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But Pegram’s own financial history does not demonstrate the kind of business record that inspires trust in managing the people’s money. His recently-publicized 1996

bankruptcy, during which he either purposely or inadvertently filed under the name “Lawrence Pellman,” appears to be just one chapter in a checkered career. Three years before filing for bankruptcy, Pegram created a partnership with a name incorporating his initials, LRP Realty. Using contacts with the San Jose Rotary Club, he stitched together a group of associates to buy two apartment complexes in Concord, according to Dan McDonald, a retired insurance man and longtime Rotarian. “The idea was to clean them up, fix them up, get the rents up and then resell them,” McDonald recalls. Within 18 months, both apartments faced foreclosure. “Larry ran the properties into the ground,” McDonald says. “It was really mismanaged. And there was a lot of money unaccounted for.” McDonald, who has invested in local

businesses, including Metro, says he had to take over one of the apartments in order to rescue the deal. He says he provided funds to Pegram, mistakenly believing that the other partners, many of whom were longtime friends, would recover some of their investment out of the transaction. “I paid off the loans, and subsequently gave Larry a check for something like $25,000,” McDonald recalls. “He was supposed to take that money and distribute it to the partners. And he never did that.” Pegram confirms most of McDonald’s account, pointing out that the deal happened almost 20 years ago and he therefore does not recall the details. “If he gave me a check, he didn’t give it to me personally,” Pegram says, explaining that while he handled the transaction, the check “was made out to the partners and not to me.” “The money would have been used to satisfy the obligations of the partnership.” He says he lost at least $25,000 on the deal himself, though he took some management fees. McDonald says none of the partners ever took legal action against Pegram because the amounts weren’t big enough to justify litigation expenses, and they knew he was broke. “I guess we all figured, why beat up on the guy?” McDonald, a notoriously pleasant and soft-spoken man who by all accounts never has a bad word to say about anyone, is blunt in his assessment of Pegram. “I think he’s an incompetent shyster,” McDonald says. “Larry Pegram has the unique ability to look you in the eye and lie.” In response, Pegram says he considers McDonald a friend: “I know of no instance when I was untruthful with Mr. McDonald.” Following LRP, Pegram became a financial planner for World Financial Group, a multi-level marketing company which, during the time Pegram worked there, was repeatedly charged with fraud and misrepresentation, and was the subject of several class action lawsuits and disciplinary action from the National Association Of Securities Dealers. (The company has since been sold to a new owner and reportedly cleaned up its act.)

Moving Target Pegram, 65, has hop-scotched though various careers in the 46 years he has been in San Jose. Throughout that time, he has found himself in various forms of trouble, and not just because of his radical political views. After serving for seven years on the San Jose police force, Pegram was elected to the City Council in 1974. There, he became known as one of the “Fearsome Foursome” along with David Runyon, Joe Colla and Al Garza. This developer-friendly voting bloc forced a controlled-growth city manager from office before being brought up on bribery charges. Pegram was never charged with any wrongdoing, but Garza was indicted and convicted of charges that involved an envelope of cash. Runyon was arrested and forced to quit the council for drunken indiscretions. Colla and Pegram faded from public view. Ex-mayor Tom McEnery, a member of the planning commission who had clashed with the Fearsome Foursome over its sprawl-friendly agenda, was appointed to take over Runyon’s seat. McEnery says Pegram and his cohorts had “a kind of pay-to-play mentality” with regards to developers. “They wanted San Jose to have very relaxed development policies, and that was exactly the wrong direction the city needed to go in,” McEnery says. “They weren’t concerned with building San Jose’s tax base. They were more concerned with accommodating developers and sprawl.” When asked for his opinion about why the Fearsome Four were so chummy with development interests, McEnery invokes the old adage: “Follow the money,” he says. McEnery, who famously reversed the city’s economic development policies during his two terms as mayor, says he understands why his friend, Mayor Chuck Reed, endorsed Pegram despite his controversial history. Reed sees himself as locked in a battle with public employee unions, and Pegram has been their harshest critic—although his opponent, Donald Rocha, has recently demonstrated an independent streak, breaking with labor to endorse unionopposed Measures V and W. “I think Chuck looks at Pegram the way FDR and Churchill looked at Stalin,” McEnery says, quoting Roosevelt: “’He may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.’”


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statements Jose Mercury statements a to the SSan an J ose M ercury News.” Ne News. Following tthe he Oct. Oct. 14 14 raid, raid, Campos Campo p s Following to old the Mer rc that he felt feelt “vindicated” “vindicateed” told Merc by the the fact fact that that he he has has not not been been named named by suspect. S anta C lara C ounty D istrict a suspect. Santa Clara County District Attorney’s sspokeswoman pokeswoman A my C ornell Attorney’s Amy Cornell confirms tthat hat C ampos iiss n ot ccurrently urrently confirms Campos not ect, but emphasizes that the ccase ase a susp suspect, is ongoing, ongoing, an nd tthat hat iinvestigators nvestigators aare re is and still entrenched entrenched in in exploring exploring tthe he seized seized still evidenc v e. evidence. “Since “Since it is a pending pending investigation, in nvestigation, we are are n ot able ab ble tto od iscuss specifically specifical ally we not discuss w we ar oking ffor, or,” C o ornell sa ssays. ayys. what aree lo looking Cornell “What “What happens happens in in any any investigation investigattion is tthat hat w will gather gather the the information information is wee will

that is needed to rreview eview and make make an aappropriate ppropriate fi ling d ecision, whether whether tto o filing decision, fi le ccharges harges o ot fi le ccharges. harrges. T hat’s file orr n not file That’s what will happen happen here here as well.” C ampos’ City City Council Counccil opponent, opponent, Campos’ Magdalena Carrasco, Carrasco, has h demanded that he rremove emove himsel lf fr om the rac himself from racee and dir ectly addr ess the he issue at a th directly address public forum. fo orum. U nsurprisingly, Campos Cam mpos has has not not Unsurprisingly, rresponded. esponded. C arrassco ssays ays she she believes believes Carrasco iindictments ndictments are are iimminent mminent in in this this says ccase, ase, based on the ffeedback eeedback she sa ayys sshe’s he’s ggotten otten ffrom rom fformer ormer M ACSA MACSA emplo yeees in rrecent ecent w eeks. employees weeks. that [Campos’] “My rresponse esponse is tha at [C ampos’] ffeeling eeeling of vindic ation is i shor vindication shortt sighted,”” C arrasco sa ayys. “It ’s an Carrasco says. “It’s in vestigation in pr ogress e .” investigation progress.”

Bonilla sa ssays ayys that C Campos ampos is b being eing ttreated reated u nfairly b he m edia, w ho h ave unfairly byy tthe media, who have endorsed Carrasco race. widely end dorsed C arrasco in the rac e. mee aask where ““Let Le t m sk yyou ou tthis, h i s, w here iiss the full pa age eexpose xp ose on the fact page Magdalena didn’t that Magd dalena didn ’t payy her ttaxes axes ffor or se o sseveral veral yyears?” ears?” Bonilla asks.. “Or the didn’t asks t fact that she didn ’t pay her orr tthe p ayy h er ggarbage, a r b a g e, o h e ffact a c t tthat hat libraryy ffees. she didn’t didn’tt payy her librar eees. Where’s that story?” Wher e’s th hat stor y?” Carrasco filed Chapter C arrasco ofi led ffor or C hapter 1133 bankruptcy five b ankruptcy fi ve yyears ears aago, go, o aand nd did not file d id n ot fi le iincome ncome ttax ax rreturns eturns during which ffor or sseveral everal years ye a r s d uring w hich she she was parents. w as ccaring aringg ffor or o her elderly par ents. When did file, did not W hen sshe he d id fi le, sshe he d id n ot owe back She has been o we aany ny b ack ttaxes. axes. S he h as b een open discussing moneyy op en in di iscussing her past mone problems. pr oblems.


Rosen’s Last Stand In a small courtroom on the fifth floor of the Hall of Justice, Jeff Rosen made the final arguments of his last trial as a hands-on prosecutor on Tuesday. With thin fingers, he karate-chopped the air like a symphony conductor cueing the string, brass and percussion sections, except the players here were three accused murderers. “The buyer, the middleman, the hit man,” he called them. Rosen won’t engage in retail justice anymore when he takes wholesale control of the District Attorney’s office in January. It’s uncommon to witness an elected DA in a jurisdiction as big as Santa Clara County, the nation’s 17th biggest, actually practicing his craft. And it’s probably just as rare for a government attorney to plead his case to the jury box, then pack his briefcase and head directly to the corner office. His opponent Dolores Carr derisively characterized Rosen as “four levels below me,” just before he unseated her. Relaxed and precise, Rosen introduced his thesis: ”Obsession. Control. Anger. Murder.” Rosen remained disciplined as he dissected the conspiracy, the evidence and points of law for the jury. He made spare use of theatrical flourishes or vocal acrobatics as he calmly moved through a Powerpoint presentation. The brutality of the crime spoke for itself when he showed pictures of former Los Gatos restaurateur and bar owner Mark Achilli’s blood-soaked body on the asphalt, then followed with autopsy shots of gunshot wounds in Achilli’s head, chest, arm and leg. Achilli’s widow began to cry. She dropped her face into her hands, sobbed some more and left the courtroom. Accused mastermind Paul Garcia looked like an

attorney in wire frame glasses, a crisp white collar rising above his tailored black suit. Garcia continuously scribbled on a lined yellow pad. Behind him, in the audience, his mother sat. From time to time she took notes with a purple eraser capped pencil and stared down spectators with her large brown eyes. If the jury accepts Rosen’s pitch of “a love triangle that led to a murder for hire” and the evidence is convincing, he’ll secure his last conviction. His memories of poring through exhibits and making arguments will still be fresh when he transfers to the high-backed chair, without having dulled his combat skills in a judge’s robe or a middle management desk job, as is customary. His meteoric rise and command of detail betray his intellect, but he communicates with disarming normalcy in street language to make points. Rosen quotes witness Ali Aminihohar’s recollection of Garcia saying Achilli “doesn’t know who he’s fucking with” and mentions a “late night booty call,” a “pissed off ” girlfriend and an object of his affections who “blows him off.” He projects images of Garcia’s lovelorn text messages to the girlfriend he shared with Achilli. “Come over and stay w/me…. call me --answer your phone….” “She’s playing you,” Rosen advises the text messager. “Move on!” The March 9 and 10, 2008 messages were followed by cash withdrawals, wired money the shooting of Achilli on March 14. Left behind was a trail of evidence that included DNA in a black LA Dodgers baseball cap, a bullet clip, printed directions from Burbank to the victim’s Los Gatos townhome and a torn page with Achilli’s photo from a Metro story on the web. Rosen thanked the jury and rested his case. Mark Achilli’s ashes will soon find a resting place on the beach near the 17th hole at Pebble Beach, a friend of the late businessman said. —Dan Pulcrano

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sv Fear and Loathing At the WSJ AHHHHHHhhhahhhaha! All anyone was talking about Monday was the series of articles that the Wall Street Journal has written about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook, front page above the fold stuff, all the fruit of a “Wall Street Journal investigation.”

which can contain profile IDs. Which can then be used to look up users. And whatever information that user has in his or her public profile can then be scraped and added to a database. And then . . . well, nothing. It’s in a database. And theoretically can be used to target ads to you. Is this a real problem? No. Are lots of people freaking out because they have no idea what referrer IDs are but trust the WSJ to tell them when they need to be concerned? Yes. Will a bunch of attorneys general with aspirations for the Senate launch an investigation on this? Probably.

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We’ll put aside the fact that no mention was made of the Wall Street Journal’s sister company and Facebook competitor MySpace. Most people in tech, let alone the general population, have no idea what the article is even about. But even the top paragraph summary, when read carefully, is a snoozer:

Is it a webwide “problem,” not just a Facebook problem? Yes. Would we mock one of our own writers on Yammer if they said they wanted to write this story? A lot. If you do stuff online, people are tracking it and putting it into a database and trying to sell you stuff based on that. There’s not much you can do about it except not be online. And it’s not all that bad, really, to get ads for diapers when you’re having a baby, or ads for cars when you are looking to buy a car. — MICHAEL ARRINGTON,

nick I have to wonder if it’s a coincidence that the WSJ, with its direct subscription monetization model, is stirring up fear against the processes and players of the ad-supported web model. Greg M Actually, if you look at the entire series of articles the WSJ has been running about “What they know” online it’s a very impressive bit of journalism that is bringing accountability to the online world. idontknowhowtousetheinternet You mean what I do online isn’t private? . . . Is someone reading this comment right now?! marybaum I can be on the Microcenter site, or iFixit, looking at hardware parts. And there come my ads for j. jill and Talbots Woman! Like, no matter how geeky I get those referrers are always going to know I’m a plussized, middle-aged woman, and follow me around with my fat jeans and sensible sweaters. anon Is talking like this one of the lamest rhetorical devices ever? Yes. Does it sound stupid every time someone does it? Yes. Will that ever stop people from doing it? No. billy bob What’s facebook?


“Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people’s names and, in some cases, their friends’ names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.” Yes, that’s what this is all about. Sometimes identifying information about you—your name and maybe your friends’ names—is theoretically being passed on from Facebook to apps and then to advertising networks. Along the way it’s being stored by various companies that are in the business of gathering data about people to resell to others, chiefly Rapleaf. The way this is being done is via referrer URLs (99 percent of the general population just got lost on what those are),

MG Siegler That’s it. I’m quitting Facebook. For at least a week. Until I decide to join again. But for now I’m totally quitting. This is the last final last straw!!!! Samir My favorite thing is that people continue to complain about Facebook making money off of them. Facebook spends millions of dollars to offer you people a free service to post their pics and brag about their social lives and people have the nerve to complain that Facebook is trying to use their info. JKT Sorry, but yes this is a big deal. If someone says your data is private and then that data gets out, a wrong has been done. You apparently have no sense of privacy but some of us do.

How to Stop Facebook From Sharing Your Information According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, nearly all of the most popular apps on Facebook— including Farmville, Causes and Quiz Planet—have been sharing users’ information with advertising and tracking companies. Here’s how to stop them. The problem, reports the Journal’s Emily Steele, is that the Facebook apps were—possibly inadvertently—revealing the


addresses of users’ Facebook pages, which contain the users’ unique Facebook IDs, and in some cases, their names. The information being transmitted is one of Facebook’s basic building blocks: the unique “Facebook ID” number assigned to every user on the site. Since a Facebook user ID is a public part of any Facebook profile, anyone can use an ID number to look up a person’s name, using a standard web browser, even if that person has set all of his or her Facebook information to be private. There’s only one way to ensure protection against apps sharing your information: Turn them off entirely. Think about it: What apps do you use? How frequently do you use them? Do you really need them? Farmville? Seriously? Most Facebook apps are a waste of your time and don’t enhance your use of the site at all. So turn them off.

suffersfoolsgladly When I first became suspicious of this, I would put strange things in my personal info, to see if a search engine would pick it up, stuff like saying I really liked “water.” Sure enough, bottled water ads would appear in a day or so when I opened my page. Konjibhu It’s just a stupid simple thing that lets friends keep in touch! It’s not some binary cultural marker (unless you make it one). gcomt Facebook could suddenly decide that all accounts are open to everyone, and there’s nothing anyone could do about it. Once you create an account or post anything, the horse is out of the barn—forever. Sharp Shiny Claws Also, defriend everyone you know who plays Farmville, because you know you’ve already hidden them from your home page, and seriously? Who are these people and why do you really care about them? johnnyichiban Amazing. Every picture of Zuckerberg looks like he just walked into or is walking out of the wrong room. I guess he just has a face that says, “Oops.”

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California—and as I pulled up to the center, I was expecting to see some sort of counterprotest outside. There was none. The last time I attended a Palin event (in Redding this past February), there was a substantial protest and very long lines, as everyone was given a good frisking for concealed weapons and recording devices before being allowed inside. Let me acknowledge from the get-go that the crowd was much more diverse (in respect to both age and ethnicity) and much mellower than I anticipated. These were not country club Republicans by any means—more like the dispirited petite bourgeoisie—many of them small business owners sick of a government bureaucracy they perceive to be taxing and regulating them at every turn. Nor was it intensely angry, right-wing America, blistering hatred with each breath. They were polite and reserved and waiting to worship the canned utterances of the Queen of the Tea Party, whom they clearly adored. My seat was situated between a very nice woman from Redwood City who owned a floral shop (and was the mother of grown children) and a retired mechanic from Fremont in his late 60s, clearly concerned that the Social Security system was on the verge of bankruptcy. (I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Palin’s candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, Joe Miller, views Social Security as unconstitutional). She found Palin “pretty, bright and quick on her feet,” while he viewed her as “tough and fearless.” Both admitted to watching a lot of Fox News. She was a fan of Beck; he of Hannity. And they both thoroughly detested Obama. After watching a great deal of footage of Palin these past two years while working on a critical biography of her, one never knows which Sarah Palin will show-up—the angry, vicious Palin (who delivered a demagogic speech just last week in San Diego); the giddy, nearly vacuous Palin (who recently appeared in an interview on Newsmax); the stunned, cross-eyed Palin (of Katie Couric fame); or “America’s sweetheart,” as the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza generously dubbed her (following her speech at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis). She came with the A-game version of the


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of the Bush administration and opposed the war in Iraq, where he also served. Palin used Tillman as a billboard for American militarism, and in so doing, not only shamed his legacy but insulted those members of his family who have honored his feelings about the war in the aftermath of his death. She knows no shame. Palin then executed an insensitive segue by mocking remarks made by Michelle Obama during the 2008 campaign: “You know, when I hear people say, or had said during the campaign, that they’ve never been proud of America,” Palin said with a self-satisfied grin spreading across her face, “haven’t they met anybody in uniform yet? I get tears in my eyes when I see that young man, that young woman, walking through the airport in uniform . . . you, too . . . so proud to be American.” The crowd roared its approval, because Palin showed her willingness to stick the stiletto not only into the president but into the First Lady as well. That is part of Palin’s appeal—her willingness to go for the jugular. She’s a figure straight out of professional wrestling, and she loves playing the part of the villain. The nice lady and gentleman on both sides of me cheered her on. As Bill Clinton recently noted, we are apparently entering into a “factfree” period in American politics, “where the experience in government is a negative.” Palin’s only commodity is her celebrity—nothing more, and certainly nothing less. She has parlayed it into an international brand that is lasting well beyond the 15 minutes most of us imagined her to possess. If her performance in San Jose is any indication, she’s getting her shtick down and has tapped into a troubling American zeitgeist. As a wise man once said, buyer beware. Sarah Palin is still peddling a bridge to nowhere.

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contributions not disclosed to this board by Mann and president Anna Song from 2008’s council and Assembly races, respectively. When does it end? When do we give voice to these issues? Instead of tonight’s meeting we should: “(1) Determine how the SCCOE can support the goal of recruiting quality credentialed math teachers to SCC. “(2) Meet with the Committee on School District Organization on the Civil Grand Jury’s Report on School District Consolidation. “(3) Convene a special meeting with year one results on our SJ2020 goal of eliminating the achievement gap. The project was inaugurated one year ago—the gap is still as wide as ever. “(4) Convene a special meeting on the pay-for-performance models used in other states and in charter schools in California and Silicon Valley, and then distribute that information to our district’s superintendents, school boards and teacher union leaders. “(5) Meet to discuss the results of our Charter School Summit and Proposition 39 Roundtable. “(6) Meet to discuss the work Gates Foundation is doing on alternative structures to existing tenure laws. “There are many things we could be doing as a governing body instead of the money and staff time we are using up tonight—for what, I ask? I know the problems with our public education system are enormous, but they remain solvable. Elected school boards can lead in concert with a superintendent who will take risks for the betterment of the whole. Can we please get back to the most important business, the children and teachers of Santa Clara County and the Office of Education? Please?” —Joseph DiSalvo

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ÉN_Xk@c`b\[ Funk Figures `jk_\`[\X Burns grew up in various places f]kXb`e^ across the country. A childhood often referred to in i\jgfej`Y`c`kp touchstone, interviews, is his fascination with The Outer Limits, a popular 1960s TV ]fipfli sci-fi anthology show with regular of strange invaders. Its fnenfib%@] parables adventures forecast the stories of kfdfiifn Burns’ odd child character Big Baby. David Lynch’s name gets dropped by Zfd\j#Xe[ critics who read Black Hole, which was serially published between 1995 dpYffbj and 2005, and then collected in [feÊkj\cc# book form. As one of those critics, I described Black Hole’s setting as a @Êccjk`cc[f Cobainian northwestern landscape, Zfd`Zj#\m\e circaAn1975. unnamable plague strikes the `]k_\pÊi\ young on the fringes of a Seattle suburb, the result of a degenerative O\ifo\[ disease carried by sex and shared A circle of seemingly harmless g_fkfZfg`\j%Ê saliva. “freaks”—as vegetating drugDoug’s fevered mind flashes back to a time when he had his health, when he was an aspiring performance artist wearing a Nitnit mask, reading from his dream journal at an underground galley. There, Doug meets Sarah, a girl who poses for troubling photos. She herself is stalked by a raging ex-boyfriend who has already started destroying her possessions. Those familiar with Burns can guess how smooth-looking such a jagged-sounding trip is. The book is laid out in primarily nine-panel pages. The foreground characters are drawn in that so-called ligne claire style popular in Low Country cartoonists, particularly the best known of them all, Hergé, creator of Tintin. The rest of the art is unmistakably

takers of the time proudly called themselves—are genuine mutants. But the worst creature lurking about is only glimpsed, not fully seen. Black Hole displays Burns’ usual blend of fantastic monstrosity with almost photorealistic high-contrast blackand-white figures and faces. The originality of the tale is rooted in the unbearably sharp feelings of adolescence. Seascape raptures are ruined by turds, bones, litter and broken glass. Vertiginous circles and jagged rents tear open the fabric of the ordinary world. But maybe the worst damage is caused by the adolescent delusion that a lover is actually a messiah. Black Hole alludes to the shame of adolescence—a chemical change that turns an unwitting child into a stranger to himself. This is also


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Lynch’s theme in Blue Velvet and the real story of the demon-haunted Washington woods in Twin Peaks. Both artists came from the Pacific Northwest; Lynch from Idaho, Burns from Washington state (as well as Washington, D.C.). “I moved around a lot but Seattle was my home base, that’s where I spent the most important part of my childhood,” Burns says. Lynch and Burns also both lived in Philadelphia. “Lynch is on record saying he’d never live in Philadelphia again,” Burns replies. “But I like big decaying cities.” The use of dreamlike narratives seems to link the two artists. I asked if Burns had much of a dream life: “As much as anyone else. Unlike my characters, I don’t find my way into other people’s heads. I pay attention to my subconscious as a source for the storytelling. The comics are a method to investigate dreams I’ve had.” Ultimately, however, Lynch’s and Burns’ sensibilities differ. Burns, for example, uses a form of out-and-out humor that isn’t found in Lynch. Where Lynch is the kind of artist who could turn up for years at the same coffee shop, Burns is more of a wanderer. Burns’ schooling was varied, and it included a stint in art school at UC-Davis during the peak of the funk-art years. Funk art was a ’70s post-Pop movement based on salvaged or untraditional materials, on deep veins of humor and political content: its ecstasies countered the austere minimalism then popular in New York. Nearby in Winters, Calif., Robert Crumb was doing the best work of his career. Among many activities in the 1970s, Crumb drew for and edited Weirdo magazine, a conduit between the smartest of the hippie cartoonists and the most astute of the punks. Later, Crumb’s praises appear on the back cover of X’ed Out: ““It’s almost as if the artist . . . as if he weren’t human!” Burns would come to worldwide attention at a magazine that was diametrically opposite of Weirdo: Art Spiegelman’s New York–based Raw was an attempt to create the kind of high-art presentation the comic

book was getting in Western Europe. Designing the cover for Raw and appearing in several issues, Burns became one of its most noteworthy artists. All this came later. At Davis, Burns was one of the first Anglos to admire lucha libre culture, whence he sourced his character the maskedwrestling detective El Borbah. “There’s a lot of little towns around Davis that would have Mexican magazines with wrestlers on the cover,” Burns recalls. “I found myself interested in that look and these almost ridiculously fun costumes. I was especially struck by one who would dress in a black suit and tie and carry a brief case—a wrestler who is an executive, who comes off like a lawyer!” At UC-Davis, Burns studied a series of different disciplines: “I was learning photography and drawing and painting and sculpture. But a lot of my drawing had this narrative feel. I wasn’t really doing a lot of comics per se—right during the end of my time there, I started doing a photo comic based on the fotonovelas in Mexican magazines I’d seen. “It got me into thinking about wanting to do comics, to tell a narrative for mass circulation. I thought, you could put two weeks on a drawing and sell it and never see it again. Or you could work for publication. If five people wanted to read it, that’d be great. If 50,000 people wanted to read it, that’d be even better.” Burns also attended Evergreen State in Washington for a time, where notable alternative cartoonists Matt Groening and Lynda Barry were students. “Matt was editing the Cooper Point Journal, the school paper; I worked there for a year, laying out adds, doing paste-up and writing comics.”

That ’70s Show Burns has never been an artist who fancied direct autobiography, but the passages of X’ed Out regarding punk rock in the late 1970s are as evocative as the stories of teen rejects in the woods in Black Hole.


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Xeroxed photocopies. At this point in my career, I have control. No one at Pantheon explained to me what kind of project I should be doing or how I could make it a corporate project. I finished my book and showed it to them, and all that got changed was some spelling and punctuation. It’s even the case that I’ve learned the skills of how to scan the work to computer and do the colors digitally . . . with some help from friends to make sure it’s done properly.” Burns’ graphic punch derives from his evocative use of black and white. “I have a fair sense of color,” he says, “and I wanted to make sure


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was this polarity of disgust and fascination. His dark vision of the world was something I related to.” The passage where Doug, wearing a Nitnit mask, performs a staged reading of “cut-ups” of the Burroughs/Brion Gyson school was indeed something Burns did when he was a student in the 1970s. “There’s no documentation, thank God,” Burns says. “There’s some half-inch reel-to-reel videotape of the performance, but it hasn’t seen the light of day. I wasn’t like the character Doug in every way, just in some ways. He reflects what I was doing at school.” Ultimately, even punk proved to be a temporary way station for Burns, and X’ed Out may well be his elegy for it. The story is told elsewhere in memoirs of those on the scene, but as the artist says, “I was just talking to Gary Panter [a fellow artist at Raw] who was the first person who I’d ever had a sense of being a punk cartoonist because he worked at Slash magazine. He was saying that the early days of punk were mostly girls and very wimpy art students. They were the kids who got their asses kicked at school . . . but then before long, the surf punks descended into the mosh pit.” When the bruisers crashed the dance floor, punk was all ready for commodification. X’ed Out immerses us in a nightmare vision, but there’s a kind of paradise that complements its inferno. And that’s what draws me in: the moments of youthful happiness. Burns is trying to reclaim the earlier sense of possibilities of punk: “the goofy art student feel. Culture wasn’t defined yet at this stage; maybe some people had seen some English magazines, they’re wearing something they’ve seen the Sex Pistols wear, and they still don’t know you don’t have to draw swastikas on your arms. Maybe they’ve still got long hair to go with the skinny tie. “Once in the fall of 1977, this girl on the street passed me; she was wearing a crooked pair of plastic sunglasses and she stopped to ask me, “Do I look punk?” There’s a certain sadness to that kind of behavior—I may put it in the next comic.”

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GUILLAUME BIENAIME, executive chef of MARCHÉ in Menlo Park, has spearheaded a fundraising dinner Oct. 24 aimed at supporting the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico and wetlands along the southern U.S. coast. He has teamed up with several top restaurants and winemakers for a one-of-a-kind event at Menlo Park’s MADERA restaurant. Proceeds will go to the Save Our Gulf fund of the WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE to support the seven Waterkeeper organizations of the Gulf Coast. Waterkeeper Alliance is a nonprofit company started by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., aimed at providing a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally. The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide. Their belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through the Waterkeeper method of grassroots advocacy. Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to protect every major watershed around the world. For Bienaime, the BP oil spill and its impact on the Gulf environment and fishermen resonated with him on a personal level and he was moved to try to do something to help. “The oil spill forever changed this unique ecosystem and way of life for so many who live in the bayous and surrounding areas,” he says. “For many families who rely on the waters of the Gulf as their means of survival, it’s crucial that everything that can be done to clean up the area is done.” Bienaime learned about conditions in the gulf through conversations Pietro Parravano , a Half Moon Bay fisherman and president of the Institute for Fisheries Resources. Having recently visited Louisiana and its bayous and wetlands, Bienaime felt a deep concern for the future of the gulf and the people who live and work along its shores. He reached out to Madera’s executive chef, PETER RUDOLPH, to enlist his support. He signed on, as have many other top names in the Bay Area’s food and wine scene, including chefs and artisans from MANRESA, AZIZA, UBUNTU, the FIFTH FLOOR, BAIA NICCHIA FARMS, PRIMA SAUSAGE and ANDANTE DAIRY. Participating wineries include RIDGE, VARNER, COBB, FAR NIENTE, COTERIE CELLARS, DOLCE, NICKEL AND NICKEL, TALLEY, SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG and MINER FAMILY. Special guests include TRACY KUHNS and MICHAEL ROBERTS from Louisiana Baykeeper, and CASI CALLAWAY, executive director of Mobile Alabama Baykeeper. Each participating restaurant, winery and vendor will have a booth set up so guests can mill about and eat and drink to their heart’s content. In addition to the opportunity to enjoy some great food and wine, Bienaime hopes that, through their support for the victims of the BP spill, attendees will make the connection of the fragility of our own marine ecosystems in San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The gala will also include a silent auction featuring a guitar signed by Melissa Etheridge, a 2006–2009 vertical of Varner pinot noir and a three-hour boat tour on the Baykeeper patrol boat. It’s rare to see so much culinary talent under one roof; that it benefits such a good cause makes it even more attractive. Hats off to Bienaime for stepping out from the kitchen to put this event together. Chefs talk a lot about the quality of ingredients and supporting local producers. It’s rare to see a chef step up to do something to defend them. The event runs 3–6pm; the cost is $150. To purchase tickets go to and click on the “buy tickets” link.—Stett Holbrook

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There’s the CORRALITOS WINE TRAIL (, four wineries that have joined forces to better showcase what’s special about their particular southwestern corner of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. The grouping includes Alfaro Family Vineyards, Nicholson Vineyards, Pleasant Valley Vineyards and Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards and Winery. Then there’s the SUMMIT TO THE SEA WINE TRAIL (, an affiliation of wineries that includes BURRELL SCHOOL VINEYARDS AND WINERY, POETIC CELLARS, HUNTER HILL VINEYARD AND WINERY, LOMA PRIETA WINERY and VINE HILL WINERY. Now there’s a newly cut wine trail, the LOS GATOS–SARATOGA WINE TRAIL ( The Los Gatos–Saratoga Wine Trail is the collective vision of the five wineries. Dr. Greg Jenkins is a member who owns and operates FLEMING JENKINS VINEYARDS & WINERY with his wife, Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming. The four other producers in the wine trail include TESTAROSSA WINERY, located on the site of the oldest continuously operating winery in the San Francisco Bay Area; CINNABAR WINERY, which sports a tasting room in downtown Saratoga; COOPER-GARROD ESTATE VINEYARDS, which offers wine tasting in the historic structure built in 1922; and SAVANNAH-CHANELLE VINEYARDS, a beautiful winery among the redwoods overlooking the Saratoga. Collectively, the wineries of the Los Gatos–Saratoga Wine Trail produce small lots of critically acclaimed wine, including cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, rosé, syrah and viognier. Nov. 12–Dec. 31, the wineries of the Los Gatos–Saratoga wine trail will offer a “Happy Holidays Trail Tasting” featuring two-for-one wine tasting and 10 percent discounts on all wine purchases. Happy trails.—Stett Holbrook

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OSTERIA O STERIA IItalian. talian. $ $$. $. A Authentic uthentic Italian Italian cooking cooking done done by by skilled skilled chefs chefs from from Italy. Italy. Be Be sure sure to to make make a reservation, reservation, or or you’ll you’ll be be lucky lucky to to put put a single single foot foot through through the the door. door. Beer, Beer, wine. wine. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, 5-10pm 5-10pm Mon-Sat. Hamilton Mon-Sat. 2247 47 H amilton SSt.t. 650.328.5700. 650.328.5700. PAMPAS P AMPAS BBrazilian razilian ssteakhouse. teakhouse. $$$. Pampas meat $ $$. P ampas iiss a m eat llover’s over ’s $44 hhaven. aven. TThe he $ 44 rrodizio odizio sservice ervice ggets ets yyou ou uunlimited nlimited sspitpitmeat. rroasted oasted m eat. TThe he ssprawling prawling sside ide bbar ar ooffers ffers oone ne ooff tthe he most m ost eextensive xtensive sselections elections ooff find vvegetarian egetarian ooptions ptions yyou’ll ou’ll fi nd iin n a nnonvegetarian onvegetarian rrestaurant. estaurant. LLunch unch 111:30am-2:30pm 1:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri, M on-Fri, ddinner inner 55:30-9:30pm :30-9:30pm Mon-Thu, M on-Thu, 55-10:30pm -10:30pm FFri-Sat ri-Sat Alma aand nd 55-9pm -9pm SSun. un. 5529 29 A lma SSt.t. 650.327.1323. 6 50.327.1323.

QUATTRO RESTAURANT QUATTRO RESTAURANT AND AND B AR IItalian. talian. $ $$$$. $$$. Quattro Quattro BAR Restaurant R estaurant and and Bar Bar brings brings hhigh-style, igh-style, impeccably impeccably sourced sourced IItalian talian cuisine cuisine to to the the South South Bay, B ay, an an area area that that has has about about as as many m any great great Italian Italian restaurants restaurants aass it it does does snow snow days. days. Breakfast Breakfast 6:30-11am 6 :30-11am Mon-Sun, Mon-Sun, lunch lunch 111:30am-2:30pm 1:30am-2:30pm Mon-Sat Mon-Sat aand nd dinner dinner 5:30-10pm 5:30-10pm MonMonSSun. un. 2050 2050 University University Ave. Ave. 650.470.2889. 6 50.470.2889.

REPOSADO R EPOSADO M Mexican. exican. $$$. $$$. Reposado Reposado offers offers modern, modern, refined refined Mexican Mexican food food served served in in a lively lively setting. setting. The The restaurant restaurant is is easily easily one one of of Palo Palo Alto’s Alto’s most most striking. striking. The The soaring, soaring,

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RESTAURANT R ESTAURANT SOLEIL SOLEIL New New American. American. $$$$. $$$$. A mouthwatering mouthwatering menu menu and and an an elegant, elegant, golden-hued golden-hued room room shine shine together together at at Soleil, Soleil, upstairs upstairs in in the the Westin Westin Palo Palo Alto. Alto. Local Local ingredients ingredients and and provocative provocative sauces sauces create create dishes dishes worthy worthy of of the the wine wine list. list. Breakfast Breakfast 6am-11am, 6am-11am, Dinner Dinner 5510:30pm. 10:30pm. 675 675 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 650.321.4422. 650.321.4422.


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ATHENA A THENA GRILL GRILL GGreek. reek. $$. $$. The The Santa Santa Clara Clara restaurant restaurant serves serves the the standards standards you’d you’d expect, expect, but but the the menu menu goes goes deeper deeper and and offers offers authentic authentic Greek Greek dishes dishes you’re you’re not not likely likely to to find find elsewhere elsewhere at at bargain bargain prices. prices. 10:30am-9pm 10:30am-9pm Mon-Fri. Mon-Fri. 1505 1505 Space Space Park Park Dr. Dr. 408.567.9144. 408.567.9144. BEQUE B EQUE KKorean. orean. $ $$. $. B Beque eque sstands tands oout ut oonn EEll CCamino amino Real’s Real’s KKorean orean rrestaurant estaurant rrow ow for for iits ts modern hhigh igh sstyle tyle aand nd m odern ddesign, esign, bbut ut iit’s t’s the the Korean Korean barbecue, barbecue, ssoups oups aand nd nnoodles oodles ddishes ishes tthat hat main aare re tthe he m ain aattraction. ttraction. 111am1am110pm 0pm ddaily. aily. 33060 060 EEll CCamino amino Real. R eal. 4408.260.2727. 08.260.2727.

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CCHALATECO HALATECO M Mexican exican and and Salvadoran. Salvadoran. $. $. Chalateco, Chalateco, a San San Jose-based Jose-based six-restaurant six-restaurant chain, chain, serves serves Mexico Mexico CityCitystyle style Mexican Mexican food food and and a few few Salvadoran Salvadoran dishes. dishes. That That makes makes the the food food unlike unlike the the Mexican Mexican

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HATCHO H ATCHO JJapanese. apanese. $ $$. $. SSanta anta Clara’s Hatcho Clara’s H atcho rrestaurant estaurant offers offers a llittle ittle bbit it ooff eeverything. verything. Restaurants Restaurants tthat hat strive strive to to be be jacks-of-all-trades jacks-of-all-trades ooften ften end end up masters up bbeing eing m asters ooff nnone, one, but but Hatcho Hatcho displays displays a wide wide range range of of ttalent. alent. 111:30am-2pm 1:30am-2pm and and 5:30-10pm Mon-Fri 5:30-10pm M on-Fri aand nd 559:30pm 9:30pm SSat-Sun. at-Sun. 1271 1271 FFranklin ranklin Mall. Mall. 408.248.8500. 408.248.8500. KABAB K ABAB A AND ND CURRY’S CURRY’S Indian-Pakistani. Indian-Pakistani. $, $, Because Because it’s it’s tucked tucked into into a quiet, quiet, semiresidential semiresidential side side street, street, Kabab Kabab and and Curry’s Curry’s feels feels like like a neighborhood neighborhood secret. secret. The The Indian Indian and and Pakistani Pakistani restaurant restaurant serves serves a good good lunch lunch buffet, buffet, and and at at dinner dinner try try the the butter butter chicken, chicken, choley choley and and tandoori tandoori chicken. chicken. 10:30am10:30am2:30pm 2:30pm and and 5:30-10:30pm 5:30-10:30pm Tue-Sun. Tue-Sun. 1498 1498 Isabella Isabella St. St. 408.247.0745. 408.247.0745.

KABAB K ABAB H HOUSE OUSE H HALAL ALAL Middle Middle Eastern. Eastern. $. $. Santa Santa Clara’s Clara’s Kabab Kabab House House Halal, Halal, a spare, spare, eight-table eight-table restaurant, restaurant, serves serves a pan-Middle pan-Middle Eastern Eastern menu menu that that leans leans toward toward Iran. Iran. As As tthe he name name implies, implies, Kabab Kabab House House is is basically basically a kebab kebab house. house. 11am11am9pm 9pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 2521 2521 Newhall Newhall St. St. 408.984.2204. 408.984.2204. 99 9 9 CCHICKEN HICKEN KKorean-style orean-style $.. TThe ffried ried cchicken. hicken. $ he ssimple imple rrestaurant estaurant sspecializes pecializes iin n KKorean-style orean-style fried fried cchicken. hicken. KKorean orean chicken chicken is is rrendered endered of of iits ts ffat at aand nd pproduces roduces ssmooth mooth meat with ppieces ieces ooff m eat w ith a ttaut, aut, sshatteringly hatteringly ccrisp risp eepidermis. pidermis. Noon-midnight N oon-midnight ddaily. aily. 22781 781 EEll Real. CCamino amino R eal. 408.244.5599. 408.244.5599.

PARCEL P ARCEL 1104 04 N New ew A American. merican. $$$$. $$$$. Parcel Parcel 104 104 casts casts a spell spell with with its its stridently stridently seasonal, seasonal, ingredient-driven ingredient-driven menu menu of of new new American American food. food. The The restaurant restaurant is is one one of of the the South South Bay’s Bay’s must-eats. must-eats. Breakfast Breakfast 6:30-11am 6:30-11am Mon-Fri Mon-Fri and and 7710am 10am Sat-Sun, Sat-Sun, lunch lunch 11:30am11:30am-



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PHO P HO T THANH HANH LLONG ONG Vietnamese Vietnamese noodle noodle house. house. $. $. This This diner’s diner ’s pho pho rates rates among among the the Top Top 3 in in the the South South Bay. Bay. Casual. Casual. Beer. Beer. 9am-9pm 9am-9pm daily. daily. 2450 2450 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.983.0888. 408.983.0888.

SSABOR ABOR SSALVADOREÑO ALVADOREÑO Salvadoran. Salvadoran. $. $. One One of of the the few few outposts outposts for for Salvadoran Salvadoran food food in in the the South South Bay, Bay, Sabor Sabor Salvadoreño Salvadoreño serves serves excellent excellent pupusas, pupusas, soups, soups, tamales tamales and and other other standards standards from from the the tiny tiny Central Central American American nation. nation. 9am-9pm 9am-9pm daily. daily. 2045 2045 White White Oak Oak Lane. Lane. 408.985.6464. 408.985.6464.

SSHAN HAN PPakistani akistani aand nd IIndian. ndian. $. $. Shan Shan serves serves a mix mix of of northern northern Indian Indian and and Pakistani Pakistani food. food. Unlike Unlike India, India, most most of of which which is is Hindu, Hindu, Pakistan Pakistan is is Muslim, Muslim, and and that that means means that that meat—chicken, meat—chicken, beef, beef, lamb, lamb, and and goat—plays goat—plays a starring starring role. role. Kebabs. Kebabs. Tandoori Tandoori and and curries curries all all shine shine here. here. 11:30am-3pm 11:30am-3pm and and 5:30-10pm 5:30-10pm daily. daily. 5251 5251 Stevens Stevens Creek Creek Blvd. Blvd. 408.260.9200. 408.260.9200. TOFU T OFU HOUSE HOUSE KKorean. orean. $ $.. Soup Soup stars stars at at this this casual, casual, popular popular stop. stop. To To tofu tofu soups, soups, add add mushrooms, mushrooms, beef, beef, pork pork or or seafood—plus seafood—plus scores scores of of condiments condiments like like daikon, daikon, cucumber, cucumber, radish. radish. Hot Hot stuff! stuff! 11am-9pm 11am-9pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 11am11am10pm 10pm Fri, Fri, 11am-9pm 11am-9pm Sat. Sat. Closed Closed Sun. Sun. 3450 3450 E. E. El El Camino Camino Real Real #105. #105. 408.261.3030. 408.261.3030. YUKI Y UKI SSUSHI USHI JJapanese apanese $ $$. $. A family-friendly family-friendly ambience ambience prevails prevails here, here, full full of of community community hubbub, hubbub, good good food, food, generous generous portions portions and and super super chefs. chefs. Yuki Yuki keeps keeps it it simple, simple, but but always always interesting interesting with with dishes dishes that that are are well well thought thought out out and and presented. presented. 11:30am-2pm, 11:30am-2pm, 5-9:30 5-9:30 Tue-Fri, Tue-Fri, 5-9:30 5-9:30 Sat, Sat, 5-9pm 5-9pm Sun. Sun. Closed Closed Mon. Mon. 1827 1827 Pruneridge Pruneridge Ave. Ave. 408.248.9144. 408.248.9144.


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BALLET B ALLET SSAN AN N JOSE San Jose Center ffor or th thee P erforming Arts Performing Fri – 8pm, Sat – 1:30 aand nd 8pm, Sun – 1:30pm; $15 $15-$85 $85 5 Ballet San Jose begins a season ballets loaded with story ballet ts with one of the greatest greatest examples examplees of the drama: full-length dance dr amaa: Giselle, choreographed choreographed by artistic artistic director director Dennis Nahat Nahat and set too the music of Adolphe Adam. As peasant As pe easant girls are are wont to do, young youung Giselle develops a crush on thee noble Albrecht—troubling Albrecht—troubling complications complications are are unavoidable, leadingg to Albrecht’s Albrecht’s famed famed encounter encouunter with the ghostly Wilis, who enforce e orce enf a kind of Red Shoes imp imperative perative on our her hero. o. Guest leaper leaper Tiit Tiit Helimets of the San Fr Francisco ancisco Ballet will dance Albrecht Albrecht at the Saturday show. (MSG) Saturday evening show.

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Sunday October 24, 2010 7 pm Le Petit Trianon, 72 N 5th St. San José Flutist Viviana Guzmán joins SJCO for Vivaldi and tangos. Program includes Howard Hersh’s The Seasons and Dello Joio’s Pulitzer Prize winning Meditations on Ecclesiastes. Tickets $35-$60

Disney on Ice Wednesday–Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 10:30am and 7pm, Saturday at 11am, 3 and 7pm, and Sunday at 1 and 5pm; HP Pavilion, San Jose, $16 and up Familiar and beloved Disney characters strap on their skates for a live show called Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey. Mickey and Minnie lead audiences on a gliding musical romp through such hit stories as The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch and Peter Pan.

Rinde Eckhert Friday, 8pm, CCRMA Stage, Stanford; free Before he runs off to New York to do a two-man play, Imagining Herschell, with Richard Dreyfuss, Pulitzer finalist Rinde Eckhert will bring his solo work, An Idiot Divine, to the Stanford stage. Made up of two one-act plays, the show combines music and drama to tell the story of profane angels, musical salvation and more. (SP)

$10 student tickets!!!! (age 22 and under)

tickets – 408 295-4416

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Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José.

Oct. 20–Nov. 7; San Jose Rep; $36-$51 Advances in genetics have made biotech more promising and perhaps the most frightening new field of science. The high stakes are starkly revealed in Michael Clyman’s new drama about research scientists behaving very badly. It’s a regional premiere for San Jose Repertory Theatre.

Jason Marsalis Quartet Friday, 7:30 and 9:30pm; D’Vine Jazz & Wine, Morgan Hill; $16/$20 As part of its ambitious “Feel the Vibes” weekend, D’Vine Jazz & Wine presents two shows by the Jason Marsalis Quartet, headed by Wynton and Branford’s youngest sibling. In addition to drumming, Marsalis also shows off his talents on the vibes. The theme continues Saturday with vibist Christian Tamburr.


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Japanese B Japanese Butoh utoh llegends egends S Sankai ankai JJuku uku balance precision with b alance ttechnical echnical p recision w ith ssublime ublime elegance elegance iin n ttheir heir llatest atest work, w ork, T Tobari. obari.

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FFIRST IRST DAY DAY OF OF SCHOOL SCHOOL City LLights City ights opens opens its its season season with w ith Bill Bill Aronson’s Aronson’s nnew ew ccomedy omedy aabout bout educational educational follies fo llies iin n tthe he ssuburbs. uburbs. ThuThu8pm, SSat, at, 8 pm, Sun, Sun, 2pm. 2pm. Runs Runs Oct 24.. $ $25-$40. tthru hru O ct 24 25-$40. CCity ity LLights, ights, San San Jose. Jose.

RAIN—A T RAIN—A TRIBUTE RIBUTE TO TO THE BEATLES T HE B EATLES Broadway San Broadway San Jose Jose salutes salutes tthe he FFab ab FFour our iin n a ttheatrical heatrical

re-creation of re-creation of ttheir heir music music aand nd llives. ives. Oct Oct 26-31. 26-31. TTue-Thu, ue-Thu, 77:30pm, :30pm, Fri, Fri, 8pm, 8pm, SSat, at, 2 and and 8pm, 6pm. $208 pm, SSun, un, 1 aand nd 6 pm. $ 20$66. $ 66. San San JJose ose Center Center for for the the Performing Arts. P erforming A rts.

RTE R TE FFUNDRAZOR UNDRAZOR Local theater Local theater ccompany ompany Renegade R enegade TTheatre heatre EExperiment xperiment hholds olds a with ffundraiser undraiser w ith pperformance, erformance, food CCuban uban fo od aand nd oother ther eentertainment, ntertainment, as as well well as as a 6-kkaraoke araoke ccompetition. ompetition. Sat, Sat, 6 110pm. 0pm. ((See See www.renegade www.renegade forr ticket fo ticket info.) info.) Blooming Bouquet B looming B ouquet FFlorist, lorist, SSan an JJose. ose.

REASONS R EASONS T TO O BE BE P PRETTY RETTY San JJose San ose St Stage age presents presents Neil N eil LaBute’s LaBute’s pplay lay aabout bout tthe he Wed-Thu, hhardships ardships ooff llove. ove. W ed-Thu, 8pm, 77:30pm, :30pm, Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, Sun, Sun, Runs Oct $20 22pm. pm. R uns tthru hru O ct 24. 24. $ 20 Stage. aand nd uup. p. SSan an JJose ose St age.

SSCRAMBLED CRAMBLED EG EGGS GS A ccomedy omedy aabout bout a w woman oman menopause, ggoing oing tthrough hrough m enopause, ppresented resented bbyy Northside Northside 8pm, TTheatre heatre CCo. o. Thu-Sat, Thu-Sat, 8 pm, Runs Oct SSun, un, 33pm. pm. R uns tthru hru O ct 31. 31. $15/$20. Northside/Olinder $ 15/$20. N orthside/Olinder TTheater, heater, San San JJose. ose.

SSECRET ECRET O ORDER RDER A ddrama rama bbyy R Robert obert CClyman lyman medical research; aabout bout m edical re search; ppresented resented bbyy San San Jose Jose Rep. Rep. Opens O pens Wed, Wed, 8pm. 8pm. Regular Regular sshows hows TTue, ue, 7:30pm, 7:30pm, Wed-Fri, Wed-Fri, 8pm, 8pm, 8 pm, SSat, at, 3 and and 8 pm, SSun un 2 Runs aand/or nd/or 77pm. pm. R uns tthrough hrough Nov $35 Rep, N ov 77.. $ 35 aand nd uup. p. TThe he R ep, SSan an JJose. ose.

SSTOMPIN’ TO M P I N ’ A AT TT THE HE SAVOY SAVOY A TTabard abard TTheatre heatre aand nd SSan an JJose ose JJazz azz jjoint oint sshow how aabout bout tthe he bbig-band ig-band eera. ra. TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 8pm, 8pm, 8 pm, SSat, at, 3 and and 8 pm, SSun, un, Runs Oct 22pm. pm. R uns tthru hru O ct 30. 30. $10$10$35. Pedro $ 35. TTheatre heatre oonn SSan an P edro SSquare, quare, SSan an JJose. ose.

SSUPERIOR UPERIOR D DONUTS ONUTS TheatreWorks ppresents TheatreWorks resents TTracy racy LLetts’ etts ’ play play about about an an African American A frican A merican yyouth outh aand nd who tthe he oolder lder man man w ho rruns uns tthe he ssweets weets shop shop where where he he works. work s. TTue-Wed, ue-Wed, 77:30pm, :30pm, TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 8pm, 8 pm, SSat, at, 2 and and 8pm, 8pm, SSun, un, Runs Oct 2 and and 77pm. pm. R uns tthru hru O ct View 331. 1. $19-$67. $19-$67. Mountain Mountain V iew forr tthe Performing CCenter enter fo he P erforming Arts. A rts.

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CComedy omedy CCOMEDYSPORTZ OMEDYSPORTZ An interactive An interactive improvised improvised ccomedy omedy show. show. Fri, Fri, 9 and and 111pm 1pm and and Sat, Sat, 7 and and 9pm. 9pm. $12/$15. $ 12/$15. CComedySportz, omedySportz, San San JJose. ose.

ROOSTER R OOSTER T. T. FEATHERS FEATHERS Wed, 8pm: Wed, 8pm: New New Talent Talent SShowcase. howcase. $10. $10. Thu, Thu, 8pm, 8pm, FFri, ri, 9pm, 9pm, Sat, Sat, 8 and and 10:30pm, 10:30pm, SSun, un, 8pm: 8pm: Chris Chris Porter. Porter. $12. $12. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

SSAN AN JOSE JOSE IMPROV IMPROV Wed, 8pm: Wed, 8pm: Slanted Slanted CComedy omedy ffrom rom the the makers makers of of ““Loudmouth.” Loudmouth.” $12. $12. Thu, Thu, 8pm 8 pm FFri, ri, 8 and and 10pm, 10pm, Sat, Sat, 7 aand nd 9pm, 9pm, SSun, un, 7pm: 7pm: Pablo Pablo $25. FFrancisco. rancisco. $ 25. Tue, Tue, 8pm: 8pm: SSheng heng Wang. Wang. $12. $12. San San Jose. Jose.


Museums M u se u m s CCONTINUING ONTINUING CCANTOR ANTOR ARTS ARTS CENTER CENTER “Vodoun/Vodounon: “Vodoun/Vodounon: Portraits P ortraits of of Initiates.” Initiates.” Portraits followers P ortraits of of Vodoun Vodoun fo llowers aand nd their their shrines shrines in in Benin Benin bbyy Jean-Dominque Jean-Dominque Burton. Burton. Oct O ct 13-Mar 13-Mar 220. 0. ““Go Go FFigure!” igure!” FFigurative igurative paintings paintings and and ssculptures culptures by by contemporary contemporary aartists. rtists. Ongoing. Ongoing. “Collection “Collection Highlights H ighlights From From Europe Europe 11500-1800, 500-1800, Ancient Ancient Greece Greece aand nd Rome.” Rome.” Thru Thru Dec Dec 30. 30. forr Water ““Mami Mami Wata: Wata: Arts Arts fo Water SSpirits pirits in in Africa Africa and and Its Its Diasporas.” D iasporas.” Thru Thru Jan Jan 2. 2. WedWedSSun, un, 11am-5pm, 11am-5pm, Thu, Thu, 11am11am8pm. 8 pm. Stanford. Stanford.

DEE SAISSET D SAISSET MUSEUM MUSEUM “Sing M “Sing Mee Your Your Story, Story, Dance Dance Mee H Home: M ome: Art Art and and Poetry Poetry Native FFrom rom N ative California.” California.” TThru hru Dec Dec 55.. “LandsCApes: “LandsCApes: Glimpses G limpses of of Everyday Everyday California.” Ca lifornia.” Thru Thru Jan Jan 28. 28. ““The The Saints Saints of of Mission Mission Discovering SSanta anta Clara: Clara: D iscovering the the Meaning Behind M eaning B ehind the the Art.” Art.” TThru hru Dec Dec 55.. Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, 11am11am44pm. pm. Santa Santa Clara Clara University. University.

EEUPHRAT UPHRAT MUSEUM MUSEUM “Learn to “Learn to Play.” Play.” A group group sshow how about about art art and and llife. ife. Thru Thru Nov N ov 24. 24. Reception Reception Nov Nov 9, 9,

5:30pm. Tue-Thu 5:30pm. Tue-Thu 111am-3pm. 1am-3pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

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JAPANESE A JAPANESE AMERICA MERICA MUSEUM M USEUM “Camp D “Camp Days: ays: 11942–1945.” 942–1945.” Works W orks aabout bout tthe he iinternment nternment ccamps amps bbyy CChizuko hizuko JJudy udy Queiroz. Apr SSugita ugita ddee Q ueiroz. Thru Thru A pr Also 330. 0. A lso exhibits exhibits aabout bout the the hhistory istory ooff JJapantown apantown aand nd tthe he lives lives and and contributions contributions ooff Japanese Japanese iimmigrants mmigrants in in tthe he valley. valley. TThu-Sun, hu-Sun, noonnoon44pm. pm. San San JJose. ose.

LOSS GATOS LO GATOS A ART RT MUSEUM MUSEUM “The Seduction “The Seduction of of Duchamp.” D uchamp.” A ggroup roup sshow how iin n with ArtZone ccollaboration ollaboration w ith A rtZone Gallery. Runs Oct 4461 61 G allery. R uns thru thru O ct Wed-Sun, 222. 2. W ed-Sun, nnoon-4pm. oon-4pm. Los Los Gatos. G atos.

SSAN AN JJOSE OSE M MUSEUM USEUM OF OF A ART RT “The M “The Modern odern Photographer: Photographer: Observation O bservation aand nd Intention.” Intention.” works A sshow how ooff w orks ffrom rom the the first fi rst hhalf alf ooff tthe he 220th 0th century century ddrawn rawn from from the the museum’s m u s e u m’ s ppermanent ermanent collection. collection. Thru Thru Villareal.” JJul ul 3. 3. ““Leo Leo V illareal.” TThru hru 9.. ““Retro-Tech.” JJan an 9 Retro-Tech.” Thru Thru 6.. ““Vital New FFeb eb 6 Vital SSigns: igns: N ew Media M edia FFrom rom the the Permanent Permanent 6.. CCollection.” ollection.” Thru Thru Feb Feb 6 ““Degrees Degrees ooff Separation: Separation: CContemporary ontemporary Photography Photography FFrom rom the the Permanent Permanent CCollection.” ollection.” Thru Thru Mar Mar 14. 14. TTueueMon. SSun, un, 111am-5pm, 1am-5pm, cclosed losed M on. SSan an JJose. ose.

SAN JJOSE SAN OSE M MUSEUM USEUM OF OF QUILTS AND TEXTILES Q UILTS A ND T EXTILES “ITAB: IInternational “ITAB: nternational TECHstyle Art Biennial.” TE CHstyle A rt B iennial.” A works jjuried uried sshow how ooff w orks by by who aartists rtists w ho ccombine ombine fiber fiber with aarts rts w ith nnew ew ttechnologies. echnologies. TThru hru Oct Oct 331. 1. TTue-Sun, ue-Sun, 10am10am55pm. pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

TECH T ECH MUSEUM MUSEUM ”Genghis Khan.” ”Genghis Khan.” A new new show show aabout bout tthe he ttechnological, echnological, martial m artial aand nd ssocial ocial advances advances ooff the the Mongol Mongol warrior. warrior. Thru Thru Oct 24.. M Mon-Wed, O ct 24 on-Wed, 10am10am55pm, pm, TThu-Sun, hu-Sun, 110am-8pm. 0am-8pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

TRITON T RITON M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF A ART RT “Stan W “Stan Welsh: elsh: O On n LLand—On and—On Water.” mixed W ater.” A sshow how ooff m ixed media m edia aand nd cceramic eramic ssculptures. culptures. TThru hru Dec Dec 5. 5. TTueueWed W ed aand nd FFri-Sun, ri-Sun, 111am-5pm. 1am-5pm. TThu, hu, 11am-9pm. 11am-9pm. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

MAIN M AIN GGALLERY ALLERY Photography bbyy B Photography Brandy randy Brune B rune aand nd ooilil ppaintings aintings bbyy Noerdlinger. Oct EElizabeth lizabeth N oerdlinger. O ct 220-Nov 0-Nov 221. 1. Reception Reception SSat, at, Wed-Sun, 55-7pm. -7pm. W ed-Sun, 110am-3pm. 0am-3pm. Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.

“Ancient Art, “Ancient Art, Modern Modern TTwist.” wist.” Paintings P aintings by by Mariana Mariana Banes. Banes. ““Italy Italy Today.” Today.” Photos Photos by by John John Paulson. EEric ric P aulson. Thru Thru Oct Oct 31. 31. SSan an Jose. Jose.



A display display of of 19 19 works, work s, iincluding ncluding the the “Galactic “Galactic Mysteries” M ysteries” sseries, eries, by by LLeah eah National LLubin. ubin. SLAC SLAC N ational Accelerator Stanford. Ac celerator Lab, Lab, St anford.



“Better TThan “Better han 22009.” 009.” SSolo olo forr M MOMO eexhibit xhibit fo OMO ppostostNov ggraffiti raffiti aartist. rtist. TThru hru N ov 220. 0. TTue-Fri, ue-Fri, nnoon-7pm, oon-7pm, SSat, at, nnoon-5pm. oon-5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

ART ASS ART ASSOCIATION OCIATION GGALLERY ALLERY “Annual FFine “Annual ine A Art rt SShow.” how.” Presented P resented bbyy tthe he FFremont remont Art Oct 24.. A rt Association. Association. TThru hru O ct 24 FFremont. remont.

ART A RT A ARK RK GGALLERY ALLERY “Modified.” A ggroup “Modified.” roup sshow how found bbyy aartists rtists uusing sing fo und materials. Oct Art m aterials. TThru hru O ct 229. 9. A rt Ark Apartments, A rk A partments, SSan an JJose. ose.


“Resolutions and “Resolutions and Dissolutions.” D issolutions.” Works Works by by Darlene Boyd. D arlene B oyd. Thru Thru Oct Oct 31. 31. Main M ain Library, Library, San San Jose. Jose.

METRO M ETRO LOBBY LOBBY “Snaps.” Photos “Snaps.” Photos by by the the Ahn Ahn SSisters. isters. Thru Thru Oct Oct 31. 31. Metro, Metro, SSan an Jose. Jose.

MOHR M OHR GALLERY GALLERY Mixed-media prints Mixed-media prints by by Pantea P antea Karimi. Karimi. Thru Thru Nov Nov 9am-7pm, 221. 1. Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, 9 am-7pm, SSat, at, 9am-3pm. 9am-3pm. Community Community Music SSchool chool ooff M usic and and Arts, Arts, Mountain M ountain View. View.


“Momentum 22010.” “Momentum 010.” A ggroup roup Valley sshow how bbyy SSilicon ilicon V alley Artists’ A rtists ’ Collaborative. Collaborative. TThru hru Oct O ct 331. 1.

“Ode to “Ode to Montalvo” Montalvo” bbyy A Ann nn Weber W eber ((ends ends Oct Oct 31) 31) and and Within, Without” ““From From W ithin, SSoo W ithout” by by Alili M Maschke-Messing A aschke-Messing (ends (ends JJun un 30). 30). Saratoga. Saratoga.



“Food, FFlowers “Food, lowers aand nd FFun.” un.” A Art rt Norton. Oct bbyy JJennifer ennifer N orton. TThru hru O ct 330. 0. SSan an JJose. ose.

“In FFocus” “In ocus” CCollecting ollecting Photography.” P hotography.” “Light “Light From From the the Underground,” U nderground,” a photographic photographic mining eessay ssay about about m ining in in South South Wales W ales bbyy Colette Colette CampbellCampbellHaiti.” JJones. ones. ““Paintings Paintings FFrom rom H aiti.” TThru hru Dec Dec 112. 2. TTue-Sat, ue-Sat, 10am10am55pm, pm, SSun, un, 1-5pm, 1-5pm, and and TTue-Thu, ue-Thu, Palo Alto. 77-10pm. -10pm. P alo A lto.

DOWNTOWN D OWNTOWN Y YOGA OGA SSHALA HALA Works bbyy N Works Nancy ancy LLober. ober. TThru hru Oct O ct 229. 9. SSan an JJose. ose.

FFILOLI I LO L I “San FFrancisco “San rancisco B Bay ay A Area rea Wildlife: Beautiful, Vital, W ildlife: B eautiful, V ital, FFragile.” ragile.” A pphoto hoto eexhibit. xhibit. Oct 24.. TTue-Sat, TThru hru O ct 24 ue-Sat, 110am0am33:30pm, :30pm, SSun, un, 111am-3:30pm. 1am-3:30pm. Woodside. W oodside.

GGALLERY ALLERY H HOUSE OUSE “Opposite A “Opposite Attraction.” ttraction.” Paintings Peterman P aintings bbyy JJane ane P eterman aand nd ssculptures culptures bbyy KKris ris TTaylor. aylor. Runs Nov Reception R uns tthru hru N ov 113. 3. R eception 6-8pm. FFri, ri, 6 -8pm. TThrough hrough Printers’ Printers ’ Cafe, Palo Alto. IInc. nc. Ca fe, P alo A l to.

GGALLERY ALLERY SSARATOGA ARATOGA Works bbyy iillustrators Works llustrators A Angelo ngelo Woody Miller. LLopez opez aand nd W oody M iller. TThru hru Oct O ct 331. 1. TTue-Sun, ue-Sun, 111am-6pm. 1am-6pm. Big Basin Way, B ig B asin W ay, SSaratoga. aratoga.

HIGHER FFIRE HIGHER IRE CCLAYSPACE LAYSPACE & GGALLERY ALLERY “Three fo “Three forr A All.” ll.” W Works orks bbyy cclay lay aartists rtists LLiz iz Burkhouse, Burkhouse, CCindy indy Starr. CCouling ouling aand nd JJanet anet St arr. TThru hru Nov N ov 44.. SSan an JJose. ose.


ROSE SSHENSON ROSE HENSON CCOMMUNITY OMMUNITY GGALLERY ALLERY “Alternate Realities.” “Alternate Realities.” Annual Annual members’ m embers ’ water-media water-media sshow how with with artists artists from from tthe he Santa Santa Clara Clara Valley Valley Watercolor Nov W atercolor SSociety. ociety. TThru hru N ov 113. 3. Behind Behind Triton Triton Museum Museum of of Art, A rt, SSanta anta CClara. lara.

SAN JOSE SAN JOSE IINSTITUTE NSTITUTE OF OF CCONTEMPORARY ONTEMPORARY ART ART Annual Art Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition and and Auction. A uction. To To celebrate celebrate the the 330th 0th aanniversary nniversary of of the the ggallery. allery. SShow how runs runs through through llive ive auction auction oonn Oct Oct 23. 23. TueTueFFri, ri, 10am-5pm, 10am-5pm, Sat, Sat, noonnoon6pm. Open 6 pm. O pen late late first first Friday Friday ooff tthe he month. month. San San Jose. Jose.

SJSU SJ SU SSTUDENT TUDENT GALLERIES GALLERIES Call for Call for info. info. SJSU SJSU Art Art Building. B uilding. 408.924.4320. 408.924.4320.

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Classical Moves THE FALL CLASSICAL SEASON really gathers steam this weekend on many fronts, with traditional ensembles, guest artists from as far away as Germany and a new venue for a popular pops orchestra. THE PALO ALTO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA welcomes cellist Michelle Djokic to help

open its 45th season. The program embraces a string quartet by a young (11 years old) Mendelssohn, Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Baroque Piece de Concert and Suites for Cello and Strings by Lou Harrison. Saturday, 8pm; Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School; $5–$15. THE SAN JOSÉ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, under the direction of Barbara Day Turner, presents “There Is a Time.” Vivaldi’s Flute Concert (Il Gardelino) will be performed by guest artist Viviana Guzman. The evening also features The Seasons by Howard Hersh, who studied composition at Stanford, and Norman Dello Joio’s Meditations on Ecclesiastes. Sunday, 7pm; Le Petit Trianon, San Jose. All the way from Germany comes the FAURÉ PIANO QUARTET courtesy the SAN JOSE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY. The violin, cello and piano ensemble will perform works by Mahler, Brahms and Schumann. Friday, 8pm; Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; $30–$42. Henry Mollicone’s WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA gets its new season started with 13-year-old guest violinist Stephen Waarts taking on the challenge of Paganini’s Concerto no. 1 for Violin and Orchestra. The program also includes Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style and selections from Carmen. Saturday, 7:30pm, West Valley College Theater, Saratoga; and Sunday, 7pm, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose; $10–$20. MASTER SINFONIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, the in-house symphony of Foothill

College, performs Handel’s Water Music and Haydn’s Symphony no. 103. Saturday, 8pm, Valley Presbyterian Church, Portola Valley; and Sunday, 3pm; Los Altos Methodist Church; $5–$20. EL CAMINO YOUTH SYMPHONY starts its 48th season with a program of Dvorak, Prokofiev and Liszt. Saturday, 7:30pm, Flint Center, Cupertino; $6/$12. Baroque leads the way for the 30-member vocal group the CALIFORNIA BACH SOCIETY, with a performance of Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia (1692) and Handel’s Acis and Galatea (1718), a single-act dramatic work in a pastoral vein. Saturday, 8pm; St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park; $30. Also in a vocal groove, the SJSU CONCERT CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS offer “There Will Be Singing,” a night devoted to Schumann, Schubert and Brahms. Friday, 7:30pm, Campbell United Methodist; and Saturday, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church of Palo Alto; $10–$25. This weekend also marks the beginning of a new six-concert season and a new venue for the CALIFORNIA POPS ORCHESTRA. The 65-member group, led by Kim Venaas, had to scramble for a new performance space recently and was able to settle at Calvary Church in Los Gatos. The opener shows off the Pops at its best, doing favorite tunes form Broadway and movie soundtracks. Sunday, 3pm; $10–$35. Speaking of pops, one of the most names in the business pops up as FRANK SINATRA JR. does a benefit show with SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY. The concert, preceded by a champagne reception, raises money for the STROKE AWARENESS FOUNDATION. Saturday, 8pm; California Theatre, San Jose; call

408.879.8433 for ticket info.—Michael S. Gant

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ARTS RT S metroactive metr oactivve A SSLG LG A ART RT B BOUTIKI OUTIKI “EyaaaaaahH!! M “EyaaaaaahH!! Monsters!” onsters!” Pieces P ieces in in a bbeastly eastly vvein ein Brunner, bbyy JJames ames B runner, John John Hastings Rausch. H astings aand nd Drew Drew R ausch. TThru hru Oct Oct 229. 9. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSTANFORD TANFORD A ART RT SSPACES PACES Photographs by Photographs by Ken Ken Holden, H olden, paintings paintings by by Gianna Gianna Marino, Nearl Boor M arino, N earl B oor and and Pat Pat SSherwood. herwood. Thru Thru Oct Oct 28. 28. Weekdays, 8:30am-5pm. W eekdays, 8 :30am-5pm. Stanford. St anford.


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“Italo SScanga: “Italo canga: Metaphysicals.” M etaphysicals.” SSculptures. culptures. TThru hru Nov Nov 5. 5. TTue, ue, 111am-4pm, 1am-4pm, 6-7:30pm, Mon, Wed-Fri, 6 -7:30pm, M on, W ed-Fri, Art Building, 111am-4pm. 1am-4pm. A rt B uilding, SSJSU. JSU.


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JJIMMY IMMY CCARTER ARTER The former The former president president forr a meet-andaappears ppears fo meet-and$32.78, ggreet. reet. TTue, ue, 77pm. pm. $ 32.78, iincludes ncludes bbook ook ((see see www www forr ddetails). fo etails). Kepler’s, Ke pler ’s, Menlo Menlo Park. Park.

GGLORIA LORIA FFELDT ELDT A ssigning igning event event for for author author ooff women ““No No EExcuses” xcuses ” aabout bout w omen aand nd ppower. ower. TThu, hu, 77pm. pm. Free. Free. Kepler’s, Ke pler ’s, Menlo Menlo

DAVID D AVID H HERLIHY ERLIHY The author The author ooff “The “The Last Last CCyclist” yclist” talks talks about about the the aadventure dventure ooff rriding. iding. Thu, Thu, Books Palo 77pm. pm. FFree. ree. B ooks IInc., nc., P alo Alto. A l to.

IIAN AN M MORRIS ORRIS The author The author ooff “Why “Why the the West Rules” W est R ules ” ttalks alks aabout bout the the ppatterns atterns ooff history. history. Wed, Wed, Kepler’s, Menlo 77pm. pm. FFree. ree. Ke pler ’s, M enlo Park. P ark.

CCARL ARL PHILLIPS PHILLIPS The Center The Center for for Literary Literary Arts A rts ppresents resents ttwo wo eevents vents with Carl w ith ppoet oet aand nd essayist essayist Ca rl Phillips. Wed, reading, P hillips. W ed, 77pm, pm, re ading, Rm KKing ing LLibrary, ibrary, R m 225/229. 225/229. TThu, hu, 1pm, 1pm, cconversation onversation with with Camille Dungy, Ca mille D ungy, University University Both TTheatre, heatre, SSJSU. JSU. B oth aare re free. free.

IIRMA RMA SSLAGE LAGE Friends ooff LLos Friends os G Gatos atos Public Public LLibrary ibrary hhold old a FFriday riday Night Night FForum orum with with tthe he author author of of Guide ““Psychic Psychic Encounters: Encounters: A G uide Having ttoo H aving YYour our Own Own SSpirit pirit CContact.” ontact.” FFri, ri, 7:30pm. 7:30pm. FFree. ree.

The ccookbook The ookbook aauthor uthor fool-proof eexplains xplains tthe he fo ol-proof recipes re cipes in in “America’s “America’s TTest est KKitchen.” itchen.” TThu, hu, 77:30pm. :30pm. FFree. ree. Books Mountain View. B ooks IInc., nc., M ountain V iew. Park. P ark.


A chance chance ttoo m meet eet tthe he aauthor uthor Dassies.” ooff ““The The 3 LLittle ittle D assies.” SSat, at, Kepler’s, Menlo 55pm. pm. FFree. ree. Ke pler ’s, M enlo Park. P ark.

CALIFORNIA THEATRE CALIFORNIA THEATRE PREVIEW CCENTER ENTER P REVIEW A celebration celebration ooff 3355 yyears ears ooff ffamily amily pproductions roductions aand nd a llook ook aatt tthe he sseason eason 6:30pm. ccoming oming uup. p. SSat, at, 6 :30pm. $25. $ 25. SSunnyvale unnyvale CCommunity ommunity CCenter. enter.

DISNEY D I S N EY O ON N IICE CE Mickey and Mickey and Minnie’s M i n n i e’ s M Magical agical Wed-Thu, JJourney. ourney. W ed-Thu, 77:30pm, :30pm, FFri, ri, 110:30am 0:30am aand nd 7:30pm, 7:30pm, SSat-Sun, at-Sun, 111am, 1am, 3 aand nd 77pm. pm. $16 HP Pavilion, $ 16 and and uup. p. H PP avilion, SSan an JJose. ose.

ROBIN R OBIN H HOOD OOD & FFRIENDS RIENDS A play play fo forr yyoung oung aaudiences udiences Valley bbyy SSouth outh V alley CCivic ivic TTheatre. heatre. 8pm, FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 8 pm, SSun, un, 22:30pm. :30pm. Runs Oct 24.. $14/$18. R uns tthru hru O ct 24 $14/$18. Morgan M organ Hill Hill CCommunity ommunity Playhouse. P layhouse.

ZZOPPÉ OPPÉ Italian ffamily Italian amily ccircus ircus in in a Wed-Thu, ttraditional raditional sstyle. tyle. W ed-Thu, 77pm. pm. FFri, ri, 4 and and 77pm, pm, SSat, at, nnoon, oon, 3 aand nd 77pm. pm. SSun, un, $10-$20. nnoon oon aand nd 33pm. pm. $ 10-$20. Downtown Redwood D owntown LLibrary, ibrary, R edwood CCity. ity.

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FABMO T FABMO TEXTILE EXTILE A ART RT BOUTIQUE B OUTIQUE Discontinued designer Discontinued designer materials m aterials aare re turned turned iinto nto sstylish tylish new new creations creations by by llocal ocal aartists. rtists. Sat, Sat, 10am-5pm. 10am-5pm. Donations D onations accepted. accepted. 2400 2400 SSand and Hill Hill Rd, Rd, Menlo Menlo Park. Park.

The De The De Anza Anza Chapter Chapter ppresents resents a talk talk by by Don Don SSeltzer eltzer about about hunting hunting rrhodos hodos in in China. China. Wed, Wed, 77:30pm. :30pm. Free. Free. Room Room 112, 2, Hillview H illview Community Community Center, Center, Altos. LLos os A l tos.




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metroactive FILM ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (Unrated; 93 min.) See review on page 54.

A FILM UNFINISHED (R; 88 min.) See review on page 52.

INSIDE JOB (PG-13; 120 min.) For those who can stomach it, Charles Ferguson’s documentary examines some of the reasons the country veered into the biggest depression since the 1930s. (Opens Fri at Camera 7 in Campbell and at CinéArts at Palo Alto Square.)

JACKASS 3-D (R; 94 min.) Undeniably visceral entertainment, and sometimes hilarious. This corner’s motto is, as always, “It’s not what you laugh at that makes you a moron, it’s what you cry at.” One of the stuntmen

dissidents, and a couple of the bits here are serious lunch-avulsers. The 3-D helps one get most of the popular bodily fluids right in the face, if that’s your idea of fun. (Plays valleywide.)(RvB)

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R; 91 min.) Can home surveillance save a family from otherworldly beings? (Opens Fri.)


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SILICON VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Oct 20, 7:30pm, in Campbell at Camera 7: Zrubavel concerns the struggles and triumphs of Ethiopian Jews making lives for themselves in Israel. Barbara Ribakove Gordon, director of the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, speaks before the film. Oct 24, 3pm, in San Jose at Camera 12 and Oct 27 at 7:30pm at Camera 7: The late Patrick Swayze co-stars in Jump


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taunting an ornery ram with blasts from a sousaphone is carrying on the frontier humor tradition of Mark Twain’s “His Grandfather’s Old Ram.” The difference is that the ram in the Twain tale is left frozen in space, while this furious sheep attacks about a dozen times. The tormenter’s yelp to the beast as he gets severely butted—“Why?”—is easily the most hilarious thing in the movie. Genial but horrible ringleader Johnny Knoxville is to a rodeo clown what a wealthy rock star is to a Delta blues picker: someone getting rich from a rich tradition. So, the movie may only just seem like the end of Western civilization; some of the slapstick horrors here are true-life versions of favorites from Keystone comedies: the guy in the gorilla suit, the dog that goes straight for the seat of the pants, the irritable donkey. Some of the tortures are a little too close to the Roman Empire’s method of handling

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Retakes TO THE NAZIS, making a propaganda ďŹ lm shot entirely in the Warsaw Ghetto must have seemed like a sensible idea. With proper staging, they could prove that welloďŹ&#x20AC; Jews were having a soft war, while these vermin ignored ragged urchins and starving grandmothers on all sides. Yael Hersonskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Film UnďŹ nished salvages and gives context to the soundless, abandoned footage shot by the Nazis. It was scrapped for some unknown reason, perhaps because there had been a change of strategy in Berlin from encirclement to extermination. In 1954, researchers discovered the ďŹ lm in a German archive, in a tin labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghetto.â&#x20AC;? More recently, in 1998 at the Library of Congress facility in Dayton, Ohio, a reel of outtakes and cut footage showed how the Nazis had staged what had previously been considered documentary footage. We see a city lady primping, diners enjoying roast goose at a restaurant and a crowd guďŹ&#x20AC;awing at a show at the New Azazel Theater. But we also see the corpse-littered sidewalks and the look of starvation. There are several levels of discourse here. One is the testimony of Willi Wist, reenacted by actors. A cameraman for the Nazis, he was apprehended and deposed in the 1960s. Wistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst comment, like his name itself, is ďŹ t for a Peter Lorre character: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is probable that I was in Warsaw in 1942.â&#x20AC;? As â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wistâ&#x20AC;? speaks, Hersonskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own camera does extreme close-ups on the magnetic reels and

metroactive FILM (2007) about the true-life story of famed photographer Philippe Halsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trial for murder in Austria in 1928 on trumped-up charges brought because of the rise of Nazism there. Oct 12, 5:30pm, in San Jose: Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story, a documentary about the publisher of the Las Vegas Sun, whose crusading career is remembered. Scott Goldstein, director/producer, will be on hand; in addition to extensive Emmy-winning work in TV, he is also the creator of multimedia exhibits at the Museum of Tolerance. Oct 24, 7:30pm, in Campbell at Camera 7: Jaffa (2009) set in Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most cosmopolitan city, has Ronit Elkabitz as a mechanicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife who learns that her daughter is dating an Arab. (Plays Oct 9-Nov 13 in San Jose and Campbell; www.svjff .org.) (RvB)

SILICON VALLEY AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL volume meters of a tape recorder, in the Errol Morris style. The Nazis were very thorough about keeping the actors in their documentary controlled; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the extra footage on sidewalks and in stinking apartments where the real story was taking place. Hersonski has some now-elderly survivors 8=`cd of the ghetto watch the LeĂ&#x201C;e`j_\[ footage. They make cries of recognition: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oy! I R; 88 min. remember that woman!â&#x20AC;? Opens Friday, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rubenstein, the Camera 3, San Jose dancer.â&#x20AC;? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a living commentary track, and they remind us that there were some ďŹ&#x201A;uctuations in levels of suďŹ&#x20AC;ering.â&#x20AC;&#x153;People made jokes, they sang,â&#x20AC;? says an old woman, unidentiďŹ ed until the end credits. In short, they hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been reduced to diseased sheep by their torturers. Mostly, A Film UnďŹ nished is cinema as necromancy. It attempts to make dead, mute faces talk. But why does Hersonski show us these images ďŹ&#x201A;ickering on these witnessesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces? Why does she study them as they watch the worst of itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the hillock of shit and rubbish, combed by scavengers; the corpses sliding into a pit? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either insensitivity or a valuable reminder: thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something inside cinema that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be reďŹ ned or cleansed, no matter what. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something evil that comes from its power to manipulate, from the strident way that it claims its illusion is truth.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Richard von Busack

The festival features 30 ďŹ lms from 16 countries, including the comedy Sex, Okra and Salted Butter from Chad; the political allegory Arugba from Nigeria; the folktales Origins of Sin from Uganda and Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gift from Burkina Faso. Ethiopian director Yetnayet Bahru is on hand to introduce her closing ďŹ lm ldewolem (He Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Call) about twentysomethings in love. (Plays Oct 23-24 in Mountain View at the Community School of Music and Art at Finn Center; (RvB)

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TAMARA DREWE (R; 11 min.) Gemma Arterton stars in Stephen Frearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ďŹ lm adaptation of Posy Simmonds graphic novel. (Opens Fri at Century 16 Mountain View.)

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL See story on page 50. (Plays Oct 2231 in Palo Alto at various locations; (RvB)

Revivals THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) A holy fool (Jeff Bridges, terriďŹ c) mistaken for a detective, is set on a Philip Marlowesque task to ďŹ nd the straying wife (Tara Reid) of a wheelchair-bound Pasadena millionaire. In his path is a thinly disguised version of the German techno-band Kraftwerk; at his side is the most violent man in the story, the still-in-Saigon Walter (John Goodman). The Big Lebowski has a core of poignancy, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s its appeal to slackerkind. No man or woman is so lazy that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel they have a code, just like Marlowe did. Down these mean streets a man must go who is so drunk he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going. (Plays Oct 21 at 9pm in San Jose at Camera 3 and Oct 22 in Campbell at midnight at Camera 7.) (RvB)

THE EXORCIST (1973) William Friedkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horror ďŹ lm about a young girl afďŹ&#x201A;icted by the ancient Sumerian demon Pazuzu was phenomenally popular in its day, even though the gross special effects and pop-ups seem to affect those with weak stomachs. Horror in the 1970s was always tons more violent, misogynistic and hard-core than the current crop, and maybe one or two patrons will hork for old timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, but to those who keep their lunches while all about are losing theirs, The Exorcist is a relic of â&#x20AC;&#x153;born-again Medievalismâ&#x20AC;? (Peter Biskind) with value-added material for Catholics, whose power has been leached by dozens of imitators. (Plays Oct 22-24 in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)

LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN/LAURA (1948/1944) Max Ophulsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; polished drama about a concert pianist (Louis Jourdan) in turn-of-the-last-century Vienna who has unďŹ nished business with a woman (Joan Fontaine) whom he scarcely recalls. BILLED WITH Laura. The high-toned mystery exerts a mesmerizing effect on many people, even though it seems to hang on one good gimmick and one memorable theme song. Clifton Webb has some

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White Light Fever THE OPENING of the morose and oatmealcolored Hereafter is an act few ďŹ lms could follow. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a ďŹ&#x201A;awlessly animated tsunami crashing into a tropical island. When a disaster strikes in a movie, it arrives to punish us for not loving one another. The disaster is preceded by one of those squabbles that could strike any vacationing couple (boiled down: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You go out and buy trinkets; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stay here and sleepâ&#x20AC;?). Swept into the tide and clonked by an automobile, Marie LeLay (CĂŠcile De France) almost joins the Choir Invisible. She is rescued just as she has a vision of human beings standing around a glowing plaza. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen the Hereafter itself.



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Director Clint Eastwood, working from a juiceless, subâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;M. Night Shyamalan script by Peter Morgan, goes oďŹ&#x20AC; in two other directions. We meet a too-earnest Matt Damon as George Lonegan, reluctant San Francisco psychic who is working at a factory to avoid using his gift. Before we can get a sense of his life, we cut again, this time to a pair of young twins (Frankie and George McLaren) in slummy London, whose mother is a junkie trying to get clean. How these varied souls will be lassoed together by fate is for them to know and us to ďŹ nd out. LeLayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career as a Parisian newscaster declines as she becomes obsessed by her vision of the dead. The twins are separated at death. And Hereafter seems as if it will never get started. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the appeal? We hear that the dead

are nurturing their pain; if you had a heart attack, it still hurts. Deathland looks like an airport concourseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not unlike that 1977 Tom Schiller short from Saturday Night Live in which the ďŹ rst thing you see in the next world is a take-a-number machine. Lonegan takes a night class and learns to cook Italian food. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practically mugged by an enthusiastic ?\i\X]k\i newcomer (Bryce Dallas PG-13; 129 min. Howard, who displays Opens Friday a puppyish eagerness thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refreshing in ďŹ ve minutes and annoying in 10). Hereafterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s height of sensuality is a blindfolded taste test that recalls the weird Rourke/Bassinger games in 9 1/2 Weeks; the perviness of the moment fails to wake Lonegan from his cataleptic trance. Meanwhile, having a book advance to write what sounds like Mitterand for Dummies, LeLay decides to tackle instead the â&#x20AC;&#x153;conspiracy of silenceâ&#x20AC;? that keeps people from describing their brushes with the afterlife. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People get quite irrational about this, but the evidence is irrefutable,â&#x20AC;? says a doctor who believes in the White Light Express. That word â&#x20AC;&#x153;irrefutableâ&#x20AC;? is the essence of Hereafterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unforgivable earnestness. Not to be too blunt, but Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age may have turned him toward these Last Thoughts; one might prefer the work of the younger man, who had a more sanguine attitude toward death.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Richard von Busack

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ďŹ&#x201A;ees the Midwest and the husband she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tolerate any longer. Victor Fleming (the man Bow had recently trapped) directs. Also: Smithy (1924) with Stan Laurel and His Wooden Wedding (1925) with Charley Chase. Bruce Loeb at the piano. Oct 24 at 4pm: John Stanley presents a tribute to Bob Wilkins, longtime host of Creature Features on

ďŹ ne moments, though, as a wizenedup version of Walter Winchell. Gene Tierney stars as the vanished Laura. (Plays Oct 23-25 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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KTVU. Also on hand: Ernie Fosselius, never to be forgotten for the first and best Star Wars parody, Hardware Wars (1977), with his newest parody Plan 9.1 From Outer Space; like the movie it salutes, it looks very much handmade. (Plays Oct 23-24 in Fremont at the Edison Theater.) (RvB)


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The Reason Why ALL GOOD reporters have moments in which they must smile into the face of a murderer, the better to coax the truth out of him. Thet Sambath, senior reporter at the Phnom Penh Post, had to go much farther than that, as we see in the excellent documentary Enemies of the People. It’s a people-talking-on-camera documentary— it’s what they talk about that makes the film so compelling. Over a decade, Sambath commuted on weekends to talk to some of the participants in Cambodia’s horror years in the late 1970s. He sat in farmyards with peasants, bringing his camera and recording their histories. It’s a story that’s passing out of living memory, even as the United Nations prepares to prosecute the surviving Communists who ordered the executions of some 2 million of their countrymen during the regime of Pol Pot. Pot himself ? Another rich kid gone rebel, whose goals were to out-do Mao in purging the country of foreigners, minorities and traitors. But Sambath did have quality time with 82-year-old Nuon Chea, better known as “Brother No. 2” (Pol Pot was No. 1). Sambath sat with this old man over the course of years, to try to get some admission of culpability for the body count, which members of Sambath’s family. Sweep aside the importance of Sambath’s quest to his nation’s history. Despair at the fact that no editor could afford to make this his fulltime job. Agree with Mrs. Sambath: her

husband is heading out every weekend over dangerous roads to investigate murder on a cosmic scale, and yet he won’t make as much money as a man in an air-conditioned office. Only after discarding these things can we ask: Was this therapy for Sambath? We see him, smiling like all get-out, persuading a smiling <e\d`\jf] farmer to demonstrate k_\G\fgc\ the way he used to kill civilians, using Sambath Unrated, 93 min. himself as a trussed-up Opens Friday, model. Since the killings Camera 3, were carried out at night, San Jose Sambath organizes a gathering to get some of the killers to discuss their pasts: Does one execute children first so they don’t see their parents killed, or is it more merciful to reverse the order? Wait, “killers”? These elderly farmers will probably never harm anything bigger than a chicken again. Maybe “former killers”? Consciences being what they are, is there such a thing as a former killer? Thanks to Sambath, Brother No. 2 gets a reunion with some of the people he ordered to stab and bludgeon civilians by the thousands. Chea has an air of dignified regret, noting that the Vietnamese and Americans who started it all have gotten away whereas “the poor farmers . . . ,” and then the pause, and the politicians’ gaze, flickering to see if the poor farmers buy it, tells you volumes about how bloodbaths happen. —Richard von Busack

(Both 1952) Wealthy San Francisco playwright Joan Crawford discovers a deadly plot in her own household: her husband (Jack Palance) and his girlfriend (Gloria Grahame) are scheming to take her out. BILLED WITH Beware My Lovely. A simple (77-minute long) and intense noir set in 1918 about a mad woman-hating handyman (Robert Ryan) trapping a widow (Ida Lupino) in her own house. “Among all of Ryan’s 70-odd portraits, it may have been one of his most finely etched definitions of emotional pain,” judges Ryan biographer Franklin Jarrett. A rare film not currently available on DVD. (Plays Oct 21-22 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

Reviews LET ME IN (R; 115 min.) Director Matt Reeves’ respect for the original Swedish film, Let the Right One In, makes this an honorable and chilling movie about the uncanny. It has that element of pity that results in genuine horror, instead of a series of ever-noisier and yet ever-diminishing shocks. The action takes place in Los Alamos, N.M., in the winter of 1983. Raised by a drunken but pious single mom, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is getting to the stage where he’s less interested in candy and more interested in knives. Skinny, pale and with disturbingly wide-set eyes, he is a natural target for bullies. This is when Abby (Chloe Moretz) shows up. She’s a pale girl with dirty bare feet, and she only comes out at


night. What Owen doesn’t know is that Abby’s father (Richard Jenkins) is a serial killer who ritually murders his victims, draining their blood into a jug. Let Me In, of course, makes the Twilight saga look worse than it does already. All in all, Reeves does a fine job of delivering the forlornness, solitude and shame of this story, which only uses the word “vampire” once: the focus is not on blood for blood’s sake but on the tragedy of inexplicable need. (RvB)

SECRETARIAT (PG; 116 min.) Today’s riddle: when is a horse a bum steer? I was ready to believe that Seabiscuit ended the Depression. You have to give a good film some slack. I was alive in 1973, the year Secretariat won the Triple Crown. I don’t recall his victory healing our divisions over the Vietnam War, though director Randall Wallace coaxes us to believe it’s true. Secretariat is inbred—the offspring of too many similar sports films. It’s relentlessly thick—custard-thick—and cheaplooking, too, and its story is as fishy as three-day-old salmon; it tries to make an underhorse out of a very blueblooded steed. Diane Lane, ordinarily a fine actress, gets no help from the script which seems to be trying to make her an anti-heroine. Lane plays thoroughbred breeder Penny Chenery. Ultimately, Secretariat is more fundraising pitch than race track action. It is scenes of cold calling, scratching names off a list and fretting over the money more than the races. (RvB)

STONE (R; 105 min.) A troika of heavy-acting steeds pull in all three directionsDirector John Curran watches in wonder as the leads act up a force 5 storm, while common sense sneaks out the back exit. Edward Norton, bug-eyed, cornrowed and saluting Charles Manson, plays “Stone,” a longtime convict up for parole once again. Swathed in Polyester and crumbling like a damp wall is his parole officer, Jack Mabry (Robert De

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (PG; 102 min.) The vast problems of the U.S. public school system distilled into a quick documentary. Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) follows ďŹ ve young students as they try to get into private schools. (One is eighth-grader Emily of Redwood City, whose parents are concerned that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be pushed onto a noncollege track.) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guggenheimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contention that school funding has doubled while test scores continue to descend. Guggenheim has a point: the dropout

rate and the failing students are a hell of a problem. Yet this documentary has the kind of ideology even Meg Whitman can wrap herself around: you can watch it and come to the conclusion that privatization and union-busting is the answerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the same answer weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been given since the 1980s. This may not have been Guggenheimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intention. But as always in this passionate-intensity style documentary, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the possibility of deliberate misreading, thanks to the lethal combo of stridency and slipperiness. (RvB)

YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (R; 98 min.) Plushly set but terminally awkward London-set comedy drama. The title transforms a fortune tellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prediction into a sentence of doom, as per the line in Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cassandraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only ship sure to come in has black sails.â&#x20AC;? Here is Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

customary theme: given the certainty of death and the absence of God, how to conduct oneself? Better than these characters. Helena (Gemma Jones) and her husband, AlďŹ e (Anthony Hopkins), have split, due to his terror of dying. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken consolation with a ÂŁ500 a night prostitute named Charmaine (the wonderful Lucy Punch). Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing a psychic and drinking a bit, though Allen doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand what this boozing might entail as either comedy or drama; alcohol is not his thing. Meanwhile, the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter (Naomi Watts) is struggling with her own career as her husband, Roy (Josh Brolin), wrestles with his unpublishable novel. Roy has his own obsession with a girl across the courtyard (Frida Pinto, almost audibly pleading for direction). Punch is the salt of this movie, a leggy comedian who makes even the minor dumb blonde jokes sail. (RvB)

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n ew d irection h as al llowed tthe he b an nd new direction has allowed band tto ob uild o n tthe he n ew sspark park o reativity build on new off ccreativity an nd m omentum tthat hat ccame am me o ut o asst and momentum out off llast yyear’s ear’s sshow. how. ““Everybody’s Everyyb body’s rreally eallly eexcited xcited ab bout about tthe he n ew songs, songs,” ssays ays See. See. “There “There seems seems new tto o be a rrenewed enewed eenthusiasm nthusiassm w ithin within tthe he b an nd.” band. IIff iitt sseems eems od d tthat hat iit’s t’s ttaken ak ken a yyear earr odd tto ob ring tthis his n ew p hasse o arelessbring new phase off C Carelessn ess b acck tto o tthe he B lank C lub sstage tagge ness back Blank Club tthat hat iinspired nspired iitt iin n tthe he fi rst p lacce, iit’s t’s first place, ac ctuallly be cau use S ee h ad an ad n ad dventure actually because See had adventure o is o wn tthis his yyear, earr, w hen W illiam mson off h his own when Williamson as sked h im tto o gguitar-tech uitar-tech ffor or h im o n asked him him on tthe he S tooges w orld ttour. our. O n an nd o ff,, ff Stooges world On and off, ffrom rom A pril tto oS eptembe b r, S ee ttraveled raveled April September, See w ith IIggy, ggyy, W illiam mson aand nd ccompany ompan ny with Williamson tto oad ozen ccountries, ountries, p laying h uge dozen playing huge ssold-out old-out sshows hows tto o aaudiences udiences llusting usting tto o h ear n ow-legendarry ssongs ongs llike ike ““Search Search hear now-legendary an nd D estroy,” ““II W anna B our D og,” and Destroy, Wanna Bee Y Your Dog, an nd ““Raw Raw P ower,” w hich tthe he M ichigan and Power, which Michigan b and ccould ould b arrely gget et aanyone nyone tto o llisten isten band barely tto o iin n ttheir heir o riginall rrun un ffrom rom 11967 967 tto o original 11974. 974. ““It It w aass u nbelievab ble,” ssays ays S ee, w ho was unbelievable, See, who ggot ot tto o sspend pend ttime ime eexploring xploring eeach ach ccountry—from ountryy—from F inlan nd, S weden an nd Finland, Sweden and S witzerland tto oF rance, S pain, B elgium, Switzerland France, Spain, Belgium, tthe he C zech Republic Republic an nd m ore—while Czech and more—while ggoing oing o ut ffor or a ttotal otall o bout eeight ight out off ab about w eeks. weeks.

““The The craziest craz aziest p laces, iin n terms terms of of places, eexotic xotic llocations, ocations, w ere tthe he two two d ates were dates iin nR ussia. G rowing u p in in tthe he ’80s, ’80s, Russia. Growing up yyou ou n ever thought thought you’d you’d be going going tto o never R ussia,” h ays. ““As As ccorny orny aass iitt ssounds, ounds, Russia, hee ssays. iitt rreally eally shows shows how how people people in in d iff ffeerent different ccultures ultures are arre bonded bonded by by m usic. IIn n eevery very music. ccountry, ountryy, tthey hey sing sing along allong w ith every every with ssong. ong.” B eing a pe rffectionist, See See p ut a lot lot Being perfectionist, put o ressure on on himself himself every every night night to to off p pressure m ake sure sure everything everyything ran ran n ssmoothly. moothly. make H is d uties aal lso included included p rotecting His duties also protecting tthe he b and aand nd tthe he eequipment quipment from from band sstage tage invasions, invassions, w hich ccould ould be a which ttricky ricky proposition propo p sition w hen Iggy Iggy invited invited when aaudience udience m embers up up ffor or “Shake “Shake members A ppeal” at at every every show. show. Most Most often, often, Appeal” pe ople w ere so so h ap ppy to to be onstage onstagge people were happy tthat hat there there wasn’t wasn’t trouble. trouble. There There was, was, h owever, one one private private show show in in New New however, Y ork C ity w here cchaos hao os b roke o ut and an nd York City where broke out S ee ffound ound h imself in in the the ccenter enter of of a See himself m aelstrom.“It got got completely completely o ut of of maelstrom.“It out ccontrol, ontrol,” h ays. hee ssays. T he ssmall mal all size size of of the the touring touring ggroup roup The m eant a llot ot of of bonding bonding time time with with meant eeveryone veryyone except except ffor or IIggy, ggyy, who who m ostly mostly k ept to to himself himself on on tour. tour. But But when when it it kept ccame ame tto o tthe he lead lead d ssinger, inger, a famously faam mously u nhinged llive ive performer, perfformer, See See could could unhinged b arely believe believe h is eeyes yes onstage onstagge eevery very barely his n ight. night. ““I’ve I’ve sseen een h im a lot lot of of times times over over him tthe he yyears, ears, b ut I’ve I’ve never never sseen een h im at at but him tthis his level, level,” h says with with the the appropriate ap ppropriate hee says llevel evel o awe sstill till evident evident in in his his voice. voice. “It “It off awe w ass llike ike n othing I’ve I’ve ever ever seen seen before. before.” was nothing T he m an ny long long aabsences bsences m ad de iitt The many made d ifficult ffor or C areless H earrts (as (as well well ass difficult Careless Hearts S ee’s other other band, ban nd, the the Bang), Bang), but but tthe he See’s b and m embers wrote wrote while while See See was was band members aaway, way, aand nd Kimball Kimballl would would sometimes sometimes ssend end him him demos. demos. When When he he was was back bacck in in tthe he U SA, tthey hey w ould p racctice. IIn naw ay, USA, would practice. way, iit’s t’s aall ll been been b uilding up up tto o tthis his point, point, building w hen tthey hey can can nfi nallly ttake ak ke everything everyything when finally tthey’ve hey’ve learned lear arned from from Williamson Williamson and an nd tthe he S tooges tto o tthe he stage. stage. Stooges ““Those Those gguys, uys, eespecially speciallly Iggy, Igggyy, it’s it’s all alll aabout b bout eentertaining, ntertaining,” ssays ays See. See. “That’s “That’s ssomething omething that’s that’s been been on on our our minds minds ccollectively, ollectively, and and we’re we’re trying tryying some some d iff ffeerent stuff. stuff ff.” ff” different

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Thursday, 9pm, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose; $12 There’s suddenly a couple of unexpected new live music spots in San Jose, including the Pagoda Restaurant & Bamboo Lounge at the Fairmont. Neosoul prodigy Bilal is another big booking for this fledgling spot—the Philly singer is poised for a comeback with a new record after his high-profile second album, Love for Sale, was shelved by Interscope in 2006. (SP)

Black Pearl

Thursday, 5:30pm, Club Auto Sport, San Jose; $15 Black Pearl are one of the most in-demand acts in Silicon Valley, probably because they go easy on the cheese. Black Pearl has a hold on the classic rock market, tackling songs from the Kinks, the Doors, the Beatles and all those other ‘The’ bands. They kick off a new music series at Club Auto Sport, having drawn 1,000 fans the last time they played here. (JA)


Sunday, 7:30pm, Montalvo, Saratoga; $42/$47 Perhaps best known for supporting Miles Davis on his last world tour, this Japanese-American ensemble has been blending traditional jazz with the music of Japan and other nations for over 30 years. Their latest album, Legacy, was nominated for a Grammy this year. (SP)


Rock/Pop R ock/Pop

BOGART’S B OGART’S LOUNGE LOUNGE Thu and Thu and Sat: Sat: Live Live music. music. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.


BRITANNIA B RITANNIA ARMS ARMS ALMADEN A LMADEN Fri, 10pm: Fri, 10pm: Metal Metal Shop. Shop. Sat, Sat, Mad 110pm: 0pm: M ad Karma. Karma. San San Jose. Jose.

Fri, 8 Fri, 8:30pm: :30pm: The The R Rip-Tides. ip-Tides. $ $5. 5. Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.



Sat, 9pm: Sat, 9pm: Two Two LLeft eft FFeet, eet, A Almost lmost Honest, Nai. H onest, Cadent, Cadent, SStoic toic N ai. $5. $5. CCupertino. upertino.

Wed, W ed, 6 6:30pm: :30pm: A ASH, SH, Bugz Bugz Bizzare, Bizzare, DJJ Flavatone, D Flavatone, Imaculater Imaculater JJ.O.E. .O.E. $9. $ 9. FFri, ri, 8pm: 8pm: Island Island CComedy omedy Jam, Jam, DeLima, Augie $25. FFrank rank D eLima, A ugie TT.. $ 25. Sat, Sat, 8pm: 8 pm: Andre Andre Nickatina, Nickatina, DJ DJ Aspect, Aspect, Nima $25. 6:30pm: N ima Fadavi. Fadavi. $ 25. SSun, un, 6 :30pm: Daniel $9. D aniel Stefani. Stefani. $ 9. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

THE T HE BLANK BLANK CCLUB LUB Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: CCareless areless H Hearts, earts, Northern Hurricane Roses. N orthern SSon, on, H urricane R oses. 9pm: FFree. ree. FFri, ri, 9 pm: Boob, Boob, FFascinating ascinating Deep, CCreatures reatures ooff tthe he D eep, Badenov. Badenov. $7. $ 7. SSan an JJose. ose.

BLINKY’S B LINKY’S CAN’T CAN’T SAY SAY Sat, 9:30pm-1:30am: Sat, 9:30pm-1:30am: Corduroy Corduroy JJim, im, rock rock and and blues. blues. Free. Free. SSanta anta CClara. lara.




Wed, 9:30pm: Wed, 9:30pm: Jack Jack Rip Rip Off. Off. TThu hu and and Fri: Fri: Bitchn’ Bitchn’ CCamaros. amaros. SSat, at, 9:45pm: 9:45pm: Drive! Drive! Sun: Sun: Mike Mike LLeatherman eatherman Mon, Mon, 9:45pm: 9:45pm: Drive! D rive! Campbell. Campbell.


Fri-Sat, 8 Fri-Sat, 8:30pm: :30pm: LLive ive music. music. CCampbell. ampbell. Thu, 55:30-8:30pm: Thu, :30-8:30pm: R Rock ock the the CClubhouse lubhouse with with cclassic lassic rrock ock


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MUSIC USIC metroactive metr oactivve M 59 by B by Black lack P Pearl, earl, pplus lus ffood ood aand nd Auto bbeverages. everages. $15. $15. CClub lub A uto SSport port ((521 521 CCharcot), harcot), SSan an JJose. ose.

WILLOW W ILLOW D DEN EN Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: The The Winebirds. Winebirds. SSan an JJose. ose.

JJOHNNY OHNNY V Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Thu: LLive Thu: ive m music. usic. FFri: ri: P Phlying hlying Gem SSaucer, aucer, tthe he G em TTops. ops. SSat: at: LLive ive Dinz, Roebus One, hhip-hop, ip-hop, D inz, R oebus O ne, Raymond R aymond Strife. Strife. SSun: un: TTouring ouring bbands ands tba. tba. SSan an Jose. Jose.

LLILLY ILLY M MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Fri, 9:30pm: Fri, 9:30pm: The The MoFoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. MoFoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. SSat, at, 9:30pm: 9 :30pm: FFog og CCity ity SSwampers. wampers. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

MURPHYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S M URPHYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LLAW AW Thu: M Thu: Maneck. aneck. FFri: ri: G Gen en R Rex. ex. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

NICKEL N ICKEL CCITY ITY Fri, 6 Fri, 6pm: pm: B Battle attle ooff tthe he B Bands, ands, FFever ever CCharm, harm, EEra ra Escape. Escape. Sat, Sat, 6pm: Division Divide, 6 pm: D ivision D ivide, SSouthern outhern Native Bow LLights, ights, N ative SShores, hores, B ow Before Grave. B efore TThy hy G rave. San San Jose. Jose.

NUMBER N UMBER O ONE NE B BROADWAY ROADWAY 1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-423-1336 Wednesday, Oct. 20Â&#x2039;AGES 16+Â&#x2039;Waken Baken Tour

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also Chris Velan $8 Adv./ $11 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 8 p.m./ Show 9 p.m. Friday, October 22Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 21+ FRIDAY NIGHT FUNCTION: DJ Aspect DJ Tone Sol, Nima Fadavi NO COVER â&#x20AC;˘ 9 p.m./ 9 p.m. :H[\YKH`6J[VILYÂ&#x2039;AGES 16+

Mickey Avalon plus Machete Fight also The Halos $25 Adv./ $30 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ 8 p.m./ 9 p.m. Saturday, October 23Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 21+


CHOP TOPS plus Riff Raff also Memphis Murder Men

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plus Moe Green also J Billion $15 Adv./ $19 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m. Sunday, October 24Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 16+

Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: JJCC SSmith mith JJam am B Band. and. 9:30pm: After Party. TThu, hu, 9 :30pm: A fter P arty. 9:30pm: Go. FFri, ri, 9 :30pm: TTouch ouch N G o. SSat, at, 9:30pm: 9 :30pm: TTouch ouch ooff CClass. lass. LLos os Gatos. G atos.

PAGODA P AGODA RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Thu: B Thu: Bilal. ilal. IInside nside FFairmont airmont H Hotel, otel, SSan an JJose. ose.

WOODHAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S W OODHAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LLOUNGE OUNGE FFri ri aand nd Sun: Sun: Pro Pro Jam Jam w with ith rock rock aand nd blues blues llocal ocal musicians. musicians. No No ccover. over. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

World W orld ALBERTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A LBERTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Wed: B Wed: Bachata. achata. TThu: hu: Amateur Amateur Bachata B achata Contest. Contest. Plus Plus Salsa Salsa with w ith Pantea. Pantea. Fri: Fri: Salsa Salsa Fridays. Fridays. Nights. with SSat: at: LLatin atin N ights. TTue: ue: SSalsa alsa w ith Pantea. Mountain P antea. M ountain View. View.

ARYA A RYA GLOBAL GLOBAL CUISINE CUISINE Fri-Sat, 8pm: Fri-Sat, 8pm: LLive ive music music and and bbelly elly ddancing. ancing. Cupertino. Cupertino.

AZUCAR A ZUCAR Fri-Sat, 9pm: Fri-Sat, 9pm: Son Son de de Kali. Kali. SSun, un, 9pm: Bachata 9 pm: B achata SSensation. ensation. San San JJose. ose.

CCASCAL ASCAL Fri, 9 Fri, 9pm: pm: Kaweh. Kaweh. Sat, Sat, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: JJames ames Robinson. Robinson. Mountain Mountain View. V iew.

JJOHNNY OHNNY V Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TTue: ue: M Mextape extape w with ith cumbia cumbia and and rrock ock eenn espanol. espanol. SSan an Jose. Jose.


Sun, 44pm: Sun, pm: SScary cary LLarry arry and and the the Monsters, Braselton. M onsters, JJohn ohn B raselton. Free. Free. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Wed, 5-11pm: Wed, 5-11pm: Flamenco Flamenco Music Music Night with N ight w ith Mr. Mr. Driss. Driss. Fri, Fri, 5-11pm: 5-11pm: Moroccan LLive ive M oroccan music music with with AZA. AZA. SSun, un, 5-11pm: 5-11pm: Ambient Ambient lounge lounge music. m usic. SSun, un, 5pm: 5pm: Moroccan Moroccan music. m usic. SSan an Jose. Jose.




Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: A Andrew ndrew P Plan, lan, EErin rin 8pm: CCole-Baker. ole-Baker. SSat, at, 8 pm: SSarah arah Nicole Wallace, Rory N icole W allace, R ory CCloud. loud. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.


TThu-Sat: hu-Sat: LLive ive m music. usic. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

SSENZALA ENZALA Fri, nnoon: Fri, oon: Live Live Music. Music. FFri, ri, 77:30pm: :30pm: CCapoeira. apoeira. Sat, Sat, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: TTuesday uesday Night Night Live. Live. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

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Fri, 6 Fri, 6pm: pm: H Hope ope ffor or A AM, M, Undergone, U ndergone, Assemble Assemble tthe he Golden Hour. SSkyline, kyline, tthe he G olden H our. CCupertino. upertino.

JJazz/Blues azz/Blues

$19 Adv./ $24 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m.


ANGELICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A NGELICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S B BISTRO ISTRO

WALLPAPER plus ButterďŹ&#x201A;y Bones

$8 in Adv., $12 at the Drs. â&#x20AC;˘ Doors 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m.

BARRINGTON LEVY Oct 28 Switchfoot (Ages 16+) Oct 28 Strength Atrium (Ages 21+) Oct 30 Halloween Costume Ball Sourgrass/ Wooster (Ages 21+) Oct 30 Thrive/ 880 South Atrium (Ages 16+) Oct 31 Tater Famine Atrium (Ages 21+) Nov 5 Steel Pulse (Ages 16+) Nov 6 Ghostland Observatory (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

Fri: B Fri: BiPolar iPolar B Bears. ears. Sat: Sat: El El Monte. Monte. SSan an JJose. ose.

TOONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S T OONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Wed: W ed: JJFK. FK. SSan an JJose. ose.

VOODOO V OODOO LOUNGE LOUNGE Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: SSomething omething LLeft eft Unsaid. $5. U nsaid. $ 5. San San JJose. ose.

BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS CCUPERTINO UPERTINO Sun, 55:30pm: Sun, :30pm: Jazz Jazz jam. jam. CCupertino. upertino.

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THE T HE GGRAPEVINE RAPEVINE Fri, 77pm: Fri, pm: D Daemon aemon CCity ity LLights, ights, Peter P eter CChung. hung. SSat, at, 77pm: pm: Hootenanny, Murdock, H ootenanny, Mike Mike M urdock, McGuire. Willow Glen. SSean ean M cGuire. W illow G len.

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Wed, 7pm: Wed, 7pm: Stars Stars of of tthe he W West est with w ith Michael Michael Morales. Morales. Thu, Thu, 7:30 7:30 aand nd 10:30pm: 10:30pm: The The MarijuanaMarijuanawith LLogues, ogues, comedy comedy show show w ith Rob Rob Dan CCantrell, antrell, Tony Tony CCamin amin and and D an Gabriel. G abriel. Fri, Fri, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: The The RipRipTTides. ides. $5. $5. Sat, Sat, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: MaCaJo, MaCaJo, ffolk. olk. $5. $5. Tue, Tue, 7pm: 7pm: Pro Pro Jazz Jazz Jam Jam Grobe-Heintz hhosted osted bbyy SSam am G robe-Heintz TTrio. rio. Redwood Redwood City. City.

Fri, 77:30 Fri, :30 and and 9:30pm: 9:30pm: Jason Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. $16M arsalis V ibes Q uartet. $ 16$30. $ 30. Sat, Sat, 7:30 7:30 and and 9:30pm: 9:30pm: CChristian hristian TTamburr amburr oonn vvibes. ibes. Morgan Hill. M organ H ill.

FAIRMONT H FAIRMONT HOTEL OTEL LLOBBY OBBY LOUNGE LOUNGE Wed, 8 Wed, 8:30pm: :30pm: TThe he Girlz Girlz Band. Band. 8:30pm: TThu, hu, 8 :30pm: CContemporary ontemporary or or LLatin atin jjazz. azz. Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, 9pm: 9pm: JJazz azz aand nd ppop op dance dance bands. bands. Mon-Tue: Mon-Tue: Piano Music. P iano M usic. FFairmont airmont Hotel, Hotel, SSan an JJose. ose.

GGRAND RAND D DELL ELL SSALOON ALOON Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: Blues Blues Jam Jam w/Aki w/Aki KKumar. umar. Fri, Fri, 8pm: 8pm: Redhouse Redhouse Blues Band. 8pm: Westside B lues B and. SSat, at, 8 pm: W estside SShakers. hakers. CCampbell. ampbell.

HEDLEY H EDLEY CCLUB LUB Fri, 8 Fri, 8:30pm: :30pm: Eric Eric B Bolvin. olvin. SSat, at, 8:30pm: 8 :30pm: KKaye aye Bohler Bohler Blues Blues Band, Hotel Anza, B and, H otel ddee A nza, San San Jose. Jose.

JJ.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S .J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S B BLUES LUES CCAFE AFE Thu: M Thu: Madylan adylan R Rose. ose. FFri: ri: John John Garcia. $10. G arcia. $ 10. Sat: Sat: Jason Jason King. King. $10. $10. SSun: un: Rare Rare Touch. Touch. Mon: Mon: Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Way Band. Blue W ay B and. TTue: ue: B lue JJ,, Dennis Dennis aand nd SStuart. tuart. San San JJose. ose.

LLOFT OFT B BAR AR A AND ND B BISTRO ISTRO TThu, hu, 77-10pm: -10pm: Live Live jazz. jazz. SSan an Jose. Jose.

MOROCCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S M OROCCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Thu, 55pm: Thu, pm: Jason Jason Bellenkes Bellenkes Duo. Duo. SSan an JJose. ose.

MURPHYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S M URPHYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LLAW AW Mon: M on: Pro Pro blues blues jjam. am. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

POOR P OOR H HOUSE OUSE B BISTRO ISTRO Wed, 6 Wed, 6pm: pm: R Ron on Thompson Thompson and and FFriends. riends. TThu, hu, 6pm: 6pm: Nick Nick Moss Moss 6pm: aand nd tthe he FFliptops. liptops. Fri, Fri, 6 pm: MoFo MoFo Party Band. 6pm: Alabama P arty B and. SSat, at, 6 pm: A labama Mike M ike aand nd the the Third Third Degree. Degree. SSun, un, nnoon-4pm: oon-4pm: School School of of the the Blues. Blues. SSan an JJose. ose.

THREE FFLAMES THREE LAMES RESTAURANT R ESTAURANT TTue, ue, 77:30pm: :30pm: Modesto Modesto Briseno Briseno Willow Glen. SSeptet. eptet. W illow G len.

UNWINED U NWINED TThu, hu, 77pm: pm: D Don on Balistreri. Balistreri. Sat, Sat, 779:30pm: Night. 9 :30pm: JJazz azz N ight. San San Jose. Jose.

WINE W INE A AFFAIRS FFAIRS Wed, 77:30pm: Wed, :30pm: Chris Chris B Burkhardt. urkhardt. TThu, hu, 77:30pm: :30pm: JJelly elly Jazz Jazz TTrio. rio. Sat, Sat, 8pm: 8 pm: A Dog Dog Named Named Buckley. Buckley. SSan an JJose. ose.

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Bridge School Benefit NEIL YOUNG works in mysterious ways. It was 10 years ago, on the Silver & Gold album, that he sang: “I’d like to see those guys again, and give it a shot/ Maybe now we can show the world what we’ve got/ But I’d just like to play for the fun we had/ Buffalo Springfield again.” Unfortunately, his work compiling Saturday (5pm) and a box set of the group’s work the next year seemed Sunday (2pm) to take the edge off his passion for a reunion, and within a couple of years, original bassist Bruce Palmer Shoreline, was dead. When drummer Dewey Martin died last Mountain View year, it seemed to strengthen Young’s resolve once again, and for this year’s Bridge School benefit he’ll reunite with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, the other surviving original members, for Buffalo Springfield headlining sets on Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps this really will be a chance to show the world what they’ve got, as the famously troubled group managed to stick around for only two years. But they definitely showed the world something—along with the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield is responsible for kicking off the folky, rootsy and slightly cosmic SoCal rock movement that would give the world not only the monumental careers of Young and its other members, but also Gram Parsons and the eventual alt-country movement (OK, Austin deserves a little credit for that last one, too—whatever). Supporting acts include Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello with Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Billy Idol (!), Modest Mouse, Kris Kristofferson and a T-Bone Burnett revue featuring Elton John, Leon Russell and Jeff Bridges. —Steve Palopoli

60 WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LLOUNGE OUNGE Fri aand Fri nd SSun: un: Pro Pro JJam am w with ith rock rock musicians. Noo aand nd bblues lues local local m usicians. N ccover. over. SSanta anta CClara. lara.




Thu, 7pm: Jack Gilmour Gilmour.. Grace Woods, Sat, 8pm: Gr ace W oods, pianist. Sat, 8pm: KKavanaugh avanaugh Brothers Celtic Br others Cel tic Experience. San Jose.

Sun aand Sun nd Tue, Tue, 5pm: 5pm: TTraditional raditional music. IIrish rish m usic. SSan an Jose. Jose.

THEE GRAP TH GRAPEVINE EVINE Thu, 7pm: Mike Medina. Sat, 7pm: Mark Rodriguez. Live Music. Willow Glen.

Sat, 7:30pm: MaCaJo. MaCaJo. $5. City.. Redwood City



Fri, 8pm: Dorian Michael and Grammp. Chris Gr ammp. Sat, 8pm: Evo Clara. Bluestein. Santa Clar a.

Sun: Mike Leatherman. CCampbell. ampbell.

THE T HE SSADDLE ADDLE RACK RACK Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: CCalifornia alifornia CCowboys. owboys. 9pm, TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 9 pm, SSat, at, 10:15pm: 10:15pm: Diablo Road. Rodeo D iablo R oad. SSat, at, 77:15pm: :15pm: R odeo House. H ouse. FFremont. remont.

SSTEPHENS TEPHENS GGREEN REEN TTue, ue, 77:30pm. :30pm. IIrish rish music. music. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

SSAM’S AM’S B BBQ BQ Wed, 6 Wed, 6pm: pm: SSiddesaddle iddesaddle aand nd CCo. o. 6pm: Windy Hill. TTue, ue, 6 pm: W indy H ill. SSan an JJose. ose.


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Fri, 9pm-1am: Fri, 9pm-1am: Danielle. Danielle. SSanta anta Clara. Clara.

Thu-Sat, 9 Thu-Sat, 9pm: pm: U Uncle ncle D Dougie ougie Noo ccover. SShow. how. N over. San San Jose. Jose.

Thu, 9pm: Live country mus music sic Larry. with Cowboy Lar ry. Willow Glen.



Wed-Thu and Wed-Thu and M Mon, on, 8pm: 8pm: KKaraoke. araoke. No No cover. cover. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm-2am: pm-2am: KKaraoke araoke w/ w/ August. Milpitas. A ugust. M ilpitas.

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Wed, 6:30pm: Open Mic. Wed, Proo Jazz Jam. TTue, uue, 77-11pm: -11pm: Pr City.. Redwood City

Fri-Sat, 9pm-1:30am: Fri-Sat, 9pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Karaoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale. TTue, ue, 7pm: 7pm: Steve Steve Tiger. Tiger. CCupertino. upertino.


THE T HE GGOOSETOWN OOSETOWN LLOUNGE OUNGE Fri-Sun, 9 Fri-Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: :30pm-1:30am: Willow Glen. KKaraoke. araoke. W illow G len.

Wed, 7pm: Musical open mi Wed, mic. c. Clara. Sign up by 5pm. Santa Clar a a.




Wed, Fri Wed, Fri and and Sun, Sun, 8pm-2am: 8pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Thu aand Thu nd SSun un 9 9pm: pm: Karaoke, Karaoke, August. Milpitas. A ugust. M ilpitas.




TTue: ue: DJ DJ Davey Davey K. K. Campbell. Campbell.

TTue, uue, 7pm: Open Mic. San Jos Jose. se.


Fri, 9 Fri, 9pm: pm: V Vinnie. innie. M Mon, on, 9pm: 9pm: KKaraoke araoke iinn tthe he lounge lounge with with Vinnie. 9pm: August. V innie. TTue, ue, 9 pm: A ugust. CCupertino. upertino.

Wed, 9:30pm: Open Mic Wed, Night. CCupertino. upertino.

CCITY ITY EESPRESSO SPRESSO Fri, 77-10pm: -10pm: Singers and musicians. San Jose.

MISSION CIT MISSION CITY YR ROASTING OASTING CCO. O. Thu, 7pm: South Bay Folk Folkss Clara. Open Mic. Santa Clar a.

POOR POO RH HOUSE OUSE BISTRO BISTRO TTue, uue, 6pm: Open Mic Night. San Jose.

RED RE DR ROCK OCK CCOFFEE OFFEE CCO. O. Mon, 7pm: CCavin avin and King’ss View. Open Mic. Mountain V iew.

Sun-Tue, 10pm: Sun-Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. CCupertino. upertino.

BRITANNIA B RITANNIA ARMS ARMS SSAN AN JOSE JOSE Wed, 9pm: Wed, 9pm: Karaoke Karaoke w/ w/ August. August. SSan an Jose. Jose.

BRITISH B RITISH BANKERS BANKERS CLUB CLUB Mon, M on, 9:30pm: 9:30pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. Menlo Menlo Park. P ark.

CC&J’S &J’S SPORTS SPORTS B BAR AR Thu, 10pm: Thu, 10pm: Karaoke Karaoke w/ w/ Melissa Melissa aand nd Heather. Heather. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.



Wed & Mon-Tue: Wed Mon-Tue: With With SStephanie. tephanie. Thu Thu & Sat: Sat: Randy. Randy. FFri: ri: Jerry Jerry Sauceda. Sauceda. San San Jose. Jose.

Wed, 8pm: Open Mic. Willow Wed, w Glen.


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Thu and Thu and Tue, Tue, 9pm-1am: 9pm-1am: Brian Brian Palo Alto. JJames. ames. P alo A lto.


Wed: Guitar Wed: Guitar H Hero ero Tournament Tournament pplus lus karaoke. karaoke. Thu, Thu, 9pm-1am: 9pm-1am: KKaraoke. araoke. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

Wed-Sat, 9pm: KKaraoke. Wed-Sat, araoke. TTue, uuee, 9pm: KKaraoke. araoke. San Jose.


DIVE D IVE B BAR AR Wed and Wed and Tue, Tue, 9:30pm: 9:30pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. SSan an Jose. Jose.

EEFFIE’S FFIE’S RESTAURANT RESTAURANT ALEX’S A LEX’S 4 49ER 9ER INN Nightly Ni htl exceptt Sun, S 9pm9 2am: KKaraoke. araoke. San Jose.

Wed-Sat and Wed-Sat and Tue, Tue, 9pm-2am, 9pm-2am, aand nd last last Sun Sun of of eevery very month, month, 22-77pm: pm: B&S B&S Karaoke. Karaoke. Campbell. Campbell.



HUDDLE H UDDLE Wed-Thu aand Wed-Thu nd SSun, un, 9 9pm: pm: Wild Wild 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: Karaoke. Karaoke. CCampbell. ampbell.

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

KHARTOUM K HARTOUM Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ Davey Davey K. K. No No cover. cover. CCampbell. ampbell.

KING K ING O OFF CCLUBS LUBS Thu aand Thu nd SSun-Mon, un-Mon, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: Bruce B ruce ooff KOR KOR Karaoke. Karaoke. No No cover. cover. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

LLILLY ILLY M MAC’S AC’S Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ TThomas homas ““Soulman.” Soulman.” SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

MARIANI’S M ARIANI’S TThu, hu, 8 8pm: pm: CChris. hris. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

NETO’S N ETO’S M MARKET ARKET & GGRILL RILL Fri, 6 Fri, 6:30-10:30pm: :30-10:30pm: Bands Bands with with llive ive kkaraoke. araoke. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

NORMANDY N ORMANDY H HOUSE OUSE LLOUNGE OUNGE Fri-Sat, 9 Fri-Sat, 9:30pm: :30pm: KKaraoke. araoke. Santa Santa CClara. lara.


Fri, 9pm: Ryan. San Jose.

TThu, hu, 8pm: 8pm: KKaraoke. araoke. San San Jose. Jose.

Thu: SSingles Thu: ingles pparty arty w with ith D DJ. J. LLos os Gatos. G atos.




Sat, 9pm: KKaraoke. araoke. Santa Clara. Clar a.

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

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



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

Wed: H Wed: Humpday umpday Wednesdays. Wednesdays. Night. TThu: hu: DJ. DJ. FFri: ri: LLadies adies N ight. Sat: Sat: DJ DJ Hip-hop JJazzy azzy aand nd DJ DJ Chaos. Chaos. H ip-hop Happy Hour Allll aand nd TTop op 440. 0. SSun: un: H appy H our A Day. Mon: DJ. $22 TTuesdays. D ay. M on: D J. TTue: ue: $ uesdays. SSan an JJose. ose.

Mon: H Mon: Hip-hop, ip-hop, LLuicidal, uicidal, SSmizzle. mizzle. TTue: ue: CCumbia. umbia. SSan an JJose. ose.

PEACOCK P EACOCK LLOUNGE OUNGE Thu, 9pm: Thu, 9pm: D DJJ B Brian. rian. SSun, un, 9pm: 9pm: DJJ aand 9pm: DJ, D nd kkaraoke. araoke. TTue, ue, 9 pm: D J, ddancing, ancing, kkaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale. TTue, ue, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: Acoustic Acoustic karaoke karaoke w/ Marshall. Woodside. w / SSam am M arshall. W oodside.

FFri-Sat: ri-Sat: LLive ive D DJ. J. SSan an JJose. ose.

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

ROSIE R OSIE MCCANN’S MCCANN’S TTue, ue, 8:30-11:30pm: 8:30-11:30pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. N Noo Row. ccover. over. SSantana antana R ow.

RUDY’S R UDY’S P PUB UB Wed, 110pm-1:30am: Wed, 0pm-1:30am: DJ DJ Purple. Purple. Palo Alto. P alo A lto.

SSAN AN JJOSE OSE B BAR AR & GGRILL RILL TTue, ue, 10pm-close: 10pm-close: KKamikaze amikaze KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSHERWOOD HERWOOD IINN NN Wed aand Wed nd SSat-Sun, at-Sun, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: 8:30pm: CChris. hris. TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 8 :30pm: TThomas. homas. SSan an JJose. ose.


WILLOW W ILLOW D DEN EN Wed, W ed, 9 9:30pm: :30pm: Thomas. Thomas. SSan an Jose Jose

WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, TThu, Wed, hu, SSat at aand nd SSun: un: 10pm: 10pm: Vinnie. V innie. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

MOUNTAIN M OUNTAIN CHARLEY’S CHARLEY’S BRITANNIA B RITANNIA A ARMS RMS ALMADEN ALMADEN Wed and Wed and Sun, Sun, 110pm: 0pm: D DJJ Hank. Hank. DJJ B Benofficial. Mon, TThu, hu, 110pm: 0pm: D enofficial. M on, 9pm: Beer Pong. 9 pm: B eer P ong. SSan an JJose. ose.


Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: D DJJ D Dancing ancing ffeaturing eaturing R&B, 9pm: DJJ R &B, TTop op 440. 0. SSat, at, 9 pm: D Dancing R&B, D ancing ffeaturing eaturing CChill, hill, R &B, 9pm: DJJ TTop op 440. 0. SSun un aand nd TTue, ue, 9 pm: D aand nd ddancing. ancing. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Fri: D Fri: DJJ KKay ay Rich Rich and and DJ DJ CCheck heck O.. SSat: Beats O at: G B eats tthe he SSoulchild oulchild Metrorock. DJJ D David Q.. aand nd M etrorock. TTue: ue: D avid Q SSan an JJose. ose.

BRITISH B RITISH BANKERS BANKERS CCLUB LUB Wed: B Wed: Blues lues and and ’’80s 80s music. music. Reggae. TThu: hu: College College night. night. FFri: ri: R eggae. Menlo Park. M enlo P ark.

BRIX B RIX Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm-2am: pm-2am: Whip Whip IItt Out. Out. Breathless. TThu: hu: Playground. Playground. Fri: Fri: B reathless. 9pm-2am: SSat: at: SSinful. inful. Sun, Sun, 9 pm-2am: Afterglow. A fterglow. Mon: Mon: First First SStreet treet Power Hour. CCabaret. abaret. TTue: ue: P ower H our. SSan an JJose. ose.


AVALON A VALON Fri: IIsland Fri: sland SSol ol CComedy omedy JJam am with with DeLina Augie FFrank rank D eLina and and A ugie TT.. SSat: at: Andre A ndre Nickatina, Nickatina, with with DJ DJ Aspect Aspect Nima aand nd N ima Fadavi. Fadavi. SSanta anta Clara. Clara.

AZUCAR A ZUCAR Fri-Sat: SSon Fri-Sat: on de de KKali. ali. SSun: un: Bachata with B achata SSensations ensations w ith JJazzy azzy Mon, JJez. ez. M on, 8pm: 8pm: Salsa Salsa lessons. lessons. TTue: ue: SSalsa. alsa. SSan an JJose. ose.

BLUE B LUE PHEASANT PHEASANT Wed-Sun, TTue, Wed-Sun, ue, 7pm-close: 7pm-close: DJ DJ Big aand nd ddancing. ancing. B ig bband, and, swing. swing. Noo cover. N cover. CCupertino. upertino.

Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: D DJJ A Akustik. kustik. FFri, ri, 8 8pm: pm: DJJ M Mayo. 8pm: DJJ M Mayo D ayo. SSat, at, 8 pm: D ayo DJJ A Akustik. aand nd D kustik. SSun, un, 77pm: pm: LLatin atin Beat. 9pm: Night. B eat. SSun, un, 9 pm: SSonidero onidero N ight. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.



Wed: B Wed: Bachata achata w with ith P Pantea. antea. TThu: hu: with SSalsa. alsa. FFri: ri: SSalsa. alsa. TTue: ue: Salsa Salsa w ith Pantea. Mountain View. P antea. M ountain V iew.



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Wed: H Wed: House ouse P Party. arty. Thu: Thu: Gatos. TThrowback hrowback TThu. hu. LLos os G atos.

TThu: hu: DJ DJ TTosh. osh. CCupertino. upertino.


Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: Salsa Salsa W Wednesdays. ednesdays. Guest DJs. Reggae. TThu: hu: G uest D Js. SSun: un: R eggae. SSan an JJose. ose.




TTue, ue, 9pm: 9pm: Sherrie Sherrie aand nd SSue. ue. No No ccover. over. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Wed: W ed: D DJJ D Davey avey KK.. CCampbell. ampbell. Fri: N Fri: Noche oche V Vaquera. aquera. Sat: Sat: A Azukar. zukar. 9pm: Nostalgia. $8. TTue, ue, 9 pm: CClub lub N ostalgia. $ 8. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.




Wed and Wed and Sat, Sat, 110pm: 0pm: DJ DJ in in tthe he Mix. M ix. SSanta anta CClara. lara. Thu, 9 Thu, 9:30pm: :30pm: D DJJ O Otrebor. trebor. 9:30pm: DJJ O Otrebor. FFri, ri, 9 :30pm: D trebor. SSat, at, 9:30pm: DJJ CC-Note 9 :30pm: D -Note aand nd gguest uest DJs. D Js. Sun, Sun, 3-10pm: 3-10pm: DJ DJ Venom Venom 347 347 DJs. aand nd gguest uest D Js. SSan an JJose. ose.

EELL R RANCHO ANCHO SSPORTS PORTS B BAR AR Fri-Sat, 8 Fri-Sat, 8pm: pm: O Old ld SSchool chool D Dance ance Party. P arty. SSan an JJose. ose.

FFAHRENHEIT AHRENHEIT U ULTRA LTRA LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: R Reggae eggae R Riddims. iddims. Mon, 8pm: Monday Night M on, 8 pm: M onday N ight Madness. 9pm: M adness. TTue, ue, 9 pm: CCollege ollege Night. N ight. SSan an JJose. ose.

FFIBBAR IBBAR MAGEES MAGEES Wed: SSIN. Wed: IN. Sat: Sat: Club Club FFM M plus plus JJersey ersey SShore hore Partay. Partay. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

GGOOSE OOSE LLOONEY’S OONEY’S Thu: Ladies’ Thu: Ladies’ N Night. ight. Fri-Sat: Fri-Sat: O Old ld Milpitas. SSchool. chool. M ilpitas.

THE T HE GRAND GRAND DELL DELL SSALOON ALOON TTue, ue, 9 9pm: pm: LLive ive D DJ. J. CCampbell. ampbell.

PEARL P EARL Fri: M Fri: Masquerade asquerade Ball, Ball, hosted hosted by by with DJJ CChoonation. hoonation. SSat: at: SSassy assy w ith D TTina. ina. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSABOR ABOR T TAPAS APAS B BAR AR Thu: M Thu: Major ajor TThursdays. hursdays. Tue: Tue: Two Two Buck B uck TTuesdays, uesdays, CCollege ollege ddance ance pparty. arty. SSan an JJose. ose.

THE T HE SSADDLE ADDLE R RACK ACK Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: D DJJ H Henry. enry. TThu, hu, 9pm: 9pm: DJJ M Mark. 9pm: DJJ M Mike D ark. FFri, ri, 9 pm: D ike Vincent. DJJ M Mark. V incent. SSat, at, 77pm: pm: D ark. FFremont. remont.

SSAN AN JJOSE OSE B BAR AR & GRILL GRILL Thu: TThursday Thu: hursday Night Night Live. Live. FFririVideo DJJ w with VJJ SSat: at: V ideo KKilled illed tthe he D ith V Vinyl. Mon: V inyl. SSun: un: SSinful inful SSundays. undays. M on: Manic Mondaze. M anic M ondaze. SSan an JJose. ose.

TEMPLE T EMPLE B BAR AR & LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed: W ed: TThe he P Pick ick U Up. p. SSan an JJose. ose.

TOON’S T OON’S Thu: SSJSU Thu: JSU LLatin atin P Party. arty. FFri: ri: Big Big Birthday B irthday Bash Bash Surprise. Surprise. Sat: Sat: Royalty, R oyalty, hip-hop. hip-hop. Sun: Sun: Hip-hop Hip-hop Mon: sshowcase. howcase. M on: FFun un ffor or aall. ll. TTue: ue: Pre-Halloween P re-Halloween ccostume ostume pparty. arty. SSan an JJose. ose.

VOODOO V OODOO LOUNGE LOUNGE Sat, 110pm: Sat, 0pm: D DJJ SSam. am. $ $10. 10. SSan an JJose. ose.

WET W ET Fri: EEpic Fri: pic w with ith D DJJ R Riz, iz, CCrooklyn rooklyn CClan lan EExplosion. xplosion. SSan an JJose. ose.

ZZEN EN LLOUNGE OUNGE Fri: FFabulous Fri: abulous Fridays. Fridays. Sat: Sat: w/DJ D-CCelebrity elebrity SSaturdays aturdays w /DJ D Roc. Mountain View. R oc. M ountain V iew.

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George Washington estimated there was only enough powder for his troops to fire nine shots each. Meanwhile, Native Americans seemed to have no difficulty making bows and arrows, so how tough could it be? Answer: tougher than you’d think. 6. “[A] man may shoot as truly with a bow as with a common musket.” Here’s Franklin’s fatal error. He was thinking of the longbow, which had been used to deadly effect during the Hundred Years’ War at the battles of Crecy (1346), Poitiers (1356) and Agincourt (1415). The longbow was an English specialty—armies on the continent used the crossbow, which generally had less range and was much slower to reload. An archer with a crossbow didn’t stand a chance against one with a longbow. The longbow might have lasted longer, except for one thing: using it effectively required extraordinary strength and skill. The bow, made of tough yew wood, had a draw weight of 80 to well over 100 pounds, something only the strongest modern archers can manage. Training took years—English law long mandated that boys take archery practice starting as early as age 7. Fearsome as it was, the longbow didn’t automatically trump the musket the way it had the crossbow. English armies in the 16th century were sometimes defeated despite their longbows, and by the time of the Spanish Armada the weapon had largely been eclipsed. Other ancient arms still had their uses—the knight’s sword evolved into the cavalryman’s saber and the infantryman’s bayonet. Not so the longbow. Once the English concluded it wasn’t worth their while to train large numbers of archers, the bow’s usefulness in large-scale combat ceased. By Franklin’s day it’s doubtful anyone in the colonies knew how to make a longbow or could have used it. The Native American version hadn’t proven especially effective in combat. Guns had the advantage of simplicity: a kid could pick one up and kill somebody with it, a fact that remains apparent to this day.

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Using demographic data from Nielsen’s, which drilled down into every ZIP Code in the country, the study produced a “customer segmentation profiling research system.” So now every American can know if they are a “Young Digerati” or a member of the “Bohemian Mix.” Or perhaps they live among the “Money and Brains” or the “Big City Blues.” These are just a few of the clever (or corny) monikers used to label 66 distinct lifestyle types, which are reportedly connected to knowable demographic traits, lifestyle preferences and consumer behaviors. To get a sense of whether the marketing gurus were onto something, I decided to take a look at the San Jose ZIP Codes I am most familiar with—as a native, born here, raised here, San Jose State grad, who never moved out of the area (not very exciting, I know). So, 95136: This takes in a bit of Blossom Valley and some of Almaden Valley, where I lived growing up, and where I lived with my own kids until recently. In this area, the lifestyle segments include the aforementioned Money, Bohemians and Digirati, along with American Dreams and Cosmopolitans. Median income in this ZIP is $55,665 on the low end (Bohemian) and tops out at $91,113 (Money & Brains). Mainly white-collar job

holders are found in this ZIP, and most have completed some college or achieved graduate degrees. In general, I’d have to say that the marketers have nailed it on some lifestyle habits in the neighborhood and have missed on others. Sometimes I shop at Costco (Cosmopolitan), other times at Nordstrom (Money & Brains) but never at Express (Bohemian Mix) and rarely at Old Navy (American Dream). I don’t drive any of the cars my neighbors are said to own: Lexus IS, Volkswagen Rabbit, Lexus RS series, Lexus LS or the Audi A4. But on any drive through the 95136, one does see quite a few of these cars. I do buy and rent foreign videos (Bohemian Mix), read the Sunday newspaper (Money & Brains) and watch independent films (Young Digerati). Then I looked at 95116, San Jose’s Mayfair neighborhood, where I lived for several years after getting out of college. Surprisingly, this ZIP’s Top 5 lifestyle groups are identical to 95136, with one switch—the Cosmopolitans are out and Big City Blues are in. And who are these folks? People who are dubbed Big City Blues have a median income of $32,163, are mainly renters, 40 percent Latino, younger (under 35), are employed in a mix of white-collar and service jobs. This segment is largely made of families, many of which are headed up by single parents. “Big City Blues” does seem to sum up my post-college neighborhood. Perhaps the American Dreams, Bohemians and the others are somewhere else in 95112, just not on my old block. —Katherine Thornberry

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