Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh

There is no shortage of interesting events in the Mission City.

Friday, January 12
Central Park Nights – Magician Spencer Grey
Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. 6 p.m.

Central Park Nights is a free Friday night showcase of local cheer, dance and music groups at Central Ice, Outdoor Ice Rink located in Central Park.

Friday, January 12
Comedy of Errors
Illusive Comics & Games
7 to 9 p.m.
1270 Franklin Mall

Comedy of Errors is dubbed as great stand-up comedy and bad poetry. Featuring comedians Jesse Hett, Leslie Small, Sean McKenzie and Emily Catalano.


Saturday, January 13
Miss Santa Clara 2018 Competition
Mission City Center for the Performing Arts
3250 Monroe
1:30 p.m. Miss Santa Clara and Miss Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen
6 p.m. Miss Silicon Valley & Miss San Jose
Note, there are separate admission charges to the 1:30 and 6 p.m. events.

Miss Santa Clara and Miss Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen competitions are official preliminaries to the Miss California and Miss America competitions. The areas of competition are talent, personal interview, evening wear, physical fitness in swimsuit, on-stage question and judges’ votes.

Through Monday, January 15
Last Weekend of Ice Skating at Central Park’s Santa Clara Ice
Through Monday, January 15
Central Park
969 Kiely Blvd.
Hours vary

Santa Clara Ice at Central Park is open for its final weekend, through the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday.

Monday, January 15
Santa Clara County Democratic Club Monthly Meeting – Q&A With County Supervisor Candidates
Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose
390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
7 to 9 p.m.

A Q&A Forum moderated by current Supervisor Ken Yeager will provide the five candidates for Santa Clara County District 4 Supervisor an opportunity to explain how they will best serve county residents if elected.

Each candidate has submitted written responses to a set of questions developed by the club. After opening statements by each of the candidates, the moderator will lead a discussion based on the same questions before opening the discussion to questions from the floor.

Admission is free. No-host buffet available from 6 p.m.

January 19 to 21
Silicon Valley Home Show
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Friday 12 p.m. to  6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Free admission, free parking

The Silicon Valley Home Show features home renovation experts and information and contractors for remodeling, building, landscaping and more. Among the home products and services featured include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, roofing, security systems, plumbing, landscapers, flooring installation, hot tubs and saunas and much more.

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