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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      

Friday – Farmers’ Market – Items of the week: Cheese and figs. These items and many more fresh and tasty produce are available at Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Kaiser Permanente. Shoppers can sample Terry Farm’s Arctic Star nectarines, Country Rhodes Farm’s heirloom tomatoes, Falafel Fresh’s famous gyros and falafels and more. It’s a one stop shop for produce and supports the local farmers. Get a PASSPORT stamp and buy the produce of the week. The passports are good for Carrot Cash, which works like money at the market, and free fresh produce. Bonus point if you show a receipt from a downtown business or restaurant from the past week. Enter to win a big bag of seasonal produce. Details at the Downtown Association Information Table. Free two-hours parking in Market-San Pedro Garage with validation 10am-2pm, each Friday, San Pedro Square, San Pedro and Santa Clara streets.

Summer in St. James Park activities

  • Monday – Music and Movement – The San Jose Public Library hosts parents/caregivers and children ages 1-5 to sing, dance and play instruments at this FREE interactive music class. 11am-11:45am

  • Monday and Wednesday – Food trucks and friendly games of corn hole, washers, ladder toss and more, 11am-1:30pm.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – Free drop in Yoga, bring a mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. All levels are welcome. Mon and Wed 12pm and 6pm, Thurs 12pm, “Good. To Go.” fresh fruit carts brings fruits and vegetables that are fun, fast and fresh, to St. James Park, 12pm-4pm.

  • Tuesday – Games at St. James – Create connections, grab some food and watch downtown groups vie one last time to rule the summer as the series of games and relays come to an end, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

More info, www.sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames

Saturday – Bark in the Park – This annual fundraiser for the Naglee Park neighborhood’s Campus Community Association is a day out for the whole family –  including the family dog. The unique festival is centered around the canine and his best friend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., William Street Park, William and S. 16th streets, http://www.barksanjose.org

Saturday through Sept 25 – Anne & Mark’s Art Party – This six-day event is a celebration of creativity and community. It features 300+ artists and performers in 30,000 of exhibition space. Enter the code “APSJDA” for a 25% discount. Opens 7pm-midnight, general admission tickets $39 ($29 with discount code), Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 433 Tully Road, www.artpartysj.com

 Saturday – 7th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival – Come see extraordinary chalk art and experience the community at this fun-filled festival. Proceeds benefit the Luna Park Arts Foundation which promotes the arts in our schools and communities through grants and sponsorships. Free admission, 10am-5pm, Backesto Park, N. 15th and Jackson Streets, http://lunaparkchalkart.org/.

Sunday – The Bike Life Festival – Bicycle enthusiasts are invited to share, grow and celebrate their affection for bikes and learn about the various facets of cycling the South Bay offers. 1-6pm, St. James Park, West – Kennedy Stage, bordered by 1st and 2nd streets, http://sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/.

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts    

Thursday – San Jose Jazz Noontime Concerts – San Jose Jazz taps its network of musicians for weekly performances in St. James Park’s Kennedy Podium, Second and St. John streets. Bring lunch. Thurs 11:30am-1:30pm, http://sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/.

Thursday through Oct 19 – Art – This 1998 Tony Award winning play, written by Yasmina Reza, is a comedic classic that puts friendships to the test when trendy art is purchased at too high a price. 8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 2pm Sundays – except Sept. 21. $17-$32, City Lights Theater, 529 S. 2nd St., http://cltc.org

Friday – Music in St. James Park – Classical guitar music via DuoSF performs at St. James Park’s Kennedy Podium. Bring lunch; 12:10pm, St. James Park, Second and St. John streets. Pianist Sandra Wright Shen performs at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 1:15pm, 80 S Market St. Concerts are sponsored by Le Petit Trianon. http://www.lunchtimeattrianon.org

Friday – The Commons – A music and performance showcase that bridges the gap between the classical arts/music and contemporary culture. 6pm-9:15pm, St. James Park West – Kennedy Stage, bordered by 1st and 2nd streets, http://sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/

Monday and Tuesday – Katy Perry – One of America’s hottest pop sensations takes San Jose with her Prismatic Tour with special guest Tegan and Sara. Doors open at 6pm at the SAP Center, $29-$153, 525 W. Santa Clara St., http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/events/detail/katy-perry

Through Sept 28 – Tabard Theatre presents “Starting Here, Starting Now” – The Tabard Theatre kicks off 14th season with STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW. 8pm Thursdays and Fridays, 3pm and 8pm Saturdays and 2pm Sundays, $15-$38. Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N San Pedro St., http://www.tabardtheatre.org/index.html.

Wednesday – Tabard Theatre Auditions – Adults, children and youth roles open for the Christmas classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Adapted from the best-selling Youth Adult book by Barbara Robinson and under the direction of Jenny Hollingworth, the play is set for great success. Auditions are appointment only. http://tabardtheatre.org/audition.html?utm_source=+Audtitions+AUG+2014&utm_campaign=Auditions+2014&utm_medium=email

Friday – Crosby Still and Nash – Rock and Roll Hall of Famers David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash play their hits. 8pm, $56–$86, 135 West San Carlos St., http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/crosby-stills-nash/?instance_id=3321.

Saturday – The Music Of Led Zeppelin – Under direction of Brent Havens, Symphony Silicon Valley bridge the gap between rock n’ roll and classical music. 8pm, $35–$62, City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/the-music-of-led-zeppelin/?instance_id=3604.

Saturday through Sunday – Verdi’s Rigoletto – Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork is a classic story of revenge. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3pm Sundays, Opera San Jose, California Theatre, 345 S. First St., $50 – $120, www.operasj.org

Wednesday-Tuesday – Comedy at the Improv – Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Wed 8pm ($15), Doug Stanhope, Thur 8pm ($30), “The Future of Comedy Showcase,” starring Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh, Fri 10:15pm ($15), “The Lovemaster,” Craig Shoemaker (The Farewell Tour) Fri 8pm, Sat 7pm and 9:15pm and Sun 7pm ($22), K-Von Tues 8pm ($15), San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St, 408-280-7475 or http://sanjose.improv.com/showListCalendar.cfm?date=09/01/2014&view=calendar

Friday-Saturday – ComedySportz – Competitive improvisational teams perform laugh-out-loud skits. 9pm Fri; 7 pm Sat. Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St.  $12-$15.  408-985-5233 or http://comedysportzsanjose.com

Monday and Sept 24 – Drumming in the Park – David DiLullo directs a drum circle in the park. Drumming has been shown to reduce stress and instill a greater sense of unity and teamwork. No experience necessary. 3pm-4:15pm, St. James Park, http://sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/.

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Live & Local ~ Downtown San Jose’s Music Spotlight 

Did you know that Downtown San Jose has more than 40 venues offering live music any one week, ranging from open mic nights at a coffee house to superstar performers at SAP Center or San Jose Civic?  Make that, 41. San Jose Rock Shop is in the midst of 90 bands in 90 nights. There’s so much going on, it’s too much for us to list here. Instead, check out our Live Music table at http://sjdowntown.com/liveandlocal/

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Miscellaneous Events 

Wednesday – Coffee with the Captain – San Jose Police Captain Anthony Ciaburro hosts a series of get-togethers the third Wednesday of each month to talk informally about safety and quality of life issues downtown. 8am-9:30am, Specialty’s Café and Bakery, 115 S. Market St.

Thursday – 5th Annual Taste & Toast – Held at the brand-new venue, The GlassHouse, the event includes live music from local band Soulful Obsession and an eclectic display of San Jose’s finest establishments. Proceeds benefit adults with intellectual disabilities. 6pm-9pm, $50 (portion tax deductible), 2 S. Market St., http://www.communityoptions.org/news/event-details.php?id=16&keywords=5th_Annual_Taste_&_Toast.

Thursday – 71 Saint Peter five course wine dinner – Celebrating 40 years of J.Lohr Wines, 6:30pm, reservations only; www.71saintpeter.com.

Friday – Comedy for Kids Fundraiser headlined by Paul Rodriguez – The 10th Annual Comedy for Kids fundraised is a night full of laughter and entertaining comedic performances, all to help support San Jose youth. 7:30pm, $25-$75, SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., http://www.ticketmaster.com/Paul-Rodriguez-tickets/artist/771586

Friday – PARK(ing) Day 2014 – SPUR San Jose celebrates public space and street life by temporarily transforming metered parking spots into public spaces. 10am-3pm, 76 S 1st Street, http://www.spur.org/events/2014-09-19/parking-day-2014-spur-san-jose.

Saturday – Spartan Invitational Ball – The SJSU Dancesport Team presents the first annual Spartan Invitational Ball. Come watch dancers of all levels compete in ballroom, latin, and nightclub dances. $5 admission for entire event, 11am-10pm, SJSU Student Union Ballroom, One Washington Square, http://sjbsdt.wordpress.com/spartan-invitational-ball/.

Monday – 71 Saint Peter Happy Hour – A new downtown happy hour each Monday-Thursday 3:30-6pm. Plus new small bites menu. 71 N San Pedro St. http://www.71saintpeter.com

Tuesday – Weekly Best of San Jose Dishcrawl – Dishcrawl is partnering with the San Jose Dine Downtown Association to bring you weekly Tuesday Night dishcrawls to 3 popular downtown restaurants featured as part of dine downtown restaurant week! For exclusive sneak peaks, follow us on instagram (@dishcrawlsj), twitter (@dishcrawlsj), and like us on facebook (Dishcrawl San Jose). 7pm, starting at Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, 99 E San Fernando St., then moving on to Mezcal and then Loft Bar & Bistro; $50, http://dishcrawl.com/bestofsj

 

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Film    

 

Daily Movie “Buckbusters” at Camera 12 and Camera 3 Cinemas – All movies every day are $5.50 until 6pm and then $8.50 evenings for adults or $7 students, seniors, children, military and SJ Library card holders. Camera 12 also offers D-BOX motion seating; Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S. Second St., 408-998-3300, http://www.cameracinemas.com/c12.shtml. Camera 3 Cinemas, 288 S Second St., 408-294-3334, http://www.cameracinemas.com/camera3

 

Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second Street

 

“No Good Deed,” “Dolphin Tale 2,” “The Identical,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “As Above So Below,” “Life of Crime,” “The One I Love,” “The November Man,” “Sin City: A Dame To Die For,” “When The Game Stands Tall,” “If I Stay,” “The Giver,” “Let’s Be Cops,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Guardians of the Galaxy (D-BOX available),” “Get On Up,” “Lucy” and “The Expendables 3.” Opening Friday, Sept. 19: “The Maze Runner (D-BOX available),” “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” “The Skeleton Twins,” “Take Me to the River,” “This is Where I Leave You,” “Tusk,” “Wetlands,” and “The Zero Theorem.”

 

At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos Streets

 

“A Letter to Momo,” “God Help The Girl,” “The Notebook,” “Alive Inside,” and “Second Opinion.”

 

For more info and showtimes, visit http://www.cameracinemas.com.

 

At The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum of Innovation:  With a 280 seat theater, guests get to experience the immersive power of films such as “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” on the big screen. Join us on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar for the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, follow trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. More educational films Wed-Thurs, 1pm and 3pm, Wed and Fri 12pm, Fri 2pm and 4pm, Sat-Tues 12pm, 2pm, 4pm: 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.  www.thetech.org/imax/presentations and http://www.thetech.org/imax/presentations/mysteries-of-the-unseen-world

Friday-Sunday through Sept. 28 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1- Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. Rated PG-13. Runtime 146 minutes. Fridays and Saturdays – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays – 5 p.m. $10-$12 The Tech at 201 S. Market St.  $8-15.  www.thetech.org/imax/presentations Back to Top

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Kids

 

Mondays – Music and Movement Program @ St. James Park – The San Jose Public Library invites parents/caregivers and children ages 1-5 to come sing, dance and play instruments at this FREE interactive music class. Use shakers, bean bags, scarves, shakers and a parachute to move to the music and keep the beat.  At the playground in St. James Park on Mondays at 11am. http://sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/

 

Tuesday – Kids Music and Movement Class – Geared 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., http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/the-san-pedro-square-market-blog/bid/65316/Special-Events-Music-Movement-Tuesdays-10-30am

 

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Sports and Fitness            

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Co-Ed Fitness Boot Camp – Get in the best shape of your life 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/.

Wednesday, Thursday, Mondays –  Yoga in St. James Park –  Free Yoga in St. James Park. Bring your own mat and water. All levels welcome. Noon and 6pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Noon Thursday. http://www.btcwellness.org

Mondays and Wednesdays – Breakthrough Bootcamp– An outdoor workout that utilizes the field, track, bleachers, and other structures.  8:30 am.  275 N. 24th St. www.dtsanjosebootcamp.com

Tuesdays – Free Zumba Classes at the Fairmont – Fairmont Hotel in collaboration with San Jose Athletic Club offer free Zumba classes to hotel guest and to the San Jose community.  For reservations email Tara.Betz@fairmont.com.  5:30 pm.  170 S. Market St.  Free. www.fairmont.com/sanjose

San Jose Sharks home games – Back to make another try at the playoffs and ultimately, the Stanley Cup.  Will this be the year for the Sharks?  Preseason:  Sept. 26 vs. Coyotes; Sept. 27 vs. Ducks; Sept. 30 vs. Kings.  Regular season:  Oct. 11 vs. Jets; Oct. 23 vs. Blue Jackets; Oct. 25 vs. Sabres; Nov. 1 vs. Islanders; Nov. 6 vs. Panthers; Nov. 22 vs. Coyotes; Nov. 26 vs. Flames; Nov. 29 vs. Ducks; Dec. 2 vs. Flyers; Dec. 4 vs. Bruins; Dec. 9 vs. Oilers; Dec. 11 vs. Wild; Dec. 13 vs. Predators; Dec. 18 vs. Blues; Dec. 30 vs. Canucks; Jan. 3 vs. Blues; Jan. 10 vs. Raptors; Jan. 15 vs. Maple Leafs; Jan. 17 vs. Flames; Jan. 19 vs. Devils; Jan. 21 vs. Kings; Jan. 29 vs. Ducks; Jan. 31 vs. Blackhawks.  SAP Center, varying times. www.sjsharks.com

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Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars

Classes at the San Jose Entrepreneur Center

100 E. Santa Clara St. http://sanjoseecenter.org/

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Literature/Art

Daily through Nov. 30 – Photos by David Leventhal – The San Jose Museum of Art will showcase its collection of about 40 photographs by American artist David Levinthal opening Thursday. 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 war.www.sjmusart.org

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Museums and galleries

Anno Domini – the second coming of art and design –Open noon-7 pm Tues-Fri; noon-5 pm Sat.  366 S. First St.  Free.  408-271-5155www.galleryAD.com

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

Art Object Gallery –Open 1-4 pm Thurs-Sat.  592 N. Fifth St.  Free. 408-288-9305artobjectgallery.com

Casa Jalisco – Open 9 am-3 pm 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.org408-924-4600.

Children’s Discovery Museum –Open 10 am to 5 pm Tues-Sat and noon-5 Sun.  $11-$12.  180 Woz Way.  408-298-5437 orwww.cdm.org

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 orwww.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 2015.  History Park, 1650 Senter Road.  408-287-2290 orwww.historysanjose.org

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

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

MACLA –Open noon-7 pm Wed-Thurs; noon-5 pm Fri-Sat.  510 S. First St.  Free.  408-998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org

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

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum –Open10 am-5 pm Mon-Fri; 11 am-6 pm Sat-Sun. 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 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri.  200 E. Santa Clara St.  Free.  408-535-8168

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art –Open 10 am-5 pm, Tues-Fri; Noon-5 pm Sat. Closed Sun & Mon. 560 S. First St.  Free Admission. Donations welcomed. 408-283-8155 orhttp://www.sjica.org

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

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles – Open 10 am-5 pm Wed-Sun (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 orhttp://www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Seeing Things Gallery – Gallery, books and zines. Tues-Fri 11am-7pm and Sat noon-6pm; 30 N. Third St. 891-7553http://www.seeingthingsgallery.com

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

The Tech Museum of Innovation – Open daily 10 am-5 pm.  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 orhttp://www.thetech.org

Works/San Jose – Open noon-4 pm Tues-Sat (to 7 pm Thurs).  365 S. Market St.  408-295-8378.

ZERO1 Garage –Noon-4 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 429 S. First St. 408-606-6806www.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 towww.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· Azúcar Lounge –71 and 81 E. San Fernando St.  408-293-8482,  www.azucarsj.com; Beso Club – 417 S. First St. 818-359-4235The Blank Club –44 S. Almaden Ave.  408-971-8511 theblankclub.com· The Brit –173 W. Santa Clara St.  408-278-1400 britanniaarmsdowntown.com· Club Milano – 394 S. Second St.  milanoclub.net· Dive Bar –78 E. Santa Clara St. 408-288-5252 sjdivebar.com· South First Billiards: Elixer Lounge –420 S. First St.  408-294-7800 sofapool.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.  408-298-4318www.lidonightclub.net· Liquid Lounge – 32 S. Third St.  Loft Bar and Bistro –90 S. Second St.  408-291-0677 loftbarandbistro.com· Beso Club –417 S. First St.· Motif Restaurant and Club –389 S. First St.  408-279-1888 motiflounge.com· Myth Tavern & Lounge –152 Post St.  408-286-7678www.mythsj.com· Studio 8 –8 S. First St.  408-279-4444pearlsj.com· Sabor Tapas Bar and Lounge –72 N. Almaden Ave. 408-287-1737 saborlounge.net· San Jose Bar and Grill –85 S. Second St. 408-286-2397 sanjosebarandgrill.com  · Splash  www.infernodances.com· Temple Bar and Lounge – 52 S. First St.templebarlounge.com· Tres Gringos – 83 S. Second St. 408-278-9888 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

 

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Giving Program – The Bill Wilson Center connects caring donors to children in need in order to make their holiday a little brighter. Each donor will receive a profile for a child describing their unique situation and identifying items the child needs or would like to receive as gifts. Donor pledge forms are due by Nov 6. 3490 The Alameda, (408) 850-6143, http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/ways_to_give/adoptafamily.html.

Saturday – Lunch for the Homeless – No experience is required, just a desire to help. 10am, Trinity Cathedral in the Parish Hall Kitchen, 81 N. 2nd St., For more info, go to http://www.trinitysj.org/saturday-lunch/.

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Coming Up

Oct 1 through 2 – Techmanity – Silicon Valley’s biggest tech event of the year features a star-studded line up of some big name celebrities and music’s hottest bands. Held in multiple venues throughout downtown San Jose. Oct 1st 2pm through Oct 2nd 11pm, $395+, http://techmanity.com/tickets/

Oct 16 – Jerry Seinfeld – San Jose Center for the Performing Arts hosts popular actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld for a night full of laughter. 7pm, 255 Almaden Blvd., http://www.ticketmaster.com/San-Jose-Center-for-the-Performing-tickets-San-Jose/venue/229426

 

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SAP Center of San Jose

http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/  

Sept. 28 – Slam, the tour, featuring: Mr. Shah Rukh Khan, Mrs. Farah Khan Kunder, Ms. Deepika Padukone, Mrs. Malaika Arora Khan, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan, Mr. Boman Irani, Mr. Sonu Sood, Mr. Vivaan Shah, Ms. Kanika Kapoor, and Mr. Yo Yo Honey Singh

Oct. 2 – Sir Elton John
Oct. 5 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, plus special guest Steve Winwood
Oct. 14 – Enrique Iglesias and Pit Bull
Oct. 15-19 – Disney on Ice,Worlds of Fantasy
Nov. 2 – Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano Golden Moment
Nov. 14-15 – Oprah: The Life You Live Weekend
Nov. 23 – Joan Sebastian and Los Tigres del Norte,Gira La Ultima Maroma
Nov. 25 – Fleetwood Mac
Dec. 25-28 – Walking with Dinosaurs
March 20-22 – Marvel Universe Live

City National Civic

www.citynationalcivic.com

Sept. 25 – Diana Ross, 8pm, $61-$131
Oct. 1-2 – Techmanity, 2pm and 11am,
Oct. 1 – Thievery Corporation, 8pm, $39.50
Oct. 12 – Maldita Vecindad, plus special guests Mago de Oz, Rata Blanca, Lira N Roll, Panteon Rococo and Angeles del Infierno, 8pm, $65-$85

Nov. 4 – Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8pm, $35-$85
Nov. 16 – Judas Priest Special Guest Steel Panther, 8pm, $55-$70
Dec. 18 – MythBusters Behind the Myths Tour, 8pm, $55-$150
Jan. 2-3 Disney Jr. Live on Tour – Pirate and Princess Adventure – 3pm Jan. 2 and 11am. 2pm and 5pm Jan. 3 Starts at $22.

SJSU Event Center

www.union.sjsu.edu

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Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport

Traffic

None

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.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 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;www.bayareabikeshare.com.

Mineta San Jose International Airport

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

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

Email info@sjc.org if you need a reply.

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Click  on your favorite downtown SJ events to find out more: 

Live & Local

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HER city

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Downtown Farmers’ Market

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Starlight Cinemas

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Music in the Park

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Dine Downtown

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