Santana Row May 2014 Happenings

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When temperatures warm up, so do the activities at Santana Row! In May, enjoy a glamorous evening for a good cause at the second annual Beauty Bash. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a popular spot near Santana Row Park. On Saturdays in May, learn to salsa at a free dance lessons or salute the sun with complimentary yoga classes. The month of May also welcomes the return of Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for June 7: the popular summer fashion shows features 49er Vernon Davis on the runway!
Free Yoga on Saturdays, presented by Lululemon Athletica
Saturdays, May 3 through September 27, 8:30 a.m.
Practice your sun salutations under the sunshine at Park Valencia every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from May through September. The complimentary classes are held outdoors, with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lululemon, 408.557.8721.
Free Latin Dance Classes, presented by Cheryl Burke Dance
Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 5 p.m.
Learn to salsa, samba or merengue with professional dancers from Cheryl Burke Dance! The lessons take place in Park Valencia at 5 p.m. every Saturday in May.
The Promise Walk for Preclampsia
Saturday, May 3, walk begins at 10 a.m.
Santana Row is the location for the 2014 San Jose Promise Walk, a national event for the Preeclampsia Foundation. The non-profit organization is dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death from preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy.The annual walk supports innovative research and raises public awareness about the warning signs of preeclampsia.
The registration desk opening at 9 a.m. in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank Brasserie). The route is through Santana Row.
Visit The Promise Walk website for more information about the San Jose Promise Walk. Registration is available online and non-walkers are welcome to support walkers and walking teams.
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!
Monday, May 5, noon to 9 p.m.
The Mexican holiday is commemorated with special menu items, drink specials, live entertainment and more at El Jardin. Sip on a refreshing cocktails under the giant oak tree while listening to music.
Mother’s Day Gift-with-Purchase Offer: Tickets to San Jose Repertory Theatre’s production of The Big Meal
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11
Give mom something that extends the gift beyond Mother’s Day!
Purchase a Santana Row gift card for $200 or more and receive two complimentary tickets to San Jose Repertory Theatre’s production of The Big Meal by Dan Le Franc, which runs through June 1, 2014. (Limit, one pair per customer, while supplies last.)
A description of The Big Meal: In a quintessential American restaurant, two people meet, fall in love and begin the messy process of creating a life. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corn dog, calamari and Cadillac Margarita in between – a potluck of characters’ lives fly by like short order fare as five generations experience joy, heartache, love and loss. Expect humor and heartache as this off Broadway hit serves up a veritable theatrical feast. Le Franc is the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner.
Also offered for your special mom: gift sets, suggestions below or design your own. Available, the concierge office or by calling 408.551.4611.
Date Night  ($155)
·         Dinner for two at LB Steak
·         Movie for two PLUS a large popcorn @ Cine Arts Theatre
·         Dessert for two @ Kara’s Cupcakes
·         Complimentary Valet Parking
Wine & Dine ($150)
·         Four glasses of Wine at Vintage Wine Merchants
·         Two signature Santana Row wine glasses
·         Dinner for two at Left Bank-
·         Complimentary Valet Parking
Mom’s Relaxation ($175)
·         A 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage from Burke Williams with a complimentary  hot Stone enhancement
·         Blowout from The Drybar
·         Complimentary Valet Parking
Just For Her ($145)
·         Blowout at Drybar
·         A manicure & pedicure @ Lavande Nail Spa
·         Make-up application at Atelier Aveda
·         Complimentary Valet Pass
Second Annual Beauty Bash: A Benefit for Dress for Success
Wednesday, May 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
Join some of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed-about fashion bloggers and editors and their  fresh style and beauty voices Beauty Bash!
For the second year, Santana Row brings together pampering and primping for a good cause. Beauty Bash is an evening of style and beauty tips with makeup, hair and fashion experts, retailers and salons.
New this year: Gastronomique en Vogue (GEV) magazine and The Candy Factory Studio LLC will give guests a chance to test themselves posing like a cover model and an after-party at Hotel Valencia caps the evening of fashionable fun. It’s all to raise funds for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to low-income women.
The public is invited to shop, nibble and enjoy cocktails while talking to the style experts who will be stationed at more than a dozen stops, including C. Wonder, Calypso St. Barth, Atelier Aveda, 100% Pure, Kate Spade New York, Loft, Drybar, Jest Jewels, Scotch & Soda, Diesel and Brooks Brothers. Guests are invited to try the latest hair and make-up trends and receive personalized consultations from the experts. A mini-magazine with a collection of tips and inspirations from the experts is a special gift.
Tickets are $20, or $15 with the donation of a gently used accessory (jewelry, bags, scarves) and available at beginning April 14. Guests receive a “passport” for in-store events, a wine glass (wine will be poured in the stores) and a gift bag.
Don’t miss out on this glamorous evening of philanthropy and fashion!

Provenance Wine Dinner at Citrus in Hotel Valencia
Thursday, May 8th, 7 p.m. seating time
Enjoy a prix fixe five-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring globally-influential California cuisine. Price is $68 per person, exclusive of 20 percent service charge/gratuity and 8.75 percent tax. Reservations and pre-payment required. Please call 408.423.5405.
Cielo at Hotel Valencia, Grand Opening for the Season
Thursday, May 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy breathtaking sunset views overlooking the Santa Cruz Mountains at Cielo, Hotel Valencia’s seventh floor rooftop terrace, open during the warm months of the year. Sample paella, sangria and an assortment of passed tapas for $20 while listening to live flamenco-style music. Reservations required. Call 408.423.5405. You must be 21 years of age or older.
Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too
Tuesday, May 13 and every Tuesday through December
The popular kids’ club returns for the season with free entertainment, interactive games, crafts and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children. Meet “Super Why” at a meet and greet, courtesy of KQED. Families will also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, music, balloon art, story time and more.
Details: 10 a.m. to noon at Park Valencia. Mommy & Me is a free kids’ club held on the second Tuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611 or visit