Sock Hop, Outdoor Art in Pescadero, Oklahoma! This Weekend

As usual, there's no shortage of events to enjoy this weekend on the Coastside.

Glad you clicked on our Weekend Planner!

Each week we post local events, restaurants and activities that will offer the whole family or your favorite group of friends a good time. And with Mothers' Day this Sunday, we've got loads of activities to keep you and Mom entertained.


Where/When: , 526 Main St. on May 7 from 7–10 p.m.

Why Go: Dance to your rock-and-roll favorites. Take off your shoes and join your local Odd Fellows for an old fashioned dance party.

Pricing: $5-$10


Where/When: Shoreline Station parking lot, 225 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on May 7.

Why Go: The Farmer's Market offers an abundance of locally grown and/or produced vegetables, fruits, organic products, gourmet cheese, herbs, seafood, organic coffee, desserts, and wines right from the people that produce them.

Don't miss the official bell ringing at 9 a.m. that opens the market for the 2011 season. State Assemblyman Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) will do the honors.

Pricing: Free

"OKLAHOMA!" at the Coastal Repertory Theater

Where/When: Coastal Repertory Theater, 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay/Fri and Sat. 7 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m. (May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15)

Why Go: The Coastal Repertory Theater debuts its annual show made up of young performers. Presented in conjunction with the Coastal Theater Conservatory, "Oklahoma!" will kick off its run tomorrow and run this weekend as well as next. Don't miss your chance to see the future of Coastside theater!

Pricing: For more information on ticket prices and sales, visit the Coastal Rep's website here.


Where/When: Downtown Pescadero/May 7, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Why Go: "Capradero: a Lot of Fish Goats" is the second-annual outdoor art display put on by Pescadero group Arte Motu. There will be food, drinks, kids' art-making, and live music (see featured event poster for more information). Arte Motu is the same group responsible for the string of hearts that appeared along Highway 1 on the South Coast. (To see a gallery published on Half Moon Bay Patch, click ).

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 104 Hilton Way, Pacifica from 1–4 p.m. on May 5.

Why Go: Free Teen Photography Workshop with local photographer Edwin Hacking. This is a 2-day workshop from 1-4 pm where you'll learn lots of great tips in a fun and interactive way!

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay on May 8 from 4:30–7:30 p.m.

Why Go: At the crossroads of jazz, pop, blues, and soul, the Bay Area’s own Clairdee seamlessly blends great songs and buoyant rhythms, telling riveting stories in her distinctive style. “My goal is to uplift and inspire through music...I consider myself a soul singer — reaching from the inside out...stirring emotions, and helping my listeners feel good. That’s what music is all about.” She has worked with and opened for the Count Basie Orchestra, Bucky Pizzarelli, Etta James, Claudia Villela, David Sanborn, Boz Scaggs, Bill Cunliffe, Taylor Eigsti, Jeremy Pelt, Dianne Schuur, and more.

Pricing: $35


Where/When: 1227 Danmann Ave, Pacifica (Pedro Point Firehouse) on May 7 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Why Go: Spend the day shopping on Pedro Point and support both the Firehouse and the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. Shop at the Firehouse and pick up a map to other locations on the point. Tables for rent for $15 benefitting the Firehouse.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: 776 Bradford Way, Pacifica (Pacifica Community Lodge Hall) on May 7 at 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Why Go: Whole blood and double red cells are sought in this blood drive hosted by Blood Centers of the Pacific.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 620 Correas St, Half Moon Bay on May 8 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Why Go:  Free one-on-one 20-minute sessions with an attorney.

Pricing: Free but appointments are required.

Where/When: , 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica on May 7 from 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Why Go: Skyline Concert Choir, under the direction of Jude Navari, and the under the direction of Robert Smith perform Schubert’s Mass in G and the Finale from Beethoven’s "Choral Fantasy." The choir will also sing music from Bernstein’s musicals "Candide" and "West Side Story."

Pricing: $8 - $10


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