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Entertainment & Events in San Jose, California

Night Life

  • BackBeat, The 408-241-0777
    777 Lawrence Expressway
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This nightclub offers live music, dancing, banquet facilities, and full course dinners. The dress code is somewhat relaxed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. An event planner is available.

  • Club Max 408-437-2164
    2050 Gateway Place
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This nightclub features dancing, karaoke, live music, and prize giveaways.

  • Club Miami 408-279-3670
    177 Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    A festive nightclub which offers live bands, top 40 music by a DJ, and Latino dancing, including Salsa, Merenge, and Cumbias. Salsa dance lessons are provided on Thursday nights.

  • Dos Locos Cantina 408-993-9616
    150 First Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Home of the world famous 32 ounce Schooner Margaritas, this bar also features the largest selection of tequilas in San Jose, dancing, and a patio for drinking or smoking.

  • Mountain Charley's Saloon 408-335-0042
    15 North Santa Cruz Avenue
    Los Gatos, CA 95030
    Charley's is a sexy, sophisticated, fun nightclub in Los Gatos, California. Located in beautiful downtown, they feature a fabulous cocktail program, beautiful decor, and live entertainment, this hot spot is not to be missed. A local establishment since 1972, and back under original family ownership, this saloon themed night club exudes sophistication and style. A tradition of good times for 40-years has earned Mountain Charley's Saloon the distinction as one of the hottest clubs in northern California. Live music, entertainment, VIP bottle experience, classic cocktail program and more. They feature live DJ, dancing, live music, private party rentals, beer, wine, and a lounge. THey are open daily 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and for private parties on Sundays and by appointment. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Center for the Performing Arts 408-277-3900
    255 Almaden Boulevard
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This 2,665 seat theater features full performance productions and it is used most of the year by local performing art groups.

  • San Jose Chamber Music Society 408-286-5111
    72 Fifth Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    The most idyllic venue for chamber music in the South Bay, this society offers a regular seven concert Sunday evening series, including the Bay Area's favorites, as well as pieces from around the world. more

  • Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley 408-228-2820
    40 First Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This ballet company presents four to six fine theatrical ballet and modern dance productions each year. more

  • Children's Musical Theater 408-288-5437
    1401 Parkmoor Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Suite 100
    A premiere children's theatre company for ages six to twenty that presents eight musical shows annually at various venues in the South Bay. more

  • San Jose Dance Theatre 408-293-5665
    753 Ninth Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    A professional dance company offering numerous educational programs, ballet classes, and annual community dances, including "The Nutcracker" and "Men Dancing." more

  • Opera San Jose 408-437-4450
    2149 Paragon Drive
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This professional regional opera company presents four productions during their September to May season, as well as offers educational programs for adults and youths. more

  • San Jose Symphonic Choir 408-879-9709
    308 First Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Established in 1924, this is the Bay Area's oldest choral organization and it presents three concerts per season featuring great master music, modern music, and works by local composers. more

  • American Musical Theatre of San Jose 408-453-7100
    1717 Technology Drive
    San Jose, CA 95110
    One of the Bay Area's most popular musical theatres, this theatre presents full production and concert versions of well known Broadway shows. more

  • Arte Flamenco de San Jose 408-971-2783
    386 First Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Exciting Flamenco dance company which entertains and educates the community with a full season of Flamenco performances and concerts. more

Plays & Productions

  • San Jose Repertory Theatre 408-367-7266
    101 Paseo de San Antonio
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This award-winning premiere theatre is the South Bay's only resident professional theatre company. Performances range from dramas to comedies. more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch 408-406-0308
    20 High School Court
    Los Gatos, CA 95032
    Los Gatos High School
    Go to the Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch for over 2,000 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School. The event will feature a menagerie of hand-blown glass pumpkins and their respective artists. Explore one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins, along with stained glass works and glass vegetables and fruit. All works of art will be available for sale.  more

Flea Markets

  • San Jose Flea Market 408-453-1110
    1590 Berryessa Road
    San Jose, CA 95133
    This flea market has over 2,000 sellers to choose from with many items being sold, including collectibles, arts, crafts, comic books, jewelry, clothing, shoes, furniture, and tools. There are also over 25 restaurants, many snack carts, and two new playgrounds and a carousel for children.

Festivals & Fairs

  • San Jose International Mariachi Festival
    1700 Alum Rock Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95110
    This four day July festival encompasses a concert, conference, and a special Mass in three different locales.

  • Vietnamese Spring Festival & Parade 408-292-8283
    621 Tully Road
    San Jose, CA 95111
    This event draws an estimated attendance of more than 50,000 people. With continued support, marketing campaign and media exposure, the attendance is expected to grow at a faster pace each year. Founded in 1999, the Vietnamese Spring Parade has expanded from less than 40 entries to over 100 entries to include decorated floats, dragon and lion dancers, multiple marching bands, famous entertainers, cultural groups, non-profit organizations, students from schools and universities throughout the Bay Area, local businesses and corporate sponsors. The parade’s theme emphasizes the richness of our ethnic diversity highlighting Vietnamese and Asian cultures.  more

  • Campbell Highland Games And Celtic Gathering 408-219-9264
    1580 Hamilton Ave
    San Jose, CACampbell Moose Lodge
    Currently planned events include a ceilidh on April 4 (details on our web site), pouring beer at the Campbell “Boogie on the Bayou”, a Highland Dance competition and Celtic Concert on June 20th followed by the Kirkin' o' the Tartans at Pyresbyterian Church of Los Gatos on the morning of the 21st, and the “Brew-Ha-Ha” (you’re just going to have to wonder what that is until we announce it).  more

Sporting Events

  • San Jose Earthquakes 408-260-6300
    3550 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Feel the excitement of major league soccer at the Spartan Stadium and have a great family time in an exciting atmosphere. more

  • San Jose Arena 408-ACE-2121
    525 Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    A multipurpose year round sports and entertainment facility featuring family shows, concerts, and world class events, such as the National Hockey League All-Star Game, Men's NCAA Regional Basketball Championships, Women's NCAA Basketball Championships, and National Figure Skating Championships.

  • Compaq Center at San Jose 408-977-4730
    525 Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Watch the Sharks and their NHL rivals in action at this center. The club and grill are open for all Sharks' games. more

  • San Jose Giants 408-297-1435
    588 Alma Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95110
    The Giants bring Class A Minor League baseball to the Silicon Valley. Every game features the famous Turkey Mike's BBQ. more

  • San Jose SaberCats 408-573-5577
    600 Brokaw Road
    San Jose, CA 95110
    See exciting professional arena football by the SaberCats. Their season runs from April through August. more


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