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Wednesday and Friday* – Stanley Cup Playoffs – Pull for your San Jose Sharks as they continue their push through Western Conference Finals as the face the St. Louis Blues in a best of seven series. 6 p.m. Wednesday. SAP Center. If needed game 7 is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday in St. Louis. Let’s Go Sharks. www.sjsharks.com
Friday – Monday – FANIME - This downtown classic conference brings more than 25,000 people to the neighborhood – many dressed as their favorite characters. This is great to enjoy people watching or take in the expo and panels. Friday – Monday. San Jose Convention Center. $40-$75. http://www.fanime.com/
Friday – Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Kaiser – Explore the best local fruits, vegetables and artisan products at the downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market, presented by Kaiser Permanente. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 18. San Pedro Street between Santa Clara St. and St. John Street. Free. http://sjdowntown.com/events/sjda-events/farmers-market-presented-by-kaiser-permanente/
Saturday – New Ballet School Spring Performance - Prepare to be impressed by re-professional ballet students performing classical and contemporary works. 2 p.m. Saturday. California Theatre. $10-$60, http://sanjosetheaters.org/event/new-ballet-school-spring-performance/
Saturday – AAH Future Roots Festival – Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander roots with food trucks, live music, dance performances and more. noon – 6 p.m. Saturday. Plaza de Cesar Chavez. https://www.facebook.com/events/267113236971545/
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Alice Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Angry Birds Movie, Margarita With a Straw, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Nice Guy, Money Monster, Captain America: Civil War, Keanu, The Jungle Book; Opening Fri, June 3: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows, Me Before You
Almost Holy, A Bigger Splash, Dark Horse, Big Trouble in Little China: Thursday 9:30 p.m., San Jose State University Short Film Festival: Tuesday 7 p.m.
Saturday midnight: Big Trouble in Little China $7.50
Opening June 3: Ma Ma, Sunset Song
The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater - Journey to Space, National Parks Adventure, Forces of Nature, Robots and Living in the Age of Airplanes are also featured at this theater. The Tech Museum of Innovation, The Tech at 201 S. Market St. 408-795-6321, $8-16. thetech.org
Wednesday- Sunday – Standup Comedy at the Improv - Psychic Medium Cindy Kaza, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $20; Man Jose Podcast: LIVE featuring Dirtbag Dan, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $15; Slink Johnson: From Hit TV Show Black Jesus, 8 p.m. Thursday $20; Carly Aquilino 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, $20; San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St. http://sanjose.improv.com
Friday-Saturday – ComedySportz- ComedySportz is the award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of “act-letes” compete for laughs and points. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, and sometimes even winds up on stage! It’s the only entertainment that’s funny enough for bachelor parties and clean enough for your church or business group. 9 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday; Camera 3, $15; http://comedysportzsanjose.com
Mondays, Wednesday, Friday – Breakthrough Boot Camp - An outdoor workout that utilizes the field, track, bleachers and other structures. 8:30 a.m. 275 N. 24th St. dtsanjosebootcamp.com
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 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. 6 a.m.-6:50 a.m., 7 a.m.-7:50 a.m., 748A Coleman Ave., bootcampinsanjose.com.
|Anno Domini||366 S. First St.||408-271-5155||Tuesday-Friday noon-7p.m. ; |
Saturday - noon-5p.m.
|Art Ark Gallery||1035 S. Sixth St||Open by appointment only|
|Art Object Gallery||592 N. Fifth St.||408-288-9305||Thursday-Saturday - 1 p.m. -4 p.m.||Free|
|Casa Jalisco||320 S. First St.||408-890-5507||Monday-Friday - 9 a.m.-3p.m.||Free|
|KALEID gallery||88 S. 4 St.||408-271-5151||Tuesday – Friday: noon-7p.m. ;|
$2 Tuesdays every third Tuesday of the month.
|MACLA||510 S. 1St.||408-998-2783||Wednesday -Thursday: noon-7p.m.; |
|Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery||Art Building, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Square||408-924-4328||Tuesday: 11 a.m.-4p.m. and 6-7:30p.m.; Wednesday – Friday: 11 a.m.-4p.m.|
|Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum||1342 Naglee Ave.||408-947-3636||Monday – Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ; |
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-6p.m.
|$9, Seniors/students - $5, Ages 5-10 - $5, Ages 4 and younger - Free.|
|San Jose City Hall|
- Various exhibits
|200 E. Santa Clara St.||408-535-8168||Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.- 5p.m.|
|San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art||560 S. 1st St.||408-283-8155||Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m.-5p.m., (First Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.); |
Saturday-Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.
|Free Admission. Donations welcomed. $50-$100.|
|San Jose Museum of Art||110 S. Market St.||408-271-6840||Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. -5 p.m.||$8|
|San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles||520 S. First St.||408-971-0323||Wednesday – Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.||Adults -$8
Seniors/Students - $6.50
Free from 7-11p.m. on the first Friday of every month
|SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery||76 S. 1st St.||Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|The Tech Museum of Innovation||201 S Market St.||408-294-8324||Open daily 10 a.m.-5p.m.||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.|
|Works/San Jose ||365 S. Market St.||408-295-8378||Tuesday – Saturday (to 7p.m. Thursday): noon-4 p.m.|
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 to hawaiianairlines.com, use promotion code “SJDA” and get year-round discounts on flights to the islands and beyond. Click here for booking page: apps.hawaiianairlines.com/
|Agenda Lounge||399 S. First St.||408-287-3991|
|Aura Nightclub||389 S. First St.||408-279-1888|
|Beso Club||417 S. First St.||818-359-4235|
|The Brit||173 W. Santa Clara St.||408-278-1400|
|The Continental||349 S. First St.|
|Dive Bar||78 E. Santa Clara St.||408-288-5252|
|Freddie J’s||97 E. Santa Clara St.|
|Habana Club Restaurant||238 Race St.||408-998-2822|
|Lido Nightclub||30 S. First St.||408-298-4318|
|Liquid Lounge||32 S. Third St.|
|Loft Bar and Bistro||90 S. Second St.||408-291-0677|
|Myth Taverna & Lounge||152 Post St.||408-286-7678|
|Studio 8||8 S. First St.||408-279-4444|
|SP2||72 N. Almaden Ave.|
|San Jose Bar and Grill||85 S. Second St.||408-286-2397|
|Splash||65 Post St.||408-292-2222|
|Temple Bar and Lounge||52 S. First St.|
|The Ritz||400 S. First St.|
|Tres Gringos||83 S. Second St.||408-278-9888|
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Go find out what urban living is about:
Tree Amigo - Our City Forest’s Tree Amigo class graduates become volunteers promoting a greener and healthier Silicon Valley. A full month of online and hands-on learning with three-to-four-hour sessions on Saturday mornings. Email email@example.com for more.
Partners in Reading, San Jose Public Library Tutor Orientation - Volunteers complete 14 hours of tutor training and are matched with an English speaking adult who is building basic reading, writing and technology skills. The commitment after training is a minimum of six months for 90 minutes twice a week. All tutoring is in a public place. Fingerprinting is required. Pre-registration is required. 6:30 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, free, www.partnersinreading.org/
The Tech Museum of Innovation - Experience the inner workings of one of the most unique museums in the country at The Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose. You don’t have to be an engineer or a teacher to empower our visitors to build a robot or navigate the world of cyber security with fun games and activities. You’ll have a real impact on STEM education and design-challenge learning for kids in the Bay Area. With volunteerism comes: Free admission to the museum and educational IMAX films; Free downtown parking, popcorn and soda while you volunteer; Discounts in The Tech Store, The Tech Café and IMAX special events; Ongoing training and support. 408-795-6190; firstname.lastname@example.org www.thetech.org/volunteers
June 24 – Music in the Park - Tickets for the first show in this year’s summer series are available now. Los Lobos. 5:30 p.m. June 24. Plaza de Cesar Chavez. www.musicintheparksj.com
Aug. 12-14 – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2016 - Three day passes and VIP passes on sale. https://summerfest.
Traffic and Construction
Saturday – Color Run Road Closures – http://ow.ly/OkEe300nsaX
DASH shuttle – The DASH shuttle, which connects Diridon station to downtown’s core with free rides, runs 6:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Shuttles are every 10-15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes later. vta.org
Pedicabs – Eco City Cycles – Look for Eco City Cycles door-to-door pedicab service. The service is available Wednesday-Saturday from 7 p.m.-2 am. Call ahead for reservations or pick ups 408-771-7723. Negotiate your price.ecocitycycles.com
Bike sharing – Bike share stations can be found at 15 locations around downtown. Also in cities up and down the peninsula. Memberships now available; bayareabikeshare.com.
Mineta San Jose International Airport flysanjose.com/fl
Lufthansa is starting non-stops to Frankfurt, Germany, out of SJC. Also, direct flights to London on British Airways begin next spring. For more information on airport changes, maps and services, go to flysanjose.com
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