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Thu Nov 16

Toga! Toga! Toga! Toga! It's more than a line from Animal House. It's also a new locally produced skateboarding film featuring a group of South Bay cats shredding the gnar at spots all over the 408. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, St. James…

Thu Nov 16

Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explore the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money. They explain why our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances.…

Thu Nov 16

Taking cues from the likes of San Francisco shoegaze-death-metal act Deafheaven and noodly-progsters Porcupine Tree, this Seattle-based outfit meld pummelling growls and triumphant major-key sludge with clean vocals and mathy guitar…

Fri Nov 17

Come celebrate the release of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings' final studio album, "Soul Of A Woman"! We'll have some great raffle prizes and the amazing sounds of the recently departed and oh-so-missed Sharon Jones coming through our…

Fri Nov 17

DJs Matthew (Van Toth) and Julio Mejia (JWLS) started making music in their dorm at Miami Dade College in Kendall, Florida, as GTA (Good Times Ahead). Their SoundCloud marriage of bedroom production led to run-ins with Afrojack, Diplo…

Fri Nov 17

Twinkling lights, ice skating and palm trees come together once again for a few magical weeks in the heart of Silicon Valley. Bay Area native and 1992 Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi will usher in the annual Downtown…

Fri Nov 17

Come celebrate the release of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings' final studio album, "Soul Of A Woman"! We'll have some great raffle prizes and the amazing sounds of the recently departed and oh-so-missed Sharon Jones coming through our…

Fri Nov 17-30

A group art show put together by Bloc5, a San Jose based artist coalition, along with the collaboration of Foundry Commons,and Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design. These collaboration is tuned to create a new destination in downtown San…

Sat Nov 18

Kick off the holiday season with books and ballet at this delightful annual event!

Sat Nov 18

You are not alone. Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we hear stories of healing and hope. The event features a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, an AFSP-produced…

Sun Nov 19

98 Degrees have made their Christmas plans for this year. The vocal quartet comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons who are renowned for signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies will release Let It Snow,…

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Music & Clubs

Andy Weir at Kepler’s: ‘Artemis’

SO WEIR: Andy Weir, author of 'The Martian,' has a new book titled 'Artemis.'

Author and Mountain View denizen Andy Weir burst onto the pop culture scene after his originally self-published sci-fi novel, The Martian, became one of the biggest books of 2014. In 2015, the story was adapted into a movie starring Matt Damon. Now, Weir is back with his second novel, Artemis. This time,… » Read More

Holiday Concert: 98 Degrees at Christmas

HAPPY HOLIDAZE: 98 Degrees play the Flint Center.

Before he starred as the hunky foil to his then-wife—the eye-rolling and uber-blonde Jessica Simpson—on the fascinating mid-2000s pop-culture artifact known as Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, you may recall that Nick Lachey was the beefiest quarter of 98 Degrees. His quartet of blue-eyed soulsters continue to draw crowds with their sticky four-part… » Read More

GTA Perform at Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale

RHYMIN' & STEALIN': Production duo GTA have collaborated with Vince Staples. They play Pure Lounge this week.

DJs Matthew (Van Toth) and Julio Mejia (JWLS) started making music in their dorm at Miami Dade College in Kendall, Florida, as GTA (Good Times Ahead). Their SoundCloud marriage of bedroom production led to run-ins with Afrojack, Diplo and Laidback Luke. They aren’t the Miami bass party monsters one would expect. Instead,… » Read More

Movies

Review: 'Last Flag Flying'

It's the unauthorized sort-of sequel to cinema's first great f-bomb: Richard Linklater's serial-numbers-filed-off follow-up to 1973's The Last Detail takes the renamed, rejiggered characters up to the early Iraq War, in the winter of 2003. Robert Towne and Hal Ashby's adaptation of the Darryl Ponicsan novel had two swabbies (Jack Nicholson and Otis Young) escorting a naval prisoner through the crappier parts of the Eastern Seaboard to the stockade in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Their prisoner is a backward kid (Randy Quaid) who impulsively stole some loose money from a charity dish and learned the lesson that "military justice is to justice what military music is to music"—he got eight years for nicking $40. The two sailors felt for the » Read More

Review: 'Buddy Solitaire'

Maybe if the familiar brick wall standing behind comedians were riddled with bullet holes, they'd pick their material with more discernment: "Choose your next witticism carefully...it may be your last!" San Jose director Kuang Lee's Buddy Solitaire starts with a masochistic L.A. comedian about to self-destruct. First, Buddy (Brandon J. Sornberger) moans about the pleasure of headlining on a Tuesday night to losers, then he detonates the very old and very bad joke about how they define a virgin girl out in the rural states. In shame the next morning, after pounding his head against the table--"ruining the ol' money-maker," as he tells his appalled, newly pregnant girlfriend--Buddy decides to get a real job. » Read More

The Arts

Gilroy Artist Lands Show in London

Katherine Filice never expected doodles would pave the way for her first ever art show in London. In fact, when she first started putting ink to paper, she wouldn't have thought to show her work to anyone, let alone an entire art fair half a world away. Offering a startling glimpse into everyday emotions, Filice creates pen-and-ink designs in the hopes that her art resonates with others, emphasizing that we are living a shared experience. Even the most well-adjusted people have fleeting moments of intense emotions--feelings of frustration, pain, sorrow or betrayal. An active member in the community and executive creative director of a thriving marketing firm in the heart of downtown Gilroy, Filice has helped many to develop their brand. » Read More

Worlds collide at 'The Propeller Group' exhibit

A few years ago, after getting laid off from Yahoo, I decided to reinvent my life in the most rational way possible: I drew portraits of America's vice presidents with octopuses on their heads. The pictures seemed to have struck a chord with people because they gave me a pile of money on Kickstarter last year to turn the pictures into a book called Veeptopus: Vice Presidents with Octopuses on Their Heads. Life is funny sometimes. My fascination with the vice presidency started when I was 5, flipping through a copy of Newsweek. Walter Mondale was on the cover, standing sheepishly behind Jimmy Carter. "What does a vice president do?" » Read More

Historical Tentacles: 'Veeptopus'

A few years ago, after getting laid off from Yahoo, I decided to reinvent my life in the most rational way possible: I drew portraits of America's vice presidents with octopuses on their heads. The pictures seemed to have struck a chord with people because they gave me a pile of money on Kickstarter last year to turn the pictures into a book called Veeptopus: Vice Presidents with Octopuses on Their Heads. Life is funny sometimes. My fascination with the vice presidency started when I was 5, flipping through a copy of Newsweek. Walter Mondale was on the cover, standing sheepishly behind Jimmy Carter. "What does a vice president do?" » Read More

Features & Columns

Tide Turning for San Jose's Literary Scene

William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, showed up last week at Cafe Stritch to give an articulate, crafted presentation about his life and work, after which he conversed on stage with Steve Kettmann and signed books for quite some time. It was the type of event that yet brought a recurring question to mind: Why wasn't San Jose doing this 20 years ago? Presented by the Center for Literary Arts at San Jose State University, the event was the second time this semester, following Viet Thanh Nguyen's near-sold-out event at the Hammer Theatre Center, that the center took strides in bringing major literary events into the urban fabric of downtown San Jose, rather than confining authors to a library » Read More

Advice Goddess: Which Photo Should I Post on Dating Websites?

Being somewhat vain, I fear the candid camera. In fact, I not only favor the posed photo but tend to stick (rather aggressively) to a single pose--the one that doesn't make people wonder whether I eat oats out of a burlap bag. On online dating sites especially, appearance drives whom we choose or lose. Not surprisingly, marketing researcher Jonah Berger reports that "most online contexts," including dating sites, "are dominated by posed photos," as opposed to the candid kind--to the point where the main leisure activity in North America appears to be standing in a bathroom making duck lips for the camera. » Read More

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 15, 2017

Adriana Martinez and Octavio Guillen got engaged to be married when they were both 15 years old. But they kept delaying a more complete unification for 67 years. At last, when they were 82, they celebrated their wedding and pledged their vows to each other. Are there comparable situations in your life, Aries? The coming months will be a favorable time to make deeper commitments. At least some of your reasons for harboring ambivalence will become irrelevant. You'll grow in your ability to thrive on the creative challenges that come from intriguing collaborations and highly focused togetherness. » Read More

When People Go Missing, Legal Limitations Make It Hard for Friends, Family to Find Them

Try as she might to mine her memory of that day, little stood out about the last meal Anneliese Scadden shared with her brother. Five Thanksgiving weekends ago, Scadden and her six siblings met at their parents' Morgan Hill home for their traditional potluck. Her younger brother, Karl Busch, a handyman by trade, wore his usual garb: frayed jeans, a baseball cap and goatee. He kept quiet, but seemed in good spirits despite a recent breakup. That night, or sometime soon after--it's unclear when, exactly--Busch took off with nothing but a knapsack and his white Ford Econoline. Few thought much of his departure at first, until a week passed. Then months. » Read More

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