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Built to Spill Play ‘Keep it Like a Secret’ at Rio Theatre

BUILT TO LAST: Doug Martsch, center, looks back on 20 years of ‘Keep it Like a Secret.’

For a generation of indie rockers, Built to Spill’s 1999 record, Keep It Like a Secret, is one of the great heavyweights—often mentioned in the same breath as Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and Modest Mouse’s Lonesome Crowded West. Situated between two longer, more meandering albums in the band’s catalog, Keep It… » Read More

‘Reel Rock’ at Mountain View CPA

ROCK DOC: Three short films about rock-climbing come to the Mountain View CPA in 'Reel Rock.'

It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and reel. A series of climbing films are coming to Mountain View to keep all you Silicon Valley senders stoked, even as the days get shorter, colder and (presumably… eventually) wetter. The event will feature three short documentaries: The High… » Read More

‘Hansel and Gretel’ at California Theatre

MAGICAL TALE: San Jose Opera presents the classic tale of siblings, witches, and edible houses.

Opera San Jose is kicking off the holiday season with a production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s family-friendly opera. Kids ages 6 and older who attend will not only enjoy a fully produced opera, they’ll also receive a small gift upon entrance, intermission treats, and opportunities to interact with costumed characters and be photographed… » Read More

‘2 Towns Tap Takeover’ at The Cider Junction

IN TOWN: Corvallis's 2 Towns Ciderhouse comes to town (this town) for a tap takeover at Cider Junction.

House cider rules! The 2 Towns Ciderhouse is taking over the Cider House Junction this Saturday. Featuring seasonal ciders and pouring until 9pm, the event is sure to provide a pleasant buzz to those who enjoy a little bit of the happy apple juice. Established in 2010 in Corvallis, Oregon, these cider… » Read More

‘Los Tiburones’ at 3Below Theaters & Lounge

SHARKS TERRITORY: Presented by MACLA, this screening of 'Los Tiburones' brings contemporary South American film to San Jose.

Naturally, South Bay denizens love sharks, but they might want to make an exception for Rosita (Romina Bentancur), the main character in the Uruguayan film Los Tiburones. She’s a sullen 14-ish girl at a faraway southern beach closed by shark activity, and she shares a shark’s ruthlessness and voraciousness: As director Lucia… » Read More

‘Street Fighter Tournament’ at LVL Up

LONG SHOT: Think you've got what it takes to defeat Sheng Long? Find out at the Street Fighter Tournament.

Whether you prefer the groundbreaking gameplay and anime-inspired graphics of Super Street Fighter II Turbo or the throbbing techno and motion-capture ultraviolence of Mortal Kombat, everyone’s a winner at this classic fighting game tournament. The South Bay’s first barcade, LVL Up serves up craft cocktails to adults and bar food favorites with… » Read More

Doug Benson at The Improv

HIGH CULTURE: America's #1 stoner Doug Benson comes to the Improv for a 4:20pm show.

It’s been more than a decade since Doug Benson’s explosive documentary Super High Me first revealed the connection between marijuana and comedy, paving the way for sweeping criminal justice reform and more enlightened drug policy at the national level. Or maybe that’s not what happened; the edibles just kicked in. Anyway, Doug’s… » Read More