1st Annual Mini Maker Faire comes to San Jose this Weekend

Super-interactive Mini Maker Faire calls on pranksters, scientists and oddballs of all sorts. Read More

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Enjoy views of San Jose and the surrounding hills of Silicon Valley from our 6th floor rooftop patio. Adorned with an 18 foot fireplace and an led lit bar.

Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL's Original Series, 2 Point Lead. He was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and…

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

Neko Case has always been brave, but with her latest album on Anti- Records, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, she proves herself fearless.

Ian Somerhalder, Toby Kebbell, Bruce Campbell, WWE Diva Paige, Billy Boyd, Scott Wolf, Michael Cudlitz, and Brett Dalton are among the hundreds of celebrities and industry professionals at the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con San Jose.

A whole lot of shaking will be going on at the second annual Brews and Blues Festival taking place September 5. The event features tasty barbecue food, dancing, and the exciting music of the Shakedancer Blues Revue.

The San Jose Bacon Festival of America returns for its third year with a revamped and rebooted festival expanded to two days. Join 15,000 of your closest bacon friends for bacon, craft beer, wrestling & s'mores.

Join us at Cafe Stritch as they present an open jazz session with their house band The Eulipions. Held every Sunday evening, this session is open to intermediate to advanced musicians, as well as to those who just want to kick back…

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Win tickets to Judas Priest with Mastodon at the City National Civic on October 21, 2015.

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Music & Clubs

Long Live Deathrock: ‘Satori’ Celebrates 10 Years

Club Satori celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend.

“I think we’ve survived because we’re the least ‘goth’ club out there,” says Ryan Higgins, musing upon the question of how he and Club Satori co-DJ Kevin Rollis have managed to run their gothic club night long enough to be celebrating their 10-year anniversary at The Ritz. He may be correct. The… » Read More

Breaking: The Bots Come To Shoreline

Analog Machines: Playing fuzzy garage rock and punk, The Bots have carved out a successful path for themselves at a young age.

Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei of The Bots are used to throwing people off. For starters, the two brothers are of mixed Taiwanese and Caribbean descent. Their complexion and hair texture often leads to them they’re being mistaken as black, which, in the past has led to some assuming they make rap music.… » Read More

Under The Influence: Incubus & Deftones

Nü Nostalgia: Close out the summer with nü metal survivors, Incubus and Deftones.

At the turn of the millennium, popular music was heading into a dark place. Cheesy boy bands and bling-obsessed hip-hop ruled MTV, and the only rock music cracking the Top 40 was abysmal—literally and figuratively. Fortunately, we had Incubus and Deftones. The passion and punk-rock energy that sparked the grunge movement had… » Read More

Movies

Review: 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'

Steve Jobs is still casting a shadow, four years after his death on Oct. 5, 2011. Upcoming is Aaron Sorkin's biopic, Steve Jobs, featuring Michael Fassbinder as a prototypical, Sorkin-ian, magnificent-bastard type. Cooler and more urgent is this week's stirring documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Alex Gibney (of the Scientology expose, Going Clear) celebrates the Apple co-founder's accomplishments, while demagnetizing Jobs' cult of personality. » Read More

Review: 'Mistress America'

More haywire than fashionably brittle, Noah Baumbach's Mistress America is built on a Berlin Diaries/Breakfast at Tiffany's model. It's told in the second person: a poem to a breathlessly blithe young lady, Brooke (Baumbach's co-writer and live-in Greta Gerwig). She survives with little visible means of support and the help of an off-screen boyfriend called "Stavros," like evil Blofeld. She's idolized by the lady who will become her sister by marriage: a budding, alternately too-shrewd and too-sentimental college student, named Tracy (Lola Kirile). » Read More

The Arts

Piranesi's Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered

The celebrated 18th-century engraver and illustrator, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, anticipated the tourism industry, urban decay photography, and even image-based 3D modeling for archaeology sites. While Piranesi (1720-1778) was most commonly known for his depictions of imaginary prisons (Carceri d'invenzione), a special new exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center focuses on another project. » Read More

Stanford Rep. Theater Hosts Revue of Noel Coward's Greatest Hits

The British writer, composer and all-around renaissance man, No'l Coward, was a master of witty wordplay, lilting melodies and the perfectly pointed zinger—often directed at his own upper-class English society. Stanford Repertory Theater is celebrating his work this season with its No'l Coward Festival: Art, Style & Decadence. Earlier this summer, the company presented his 1924 comedy-of-manners, Hay Fever, as well as a film series, community symposium and theater course. » Read More

Features & Columns

Elon Musk: Silicon Valley's Man of Mystery

Just as the world was growing weary of the endless paeans to Steve Jobs as our times' defining entrepreneur, along comes a figure who seems to be even more audacious, complex and transformational-while just getting started. His steely resolve makes Jobs look like a cultural romantic. Elon Musk combines a disciplined scientific mind with a dash of John DeLorean recklessness. » Read More

Silicon Valley Startups Develop Plant-Based Meat and Dairy Staples

A little more than decade ago, Pat Brown made the switch from vegetarian to vegan. He had no problem changing his diet and giving up eggs and milk and other products derived from animals. But there was one thing he couldn't live without: cheese. Most vegan cheeses are made from oils or ground up nuts, but Brown wanted something authentic. A microbiologist who has taught at Stanford for 25 years, he was well aware of the relatively simple biochemical reactions required to produce cheese. » Read More

Silicon Valley Fall Arts Preview

The season in music, stage, film & visual arts. Perpetually tardy bursts of Indian Summer heat enable our region to forget that August's end means the sunny season's demise is nigh—at least technically speaking. And as the weather cools down, and the El Nino rains pick up (fingers crossed), opportunities arise to consider just how to spend the darker, drearier days. » Read More

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