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Monday, July 25, 2016

Coming Up: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party

I can't believe the first Harry Potter book was released in 1997, and here we are today awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Rowling's first book since the series ended. Harry is now an adult!

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you won't want to miss the fun release party this Saturday in San Francisco. Bookshop West Portal, an independent bookstore is the heart of the celebration, which spills out to other parts of West Portal.

Here's what you can expect:
The courtyard adjacent to the store will morph into Diagon Alley,

Monday, July 11, 2016

Coming Up: Doctor Noize Concerts - Free!

Check out these two free album release concerts which would be fun for the family.

Doctor Noize (Cory Cullinan) is from Los Altos, and uses electronic music and studio technology to create a fresh, modern pop style for kids. He'll be releasing his new kids' album Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony, which brings orchestra and musical theater to kids. During the concert, he'll debut several songs from the album.

He's a one-man-band playing an armada of instruments, with electronic music looping technology, and he records music live onstage. He sings and plays guitar, keyboard, saxophone, percussion and kazoo. During his shows, he brings kids onstage to solo on keyboard and drums and record their own vocals into loop recordings, using a Mac laptop and technology to build up songs for a big sound.

The album is a "screwball musical comedy" written by Cullinan, His upcoming children's musical, The Ballad of Phineas McBoof, was commissioned by Palo Alto Children's Theatre and will premiere there from November 3 - 13, 2016.

What: Doctor Noize Live! A Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony Album Release Party
Where: Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose
When: Noon, Thursday, July 14
Cost: Free with paid museum admission

Where: Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
When: Sunday, July 16 at 3
Cost: free