Santana Row July 2012 Happenings


San Jose, CA (June 19, 2012) - Summer is in full swing at Santana Row with music, shopping specials, stimulating activities for children and a festive way to wile away the day before fireworks begin on the 4th of July. Slated for July: Flavors of Jazz, July 4th Summer Block Party, Mommy & Me, Opera San Jose on Bastille Day and the opening of kate spade new york.

Flavors of Jazz, every Tuesday, July 3-August 28

The popular Flavors of Jazz series returns in July for a fifth season of cool music and tasty international cuisine. On Tuesday evenings in July and August, Santana Row restaurants will host free live performances by local jazz musicians on their outdoor patios. The series includes a wide range of styles, from traditional and contemporary jazz to funk and Brazilian beats.

July 3: Kristen Strom Trio, contemporary jazz/saxophone, Thea Mediterranean Cuisine The Sandra Aran Duo, staight ahead/jazz vocals, Left Bank Brasserie

July 10: Primary Colors, jazz and blues vocals, Village California Bistro and Yankee Pier

July 17: Brian Ho Duo, funky jazz, B3 Organ, The Counter; Rick Vandivier Duo, modern and Latin jazz/guitar, El Jardin Tequila Bar

July 24: Amy Dabalos Trio, straight ahead jazz/vocals, LB Steak; Pamela Rose B-3 Organ Trio, straight ahead jazz/vocals, Hot Tamales

July 31: Anton Schwartz Trio, straight ahead jazz/saxophone, Rosie McCannʼs Irish Pub & Restaurant; Gus Kambeitz Duo, straight ahead jazz/keys, Left Bank Brasserie

August 7: Wally Schnalle 4tet, jazz fusion/drums, Village California Bistro and Yankee Pier

August 14: Hristo Vitchev Trio, modern jazz/guitar, Thea Mediterranean Cuisine; Mads Tolling, straight ahead jazz/violin, Vintage Wine Bar

August 21: Jessica Johnson Band, jazz and R&B/vocals, Cielo Wine Bar, Hotel Valencia; Ed Johnson Duo, Brazilian jazz and guitar/vocals, El Jardin Tequila Bar

August 28: Mark Arroyo Trio, jazz fusion/guitar, Hot Tamales; Laila Smith Trio, straight ahead jazz/vocals, LB Steak When: Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m.,

July 3-August 28 on the patio of the various restaurants. The performances are free.

Celebrating the Fourth of July with a Summer Block Party, Sidewalk Sales and Tasty Samples, July 4

Santana Row invites the public to celebrate Independence Day with a Summer Block Party that includes food, fashion and fun. Stroll The Row and check out the Fourth of July events which include an outdoor barbeque in Park Valencia cooked up by The Counter, samples of yummy refreshments offered by the restaurants and a day-long sidewalk sale featuring hundreds of rolling racks with sale merchandise from The Blue Jeans Bar, Ted Baker, Cole Haan, Free People, Flying Lizard Designs, BCBG Max Azria, Spazio, Pink Stripes, Urban Outfitters and more. Shoppers can browse the sidewalk sale racks or venture into the stores for more discounts, food, beverage and beauty product samples and special treats such as complimentary mini touch-ups at W’s Salon, mimosas at Flying Lizard and wine tasting at St. Croix. When: The festivities will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The Counter’s barbeque is offered from noon to 5 p.m. in the park where diners can enjoy their $2 mini burgers (beef or vegetarian) while listening to live music. Click here for a full list of July 4th events: file://localhost/Users/dkato/Desktop/Picture%20clipping.pictClipping

Mommy & Me on the Row, Into the Wild, July 10

Mommy & Me in July goes to the birds with The Happy Birds, amazing performances by friendly, colorful parrots, The Container Store gift card drawing, Peetʼs Coffee & Tea raffle, balloon animals, face painting and more. Treat little ones to a mini manicure at Lavande Nail Spa, sample frozen yogurt from Pinkberry and complimentary beverages and fruit snacks at The Blues Jean Bar. A live performance by Andy Z begins the morning, delighting kids and kids-atheart with his musical adventures. Dress in favorite animal costumes for the Childrenʼs Discovery Museum “Wild Animal” games. When: 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 10 at Park Valencia. Mommy & Me is a free kidsʼ club held on the second Tuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611 or visit

Opera San Jose and Bastille Day, July 14

Opera San Jose performs a spectacular al fresco concert of French arias and ensembles to celebrate Bastille Day. The company will present selections from Bizetʼs Carmen and The Pearl Fishers, which opens Opera San Joseʼs new season in September. Also on the schedule is Gounodʼs Faust, Straussʼ Die Fledermaus, Verdiʼs Il trovatore and Pucciniʼs Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Principal artists from the 2012-13 season resident ensemble: Melody King (soprano), Cecilia Violetta Lopez (soprano), Nicole Birkland (mezzo-soprano), Alexander Boyer (tenor), James Callon (tenor), Zachary Altman (baritone), Evan Brummel (baritone) and Silas Elash (bass). When: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14 at Santana Row Park, across from Left Bank Brasserie. For more information about Opera San Jose, visit

Extras: Spend $250 in a single day at Santana Row and receive free tickets to The Pearl Fishers, playing Sept. 8-23 at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose. Bizet’s exotic romance is set on the tropical island of ancient Ceylon. To redeem, guests must present their same day receipts at the Santana Row Concierge Center.

kate spade new york opens, July 19

kate spade new york, the upscale boutique, makes its San Jose debut on Santana Row. The 2,319 square foot shop will showcase the brand’s witty and playfully sophisticated signature apparel and accessories, including handbags, shoes, dresses, outerwear, hats, luggage, glasses, paper products and home. kate spade new york on Santana Row is the retailer’s only San Jose location. It is located at 355 Santana Row next to Hotel Valencia.

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