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Contents

·       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

Through July 12 – Broadway San Jose: The Book of Mormon - The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park, is coming to San Jose. Contains explicit language. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; $70- $200. http://broadwaysanjose.com/book-mormon/

Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, through Sept. 25 – Yoga & GamesCome out and enjoy the fresh air and release stress through the practice of yoga. Don’t forget to bring a mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. There will be a number of games available to people wanting another form of exercise. Food trucks by Movable Feast will also be present for the lunch hour activities. Activity will be presented by Be The Change Yoga & Wellness. Made possible through the generosity of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with San Jose Parks Foundation. Noon- 1:15pm, St. James Park http://www.sanjoseparks.org/summer_in_st_james_park_2015

Wednesday through Sunday – Silicon Valley Music Festival – SVMF’s summer line up includes productions features concerts of all genres, a roster of internationally acclaimed musicians, public master classes, pre-concert lectures and interactive outreach performances at The Glass House.

Wednesday: Violinist, Helen Kim, 7pm

Thursday: Cellist, Arnold Choi, 7pm

Friday: Flutist, Ray Furuta and Harpsichordist, Erin Hanke, 7pm

Saturday: Bach’s Humor, with a lecture on J.S.Bach: Capriccio in B-flat presented by Erin Hanke, Noon

Sunday: Finale & Fireworks, featuring the entire 2015 artist roster, 5pm

http://www.svmusicfestival.org/#!svmf/c1z94

Every Thursday through Sept. 22 – Twilight ConcertsSummer in St. James Park brings a series of concerts by local groups offering a wide variety of genres from blues, jazz, acoustic to ethnic sounds. Made possible through the generosity of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with San Jose Parks Foundation. 6:30pm- 8pm, St. James Park http://www.sanjoseparks.org/summer_in_st_james_park_2015

Thursday through Sunday – FeTNA Annual Convention – The Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America’s annual Tamil convention takes place at multiple venues in San Jose. The convention is an exhibition and celebration of Tamil literature, arts, music and culture. The convention starts July 2 with a donor reception and special guests, followed by Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum and Tamil American Pioneer Awards lunch July 3. The convention opens to all registrants at 9:30am- 11:30pm July 3-5. City National Civic, San Jose Hilton and San Jose Marriott; $50- $5000. RSVP at http://www.fetna2015.org/#tamilvizha

SaturdayRose, White, and Blue Parade -A parade filled with history, patriotism and roses will wind through the Rose Garden neighborhood ending on The Alameda. The parade features live bands, dance groups, homemade floats, kids on bikes, antique cars and more. Special appearances include Grand Marshals Krazy George and Yosh Uchida, Sammy Spartan, Air Force ROTC Color Guard, Grupo Folklorico Luna Y Sol, SJSU President Mo Qayoumi and more. 10am- 3pm, starts at Lincoln High School. http://rosewhiteblueparade.com/

Saturday – Mix 106 Big Bang Party -  Celebrate Fourth of July with a VIP Experience at The Big Bang Party. This experience includes a premium view of the Rotary Club of San Jose’s Spectacular Fireworks Pyrotechnics Display over Discovery Meadow Park, a dance party, games and prizes, food trucks plus beer, wine & beverage. 6pm- 11pm, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Plaza; $10- 20. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-bang-party-tickets-17296447139

Saturday – Rotary FireworksThe Rotary Club of San Jose hosts this year’s fireworks display in downtown San Jose in celebration of Independence Day. Bring chairs and blankets. VTA will have special bus and Light Rail service. 9:30pm, Discovery Meadow. http://www.rotaryfireworks.org/

Every Tuesday through Sept. 22 – Words & Music - A series of concerts that include poetry, staged readings, and storytelling. Made possible through the generosity of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with San Jose Parks Foundation. 6:30pm- 8pm, St. James Park http://www.sanjoseparks.org/summer_in_st_james_park_2015

Daily – Downtown DoorsDowntown Doors program expanded with art work from local high school students now featured on 100 service doors and utility boxes.  The new  2015 images are now up in the downtown core.  Download the map and explore the Doors by visiting http://sjdowntown.com/downtown_doors/

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts

Wednesday – Sunday, through July 26 – The Stage presents “The Addams Family” - The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. 7:30pm Wednesday – Thursday, 8pm Friday – Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  The Stage, 490 S. First St. $30-$65.  www.thestage.org   

Thursday – Sunday, through July 12 (except July 4) – The Underpants – This play is about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske’ home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac. 8pm Thursdays- Saturdays and 3pm Sundays. 848 E. William St. $17-$22.  www.northsidetheatrecompany.com

Wednesday – Sunday – Standup Comedy at the Improv – 8pm Wednesday: American Me Comedy; 8pm Thursday: Independence Day Comedy blowout with Frankie Quinones; 7:30pm and 9:45pm Friday: (18+) Dat Phan; 12pm Saturday Happy Fourth of July; 7pm Sunday: (18+) Dat Phan; 62 S. Second St. $10-$45. http://sanjose.improv.com

Friday – ComedySportz – Competitive improvisational teams perform hilarious skits. 9pm, Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St.  $12-$15.  408-985-5233 or http://comedysportzsanjose.com

Wednesday – Sunday –  Live Music WeekendsSan Pedro Square Market hosts live music all weekend:
The Burroughs Brothers Band at 7pm Wednesday, Jerry Sauceda  at 7pm Thursday, Chrome Deluxe Band at 7pm Friday, Groovy Judy at 7pm Saturday and Jerry Sauceda Band at 1pm Sunday. http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/things-to-do-this-weekend-in-san-jose-san-pedro-square-market/

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Live & Local ~ Downtown San Jose’s Music Spotlight 

Downtown San Jose features more than 41 venues that offer live music every week ranging from open mic nights at a coffee house to superstar performers at SAP Center or San Jose Civic. Find out more and browse through many different venues at our Live and Local table http://sjdowntown.com/liveandlocal/

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Miscellaneous Events

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Film

Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second St.,

$5.50 until 5pm, $9 evenings; $7 student/senior/children/military/SJ Library holders

Screening July 3 – July 9: Terminator Genisys D-Box, Magic Mike XXL, Ted 2, Max, Escobar: Paradise Lost, Inside Out, Dope, Jurassic World, Spy, San Andreas, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Opening July 10: Minions, Amy, Self/Less, Gallows.

http://www.cameracinemas.com/c12maps.shtml

Camera 3, Second and San Carlos streets

Infinitely Polar Bear, Testament of Youth, A Little Chaos, Gemma Bovery

July 12 at noon and July 14 at 7:15pm: Opera in Cinema series: Showboat, San Francisco Opera. $18.50

http://www.cameracinemas.com/

At The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum of Innovation: With a 280 seat theater, experience the immersive power of films. This week: Humpback Whales, Mysteries of the Unseen World,D-Day: Normandy 1944, Jerusalem. The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, The Tech at 201 S. Market St.  408-795-6321, $8-10. www.thetech.org/imax/presentations

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Kids

Monday through July 10 – Tabard Theatre Summer Camp: Rock and Roll Forever – Tabard Theatre’’s Summer Performing Arts Youth Camp is a fun musical theatre adventure for youth of all skill levels. Children are given the opportunity to experience the many facets of musical theatre in a hands on setting. For each session, a different workshop is provided in the mornings will focus on a particular aspect of theatre, such as Improv, Dance, and Set Design. In the afternoon the kids rehearse a short review or mini musical that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 8-14. 9am- 2pm, The Tabard Theatre Company; $225 http://tabardtheatre.org/youth/index.html

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Sports and Fitness

Through July 6 – USA Fencing Summer Nationals ChampionshipThe largest fencing tournament in the world comes to San Jose. More than 4,000 athletes and more than 150 teams will compete at the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. Olympians and athletes will fence in their final event before the 2015 Senior World Championships later this month. 8 am- 6pm, San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (408) 287- 9934;www.thebaycup.net

Mondays and Wednesdays – Breakthrough Boot Camp – An outdoor workout that utilizes the field, track, bleachers, and other structures. 8:30am.  275 N. 24th St. www.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. 6am-6:50am, 7am-7:50am, 120 Stockton Ave., http://bootcampinsanjose.com/boot-camps/.

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Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars

Thursday – Climate Change and California’s Water Supply – With climate change causing big changes in snowfall and water availability, a team of experts from Loyola Marymount University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory modeled how climate change could impact water supplies. Learn about the potential policy implications that could have huge effects on the way of life. 12:30 pm, SPUR San Jose; Free for SPUR members, $10 for non- members.

http://www.spur.org/events/2015-07-02/climate-change-and-californias-water-supply

July 8 – Dr. Cesar Lozano – Mujeres Dificiles, Hombres Complicados – Join Dr. Cesar Lozano leads a conference to help create and maintain meaningful relationships, identify phrases that deterior human relationships, as well as the qualities men and women admire the most from each other, and presents fundamental tips to maintain vitality through different stages of life. 7pm, City National Civic; $35- $60. Spanish speaking event. http://sanjosetheaters.org/event/dr-cesar-lozano-mujeres-dificiles-hombres-complicados/?instance_id=5235

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Literature/Art

NOW OPEN SUNDAY: San Jose Institute of Contemporary ArtOpen 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday (First Friday 10am-10pm); Noon-5 pm Saturday-Sunday. Closed Monday. 560 S. First St.  Free Admission. Donations welcomed. 408-283-8155 or http://www.sjica.org

Through July 5 – A Common Thread at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles - A Common Thread brings together the artwork of 17 contemporary artists from across the United States who examine and sometimes subvert the centuries-old tradition of needlework. Representing a sampling of a larger wave of stitching fanatics, the artists in A Common Thread find inspiration in the medium’s history, materials, technique and process to create works that are surprising, provocative and, at times, deeply personal. San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 520 S. 1st St. www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Through January 10 – Covert Operations – Investigating the Known Unknowns – Covert Operationsis the first survey of a generation of artists who respond to the uncertainties of the post-9/11 world. They unearth, collect, and explore previously covert information, using legal procedures as well as resources such as the Freedom of Information Act, government archives, field research, and insider connections. In thirty-five powerful works, international artists push the idea of art beyond conventional thinking.This exhibition is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. San Jose Museum of Art http://sjmusart.org/exhibition/covert-operations

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Museums and galleries

Anno Dominithe second coming of art and design – Open noon-7pm Tuesday-Friday; noon-5pm Saturday. 366 S. First St. Free. 408-271-5155 www.galleryAD.com

Art Ark Gallery – 1035 S. Sixth St – Open by appointment only. info@artarkgallery.net

Art Object GalleryOpen 1-4pm Thursday-Saturday. 592 N. Fifth St. Free. 408-288-9305 www.artobjectgallery.com

Casa JaliscoOpen 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. 320 S. First St. Free. 408-890-5507, https://www.facebook.com/FEDJALNC

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.org 408-924-4600.

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

City Hall windows gallery – Fourth St near Santa Clara St

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library150 E. San Fernando St. Free. 408-808-2000 or www.sjpl.org

Empire Seven Studios – 525 N. 7th St. 408-638-7846, www.empiresevenstudios.com

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

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose – 535 N. 5th St. jamsj.org; 408-294-3138.

KALEID gallery -Open noon-7pm Tuesday – Friday; Noon-5pm Saturday. $2 Tuesdays every third Tuesday of the month. 88 S. 4 St. Free. 408-271-5151 or www.KALEIDgallery.com

MACLA -Open noon-7pm Wednesday -Thursday; noon-5pm Friday-Saturday. 510 S. 1St. Free. 408-998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org

Natalie and James Thompson Art GalleryOpen 11am-4pm and 6-7:30pm Tuesday; 11am-4pm Wednesday – Friday. Art Building, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Square. Free. 408-924-4328 http://www.sjsu.edu/art/places/thompsongallery/

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

San Jose City Hall -Various exhibits. Open 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday. 200 E. Santa Clara St. Free. 408-535-8168 https://www.sanjoseca.gov/Index.aspx?NID=233

NOW OPEN SUNDAY: San Jose Institute of Contemporary ArtOpen 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday (First Friday 10am-10pm); Noon-5 pm Saturday-Sunday. Closed Monday. 560 S. 1st St.  Free Admission. Donations welcomed. 408-283-8155 or http://www.sjica.org

San Jose Museum of Art - 11 am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday. 110 S. Market St. $8.  408-271-6840. http://www.sjmusart.org

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 http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Seeing Things Gallery – Gallery, books and zines. 11am-7pm Tuesday – Friday and noon-6pm Saturday; 30 N. 3rd St. 891-7553 http://www.seeingthingsgallery.com

SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery – 11am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 76 S. 1st St. http://www.spur.org/exhibitions/2013-09-30/grand-reductions

The Tech Museum of Innovation – Open 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 http://www.thetech.org

Works/San Jose – Open noon-4pm Tuesday – Saturday (to 7pm Thursday). 365 S. Market St. 408-295-8378. http://www.workssanjose.org/wordpress/

ICA San Jose Institute of contemporary Art - Open: 10am-5pm Tuesday- Friday, 10am-10pm First Friday, and 12pm-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Admission is always free.http://sjica.org/

ZERO1 Garage – Noon-4pm Wednesday-Saturday, 429 S. 1st St. 408-606-6806 www.zero1.org/garage

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Downtown Dining / Business Promotions

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 www.hawaiianairlines.com/affiliate, use promotion code “SJDA” and get year-round discounts on flights to the islands and beyond.  Click here for booking page: https://apps.hawaiianairlines.com/Affiliate/Booking.aspx

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Dancing Downtown

Agenda Lounge – 399 S. First St.  408-287-3991 agendalounge.com · Beso Club – 417 S. First St. 818-359-4235 · The Brit – 173 W. Santa Clara St.  408-278-1400 britanniaarmsdowntown.com · The Continental  – 349 S. First St. thecontinentalbar.com  · Dive Bar – 78 E. Santa Clara St. 408-288-5252 sjdivebar.com · Fahrenheit Ultralounge – 99 E San Fernando St.  408-998-9998 fultralounge.com · Freddie J’s – 97 E. Santa Clara St. freddiejs.com · Habana Club Restaurant – 238 Race St. 408-998-2822 998cuba.com · Lido Nightclub – 30 S. First St.  408-298-4318 www.lidonightclub.net · Liquid Lounge – 32 S. Third St.  Loft Bar and Bistro – 90 S. Second St.  408-291-0677 loftbarandbistro.com · Motif Restaurant and Club – 389 S. First St.  408-279-1888 motiflounge.com · Myth Tavern & Lounge – 152 Post St.  408-286-7678 www.mythsj.com · Studio 8 – 8 S. First St.  408-279-4444studio8sj.com · SP2 – 72 N. Almaden Ave. http://www.sp2sanjose.com · San Jose Bar and Grill – 85 S. Second St. 408-286-2397 sanjosebarandgrill.com · South First Billiards  – 420 S. First St.  408-294-7800 facebook.com/420southfirst · Splash 65 Post St., 408-292-2222  www.splashsj.com · Temple Bar and Lounge – 52 S. First St. templebarlounge.com · The Ritz – 400 S. First St. www.theritzsanjose.com · Tres Gringos – 83 S. Second St. 408-278-9888 www.tresgringossj.com

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Downtown Living

Go find out what urban living is about: www.sjdowntown.com/Find_Your_Home.html

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Volunteer/Donation

GRP&G Donor Walkway – A paver or bench plaque in the Donor Walkway at Arena Green is lasting way to honor or remember someone special. This enduring tribute is also a tax-deductible way to support park development.  Pavers are available in three sizes for a donation of $250, $500, or $1,000, and bench plaques are $2500.  The Arena Green area of the Guadalupe River Park is centrally located (right across from the Shark Tank!) and used for events and recreational activities.   For more information, visit http://www.grpg.org/donorwalkway

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy – Volunteers remove spent blooms every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30pm through September (July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8) at the Heritage Rose Garden, on Taylor and Spring streets. Volunteers learn about roses and at the end of the volunteer session enjoy free ice cream at the Gardens. Email volunteers@grpg.org or call 408-298-7657.  For more information, visit www.grpg.org

The Tech Museum of Innovation - Engineers and non-engineers alike are needed as volunteers at the Tech Museum of Innovation and its programs. http://www.thetech.org/volunteer/adult-volunteer-program.

Trinity Cathedral – The church’s beloved 18 historical bells are due back late this summer with the six new bells to give Trinity its expanded carillon.  To help bring back the bells $70,000 must be raised the to cover the cost of the new bells, keyboard, cabling and bell frame as well as extensive strengthening of the historic bell tower.  Opportunities to sponsor the casting of a new bell or the refurbishing/retuning of one of the existing bells in memory or honor of someone run from $5,000 to $11,000;  Contact Paul Archambeault at (408-293-7953) http://www.trinitysj.org/

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Coming Up

July 9 through Aug. 27 – Twilight Yoga in the Park – Join fitness instructor Kristin Strellis for an 8 week summer series of gentle yoga class designed to improve flexibility, balance, and relaxation. All necessary equipment is provided. Children ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center; $60 non-members ($40 members), $10 drop-in. RSVP at http://www.grpg.org/events/twilight-yoga-in-the-park-2-2015-07-09/

July 10 – NoonArts & Lectures presents Tunes of Distant China – The Aimusic School Faculty Members presents and performs in a lecture concert focused on Chinese music. This event includes music performances by the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra, with various Chinese stringed, plucked and wind instruments. 1pm, Cathedral Basilica of St Joseph; $5 donation suggested. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org

July 12 – Art 101: Family Summer Sunday – Families get an interactive gallery tour and enjoy a hands-on art-making activity led by a teaching artist. With the drawings of José Clemente Orozco as inspiration, adults and children learn to look carefully, sketch and develop new perspectives. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Registration is $30 for adults ($15 for members), $15 for children ages 3–18 ($8 for members). 1pm- 3pm, 110 S. Market St. (408) 271-6840; RSVP at http://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-family-summer-sunday-july

July 12 – Windows of Hope – A VIP reception and concert by the internationally acclaimed Northwest Boychoir raises money to restore St. Joseph Cathedral’s 135-year-old stained glass windows. The Cathedral’s foundation, a non-denominational organization dedicated to the preservation of this historic structure, is leading the restoration project. 7:30pm- 9:30pm, San Jose Cathedral Foundation; $25- $100 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-jose-cathedral-foundation-windows-of-hope-fundraiser-tickets-16720225645

July 16 – ArtRage: SCI-Fi – A night of cosmic cocktails, galactic games and extraterrestrial entertainment inspired by Diana Thater’s installation Science, Fiction (Two) (2015). Music includes the otherworldly eleven-string bass of Jean Baudin. Costumes are encouraged! $5 (2-for-1 for members). 7pm- 10pm, 110 S. Market St. (408) 271-6840; RSVP at http://sjmusart.org/event/artrage-sci-fi

July 17 – Music in the Park -  P’al Bailador and Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor - P’AL BAILADOR means “For The Dancer”, and this Bay-Area based super group is known for playing upbeat and energetic salsa music that keeps dancers on the dance floor all night. Directed by Neftali Rosado, Pa’l Bailador fuses the sounds of Puerto Rico and New York, and play covers of all the latest hits as well as their own original tracks and arrangements.Beyond the talent of each individual member, JULIO BRAVO Y SU ORQUESTA SALSABOR, is a unique blend of vocal styles and energetic danceable salsa that has earned them the title as “The Bay Area’s Top Salsa Band” by their legion of fans, for over two decades and growing. Peruvian born singer, composer, and bandleader, Julio Bravo creates an explosion of sound and energy, mixed with Orquesta Salsabor’s dynamic range and energetic live show, making them a fun spectacle for dance and music lovers.New this year:  Craft beers from Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Strike Brewing Co, plus mixed cocktails. Also, Gourmet foods from Pizza My Heart, Angelou’s Mexican Grill, Falafel Fresh, Siamo Loco Wraps, Snowzilla Shavery, Asmara’s Hot Dogs, and wines from J. Lohr.   The kids can go wild with chalk arts and fun activities.  Ride your bike and park it for free with Silicon Valley Bike Coalition. $10 in advance and $15 at the show.  5:15pm- 9pm, Plaza de Cesar Chavez. (408) 279-1775; http://sjdowntown.com/musicinthepark/

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

www.sanjose.org

Through July 6 – USA Fencing Summer National Championships
July 12 – WEKFEST Summer
July 18 – Calibre 50, Banda Carnaval, and Ramon Ayala
July 22 – July 25 – The Gideons International Annual Summer International Conference

San Jose Sabercats

http://thesanjosesabercats.com/

July 10 – San Jose Sabercats vs. New Orleans Voodoo
July 18 – San Jose Sabercats vs. Portland Thunder
July 31 – San Jose Sabercats vs. Arizona Rattlers

San Jose Earthquakes

www.sjearthquakes.com

July 10 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo
Aug. 2 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Thunder

City National Civic

www.citynationalcivic.com

July 2 – July 5 – Bay Area FeTNA
July 12 – Pokémon:  Symphonic Evolutions, 8pm
July 17 – Alejandra Guzman – Rock Recargado Tour, 7:30pm. $47, $57 and $67

SAP Center of San Jose

http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/

July 16 – Kevin Hart: What Now? Tour

July 23 – Rush

Aug. 3 – WWE Monday Night Raw

SJSU Event Center
union.sjsu.edu/ec/

July 25 – Morrissey

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Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport

July 4 – Traffic Alert – Due to preparations for the Rotary Fireworks Show at Discovery Meadow and the Rose White and Blue Parade the following streets will be closed:

7am to 4pm- Shasta Avenue between The Alameda and Sequoia Avenue.

7pm to 11pm- Almaden Blvd from San Carlos to Woz Way, Woz Way from Almaden Blvd to San Carlos, off-ramp from Hwy 87 to Woz Way (San Carlos exit), Auzerais from Bird to Woz Way, and Southbound Almaden Blvd from Park to San Carlos

7am to 12:30pm- Dana Avenue between Calaveras Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue, and Calaveras Avenue between Park Avenue and Dana Avenue.

9am to 2pm- The Alameda between Julian Street and Hedding Street.

9:30am to 12:30pm- Dana Avenue between Brooklyn Avenue and Hedding Street, and University Avenue between Garden Drive and Myrtle Street.

DASH shuttle – The DASH shuttle, which connects Diridon station to downtown’s core with free rides, runs 6:30am to 9:15 pm.  Shuttles are every 10-15 minutes during peak times, and every 30 minutes later. http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_201.html

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.  www.ecocitycycles.com

Bike sharing Bike share stations are in 15 locations around downtown.  Also in cities up and down the peninsula. Memberships now available; www.bayareabikeshare.com.

Mineta San Jose International Airport

http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/travelers.php?page=parking/p_overview&exp=2&subtitle=Parking+%7C+Overview

Visit www.tsa.gov for the latest information about security procedures.

For more information on Airport changes, maps, and services, go to www.flysanjose.com

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Special SJDA Downtown Ice Airfares to Hawaii

Use promotion code: SJDA to get 5% off roundtrip web fares to Hawaii from San Jose. Flight 43 departs San Jose for Honolulu daily at 9:10 a.m., and Flight 44 returns at 9:05 p.m. each night.
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Editorial Assistant: Sandra Barron
Editor: Rick Jensen
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Downtowner Online is a weekly electronic newsletter distributed by the San Jose Downtown Association for downtown residents, employees and visitors. Find this and everything else downtown atwww.sjdowntown.com. We welcome feedback, suggestions, and event contributions. E-mail your thoughts and information, including website, to rjensen@sjdowntown.com.

San Jose Downtown Association is a non-profit group of business and property owners working to improve the vitality and livability of downtown San Jose

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