Downtown has it all going on!
Join SJMQT for a day of Folklorico dancing, live weaving demos in conjunction with their exhibition Mayan Traje: A Tradition in Transition, cardboard loom crafts & art activities with their very own Artist-in-Residence Amber Imrie. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/9/21/free-community-day-at-san-jose-museum-of-quilts-amp-textilesFind out more »
It's another Oktoberfest at Ludwig’s German Table! Ticket includes entry to all areas of the building, a sausage plate and live music by the Oktoberfest band, Zicke - Zacke, performing from 2 - 6 pm. $31. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ludwigs-german-table-oktoberfest-tickets-63036649315Find out more »
The San Jose Sharks take on the Vegas Golden Knights in the SAP Shark Tank! http://www.sapcenter.com/events/detail/sharksvsknights-1Find out more »
SJMA’s annual gala showcases the highest level of hospitality and artistry in the Silicon Valley art scene with internationally celebrated artists in attendance, a live auction of cutting-edge contemporary art with an auctioneer from Christie’s New York, and an after-party with music and dancing. $1000+. https://sjmusart.org/event/50th-anniversary-celebration-gala-and-auctionFind out more »
Bring your best civic proposals before a panel of local community leaders, led by Local Color, for an evening of community idea sharing. Aim high and your proposal might be one of those selected to receive seed funding in order to become reality. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-09-21/new-date-pitch-pleaseFind out more »
Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose is a group of volunteer musicians performing professional quality classical concerts with the goal of presenting classical performances that are inclusive, accessible, and affordable. $10-$25. https://hammertheatre.com/event/mission-chamber-orchestras-tribute-to-clara-concert/Find out more »
Dance with Nature is a grand modern dance show depicting the role of the Five Elements in the rotation of everything in the universe according to the ancient Chinese Five-Elements Theory and calling upon mankind to cherish and protect nature, our common homeland. $58-$128. https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/dance-with-nature/?instance_id=11241Find out more »
San Jose native Jon Nakamatsu achieved international attention with his 1997 Gold Medal triumph at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His recital appearances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, as well as premier venues in Europe, South America, and the Far East. In 1999, Mr. Nakamatsu performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton. Pre-concert lecture: 6:45. Meet the Artist follows the concert. $40-$60. https://steinwaysociety.com/concerts/jon-nakamatsu-2019/Find out more »
The Wolves tells the tale of a girls indoor soccer team, a coming of age story that will resonate with anyone who has been a teenager. With overlapping and uber-realistic dialogue, this Pulitzer Prize finalist blends drama, comedy and confusion in a way that anyone who's ever been a teen will recognize. $24-$47. https://cltc.org/tickets/Find out more »
Sherlock Holmes recruits a group of London street urchins to help him and Dr. Watson crack a case that could affect the future of the British Empire in this lively, clever musical mystery adventure! $19-$48. https://www.tabardtheatre.org/box-office/tickets/?eid=20762Find 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.