Bars & Clubs 2018

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Thu Jun 14

The SJ Muni Summer Music Series is a FREE concert event. We host local band to perform on the patio located just outside our restaurant and bar, which are open during the performances. We also offer a different craft brew served in…

Fri Jun 15

Best friends and comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are two moms who actually know how to use hashtags. Their viral web series, #IMOMSOHARD, has amassed more than one million followers and hundreds of millions of video views in…

Fri Jun 15

Santa Cruz-based singer and songwriter Marty O'Reilly is often thought of as a folk and Americana act, but make no mistake: in his heart, he's channeling the blues. Possessed of an otherwordly old-soul singing voice, O'Reilly and his…

Fri Jun 15-17

TinyFest California is a 3-day festival celebrating the tiny living movement !! Explore a variety of tiny houses, including tiny houses on wheels, van & school bus conversions, shipping container homes, ADUs/ backyard cottages, and…

Fri Jun 15-24

The musical story of the rise and fall of Keith Moon, The Who's original drummer and poster child of rock 'n roll "bad boys," explores the mind of "Moon the Loon," arguably one of the greatest drummers in rock history.

Fri Jun 15-24

Fall head-over-heels for this unique and imaginative theatre piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. An evacative,…

Sat Jun 16

With a rough few seasons behind them, the Niners are ready for their first full schedule with Jimmy G. in the pocket--and the 49er faithful are stoked. Levi's Stadium is putting on its first-ever Picnic on the Field to say thank you…

Sat Jun 16

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli stops at San Jose's SAP Center on his world tour. With 15 solo studio albums and three greatest hits albums on his list of achievements, Bocelli will serenade his audience with songs like "Because We…

Sat Jun 16

Formed by singer-songwriter and frontman Will Sprott in 2005, the Mumlers are one of the few San Jose-based bands to have achieved success in the larger indie folk scene but have also stayed true to their hometown roots. After a…

Sat Jun 16

Come down to the first ever comedy show in a woodshop! Every other Saturday of the month we will be bringing together a stacked lineup of hilarious local and touring comics at the Studio by Terra Amico! This FREE show (18+) is from…

Sat Jun 16

The SJZ Boom Box will be one of the two stages at this year's Juneteenth in the Park Festival. Come out with the family and celebrate this historic day with live music performances on the Boom Box stage curated by San Jose Jazz. The…

Sun Jun 17

Hasan Minhaj fights discrimination the way he knows best--with jokes. Senior correspondent for The Daily Show, Minhaj brings his latest stand-up set to the Flint Center. The comedian is known primarily for observational comedy and…

Sun Jun 17

Father's Day Sunday Brunch Live Music, All you can eat Brunch Buffet with a Rooftop view.

Thru June 17

The Siegel runs May 17-June 17, 2018. (No performance on May 20.) Showtimes: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $21-$42. Discounts for seniors (55+), students, educators and groups of 10+. ($2 surcharge for phone and…

Thru Feb 25

In this exhibition, artist Do Ho Suh uses a chandelier, wallpaper, and a decorative screen to focus attention on issues of migration and transnational identity. Using repetition, uniformity, and shifts in scale, Suh questions cultural…

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Music & Clubs

Post Malone at Shoreline Amphitheatre

CONGRATULATIONS: Post Malone can't stop writing hits. But is he just a flash in the pan, or is he a splash in the...pan?

Post Malone is coming to the Bay Area with special guests 21 Savage. While some critics have accused Postey of being an unabashed culture vulture, the man responsible for “White Iverson,” “Congratulations” and “Rockstar” has continued to rack up hits—and it’s not hard to understand why. Dude clearly has an ear for… » Read More

Fountain Blues at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

KIND OF BLUES: Nikki Hill is one of many exciting acts at this year's Fountain Blues Festival.

From John Lee Hooker’s Redwood City home to Aki Kumar’s rotating Silicon Valley residencies, the South Bay has a long and proud tradition of championing the blues. The Fountain Blues & Brews Festival has been an integral part of that tradition nearly 40 years. This year’s lineup includes the Fabulous Thunderbirds, who… » Read More

Vans Warped Tour at Shoreline Amphitheatre

GET WARPED: After 23 years, this year's Warped Tour may be its last.

The Vans Warped Tour has been helping break alternative and punk bands since the summer of 1995. Alumni include My Chemical Romance, Katy Perry, Fall Out Boy and many more—in fact, 1,700 bands have played the tour over the past 23 years. The storied touring festival kicks off what founder Kevin Lyman… » Read More

Movies

Review: 'A Kid Like Jake'

Almost all parents--even Homer and Marge Simpson--have dealt with the sight of their young child trying on cross-gender clothes. So the attenuated Brooklyn-set drama A Kid Like Jake has some meat to it, and a point. And the casting of Jim Parsons as the father, Greg, and Claire Danes as the mother, Alex, makes for an interesting dynamic. She has a temper, and he apparently was born without one. She's a stay-at-home mom who leaned out of her career as a lawyer; he's a maddeningly correct psychiatrist. She can't even yell out her anger at him because he just says, "I understand." The Wheelers have a well-off life in Williamsburg--lots of space and a stained-glass window in their flat. They're affluent enough to make the underearning viewers' » Read More

Review: 'Incredibles 2'

In a beginning as splashy as most finales, director-writer Brad Bird's The Incredibles 2 picks up right where its predecessor ended. The mole-man Underminer escapes with Mr. Incredible clinging to the side of his burrowing hell machine, churning scree right in the hero's extra-large face. During the conflict, the superpowered family accidentally trash the city, even as their government liaison, Rick Dicker (voiced by Jonathan Banks), is donning an aloha shirt in preparation for retirement. The Incredibles--dad Bob (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), mom Helen (Holly Hunter) and their three kids--go on the lam to a cheap motel. Their friend, the super-cool Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), brings news of private sector help from the Deavers, a brother » Read More

The Arts

'Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting'

The relationship between art and the Chinese art of calligraphy is a recurring theme that emerges after a tour through "Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting" at the Cantor Arts Center. For those who can't read Chinese, the drawings live in a beautiful, if elliptical realm. Standard meanings, though, even if you can read the language, will be deconstructed. The works are intellectually imposing in conception, execution and size--many take up all or at least half of a gallery wall.┬áIn Qin Feng's watery ink-on-paper drawing Desire Scenery No. 1 (2007), two contorted shapes composed in willowy black ink sink down inside a pale blue background. They suffer from spasms and bend angrily in the midst of their dissipation. This could be a » Read More

Review: 'Finks'

In Finks, playwright Joe Gilford imagines the lives of his showbiz parents, Madeline and Jack Gilford, at a crucial point in the beginning of their 40-year marriage. Their fictional counterparts are Mickey (Jim Stanek), a stand-up comedian, and Natalie (Donna Vivino), an actress and activist. They meet in a nightclub where Mickey's performing. Natalie sees him and decides for the both of them that they're meant for each other. And despite the fact that they're both attached to other people when they first meet, the drama of their romantic coupling is only the framing device for writer Gilford's agenda. Finks is set during the 1950s, when the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings dominated the headlines. » Read More

Advertising Run Amok

Other than a brief fascination with Mad Men in the Obama years, Americans have never shown much of an interest in the internal dramas of the advertising industry. It has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of the mass media, always looking for respect and not finding it. But in his new book, journalist Ken Auletta reminds us of the one inescapable truth behind advertising that commands respect. However much you may be annoyed by ads and commercial encroachment in public space, advertising pays the bills for all that great content you and I enjoy every day. From his perch at The New Yorker, Auletta has become one of the country's most prominent observers of the ad game. On Thursday, June 14, he comes to Kepler's in Menlo Park to discuss » Read More

Features & Columns

Silicon Alleys: Final Resting Place of Beethoven's Biographer a Hard Shot to Come By

The anti-man-about-town has a long history of making mystical pacts with deceased authors at their gravesites. It usually goes along the lines of: "I'll keep writing, you just show me how to pay the bills." In fits of desperation, I have done this with Joseph Campbell, Hermann Hesse, Jorge Luis Borges, James Joyce, Leonard Cohen and a few others. Although a recent attempt to track down Beethoven's first biographer, Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817 to 1897), in Trieste, Italy, was not successful, the whole ridiculous adventure ultimately confirmed that I have not wasted my life. First things first: The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University, aka the Beethoven Center, is loosely affiliated with the SJSU » Read More

Advice Goddess: Dating Up the Corporate Ladder

The problem with dating largely based on looks is that you tend to end up with the sort of woman who's frequently hospitalized for several days: "I was thinking so hard I dislocated my shoulder." However, your friend isn't wrong; arm candy appears to be the Prada handbag of male competition. Research by social psychologist Bo Winegard and his colleagues suggests that a man's being accompanied by a modelicious woman functions as a "hard-to-fake" signal of his status, as beautiful women "have the luxury of discriminating among a plethora of suitors." In the Winegard team's experiments, men paired with attractive women were consistently rated as higher in status than the very same men when they were paired with unattractive women. » Read More

Free Will Astrology: Week of June 20, 2018

According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you have cosmic permission to enjoy extra helpings of waffles, crepes, pancakes, and blintzes. Eating additional pastries and doughnuts is also encouraged. Why? Because it's high time for you to acquire more ballast. You need more gravitas and greater stability. You can't afford to be top-heavy; you must be hard to knock over. If you would prefer not to accomplish this noble goal by adding girth to your butt and gut, find an alternate way. Maybe you could put weights on your shoes and think very deep thoughts. » Read More

Ready Player Fun

TMy afternoon begins with a leisurely stroll through downtown Campbell, but the quiet is soon interrupted as I step through the door of the former Gaslighter Theater. I am immediately greeted with the sounds of bells, whistles, laughter--and a very distinct "wakka, wakka, wakka..." that I hadn't heard in years. I peer into the corner and witness a group of young adults sipping on cold draft beers while playing four-player Pac-Man Battle Royale, then I almost trip over a pack of young kids darting across the room. They move from machine to machine like bees pollinating flowers, but instead of buzzing, they laugh and are enthralled by these 8-bit relics of days past. » Read More

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