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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Lyle Lovett comes to the Mountain Winery as part of their 2014 concert series. This four-time Grammy Award-winner has been actively performing and recording since 1980 and is most known for his hit song, "Cowboy Man".

Every Tuesday night in the intimate Caffe Frascati, local performers are encouraged to participate in Open Mic Night. Musical styles of all kinds are welcome, from soulful blues to high-energy rock to catchy pop. Also, don't forget…

With a gritty reputation that was arguably equaled only by Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue's infamous antics made them a force to be reckoned with in the '80s.

Summer is here, so it's time for Jazz on the Plazz! Join us for free live music every Wednesday throughout the Summer months. July 23: Ramsey Lewis.

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

Sleep Release New Song Via Adult Swim

Sleep has released the new track

More than a decade since the proper release of the seminal, 63-minute doom metal masterpiece Dopesmoker, San Jose’s sultans of sludge, Sleep, have recorded a new song, “The Clarity,” releasing it as part of the Adult Swim singles series. While members of Sleep have been making music in other projects—notably the doomy Om and… » Read More

Music After the Park: Li Xi, Everyone is Dirty at Cafe Stritch; Los Seis Pistos at Caravan

Everyone is Dirty plays Cafe Stritch along with Li Xi on July 17.

For those looking for more live tunes after the The Holdup, Finish Ticket and The English Beat wrap their sets at St. James Park at this evening’s Music in the Park, there’s just really one question: Do you feel like indie? Well, do you? What about punk? Either way, you won’t have to… » Read More

Music in the Park Returns Thursday with the English Beat


The San Jose Downtown Association took a risk last year when they restored the storied, and briefly shuttered, Music in the Park—bringing back the once-free summer concert series as an annual ticketed affair. Last year, Deputy Director Blage Zelalich was cautious when she told Metro about the event’s possible return. “There might… » Read More


'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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