The First-Ever Japantown Film Festival Explodes this Weekend

The Japantown Film Festival will feature documentaries, short films, animation. Read More

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Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of amazing San Jose! Just about everything served at the San Jose Greek Festival is homemade by local Greeks

I can still remember when I first heard Armored Saint's awesome 1984 debut, March of the Saint. Purely epic. And yet, listening to their latest stuff, it seems they've only improved.

San Jose's growing indie and punk scene is both prolific and polyamorous. Case in point: Rex Goliath. Featuring members of the Record Winter and Color, Rex Goliath already have a solid three-song EP, How Many Bullets?

Resident DJ at Rehab Pool Party, Hyde Las Vegas. Main Room: Top 40 . Hip Hop . EDM. DJ ehash | DJ LOCZI

Founded in 1969, Sound City is the birthplace of many of the greatest recordings in rock and roll history. School of Rock San Jose students will perform

San Pedro Square presents, the Daydream nation multi-band show. This week: David Brookings solo. (Without his backing band, The Average Lookings.)

In this production, Firebird Dance Studio will be performing a selection of favorite dances as well as all the new choreography of the 2014-15 season.

Join us at Cafe Stritch as they present an open jazz session with their house band The Eulipions. Held every Sunday evening, this session is open to intermediate to advanced musicians, as well as to those who just want to kick back…

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Music & Clubs

Gustaf Fjelstrom’s Ethereal, Downtempo ‘Intention’

Gustaf Fjelstrom crafts gauzy, ambient instrumentals in his San Jose studio.

All throughout the ’90s, Gustaf Fjelstrom kept his head down—playing bass in the background of local power trio Maximum Indifference. It was a role he was used to. Most of his musical life he has acted in supporting roles, playing less popular instruments. He played bass for his high school jazz band and… » Read More

The Normal Dudes Of ‘Weird Twitter’

Tweetle Dee: Jon Hendren, better known as @fart, has more than 78,000 followers on Twitter. Whatever.

“Nobody should ever listen to anything I say,” says Jon Hendren, a man with 78,000 followers on Twitter under the handle, @fart. I’m one of those 78,000. For more than a year, I’ve subscribed to Hendren’s tweets. He publishes about five or six a day, along with a dozen or so replies… » Read More

PHOTOS: FanimeCon 2015

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This the 21st annual FanimeCon, comic book exhibition came to San Jose this past weekend, bringing with it, all order or cosplayers. Characters from Dragon Ball Z, Nintendo games, Sailor Moon and The Evil Dead were all in attendance. We sent our photographer, Geoffrey Smith II to check out the action. Take… » Read More

Movies

Review: 'Tomorrowland'

There are two wolves fighting in Brad Bird's Tomorrowland—inside the movie's premise, I mean, not actually on screen. Which wolf wins? The script includes the haggard anecdote of the wolves named "Hope" and "Fear," putatively told by a wise old Cherokee but in truth cooked up by Rev. Billy Graham. » Read More

Review: 'Zombeavers'

Canadians may feel this matter keenly, but some consider beavers the world's most boring animal. Boring is relative. I'd personally consider Michelle Rodriguez scowling at flying automobiles boring, as opposed to a real favorite, the dam-building extravaganza Beavers (1988) originally filmed in IMAX back when Christopher Nolan was but an ambitious film student. Beavers is a hypnotically relaxing film, and its waddling stars never fail to induce zen-like calm. » Read More

The Arts

'A Fragile Narrative' at SJICA

Glass art rarely gets its due, in comparison to fiber, ceramics, clay and other sculptural methods. Most of the time, glass is relegated to utilitarian contexts or decorative shlock, which is why several galleries around town have curated glass-themed shows in conjunction with the Glass Art Society Conference hitting town in a few weeks. Everyone involved—both at the conference and gallery levels—is trying to shatter the idea that glass is simply decor. » Read More

'Cinderscape' at Empire Seven Studios

Thoughtful, surreal and magical, the latest exhibit at Empire Seven Studios-Cinderscape, by Oakland-based artist and designer, Jaime Lakatos-explores the devastating impact humans have had on the natural world. Lakatos' art is both disturbing and familiar-all dusted with a touch of fantasy. Her sculptures of animals are brooding, dark and sometimes ambiguous. Some are spotted with patches of real fur; others support stuffed birds on their backs; all feature a texture reminiscent of charred wood. » Read More

Features & Columns

Summer Guide 2015

It starts with a nagging twinge, right at the base of the skull. Barely perceptible at first, the sensation grows stronger, emanating from somewhere around the medulla oblongata-that most primordial region of the brain-before spreading throughout the entire cranial cavity. From there it seizes hold of the chest and lodges itself in the pit of the stomach, before radiating outwards to the limbs. The entire body soon begins to tremble and it becomes clear what it is at last. » Read More

'Sparks' Exhibit Provides Timeline of Glass Sculpture Movement

Right now, approximately 50 pieces of glass art fill the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery at San Jose City College. Just one of many glass shows already installed or about to be installed around San Jose, this one comes with a catchy title: Sparks: California Glass Networks 1960s to Present, the Glass Movement Catches Fire in California. » Read More

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