42nd Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival

42nd Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Start Date: Saturday 9/25/2021 — End Date: Sunday 9/26/2021 Admission:FREE Saturday & Sunday, September 25 and 26, 2021 from 10am to 5pm each day. (Opening night concert by The Megatones, Saturday 5-7pm.) This year on the last weekend in September, Downtown Los Altos will host one of the largest two-day, events in the Bay Area. The highly-rated Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival showcases the distinctive works of artists and craftspeople from more than a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods. The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is a great event for the whole family with all-day free concerts on two stages and entertainment for children all weekend in the Kidzone. Location: Main and State Streets Los Altos Contact: Scott Hunter info@downtownlosaltos.org URL: https://downtownlosaltos.org/event/42nd-los-altos-arts-wine-festival/

Island City Waterways Art Walk: Japantown

Island City Waterways Art Walk: Japantown Start Date: Friday 9/17/2021 — End Date: Friday 9/17/2021 Admission:FREE RSVP Recommended Celebrating Alameda’s Lost Japantown through the Performing Arts The Island City Waterways® Japantown Art Walk honors Alameda’s Japanese American community with traditional Japanese folk arts, contemporary dance, traditional taiko and world music in Alameda’s historic Japantown district. The Japantown Art Walk brings back the memory of Alameda’s Japantown that was lost during WWII. Each performance reflects a different aspect of Alameda’s Japanese American community in conjunction with the City of Alameda’s Tonarigumi historic marker project. All locations are outdoors! Beginning at the Alameda Free Library, ODC/Dance– San Francisco’s premier contemporary dance company – presents “May’s Letters” an original work by ODC choreographer Kimi Okada, inspired by letters written by her mother while in Tule Lake internment camp. Performances at the Buddhist Temple of Alameda reflect traditional cultural celebrations: Ensohza Minyoshu presents traditional Japanese folk dance and music evoking the festival spirit and character of Japan’s diverse rural communities; PJ Hirabayashi, taiko artist & founder of TaikoPeace, invites the community to participate in “Ei Ja Nai Ka,” a dance, rhythm, song, and chant in celebration, gratitude and commemoration of our immigrant ancestors; Jane Suiei Naito will create a contemporary art installation using a traditional form of ikebana (flower arranging). At Buena Vista United Methodist Church, embracing the contemporary and progressive, Maze Daiko performs original music that combines taiko with world rhythms and melodies creating a unique sound that is influenced by the cultural diversity of the Bay Area. The Japantown Art Walk is a collaboration between Rhythmix Cultural Works, the Buddhist Temple of Alameda, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, the City of Alameda Free Library and Economic Development and Community Services Department. Location: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Contact: Rhythmix info@rhythmix.org URL: https://www.rhythmix.org/events/icw-artwalk-japantown/

The Masked Ball for Single Professionals

The Masked Ball for Single Professionals Start Date: Friday 9/10/2021 — End Date: Friday 9/10/2021 Admission:15-20 Since legally we have to wear a mask indoors in San Francisco, why not turn a negative into a positive? Our first-ever Masked Ball features dancing to your favorite hits at a fun nightclub! Prizes to the most original and most beautiful masks (must cover mouth and nose). Dressy nightclub attire requested. Adults of all ages welcome. Friday, Sep 10, 2021, 8pm-Midnight. Proof of Vaccination and Mask REQUIRED. LOCATION: Lion’s Den, 57 Wentworth Place, San Francisco CA 94108. One block from Hilton Financial Center. Limited free street parking or $3 validated parking (bartender will validate with 2 drink minimum) at Portsmouth Square Parking Garage, 733 Kearny St., one block from Lion’s Den. TICKETS: $15/advance (by Sep 9) or $20/door. DISCOUNTS & MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com •Aug 15, Speed Dating, Sunnyvale •Aug 22, Russian River Canoe Trip •Aug 28, Mansion Party for Upscale Singles, Fremont •Sep 10, The Masked Ball! San Francisco •Sep 12-15, Istanbul, Turkey Option (before Greece) •Sep 15-21, Athens & Greek Islands Getaway •Dec 22-27, Christmas in Oxaca, Mexico •Jan 6-11, Perfect Belize Adventure •March 31-April 5, Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls Adventure CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by many other singles organizations and meetups. All events benefit The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Location: 57 Wentworth Pl Chinatown San Francisco Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com URL: https://www.thepartyhotline.com