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discovered, showed him following lots of escorts and porn stars, a public indulgence in precisely the sort of content his boss Apple CEO Steve Jobs has deemed too harmful and corrosive even to touch the app store. In comments to Wired, an Apple spokesman defended Shoemaker for selling his own apps. Shoemaker was, after all, hired away from the iPhone app company he started. But the spokesman also claimed Shoemaker’s apps were approved before his employment with Apple, adding: “Apple’s policy allows for employees to have apps on the App Store if they’re developed and published prior to their start at Apple.” But in fact, as Chen shows, three of Shoemaker’s seven apps went onto the app store weeks after his employment began, according to dates gleaned from Shoemaker’s Twitter accounts and from the iTunes profiles of his apps. Meaning the man charged with

enforcing Apple policy in the app store was thrice in violation of an Apple app store policy. And oh by the way, Apple recently had to deal with a scandal in which a midlevel Apple manager was accused, in a federal grand jury fraud and money laundering indictment, of accepting of more than $1 million in kickbacks from the iPhone and iPod accessories suppliers he oversaw. Don’t think for a second that the sort of people who develop crude body function apps are ethically apathetic; a noxious dispute between the competing flatulence apps Pull My Finger and iFart famously escalated into a court battle (Shoemaker himself is in the fart-app game with his pre-Apple offering Animal Farts). And App developers have already raised various red flags about Apple’s own actions in the app store, complaining of very unclear rules, seemingly arbitrary rejections, bans on competing technology, double standards on data collection and far reaching content rules that have seen fashion spreads, gay literature apps, gay sightseeing apps, political cartoons, celebrity caricatures and apps with pictures of girls in bikinis banned from the store.


Amid inquiries from Chen, Shoemaker deleted his Twitter account, @pbshoemaker. What an odd thing to do; other than supplying Chen with Shoemaker’s precise start date, the account didn’t offer much ammunition for Wired’s story, and in any case the magazine already had the tweets it needed in hand; Chen made a couple of them available for download from his post, adding, “When informed of our story, Shoemaker purged his Twitter account cited throughout the story and updated his LinkedIn profile to remove mention of [his app company] Gray Noodle.” Shoemaker’s sudden shyness might have had something to do with the fact that his Twitter account was following at least 16 porn stars and escorts via their accounts on the microblogging service. There is, of course, nothing wrong with that; Shoemaker should be allowed to have fun looking at the occasional scantily clad adult entertainer or sex worker’s musings about her day. It’s got to be a nice break from all the technical tweets the longtime developer has to wade through. And following or otherwise ogling escorts does not mean one is visiting with escorts. But Shoemaker might have wished he was more discreet with who he

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who are beyond frustrated with TSJ, to the point where she moved her organization’s annual fundraising luncheon from the McEnery Center to Santa Clara because she couldn’t afford TSJ’s rates. “As much as we wanted to stay in San Jose, we had the obligation to move,” McLane says, sounding apologetic. Fenton, on the other hand, is chipper, according to a quote in the Biz Journal: “I continue to look at future opportunities to improve together,” he said. “We’re pleased to do it.”

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followed on Twitter given his boss Steve Jobs’ avowed position on porn. His Twitter account, at a glance, did not fit well with the image Jobs has crafted for the app store as a place providing “freedom from porn.” Jobs, a Disney director and reportedly the single largest shareholder at the kid-friendly media company, has slammed Google’s Android platform, which competes with the iPhone, for allowing pornographic apps. “You can download porn, your kids can download porn,” he famously said of Android’s “porn store.” He told me in an email exchange that I might understand his antipathy to porn better “when you have kids.” If you look at Shoemaker’s account in Google’s cache, updated just over a week ago, you can see there were two porn stars listed right there on the front page of his profile, among his 18 most recent “follows.” Given all the flesh in the profile pictures, they tend to jump off the page. With 1,181 follows and 1,047 followers, one might argue, on the basis of just those two very visible follows, that Shoemaker perhaps had his account set up to follow all his followers back. In other words, maybe he was following porn stars involuntarily. But a look further into his follower list—Twitter orders them

chronologically—shows a veritable spree of escort-following activity. So many followers on one stretch could lead people to wonder just how many of Shoemaker’s 1,182 follows were in one “adult” profession or another, and whether he has a particularly intense interest in their nontextual activities. More to the point, it could lead people to wonder if it’s not hypocritical for Apple to repeatedly insinuate that merely allowing adults to look at porn through specialized apps on its tablet and phone-size computers is somehow immoral, corrupting and intrinsically harmful to families—given that the very Apple employee deemed moral, incorruptible and otherwise trustworthy enough to gatekeep said apps was publicly subscribing to 16 escort and porn star Twitter feeds, at minimum. If Shoemaker finds himself confronting questions along those lines, he might use this excuse, which we offer to him ready made (pretty much everyone’s been busted for some sort of sexytime, right?): The escort and porn feeds were research. How else are you going to keep these persistent, slippery little sex kittens out of the app store, if not by learning how they think, and what their plans are? They are very crafty. And very, very, very naughty.

thoughts about her star turn, back in 2000, in some San Jose Fire Fighters Union promotional videos. Since June’s primary election, the Chamber of Commerce chief has been outspoken about public employee cost-cutting. Now she’s at the forefront of the campaign to repeal binding arbitration, a move to reduce labor costs and the subject of the two November ballot measures. Of course, the fire and police unions are against the measures. And Dando can now be seen in two spots on SanJoseFireFacts.com, a firefighters union’s website, chatting about the importance of maintaining public safety funding. Backed by a high-energy soundtrack that would seem more appropriate to an ANGELINA JOLIE action-adventure flick, Dando seems to be opposing the very measures she is helping spearhead: “During my time as vice mayor and city councilmember, I was

very pleased that the city council had the wisdom to approve the strategy for making sure we had a fire department that would serve us well,” she says. The website, which is run by RANDY SEKANY’s Local 230, also offers up fear-inducing facts about how response times will be affected by the two referenda. Next to Dando’s mug, a blurb reads: “Is it possible that City Administrators have cut too far? None of us want anything similar to what happened on May 9, 2009.” That links to a Columbus Dispatch news story about a toddler and baby that were killed in a fire in Ohio. Perhaps Dando’s reaction to these videos will be the same as her response to SAL PIZARRO when he asked her about popping onstage with GEORGE CLINTON at the San Jose Jazz Festival on Friday the 13th. “It seemed like a really good idea when they suggested we do it.”

Ryan Tate writes the Valleywag blog at Gawker.com, where this article first appeared.

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sv 411.com Discontent Grows With Facebook Places THERE’S A FUN and charming story on Advertising Age about a woman and her friends having a fun and charming dinner together. All is well C@KKC<9IFK?<I=XZ\YffbÊj e\nj\im`Z\kXb\jljfe\jk\g and good until Facebook Zcfj\ikfXnfic[n_\i\gi`mXZp Places, the new location`jXhlX`eki\c`Z% based service that promises to revolutionize something or other, spoils the fun. It seems that people don’t exactly want their exact location broadcast to all of their Facebook friends, especially without their express permission. Oh, no: it’s a moral conundrum. What happened here was that, while eating at a restaurant, the author checked into Facebook Places. Then she tagged the post with all of the people in her party. Now, all of these people’s friends will have seen that they were at a certain place at a certain time. Never mind the fact the such information, to a random friend on a hopelessly large friend list, is pretty much useless. What’s happening in the social dynamics of the situation? Let’s say Friend A is at the restaurant despite the fact that he told his brother that he was “too busy” to help him paint his room. Dark Side points. Let’s say Friend B told her boyfriend that she just wanted to stay home that night to finish something for work. Dark Side points. Let’s say Friend C skipped out going to a soccer game with his co-workers because he told them he was feeling sick. Dark Side points. And so on. Facebook Places inconveniently exposes the half-truths we tell each other that keeps society moving at a steady clip. But whose fault is that?

It’s partially Facebook’s for not requiring the approval of a Places tag. That seems like it would be pretty easy to exploit. “I’m going to tag that me and Jim were out all night drinking and visiting various gentlemen’s clubs. Take that, Jim!” Then Jim wakes up the next morning with an angry phone call from his girlfriend. “What were doing all night? You had better not be where it says you were!” Clearly Facebook should change the behavior of Places in that regard. And no, a hard-to-find “opt-out” clause does not count, Facebook. This is the type of service that people should have to “optin” voluntarily. This surreptitious claptrap is partially why people have such a love-hate relationship with you. —NICHOLAS DELEON, CRUNCHGEAR.COM

evan I don’t think people care about checkins as much as you guys think they do. Brabdon If you are actually at a location with some people, I would think most people would say, “Hey, I’m about to tag us on Facebook. Is that OK?” If you aren’t with someone and do this maliciously, unfriend the bastard. Done.

Ryan Merket My iPhone for Facebook app should send me a push notification when someone tries to tag me in Places, allowing me to opt-in to the request. Jeff I like to think that the vast majority of people are not lying all the time. If they are, serves them right. If anything I love the fact that this service catches you in your B.S. Jelly Munchkin The “well, if you’re doing something bad, it serves you right” argument is not a sufficient defense for the erosion of personal privacy. Unless, of course, you’d envision a world in which Facebook has become a proxy for the Behavior Police. Jeffj Someone should tag Mark Zuckerberg in Places to say he was at a gay strip bar. I bet you would see them implement tagging rules pretty quickly after that!

Block Zuck? Not So Fast One of the most fun ways to lash out at Mark Zuckerberg with zero chance of it having any impact whatsoever LEJKFGG89C< seems to 8=XZ\YffbZXd$ have been gX`ekfdXjj$YcfZb thwarted. DXibQlZb\iY\i^ Yes, the _Xj]X`c\[%8epfe\ Empire has jligi`j\[6 struck back, making it impossible—impossible!—to block the Facebook CEO on his own social network. Blocking someone on Facebook is a sort of last-straw maneuver when you don’t even want to ignore someone you had friended anymore, or want to prevent another member from contacting you in (nearly) every way possible. It’s a great way to be rid of that creepy guy who asks you “S’up?!” 2.5 seconds after you log on. To permanently excuse yourself from the “friend” who is actually a spam machine. To stop hearing from the high school friend you didn’t even like in high school. Blocking Zuckerberg isn’t about barring the door against a nuisance, but rather a harmless way to register a protest against any number of grievances about Facebook and its CEO—a pre-emptive strike against some who almost certainly would have had absolutely nothing to do with you anyway. BlockZuck.com made something of a campaign out of this by publishing the (deadly simple) instructions for blocking Zuckerberg, the same instructions for blocking anyone. As of today, however, those halcyon days are over—a victim, perhaps of BlockZuck.com’s success.


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Now when you try to block Zuck, you get a message which says: “General Block failed error: Block failed.” Not for everyone, mind you. I checked. Facebook, in an email to Wired.com, called this “an error” which is “generated when a person has been blocked a certain large number of times.”” —JOHN C. ABELL, WIRED .COM/EPICENTER

RichardNixon Better way to ignore him is to not use Facebook! phoester Facebook—biggest waste of time EVER.

iTunes Vulnerability: Gullible Users So these reports of a major security hole in iTunes, one through which people have had their PayPal accounts drained? Not much to them, I’m told. Or, rather, not much to their assertion that Apple (AAPL) is at fault here. There’s no security hole in iTunes and if you’ve been unfortunate enough to have hundreds of dollars in unauthorized purchases charged to your iTunes account it’s likely because you’ve fallen victim to a phishing scam—a variation on the one that’s been around for years now. Sources close to Apple tell me iTunes has not been compromised and the company isn’t aware of any sudden increase in fraudulent transactions. As for an official comment, Apple offers this bit of common sense advice:“iTunes is always working to prevent fraud and enhance password security for all of our users. But if your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes we recommend that you contact your financial institution. We also recommend that you change your iTunes account password immediately.” —JOHN PACZKOWSKI, DIGITALDAILY.ALLTHINGSD.COM

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The executive director lied about his $11,000 cash advances from casinos and a 4 percent self-imposed salary reduction that he never took. Mr. Plotkin has resigned effective Sept. 1. Dana Tom, president of the Santa Clara County School Boards Association, is understandably outraged. “The biggest arrows in our quiver of support for public education are integrity and trust,” she said. “You can break trust in an instant, but it takes time to rebuild it.” We have too much public distrust of our system of public education already, and these types of despicable acts add to the perception that there is too much money in public education. This is certainly not the case in California. The CSBA is an advocacy group for school board members, superintendents and executive level district and county office staff, ultimately serving the children in public schools. Almost all 1,000 California school districts are members. The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) pays $12,600 in annual dues. I just found out that the 2010–11 CSBA invoice has not yet arrived at the SCCOE. At the Aug. 17 board meeting, CSBA president Frank Pugh and the CSBA board directed staff to contract for an independent financial systems and

compensation review. I wonder whether or not we should withhold payment as a protest to the lack of fiscal oversight. While we purge wasteful positions or practices from all educational and governmental institutions let’s also examine the bold report by the Santa Clara County civil grand jury on school district consolidation. The report argues that consolidation from the current hodgepodge of districts into unified districts could reap a savings of up to $20 million in this county alone. Santa Clara Unified, the only district that has responded thus far to the grand jury’s report, said they review the recommendations in the report as “economically viable, managerially provocative, and politically, somewhere between improbable and impossible.” No doubt the process to consolidate takes courageous leadership on the part of superintendents and boards, but it is essentially left to the electorate to decide. I am a strong proponent of school district consolidation for educational benefits. I was hoping to see a heartfelt letter of apology to all school board members and children of California from Mr. Plotkin for aiding and abetting those voters who believe public systems are corrupt. Unfortunately, there was no letter I could find. —Joseph DiSalvo

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Fall Arts season’s soundings

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UST AS the weather is finally starting to feel like summer, the fall arrives in earnest with performing arts seasons getting started as early as the public schools. The normally busy time of the year for the arts world is even more crowded than normal as the annual SAN JOSE MARIACHI AND MEXICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL overlaps with the biennial 01SJ FESTIVAL. In a sense, both festivals celebrate a strain of timelessness in the midst of modernity. The Mariachi festival notes the centennial of the Mexican Revolution with an ambitious series of productions, exhibits and concerts that continue a tradition of artistic and political revolution. 01SJ deliberately looks backward to a grand tradition of inventive tinkering. Using the materials of the modern technological revolution, the many artists, free thinkers and hands-on DIY types at 01SJ will explore ways that people can harness tech to grapple with a world that sometimes seems to be spinning out of control. The festival encompasses a dizzyingly diversity of ideas, projects, collaborations and unique events; it also emphasizes San Jose and the valley’s vital part in a global nexus with far-flung artists putting their heads together with local creators. This web of connectivity can be seen at the downtown gallery ANNO DOMINI, which hosts many shows by vital young street artists from abroad, including Brazilian painter FERNANDO CHAMARELLI, whose work appears on our cover. In the DIY spirit of 01SJ, our Fall Arts Guide is designed to allow people to craft their own schedule of can’t-miss opportunities with the help of Metro’s critics, who have zeroed in on the highlights of the season in music, stage, film, visual arts, classical music and dance (fall art, food and wine festivals will be posted in full on the web). Our guide to fall is a living document that will be continuously updated and supplemented at metroactive.com and sanjose.com.

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the music entertainment at 5pm and spin in between sets. Other acts include Jozes Than Wissem, who makes his own instruments and will By steve palopoli perform an acoustic set; Inca Ore, an experimental electro-vocalist who ABSOLUTE ZERO uses her microphone/synth setup The SubZERO Festival in downtown to modulate her sound; Global San Jose in June wasn’t just an Warning, a group featuring Greg event, it was a statement. It Zifcak from the electro-dance played to all of the city’s ABSOLUTEZERO duo Eats Tapes, that will strengths—innovative will be held as part take the festival’s theme of the 01SJ Festival and multicultural, with a “Build Your Own World” on Friday, Sept. 17, on mix of artistic traditions literally by constructing a South First Street, and new technologies, it beginning at 5pm; “paper environment” and was equal parts style and free. enlisting the audience to substance. SubZERO couldn’t tear it down at the end; 0th, have come at a better time; an all-girl performance-art type from its mind-bending headlining band who Skype in their vocals; performance by hip-hop producers and punk-droners Clipd Beaks. Also the Bangerz (with an assist from San performing is alt-rock quartet Jonas Jose Taiko) on down, it symbolized a Reinhardt, who headline the stage at re-emergence of cutting-edge art and San Carlos; San Jose Taiko, who seem music in the South Bay. The question to up for some edgy stuff lately and immediately became: what’s next? will do a “roving performance,” and It would have been a shame if the cumbia group TurboMex. 01SJ’s SubZERO had been an anomaly, an partners in the street fair include isolated incident that failed to build MACLA, the Museum of Quilts and any momentum for the downtown Textiles and the San Jose Institute of scene. But soon after came Left Contemporary Art. Coast Live, and then a sleeker, hipper version of the San Jose Jazz Festival. SAN JOSE MARIACHI AND And now comes an event even MEXICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL more closer in spirit to SubZERO, the 01SJ Festival’s AbsoluteZERO. Under artistic director Linda The festival’s organizers had actually Ronstadt, the San Jose Mariachi and collaborated with Anno Domini’s Mexican Heritage Festival seems Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder on the to get more ambitious every year, first SubZERO festival, but this year, but this time she’s really outdone 01SJ organizers focused on their herself. Not content just to host the namesake event while the SubZERO stand-alone festival for two weeks crew went their own way. However, in September, festival organizers on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 01SJ will have partnered with high-powered unveil SubZERO’s soulmate street nonprofit organizations around the fair. It has many of the same features, state to produce a series of concerts with, according to organizers, a bit emphasizing the importance of more of a technological bent. Along Latino culture in the United States. with some 100 arts projects along Politically, it’s a response to the South First, there will be two stages draconian immigration legislation of music in the SoFA district, on the passed in Arizona, and the wave of Reed Street end and the San Carlos anti-immigrant ignorance spawned end. DJ Tristes Tropiques will open in its wake. Politics aside, though, it’s

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untalented, a triumph of sheer entertainment but he was value. First, the “Weaving Moments always Together” concert in Hollywood better as features Carlos Santana, our own Waters’ Pete Escovedo, Lila Downs and Zack creative de la Rocha. foil. Once Then the series comes up here they split, for the Mariachi Festival, which with Gilmour is hosting the world premiere of carrying on the Adelita! The Women of the Mexican band, Pink Floyd Revolution. Written and directed by actually became the Dan Guerrero (who was selected bloated, bland rock by Ronstadt to take on this dinosaur it was always project), it’s being called seen. It was also SAN JOSE MARIACHI AND on the verge of turning the most ambitious piece too ambitious for MEXICAN HERITAGE into. What kept it from of Latino theater since its own good, somehow FESTIVAL Sept. 15–26 becoming that for all Zoot Suit. A multimedia losing more than half a million in downtown San Jose; those years was Waters’ mix of music and dance, dollars despite the fact that the most tickets are available see how different organizations at 800.745.3000. See uncompromising and it features Mexican album was at the top of the are rising to it. The San Jose sanjosemariachifestival. brutal creative nature. vocalist Eugenia Leon, Billboard charts for 15 weeks Jazz Festival successfully com for times. Through The Dark Side of as well as Mariachi Cobre and ended up selling 11 branched out into funk, THE MONTEREY the Moon, Animals, Wish You and Mariachi Los Camperos JAZZ FESTIVAL million copies. Waters turning convention on its Sept. 17–19 at the Were Here, The Wall and even de Nati Cano. The last day swore never to perform head with a genre-defying Monterey Fairgrounds, the much-maligned The Final Cut, of the festival, Sept. 26, features The Wall again until lineup. The Monterey Monterey; Waters oversaw the construction of a performance at HP Pavilion the Berlin Wall came Jazz Festival has taken 925.275.9255. epic rock manifestos that definitively with Latin superstars Los Tigres down, and when it did, the opposite tack this year, defined the album format. His music del Norte and guests Intocable. he embarked on an equally going for a jazz-fan comfortcould be pompous, depressing and There will also be a free outdoor oversized and far more profitable food approach to programming. excessive, but it also spoke to almost concert at Plaza de Cesar Chavez tour that was unfortunately Among the artists returning to the anyone willing to slip on a pair of that day with Ozomatli and Los watered down by its cast of guest MJF this year are Roy Hargrove, headphones and give a listen to Tex Maniacs. The festival features singers (Bryan Adams doing “Young Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, Waters’ bitter assaults on the darkest a host of other events, including a Lust”? Really?). Waters’ solo work Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, impulses and weaknesses of the performance of Guerrero’s previous, has never gotten its due, and despite Billy Childs and Chris Potter. And human condition. autobiographical play Gaytino on having been an ex-Floyd for the new additions are sure to click For better or worse, Sept. 16. There are also mariachi 25 years, he can’t seem to with the jazz-blues faithful: Harry The Wall has become his workshops and performances, leave The Wall behind. ROGER WATERS Connick Jr., Ahmad Jamal, Delbert personal rock legacy, documentaries, lectures and art performs THE WALL With the album having McClinton, Trombone Shorty, on Monday, Dec. 6, and partially because there throughout the festival. have been covered at this Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians Wednesday, Dec. 8, has never been an album point in styles from rock and more. But there are still some at 8pm at HP Pavilion; like it before or since, to bluegrass to electro, he fascinating flourishes: Childs will $58.50–$253.50. ROGER WATERS and partially because it seems to have accepted— premiere his Music for Two Quartets, was so freaking gigantic in perhaps even embraced— Perhaps the grumpiest man in the a piece commissioned by the its scope and execution that it that it’s not going away, and is history of rock, Roger Waters is best festival, with the Kronos Quartet; continues to bowl over generation bringing it back to life with a tour known as the driving creative force Friday features a “New Grooves after generation seeking an escape that promises to be every bit as behind the best years of Pink Floyd. Party” with Nellie McKay, Rudresh from songs about girls, cars and outrageous as the original carnation. Sure, we all have a soft spot for Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition ice-cold beer. The original 1980 tour original Floyd leader Syd Barrett, but and more; Les McCann will revisit for the album is legendary, with thanks to his overly romanticized his groundbreaking 1969 album of MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL its huge inflatables, intricate plot and totally tragic descent into jazz-soul, Swiss Movement, with the and an actual 40-foot wall built madness, we’ll never know if he had help of saxophonist Javon Jackson, The state of the economy means between the band and the audience, more than one genius album in him. who will try to fill the gigantic shoes this is a challenging time for jazz it was like nothing anyone had ever And I wouldn’t call David Gilmour of the late Eddie Harris. festivals, and it’s interesting to

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(Sept. 1) George Clooney plays a hit man on a last Italian job. The film is intriguing not just for Clooney completionists but also for its pedigree: director Anton Corbijn (primarily music video and the Ian Curtis biopic Control) adapts the story from the novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth, poet, publisher and sybarite (he was a translator of Chinese erotic poetry and a major expert on Alistair Crowley).

MACHETE (Sept. 3) Ol’ rockface Danny Trejo stars in Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez’s satirical grindhouser, which went viral on Cinco de Mayo and is being released in time for Mexican Independence Day. Various racists and opportunistic politicians (including Robert De Niro) walk on the fightin’ side of the big man. The cameo-rich cast includes Steven Seagal, Jeff Fahey, Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and, yes, Lindsay Lohan.

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(Sept. 3) Fatih Akin’s amiable yet hard-edged portraits of the new Germany make this relatively lighthearted comedy very promising. Here, a greasy-spoon operator in Hamburg finds a new lease on life when he hires a new chef.

THE TILLMAN STORY (Sept. 3) The documentary details how Pat Tillman—football hero and good-hearted kid from the Almaden Valley—ended up as an unwitting symbol of the Afghan war. Director Amir Bar-Lev interviews the surviving Tillmans and discovers the intelligent and free-thinking young man no one knew, particularly after the network news and the Bush administration were through with him.

A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP (Sept. 10) Zhang Yimou goes intimate after some wall-to-wall epics with a remake of the Coen brothers’ early film noir about murder and adultery, Blood Simple.

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THE TOWN (Sept. 17) Ben Affleck’s follow-up to Gone Baby Gone looks like some further Southie metaphysics. A Boston gunman (Affleck) gets involved with a bank teller (Rebecca Hall) he once stuck up. Jon Hamm of Mad Men, in what looks like a big-enough movie role at last, plays the FBI agent tracing him.

LET ME IN (Oct. 1) Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) meets girl (Chloe Moretz from Kick-Ass) of a kind in this remake of the intrepid Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In. Matt Reeves of Cloverfield directs what one feels, with ever-childlike faith, a story that’s resistant to messing up.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Oct. 1) Ben Mezrich’s unauthorized, semifictional, padded and prolix book The Accidental Billionaires is the source for David Fincher’s version of the fractious beginnings of Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg, and Andrew Garfield is Eduardo Saverin. Will Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac) bring some edge to story behind the fabulously popular website?

Hawthorne’s SCARLET LETTER gets updated in ‘Easy A’ with Emma Stone.

ENTER THE VOID (Oct. 8) This feature may steal the thunder of Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter (Oct. 22). It is Gaspar Noë’s sex-and-violence drenched spinoff of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, with a gaijin in Tokyo who is dead but refuses to leave his bardo, a fluorescent half-world cocreated by Marc Caro (of City of Lost Children). Noë’s willingness (and let’s face it, ability) to shock may be tempered here by sweeter fantasy.

THE NEXT THREE DAYS (Nov. 19) The redo of the French film Pour Elle has Paul Haggis shows off his post–Casino Royale moves. A husband (Russell Crowe) endeavoring to break his wife (Elizabeth Banks), out of prison, with the river-bound city of Pittsburgh itself as the outer perimeter of the lockup.

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(Sept. 17) “Not based on a true story, not inspired by real events,” this puzzling story is observed lo-fi camera–style by co-director Ariel Schulman, the brother of the subject, a photographer who strikes up an unusual friendship with a girl who wants to appropriate one of his pictures. Is it fiction or hand-held cinema verité? As in the story of fine artiste Mr. Brainwash in Exit to the Gift Shop, there’s more than an element of untrustworthiness in the narration.

EASY A (Sept. 17) Will Gluck’s comedy is witty enough to parallel the ordeal of a modern girl (Emma Stone) surrounded by born-again Puritans in an Ojai high school with the book she’s studying: The Scarlet Letter. Plus the adults along for the ride are impressively funny: Thomas Hayden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci and Malcolm MacDowell.

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Art Glass Center

Caffé Trieste

MACLA

366 So. First Street

465 So. First Street

315 So. First Street

510 So. First Street

Estates of the Splendrous and Secret Alex McLeod solo exhibition McLeod constructs three-dimensional environments that investigate the tension between illusionary and physical space. His CGI prints of diorama-like environments are hallucinogenic visions projected into utopian realms, thus addressing and exploring issues of ecology, sustainability, and connectivity.

Join us at the San Jose Art Glass Center for live demos throughout the eventing in our workshop and visit the gallery featuring beautiful works by regional glass artists.

Opening reception of Gravity by artist Valerie Runningwolf. New encaustic works as well as mixedmedia pieces that are of traditional and contemporary ideas that awaken and encourage exploration. First Fridays are Opera Night! at Caffé Trieste, with some of the Bay Area's best opera singers performing your favorite arias and duets.

Join MACLA for a preview of Lineas: New Modes of Contemporary Urbanism featuring recent work by Tanya Aguíñiga and Teddy Cruz. Above image:Tanya Aguiniga, Felt Chairs, 2010

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 So. First Street On view: the premier International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB): this juried exhibition showcases the work of artists combining fiber media with new technologies in their artistic processes, in the content of their work and as a means of artistic expression. Above image: Holding it In by Noel PalomaLovinski.

More Exhibitions:

SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery

So. First Billiards

KALEID Gallery

420 So. First Street

88 So. Fourth Street

577 So. Market Street

Cukui & Friends ImagiNatives: The 2nd Gathering. Here is another chance to enjoy the art at South First Billiards from the Cukui crew and their talented friends. New Artwork, Live Painting Session, Special Live Musical Guests, Clothing and Goods Market, Free Giveaways All ages until 10pm/21+ after 10pm

7-9pm Opening Receptions:

ART OF THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. - Those of us who survived the zombie apocalypse can now stop and appreciate the artwork they left behind.Art by Jeff Bambas, Bea Adams, James Brunner and more.

Coexist & Bisect Two new manifestations by René Lorraine Shadows of Light, from the Hidden Sun: a vision of the Authentic self. An exhibition of new collages by Ras Lowe Above image by Ras Lowe.

Higher Fire Clayspace 499 So. Market Street Phantom Galleries 386 & 388 So. First Street WORKS San José 451 So. First Street Downtown Yoga Shala 450 So. First Street Ball Stacking Event Gore Park (So. First & Williams) Good Karma Vegan Café 37 So. First Street Metro Photo Exhibit 550 So. First Street Art Ark 1035 So. Sixth Street

An indie diy urban faire featuring live music by Sean Hayes, Lisa Dewey & The Lotus Life, and Jhameel with special guest emcee Mike McGee! Also featuring 40 artists & indie creative vendors!

FREE and open to the public!

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ILICON VALLEY residents can count themselves lucky to be surrounded by leading theater companies. Here’s a roundup of the fall’s most promising theatrical productions. Palo Alto’s TheatreWorks provides a transition into the fall season with The Light in the Piazza (Aug. 25–Sept. 19), a musical romance set in Italy. The play is notable for Adam Gretel’s adventurous, Tony Award–winning score, which has more in common with classical music and opera than with traditional show tunes. This production will feature a five-piece chamber orchestra and a cast singing in both English and Italian. A show of this level of sophistication will be in good hands with artistic director Robert Kelley. “He’s particularly good at taking those large, grand-scale musicals and making sure they still have a really intimate, emotional appeal,” says casting director Leslie Martinson. Next up at TheatreWorks will be Superior Donuts (Oct. 6–31), a warm and humorous play from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts. The play focuses on a run-down

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Chicago donut shop, an aging manager and an ambitious young employee who wants to reinvigorate the business. “It’s very much a play about what happens when a hopeless guy meets a guy with nothing but hope,” says Martinson. San Jose Repertory Theatre will launch its season on Sept. 2 with the West Coast premiere of Black Pearl Sings!. Set in the 1930s, this drama tells the story of Susannah, a researcher who sets out to record genuine African American songs. She finds what she is looking for in Pearl Johnson, a prisoner and treasure trove of authentic music, but the two women are suspicious of one another. “They have to learn to communicate with each other,” says director Rick Lombardo. “They have to learn how to trust each other. . . . It’s about trying to figure out how you begin to understand someone who is so distinctly different from yourself.” Pearl is soon singing, and Susannah joins in. “Over the course of the show they sing about 11 or 12 amazing folk songs, all a cappella,” says Lombardo. “So it’s also about the incredible power of the unaccompanied human voice. It’s a really wonderful night of theater.” The Rep’s other shows include a visit from the Flying Karamazov Brothers, a medical thriller called Secret Order, and Backwards in High

At San Jose Rep, Ginger Rogers twirls again in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS.

Heels, a musical about Ginger Rogers. For those interested in another musical centered on the African American experience, catch The Color Purple (Nov. 23–28) at Broadway San Jose. Based on Alice Walker’s novel, this play won nearly a dozen Tony awards after its initial run on Broadway. If it sounds a bit too heavy, consider First Day of School (Sept. 23–Oct. 24) at the City Lights Theater. This sex comedy, which makes a satirical jab at suburban parents, was penned by Billy Aronson, creator of the concept of Rent and a contributor to Courage the Cowardly Dog and Beavis & Butthead. The oddly titled Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, by Aaron Loeb, also uses humor to worry some significant issues. Both plays are South Bay premieres. San Jose Stage Company stars the season with Reasons to Be Pretty (Sept. 29–Oct. 24), the final entry in Neil LaBute’s trilogy focusing on the modern preoccupation with physical beauty. When a boyfriend tells his girlfriend that she looks “regular,” this flippant comment could end up destroying their

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Dragon Theatre, Palo Alto

Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto

BURN THE FLOOR Sept. 21–26. A brief run of the high-energy dance revue. RAIN—A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Oct. 26–31. The Fab Four reconstructed. THE COLOR PURPLE Nov. 23–28.

CITY LIGHTS THEATER COMPANY San Jose FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Sept. 23–Oct. 24. ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIG GAY DANCE PARTY Nov. 24–Dec. 19.

LOVE SONG Sept. 10–Oct. 3. A romantic comedy about the permeable membrane between sane and crazy.

RENEGADE THEATRE SEXPERIMENT Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose KILLER JOE Sept. 10–Oct. 2. ALL THIS INTIMACY Nov. 5–27. A man with too many irons in the fire must deal all at once with the women in his life.

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE Sept. 11–26. A chance encounter with a corpse’s phone leads a women into a quest to solve a murder and fix her own life. A comedy by Sarah Ruhl. SUNSET BOULEVARD Nov. 6–21. The splashy stage version of the Billy Wilder masterpiece about an aging silent-film star’s dreams of a comeback with the help of a stranded screenwriter.

PEAR AVENUE THEATRE Mountain View ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE/OUR TOWN

relationship. The company’s holiday show is a reprise of the very popular compacting machine known as Every Christmas Story Ever Told, which earned a rave from Metro the last time it was in town. One of the area’s smaller companies, Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theater, muscles up to a very ambitious pairing of Part One of Angels in America with Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (Sept. 17–Oct. 16 and Sept. 24–Oct. 17, respectively)— two deeply American dramas—in tandem, with the same cast. Also promising is quirky Renegade Theatre Experiment, which is presenting Killer Joe, (Sept. 10– Oct. 2), a dark comedy about murder and double-dealing that sounds something like a Jim Thompson novel. It is the first play by Tracy Letts, who went on to write Bug.

Sept. 17–Oct. 17. CTRL + ALT + DELETE Nov. 5–21. A comedy by Anthony about the innovative drive in Silicon Valley as a man starts to sell his dream of a cell phone that is also a computer—and it’s not a Steve Jobs biography.

THE RETRO DOME San Jose SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND! SINGING CONTEST Aug. 27–29. THE FANTASTICKS Sept. 24–Oct. 24. The play has lasted 50 years (and outlasted its critics) with an emotional appeal that can’t be thwarted.

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WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Halloween weekend. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Halloween weekend.

SAN JOSE REPERTORY THEATRE BLACK PEARL SINGS Sept. 2–26.

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SECRET ORDER Oct. 14–Nov. 7. A thriller about cancer researcher tangling with politics, ethics and greed—a regional premiere of a play by Robert Clyman. 4PLAY WITH THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS Nov. 10–14. A short run of the popular juggling and performance art wizards who once amazed passers-by on the streets of Santa Cruz. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS Nov. 24– Dec. 19. A Hollywood wit once quipped that Ginger Rogers could do everything Fred Astaire could do—only backwards in heels. This musical biography looks at the life of the Golden Age star.

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SAN JOSE STAGE COMPANY A SEASON IN HELL Sept. 17–19. A multimedia exploration of how America has descended into turmoil in the post9/11 era. This collaboration by Randall Packer, tenor Charles Lane, director Melissa Weaver and designer Gregory Kuhn is part of the 01SJ festival. REASONS TO BE PRETTY Sept. 29– Oct. 24. EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD Nov. 17–Dec. 19.

TEATRO VISION Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, San Jose GAYTINO! Sept. 16. Dan Guerrero’s drama about Chicano performer Lalo Guerrero and his friend the artist Carlos Almaraz; it touches on music, cultural identity and the gay experience. The show is done in conjunction with the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival.

THEATREWORKS THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Aug. 25– Sept 19 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. SUPERIOR DONUTS Oct. 6–31 in Mountain View. A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Dec. 1–26.

TABARD THEATRE COMPANY STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Oct. 8–24. Tabard and San Jose Jazz have gotten together to create a musical revue centered on the Big Band era. The play

San Jose Stage Company wants to deliver EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD. aims to re-create a floor show from the prewar era, with numbers by Ellington, the Dorseys and more. DRIVING MISS DAISY Nov. 12–27. The story of a friendship between an African American chauffeur and a Southern grand dame garnered Oscars as a film and has been a considerable success in stage versions as well. THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI Dec. 3–19. For season fare, the company offers a pair of tales of O. Henry: “The Fit of the Magi” and “The Cop and the Anthem” in musiccomedy form and drawing on the talents of local school choirs.

BROADWAY BY THE BAY Performing Arts Center, San Mateo LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Sept. 16–Oct. 3. BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Nov. 18–21.

BUS BARN STAGE COMPANY Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ Sept. 2–Oct. 2. A TUNA CHRISTMAS Nov. 18–Dec. 18.

EL TEATRO CAMPESINO El Teatro Playhouse, San Juan Bautista POPOL VUH Runs through Sept. 6. CORRIDOS! Sept. 16–Oct. 17.

LYRIC THEATRE Campbell Heritage Theater BABES IN TOYLAND Oct. 9–17.

NORTHSIDE THEATRE COMPANY Olinder Theatre, San Jose SCRAMBLED EGGS Oct. 7–31. A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec. 8–24.

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URRENTLY depending from the ceiling of the upstairs gallery at the San Jose Museum of Art is a flotilla of spindly sailing ships teetering through the air. Tim Hawkinson’s Aerial Mobile, constructed from bits of fabric, string and TV antennae, repurposes modern flotsam into a vision of the globalization of 19th-century trade across the high seas. It can be seen as part of a show called “Retro-Tech,” in which artists look backward from a technological perspective—instead of passively accepting technology, they approach modernity with the timeless eye of the tinkerer, operating on the mantra of “make it your own.” At the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, artists have reversed the process, using early photographic techniques—tintype, silver gelatin prints—in new ways to create surprising and startling portraits and landscapes. These exhibits and others, many of them already under way, point toward 01SJ, the biggest art event of this fall (and the fall before, since

it is a biennial). Over four days, Sept. 16–19, in downtown San Jose, 01SJ will explore a wide variety of ways in which artists, tech types, designers and any inquiring minds from all over the world and locallyl can collaborate on projects that put cutting-edge methods in the service of the imagination. In early September, workshops will hunker down on “garage-built” projects that will be on display in the big blue tent known as South Hall. The most ambitious of these looks to be a full-scale functional drive-in movie theater constructed from cast-off materials, among them cars plucked from a junkyard. The 01SJ sprawl encompasses the 3-D software alternative universes of Alex McLeod at Anno Domini; Christopher Baker’s interactive video piece at Santana Row; an audienceinfluenced installation of tech fashion at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; the AbsoluteZERO street fair (Sept. 17); the KarmetiK Collection, a robot/human musical collective; midnight sound-art concerts at Trinity Cathedral; Randall Packer’s “A Season in Hell,” a multimedia look at America in the age of terror; and a global-warming symposium. (See 01sj.org for details.) Beginning concurrently with 01SJ is the San José Mariachi and Mexican

Heritage Festival, which brings with it a long-awaited (and delayed from 2009) display of murals by José Miguel Covarrubias (1904–1957). Born in Mexico and moving to New York in the Jazz Age, Covarrubias drew cartoons for The New Yorker, studied Balinese, American Indian and Meso-American cultures and painted a renowned suite of six murals for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. After years in storage, these illustrated maps of the Pacific Rim have finally been restored. Four of the wall-size pieces will be mounted at San Jose’s City Hall (Sept. 15–Feb. 28). The two big exhibits for the fall at the busy Cantor Arts Center at Stanford are “Go Figure!” a show of modern figurative piece by such notables as Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Robert Graham and Manuel Neri” (opens Sept. 1). Starting Oct. 13 is “Vodoun/Vodounon: Portraits of Initiates,” photographic diptychs by Jean-Dominique Burton, a Belgian photographer. The pictures combine black-and-white portraits of voodoo adherents with color images of sacred spaces and objects.

BENOÎT MAUBREY of Audio Gruppe salutes the future at 01SJ. HUMAN NATURE A group show about our connections with animals: Aug. 27–Oct. 17 in the Project Space.

DE SAISSET MUSEUM Santa Clara University SING ME YOUR STORY, DANCE ME HOME Art and Poetry From Native California: Oct. 2–Dec. 5. LANDSCAPES Glimpses of Everyday California. Oct. 2–Jan. 28. CONTEMPORARY NATIVE WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION Oct. 2–Feb. 11. THE SAINTS OF MISSION SANTA CLARA Discovering the Meaning Behind the Art. Oct. 2–Dec. 5.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES INTERNATIONAL TECHSTYLE ART BIENNIAL Runs through Oct. 31.

CANTOR ARTS CENTER Stanford University WILLIAM TROST RICHARDS—TRUE TO NATURE Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches: Runs through Sept. 26. MAMI WATA Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas: Runs through Jan 2. BUILDINGS ON PAPER Architectural renderings, including pieces by Frank Lloyd Wright: Runs through Oct 17. GO FIGURE! Modern figurative pieces, including drawings, partings and sculpture by Joan Brown, Duane Hanson, Manuel Neri and others. Opens Sept. 1. VODOUN/VODOUNON Portraits of Initiates, photographs by Jean-Dominque Burton of shrines and voodoo adherents in Benin:

Oct. 13–March 20. CHIAROSCURO WOODCUTS From 16thcentury Italy: Nov. 3–Feb. 27.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART DEGREES OF SEPARATION Contemporary Photography From the Contemporary Collection: Runs through March 14. RETRO-TECH Runs through Feb. 6. VITAL SIGNS New Media From the Permanent Collection: Runs through Feb. 6. NEW STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF ASIA: PLASTIC LIFE: Runs through Sept. 19. LEO VILLAREAL Runs through Jan. 9. THE MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER Observation and Intention: Oct. 1–July 3.

SAN JOSE CITY HALL THE LOST MURALS OF MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS An exhibit as part of the Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival: Sept. 15–Feb. 28.

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER Saratoga DAVID MIDDLEBROOK Sculpture on the grounds: Runs through Sept. 30. ANN WEBER: ODE TO MONTALVO Site-specific sculptures made from recycled materials: Runs through Oct. 31. RACHEL SUSSMAN: THE OLDEST LIVING THINGS ON EARTH Landscape photography with a twist: Oct. 29–Jan. 10.

TECHSTYLE SOFTWEAR, SURFACE AND SHAPE Sept. 16–Oct. 31. HIGH FIBER UNDER FIVE Sale of fiber art: Oct. 30–Nov. 8. CREAM OF THE CLOTH Quilts From the Marbaum Collection Nov. 16–Jan. 30.

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART Santa Clara ERIN GOODWIN-GUERRERO: CAUGHT BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH Runs through Sept. 19. FLIGHTS OF FANCY New works by Livia Stein: Runs through Sept. 19.

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A CHILD’S WORLD Works by Squeak Carnwath and others: Runs through Sept. 26. STAN WALSH Selected works by ceramic and mixed-media sculptor: Sept. 25–Nov. 28. DAVID MIDDLEBROOK Sculptures: Oct. 2–Dec. 5.

ANNO DOMINI San Jose PANGEA Brazilian painter Fernando Chamarelli: Runs through Sept. 18. ALEX MCLEOD Sept. 3–Oct. 16. MOMO Oct. 1–Nov. 20. WENDELL MCSHINE Nov. 5–27. FRESH PRODUCE Exhibit and sale: Dec. 3–31.

MACLA San Jose LINEAS, NEW MODES OF CONTEMPORARY URBANISM New works by Tanya Aguiñiga and Teddy Cruz: Aug. 25—Oct. 16. GROUP SHOW Bay Area Chicano/Latino artists: Nov. 3–Jan 8.

MOHR GALLERY Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View WILLIAM DUNN Watercolors: Runs through September. PANTEA KARIMI Prints: October– November. NORM ROSENBERGER Paintings: December–January.

PALO ALTO ART CENTER DREAM SEQUENCES, ceramic sculptures; SURREAL REINVENTIONS, work by Ruth Marten and John Hundt; SECRET DRAWINGS INSPIRED BY THE EXQUISITE CORPSE All run through Sept. 4. IN FOCUS: COLLECTING PHOTOGRAPHY; LIGHT FROM THE UNDERGROUND; PAINTINGS FROM HAITI All three run Sept. 25–Dec. 19.

GREAT GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH Exhibit Sept. 28–Oct. 3, sale Oct. 2–3.

SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART BERNIE LUBELL: CONSERVATION OF INTIMACY Runs through Sept. 19.

At MACLA, Tanya Aguiñiga and Teddy Cruz examine urbanism through art. EXPOSED, TODAY’S PHOTOGRAPHY/ YESTERDAY’S TECHNOLOGY Runs through Sept. 19. LIZ STEKETEE, RECONSTRUCTED MEMORIES Runs through Sept. 19 CAPTURED, PHOTOGRAPHY’S EARLY ADOPTER: Runs through Sept. 19. FALL EXHIBITION AND AUCTION— Oct. 1–23. TONY MAY, OLD TECHNOLOGY Nov. 6– Feb. 26.

NATALIE & JAMES THOMPSON GALLERY San Jose State University 01SJ BIENNIAL EXHIBITION, MIGUEL PALMA an installation by Portuguese artist: Aug. 31–Sept. 24.

HISTORY SAN JOSE History Park EXPLORE SAN JOSE PARKS, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SINCE 1850 Runs through Jan. 23.

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CHANTICLEER, MEN’S VOCAL CHORUS OUT OF THIS WORLD works by Monteverdi, Palestrina: Sept. 23 at 8pm at Mission Santa Clara.

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FREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT featuring Henry Mollicone’s Final Light: Sept. 25 at 8pm. TCHAIKOVSKY’S NUTCRACKER: Dec. 4 at 2 and 7pm and Dec. 5 at 2pm.

IVES QUARTET Various locations WORKS BY HAYDN Schumann and Rudhyar, with guest pianist Gwendolyn Mok: Sept. 26 at 7pm at Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, and Oct. 1 at 8pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto.

QUARTETTO GELATO mixed instrument ensemble. Oct. 17 at 2:30pm.

MASTER SINFONIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA HANDEL AND HAYDN featuring Water Music and plus Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Percussion and Strings. Oct. 24 at 3pm, Los Altos United Methodist. BACH AND MOZART with violinist Pip Clarke and the Piedmont Hills High School Chamber Orchestra: Nov. 6 at 7:30pm.

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MOZART’S PASSION with guest performers pianist Keith Kirchoff and the Evergreen Valley High School Chamber Orchestra: Sept 25 at 7:30pm. PASSIONS IN CONTRAST with violinist Pip Clarke and the Piedmont Hills High School Chamber Orchestra: Nov. 6 at 7:30pm.

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VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS Nov. 9 at 8pm. HANDEL’S MESSIAH Dec. 7 at 7:30pm.

REDWOOD SYMPHONY NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA First United Methodist, Palo Alto AN EVENING WITH BASS PLAYER EDGAR MEYER Sept. 24 at 8pm. WALTZING IN APPALACHIA with works by composer and fiddler Mark O’Connor: Nov. 19 at 8pm.

NOVA VISTA SYMPHONY RUSSIAN ROMANTICS ”Tales of Love and Courage”: Oct. 16 at 8pm, DeAnza Performing Arts Center, Cupertino. HOLIDAY MAGIC Dec. 4 at 7:30pm, Church of the Ascension, Saratoga.

PALO ALTO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Eagle Theatre, Los Altos High School MUSICAL MAIDEN with cellist Michelle Djokic performing works by Lully, Mendelssohn and Harrison: Oct. 23 at 8pm. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUDWIG with pianist David Deveau: Dec. 18 at 8pm.

PALO ALTO PHILHARMONIC Various locations in Palo Alto BAROQUE CONCERT Sept. 18 at 8pm, Art Center Auditorium ORCHESTRA CONCERT I with works by Ravel, Deussen, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev, featuring pianist Sandra Wright Shen: Oct. 30 at 8pm, Cubberley Theatre. FALL CHAMBER CONCERT Nov. 20 at 8pm, Art Center Auditorium. ORCHESTRA CONCERT II Dec. 11 at 8pm, Cubberley Theatre.

Cañada College Main Theatre, Redwood City FREE OUTDOORS CONCERT works by Shostakovich, Paganini and Copland: Sept. 19 at 6pm, Courthouse Square. HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY with guest violinist Stephen Waarts: Sept. 25 at 8pm. HALLOWEEN CONCERT Oct. 30 at 3pm. GLOBAL SONORITIES Nov. 20 at 8pm.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Flint Center, Cupertino OPENING NIGHT Oct. 14 at 8pm. YOUTH ORCHESTRA PLAYS ‘PETER AND THE WOLF’ Dec. 12 at 3pm HANDEL’S MESSIAH Dec. 15 at 8pm.

SAN JOSE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Le Petit Trianon San Jose SHANGHAI STRING QUARTET Oct. 3 at 7pm. FAURÉ PIANO QUARTET Oct. 22 at 8pm. MANASSE/NAKAMATSU DUO Nov. 19 at 8pm.

SAN JOSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Le Petit Trianon San Jose LITTLE SUMMER NIGHT MUSIC with mezzo-soprano Layna Chianakas: Aug. 28 at 8pm and Aug. 29 at 7pm THERE IS A TIME with guest soloist Viviana Guzman on flute: Oct. 24 at 7pm. WINTER’S GIFTS: BELLS with Choral Project and Sonos Handbell Ensemble: Dec. 19 at 7pm at Mission Santa Clara.

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Dance BALLET SAN JOSE GISELLE Oct. 22–24. OPERA SAN JOSE starts its season with a premiere of ‘Anna Karenina.’

THE NUTCRACKER Dec. 11–26.

ABHINAYA DANCE COMPANY SAN JOSE SYMPHONIC CHOIR HOMECOMING CONCERT with Nova Vista Symphony, works by Mozart: Oct. 3 at 5:30pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Saratoga. THE MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS Dec. 4 at 7:30pm, Church of the Ascension, Saratoga. YOU-SING-IT MESSIAH with Mission Chamber Orchestra: Dec. 6 at 7:30pm at California Theater, San Jose.

SCHOLA CANTORUM RENAISSANCE GEMS Oct. 16 at 8pm, Sunnyvale Presbyterian, and Oct. 17 at 4pm, First Congregational, Palo Alto. CHRISTMAS CAROL SING Dec. 5 at 3pm, First Congregational, Palo Alto. WELCOME YULE! Dec. 11 at 8pm, Campbell United Methodist, and Dec. 12 at 4pm, First Congregational, Palo Alto. MESSIAH SING Dec. 13 at 7:30pm, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

SILICON VALLEY SYMPHONY DOUBLE-BARRELED BBBS, Nov. 19 at 7:30pm, Foothill Presbyterian, San Jose, and Nov. 20 at 7:30pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal, Palo Alto.

STEINWAY SOCIETY Le Petit Trianon, San Jose JOEL FAN Sept. 11 at 7:30pm. RUTH SLENCZYNSKA Oct. 9 at 4pm, SJSU Music School. DIANE WALSH Oct. 30 at 7:30pm. SERGIO TIEMPO Nov. 20 at 7:30pm. STEPHANIE PIENCK Dec. 11 at 2:30pm.

HERITAGE, WITH GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA Oct. 24 at 2pm, Schultz Center, Palo Alto.

SJDANCECO California Theatre, San Jose THERE IS A TIME Fall season show, with works by José Limón: Oct. 21–22.

SANTA CLARA BALLET Santa Clara Convention Center

THE NUTCRACKER Dec. 11–12.

SMUIN BALLET Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

HOLIDAY PROGRAM Dec. 8–12.

WESTERN BALLET Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts THE NUTCRACKER: Dec. 3–5.

Opera MISSION CITY OPERA Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara TRUCE OF CAROLS and AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS Dec. 18–19.

OPERA SAN JOSE California Theatre, San Jose ANNA KARENINA Sept. 11–26. TOSCA Nov. 13–28.

WEST BAY OPERA Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Verdi: Oct. 15–24.


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The performing-arts series on, in and about the historic Phelan estate is a study in eclecticism. The fall highlights include a performance by the highly praised Taylor Eigsti Trio, just off a performance at the Stanford Jazz Festival, a blues throwdown with famed harmonica player James Cotton and the ballet-expanding troupe Hope Mohr Dance. The Summer Concert series at the Garden Theatre continues through Sept. 17. Carriage House HOPE MOHR DANCE Oct. 15 at 7pm. KRONOS QUARTET explores new sound-making tools for its concert at Stanford on Oct. 13.

STANFORD LIVELY ARTS The annual performing arts series at Stanford ententacles a variety of genres (see Classical for some highlights), loosely grouped this year around the theme of “Memory,” and featuring a number of commissioned works. All concerts are at 8pm unless otherwise shown. DANIEL PEARL WORLD MUSIC DAYS Oct. 7 at Memorial Church. AWAKENING: A MEDITATION ON 9/11 with the Kronos Quartet and Cantabile Singers: Oct. 13 at Memorial Auditorium. THE PUNCH BROTHERS WITH CHRIS THILE Oct. 15 at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. SHUBHA MUDGAL Indian vocalist: Oct. 20 at Dinkelspiel. ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET Oct. 24 at 2:30pm at Dinkelpsiel. TOSHI REAGON blues singer, and BIGLovely: Oct. 29 at Dinkelspiel. BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS Nov. 5 at Dinkelspiel. GAMELAN CUDAMANI music and dance from Bali: Nov. 7 at 2:30pm at Memorial Auditorium. SANKAI JUKU Butoh group from Japan: Nov. 9 at Memorial Auditorium. CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE with Inside Straight, jazz: Nov. 13 at 8pm at Dinkelspiel. MIDORI AND ROBERT MCDONALD classical duet: Nov. 17 at Dinkelspiel.

JAMES COTTON Oct. 16 at 8pm. BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET Oct. 17 at 7:30pm. HIROSHIMA Oct. 24 at 7:30pm. JOHN SEBASTIAN Oct. 22 at 8pm. EILEEN IVERS Celtic violin Nov. 3 at 7:30pm. MARC COHN Nov. 11 at 7:30pm. ELVIN BISHOP AND J.C. SMITH Nov. 13 at 8pm. ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ Cuban jazz pianist: Nov. 14 at 7:30pm. AVERAGE WHITE BAND Nov. 17 at 7:30pm. SIMONE DINNERSTEIN Goldberg Variations: Nov. 21 at 7:30pm. TAYLOR EIGSTI TRIO jazz: Dec. 5 at 7pm. THE CELTIC TENORS Dec. 9 at 7:30pm. ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY SHOW Dec. 12 at 4 and 7pm. Grand Hall, Villa ST. MICHAEL TRIO Oct. 17 at 3pm. THE PARKER QUARTET Nov. 14 at 3pm. Garden Theatre ROBERT CRAY BAND/BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY Sept. 11 at 7pm. PETER YARROW AND NOEL PAUL STOOKEY Sept. 12 at 7pm. CHRIS BOTTI: Sept. 15 at 7pm. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED Sept. 17 at 7:30pm.

MACLA PERFORMANCE

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SEPT. 25 Homegrrlz, a queer-themed variety show with Yosimar Reyes. OCT. 1 Blank Data and D’Lo. OCT. 2 Ramble-Ations, a show by hop-hip artist D’Lo.

D’LO brings genrebending hip-hop to MACLA in October.

OCT. 22–23 Empanada, a comedic drama in progress by Anel I. Flores. OCT. 29 Teen Poetry Slam. NOV. 3 Spoken word with Elijah Lozano and music by TurboMex. DEC. 3 Holiday Culture

MEMORABLE DATES AUG. 27–28 San Francisco Mime Troupe performs Posibilidad. (Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 4pm). Mitchell Park, Palo Alto. SEPT. 10–11 San Jose Taiko presents Rhythm Spirit 2010 Concert (Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 and 8pm). Campbell Heritage Theatre. SEPT. 11 Alex de Grassi, steel-string guitar, opens Sunnyvale Evenings of Cultural Arts. He will perform a live score for Ozu’s 1934 silent film A Story of Floating Weeds (Saturday at 8pm), Sunnyvale Theater. SEPT. 11 South Bay Guitar Society presents Grisha Goryachev and Jerome Mouffe. Theatre on San Pedro Square. SEPT. 11 Tally HoeDown, with wine tasting, and barbecue, by Allied Arts Guild (Saturday at 6pm). Menlo Circus Club, Menlo Park. SEPT. 12 Target Family Day with a Hawaiian theme. Sunday, 11am–3pm). Redwood City. SEPT. 16 Fiestas Patrias (Thursday, 5–8m). Redwood City.

(Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 10:30am and 5pm). Flint Center, Cupertino. OCT. 20–21 Author Carl Phillips, presented by SJSU Center for Literary Arts at King Library and University Theatre. OCT. 20–24 Disney on Ice, Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey. HP Pavilion, San Jose. OCT. 23–24 Silicon Valley African Film Festival with Oriki Theater. Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View. NOV. 3 Flute and Harp Melodies from Around the World (Wednesday at 7pm). Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View. NOV. 5 “Letter From Composers” (Friday at 7pm). Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View. NOV. 7 Duos by Bach and others with violinist Anthony Doheny and pianist Nicholas Isaacs (Sunday at 5pm). Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View. NOV. 16 Novelist, poet and spoken-word artist Maggie Estep. SJSU University Theatre. NOV. 27 LoveNotes Quartet. Sunnyvale Theater. DEC. 5 Straight No Chaser, male a cappella group (Sunday at 7pm). Flint Center, Cupertino. DEC. 11 Patrick Ball, Celtic harp (Saturday at 8pm) Sunnyvale Theater.

SEPT. 18 Vagabond Opera, a Bohemian cabaret. Redwood City, 6pm. SEPT. 25 Salsa Festival (Saturday, noon–8pm). Redwood City. OCT. 8 South Bay Guitar Society presents Peruvian guitarist Barta Rojas. OCT. 14 Filmmaker Michael Moore receives John Steinbeck Award at fundraiser on SJSU campus. OCT. 16 Los Cenzontles, mariachi (Saturday at 8pm). Sunnyvale Theatre. OCT. 17 An Evening With Ken Page, presented by Broadway by the Bay. Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City.

TAKÁCS QUARTET, CLASSICAL Dec. 3 at Dinkelspiel.

The downtown center for Latino arts offers themed performance for all of the South First Friday art crawls as well as workshops and performances by visiting artists.

OCT. 19 Shubha Mudgal, Stanford Lively Arts “informance” (Tuesday at 6pm). Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View.

A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS Dec. 9 at Memorial Church.

SEPT. 3 A performance installation called “Inside the color/sound box” by Adam

OCT. 19–20 Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! Presented by Jam Theatricals

STRAIGHT NO CHASER sings without instruments Dec. 5 at Flint Center.


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GGREAT REAT WALL WALL Chinese. Chinese. $ $$. $. This This strip strip mall mall hideaway hideaway serves serves skillfully skillfully prepared prepared Chinese Chinese dishes dishes in in an an atmosphere atmosphere where where sandals sandals and and T-shirts T-shirts are are the the perfect perfect fashion. fashion. Beef Beef and and black black mushrooms, mushrooms, ssalt alt and and pepper pepper spareribs spareribs and and cashew cashew chicken chicken earn earn high high marks. marks. 11am-2:30pm, 11am-2:30pm, 4:30-9pm 4:30-9pm Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, noon-9pm noon-9pm Sat. Sat. 1409 1409 Bird Bird Ave. Ave. Take Take out out available. available. 408.287.1688 408.287.1688 or or 287.1689. 287.1689.

in in a new new location, location, Edna Edna Ray Ray continues continues to to serves serves classics classics of of Chinese-American Chinese-American food food with with the the same same quantity, quantity, familiarity familiarity and and reasonable reasonable prices. prices. You’ll You’ll find find all all three three here, here, and and then then some. some. 11:30am11:30am9:30pm 9:30pm daily. daily. 1181 1181 Lincoln Lincoln Ave. Ave. 408.280.7738. 408.280.7738.

Cocola Cocola is is a fine fine place place to to while while away away an an afternoon afternoon sipping sipping tea tea and and sampling sampling a pear pear tart tart with with vanilla vanilla custard custard and and slivered slivered almonds. almonds. For For heartier heartier fare, fare, try try the the gourmet gourmet sandwiches. sandwiches. 8am-11pm 8am-11pm Sun-Tue, Sun-Tue, 8am-noon 8am-noon Wed-Sat. Wed-Sat. 333 333 Santana Santana Row Row #1045. #1045. 408.551.0018. 408.551.0018.

EELL H HABANERO ABANERO CCuban uban and and Mexican. Mexican. $$. $$. The The Cuban Cuban food food is is the the star star here. here. The The food food is is made made from from family family recipes recipes and and has has a hearty, hearty, homespun homespun appeal. appeal. Ropa Ropa vieja vieja is is a classic classic of of Cuban Cuban cooking cooking and and the the stewed stewed beef beef dish dish is is a solid solid choice choice here here as as is is the the oily oily but but delicious delicious vaca vaca frita frita is is another another winner. winner. Appetizers Appetizers are are strong, strong, too, too, but but skip skip the the disappointing disappointing Cuban Cuban sandwich. sandwich. 11am-9pm 11am-9pm daily. daily. Closed Closed Monday. Monday. 3132 3132 Williams Williams Rd. Rd. 408.557.8914. 408.557.8914.

CCONSUELO ONSUELO Mexican. Mexican. $$. $$. G Good ood regional regional Mexican Mexican food food made made with with lesser-known lesser-known ingredients ingredients in in an an attractive, attractive, upscale upscale atmosphere. atmosphere. The The food food is is served served tapas tapas style style and and meant meant to to be be shared. shared. Fantastic Fantastic tequila tequila list. list. 11:30am-10pm 11:30am-10pm Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, 11am-11pm 11am-11pm Sat, Sat, Sun Sun 11am11am11pm. 11pm. 377 377 Santana Santana Row Row #1125. #1125. 408.260.7082. 408.260.7082.

FFOOD OOD T TOPIA OPIA CChinese hinese aand nd Taiwanese. Taiwanese. $. $. Food Food Topia Topia serves serves a great, great, low low priced priced menu menu of of Taiwanese Taiwanese and and Chinese Chinese food food in in atmosphere atmosphere welcoming welcoming to to non-Chinese. non-Chinese. Go Go for for the the beef beef noodle noodle soup, soup, pickle pickle and and fish fish fillet fillet soup soup and and the the fried fried chicken chicken roll. roll. No No alcohol alcohol served. served. 1600 1600 S. S. De De Anza Anza Blvd. Blvd. 408.873.7628. 408.873.7628.

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KAHOO K AHOO Japanese. Japanese. $ The The people people queuing queuing up up are are ramen ramen aficionados aficionados who who know know a good good bowl bowl of of ramen ramen when when they they find find one. one. And And they’ve they’ve definitely definitely found found one one here. here. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm and and 5-10pm 5-10pm Tue-Thu; Tue-Thu; 11:30am11:30am3pm 3pm and and 4:30-9:30pm 4:30-9:30pm Sat-Sun. Sat-Sun. 4330 4330 Moorpark Moorpark Ave. Ave. 408.255.8244. 408.255.8244. KRUNGTHAI K RUNGTHAI. TThai. hai. $ $$. $. Perennial Perennial Metro Metro “Best “Best Of” Of ” winner, winner, Krungthai Krungthai has has been been around around since since 1988, 1988, but but still still tastes tastes fresh fresh and and new. new. 11am11am3pm 3pm and and 5-10pm 5-10pm Mon-Fri Mon-Fri and and noon-10pm noon-10pm Sat-Sun. Sat-Sun. 640 640 S. S. Winchester Winchester Blvd. Blvd. 408.260.8224. 408.260.8224. KUBOTA K UBOTA JJapanese. apanese. $ $$. $. A beautiful beautiful dining dining room room that that serves serves exquisite exquisite rice, rice, luscious luscious ribs ribs and and decent decent sushi. sushi. Full Full bar. bar. 5:30-10pm 5:30-10pm Mon-Sat, Mon-Sat, 559:30pm 9:30pm Sun. Sun. 593 593 N. N. Fifth Fifth St. St. 408.279.8440. 408.279.8440. KUMAKO K UMAKO RRamen. amen. $ $.. Japantown Japantown now now has has its its missing missing ingredient—good ingredient—good ramen. menu ramen. Kumako’s Kumako’s m enu is is simple, simple, ramen, ramen, curry curry rice rice and and a few few appetizers. appetizers. 11:30am11:30am2:30pm 2:30pm and and 5:30-9:30pm 5:30-9:30pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 211 211 E. E. Jackson Jackson St. St. 408.286.2111. 408.286.2111. LLAYANG AYANG LAYANG LAYANG M Malaysian. alaysian. $$. $$. Layang Layang Layang Layang shines shines with with clean, clean, fresh fresh flavors flavors and and ingredients ingredients and and offers offers a great great entry entry into into Malaysian Malaysian food. food. Service Service is is fast fast and and friendly, friendly, a feat feat given given how how harried harried the the waitstaff waitstaff can can be. be. Wine Wine and and beer. beer. Closed Closed Mon. Mon. 1480 1480 S. S. De De Anza Anza Blvd. Blvd. 408.777.8897. 408.777.8897. LLEE PAPILLON PAPILLON CContemporary ontemporary French. French. $$$$. $$$$. From From start start to to finish, finish, a meal meal at at Le Le Papillon Papillon casts casts a spell spell on on everyone everyone who who enters. enters. The The feeling feeling is is only only broken broken when when you you walk walk out out the the door door and and abruptly abruptly step step back back into into the the real real world world outside. outside. Full Full bar. bar. Lunch Lunch Thu Thu and and Fri, Fri, dinner dinner nightly. nightly. 410 410 Saratoga Saratoga Ave. Ave. 408.296.3730. 408.296.3730. MAGGIANO’S M AGGIANO’S LLITTLE ITTLE Italy Italy $$. warm IItalian. talian. $ $. LLike ike a w arm IItalian talian

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REYHAN R EYHAN. $$.. PPersian. ersian. R Reyhan eyhan restaurant restaurant is is located located in in the the most most unlikely unlikely of of areas—an areas—an industrial industrial strip strip of of Almaden Almaden Road Road in in south south San San Jose. Jose. As As ssuch, uch, tthe he pplace lace iiss kkind ind of of an an oasis—an oasis—an oasis oasis of of kebabs. kebabs. 11am-8pm 11am-8pm daily. daily. 1625 1625 Almaden Almaden Rd. Rd. 408.293.3600. 408.293.3600. SSELAM ELAM. $. $. EEthiopian thiopian and and Often EEritrean. ritrean. O ften iit’s t’s the the places places work find yyou ou hhave ave ttoo w ork ttoo fi nd tthat hat tturn urn oout ut ttoo bbee tthe he ggood ood oones. nes. SSelam elam iiss ttucked ucked aaway way iin na mall Winchester Boulevard, m all ooff ff W inchester B oulevard, bbut ut tthe he ffood ood iiss a rreal eal sstandout. tandout. 110am-10pm 0am-10pm ddaily. aily. 33120 120 Williams W illiams SSt. t. 4408.984.9600. 08.984.9600.

SSIAM IAM TThai. hai. $$. $$. SSiam iam iiss a sweet sweet little little Thai Thai restaurant restaurant between between Valley Valley Fair Fair and and Santana Santana Row. Row. The The menu menu offers offers a lineup lineup of of Thai Thai standards standards and and crowd-pleasing crowd-pleasing combinations combinations with with Americanized Americanized names names like like “cashew “cashew lover,” lover,” “Thai “Thai angry” angry” and and “pleasing “pleasing garlic.” garlic.” There’s There’s pplenty lenty ttoo rrecommend. ecommend. 11:30am-2:30pm, 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-9pm 5-9pm TueTueSat. Sat. 10pm 10pm Fri. Fri. 2910 2910 Stevens Stevens Creek Creek Blvd. Blvd. 408.246.0304. 408.246.0304. SINO R SINO RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Modern odern AND A ND LLOUNGE OUNGE M CChinese. hinese. $$$. $$$. Sino Sino is is owned owned bbyy CChristopher hristopher YYeo, eo, tthe he rrestaurateur estaurateur bbehind ehind SStraits. traits. TThe he restaurant restaurant offers offers both both ttraditional raditional Chinese Chinese cooking cooking aand nd a few few modern modern rriffs. iffs. Good Good ddim im ssum, um, ttoo. oo. 111am-10pm 1am-10pm SSun-Tue, un-Tue, 11am-midnight 11am-midnight Wed-Sat. W ed-Sat. 377 377 SSantana antana Row. Row. 4408.247.8880. 08.247.8880.

SSUSHI USHI B BOAT OAT Sushi Sushi bar/ bar/ Japanese Japanese sspecialties. pecialties. $. $. With With a décor décor that that is is upbeat upbeat and and sophisticated sophisticated and and sushi sushi that that is is as as dazzling dazzling as as handmade handmade jewelry, jewelry, Sushi Sushi Boat Boat walks walks on on water! water! 11am-9:30pm 11am-9:30pm daily. daily. 1600 1600 Saratoga Saratoga Ave. Ave. #119, #119, Westgate Westgate Mall. Mall. 408.378.4000. 408.378.4000. SSUSHI USHI FFACTORY ACTORY SSushi ushi bar/Japanese. $$. bar/Japanese. $ $. IIt’s t’s all all here: here: sushi, sushi, bento bento box box meals meals and and teriyaki teriyaki and and at at great great prices. prices. 11:30am-9:15pm 11:30am-9:15pm daily. daily. 4632 4632 Meridian Meridian Ave. Ave. 408.723.2598. 408.723.2598.


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PAT T PAT TILLMAN ILLMAN FFOUNDATION O UN DATI ON BENEFIT B ENEFIT Britannia Arms Almaden, Almadeen, 5 5027 027 A Almaden lmaden Expwy, Expwy, San San Jose Jose adults, 1pm; $20 adul ts, $10 kids kids Nothing against Americ American can Idol Season 2 finalist Je Jennifer nnifer Fuentes Haywar Hayward, it’s d, but it t’s not her headlining perf performance that’s ormancee that ’s the main attr attraction action at the Brit B tonight. Hayward Hayward is one of manyy people who’ve who’ve come together to t make this benefit for for the Pat Pat Tillman Tillman Foundation happen, andd it it’s ’s the organization’s namesake organization’s namesak ke who’s who’s the rreal tragic eal star. star. His tr agic death d eight years ago in Afghanistan Afghanistan by friendly fire—so shoockingly fire—so shockingly

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history.. “Boogie W Wonderland” history onderland” and “September”” wer weree their most “September from era. popular songs fr o the disco er om a. They even pulled off a hit in the Bee Gee’s Gee’s bomb Sgt. S P Pepper’s epper ’s Club LLonely onelyy Hearts Clu ub Band with their version of “Got too Get YYou ou Into My Life.” Life.” But what made m their mix of funk, soul, pop an and nd jazz indelibly cool was their sou soundtrack undtrack ffor or blaxploitation godfather goddfather Melvin Van Van Peebles’ Peebles’ 19711 classic SSweet weet SSweetback’s weetback’s Baadasssss Baaddasssss Song. Formed by brothers brotheers Maurice and Verdine Verdine White, who whho still lead it today, today, the dozen-piece dozen--piece band was still unknown andd (according (according to legend) living in i a single apartment when Van Van Peebles Peebles ushered ushered in the modern modern soundtrack soundtrack era era by releasing releasing it it before before the film as a way to create create some buzz. It worked, and almost almoost 40 years later, later, the group group is a legend.(BD) leggend.(BD)

MAKE M AKE A D DIFFERENCE IFFERENCE T TOUR: OUR: M MAX AX LLUCADO, UCADO, T THIRD HIRD D DAY, AY, T TOBY OBY M MAC AC Oct 14, 144, HP Pavilion, Pavilion, San Jose. Josee. e

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Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 4pm; Mitchell Park, Palo Alto; free In the face of a persistent jobless pseudo-recovery, we need the blatant agit-comedy of the San Francisco Mime Troupe more than ever. For its 51st season, the group is touring with its free (because money is tight) show Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker. It tells the cautionary tale of some workers losing their jobs, their benefits and their hopes who suddenly stand up, initiate their own stimulus package and take over their factory.

9pm, Sun 7pm: Jeff Garcia. $17/$20. Tue, 8pm: Rice, Beans & Watermelon Comedy Tour. $12. San Jose.

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. $10. Thu, 8pm, Fri-Sat, 9pm, Sun, 8pm: Amy Schumer. $12. Sunnyvale.

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City Lights, San Jose; through Aug. 29 The very popular, often sold-out production of Rent nears an end at City Lights. This local staging has been widely praised for its pacing, energy and humor in a tale torn from La Bohème and thrust into the age of AIDS. This week’s shows include a special sing-along fundraiser night on Wednesday.

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DANCESCAPES Ariel Studio presents its summer dance concert, Sun, 5 and 8pm. $12/$15. Historic Hoover Theatre, San Jose.

daughter, who falls for a young Florentine. All three face a lifechanging journey. Tue-Wed, 7:30pm, Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2 and 8pm, Sun, 2 and 7pm. Thru Sep 19. $22/$70. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

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Short plays by Bay Area writers mounted by the Cardboard Box Theatre Project. Fri, 8pm, Sun, 7pm. Pay what you can. WORKS/San Jose.

THE KING AND I The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical presented by South Valley Civic Theatre. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Thru Aug 28. $14/$18. Morgan Hill Community Play House.

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA TheatreWorks presents the story of a protective American mother vacationing with her

The last weekend for City Lights Theater Company’s version of the updated musical based on “La Boheme.” ThuSat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Thru Aug 29. $25/$40. City Lights, San Jose.

RENT SING-A-LONG A special benefit sing-a-Long performance and reception. The night begins with a champagne reception at 7pm; the show starts at 8pm. All proceeds benefit City Lights Theater Company. Wed, 7pm. $50. City Lights, San Jose.

SHADY SHAKESPEARE “Much Ado (About Nothing).” This week: Thu-Fri, 7pm. Runs in rotation with “The Merchant of Venice.” This week: Sat-Sun, 7pm. Festival runs thru Sep 5. Free, parking $6. SanbornSkyline Park, Santa Cruz Mountains.

SHAKESPEARE SANTA CRUZ “The Lion in Winter,” “Love’s Labor’s Lost” and “Othello” run in repertory thru Aug 29. See www.shakespeare santacruz for details. UC-Santa Cruz.

Comedy CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Sat, 8pm: Brian Regan. $38.50. San Jose.

COMEDYSPORTZ An interactive improvised comedy show. Fri, 9 and 11pm and Sat, 7 and 9pm. $12/$15. ComedySportz, San Jose.

IMPROV Wed, 8pm: Unfiltered Underground. $10. Thu, 8pm, Fri, 8 and 10pm, Sat, 7 and

“True to Nature.” Drawings, watercolors and oil sketches by landscape artist William Trost Richards. Thru Sep 26. “Buildings on Paper: Architectural Drawings.” Thru Oct 17. “Collection Highlights From Europe 1500-1800, Ancient Greece and Rome.” Thru Dec 30. “Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas.” Thru Jan 2. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.

HISTORY PARK SAN JOSE “Explore San Jose Parks— Open to the Public Since 1850.” Thru Jan 23. At Pacific Hotel Gallery. Tue-Sun, 11am5pm. San Jose.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART “New Stories From the Edge of Asia: Plastic Life.” Thru Sep 19. “Leo Villareal.” A retrospective of works by an artist at who was among the first to use LEDs and computerized imagery in his pieces. Thru Jan. 9. “RetroTech.” A group show about artists reusing old and new technologies. Thru Feb 6. “Vital Signs: New Media From the Permanent Collection.” Thru Feb 6. “Degrees of Separation: Contemporary Photography From the Permanent Collection.” Thru Mar 14. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS AND TEXTILES “ITAB: International TECHstyle Art Biennial.” A juried show of works by artists who combine fiber arts with new technologies. Thru Oct 31. TueSun, 10am-5pm. San Jose.

TECH MUSEUM ”Genghis Khan.” A new show about the technological, martial and social advances of the Mongol warrior. Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm, Thu-Sun, 10am8pm. San Jose.

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART “Erin Goodwin-Guerrero: Caught Between Heaven and Earth.” Recent works by the painter. Thru Sep 19. “Flights of Fancy: New works by Livia Stein.” Thru Sep 19. “A Child’s World.” A show about inner youth, with works by Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya and others. Thru Sep 26. TueWed and Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm. Thu, 11am-9pm. Santa Clara.

Galleries OPENING GALLERY HOUSE “The Unique Print.” Works by Martha Castillo, Starr Davis, Madeline Ettin, Cassandra Gay and Sydell Lewis. Aug 27-Sep 18. Reception Fri, 6-8pm. Tue, 11am-4pm, Wed-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, 11am-3pm. Palo Alto.

MACLA “Lineas: New Modes of Contemporary Urbanism.” An exploration of globalism and localism with works by Tanya Aguiniga and Teddy Cruz. Aug 25-Oct 16. San Jose.

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER “Human Nature.” The exhibit features works by Tim Hawkinson, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot, Ariane Michel, Misako Inaoka and Dana Harel that focus on our relationships with animals. Aug. 27–Oct 17. Project Space Gallery, Saratoga.

CONTINUING ANNO DOMINI “Pangea.” Works by Fernando Chamarelli of Brazil. Thru Sep 18. Tue-Fri, noon-7pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

ART ARK A group show on the theme “Where I’m From.” Thru Aug 27. San Jose.

CAFFE TRIESTE “Are You Normal Enough?” Selected paintings and

photographs about eccentricity by Michael Foley. Thru Aug 28. San Jose.

CITY WINDOWS GALLERY “Earth-Bound.” A show of works by clay sculptors. Levinson. City Hall, South Fourth St, San Jose.

DOWNTOWN YOGA SHALA Works by Emily Lounsbury. Thru Aug. San Jose.

FILOLI GARDENS “America the beautiful,” a show of student artwork. Thru Sep 12. Woodside.

GALLERY SARATOGA “Gourds and Gorgeous.” Flower photos by Judith Turner and gourd creations by Jo Cooley. Thru Sep 5. Daily (except Sun) 11am-6pm. Saratoga.

GOOD KARMA VEGAN CAFE “A Little Bird Told Me.” Works by Christine Benjamin and Sid Enck, Jr. Thru Aug 28. San Jose.

KALEID GALLERY Works by Lucy Liew and Nora Schwaller. Thru Aug 27. San Jose.

KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS A display of 19 works, including the “Galactic Mysteries” series, by Leah Lubin. SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIBRARY “Anna Karenina—The Making of a Modern American Opera.” Material from collection of composer David Carlson. Thru Aug 30. “Animals of the Bible” by Tamar Assf. Thru Aug 31. San Jose.

METRO LOBBY “(Whatever). Sometimes No Theme Is a Good Theme.” A photo show by First St. Photo Collective. Thru Aug. San Jose.

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER “Sculpture on the Grounds.” In-site works by David Middlebrook, Ann Weber and Ali Maschke-Messing. Thru Oct. Saratoga.

MOHR GALLERY Watercolors by William Dunn. Thru Sep 20. Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View.


“Secret Dr “Secret Drawings.” awings.” A show based on the Surrealist Surrealist idea of the exquisite corpse. “Dream “Dr eam Sequences.” Sequences.” CCeramic eramicc figures Michael figur es by M ichael LLucero, ucero, Mayeri Beverly M ayeri and others. Reinventions.” ““Surreal Surreal R einventions.” TThru hru SSep ep 4. TTue-Sat, uue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Palo TThu, hu, 7-9pm, 7-9pm, SSun, un, 1-5pm. P aloo Alto. A lto.

PHANTOM P HANTOM GALLERIES GALLERIES Works in windows along Works SSouth outh First SStreet treet by A Abe be Menor Paolo M enor and P aolo Fachinetti. SSan an JJose. ose.

SAN JJOSE SAN OSE IINSTITUTE N ST I T U T E O OFF CCONTEMPORARY ONTEMPORARY ART A RT ““Exposed: Exposed: Today’s Tooday’s Photogr Photograph/Yesterday’s aph/Yeesterday’s TTechnology.” eechnologyy.” . A rtists working Artists in old-school photo techniques. TThru hru SSep ep 19. ““Conservation Conservation of IIntimacy.” ntimacy.” IInstallation nstallation by Bernie Lubell. Lubell.. TThru hru SSep ep 19. TTue-Fri, uue-Fri, 10am5pm, Sat, Sat, noon-5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

SLGG ART SL ART BOU BOUTIKI TIKI “The A “The Art rt of the Geek Geeks.” s.” Works Workks by gr graphic aphic novel by Gene LLuen uen Yang. Yaang. Thru Thru Aug. Aug. San San JJose. ose.

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L. H HUNTER UNTER LLOVINS OVINS Lovins will pr Lovins present esent her case for for a rrenewed enewed ener energy gy economy. economy y. SShe he will also provide pr ovide examples of communities and companies currently cur rently cutting costs and driving innovation with these str strategies. ategies. Wed, Wed, check-in 6:30pm/7pm program. pr ogram. $12/$18. CCubberley ubberley Palo CCommunity ommunity TTheatre, heatre, P alo Alto. A lto.

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BRAD B RAD H HERZOG ERZOG The author of the travel The travel book book ““Turn Tuurn LLeft eft at the TTrojan rojan Hors Horse: e: A Would-Be Would-Be Hero’s Hero’s A American mericann O dyssey” speak s. Odyssey” speaks.

MARTIN M ARTIN LLUTHER UTHER KING, KING JR. JR. LIBRARY LI BRAR RY BOO BOOK K SALE SALE The FFriends The riends ooff tthe he LLibrary ibrary aare re hhosting osting a hhuge uge bbook ook ssale. ale. TThe he rrevenues evenues ffrom rom tthe he ssales ales aare re ddonated onated ttoo tthe he llibrary ibrary ffor or a vvariety ariety ooff ddifferent ifferent pprograms rograms tthat hat bbenefit enefit tthe he ccommunity. ommunity. SSat, at, 110am-5pm. 0am-5pm. $ $11 hard hard ccovers, overs,

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HIDDEN V HIDDEN VILLA ILLA END END OF OF SUMMER SU MMER CCONCERT ONCERT Chelle & Friends perf Chelle perform orm New Orleans N ew O rleans sound ffollowed ollowed by the LLatin atin rhythms of Orquesta d’Soul. O rquesta d’ Soul. SSun, un, 5:307:30pm. Fr Free, ee, parking is $10. Dana CCenter enter LLawn, awn, LLos os A Altos ltos

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metroactive FILM ANIMAL KINGDOM (R; 113 min.) A crime story set in Australia with Guy Pearce pitted against an extended crime family. (Opens Fri at CinĂŠArts Santana Row.)

THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13; 87 min.) Promises, promises. A horrifying faux-documentary chronicle of a priest at work trying to cast out evil. (Opens Fri.)

LEBANON (R; 93 min.) An Israeli ďŹ lm about the 1982 excursion into Lebanon as seen b y a tank crew. Read a full review online at www.metroactive.com. (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)

MAOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LAST DANCER (PG; 117 min.) Bruce Beresford

Matt Dillon (who made essentially the same movie last year with Armored), Hayden Christensen, Chris Brown and Michael Ealy. (Opens Fri.)

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VAMPIRES SUCK

See story on page 58. (Aug 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sep 2 at Camera 7 in Campbell.)

(PG-13) Read a review at www.metro active.com. (Plays valleywide.)

MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT

ZOMBIELAND AND ZOMBIE CRAWL

a (R; 113 min.) A French ďŹ lm about a notorious gangster (Vincent Cassel). (Opens Fri at CinĂŠArts Palo Alto and Santana Row.)

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biz voices adorn the mix: Welsh dialect comedian Richard Haydn as the caterpillar, Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat and boisterous Jerry Colonna as the March Hare. (Plays Aug 26 in Redwood City in Old Courthouse Square at sundown; free.) (RvB)

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HAIRSPRAY (2007) The sing-along tribute to the kind of exuberant, fast and funny musical that has seemed extinct since the 1950s. John Watersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

musical celebrates how the 1960s tackled the idea that there was just one way to be beautiful. (Plays Aug 27-29 in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)

PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL KFJCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semiannual exhibit of ďŹ lm tidbits, snippets, niblets, niblicks and tippets. (Plays Aug 28 at 7pm in Los Altos Hills at Foothill Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room 5015; $5 admission, $2 in quarters for the parking meters.) (RvB)

THE SCARLET EMPRESS/KISMET (1934/1944) The Marlene Dietrich/ Josef von Sternberg rich farrago on the life of Catherine the Great, from

convent to hilarious last two-shot. Dietrich plays the innocent German princess corrupted by a nest of mad royals, including Sam Jaffe (an evil Harpo Marx look-alike) and Louise Dressler as the profane old empress. The cinematography is superb beyond all reason, with Dietrichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face ďŹ ltered through shimmering clouds of smoke and layers of gossamer veils. BILLED WITH Kismet. Ronald Colman plays a sophisticated beggar in ancient Islam; Dietrich is a gilded wife of a portly vizier (Edward Arnold) clearly too slow for her. (Plays Aug 25-27 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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Garrison Keillor Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 7:30pm at Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $39.50-$95 Avuncular humorist is a mix of the austere and the scatological. Objections to his brand of sweet corn—skits that should have been buried years ago, fogeyish pronouncements on marriage—are common. Keillor’s life’s work is a fantasy of a Midwest where all eccentrics are tolerated, and all open-minded people are made welcome. (RvB)

Melissa Etheridge Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30pm at Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $39.50–$104.50. Holy crap, do you realize it’s been almost 20 years since Melissa Etheridge came out? It blew people’s minds in 1993, but looking back, Yes I Am as an “event” seems so quaint. Since then, she’s beaten breast cancer, won an Oscar (for “I Need to Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth), married, separated and had a child from the donated sperm of David Crosby. (SP)

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BRITANNIA B RITANNIA A ARMS RMS CCUPERTINO UPERTINO Sun, 9 Sun, 9pm: pm: TThe he P Peatot. eatot. CCupertino. upertino.

CCASCAL ASCAL Fri, 9 Fri, 9:30pm: :30pm: D Danilo. anilo. SSat, at, 8:30pm: Robinson. 8 :30pm: JJames ames R obinson. Mountain M ountain V View. iew.

MOROCCO’S M OROCCO’S RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Wed: M Wed: Moroccan oroccan M Music usic N Night. ight. FFri, ri, Bossa Nova with Mucho 77pm: pm: B ossa N ova w ith M ucho Axe. A xe. SSat, at, 77pm: pm: SShea hea V Van-Winkle. an-Winkle. SSan an JJose. ose.

PARRANDA P ARRANDA N NIGHTCLUB IGHTCLUB Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: B Banda anda 3300, 00, D DJJ Akustik. 8pm: Norteño A kustik. FFri, ri, 8 pm: N orteño aand nd Bandas B andas llive. ive. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

SSENZALA ENZALA Fri, nnoon: Fri, oon: LLive ive m music. usic. TTue, ue, $5. 77:30pm: :30pm: JJam am SSession. ession. $ 5. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

JJazz/Blues azz/Blues ANGELICA’S A NGELICA’S B BISTRO ISTRO Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: JJust ust CCream. ream. TThu, hu, Dan Dillion 44pm: pm: D an D illion aand nd 77:30pm: :30pm: Blues 8pm: Hookslide. B lues JJam. am. FFri, ri, 8 pm: H ookslide. 6pm: Mon: RWH SSat, at, 6 pm: 227strings. 7strings. M on: R WH Dan & tthe he JJazz azz TTriad. riad. TTue, ue, 44pm: pm: D an Dillion Pro D illion aand nd 77pm: pm: P ro jjazz azz jjam am

Band. hhosted osted by by Angelica’s Angelica’s JJam am B and. Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.

FFAIRMONT AIRMONT HOTEL HOTEL LLOBBY OBBY LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, 8:30pm: Wed, 8:30pm: TThe he G Girlz irlz B Band. and. TThu, hu, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: CContemporary ontemporary oorr LLatin atin jazz. jazz. FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 9pm: 9pm: JJazz azz aand nd pop pop ddance ance bands. bands. Mon-Tue: Mon-Tue: Piano P iano Music. Music. Fairmont Fairmont H Hotel, otel, SSan an JJose. ose.

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SSANTANA ANTANA R ROW OW TTue, ue, 6:30-8:30pm: 6:30-8:30pm: B Brian rian H Hoo Q uartet aatt Left Left Bank Bank Brasserie Brasserie Quartet Worley aand nd John John W orley at at Thea Thea Mediterranean M editerranean Cuisine. Cuisine. San San JJose. ose.

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Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: Blues Blues JJam am with with Aki Aki KKumar. umar. Fri, Fri, 8 8pm: pm: TTip ip ooff tthe he TTop. op. SSat, at, 8pm: 8pm: Kenny Kenny Blue Blue Ray. Ray. CCampbell. ampbell.

Sun, 5-8pm: Sun, 5-8pm: The The Four Four Feathers Feathers ffeaturing eaturing Cubby Cubby Ingram. Ingram. Tue, Tue, Modesto Briseno 77:30pm: :30pm: M odesto B riseno Willow Glen. SSeptet. eptet. W illow G len.

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Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: Russo-Alberts Russo-Alberts TTrio. rio. FFri, ri, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: W Wendy endy W Walker. alker. SSat, at, 8:30pm: Novo 8 :30pm: EEdd JJohnson ohnson & N ovo Quartet. Anza, TTempo empo Q uartet. Hotel Hotel ddee A nza, SSan an JJose. ose.

Thu, 77-9pm: Thu, -9pm: Don Don Balistreri. Balistreri. Sat, Sat, 77-9:30pm: -9:30pm: JJazz azz N Night. ight. SSan an Jose. Jose.

JJAZZ AZZ ON ON THE THE PLAZZ PLAZZ Wed, 6:30pm: Wed, 6:30pm: B Barbara arbara Morrison, Honoree, M orrison, JJazz azz LLegend egend H onoree, with w ith FFull ull SSpectrum pectrum JJazz. azz. FFree. ree. Gatos Plaza. LLos os G atos TTown own P laza.

JJ.J.’S .J.’S B BLUES LUES CCAFE AFE Wed: SSuska Wed: uska V Varda arda and and the the SSugar ugar SSweet weet Blues Blues Band. Band. Thu: Thu: JJimmy immy D Dewrance. ewrance. FFri: ri: V Vicious icious Groove, But G roove, Nuthin’ Nuthin’ B ut TTrouble. rouble. $10. Blues Hammer. $10. $ 10. SSat: at: B lues H ammer. $ 10. SSun: un: G Gene ene W Washington. ashington. M Mon: on: Waynes Way Band. W aynes W ay B and. Tue: Tue: Blue Blue J, J, Dennis D ennis and and Stuart. Stuart. San San Jose. Jose.

LLILLY ILLY MAC’S MAC’S Fri: SStatic Fri: tatic SShock. hock. SSat: at: JJazz azz & Beyond B eyond SSeries. eries. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

LLOFT OFT B BAR AR A AND ND BISTRO BISTRO Thu, 77-10pm: Thu, -10pm: Live Live jazz. jazz. SSan an JJose. ose.

LLUNCHTIME UNCHTIME O ON N THE THE SSQUARE QUARE Wed, 11:30am: Wed, 11:30am: KKristen risten TTrayer. rayer. M Mon, on, 111:30am: 1:30am: G Groovy roovy Judy. Judy. Courthouse Courthouse SSquare, quare, R Redwood edwood CCity. ity.

MOROCCO’S M OROCCO’S R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: Ron Ron Scott Scott aand nd the the 650 6 50 CConnection. onnection. Sun: Sun: Jason Jason B ellenkes D uo. SSan an JJose. ose. Bellenkes Duo.

POOR P OOR H HOUSE OUSE B BISTRO ISTRO Wed, 6pm: Wed, 6pm: R Ron on TThompson hompson aand nd FFriends. riends. TThu, hu, 6pm: 6pm: Jay Jay & tthe he Po Po Boys B oys ffeaturing eaturing SSid id M Morris, orris, Bob Bob Welsh W elsh and and Dave Dave Chavez. Chavez. Fri, Fri, 6 pm: LLara ara P rice 110 0 ppiece iece B lues 6pm: Price Blues Band, B and, CD CD release release pparty. arty. Sat, Sat, 6pm: 6 pm: JJohn ohn G Garcia arcia B Blues lues Band. Band. SSun, un, 12pm: 12pm: SSchool chool ooff tthe he B Blues lues SStudent tudent Performance. Performance. San San Jose. Jose.

WINE W INE AFFAIRS AFFAIRS Wed, 77:30pm: Wed, :30pm: CChris hris TTrujillo. rujillo. TThu, hu, 77:30pm: :30pm: JJason ason LLewis ewis TTrio. rio. SSat, at, 8:30pm: 8 :30pm: R Russell ussell B Barber arber & B Billy illy Davis Band. D avis B and. SSan an JJose. ose.

CC&W/Folk &W/Folk CCAFFE AFFE TRIESTE TRIESTE Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: JJon on R Rubin. ubin. SSat: at: Brothers KKavanaugh avanaugh B rothers CCeltic eltic EExperience. xperience. SSan an Jose. Jose.

O’FLAHERTY’S O ’FLAHERTY’S SSun un aand nd Tue, Tue, 55pm: pm: Traditional Traditional IIrish rish music. music. SSan an Jose. Jose.

RED R ED ROCK ROCK COFFEE COFFEE CO. CO. Sat, 8pm: Sat, 8pm: B Bennett ennett JJackson. ackson. Mountain M ountain View. View.

THE T HE SSADDLE ADDLE RACK RACK Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: CCalifornia alifornia Cowboys. Cowboys. TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 9pm 9pm aand nd Sat, Sat, 10:15pm: 10:15pm: Diablo D iablo R Road. oad. Sat, Sat, 7:15pm: 7:15pm: Wild Wild Heart. aatt H eart. Fremont. Fremont.

SST. T. SSTEPHEN’S TEPHEN’S GGREEN REEN Wed, 8 Wed, 8:30-11:30pm: :30-11:30pm: CCrubeens. rubeens. TTue, ue, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: IIrish rish M usic. Music. Mountain M ountain View. View.

SSAM’S AM’S B BBQ BQ Wed, 6 Wed, 6pm: pm: CCountry ountry CClassics. lassics. Tue, Tue, 6 pm: LLeftover eftover CCrow. row. SSan an JJose. ose. 6pm:

THREE FFLAMES THREE LAMES R ESTAURANT RESTAURANT Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: LLive ive ccountry ountry music, music, D oug R ose Productions Productions w / Doug Rose w/ B it aand nd Spur Spur B and featuring featuring Bit Band CCowboy owboy LLarry. arry. W illow G len. Willow Glen.

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MUSIC USIC metroactive metr oactivve M 77-11pm: -11pm: Pro Pro Jazz Jazz Jam. Jam. Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.

BAREFOOTCCOFFEE BAREFOOT OFFEE ROASTERS R OASTERS Wed, 7pm: Wed, 7pm: M Musical usical oopen pen m mic. ic. SSign ign uupp bbyy 55pm. pm. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

BRITANNIA B RITANNIAA ARMS RMSCCUPERTINO UPERTINO Wed, 9:30pm: Wed, 9:30pm: Open Open Mic Mic N Night. ight. CCupertino. upertino.

CCAFFE AFFET TRIESTE RIESTE

BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS CCUPERTINO UPERTINO Sun-Tue, 10pm: Sun-Tue, 10pm: KKaraoke. araoke. CCupertino. upertino.

BRITANNIA B RITANNIA A ARMS RMS SSAN AN JJOSE OSE Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: KKaraoke araoke w/ w/ A August. ugust. SSan an JJose. ose.

BRITISH B RITISH B BANKERS ANKERS CCLUB LUB Mon, 9 Mon, 9:30pm: :30pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. Menlo Menlo Park. P ark.

CC&J’S &J’S SSPORTS PORTS B BAR AR

TTue, ue, 7pm: 7pm: Open Open Mic. Mic. San San JJose. ose.

Thu, 10pm: Thu, 10pm: Karaoke Karaoke w/ w/ M Melissa elissa aand nd H Heather. eather. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

CCITY ITYEESPRESSO SPRESSO

CCARDINAL ARDINAL LLOUNGE OUNGE

Fri, 77-10pm: Fri, -10pm: Singers Singers aand nd m usicians. San San JJose. ose. musicians.

MISSION M ISSIONCITY CITYR ROASTING OASTINGCCO. O.

Wed aand Wed nd M Mon, on, 9 9pm-1am: pm-1am: D DJJ CCurtis. urtis. N cover. Tue, Tue, 9pm: 9pm: Noo cover. Western W estern kkaraoke. araoke. No No cover. cover. SSan an JJose. ose.

Karaoke in in the the lounge lounge w/ w/ Karaoke Vinnie. Tue, Tue, 9pm: 9pm: August. August. Vinnie. Cupertino. Cupertino.

HUDDLE H UDDLE Wed-Thu aand Wed-Thu nd SSun, un, 9 9pm: pm: W Wild ild Nights N ights KKaraoke. araoke. FFremont. remont.

KATIE K ATIE B BLOOM’S LOOM’S Sun, 9 Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: :30pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. CCampbell. ampbell.

KCC B K BAR AR A AND ND R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: D DJJ D Desmond. esmond. SSan an JJose. ose.

KHARTOUM K HARTOUM Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ D Davey avey KK.. N Noo ccover. over. CCampbell. ampbell.

KING K ING O OFF CCLUBS LUBS

DAN D AN B BROWN’S ROWN’S

Thu aand Thu nd SSun-Mon, un-Mon, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: Bruce Noo ccover. B ruce ooff KKOR OR KKaraoke. araoke. N over. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

Thu aand Thu nd TTue, ue, 9 9pm-1am: pm-1am: Brian Brian JJames. ames. P alo A lto. Palo Alto.

LLILLY ILLY M MAC’S AC’S

DASILVA’S D ASILVA’S B BRONCOS RONCOS

Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ TThomas homas ““Soulman.” Soulman.” SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Karaoke K araoke

Wed: G Wed: Guitar uitar H Hero ero TTournament ournament pplus lus kkaraoke. araoke. TThu, hu, 9 pm-1am: 9pm-1am: KKaraoke. araoke. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

NORMANDY N ORMANDY H HOUSE OUSE LLOUNGE OUNGE

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DIVE D IVE B BAR AR

NUMBER N UMBER O ONE NE B BROADWAY ROADWAY

Thu, 7pm: Thu, 7pm: SSouth outh B Bay ay FFolks olks Open Open M ic. Santa Santa Clara. Clara. Mic.

RED R EDR ROCK OCKCCOFFEE OFFEECCO. O. Mon, 7pm: Mon, 7pm: Cavin Cavin aand nd King’s King’s O Open pen Mic. M ic. Mountain Mountain View. View.

Wed-Sat, 9pm: Wed-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. TTue, ue, 9pm: 9 pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

ALEX’S A LEX’S4 49ER 9ERINN INN

TThu: hu: SSingles ingles pparty. arty. LLos os G Gatos. atos.

EEFFIE’S FFIE’S RESTAURANT RESTAURANT

Wed aand Wed nd FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: D Doug. oug. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

EELL R RANCHO ANCHO SSPORTS PORTS B BAR AR TThu, hu, 8pm: 8pm: KKaraoke. araoke. San San Jose. Jose.

Nightly eexcept Nightly xcept SSun, un, 9 9pm-2am: pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

FFAHRENHEIT AHRENHEIT

BENNIGAN’S B ENNIGAN’SGGRILL RILL

Mon: M Mon: Monday onday Night Night Madness. Madness. SSan an Jose. Jose.

SSat, at, 9 9pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

BLINKY’S B LINKY’SCCAN’T AN’TSSAY AY Fri, 9 Fri, 9pm-1am: pm-1am: D Danielle. anielle. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

BLUE B LUEB BONNET ONNETB BAR AR Wed-Thu aand Wed-Thu nd M Mon, on, 8 8pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. N Noo cover. cover. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

FFri-Sat,: ri-Sat,: KKaraoke. araoke. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Wed aand Wed nd TTue, ue, 9 9:30pm: :30pm: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose. Wed-Sat aand Wed-Sat nd TTue, ue, 9 9pm-2am, pm-2am, aand nd llast ast SSun un ooff eevery very m onth, 22month, 77pm: pm: B &S KKaraoke. araoke. CCampbell. ampbell. B&S

FFLAMES LAMES COFFEE COFFEE SSHOP HOP Thu-Sat, 9pm: Thu-Sat, 9pm: U Uncle ncle Dougie Dougie SShow. how. N cover. San San Jose. Jose. Noo cover.

GGALAXY ALAXY Thu, 9pm-2am: Thu, 9pm-2am: Karaoke Karaoke w/ w/ August. A ugust. M Milpitas. ilpitas.

BLUE B LUEM MAX AX

OASIS O ASIS

BLUE B LUEP PHEASANT HEASANT TTue, ue, 77pm: pm: SSteve teve TTiger. iger. CCupertino. upertino.

Fri-Sat, 9 Fri-Sat, 9pm-2am, pm-2am, aand nd SSun, un, 77pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. M Mountain ountain V View. iew.

PEACOCK P EACOCK LLOUNGE OUNGE Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ B Brian. rian. SSun, un, 9 9pm: pm: DJJ aand D nd kkaraoke. araoke. TTue, ue, 9 9pm: pm: DJ, D J, ddancing ancing aand nd kkaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

PIONEER P IONEER SSALOON ALOON TTue, ue, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: A Acoustic coustic kkaraoke araoke w/ w / SSam am M Marshall. arshall. W Woodside. oodside.

POINCIANA P OINCIANA LLOUNGE OUNGE

Fri-Sun, 9 Fri-Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: :30pm-1:30am: Willow KKaraoke. araoke. W illow Glen. Glen.

BOGART’S B OGART’SLLOUNGE OUNGE

GGOOSE OOSE LLOONEY’S OONEY’S

Wed, FFri Wed, ri aand nd Sun, Sun, 8 8pm-2am: pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: KKaraoke araoke N Night. ight. Milpitas. M ilpitas.

BOSWELL’S B OSWELL’S

HOMESTEAD H OMESTEAD LANES LANES

TTue: ue: D DJJ D Davey avey KK.. CCampbell. ampbell.

FFri, ri, 9 9pm: pm: V Vinnie. innie. M Mon, on, 9pm: 9pm:

Thursday, August 26‹In the Atrium‹AGES 21+

TORNADO RIDER

plus Sarah McCoy & the Zippidy Yeahs also Sometimes Jones $5 doors • 8:30 p.m./9 p.m.

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2)+31-/:--6plus Honeymoon $18 Adv./ $22 Dr. • Drs. 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. :H[\YKH`(\N\Z[‹AGES 16+

HIEROGLYPHICS featuring Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love

plus Serendipity Project, Chosen Few, DJ Aspect

Wed, 9 Wed, 9:30pm: :30pm: W Wildside ildside EEntertainment. ntertainment. N over. Noo ccover. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

$18 Adv./ $23 Dr. • Drs. 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. Saturday, August 28‹In the Atrium‹AGES 21+

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$5 at the doors • Drs. 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m. Sunday, August 29‹In the Atrium‹AGES 21+

TTue, ue, 9 9pm: pm: SSherrie herrie aand nd SSue. ue. N Noo ccover. over. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

TUMBLEWEED

ROSIE R OSIE M MCCANN’S CCANN’S

Sep 2 Israel Vibration (Ages 16+) Sep 2 Mystic Roots Band Atrium (Ages 21+) Sep 3 The Fixx (Ages 21+) Sep 4 The Holdup/Smoov-E (Ages 16+) Sep 4 Extra Large Atrium (Ages 21+) Sep 5 Cobra Skulls Atrium (Ages 16+) Sep 11 Benny Benassi (Ages 16+) Sep 20 Willie Nelson has canceled

TTue, ue, 8 8:30-11:30pm: :30-11:30pm: KKaraoke. araoke. N Noo ccover. over. SSantana antana R Row. ow.

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SSAN AN JJOSE OSE B BAR AR & GGRILL RILL TTue, ue, 110pm-close: 0pm-close: KKamikaze amikaze KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

plus Pride Subject also Euphoria v.SC $5 doors • 8:30 p.m./9 p.m.

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Sep 25 Collie Buddz (Ages 16+) Sep 29 Atmosphere (Ages 16+) Oct 2 Easy Star All Stars (Ages 16+) Oct 3 O.A.R./ Dirty Heads (Ages 16+) Oct 7 Tech N9ne/ E-40 (Ages 16+) Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating. Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 866-384-3060 & online

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TThu, hu, 10pm: D Mon, DJJ Benofficial. Mon, 9pm: Beer P ong. San San Jose. Jose. Pong.

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Thu, 9 Thu, 9:30pm-1:30am: :30pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS CCUPERTINO UPERTINO

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SSOUTH OUTH FFIRST IRST B BILLIARDS ILLIARDS

Thu: D Thu: DJJ TTosh. osh. Sat, Sat, 9pm: 9pm: B Barb arb Rocks R ocks P Presents. resents. CCupertino. upertino.

773 3 SSHOOTERS HOOTERS B BAR AR & GGRILL RILL

SSun: un: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

TOON’S T OON’S Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: B Beer eer P Pong ong ccontest. ontest. SSan an JJose. ose.

VENUEZ V ENUEZ Wed, W ed, 9 9pm: pm: W With ith JJulz. ulz. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

WILLOW W ILLOW DEN DEN Wed, W ed, 9 9:30pm: :30pm: TThomas. homas. SSan an JJose ose

WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, TThu, Wed, hu, SSat at aand nd SSun: un: 110pm: 0pm: Vinnie. V innie. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Dance D ance Clubs Clubs AGENDA A GENDA Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: SSalsa alsa W Wednesdays ednesdays w w/ / N’Rumba. N ’Rumba. TThu: hu: SSLAP!. LAP!. SSat: at: TThe he SSlump lump ffeaturing eaturing H Hyphidelity. yphidelity. SSun: un: P lanet Reggae. Reggae. SSan an JJose. ose. Planet

ALBERTO’S A LBERTO’S Wed, 77:30pm: Wed, :30pm: B Bachata. achata. TThu: hu: SSalsa. alsa. FFri: ri: SSalsa alsa FFridays. ridays. SSat: at: LLatin atin Night. N ight. TTue: ue: SSalsa alsa w with ith P Pantea. antea. M ountain V iew. Mountain View.

AZUCAR A ZUCAR

BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS DOWNTOWN D OWNTOWN Fri: D Fri: DJJ KKay ay Rich Rich and and D DJJ CCheck heck O.. SSat: O at: G B Beats eats tthe he SSoulchild oulchild Metrorock. DJJ D David Q.. aand nd M etrorock. Tue: Tue: D avid Q SSan an JJose. ose.

Wed: W ed: D DJJ Davey K. Campbell. Campbell. Fri, 9:30pm: Noche Noche Vaquera Vaquera w/ D DJJ Jose Jose Kuervo Kuervo and DJ DJ SStam. tam. Sat: Sat: Azukar Azukar w/ DJ DJ 3D. TTue, uue, 9pm: CClub lub Nostalgia, Nostalgia, Goth, IIndustrial ndustrial and Darkwave. $8. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

LLOFT OFT B BAR AR AND BISTRO BISTRO Fri-Sat, 10pm-1:30am: Fri-Sat, 10pm-1:30am: Live Live DJ. DJ. SSan an JJose. ose.

BRITISH B RITISH B BANKER’S ANKER’S CCLUB LUB

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CCAPRICORN APRICORN ((Dec. Dec. 222–Jan. 2–Jan. 119): 9): U Using sing a rradio adio telescope, Germany’s Max Planck telescope, aastronomers stronomers aatt G ermany’s M ax P lanck Institute Institute for for Radio Radio Astronomy Astronomy hhave ave bbeen een sscanning canning the the center center of of the the galaxy. galaxy. They’re They’re looking looking for for evidence evidence of of amino amino acids acids that that could could be be the the building building blocks blocks of of life. life. So So far far their their hunt hunt has has been been inconclusive. inconclusive. In In my my opinion, more opinion, tthough, hough, tthey’ve hey’ve sstumbled tumbled uupon pon aan n eeven ven m ore appealing appealing ddiscovery: iscovery: TThe he hhuge uge ddust ust ccloud loud aatt tthe he hheart eart of Milky Way, of tthe he M ilky W ay, tthey hey ssay, ay, ttastes astes llike ike rraspberries aspberries aand nd smells smells llike ike rrum. um. TThat’s hat’s the the kind kind ooff sswitcheroo witcheroo I ppredict redict for weeks, may for yyou ou iin n tthe he uupcoming pcoming w eeks, CCapricorn. apricorn. YYou ou m ay not find, not llocate ocate tthe he ssmoking moking ggun un yyou’re ou’re hhoping oping ttoo fi nd, bbut ut in with in tthe he pprocess rocess ooff ssearching earching I bbet et yyou’ll ou’ll hhook ook uupp w ith something something even even better. better. AQUARIUS A QUARIUS ((Jan. Jan. 220–Feb. 0–Feb. 118): 8): EEach ach oone ne ooff uuss iiss a blend most blend ooff llife ife aand nd ddeath. eath. IIn n tthe he m ost lliteral iteral ssense, ense, oour ur bodies bodies aalways lways ccontain ontain oold ld ccells ells tthat hat aare re ddying ying aand nd nnew ew cells more cells tthat hat aare re eemerging merging aass rreplacements. eplacements. FFrom rom a m ore metaphorical ways metaphorical pperspective, erspective, oour ur ffamiliar amiliar w ays ooff sseeing eeing and and tthinking hinking aand nd ffeeling eeling aare re cconstantly onstantly aatrophying, trophying, even modes Both winning even aass ffresh resh m odes eemerge. merge. B oth llosing osing aand nd w inning are woven are w oven iinto nto eevery very dday; ay; ssinking inking ddown own aand nd rrising ising up; up; sshrinking hrinking aand nd eexpanding. xpanding. IIn n aany ny ggiven iven pphase hase ooff our more our llives, ives, oone ne oorr tthe he oother ther ppolarity olarity iiss uusually sually m ore pronounced. But pronounced. B ut ffor or yyou ou iin n tthe he fforeseeable oreseeable ffuture, uture, Aquarius, will Welcome Aquarius, tthey hey w ill bbee eevenly venly bbalanced. alanced. W elcome ttoo tthe he Season Rot Regeneration. Season ooff R ot aand nd R egeneration.

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