This week, head to Mountain View for the popular annual Art & Wine Festival, catch the Foo Fighters at Shoreline Amphitheatre and more.
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Where can you find 600 artists and craftspeople, 13 live bands, premium wines and microbrews, gourmet food and fun kid activities all in the same place? That would be the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, which kicks off its 44th year this Saturday, Sept. 12, and also runs Sunday, Sept.13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Aside from the booths boasting an abundance of jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, blown glass, ceramics and more, festival highlights include Salsa Sunday, with a free dance class at 1 p.m. followed by live music from salsa band Orquesta Borinquen, and the Comcast Pigskin Lounge at Mercy and Castro streets, where festivalgoers can watch the games on a giant LED screen. At Taste of the Mountains Passport Days, ticket holders can sample wines from seven artisanal vintners based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Art & Wine festival takes place in downtown Mountain View on Castro Street. Admission is free; wine-tasting tickets are $45. For more information, go to mountainview.miramarevents.com or call 650-968-8378.
Farewell dance party
Her ballroom dance classes have been a mainstay in Mountain View for the past seven years. Now, Cheryl Burke Dance Studio prepares to vacate the premises at 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd. On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., the studio will hold a farewell dance party. Tickets are $15. Go to cherylburkedance.com or call 650-864-9150.
Midpen Media Center Mosaic
For a quarter of a century, Palo Alto's Midpen Media Center at 900 San Antonio Road has recorded and broadcasted the community's stories and public events. Join the center for its 25th birthday party on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2-5 p.m., to explore the center and the art of storytelling. Go to midpenmedia.org or call 650-494-8686.
3D art show
Art can happen in more than two dimensions. On Friday, Sept. 11, the Atherton Arts Foundation hosts a 3D art show featuring kinetic sculpture, jewelry and more. The free show takes place from 4-7:30 p.m. at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Go to athertonarts.org or email [email protected]
Hot on the heels of their new album, "Sonic Highways," the Foo Fighters touch down at Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is one of the greats of American rock music. Tickets start at $78. Go to theshorelineamphitheatre.com.
'Reflect + Create'
Past meets present at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, where the current exhibition, "Reflect + Create," presents new works of art inspired by objects and oral histories from the museum's collection. The show runs through Oct. 4. Admission is free. Go to losaltoshistory.org or call 650-948-9427.