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Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) celebrates the nexus of cutting-edge technologies and creative arts and shines a spotlight on the future of convergence in today's fast-moving global economy.

Myth Taverna and Lounge presents Therapy Thursdays with a special DJ each week, mostly featuring local and touring house DJs. No cover at the door and $6 drinks before 11:30pm.

Back in the day, independent rappers like Andre Nickatina had to hawk mixtapes out of their trunks to get their next project funded.

On March 16, 1968, American soldiers violated, mutilated and slaughtered hundreds of unarmed South Vietnamese men, women and children. The military then attempted to cover up the heinous war crime. Not one perpetrator saw the inside…

Oktoberfest returns to San Pedro Square Market for its third year from noon to 7:30pm. Part of the proceeds are Benefiting Silicon Valley and the California Crime Stoppers. The event includes live music, games, beer stein and food…

There will be one more opportunity to enjoy San Jose's fall weather outdoors before the cooler months of winter with the inaugural VivaCalle SJ, a free open-street event that will temporarily close six miles of San Jose streets

Strange and Mysterious disappearances started occurring when the old tomb was found and opened. Towns folks claim the dead still linger and terrible acts of sacrifice happen down these long dark passageways.

In addition to the regular roller coasters and rides of Great America, Haunt consists of 8 horror-filled mazes, the two new ones this year being the Roadkill Roadhouse and the Chamber of Horrors Wax Museum.


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Music & Clubs

Darcy James Argue To Debut Conspiracy Theory-Themed ‘Real Enemies,’ At Stanford’s Bing

Connecting the Dots: Renowned jazz composer, Darcy James Argue, worked with Slate writer Isaac Butler to create ‘Real Enemies,’ a multimedia meditation on the history of conspiratorial thinking in America.

False flags, chemtrails, second gunmen and perpetual surveillance. Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie and have been an integral part of the fabric of this country since before our Founding Fathers even began drafting the Declaration of Independence. At least that’s what Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler want you to… » Read More

Strata Playing The Ritz For First Time

Reunited And It Feels So Good: Strata frontman, Eric Victorino, says the band is getting used to the idea of playing together again.

Eric Victorino is in high spirits when he answers the phone. Why shouldn’t he be. It’s Friday evening, the laughter and his initial distraction indicates he is amongst friends. Plus, he notes, “I’ve been drinking some wine.” But Victorino has plenty more to be cheerful about. Not long ago, he surpassed the crowdfunding… » Read More

Big Grams to Make Live Debut at Treasure Island Music Festival


Treasure Island Music Festival organizers announced today that Big Grams, a collaboration between Atlanta rapper Big Boi of Outkast and Phantogram, will make their live debut on the island this year. Perhaps the most interesting hip-hop collaboration since El-P and Killer Mike teamed up for Run The Jewels (also performing at the… » Read More


'The Walk'

When viewed in IMAX and 3D, The Walk is positively lethal. Technical wizard Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) directs material treated in James Marsh's 2008 documentary Man on Wire-the true account of the French acrobat Philippe Petit's tightrope walk between the World Trade Center's twin towers. This ultimate high-wire act, performed 110 stories up, was a free, illegal show for the morning crowds. » Read More

'The Martian'

Epic and yet surprisingly playful, Ridley Scott's adaptation of Mountain View author Andy Weir's best seller, The Martian, contrasts the vastness of space with the intimacy of a DIY podcast. It begins with a Martian tempest imperiling the Ares III mission. Astronaut Mark Watney is speared by flying debris. He's presumed dead by his fellow crew members on the Hermes as they hastily evacuate the red planet. » Read More

The Arts

Rick Guidice: The NASA Paintings

On the cover of a 1975 NASA report entitled Space Settlements: A Design Study, the reflection of a space station appears in the face panel of an astronaut's spacesuit, as he or she floats in through the void. Look closely at the astronaut's left shoulder and you can make out the word "Guidice" in sky blue lettering. NASA owns Reflections, the name of the painting, which Rick Guidice created, along with a series of about sixty more for the NASA study. » Read More

The Pear Theatre Opens Its new Season with 'The Walls of Jericho'

Mountain View's The Pear Theatre (formerly the Pear Avenue Theatre), which recently moved to a brand-new performance space, kicks off its first season in its new home with The Walls of Jericho, a world-premiere adaptation of a classic romantic comedy. The Pear's artistic director, Diane Tasca, adapted the 1933 short story Night Bus (by Samuel Hopkins Adams, also the basis for the Oscar-winning film It Happened One Night) into a sweet and charming production for the stage. » Read More

Features & Columns

San Jose Hosts Inaugural Viva CalleSJ

Unlike most events in which streets are forced to shut down, the inaugural Viva CalleSJ isn't a race. Anybody—as long as they don't bring a car-can take to the concrete this Sunday along any portion of the route and simply trip around in whichever direction they want, all to experience the guts of San Jose. » Read More

C2SV Preview: Better Living Through Video Games

In the summer of 2009, Jane McGonigal was strong and healthy. She'd been a runner for years, trained for marathons and was working on her first book, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. It was just another ordinary day, and she was in a hurry—rushing around her apartment, when she dropped some papers on the floor. » Read More

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