished works of sublime meaning, it is work to be studied as well. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, For more information, call (408) 247-2438 or visit website below.

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February 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014 "Beverly Rayner: Museum of Mesmerism & Psychic Art" - Triton Museum of Art
Beverly Rayner’s work is propelled by a fascination with the everyday workings of human nature and the psychological quirks lurking in our minds. Personal and social perspectives color our perceptions and hold sway over our actions, affecting everything from emotional relationships to world politics. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, For more informatioin, call (408) 247-2438 or visit website below.

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March 29, 2014 - November 2, 2014 2014 California's Great America Season
California's Great America, Northern California's premier theme park, opens its 2014 season on March 29th. The Park is open weekends and Easter Week then daily during the summer months and weekends again for Sept. & Oct. For detailed information, call (408) 988-1776 or visit the website below.

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April 5, 2014 - June 15, 2014 "Mirang Wonne: Fire Script" - de Saisset Museum
This exhibition explores the fascinating work of Bay Area artist Mirang Wonne, whose art is rarely as it seems. Rich with complexity and surprising dichotomy, her pieces weave together art and industry in unique and compelling ways. Borrowing inspiration from nature, Wonne's imagery is reminiscent of botanical and maritime forms—tangled and overlapping tree branches, sea kelp, and anemones. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 554-4528 or visit the website below.

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April 10, 2014 - June 14, 2014 "Lasting Legacy: The History of the de Saisset Family" - de Saisset Museum
"Where do you get your name, and how do you pronounce it?" These are two of the most frequently asked questions at the de Saisset Museum. The answer is simple. The museum takes its name from the surname of Ernest de Saisset, a former student at Santa Clara College and an aspiring young painter. He came from a family of note, who emigrated from France and settled in San Jose, where they owned considerable property and maintained various business interests. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 554-4528, or visit the website below.

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April 10, 2014 - June 15, 2014 "Mari Andrews & Ann Holsberry: New Passages" - de Saisset Museum
Navigation, migration, travel—words that indicate movement, the process of getting from one place to another. These are the ideas at the heart of the latest works by Mari Andrews and Ann Holsberry, but theirs in not simply a literal translation. It is also metaphorical, philosophical, and personal. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. (408) 554-4528.

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April 10, 2014 - June 15, 2014 "Building Forward/Looking Back" - de Saisset Museum
"Building Forward/Looking Back" highlights a small portion of the gifts that have come into the de Saisset Museum's collection with the assistance of Kirkeby. A collector and fine art dealer, Kirkeby is also the founder and owner of Smith Andersen Editions—a nationally recognized fine art press based in Palo Alto, California. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. (408) 554-4528.

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April 22, 2014 NCAA Division 1 Baseball - Santa Clara University vs. Stanford
Santa Clara University (SCU) Men's Baseball vs. Stanford Univesity at Stephen Schott Stadium. Game time is 6:00 p.m.. For tickets and more information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit the website below.

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April 23, 2014 SCU Presents FREE Music at Noon - "All That Jazz"
50 minutes of exceptional jazz featuring SCU faculty trio Bill Stevens, piano, Dave Flores, drums, and Bill Cefalu, guitar. Santa Clara University Recital Hall at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin Streets.


April 24, 2014 Santa Clara University Orchestra
Santa Clara University Orchestra performs inside the historic Santa Clara Mission Church at Santa Clara University. Performance at 7:30 p.m. General Admission: $5 -$15.For more information, visit website below.

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April 24, 2014 "College Night" - Santa Clara University
Voted one of Santa Clara University's favorite campus events, College Night offers tons of fun, free art and entertainment for SCU students and the surrounding community. Enjoy food, live music, photo booths, scavenger hunt, raffle prizes and more! Time: 7-10 p.m. Free admission. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 554-4528

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April 25, 2014 Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration
The City of Santa Clara hosts its 27th annual Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration, a non-profit event designed to create an opportunity for our community to come together, engage our next generation in environmental education and awareness, and encourage actions for healthy people and a healthy planet. FREE event held at Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 615-3080 or visit the website below.

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April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014 NCAA Division 1 Baseball - Santa Clara University vs. Loyola Marymount University
Santa Clara University (SCU) Men's Baseball continues West Coast Conference play vs. Lolyola Marymount University (LMU) at Stephen Schott Stadium. Game times are 4/25 at 6:00 p.m.; 4/26 at 3:00 p.m.; and 4/27 at 1:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit the website below.

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April 26, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA
The San Jose Earthquakes host Chivas USA in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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April 27, 2014 Barbershop Soap Opera with the Peninsulaires - Mission City Center for Performing Arts
"As the Barber Pole Turns" - A Musical Soap Opera performed at the Mission City Center for Performing Arts at 3250 Monroe St. in Santa Clara. Performance begins at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25.00 for reserved seating. For more information, visit the website below.

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April 30, 2014 SCU Presents FREE Music at Noon - "East Meets West in Song"
Tenor Woojeong Lee from Seoul,Korea shares songs and arias from both Eastern and Western traditions. Hear arias from "Messiah" sung in Korean, Korean folk songs and Italian opera interpretations. Santa Clara University Recital Hall at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin Streets.


May 2, 2014 Festival of Music at California's Great America
California's Great America's Festival of Music provides choral students the opportunity to perfrom on-site. Adjudicators listen, evaluate and comment on your group's perfromance. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. (408) 988-1776.

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May 7, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake
The San Jose Earthquakes host Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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May 7, 2014 SCU Presents FREE Music at Noon - "ONSTAGE!"
Santa Clara University (SCU) Musical Theatre students present hits from Broadway and operetta, including selections from their upcoming show, "In the Heights." Santa Clara University Recital Hall at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin Streets.


May 8, 2014 Artist Lecture: Hung Liu - de Saisset Museum
Hung Liu joins us to talk about her work as part of our quarterly artists lecture series offered in conjunction with SCU's Department of Art and Art History. Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948, growing up under the Maoist regime before immigrating to the US in 1984. In her work, Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting while working to uncover the cultural and personal narratives fixed—but often concealed—in the photographic instant. She says of her work, “I turn old photographs in to new paintings." Time: 7 p.m. Admission free. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. FREE event. For more information, call (408) 554-4528 or visit the website below.

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May 9, 2014 - May 17, 2014 SCU Presents Theatre & Dance - "Goodness"
Santa Clara University Theatre & Dance present "Goodness" at the Fess Parker Studio Theatre. The play is about the recently divorced Michael Redhill who goes to Poland to get away from his life and to do some research on the Holocaust. Thwarted by witnesses unwilling to talk, he returns home via England, but in London is introduced to someone who can tell him a 'real' story of evil, and genocide. General Admission: $5 - $15. SHOW DATES: 05/09/2014 - 8:00 pm; 05/10/2014 - 8:00 pm; 05/11/2014 - 2:00 pm; 05/14/2014 - 8:00 pm; 05/15/2014 - 8:00 pm; 05/16/2014 - 8:00 pm; 05/17/2014 - 8:00 pm. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4015 or visit the website below.

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May 10, 2014 Dia De Las Mardres at California's Great America
Celebrate Dia De Las Mardres, Hispanic Community Mother’s Day at California's Great America. Bring-A-Friend special (you can bring mom) and the family can enjoy a fun day together. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. (408) 988-1776 https://www.cagreatamerica.com/things-to-do/special-events

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May 10, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas
The San Jose Earthquakes host FC Dallas in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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May 10, 2014 - August 10, 2014 "2014 Statewide Photography Competition/Exhibition" - Triton Museum of Art
Best of Show winner will receive a solo exhibition at theTriton Museum of Art in Winter 2016! Additional awards will be given. 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 247-2438 or visit the website below.

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May 14, 2014 SCU Presents "Hope is the thing with feathers" - Poems of Emily Dickinson
Santa Clara University (SCU) grad Nicholas Benavides shares the inspiration for his new song cycle, performed by SCU faculty member Liliane Cromer. Santa Clara University Recital Hall at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin Streets.


May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014 NCAA Division 1 Baseball - Santa Clara University vs. Saint Mary's
Santa Clara University (SCU) Men's Baseball continues West Coast Conference play vs. Saint Mary's at Stephen Schott Stadium. Game times are 5/16 at 6:00 p.m.; 5/17 at 3:00 p.m.; and 5/18 at 1:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit the website below.

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May 16, 2014 - June 7, 2014 "Agatha Crusty and the Village Murders" - Santa Clara Players
Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee. Performance dates: May 16, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 & June 5, 6, 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Triton Museum - Hall Pavilion. 1505 Warburton Ave. For more information, call (408) 247-3754 or visit the website below.

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May 21, 2014 SCU Presents FREE Music at Noon - "Daniel Steffey & Ensemble
California composer brings his ensemble to Santa Clara University (SCU) for a rich presentation of his latest works.Santa Clara University Recital Hall at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin Streets.


May 23, 2014 Pride Night at California's Great America
PRIDE NIGHT will again deliver top-name entertainment with a community focus. "Gay Day" at California's Great America is one of the Bay Area’s most anticipated LGBT-specific event for all ages - the only event of its kind in Northern California. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. (408) 988-1776.

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May 25, 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks at California's Great America
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and kick-off the start of summer with a world-class Fireworks Extravaganza. Park open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. (408) 988-1776.

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May 25, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo
The San Jose Earthquakes host the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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May 30, 2014 - June 7, 2014 SCU Presents Theatre & Dance - "In the Heights"
Santa Clara University Theatre & Dance present "In the Heights" at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre. The play is the story of three days in the life of the Washington Heights neighborhood, a tight-knight community at the top of Manhattan. General Admission: $5 - $15; SHOW DATES: 05/30/2014 - 8:00 pm; 05/31/2014 - 8:00 pm; 06/01/2014 - 2:00 pm; 06/04/2014 - 8:00 pm; 06/05/2014 - 8:00 pm; 06/06/2014 - 8:00 pm; 06/07/2014 - 8:00 pm. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4015 or visit the website below.

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June 13, 2014 - June 15, 2014 "Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids" - Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
Roberta Jones Junior Theatre presents "101 Dalmatians Kids" on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara. Tix: $8 adults & $5 children. For more information, please visit the website below.

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June 19, 2014 - June 22, 2014 2013-14 USA Swimming - Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara
The 2013-14 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series will wrap up in Northern California once again with the Arena Grand Prix Santa Clara. George F. Haines International Swim Center, 2625 Patricia Drive, Santa Clara.

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June 27, 2014 - June 28, 2014 2014 Silicon Valley Barbecue Championships
Presented by Rotary Club of Santa Clara, this is the premier BBQ competition on the West Coast sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society which is the largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. Held at Santa Clara's Central Park at 909 Kiely Blvd., event hours are Friday, June 27th from 4:00 pm till 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 28th from 11:00 am till 8:00 pm. ADMISSION IS FREE. Meet and Greet the Championship teams competing for the Grand Champion Barbecue Cook –Off Title, and enjoy great food and bodacious barbecue samples of ribs, chicken, pork loin and more, including Beer and Wine, Live Music, and Children’s Kid Zone. For more information, visit the website below.

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July 2, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA
The San Jose Earthquakes host Chivas USA in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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July 11, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. DC United
The San Jose Earthquakes host DC United in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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July 12, 2014 Island Reggae Festival at California's Great America
The Island Reggae Festival is an all-day celebration showcasing some of the best Polynesian artists and bands around. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.(408) 988-1776.

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July 23, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire
The San Jose Earthquakes host the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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July 29, 2014 - July 31, 2014 "Rose Red" - Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
Roberta Jones Junior Theatre presents ""Rose Red" on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara. Tix: $8 adults & $5 children. For more information, please visit the website below.

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August 2, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Levi's Stadium
The first-ever event at the new Levi's Stadium features Major League Soccer's Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC. For tickets and/or more information, visit the website below.

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August 8, 2014 - August 9, 2014 "Snoopy's Birthday Weekend" at California's Great America
Let's party! It's Snoopy's Birthday weekend! Come celebrate Snoopy's Birthday with coloring stations, photos, party favors, a giant birthday card and Snoopy's favorite snack - cookies! 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. (408) 988-1776.

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August 16, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas
The San Jose Earthquakes host FC Dallas in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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August 24, 2014 NFL Pre-Season Football - San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers
NFL pre-season football at Levi's Stadium features the San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers. Kick off at 1:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit the website below.

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August 30, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake
The San Jose Earthquakes host Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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September 14, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
The San Jose Earthquakes host the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 12:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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October 4, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers
The San Jose Earthquakes host the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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October 18, 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The San Jose Earthquakes host Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Time: 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website below.

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October 24, 2014 NCAA Division 1 Football - Cal vs. Oregon at Levi's Stadium
The first ever college football game at Levi's Stadium features Cal vs. Oregon in a Pac 12 match-up. Tickets to the event will be available at a later date. Stay tuned.


March 29, 2015 WWE WrestleMania 31 at Levi's Stadium
WWE's premier event WrestleMania 31 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The week-long celebration includes: Hall of Fame: March 28 (Saturday – SAP Center); Axxess: March 26-29 (Thursday – Sunday – San Jose Convention Center) & WrestleMania 31 – March 29 (Levi Stadium). Monday Night Raw is also scheduled for March 30 (Monday – SAP Center). Stay tuned for more details.


February 7, 2016 Super Bowl L (50) at Levi's Stadium
The National Football League's (NFL) historic Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Kick off time To Be Annnounced. Stay tuned for more information.

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