Downtown has it all going on!
For centuries, audiences have been charmed and amused by the residents of Athens mixing with fairies in the enchanted, moonlit forest of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. Gary De Mattei returns to Playful People Productions to direct his modern-day vision of this classic tale of magic, romance, and the mystical nature of true love, which never does run smooth. $14-$20. http://playfulpeople.net/a-midsummer-nights-dream-2019/Find out more »
Celebrate what’s possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana, Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel, Belle, and Cinderella go to find their inner hero. Along with Mickey and friends, discover your inner hero at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! $15-$85. http://www.sapcenter.com/events/detail/doidaretodreamFind out more »
Discover a “whole new world” with this adaptation of the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin, a “diamond in the rough” street rat, is down on his luck until he discovers a magic lamp – and the genie with the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that tests his moral character, until he finally learns that his true worth lies deep within him.…Find out more »
Choreographer and artist Brendan Fernandes, a former dancer, is acutely aware of the particular way in which ballet dancers are trained to walk. Join a conversation with the artist directly following Thursday's performance. Admission is $5 after 5pm (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-conversation-brendan-fernandesFind out more »
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre. $14-$21. https://hammertheatre.com/event/antony-cleopatra-screening/2019-02-21/Find out more »
Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. $43-$153. https://broadwaysanjose.com/Cats/Find out more »
The Bad Plus is known for blending avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences. The New York Times calls the group’s first full-length release and their thirteenth studio recording Never Stop II “an exhilarating document” that sparks an exciting new chapter for this iconic group. This is a two concert event. There is a set beginning at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. $30. https://sanjosejazz.org/artist/the-bad-plus/Find out more »
Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece takes on a fresh form in this sizzling hot tale of the ties that bind. On a steamy night on the Mississippi Delta, the Pollitt Plantation swarms with angst as the family gathers to celebrate the 65th birthday of their hot-tempered patriarch, Big Daddy. The heat begins to rise in the Southern family when Big Daddy announces he must choose one of his sons to inherit his estate-Brick: his favorite or Gooper. With the future of the…Find out more »
In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the '60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City's '60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there's nowhere left to go. $17-$22. https://www.northsidetheatre.com/Find out more »
The Bad Plus is known for blending avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences. The New York Times calls the group’s first full-length release and their thirteenth studio recording Never Stop II “an exhilarating document” that sparks an exciting new chapter for this iconic group. This is a two concert event. There is a set beginning at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. $30. https://sanjosejazz.org/artist/the-bad-plus-2/Find out more »
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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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