Is learning to paint, play guitar or write a screenplay

Mental health and taking care of your creative self is also one of life's essentials.

Fortunately, downtown's arts organizations and museum galleries are ready to support your creative interests. You will be inspired. Explore the arts and find your fancy. 



Click here to see the 2019 restaurants and menus

Address: 180 Woz Way.
(408) 298-5437

For little ones, check out The Children’s Discovery Museum’s virtual museum with hands-on activities and fun learning opportunities to keep kids educated at home.


City Lights Theater Company

Address529 S 2nd St.
(408) 295-4200

The show must go on (virtually)! City Lights presents a video recording of their world-premiere play “Coded,” about a gamer with a plan to revolutionize virtual-reality gaming, until things get too surreal when the virtual world begins to invade the real one.



Address288 S 2nd St.
(408) 985-5233

CSz is keeping the joy of comedy alive by offering a virtual Sketch Writing course for those looking to stretch their comedy skills.

Google Arts & Culture

Address: 111 West Saint John St, #110
(408) 912-2886

Virtually travel around the world to see art with Google Arts & Culture, a platform providing public online viewing to some of the world’s most prominent art museum exhibits.


Hammer Theatre

Address101 Paseo De San Antonio (between 2nd and N 3rd St)
(408) 924-8501

The Hammer Theatre presents National Theatre at Home, with exclusive screenings of the best of West End theatre for San Jose.

History San Jose

AddressPacific Hotel Building, 1650 Senter Rd.
(408) 287-2290

Stay educated and stimulated at home with one of History San Jose’s many online exhibits. Follow their social media to see the many different sides of History San José, from unique pieces of the collection to mini-tours of historic buildings.

New Ballet

Address: 196 North 3rd Street
(408) 352-5616

For dancers and those who have always wanted to learn, New Ballet offers free online ballet classes for a wide range of ages and stages and a Ballet Boot Camp for adult beginners (held on Thursdays at 6 pm).

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Address560 S 1st Street.
(408) 283-8155

Stay inspired with San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art’s #ICAStaysTogether campaign, where you’ll get a daily activity to channel your creative energy.

San Jose Jazz

(408) 288-7557

Live From Home features artists performing a 30-minute concert from home that’s live streamed via San Jose Jazz’s digital platforms through Facebook Live on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm PST (times may vary per stream). Artists will perform three songs and answer questions live from the online audience.

San Jose Museum of Art

Address: 110 S Market Street
(408) 271-6840

San Jose Museum of Art encourages us to stay connected by listening to each other. You can share your thoughts or feelings with SJMA through their social media by using #ShowMeSJMA. Also, clear your mind and enjoy the present moment with SJMA’s guided meditations.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Address520 S 1st Street
(408) 971-0323

Tour San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles’ newest exhibit, “I was India: Embroidering Exoticism,” virtually led by Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren.

Steinway Society

Address72 N 5th Street
(408) 300-5635

Steinway Society offers ways for you to still enjoy artists’ music from your home with video clips of each month’s scheduled performer. Check out Alexander Sinchuk, playing Rachmaninoff.

The Tech Interactive

Address: 201 S Market Street
(408) 294-8324

The Tech Interactive has a virtual field trip for you to explore the exhibits and meet those working in the tech industry. Also, check out what hands-on learning activities you and your kids can do at home.

Local Color

Address: 27 S 1st St.
(408) 867-5309

Keep up with Local Color on their social media platforms for artists features, live streams, virtual activities and more.


Here’s a look at past participants and offers.

55 South

Address:55. S. First St.

Offer: Receive $10 off a full order of five (5) ribs served with our house potato salad and sautéed spinach.
Receive 20% off our entire regular food menu during restaurant week.

The Blue Chip

Address: 325 S. First St.
Offer: Lunch special served all day. Our famous CHEESESTEAKS bag of chips and a soda for just $10 from Monday-Friday – Jan. 16-20 and Jan. 23-26.
Cafe Stritch

Address:374 S. 1st St.
Offer: Two Course Prix Fixe Dinner (salad and entree) – $18 per person.
Vegetarian and/or Vegan options available.

Jan. 18-22 and Jan. 25-26
Cafe Too

Address: 110 S. Market St.
Offer: Receive 15% off your total bill during DTSJ restaurant week.

Curry Pundits

Address: 30 E. Santa Clara St.
Offer: Receive 10% off all entrees during restaurant week.

Deluxe Eatery & Drinkery

Address: 71 E. San Fernando St.
Offer: 20% off all food items from Sunday-Thursday, Jan. 16-19 and Jan. 22-26

The Farmers Union

Address: 151 W. Santa Clara St.

Offer: Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner – $30 per person.
Not valid Jan. 16, 19, 21 and 26

Reserve a table
The Fountain at the Fairmont

Address: 170 S. Market St.
Offer: Three Course Prix Fixe Lunch Menu – $40 per person
(taxes and gratuity not included)
Valid Monday-Friday
Jan. 16-20 and Jan. 23-26

Reserve a table
The Grill on the Alley

Address: 172 S. Market St.
OfferThree Course Prix Fixe Lunch- $45 per person
Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Three Prix Fixe Dinner – $70 per person
Available after 4 p.m.

Reserve a table
Habana Cuba

Address: 238 Race Street
Offer: Habana Tasting Menu – $35 per person Small sampler of appetizers, house salad, entrée sampler and dessert sampler (all chef’s choice). Vegetarian and gluten free options available from Jan. 16-26.

Hawaiian Poke Bowl

Address: 387 S. First St.
Offer: Dinner for two for $29.99.
Two poke bowls of your choice, served with white rice, brown rice or organic mixed greens and arugula
One divine chocolate cake to share.
Plus 10% off new menu items

Mezcal Restaurant

Address: 25 W. San Fernando St.
Offer: 15% off of your entire bill (food and drinks)

Reserve a table
Nomikai Social Food + Drinkery

Address: 48 S. 1st St.
Offer: Receive 20% off pizzas when you mention DTSJ Restaurant Week

Olla Cocina

Address: 17 N. San Pedro St.

Offer: Three course plated dinner – $30
Add on our Tequila or Mezcal pairing for $20

Offer not valid Jan. 16, 19, 21 and 26

Reserve a table
Pizza Bocca Lupo

Address: 87 N. San Pedro St.
Offer: Receive 20% off when you mention or show our restaurant week offer on the website.

Sushi Confidential

Address: 31 N. Market Street

Offer: Receive 20% off food when you mention or show our restaurant week offer from the website. Offer valid for lunch and dinner.

Takai Sushi & Sake Bar

Address: 170 S. Market St.

Offer: Two Course Prix Fixe Menu – $23 per person
(taxes and gratuity not included).


Address: 100 N.Almaden Ave. #168
Offer: One free topping or waffle cone with purchase.