In his new book, Bob Calhoun wallows in the underbelly of conspiracy and sci-fi conventions. Read More
Come enjoy baseball games with exciting entertaining endings! Post-game fireworks festivities will follow nine of San Jose Giants games including opening night.
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 about the weekly all-night Happy Hour where all bottled beers and house wines are $3 and all draft pints are $4.
Jay Stowe comes to the stage at the San Jose Improv for a special one-night-only performance. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jay Stowe is renowned for his ability to make the mundane funny and give his audience a glimpse of the world that they've never seen before.
Cyndi Lauper first burst onto the popular music scene in the early 1980's, soon becoming the quintessential girl who wants to have fun. Throughout the 80's, Cyndi scored a number of huge hits, including "Time After Time", "She Bop", "All Through the Night," and of course, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
Start the weekend with Thirsty Thursday at College Night at the Britannia Arms. DJ Dinero will provide the beats and Britannia Arms will provide great drink specials, including: $4 Jagermeister shots, $4 Fireball shots, $4 Jameson shots and $4 Pinnacle Vodka Kamikazes (you pick the flavor).
Erik Griffin quit his day job in 2003 focus on making comedy his full time occupation. Since then, Erik Griffin has made an appearance on the Payaso Comedy Slam seen on the Showtime and Comedy Central networks, Last Comic Driving on NBC, and more.
Queen were such a remarkably theatrical band, its only fitting they get the tribute band treatment. Yes, there are hundreds of them out there, but the existence of Killer Queens, the all female version, seems the perfect fit. Rather than imitate the band literally, the way most tribute bands do, Killer Queens are more of a weird characterization of the group.
Started by DJ Nappy, Soul Therapy was designed to bring in top notch DJs like DJ Rated R, DJ Remedy, Goldenchyld, and Wen Davis to spin a huge range of classic Hip-Hop, R&B, and soul hits in the South Bay. The party was first held at Roux in Santana Row but was moved to Myth in order to accommodate the large crowd that the event has attracted.
The toughest girls in the Bay Area go head-to-head in a nerdy "battle royale" style as the Silicon Valley Roller Girls face off with the rival Santa Cruz Derby Girls team. The SVRG team had its first-ever competition against the SCDG back in 2008 and has, since, sparked the local roller-derby craze.
Now entering its 19th year, the VWT has become America's longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 500,000 fans every summer.
Los Gatos hosts the annual summer music series, Music in the Park. This year there is music for all tastes from salsa to Celtic to Afro-samba, and everything in between. This is a free event that encourages picnic-style enjoyment. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and/or blankets to enjoy the live entertainment on the lawn in front of the Los Gatos Civic Center.
Come on down to the Red Rock Coffee Company as they host what has become a Downtown Mountain View tradition for the last 15 years. Open Mic night encourages anyone and everyone to get up and show off what they can do. Each participant gets a 10 minute time slot, enough time for a couple of songs, a few poems or even a stand-up routine.
After six years of underground house (and a particularly successful six-year anniversary party), the Get Down is no more. Replacing it on Tuesdays is Beat Culture, which more or less fulfills the same scene-house music, which is something hard to find in South Bay clubs.
Warm summer nights are here and with that comes San Jose's movie under the stars. Bring your own char or blanket for this week's film, "Home Alone." This 1990s film features and 8-year-old boy who is left behind while his family goes to France for Christmas.
Enjoy a live performance from AM & Shawn Lee as part of the Live at the Pagoda Summer Music Concert Series, with music from their new album, La Musique Numerique.
Nazareth, the Scottish rock band that emerged in the 1960s and since then has had hits such as their cover of "Love Hurts" and their most well known album "Hair of the Dog," will perform at the rodeo club. Starting in UK, the band has gained and lost band members along the way as one of the many Scottish bands struggling to create a unique sound in the 1960s.
- Sat Jun 29
- Freestyle Explosion with Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, and More
- at HP Pavilion (7:30pm)
Freestyle Explosion with Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose, Debbie Deb, Shannon, Trinere, Johnny O, Pretty Poison, Stacey Q, and Nu Shooz present a high energy performance at HP Pavilion that fans won't want to miss.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz helped make Jann Wenner's fledging rag Rolling Stone the seminal publication of its era; thanks to her portraits of '60s and '70s celebrities, Rolling Stone became a kind of Life magazine for the sex, drugs and rock & roll generation. Her photo of a naked John Lennon curled up around Yoko Ono remains eternally eerie because it was taken just a few hours before his
- Hot Import Nights@ Santa Clara Convention Center
- Bad Veins@ Cafe Stritch
- SummerPlurfect 2013w/ Foam Machine
- Drew Flores Artshow@ Cukui
- SubZERO Festival 2013@ Downtown San Jose
- Annie Leibovitz Opening Reception@ San Jose Museum of Art
- subZERO Presents The Blitz Fashion Show@ Subzero Festival
- Summer Fashion Show@ Santana Row
- Memorial Day Weekend@ Stevie's Bar & Grill
- Beerwalk Mt. View@ Tied House Brewery
- Fanime Con@ San Jose Convention Center
- LL Cool J@ Shoreline Amphitheater
Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Streetlight Records. Locations in San Jose, Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
Win a $50 Dining Certificate to Lou's Village in Willow Glen.
Win a $50 Dining Certificate to Loft Bar & Bistro in downtown San Jose.
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Industry logic dictates that up-and-coming clothing brands make a name in Los Angeles. Especially the type of nouveau-grunge labels peddled on trendy online shops and a legion of popular indie-chic style blogs. But Petals and Peacocks, founded 26-year-old Victoria Velasquez and her fiance, Ryan Mante, was launched to national renown from the… » Read More
Considering singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s impressive track record, it shouldn’t be difficult for him to build an audience with his latest project, Zavalaz, even though it sounds so different from his previous bands, At the Drive-In (post-hardcore) and Mars Volta (prog-metal). He describes his new group sound as ’70s, AM radio–inspired love ballads.… » Read More
Yes, Dirty Wars evinces the problems of the political documentary writ large, but the film is essential viewing. It's a supplement, as much as a digest, to journalist Jeremy Scahill's far more worthwhile book of the same name, chronicling the follies of the ruinous war on terror. The film has a travelogue side. We visit the actual moonscapes, from Afghanistan to Yemen, where we're sending expensive military hardware and expeditions to blow up shepherds, farmers, their wives and their pregnant daughters. » Read More
Is it "nothing" that matter that Shakespeare uses as the engine of the frequently cruel comedy Much Ado About Nothing? The allegedly lighthearted subject is the dreadful way men and women treat each other, just because they can. The two sexes call each other animals ("A bird of my tongue is better than a beast of yours") in foolish denial of their own natures. » Read More
It's not your father's Superman, but is it your kid's? Man of Steel reprises the plot of Superman II (1980) with the invasion of Earth by a squad of evil Kryptonians. Their leader, the fascist Gen. Zod (Michael Shannon), sports a Mongol beard and a mark of Cain scar; he escaped from entombment in living fiberglass in the Phantom Zone. Can Superman stop them? Maybe. Henry Cavill plays the part with simplicity. » Read More
After only 162 years, Santa Clara University has suddenly and unexpectedly become a student literary powerhouse. This month saw the publication of Moving Out, an advice book, done in tweet form, for young people leaving home for college, written by four SCU seniors: Gabrielle Jasinski, Eliza Lamson, Hannah Miller and Liz Wassmann. It is very likely the first commercial book ever written by Santa Clara University undergraduates; it is published by THiNKaha of Cupertino. » Read More
ITZHAK PERLMAN, the esteemed Israeli-American violinist, will kick off the 2013-14 season of Stanford Live. Perlman's Music Program (Sept. 22) showcases the talents of young musicians, with Perlman acting as conductor and mentor. Other classical-music highlights of the upcoming season include perennial favorites the Kronos Quartet (Jan. 15, 2014) performing new pieces by Philip Glass and Valentin Silvestrov. Chanticleer and the New Century Chamber Orchestra will combine instruments for the first time next March. » Read More
Silicon Valley drinkers and business owners have finally decided that a bartender should know more than just how to crack a tallboy and there should be more offerings than just the standard pub fare of nachos, burgers and wings. » Read More
When a rock band asked her to jump onstage in her underwear and get bodypainted, Trina Merry had no idea it would lead to an international career. That was 2006, only seven years ago. A few years later, she arrived at the SubZERO Festival in downtown San Jose, and her career as a bodypainter was off and running. A textbook example of someone who started locally and now exhibits internationally, Merry paints on human canvases for commercial clients and advertising campaigns. » Read More
Thank you, Mr. Allen, for helping me understand how to think like a consultant. For any political candidates looking for a spin doctor, consider this my resume ('Allen Wrench,' The Fly, May 1). » Read More