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THE SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE IN MOUNTAIN VIEW: WWW.THESHORELINEAMPHITHEATRE.COM

The venue of any given event holds more responsibility in imprinting a lasting favorable memory of an experience compared to all the other elements comprising that experience. Its location, layout, amenities and service define what can become a profitable enterprise. In particular to Mountain View, California in San Francisco Bay, Shoreline Amphitheatre is a venue that might just make the cut.

The amphitheater is a sizable outdoor venue that has a capacity of 22,000 seats, including lawn seats. It was built from 1985-1986 in a design that resembles that of Grateful Dead’s steal your face image.

The place has become an ideal venue for festivals, concerts, comedy shows and other kinds of gatherings. To name a few, there’s the 4th of July celebration, Mayhem Festival, Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, and almost all of the hottest concerts in town. The seats are fixed. Each of it gives enough legroom and ample space for moving around. The seats are specifically laid out to extend up to the stage. This gives a more personal and up-close feel to the viewers.

 

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FILOLI CENTER: WWW.FILOLI.ORG

Designed between 1915 – 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz mountains, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. Opened to the public in 1976 as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli features a 36,000 sq. ft. home and a 16–acre English Renaissance garden. In addition, Filoli's property includes a 6.8 acre Gentlemen's Heritage Orchard and a trail system that transverses five different ecosystems for docent-guided nature hikes and visits to the Sally MacBride Nature Center. Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century and is a cherished resource for the community valuing education, volunteerism and diversity.

 

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BROADWAY BY THE BAY: WWW.BROADWAYBYTHEBAY.ORG

Historically, Broadway By the Bay is an outgrowth of a San Mateo Recreation Department program originated in the 1950s known as “Music Camp.” Each summer, that program employed the talents of young musicians, singers and actors to produce a musical (primarily Gilbert and Sullivan) which was staged at the camp site in La Honda, California. That program grew to the “San Mateo Community Theatre” in 1966 with a production of “Oklahoma” at the College of San Mateo Theatre. In 1967 San Mateo Community Theatre produced “West Side Story” into what is now the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and the program continued to grow. The San Mateo Community Theatre became an official non-profit organization in 1978. In 1983 the Board of Directors expanded the focus of the company and changed the name to “Peninsula Civic Light Opera.” In 1999, a decision was made to gradually change the name to “Broadway By the Bay” in order to more accurately reflect the fact that the group stages Broadway-type musicals as opposed to operatic productions.

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HILLBARN THEATER: WWW.HILLBARNTHEATER.ORG

Hillbarn Theatre has a long, endearing history and is the 6th oldest theatre of its kind in the United States and is currently in its 68th continuous season of programming. Please read more about ourAchievementsHistory and our Mission; see who makes up our Staffand who comprises our Board of Directors.

 

To preserve our heritage as a “gathering place” for artists and audience in our community to experience stories unfolding on stage 

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THE RHYTHM LOUNGE: WWW.LINDACENTRAL.COM

Lindy Central hosts many of the Bay area's premier Swing & Lindy Hop Dance venues, welcoming all styles of Swing, but heavily focusing on vernacular swing era dances such as the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Blues, Shag, & derivatives of these dances. On special occasions, we do host other styles of dance in order to help promote dancing in general, especially partner dancing, and/or dances related to the roots of our dance, the Lindy Hop. We offer a variety of class levels and unless it says otherwise, you do not need a partner to attend our classes or dances.

 

 

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BOOGIE BALLROOM WOOGIE: WWW.BOOGIEWOOGIEBALLROOM.COM

Come see the beautiful new Boogie Woogie Ballroom Dance School & Studio in Foster City, California!  Conveniently located near the intersection of Hwy 101 & 92, Boogie Woogie Ballroom is a fabulous new addition to the local San Mateo & San Francisco Bay Area dance scene!

 

Dance Party every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday!

 

Private Lessons:  Ask about our FREE private lessons & discounted Intro Packages for Singles & Couples!

 

Group Series Classes:  Don't miss all of the new & continuing classes!

 

 

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BURLINGAME HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WWW.BOOGIEWOOGIEBALLROOM.COM

The Burlingame Historical Society seeks to promote interest in and preservation of all matters relating to the history of Burlingame and neighboring Hillsborough, California. The society was founded on December 3, 1975 in cooperation with the San Mateo County Historical Association, with whom it shares common goals, particularly as they relate to the Burlingame and Hillsborough, California area.

The Burlingame Historical Society’s single minded goal is to preserve Burlingame and Hillsborough’s history and educate those who would like to learn more. The Society is the sole repository for Burlingame and Hillsborough’s history. Since its inception the society has been quietly preserving artifacts, documents, photographs, films and audio tapes as well as many other items that help tell the story of Burlingame and Hillsborough’s rich and diverse past. From photographs of Teddy Roosevelt’s visit here in 1903 to Miss Burlingame of 1935’s wedding dress, nowhere else does there exist the depth and breadth of materials available to research the towns of Burlingame and Hillsborough, California.

 

 

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SAN MATEO COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM: WWW.BOOGIEWOOGIEBALLROOM.COM

History comes alive at the San Mateo County Historical Association. Visitors can discover the past through hands-on school programs, interactive exhibits and a wide range of events for both adults and families.

 

 

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BURLINGAME ART SOCIETY: WWW.BURLINGAMEARTSOCIETY.ORG

Burlingame Art Society (BAS) was organized in 1957 by a group of artists who wanted to practice the principles of traditional art in our present-day world. Our membership includes men and women actively participating in the pursuit of quality visual arts, while providing friendly relationships with other artists. Among our members are art teachers and talented artists, as well as those who are genuinely interested in a learning experience. Beginners are welcome.

 

We are artists with the purpose of promoting art, and the appreciation of art, in our community. Our efforts are not only directed to adults, but also to encourage young people to participate in our local community programs.

 

 

 

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ALLIED ARTS GUILD IN MENLO PARK: WWW.ALLIEDARTSGUILD.ORG

Owned and operated by the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary, Allied Arts Guild is a beautiful and historic garden oasis, home to unique shops, artists' studios, and Café Primavera. Since 1929, Allied Arts Guild has provided an inspiring environment for working artists, beautiful gardens and shops for visitors, and support for critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

 

Allied Arts Guild is available for shopping, lunching, relaxing, and hosting special events such as weddings, receptions, seminars, meetings and luncheons. Allied Arts also hosts special events year round, such as Mother's Day Tea, Children's Halloween Photos, and festive Holiday events.

 

Come visit us and enjoy the refreshing peace and beauty unique in our fast-paced world. See, feel, and become part of the ongoing history of the Allied Arts Guild. We're open Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm.

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MOUNTAIN WINERY: WWW.MOUNTAINWINERY.COM

Welcome to The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. We are dedicated to preserving the Mountain Winery's history and restoring the property to its magnificent glory for the enjoyment of all. We are very proud to continue the tradition started by Paul Masson, and our committed team takes personal pride in creating innovative and memorable experiences for our guests.

 

The Mountain Winery is privileged to provide an incomparable setting for a wide variety of events, including weddings, corporate meetings, dinner parties, concerts, and holiday parties. We have impressive vistas, with landscaped gardens and redwood groves encircling our terrace, resulting in an ideal outdoor venue. Events hosted indoors amid oak casks in the historic stone-masonry Winery Building. Both offer a wonderful environment, unique from any other in the valley.

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CURI ODYSSEY MUSEUM AT COYOTE POINT: WWW.CURIODYSSEY.ORG

Visited by approximately 300,000 people a year, Sawyer Camp Trail is one of the most popular trails in San Mateo County. Located in the scenic Crystal Springs Watershed, the entire linear trail, including the proposed trail expansions, will be renamed the Crystal Springs Trail and is envisioned to provide an uninterrupted, non-motorized, multi-use route from the City of San Bruno to the Town of Woodside.

For thousands of years, this area was home to Shalshone Indians. They were considered to be an extremely warlike people, fighting with their neighbors to the north and south. They seemed to have been friendly enough when, on November 4, 1769, Gaspar de Portola and his men camped north of here, after descending from Sweeney Ridge where they were reputed to be the first white men to view the San Francisco Bay. Portola's camp is now beneath the waters of San Andreas Lake; a sign at the trail entrance on Hillcrest Boulevard points to it. In November of 1774, Captain Fernando Rivera, a principal officer of Portola, and the first to lead a group to purposely explore the Peninsula, camped near one of the Shalshone villages.

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