Death Cafe at Studio Bongiorno

Death Cafe at Studio Bongiorno offers a casual place to discuss matters of shuffling off this mortal coil. Read More

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Mel Martin is a composer, arranger, bandleader, saxophonist and flute player - one of the most versatile and creative musicians to ever emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area. In his long career, he's played a part in many of the…

Silicon Valley Beer Week takes place July 25-August 4, 2014 and highlights all venues, restaurants and breweries that are passionate about craft beer. The week will kick off with an exclusive opening party on July 25, feature nine…

The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is celebrating 35 summers of fun! It is a celebration of food, fun and family. The admission price includes parking, musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a children's area.

Joe Rogan is one of the most complex and exciting stand-up comedians working today, and has been described as "an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped U.S. marine."

They will be bringing all of their classic hits that we know and love for a high-energy performance! After more than 30 years of performing and recording, Journey is still going strong well into the new millennium!

Originally born in San Jose, Amy Dabalos graduated from Chapman University Conservatory of Music and has performed with her own combo in Southern California for the past several years. Being a classically trained vocalist, she has…

Santana has been reinventing and reshaping the landscape of the known universe's musical culture for close to four decades. A visionary artist with no regards for genre boundaries, Carlos' fluid sound long ago laid claim to the…

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Music & Clubs

C2SV to Return With The Breeders in September

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Silicon Valley is about much more than ones and zeros. It’s a thriving cultural center, teeming with artists and thinkers, and this September, at the C2SV festival, some of the biggest names in technology, music and art are set to converge on San Jose’s SoFA arts district to discuss the big ideas,… » Read More

Hurricane Roses Explore Life and Death With Second Album

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Roots-tinged rockers Hurricane Roses found a following with the earnest, revealing songs on their 2011 debut record. A quick follow-up would have made a lot of sense for the Bay Area band, but it also would have betrayed the authenticity that their fan base appreciates. In truth, the band members have been… » Read More

Rick Estrin Brings the Nightcats to Redwood City

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Growing up in San Francisco with a “beatnik” for a sister, it didn’t take long for Rick Estrin to be introduced to the blues. “When I was 11 years old she started showing me some of her blues records,” Estrin recalls. “I was instantly fascinated.” Champion Jack Dupree’s first album, Blues from… » Read More

Movies

'Venus in Fur'

A female friend who did a little bit of role-playing said that the important thing was not to let the mask drop. If you came in the room wrapped in leather, you had to continue to look like you meant business. By contrast, Roman Polanski's pervy and very fun two-character film Venus in Fur lets its marvelous star Emmanuelle Seigner drop and reapply the mask, and still be a redoubtable female avenger. Seigner is Vanda, an actress who reverses the flow of power coming from her would-be director. » Read More

'Life Itself'

The touching and well-built Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself isn't as varnished as you might expect. Having very close access to Ebert, director Steve James caught sometimes brutal footage of a death from cancer. The steadfastness of Ebert's wife Chaz amazes. Everyone speaks of the courage of a dying patient, but Ebert's illness forces him to remain where he is. His mate stays by choice. That may be tougher. » Read More

The Arts

Silicon Valley Roller Girls Search for a New Home

Flashes of green, black and blue whipped around the track as the Silicon Valley Roller Girls B-Team, the Killabytes, took on the Faultline Derby Devilz from Hollister. Skaters slid across the floor, elbow and knee pads scraping on the track as speeding bodies collided in a roller derby bout that would end with a victory for the home team. SVRG's team came out on top, with a score of 249-119. » Read More

'The Great Pretender'

The Great Pretender opens to a television production set fashioned as a child's room. Toys sit on the shelves, polka dots cover an armoire and children's music plays softly in the background. At center stage, Mr. Felt (Steve Brady) a famous children's TV host, is conversing with his equally famous co-hosts, puppets Carol the Horse (Suzanne Grodner) and the androgynous child Francis (an exuberant Sarah Moser). But this scene is merely a memory, as Felt's wife, Marilyn, who once voiced the puppet Francis, is now dead, leaving the show's future up in the air. » Read More

Features & Columns

The Self Publishing Revolution

In a rundown, chilly Minnesota town, a Somali-born delivery driver makes his way to drop off packages and letters to reluctant and sometimes violent residents. So hostile are some recipients that he's perpetually prepared to run. Ambo knows that because he's mixed-race, his deliveries almost inevitably draw unwelcome attention. Each knock on a stranger's door could be the bell to a fight. » Read More

The Whole Story

This week, two brilliant perspectives on local history will unfold. Right now, a full-blown documentary on San Jose history is in the works. The final gala hoedown fundraising cocktail spectacular transpires Thursday at the home of Norm Kline, one of the folks driving the project. In a time-shattering coincidence, the very next night, Tamiko Rast, of Roy's Station in Japantown fame, will exhibit a handful of gorgeous paintings in the art deco style of old travel posters, with each one addressing historical San Jose atrocities. » Read More

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