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Where to Go, What to Do


Places for the young and the restless to dance, shoot pool, play sports and hang out

WITH WINTER just around the corner, the entertainment options available to Santa Clara Valley teenagers have dwindled. Midnight basketball, The Zone, San Jose Live and a few other summertime activities will have to wait for warmer weather, but there's still stuff to do. It just takes a little more effort.


The Beat Nightclub/Bean Cafe
34323 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
Eighteen-and-over club plays hip-hop, R&B, dance and house music by night and serves tasty coffee drinks by day.

Cactus Club
417 S. First St., San Jose
Occasionally books all-ages shows. Call for schedule.

Club 47
47 Notre Dame St., San Jose
Disco and house music and, on Friday nights, Spanish rock. 18 and over. Call for details.

The Edge
260 California Ave., Palo Alto
Eighteen-and-over club books alternative rock, modern/house DJs. Some live shows are all-ages. Sundays during the summer offer dancing for 14- to 18-year-olds.

The Gaslighter Music Hall
7430 Monterey St., Gilroy
All-ages club offers line dancing, ska and rock. Call for schedule.

The Gaslighter Theater
400 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
Vaudeville and melodrama on Friday and Saturday nights, with occasional ska shows throughout the week. All ages.

The House
425 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Palo Alto teen center books dancing on Fridays until 11pm and live music on Saturdays until midnight. All teens welcome. Call for schedule.

The Outhouse
E. Main Street, Los Gatos
(behind Los Gatos High School)
Los Gatos teen center hosts occasional dances and shows and is available for rental. All teens welcome.


Abundant Life Assembly of God
10100 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino
Hosts occasional roller-hockey clinics, game nights and movie nights during winter and Friday-night sports during summer. Contact Vito Impastato for details.

Camden Teen Center
3369 Union Ave., Campbell
Teen center with pool tables, weight room, Friday night pickup basketball games. Open until 11pm Friday- Saturday and 3-7pm Monday-Thursday.

Inner City Games
Twelve-city league plays basketball, football and other sports on an intermittent basis. Contact Hewitt Joiner for details.

Police Activities League
480 S. King Road, San Jose
PAL stadium hosts football, roller hockey, baseball, softball, boxing and tae kwon do. Annual fee required.

Twin Palms Assembly of God
3535 Clayton Road, San Jose
In February will sponsor midnight basketball with ballgames, swimming pool, pool tables and more. Contact George Negrete for details.

Teen Centers
These are places to hang out, play pool, watch movies, catch Monday night football or go to workshops. All of them are free, and most are open to everyone.

Alma Teen Center
136 W. Alma Ave., San Jose
Open Monday-Friday 3-9pm

Blackford Teen Center
3800 Blackford Ave., #C, San Jose
Open Monday-Wednesday 3-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 2-6pm, and Friday-Saturday 3-8pm.

Camden Teen Center
3369 Union Ave., Campbell
Open Monday-Thursday 3-7pm, Friday 3-11pm and Saturday 5-11pm.

Fair Teen Center
1702 McLaughlin Ave., San Jose
Open Monday-Friday 3-8pm.

Gardner Teen Center
520 W. Virginia Ave., San Jose
Open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Hank Lopez Teen Center
1694 Adrian Way, San Jose
Open Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3-11pm, and Saturday 5-10pm.

The House (Palo Alto Teen Center)
425 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Open Friday 7-11pm and Saturday 8pm-midnight.

Los Altos Underground (Los Altos Teen Center)
400 University Ave., Los Altos
Call for schedule.

The Outhouse (Los Gatos Teen Center)
E. Main Street, Los Gatos (behind Los Gatos High School)
Regular hours Monday-Thursday 2-6pm, Friday 2-10pm.

Roosevelt Teen Center
901 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose
Monday-Friday 3-8pm.

Santa Clara Youth Activities Center
2450 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Clara
Open to residents of Santa Clara only. Monday-Thursday, 2:30-8:45pm. Friday, 2:30-5:30pm. Saturday gym only, noon-4:45pm.

Saratoga Teen Center

Tracy Wilson Teen Center
3590 Cas Drive, San Jose
Open Monday-Friday, 2:30- 8pm, and Saturday, 1-6pm.

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From the Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 1997 issue of Metro.

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