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Get Out! Comic Opera, Book Signing and More

Enjoy Mexican fare at a Chefs Who Care benefit, laugh out loud while watching the H.M.S. Pinafore comic opera and sample world renowned wine this weekend in Mountain View.

Check out what's happening in and around the city during the next couple of days, and don't forget to add your own suggestions in the comments section below.

1. 

Where/When: , 400 Villa St., Friday, Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy a walk-around wine tasting event at Artisan Wine Depot. Sample drinks such as a 2008 Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay, or a 2007 Northstar Merlot. Bonus: Buy a bottle of wine and the tasting fee is waived!

Pricing: $5 tasting fee, waived with puchase

2. 

Where/When: 331 Castro St., Friday, Aug. 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Why Go: Experience the vibrant culture, exotic food and scintillating dance styles of Argentina without breaking the bank! Stop by a true Argentine party this Friday for some Tango and delicious cultural food. RSVP today!

Pricing: Free

3. 

Where/When: , 500 Castro St., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Why Go: Ahoy there! Board one of England’s great Navy ships, the H.M.S. Pinafore, for a hilarious evening of laughter and delight as you and the family watch this comic opera. Get ready to mock patriotism, laugh at social class snobbery and incompetence in high places. 

Pricing: $17 to $50

4. 

Where/When: , 89 W. El Camino Real, Monday Aug. 15 and Tuesday Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Get your fill of delicious Mexican food while doing some good by attending the Chefs Who Care benefit at Los Charros Restaurant. Half the proceeds from the event will be donated in support of 's Food & Nutrition Center.

Pricing: $24 by reservation August 12, $12 children ages 12 and under. Gratuity not included.

5. 

Where/When: , 301 Castro St., Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Why Go: Meet Jafar Yaghoobi, author of Let Us Water the Flowers: The Memoir of a Political Prisoner in Iran. Listen to Yaghoobi share his experience of the terrible ordeal of being a political prisoner in Iran between 1984 and 1989.

Pricing: Free

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