June 2013 Events


Featured Event: POP to the RESCUE | June 7 – August 24

POP to the RESCUE includes artists, Las Hermanas Iglesias and Ana Serrano. Las Hermanas Iglesias are Lisa and Janelle Iglesias, a collaborative team of sisters who were born and raised in Queens, New York. As second-generation Norwegian-Dominicans, their work often comments on bridging disparate materials and practices. Lisa Iglesias received an MFA from the University of Florida and Janelle received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ana Serrano is a first generation Mexican American born in Los Angeles, California in 1983. Inspired by both of the cultural contexts in her life, she creates work utilizing a variety of mediums including drawing, collage, sculpture, and motion. Her work bears reference to those in low socioeconomic positions, with particular interest in the customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present within this segment of society. Location: Macla Arte | Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, 510 S 1st St  San Jose, CA 95113, http://www.maclaarte.org

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José | May 29 – June 23

A provocative comedy about one man’s dream of becoming an American. Simultaneously riotously funny and deeply felt, American Night tells the story of Juan José, whose search for the American dream finds him anxiously exhausted on the night before taking his citizenship exam. Written by Richard Montoya, Directed by Jonathan Moscone, Developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney. Location: 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way (formerly 100 Gateway Blvd.), Orinda, CA 94563. http://www.calshakes.org/LBA

San Jose Greek Festival | May 31- June 2

The San Jose Greek Festival is the South Bay’s largest Greek Festival, which happens annually during the first weekend of June. It is a fun, friendly atmosphere that provides entertainment for all ages. Whether it’s young families looking for a safe and fun day activity, or adults of any age looking to enjoy food and drinks, this festival is always an excellent choice. Most importantly, with free parking and with ample coupons available online for free admission, it is friendly on your wallet, making your food and drink the only costs. https://www.facebook.com/SJGREEKFESTIVAL

Francisco Franco Art Exhibit | June 1

Showcasing his new work Luchadores de Amor. Location: Ay Dios Mio, San Pedro Square Market corner of St. John and Almaden Ave, 100 N. Almaden Ave. #176, San José, CA 95110. Time: 6-9 pm. FREE. http://www.aydiosmioshop.com

Are Corporations People? Citizens United And Beyond – Forum | June 1

Join Moderator and Special Guest, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, for a thought-provoking analysis of “corporate personhood” and the impact of money on our political process. This event will include presentations by: Peter Schurman, Campaign Director, Free Speech for People; and Ted Nace, author of “Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy.” Bring your questions and comments to this important community dialogue. http://peaceandjustice.org/townhall/

DIY Art: Summer Sundays | June 2

The San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation have partnered to present “DIY Art: Summer Sundays.” Educators from each museum will visit the other to lead a hands-on activity. On Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 3pm, The Tech will bring its Spin Bots–robots with pens as legs–to SJMA. Visitors will work with a Spin Bot to make a drawing. This program is free with general admission to the San Jose Museum of Art and free to members of both The Tech and SJMA. Time: 1-3 pm; Location: San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S Market Street, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $8 adults $5 seniors $65+ $5 students and youth 7-`8 Free to children 6 and under Free to members of SJMA and The Tech (includes Museum admission). http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/event/diy-art-summer-sundays-tech

Are You Red Cross Ready? – Disaster Preparedness Class | June 3

“Be Red Cross Ready” is a presentation that includes disaster preparedness, as well as specific guidelines for earthquake and fire preparedness. Learn how to prepare yourself and loved ones for disasters! Location:Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell 95008. FREE. http://www.sccl.org/locations/hours-and-locations/campbell/news

Felines And Florals New Watermedia Paintings By Jane W Ferguson – Exhibition | June 3-30

Jane W. Ferguson and Viewpoints Gallery present “Felines and Florals,” a collection of new works in watermedia on paper and canvas. Ferguson will also be showcasing some of her newly designed TOTE-ally-ART featuring “Felines and Florals.” Location: Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos 94022. FREE. http://www.viewpointsgallery.com

Green Day’s American Idiot | June 4-9

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on one of the most exhilarating theatrical journeys of the season. With the hits Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday, and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot features: the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Tony Award-winning set design by Christine Jones, and Tony Award-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams. Tues-Thurs: 7:30pm Fri: 8pm Sat: 2pm, 8pm Sun: 1pm, 6:30pm. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $20-$88. http://www.broadwaysanjose.com

Maker Shaker – After Hours | June 6

After Hours is the monthly themed event where adults only can enjoy science, technology, entertainment, and cocktails together with their friends. Each month provides an exclusive and fun setting of music, games, hands-on exhibits with something unique to discover. Enjoy giant games like 4-foot tall Jenga-style blocks, over-sized chess, and giant Four-in-a-Row. So bring your friends for an exciting evening of fun, games, and music! This month’s theme is “Maker Shaker,” a celebration of innovation. Learn how social robots continue to improve people’s lives through learning and health care. Experience how wearable technology brings everyone closer, and even create your own techie jewelry to wear or share! Show off your new bling in the atrium lounge while dancing to local live band Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet. When you’re ready for refreshment, come on over to the no-host bar for a Tech-tini, or sample some of the offerings from the food and snack station. After that, settle in and play new and classic board games, tackle the giant games, tour the galleries, or just relax on oversized bean bags and visit with friends old and new. Time: 7pm-12am. Location:The Tech Museum, 201 S Market Street, San Jose 95113-2008. Ticket Information: $10 $8 for members Call for group rates for 10 or more. http://www.thetech.org/programs/after-hours

Dia De Portugal Festival 2013 | June 8

The Portuguese Heritage Society of California proudly hosts the annual Dia de Portugal Festival on the second Saturday in June at History Park San Jose (Kelley Park), one of the largest events in California celebrating the Portuguese culture. This event features a traditional parade, live entertainment, a children’s carnival, food, beverages, books, crafts and novelties. Location: History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose 95112. Ticket Information: Free admission Nearby parking is $6 but free parking with shuttle bus service is available in the immediate area. Look for street signs indicating parking areas. http://www.diadeportugalca.org

NextNewCA – Exhibition | June 8- September 19

It’s back! The ICA’s regularly-scheduled “NextNewCA” exhibition features the next new talent on the horizon. This year’s fifteen exhibiting artists have been chosen from MFA programs throughout California. The works in the exhibition reflect the broad perspectives present in the contemporary artistic landscape, showing innovative approaches to new media, installation, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm* Sat: 12pm-5pm *First Fridays: 10am-10pm. Location: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 560 S 1st Street, San Jose 95113. FREE. http://www.sjica.org/exhibitions_and_programs.html

Theresa Caputo Live The Experience – Psychic Readings | June 9

Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show “Long Island Medium,” will be appearing live at the San Jose Civic. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Please note that purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. Time: 3 pm. Location: San Jose Civic, 135 W San Carlos Street, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $35.75 and up. http://bit.ly/15HY43K

Orientation – Free Introductory Class To CreaTV | June 13

Find out what CreaTV San Jose has to offer! You will get an overview of our channels, services and policies–plus answers to any questions you may have. For new or future members, orientation is the first step to access. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make the best use of your community media center. Location: CreaTV Studios, 255 W Julian Street Suite 100, San Jose 95110. Ticket Information: Free, registration required. http://www.creatvsj.org

Pitbull | June 14

International music sensation Pitbull has sold millions of digital singles, has scored two No. 1’s on Billboard’s Rap Albums charts, and has been featured on tracks by such pop-chart mainstays as Usher, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Janet Jackson. His hit singles include: “Hey Baby” featuring T-Pain; the double-platinum smash “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Hotel Room Service,” “Krazy,” and “Culo.” Time: 7:00 pm. Location: Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View 94043-1352. Ticket Information: $20-$99.50. http://bit.ly/16ZHkWn

Open Art Studio – De La Cruz Art Studios | June 15-16

This event will feature the artwork of resident artists Patty Botello and Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo. There will also be some artwork by a few selected artists. Patty Botello will be showing her paper-mache and mixed media sculptures. Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo will be showing her oil paintings of indigenous Mexican Dancers (Mexika) and other mixed-media and ceramic work. Crocheted items, crafts, children’s toys, jewelry, prints, and affordable original artwork will be also available for sale by both artists and guest artists. FREE. http://on.fb.me/13cexIX

Cyndi Lauper | June 19

Cyndi Lauper burst onto the world stage as the quintessential girl who wants to have fun. After more than 25 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 30 million, she has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. The beauty of Cyndi Lauper is that she has evolved into a richly multi-faceted renaissance woman who strikes a resonant chord with each project. 7:30pm 5:30pm Gates open. Location: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga 95070. Ticket Information: $35-$85 $20 Parking; $15 for carpoolers (3+/car). http://www.mountainwinery.com

Midsummer Art Celebration | June 22

Come for a day of fine art, fabulous food, and fun at your local museum! New this year will be food trucks: MoGo BBQ, Soulnese, Lublubu, Twisted Chill, Quick Dog, and more. A portion of all proceeds goes to maintain and expand the Triton Museum’s exhibition and education programs. Friends of SVACA will be there with information and adoptable pets. FREE. Location:Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara 95050 http://www.tritonmuseum.org/SpecialEvents.php

Downtown San Mateo SummerFest | June 22-23

Come enjoy the First Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest! Experience a variety of fun summertime activities as you stroll through historic downtown San Mateo. This new free festival is sure to draw a large Bay Area crowd of festival enthusiasts. It will feature Arts and Crafts, Cooking Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Kids Activities and much more. FREE. http://bit.ly/10v4VKR

In The Heights – In Concert | June 22

Keeping the dreams alive for Lincoln’s Musical Theatre and Jazz Singer program, alumni bring you the 2008 Tony Award winner, “In the Heights.” Alumni from across the country will come together in concert with a full orchestra for a one night only performance. Funds from this concert directly benefit all students in the theatre and music programs at Lincoln. Doors open for reception at 6:30pm (21 and over, no host bar) Ticket price includes one drinks. Tickets $60. Organization: Lincoln Performing Arts Coalition. http://bit.ly/YofgIH

Victoria Justice – Pop | June 26

Victoria Justice’s star continues to rise. The 19 year-old, originally from Hollywood, FL, is the star of her own hit Nickelodeon series “Victorious.” On top of that, she is a budding sensation in both music and fashion worlds alike. In her Nickelodeon series, Victoria plays the musically talented “Tori Vega,” who unexpectedly finds herself navigating life as a student at “Hollywood Arts High,” an elite performing arts high school. Time: 7 pm/ Location: San Jose State Event Center Arena, 290 S 7th Street, San Jose 95192-0201. Ticket Information: $39.50-$69.50. http://www.union.sjsu.edu/ec/upcoming/

Freestyle Explosion With Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, And More | June 29

Freestyle Explosion with Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose, Debbie Deb, Shannon, Trinere, Johnny O, Pretty Poison, Stacey Q, and Nu Shooz will offer a high energy performance you won’t want to miss at the HP Pavilion! Time: 7:30. Location: HP Pavilion, 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $28.50-$38.50. http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/229393