Things to do in January 2014 in Santa Clara: South Bay Home & Garden Show

Screen shot 2013-10-08 South Bay Home & Garden ShowEarly in new year, the air in Northern California is cool and crisp. Your New Year’s resolutions are still fresh in your mind. Will you be able to lose those extra 30 pounds? Are you really going to sell your BMW and replace it with a really cool Tesla? Well one resolution you can make is to attend the January, 2014 South Bay Home & Garden Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Mark your calendars for the January 10-12, 2014 South Bay Home & Garden Show. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, just south of San Francisco, the Santa Clara Convention Center is easy to find. It is just a short drive from almost any place in and around the area. From San Francisco, the Convention Center is located just off Interstate 101 at 5001 Great American Parkway in Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara Convention Center is a modern facility that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The 302, 000 square feet of covered space is more than big enough to allow all of the vendors and exhibitors to bring in the latest and greatest products and display them for you to see.

As one of the premiere home shows in the entire state of California, you can expect to see leading experts in the home improvement industry. Professionals will be on hand to discuss the latest new products and trends for your home. You will be able to ask them questions and pick their brains for ideas to improve both the inside and the outside of your house.

Although the organizers of the South Bay Home & Garden Show aim this event at the professionals who run city parks, own landscaping companies and are involved in designing and installing outdoor structures, the show is also appealing to homeowners.

During the three days that the big show takes place, there will be many new and exciting exhibits to see. While far from being all that you will see, the following list will give you an idea of some of the things that will be on display.

• Decorative greenery
• Garden equipment
• Hand and power tools designed for outdoor projects
• Biological and chemical products
• Greenhouses
• Lighting – solutions for both indoor and outdoor lighting
• Systems for more efficient watering
• Building a beautiful and functional garden area
• How to grow flowers all year long
• Equipment for playgrounds and parks

You will also get to see some things you probably never saw before.

• Bee-keeping
• Mushroom growing
• Plants that can be grown for medicinal purposes

Whether you are a pro looking to find the best kind of machine for maintaining acres of grassland or a homeowner who would like to have a gazebo installed down by the lake in your backyard, you are sure to find an expert who can help you out. If you are visiting San Francisco, Mountain View, or any other place in or around Silicon Valley, it is worth taking a trip to attend the January, 2014 South Bay Home & Garden Show.

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Live Music in Silicon Valley: Unique and Soul Touching Concerts

In April, Silicon Valley is going to be a rather busy area. Many different performances will take place in this area. Various artists with various styles will perform there. Here is a list of some unique ones:

Rhye is set to take the stage in a Live Night Event in Bimbo’s 365 Club

Rhye is a relatively new band formed by Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal. Mike Milosh is an electronic musician and vocalist from Canada. In 2010, Robin Hannibal, when working on the album Quadron, was tipped about Milosh’s work. They were both working under the same record label, Plug Research.

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The duo became appreciative of each other’s work during their collaboration in Denmark. Both independently move to the United States. Upon finding each other, they started to work together once again in Los Angeles. They released two romantic soul pop hits, ‘Open’ and ‘The Fall’ together. They released little information about themselves.

Their songs garnered great attention and speculation. Rhye released their first album titled ‘Woman’ in March 2013.

Jesse Cook is one of the most famous figures of nouveau flamenco

The handsome and charming Jesse Arnaud Cook will look to have the crowd at his fingertips when he performs live at Motalvo Arts Center, Saratoga. His musical tastes developed via different influences. He spent his initial years moving between Southern France, Paris and Barcelona. He was influenced by Gypsy guitarist Manitas de Plata’s music as a toddler.

After his parents separated, Jesse Cook moved to Canada with his mother and sister. Heather Cook understood her son’s talents and admitted him to Eli Kassner Guitar Academy in Toronto. Nicolas Reyes, a famous Gypsy artist lived close by to his father’s house in France. In trips to France, this famous guitarist found himself admiring the tunes of the Gypsy Kings.

people-who-love-san-franciscoHe studied about jazz and classical music in Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music, York University and Berklee College of Music. Cook’s first album, Tempest, made huge waves. In 1995, he signed a deal with American company Narada. He was asked to perform in a small bar downstairs during the Catalina Jazz Festival during intermissions. His performance was so well appreciated that he was invited to perform on the main stage. Cook was given a ten minute standing ovation during this performance.

If you live in Silicon Valley, do not forget to enjoy the performances of these soul touching musicians. Their performances will surely enrich your tastes in ways you had never imagined.

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Stanford’s Cool Surroundings

Spread across some 8,180 acres and situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, Stanford University of Stanford, California ranks amongst the most prestigious colleges in America – and across the globe, for that matter. Of course, with the mention of any significant academic institution comes the consideration of reputable social and after-school life – one of the many factors prospective university students take under advisement when planning their graduate-to-beyond education journey. Fortunately for Stanford, there exists plenty to do and see, ranging from the conservative and humble to the let-your-hair-down rambunctious.

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The Pioneer Saloon, located at 2925 Woodside Road in neighboring Woodside, CA, offers live music, beers and shots and maybe even spot a movie star, rock star or billionaire. The Stanford Theatre, located at 221 University Avenue in Palo Alto, shows classic films on the big screen and on that charm alone deserves a spot on this list. Often referred to as a “living tribute to many of the greatest films ever made,” the Stanford wows with a throwback ambience and architecture, classic theatrical posters and even a Wurlitzer organ, all reminders that this was Palo Alto’s centerpiece of entertainment since 1925.

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On the corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road, also in Palo Alto, is a massive grass and recreational area known as the Palo Alto/Stanford Community Playing Fields. Here, two sprawling soccer fields are drenched in plenty of light for any type of activity, along with plenty of parking. The Stanford Athletics Shop at 269 Galvez Street in Stanford carries a boatload of Stanford apparel, and is actually an offshoot of the school’s campus bookstore; a relatively small size for a retail shop and an attentive staff have made this a favorite of Stanford fans as well as its student body.

Sunken Diamond baseball stadium sits on Nelson Road in Stanford, playing host to an array of college baseball matchups. One of the most appealing draws of the venue is the way in which its positioning tends to put spectators “much closer to the action” than most pro baseball stadiums, leading to its reputation of being one of the most adored venues in the Bay Area to watch a game.

From out-of-the-park home runs to classic cinema shown amidst a backdrop of legendary charm, these attractions are merely scratching the surface of what the Stanford University surrounding area has in store.

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