Feb. 25 – Mar. 3
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Traffic warning: With many big-name events this weekend, traffic in the downtown area could be bad. Please consider public transportation, cycling or walking if possible.
Through March 8 — Cinequest: 25th anniversary edition —Downtown’s hottest movie festival celebrates 25 years with more than 91 movie premiers drawing 600 artist from around the globe. An estimated 100,000 are expected to attend movies at the California Theatre, Camera Cinemas, parties and talks around downtown. www.cinequest.org.
- John Boorman Presents Queen and Country, 7:30pm Thursday, California Theatre.
- An Afternoon with Lawrence Kasdan 1:30pm Saturday, California Theatre.
- An Evening With Rosario Dawson 7:30pm Saturday, California Theatre.
- Writers Celebration with Dennis Lehane 11:00am Saturday, Camera 12 Cinemas.
- Maverick Spirit Award to Mike Medavoy March 8, 6:00pm, California Theatre.
Friday through March 8 — San Jose Jazz Winter Fest —San Jose Jazz’s Winter Fest kicks off with a Taylor McFerrin concert at The Continental. The festival includes Mads Tolling Quartet with Tierney Sutton and more at venues throughout downtown. Feb. 27 – March 8. Prices vary. http://sanjosejazz.org
Friday — Bill O’Reilly & Dennis Miller: No Pinheads Allowed — Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Mills bring their political commentary and comedy to San Jose. 8pm Friday, City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., $75 – $500. http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/bill-oreilly-dennis-miller-dont-be-a-pinhead-tour/
Saturday — La Nueva Gira 2015 —Performances by La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Banda La Arrolladora, Remmy Valenzuela, Noel Torres, Banda Rancho Viejo, Meño Lugo and Ojos en Blanco are expected to draw a crowd downtown. 7pm Saturday, San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., $30 – $40, http://www.elmexicanopresenta.com/site/en/
Saturday – Monday — Wobbleland —A weekend-long festival of electronic dance music opens to a 16 and over crowd with 19 DJs, special sound and lighting. 7pm Saturday, Feb. 28 – midnight Monday, March 2. $55 – $135, City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., http://www.wobbleland.com/
Sunday — The 408k —The race kicks off at the SAP Center and continues along The Alameda to Santana Row. Rolling road closures start at 4am and continue to 9:30am at the latest. The closures include West Santa Clara between 87 and Stockton Avenue and The Alameda between Stockton Avenue and Randol Street, http://www.the408k.com/
Tuesday — Celtic Thunder —Singing group Celtic Thunder will be joined by the Celtic Concert Orchestra in a live show known for dramatic effects, lighting and choreography. Guest artists include former Glee star Damian McGinty, who will join in Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanlon and Neil Byrne. 8pm Tuesday, City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., $49.50 – $69.50, http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/celtic-thunder/
Through Saturday — VENUS IN FUR by David Ives —A provocative and funny and funny play that turns gender expectations about sex and power on their head. Feb. 4 – March 1. Various times. San Jose Stage, 490 S. 1st St., http://www.thestage.org
Through March 8 — Northside Theatre Co. presents Fix Me Jesus — Annabell Armstrong, a rising star in the Texas Democratic Party, frantically searches for the perfect dress at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. Trapped in the Reagan-era 1980s, her career, love life, finances and family relations are a train wreck. As people from her past invade the dressing room, Annabell must choose between independence and her lifelong fear of her own power. Thursday – Saturday 8pm and Sunday 3pm, 848 E. William St. (at 18th). $17-$22; 408-288-7820; www.northsidetheatre.com
Friday – Noon Arts and Lectures– Bollywood Gharana: Combining Indian Classical and Film Music featuring Teed Rockwell and Touchstyle Venna. 12:10-12:50pm, Cafe Frascati, 315 S. First St. Free or $5 donation. www.bollywoodgharana.com
Friday-Saturday – ComedySportz – Competitive improvisational teams perform hilarious skits. 9pm Friday, 7pm Saturday and midnight, Camera 3 Theater, 288 S. Second St. $12-$15. 408-985-5233 or http://comedysportzsanjose.com
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 http://sjdowntown.com/liveandlocal/
Wednesday – Game Night hosted by the San Jose Public Library-Teams compete against each other with dares, trivia and timed physical challenges a la Minute To Win It. 7-8:30pm in the San Pedro Square Market Garage. 87 N. San Pedro St. www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com
Monday and Wednesday – Park Pop-Up –Every Monday and Wednesday from 11am-1:30pm, Adobe (McEnery Park on San Fernando) will be activated with food trucks as part of the Moveable Feast. For more info, visit http://mvblfeast.com/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second St.
Movie BUCKBUSTERS: All Movies / Everyday, Camera 12 only. $5.50* until 6pm, $8.50* evenings, $7* student/senior/children/military/SJLibrary, *3D/D-BOX surcharges apply.
Now playing: Focus, The Lazarus Effect, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, McFarland USA, The DUFF
Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service
Starting Tuesday through March 8 — Cinequest:, The San Jose Film festival
Opening Mar. 6th: Chappie, Unfinished Business
At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos streets
Now showing: Leviathan, Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem, Whiplash, What We Do In The Shadows
B-Movie Bombs Series: Under Siege, 10pm, Saturday
Opens March 6th: Queen and Country
For info and showtimes, visithttp://www.cameracinemas.com.
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: Batman Begins and Batman: Dark Knight Rises. The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, The Tech at 201 S. Market St. 408-795-6321, $8-10. www.thetech.org/imax/presentations
Today — WE Day —Kids from around the state who created or worked with volunteer organizations in their community and around the world will attend WE Day. The event, backed by Free the Children, teaches students about creating positive change and inspires them through motivational presentations by celebrities including Kid President, Mia Farrow and Joe Jonas. Wednesday, Feb. 25, invite only, SAP Center, http://www.weday.com/we-day-events/we-day-cities/california/
Saturdays through April 4 – Spring Walking Series — Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and fitness instructors Kristin Strellis and Janet Schumacher start a 6 week Spring Walking Series. 8:30-9:30am; $30-$40; meet at the center, 438 Coleman Ave. www.grpg.org
San Jose Sharks home games –The San Jose Sharks have passed the midway point of the season and are in a tough race for a playoff spot. With the support of their fans, can they win the battle for the Pacific? SAP Center, right downtown. www.sjsharks.com
- 7:30pm Thursday — Sharks vs. Red Wings
- 7pm Saturday — Sharks vs. Senators
Saturday — SJSU vs. Nevada in basketball —The Spartans women’s basketball team takes on the Nevada Wolfpack. 2pm Saturday, San Jose State University Event Center, 1 Washington Square, $9, http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/w-baskbl/sjsu-w-baskbl-body.html
Mondays and Wednesdays – Breakthrough Boot Camp –An outdoor workout that utilizes the field, track, bleachers, and other structures. 8:30am. 275 N. 24th St.www.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.,http://bootcampinsanjose.com/boot-camps/.
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Saturday — The GlassHouse Presents: Havana Nights —This exhibition gives viewers a chance to take an artistic look at city much in the news. Charles Anselmo has photographed Cuba’s capital city Havana in more than 50 visits over the past 14 years. A free evening reception includes a no-host bar, free appetizers and music, as well as the opportunity to discover Havana through Anselmo’s work. 7pm Saturday, The GlassHouse, 2 S. Market St., Free but RSVP is required. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-glasshouse-presents-havana-nights-tickets-15720055108?aff=efbevent
Thursday 7-9pm — Talking Art – Collaborating with Bruce Conner – Featuring Donald Farnsworth and Andrew Hoyem.
Through May 16 — Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints — Spanning nearly 60 years of work, the show Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Printsis the first in-depth examination of his achievements as a printmaker in over a decade. It features rarely seen examples from the Conner Family Trust and private collections. A fixture in the San Francisco Beat-era art scene in the 1950s and 1960s, Conner was renowned for his groundbreaking work in assemblage, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and experimental film. 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Fridays, noon – 5pm Saturdays and 10am – 5pm Tuesday. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 560 S. First St.; free; www.sjica.org
Through Sunday – Antique Ohio Amish Quilts and Two Color Wonders –San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 520 S. First St., www.sjquiltmuseum.org
Daily through March 28 — Taco de Ojo —Works from the Latino Toons Collective, a group of Latin American artists from Mexico all the way into South America’s Argentina, highlight vibrant art that borrows elements from comic book art, art nouveau and traditional Latin American art forms. Anno Domini, 366 South 1st St., http://www.galleryad.com
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 www.galleryAD.com
Art Ark Gallery – 1035 S. Sixth St – Open by appointment only. email@example.com
Art Object Gallery – Open 1-4pm Thursday-Saturday. 592 N. Fifth St. Free. 408-288-9305 www.artobjectgallery.com
Casa Jalisco – Open 9am-3pm 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 10am to 5pm Tuesday – Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday. $11-$12. 180 Woz Way. 408-298-5437 or www.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 www.sjpl.org
Empire Seven Studios – 525 N. 7th St. 408-638-7846,www.empiresevenstudios.com
History San Jose – Silicon Valley Bikes: Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880 highlights the region’s love affair with cycling. Runs through May 2015. History Park, 1650 Senter Road. 408-287-2290 orwww.historysanjose.org
The Japanese American Museum of San Jose – 535 N. 5th St. jamsj.org; 408-294-3138.
KALEID gallery – Open noon-7pm Tuesday – Friday; Noon-5pm Saturday. $2 Tuesdays every third Tuesday of the month. 88 S. Fourth St. Free. 408-271-5151 or www.KALEIDgallery.com
MACLA – Open noon-7pm Wednesday -Thursday; noon-5pm Friday-Saturday. 510 S. First St. Free. 408-998-2783 or www.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
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 orwww.egyptianmuseum.org
San Jose City Hall – Various exhibits. Open 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday. 200 E. Santa Clara St. Free. 408-535-8168
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art – Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday; Noon-5 pm Saturday. Closed Sunday & Monday. 560 S. First St. Free Admission. Donations welcomed. 408-283-8155 orhttp://www.sjica.org
San Jose Museum of Art – 11 am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday. 110 S. Market St. $8. 408-271-6840.http://www.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 http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org
Seeing Things Gallery – Gallery, books and zines. Tuesday – Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday noon-6pm; 30 N. Third St. 891-7553 http://www.seeingthingsgallery.com
SPUR San Jose Urban Gallery – 11am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 76 S. First St.http://www.spur.org/exhibitions/2013-09-30/grand-reductions
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 orhttp://www.thetech.org
Works/San Jose – Open noon-4pm Tuesday – Saturday (to 7pm Thursday). 365 S. Market St. 408-295-8378.
ZERO1 Garage – Noon-4pm Wednesday-Saturday, 429 S. First St. 408-606-6806www.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 towww.hawaiianairlines.com/affiliate, use promotion code “SJDA” and get year-round discounts on flights to the islands and beyond. Click here for booking page:https://apps.hawaiianairlines.com/Affiliate/Booking.aspx
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 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. 408-298-4318www.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. 408-286-7678www.mythsj.com· Studio 8 – 8 S. First St. 408-279-4444studio8sj.com· SP2 – 72 N. Almaden Ave. http://www.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 · Splash65 Post St., 408-292-2222 www.splashsj.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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Thursday through Friday — 8th annual Operation PJ at the Fairmont — The Fairmont San Jose, in partnership with the Pajama Program’s Open Your Heart Campaign, will deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. The hotel will collect new pajamas, books and cash donations from locals, guests, employees and community partners 6am-10pm Feb. 26 at the front entrance valet pavilion. Donations will also be accepted during the “Pajama Sorting Party” on Feb. 7:30 am-3 pm in the Club Regent. www.fairmont.com/san-jose/and www.pajamaprogram.org
Humane Society Silicon Valley free spay and neuter clinic — Free spay/neuter services for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes living in the 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122, and 95127 zip codes. By appointment; Humane Society Silicon Valley; 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas, www.hssv.com
March 5 — Opera with the Stars luncheon — Funding the San Jose Woman’s Club vocal scholarship program, this luncheon includes performances from the world-premiere of Where Angels Fear to Tread, a tribute to Irene Dalis and master of ceremonies Frank Fiscalini. 11:30am March 5, Landmark Ballrooom, SJWC Clubhouse, 75 S. 11 St., $15 – $40, email@example.com.
March 21 — Bacon and Beer Classic — Join some of downtown’s favorite restaurants, local breweries and more at Municipal Stadium for a day of tasting and bacon-inspired food. Saturday, March 21, Municipal Stadium, 588 E. Alma Ave., $29 – $99, http://www.baconandbeerclassic.com/#!san-jose-ca/cdol
April 16 – April 19 — Lord of the Rings Trilogy with live orchestra performance — Two opportunities to catch all three movies or individual favorites with live orchestra accompaniment. April 16 – April 18 and April 18 – April 19. $60 – $120. The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., www.lotrssv.org, www.symphonysiliconvalley.orgor 408.286.2600.
March 5 – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
March 6 – Chris Brown and Trey Songz, featuring Tyga
March 20-22 – Marvel Universe Live
March 26 – Ricardo Arjona
March 30 – WWE Monday Night Raw
March 31 – Maroon 5
April 12 – Ariana Grande
April 18 – Barry Manilow and special guest Dave Koz
May 12 – Neil Diamond
May 18-19 – U2 Innocence + Experience Tour
May 26 – Bette Midler
City National Civic
Feb 27. – Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller – Don’t Be a Pinhead Tour
Mar. 3 – Celtic Thunder
April 28 – The Moody Blues, 8pm, $45-$5
May 16 – The Piano Guys, 7:30pm, $42.50-$127.50
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Traffic warning: With many big-name events this weekend, traffic in the downtown area could be bad. Please consider public transportation, cycling or walking if possible.
DASH shuttle – The DASH shuttle, which connects Diridon station to downtown’s core with free rides, runs 6:30 am to 9:15 pm. Shuttles are every 10-15 minutes during peak times, and every 30 minutes later.http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_201.html
Pedicabs – Eco City Cycles –Look for Eco City Cycles door-to-door pedicab service. The service is available Wednesday-Saturday from 7 pm-2 am. Call ahead for reservations or pick ups 408-771-7723. Negotiate your price. www.ecocitycycles.com
Bike 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.
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Visitwww.tsa.govfor the latest information about security procedures.
For more information on Airport changes, maps, and services, go towww.flysanjose.com
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