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July  29 – August 4

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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

Wednesday – San Pedro Square Market Outdoor Summer Cinema Series – “Pitch Perfect”

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets down to San Pedro Square Market. Come early and grab some delicious food and drinks and park your friends and family on the Sidewalk Café under the big neon sign. Movies begin at dusk. The summer outdoor series continues July 29 “Pitch Perfect,” followed by “The Avengers,” on Aug. 26. For information on movies, food or parking: sanpedrosquaremarket.com

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through Sept. 25 – Yoga & Games – Yoga classes, games including giant Jenga and food trucks by Movable Feast converge on St. James during the lunch-hour. Be The Change Yoga & Wellness presents the yoga. 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 sanjoseparks.org

Thursday – Twilight Concerts: Pamela Banks & The Nutones – Pamela Banks & the Nutones with special guest Sammy Varela come to Summer in St. James Park bringing amazing tunes and Blues. 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. sanjoseparks.org

Every Friday through Nov. 21 – Melon Eating Contest: Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market - The San Jose Farmers Market is having a melon eating contest. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch a fun and messy event. The market will also feature music, a chef’s table and your favorite growers with fantastic produce, hot foods, flowers and much more. San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets. (408) 279-1775; sjdowntown.com

Friday – Pop-Up Makerspaces - The San Jose Public Library Pop-Up Makerspaces stationed throughout downtown will re-imagine downtown spaces though CAD designs and physical prototype models. Using design thinking, prototyping and civic dialogue, the project showcases new ways of discussing and imagining solutions for civic issues, while enlivening public space. 10am- 1pm. San Pedro Square Market; Free. sjpl.org/popup

Through Saturday – Silicon Valley Beer Week – The Third Annual Silicon Valley Beer Week highlights all venues, restaurants and breweries that are passionate about craft beer. The week will kick off with an exclusive opening party and feature eight days of hosted events throughout the valley. View participating venues at svbeerweek.com

Through Sunday – CMT: American Idiot – Based on the Grammy Award winner for Best Rock Album in 2005, Green Day’s American Idiot explores youth, love and loss in an age of media saturation. Like CMT’s previous successes with The Who’s Tommy, Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar, this production, directed by Kevin R. Hauge, will be a visual and sonic experience not to be missed. . 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Montgomery Theater, 271 South Market St; $16-$24. Save $5 on tickets by using promo code: STAGEIDIOT at cmtsj.org/content/sale

Saturday and Sunday – San Jose Renaissance Faire – This year’s San Jose Renaissance Faire features four stages of continuous entertainment, action packed shows, dancing, jesters, 900 costumed actors in streets, Shakespearean vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery tournaments and much more. Shop over 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one of a kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods. 10am- 6pm on Saturday and 10am- 5pm on Sunday. Discovery Meadow; $8-$18. sanjosefaire.com

Saturday and Sunday – Target Summer Pops – Symphony Silicon Valley’s outdoor music festival returns this summer with delightful outdoor concerts. Bring a picnic lunch, blankets and a beach chair. 7pm Saturday and 5:30pm on Sunday. Tower Lawn at San Jose State University. symphonysiliconvalley.org

Monday – WWE Monday Night Raw - WWE Superstars are coming to San Jose. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Unites States Champion John Cena, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, The WWE Divas, and much more. 4:30pm, SAP Center; $20-$120. sapcenter.com

Tuesday through Aug. 9 – RAHSAANATHON -  Cafe Stritch is proud to present its Third Annual RAHSAANATHON: A celebration of the life and music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Don’t miss out on a week of great music. 8:30- midnight, Cafe Stritch; $15-$60. cafestritch.com

Tuesday – National Night Out – This annual family event is an opportunity to meet neighbors, learn about community safety and be entertained with music and food. 6pm- 9pm, St. James Park. stjamesparksj.org

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts

Wednesday – Sunday – Standup Comedy at the Improv – 8pm Wednesday: The Square Bear Comedy Show; 8pm Thursday: Dean Delray & Brian Redband; 7:30pm and 9:45pm Friday: (18+) Arnez J; 7pm and 9:15pm Saturday: (18+) Arnez J; 7pm Sunday: (18+) Arnez J; 62 S. Second St. $10-$45. sanjose.improv.com

Thursday and Saturday – Alice in LaLa Land – Join Playful People for an original mash-up show and watch Alice get swept into a madcap Los Angeles adventure. 7pm, Historic Hoover Theatre; $6-$15. playfulpeople.net

Thursday – Saturday –  Live Music Weekends – San Pedro Square Market hosts live music all weekend: Mary Ellen Duell Duo at 7pm Thursday, Jeffrey Halford & The Healers at 7pm Friday, Shark Sandwich at 7pm Saturday and Mikey Day Duo at 1pm Sunday. sanpedrosquaremarket.com

Thursday – Sunday,  through Aug. 23 – West Side Story - The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York City in this retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story follows two idealistic young lovers who find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive amid hatred and violence becomes one of the most celebrated, relevant musical dramas of all time. 8pm Thursdays- Saturdays and 2pm Sundays. City Lights Theater Company, $17- $32. cltc.org

Friday – The Great American Songbook on Solo Guitar – Enjoy a day of wonderful music by guitarist, composer and educator, Mason Razavi.12:45pm, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph; $5 door donation.  NoonArtsAndLectures.org

Friday and Saturday – ComedySportz – Competitive improvisational teams perform hilarious skits. 9pm Fridays and 7pm Saturdays, Camera 3 Theater; $12-$15. comedysportzsanjose.com

Saturday – FSOE 400 – Future Sound of Egypt comes to the Bay Area for a massive event featuring Aly & Fila vs John O’Callaghan, Arctic Moon vs Jordan Suckley and Ferry Tayle Mitka & Niko Zografos Purenrg. This is an 18 and over event. 6pm- 2am, City National Civic; $45-$70. sanjosetheaters.org

Saturday – Mesopotamian Night Gala – The Assyrian Aid Society of America (AAS-A) presents the Eighth Annual Mesopotamian Night Gala event. This event has become the primary medium for advancing and promoting the Assyrian arts and culture including music, sculpture, painting and dance. 7pm, California Theatre; $50-$250. sanjosetheaters.org/event

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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 sjdowntown.com

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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 31 – August 6: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, Pixels, Southpaw, Paper Towns, Only You, Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Minions, Terminator Genisys, Inside Out, Dope, Jurassic World, Ted 2.

Opening August 7: Ricki and The Flash, Fantastic Four, The Gift

cameracinemas.com

Camera 3, Second and San Carlos streets

The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Look of Silence, A Lego Brickumentary, Cartel Land

Opening August 7: Dark Places, Listen to Me Marlon

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: Mysteries of the Unseen World, Humpback Whales, D-Day: Normandy 1944, Jerusalem, Rocky Mountain Express. The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, The Tech at 201 S. Market St.  408-795-6321, $8-10. thetech.org

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Kids

Monday – Friday – Tabard Theatre Summer Camp: Circus Circus – Tabard Theatre’’s Summer Performing Arts Youth Camp works with children of all skill levels. Participants experience the facets of musical theatre in a hands-on setting. For each session, a different workshop is focuses on an aspect of theatre, including improv, dance and set design. In the afternoon, campers rehearse a short review or mini musical that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 5-8. 9am- 2pm, The Tabard Theatre Company; $205 tabardtheatre.org

Every Monday through Sept. 25 – Music & Movement – Parents/ caregivers and children ages 1- 5 to can sing, dance and play instruments at this fun and interactive music class. These activities help children build motor and social skills, independence and language ability. Bring blankets or chairs. Made possible through the generosity of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with San Jose Parks Foundation. Noon, St. James Park. sanjoseparks.org

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Sports and Fitness

Through Aug. 27 – Twilight Yoga in the Park – Fitness instructor Kristin Strellis hosts an 8-week gentle yoga class. 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 grpg.org

Mondays and Wednesdays – Breakthrough Boot Camp – An outdoor workout that utilizes the field, track, bleachers and other structures. 8:30am.  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. 6am-6:50am, 7am-7:50am, 120 Stockton Ave., bootcampinsanjose.com.

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Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars

Wednesday – The Connected & Smart Home – Hear from a panel of leading-edge thinkers in a forward-looking discussion about the changing landscape of the connected and smart home. 5:30pm- 8:30pm, Accenture; $64 to non-members and $44 to Churchill Club members. transition.churchillclub.org

Wednesday – Santa Clara NCHRA Summer Social – 5:30pm- 7:30pm, Palm Court Terrace,  Hotel De Anza; $35 to non-members and $25 to NCHRA members. nchra.org

Thursday – SJDRA Annual Mixer Election – Join San Jose Downtown Residents Association for the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election with special guest SJPD Captain Anthony Ciaburro. 6:30pm- 8pm, Cafe Stritch. eventbrite.com

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Literature/Art

Through Sept. 6 – A Slow Fashion Movement: Recycled Clothing and Accessories – This exhibit illustrates an alternative to fast fashion. It showcases a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories produced locally by six California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. sjquiltmuseum.org

Through Nov. 1 – Found / Made – The exhibition is an exploration of exchanges between quilt making and art making. Art and quilts push the boundaries of traditional quiltmaking with repurposed fabrics, unusual materials and innovative techniques. San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. sjquiltmuseum.org

Through Jan. 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. sjmusart.org

Daily – Downtown Doors – Downtown 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 sjdowntown.com

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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. 408-271-5155 galleryad.com

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

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

Casa Jalisco – Open 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. 320 S. First St. Free. 408-890-5507, 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 cdm.org

City Hall windows gallery – Fourth St near Santa Clara St

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

Empire Seven Studios – 525 N. 7th St. 408-638-7846, 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 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 maclaarte.org

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 sjsu.edu

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 or egyptianmuseum.org

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

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art - Open 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 sjica.org

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

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

SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery – 11am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 76 S. 1st St. spur.org/exhibitions

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 thetech.org

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

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. sjica.org

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

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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 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 mythsj.com · Studio 8 – 8 S. First St.  408-279-4444studio8sj.com · SP2 – 72 N. Almaden Ave. 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  splashsj.com · Temple Bar and Lounge – 52 S. First St. templebarlounge.com · The Ritz – 400 S. First St. theritzsanjose.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/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 grpg.org

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy – Evening Rose Deadheading – Volunteers remove spent blooms every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30pm through September (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 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. thetech.org.

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) trinitysj.org

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Coming Up

Aug. 6 – Aug. 9 – CMT: Pinocchio – Based on the book by Carlo Collodi, this vibrant musical follows Pinocchio, an “almost real boy,” and his father, Geppetto. 7pm on Thursday and Friday, 12pm, 4pm and 8pm on Saturday and 1pm and 5pm on Sunday. Montgomery Theater; $14-$18. sanjosetheaters.org

Aug. 7 – Aug. 9 – San Jose Summer Jazz Festival – The 26th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Festival is fast approaching, featuring more than 100 shows on 12 stages of Jazz, Latin, Blues, R&B, New Orleans and World Music. This year’s Summer Festival will be nirvana to any music lover, with something for everyone. 5:30pm- 10pm on Aug. 7, 11am- 10pm on Aug. 8 and 11am- 8pm on Aug. 9. Downtown San Jose; $20- $140. summerfest.sanjosejazz.org

Aug. 7 – South First Fridays Street MRKT + Jazz Beyond – An indie DIY urban faire featuring over 50 artists, performance art and 2 stages of live music, in conjunction with the monthly South First Fridays gallery crawl. 7pm- 11pm, Downtown San Jose SOFA’s District. southfirstfridays.com

Aug. 7 – Summer Mixology Class – Join Fairmont San Jose for an exciting Summer Mixology Class at the celebrated Rooftop Pool & Gazebo. Adults, 21 years of age and older, will learn new bartending skills from Fairmont San Jose’s Gazebo bartenders as they make and taste their own creations. 6pm- 9pm, The Fairmont; $60-$100. eventbrite.com

Aug. 7 – ICA Live -ArtistMary Younakof will present a live performance titled RGB. She will choreograph a series of movements to create what will appear to be visually engaging, human kaleidoscope. 7pm, Parque de los Pobladores. sjica.org

Aug. 8 – Pirates in the Park Treasure Hunt -Kids accompanied by an adult will have an opportunity to follow a treasure map to 14 different stations in the park where they will meet pirates, get prizes, walk a plank, spin a ship’s wheel, find a message in a bottle and discover the treasure. Treasure hunt is for kids ages 11 and under. Made possible through San Jose Parks Foundation and San Jose City Parks and Recreation. 10am- 1pm, St. James Park. Register at: stjamesparksj.org

Aug. 9 – Art 101: Family Summer – Diana Thater’s captivating work examines the intersection of science and magic, featuring dung beetles and their relationship with the milky way. Take part in an interactive tour of Beta Space: Diana Thater then create an out-of-this world sculpture. 1pm- 3pm, San Jose Museum of Art; $15-$30. 52102.blackbaudhosting.com

Aug. 11 – KQED Open Newsroom – The open Newsroom forum invites community leaders, newsmakers, local business owners and residents to join an open dialogue with KQED News reporters. Don’t miss the opportunity to pitch stories, meet journalists, build relationships with the local public media station and network with other leaders in the community. 5:30pm- 8pm, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose. Resgister at: eventbrite.com

Aug. 20 – HERcity – HERcity is a series of after-work socials that engage, inspire and rejuvenate San Jose women, each set amid downtown San Jose’s gems and most popular places, all with a VIP component. The “Get Your Style On” social will offer HER citizens tips on how to freshen up their style from head-to-toe, hair, make-up, fashion and accessories to boot. 5:30pm- 8:30pm, Paul Mitchell The School, City View Plaza; $25. sjdowntown.com/hercity

Aug.  28 – Music in the Park – Los Lonely Boys – a trio of Grammy Award-winning brothers from Texas, will rock Plaza Park in this year’s Music in the park finale. 5:15pm- 9pm, Plaza de Cesar Chavez; $10 in advance and $15 at the show. sjdowntown.com

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San Jose Sabercats

thesanjosesabercats.com

July 31 – San Jose Sabercats vs. Arizona Rattlers

California Theatre

sanjosetheaters.org 

Aug. 1 – Mesopotamian Night Gala 2015

Aug. 15 – Chris Hardwick-The Funcomfortable Tour

City National Civic

citynationalcivic.com

Aug. 1 – FSOE 400

Aug. 9 – Los Angeles Azules Y Moderatto

Aug. 16 – V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration Gala

Aug. 18 – R5

Aug. 22 – Gloria Trevi – El Amor World Tour

Aug. 28 – Sunset 2015

San Jose Earthquakes

sjearthquakes.com

Aug. 2 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Thunder

Aug. 14 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids

Aug. 28 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy

SAP Center of San Jose

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Aug. 3 – WWE Monday Night Raw

Aug. 17 – Shania Twain

Montgomery Theater

sanjosetheaters.org

Aug. 6 – CMT: Pinocchio

Aug. 12 – My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

www.sanjose.org

Aug. 18 – 20 – NoSQL 2015

Aug. 22 – Aug. 27 – Face & Body Spa Conference and Expo

Aug. 28 – Applied Materials 2015 ET Conference

Silicon Valley Roller Girls

svrollergirls.com

Aug. 22 – Dot. Kamikazes vs. Special Guests

Aug. 22 – Killabytes vs. Handford Hooligans

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Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport

Transportation and Traffic

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.vta.org

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.ecocitycycles.com

Bike sharing Bike share stations are in 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 

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

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

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

Live & Local:

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Downtown Farmers’ Market

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HER city

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Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice:

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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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