What a wonderful way to celebrate The Day of the Fool. There was plenty of joking around at Mitchell Park Community Center on Saturday as the Palo Alto Players, that thicket of thespians, plied us with delectable food and drink and entertained us with song and verse, merely asking for a few donations in return. “Make ’em Laugh” was just the second annual gala Players has put on, and it has already grown in size from its modest beginnings last year, thanks in large part to the Players’ new managing director, Elizabeth Santana, recently promoted from development director.
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Mountain View Buddhist Temple Obon Festival. Performances by dancers and drummers, Ikebana flower arrangements, children’s activities, food and beverages. 4-9:30 p.m. July 20 and noon-9 p.m. July 21. 575 N. Shoreline Blvd. 650-964-9426. Berkeley Kite Festival. Kite-flying demonstrations and West Coast championships, kite-flying ballet, arts and crafts, food and live music. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27-28. Cesar E. Chavez Park at Berkeley Marina. Free. 510-235-5483, www.highlinekites.com. Gilroy Garlic Festival. With food, cooking demonstrations, wine, beer, more than 100 art vendors, music and entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 26-28. Christmas Hill Park, Miller Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard. $8-$17. 408-842-1625, www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.
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I’ve always dismissed the contestants as merely pretty faces. But the backlash after Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America last month made me re-evaluate my own prejudices. Davuluri is the first winner of Indian descent in the pageant’s history, and her winning has exposed the ugly side of some Americans. “If you’re #Miss America you should have to be American,” said one Twitter user, echoing similar thoughts across social media. Growing up Indian-American in California has given me a somewhat privileged outlook on life. Though I’ve taken pride in my heritage and have strong ties to it, I’ve never really had to deal with racism. I’ve never felt that people were judging me when I walked down the street.