Around Gilroy: Top 5 things to do Jan. 22-23

Top 5 things to do around Gilroy

The Gilroy Dispatch presents its picks for the five local things
to do for the weekend warrior. Music, food, or fun, South Valley
has it all. Have another event in mind? Feel free to comment to
tell your fellow Gilroyans what’s going on. Here are some
interesting options for the Jan. 22-23 weekend.
For movies, local dining and TV listings, just jump to the
bottom of the list.
The Gilroy Dispatch presents its picks for the five local things to do for the weekend warrior. Music, food, or fun, South Valley has it all. Have another event in mind? Feel free to comment to tell your fellow Gilroyans what’s going on. Here are some interesting options for the Jan. 15-16 weekend.

For movies, local dining and TV listings, just jump to the bottom of the list.

Theater makes debut: Limelight Theater will make its performance debut with a staged reading of “The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon & Mrs. Levine: A Son’s Elusive Search for His Mother’s Happiness” by Sam Borick and Julie Stein at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Gilroy Arts Center, 7341 Monterey St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own dinner. Produced by Kevin Heath and Limelight Theater. Details: limelightactorstheater.com.

Writers, learn how to show not tell: Martha Engber, author of the “The Wind Thief”, will shed light on one of the most oft-spoken, frustrating pieces of advice in all writerdom – show, don’t tell – from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at BookSmart, 80 E. Second St., Morgan Hill. Through writing exercises and discussion, she’ll give you the tools to show and tell as you see fit. Cost: $25. Call for reservations. Details 778-6467.

Italian Catholic Polenta Dinner: The Italian Catholic Federation Branch 28 will hold its 11th annual Polenta Dinner Saturday at St. Mary Hall, 11 First St. The meal will be prepared by chef Mario Fiorio and crew. Take out is available after 5:30 p.m. (bring your own containers), and dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: $15 donation for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. All proceeds go to benefit ICF charities including local scholarships to St. Mary School students. Details and tickets: Kathy Santos at 842-8547 or Diana Berry at 842-6376.

An evening of blues at 9Lives: Blues band Blue Dog will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at 9Lives, 7430 Monterey St. Cost: $10. 21+. Details: 337-1799 or ninelivesclub.com.

Little bit of jazz: Black Olive Jazz, featuring Kay Andreas, will perform a wide range of jazz: swing, standards, blues, Latin and originals from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at D’Vine Jazz & Wine, 775 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill. 21+.

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