The month of August is quickly coming to a close, the kids are back to school in many areas and others will be heading back any day. However, there is still plenty of summer left to enjoy and a lot of things are happening along the coast. Here is a brief round of local events this weekend.
Big! The Musical
Friday night the Coastal Repertory Theater in Half Moon Bay will feature the endearing story of Big! in its musical adaptation from the 1998 Tom Hanks film. For more information on this must see performance visit here.
Mary Poppins - Pacifica Spindrift Players Theater
The classic Disney film comes to life with “Mary Poppins” Broadway adaptations at the Pacifica Spindrift Players Theater. This family friendly performance is sure to impress. For show times and more information, visit here.
Yoga and Self Healing with Wah!
Start your Saturday off with some a yoga class with Wah. All levels welcome and more information about the class can be found here.
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
Celebrating its 35th year the annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto will feature more than 300 artisans. A variety of art will be on display such as paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, and unique sculptures. The event will also have musical entertainment, a Kid’s Art Studio, and a wide variety of gourmet foods and beverages. More information about the Festival of the Arts can be found here.
San Mateo Japanese Garden 50th Anniversary
The Japanese Garden in San Mateo celebrates its 50th anniversary. The event is free and open to the public. Come enjoy the Japanese Garden, Central Park Japanese Garden Ceremony, the Japanese Taiko Drum performance, speeches from local dignitaries and representatives from our sister city Toyonaka. A Dinner Gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available for the dinner here.
Wildlife of America - A Photo Exhibition
Pasta Moon Ristorante & Bar will host an exhibition by Jeremy Fratkin who has spent over 15 years exploring the world. His latest exhibit titled “ Wildlife of America” will be on display through September. Details on the exhibition can be found here.
San Mateo’s Firefighter’s Chili Cook-Off
Chili and cold beer while listening to live music means you are in for a good time at this year’s San Mateo’s Firefighter’s Chili Cook-Off. Saturday from 11-5 at San Mateo’s Central Park you can taste homemade chili by firefighters from each station. More information is available here.
Big Bad Barn Dance and BBQ
Kick up your heels for a good cause and head to the historic Folger Stable in Wunderlich Park for an old-fashioned Barn Dance. The event is being hosted by Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks. This charity event will help support programs and projects in the parks. The event will have catered BBQ, craft beer and wine, live band and caller, and prizes. More information can be found here.
High Water Blues
Unwind at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Saturday evening to the tunes of High Water Blues. You can expect a lot of energy and soul along with a good time. More information can be found here.
For a full list of events happening along the coast this weekend visit here.
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