Weekend Planner: January 15


Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

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Friday, January 15



Teen Movie and Pizza

Santa Clara City Library, Santa Clara

3:30 PM, Grades 7-12


Starring Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Paul Rudd, PG-13, 117 min., 2015

A con artist named Scott Lang gets a shot at redemption when his mentor asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world.

Attention Parents: Your teen’s attendance at any Santa Clara City Library event constitutes your permission for their photographs to be used for promotional purposes.

This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends



Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley, San Jose

7 PM, All Ages


Jean Cocteau-his life, his works-the versatility of an artist out of the ordinary-literature-theatre-ballet-cinema-sculpture-drawing.

Followed by a complete slide show on the home of Milly-La-Foret, which today has become a Museum, with comments and possibly for those who want to stay, we will be showing the film «Beauty and the beast» 110mn- Prix Louis Delluc 1946.

Film in French with english sub-titles. You can come for the film only at 8 pm, but please register or buy tickets. Seating is limited. Thanks you

Presented by ISALINE REMY- Writer -Journalist-Screenwriter-Lecturer

Isaline Remy

Née le 27 décembre 1951 à Garches (92380), d’un père diplomate à l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis d’Amérique à Paris et d’une mère s’occupant de ses deux enfants.

Isaline Remy, Membre de la Société des Gens de Lettres et de la Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique, Sociétaire des Poètes Français jusqu’en 2010, Membre du Syndicat des Journalistes et Ecrivains (Paris), comédienne et journaliste littéraire, se passionne depuis 30 ans pour les arts et les lettres dans leurs diverses expressions.

Dès l’âge de 6 ans, Isaline Remy pratique le modern’jazz et ce durant 20 ans. Elle se dirige dès 1985 vers la discographie en qualité d’auteur de chansons et productrice de ces dernières, elle écrit et interprète pour elle même mais aussi pour d’autres artistes de la chanson française. La télévision française France 2, retiendra quelques uns de ses titres. Elle produit également plusieurs spectacles. Comédienne de complément, petits rôles et rôles, Isaline Remy a tourné dans une vingtaine de films et a participé à des documentaires pour France 3 et à l’émission « C’est mon choix ».

C’est en 1986 qu’elle exerça ses fonctions de journaliste arts et lettres, pour Fréquence ProtestanteParis 17ème, durant 13 ans.

Born December 27, 1951 in Garches (92380), a  father Diplomat for the United States Embassy in Paris and a mother caring for her two children. Isaline  Remy, Member of the society of people of letters and the society of authors and composers of music, Member of the French Poet Society until 2010, Member of the Union of journalists and writers (Paris), actress and literary journalist, has been  passionate  for arts and letters in their various expressions for thiry years. From the age of 6 years, Isaline Remy played modern’jazz and this for 20 years. From 1985, she becomes a song writer  and producer. She writes and interprets for her songs, but also for other artists. French television France 2, will retain some of its titles. She produces also several shows. Actress ,she receives  small and larger roles, Isaline Remy played  in a score of films and participated in documentaries for France 3 and the show “it’s my choice”. In 1986 she became a journalist, for the magazine Frequency Protestant Paris 17ème, for 13 years..

Elle obtient en 1997 le prix de poésie de la Promotion Radiophonique remis au Sénat par la Société des Poètes Français.

Rédactrice pour LA REVUE INDEPENDANTE, elle est critique depuis 1999. Rédactrice pour LE COURRIER DES YVELINES, hebdo, culture et loisirs. Rédactrice pour TUNISIE PLUS, magazine trimestrielle franco-tunisien. Rédactrice pour AGENCE BRETAGNE PRESSE internet culture.

Son écriture est éclectique, elle a écrit les oeuvres suivantes :

– EPHELIDES – recueil de poèmes – 1990 – COEURS DIPLOMATIQUES – recueil de poèmes – 1992 – INCURSION EN AMAZONIE– pour ballet – 1994 – L’INDE PASSAGERE – pour ballet – 1995 – DANS L’OMBRE DE MES CHANSONS – récit – 1996 – COULEURS MARINES – recueil poèmes et légendes – 2000 – DALIDA – Entre Violon et Amour – biographie – 2002 chez Publibook. – CLINT EASTWOOD – Regard d’une femme française – 2005 – chez Publibook – EN VERS LE MONDE – textes – 2006 chez Publibook

A reçu le « Grand  Prix de l’Académie Internationale de Lutèce 2006 » médaille de bronze.

A reçu le « Grand Prix de l’Académie Internationale de Lutèce 2010 » médaille d’argent.

– D’HEURES EN HEURTS – Poésie – avec photos VALDO – 2010 Edition du bout  de la Rue

– UNE BLONDE DANS LA CASBAH – roman 2010 – Editions Comédia

– LA BUVETTE DU PERE MAURICE – roman 2010 – Edition du bout de la Rue

– REVERIE EQUESTRE – carnet illustrations photos 2011 – VALDO – Edition du bout de la Rue

– LES GARCAILLES – Enfants de Bretagne – Roman 2011 – Edition du bout de la Rue

– MAURICE ET L’ANONYME TIRAILLEUR SENEGALAIS – 2012 – Edition du bout de la Rue

A représenté la France à la Foire Internationale du livre de Leipzig 2012.

– LA PASSION – UNE PUTAIN DU DIABLE – philosophie – 2012 – Edition du bout de la Rue

– 13 FIGURES LIBRES– poésie – 2013 – français, anglais, espagnol – Edition du bout de la Rue

– UNE BRETONNE A HOLLYWOOD – 2015 – roman et reportage – Edition du bout de la Rue

Isaline Remy se produit dans diverses manifestations littéraires en France comme à l’Etranger : Belgique, Suisse, Maroc, Tunisie, Espagne, Etats-Unis. Invitée d’honneur en 2008 à la Foire du livre international de Tunis (Tunisie) Invitée d’honneur en 2010 au salon du livre de Thouaré Bibliopolis. Invitée à l’Alliance Française de Carmel-by-the-Sea (Californie) 13 octobre 2013 Invitée à l’Alliance Française de Carmel-by-the-Sea (Californie) 19 octobre 2014


Saturday, January 16



2016 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

Castro Theater, San Francisco

All Weekend, All Ages

$13 per screening

Welcome to the 20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival! Join us in celebrating our two-decade-long legacy as America’s leading annual showcase of new films from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and beyond.Since 1996, the festival has been a cultural gateway for the public to experience the universal spirit and vision of filmmakers from this global region. Each year, our red carpet premieres at the legendary Castro Theatre introduce Europe’s top talents to San Francisco audiences as the projector unfurls blockbuster hits, award winners, and timely dispatches from world cinema’s furthest corners.

Berlin in focus. We are proud to honor Berlin-based actor Tom Schilling with the Spotlight Award. We will screen two of his latest works: “Who Am I – No System is Safe” on Opening Night and the 2012 surprise hit “A Coffee in Berlin”, known in Germany as “Oh Boy”. Our 20th Anniver- sary Castro Closing Night will rock with a fusion of cinema and music, as Berlin- based musicians ALP make their first U.S. performance, a new live band soundtrack to Walther Ruttmann’s 1927 silent documentary “Berlin, Symphony of a Great City”.

The festival spirit. We are excited to host comedienne Anke Engelke, who will attend with her latest comedy “Ms. Mueller Must Go”. A frequent host of the opening and awards ceremonies of the Berlinale, Ms. Engelke’s memorable presence brings with it the spirit of the great festival that is our constant inspiration. Christoph Gröner, Filmfest München’s New German Cinema programmer, will lead a conver- sation about the themes and trends in German cinema today.

The next wave of German filmmakers. Top-notch graduation films – the critically lauded documentary journey “Above and Below” by Nicolas Steiner, the spy thriller “After Spring Comes Fall” by Daniel Carsenty, and the gritty drama “Toro” by Martin Hawie – all bring fresh perspectives on society and survival.

Youth 4 German Cinema educational program, now in its third year, brings eight young jurors from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to San Francisco. Among their activities, they chose two winning films that will screen for hundreds of students coming from across Northern California. The Y4GC 2016 winner is Til Schweiger’s cross-generational “Head Full of Honey”, while the runner-up is the social fantasy drama “The Spiderwebhouse”, accompanied by Director Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt.

We gratefully acknowledge the affirming support of our sponsors, partners, and friends from near and far, whose empowering generosity makes this festival possible. Likewise, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our hardworking and dedicated staff, volunteers, board members, and creative and technical collaborators. Special thanks to the film talents and film industry professionals for sharing their cinematic works with us.

Our most grateful thanks to you, filmgoers, for attending our festival over the last 20 years! We wish you an adventurous experience with cinematic moments to treasure. Cheers to the next 20—and beyond.



Taste Your Way Through Italy

La Ciccia, San Francisco

10:30 AM, All Ages

$16.82 – $43.19

Taste Your Way Through Italy!

Cooking Alongside the Head Chef and Owner of La Ciccia! 

Hand-rolled Gnocchi and Panna Cotta From Scratch! 

Learn to make two of Chef Massimiliano’ signature dishes from scratch – classic Gnocchi and sweeeet Panna Cotta – Oh my! Plus! Massimiliano will give us some insider tips on how to whip up restaurant-professional plates right at home for family and friends! You’ll be a master of these Italian classics by the end of this class!

And it gets even better! Sprouts family and friends are invited to order a to-go box so that they can enjoy authentic, Italian fare made by their very own aspiring chef!

Saturday, January 16th 10:30 am- 12:30 pm $40 Chefs 7-12 years old

La Ciccia 291 30th Street, SF

*Your class fee pays for the entire tuition for a Girl’s Inc. Student! Thank you for helping us make a difference!

To-Go Boxes For Family ‘n Friends! $15

Lucky us! Chef Max and Sprouts’ aspiring chefs will be servin’ these Italian favorites for family and friends! We figured it wasn’t fair that only Sprouts chefs get to taste their deliciousness creations! Order a to-go box of Seasonal Gnocchi and Home-made Panna Cotta and bring this menu home with you! Eat for a cause – Your to-go purchase will help sponsor a Chef-in-Training!



Tequila Seminar and Guided Tasting

Roberto’s Cantina, Sunnyvale

7 PM, Ages: 21+


Is it your impression that tequila is a harsh, evil spirit that causes hangovers? These talks are for you!

In these talks, we introduce people to wonderful, high-end sipping tequilas that will change your perception of the agave plant’s products.

TequilaNeat Talks are two-hour sessions discussing different aspects of tequila, that include a tasting of a flight of different tequilas.  Each month will feature a different topic and a different brand of tequila or mezcal.

This month TequilaNeat and Roberto’s Cantina proudly feature the popular “Agave Madness!”

Have you ever wanted to compare different types of agave and Mexican spirits?  Here’s your chance!  We’ll be tasting Vago Mezcal, Siembra Azul and Tapatio Tequila, Ocho Cientos Sotol and Cielo Rojo Bacanora.  You don’t want to miss it!

In addition to the talk and tasting, light appetizers will be included in the admission price. Premium appetizers and items from the full menu will also available at additional cost. Pre-registered admission is $25 per person, day of event / at the door admission is $30.

Get your ticket now to reserve your seat!

For more information, see http://www.TequilaNeat.com


Sunday, January 17



Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

Fog City News, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


The good life abounds in the Bay area, San Francisco is a heavenly haven of culinary quality, and the dazzling variety of chocolatiers downtown is no exception. Come with us then, on the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco, and experience the wonders of the dark stuff, from abstract artisanal chocolate bars to dairy & gluten free superfood truffles, from Japanese ganache delicacies to Swiss Fleur de Sel caramels – we’re taking chocolate to a whole new level, and simply insist you join us on this irresistibly delightful journey into everyone’s favorite treat, Chocolate. Chocoholics everywhere will love the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco! Prepare to Yum!!

Capacity: 20 persons per guide

Note: Food is included. 7 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments).

Dress: It’s a walking tour so dress comfortably.

Meeting Location: Outside Fog City News

Final Destination: Cocoabella, 845 Market St


  1. Fog City News We haven’t come across a more diverse chocolate collection in the city

  2. Spicely Organic Spices John & Clara search this beautiful world’s pristine and exotic locations to bring home the widest range of flavors for lovers of gourmet food, and their tea infused chocolates are a craze in the making

  3. Ghirardelli’s Incorporated in 1852, and the second oldest chocolate company in the United States, we couldn’t skip this San Francisco institution

  4. Minamoto Kitchoan Japanese-style sweets for tea ceremonies, or “Wagashi”, brought to you from the rich traditions and beauty of Japanese culture

  5. NewTreeThe name says it all at this innovative boutique, which serves up dozens of all natural culinary confections

  6. Chocolatier BlueMaster chocolatier Chris Blue brings his childhood experience of organic agriculture to the art of French chocolate making. The results speak for themselves.

  7. CocoaBella Featuring the highest quality, best tasting chocolates from makers in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States – this place is the chocolate bomb



Art Fundamentals and Exploration

Los Gatos

10 AM, All Ages


Students will learn basic values and form with projects like still life, landscape, and animals. Drawing, color theory and painting techniques for beginners to advanced level students.

Techniques in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, oil, watercolor and more. We will also introduce color theory principles. The exercises we plan will develop an understanding for light, form, color, prospective, tonal shading and line techniques.

We will create projects from traditional drawing and paintings to contemporary art experiments to thematic development projects such as animals, birds, or landscapes. Students will continue to build their skills and reinforce concepts learned. Ages vary 8 and up. Children, teens and adults are welcome! Homeschoolers are also welcome.

Classes taught in an inspiring and beautiful setting in Los Gatos. Located 10 minutes from downtwon Los Gatos. Surrounded by the beauty of the Santa Cruz mountains, it’s the perfect place to draw and paint. All basic materials are provided. Taught by an internationally award-winning Artist.

Instructor holds a Masters of Teaching in Art (M.A.T.); and a Bachelor’s of Art (B.F.A.) from the San Francisco Art Institute. She also has completed the California Art Teacher Credential and a Professional Artist-Teacher certification.

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