Pot Clubs Face Uncertain Future in San Jose

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The 9th annual Give Thanks Festival is Northern California's Thanksgiving event like no other. Starring: ATB, Cazzette, Emma Hewitt (live), Ilan Bluestone, Sound Remedy plus more !!!

San Jose Jazz and Fatale partner on the final Fatale concert, nested within the hallowed Pagoda. With a velvety voice that goes down like smooth wine, Bay Area vocalist Jackie Gage beautifully melds aspects of jazz with modern soul.

Join us for EDM Wednesdays at Charley's LG in downtown Los Gatos, the nightclub voted the best place to dance in the Silicon Valley. With some of the hottest local EDM DJ's performing live amidst bubbles, snow and smoke effects,…

Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It's an event the whole family will enjoy!

The hipster dance party in downtown San Jose is back at its normal time of Thursday nights at the Blank Club. DJ Basura spins new wave, 80's, electro, mod, and indie hits all night long. It's the dance club for people who don't like…

Many a jazz fanatic will argue that Nina Simone was the best female jazz vocalist ever. It's a solid position. She brought a flawed realness and a painful vulnerability to music that hadn't been heard before.

This Black Friday weekend, don't be fooled by empty deals designed to lure you to the Big Box retail stores. Instead, visit the San Jose Harvest Festival, November 28-30 at the San Jose Convention Center, and help support independent,…

University of Southern California senior Tim Lin has started an impressive career thus far. During high school, Lin was a member of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars and mentored by Bay Area educator Dann Zinn.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2014 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. It's a cirque show... Broadway musical... holiday spectacular... and family show... all in one.

Downtown Ice's spectacular circular rink provides a perfect setting for skaters who glide under the stars and twirl around 32 twinkling palm trees. Come feel the aloha spirit shared by partners Hawaiian Airlines and Olympic figure…

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Music & Clubs

Whiskey Avengers Bringing New Dub EP To Back Bar SoFA; New Full-Length On The Way

The Whiskey Avengers grew out of a melding of members from local hip-hop group The Language Arts Crew and Insolence.

Cultivating a sound that draws upon a wide range of musical influences, running the gamut from reggae and ska to punk to soul and beyond, the Whiskey Avengers aren’t an easy group to categorize—and that’s just fine with them. The Avengers—who formed in San Jose in 2006 but are now mostly based in… » Read More

PHOTOS: Prayers at Back Bar SoFA

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“We came here to do one of two things,” Rafael Reyes, one half of the self-described “cholo goth” duo Prayers, declared, proudly bearing a tattoo-covered torso and neck through the opening of his unzipped leather jacket, Saturday night at Back Bar SoFA: “fuck or fight.” Then Reyes softened his tone, noting the… » Read More

Q&A: Teeko

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Local DJ and producer Teeko has been on a hot streak. He was recently featured on A-Trak’s Short Cut series, played a Boiler Room set in San Francisco and his performance on RevoltTV’s 1s and Tuesday is now the show’s second most-viewed episode. Teeko plays keyboard and triggers samples live, whilst flexing… » Read More

Movies

'The Better Angels'

However Wearyying it got, The Better Angels is unique—an impressionistic movie in black and white and CinemaScope, made about the most fascinating man America ever produced. The Better Angels shows how much Walnut Creek born director/writer A.J. Edwards absorbed the style of his producer, Terrence Malick. Seeing what amounts to Malick by proxy makes one wonder how every important incident in American history would look done with similar diaphanousness. » Read More

'Force Majeure'

The keenly titled Force Majeure is about one of those little instances of cowardice that can end a military career—or a marriage—in a matter of seconds. This Swedish film is slippery and quite unexpectedly ticklish. The blank-faced satire keeps you at arm's length; it breaks up the short-storyish tale (Alice Munro is what it reminded me of most) with long blackouts and whiteouts. A repeated sinister phrase of accordion music introduces every chapter. » Read More

The Arts

'The Italian Girl in Algiers' at the California Theatre

An Ottoman ruler sits at a banquet table-wild-eyed, bewigged, nearly imbecilic with desire—waving great floppy fistfuls of spaghetti at his escaping slaves. It's hardly the image that comes to mind when you think of classical opera, but it's exactly what you get in Opera San Jose's dizzyingly comic production of Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, now playing at the California Theatre. » Read More

'The Manresa Seasons' at the Art Museum of Los Gatos

The world is an indifferent place governed by the chaotic whims of nature. Humanity's feeble attempts to corral these inexorable forces are futile and ultimately resolve in destruction and decay. And David Kimball Anderson is just fine with that. In fact, the Santa Cruz-based artist finds it all quite beautiful. Anderson is interested in classical beauty-in balance and contemplation. He looks for elegant forms out there in the world, in places overlooked or too familiar to be bothered with. » Read More

Features & Columns

Tech Awards Honor Life-Changing Innovators

Sometimes technology really does work for the common good. Just a few short weeks ago, the annual Tech Awards drew hundreds of black ties and yours truly to the McEnery Convention Center. As was announced, the Mouth of the South himself, Ted Turner, legendary founder of CNN and however many movie channels 30 years ago, received the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. Turner, of course, is not your usual billionaire. He actually gives back. » Read More

Metro's Low Tech Holiday Gift Guide

Throughout the year, we work at the speed of Silicon Valley. We travel and zip around, we text, we watch our screens and tap on our devices. We embrace the post-millenial digital age. Once a year it all slows down. We take days off work, spend time with one another. We hug, unplug, eat instead of tweet. Cloud storage brings rain to our gardens and snow to the slopes. » Read More

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