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Calendar 2011

November 2, Friday open from 10am – 5pm and again from 7 – 11pm
Pay what you can all day and free 7pm – 11pm

South First Fridays are an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district, centered on South First Street. Held on the first Friday of every month, the arts venues on South First Street are all open from 7 until 11pm and offer free admission and a wide variety of live entertainment. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages. Also "From the Heart: Fun Fabric Ornaments" activity.

South First Fridays website


November 17, Saturday
11am – 2pm

Temari Necklace Workshop
Instructor: Susan Watts

Back by Popular Demand!

Beloved instructor Susan Watts will be teaching the ancient Japanese art of Temari Balls. This 3-hour workshop will acquaint you with the intricacies of this lovely decorative art. Students will choose between creating a Temari necklace or a Temari ornament. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Bring your favorite pair of scissors; all other materials will be provided.

$50 Members, $70 Non-members
Members and Non-members Purchase tickets online.
Space is limited to 10 participants.


November 18, Sunday
3pm – 6pm

Anniversary Party

Collecting Treasures: Celebrating 35 Years: As the Museum celebrates its 35-year history. Join us at our Anniversary Party to celebrate our history, and this special exhibition, with catering by Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme, and including music by Arties Tunes2Remember, playing memorable tunes from the 1940s plus popular ballads from the 1950s. Members and supporters RSVP to or 408.971.0323 x. 25.


These exhibitions and related programs are funded in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Arts Council Silicon Valley in partnership with the County of Santa Clara; the City of San José; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.