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August 2019

IDEEC (International Design Education Expo & Conference)

August 16 - August 18

The inaugural International Design Education Expo & Conference (IDEEC) is a unique event that will bring designers, educators, and students from around the world together for a series of presentations, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and more. Free. https://hammertheatre.com/event/ideec/2019-08-16/

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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019

August 16 - August 18

Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together pop culture and technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, and more. $20-$550. https://www.svcomiccon.com/

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Meet in the Street

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 9:00 pm

Join the community to create a unique experience in San Pedro Square!

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SPUR – Exploring Garden at the Flea

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SPUR, 76 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA, 1 S 1st St United States

Get an up close and personal look at the new “Garden at the Flea,” including a beer garden, stage, games and, as its name suggests, a garden. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-08-17/exploring-garden-flea

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Wicked – Broadway San Jose

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. $62-$250. https://broadwaysanjose.com/shows/wicked/

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Northside Night Market

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend your Saturday summer evenings at San José's Backesto Park with the brand new Northside Night Market event series! Free admission. Dog-friendly. Taking place every Saturday. Featuring tasty food trucks (different each week), ice cream, live music performances by San José's best rising artists, local retail & art vendors and special theme nights. https://www.facebook.com/pg/northsidenightmrkt/events/?ref=page_internal

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Cleopatra Metio la Pata

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$48-$90. https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/cleopatra-metio-la-pata/?instance_id=10900

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Starlight Cinemas – Space Jam

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starlight Cinemas brings DTSJ free outdoor summertime movies to St. James Park on Saturday evenings for family-friendly fun! Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes' Bugs Bunny play a bunch of goons who have taken them into outer space to represent an amusement park planet against their will. Movie begins at dusk. https://sjdowntown.com/starlight/

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SJ Improv – Felipe Esparza

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor best known for his raw real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to, with his signature wild hair and his often-imitated phrase “what's up fool?” After 16 years of stand-up comedy various television appearances and two movies Felipe walked away with the title prize on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. He is currently touring comedy clubs and theaters across the country. $27-$77. https://improv.com/sanjose/comic/felipe+esparza/

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Cabaret

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

City Lights presents the original 1966 version of this iconic musical! In a Berlin nightclub at the end of the 1920s, a Master of Ceremonies assures the audience that they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. The Cabaret explores the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. $30-$51. https://cltc.org/tickets/

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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.

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