Downtown has it all going on!
The “cool” counterpart to Summer Fest, Winter Fest presents jazz, blues, Latin jazz, New Orleans and related genres in intimate venues. You can expect to see stars like Miguel Zenón, with his Sonero project; phenomenal vocalist Stacey Kent and Quincy Jones protégé Sheléa. Much more to come! $25-$320. https://sanjosejazz.org/winter-fest/Find out more »
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Join SJMQT for their third Yoga & Art collaboration with the Be the Change Yoga and Academic Coffee! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/16/yoga-amp-art-element-series-space-sjmqt-x-be-the-change-yoga-x-academic-coffeeFind out more »
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. $15-$45. https://playfulpeople.org/mamma-mia-2020/Find out more »
CMT Rising Stars take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s, Into the Woods a musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. $15-$20. https://www.cmtsj.org/into-the-woods/Find out more »
This is the biggest beer festival in the South Bay and beyond during SF Beer Week with over 30 local craft breweries pouring some of the best beer within 150 miles of San Jose. Artisans and pop up shops will be available as well as access to amazing food options. Tickets include commemorative tasting glass, access to the event and unlimited 3-oz. pours from all breweries. $35. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-brewers-craft-beer-festival-tickets-92175839417Find out more »
Part backstage comedy and part offbeat love story, Stage Kiss follows two actors with a history. After they're cast opposite each other again, the lines start to blur when they have to kiss each other. Either way, the show much go on. $25-$44. https://cltc.org/tickets/Find out more »
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London. $13-$20. https://hammertheatre.com/event/ntl-a-midsummer-nights-dream/2020-02-14/Find out more »
For The Stage’s 37th Season, San Jose Stage Company presents their third production of Broadway’s longest-running American musical CHICAGO. Nominated for three 1975 Tony Awards and the 1997 Tony Award-winner for “Best Revival Of A Musical,” CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. CHICAGO is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, with the script adaptation by David Thompson. $32-$72. https://www.thestage.org/ticketsFind out more »
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All of the Bay Area’s major roads lead to downtown San Jose. And finding parking is easy in a ParkSJ garage.
Downtown is also the hub for Light Rail and VTA bus systems. A free shuttle (the DASH) runs through downtown and to Diridon Station, with its Caltrain, Amtrak and ACE service. The Mineta San Jose International Airport is only 10 minutes away.
Use the City of San Jose’s Interactive Map to find the way around downtown.