By Matt Wilson, @wilsonstcomms

Tony Robbins to be ‘Unleashed’ upon San Jose

Tony Robbins, the author, entrepreneur, life coach and man of oh-so-many infomercials of yesteryear will take up residency in San Jose’s SAP Center for 3 ½ days for his Unleash the Power Within Series beginning Thursday.

I’m no paid spokesman, (oh wait, actually I am for SamTrans and Caltrain) but many years ago I gave Robbins’ Personal Power II a listen (on cassettes, no less), and while it’s been years since I overtly thought about Neuro-Associative Conditioning, I can attest that the program did make a major impact on me.

Robbins and his boundless energy will be in SAP Center through Sunday, and attendees looking to prep on the way to the event each day or to comfortably review what they learned away from crowded highways, can catch Caltrain to the San Jose Diridon station, which is across the street from the arena.

Broadway by the Bay Opens its Season

Well we got trouble my friends; I say trouble right here in Redwood City.

The Fox Theatre’s Broadway by the Bay season kicks off Friday with “The Music Man,” Meredith Wilson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical about the smooth-talking “Professor” Harold Hill who shows up in Redwood, uh I mean, River City, Iowa with the profitable scam of  tricking the trusting small-town citizens that he can teach their children to play expensive new instruments to form a boys band.

Organizers say this is “one of the most popular productions in Broadway by the Bay history.” I’m not surprised, and Redwood City seems like the perfect location for musicals. Heck, the city’s slogan is even written in sing-song fashion (“Climate Best by Government Test”). Someone should get on writing “Peninsula: The Musical.”

If you’re looking to get to downtown Redwood City and want to avoid traffic (and yes, these days that’s Traffic with a capital T, and that rhymes with P and that stands for public transportation), then you can hop aboard Caltrain and get off at the Redwood City Caltrain Station, which is only a short walk to the Fox Theatre. SamTrans lines like the 273, 274, 276 and ECR will get you to the transit center.

“The Music Man” runs through April 1.

Film Festival is all about Women

The Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley presents its 7th annual  LunaFest Women’s Film Festival. Drop by the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park to watch nine short films created, for and about women. It’s set to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Attendees can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks. It’s all for a good cause as proceeds benefit the Chicken & Egg Pictures and Zonta e-Club. Tickets are $15-$20.

The Guild Theatre is right by the Menlo Park Caltrain Station. SamTrans lines 286, 296 and ECR stop at the station.


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