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Bored in Redwood City? Check out These Weekend Events!

Here are a few top picks of fun things to do in and around Redwood City and Woodside this weekend.

Nellie   Photo: Joan Dentler
Nellie Photo: Joan Dentler

Winter? What winter? Get out and enjoy the weekend by taking in a few of these local events. Just click on the link for more details.

All Weekend

Seventh Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival

The seventh annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will have Redwood City on its feet this weekend, starting with an evening show at Little India Friday night, followed by a daylong concert Saturday and the nation's only Bluegrass film fest on Sunday. In addition, bluegrass bands will be playing each evening in local venues. All events are free. 

Peninsula Orchid Society Show and Sale Community Activities Bldg., RWC
10:00 to 5:00 Sat. and Sun
$5.00 Adults,$3.00 Seniors and children 12-16, children under 12 free with an adult.Informative Seminars and Demonstrations, Orchid Vendors and member sales

Whale Watching at Point Reyes National Seashore

View migrating gray whales and breeding elephant seals at Point Reyes National Seashore through March, but mid-January is the peak. Volunteers will be available to answer questions about elephant seals from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and about whales from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.All weekend.

Friday, Jan. 24

Mavericks Surf Competition

A massive, 40-foot swell is expected Friday for the invitational competition of the world’s best surfers. Viewers are not allowed on the beach because of high tide and surges. A Viewing Festival will be held on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Spa, just down the road from Mavericks in Princeton Harbor. Friday.

Reel Comic Relief: My Favorite Year (Belmont Library)

The late Peter O'Toole gives a knock-out performance as Alan Swann, a 
booze-loving former matinee idol who is forced into making a live appearance on 
a variety show to appease the IRS. Mark Linn-Baker plays the fledgling writer 
for the show who must keep Swann on the sober and narrow. O'Toole was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Refreshments will be served.

Food Truck Friday PLUS Local Music at Devil's Canyon

You are  invited to join us at the brewery this Friday for outstanding cuisine 
from one of our rotating local food trucks.

Free Organ Recital at Stanford Memorial Church

University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan will kick off a year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Fisk-Nanney organ with a concert on January 24 in Memorial Church. He will be performing music from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Admission is free and open to the public. Friday.

Saturday, Jan. 25


Presentation on Peninsula Railroad History (SMC History Museum)

The Museum will present Peter A. Hansen, editor of Railroad History, the magazine of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, who will speak on 150 years of San Francisco Peninsula railroad history.

Health Care Reform Seminar Open to Community Kaiser Permanente Redwood City 

The public is invited to our free informational event. In 2014, all citizens can apply for health coverage, which means you have options. Learn more about health care reform and how to navigate Covered California, the state’s health care insurance exchange. 

Kids Yoga 20-hour Certification Course with stretch.play.yoga! (Woodside Village Church)

This 20-hour training includes 12-hour in class interactive and dynamic 
training will teach you to successfully design, create, and facilitate
children's yoga classes that can be incorporated into a classroom, home 
or therapeutic practice. 

Free Women's Wellness & Self-Care Seminar

Do you need to tune-up your attitude, diet and lifestyle? This seminar will give you the boost you need in an atmosphere of compassion, encouragement and community spirit. Topics include Integrative Nutrition, Mindfulness and Resolutions, Self-Care 101, Easy Yoga, Weight Management and Behavior Change, Holistic Healthcare and 5-Minute Fitness. Saturday.

Sunday, Jan. 26


The Carved Brush (Belmont Library)

This docent lecture will highlight The Carved Brush, which will be on 
exhibit at the Asian Art Museum until July 13, 2014. Qi Baishi, one of the most 
widely recognized Chinese artists of all time, is credited with transforming the 
brush art of China's educated elite into a more universal art form, appreciated 
by people of all social backgrounds.

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