Los Gatos Weekly Times

Bay Area events


Just because you may be stuck at home during the pandemic doesn't mean you can't explore the greater world. Here's a sampling of familyfrie­ndly in-person and virtual Bay Area shows, concerts, activities and other events over the next several weeks. As with all things in the pandemic era, everything here is subject to change. Double-check locations, dates, times and COVID precaution­s before you go. Acclaimed Ukrainian Pianist performs Chopin for Ukraine: 4 p.m. June 26, Peace United Church of Christ, 900High St., Santa Cruz. Acclaimed pianist Stanislav Khristenko performs four Chopin Ballades, Heroic Polonaise and works by Ukrainian composers to benefit Novaukrain­e.org. $100. distinguis­hedartists.org

ART on the Square Summer 2022: 5to 8:30p.m. June 17, July 8, 22, Aug. 26, Hamilton Avenue at Courthouse Square, Redwood City. Summer art shows accompany the city's Music on the Square series with artists who create jewelry, photograph­y, glass, fiber art, ceramics and woodwork. Free. artonthesq­uarerwc.com

Benicia Arsenal Artists Open Studios: 10a.m. to 5p.m. June 11-12, 940 Tyler St., Benicia. More than 40artists in Benicia's Historic Arsenal Arts District will open their studios to visitors, Studios are located along Tyler and Jackson streets, all studios are within walking distance. Free. Beniciaars­enalartist­s.com

Breaking Down Walls: Celebratin­g Our Shared Humanity Through The Arts: 7 to 8:30p.m. June 11, Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason North End Pier 2, San Francisco. This benefit for Ukraine features artists including singer-songwriter Will Hammond Jr., choreograp­her Mia J. Chong and members of Post:ballet with music by Vân-ánh Võ, Teatro Nagua and more in a show emceed by comedian Dhaya Lakshminar­ayanan. $25. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3maz6ur

Bricks by the Bay Public Expo (Lego exhibition): 9a.m. to 4p.m. June 25-26at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001Great America Parkway in Santa Clara. This fun-filled, family-friendly weekend includes Lego creations built by hobbyists and artists from across the nation, along with vendors selling all kinds of toy bricks and related accessorie­s. $8to $35. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3vfykgl

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