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35th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

logo: Almaden Valley Art & Wine FestivalThe 35th Annual / 2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival features something for everyone, so bring your family and friends.

The festival features a wide variety artwork and hand-crafted items from local artists, wine and beer tasting, food booths, live music and entertainment, and children’s play area.

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Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series – UPDATED 2022


The 2011 Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series offers a great evening of Summertime musical enjoyment.

This year’s line-up of bands will play funk, soul, disco, latin, rock n’ roll, and rhythm & blues.

Relax and listen to some great music. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and ice coolers. Fun for the whole family!

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Power in Purple’s 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Party – Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser – UPDATED 2022

photo: Power in PurplePower In Purple is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party fundraiser event. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The party includes a traditional Irish dinner and no host bar, raffle and silent auction, and dancing and live music provided by The SilverBacks. Don’t miss it!

The party is at the Almaden Golf & Country Club on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 6:00pm – 12:00am. Tickets are $35 each. Purchase your tickets now.

If you are unable to attend the party and wish to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Power in Purple, you can make a tax deductible donation. Power in Purple is currently at 83% of its team goal to raise $19,660 in 2011. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Harpist Elizabeth Erickson Performing in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

photo: Harpist Elizabeth EricksonAccomplished Harpist, Elizabeth Erickson, will be performing in Almaden Valley. Her enchanting and delightful music is enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to seniors.

Elizabeth has played the piano and harp nearly all her life. A natural performer and teacher, she is loved by her students and appreciated by her audiences, whether at receptions, dinner parties, memorial services, or wherever elegant music is desired.

This special performance is at Almaden Community Center on March 16, 2011 from 6:30-7:30pm. The performance is free for everyone to enjoy. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra Performing in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

logo: Firebird Youth Chinese OrchestraBring in the New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a live musical performance by Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra (FYOC).

In the past few years, FYCO’s concerts and performances have received exceptional praise from audiences, including arts organization observers. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) declared FYCO as “one of the very few ensembles in the United States dedicated to educating young people, their families and communities through traditional Chinese music, and is carrying out its mission with great success.”

FYCO was founded in 2000 by Gordon Lee along with thirteen musicians. FYCO currently has about one hundred musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. Most of the students are American born Chinese youths ranging from nine to seventeen years of age.

The mission of FYOC is to train young musicians and promote Chinese music as an integral part of Chinese-American culture, thereby strengthening the Chinese community and enhancing the cultural diversity and richness of American Society.

The performance is at the Almaden Community Center on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00pm. No pre-registration required. Just go and enjoy! [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Guitar Quartet Presenting Holiday Concert in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

photo: guitaristA classical guitar quartet, featuring Ben Zussman, Scott Swink, Tom Gardin, and Jerry Snyder, will be presenting a concert of traditional, classical, and popular Christmas and Winter seasonal music for the Holidays.

This South Bay Guitar Society quartet will be playing selections by Enrique Granados, Celso Machado, Zequinha Abreu, Johnny Mercer, Michael Langer & Chen Atkins.

This free concert is at the Almaden Community Center on Tuesday, December 14, 6:30-8:00pm. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Celebrate Month of the Young Child with Tim Cain – UPDATED 2022

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Celebrate Month of the Young Child with musician and performer, Tim Cain. His music will delight and entertain both young and old alike.

Tim Cain’s performance has been made possible by a generous gift from the Friends of the Almaden Library.

The event takes place at the Almaden Branch Library in the Children’s Area on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 11:00-11:40am. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Gaea Schell Performing Live at UNWINED – UPDATED 2022

Gaea Schell

[UPDATE: In 2015, Unwined moved out of Almaden and joined forces with Flight Wine & Food in Cupertino. For CLICK HERE for more recent posts of Live Music in Almaden]

Accomplished jazz vocalist and keyboardist, Gaea Schell, will be performing live at UNWINED in Almaden Valley. Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 7-9pm. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Northern Son Performing in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

Northern Son band is performing at Sonoma Chicken Coop in Almaden Valley. Folk rock, classic rock, and alternative influences. Saturday, 1/30/2010 at 9pm. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Chanson du Soir Concert in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

Chanson du Soir concert at the Almaden Community Center, Program Room. Chelsea Camille, soprano, and David Isaacs, classical guitarist, will perform music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century in four languages. Tuesday, 1/26/2010, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. The concert is free. [EVENT IS CLOSED]