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Aug. 20-26

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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      

Thursday –Music in the ParkPresents Latin jazz legend Pete Escovedo and his Orchestra.  2013 Grammy Award-winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia will open. 5:30pm, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, $10; $20 day of show; www.sjdowntown.com/musicinthepark

Saturday and Sunday – 34th annual Italian Festa Music and entertainment, wine garden, grape stomping, lots of arts and crafts, bocce and sweet and savory foods, all wrapped up in cannoli.  Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am-6pm,  Guadalupe River Park, off Julian Street. Free.http://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org

Wednesday – Starlight Cinemas – “Airplane!” –  FreeStarlight cinemas celebrates classic films from the 1980s this summer. Pre-events start at 7pm. Screenings at dusk. Airplane!, 7pm, San Pedro Square Market. Join Comedy Sportz for improv fun at 7:15, stop by the Alice@97.3 booth to spin the prize wheel. Food and drink available from the over 12 San Pedro Square Market restaurants and bars. Those over 21 can buy alcohol at the Market Bar and drink within the fenced patio while watching the movie. “Airplane!” is a comedy classic starring Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty. It set the bar for movie spoofs. This is the final Starlight Cinemas of the summer.http://sjdowntown.com/starlight

Sunday  49ers football: getting to Levi’s Stadium from downtown

Option 1 – VTA Light rail:  Trains run every eight minutes.  You’ll arrive in 40 minutes.  Cost $2 each way.  Trains will run 5-10 minutes apart after the game. www.vta.org

Option 2 – Take a private bus from the Market to Levi’s Stadium for pre-season game on Sunday. 11am, San Pedro Square Market, 87 N San Pedro St,$50, spsmfootball.eventbrite.com.

Option 3 – The Capitol Corridor train departs Diridon Station at 12:50.  You’ll miss kickoff but will see most of the first quarter. $8.50 each way,  www.amtrak.com

Aug. 27 – HER city “Make HER” event –HER city explores the best of downtown San Jose.  The Aug. 27 event is at the Tech Shop. Attendees will learn to use laser etchers and get hands-on experiencing working with vinyl. The maximum 30 participants will bring home their customized glass and tote bag. Appetizers will be from First to Market. Information and tickets are atwww.sjdowntown.com/hercity.

Friday – Farmers’ MarketYum – corn.  Find the late summer season’s freshest fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, gourmet treats from more than 30 local certified growers, fine foods preparers and local artisans showing off their wares.  Get a PASSPORT stamp this week for purchasing cilantro and zucchini. Bonus point if you show a receipt from a downtown business or restaurant from the past week.  The passports are good for Carrot Cash, which works like money at the market, and free fresh produce. Details at the Downtown Association Information Table.  Downtown Farmers’ Marketalso includes great people-watching and lunching at more than 25 neighboring eateries.  Also, get ready for the watermelon-eating championships of san Jose at noon on Aug. 29.  Free two-hours parking in Market-San Pedro Garage with validation 10am-2pm, each Friday, San Pedro Square, San Pedro and Santa Clara streets.

Wednesday – Summer in St. James Park activities – Food trucks and games (backyard favorites including corn hole, washers, 5 ft. tall Jenga, huge inflatable bowling, giant checkers, 3 ft tall Connect Four, ladder toss and more! backyard favorites including bean-bag toss, washers, 5 ft. tall Jenga, huge inflatable bowling, giant checkers, 3-foot-tall Connect Four, ladder toss and more!)11am-1:30pm; pick-up soccer from 11:30am-1:30pm; and free drop-in yoga from noon-1pm. Each Wednesday this month.  St. James Park.  www.sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames

Second Round This Week – The Games at St. James – The San Jose Downtown Association is excited to engage downtown businesses for a series of competitive events named the GAMES at ST. JAMES on Tuesday evenings. GAMES will allow downtown businesses to compete against one another in fun, picnic-game type activities in St. James Park.  Participants will have a chance at ultimate downtown bragging rights, prizes will be awarded and this setting will provide an opportunity to connect with new downtown colleagues. 5:30 – 7:30pm, St. James Park, N 2nd St.,www.sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts    

Saturday – All-Star Dance Challenge -The All-Star Dance Challengeis the West Coast’s premiere Ballroom Dance Competition; 9am-6pm, and 6pm-11pm; City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., $10-$40,http://allstar-dance-challenge.com/

Sunday – Alejandra Guzman- Alejandra Guzman is in the midst of the successful launch of the top-charting album, “Alejandra Guzmán – En Primera Fila.” “Mi Peor Error,” the album’s first single, reached top 10 in Latin radio in the U.S. It was #1 for over 2 weeks in Mexico and certified gold for its sales. 8pm, $45-$65, City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., $10-$40,www.citynationalcivic.com

Wednesday – Life of Leo:  David Szlasa re-stages Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in Titanic – Performed in front of a green screen, the artist recasts himself as Jack Dawson in Titanic, layered back into the film in real-time opposite Kate Winslet. Audience members are able to experience both realities, the artist acting in front of a camera, and simultaneously the post-production “Hollywood” version alongside.7:30pm, Zero1 Garage, 439 S. First St.  http://zero1.org/events/bringit/Szlasa

Wednesday-Sunday – Comedy at the ImprovWed 8pm, Stuttering John Melendez (from Howard Stern Show and The Tonight Show) ($18); Thurs 8pm, Gene Pompa ($15) from Conan; Fri 8pm and 10:15pm, Sat 7pm and 9:15pm, Sun 7 pm ($17) Mark Viera; San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St, 408-280-7475 orhttp://sanjose.improv.com/showListCalendar.cfm?date=07/01/2014&view=calendar

Friday-Saturday – ComedySportz – See competitive improvisational teams perform. 9 pm Fri; 7 pm Sat. Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St.  $12-$15.  408-985-5233 orhttp://comedysportzsanjose.com

Now through August 31 – City Lights Theater Company presents Monty Python’s “Spamalot.” – Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? – Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $17-30. (408) 295-4200www.cltc.org

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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 athttp://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 in the downtown.  8-9:30 a.m., Café Frascati, 315 S. First St.

Thursday – Happy Hour on the Patio – A special happy hour opportunity to network, mingle or just relax on Hotel De Anza’s patio. With music by the Cruzers. 5 -8 pm, Hotel De Anza, 233 W Santa Clara St., http://www.hoteldeanza.com/event/party-patio-cruzers/

Friday – Modernist Cuisine Live – A behind-the-scenes look at Modernist Cuisine photography exhibit at the Tech Museum of Innovation with local food. The evening includes cocktails and access to the  rooftop terrace for wine tasting. 6:30-9:30pm, The Tech Museum of innovation, 201 S. Market St. $20-$30,http://tickets.thetech.org/calendar/view.asp?id=44164

Saturday – Foolproof Flower ArrangingMaster Garden Milli Wright leads a class on making arrangements, highlighting combining colors, unique foliage, and tips to preserving flowers. 10 a.m. to noon, 18 and up, $20 for members and $25 for the general public, registration required, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitors  Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., www.grpg.org  

Saturday 22nd Annual Assyrian Food Festival – Try Assyrian food and learn about the Assyrian heritage and traditions. 11:00am – 9:00pm, Assyrian Church of the East, 680 Minnesota Avenue, Free, 408-489-2661

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 through Sept. 11 – Summer “Buckbusters” at Camera 12 Cinemas – Starting Friday at Camera 12, all movies every day all summer will be $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 announces that it offers D-BOX motion seating; Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S. Second St., 408-998-3300,http://www.cameracinemas.com/c12.shtml

Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second Street

Screening Aug. 22-28: “Sin City: A Dame To Die For,” “When The Game Stands Tall,” “If I Stay,” “The Expendables 3” (in D-BOX), “The Giver,” “Let’s Be Cops,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Into The Storm,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Get On Up,” “Lucy,” “Dawn of The Planet of The Apes,”

Opening Aug. 27: “The November Man,” Aug. 29: “As Above, So Below,” “Life of Crime,” “The One I Love,”

At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos Streets

Calvary,” “Frank,” Opening Aug 29: “A Summer’s Tale”

Aug. 23, 10pm, B-Movie Bombs Series: “Sharknado”

http://www.cameracinemas.com

At The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum of Innovation: Educational films Wed-Thurs, 1pm and 3pm, Wed and Fri 12pm, Fri 2pm and 4pm, Sat-Tues 12pm, 2pm, 4pm: “Journey to the South Pacific,” Wed and Thurs 2pm, Fri 1pm and 3pm, Sat and Sun 11am, 1pm, 3pm, Mon and Tues 1pm and 3pm: “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” Wed and Thurs, 4pm: “The Hidden Universe,” and Fri-Sat 5pm and 8pm, Sun 5pm: Harry Potter VI-Half-Blooded Prince Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater is located inside The Tech at 201 S. Market St.  $8-15.  www.thetech.org/imax/presentations

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Kids

 

Friday — Zoo To You Animal Show + Fratello Marionette & San Jose Library Crafts —  Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s animal experts will bring some of the zoo’s favorites to St. James Park, and will share the story of the animals. San Jose Public Library will organize crafts before the first show and Fratello Marionette will perform between shows. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1pm and 3pm.  St. James Park, sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/

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, beanbags, scarves, shakers and a parachute to move to the music and keep the beat.  Meet us at the playground in St. James Park on Mondays at 11am. http://sjdowntown.com/summerinstjames/ 

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Sports and Fitness               

Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays  – A varied, co-ed workout that includes cardio, strength and core exercises. 6-6:50 a.m. or 7-7:50 a.m., 110 Stockton Ave., 408-265-1540,www.lifesportfitness.net

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 FairmontFairmont 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

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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   

Thursday – Camera Obscura – Artist John Chiara will demonstrate room-sized camera he uses to create his work. Exhibits, including Initial Public Offering: New Works from SJMA’s Collection, will be open. 5pm to 8pm, demonstration starts at 7pm; free for members $5 for the general public, San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St.,www.sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-creative-minds-john-chiara.

Saturday and Sunday – Classes at the Museum of Quilts and Textiles – Make zippered and lined makeup bags with Dona Eck on Saturday, 12-4pm; $30-$40;https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=a95f16.  Make Amish quilts and miniature hot pads with Patt Henry on Sunday, 12-4pm, $20-$30https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=796a79

Now Open – September 1 – The Photography of Modernist Cuisine –The Exhibition, A collection of more than 75 large-format photographs of food taken by Nathan Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine. Visitors will see the fractal structures and mesmerizing color gradations of vitamin C crystals through research microscopes with filters that polarize light. They’ll learn about the physics that propel and explode a bursting kernel of popcorn through the lens of a high-speed video camera that slows the action by a factor of 200. Now on display at the Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St.,

Now Open – September 6 – Poetic CodingsPoetic Codings, a group exhibition that explores new relationships between art and technology, will be on view at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art through September 6, 2014.  Many contemporary exhibitions have presented code-based works, however, Poetic Codingsis one of the first to juxtapose wall-based works with those made for mobile devices.San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 560 South First St.,http://www.sjica.org/detail.html?eid=1026

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 JaliscoOpen 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 Studios525 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 Jose535 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 orwww.KALEIDgallery.com  

MACLA –Open noon-7 pm Wed-Thurs; noon-5 pm Fri-Sat.  510 S. First St.  Free.  408-998-2783 orwww.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 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 InnovationOpen 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 JoseOpen noon-4 pm Tues-Sat (to 7 pm Thurs).  365 S. Market St.  408-295-8378.

ZERO1 GarageNoon-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 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· 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 Nightclub30 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

Now through October 1 Stipends for activation of St. James Park The City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Department has just released an application for stipends for organizations and individuals that are interested in activating St. James Park.If you have any questions, please direct them to Brian Clampitt, Events Coordinator, PRNS, at brian.clampitt@sanjoseca.gov, or by phone at 408.535.3590.  Applications are on a rolling basis so it is best to submit as soon as possible if you are interested in proposing a project/event.

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Coming Up 

Starts Aug. 27, daily through Sept. 14 – Broadway San Jose presents “Wicked” – The world-famous music, grammy and Tony winning musical based on the best-selling book comes to San Jose. 7:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8pm Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm Saturdays and 1 pm Sundays; Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., $44-$96,http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/broadway-san-jose-wicked-12/?instance_id=3487

Aug. 28 — San Jose State Spartans Football Season Opener  — The Spartans take on North Dakota at Spartan Stadium. The team offers a special season-ticket package for Downtown Association members. the package includes four reserved sidelines seats and four limited-edition SJSU Alum Bill Walsh bobbleheads for $299. 7pm Spartan Stadium,www.sjsuspartans.com.

Thursday – SoFA Supper ClubA monthly dinner club at Parque de los Pobladores (Gore Park) including Moveable Feast food trucks, art from MACLA, SJMADE vendors, a beer and wine. 5 – 9pm, Thursday, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23; SoFA Supper Club, Parque de los Pobladores, admission free, food and drinks extra.https://www.facebook.com/events/260688737471732/

Aug. 30 — Electronic Sriracha Festival —The first Electronic Sriracha Festival (ESF) is a daytime celebration of the iconic hot sauce. The fest spreads over two city blocks of park space, featuring more than 40 food trucks and tents. All dishes and drinks are $6 or less. Visit SJ MADE Street Mart on the festival grounds for an array of locally produced goods. Tickets $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1jRO3tj

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SAP Center of San Jose

http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/  

Sept. 12 – Juan Gabriel

Sept. 22-23 – Katy Perry – the Prismatic Tour with special guest Tegan and Sara

Oct. 14 – Enrique Iglesias and Pit Bull

Nov. 14-15 – Oprah: The Life You Live Weekend

Nov. 25 – Fleetwood Mac

Dec. 25-28 – Walking with Dinosaurs

March 20-22 – Marvel Universe Live

City National Civic

www.citynationalcivic.com

Aug 21 – Rock n Blues Fest – Featuring Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds, 8pm, $35-$62.50

 

Sept. 19 – Crosby Still and Nash – 8pm, $56-$86

 

Sept. 20 – The Music Of Led Zeppelin with the Silicon Valley Symphony, 8pm, $35-$62

 

Sept. 25 – Diana Ross, 8pm, $61-$131

 

Nov. 4 – Tedeschi Trucks, plus special guest, 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.

 

Jan. 29 – So You Think You Can Dance, 8pm, $39.50-$69.50

SJSU Event Center

www.union.sjsu.edu

Aug. 28 – Panic at the Disco – The Gospel Tour. With Walk the Moon and Young Bloodhawke. 7:30pm, $25-$35.

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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 minut

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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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Mineta San Jose International Airport

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

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

Bike sharing – Modular 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.
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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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Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice:

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