Art Imitates Life in the City Lights Production of 'M. Butterfly'

'M. Butterfly,' is based partially on Puccini opera, 'Madama Butterfly,' as well as on a
true story of a Western man's infatuation with an Eastern beauty. Read More

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Whiskies of the World Expo gathers the world's most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience a night of delicious spirited fun.

A longtime turntablist schooled in the art of mixing vinyl, scratching and building beats live, Freddie Joachim has paid his dues and earned his stripes, spinning in bars and clubs all over the world and producing for some of today's…

Get ready for WWE's biggest fan event of the year, as WrestleMania Axxess prepares to take over the San Jose Convention Center in California March 26-29! Don't miss the chance to get autographs and photos with all of you favorite WWE…

Weekly NuDisco and Deep House event featuring sounds by the legendary and renowned Julius Papp and friends.

"Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles," an award-winning Beatles concert, will make its way to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts from March 27 - March 29. The show features nearly 200 Beatle-maniac favorites, ranging from…

The Brothers Strong & Co. are a 4 piece string band based out of Sonora, CA. Stemming from the foothills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada the band has formed their own brand of "mountain" music based heavily in Americana and folk.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, J Espinosa began perfecting his craft at the age of 14 . In 2001, at the age of 17, a legendary morning show "The Doghouse", received word that J was "that next kid to blow up".

WrestleMania 31 takes over the San Francisco Bay Area at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, March 29. Get in on the action and get your seats to the biggest event of the year with WrestleMania 31.

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Music & Clubs

DJs Battle Venue Over ‘Motown On Mondays’

Motown On Mondays at 55 South. Photo by Brian Kirksey.

A dispute erupted early Monday between 55  South and the MOM SJ Players—who together have been producing the popular Motown on Mondays weekly party in San Jose for a little more than a year now. The first signs of trouble came this morning, when members of the MOM SJ Players—a collective of… » Read More

PHOTOS: St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl

St. Patrick's Day was a blast. We think. Photo by Greg Ramar.

Oh man… We are just crawling out from under of our two-day hangover and checking out all these pictures we took on the Silicon Valley St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl from Palo Alto to Campbell. To us, the whole evening seems like one giant greenish black swimming pool full of Guinness, Jameson,… » Read More

Metalachi Melt Faces, Cultures At Back Bar SoFa

Maracas and Mayhem: Born in Ciudad Juarez and raised in East L.A., the metal-mariachi band, Metalachi, bring the best of both worlds together.

Search the web for information on the ’80s- and ’90s-metal/mariachi mash-up band, Metalachi, and you’ll quickly realize a couple of things: First off, these guys have one hell of an origin story—involving “the village jai alai team,” a 14-year burro trip and the recreational use of horse tranquilizers—none of which, it would… » Read More

Movies

'Seymour: An Introduction'

Says the 88 year old piano teacher and composer Seymour Bernstein: "Let us shed our guilt about using the soft pedal." He's talking about specific technique, but the actor Ethan Hawke's winning and wise documentary Seymour: An Introduction has implications beyond the realm of teaching, learning or appreciating music. » Read More

Review: 'Get Hard'

Diminutive comedian Kevin Hart has enough star power that he can play the Oracle Arena, but what he's got certainly isn't visible in Get Hard. It's like someone trying to retrieve the alleged magic of Stir Crazy with a smaller and more fearful Richard Pryor and a paler, moister version of Gene Wilder. Obnoxious rich jerk James King (Will Ferrell) has it all: a mansion in Bel Air, a hot wife Alissa (Alison Brie) who runs around in thousand-dollar lingerie, and a squad of grossed-out Hispanic servants. » Read More

The Arts

'An Evening with Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman'

The term "literary power couple," as nebulous as it is irrelevant to creating new and challenging prose, is often foisted upon, and uncomfortably assumed, by the husband and wife of 22 years. "The word 'power couple' is just a cliche, right? It doesn't mean anything, and if it ever did it doesn't anymore," Chabon says. "We're not in any position to effect any legislation or crush any labor movements." » Read More

Beta Space: Diana Thater

The lowly Scarabaeus viettei-better known as the dung beetle-doesn't exactly scream high art. It spends its days bumbling about clumsily, pushing around balls of excrement (its food of choice). And while it is capable of flying, and certainly looks like some kind of alien life form, what could it possibly have to do with the outer reaches of our galaxy? » Read More

Features & Columns

Elisha Goldstein Reveals Secrets to Rewiring your Brain in his New Book, 'Uncovering Happiness'

In his new book, Uncovering Happiness, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., provides a fresh, reliable strategy for creating an antidepressant brain. Grounded in mindfulness and self-compassion, the book seems different than many other books on depression. He talks about weekly walks he used to take near Shoreline Park in Mountain View. "During one walk," he writes, "I had just learned that someone close to me had passed away, and I was feeling great sadness and grief. My energy was sapped from the heavy emotions, and so I chose to sit down by a lake. » Read More

Metro's Best of Silicon Valley 2015

It's time to admit that Silicon Valley is a bit of a freak. A paradoxical place where self-driving cars, drones and presidential visits are so common they barely merit a second thought. Yet we steal elections with licked stamps and feed ballots into counting machines by hand. From $100 million mansions to a now-disassembled plywood and canvas favela that was ready for its own Zip code, the valley incubates diversity and embraces unconventional thinking. Our normal is never the norm. » Read More

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