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Contents

·       Featured events

·       This week’s events Stage and Concerts / Live & Local / Miscellaneous Events / Film / Kids / Sports

·       Classes, conferences, meetings, and workshops

·       Literature / ArtMuseums and galleries

·       Dancing / Dining and Business promotions 

·       Downtown Living

·       Volunteer Opportunities / Coming up / SAP Center of San Jose

·       Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport

Featured Events      

Wednesday – 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. 8-9:30am, B2 Coffee, San Pedro Square Market, 87 N. San Pedro Square.

Wednesday through Sunday – Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy – The performance at the SAP Center features the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Toy Story 3, Brave and the Disney Fairies franchise. 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30am and 7:30pm Friday, 11am, 3 and 7pm Saturday, 11am, 3 and 6:30pm Sunday. $15-$110, 525 W. Santa Clara St.,http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-1

Thursday Jerry Seinfeld – San Jose Center for the Performing Arts hosts actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld. 7pm, 255 Almaden Blvd.,http://www.ticketmaster.com/San-Jose-Center-for-the-Performing-tickets-San-Jose/venue/229426

Friday – Farmers’ MarketFeatured item of the week: Pumpkins. Pumpkins are a member of the winter squash family and can be used in any recipe calling for any of the winter squashes such as Hubbard, acorn, butternut, kabocha or turban. Once the seeds are scooped out, the pumpkin can be roasted and the orange flesh can be used for side dishes, casseroles, soups, or pies. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by Kaiser Permanente. Free two-hours parking in Market-San Pedro Garage with validation 10am-2pm, each Friday through Nov. 21, San Pedro Square, San Pedro and Santa Clara streets.

Monday – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor – Honorable Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor comes to San Jose State University for an on-stage conversation with UC Berkeley Professor of Law Melissa Murray. Event is sold out however arrangements have been made to allow others to view the event via closed circuit television at Morris Dailey Auditorium for free. 4pm, One Washington Sq., http://blogs.sjsu.edu/today/2014/supreme-court-justice-to-speak-at-sjsu/

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This week’s events        

Stage and Concerts    

Through Nov. 2 Danny and the Deep Blue SeaJohn Patrick Shanley’s original work involves two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, crossing paths and spending the night together that yields the opportunity of a meaningful relationship. 8pm Thursday – Saturday, 3pm Sunday, $22, Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St., http://www.northsidetheatre.com/website/season.html

Friday through Nov. 25 10 in 10 Perspective! Five photographs by local photographers inspired five stories by local playwrights. And five different stories by local playwrights inspired five local photographers. All are brought to life in ten 10-minute plays. Evening performances 8pm, 3pm Saturdays and 2pm Sundays. Tickets $10-$38, Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St.,http://www.tabardtheatre.org/tickets.html?eid=6669

Friday and Saturday sjDANCEco – sjDANCEco partners with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and Barbara Day Turner to provide two nights of dancing and musical performances. California Theatre, both performances at 8pm, $22-$75, 345 S. 1st St., http://www.sjdanceco.org/tickets.html

Saturday The Winchester Orchestra – The Winchester Orchestra performs under the direction of Michael Digiacinto in his debut concert. 7:30pm, $10-$20, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N. 2nd St., http://www.trinitysj.org/trinity-cathedral-concerts-sat-oct-18/

Saturday SJ Music Fest – Featuring Grammy Award-winning R&B band Tony! Toni! Tone!, reality show host Ray J and more. Also enjoy gourmet food trucks, barbeque, beer and wine. Proceeds benefit SJ Pulse supporting tech, arts, music and sports programs in San Jose. noon-9pm, $10-$25, Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, S. Market St., http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sj-music-festival-tickets-12866230241

Saturday through Oct. 26The RainmakerThe San Jose Stage season launches with N. Richard Nash’s romantic comedy The Rainmaker. Allison F. Rich and Johnny Moreno star as the lead roles in this classic Broadway hit of dreams coming true. 7:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, tickets $30, 490 S. 1st St.,http://thestage.org/

Through Sunday – Art This 1998 Tony Award-winning comedy, written by Yasmina Reza, puts friendships to the test when trendy art is purchased at too high a price. 8pm Thursday – Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $17-$32, discounts for seniors and students/educators, City Lights Theater, 529 S. 2nd St.,http://cltc.org/our-season/2014-2015-season/art/

Wednesday-Tuesday – Comedy at the ImprovHarley-Davidson San Jose presents Branded Funny Comedy, 8pm Wednesday ($15), winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing John Heffron, 8pm Thursday, 8pm and 10:15pm Friday, 7pm and 9:15pm Saturday and 7pm Sunday ($20), San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St, 408-280-7475 or http://sanjose.improv.com/showListCalendar.cfm?date=10/01/2014&view=calendar

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

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Live & Local ~ Downtown San Jose’s Music Spotlight 

Did you know that Downtown San Jose has more than 41 venues offering live music every week ranging from open mic nights at a coffee house to superstar performers at SAP Center or San Jose Civic? Venue Highlight: Teske’s Germania provides a German dining and drinking experience as well as live music that creates a unique environment. Currently, they host “Oktoberfest” which entertains guests with special menus and musical performances by The Internationals, Fridays and Saturdays 6:30-11:30pm.Downtown San Jose offers much more entertainment. Check out our Live Music table at http://sjdowntown.com/liveandlocal/

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Miscellaneous Events 

Thursday – Design Awards Gala – Celebrate the community’s design projects and the winners of an award that acknowledges creativity and design excellence among the creators. 5:30-9pm, tickets $85-$95, 325 S. 1st St.,http://aiascv.org/design-awards/gala-tickets/

Saturday Turn the Key – This Silicon Valley Capital Club Charity Gala event benefits San Jose Jazz’s standout education programs. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and wine, artisan cocktails, gaming, a silent auction and saloon jazz music from Tumbledown House. 6pm-11pm, $200-$2,500 (prices increase Oct 2), Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando St.,http://sanjosejazz.org/turnthekey/

Now through Nov. 15 – Call for Entries –CreaTV San Jose is accepting entries for the 2014 CreaTiVe Awards. Videomakers from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz are invited to submit videos and TV shows for competition in one of more than 10 categories atwww.creatvsj.orgthrough Nov. 15.,http://www.creatvsj.org/news/the-creative-awards-2/

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Film    

Camera 12, Paseo de San Antonio and Second Street

Dracula Untold,” “The Judge,” “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day,” “Gone Girl,” “Annabelle (D-BOX seating available),” “Breakup Buddies,”  “The Equalizer,” “The Boxtrolls,” “The Maze Runner,” “This Is Where I Leave You,” “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “No Good Deed,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Opening Friday: “The Golden Era,” “The Book of Life,” “Fury,” and “No Good Deed.”

At Camera 3, Second and San Carlos Streets

The Two Faces of January,” and “Last Days in Vietnam.”
Opening Friday: “Awake: The Life of Yogananda” and “The Green Prince.”

Cult Movie Series: “Halloween” Thursday 9:30pm / Saturday midnight

For more 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 such as Rocky Mountain Express,” on the big screen. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes to discover some of the most stunning and rugged landscapes on Earth. Explore great cinematography of the forbidding terrain of the Canadian Rockies with restored archival images from the historic, continent-shaping engineering of Canada’s first transcontinental railway. More educational films 1pm and 3pm Wednesday-Thursday, 12pm Wednesday and Friday, 2pm and 4pm Friday, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm Saturday-Tuesday: such as “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” available at The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, located inside The Tech at 201 S. Market St.  408-795-6321, $8-10.  www.thetech.org/imax/presentationsandhttp://www.thetech.org/imax/presentations/rocky-mountain-express

Friday-Sunday through Oct. 26 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II The end begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. Rated PG-13. Runtime 146 minutes. 5pm and 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm Sundays $10-$12, The Tech Museum at 201 S. Market St.http://www.thetech.org/imax/presentations/harry-potter-vii-hallowspt2

Interstellar A group of explorers make use of a newly-discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Experience Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” three days before it hits any other theater in South Bay on Nov. 4. Tickets on sale now ($15).http://www.thetech.org/imax/presentations/interstellar

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Kids

Monday through Oct. 24 – Musical Theatre Workshop – The Tabard Theatre Company provides a week-long session with a variety of workshops in theatre arts Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30pm. Scene Work, Dance, Improv, Voice, Audition Prep, Costume Design, and more from the The Little Mermaid will be taught/performed. Ages 6-12, $130, Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., http://tabardtheatre.org/youth/index.html?utm_source=conservatory&utm_campaign=Tabard+Fall+Program+2014&utm_medium=email

Tuesday – Kids Music and Movement ClassGeared for young children, move, dance and sing with your child to a variety of music in English and Spanish. Play with bean bags, scarves and rhythm sticks. 10:30am, 87 N San Pedro St.,http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/the-san-pedro-square-market-blog/bid/65316/Special-Events-Music-Movement-Tuesdays-10-30am

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Sports and Fitness            

San Jose Sharks home games – Sharks are back to make another try at the playoffs and ultimately, the Stanley Cup. Will this be the year for the Sharks? Support them on their journey.

  • Oct. 23 vs. Blue Jackets; Oct. 25 vs. Sabres; Nov. 1 vs. Islanders, SAP Center, varying times.www.sjsharks.com

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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Co-Ed 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/.

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

Saturdays through Nov. 15 Fall Walking Series – Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and fitness instructors Kristin Strellis and Janet Schumacher lead the class along the Guadalupe River trails. 8:30-9:30am, $30-$40, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave.,http://www.grpg.org/archives/calendar/fall-walking-series

Through Oct. 24 – A Walking Club – San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services offers a senior walking program at all 12 city-owned community centers. Seniors can meet at a community center and walk for one to two miles a day around the community center. www.sanjoseca.gov/prns

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Classes, conferences, meetings and seminars

Tuesday – ITU Presents: A Conversation with BoxTrolls Co-Director Anthony Stacchi –Join an in-depth discussion with Boxtrolls Co-Director Anthony Stacchi at 6 pm. International Technological University (ITU) Interim Director of the Digital Arts Department Wes Takahashi will moderate the one-hour conversation on Stacchi’s latest film, stop-motion animation, and the current state of the film industry. International Technological University, 355 W San Fernando St. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/itu-presents-boxtrolls-co-director-anthony-stacchi-tickets-13639934411

Tuesday – Drop-In Business Counseling –The San Jose Public Library partners with the Office of Economic Development in hosting drop-in business counseling every other Tuesday at 5:30pm in Room 455 at MLK Library. Sessions include an OED representative who will answer business questions related to basic real estate, permit, tax requirements and more. 150 E. San Fernando St., https://www.sjlibrary.org/event/drop-business-counseling

Friday – Legends and Leaders Featuring Tony La Russa –One of the most successful managers in baseball history, Tony La Russa, offers inspiration on how to coach businesses and organizations. Recipients of the 2014 Excellence in Education awards will also be recognized. Presented by San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber and Cisco, reception 6-7pm, dinner 7-9pm, tickets $300-$350, formal attire, the Fairmont San Jose, 170 S. Market St.,http://web.sjchamber.com/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1398&utm_source=Legends+%26+Leaders%3A+Tony+La+Russa_Sept.+15&utm_campaign=Legends+%26+Leaders_Sept_18&utm_medium=email

Saturday Gardening Workshop –  The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy workshop provides information about the Allium family (garlic, onions and leeks) and how to successfully plant, grow and harvest them with instruction from Sherri Bohan. 10am-2pm, $15-$20, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., http://www.grpg.org/archives/calendar/garlic-onions-and-leeks

Classes at the San Jose Entrepreneur Center

100 E. Santa Clara St. http://sanjoseecenter.org/

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Literature/Art

Daily through Nov. 15 – In the Cave We Dance UK artist Joseph Loughborough emerges from his studio with his latest body of work In the Cave We Dance, his second solo exhibition with Anno Domini Gallery. He draws upon iconography and themes evocative of the decadent period of Berlin as a vehicle to explore Plato’s Allegory of the Cavein which subjective perception of reality is questioned.http://www.galleryad.com/#gAD1

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-7pm Tuesday-Friday; noon-5pm Saturday. 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 1-4pm Thursday-Saturday. 592 N. Fifth St. Free. 408-288-9305 www.artobjectgallery.com

Casa JaliscoOpen 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, events@litart.org408-924-4600.

Children’s Discovery Museum –Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday – Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday. $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-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 –Open10am-5pm Monday – Friday; 11am-6pm Saturday-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 orhttp://www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Seeing Things Gallery – Gallery, books and zines. Tuesday – Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday noon-6pm; 30 N. Third St. 891-7553http://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 InnovationOpen 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 JoseOpen noon-4pm Tuesday – Saturday (to 7pm Thursday). 365 S. Market St. 408-295-8378.

ZERO1 GarageNoon-4pm Wednesday-Saturday, 429 S. First St. 408-606-6806www.zero1.org/garage

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Downtown Dining / Business Promotions

Fridays through Oct 24 – Teske’s Germania Oktoberfest – Get an essence of the German culture and a taste of German food and beer during Oktoberfest. Featuring live music from “the Internationals,” special menus for each event, and a fun-filled atmosphere. Beer Garden is on a first come first in basis. 6:30pm-11:30pm, 255 N. 1st St. and Devine, http://www.teskes-germania.com/events.php

Wednesday through Oct. 22 – Silicon Valley Restaurant Week – Diners get a chance to sample cuisine from 10 downtown restaurants including: Arcadia, Bluefin Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, Fahrenheit Restaurant, II Fornaio, Loft Bar & Bistro, Los Gatos Brewing Co., McCormick and Schmick’s, Mezcal, Morton’s Steakhouse, Scott’s Seafood, The Farmer’s Union and the Grill on the Alley,http://www.siliconvalleyrestaurantweek.com/

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

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

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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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Coming Up

Knight Cities Challenge – The Knight Foundation launches a broad effort to uncover innovative ideas to make cities more successful. Have an idea? Share it with them at http://www.knightcities.org/

Oct. 22 – LSAT Workshop – Lincoln Law School of San Jose hosts a free LSAT Workshop that provides an opportunity to learn invaluable tips and strategies for taking the exam. Register now at admissions@lincolnlawsj.edu, space is limited. 6-7:30pm, One N. 1st St.,http://lincolnlawsj.edu/

Oct. 22 Giving Back Benefit Luncheon – The Dependency Advocacy Center’s 3rd Annual benefit luncheon celebrates their Social Worker Program and special honorees from 11:30-1:30pm, $75-$100, San Jose Women’s Club, 75 S. 11th St., hkushins@sccdac.org

Día De Los Muertos San Jose –Although it’s called Day of the Dead, it is the celebration of life. It is steeped in tradition, culture and an amazing display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past. Día de los Muertos San Jose will be filled with fun for the entire family. Event days and times include:

  • Oct. 23 – Colors in the Hue of Mexico – A visual arts exhibition curated by San Jose artists Rick Moreno and Tulio FLores. The City Hall Rotunda will be transformed into a gallery depicting the Day of the Dead to bring all communities together. 7-9pm, City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara St., www.vivafest.org
  • Oct. 25 – 5th Annual Día San Jose Festival – Take part in a community celebration of Hispanic heritage with live music, food, art expos, and community altars in honor of families and friends. 12-9pm, St. James Park, 2nd and St. James streets, http://diasanjose.com/
  • Oct. 2617th Annual Día de los Muertos Procession and Festival – Participants meet at City View Plaza at 11am, start the procession at 12pm from Market St. and end it at the Dr. Martin Luther King Library. Ceremonies at SJSU after the procession include: Children’s art and culture camp, food and art vendors, altar exhibit artists talk and more. 12-3:30pm, One Washington Square, http://sjmag.org/events/17th-annual-dia-de-los-muertos-2014

Oct. 24 Sunset X Safe in Sound – EDM artists take the stage at City National Civic Center featuring Destroid, Adventure Club and Flux Pavilion with support from Caked Up and Terravita. 7pm, $45-$75, 135 W. San Carlos St., http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/sunset-x-safe-sound/?instance_id=3786

Oct. 24 – The Commons –The Commons returns due to popular demand for an encore showcase of fine arts, music and performance at St. James Park. The concert brings another eclectic lineup of some of the best musicians and performers from across the Bay Area, including; “The Wall of Sound,” “Dreams of June,” and ballerina Jenny Stulberg. 6-9:15pm, 2nd and St. James streets, http://www.thecommonssj.com/

Oct. 25 Spirits & Shadows – History Park hosts the 21+ Spirits & Shadows costume ball. Explore “haunted” houses, participate in the costume contest, enjoy adult beverages and dance the night away under the historic light tower. 6-11pm, $25-$40, 635 Phelan Ave.,https://historysanjose.ejoinme.org/?tabid=557593

Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 Beethoven and Brahms – Symphony Silicon Valley hosts one of America’s most distinguished maestro John Nelson and internationally renowned pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane as they partner to present two of classical music’s greatest works, Brahms and Beethoven. 8pm Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday, $41-$85, 325 S. 1st St.,http://www.symphonysiliconvalley.org/concerts.php?pagecontID=202&utm_source=2014-09-27-ItalianTour&utm_campaign=2014-09-27ItalianTour&utm_medium=email

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SAP Center of San Jose

http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/   

Oct. 29 Electronic Bounce House 2
Nov. 2 – Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano Golden Moment
Nov. 14-15 – Oprah: The Life You Live Weekend
Nov. 21 – Brantley Gilbert
Nov. 23 – Joan Sebastian and Los Tigres del Norte, Gira La Ultima Maroma
Nov. 24 Usher
Nov. 25 – Fleetwood Mac
Dec. 6-7 – Intel Extreme Masters
Dec. 25-28 – Walking with Dinosaurs
March 20-22 – Marvel Universe Live

City National Civic

www.citynationalcivic.com

Oct. 24 – Sunset X Safe and Sound
Nov. 4 – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Nov. 15 – California State DanceSport Championships – Nationals Qualifying Event
Nov. 16 – Judas Priest Special Guest Steel Panther
Nov. 21 – Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! – Music is Awesome
Dec. 18 – MythBusters Behind the Myths Tour
Jan. 2-3 Disney Jr. Live on Tour – Pirate and Princess Adventure
Jan. 29 – So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014 Season Tour

SJSU Event Center

www.union.sjsu.edu

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Parking / Pedicabs / Traffic / SJ Mineta Airport

Traffic

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Through Friday – VTA’s Bus Rapid Transit Project – Construction crews will perform sanitary sewer work along the westbound side of Santa Clara Avenue between First and Second Streets. To accommodate construction activities, the shoulder and one travel lane will be closed, sidewalk detours will be provided, and pedestrians redirected around the work zone. Access to businesses will be maintained. This work will run through Friday. The hours of work are from 7am to 3pm. Activities will cease during the lunch hour, 12noon-1pm.

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 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 sharingModular 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

Email info@sjc.orgif you need a reply.

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