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Weekender 12/8/16

Weekender 12/8/16

We have a South Bay centric Weekender this time!  As I am from this area, I hope that you’ll be able to join in some of the fun and wonderful atmosphere of one of  my favorite areas of the greater SF Bay Area.  Take a look:


First-Ever Winterfest at Avaya Stadium, Saturday, 12/10 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.  This event is tied to the Earthquakes Toy Drive for Sacred Heart Community Services (the toy give away will precede the 12:00 noon start).  For the actual event, think snow, without the long drive to the mountains!  There will be over 2100 cubic feet of snow just to play in, giant snow globes, jump houses and much more.  Please review all the information and activities on the link below.


Ready for some old-fashioned holiday fun?  There’s no better place than San Jose’s downtown Willow Glen.  The city is bringing back the cable car rides for viewing the nearby neighborhoods and their holiday lights.  This event begins on Friday night, 12/9/16 and runs through Wednesday, 12/21.  Pick-up is at the Bank of America on Lincoln Ave.  Please click on the link below to see the cable car’s schedule and associated fees.  Downtown also has great spots for holiday photos…grab a hot chocolate and walk through town!


Perfect time to catch a San Jose Sharks game too.  They are in town taking on the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, 12/10.  Game time is 7:30 pm.  Our beloved Tiburones  are having a good year, finding lots of ways to win.  See link below for their whole schedule and additional information.  Go Sharks!!

Here is the link for additional details:  Weekender 12/8/16

Whatever you end up doing this weekend, make it a great one!


Weekender 12/1/16

Weekender 12/1/16

True confessions:  I took last Thursday and Friday off to celebrate Thanksgiving.  I had my chef hat on as my wife and I cooked up a wonderful meal and were able to share the day with folks near and dear to us.  Hope your Thanksgiving Holiday was a good one too!

Today is the first of December.  Wow.  Has this year flown by!  The chill is in the air and there are lots of holiday themed activities going on this weekend.  Here are a few:


This Saturday and Sunday, 12/3 and 12/4, CalTrain will be running it’s Holiday Train between San Francisco and Santa Clara.  Their decorated train cars will make nine, 20 minute stops over the two day period.  At each stop, children can have a meet & greet with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the whole gang.  This event is a fundraiser, so if you are able, please bring an unwrapped toy for donation.  You can help bring magic into your child’s Christmas and into the life another child too.  See the link below for additional details and schedules!


Great America in Santa Clara is open with a holiday themed experience that has something for everyone!  It is called their “Winterfest”.  They have decked the halls just for you.  Come out and bring your little ones too.  This event runs through the holidays – see the link below for hours and additional details.


If you are in the Campbell area, do not miss the 31st annual Carol of Lights.  This annual event is on Saturday, 12/3 beginning at 5pm, running till 8:00 pm.  There are bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, live entertainment, a visit by Santa Claus and SNOW!


Are you ready for some football?  The Raiders host the Bills at home on Sunday.  Looks like game time is at 4:00 pm.  See the link below for additional details.

Here is the link:  Weekender 12/1/16

Whatever you end up doing this weekend, go out and make it a great one!


Weekender 11/17/16

As we savor the last few days of Fall, here are some of the happenings going on this weekend – Hope you a great weekend even if it consists of a comfy couch, a mug of hot chocolate and good book!  If you are out and about, think about catching one of these:

It’s Baacckkk….San Jose’s Downtown Ice!  The ice rink, located at 120 S. Market St in the heart of Downtown San Jose, opens on Friday, 11/18 at 5:00 pm.  If you miss this weekend, it will be operating until after New Year 2017.  See link below for hours of operation, specific date and planned events.


In the City?  Pier 39 will have its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, 11/19 at 2:00 pm.  This year the production will include performers from the current production of Disney’s Lion King.  Fun, music and crafts.  Kids of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa while they are there too!  See link below for additional details.


Are you a Harry Potter fan?  Premiering this week….the film based on J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts.  See link below to find theater near you!


49er Faithful?  They are in town this weekend hosting the New England Patriots at Levi Stadium.  Looks like they have the Sunday night game with a 4:25 start time.  See link below for additional details.


Link to additional details as noted above:  Weekender 11/17/16

And….should you be a collegiate Water Polo fan, Santa Clara University is hosting their league championships this weekend at the Sullivan Aquatics Center.  Competitions will be held Friday, 11/18 through Sunday, 11/20.  Below is a snapshot of the tournament and  a link to the website if you are looking for updates:  WWPA Schedule 2016


Whatever you end up doing this weekend, make it a great one!


Weekender 11/12/16

Weekender 11/12/16

Burnin’ the midnight oil….Getting ready for a great weekend.

Maybe you are in the mood for a little early Christmas shopping?  If you are in the San Mateo area, head out to their annual Harvest Festival.  It out at the San Mateo Event Center at 1346 Saratoga Dr.  You’ll find Handmade Arts & Crafts, Music, Food and more!  This event runs Saturday, 11/12 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 11/13 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.




Seen the Warriors yet this season?  They are taking on Phoenix on Sunday 11/13…..see the link below for their whole schedule and more!

Here is the link:  Weekender 11/12/16

More than anything, get out there and make it a great one!


Weekender 11/3/16

Weekender  11/3/16

The weekend is just around the corner!  Looking for something new to get out and see or do?  Take a look at this weekender for some inspiration:


Rain in The Valley must mean snow in the Mountains!  This Saturday and Sunday,  November 5th and 6th  don’t miss the SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival.  There are activities in San Francisco, San Jose and the Sacramento Area.  Admission is free and if you buy a Powder Pass or VIP ticket, you will also get free lift tickets, beer and wine tasting.  See link below for additional details!


Speaking of Mountains, the Mountain Winery is hosting their New Orleans Party in the French Quarter evening this Friday, Nov 4th.  Live Entertainment and of course great food and wine.  Doors open at 6:30.  See link below for additional details!


Then….Sunday is always a chance to catch some football.  While the sports world has been a buzz about the 49ers, the Raiders have been quietly winning, a lot.  They are hosting the Denver Broncos this weekend for the Sunday night game.  See link below for additional details!

Here is the link:  Weekender 11/3/16


And of course, the Broncos of Santa Clara University Men’s Water Polo Team is hosting it’s last regular season league game this Saturday at 12:00, noon.  They are taking on LMU and it promises to be a great game!

Whatever you end up doing this weekend, go out and make it a great one!


Weekender 10/6/16

Weekender 10/6/16

No matter how busy you are this Fall, be sure to make time to get out enjoy this special time of year here in the greater SF Bay Area.  The days are gloriously sunny, the evenings cool and cozy!  Browse through my Weekender for some inspiration, but whatever you do, get out there and make it a great one!  Rob


San Francisco Feet Week

Be a part of the fall tradition here in the Bay Area. Check out Fleet Week.  Official viewing area is on the Marina Green, but much of the event is visible on the waterfront area.  Ships are docked and visitors may go onboard; The Blue Angels are in town along with the Air Force’s F22 (Pictured Above).  Visit the Humanitarian Relief Village;  Learn how the Air Force prepares both itself and our communities in case disaster strikes.  Event runs through 10/10 with Air Show on the 7th, 8th and 9th.  See link below for additional details.


Los Altos Wine Walk

Enjoy the bounty of our local wineries at this year’s Los Altos Wine Walk.  Event to be held this Saturday, 10/8, at the Rancho Shopping Center.  Check-in near the stage.  Early Bird pricing is $30.  Day of will be $35 and runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  See the link below for additional information.

Local Sports

Football:  The SF 49ers are in town this weekend, hosting the Arizona Cardinals at Levi Stadium tonight.  See link below for additional details.


Baseball:  Another reason I love the Fall….the best of baseball is happening right now.  Catch our  local team in the Wild Card hunt as they take on Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Friday night at 6:15 game time.

At the Box Office

I have seen this book everywhere I go lately….and the movie debut is this Friday:  The Girl on the Train.  Catching a good movie is always a great get away.  See link below for additional details.


Here is the link:  Weekender 10/6/16

Weekender 9/15/16

Weekender 9/15/16

There are a plethora of happenings all around the greater San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.  Here are a few:


Santa Clara is hosting their 36th Annual Art & Wine Festival.  They will have 160 booths, 25 community groups serving Festival Food Favorites, 6 wineries, a beer garden, and for the little ones, the Kids Kingdom and Toddler Town.  Located in Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd.  Saturday, 9/17 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 9/18 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  There literally is something for everyone – see link below for additional details!


Milpitas will be the site of it’s 11th Annual Middle Eastern/Greek Food Festival.  Begins Friday, 9/16 at 6:00 pm, Saturday, noon to 10:00 pm and Sunday, noon to 8:00 pm.  The star of this even is food, but there will also be games, live entertainment, arts & crafts and folk dancing.  Location:  St. James Orthodox Church – see link below for additional details!


San Francisco the Bay Area’s beloved SF Giants will be hostin the St Louis Cardinals this weekend.  Friday’s game time is 7:15 pm, Saturday’s game time will be 6:05 and Sunday’s game time will be 1:05 pm.  See link below for additional details!

Here is the link:  Weekender 9/15/16

Whatever you end-up doing this weekend, make it a great one!


Weekender 8/18/16

Weekender 8/18/16

If you plan to be in San Francisco this weekend, you’re going to love this version of the Weekender!

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If you love North Beach, you won’t want to miss this annual celebration of Italian culture and heritage.  This Saturday’s Festa Coloniale Italiano is the 98th annual celebration of all things Italian.  Events kick off at 11:00 am and run through 7:00 pm.  Location:  on Stockton Street, outside the SF Athletic Club, across from Washington Park.  This is a fun, family friendly event and open to the public.  See link below for additional details!

Weekender_IPA fest

Also happening on Saturday, 8/20/16 is the West Coast IPA Festival.  Eat, drink and be hoppy!  Happening at 428 11th Street from 12:00 noon till 10:00 pm.  Their venue has you covered too:  Heaters, food, drink and if you are hooked on the Olympics, TV coverage will be available.  You won’t miss a medal!  See link below for additional details!


Sounds like our SF Giants need a good weekend run vs the New York Mets.  Game times are as follows:  Friday, 8/19 7:15 pm, Saturday, 8/20 1:05 pm and Sunday, 8/21 5:05 pm.  Help them bring home a “W”.  See link below for additional schedule details.

Here is the link:  Weekender 8/18/16

Whatever you end-up doing this weekend, make it a great one!


Weekender 8/12/16

Weekender 8/12/16

Another blessed weekend is just around the corner….Hope you are able to take some time out to stop and smell the roses, or maybe listen to some good Jazz, or immerse yourself in the food, art and music of the Filipino culture, or catch the SF Giants as they begin a long home stand or maybe take a “Disney” timeout in the movie theater!


Love Jazz?  Don’t miss the annual San Jose Jazz Festival beginning today, Friday, 8/12 and running through Sunday, 8/14.  Checkout the lineup for this Downtown San Jose event featuring 12 stages and 120+ performances of Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, R&B, Salsa, New Orleans and more!  See link below for tickets and additional information,


Love Filipino Food, Music and Art?  Wonder up to San Francisco and experience the 23rd annual Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival and Parade.  Journey to the heart of SOMA Filipinas at Yerba Buena Gardens.  Parade begins at 11:00 am, Saturday, 8/13 at SF Civic Center.  Festival runs from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  See the link below for additional information.


Love the SF Giants?  They begin a long home stand with tonight game vs the Baltimore Orioles, game time is 7:15 pm.  Saturday’s game time is 6:05 and Sunday’s game time is 1:05.  Been a little foggy in SF…Layer up!  See the link below for additional information.


Need a Disney escape?  The newest Disney film Pete’s Dragon is on the big screen this weekend.  For more information on this PG adventure, see the link below!

Of course….there are lots of open houses out there this weekend too. See the link below to see what’s on the market right now!  Have a question about what you see?  Give me a call…happy to help.

Here is the link:  Weekender 8/12/16

Whatever you end-up doing this weekend, make it a great one!


Weekender 8/4/16

Weekender 8/4/16

We are so blessed to live in a region with so many options to explore during our down time.  Hope you are able to find some down time this weekend !  Here are a few options, just to get those creative juices flowing:


How about some traditional, valley fun?  It’s Fair Time.  The Santa Clara County Fair has been around for over 70 years.  You’ll find Music, Family, Fair Rides, Food and Livestock Exhibitions all weekend beginning tonight, Thursday,  8/4 1p-10p, Friday, 8/5 11a-11p, Saturday, 8/6 11a-11p and Sunday, 8/7 11a-10p.  Carnival Rides close down an hour after the gates close.  See the link below for additional information.  Be a part of the Tradition!


In the Evergreen area, they are hosting the Evergreen Music, Wine and Art Stroll this Friday night, 8/5 beginning at 6 pm, ending at 8:45, at the Evergreen  Village Square…..See link below for additional information.

In Campbell?  It’s the First Friday of August.  Take an evening stroll down Campbell Avenue and enjoy their First Friday Festivities!


The local pro baseball scene seems to be in a bit of slump….but, if the ball park is calling you, the A’s are in town hosting the Chicago Cubs this weekend.  See the link below for additional information.


Looking to escape it all?  Perhaps some indoor, air conditioned movie fun might be in order…see the link below for big screen opening weekend options near you.  Cat fans will love this week’s feature, Nine Lives.

Here is this week’s link:  Weekender 8/4/16

Whatever you end up doing this weekend, make it a great one!