Brown Sounds: Local musicians Ray and Sue Brown collaborate with Roy Hargrove for a return-to-standards concert at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Metal Mariners: Forget grunge--Iron Maiden ignores fashion and keeps metal alive.
Aural Fixation: The SoFA Music Experience turns up the beat in downtown San Jose this weekend.
Musical Discovery: The Arab Film Festival adds rare Egyptian studio fare to a mix of documentaries and contemporary features.
Crime and Sacrament: Hitchcock's religious thriller 'I Confess' winds up two Gypsy Cinema events this weekend.
Rainer Drops: 'Water Drops on Burning Rocks' resurrects a Fassbinder story.
Rolling Tundra: The bleakness gets laid on with a trowel in 'Solomon and Gaenor.'
Night Tales: A man searches through layers of legends in 'Urbania.'
Letter Perfect: A famous scene gets its just due in Opera San José's production of 'Eugene Onegin.'
Sea Fare: A meal at West San Jose's Hammerheads goes swimmingly.
A La Carte: Organic pearl in a beaux arts setting.
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