Warren Miller's Face of Winter

Warren Miller Entertainment is ready to kick off the season with its 69th installment ski and snowboard film, Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen Read More

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Thu Nov 8 & 10

Dr. Seuss's The Grinch premieres at Pruneyard Cinemas Thursday, November 8. The Grinch will be at Pruneyard Cinemas in person to introduce shows, take photos, and may even join the bartenders in Cedar Room to make special green…

Thu Nov 8

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as "one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation" (International Review of Music)

Thu Nov 8

The genius of Mystery Science Theater lies in its simplicity. Essentially, it's a well-rehearsed trash-talking sesh--the kind of riff-fest that good friends have been enjoying over cold beers and bad movie reruns for decades. The…

Thu Nov 8-10

Barber Shop Chronicles is a funny, poignant journey through community and culture. Written by playwright Inua Ellams, Barber Shop Chronicles traverses African barber shops in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala and Lagos, and eventually…

Thu Nov 8-18

This November, visit one of the most important periods in world history. Set in Weimar Germany, Cabaret tells the story of an American writer discovering the decadent world of Berlin while witnessing the rise of Nazism. The nightlife…

Fri Nov 9

The resort town of Acapulco, Mexico, is known for its warm, sunny beaches. But the Acapulco-born producer known as Junkie Kid is not known for crafting tropical bass. Cutting his teeth on techno, trance and Dutch hardstyle, Junkie…

Fri Nov 9

Cozy up with family, friends, and a delicious supper on the Farm! Please join Veggielution as we celebrate 10 years of community food and farming by attending Sunday Soup, our family friendly fundraising supper on Sunday, December…

Sat Nov 10

Originally formed in Seattle by Jared Warren and Coady Willis, stoner metal wunderkinds Big Business have been dredging up sludgy riffs and propulsive drums since 2004. With a style that is sometimes proggy, sometimes melodic and…

Thru Nov 11

Faultline Brewing Company invites you to experience the flavors of Oktoberfest. Featuring our special German-inspired menu available lunch & dinner. And Oktoberfest specialty brews and beer bombs!

Thru Nov 18

Foothill College Theatre Art's latest production is a journey through the relationship between siblings and their obsessions. Penned by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen (best known for her work Vietgone), She Kills Monsters is a…

Thru Dec 23

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is thrilled to announce the September 2018 opening of an expansive exhibition that takes a deep dive into the long history of the town's high school. The exhibition explores the legacy and legends of LGHS…

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Music & Clubs

The Ten Tenors at Campbell Heritage Theatre

TENOR SO: Double digit tenor group Ten Tenors tackles timely tunes.

It’s both an alliterative masterpiece and a musical extravaganza. Hailing from Australia, the Ten Tenors—none of whom are named Pavarotti or Domingo—have been performing worldwide for more than 20 years. Celebrating their latest recording, Wish You Were Here, the Tenors dive into both the classical repertoire and the contemporary canon, tackling such… » Read More

DeAndre Brackensick at Art Boutiki

IDOL HANDS: American Idol and Postmodern Jukebox star (and homegrown talent) DeAndre Brackensick comes to Art Boutiki.

Everyone in the greater South Bay can remember where they were on the evening of April 5, 2012. That was, of course, the day when San Jose R&B singer and former Oak Grove High homecoming king DeAndre Brackensick was eliminated from competition on season 11 of American Idol. He soon after toured… » Read More

‘Pagliacci’ at California Theatre

META THEATRE: Hell hath no fury like a clown scorned.

When it comes to sad clowns, Weary Willie—Emmett Kelly’s iconic caricature of a down-and-out, Depression-era hobo—may be the first image that crops up in the contemporary imagination. But the O.G. of all sad clowns is undoubtedly Pagliacci. In Ruggero Leoncavallo’s beloved Pagliacci, a theater troupe stages a production that hits too close… » Read More

Movies

Review: 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'

The Coen brothers' new anthology film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, portrays the frontier as a place of death so sudden and terrible that the word "ironic" is too fancy for it. Here are demises as swift as a dropped anvil in a Road Runner cartoon. As filmmakers, the Coens often create equal and opposite reaction to film classics, spinning off of ideas they're trying to top, honor or besmirch. (This tribute to Westerns starts with a common prestige-movie beginning of the old days: a hand opening a leather bound volume and turning the pages.) But the half-dozen tales found therein are closer to Ambrose Bierce than Louis L'Amour. One of the briefest, "Near Algodones" with James Franco as an unlucky bandit, seems to be a riff on "An » Read More

Review: 'Prospect'

It's a rough ride to the frontier planet, a wetland of ferns and shining flies and deadly aerial spores. (The Seattle-based filmmakers shot this in the Hoh rainforest on the Olympic peninsula.) Blown off course, the craft is shipwrecked a long foot journey away from the target. They were headed to a hidden motherload of valuable gems, growing in the living membranes of a polyp-like creature called an Aurelac. The stones are tricky to pick out from the meat, since they're protected with an acid strong enough to melt flesh. » Read More

The Arts

San Jose Museum Takes a Walk

Most would ignore a leaf that's fallen just above the clasp of a car door handle, but not Gabriel Orozco. He finds detritus, things that are overlooked and wasted, and then aims his camera at them. He photographs two dozen glass soda bottles corroded with grime and standing at attention against a gutter wall, or a charred metal oil barrel abandoned on the side of the road with a black rock placed on top, like the sign of a gothic coronation. » Read More

Neil Gaiman talks myth and memory at Stanford

With over 38 published books, Gaiman's writing has spanned genres, mediums and topics. But for many, the greatest work of his career remains one of his first: the 75-issue run of DC's The Sandman. Beginning in 1989, Sandman was notable for its literary tone and profound scope as much as it was for its forward-thinking depiction of women, queer, transgender and gender-fluid characters. Long before either the #MeToo movement or recent conversations around gender-fluidity, Gaiman presented desire as androgynous, treated queer lives as visible and normal, and made one his most heartfelt and complex characters a trans woman. Read today, Sandman still feels ahead of its time, despite being almost 30 years old. » Read More

'Interview with a Mexican'

Last year, in September, MACLA hosted the first staged reading of Ask a Mexican by the Denver-based playwright Anthony J. Garcia. He based it on Gustavo Arellano's trenchant OC Weekly column of the same name. From 2004 until his resignation from the weekly last year as editor-in-chief, Arellano would answer letters from the public about Latinx culture. The cartoon bandido character who appeared at the top of every column set the tone. Arellano was going to confront caricatures and stereotypes by dismantling blatantly racist letters that were ignorant of and/or openly hostile toward immigrants and their experience of America. Arellano replied to them with an unapologetic, cynical glee. » Read More

Features & Columns

Silicon Alleys: Author's Old Lowrey Genie Organ Recalls Noteworthy Music Store in Willow Glen

My entire camp humor identity began on that machine, so its demise calls for a twisted eulogy of sorts. But first, some history. Stevens Music, which existed from 1951 to 1984 at 1202 Lincoln Ave., was an institution in Willow Glen, selling and repairing instruments, plus sheet music and related products for thousands of people throughout the valley. Entire generations got their chops inside that building, operated by Tom Stevens and his son Gordon. After the main retail business closed, Reik's music eventually moved into the ground floor, with the upstairs then converting into more lesson rooms and other independent music businesses, including Stevens Violin Shop. Up until Gordon sold the building in 2013, he claimed the oldest » Read More

Advice Goddess: I Never Know What to Say When She Cries

Putting it in general collegiate terms, the female mind majors in psychology; the male mind majors in physics. Research by psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen finds that women tend to be the "empathizers" of the species, driven from childhood on to identify others' "emotions and thoughts, and to respond to these with an appropriate emotion." Men, on the other hand, tend to be "systematizers," driven to understand the inner workings of the blender. The good news is, there's a secret for comforting an upset woman, even for the most emotionally inarticulate man. You don't have to be Shakespeare; just don't go all shutupspeare. For example, last week, when I was bummed about something to the point of tears, I was on the phone with my boyfriend, and » Read More

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 14, 2018

Interior designer Dorothy Draper said she wished there were a single word that meant "exciting, frightfully important, irreplaceable, deeply satisfying, basic and thrilling all at once." I wonder if such a word exists in the Chamicuro language spoken by a few Peruvians or the Sarsi tongue spoken by the Tsuu T'ina tribe in Alberta, Canada. In any case, I'm pleased to report that for the next few weeks, many of you Aries people will embody and express that rich blend of qualities. I have coined a new word to capture it: tremblissimo. » Read More

San Francisco

A Fighting Chance

At 11:30am on a Monday, the American Kickboxing Academy is quiet, cool and hidden from the world. Recessed within a suburban block somewhere between strip mall and business park, the 27,000-square-foot gym is almost peaceful, a relief from the unrelenting heat of California's still-cranking Indian summer. Inside, the lights are still off. Gloves and pads lie unused on the edge of a black boxing ring, heavy bags hanging in silence. At the front desk is Joanna Takacs, who, between greeting guests, is preparing the gym's tax filing.┬áIt's easy to think that here, in this building between the DMV and the McDonald's, nothing interesting ever happens. » Read More

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