'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Alien misfits play keep away with powerful orb coveted by a villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read More

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The art walk is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances.

Local good-time rock &rollers Talky Tina are back and armed with some brand-new tunes. "Horses" is a fun, punk number with a bit more testosterone than your typical Talky Tina song, though its mod-punk-style is a favorite of frontman…

Evolving from a simple surf band, The Beach Boys quickly developed a sound that rivaled the Beatles in the way it changed the very notion of what rock music was capable of. And they piled up more Top 40 hits than any band in history…

This year the faire brings three stages of storytelling, staged battles, music, and dancing. Merchants show off their wares - jewelry, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods.

It's coming, Bone Bash XV featuring Boston, The Doobie Brothers and Don Felder. Get ready for a memorable night full of legendary performers.

This August 3, we welcome you to be swooned by the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory.

Silicon Valley Beer Week is a celebration of all the vibrant brewing and culinary traditions that the region has to offer. You're invited to join in the celebration and spread the word about this exciting event to your friends, family…

Join us for Sunday Funday Reinvented! TheSocial Day Party & Brunch series inside San Jose's #1 rated indoor outdoor venue Sp2 Communal Bar + Restaurant 72 N.Almaden St, San Jose.

The Santa Clara County Fair returns for another fantastic event the whole family will enjoy. This four-day celebration features live music, exhibitions, demonstrations, amazing food and much more. Among this year's highlights are…


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Music & Clubs

Lions Den Livestream Showcases DJ Talent

From left: Adrian

It’s just a few minutes before 8pm when I drive into Japantown and enter the small clothing boutique, 2Twenty5. Two studio photo lights direct my eyes towards Don Lacy, a.k.a. Don Prahfit, the highly animated and quick-witted host of the Lion’s Den, a live web broadcast showcasing some of Silicon Valley’s best… » Read More

EDM Producer Wave Racer Surfs the Web for Wild, Colorful Sounds

Australian producer Tom Purcell, AKA Wave Racer, relies heavily on ‘technology and the Internet’ when crafting his glossy, maximal EDM.

You could fill a rolodex with adjectives to use when describing Wave Racer’s music—a high-energy mix of bright, shimmery synths and samples that wouldn’t sound out of place in the Nintendo 64 game from which Tom Purcell borrowed his stage name. One fan took to Twitter to proclaim that “listening to Wave… » Read More

Bringing Emo Back: Reunited Spraynard to Play Rock Shop

Reunited Pennsylvania punks, Spraynard, combine biting wit, emotional vulnerability and big, tangled licks.

Two years ago, in September of 2012, Pennsylvania emo-punks Spraynard broke up, seemingly out of nowhere. Not only were the three members long-time best friends, but the band was just starting to take off. Then, just as suddenly as they had disbanded, they became a band again. They played their first reunion… » Read More


'Magic in the Moonlight'

A Sentimental attachment to Woody Allen's movies and a disgust at trial-by-Twitter make me want to consider Magic in the Moonlight outside all the Internet racket of Dylangate. Unfortunately, it's all about a middle-aged man trying to expose a young girl as a liar. This stuffy, creaky comedy, photographed in a runny pastel by Darius Khondji, concerns misanthrope British stage magician Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth). » Read More

'Get On Up'

The model for the Tate Taylor (The Help) biopic of James Brown, Get On Up is Walk the Line: the influence is there from the opening murky backstage roar of an off-screen audience waiting to be fed, to the easy diagnosis of childhood trauma to explain its subject's drug-abuse and coldness. (It's a little wrong to blame the crimes committed by a man pushing 70 on his inner child.) If Walk the Line saw the past as a sunny idyll, here Georgia is in the permafrost of the Depression and WWII—it's full of the fallen leaves and fog of a Civil War movie. » Read More

The Arts

Mobile Digital Arts & Creativity Summit comes to Palo Alto

Late last year, Kyle Lambert had a big moment. The British visual artist became famous nearly overnight after uploading a time-lapse video of his frame-by-frame photorealistic recreation of a Morgan Freeman photograph. You may have seen the clip, which has more than 13 million views on YouTube. Seth Schalet, executive director of the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, saw the video, and he was blown away. It would have been one thing if Lambert had made the image using a variety of precision brushes, but the artist had used little more than his finger and an iPad. » Read More

'Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley'

As a photojournalist firmly dedicated to telling stories of global significance, Doug Menuez has borne witness to some incredibly difficult and terrifying things. He's seen people killed, has run toward raging forest fires and spent time in squalid drug dens. He and his fellow "hardcore" news photographers "were all willing to die to make a picture that would make an impact," Menuez says. » Read More

Features & Columns

The Lost Tribe: Amah Mutsun Native Americans

The hand-me-down clothes stuffed into a backpack and a black, scratched-up VCR, the only things she owned in the world, became her ticket out of foster care. With no cash, 13-year-old Sonya Pineida traded the video player for cab fare from a cramped Madera County house to a friend's home in Fresno. Away from the foster mom who treated her like a paycheck. Away from a father locked up in prison for life and a mother addicted to drugs. » Read More

58th annual Sister Cities International Conference comes to San Jose

Thanks to the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Committee, the 58th annual Sister Cities International conference will unfold in San Jose this weekend, featuring hundreds of officials, diplomats, youth and young professionals and business leaders from around the world. None of them know, however, the space-time continuum-shattering implications of including Dionne Warwick and Norman Mineta in the agenda on the very same weekend that the San Jose Earthquakes play the first sporting event at Levi's Stadium, the 49ers' new facility. » Read More

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