Annual F/X Reunion Party Comes Full Circle This Black Friday

After more reunions at what's now the Continental, this year's bash shall erupt in mythical fashion. Read More

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Come on out to the San Jose Improv Wednesday November 25th for our "Thanksgiving Comedy Extravaganza. We have Bay Area favorite Nick Hanna headlining featuring TJ Kelsall along with Alby Bustamante, Chris Foster and many more!!!!

10th Annual Give Thanks >Wednesday November 25th + Friday November 27th Northern California's Thanksgiving Event Like No Other! Every year #GiveThanks has sold-out ... so join us this year as we are doing a multi-day event! 3LAU +…

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It's an…

Thanksgiving Day Celebration at LB Steak San Jose. On Thanksgiving Day, November 26, LB Steak in San Jose will be open from noon to 8:00 PM serving a reduced regular a la carte menu plus two holiday prix fixe four-course menus, one…

Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San Jose at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For more than 30 years, this whimsical event has brought people from all over the Bay Area together…

SJSU SPARTANS FOOTBALL VIEWING & AFTERPARTY. Join us for the televised games, and after every home game to enjoy food & drink specials.

Black Friday shoppers looking for those unique gifts, have the chance to forgo the big box stores and support independent artists and craftspeople by visiting the San Jose Harvest Festival, happening November 27 - 29 at the San Jose…

Los Altos Stage Company invites audiences to take a journey with one of the most renowned knights-errant of all time as he rises in triumphant transformation in the classic musical, Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards,…

Bottle & Bottega, the iconic art and wine studio in Campbell, has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season. Events will be held throughout Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-Dec. 1) at Bottle &…

Enjoy a Makers Market on The Row featuring local artisan talent. Event takes place in Park Valencia on Saturday, November 28th from 11am-5pm. Specility Vendors to be announced soon!

It's our fifth year for the SJWC Gingerbread House Decorating Party. This event is a fundraiser for the San Jose Woman's Club and features a fun afternoon of gingerbread house decorating for children and adults, including children who…

Join us for a day of hockey with the San Jose Barracuda's , as they host the Silicon Valley Service Industry group , along with our friends & family. Tickets are $27 and includes entry and the group pic on the ice. The San Jose…


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Music & Clubs

Jason Bonham Brings Zeppelin Tribute to San Jose

Bonzo’s Boy  Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham, now leads a Zeppelin tribute band.

One might presume that while playing alongside three of the most revered musicians in all of rock & roll history, the biggest concern anyone would have would be staying on beat. But according to Jason Bonham, the most important thing is far more abstract than that. “Sometimes it’s not always about chops,… » Read More

The Phenomenauts Put a Sci-Fi Spin on Psychobilly

In the years following their storming of the Warped Tour, The Phenomenauts have gained a loyal following in the Bay Area and earned fans all over the world.

The Phenomenauts are not unlike The Justice League or The Avengers. This rocket-fueled collective of rockabilly punks have been featured in their own comic books, each member of the group has an alias, and they hold meetings at a home base, known as The Command Center. And just like Batman—the vigilante, dark… » Read More

Kastle Bringing ‘Left-Field’ Sounds to BackBar

Barrett Richards, who records as Kastle, says watching Sesame Street as a kid got him interested in electronic music production.

Musicians draw inspiration from so many different places-other musicians, major events in their personal lives, political movements, drugs and spiritual experiences. Barrett Richards, who makes murky and experimental electronic music under the moniker Kastle, says one of his earliest inspirations came in the form of Herbie Hancock performing “Rockit” on Sesame Street,… » Read More


'The Wonders'

Sometimes, when watching a really first-rate movie, you don't know where everyone stands-after an hour or two, the characters' loyalties and disappointments are still a mystery. How deeply have they hurt each other? How far are they sunk in their own obsessions? That's for them to know and for you to find out. Director Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders is set during the summer in Italy's Etruscan region. Occupation by humans for 3,000 years can certainly scrape a place bare. » Read More


With tremendous cynicism, the Catholic archdiocese of Boston concealed the actions of dozens of priests who were known to be serial pedophiles-a story exposed by the Boston Globe in a Pulitzer-winning series in 2002. It's hard to imagine a film approaching this subject without fury, but Spotlight is one such movie-and one honors the film's lack of thundering about the horror of it all. This film lets its audience bring their own anger. » Read More

The Arts

'Handle With Care' Is An Alternative To Traditional Holiday Productions

Seen enough scrooges to last a lifetime? All Nutcrackered out? Those looking for something sweet and different from the traditional holiday entertainment options may want to check out Handle with Care, the latest offering from City Lights Theater Company. The bilingual romantic comedy by Jason Odell Williams (with Hebrew portions written by his wife, Charlotte Cohn) is billed as the "perfect Jewish Christmas story," although it's only loosely a holiday tale. » Read More

'Figaro' Is Delightfully Bawdy, Yet Still Refined

When endeavoring to describe opera, some begin combing through a thesaurus in search of highfalutin adjectives and impassioned verbs. But in Opera San Jose's production of Mozart's classic-and bawdy-The Marriage of Figaro, many of the usual operatic tropes are delightfully subverted, satirized and outright mocked. Set in a Spanish castle, the story occurs in a single, emotionally explosive day. » Read More

Features & Columns

Annual F/X Reunion Party Comes Full Circle This Black Friday

Twenty years ago, the celebrated F/X nightclub in downtown San Jose closed its doors after a gloriously blasphemous six-year run. To bring it all back, starting in 2008 original F/X owner Fil Maresca began staging annual F/X reunions every Black Friday at the Blank Club. After a few more reunions at what's now the Continental, this year's bash shall erupt in mythical fashion. For the first time, the get-together takes place in the original F/X building, now reincarnated as The Ritz. » Read More

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: 50 Gifts Under $50

Well, 2015 is almost over, and the rent is still too damn high. In San Jose—the newly crowned "Richest city in America," and the surrounding Silicon Valley—there's little sign of cost of living shifting to favor the working class (or even the big-paycheck earners stuck with big housing payments) anytime soon. The holiday season isn't helping. This year, the familiar onslaught began even earlier. The major marketing firms didn't even bother with Thanksgiving—skipping straight from hawking Halloween candy to decking the halls. Jack-o-lanterns were still flickering in the early morning dusk when the drivetime news broadcasts were interrupted by commercials trumpeting Black Friday. » Read More

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