KQED’s Cy Musiker and David Wiegand share their picks for great events around the Bay Area this week.
It's a weekend for science and sorcery in San Jose. On the Do List this week, you'll find details for the Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con, with its weird mix of Trekkies and techies (maybe not so weird). Then a contingent of scientists will march at 11am on Saturday at San Jose City Hall as part of a national movement fighting the suppression of science data under President Trump. And just for fun, there's the SOFA Street Fair. Now here's the show.
April 21-23: The so-talented Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced EE-fuh) is often a guest on A Prairie Home Companion, so she's familiar to NPR listeners. Her voice ranges from ethereal to earthy, with a big dose of Celtic folk tradition. She grew up in suburban Newton, Mass., but used to spend summers playing music in Ireland. No matter where in the Bay Area you live, you have a chance to see O'Donovan. She's touring with -- and opening for -- the great guitarists Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. They have two shows at Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz April 21 -- details here. Then Lage, Eldridge and O'Donovan play a sold out show April 22 at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley -- details here. And Sunday April 23 they're at the Mondavi Center in Davis -- details here.