Meet Knight and more in San Jose, Calif.

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Above: Naatak “Vrindavan photo by Amit Basu.

At Knight Foundation, we support many events as part of our efforts to spark new ideas for cities, build community and support civic innovators working to advance talent, opportunity and engagement in San Jose and other Knight communities.

Join our community partners and me for these Knight-supported events in September:

Sept. 1: Join me for a “Meet Knight” breakfast and office hours from 9-10 a.m. Come hear about Knight’s strategy in San Jose, share your ideas and receive feedback. Limited seats are available. RSVP to Mark Haney at [email protected].

Sept. 2: TransForm and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) present Downtown San Jose Envision Silicon Valley Community Meeting, a forum to discuss the possibility of placing a sales tax measure on the 2016 ballot to enhance transit, highways, expressways and active transportation, such as biking and walking.

Sept. 2: Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) presents “Found in Translation.” Four artists transform everyday objects to illustrate the complexities of the human experience in a multilingual and multicultural world.

Sept. 3: Silicon Valley Talent Partnership in partnership with Henry M. Gunn High School and the city of Palo Alto presents a launch event for Gunn’s first-ever Business, Entrepreneurship and Math (BEAM) program, engaging high school students to provide management consulting to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Sept. 12-27: Naatak presents “Vrindavan,” a musical that juxtaposes the love of Radha and Krishna with the stark existence of Vrindavan widows.

Sept. 13: The SoFA District presents SoFA Sundays, featuring art, music, performances, food and activities.

Sept. 17: Content Magazine presents “Content LABS - Tiki & Typography,” an evening focused on Tiki culture and the psychology behind typography through hands-on experience.

Sept. 17: SPUR presents “Expanding Urban Ag in San Jose,” a conversation about how recent legislation and current proposals in San Jose support new models of agriculture.

Sept. 18-Oct. 11: Tabard Theatre at the Theatre on San Pedro Square presents “Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey,” the story of orphan train riders as they journey in 1910 to new homes in the Midwest and beyond, ending in San Jose.

Sept. 19: San Jose Taiko presents “Summer Drums in the Park,” an interactive taiko presentation for all ages.

Sept. 24: The San Jose Museum of Art presents “Gallery Talk: Covert Operations.”

Marja van der Loo, curatorial associate, will guide visitors through the exhibition “Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns” and illuminate artistic responses to a post-9/11 world.

Sept. 25: The Commons presents “The Harvest” at St. James Park 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., an evening of classical and contemporary performing arts celebrating the transition from summer to autumn.

Sept. 26: Opera Cultura in association with the Mexican American Studies and Cultural Heritage Center-MLK Library, San Jose State University presents Excerpts of Hector Armienta’s opera “Bless Me, Ultima.”

Sept. 30: The San Jose State University Center for Literary Arts presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Chang-Rae Lee at 7 p.m. in the MLK Library, Room 225/229.

All month: San Jose Parks Foundation presents Summer in St. James Park, with yoga and games (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 p.m.); words and music (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.); and twilight concerts (Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.).

I look forward to seeing you around the South Bay as we work to make an even better San Jose.

Daniel Harris is San Jose program director for Knight Foundation. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @dyuliharris.

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