Get Out: Niles Plaza Concert, Anime Convention, Newark Relay for Life

Also this weekend in the Tri-Cities: a stand-up comedy showcase and a "Hot August" car show, both in Union City

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit this weekend.


Where/When: , 3900 Smith St., Union City; Friday from 8 to 10 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate three years of "lattes and laughs" at Paddy's Standup Showcases. Hosted by Molly Sokhom, the special anniversary event will be headlined by comedian Liz Grant and will feature surprise guests.

Price: Free


Where/When: , 33997 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Go: Check out cool classic rides as local senior citizens proudly display their vintage cars and trucks. The event will also include oldies music, refreshments, a BBQ fundraiser, raffle prizes and more.

Price: Free


Where/When: 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Why Go: This two-day Anime convention will feature numerous events, including a Cosplay Contest, fashion show, Live Anime improv, Karaoke contest, fan art competition, live band performances, a zombie run, a game of velcro ninja, an Anime charity date auction and more. Saturday will include a midnight rave. For more information about the event, check out .

Price: $40 for full weekend registration; $25 at the door for Saturday; $20 at the door for Sunday


Where/When: , 39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark; From 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday

Why Go: Come and support your neighbors who are raising money for cancer research and awareness this weekend. The event is free to attend. In addition to the relay walk/run, there will also be a number of on-site fundraisers, entertainment and special events, including a luminaria ceremony for those who have passed away from cancer. (Union City's Relay for Life will be held Aug. 25 and 26 at James Logan High School.)

Price: Free


Where/When: Niles Town Plaza, 37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont; Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Why Go: Catch Union City indie rocker along with rockabilly band The Blue Diamond Fillups and a solo set by songwriter Maurice Tani in historic downtown Niles. Bring the entire family, have a picnic on the lawn and participate in fun-filled activities such as potato sack races. The event will also feature food vendors, or you can grab a bite nearby at any of the local eateries.

Pricing: Free

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J. Conseco August 10, 2012 at 09:35 AM
I got out alright. I took a stroll around Newarks Prestigeouse Lake and was disgusted. Numerous carcasses of dead waterfoul were displayed among floating patches of filth all over the open sewer we call "The Lake". Its the worste its been in decades! Shame on city council for giving the ok for an armored toy, dodge chargers for the swines, and whatever else. Maybe if the children grew up in an area depleted of filth, stench, and vileness... clean this crap up!


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