• Food trucks and artisan food by Pop Nation, Little Green Cyclo, Rib Whip, El Sur, Curry Up Now, Plumeria Flours, and Sugar & Spun. • Karaoke for a Cause, popular Treatbot Karaoke ice cream truck will roll in to hear singers croon their favorite ’80s tunes. Anyone who volunteers to sing will receive a free ice cream cone and Bay Meadows will donate $1 for each singer to the City of San Mateo Parks Foundation. • Custom sodas, mocktails, and other non-alcoholic beverages.
San Jose Peace Chorale: Bring your picnic lunch to this noontime children’s concert, Aug, 25, noon-12:45 p.m, Children’s Discovery Museum bronze ballerina necklace, long necklace, bow, ballet shoes, cream beads, glass bead, boho of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, 408-298-5437, http://sanjosepeacechorale.word press.com, International Dance Festival: A concert of contemporary, ballet, jazz and folk dance featuring guest artist Leanne Rinelli, Aug, 26, 2-3:30 p.m, Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose, $15 general; $12 seniors ages 65 and older, and children ages 10 and younger, 650-969-4110, www.livelyfoundation.org..
Kings of Leon, “Mechanical Bull”, (RCA), HHH. Caleb Followill’s declaration that “It’s all better now” in the middle of Kings of Leon’s sixth studio album will come as a welcome assurance to fans who might not have been certain this day would come. The last many saw of the Kings, after all, was Followill’s July 2011 meltdown on stage in Dallas, which led to rumors of substance issue and certainly put the band on ice for more than a year. Now, however, it’s poised to be “a comeback story of a lifetime” — unbent, unbowed and, most of all, unbroken on an 11-song set that brings together the rough-and-tumble charm of the quartet’s earliest releases with the more spacious, ambient rock approach of 2008’s multiplatinum “Only By Night” and 2010 follow-up “Come Around.” The family Followill is engaged and decidedly present form the get-so, with “Supersoaker” charging out of the gate like some great lost Strokes track, with Caleb exhorting the band, and perhaps himself, to “act like you mean it.” He and cousin Matthew Followill certainly mean business, twisting their guitars together throughout the set and particularly on the propulsive “Don’t Matter” and dense, stomping “Coming Back Again,” while “Rock City” builds from its smooth-groove start into a stomping Southern anthem and “Temple” boasts a bright, Byrdsy ring. The treacly guitar lines and high-life rhythm fit the redemptive message of “Comeback Story,” and the textured ambience of tracks such as “Tonight,” “Beautiful War,” “Wait For Me” and the closing “On the Chin” are all fortified by the group’s playing and Caleb’s keening vocals. The Kings may have been down for a time, but they clearly should not be counted out.POP.
The public is also welcome to view his film, “Documented” at noon Wednesday in the theater, also on the Skyline College campus, Both events are free admission, Vargas, also an immigration rights activist, centers his work on the changing American identity, He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America, Owner of #EmergingUS, the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant, Vargas’ work has been published by the bronze ballerina necklace, long necklace, bow, ballet shoes, cream beads, glass bead, boho New York Times Magazine and his film, “Documented,” world-premiered at the AFI DOCS (American Film Institute Documentaries) film festival in Washington, D.C., in 2013..
Six youths, including five regional winners and a military winner, advance to the National Youth of the Year competition for a chance to earn an additional $25,000 scholarship, renewable up to $100,000 for four years. The National Youth of the Year represents all Boys & Girls Club youths. Three youths were also selected for the 2016 Face of the Future award. * Scarlett Fernanda Aramburu Alvarez, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Bayside STEM Academy in San Mateo and a two-year Dore Clubhouse member, is active as a Torch Club leader and works exceptionally well with club members. Scarlett is headed to Mercy High School in Burlingame in the fall.