By Will Reisman, @WillReisman
Take in Art A la Carte in Mountain View: Residents can enjoy a bevy of artistic displays and food concoctions A la Carte and Al Fresco this weekend in Mountain View, as part of the city’s annual downtown fair. The A la Carte and Art street festival will feature an array of art and textiles exhibits, displays of vintage automobiles, activities and games for kids and a ton of food and drink vendors. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. The Mountain View Caltrain Station is located directly next to Castro Street, and Caltrain’s weekend schedule will give event attendees plenty of opportunities to travel to the fair.
Commonwealth Club Looks at Transportation Employment for the Future: To make public transportation a sustainable and viable option for future generations, we’re going to need plenty of bright minds planning out our system networks. That’s why the Commonwealth Club is hosting an all-day seminar to discuss how public transportation agencies can attract young, motivated workers to the industry. The event, titled “Faster, Smarter, Cleaner, Greener: Developing the Transportation Workforce of the Future,” will feature keynote speakers and panelists from various disciplines and fields, with the overarching focus on career development in transportation. The Commonwealth Club is located at 555 Post Street in downtown San Francisco, just a short walk from the Powell Street BART and Muni Station.
The Eternal Battle Between Cats in Spaces Continues in San Jose: It’s obviously everyone’s secret fantasy to act out fighting sequences between feisty felines in zero-gravity conditions, which is why the crowds should be thick for the Cats in Space event happening in downtown San Jose on Saturday night. Organized by Nevermindspace, the group behind events like the annual Pillow Fight in San Francisco, the Cats in Space tour encourages attendees to dress up in their finest cat costumes and bust out their light sabers (of course) to practice their mock-fighting skills. The event in San Jose will take place from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at St. James Park, which is home to Valley Transportation Authority’s St. James Park Light Rail Station.