May 2nd, 2014

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!

37th Parallel (Chase Bank, 199 Main Street)

37th Parallel is a rock band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area in Mountain View, California. While playing at different locations around the South Bay they keep the music of previous generations alive by covering bands like The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick and many others. 37th Parallel is currently writing an album and are performing their newest material at almost all of their gigs. They also keep a Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube Channel up and running so check it out!

Foggy Memory Band (Linden Tree, 265 State Street)

The Foggy Memory Band grew out of mutual interest in bluegrass music. Founder, Jon Cross of Saratoga, started casual get togethers of his amateur musician friends to play for fun in his home. The number of members grew to eight regulars and occasional guests. New members brought in their favorite songs and the repertoire expanded to the point that no one could remember all of the material; hence The Foggy Memory Band got its name. They perform a variety of bluegrass, country, folk, and Americana in a casual acoustic style.

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.

Larry & Carla (Know Knew Books, 366 State 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.

Lingonberry Aires (First and Main 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

The Sunday Seven (Boulanger, 301 State 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.

 Check out this month’s promotions!


Adventure Toys: Game location and new summer games and toys
Aldo’s: dinner specials
Apricot Lane: Game location, 20 percent off storewide sale
Boulanger: Music, open late
Build it Again with Bricks: Music, weekend trade for kids, open house
Cafe Nur: dinner specials
Chico’s: 25 percent off storewide sale
Discovery Shop: open late, new sale merchandise
Ecofash: new merchandise, dot sale
Estatements: Game location and super gifts for mom
Footwear Etc: Game location, refreshments, and new summer merchandise
Gallery 9: refreshments and beautiful new exhibits
Gourmet Works: Game location, candy workshop for the kids
Kids Only: storewide sale and great birthday gift ideas
Lulu’s: Happy Hour
Maria’s Antiques: refreshments and select sale items
Miyo: open late
Olivia Boutique: storewide sale
On Your Mark: Game location, spring merchandise on sale, refreshments
Opa: dinner specials
Pendleton: new merchandise, 20 to 40 percent off selected merchandise
Peninsula Beauty: 20 percent off sale
Present: Game location, refreshments, fun gifts for mom
Red Berry Coffee: open late
Satura: open late
Shoko’s: refreshments and storewide sale
Slingshot: open house and refreshments
Spot Pizza: open late
Starbucks: open late
Therapy: Game location, open late, refreshments
Verizon: open late
Village Stationers: Game location, lovely cards and gifts for mom
Vintage Bath: Game location, beautiful new inventory, fun gift ideas
Yum Yum Tree: refreshments and new sale items


Area 151: open late, fun for the kids
Baskin Robbins: open late
BK Collections: Game location, storewide sale, refreshments
Bubble Kids: New summer merchandise, spring sale
Bumble: open late, fun for the kids
Costume Bank: Music, open late
Cranberry Scoop: refreshments and great gifts for mom
Fiesta Vallerta: Happy Hour
Gitane: Game, storewide sale, refreshments
Helix: Game, fun activities for the kids
Know Knew Books: Game location, Music, lots of new arrivals and sale items
Linden Tree: Game location and Music
Los Altos PC: Open house, refreshments
Maltby’s: Happy Hour
Nature Gallery : FIRST FRIDAY HQ, Game location, refreshments, raffle
Papillon: Game, refreshments, open house
Peets: open late
Pets Delight: Game location, new summer merchandise, selected items on sale
Pompeii: dinner specials
Red Racer: Fun activities for the kids, great birthday gift ideas
Skate Works: Game location, refreshments, new fun and funky boards for the spring and summer
Sumo: open late
The Botanist: Game location, beautiful gifts for mom
The Makery: Crafts, great birthday gift ideas
United Studios of Self Defense: Game location, free demo classes
View Points Gallery: refreshments, new spring artist exhibits
Village Kebab: open late, 20 percent off dinner menu

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