La Oferta

April 15, 2024

Events Around the Bay

sjDANCEco presents Spring DANCE Festival in San Jose

April 29 & 30

When you are as fabulous, talented and a grand presenter of dance as Gary Masters is – his last festival production before he retires, or as I say: graduates in June, is celebrated in a grand style!

Over 70 choreographers and Bay Area dance organizations (from young children to professional companies and everything in between) present many styles of dance on the Eastridge festival stage during a free non-stop 5-hour program each day.

The professional dance portions of the show are at 12:30 pm, 1:30pm and on the half-hour all day long. Free dance classes will be offered at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and on-the-hour throughout the day.

The celebration is part of Bay Area Dance Week and National Dance Week (April 21-30, 2023) and showcases the diversity of the Bay Area dance community.

The sjDANCEco is a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California that produces world premieres by its core and guest choreographers, and presents the very best of Contemporary and Classic Modern Dance and Masterpieces of the American Modern Dance Repertory.

In addition to a full season of dance concerts, sjDANCEco also is a major participant each Spring in free outdoor dance presentations during National Dance Week, international dance festivals, and has a full schedule of contemporary dance classes for the advanced and professional dancers.

sjDANCEco ignites the spirit of dance. sjDANCEco is a registered 501(c)(3)


Free admission

Eastridge Center Mall, 2200 Eastridge Loop in San Jose

The festival stage is located on the main level of the mall

The festival is also the kickoff to sjDANCEco’s 20th Season

Photo courtesy of sjDANCEco


Opera San Jose presents Puccini’s “Tosca”

April 15 – 23, 2023

With breathtaking music and some of opera’s most celebrated arias, the stunning production of Puccini’s “Tosca” concludes Opera San Jose’s 2022-23 spectacular season.

The work follows the tragic story of a tempestuous opera singer Tosca and her impassioned lover, the artist Mario Cavaradossi and the righteous, yet dangerous, Baron Scarpia.

Their lust, ardor, and passion light up the streets of Rome and will leave the stage bathed in tears and despair with the audience reeling for more!

The Opera San José orchestra is joined by Maestro Joseph Marcheso, while showcasing off operas brightest young stars.

Maria Natale returns to the California Theatre for her role debut as Floria Tosca, Adrian Kramer makes his Opera San José debut as the ill-fated Mario Cavaradossi, and Kidon Choi debuts as the threatening Baron Scarpia.

Bring a handkerchief!


Tickets: $55 – $195

California Theater

345 South First Street in San Jose

Photos courtesy of Opera SJ



Portugal Restaurant Week in the Bay Area

April 17 to 24

Curious to explore best-kept foodie secret? Start planning your Portuguese dining journey right here in the Bay Area.

Since no part of Portugal is very far from the ocean, seafood is among the country’s most popular delicacies.

Beyond the famous sardines and salt-dried cod (known as Bacalhau), other typical dishes include roasted octopus, seafood stews and cataplanas, and locally caught shellfish – simple yet impeccably prepared ingredients, always dressed with the fruity and delicious taste of Portuguese olive oil.

Curious to explore Europe’s best-kept foodie secret?

Check out the 5 participating restaurants and start planning your Portuguese food journey in the Bay Area: Explore and celebrate the best Portuguese cuisine in the following participating restaurants: “Adega” in San Jose (my favorite);  “La Salette” in San Francisco; “Petiscos” in San Jose; “Tasca Tasca” in Sonoma; “Uma Casa” in San Francisco.


Photos courtesy of the Portugal Restaurant Week 2023


Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

April 28-30, 2023

The beautiful and magical Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa welcomes over 20 famous authors for a 3-day weekend lecture series from a variety of literary genres as well as talks by leaders in science, technology and medicine.

Curated to stimulate the minds and nurture the souls of readers and those who love to learn, the festival is a perfect setting for the guests like you to experience the hotel’s genuine hospitality at the healing site of geothermal mineral springs.

The historic Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has a reputation for delivering excellent food and attentive guest service.

A five-star hotel, is ranked among Travel + Leisure’s top 25 spas, offering 40,000 sq. ft. of spa and exercise space.

Isabel Allende, Dave Barry, John Dalton, Abraham Verghese, Ada Limon, Frank Brown, Philip Taubman, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado are just some of the famous and inspirational authors you will meet in person and who will enrich your knowledge and the view on life.


(707) 282-9028

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Photos courtesy of Sonoma Valley Authors Festival