April 4th, 2014

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Upcoming First Friday: April 4th

Every First Friday you can…

  • Visit participating shops and galleries for discounts, free gifts with purchases or other in-store specials
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments and treats
  • Listen to live performances at various locations in downtown

If you are interested in being a performer this month please contact Jamie Lucia.

Get excited for this month’s entertainment!

Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley (Community Plaza, 130 Main Street) Pronounced “kahn / TAH / bee / lay ,” it is an Italian word which, in a musical context, it refers to a smooth, flowing, and melodious style. This is exactly how Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley sound as they perform exciting music from many different cultures, time periods and styles. The singers, ages 4­-18, enjoy weekly rehearsals, seasonal concerts, participation in music festivals, and tours abroad, are frequent guests with premier symphony, opera and ballet companies, and have performed a stand-alone concert at Carnegie Hall. Fully-Funded (Costume Bank, 169 State Street) Fully-Funded is a frequent performer for First Friday. They are a cover band that plays a wide selection of music across many genres including classic rock, 70s, disco, jazz, and pop music. All of the members live in Los Altos. The band plays monthly at local Los Altos establishments like Maltby’s and First & Main, as well as private parties and corporate events. Handbell Musicians (Adventure Toys, 173 Main Street) Two handbell musicians – formerly too many miles apart, but now together! They met on the online Handbell Community in 2007… and on Facebook in 2009. Larry was in California, and Carla was 6,000 miles away, in England.  After far too many months in a long-distance relationship, their K-1 visa was granted in May 2012 and they were wed in that September. Check out their rendition of an Arabian Dance. Jazz Love Quintet! (Village Stationers, 222 Main Street) Jazz Love Quintet! consists of multi-diverse musicians and entertains people with their light upbeat family-friendly music, including Swing, Bossa Nova, Blues, Funk, Pop and world music! People ages zero to 92+ will enjoy their performance at the First Friday event! Lingonberry Aires (Linden Tree, 265 State Street) Comprised of a vocalist-guitarist, guitarist-bassist, trumpeter, clarinetist-trombonist, and drummer, The Lingonberry Aires play a mix of jazz standards and more recent pop tunes that will delight those who love the American songbook and its eclectic offspring. Mollie Thompson (Know Knew Books, 366 State Street) This local musician enjoys performing jazz from the great American songbook at private events and benefits, local senior centers, area schools and libraries. She performs George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berling and other great American composers and presents music history at elementary schools. Mollie performs in local musical theater productions and recently was in “Some Like it Hot” and played Agnes Gooch in “Mame.” Mollie has sung with many rock and jazz bands in San Francisco and on the Peninsula. Mollie along with Scott Vanderlip enjoys performing at community venues like the Westwind Barn and Hidden Villa, and Mollie and Scott recently directed “The Music Man” at Egan Junior High School. Pomegranted (Bubble Kids, 220 State Street) Like a Jean Grae and her transfiguration into the mighty Phoenix, Pomegranted has followed a haphazard yet, august journey. Coming about from the ashes of Cosmic Paste in 2013, the group has found solid ground. Featuring Mrs. Reece breathing fire, the Kameda Kid tapping souls, Schwaninger sabering the drums, and Patel sewing the strings, Pomegranted comes out of San Jose, CA yet, spews a mixture of melodies. Scott Vanderlip (Know Knew Books, 366 State Street) This performer from Los Altos enjoys and shares his love of music in a variety of ways with the community. As a piano and guitar player, and vocalist, he performs locally for some seasonal and often kid related performances in the area. He has also helped to direct several local school and backyard musical productions and can be always found assisting the girl and boy scouts at senior homes for holiday concerts or other local events. For several years, he was a music docent for Music for Minors teaching K-3 students in LASD schools the love of music. He plays an eclectic set of music ranging from folk, pop, musicals, kids songs to those well known camp fire songs. Don’t stand too close or he might ask you to join the band in song! Sunday Seven (Le Boulanger, 301 Main Street) The “Sunday Seven” have been playing music together for 5 years and consists of members of 4 accordions, 1 tuba, 1 percussionist, and sometimes a clarinet and recorder. All of the musicians are members of the Silicon Valley Accordion Society. They play for Italian Festivals, Octoberfests, Holiday festivities, and also entertain at the Silicon Valley Accordion Society several times each year. The Sunday Seven mostly perform polkas, waltzes, German and Italian music, as well as some popular music. They love playing music together and have fun entertaining others.

Main Street Promotions

Adventure Toys: First Friday game and music Aldo’s: dinner specials Apricot Lane: First Friday game, 20% off storewide sale Boulenger: music, open late Cafe Nur: dinner specials Chico’s: 25% off storewide sale Discovery Shop: open late, new sale merchandise Ecofash: new merchandise, sale items Estatements: First Friday game, refreshments, new spring merchandise Footwear Etc.: First Friday game, open late, new and fun spring footwear Gallery 9: refreshments, Aki Mor Photography exhibit Gourmet works: First Friday game, candy workshop for the kids   Kids Only: open late, storewide sale Lulu’s: Happy Hour Maria’s Antiques: First Friday game, 20% off when logging into their website Miyo: open late On Your Mark: First Friday game, music, new sale items Opa: dinner specials Oz Boutique: open late, new sale items Pendleton: new merchandise, sale items, beautiful blankets on sale Peninsula Beauty: 20% off sale Present: First Friday game, open late, new spring arrivals Red Berry Bar: open late, delicious samples Satura: open late Shoko’s: refreshments, storewide sale Starbucks: open late, samples The Lego Store: refreshments, new mechandise on sale Therapy: First Friday game, open late, refreshments Verizon: open late Village Stationers: music, open late Vintage Bath: First Friday game, open late Yum Yum Tree: refreshments, new sale items

State Street Promotions

Area 151: open late, fun for the kids Baskin Robbins: open late BK Collections: First Friday game, open late, lots of sale items Bubble Kids: music, storewide sale Bumble: open late, fun for the kids Cranberry Scoop: First Friday game, refreshments European Cobblery: open late, new fun footwear for the summer Fiesta Vallerta: open late Gitane: First Friday game, open late, storewide sale Helix: open late, new fun exhibits, activities for the kids JB&B Jewelers: open late, new and beautiful merchandise Know Knew Books: First Friday game, Music, lots of new arrivals and sale items Linden Tree: First Friday game and music Los Altos PC: First Friday game, open late Maltby’s: Happy Hour Nature Gallery : FIRST FRIDAY HQ and game, refreshments, raffle, beautiful spring jewelry, free fossil sample (while supplies last) to those that find at least 13 of the items that don’t belong in the participating stores Papillon: First Friday game, refreshments, storewide sale Peets: open late Pet’s Delight: new fun toys and treats for spring Pompeii: dinner specials Red Racer: open late, lots of fun for the kids Skateworks: First Friday game, open late, new fun and funky boards for the spring and summer Sumo: open late, dinner specials The Botanist: open late, new arrival of gorgeous plants for the spring The Makery: open late, crafts United Studios of Self Defense: First Friday game, open late, free demo classes View Points Gallery: refreshments, open late, new spring artist exhibits Village Kebab: open late, 20 percent off dinner menu  

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