It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit this weekend.
1. NEWARK MEMORIAL'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Where/When: Newark Memorial High School, 39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark; Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Why Go: It may be fall, but at Newark Memorial High School's A Midsummer Night’s Dream will open Friday. Adapted from a William Shakespeare play, the show is a musical set in the 1940s. It begins at 7 p.m. There will be an opening night celebration, too. The NMHS Drama Boosters will host an Opening Night Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be hosted by Dino’s Grill. Click here for more information and cost.
Price: $8 to $12 for pre-sale; $10-$14 at the door
Why Go: The East Bay Bike Party pays homage to "Old Hollywood" for this month's mobile Friday night fest with a ride through historic Niles. Everyone's invited to meet up at the Fremont BART station at 7:30 p.m. The party gets rolling at 8 p.m. Organizers are asking participants to dress up like their favorite Silent and Golden era Hollywood stars. Find a lookbook, bike route and more info on the East Bay Bike Party website.
3. STANDUP COMEDY AT PADDY'S
Where/When: Paddy's Coffee House, 3900 Smith St., Union City; Friday from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Why Go: This week's show features a variety of hilarious local talent with headliner Reggie Steele. Steele was a finalist for NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase and was featured on the second season of Martin Lawrence Presents. The comedy show is for mature audiences only.
4. iPAD ART AT THE NEWARK LIBRARY
Where/When: Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark; Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Electronics engineer and artist Sumit Vishwakarma will teach adults, teens and children 8 and up how to sketch, draw and paint directly onto an iPad using your fingers, a stylus and art apps. Bring your iPad to participate.
5. TEMPLE BETH TORAH'S ANNUAL HANNUKAH FAIR AND GIFT BOUTIQUE
Where/When: Temple Beth Torah Synagogue, 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go: Find unique and special holiday gifts while enjoying delicious food and baked goods. The annual fair boasts "the best original homemade latkes."