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·       Featured events

·       This week’s events Stage and Concerts / Live & Local / Miscellaneous Events / Film / Kids / Sports

·       Classes, conferences, meetings, and workshops

·       Literature / ArtMuseums and galleries

·       Dancing / Dining and Business promotions 

·       Downtown Living

·       Volunteer Opportunities / Coming up / SAP Center of San Jose

·       Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport

Featured Events      

Thursday – SoFA Supper Club – The last event of this monthly series at Gore Park in the SoFA District. Featuring a performance by soul and jazz artist Jackie Gage along with food trucks and vendors offering food, beer and wine. Tables of six or more can be reserved. 5pm, S. 1st St. & S. Market St.,

Día De Los Muertos San Jose – Día de los Muertos San Jose is steeped in tradition, culture and a display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past. Event days and times include:

  • Thursday – Colors in the Hue of Mexico – An exhibition of Dia De Los Muertos art curated by San Jose artists Rick Moreno and Tulio Flores Presented by VivaFest and Dia San Jose. 7-9pm, City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara St.,
  • Saturday – Day of the Dead 2014 – Calvary Cemetery hosts its first Dia de los Muertos event featuring art displays, altars, ritual music and dance, food trucks and more. 11am-3pm, 2650 Madden Ave.,
  • Saturday – 5th Annual Día San Jose Festival – A community celebration of Hispanic heritage with live music, a taco eating contest, art expos, food and community altars to honor of families and friends. Participate in free electric vehicle test drives of Smart Cars, Tesla and more sponsored by Experience Electric. 12-9pm, St. James Park, 2nd and St. James streets,
  • Sunday – 17th Annual Día de los Muertos Procession and Festival – Participants meet at City View Plaza at 11am, start the procession at 12pm from Market St. and end at the Dr. Martin Luther King Library. Ceremonies at SJSU after the procession include: Children’s art and culture camp, food and art vendors, altar exhibit artists talk and more. 12-3:30pm, One Washington Square,
  • Nov. 1 – Community Day – The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates El Dia de los Muertos with hands-on art making, live music and more. 11am-5pm, 110 S. Market St.,
  • Nov. 2 – Children’s Discovery Museum – The Children’s Discovery Museum offers storytelling by Olga Loya, an altar exhibit by Lissa Jones, skull making and more. 12-5pm, 180 Woz Way,

Friday – Farmers’ MarketItem of the Week: Persimmons. In California, hundreds of different varieties of persimmons flourish. The most common varieties are the dark orange, acorn-shaped Hachiya and the light orange, tomato-shaped Fuyu. Great for a quick healthy snack or to put in a salad. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by Kaiser Permanente. Free two-hours parking in Market-San Pedro Garage with validation 10am-2pm, each Friday through Nov. 21, San Pedro Square, San Pedro and Santa Clara streets.

Saturday Guadalupe Geocachers The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy offers a family science workshop about geography, navigation, and geocaching. Travel back in time to learn about ancient navigation and fast forward to the modern world of Global Positioning Systems. Guadalupe River Park Conservatory Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave.,

Sunday OktoBRAfest – The San Jose Women’s Clubs offers up a chance to support the Be a Dear Section and the Breast Cancer Fund and celebrate Oktoberfest. Attendees get a free beer with the donation of a gently used bra or new undergarments or the suggested donation of $5. San Jose Women’s Club, 75 S. 11th St.,

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts    

Friday – The Commons –The Commons returns for an encore showcase of music and performance at St. James Park. The concert includes is an eclectic lineup of some of the best musicians and performers from across the Bay Area, including “The Wall of Sound,” “Dreams of June” and ballerina Jenny Stulberg. 6-9:15pm, 2nd and St. James streets,

Friday – Sunset X Safe in Sound – EDM artists take the stage at City National Civic Center featuring Adventure Club, Destroid and Flux Pavilion with support from Caked Up and Terravita. 7pm, $45-$75, 135 W. San Carlos St.,

Saturday Spirits & Shadows – History Park hosts the 21+ Spirits & Shadows costume ball. The party includes “haunted” houses, a costume contest, adult beverages and dancing. 6-11pm, $25-$40, 635 Phelan Ave.,

Saturday and Sunday – Beethoven and Brahms – Symphony Silicon Valley hosts one of America’s most distinguished maestro John Nelson and internationally renowned pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane as they partner to present two of classical music’s greatest works, Brahms and Beethoven. 8pm Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday, $41-$85, 325 S. 1st St.,

Through Nov. 2 Danny and the Deep Blue SeaJohn Patrick Shanley’s original work involves two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, crossing paths and spending together a night that yields the opportunity of a meaningful relationship. 8pm Thursday – Saturday, 3pm Sunday, $22, Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St.,

Through Nov. 25 10 in 10 Perspective! Five photographs by local photographers inspired five stories by local playwrights. And five different stories by local playwrights inspired five local photographers. All are brought to life in ten 10-minute plays. Evening performances 8pm, 3pm Saturdays and 2pm Sundays. Tickets $10-$38, Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St.,

Through Sunday  – The RainmakerThe San Jose Stage season launches with N. Richard Nash’s romantic comedy The Rainmaker. Allison F. Rich and Johnny Moreno star as the lead roles in this classic Broadway hit of dreams coming true. 7:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, tickets $30, 490 S. 1st St.,

Wednesday-Tuesday – Comedy at the ImprovAron Kader, “Live on Gaza Strip,” 8pm Wednesday ($15), Sammy Obeid, 8pm Thursday ($15), popular comedian turned actor, Eddie Griffin, 8pm and 10:15pm Friday and 7pm and 9:15pm Saturday ($30), Sarah Tiana 7pm Sunday ($15), San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St, 408-280-7475 or

Friday-Saturday – ComedySportz – Competitive improvisational teams perform hilarious skits. 9pm Fri; 7 pm Sat. Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St.  $12-$15.  408-985-5233 or

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Live & Local ~ Downtown San Jose’s Music Spotlight 

Did you know that Downtown San Jose has more than 41 venues offering live music every week ranging from open mic nights at a coffee house to superstar performers at SAP Center or San Jose Civic? Venue Highlight: The Poor House brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans to the San Jose Downtown area. Their menu offers the greatest hits of New Orleans Dining. Live music Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10 pm. Downtown San Jose offers much more entertainment. Check out our Live Music table at


Miscellaneous Events 

Wednesday – Giving Back Benefit Luncheon – The Dependency Advocacy Center’s 3rd Annual benefit luncheon celebrates their Social Worker Program and special honorees from 11:30-1:30pm, $75-$100, San Jose Women’s Club, 75 S. 11th St.,

Saturday MLK Library Book Sale –The Friends of San José Public Libraries are wonderful volunteers that support, advocate and raise funds for a library. Each Friends group supports a specific San José Public Library branch with book sales and other activities. 10am-5pm, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., For more info, contact

Saturday On the Hunt in SJ 2 – SPUR and the American Planning Association sponsor a frenzied race on foot and using public transportation as participants join in a scavenger hunt for San Jose’s hidden secrets. Details will be sent a few days prior to the tour date. $10 for non SPUR members,

Monday – Vintage Sewing Techniques and Tools –Antique collector and sewing expert Pat Paul discusses antique sewing tools and books, and demonstrates traditional methods of sewing. Bring a bag lunch. The members of the Women’s Club Antiques Section will provide drinks and dessert. RSVP to antiques@sjwomansclub.orgby Oct. 23. 11am-1pm, 75 S. 11th St.,

Now through Nov. 15 – Call for Entries –CreaTV San Jose is accepting entries for the 2014 CreaTiVe Awards. Videomakers from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz can submit videos and TV shows for competition in one of more than 10 categories atwww.creatvsj.orgthrough Nov. 15,

Sunday – San Jose Walking Tours “Adobe to Adobe” –Local San Jose students have done the research to bring the stories of old San Jose back to life.  They explain how our city evolved from a sleepy Spanish pueblo to become the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. They keep  tours interesting for a variety of audiences by including art, culture and small business success stories. In honor of  Halloween, there may even be a ghost story or two.  1pm; $10; Pre-register at :

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Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second Street

The Golden Era,” “The Book of Life,” “Fury,” “The Best of Me,” “Dracula Untold,” “The Judge,” “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day,” “Gone Girl,” “Annabelle (D-BOX seating available),” “Breakup Buddies,” “The Equalizer,” “The Maze Runner.” Opening Friday: “Ouija,” “John Wick (D-BOX seating available)” and “Dear White People.”

At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos Streets

Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” “The Green Prince,” “The Two Faces of January” and “Last Days in Vietnam.”

Sunday and Tuesday – Opera in Cinema Series – The opera returns to Camera 3 Cinemas with Verdi’s “La Traviata” (Opera de Paris). Screenings are $18.50, 12pm Sunday and 7:15pm Tuesday.

For more info and showtimes, visit

At The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum of Innovation: With a 280 seat theater, experience the immersive power of films such as Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” on the big screen. Take a spectacular trip to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar where Lemurs arrived as castaways millions of years ago, evolving into hundreds of diverse species that are now highly endangered. More educational films 1pm and 3pm Wednesday-Thursday, 12pm Wednesday and Friday, 2pm and 4pm Friday, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm Saturday-Tuesday: such as “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” available at The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, located inside The Tech at 201 S. Market St.  408-795-6321, $8-10.

Friday-Sunday through Sunday Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II The end begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. Rated PG-13. Runtime 146 minutes. 5pm and 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm Sundays $10-$12, The Tech Museum at 201 S. Market St.

Interstellar A group of explorers make use of a newly-discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Experience Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” three days before it hits any other theater in South Bay on Nov. 4. Tickets on sale now ($15).

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Tuesday – Kids Music and Movement ClassGeared for young children, move, dance and sing with your child to a variety of music in English and Spanish. Play with bean bags, scarves and rhythm sticks. 10:30am, 87 N San Pedro St.,

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Sports and Fitness            

San Jose Sharks home games – Sharks are on the hunt to become Stanley Cup Champions. The road is long and filled with tough opposition, but with fan support it is achievable. This is Sharks’ Territory.

Now Open ThirdSpace Fitness Danielle Valley David Downs and Lance Miller have transformed the 12,000 square foot, historic brick building at 550 S. 1st St., into a one of a kind health and wellness center offering group classes in TRX, CrossFit, Kettlebell and Yoga, as well as chiropractic, massage and nutritional services. ThirdSpace Fitness is currently taking new members. Visit www.ThirdSpaceFit.comor email membership@thirdspacefit.comfor more info.

Mondays and Wednesdays – Breakthrough Boot Camp – An outdoor workout that utilizes the field, track, bleachers, and other structures.  8:30 am.  275 N. 24th

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Co-Ed Fitness Boot Camp – Get into great shape while working out with a small group of other fitness-minded people. Request a free one-week trial. 6am-6:50am, 7am-7:50am, 120 Stockton Ave.,

Tuesdays – Free Zumba Classes at the FairmontFairmont Hotel in collaboration with San Jose Athletic Club offer free Zumba classes to hotel guest and to the San Jose community.  For reservations email  5:30 pm.  170 S. Market St.

Saturdays through Nov. 15 Fall Walking Series – Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and fitness instructors Kristin Strellis and Janet Schumacher lead the class along the Guadalupe River trails. 8:30-9:30am, $30-$40, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave.,

Through Friday – A Walking Club – San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services offers a senior walking program at all 12 city-owned community centers. Seniors can meet at a community center and walk for one to two miles a day around the community

Saturday – Run with Zombies –Dream Team Events and Sigma Nu have summoned Zombies and the living, to participate in this event to help us raise funds for the San Jose Parks Foundation! This is a 5K race or “Fun Run” for a good cause. $25-$40, Kelley Park, 1300 Senter Rd.,

Saturday – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – This non-competitive, 5K event raises money for breast cancer. 8am, price varies upon donation, Arena Green Guadalupe River Trail, 352 W. St. John St.,

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Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars

Wednesday – LSAT Workshop – Lincoln Law School of San Jose hosts a free LSAT Workshop that provides an opportunity to learn invaluable tips and strategies for taking the exam. Register now at, space is limited. 6-7:30pm, One N. 1st St.,

Thursday –  Jeff Chang Reading –MACLA, KQED sponsor Jeff Chang as he reads from and discusses his much-anticipated book, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America.” From the dream of integration to the reality of colorization, Chang’s book correlates unlikely events and concepts into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. 7pm, free, MACLA, 510 South 1st St.,

SPUR San Jose Talks

  • Thursday – Re-Imagining Urban Parks – Parks provide extraordinary benefits to individuals, families and communities, public and environmental health, economic and educational value and community strength. As San Jose grows responsibly and more densely in urban villages, what role should parks play? 12:30pm, $10 for non SPUR members, SPUR San Jose, 76 S. 1st St.
  • Monday – Urban Acupuncture – Former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, Jaime Lerner transformed the city into a global model through selective projects in transportation and sustainability. His new book, Urban Acupuncture, explores how small urban projects can be the driving force of change among cities. ZERO1 Garage, 439 S. 1st St.
  • Tuesday – Chasing Water – Increasing water scarcity has drastic implications for communities, economies and ecosystems. The author of Chasing Waterwill discuss tools to ensure water supplies. 12:30pm, $10 for non SPUR members, SPUR San Jose, 76 S. 1st St.

Classes at the San Jose Entrepreneur Center

100 E. Santa Clara St.

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Saturday – Art Auction Exhibition –The 34th Annual Connect and Collect Art Auction at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art provides a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts and collectors to view and purchase artwork by rising stars and celebrated artists. Live auction held at 7pm, must purchase ticket to bid on art, 560 S. 1st St.,

Daily through Nov. 15 – In the Cave We Dance UK artist Joseph Loughborough emerges from his studio with his latest body of work In the Cave We Dance, his second solo exhibition with Anno Domini Gallery. He draws upon iconography and themes evocative of the decadent period of Berlin as a vehicle to explore Plato’s Allegory of the Cavein which subjective perception of reality is questioned.

Daily through Nov. 30 – Photos by David Leventhal – The San Jose Museum of Art showcases its collection David Levinthal photographs. Make Believe stages intriguing tableaus with toy figures and miniature dioramas to photograph. Leventhal creates miniature environments in which he touches upon various subject matter from the isolation of urban life to the horrors of

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Museums and galleries

Anno Domini – the second coming of art and design –Open noon-7pm Tuesday-Friday; noon-5pm Saturday. 366 S. First St. Free.

Art Ark Gallery – 1035 S. Sixth St – Open by appointment only.

Art Object Gallery –Open 1-4pm Thursday-Saturday. 592 N. Fifth St. Free.

Casa JaliscoOpen 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. 320 S. First St. Free. 408-890-5507,

The Center for Literary Arts (CLA)Readings, lectures, conversations and seminars that allow the San Jose community to interact with writers of contemporary literature who have demonstrated exceptional voice and vision. San Jose State University, events@litart.org408-924-4600.

Children’s Discovery Museum –Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday – Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday. $11-$12. 180 Woz Way. 408-298-5437

City Hall windows gallery –Fourth Street near Santa Clara Street

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library –150 E. San Fernando St. Free. 408-808-2000

Empire Seven Studios525 N. 7th St. 408-638-7846,

History San Jose – Silicon Valley Bikes: Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880 highlights the region’s love affair with cycling. Runs through May 2015.  History Park, 1650 Senter Road.  408-287-2290

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose535 N. 5th St.; 408-294-3138.

KALEID gallery –Open noon-7pm Tuesday – Friday; Noon-5pm Saturday. $2 Tuesdays every third Tuesday of the month. 88 S. Fourth St. Free. 408-271-5151 or  

MACLA –Open noon-7pm Wednesday -Thursday; noon-5pm Friday-Saturday. 510 S. First St. Free. 408-998-2783 or

Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery –Open 11am-4pm and 6-7:30pm Tuesday; 11am-4pm Wednesday – Friday. Art Building, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Square. Free. 408-924-4328

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum –Open10am-5pm Monday – Friday; 11am-6pm Saturday-Sunday. 1342 Naglee Ave. $9, $7 seniors/students, $5 ages 5-10,free for ages 4 and younger. 408-947-3636

San Jose City Hall –Various exhibits. Open 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday. 200 E. Santa Clara St. Free. 408-535-8168

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art –Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday; Noon-5 pm Saturday. Closed Sunday & Monday. 560 S. First St.  Free Admission. Donations welcomed. 408-283-8155 or

San Jose Museum of Art –11 am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday. 110 S. Market St. $8.  408-271-6840.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles – Open 10am-5pm Wednesday – Sunday (open for free from 7-11 pm on the first Friday of every month). 520 S. First St. $8 Adults-$6.50 Seniors/Students. 408-971-0323 or

Seeing Things Gallery – Gallery, books and zines. Tuesday – Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday noon-6pm; 30 N. Third St. 891-7553

SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery –11am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 76 S. First St.

The Tech Museum of InnovationOpen daily 10am-5pm. 201 S Market St. Pricing: Adult admission for the galleries only $15. Add an educational IMAX film for only $5.  Children (ages 3-17) or $20 for a combo ticket, active students with ID, and seniors will pay only $10 for museum entry and $8 for an educational film in IMAX – or $15 for a combo ticket. 408-294-8324 or

Works/San JoseOpen noon-4pm Tuesday – Saturday (to 7pm Thursday). 365 S. Market St. 408-295-8378.

ZERO1 GarageNoon-4pm Wednesday-Saturday, 429 S. First St.

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Downtown Dining / Business Promotions

Friday-Saturday – Teske’s Germania Oktoberfest – Downtown’s oldest Oktoberfest continues with German food, beer and song. Featuring live music from “the Internationals,” special menus for each event and a fun-filled atmosphere. Beer Garden is on a first come first in basis. 6:30pm-11:30pm, 255 N. 1st St. and Devine,

Hawaiian Airlines Downtown Ice airfare discounts – The readers of Travel + Leisure have ranked Hawaiian Airlines as the top domestic carrier serving Hawaii, according to the magazine’s 2013 World’s Best Awards. Go, use promotion code “SJDA” and get year-round discounts on flights to the islands and beyond.  Click here for booking page:

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Dancing Downtown    

Agenda Lounge –399 S. First St.  408-287-3991· Azúcar Lounge –71 and 81 E. San Fernando St.  408-293-8482,; Beso Club – 417 S. First St. 818-359-4235The Blank Club –44 S. Almaden Ave.  408-971-8511· The Brit –173 W. Santa Clara St.  408-278-1400· Club Milano – 394 S. Second St.· Dive Bar –78 E. Santa Clara St. 408-288-5252· South First Billiards: Elixer Lounge –420 S. First St.  408-294-7800· Fahrenheit Ultralounge –99 E San Fernando St.  408-998-9998· Freddie J’s-97 E. Santa Clara· Habana Club Restaurant –238 Race St. 408-998-2822· Lido Nightclub30 S. First St.· Liquid Lounge 32 S. Third St.  Loft Bar and Bistro –90 S. Second St.  408-291-0677· Beso Club –417 S. First St.· Motif Restaurant and Club –389 S. First St.  408-279-1888· Myth Tavern & Lounge –152 Post St.· Studio 8 –8 S. First St.· Sabor Tapas Bar and Lounge –72 N. Almaden Ave. 408-287-1737· San Jose Bar and Grill –85 S. Second St. 408-286-2397  · Splash· Temple Bar and Lounge – 52 S. First· Tres Gringos – 83 S. Second St. 408-278-9888

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Coming Up

Thursday – Styx Tickets Presale – With over 30 million records sold in North America alone, Styx is one of the most popular rock bands to date. Styx returns to City National Civic in San Jose on Jan. 28, presale tickets available 10am-10pm Thursday at, enter code “CNCPARTNER” upon purchase. Tickets go on sale 10am, Friday.

Oct. 29 Electronic Bounce House 2 – Some of the biggest names in dance music perform at SAP Center. 99.7 (NOW!) present Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon, 3lau, Deorro and St. John. $31.50-$68, 7:30pm, 525 W. Santa Clara St.,

Nov. 2Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano Golden Moment Olympic Champion and two-time world champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi joins celebrated figure skater Brian Boitano at SAP Center at San Jose as part of Golden Moment. 4pm, $50-$200, 525 W. Santa Clara St.,

Knight Cities Challenge – The Knight Foundation launches a broad effort to uncover innovative ideas to make cities more successful. Have an idea? Share it with them at

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SAP Center of San Jose   

Nov. 9 – 2014 Reebok CrossFit Invitational
Nov. 14-15 – Oprah: The Life You Live Weekend
Nov. 21 – Brantley Gilbert
Nov. 23 – Joan Sebastian and Los Tigres del Norte, Gira La Ultima Maroma
Nov. 24 Usher: The UR Experience
Nov. 25 – Fleetwood Mac
Dec. 3 – Triple Ho Show 5.0
Dec. 6-7 – Intel Extreme Masters
Dec. 25-28 – Walking with Dinosaurs
March 20-22 – Marvel Universe Live

City National Civic

Nov. 4 – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Nov. 15 – California State DanceSport Championships – Nationals Qualifying Event
Nov. 16 – Judas Priest Special Guest Steel Panther
Nov. 21 – Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! – Music is Awesome
Dec. 17 – KFOG Concert for Kids
Dec. 18 – MythBusters Behind the Myths Tour
Dec. 20 – WAR and Tower of Power
Dec. 31 – CAKE + special guest Nellie McKay
Jan. 2-3 – Disney Jr. Live on Tour – Pirate and Princess Adventure
Jan. 28 – Styx
Jan. 29 – So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014 Season Tour

SJSU Event Center

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Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport



Through Friday – VTA’s Bus Rapid Transit Project – Construction crews will perform sanitary sewer work along the westbound side of Santa Clara Avenue between First and Second Streets. To accommodate construction activities, the shoulder and one travel lane will be closed, sidewalk detours will be provided, and pedestrians redirected around the work zone. Access to businesses will be maintained. This work will run through Friday. The hours of work are from 7am to 3pm. Activities will cease during the lunch hour, 12noon-1pm.

DASH shuttleThe DASH shuttle, which connects Diridon station to downtown’s core with free rides, runs 6:30 am to 9:15 pm.  Shuttles are every 10-15 minutes during peak times, and every 30 minutes later.

Pedicabs – Eco City Cycles –Look for Eco City Cycles door-to-door pedicab service.  The service is available Wednesday-Saturday from 7 pm-2 am.  Call ahead for reservations or pick ups 408-771-7723.  Negotiate your price.

Bike sharingModular bike share stations are in 15 locations around downtown.  Also in cities up and down the peninsula.  Coming soon to Oakland and Berkeley.  Memberships now available;

Mineta San Jose International Airport

Visitwww.tsa.govfor the latest information about security procedures.

For more information on Airport changes, maps, and services, go

Email info@sjc.orgif you need a reply.

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