Local Palo Alto Events

  • Saturday August 30th

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    1 All Ages at College of San Mateo ( 23.8 km)

    The College of San Mateo plays host to this farmers' market that has earned a reputation as one of the best farmers' markets on the peninsula. The farmers' market is open rain or shine, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared. Website: http://is.gd/BN...

    Sa - 9am - 1pm Free
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    2 All Ages at Hillbarn Theatre ( 19.7 km)

    Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart Directed by Dan Demers Nominated for 10 Tony Awards! One of Broadway’s musical theatre cornerstones, Funny Girl is the enduring and passiona...

    Th-Su - 9am - 11pm
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    3 All Ages at Downtown Millbrae ( 32.7 km)

    Aug. 30-31, 10am to 5pm The Bay Area's biggest Labor Day weekend event, huge crowds transform downtown Millbrae into the "Big Easy" with a Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout...

    Sa,Su - 10am - 5pm Free
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    4 All Ages at Downtown Millbrae ( 32.7 km)

    With over 200 artists, 20 food vendors, great live entertainment, a fun-filled children’s area, interesting sponsor presentations and five locations along Broadway to purchase your favorite beverage we are certain that there is something for every...

    Sa,Su - 10am - 5pm Free
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    5 All Ages at Kings Mountain Community Center and Firehouse ( 19.7 km)

    The Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend. The Art Fair benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community activities, including the Kings Mountain Elementary School, and is staffed comple...

    Mo,Sa,Su - 10am - 5pm Free
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    6 All Ages at San Jose Museum of Art ( 30.6 km)

    The exhibition includes twenty-eight recent acquisitions on view for the first time, which join earlier donations of Levinthal’s work also from longtime SJMA supporters Katie and Drew Gibson. Levinthal, who grew up in Palo Alto, California, worked...

    Tu-Su - 11am - 5pm Adults $8; Students/Seniors $5; Members & children under 6 - Free
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    7 All Ages at San Jose Museum of Art ( 30.6 km)

    Artists give us a chance to view the world in new ways and through their eyes. We view their works and notice tiny details—what makes a structure an architectural gem, the heat of a moment, weather that can change our mood. The artist frames a v...

    Tu-Su - 11am - 5pm Adults $8; Students & Seniors $5; Free admission for SJMA members and children six and under
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    8 All Ages at San Jose Museum of Art ( 30.6 km)

    This exhibition is in essence a survey of American art since the 1960s: it is drawn from Landau’s historic promised gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. As did the SJMA’s early “Whitney collaborations” –the beloved landmark survey...

    Tu-Su - 11am - 5pm Adults $8; Seniors/Students $5; Free for members & children under 6; 3rd Thursdays $5 after 5pm
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    9 All Ages at Museum of American Heritage ( 1.6 km)

    Time Machines: Clocks & Timekeeping will explore timekeeping and timekeeping devices from the introduction of the sundial by the Egyptians, circa 3500 BC, to the precise atomic clock of the 1940s. Website: http://www.moah.org/currentExhibit.html

    Fr-Su - 11am - 4pm Free
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    10 All Ages at Los Altos History Museum ( 7.6 km)

    Since their introduction, bicycles have been used for work and for whimsy. Experience a unique collection of wacky, wonderful, and workhorse bicycles from around the Bay Area - where mountain biking was born and road-racing legends were formed. ...

    Th-Su - 12pm - 4pm Free
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    11 All Ages at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art ( 31.5 km)

    A group exhibition that explores the relationship between art and technology through the use of flat screen displays, wall projections, interactive installations, and tablet computer apps. Website: http://www.sjica.org/detail.html?eid=1026

    Tu-Fr - 10am - 5pm Free
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    12 All Ages at Fremont Main Library ( 22.6 km)

    Join us for an afternoon of learning and wonder as local educator Jay Sheets brings live hawks to our library. Owls may or may not be in attendance.

    Sa 12pm - 5pm
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    13 All Ages at Notre Dame De Namur University ( 18.1 km)

    The Notre Dame de Namur University Labor Day Theatre & Dance Festival, now in its 18th year, produces original, often locally written, plays in two separate series geared for adults and children, along with an original dance performance. Director ...

    Sa 1pm - 3pm $5-$35. See Details
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    14 8+ yrs at American Girl San Francisco ( 3.1 km)

    Celebrate the debut of the inspiring BeForever characters! At this special event, your girl can be among the first to learn about this exciting world and find a character she loves. Join us for hands-on crafts, a scavenger hunt, free giveaways...

    Sa,Su - 1pm - 3pm Free
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    15 All Ages at Hillview Branch Library ( 36.6 km)

    Can you build a structure that will withstand an earthquake? Come test your design, engineering and building skills as we explore what stands up, what falls down, and why! A signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, The Tech Challeng...

    Sa 3pm Free
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    16 All Ages at Sanborn County Park ( 23.9 km)

    Jane Austen's bitingly funny romance tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman of intelligence and character boldly seeking happiness and security in socially rigid Regency England despite her lack of fortune, her embarrassing mother, her...

    Sa,Su - 7pm $15 - $20; Free for youth 17 and under with paid adult
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    17 All Ages at Fox Theatre ( 10.8 km)

    Based upon the aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes and The Shirelles, the musical DREAMGIRLS follows a young trio of Motown singers from Chicago, Illinois as they catch their big break and start singing for James “Thunder” E...

    Su - 2pm $100-$129
  • Sunday August 31st

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    18 All Ages at Ardenwood Historic Farm ( 15.9 km)

    The 14th annual Rail Fair returns to the farm over the Labor Day weekend. The centerpiece of this year's event will be the 1890 steam porter engine "Ann Marie". Enjoy steam train rides, hand car rides, displays of garden railroads, model railr...

    Su 10am - 4pm $5 - $10
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    19 All Ages at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium ( 27.3 km)

    This activity allows you to learn the skills of a trained Archaeologist! Explore the museum in search of a rare artifact and record your journey!

    Su 12:30pm Free with museum admission
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    20 All Ages at Environmental Vounteers EcoCenter ( 4.2 km)

    Marshes are considered one of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. Come discover the habitats and creatures that make their homes here. This program includes a half mile, guided hike through the Baylands on flat level trails f...

    Su 1:30pm - 4pm Free

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