Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the South Bay? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated five of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!
Featured Photo: Shoreline Amphitheatre
Beginner Bird Walk
Join Sequoia Audubon Society at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park and learn how to spot and identify shorebirds and waterfall with the help of a naturalist guide. The group will be hosting two other field trips in September at Coyote Point and Pillar Point Harbor.
More info: sequoia-audubon.org
Music in the Park
Bring a blanket and a snack to a Palo Alto park to enjoy an Indian musical duo — Srikanth Chary on veena (a plucked string instrument from the Indian subcontinent) and Anuradha Sridhar on violin — playing Carnatic music, a classical music style native to South India.
More info: swaralahari.org
Kings of Leon
Perhaps best known for their Grammy-winning hit, “Use Somebody,” the brothers and cousin Followill who make up this American rock band bring their sound to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater.
More info: mountainviewamphitheater.com
The Mosaic Festival
Come as you are and show up authentically to experience and co-create art and photography corners, dance, chant, eat and generally express yourself as Silicon Valley celebrates its many communities through art in downtown San Jose.
More info: mosaicamerica.org
Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour
National Geographic and MSR Gear present what has to drip more adrenaline than any film gathering, and Santa Cruz’s Rio Theatre provides a superb venue to soak it all up. And there’s a lot to absorb: extreme mountain biking, absurd ski stunts, clever filmmaking, insane kayaking, high-elevation slack lining and other truly death-defying endeavors that multiply from there. For outdoor adventurers, it’s the #1 cinematic experience of the year.
More info: riotheatre.com