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Tuesday, December 23

The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers & Gingerbread Village | San Jose
Tuesday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers & Gingerbread Village | San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with 6 foot tall giant chocolate nutcrackers, and a Gingerbread Village at The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. An array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland with two life size chocolate nutcrackers guarding a gingerbread display created by ...

$5 Drive-In Movie Night | Christmas Eve Eve
Tuesday, December 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 on Tuesday nights (kids 11 and under are $1). Normally tickets are $7.25 a person
| Solano 2 Drive In
$5 Drive-In Movie Night | Christmas Eve Eve

Want to escape your family Christmas week to see a movie at a good old fashioned drive-in theater on a special discounted movie night?
On Tuesday Family Fun Night at the West Wind Solano Drive In in Concord (and also in San Jose), tickets are just $5 …

Thursday, December 25

The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers & Gingerbread Village | San Jose
Thursday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers & Gingerbread Village | San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with 6 foot tall giant chocolate nutcrackers, and a Gingerbread Village at The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. An array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland with two life size chocolate nutcrackers guarding a gingerbread display created by ...

Wednesday, December 31

Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.52).
| Boardwalk Bowl
Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz

How’s your bowling? Bring a can of food and bowl a free game at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz from November 1 through December 31, 2014. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to help feed hungry families. In past ...

Friday, January 2

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, January 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, January 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, January 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Saturday, January 10

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, January 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Sunday, January 11

Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley | San Jose
Sunday, January 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley | San Jose

Sunday Assembly is an international community movement featuring all the best bits of church without the religion. The radically inclusive Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life and welcomes all people, with or without faith, and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. ...

Sunday, January 18

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, January 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Friday, February 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, February 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, February 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, February 7

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Sunday, February 15

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, February 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Friday, March 6

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, March 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, March 7

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Monday, October 26

Pop Art Exhibit Final Day: Warhol, Lichtenstein & Oldenburg | Stanford
Monday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Pop Art Exhibit Final Day: Warhol, Lichtenstein & Oldenburg | Stanford

Come to the free Cantor Arts Center to check out renowned works of art at an exhibition of 10 spectacular Pop Art works originally part of a donation to SFMOMA. Works include: a silkscreen self-portrait by Andy Warhol a “mirror” series sculpture and two other major ...