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Daily, Wednesday through March 16 – Cinequest Film Festival – A stunning array of 84 world and U.S. premieres, daily soirees and parties, and Maverick Award events will deliver inspiration, thrills, laughs and more. More than 300 events in all. This week’s highlights:
Thursday – “Grand Piano,” starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. Join iconic film journalist Harry Knowles for a Media Legacy conversation and a screening of the thrilling new film.
Sunday – Maverick Award to Neil Gaiman, 1:30-3pm, California Theatre;
Nightly highlighted movies at 7pm at the California Theatre – Wed: “Life is Love;” Thur: “Just a Sigh;” Fri: “Sold;” Sat: “Words and Pictures; Sun: “Teenage,” Mon: “A Birder’s Guide to Everything;” “Breathe In”
Happy Hour gatherings 5-7pm – Wed: Cafe Stritch, 374 S First St; Thur: Il Fornaio; The Sainte Claire Hotel; Fri: Scott’s Seafood, 185 Park Avenue, 6th Floor; Sat: Blackbird Tavern, 200 S First St; Sun: Maverick Chef Event, The Fairmont San Jose, Regency Ballroom II; Mon: Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, 99 E San Fernando St.; Tues: SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant, 72 N Almaden Ave;
After-parties; 9:30pm-midnight – Wed: The Farmers Union, 151 W Santa Clara St; Thur: Blackbird Tavern, 200 S First St; Fri: South First Billiards, 420 S First St; Sat: Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, 99 E San Fernando St; Sun: Loft Bar & Bistro, 90 S Second St; Mon: La Pinata, 17 N San Pedro St; Tues: Il Fornaio, 302 S Market St
Films shown at the California Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Camera 12 Cinemas. www.cinequest.org
Thursday – SJDA’s HER City program presents “Women & Film at Cinequest” – Walk the red carpet and be a star. Mix and mingle with women of the Cinequest Film Festival. Dress your part for an exclusive screening of Just a Sigh.
- 5 p.m. – Start your evening at Anno Domini gallery. Enjoy savory appetizers from Café Stritch and wine from J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines.
- 6 p.m. – Women & Film Q&A with Kathleen Powell (co-founder & president of Cinequest and director Life is Love), Tricia Creason-Valencia (director of Stable Life) and Sarah Smick (co-writer and director of Friended to Death).
- 7 p.m. – Enjoy Just a Sigh, a suspenseful blow-by-blow account of a love affair, at the majestic California Theatre. Don’t forget to get your photo taken on the red carpet after the movie.
- 9:30 p.m. – Cap off the night with a complimentary drink at the Cinequest Maverick Meet Up at Blackbird Tavern, which will have live music.
Tickets are $30. On sale now at http://www.sjdowntown.com/hercity
HER City attendees this year will automatically be entered to win one round trip ticket to any U.S. Southwest Airlines destination, to be drawn at the end of the HER City season. This event sponsored by Café Stritch http://www.cafestritch.com/, Blackbird Tavern http://www.theblackbirdtavern.com/, Cinequest http://www.cinequest.org/, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines http://www.jlohr.com/, SJDA http://www.sjdowntown.com, City of San Jose www.sanjoseca.gov and Anno Domini gallery http://www.galleryad.com/
Friday — South First Fridays Art Walk – A self-guided nighttime tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. Held each first Friday of the month, the 20+ arts venues are free & open to the public from 7-11pm, many with special performances and entertainment. South First Street, San Carlos to Reed streets & beyond. Some highlights include eYE mUNUDO mixed media by Al Preciado at Studio Climbing; JOURNALS by Gianfranco Paolozzi at Pho69; Opera Night at Caffe Frascati; a CINEQUEST DJ competition at South First Billiards; Fellowship/x at Zero1 Garage; an artwalk photo booth outside Anno Domini; and Silicon Valley Music Festival at Sliding Door Co. And make tiny birdhouses at the Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Welcome to First to Market Restaurant, with artwork by Samantha Yee. Other participating businesses include Anno Domini gallery, Higher Fire Clayspace and Gallery, KALEID gallery, MACLA, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Seeing Things Gallery, Works San Jose, ZERO1 Garage, Café Stritch, Caffe Frascati, Discover San Jose, Downtown Yoga Shala, Good Karma Vegan Café, The Metro Gallery, Mezcal Restaurant, Pho69, Psycho Donuts, South First Billiards, Studio Climbing Gym, TechShop, Art Ark Gallery and The Sliding Door Co. www.southfirstfridays.com/; https://www.facebook.com/ArtWalkSJ; (408) 271-5155
Wednesday through Sunday, through March 30 – “The Threepenny Opera” –A milestone of 20th century musical theater, The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) rolls on unstoppably into the 21st with absolute relevance in today’s world. In their opera “by and for beggars,” composer Kurt Weill (1900–1950) and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) created a trailblazing musical spectacle of fierce social and political critique, where the ‘haves’ clash with the ‘have-nots’ with its haunting jazz score by Kurt Weill, acid harmonies and biting lyrics. Wed-Thur 7:30pm, Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, $25-$50, SJ Stage, South First and William streets; (408) 283-7142,www.thestage.org
Wednesday-Sunday – Comedy at the Improv – Wed 8pm: American Me Comedy 2 drinks). Thur 8pm; Fri 8pm and 10pm, Sat 6:30pm and 9pm, Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central and late-night TV circuit), $25. Sun 7pm: Full Moon with Pete Munoz $12. 62 S. Second St. 408-280-7475 or http://sanjose.improv.com/showListCalendar.cfm
Thursday-Sunday – Northside Theatre Co. presents “Educating Rita” – Frank is a tutor of English in his 50s whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm; 848E. William St. (at 18th) $17-$22; 408-288-7820; www.northsidetheatre.com
Friday-Sunday, through March 16 – Children’s Musical Theatre presents “Shrek: The Musical” – Presented by CMT Mainstage and directed by Kevin R. Hauge. Based on the William Steig novel and the subsequent Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek packs a comic, tender-hearted punch as big as an Ogre, as loud as a Donkey, and as charming as all our favorite fairy-tale characters brought to life at once; 7pm Friday; 2pm and 7pm Saturday; 1pm and 6pm Sunday. Also 7pm March 13 and 14, 2pm and 7pm March 15 and 1pm March 16; Montgomery Theatre, San Carlos and Market streets; $16-$24; www.cmtsj.org/content/sale
Friday-Sunday through March 23 – “Farewell, Fitzgerald” – Kurt Gravenhorst, the one-man tour-de-force, returns by popular demand to celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald, who talks about writing, the Jazz Age, his life with Zelda, and more. Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Also March 13-16 and March 20-23; $12-$36, Tabard Theatre Co., Theatre on the Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., 800-838-3006; www.tabardtheatre.org
Fridays-Saturdays – ComedySportz – See competitive improvisational teams perform. 9 pm Fri; 7 pm Sat. Rotating show at 9:30 pm Sat. Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St. $12-$15. 408-985-5233 or www.national-comedy.com
Saturday and Sunday – South Bay Guitar Society’s 10th annual GuitarFest – For music lovers, guitarists and guitar makers. The packed weekend includes scheduled studio recitals, exhibits, clinics, workshops, master classes, demonstrations and evening concerts featuring world class guitarists from Brazil & Venezuela. Daytime GuitarFest is Sat-Sun 9:30am-4pm at Santa Teresa High School, 6150 Snell Ave, Free; www.sbgs.org
- Sat 8pm – Salome Sandoval, from Venezuela. See and hear Salome sing ‘Aria cantilena’ from Villa-Lobos’Bachianas Brazileiras #5 while accompanying herself on the guitar
- Sun 6pm – Eduardo Minozzi Costa from Brazil – An Eduardo Minozzi Costa performance is a kaleidoscope from intricate, delicate Baroque, to flights of fancy on Brazilian tunes, to pensive, sweet compositions by Sergio Assad.
Both concerts at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St.$20-$34: www.sbgs.org
Daily through March 23 — Star Wars®:Where Science Meets Imagination –
Last chance to see the popular exhibition, which is ending its 20-venue international journey in San Jose. Relive the magic of all six films with authentic costumes and props including Darth Vader, Yoda, R2-D2, and more. Design labs where you defy gravity and engineer Droids™. For an additional fee, ride The Millennium Falcon™ Experience. Tickets for the exhibition include general admission to The Tech. The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., (408) 294-8324; www.thetech.org
Wednesday – The Future of Downtown San Jose – Discussion at SPUR – After decades of investment, downtown San Jose is poised to benefit from the growing interest in urban centers. But downtown needs more people. SPUR’s latest report looks at how to create a more successful and active city center. Join a group of San Jose leaders to discuss the recommendations and hear about the future of downtown San Jose. Featuring Garrett Herbert / Deloitte; Scott Knies / San Jose Downtown Association; Egon Terplan / SPUR; Lee Wilcox / City of San Jose; Jessica Zenk / Silicon Valley Leadership Group. 12:30pm, SPUR San Jose, 76 S. First St., 408-638-0083; free to $10; http://www.spur.org/events/2014-03-05/future-downtown-san-jose
Wednesdays through May 7 – Mid-Week Meditations – Healing harpist, Reiki master and calmness coach Cymber Lily Quinn brings her one-woman sanctuary of harp music, comfort and inner peace to downtown. The emphasis is on providing “you” with a space for rest, relaxation, reflection and renewal. 12:15 to 1 p.m, Chiropractic from the Heart, 300 S. 11th St., free or donations to $25, 408-600-1188 www.chirofromtheheart.com/ and cymber.com/mid-week-meditation-concert-series-begins-feb-26-2014/
Thursday – Opera with the Stars Luncheon – Enjoy an elegant luncheon menu and live performances by resident artists from Opera San Jose, including Jennifer Forni, soprano; Nicole Birkland, mezzo-soprano; Marc creiner, tenor; and Zachary Altman, baritone. Guests may dedicate an aria from the program for a suggested donation of $25. $15-$40. 11:30-2pm, San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S. 11th St. 408-294-6919. http://www.sjwomansclub.org/opera.html
Thursday – The Tech After Hours – The first Thursday of each month, adults 21 and older can enjoy science, technology, entertainment, and cocktails together with their friends. The theme in March is St. Patrick’s Day. Explore the entire museum or just relax with friends. Each month provides an exclusive and fun setting of music, giant games, hands-on exhibits, and more. See the “Star Wars” exhibit for a bit more. 7pm-midnight; The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., $5-$10, (408) 294-8324; www.thetech.org
Friday – Lunch at Trianon Series – Featuring performance by San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Bring a bag lunch. Noon, Let Petit Trianon Theatre, Fifth and Santa Clara streets, Free. www.trianontheatre.com and www.pcsj.com
Saturday – Adult Birdhouse Workshop – Study the art of building birdhouses, with Mike Azevedo, County Coordinator for Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society’s Cavity Nester Recovery Program. In addition to teaching the aspects of a successful birdhouse, Mike will share the efforts of the Audubon Society and others in the community to restore bird populations through cavity nesting programs. 10am-noon, Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave Pre-registration is required, call 408-298-7657.
Sunday –Traditional Irish Dinner and Entertainment – San Jose Woman’s Club presents a corned beef and cabbage dinner followed by a Celtic music concert performed by the Golden State Ramblers. Landmark Ballroom, 75 S. 11th St. $10-$25; 408-294-6919; www.sjwomansclub.org/
Sunday – Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community Live launches – 10am, Theater on San Pedro Square. Also March 27, April 17 and 20, May 4 and 15, June 8 and 19. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-progressive-faith-community-live-tickets-10010873793
Friday – Lunch at Trianon Series – Featuring performance by Mission Chamber Orchestra, featuring violinist Tessa Lark. Bring a bag lunch. Noon, Let Petit Trianon Theatre, Fifth and Santa Clara streets, Free. www.trianontheatre.com and www.pcsj.com
Saturday – Electronics Recycling Event at SAP Center – Recycle old electronics, watch the Sharks’ morning skate and be eligible for prizes through a free drawing. Sims Recycling Solutions will accept computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, PDAs, cell phones, telephones, televisions, radios, stereos, speakers, MP3 players, CD and DVD players, and VCRs. Sims is unable to accept batteries, smoke detectors, and large appliances. 9am-1pm, 525 W. Santa Clara St.
At Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second Street
“The Lego Movie,” “Robocop” “Winter’s Tale,” “About Last Night,” “Pompeii,” “Son of God,” “Non-Stop,” “300: Rise and Empire,” “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” Opens March 14: “Need for Speed” and “The Single Moms Club”
March 5-16: CINEQUEST Film Festival
At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos Streets
“Omar,” “Like Father, Like Son” and “Missing William” Opening March 14: “The Lunchbox” and “Better Living Through Chemistry”
Sunday – 12:15pm and Tuesday 7pm: Opera in Cinema series: Verdi’s Aida, Arena de Verona, Italy, $17
Saturday – midnight, “The Room” – Tommy Wiseau’s electrifying black comedy and long-time midnight cult sensation screens second Saturday of each month. $7.50
March 13, 9:30pm and March 15 at midnight: Cult Movie Series – “Showgirls” $7.50
Admission: $10 general, $7.50 students with current ID, $7 matinees, and $6.75 seniors 63+ and children 12 and under (10 movies for $60 discount card also available). For show times: www.cameracinemas.com
At The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum of Innovation: Fri-Sun, 5pm and 7:30pm in March: “Jurassic Park” $12. Plus educational films “Journey to the South Pacific,” Flight of the Butterflies” and “The Hidden Universe.” The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater is located inside The Tech at 201 S. Market St. $8-15. www.thetech.org/imax/presentations
Monday – Creative Arts for Youth Dance Drama and Music lessons – St. Paul’s UMC Creative Arts Program for Youth is an arts-based youth (8-14) development program that uses the performing arts as vehicles to help build skills and foster positive attitudes and behavior in low-income young people through leadership and self-esteem building programming. Learn performing arts, music, drama, and dance. 5:30-7:30pm, 405 S. Tenth St., 408-836-6947 www.creativeartsforyouth.com
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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 State University Spartans men’s and women’s basketball – SJSU Event Center. Check schedule at http://www.sjsuspartans.com
Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday – San Jose Sharks Regular Season Home games – NHL regular season hockey action returns at SAP Center of San Jose. Thursday, Sharks vs. Penguins; Saturday vs. Canadiens; Tuesday vs. Maple Leafs; March 18 vs. Panthers; March 20 vs. Ducks.; March 2 vs. Capitals and March 27 vs. Jets. $72-$442, www.sjsharks.com. Vote for your favorite Shark at www.SJSHARKS.com/fanfavorite between now and April 4.
Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars
Wednesday – Lunchtime Lecture: Mia Farber, vice chair of Slow Food Santa Cruz – Slow Food principles rely on food that is good, clean, and fair, meaning food that is good for consumers, the environment, and the people who grow, pick, and prepare it. Held in conjunction with Around the Table, a Bay Area community wide festival celebrating food, art, and ideas; Noon, San Jose Museum of Art; free with $8 admission; http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/around-the-table
Wednesday and Tuesday – Chamber of Commerce Mixers – Wed 6-8pm at The Brit for today’s young professionals; Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm at the Earthquakes game; www.sjchamber.com
Saturday – Deciphering the Code: Women in STEM careers, Lilly Ledbetter, Keynote – South Bay Women’s Conference by the American Association Of University Women. Five years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed where are we? What are Congress and the President doing to improve the lives of hardworking women and their families? What can we do? Plus, three workshops. 9am-6pm, San Jose State University Student Union, One Washington Square $10-$35 http://www.southbaywc.org
Classes at the San Jose Entrepreneur Center
100 E. Santa Clara St. http://sanjoseecenter.org/
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Daily – Terry Berlier’s “Erased Loop Random Walk” – Terry Berlier is a Bay Area interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sculpture and expanded media. This exhibition presents mostly new site-specific works and installations through which Berlier continues her investigations and subtly humorous interpretations of recording time. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 560 S. First St. http://www.sjica.org
Through April 20 — Around the Table: food, creativity, community – Imagine wallpaper made of curry, paper works made from locally grown beets, a living tree growing 40 different fruits. 29 contemporary artists explore issues surrounding food, from mutagenic foods to the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. San Jose Museum of Art; 110 S. Market St.; www.sjmusart.org
Daily through Saturday – Maize y Más: From Mother to Monster? – Art exhibition with work by Yvonne Escalante, Yolanda Guerra, Fernando Mastrangelo, Viva Paredes, and Jorge Rojas. Maize is a great American cultural heritage, linked to pre-Columbian diet and religion. This group exhibition explores the significance of this heritage while illustrating the role it plays in our current food system. This exhibition is part of a community-wide food festival where 31 local arts and community organizations present food-related programs that stimulate both dialogue and the appetite. MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, 510 S. First St., (408) 998-2783; www.maclaarte.org; www.aroundthetable.org
Patent Pending at Zero1 – Patent Pending, Zero1’s art exhibition exploring the connection between artists, innovation and ownership. The exhibition includes work by Maggie Orth, Catherine Richards, Phil Ross, Daniel Rozin, Scott Snibbe, Camille Utterback & Romy Achituv. Zero1 Garage: 439 S. First St. Free. www.zero1.org
Now through May 12 — Local Color – Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, Local Color explores the primacy of color in a range of works, from Alexander Calder’s whimsical mobiles to Elmer Bischoff’s luscious, light-filled canvases to David Levinthal’s slick, color-saturated photographs of Barbie dolls. Also featured are works by artists who consider the quiet, meditative nuances of black and white. San Jose Museum of Art; 110 S. Market St.; (408) 271-6840; www.sjmusart.org
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. 408-271-5155 www.galleryAD.com
Art Ark Gallery – 1035 S. Sixth St – Open by appointment only. email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 408-924-4600.
Children’s Discovery Museum –Open 10 am to 5 pm Tues-Sat and noon-5 Sun. $11-$12. 180 Woz Way. 408-298-5437 or www.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 or www.sjpl.org
Empire Seven Studios – 525 N. 7th St. 408-638-7846, www.empiresevenstudios.com
History San Jose – 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-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 – Open 10 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 or www.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 –Toriawase now on view. 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 or www.sjica.org
San Jose Museum of Art – 11 am-5 pm Tues-Sun. 110 S. Market St. $8. 408-271-6840. 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 or www.sjquiltmuseum.org
Seeing Things Gallery – Gallery, books and zines. Tues-Fri 11am-7pm and Sat noon-6pm; 30 N. Third St. 891-7553 http://www.seeingthingsgallery.com/
SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery – 11am-5pm Tue-Fri, 76 S. First St. http://www.spur.org/exhibitions/grand-reductions-san-jose
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 or 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. 408-606-6806 www.zero1.org/garage
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
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. 818-359-4235 The 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. 408-298-4318 www.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. 408-286-7678 www.mythsj.com · Studio 8 – 8 S. First St. 408-279-4444 pearlsj.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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Go find out what urban living is about: www.sjdowntown.com/Find_Your_Home.html
Axis (own) – 38 N. Almaden Blvd. 408-297-9888 or www.axissanjose.com
360 Residences (rent)– 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom homes available right now. Offering up to 6 weeks free on select homes plus an additional look and lease concession. 360 S. Market St. 408-295-1360 www.360Residences.com
The 88 (own) – 88 E. San Fernando St. 408-279-8882 or www.the88sj.com
Beautify and restore St. James Park – The St. James Park Neighborhood Association has adopted St. James Park with the goal of beautification and restoration. The city’s parks department works with volunteers endeavoring to plant, refinish benches, litter removal, hold events, and more. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u8sUv1GRCNvJOQQpocYD4FbmzXBm5YFZ99nVY4r5Auk/viewform
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March 23 – San Jose Challenge – Participate in an urban adventure race, “Amazing Race” style. Teams of two or more dash around the city solving clues, exploring new parts of the city and compete for a chance to participate in the National Championship race in Las Vegas this November. 2pm, San Pedro Square Market, $35-$55; http://www.challengenation.com/sanjose
March 22-30 – Lyric Theatre presents: “La Perichole” – A comic operetta by Jacques Offenbach, fully staged in English, with orchestra and supertitles. La Perichole and her lover Piquillo, two struggling street singers in Lima, are too poor to afford a marriage license, until the lecherous Viceroy of Peru makes her an offer she can’t refuse. March 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm; March 23, 30 at 2 pm, Montgomery Theatre, 271 S. Market St., $11-$37. http://www.lyrictheatre.org
March 21 – 99.7 NOW presents Electric Bounce House (sold out), 7:30pm
March 25 – Kings of Leon – with Local Natives
March 29-30 – Nuclear Cowboyz
April 19 – Juan Gabriel
May 1 – Armin Van Buuren – Armin only: Intense
May 11 – Stars on Ice 2014 Tour
June 3 – Lady Gaga
July 2 – Cher
Aug. 11 – Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience World Tour
Aug. 15 – Bruno Mars
Sept. 22 – Katy Perry, the Prismatic Tour
City National Civic
March 12 – Emblem3 plus MKTO and Jackson Guthy, 7pm
March 27 – Jennifer Nettles “That Girl Tour 2014” with special guest Brandy Clark, 8pm,
March 29 – 408 Fights, 5pm, $33-$153
June 6-8 – Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend,” June 6 6:30pm; June 7 10:30am, 2pm and 5:30pm; June 8 3pm, $15-$78
June 27 – The Piano Guys, 7:30pm, $40-$75
July 13 – Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette, 8pm, $60-$130
SJSU Event Center
Ongoing – SJSU men’s and women’s basketball
Downtown Parking Rates – sjdowntownparking.com has a cool interactive map that makes parking easy. www.sjdowntownparking.com
DASH shuttle – The DASH shuttle, which connects Diridon station to downtown’s core with free rides, now runs 6:30 am to 9:15 pm, an extra two hours. Shuttles are every 10-15 minutes during peak times, and every 30 minutes later. http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_201.html
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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
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For parking availability at the airport during the holidays, call 408-441-5570. Economy Lot 1 is $15 per day, Daily Lots 4 and 6 are $22 a day. Shuttles get you to the terminals.
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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Bike sharing – Installation of the modular bike share stations is taking place this week in 20 locations around downtown. The system won’t launch until the end of August when installation in all cities is complete. Memberships are now available for purchase! www.bayareabikeshare.com Requests for free passes to try it out can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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