Silicon Valley School
July 9, 2010 by Post Team
Silicon Valley School:Last year Target Pops summer concerts were a surprising delight, so it is good to see Symphony Silicon Valley to return the series to air later this month.
Kick things off with a little star power July 24 acclaimed pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the orchestra for a tribute to American composers. And Mercury News sports columnist Mark Purdy is narrating “Casey at the Bat” during Family Day ice cream social on July 25.
The series continues July 30-August 1 with concerts focusing on the salsa sounds of the city of New York, the ladies of Broadway and the hit single “Parade” sounds of the 1940s and ’50s.
Best of the concerts at night – they all take place in the grassy Mall Paseo de San Carlos at San Jose State University – do not cost a penny to attend.
Water bottles are provided, and they will be serving free ice cream for 5:30 pm both Sunday shows. Show other nights start at 7 p.m.
Just bring your own lawn chair, a picnic and enjoy the music. For more information, go to www.symphonysiliconvalley.org.
ON STAGE: Ruben Grijalva, a 1999 graduate of Independence College of San José el Alto, presents his new book, “Foresight: A drama in two acts for the Information Age,” tonight at the Fort Mason in San Southside Theatre Francisco.
The story revolves around a Silicon Valley pioneer
putting your personality in an advanced computer when facing a terminal illness. The decision takes a toll on his family.
The easily distracted production runs through July 18 Theater. Get tickets and more information at www.fortmason.org / box office.
In the line: After being closed for two weeks for a major transformation, Straits Restaurant and Lounge is reopening with a series of events.
After a black label, red carpet opening Thursday night, there are two festive opportunities check out the new image.
Tonight, you can have a stylish cover and join the Fedora Party, a nod to the preferred headgear founder Chris Yeo’s Straits. Saturday, you can break that white suit and join the White Hot Summer Party. The parties begin at 8 p.m.
Saturday FUN: The Palo Alto Family YMCA is hosting a free multicultural celebration in his teens Ventura Center from noon until 4 pm Saturday.
dance, beginning at 1:30 pm, will feature folkloric ballet, belly dance, Bhangra and hip-hop. There will be inflatables for children, and a classic car show people a little older.
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