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Fri Aug 4-6

Michelle Wolf's off-beat stage presence and humorous observations are coming back to Sunnyvale. As of late, she's been pretty busy writing for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Late Night with Seth Meyers. She'll bring that same…

Fri Aug 4

The longest-running touring music festival in North America, the Vans Warped Tour, is returning to Shoreline with its annual dose of punk, metal, hardcore, screamo and a sprinkling of electronic and hip-hop. American Authors, a four…

Fri Aug 4

It's time to get filthy again with a cadre of artists enlisted by Wobbleland to shake you to your very core. Los Angeles dubstep head 12th Planet will be headlining the first night, where he will most likely play tracks from his most…

Fri Aug 4

Famed guitarists and songwriting duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have been doing this for awhile. Across their 17-year career the rock and new flamenco players have released five studio albums, performed at countless festivals and even played…

Fri Aug 4

Things are still up in the air when it comes to The Echo Mountain Boys, a young bluegrass trio that released their first album in May. All we know for certain is that a banjoist, guitarist and demonologist bassist have vowed to…

Fri Aug 4

n partnership with The MADE and The Vintage Computer Festival, Friday Nights @CHM is hosting a vintage game night! Get the chance to play classic video games on an Amiga 4000, an Apple IIGS and even our PDP-1 and Galaxy Game console.

Fri Aug 4-5

On Friday, August 4th, dance under the stars and lights of History San Jose to the sounds of live big band music. The war is ranging in the Pacific, and WWII re-enactors recreate the mood of a country at war for nearly fours years.…

Sat Aug 5

Generations before the fantastical cast of characters from the Harry Potter series captured the imagination of America, the British were worming their way into our collective consciousness through rock & roll. From The Beatles, The…

Sat Aug 5

Tiny Tots is thrilled to be hosting The Big Latch On for the 3rd time at our Parenting Resource Center. Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and…

Sun Aug 6

Latin Grammy-nominated DJ Dusty's trap inventions are a tribute to life on the Southern Texas border where Latin music history and the infinity of MPC sampling collide. The producer's bass-heavy dance music is a tropical soup of…

Sun Aug 6

Enter the 2017 Community Talent Competition held at the Santa Clara County Fair and sponsored by Youth Focus, Inc. Open to young people from 4 to 21 years old who sing or play a musical instrument (except piano). Competition is…

Mon Aug 7

Watch all of the games on 40+ screens! Food & Drink Specials All Day Monday. $2 off any mule, $25 pitchers of Ketel One mule on tap, $16 Stella pitchers, $1 off craft beers, $19.99 any large pizza.

Thru Aug 18

Wag Hotels is hosting its 6th Annual Summer Day Camp for Dogs from July 17th - August 18th. For 5 weeks, dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds will experience the ultimate summer fun. Each week will highlight a unique summertime theme…


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Music & Clubs

Kings of Leon at Shoreline Amphitheatre

CHARMERS: The Kings of Leon play Shoreline Amphitheatre this week.

During their breakout year in 2008, when they debuted mega-hits “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody,” the Kings of Leon took home a Grammy for their sound that blended huge, affected guitar riffs, a brooding aesthetic and the hoarse, twangy vocals of lead singer Caleb Followill. They took a brief hiatus after… » Read More

I Saw You: Hands Off That Lady’s Bag


You and your husband were making your way onto the plane and I saw my future in 40 years. Faces serious and determined, steps hobbled and measured, white knuckling bags that couldn’t have weighed more than a sack of groceries. My parents taught me to respect my elders, so I offered to… » Read More

Dierks Bentley At Shoreline Amphitheatre


Singer-songwriter and country music veteran Dierks Bentley is still in the midst of his What the Hell Tour in support of his 2016 album, Black. The record found the Arizona native detailing the struggles as well as the triumphs he has experienced over the course of his life. With eight studio albums… » Read More


Review: 'Logan Lucky'

The luckless Logan family of West Virginia has endured its share of misfortunes: melancholy brother Clyde (Adam Driver) lost a hand when he was a soldier in Iran. Now he's the depressed bartender at the Duck Tape Bar and Grill. Brother Jimmy (Channing Tatum) was an NFL prospect who had a career ending injury. He had a job driving heavy machinery, up until the day the boss asks him to come into his office and to shut the door after him. Jimmy's ex-wife (an attractively tragic-faced Katie Holmes) married a car-dealing imbecile with a mini-mansion, while Jimmy abides in a single-wide. » Read More

Review: 'Whose Streets?'

This is essential viewing. Director Sabaah Folayan's Whose Streets? is a non-narrated documentary, woven from interviews, smartphone and small camera footage of the civil disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri, in summer 2014, as well as the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement afterward. The St. Louis exurb of Ferguson (population 24,000) is in one of the five poorest ZIP codes in the state. The protests began after a police officer shot and killed a local named Michael Brown, 18. They left his body on the street for four and a half hours while they photographed the scene. National and local TV news were stunned by the uprising that followed. "Stores being looted!" was the lead on one night of NBC's coverage; we hear an unidentified » Read More

The Arts

San Jose Feels The Burn

What began as a ritual bonfire on Baker Beach back in 1986 has blossomed into the most iconic counterculture festival in the country, offering an ephemeral home to hundreds of large-scale, hallucinatory art projects-many of which involve fire. "There were a lot of works that were really inspiring," says Kerry Hapner, San Jose's director of cultural affairs; Hapner attended the event for the first time last year. "What you see is that people really participate in the event. There's no boundary between us and them. Everybody is actively engaged and part of the experience." Captivated by the experimental vigor of the annual festival, Hapner wondered if there was any way for her to bring the spirit of the playa back to San Jose. » Read More

Surfing My Religion

Surfing has recently produced some excellent works of nonfiction that have little to do with stoned-out surfer stereotypes. Last year's Pulitzer Prize for autobiography went to William Finnegan for Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. Steve Kotler's West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief is a fine book on the intersection of surfing and spirituality. And I'll add Jaimal Yogis' new memoir, All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride, to the mix. Yogis, a San Francisco-based author, wrote the book as a follow-up to Saltwater Buddha, a coming-of-age story that blends surfing and spiritual seeking. All Our Waves picks up where he left off in his previous work and chronicles Yogis' » Read More

Identity Art

A block from the main corridor of the First Friday Walk, a mass of artsy youth congregated at Social Policy for "Our Heaven"-a mixed-media showcase of 19 local artists with a single common thread. Inside SoPo, a half-animated video was playing on the wall. Spicy soup bases, udon noodles and soy sauce bottles lined the brightly lit aisles of a supermarket. It was a familiar sight for those of us who grew up accompanying our parents to the store-if your family was Asian, that is. The video was created by Josiah Columna, a Filipino American artist whose stop-motion animation and found footage mashup was one of many works on display at the cafe-by-day, gallery-by-night venue on Friday. » Read More

Features & Columns

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Proves it's Ready to Take Next Step

One plan for this past weekend involved setting priorities, defining goals and establishing a regimented schedule. Another involved a more nomadic approach, wandering through the masses with only abstract goals in mind. Or, there was Plan C, reserved for those who refuse to identify on a binary of nomadic-sedentary: navigating a tightrope between both options. At its best, the festival showed the possibilities of interconnected cosmopolitan worldliness. The variety of folks ranged from jazzed-out AARP-level veterans to texting millennial hipsters. Decades-long experts traded tips with festival first-timers. At any moment one could choose from 88-year-old Jimmy Cobb playing straight-ahead jazz, Czech kids playing Dixieland or Taimane » Read More

Advice Goddess: My Girlfriend Accepted a Gift from Her Ex

A guy my girlfriend dated seven years ago is now an aspiring artist, and he gave my girlfriend one of his paintings. It's abstract, splashy and horrible. I find it disrespectful of him to give it to her (because she's in a relationship). She said he does lots of paintings, sells almost none, and gives them as gifts to all of his friends. I asked her to throw it away, but she said that would be "too mean" and shoved it under the bed. Am I being overly jealous, or is it wrong to accept gifts from exes? » Read More

Free Will Astrology: Week of August 16, 2017

Congratulations! I expect that during the next three weeks, you will be immune to what psychoanalyst Joan Chodorow calls "the void of sadness, the abyss of fear, the chaos of anger, and the alienation of contempt and shame." I realize that what I just said might sound like an exaggeration. Aren't all of us subject to regular encounters with those states? How could you possibly go so long without brushing up against them? I stand by my prediction, and push even further. For at least the next three weeks, I suspect you will also be available for an inordinate amount of what Chodorow calls "the light of focused insight" and "the playful, blissful, all-embracing experience of joy." » Read More

San Jose Jazz Clears Path to Music for City's At-Risk Youth

Every time the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest comes around, not enough emphasis is placed on the educational arm of the San Jose Jazz operation. To focus on just one example, Progressions is an intensive program helping low-income, at-risk youth develop their musical talents, a process inseparable from learning teamwork, social skills and critical thinking. The goal is to keep elementary-age kids out of gangs, in school and locked in a groove toward a creative life, so much so that the program is partly sponsored by the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force. Progressions started in the spring of 2011 at Santee Elementary, which is part of the Franklin-McKinley School District. During its first year, the program taught kindergarten through third » Read More

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