Best Things to Do in the South Bay This November

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the South Bay? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

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Florida Georgia Line

November 5

Some call Brian Kelley and Tayler Hubbards sound bro-country” but their style of countrified hip-hop, a modern sub-genre of mainstream country music, is influenced by 21st century hip-hop, hard rock and electronic music.

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13th Annual Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art

November 6 - 7

More than 40 — four zero — master glass craftspeople and marine-inspired souls overflow the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove for two days of artistic expression, eating and drinking (food is served and a full bar is in play). The rundown of artists is impressive and extensive. The dozens of creators include the likes of Marylou Forrest (Aloha Sea Glass), Steve Baranowski (Ancient Hands Tile), Heather Richman & Jana Ashley (The Crafty Fox), Rose Lee (Urban Potter), Robert Wunce (Robertsilversmith), Nancy Allen (Monterey Bay Seaglass) and Rhiannon Luz de Luna (Luz de Luna Jewelry). Bring on the oceanic bling.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bar Zola

Float Pool Holiday

November 9

Set aside an evening to celebrate the season with an omnivorous dinner and adult or non-alcoholic beverages at Palo Altos buzziest new spot, Bar Zola — no bathing suit required, but tickets are a must.

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South Asian Film Festival

November 12–16

An online festival explores the breadth of the international and Indian-American communities, including a documentary that explores the only newsroom run by Dalit women, the Kahabar Lahariya, the diaspora of the Tamil community, and everything in-between.

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Photo: Courtesy of David Allen

Alton Brown

November 15

A live culinary variety show with cooking, comedy and potentially dangerous science stuff” from a Food Network celebrity comes to San Joses Center for the Performing Arts.

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Photo: Courtesy of The Catalyst

Queen Naija with Special Guest Think at the Catalyst

November 18

Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Queen Naija can make a compelling case that she’s one of R&B’s most promising stars. The N.Y. Times has even dubbed the 25-year-old “the first soul star of the social media generation.” She’s also pulled in nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards and for Best New Artist at the BET Awards.

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Cal vs. Stanford

November 20

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind tailgate at Stanfords Koret Plaza to honor the spirited rivalry of the two fiercest college football competitors as they go head-to-head.

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Courtesy of: Chris Bennion and Jeremy Daniel


November 23–28

Sixteen year old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TVs most popular show belting out Welcome to the ’60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and You Cant Stop the Beat” along the way. 

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