From symphonic evenings to road trips to wine country, there’s much to explore in Silicon Valley and beyond this month.
Artist Soo Sunny Park works on the installation of her new exhibit in San Jose.
Step into Soo Sunny Park: Viewing Filter (Veil of Vision), an immersive experience in light, reflection and sculpture. Using retro-reflective paint and nylon netting, artist Soo Sunny Park rethinks light between different boundaries. This interactive exhibit invites visitors to walk through the gallery and use their phone flashlights to watch how the beam moves along the various surfaces and textures within the large-scale exhibit. The depth and complexity of the artwork will ask viewers to reflect upon visual perception and the nature of form. March 25-Aug. 14, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose
Raspberry coconut sorbet at TRUSS
Recently opened at the Four Seasons Napa Valley hotel, TRUSS Restaurant + Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with an evolving coffee, wine and bottled beer bar and an extensive and ever-changing cocktail menu. The outdoor living room features a fire pit and views overlooking the resort’s pool and vineyards. 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, 707.709.2100
Road Runner Sports lands in Sunnyvale with a 4,000-square-foot showroom for fitness.
Runners now have a new venue to buy their next set of kicks. Road Runner Sports recently opened on McKinley Avenue in Sunnyvale. This specialty store offers a selection of running, walking and workout shoes and a place to find fitness apparel, accessories, electronics, injury prevention and recovery tools. The 4,000-square-foot space offers the community’s only 3D digital foot scanner and running shoe fitting system. In less than 30 seconds, the digital foot scanner is able to take an exact 3D scan of a customer’s feet to find moisture-wicking socks, fitted running shoes and custom insoles—eliminating excuses for not winning the next race. 301 W. McKinley Ave., Ste. 130, Sunnyvale, 408.752.4401
Sharon Rietkerk in Sense and Sensibility
Experience Jane Austen’s beloved romantic classic Sense and Sensibility as Tony nominee Paul Gordon brings yet another Austen production to the stage. Gordon has previously adapted musicals for Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Founder of TheatreWorks Robert Kelley is set to direct this engaging production at Lucie Stern Theatre. Opening night celebrations will take place on March 12. Through original lyrics and music, along with stunning sets and costumes, this musical brings audiences along on the adventure of two sisters navigating courtship and convention. March 9-April 3, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 877.662.8978
Katina and Kyle Connaughton
Later this month in Sonoma, chefs Kyle and Katina Connaughton of three-Michelin-starred SingleThread welcome another dynamic couple, chefs JP and Ellia Park of New York City’s two-Michelin-starred Atomix. Embarking on their first-ever appearance in the Bay Area, the Parks opened Atomix in 2018 and are known for their fresh and modern take on Korean cuisine. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards body has called Atomix’s cuisine groundbreaking, so the evening should be beyond memorable. March 31, 131 North St., Healdsburg, 707.723.4646
Great, locally sourced food abounds during Sonoma Epicurean
Sonoma Epicurean invites guests on a four-day adventure through food, wine and wellness. For the first time, the V Foundation for Cancer Research presents a wine celebration in Sonoma County. The signature series features curated, hands-on events and activities with Michelin-star chefs, local artisans and world-class vintners. Activities include artisan workshops and a symposium, where scientists and researchers discuss cancer wellness and prevention. Proceeds from the event will fund cancer research and related programs. March 31-April 3, 707.963.0611
Gordon Parks, “Emerging Man, Harlem, New York” (1952), at Cantor Arts
Catch the final exhibition during Cantor Arts Center’s celebration of 1,000 photographs gifted by the Capital Group Foundation. A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks spotlights the racism and discrimination plaguing our country. Parks grapples with everyday injustice through his lens, representing creativity and endurance in each frame. The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford will honor the distinguished photographer’s legacy and continue his fight for social change. Through July 3, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, 650.723.4177
Rachel Lee Priday performs with Symphony San Jose, March 26 and 27.
In a two-day showcase, the Symphony San Jose presents Feste Romane. This main event features Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s third act of his Roman Festival series and is conducted by Carlos Vieu. The program presents four different performances, opening with Brahms’ “Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny).” This is followed by a romantic and earthy double concerto, performed by Argentine bandoneon performer and composer Juan Pablo Jofre accompanied by renowned violinist Rachel Lee Priday. Patrons also will hear a second Brahms performance: the composer’s mournful “Nanie.” March 26-27, The California Theatre, 345 South First St., San Jose, 408.792.4542
There’s comedy, and then there’s Irish comedy—at least that’s the mindset behind the Real Irish Comedy Fest, which rolls through San Francisco, Pleasanton, Mill Valley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Walnut Creek, Healdsburg and Carmel during the greenest of all months. The night features Ireland’s unique wit and storytelling talent with an all-star cast of Irish comedians. Accents included. March 9-18
Mayacamas Vineyards has completed its first on-property rebuild with the new Estate Hospitality Center. The 2017 Napa Valley wildfires left the old estate destroyed, but the new rendition honors its memories, plus allows an increased capacity for visitors. Located on the slopes of Mount Veeder, guests embark on their taste-testing journey through the 475-acre vineyard, which eventually leads to a scenic tasting site. The 3,000-square-foot estate’s focal point is the tasting room, where a 24-foot gathering table awaits. 155 Lokoya Road, Napa, 707.224.4030
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ROAD RUNNER SPORTS
THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION. THE CAPITAL GROUP FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY