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July 23-29

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Featured Events     

Wednesday – Starlight Cinemas – “Ghostbusters” — Who you gonna call? Starlight cinemas will help get those ghosts as it celebrates classic films from the 1980s this summer. Gear up for the movie with a Stay-Puft Marshmallow giant contest and a Ghostbusters sing-off starting at 7 p.m. The movie starts at dusk. 7pm, San Pedro Square; free. Also: • July 30 – “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” St. James Park; Aug. 6 – “Pretty in Pink,” San Pedro Square Market; Aug. 13 – “Gremlins,” St. James Park; Aug. 20 – “Airplane!” San Pedro Square Market;

Friday through Aug. 2 – Silicon Valley Beer Week (SVBW)Beer week starts with an exclusive opening party, includes five days of events and ends with the popular Summer KraftBrew Beer Fest. For seven days, beer-lovers can experience a variety of craft beers through tap takeovers, food pairings, seminars, demonstrations, brewmaster’s dinners, new release nights and other exclusive events.

· Friday – SVBW Kickoff – Kickoff beer week at The Blackbird Tavern. Chef Luis Silva (Naglee Park Garage) and chef Dawn Smith (Blackbird Tavern) are preparing a special menu to pair with the specialty beers available for complimentary tasting. Food not included in price. 6-10pm, Blackbird Tavern, 200 S. 1st St., $8-$50,

· Saturday – The CineBrew Mart – San Jose Made (SJMADE), Hermitage Brewing and Camera Cinemas bring beer and shopping to the movies. SJMADE vendors will line Paseo de San Antonio up to the lobby of Camera 12. Catch a movie or more over the course of the day while sampling local beers by members of the Bay Brewers Guild. 11-7pm, Camera 12, 201 South Second Street, $25,

· Saturday – Pucker Up! Sour Fest 4.0 SVBW – A showcase of 15 domestic and international sour and wild ales. This amazing genre of craft beer offers fruit, funk and tartness. 12 -11:45pm, Original Gravity Public House, 66 S.1st St.,

· Saturday through Tuesday – The Big Woodie – Offering up some of the world’s most desired barrel-aged beer for Silicon Valley Beer Week! 11-2pm, O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, 25 N. San Pedro Square, Prices vary,

· Sunday – Beer dinner with Avery Brewing Co. SVBW – A most unusual dinner on a Sunday: Five course specially crafted by Chef Matt to match Avery Brewing Co. beer. This dinner features new creations and takes on old Firehouse No. 1 favorites. 6-9pm, Firehouse No.1 Gastropub, 69 San Pedro St., $55

· Sunday – Stanley’s All-Star Beer Matchup –A showcase of limited releases and specialty beers from local breweries and elsewhere. Individual pints and beer flights available. Raffles for prizes, including special glassware, Sharks memorabilia or tickets to an upcoming Brewmaster’s dinner. 1-7pm, Stanley’s Sports Bar, 1500 S. 10th St., prices vary,

· Sunday through Aug. 1 – 4 course Dinner & Beer Pairing – 4 course dinner at the Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge with complimentary Fahrenheit pint glass with every dinner (while supplies last). 5-8pm, Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, 99 E San Fernando St., $30,

· Tuesday – Anchor Steam Tasting: A history of Bay Area craft Wine Affairs is hosting an Anchor Brewing tasting. Learn about Bay Area craft beers from the San Francisco original, brewing since 1896 and American’s oldest, Anchor Brewing Company. Tuesday 4-10pm, Wine Affairs, 1435 the Alameda, prices vary

· Monday through July 30 – Big Daddy meets BBQ – Celebrate “the spirit of craft beer” with some world famous BBQ. We will feature Bay Area brewery Speakeasy, tapping a keg of their Big Daddy IPA. Limited goodies available from Speakeasy Brewery. 11:30-9pm, Henry’s Hi-Life, 301 W St. John St., prices vary

· Tuesday through Aug. 1–Green Flash Brewery IPA Tap Takeover and Food Pairing – Mosaic Restaurant & Lounge will feature five distinctive IPAs from Green Flash Brewery paired with items from an Asian-fusion menu. 5-10pm, Mosaic Restaurant and Lounge, 211 S. 1st St., prices vary,

· Tuesday – Double IPA Unlimited Tasting Night – Unlimited tasting of Detour Double IPA – Uinta Brewing
500 BC Double IPA Beer, Humboldt Brewing Co.
Hopageddon Imperial IPA – Napa Smith Brewery
, Double Jack Firestone Walker Brewing Company
, Simtra – Knee Deep Brewing Company, 
Dorado Double IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Company. 5-7pm, Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, 99 E San Fernando St., $20,

· July 30 – 5 Minutes, Brats and others with Dogfish Head – Dogfish Head Beer’s timed IPAs from 60 to the infamous 120 Minute. One night only, official Dogfish Head Beer-centric Brats pairing. 12-11:45pm, Original Gravity Public House, 66 S.1st St., prices vary,

· July 31 – Hops & Hammond –The Brian Ho Trio and special tastings of Lost Coast Brewery, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., North Coast Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Co., The Brewery, Baladin Brewery, Birrifico S. Giovanni, Enki Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co., Iron Fist. 7-9:30pm, The Hedley Club, 233 West Santa Clara St. The Hotel De Anza, $15/advanced, $17/door,

· July 31 – Flights and Bites with Stone Brewing Co. Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr” Bill Sysak – Six small food plates presented by Chef Alex Jimenez paired with Stone Brews by “Dr” Bill. 6:30-9:30pm, The Farmers Union, 151 W. Santa Clara St., $65,

· July 31 – Strike Pizza Party – Meet the Brewer & Keep the Glass! – Beer and pizza paired up. Meet the brewer from San Jose’s newest brewery – Strike Brewing Co. The master brewer will be at Nomikai and is pouring three special brews. Buy a Strike beer, keep the Strike glass- while supplies last. 6-10:30pm, Nomikai – Social Food + Drinkery, 48 S. First St., prices vary,

· Aug. 1 – IPA Day at HBC – Head Brewer Greg Filippi is creating a very special cask-conditioned IPA. Sample that and HBC’s IPAs. Entertainment by The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine and eats from Smothered Food Truck. 4-8pm, Hermitage Brewing Company, 1627 S 7th St., prices vary,

· Aug. 2 – KraftBrew Beer Festival – Hosted by Gordon Biersch Brewery in Japantown – Featuring 60+ American craft, Belgian and German
 imports, home brews, a beer launch booth releasing a special or unique brew for tasting every hour, craft beer panel discussions, brewery tours and great food. 12-7pm, KraftBrew Fest, 357 E. Taylor St., $5-$50

Friday – Farmers’ Market – Find the 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 beans and basil. 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 (in July one pound of tomatoes). Details at the Downtown Association Information Table. Downtown Farmers’ Market also includes great people-watching and lunching at more than 25 neighboring eateries. Free two-hours parking in Market-San Pedro Garage with validation 10am-2pm, each Friday, San Pedro Square, San Pedro and Santa Clara streets.

Saturday through Aug. 3 – Target Summer Pops – Symphony Silicon Valley’s opens the free summer outdoor series Saturday with Maestro Peter Jaffee directing popular classical pieces for strings. The concert includes pieces by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Copeland. The outdoor music series continues Sunday when Opera San Jose joins the symphony. Aug. 1 Mariachi Sol de Mexico; Aug. 2 Classical Mystery Tour; Aug. 4 Cole Porter Songbook. 7pm Saturday, 5:30pm Sunday, 7pm Aug. 1 – Aug. 2 and 5:30pm Aug. 4; San Jose State University’s Tower Lawn, MLK library and 4th and San Fernando,

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.

Starting Aug. 5 – The Games at St. JamesThe 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, beginning Aug 5. 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. Rally 10 of your co-workers to participate in the GAMES at ST. JAMES. 5:30 – 7:30pm, St. James Park, N 2nd St., email to indicate your interest to participate to, “Games at St. James: [your company]” in the subject line by Friday. Please include the name of the lead contact of your company/organization, email address, phone number, and the top two Tuesdays your company would like to compete.

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts    

Thursday – MOVE featuring Julianne and Derek HoughSuperstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE Live On Tour. It is a complete stage production with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. 8pm, $35-$55, City National Civic,

Wednesday-Sunday — Bonnie & Clyde a New Musical — The Bonnie and Clyde musical is considered “armed and amorous, committing cold-blooded musical,” says the New York Times. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-time nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the musical’s regional premiere of their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. Ends this week. Wed/Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/ Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, San Jose Stage Company, 480 South First Street, $25-$50

Wednesday-Sunday – Comedy at the Improv –The Funny Enough Tour, Wed 8pm, ($12), An Evening with Kevin Shea Thurs 8pm ($18), Dave Coulier, Fri 8pm and 10:15, Sat 7pm and 9:15pm, Sun 7pm ($20), San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St, 408-280-7475 or

Friday — Comedy of Joe Rogan — A standup comedian for more than twenty years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. He is host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Also, host of “Fear Factor,” 8pm, Center for the Performing Arts, $45,

Friday-Saturday – ComedySportz – See competitive improvisational teams perform. 9 pm Fri; 7 pm Sat. Much Improv About Nothing at 9:15 pm Sat. Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St. $12-$15. 408-985-5233 or

Thursday through Aug. 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)

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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

Coming July 30 – VivaFest 2014 – San Jose’s annual mariachi and ballet folkloricoconference kicks off with an expanded schedule of mariachi and ballet folklorico workshops followed by a vibrant season of music and cultural events in San Jose. On July 30, VivaFest hosts “An Evening San Jose Women’s Club, 75 South 11th Street, $10/door 

July 30 – The Voice Tour – Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin., 7:30pm, City National Civic,

Miscellaneous Events

Wednesdays through Aug. 13 – Brazilian Dances with Yuko Tamura – Learn traditional & Folkloric Brazilian dances. As the class emphasizes a step-by-step approach, students become familiar with different rhythms and learn to coordinate movements, from basic to challenging. 7:30 – 8:30pm, Workshops at MACLA, 510 S. First St., $90/6 classes.

Wednesday – Art to table: A Tour and a Lunch – Art to inspire and food to taste! Take a docent-led walkthrough of ITAB 3: International TECHstyle Art Biennial and whimsical quilts by American artist Vel Garrick. Finish the afternoon with a made from-scratch, two-course American lunch at First to Market, just down the street from the Museum (includes salad/sandwich, dessert, and a drink). 11-1:30pm, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 520 S. First St., $30,

Thursday – Party on the Patio – Groove to the sounds of our favorite Doobie Brothers tribute band while enjoying happy-hour pricing on cocktails and appetizers. Enjoy a complimentary “secret” tasting from one of our Preferred Vendors. 5-8pm, Hotel De Anza, 233 W. Santa Clara, Prices vary.

Thursday — SPUR hosts “Learning from London” — What San Jose can learn from a progressive city over 1,000 years old. SPUR San Jose, 76 S. First St., $10,

Monday – Clown Around on Funday Monday — Calling kids (and parents) of all ages! Stop by St. James Park on Monday for a morning of clowning around with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s Clown Ambassadors! Learn to juggle, Hula Hoop and even step-up to a mini balancing act. Spin the prize wheel to win goofy gifts, get silly at the photo kiosk and have a memorable morning of summer fun! 10-11:30am, St. James Park, North Second and St. James streets.

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,



Saturday – They Live + Bombs – It’s a lively interactive experience. Here’s how it works: – Come watch They Live with your friends. – You’ll get a card that lists “B Movie Bombs” – clichés that are in most every B Movie. – During the film you can announce the B Movie Bombs, point out plot holes and participate! – We’ll have games, prizes and crazy fun! Saturday, July 26 Camera 3 Cinema All Ages (must be 18+ to buy tix). 10pm, Camera 3 Cinema, 288 South 2nd street, $10, 

At Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second Street Screening July 25-31

The Fluffy Movie,” “I Origins,” “Lucy,” “Hercules,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Maleficent,” “Edge of Tomorrow.” “22 Jump Street,” “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” “Coherence.” “Tammy,” and “Earth to Echo” “Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” Opening soon: “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” “Sex Tape,” “The Purge: Anarchy,” and “And So It Goes,” Opening Friday Aug.1: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Get On Up.”

At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos Streets

Snowpiercer,” “Venus in Fur,” and “Land Ho!” Opening Friday Aug.1: “Mood Indigo”

Saturday at 10pm: “They Live”

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 IV-Goblet The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater is located inside The Tech at 201 S. Market St. $8-15.

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Monday – Clown Around on Funday Monday — Calling kids (and parents) of all ages! Stop by St. James Park on Monday for a morning of clowning around with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s Clown Ambassadors! Learn to juggle, Hula Hoop and even step-up to a mini balancing act. Spin the prize wheel to win goofy gifts, get silly at the photo kiosk and have a memorable morning of summer fun! 10-11:30am, St. James Park, North Second and St. James streets.

Monday – CMT Musical Theater camp – This will be the last CMT summer camp session this year. The camp will offer 12 days of workshops on voice, acting and dancing, culminating in a final day recital.7:30- 3pm, CMT, 1401 Parkmoor Ave, Ste 100, $195-$495,

Sessions in July and Aug. – Registration for Tabard Summer Youth Performing Arts Camp – Enroll your child in an art session from six wonderful choices and watch their final showcase performance towards the end of the camp experience. Weekly camps are Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., prices range from $200-$495, financial assistance available. For more information visit

August – Performance Camp 2014 Ballet San Jose School – Ideal for boys and girls ages 5 to 10 with or without dance experience. Daily classes include ballet and rehearsals, preparing students for the highlight of camp, a special performance held on Friday for friends and family in the audience. Each day 10-4pm, Ballet San Jose, 40 N. First St., $650 per student includes a DVD of the performance, a Ballet SJ School T-Shirt, and costume pieces to take home. Early drop off/late pick up: $100 additional per student; 408-288-2820 ext: 223 or

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Sports and Fitness               

Friday – San Jose Sharks Preseason Tickets on sale – Tickets for their 2014 preseason games will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. The Sharks have three preseason games scheduled at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) or 800-745-3000.

Saturday – UFC fights: Lawyer vs. Brown – 1:15pm, 525 W Santa Clara St, UFC SAP Center of San Jose, $63.75 – $197.53,

Saturday – SoFA Saturday Workouts – 3rdSpace Fitness for a complimentary workout. These workouts will include cardio, body weight strength building and mobility and are appropriate for all levels of fitness. 9:30-10:30am, Parque de los Pobladores (Gore Park), 500 block of South First Street,

Sunday – Yoga in the Park – Let us celebrate summer with yoga in the park. Make sure to bring a mat (rental available), comfy clothes, and a desire to have fun! Must be 18 or over or have parent/guardian present. Sunday 9:30-10:30am with Colin, Parque De Los Pobledores (Gore Park), 1st and Reed streets.

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

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 5:30 pm. 170 S. Market St.

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Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars

Wednesday – Chamber hosts discussion on San Jose as thriving city – The city of San Jose stands at the front of the metro areas for a thriving economy, earning the top ranking, according to the latest national study by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Study co-author Tom Gray will meet to shed light on why San Jose and the Silicon Valley region are flourishing. 10-11:30am, SJSV Chamber, 101 W. Santa Clara St.; free;

Classes at the San Jose Entrepreneur Center

100 E. Santa Clara St.

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Friday through Aug. 3 – Slide Show at the Montgomery TheaterStraight off the musical sheets of Grammy award winning composer Henry Krieger, CMT San Jose will present another of his musical works. Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 7 pm, Sunday 1pm and 6pm, Also July 31 and Aug 1 7pm, Aug 2 2pm and 7 pm, and Aug 3 1pm. $18-$24,

Wednesday – Art to table: A Tour and a Lunch – Art to inspire and food to taste! Take a docent-led walkthrough of ITAB 3: International TECHstyle Art Biennial and whimsical quilts by American artist Vel Garrick. Finish the afternoon with a made from-scratch, two-course American lunch at First to Market, just down the street from the Museum (includes salad/sandwich, dessert, and a drink). 11-1:30pm, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 520 S. First St., $30,

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 through 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 from May 31 through September 6, 2014. Many contemporary exhibitions have presented code-based works, however, Poetic Codings is 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.,

Daily through Aug. 2 – Cosmos CadexCOSMOS CODEX is a commissioned, site specific work by artist Rafael Vargas-Suarez UNIVERSAL. This is MACLA’s first art exhibition dedicated to the relationship between art, astronomy and space research, the artist’s first solo show in California and the first time he has publicly exhibited sculptural objects. MACLA, 510 S. First

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

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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.

Art Ark Gallery – 1035 S. Sixth St – Open by appointment only.

Art Object Gallery – Open 1-4 pm Thurs-Sat. 592 N. Fifth St. Free.

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

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, 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

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

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

History San Jose –Shirlie Montgomery: Picturing San Jose Since 1938 is exhibited at the Leonard & David McKay Gallery in the Pasetta House at History Park and runs through Aug. 10. History Park, 1650 Senter Road. 408-287-2290

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose – 535 N. 5th St.; 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

LGBTQ Youth Space Gallery – 452 S. First

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

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

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 or

San Jose Museum of Art – 11 am-5 pm Tues-Sun. 110 S. Market St. $8. 408-271-6840.

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

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

SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery – 11am-5pm Tue-Fri, 76 S. First St.

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

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

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Downtown Dining / Business Promotions

Daily through Sept. 11 – Summer “Buckbusters” at Camera 12 Cinemas – All movies every day all summer at Camera 12 Cinemas 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 announces that it offers D-BOX motion seating; Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S. Second St., 408-998-3300,

Thursday – Party on the Patio – Groove to the sounds of our favorite Doobie Brothers tribute band while enjoying happy-hour pricing on cocktails and appetizers. Enjoy a complimentary “secret” tasting from one of our Preferred Vendors. 5-8pm, Hotel De Anza, 233 W. Santa Clara, Prices vary.

Tuesday – Nomikai is now open on Tuesday – Enjoy half-off pizza all night July 22. Happy hour 5:30-8:30pm. 48 S. First t., 408-287-7199,

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, use promotion code “SJDA” and get year-round discounts on flights to the islands and beyond. Click here for booking page:

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Dancing Downtown    

Agenda Lounge – 399 S. First St. 408-287-3991 · Azúcar Lounge – 71 and 81 E. San Fernando St. 408-293-8482,; Beso Club – 417 S. First St. 818-359-4235 The Blank Club – 44 S. Almaden Ave. 408-971-8511 · The Brit – 173 W. Santa Clara St. 408-278-1400 · Club Milano – 394 S. Second St. · Dive Bar – 78 E. Santa Clara St. 408-288-5252 · South First Billiards: Elixer Lounge – 420 S. First St. 408-294-7800 · Fahrenheit Ultralounge – 99 E San Fernando St. 408-998-9998 · Freddie J’s - 97 E. Santa Clara · Habana Club Restaurant – 238 Race St. 408-998-2822 · Lido Nightclub – 30 S. First St. · Liquid Lounge – 32 S. Third St. Loft Bar and Bistro – 90 S. Second St. 408-291-0677 · Beso Club – 417 S. First St.· Motif Restaurant and Club – 389 S. First St. 408-279-1888 · Myth Tavern & Lounge – 152 Post St. · Studio 8 – 8 S. First St. · Sabor Tapas Bar and Lounge – 72 N. Almaden Ave. 408-287-1737 · San Jose Bar and Grill – 85 S. Second St. 408-286-2397 · · Temple Bar and Lounge – 52 S. First · Tres Gringos – 83 S. Second St. 408-278-9888

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Downtown Living

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Rose Deadheading in the SJ Heritage Rose GardenRemove spent blooms Second Tuesday of each month, 5-7:30 pm, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, free, Ice cream included, ages: 15 and above, Heritage Rose Garden, on Taylor and Spring streets; Also weekly sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:30-11:30 am. Email or call

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Coming Up 

July 31 — SoFA Supper Club — Food trucks with a twist. Moveable Feast gourmet food trucks, plus art, entertainment, food and wine. Partes of 6 can reserve a table to meet friends for supper. 5-9pm (Also Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23) Gore Park, South First, Market and William streets.

July 31 – San Jose Downtown Progressive Party – KBM Workspace, Skyline Construction, and new downtown businesses Umpqua Bank and LPA Architects are hosting a progressive networking event to celebrate the vibrancy of business in downtown San Jose. It should be a fun event with a progressive food and music experience featuring downtown restaurants and a terrific local musician and singer Janeen Leah. 5-6pm @ Ipa 60 South Market, Suite 150, 6-7pm @ Umpqua Bank 225 West Santa Clara, suite 150, 7-8pm @160 West Santa Clara, Suite 102,

July 31 through Aug. 2 – Sister Cities International Golf, Concert, & ConferenceSister Cities International, elected and municipal officials, engaged citizens, diplomats and Silicon Valley business leaders discuss, “The Power of Digital Diplomacy,” Fairmont Hotel, 170 S Market St., $225 – $450,

Aug. 1 – Dionne Warwick Concert – The one-show-only engagement will also feature the MGM Resorts International “Inspiring Our World: A Musical Journey,” Silicon Valley Music Festival and the San Jose State University Choraliers. 8pm, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S Almaden Blvd, $ 100VIP, $85, $65, $45,

Aug.21 –Music in the Park – Presents 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;

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Saturday – UFC
Aug. 11 – Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience World Tour
Aug. 15 – Bruno Mars
Aug. 16 – WWE Live
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

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Thursday – MOVE featuring Julianne and Derek Hough – 8pm, $35-$55
July 30 – The Voice Tour, 7:30pm
Aug. 2 – Juicy J, 8pm, $35
Aug. 9 – George Lopez – 8pm, $46-$66
Aug. 17 – American Idol Live – 8pm, $56-$76
Aug. 19 – YES – 7:30pm, $65-$85
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
Aug. 24 – Alejandra Guzman, 8pm, $45-$65
Sept. 16 – Rob Zombie, 8pm, $45
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. 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.

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July 31 – Prince Royce – Soy El Mismo Tour, 8pm, $39.50-$250
Aug. 2 – Austin Mahone – With The Vamps, Fifth harmony and Shawn Mendes, 7pm, $32.50-$65
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



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.

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Mineta San Jose International Airport

Visit for the latest information about security procedures.

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

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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;
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Downtown Farmers’ Market



Starlight Cinemas


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