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Cluck of the Dr D Draw raw Challenges to a fr free eee pr press ess are are ground ound slowly gaining gr d in the fform o orm of Iowaa and Minnesotaa bills in Florida, Iow a Minnesot legislatures prohibit possession legislatur es to pr ohibiit p ossession display factoryy and displa ay of videos of factor farming.. F For dairyy and egg meatt, dair farming or the meat, industries pushing ffor bills,, the orr these bills o prohibition makes perfect sense.. pr ohibition mak es p erfeect sense A yyear ear ago, ago, undercover undercover investigators Cattle in vestigators eexposed xposed E6 C attle Company Castro County C ompany in C astro C ounty ((Texas) Texas) dairy tiny wood chaining h i i dair d i y ccalves alv l es in i tin i y wo od bludgeoning skulls crates and bludgeonin ng their sk ulls pickaxes. Last Cal-Cruz with pick axes. L ast JJune, un ne, C al- Cruz Santaa Cruz weree Hatcheries in Sant C wer suffocate livee ffound o ound to grind up and d suff ffo ocate liv chicks.. In A August, Iowa’s chicks ugust, Iow wa’s Hillandale County Farms and Wright Wright r C o ount y Eggs were were fforced o orced to rrecall ecall 550 million m eggs ffor o or

Salmonella contamination. Salmonella contamination. If I ran one of those tho ose operations, operations, I certainly certainly wouldn ’t want want people people with cameras cameras wouldn’t ywhere near my an my facilities. facilities. anywhere F ilthy conditions conditions o Filthy and cruel practices are a e likely ar likely to remain remain legal practices and commonplace comm monplace on U.S. U.S. factory factory farms d their operators operators will farms,, and ccontinue ontinue to t avoid avoid public exposure. exposure. Our only option, o consumers, is as consumers, to stop subsidizing sub bsidizing these conditions conditions and practices practiices at the checkout checkout ccounter ounter by by shifting to wholesome and cruelty-free crueltty--free vvegetables, egetables, fruits and grains s, as well as grain grain- and nut grains, nut-based substitutes subsstitutes for fo or meat and dairy, dairy, now available availa v able in every every supermarket. supermarket. LARRY ROGAWITZ LARR YR OGA AW WITZ | SANTA SANTA ROSA ROSA

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wer weree shocked to find out that their boss, Chief CHRIS CHR RIS MOORE, MOORE, had signed off on Figone’s Figone’ss decision. The cops had appar apparently entlyy forgotten forgotten that Figone signs Moore’s Moore’s paycheck. Meanwhile, Councilmembe Councilmember er Pete Pete Constant, Constant who had just released releassed a detailed plan he said could savee 97 officers’ officers’ jobs, was left holding a memo m resembling resembling Swiss Swiss cheese—his plan p required required that the city apply for for the t full grant. grant. Constant ffollowed ollowed up byy asking Figone to apply ffor or an extensio extension on so the council could consider the matter. m matter . She decided to ignor ignoree that request reqquest entirely. entirely. The POA POA is now in contactt with U.S. Congressman Congressman Mike Honda’s Honda’s office, o which should result result action people in the kind of decisive d have come to expect out of Washington. Washington

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“The tthing h hing ab about out p people eople to today daay ery educ d ated d ab bout thei h ir i is they’ree vvery educated about their chaub sa ch ayys. “The y’re well food,” Schaub says. “They’re d and and tthey hey rread ead aand nd rresearch esearch traveled ff”” ff. ff this stuff. yyss h is m om-an nd-pop sshop hop He says his mom-and-pop arrs aappreciates ppreciates tthe he w ay tthe he of 23 years way baased cchicken b hicken p rocessing p lant Sanger-based processing plant in ngs g. does things.

“Theyy ha “The have ave a gr great eat rreputation eputation ffor or o the w way ay they they raise thei their ir animals animals,,” he sa says. ays y. Maryy Pitman fidgetss when she Mar area off h her processing plant eenters nters tthe he ar rea o er p rocessing p lant where killed. She w here tthe he cchickens hickens aare re k illed. S he prefers p refers ““processed” processed” o orr eeven ven ““put put tto o ssleep”—anything leep”—an nything o ther tthan han naw ord other word rrelating elating to death. never way been ““I’ve I’ve n ever lliked iked tthe he w ay iit’s t’s b een done, d one,” says says the the owner owner and and namesake an namesake Farm ms, whose of Pitman Family Farms, pr oducts include Mar y s chickens, y’ chickens, products Mary’s turkeys turk eys and ducks. ducks. Herr fidgeting is is,, iin n a way, way, part part of of what what has hass led led tthe he ccompany ompany to to invest invest millions millions of of dollars dollars in a PETA-endorsed PET TA-endorsed method m metho d for fo or ds’ lives. lives. ending the bir birds’ O n tthe he ssurface, urface, iitt may may seem seem strange stran nge On Ethical Treatment tthat hat People People ffor or tthe he E thical T reattment of Animals—which believes belie e ves the world’ population should sho ould refrain refrain world’ss population ffrom rom h arming animals animals in in any any way way aand nd harming only diets—would eeat at o nly vvegan egan nd iets—would advocate ad dvocate

method for for the the delivery delivery of of a living living a method animall to to a dinner dinner plate. plate. But, But, as as PETA PETA animal media media specialist specialist Ashley Ashley Gonzalez Gonzallez says, “We “We w an nt to to eliminate eliminate the the worst worst says, want suffering suff ffeering chickens chickens are are enduring right now. now w. The They’re y’re going to be be killed, and if we can can do d it in a less cruel way, way, companies companiess should be be doing it.” The process process Pitman will begin begin using next next month is the second second of its its kind kind in in the the United United States, States, and an nd the the first first west west of of the the Mississippi. Mississippi. The The Anglia Anglia Autoflow Autoflow CAS CAS (controlled (controlled atmosphere atmosphere stunning) stunning) procedure procedure is is as as far faarr a cry cry from from current current slaughter slaughter methods methods as as one one can can get get with with the the end end result result still being being a dead bird. bird. Currently, Currenttlyy, the most popular popular method method involves involves hanging hanging birds birds by by their on their feet feet o n hooks, hooks, which which carry carry them them by belt by conveyor con nveyor o b elt to an electrified water water bath, bath h, then individually prodding prodding each eacch bird bird (by (by hand) hand) with with a high-voltage barbecue ensuree high-voltagge barb ecue ffork o ork to ensur a lifeless liffeeless entry en ntry to the packaging packaging facility. facilitty. Even Even e then, according according to PETA, PET TA A, some some are arre still still alive alive when when their their throats throats are are slit. The The CAS CAS method method involves involves no no hanging, hanging, no n bath, no prodding. prodding. Birds Birds are are loaded loaded into into a large large crate crate and an nd taken tak ken by by conveyor conveyor iinto nto a “gas “gas tunnel, tunnel,” where where


demand, up with dem mand, he said. Currently, Currentlyy, ab about out a tho thousand ousand birds birds a week can can be be produced pr oduced for fo or sale using this method, method, but eexpansion xpansiion plans are are imminent. Mary’s If Mar y’s vision ccatches atches on—and the p popularity opularrity of the ccompany’s ompan nyy’s m ost h uman anely rraised aised ((and and most most most humanely eexpensive) xpensive) products products indicate indicate it’s it’s p ossible—the birds birds we we eat eat will will soon soon possible—the b eated more m e lik mor bee tr treated likee humans than ssome ome h ouse p ets. IIff iitt rremains emaiins a niche niche house pets. mark et, how wever, natural p oultry market, however, poultry pr oducers may may end up fighting for ma for o producers mark et sha are. market share. Mar y’s Chick C en will so on b Mary’s Chicken soon bee the primar ption, and one of just primaryy op option, ttwo wo b rands o hicken aavailable vailable in in brands off cchicken C aliffo ornia Whole W Foods mark keets. California Foods markets.

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In a May 23 editorial ffor or the Washington W aashington P Post, ost, env environmentalist vironmentalist Americans Bill McKibben M Kibb took t k Am A mericans i to task ffor or rrefusing efusing to o make a connection between environmental e envir onmental disasters—including the 2011 climate tornadoes—and clim ate change. His basic message: All the these ese disasters and must be connected an nd only willful ignorance ignoree that. ignor ance allows us tto o ignor different I have a slightly diff errent heree perspective. What we have her communicate is not a ffailure ailure to com mmunicate obvious effects and accept the obviou us eff ects Instead, it’s of climate change. Ins stead, it ’s a communicate ffailure ailure to communica te and accept a critical point of how science s works, scientific literacy without which scienti fic liter acy is meree talki talking rreduced educed to mer ng points. If we pump people full full of ffacts, acts, but about uncertainty, don’t teach them abo out uncertainty y, surprised then we can’t be surp prised when they dismiss anything g that isn’t 100 percent per p cent certain. This is about nuance and uncertainty, uncertainty y, and if thee American those public doesn’t get tho ose things, then we’ll never get climate c change.—MA —MAGGIE GGIE K KOERTH-BAKER, O T H-BAKER, OER BOINGBOING.COM

ncarp I think this gets to the heart of much of the ridiculousness riddiculousness of the ““culture culture wars” wars” by pointing poointing out that it’s it’ss not so much an issue issuue of presenting presenting the facts faacts (facts (ffaacts are are cheap...), cheaap...), but of our means of communicating communicatinng science. We’re We’re trouble if the public continues in serious trouble to follow education follow a model that science s is about “teaching controversies.” contrroversies.” tesselater This piece p of knowledge needs to be on the wall in front front of every science teacher’s teeacher ’s desk, at every science museum, and at every vote for for science funding. OldBrownSquirrel OldBr ownSquirrrel What strikes me is not so much the number n of tornadoes, but the num number ber of ffatalities atalities a and the apparent apparent geographic geogrraphic skew. skew w. Looking Looking at the tornado in Minneapolis (one dead) or the Comfrey-St. Comfrrey-St. Peter Peter outbreak outbreak in 1998 (two dead) d make me

ask why Southern Soouthern tornadoes are are so much more more deadly. deadlyy. Underenforcement Underenffor o cement of regulations might be a factor. factor a r. regulations

TThere here A Are re N Noo More Coms’ Mor ethher‘Dot Coms ’ Att least, there A e shouldn’t be. We’ve We’ve that era. passed tha at er a. Any business of scale and worthy of going public, as LinkedIn did d today in spectacular style, isn’t a dotcom. It’s It’s a rreal eal business, with w significant impact several in sever al important markets. In LinkedIn’s case, those markets include publishing, pu ublishing recruitment, ublishing, recruitment, ecruitment professional and pr ofesssional services. services. So what leveraged if they are are lever aged over a digital platform address? platf orm that that has a ““.com” .com” addr ess? At At this point, poiint, that’s that’s pretty pretty much the entiree US economy entir eeconomy, y, not to mention significant percentage a significa nt per centage of the ““rest rest of the world.” worrld.” tired I’m tir ed of o the easy comparisons to the dotcom dotccom bubble. They simply aren’t ar en’t accurate. accu urate.—JOHN BATTELLE, BATT ELLE, BATTELLEMEDIA.COM BA TT ELLE MEDIA.COM MEDIA COM

Elle Ferrer F rer I don’t Fer don’t think a lot people understand the overall u overall potential—they grasp potential— —they don’t don’t gr asp the concept that thaat these data-driven social technologies technologiees are are just in their creative creative beginnings,, there there is so much more more room room for for growth growth for for serving serving the needs of the information-hungry informationn-hungry consumer. consumerr. Crassus Cr rass a sus I don’t don’t think the reference reference too this being a second bubble has to do with w the fact faact that LinkedIn has a “.com” “.com m” addr address. ess. It It’s ’s that LinkedIn a social media mediia company, companyy, and social media is the new magic pixie dust. Michael Mich hael The “bubble” “bubble” rrefers efers to any compan ny or industry sector whose company valuations ffar aar exceed tr aditional norms, traditional only be justified through through an and can only phrase explanationn that involves the phrase the normal normaal rules don’t don’tt apply apply” or “this this “the differ e ent.” time is different.” John M This is why a lot of people see this as a bubble. I have no doubt Facebook and a Groupon Groupon ar aree valuable and profitable profitable businesses b but I can’t can’t see how they are are getting geetting higher valuations than


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The two executives in question, q Osama Bedier and Stephanie Step phanie Tilenius, Tilenius, now off G Google’s aare re n ow iin n ccharge harge o oogle’s mobile-payments initiative, initiaative, called Wallet, the search Google W allet, which th he sear ch giant press aannounced nnounced at at a p ress conference conference York Thursday. Although in New Y ork o on Thursda ayy. Al though the lawsuit does not refer ref e er to Google Wallet W allet by name, there there is i an extensive discussion of the nascent nasceent ““digital digital wallet”” market and of Bedier Bedier’s wallet B ’s work before hee iin n tthis his area area ffor or PayPal PayPal b efore h January. joined Google in Janua ryy.

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PayPal’s P ayPal’s lawsuit injects injectts a dose of acrimony into what is quickly fiercely becoming a fier cely competitive co ompetitive rrace ace ffor or advantage in the t rrapidly apidly expanding mobile-payments mobile-payyments market. Lar ge corpor ations, from from o Silicon Large corporations, V alley to Wall Wall Street, Street, are a e jockeying ar Valley ffor or position and PayPal’s PayPal’s a lawsuit appears pp intended, at le east in p part,, to least short-cir cuit Google’s ambitions in short-circuit this ar ena. arena. As usual with Google, the company’s As ambitions ar high-flyying. At At the aree high-flying. New Y ork launch, Goog gle said York Google it had lined up several several top-tier corpor ate partners to help roll roll corporate out Google Wallet, Wallet, which which is based technology, including on NFC technology y, inc cluding Citi, MasterCard, MasterC ard, First Data and Sprint on the technology side e, and Macy Macy’s, s, side, Subway, Walgreens Toys Subway y, W algreens and and T oys o “R” Us on the retail retail side. It’s It ’s clear that PayPal PayPal takes takes this extremely seriously, matter extr emely serio ouslyy, and brought it has br ought out the big guns ffor or what could be a long lon ng and battle. unpleasant legal battle e.

P ayPal alle eges that Bedier PayPal alleges trade ““misappropriated misapprop priated PayPal PayPal tr ade secrets secr ets by disclosing them within Google and d to major retailers,” retailers,” upon search joining thee sear ch titan. declined Google dec clined to comment beyond statement. its stateme ent.—S —SAM AM GUSTIN, WIRED.COM/EPICENTER/ W IRED.COM M/EPICENT ER/

frantaylor fr antaaylor y SSoo PPay aayy P Pal aal wants to have a mon monopoly opoly on oper operations ations wher wheree free people can engage in fr ee enterprise. Sounds Sounds like some sort of Stephen Stephen Wright Wrright joke to me. 8x10 IIff they signed a N NononCompetition Competitionn and CConfidentiality onfidentiality contract contract with P PayPal, aayP Paal,, then yeah, they ar aree liable. And And will have havve to pay. payy. Probably Probably big time. frantaylor fr antaaylor SSilicon ilicon V Valley aalley got big pr precisely ecisely be because ecause they D DON’T ON’T enf enforce foorce these contr contracts. a acts. Peter P eterr Chon TTell ell e me Google & eBay: how much m will you make selling our pur purchasing chasing habits h to advertisers? hm? lacertosus lacert tosus I wonder if Google will offer PayPal just off feer too buy P aayP Paal as a settlement!

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ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE CURBSIDE PICKUP WHEN THE NEW PA ARK KING LOT OPENS? Yes. Your enthusiastic response along witth the added convenience, makke it a winner.

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WILL THERE BE A NEW MURAL? Absolutely. In fact, we’ve contacted the origiinal ar tist and he’s designing a new mural to celebrate our new look along with our 20th anniversary. We will follow the progresss and provide updates regularlyy on Facebook.

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VAHL’S CONTINENTAL $$$. Since 1941, Vahl’s has served a wide variety of old-style favorites in warm Alviso comfort. Steaks, lobster and squab are specialties. Full Bar. Closed Mon and Tue. El Dorado and Taylor. 408.262.0731.

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CAPERS Well-heeled sports bar and restaurant. $$$. Capers is a sophisticated restaurant that uses sports as its theme. Well-devised menu full of inventive recipes and delicious finger foods. 11am-10:30pm Mon-Thu, 11am-midnight Fri-Sat and 9:30am-10:30pm Sun. 1710 W. Campbell Ave. 408.374.5777.

LA PIZZERIA Italian. $$. La Pizzeria specializes in simple pizzas that stand on the strength of a few highquality ingredients, expertly prepared. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 11am-10pm SunTue, 11am-11pm Wed, 11ammidnight Thu-Sat. 373 E. Campbell Ave. 408.370.0826. MICHI Japanese. $$. Sushi standards are transformed into palate-awakening presentations; culinary boundaries are stretched. 11am-10pm daily. 2220 S. Winchester Blvd. 408.378.8000 or 378.0838.

NEGEEN Persian. $$. Mira ghasemi, grilled and puréed eggplant in a tomato sauce with scrambled eggs, and kashk-e-bademjan, puréed eggplant topped with mint

and a creamy yogurt sauce, are great, as are the kebabs. Don’t miss the excellent Persian ice cream. 11:30am10pm Mon-Thu, 11:30ammidnight Fri-Sat and 11:30am-9pm Sun. 801 W. Hamilton Ave. 408.866.6400.

PSYCHO DONUTS Donuts. $. Psycho Donuts has taken rings of fried dough into new territory with flavors like apricot, the Cookie Monster (topped with Oreos) and Do-Nilla (sprinkled with bits of vanilla wafers) and the intimidating Psycho Donut, a maelstrom of marshmallow, pretzel and chile powder. 6am-5pm Mon-Thu, 6am11pm Fri, 7am-11pm Sat, 7am5pm Sun. 2006 S. Winchester Blvd #C. 408.378.4540.

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TWIST CAFE AND BISTRO French and American. $$$. Twist describes itself as “American food with a French twist,” but the menu includes Middle Eastern, Asian and Italian influences, too. Cafe 9am-3pm Tue-Sat, 9am-2:30pm Sun; Bistro 59pm Wed-Thu and 5-10pm Fri-Sat. 247 E. Campbell Ave. 408.374.8982.

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ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE American-

Russian. $$. This is a small Russian grocery store with a good little restaurant tucked in the corner. Borscht soup, pelmeni and solyankya sbornaya, a thick soup studded with chunks of mild pork sausage, black olives, pickles and barley all satisfy. 11am-8pm daily. 1712 S. Winchester Blvd. 408.379.6680.

Asian steakhouse. $$$$. Alexander’s is much more than a steakhouse. Add a 500-bottle wine list, multiple dining rooms and Asian-accented ambience and you’ve got a standout South Bay restaurant. Full bar. 5:30-10pm Mon-Thu, 5:30-11pm Fri-Sat and 59pm Sun. 10330 N. Wolfe Rd. 408.446.2222.

SUSHI ZONE Japanese.

CAFE TORRE New Italian. $$$. A gem tucked away in an unassuming little mall, with a sophisticated interior and congenial hosts. Even better is the great pasta and seafood. Beer, wine. 11:30am2pm and 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu and 5-10:30pm Fri-Sat. Closed Sun. 20343 Stevens Creek Blvd. 408.257.2383.

$$. Fun sushi meets fun surroundings in this zone. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm Sun-Thu and 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-10pm Fri-Sat. 75 S. San Tomas Aquino Rd #1. 408.866.1323.

TIGELLERIA. Italian. $$. Tigelleria’s menu centers on fine cheeses and Italian salumi paired with tigelle, free-flowing, piping hot flat-breads the size of mini pitas. The bread forms the addictive heart of the meal. Lunch 11:30am-2pm and dinner 5-10pm daily. 76 E. Campbell Ave. 408.884.3808.

CUPERTINO BAKERY Indian and bakery. $. Don’t be fooled by the name. Cupertino Bakery is really a great South Indian restaurant. Unlike many South Indian restaurants, Cupertino Bakery

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To ready a field for planting, he hooks up a gleaming plow and cuts neat furrows through the earth. The blade of the plow barely makes a sound and its cuts a clean, 18-inch furrow into the beautiful black, loamy soil. The number of people with these skills probably is in the low hundreds. Watching Decater glide the plow over the field, it would be easy to write off his animal-and-solar-powered farm as archaic, silly even. Isn’t that going backward? Decater does use a few tractors to bale hay and perform a few other tasks, but most work is performed by animals, i.e., live power. As for the competition part, he doesn’t compete at all. Long ago, Decater and his wife, Gloria, decided to opt out of the market economy and run Live Power as a community-supported farm. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) has become a fairly well-known term, but as California’s first CSA, Live Power takes the community part much more seriously than most. Stephen grows for a small community of supporters, about 200 families that do much more than buy his produce. They support him and his family, the animals on the farm and the cost of running the entire operation. The farm’s website puts it this way: “In order to have healthy agriculture, we have to have a healthy economic process. The real cost of food is actually based on the cost of taking care of the needs of the farmer and the land on a long-term sustainable basis, which is often not indicated by the current market economic ‘bottom line.’” “If you’re getting a good deal, but the farmer is out of business the next year or the earth is compromised, is that really sustainable?” Decater asks. His answer is clearly “no.” The website goes on, “The associative economic practices employed by community-based farming transform the economic process underlying agriculture from being directed by mechanistic “bottom line” self-interest economic forces to an economic process which is directed by the good of the community as a whole—oriented towards meeting the needs of the earth, the farmer, and the ‘eaters’, reflecting human values and long term stewardship.” Amen to that. Is that communism? No. Capitalism? Certainly not. How about communitarianism? “This is a completely different paradigm,” he says to me over his kitchen table. “My contention is that we won’t have sustainable agriculture until we have a sustainable economic system.” Industrial agriculture and mindless consumer capitalism have brought us to the brink. Continuing to go forward with a broken system means walking right off the cliff. Live Power may look like a throwback with its draft horses, solar power and hand tools, but with a badly broken food system and a world of finite oil resources, Live Power offers a view into the future. Check out www.livepower.org for more on associative economics. —Stett Holbrook

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DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Hong Kong-

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style Chinese. $$$. Dynasty specializes in Hong Kongstyle seafood. The seafood is very fresh, especially the creatures swimming minutes before they arrive on your plate. Good dim sum, too. Full bar. 11am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu and 10am-3pm and 5-9:30pm Fri-Sat. 10123 N. Wolfe Rd. (in Cupertino Square). 408.996.1680.

Italian. $$. You don’t dine here for a quick upscale fix, you dine here for downhome atmosphere. Tender vitello saltimbocca tops the menu. 11:30am-2pm and 59pm Mon-Thu, 11:30am-2pm and 5-10pm Fri and 5-10pm Sat. Closed Sun. 25 E. First St, Morgan Hill. 408.782.7550.

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Italian. $. Bold flavors, fresh ingredients and lavish portions. Casual to dressy. Beer, wine. 10257 S. De Anza Blvd. (plus six other locations, some with full bars). 11:30am-9pm Mon-Thu, 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat and 49pm Sun. 408.253.6532.

FONTANA’S California/ Italian. $$$. A steady performer, Fontana’s rarely disappoints pasta lovers. Beer, wine. 11:30am-9pm Mon-Thu, 11:30am-10pm Fri, 5-10pm Sat and 4:30-9pm Sun. 20840 Stevens Creek Blvd. 408.725.0188.

GOCHI Japanese. $$$. Gochi is a globally inspired izakaya (small plates) restaurant. Most of the food is straightup Japanese fare, but there are a few American, French and Korean twists. Highly recommended. 19980 Homestead Rd. 408.725.0542. LOON WAH Chinese. $. The kitchen produces good wokcentric dishes, but its main draw is fresh, hand-pulled noodles. Casual. Beer, wine. 11am-9:30pm Mon-Thu and 11am-10pm Fri-Sun. 1146 De Anza Blvd. 408.257.8877.

TODAI Japanese. $$. Billed as a Japanese seafood buffet, Todai doesn’t limit itself to Japanese dishes. Pan-Asian and just plain odd specialties rotate. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30-9pm Mon-Fri and 11:30am-3pm and 5:309:30pm Sat-Sun. Cupertino Square mall (near Sears),

MAURIZIO’S AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RISTORANTE

Ragoots offers a menu of recognizable favorites with a gourmet kick—salade niçoise with salmon instead of tuna; flatiron steak with blue-cheese herb butter; smoked salmon and prosciutto fettuccini. 11:30am-9pm Tue-Sat.10am2pm Sun. 17305 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill. 408.201.9200.

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AKANE Japanese/sushi bar. $$. Nigiri and maki treasures are gracefully presented at this attractive restaurant. 11:30am-2pm Tue-Fri, 5-9pm Tue-Sat. Beer, wine. 250 Third St. 650.941.8150. ALDO LOS ALTOS Italian. $$. Downtown Los Altos is ghostly quiet after dark but Aldo has injected some life into this corner of town with its lively wine bar, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere. 11:30am-5pm, Mon-Fri. 5pm-close Sat-Sun. 388 Main St. 650.949.2300.

BEAUSÉJOUR Continental. $$$. Elegant seafood, meat and game dishes lean toward reducing fat without compromising taste. Call for reservations. Full bar. Lunch 11:30am-2pm Mon-Fri; 5-9pm daily. 170 State St. 650.948.1382. CHEF CHU’S Chinese. $$. Speedy service, superb preparation and the ability

to cater to varied tastes keep this landmark in business. Casual. Full bar. 11:30am-9:30pm Mon-Thu and 11:30-10pm Fri, noon10pm Sat, noon-9:30pm Sun. 1067 N. San Antonio Rd. 650.948.2696.

ESTRELLITA RESTAURANT Mexican. $$. Estrellita’s reverence for regional Mexican cooking distinguishes it from the enchilada-and-taco masses. The menu is full of MexicanAmerican standards, but the changing selection of specials make this restaurant a star. Full bar. 11am-2pm, 5-9pm Mon-Thu, 11am-2pm, 5-9:30pm Fri-Sat and 5-9pm Sun. 971 N. San Antonio Rd. 650.948.9865.

LOS ALTOS GRILL American. $$. The handsome Los Altos Grill celebrates big plates of grilled meat and fish with plenty of fixings on the side. Try the spit-roasted chicken, fresh fish and big burgers. The long, horseshoe-shaped bar is a big draw, too. Full bar. 4:30-9:30pm Sun-Mon and 4:30-10pm Tue-Sat. 233 Third St. 650.948.3524.

RESTAURANT ZITUNE Moroccan. $$$. Morocco was colonized by the French and has strong Mediterranean influences, so Moroccan food is familiar, but ingredients like preserved lemon, harissa and argan oil cast an exotic glow. Zitune takes the cuisine to new heights. Lunch 11:30am-2pm Mon-Fri; 5:3010pm Tue-Sun. 325 Main St. 650.947.0247.

SATURA CAKES FrenchJapanese bakery. $. Satura Cakes offers sweet treats for adult tastes. A Japanese take on a French patisserie, these confections are prepared fresh daily and meticulously crafted using the finest organic ingredients. 8am8pm Mon-Sun. 200 Main St. 650.948.3300. (Also 320 University Ave, Palo Alto. 650.326.3393.) SUMIKA. Japanese. $$. Sumika is a Japanese pub, but that doesn’t do it justice. It’s elegant, yet still a great place to drink beer and sake. The specialty is kushiyaki, small bites of grilled chicken,

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ALDO’S Italian. $$$. A warm and engaging atmosphere sets the scene for fullbodied flavors and healthy ingredients. 11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri, 5-9pm Thu, 5-10pm Fri-Sat. 14109 Winchester Blvd. 408.374.1808.

CALIFORNIA CAFE New American. $$$. An innovative approach to Pacific Rim staples makes for some lovely surprises. The ace service matches the smart setting. Full bar. 11:30am10pm Mon-Fri, 10:30am10:30pm Sat, 10:30am9:30pm Sun. 50 University Ave. 408.354.8118.

CIN-CIN Eclectic wine bar. $$$. The heart of Cin Cin’s menu is an eclectic mix of small plates, tapas-size dishes that partner well with a great wine list. 4-10pm Mon-Sat. 368 Village Way. 408.354.8006. .DIO DEKA Greek. $$$. Dio Deka is doing its part to elevate Greek food in Silicon Valley. There’s much to recommend at this handsome restaurant. Most starters are large so they’re best shared. 5:30-10pm Mon-Thu, 5-10pm Fri-Sat, 5-9pm Sun. 210 E. Main St. 408.354.7700.

FLEUR DE COCOA French bakery. $$. Almond croissant. Almond croissant. Almond croissant. Los Gatos’ Fleur de Cocoa is rightly known for its chocolate confections and pastries, but I can’t stop thinking about the little pastry shop’s spectacular almond croissants. There’s plenty of other good stuff and not all of it sweet, like the croque monsieur and the quiche. 7:30am-6pm Tue-Sat and 8am-4pm Sun. 39 N. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.354.3574.

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FORBES MILL STEAKHOUSE Steakhouse. $$$$. When Metro first checked in with Forbes Mill in 2003, it was called “a big, burly brasserie equipped with style as well as substance.” It’s holding up well and still does things in a big way. Dinner 5-9pm Sun-Thu, 510pm Fri-Sat. 206 N. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.395.6434.

GREEN PAPAYA Vietnamese. $$. California cuisine meets Southeast Asia by way of Paris, with inventive updates of clay pot and five-spice authentica. 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm Tue-Sun.. Beer, wine. 137 N. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.395.9115.

I GATTI New Italian. $$$. I Gatti fits like a glove along peaceful Main Street. The chef understands the basics but isn’t afraid to create refreshing twists on traditional recipes. 11:30am2pm. 5-9:30pm Mon-Sat, 5-9pm Sun 25 E. Main St. 408.399.5180.

KAMAKURA SUSHI AND SAKE HOUSE Sushi bar classics. $$. In a smart setting, Kamakura showcases a procession of impeccable sushi and sashimi platters. 10:30am-2pm, 5:30-10pm daily. 135 N. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.395.6650.

LOS GATOS BREWING CO. Brewpub. $$$. Most brewpubs seem to be cooking from the same menu, but executive chef Jim Stump has created a diverse menu of upscale comfort food that goes well beyond burgers and grilled-chicken sandwiches. The handsome woodaccented interior and open kitchen with its wood-fired pizza oven and rotisserie grill add to the restaurant’s appeal. Breakfast 10am-2pm Sat-Sun, lunch 11:30am-3pm and dinner 5pm to 9pm daily. 130 N. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.395.9929.

MAIN STREET BURGERS Burgers. $. Main Street Burgers offers fast food convenience, affordable prices and food made with ingredients that are higher quality and more healthful than what you’d find at the golden arches. 11am-8:30pm

Mon-Thu, 9am-9pm Fri-Sat, 9am-8:30pm Sun. 20 S. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.354.1881.

MANRESA High concept. $$$$. Drawing from produce grown at his own farm, superstar chef David Kinch is blazing a trail of high caliber cuisine that’s as daring as it is delicious. Expensive but worth it. 320 Village Lane. 408.354.4330.

NICK’S ON MAIN American. $$$. Nick’s on Main is a relaxed but elegant bistro full of neighborly charm and is a showcase for owner Nick Difu’s decadent and deeply satisfying style of cooking. 11:30am-3pm and 5-9:30pm Tue-Sat. 35 E. Main St. 408.399.6457. PASTARIA & MARKET Italian. $$. Pastaria offers reasonably priced comfort food in an unpretentious but lively atmosphere. 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu, 5-10pm Fri-Sat and 5-10pm Sun. 49 E. Main St. 408.399.3477.

RESTAURANT JAMES RANDALL Californian. $$$. Chef and co-owner Ross Hanson takes his cues from the seasons and favors a simple, ingredient-driven approach that places it squarely in the California school of cooking. He favors big, robust flavors and large serving sizes to create a kind of California comfort food. Dinner 5:30-11pm Tue-Sat. 303 N. Santa Cruz Ave. 408.395.4441.

STEAMER’S New American. $$$. Styling itself as a grill house, Steamer’s includes rotisserie meats and fragrant grilled chops in addition to fresh fish. Quality control and service are excellent. Full bar. 11:30am2:30pm, 5-9:30pm daily. 31 University Ave. 408.395.2722.

TANDOORI OVEN Indian. $. Tandoori Oven has quickly found its niche in Los Gatos among the burrito joints, sushi spots and upscale restaurants with its madeto-order curry dishes and spicy north Indian fare at good prices. 11:30am-9:30pm daily. 133 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408.395.1784; 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, 408.559.3885; and 109 S. First St., San Jose, 408.292.7222.

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series this week. OK, it sounds like a pretty good year. But still, can it beat battling zombies in the 1983 video for “Jeopardy?” (SP)

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SoFA District, San Jose Fri – 6pm-midnight; free Here comes the SubZERO Festival again, and people aren’t even done talking about last year’s SubZERO yet. Jeff Evans from Campbell’s On the Corner Music said what we all were thinking afterward when he told me: “That’s how you do a street festival.” It’s true. From the fevered, quirky vision of Anno Domini/Two Fish Design’s Brian Eder and Cherri Lakey has come the uniquely

Silicon Valley event that we always needed, fusing high tech and notech, engineered design and artistic chaos, brilliance and absurdity (karaoke ice cream, anyone?). It all came together last year with the headlining collaboration between the Bangerz and San Jose Taiko— the 20 most exciting minutes of live performance that went down in the South Bay in 2010. Thankfully, San Jose Taiko is back again this year, with some new crazy project, along with scores of artists and vendors and music from Game-Boy-powered alt act Glowing Stars, orchestral art rockers the Red Paintings, singersongwriter Benjamin Henderson, the Emerald Hill and more. (SP)

FURTHUR Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View Fri-Sat – 7:30pm; $31-$65.50 The names of the arenas get ever more corporate, and the audiences

get ever more rickety, but Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Furthur vow to keep the long strange trip going. The group, a sort of Grateful Dead v. 2, is making a two-day stand at the Shoreline before soaking the Eastern Seaboard with classic and cult Dead, Dylan and Beatles. (RvB)

QUIET RIOT Avalon Nightclub, Santa Clara Fri – 8:30pm; $15 Quiet Riot initially had some reservations about covering “Cum on Feel the Noize.” They weren’t glam rock, and they didn’t even like Slade. They recorded it one take and forgot about it. Little did they know that that single would make 1983’s Metal Health the first American heavy-metal debut album to ever reach No. 1 in the States, at a time when heavy metal was looked at as being obnoxious and decadent. Which—well, let’s face it —Quiet Riot was. Started in

1973 with Randy Rhodes on guitar and Kevin DuBrow on vocals, the band shuffled members, broke up, reformed and continually put out records throughout the ‘90s and 2000s. DuBrow unfortunately passed away in 2007 from a cocaine overdose. The band is touring again with Frankie Banali on drums, Chuck Wright on bass (both first joined QR in 1982), Alex Grossi on guitar and new vocalist Mark Huff. (BD)

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REDWOOD SYMPHONY Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Jun 4 at 8pm, Mozart Cañada College Main Theatre, Redwood City

EL CA CAMINO YOUTH SYMPHONY JJun 5 at 7:30pm, Flint Center, Cupertino

MISSION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MISSIO Music of Portugal concert, Jun 5 at Mus 3pm, Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, San Jose

VALLEY CHORALE Jun 5 at 4pm, Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino

VIVACE YOUTH CHORUS Jun 5 at 4pm, 4 Westminster Presbyterian Church, San Jose

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THE TUBES top chant-a-longs of 2 Live Crew, Crew the cerebral meanderings of Aesop Rock or the pop-culture references of MC Lars. But Pharoahe Monch’s rep comes from how he raps, with a delivery that uses complex and bizarre multisyllabic patterns. That isn’t to say he doesn’t string together some clever lyrics in the process. Kool Moe Dee mentioned Monch in his book, There’s a God on the Mic, ranking him as the 26th best MC of all time. He wrote that Pharoahe Monch was like “an eloquent linguistics professor moonlighting as a rhyme serial killer terrorist.” Can’t say it any better than that. (AC)

SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY California Theatre, San Jose Sat – 8pm, Sun – 2:30pm; $39-$75 For its final regular-season concert, the symphony presents a tasty program titled “Spices, Bandoneon

& Italy” Italy.” Guest conductor Carolyn Kuan will lead the orchestra in performances of Piazzolla’s Suite Punta del Este, Avner Dorman’s Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! and Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 4, also known as Italian. The emphasis is on percussion, especially in the Dorman piece, which is scored for several keyboard percussion instruments. Soloists Galen Lemmon and Steve Hearn add the stick action, while Seth Asarnow plays the bandoneon on Piazzola’s tango. (MSG)

DIRTBAG DAN X Bar @ Homestead Lanes, Cupertino Sat – 8pm; $8 Dirtbag Dan had to fly all over the world competing in YouTube battle raps before he got the credit he deserved in his hometown of San Jose. He quickly became one of the biggest names in battle rap, thanks to his polarizing persona. His critics

accuse him of being more of a joker than an MC, but anyone familiar with the local underground rap scene knows that Dan has been writing and performing quality rhymes for over a decade. The rest of the world doesn’t know that yet, but that’s changing. After he flew to the Philippines last December to be the first American to compete in their battle-rap league, Fliptop, he released a free mixtape. It’s some of his finest work, a smooth and brilliantly produced party album that shows off Dan’s skillful rapping styles. (AC)

*sun BFD 2011 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View Sun – 11am; $45.50-$65.50

Although there were some great

moments last year (Stanford cheerleaders onstage with Spoon, Courtney Love playing Big Star’s “Thirteen”), I’d say this year’s BFD lineup is even more promising. The main stage offers diversity in the most perverse sense of the word: Linkin Park, fresh off their nuclear-war album (they’re against it, by the way), the Strokes, Snoop Dogg and Cage the Elephant. Last year’s off-the-hook performance from Campbell’s Limousines in the Subsonic Tent got them promoted to the festival stage this year, with Bad Religion, Neon Trees, Airborne Toxic Event and Manchester Orchestra, among others. There’s also a kick-ass lineup of other Bay Area bands, from San Francisco’s up-andcoming rapgirl K. Flay to the South Bay’s own I Am Empire, Beta State and Them Rude Boyz. (SP)

Jun 11 aat 8pm, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

JETHRO TULL Jun 14 at 7:30pm, Mountain Winery

BRITNEY SPEARS W/ Nicki Minaj. Jun 18 at 7pm, HP Pavilion

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Jul 2 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion, San Jose

REV. HORTON HEAT Jul 5 at 9pm, Avalon

SMASH MOUTH Jul 7 at 7:30pm, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

METRO FOUNTAIN BLUES FEST The festival returns with Fountain Blues Festival AllStars Band and Tommy Castro, Jul 9, St. James Park, San Jose

EDDIE IZZARD Jul 16 at 8pm, Shoreline

BLUES TRAVELER Aug 4 at 7:30pm, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

KATY PERRY Aug 12 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion, San Jose

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repetition just as Philip Glass does. Gertrude and her brother Leo were discerning art collectors. Their brother Michael and his wife, Sarah, later of Palo Alto, were key in introducing Henri Matisse to America, bringing some 125 Matisses to California in the 1930s. Gertrude is the subject of two shows this summer. The larger of the two, with photos and furniture, is SF MOMA’s The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde. Leo and Gertrude had some 500 objets d’art in their flat in the 6th Arrondissement. The show reunites that since-dispersed collection. Leo wanted to paint. He did paint with some skill. Sister-in-law Sarah Stein, who lived nearby, also painted. Her notes are the best account of

what it was like having Matisse for an art teacher. Leo and Gertrude went their separate ways around World War I; Gertrude’s lover, Alice B. Toklas, had moved in, and three was a crowd. Besides, Leo hated Picasso’s newest style: “cubico futuristic tommyrotting” was one dismissal, according to author Diana Souhami. Picasso’s cultural bomb Les Demoiselles d’Avignon took the closeness of brother and sister as collateral damage. The show features some wellknown works from the museum’s own collection, such as Matisse’s 1905 Woman With a Hat, the beloved 1908 Girl With Green Eyes and the curvy 1901 bronze Madeleine 1. In fauvist pieces from the early 1900s, Matisse is freeing himself from the spell of Cezanne. The planes of colors, sometimes combed with parallel lines, grow brighter and more unreal. Opposing the argument that Matisse knows nothing of angst is the 1913 graphite sketch Portrait of Harriet Levy, apparently done in hope

of a quick $100. The artist is in an angry mood, and he has a frowning, disenchanted patron for a model. From MOMA in New York comes the portrait of Gertrude by Picasso, a picture famous for giving Picasso trouble. “I can’t see you any longer when I look,” he complained to Gertrude. Finally, after some 90 attempts, he balanced the forces that made up Gertrude. Here she is, shrewd and plain, looking Spanish, monkish, surrounded by browns and turkey reds. “For me it is I,” Gertrude said of this painting. There’s a disturbingly erotic work by Félix Vallotton, with the nude in a more blatant version of the reclining, cache-sexed pose of Olympia and the Venus D’Urbino. She has a catlike look of satiation on her face, and the splay of her fingers suggests how she’s been amusing herself. Matisse’s Blue Nude (1907), from the Baltimore Museum, returns after its centennial appearance in the Bay Area, at the Matisse: Painter as Sculptor show. Burned in effigy after it made its U.S. debut at the 1913 Armory Show, this twisting, startling figure seems ready to break out of two dimensions. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum nearby is Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories. The show isn’t so much about the art of Stein but Stein as art, with modern tributes and numberless portraits. Most are done by the painters she hired after Matisse and Picasso grew too expensive to purchase. Looking at them in a row, you know how Picasso felt trying to sum up Stein. In her 50s, Stein sat for painter after painter. She was stout and berobed, with her hair cut short. She demonstrates an impassivity that made contemporaries think of Roman emperors, but might be more like Edward Curtis’ photographs of Indian chiefs. In all the pictures, one sees the faith Stein had in her judgment: It was a faith these two shows share and justify.

THE STEINS COLLECT Runs through Sept. 6, SF MOMA Seeing Gertrude Stein Runs through Sept. 6 at Contemporary Jewish Museum


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South FIRST FRIDAYS presents

Mission Chamber Orchestra Sunday, 3pm; Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, San Jose; $7–$22 Every year, Mission Chamber Orchestra sets up its instruments in the historic Five Wounds Church of San Jose for a program of music from Portugal. In addition to Luis de Freitas Branco’s Symphony no. 2 and Antonio Fragoso’s Nocturno, the afternoon also comes with a roster of arias and folk songs with guest artists soprano Elizabeth Medeiros Hogue, who hails from San Jose’s Portuguese-American community.

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a diy, artistically bent, hi/lotechno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 3rd to San Jose's SoFA District from 6pm 'til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk you'll find outdoor stages of entertainment plus 100 artists, performers & musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit!

Tongue of a Bird May 27–June 19; Dragon Theatre, Palo Alto; $16–$30 Dragon Productions presents Tongue of a Bird, a moody drama about Maxine, who must go aloft for a doleful mission searching for a lost child in the Adirondacks. In her sleep, she is plagued by nightmares about her own troubled childhood. The show previews (pay what you can) Thursday and has its gala opening Friday.

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Mamma Mia! June 7–12; San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; $20–$69

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Apparently, audiences can’t get enough of Mamma Mia!, from the original play to the movie and now to a reprise of the musical. Broadway San Jose brings the high-spirited show based on the songbook of ABBA to town for a brief one-week run.

hosted by Better Beer Blog

[title of show] June 1–26; Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; $24–$42 It’s not easy writing a hit musical, as the heroes of TheatreWorks’ newest production, [title of show], learn to great comic effect. This backstage tale of young artists working feverishly to finish a musical is a regional premiere for the company. The show previews Wednesday–Friday and opens this Saturday.

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Avenue Q June 1–July 3; The Stage, San Jose; $25–$50 We’re not on Sesame Street anymore, Elmo. The popular Broadway musical about snarky puppets and their human counterparts in New York is the summer treat from San Jose Stage Company production. The show previews Wednesday–Friday; Saturday is the gala opening.

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*stage Dance NEXUS New works in a variety of styles by High Release Dance. Fri-Sat, 8pm. $15/$20. Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto.

Opera OPERA SAN JOSE Performers from the troupe appear in the Classical Music series. Sat, 6pm. Free. Downtown Redwood City.

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The ARTTEC 2011 Summer Concert Series

Brian McKnight with Claude McKnight of Take 6 and BRKN RBTZ

June 9, 7:30pm Multi-platinum Grammynominated McKnight takes the stage in support of his hot new CD “Just Me!” Claude McKnight of Take 6 fame joins him for an unbelievable performance of vocal mastery. Starting at $54

An Evening with The Tubes

Soul Asylum with dada

June 11, 8pm

June 17, 7:30pm

The Tubes, featuring Fee Waybill, bring back their Underground Rock Show the way you remember them! Though their roots are steeped in the classic rock they’ve created, they continue to innovate, evolve and ignite, no matter where they go.

Multi-platinum Soul Asylum is best known for its Grammy Award winning single “Runaway Train,” but 20 years and nine CDs later, the band looks and sounds better than ever!

Starting at $45

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Alt/rock dada exploded on the scene with their acclaimed debut release, Puzzle, and its hit single “Dizz Knee Land.”

Join us in the outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre!

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The popular Broadway musical about snarky puppets and people comes to town in a San Jose Stage Company production. Previews: Wed-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri, 8pm. Opens Sat, 8pm. Regular shows Wed-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Runs thru Jul 3. $25$50. The Stage, San Jose.

CALIFORNIATHEATRE CENTER For summer, the company mounts four productions in repertory. The first presentation is “Around the World in 80 Days.” Thu-Sat, 7:30pm. The second play is “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Sat, 3pm. The whole series runs thru July 24. $10-$25. Sunnyvale Community Center.

CURTAINS A theater-loving detective takes on a whodunit in this musical presented by South Valley Civic Theater. Fri-Sat, 8pm (Jun 3-4 and 10-11), Sun, 2:30pm (Jun 5). $35-$60. Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.

DISTRACTED City Lights’ fifth show of the season is a comic drama by Lisa Loomer about a mother whose child is diagnosed with ADHD. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Runs thru Jun 19. $15-$28. City Lights, San Jose.

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favorite in a Broadway West production. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 1pm. Runs thru Jun 11. $15/$23. Broadway West, Fremont.

LOVEINAMERICANTIMES Rick Lombardo directs Philip Kan Gotanda’s romantic comedy for San Jose Rep. Wed-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 3 and 8pm, Sun, 2pm, Tue, 7:30pm. Runs thru Jun 5. $25$69. The Rep, San Jose.

MACKANDMABEL A musical comedy based on the lives of silent-movie greats Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand; presented by South Bay Musical Theatre. Thu-Sat, 8pm. $15-$23. Runs thru Jun 4. Saratoga Civic Theater.

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COMEDYSPORTZ Fri, 9pm and Sat, 7 and 9pm: Live improv comedy. Fri, 11pm: The Midnight Show. Inside the Camera 3 building, San Jose.

ROOSTERT.FEATHERS Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. $10. Fri-Sat, 8 and 10:30pm, Sun, 8pm: Jimmy Dore. $12-$18. Sunnyvale.

SANJOSEIMPROV MAMMA MIA! A hit musical based on ABBA hits, presented by Broadway San Jose. Runs Jun 7-12. Tue-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2 and 8pm, Sun, 1 and 6pm. $20-$69. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

MOONOVERBUFFALO Bus Barn Stage Company mounts a comedy by Ken Ludwig about backstage misadventures. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm (Jun 5), or 7pm (Jun 12), Wed (Jun 1, 8 and 15, 7:30pm). $24-$30. Runs thru Jun 18. Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos.

MUCHADOABOUTNOTHING A Shakespeare comedy from Arclight Repertory Theatre of San Jose and its Shakespeare on the Square Festival. Regular shows: Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2 and 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Runs thru Jun 4. $15-$25. Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose.

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Wed, 8pm: Laugh Lounge. $10. Thu, 8pm: Sinful Summer Comedy Explosion. $12. Fri, 8 and 10pm, Sat, 7 and 9pm, Sun, 7pm: Norm MacDonald. $25. San Jose.

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Museums OPENING CANTORARTSCENTER “The Art of the Book.” A show about five fine presses in the Bay Area. Jun 1-Aug. 28. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.

CONTINUING ARTMUSEUMOFLOSGATOS “In the Abstract.” Abstract works by artists Paula Schales, Ewa Gavriellov and Neal Boor. Thru Jul 21. Los Gatos.

A new musical-within-amusical about two young songwriters, presented by TheatreWorks. Previews Wed-Fri, 8pm. Opens Sat, 8pm. Regular shows: Wed, 7:30pm, Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat 2 and/or 8pm, Sun, 2 and/or 7pm. Runs through Jun 26. $24-$42. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

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“The Theater of Insects.” Photographs by Jo Whaley. “Life Cycle.” Photos of rare and endangered species by Susan Middleton. “Selections From the Smith Andersen Editions Archive.” Sample of works by

“Illustrated Title Pages: 15001900.” A show of 80 illustrated book pages from the museum’s collection. Thru Oct 16. “True Colors: Rediscovering Pigments of Greco-Roman Marble Sculpture.”Thru Aug 7. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.

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The association contacted local artists and sculptors, and even put up Craigslist ads, but nobody seemed too interested in the project. An artist who had had worked for Jim Henson offered to take on the assignment, but his fees were outside their budget. They finally found a company based in Half Moon Bay that makes metal lawn art. The Downtown Association bought four koalas at first. About a dozen now cling to the trees with adjustable nylon straps that Hon says were suggested by the city’s arborist office. “Now people are noticing them, and they like them,” says Hon.

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The koalas are just the latest in the SJDA’s beautification efforts. After the historic Porter Stock building on First Street burned down in 2008, it was the SJDA that had the panda mural painted on the “green screen” and planted bamboo to cover up the damage. They have put up more artwork around downtown, including a rolling-landscape mural at the northbound San Antonio light rail station on First Street. After tenants left a building on the southwest corner of W. Santa Clara Street and S. Market streets, a homeless man started using the empty alcoves as a toilet. SJDA convinced the owner to erect plywood walls to block the alcoves, and then they found an artist to paint over them. “We want to improve downtown,” Hon says. “We want to make downtown a place to go, live, play and have a quality experience.” In the future, according to Hon, a mural will go up on the bare wall across the street form the soon-to-open Urban Market at the corner of W. St. John Street and N. Almaden Avenue. In the meantime, Hon hopes people will enjoy the koalas. Just don’t slip up and call them “bears.” “Actually, they’re marsupials, not bears,” Hon gently corrects. “That’s a common misconception.”—Ted Cox

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metroactive ARTS 37 the fine-art press in Palo Alto. “Father Hubbard: Trekking Through Alaska.” A historical exhibit about a Jesuit priest from SCU who explored Alaska in the early 20th century. “Paul Locatelli, S.J.: Photographs.” All run thru Jun 12. Santa Clara University.

EUPHRATMUSEUMOFART De Anza College Student Art Show. Thru Jun 14. De Anza College, San Jose.

HISTORYPARKSANJOSE “Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy.” A show dedicated to the many biological specimens collected by the naturalist. Runs thru Sep 11 at Pacific Hotel. “Celebrating Local Artists.”Thru Sep 18 at Pasetta House, History Park, San Jose.

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ANNODOMINI “Art of Zines 2011.” With many examples from the publishing undergrounds. Jun 1-25. For South First Friday and SubZERO, Yumi hosts a zine party. San Jose.

ARTARKGALLERY “If Only.” A solo sculpture exhibit by DIana Mihalakis. The artist will perform her poetry on Fri, 7:30pm, for the opening. (Call 408.691.5393 for viewing days and hours.) San Jose.

HIGHERFIRECLAYSPACE Clay vessels by Hsin-Chuen Lin. The artist will conduct a demonstration for South First Friday, 7-11pm. San Jose.

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“Laboratory.”The museum’s new Beta Space hosts experimental shows. First exhibit features installations by Kevin Appel and Ruben Ochoa. Runs thru Aug. 14. “Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern and Contemporary Art From India.”Thru Sep 4. “Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits.” Thru Jun 5. “The Modern Photographer: Observation and Intention.”Thru Jul 3. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

“Layers of Age in Monster Land.” Installation and paintings by Sean and Steven Sczepanik. Jun 1-25. San Jose.

SANJOSEMUSEUMOFQUILTS &TEXTILES “Primary Structures.” A look at sculptural art knitting. “Southwestern Banded Blankets: Three Cultures, One Horizon.” Thru Aug 7. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. San Jose.

TECHMUSEUMOF INNOVATION Exhibits about science, technology and the world. Ongoing. Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm, Thu-Sun, 10am-8pm. San Jose.

TRITONMUSEUMOFART “Non-Traditional Landscapes.” Six artists display abstract images of landscape settings. Thru Jul 20. “Fire Strokes, in Memory of Won Choe.” Paintings by Mirang Woone.”Thru Jul 10. Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun, 11am5pm, Thu, 11am-9pm. Santa Clara.

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“The Punks of Steam Part One.” Pieces by local steampunk artists. Jun 1-30. For South First Friday, Jon Bruneau presents a video show in front, plus music by Quasimodal. San Jose.

WORKS/SAN JOSE “Out of State 2011.” The first show at the gallery’s new space features pieces by SJSU BFA grads. Jun 1-18.

SOUTH FIRST BILLIARDS For South First Friday, the club hosts a night of art and music called “The Creative Flow,” with MESHCollective. San Jose

CONTINUING ANNODOMINI “What He Meant by the Self Was Simply Our Truest Nature, Our Natural State.” New works by self-taught New York artist Jeremiah Maddock. Thru Jun 18. San Jose.

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The Plein Air artists collective shows works by its members, plus wine and live music. Sat, 11am-5pm. Los Gatos Town Plaza.

“Visions of Childhood.” A show of works by California women artists presented by Peninsula Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Thru Jul 9. Mon-Fri, 9am5pm. San Mateo.

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“Navigations of the Fantastic.” A group show by Elizabeth Gomez, Betty Davis, Jose Arenas and Veronica Felix. Jun 3-Aug 13. The artist conduct a walk-through for South First Friday. Wed-Thu, noon-7pm, Fri-sat, noon5pm. San Jose.

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MAIN GALLERY “Mysterious.” A show by six local artists. Jun 1-Jul 3. Reception Jun 11, 6:30pm. Wed-Sun, 10am3pm. Redwood City.

METRO LOBBY “Lost San Jose: Signs of Exhaustion.” Photos by Josh Marcotte. Opens Jun 3. Metro, San Jose.

PHANTOMGALLERIES “Defragmentation 66.” An installation by MIchele Guieu. Jun 1-Jul 23. Storefront windows on South First Street, San Jose.

PHO69 The restaurant provides live

Jazz portraits by Bruni, plus sports art by Mark Gray. Thru Aug 31. Daily, 1-6pm. San Jose. “Barbarians and Beauties.” New works about the life conflicts of women by Sandi Billingsley. Runs thru Jun 24. Opera singers perform for South First Friday this week. San Jose.

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FILOLI “Expressions in Watercolors.” Thru Jun 5. Tue-Sun, 10am-3pm, Sun, 11am-3pm. Woodside.

GOODKARMAVEGANCAFE “Alviso Slough.” Photographs by Josh Marcotte of the forgotten slice of Silicon Valley. Thru Jun 24. San Jose.

LOSGATOSCOMPANY “Variations, Different Faces of the Same Place.”Oil paintings of Los Gatos by Riki R. Nelson. Los Gatos.


“A Common Balance: Impossible Dream’n.” A sculptural installation in the Project Space Gallery in the form of a “grow lab” investigating biodiversity. Thru Jul 17. Thu-Sun, 11am-3pm. Saratoga.

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SANJOSEINSTITUTEOF CONTEMPORARYART “Size Matters.” A group show about concepts of scale. Thru Jun 18. “Powers of Ten.” A 1968 documentary short by Ray and Charles Ames. Thru Jun 11. “Urgency.” Large wooden installation by Mike Rathbun. Thru Jun 4. Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

SANTACLARACITYHALL Biennial “Indoor Sculpture Exhibition.”Thru Sep. Santa Clara.

STANFORDARTSPACES Paintings by Haiying Wang, digital art by Mark McAfee Brown, photography by Gabe Sheen. Thru Jul 23. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm. Paul G. Allen Art Spaces Gallery, Stanford campus.

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A booksigning with the author of “The Great Night.” Wed, 7pm. Free. Kepler’s, Menlo Park.

Bay Area chefs show off their newest dishes in a culinary special event called “The Art of Dining.” Sun, 5:30-8:30pm. $175. Montalvo Arts Center.

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The author of the novel “Room” appears for a book event. Thu, 7pm. Free. Kepler’s, Menlo Park.

MELISSA MARR The children’s author talks about her scary new book for adults, “Graveminder.” Fri, 7pm. Free. Kepler’s, Menlo Park.

*events ARTS, CRAFTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL With handmade goods by area artisans, plus live entertainment. June 4–5, 9am–6pm. Free. Casa de Fruta, Hollister.

CELEBRATE JOHN MUIR A day for families to learn about the great naturalist. It features nature activities and music for children by Linda

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With authentic food, live music and arts and crafts. Fri, 5-10pm, Sat, 11am-10pm, Sun, 10am-9pm. Free. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose.

REDWOOD MOUNTAIN FAIRE A weekend of arts and crafts, live music and fun for kids with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit organizations. Sat-Sun, 11am–7pm. $13–$30; kids 10 and under, free. Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton.

ST. CLARE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL The school hosts its annual festival of family fun, including music, a rummage sale, carnival rides, arts and crafts and a barbecue. FriSun. Free. St. Clare School, Santa Clara.

ST. PIUS FESTIVAL The theme at this year’s annual family-fun weekend event is “Peace, Love, Festival!” Fri-Sun. St. Pius Church, Woodside.

SUNSET CELEBRATION WEEKEND Annual open house for the magazine, with demonstrations, food and entertainment. Sat-Sun, 10am–5pm. $12–$16; children 12 and under, free. Sunset Magazine, Menlo Park.

SUNNYVALE ART AND WINE FESTIVAL Wine tasting from regional wineries, beer, food and crafts booths and more. With lots of live music both days. Sat-Sun, 11am–6pm. Free. Washington and Sunnyvale avenues, downtown Sunnyvale

SWING INTO SUMMER A fundraiser for Valley Medical Clinic with big-band music by Full Spectrum, food from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme and artisanal wines. Sat, 7:30-10pm. $100 (call 408.885.5299 for details). Lexus of Stevens Creek Rooftop, San Jose.

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a playboy, first seen painting flowers on the back of a bathing courtesan. We learn the source of this wastrel’s heartbreak: the lover (Lao Hei) he can never have. Yao has been shepherding her film during some two prize-winning years on the festival circuit. Empire of Silver celebrates the kind of bankers marked as old-regime villains in most of the nation’s histories. Wasn’t this subject too thick for the Chinese government? I ask. She laughs: “China is the most capitalistic country in the world! The one advice they gave me was to be careful of the sex scene. They said, ‘We have 6-year-olds in the

audience, because we don’t have a rating system.’” A 2-minute sex scene was cut to 10 silent seconds. The American version is intact. Empire of Silver is based on a three-volume novel by Cheng Yi, written 15 years ago. The director says of the book, “Stylistically, it’s very traditional. It’s old-school social realism. The most important thing in the novel for us was the research about banking. When I first started on this film, I went to some scholars. They said, ‘You should deal with two aspects of these bankers: one is the system the bankers established, and the other is their ethics. If you don’t do both, don’t even touch the subject matter.’” Yao had made what she describes as “very short films” before, but nothing like this. She shot in four Chinese provinces and 13 cities. She tried to avoid the woodenness of the usual inexpensive Red Army extras by using local people instead, both local officials and farmers. Yao recalls that a village woman asked one of

the producers, “How do I look? I’ve never worn makeup before.” It seems like an easy economic decision to shoot in the desert, but this, too, was a struggle. The company recruited legions of camels: “They walked two nights and a day for one shoot, worked for one day, and then walked two nights and one day home.” The Gobi isn’t as pristine as it once was; people drive there to spin out their four-wheelers, just as they do in the Mojave. Replacing the sand over the tire tracks cost $20,000. “We could only do what we did because of the line producer Li Congxi. He was with the Army studio. He’d done a lot of big productions, and therefore he wasn’t afraid. All the other line producers I met said, ‘Three transfers, and no more than three.’ We did nine transfers, with 200 trucks, searching for the best scenery.” Ultimately, Yao put in a lot of mileage on her own car: “I checked my odometer when it was done, and I had enough mileage to have crossed China five times.” Yao came to America from Taiwan in 1973 to study. She earned a doctorate in Asian Theater at Stanford and also trained as an actor at San Francisco’s ACT. Her doctoral studies were on love drama: stories of star-crossed romances, written by Chinese scholars and bureaucrats as consolations for their own unhappiness. The love story in Empire of Silver is as important to her as the theme of business ethics: “Businesses worldwide, not just in China, are going off-track. The film deals with relations between men, between men and money, and between man and himself.” Yao doesn’t mention between men and women, though they shape the story in their absence. She says: “My own definition of true love is that it transforms you—you’re a different person when you come out. If you go in and come out the same way, you probably loved yourself more.”

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EVEN THE RAIN (2010) One of most interesting movies about Columbus Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen. A disenchanted director (Gael GarcĂ­ a Bernal) is sent to Cochobamba to ďŹ lm a biopic about the conqueror. The locations donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look much like the Caribbean, but the producers are cheap, the locals are poor and, to the people in charge, an Indian is an Indian. When Boliviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water wars heat up as a result of privatization, the underpaid cast and crew are caught in an insurrection. Director IcĂ­ar BollaĂ­n shoots the resulting chaos with intensity worthy of Costa-Gavras. (Plays Jun 3 at 6:30pm at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center; sliding-scale food and quick lecture on the situation in Bolivia before ďŹ lm.) (RvB)

MY PERESTROIKA (Unrated; 88 min.) A documentary about Russians living through the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)

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THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938/ INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1938/1933) The S.S. Gigantic and the S.S. Colossal race across the Atlantic to see which is the fastest. Unbeknownst to the Colossalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backers, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unluckiest man, T. Frothingell Bellows (W.C. Fields), has been ordered to board the ship by the rival owners of the Gigantic. The Giganticâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conniving owner is indeed Bellowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own twin brother, S.B. Bellows (also Fields). Unfortunately, Frothingell goofs and boards the wrong ocean liner. This ploy is compounded when the Gigantic rescues, from a shipwrecked yacht, T.F. Bellowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; equally unlucky daughter, Martha Raye. See, they call these musical-comedy plots intricate when actually itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of summing them up right. BILLED WITH International House. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a race to China to be the ďŹ rst bidders on the amazing new invention: television. In the lead, Fields pilots his propeller-equipped automobile, The Spirit of South Brooklyn, into the lobby of the International House Hotel. This 70-minute stream-ofconsciousness comedy includes Rudy Vallee, Bela Lugosi (as a

Russian warlord), George Burns and since-forgotten radio comedian â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colonel Stoopnagle.â&#x20AC;? (Plays Jun 8-10 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) The opening ďŹ lm for this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Starlight Cinema. One still misses John Belushi, and maybe you have to have been stranded on the roadside many times by those lousy Detroit clunkers of the 1970s to truly appreciate the spectacle of their punishment: watching them get blown up, smashed and dropped. There is no forgiveness, however, for the underuse of John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway and James Brown, all of whom make Belushi and Dan Aykroydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silly but unbelievably popular tribute act look as minor as it was. The screening includes a Blues Brothers look-alike contest and music beforehand. (Plays Jun 8 at sundown in San Jose at San Pedro Square; free.) (RvB)

MEN IN BLACK/MEN IN BLACK II (1997/2002) Will Smith plays an NYPD ofďŹ cer who encounters K (Tommy Lee Jones) of the extraterrestrial monitoring secret

police the Men in Black: their quarry is a rogue alien (the hilarious Vincent Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Onofrio) in a borrowed, illďŹ tting human skin wrapped badly on his exoskeleton. BILLED WITH Men in Black II. An inexpensive syndicated TV true-life mystery show (hosted by Peter Graves) tells the backstory of a mysterious alien visitation, restaged with Ed Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;level effects. This sets up the rampage of a multitentacled extraterrestrial named Serleena (Lara Flynn Boyle). To combat this female alien menace, the team is reunited, together with a civilian witness to an alien murder, Laura (Rosario Dawson). (Plays June

3-5 in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)

NILES FILM MUSEUM Jun 4: Charlie Chaplin days in Niles, meaning a retrospective of ďŹ lms by the most famous man who lived there. The Kid (1921) is simultaneously Chaplinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sentimental and hard-edged silent ďŹ lm in which a slum-dwelling tramp cares for an abandoned child (Jackie Coogan). Plus The New Janitor (1914) and The Bank (1915). Judy Rosenberg at the piano. (Plays Jun 4 in Fremont at the Edison Theater.) (RvB)

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;MARVELOUSLY ROMANTIC. A CREDIBLE BLEND OF WHIMSY AND WISDOM.â&#x20AC;? -A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A JOYOUS DELIGHT! IN THIS BEGUILING AND THEN BEDAZZLING NEW COMEDY, NOSTALGIA ISNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T AT ALL WHAT IT USED TO BEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SMARTER, SWEETER, FIZZIER AND EVER SO MUCH FUNNIER.â&#x20AC;? -Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL

â&#x20AC;&#x153;EXHILARATING! BRIMS OVER WITH BRACING HUMOR AND RAVISHING ROMANCEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; INFUSED WITH SEDUCTIVE SECRETS. OWEN WILSON IS PITCH PERFECT. MARION COTILLARD IS SUPERB.â&#x20AC;? -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE



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Revivals BABES IN ARMS/42ND STREET (1939/1933) Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland (in her ďŹ rst ďŹ lm after The Wizard of Oz) star as a pair of kids who decide to put on a show; numbers include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Or When.â&#x20AC;? BILLED WITH 42nd Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sawyer, you listen to me and you listen hard. Two hundred people, 200 jobs, 200,000 dollars, ďŹ ve weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend on you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go on and got to give, and give and give! Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to like you, got to! You understand! Sawyer, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going out a youngster, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to come back a star!â&#x20AC;? The focus on the hard work of musicalmaking was Warner Bros.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; province, and it ďŹ t in with the other socially conscious ďŹ lms they were creating at the studio. The theme worked so well that it was reprised a dozen times in different Warner Bros. ďŹ lmsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;powered with choreographer Busby Berkeleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheeling, marching and military drilling of chorus girls, and sweetened with the adorable but never cloying Ruby Keeler and her swain, Dick Powell. (Plays Jun 1-3 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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A STAR IS BORN (1954) The classic version of the story of the rising star vs. the falling star, with Judy Garland as the singer who is brought to fame by her husband, the harddrinking actor Norman Maine (James Mason). It’s Garland’s most interestingly high-strung role. Garland looks nearer to ruin than her co-star; she is as brittle as glass. Mason, on the other hand, looks as if he has years of coasting left in him. (Plays Jun 4-6 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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Sixties Reset OVERLOADED and overcharactered, X-Men: First Class is a movie about the 1960s. Like all movies about the 1960s made past the year 1995, it assumes that every historical moment in that decade happened at the same time. James McAvoy plays the young professor Xavier, the world’s most powerful psychic; Michael Fassbender is Erik, later to be master of magnetism Magneto. The conflict of two worthy adversaries resembles, roughly, the Martin Luther King Jr./young Malcolm X dispute. Cold War paranoia and the Cuban Missile Crisis add historical resonance to the coexistence vs. destruction plot. CIA liaison Moira (Rose Byrne) and the mutant Raven, later Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), add their personalities to the struggle.

clad psychic moll named Emma Frost (January Jones). This is, as it sounds, fun.

But there’s also a ’60s spy-movie motif, complete with split-screen techniques, miniskirts and Austin Powers pickup lines. Fassbender is very suave in black turtleneck or scuba suit as he goes on the trail of a powerful ex-Nazi. Appropriately for how well Fassbender carries himself as an international assassin, the ex-Nazi has become a Bond villain. He, Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) has a private nuclear submarine loaded with a serious collection of post-Impressionist art, a literally Satanic henchman (Jason Flemyng) and a lingerie-

Vaughn could have gotten more punch from less blather about healing and more news about the characters we came to see. We don’t get the sense that Xavier ever had childhood trouble because he read the wrong mind; we don’t see the two adversaries agree that people are often no good. And Xavier has no hothead tendencies even when he’s young. Lack of dramatic groundwork leads to the uninspiring finale: a moment of caped and cowled menace made dismayingly comic.—Richard von Busack

But it wasn’t enough. As per the title, someone also thought this movie should be a Harry Potter adventure—thus the dead-on-the-screen scenes of the students sharing Cokes, Oreos and “The Hippy Hippy Shake.” By the finale, director O$D\e1 Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass) =`ijk:cXjj is lining up his mutants like PG-13, 132 min. a boy playing with action Opens Friday figures. Vaughn’s strength, not that I admire it, is to take cartoon violence and make it go too far; as when Erik hits the warpath, smashing up a room or using barbed wire to snake up Russian guards.

(R; 125 min.) Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a Milwaukee woman going downhill. Her ex-boyfriend (Jon Hamm) uses her for sex. Suddenly, Annie’s best pal, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), announces her impending marriage. Lillian also introduces a new gorgeous friend (Rose Byrne) who elbows Annie aside and takes charge of the wedding. The wedding planning becomes more pretentious, more expensive and ever more humiliating for Annie. Wiig is at her most comically nonchalant as the desperation seeps out of her pores. In her capacity to register degrees of comedic suffering, this actress suggests what happens when like when a movie is really loose down deep in its soul, and is not just wobbly and formulaic. But Judd Apatow was the executive producer, and Bridesmaids is shaped like an Apatow film: it’s a half-hour too long. Though it’s released as a chick-flick alternative, we still get the traditional pointless fight between Annie and her new man (Chris O’Dowd). (RvB)

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Unrated; 90 min.) The material here probably never should have been stretched to feature length, but it is memorable. Werner Herzog (possessed of the satisfyingly angst-ridden “I only am escaped alone to tell thee” tones) narrates as he goes underground to the caves of Chauvet-Pont D’Arc in the Ardeche region of France. This trove of 30,000-year-old cave art has been sealed from the world for most of that time. Officials limited his access in hopes of protecting these cave paintings from the kind of degradation that’s occurred at Altamira. Herzog wasn’t allowed to use anything but cold electronic

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lights and small cameras. He filmed in 3-D to get the contours of the surfaces where the drawings are sealed under millennia of crystal deposits. They are perplexingly beautiful. The overlapping profiles of a quartet of horses seem like the birth of perspective in art, though Herzog himself forecasts cinema in the blur of their legs. Herzog’s enthusiasm and discursiveness will be too much for some, but the visit is one of a kind. (RvB)

THE DOUBLE HOUR (Unrated; 95 min.) Robert Redford once said that Americans dislike any movie that they can’t decipher within 10 minutes. First-time director Giuseppe Capotondi’s Italian neo-noir is then the most un-American and intriguingly plotted film of the year, shifting unsettlingly from supernatural mystery to tragic romance to tight thriller. Seemingly disparate early scenes such as a hotel suicide and a maid’s airing of a red bedspread fold back into the film. Chambermaid Sonia (Kseniya Rappoport) meets security guard Guido (Filippo Timi) speed-dating. They tentatively fall in love, until a botched robbery separates them. Although perhaps overly schematic with one plot twist too many, Double Hour’s rueful love story delivers a Memento with heart. (DH)

EVERYTHING MUST GO (Unrated; 100 min.) A loose version of Raymond Carver’s short story “Why Don’t You Dance?” Will Ferrell plays an alcoholic who decides to clean house by having the garage sale to end all garage sales. (RvB)

THE FIRST GRADER (PG-13; 103 min.) The story of a Kenyan teacher (Oliver Litondo), who used to fight with the Mau Mau but now wants to help children. Based on a true story.

THE HANGOVER PART II (R; 102 min.) Maybe the saddest words in the movie, as the ensemble stirs from an evening of blackout debauchery in Bangkok: “I think it happened again.” The script takes far too much time to explain why Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) got back together in the first place. There’s a hostage this time (Mason Lee, Ang’s son, as a Stanford pre-med). And there’s no place for women. Look at Lee unveiled, and see the final destination of the bromance film. It’s hard to get into the spirit of things until Ken


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HESHER (R; 102 min.) A nasty kid (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) insinuates himself into the garage, and then the home life, of a normal familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; eventually, and weirdly, bringing them some form of enlightenment. Also stars Rainn Wilson, Piper Laurie and Natalie Portman.

INCENDIES (R; 130 min.) A dire melodrama of ďŹ&#x201A;abbergasting coincidence, based on the all-too-true history of how Lebanon tore itself apart in the 1980s. A morose, scarred woman, Nawal Marwan (Lubna Azabal), dies in Quebec. In her last testament, she asks her alienated twin children, Jeanne and Simon (MĂŠlissa DĂŠsormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette), to go to Lebanon and deliver a pair of letters. One is meant for their father, whom they never knew; the other is for the brother they never knew they had. The juicy horror of the ďŹ nal revelation is probably meant to refer to the tangled roots of Lebanonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fratricide; instead it seems like a creaky melodrama, a new version of Madame X. (RvB)

culture-vultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of Play It Again, Sam. Midnight in Paris is a harmless, gentle nothing, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a moldy vision of the city during its era of artistic adventurousness. (RvB)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (PG-13; 137 min.) A three-way race for the fountain of youth tangles Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), an old girlfriend (PenĂŠlope Cruz) and the ever-rotting Barbossa. Geoffrey Rush takes over the ďŹ lm through sheer avidity; he has become a privateer, and his attempts to ape courtly manners are the funniest thing in a movie coming up short on comedy. The younger love interest is heavily Twilighted, with a chaste Christian meeting vampire mermaid. (RvB)

decoration, requiring no duties. None among them is ready for what sword-ďŹ ghting entails. Unfortunately, the shogunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Lord Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki), is a Caligula type. Recruited to do something about the situation is Shinzaemon, played by Koji Yakusho, maybe the most stirring Japanese actor since Mifune. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a suicide mission; the rebels will be greatly outnumbered. The time honored mixed-bag group of ďŹ ghters is assembled: most ďŹ&#x201A;amboyant is Yusuke Iseya as a ragged, mosquito-bitten warrior who is lethal with a sling. The ďŹ lm

is capped with a war to end all samurai battles, and frankly you hope it does. (RvB)

THOR (PG-13, 130 min.) Cast to earth in rural New Mexico, the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) must redeem himselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even as his disposed brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) schemes to keep him in exile forever. The part of Thor is a starmaking performance for Chris Hemsworthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an Australian actor who remembers the old ways of movie heroism. Director Kenneth Branagh ďŹ nds the perfect tone

of nobility without too much loft. The movie has its Shakespearean side; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as full of grand, ringing voices as it is of ďŹ ght scenes and ďŹ reworks. Natalie Portman is endearing as the scientist befuddled by the arrival of a god. She looks pleasingly discomďŹ ted to be close to someone who is betterlooking than she is. The witty script (co-written by former Metro staffer Zack Stentz) reďŹ&#x201A;ects 1950s ďŹ lms about the perplexity of scientists in the bomb-haunted New Mexican desert meeting a creature from another world. (RvB)

Kick off your summer with Judy Moody and join us for a special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pajama Partyâ&#x20AC;? screening on Saturday, June 4 in Santa Clara!

PRIEST (PG-13; 87 min.) An adaptation of a graphic novel series. In a futuristic world, a priest ďŹ ghts vampires. Stars Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Brad Dourif, Christopher Plummer (!?) and Mädchen Amick (forever beloved as Shelly Johnson on Twin Peaks). Showing in 3-D in some theaters.

13 ASSASSINS (R; 126 min.) Takashi Miikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excitingly novel take on the samurai ďŹ lm. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the late 1800s; samurai are used to rank as a

JUMPING THE BROOM (PG-13) A comedy about two marriage ceremonies overlapping. Stars Angela Bassett and Paula Patton.

KING FU PANDA 2 (PG; 90 min.) A sequel to the popular animated ďŹ lm.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13, 94 min.) Whatever happens, one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go wrong ďŹ lling up the screen with Paris. Woody Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest includes some sweet vistas. Owen Wilson is Gil, a disenchanted Malibu screenwriter who wants to be a novelist. As a result, he gets midnight visitations by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda. (The gilded couple is played by Tom Hiddleston, Loki in Thor, and Alison Pill.) The nights continue, and Gil meets the artistic and literary lights of the 1920s, magically reincarnated. One night, he meets a ďŹ&#x201A;apper (Marion Cotillard) with a similar yet drastically different taste for nostalgia. The not very pungent point is stretched into a

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A STAR IS BORN (1954) The classic version of the story of the rising star vs. the falling star, with Judy Garland as the singer who is brought to fame by her husband, the harddrinking actor Norman Maine (James Mason). It’s Garland’s most interestingly high-strung role. Garland looks nearer to ruin than her co-star; she is as brittle as glass. Mason, on the other hand, looks as if he has years of coasting left in him. (Plays Jun 4-6 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

Reviews BRIDESMAIDS

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Sixties Reset OVERLOADED and overcharactered, X-Men: First Class is a movie about the 1960s. Like all movies about the 1960s made past the year 1995, it assumes that every historical moment in that decade happened at the same time. James McAvoy plays the young professor Xavier, the world’s most powerful psychic; Michael Fassbender is Erik, later to be master of magnetism Magneto. The conflict of two worthy adversaries resembles, roughly, the Martin Luther King Jr./young Malcolm X dispute. Cold War paranoia and the Cuban Missile Crisis add historical resonance to the coexistence vs. destruction plot. CIA liaison Moira (Rose Byrne) and the mutant Raven, later Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), add their personalities to the struggle.

clad psychic moll named Emma Frost (January Jones). This is, as it sounds, fun.

But there’s also a ’60s spy-movie motif, complete with split-screen techniques, miniskirts and Austin Powers pickup lines. Fassbender is very suave in black turtleneck or scuba suit as he goes on the trail of a powerful ex-Nazi. Appropriately for how well Fassbender carries himself as an international assassin, the ex-Nazi has become a Bond villain. He, Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) has a private nuclear submarine loaded with a serious collection of post-Impressionist art, a literally Satanic henchman (Jason Flemyng) and a lingerie-

Vaughn could have gotten more punch from less blather about healing and more news about the characters we came to see. We don’t get the sense that Xavier ever had childhood trouble because he read the wrong mind; we don’t see the two adversaries agree that people are often no good. And Xavier has no hothead tendencies even when he’s young. Lack of dramatic groundwork leads to the uninspiring finale: a moment of caped and cowled menace made dismayingly comic.—Richard von Busack

But it wasn’t enough. As per the title, someone also thought this movie should be a Harry Potter adventure—thus the dead-on-the-screen scenes of the students sharing Cokes, Oreos and “The Hippy Hippy Shake.” By the finale, director O$D\e1 Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass) =`ijk:cXjj is lining up his mutants like PG-13, 132 min. a boy playing with action Opens Friday figures. Vaughn’s strength, not that I admire it, is to take cartoon violence and make it go too far; as when Erik hits the warpath, smashing up a room or using barbed wire to snake up Russian guards.

(R; 125 min.) Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a Milwaukee woman going downhill. Her ex-boyfriend (Jon Hamm) uses her for sex. Suddenly, Annie’s best pal, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), announces her impending marriage. Lillian also introduces a new gorgeous friend (Rose Byrne) who elbows Annie aside and takes charge of the wedding. The wedding planning becomes more pretentious, more expensive and ever more humiliating for Annie. Wiig is at her most comically nonchalant as the desperation seeps out of her pores. In her capacity to register degrees of comedic suffering, this actress suggests what happens when like when a movie is really loose down deep in its soul, and is not just wobbly and formulaic. But Judd Apatow was the executive producer, and Bridesmaids is shaped like an Apatow film: it’s a half-hour too long. Though it’s released as a chick-flick alternative, we still get the traditional pointless fight between Annie and her new man (Chris O’Dowd). (RvB)

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Unrated; 90 min.) The material here probably never should have been stretched to feature length, but it is memorable. Werner Herzog (possessed of the satisfyingly angst-ridden “I only am escaped alone to tell thee” tones) narrates as he goes underground to the caves of Chauvet-Pont D’Arc in the Ardeche region of France. This trove of 30,000-year-old cave art has been sealed from the world for most of that time. Officials limited his access in hopes of protecting these cave paintings from the kind of degradation that’s occurred at Altamira. Herzog wasn’t allowed to use anything but cold electronic

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lights and small cameras. He filmed in 3-D to get the contours of the surfaces where the drawings are sealed under millennia of crystal deposits. They are perplexingly beautiful. The overlapping profiles of a quartet of horses seem like the birth of perspective in art, though Herzog himself forecasts cinema in the blur of their legs. Herzog’s enthusiasm and discursiveness will be too much for some, but the visit is one of a kind. (RvB)

THE DOUBLE HOUR (Unrated; 95 min.) Robert Redford once said that Americans dislike any movie that they can’t decipher within 10 minutes. First-time director Giuseppe Capotondi’s Italian neo-noir is then the most un-American and intriguingly plotted film of the year, shifting unsettlingly from supernatural mystery to tragic romance to tight thriller. Seemingly disparate early scenes such as a hotel suicide and a maid’s airing of a red bedspread fold back into the film. Chambermaid Sonia (Kseniya Rappoport) meets security guard Guido (Filippo Timi) speed-dating. They tentatively fall in love, until a botched robbery separates them. Although perhaps overly schematic with one plot twist too many, Double Hour’s rueful love story delivers a Memento with heart. (DH)

EVERYTHING MUST GO (Unrated; 100 min.) A loose version of Raymond Carver’s short story “Why Don’t You Dance?” Will Ferrell plays an alcoholic who decides to clean house by having the garage sale to end all garage sales. (RvB)

THE FIRST GRADER (PG-13; 103 min.) The story of a Kenyan teacher (Oliver Litondo), who used to fight with the Mau Mau but now wants to help children. Based on a true story.

THE HANGOVER PART II (R; 102 min.) Maybe the saddest words in the movie, as the ensemble stirs from an evening of blackout debauchery in Bangkok: “I think it happened again.” The script takes far too much time to explain why Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) got back together in the first place. There’s a hostage this time (Mason Lee, Ang’s son, as a Stanford pre-med). And there’s no place for women. Look at Lee unveiled, and see the final destination of the bromance film. It’s hard to get into the spirit of things until Ken


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HESHER (R; 102 min.) A nasty kid (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) insinuates himself into the garage, and then the home life, of a normal familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; eventually, and weirdly, bringing them some form of enlightenment. Also stars Rainn Wilson, Piper Laurie and Natalie Portman.

INCENDIES (R; 130 min.) A dire melodrama of ďŹ&#x201A;abbergasting coincidence, based on the all-too-true history of how Lebanon tore itself apart in the 1980s. A morose, scarred woman, Nawal Marwan (Lubna Azabal), dies in Quebec. In her last testament, she asks her alienated twin children, Jeanne and Simon (MĂŠlissa DĂŠsormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette), to go to Lebanon and deliver a pair of letters. One is meant for their father, whom they never knew; the other is for the brother they never knew they had. The juicy horror of the ďŹ nal revelation is probably meant to refer to the tangled roots of Lebanonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fratricide; instead it seems like a creaky melodrama, a new version of Madame X. (RvB)

culture-vultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of Play It Again, Sam. Midnight in Paris is a harmless, gentle nothing, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a moldy vision of the city during its era of artistic adventurousness. (RvB)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (PG-13; 137 min.) A three-way race for the fountain of youth tangles Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), an old girlfriend (PenĂŠlope Cruz) and the ever-rotting Barbossa. Geoffrey Rush takes over the ďŹ lm through sheer avidity; he has become a privateer, and his attempts to ape courtly manners are the funniest thing in a movie coming up short on comedy. The younger love interest is heavily Twilighted, with a chaste Christian meeting vampire mermaid. (RvB)

decoration, requiring no duties. None among them is ready for what sword-ďŹ ghting entails. Unfortunately, the shogunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Lord Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki), is a Caligula type. Recruited to do something about the situation is Shinzaemon, played by Koji Yakusho, maybe the most stirring Japanese actor since Mifune. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a suicide mission; the rebels will be greatly outnumbered. The time honored mixed-bag group of ďŹ ghters is assembled: most ďŹ&#x201A;amboyant is Yusuke Iseya as a ragged, mosquito-bitten warrior who is lethal with a sling. The ďŹ lm

is capped with a war to end all samurai battles, and frankly you hope it does. (RvB)

THOR (PG-13, 130 min.) Cast to earth in rural New Mexico, the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) must redeem himselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even as his disposed brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) schemes to keep him in exile forever. The part of Thor is a starmaking performance for Chris Hemsworthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an Australian actor who remembers the old ways of movie heroism. Director Kenneth Branagh ďŹ nds the perfect tone

Kick off your summer with Judy Moody and join us for a special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pajama Partyâ&#x20AC;? screening on Saturday, June 4 in Santa Clara!

PRIEST (PG-13; 87 min.) An adaptation of a graphic novel series. In a futuristic world, a priest ďŹ ghts vampires. Stars Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Brad Dourif, Christopher Plummer (!?) and Mädchen Amick (forever beloved as Shelly Johnson on Twin Peaks). Showing in 3-D in some theaters.

13 ASSASSINS (R; 126 min.) Takashi Miikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excitingly novel take on the samurai ďŹ lm. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the late 1800s; samurai are used to rank as a

JUMPING THE BROOM (PG-13) A comedy about two marriage ceremonies overlapping. Stars Angela Bassett and Paula Patton.

KING FU PANDA 2 (PG; 90 min.) A sequel to the popular animated ďŹ lm.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13, 94 min.) Whatever happens, one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go wrong ďŹ lling up the screen with Paris. Woody Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest includes some sweet vistas. Owen Wilson is Gil, a disenchanted Malibu screenwriter who wants to be a novelist. As a result, he gets midnight visitations by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda. (The gilded couple is played by Tom Hiddleston, Loki in Thor, and Alison Pill.) The nights continue, and Gil meets the artistic and literary lights of the 1920s, magically reincarnated. One night, he meets a ďŹ&#x201A;apper (Marion Cotillard) with a similar yet drastically different taste for nostalgia. The not very pungent point is stretched into a

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drummer Lex van den Berghe. “It often felt like it was us against the world. It was the Frontier Wives and everyone else.” Their influences ran the gamut from power-pop to country to punk to heavy metal, but really they were a rock & roll band through and through. They just didn’t look like or fit in with the other rock bands at the time. “Frontier Wives were the garagesale version of local rock. We got a lot of flak from people who were more polished than us,” says lead singer Scott Long. On top of that, their crazy shows and rowdy, obnoxious attitude tended to have a polarizing effect on crowds. People didn’t always know what to make of them. “A lot of people misinterpreted that as ‘these guys don’t give a shit.’

It’s not that we didn’t give a shit, we just didn’t give a shit what people thought. We gave a shit about our music. The core of it was good melody lines. Good songs. Good lyrics,” says van den Berghe. Never having officially broken up, the Frontier Wives will celebrate an impressive 25-year anniversary at the Blank Club on June 3, followed by a Santa Cruz show June 4. These will also be their last shows ever. To commemorate the event, Long and van den Berghe have rounded up every person that has ever been in the Frontier Wives to play, and invited two other bands from the late-’80s San Jose scene, the Lawn Vultures and Bad Dog Sit, to open.

Punk’d Rock

Punk rock had a big influence on the Wives. Early in the band’s career, Long crossed paths with some local punk bands and was inspired by how they were totally willing to mix in some metal and country. He also realized that rather than sitting around waiting to get signed, they did needed to do everything they

could to make their band a success on their own. Everything from T-shirts to promotion to booking tours, everything we did ourselves. It was very punk rock. The Wives I think were the most punk rock band that wasn’t actually punk rock,” van den Berghe says. It wasn’t that they were against signing to a major label. They just weren’t seen as marketable. “I was an overweight singer, playing not-radiofriendly music. We were not ready for prime time or MTV,” Long says. With no label support, they worked really hard for over a decade. They booked several tours and recorded a full length album, with only the help and support of friends. As the years wore on, their gung-ho attitude waned. “There comes a point where you’ve literally hit your head on the same wall for 11 years and gets tired. I still struggle with exactly why we didn’t do more with it than we did. It wasn’t for a lack of trying,” van den Berghe says. The Frontier Wives never officially broke up, though the members have moved on to other things. The core members, van den Berghe and Long have since become successful in other areas outside of the band. Long moved to New York and has become a very successful promoter in what is arguably one of the most competitive live music markets. Van den Berghe went on to star in seasons 3 and 8 of Survivor and has played in several other bands, including the Maids of Honor with Smash Mouth guitarist Greg Camp. But still, over the past 25 years, Frontier Wives has continued to get together every once to play the occasional show, always to a packed house. “A lot of people still listen to the Wives now. I think the reason we’ve played shows consistently every 18 months is just because there’s been so much outside interest,” van den Berghe says.

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King of the Blues Store Finals Thursday at Guitar Center, San Jose, 6pm; free Alas, winning this competition does not actually make one ruler of the blues kingdom (you still gotta show up at the crossroads and battle Satan for that), but it does come with $25,000 cash, a studio session with a Grammy–winning producer, a guitar, tons of gear, and more. This round will pick a winner for the San Jose store from among local hopefuls, who move on to the next round of the nationwide contest. Finalists will show their stuff in front of judges at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, performing with Warren Haynes. (SP)

Hub City Stompers Friday at Johnny V’s in San Jose, 9pm; $5 They say they’re “ska for people who hate ska,” but I call shenanigans on that since nearly every Jersey kid who was ever in a ska band seems to be or have been in the Hub City Stompers. They give hating their best shot, though, with the hilarious “Ska Train to Dorkville” (“dressed like Urkel, all running round and round in a circle”). (SP)

Street Urchinz Tuesday at Streetlight Records, San Jose, 5pm; free Sublime rip-off bands are a dime-a-dozen. Street Urchinz, however, is not one of them. The Bradleyisms might be the first thing you notice about this Sacramento reggae-rock outfit, but listen a little longer and what stands out is the gentle, often acoustic laid-back vibe and the positive vibrations that give them some island authenticity. (SP)

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ANGELICA’SBISTRO Fri, 8:30pm: The Rip-Tides. $10/$13. Redwood City.

AVALON Fri: Quiet Riot. Santa Clara.

THEBLANKCLUB Wed, 9pm: NVS, Wesley and the Crushers, the Ghost of Wrights. Free. Fri, 9pm: Frontier Wives. $10. Sat, 9pm: Northern Son, Lakes. $5. San Jose.

BLINKY’SCAN’TSAY Sat, 9:30pm-1:30am: 4 Trak Band, live rock and blues. Free. Santa Clara.

BOSWELL’S

Fri, 9pm: Noys Annoise, Everwise, Babble and Casp3r and Smoke Ring Halos. Sat, 9pm: All City Elite and Usurper Vong. Cupertino.

BRITANNIAARMS DOWNTOWN

Mon: Drive! Campbell.

Live music on weekends. San Jose.

BRITANNIAARMS ALMADEN

CAFFETRIESTE

Fri, 10pm: Lovefool. Sat, 10pm: Mad Karma. San Jose.

CAPERS

Sat: Rebelskamp. San Jose. Fri-Sat, 8:30pm: Live music. Campbell.

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JASON-STEPHENS WINERY Fri, 6pm: Got 2 Groove. Gilroy.

JOHNNY V’S Thu: Live hip-hop. Fri: Factory Minds, Hub City Stompers. Sat: Live hip-hop. Sun: Metal Night, with Montra and More. San Jose.

NETO’S GRILL Fri, 7pm: Vegas Nights. Sat: Mystic Pilots. Santa Clara.

NINE LIVES Sat, 8pm: LoNero, Ratchet and Madman’s Lullaby. $8/$10. Gilroy.

NUMBER ONE BROADWAY Sat, 9:30pm: Six String. $10. Los Gatos.

PAGODA LOUNGE Sat, 10pm: Pharoahe Monch. $15. Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.

RED ROCK COFFEE Fri, 8pm: Booty Chesterfield Trio. Free. Mountain View.

REDWOOD CITY DOWNTOWN Fri, 6pm: Handful of Luvin’. Music on the Square series. Free. Downtown Redwood City.

THE REFUGE Sat, 6:30pm: The Relay Company, Eyes Like Mine, Ten Days New, Pounders, the Even Tide, Jackie Rocks. Cupertino.

SOUTH FIRST BILLIARDS Fri: First Fridays art walk. San Jose.

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Sat, 9pm: Dirtbag Dan, Language Arts Cred, A Rival, Boboso and Friends, Boboso. $8. Homestead Lanes, Cupertino.

Sun, 6pm: Joe Major.

BRITISHBANKER’SCLUB Thu: 9pm: John Blues Boyd and Friends. Menlo Park.

World

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AGENDALOUNGE Wed: Salsa night. San Jose.

Wed, 7-11pm: Blues jam with Big Cat Tolefree and the Hipnotics. $5. Sun, 7pm: Nancy Gilliland Trio. $18/$20. Redwood City.

ALBERTO’S

FAIRMONTHOTEL

Wed: Bachata. Thu: Salsa. Fri: Salsa. Sat: Latin night. Mon: Argentine Tango. Tue: Salsa with Pantea. Mountain View.

Thu, 8:30pm: Contemporary jazz. Fri-Sat, 9pm: Live jazz. San Jose.

GUITARCENTER

Fri-Sat, 8pm: Live music and belly dancing. Cupertino.

Thu, 6pm: Hopefuls compete in contest to find great undiscovered blues guitarists. San Jose.

AZÚCAR

HEDLEYCLUB

ARYAGLOBALCUISINE

Thu, 9pm: DJ Che live video mixing. Fri, 9pm: Latin rock en espanol. Sat, 9pm: Salsa, merengue, cumbia, urban & Latin fusions. Tue, 9pm: Salsa. San Jose.

CASCAL Thu: Live music. Fri, 9:30pm & Sat, 9pm: Live music. Mountain View.

DANASTREETROASTINGCO. Every second Mon, 7pm: Ukulele jam. Mountain View.

LILLYMAC’S Sun, 6pm: Traditional Irish music. Tue, 7:30pm: Irish dancing. Sunnyvale.

MOROCCO’SRESTAURANT

Every first and third Wed, 7:30pm: Hedley Club Jazz Jam. Thu-Sat, 8pm: Jazz bands. Hotel de Anza, San Jose.

J.J.’SBLUESCAFE Blues nightly. San Jose.

LOFTBARANDBISTRO Thu, 7-10pm: Live jazz. San Jose.

LOSGATOSBREWINGCO. Fri: Dueling pianos. Los Gatos.

LOSGATOSBREWINGCO. SANJOSE Thu & Sat: Dueling pianos. San Jose.

MOROCCO’SRESATURANT Mon: Blues Music. San Jose.

Wed, 5pm: Flamenco music. Thu, 5pm: Johnny Williams. Jazz, blues. Fri, 5pm: World music and belly dancer Adriana. Sat, 5pm: Mucho Axe. Sun, 5pm: Moroccan music. San Jose.

MURPHY’SLAW Mon: Pro blues jam. Sunnyvale.

NETO’SGRILL Tue: Jam with Dennis Dove. Santa Clara.

PARRANDANIGHTCLUB

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STREETLIGHT RECORDS

Thu-Sat: Live music. Sunnyvale.

Tue, 5pm: Street Urchins. Free. San Jose.

Fri, 9pm: Steven Gary. Sat: Chris Burkhardt. San Jose.

RISTORANTEFRATELLO

TEMPLE BAR & LOUNGE Sat, 8pm: Live music. San Jose.

THE VENUE Fri, 6pm: Lionheart, A City in Arms, Helm’s Deep, Ecophagy, For a Better Kind, Domination, A Breed Extinct. Los Gatos.

WILLOW DEN Fri, 8pm: Four-Trak Band, rock. Willow Glen.

Fri, 7pm: Claudio. Italian classic guitar and vocals. San Jose.

SENZALA Fri: Live music at noon, and Capoeira show at 7:30pm. $10. Sunnyvale.

STEPHENSGREEN Tue. Irish music. Mountain View.

Jazz/Blues

POORHOUSEBISTRO Wed, 6-9pm: Ron Thompson and friends. Thu, 6-9pm: Lara Price and Yesterdays. Fri, 6pm: The Hum. Sat: The Guilded Splinters at 1pm, Steve Freund Blues Band at 6pm. Sun, noon: Wally Schnalle. San Jose.

SENZALA Sat, 7pm: Kat Parra, followed by Son Locuaz. $15. Sunnyvale.

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WOODHAM’S LOUNGE

ANGELICA’SBISTRO

Fri and Sun: Pro Jam with local rock musicians. Santa Clara.

Thu, 7pm: Blues jam. Sat, 8:30pm: Stacy Carter and Valerie V. $10/$14. DWD Jazz. Redwood City.

Sat, 10pm: Wally Schnalle. San Jose.

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THREEFLAMESRESTAURANT Sun, 8pm: Dance Party Band. Tue, 7:30-10:30pm: Modesto Briseno Septet. Willow Glen.

WINEAFFAIRS Wed-Thu, 7:30pm: Live music. San Jose.

C&W/Folk

BAREFOOTCOFFEE ROASTERS Wed, 7pm: Musical open mic. Sign up by 5pm. Santa Clara.

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Fri, 9pm-1am: Danielle. Santa Clara.

Wed, 9:30pm: Open-mic night. Cupertino.

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CAFFETRIESTE

Wed-Thu and Mon, 8pm: Karaoke. No cover. Sunnyvale.

Tue, 7pm: Open mic. Free. San Jose.

BLUEMAX

CITYESPRESSO Fri, 7pm: Open mic. San Jose.

Fri-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

BLUEPHEASANT Tue, 7pm: Steve Tiger. Cupertino.

MISSIONCITYROASTINGCO. Thu, 7pm: South Bay Folks Open Mic. Santa Clara.

MOUNTAINCHARLEY’S Wed, 8-11pm: Live music, comedy and poetry. Los Gatos.

POORHOUSEBISTRO BISTROTUPAZ

Tue, 6pm: Open-mic night. San Jose.

Wed, 6:30-9pm: Live music every other week. San Jose.

QUARTERNOTE

CLUBRODEO Thu: Eli Young Band, Heidi Newfield, Stealing Angels. Avon Breast Cancer benefit. $10/$30 with dinner. San Jose.

THEGRAPEVINE

Sun & Wed-Thu: Pro jam. Sunnyvale.

REDROCKCOFFEECO. Mon, 7pm: Cavin and King’s Open Mic. Mountain View.

SUNNYVALEARTGALLERY

Thu, 7pm: Jerry Arlen. Sat, 7pm: Daemon City Lights and Peter Chung. Willow Glen.

First and third Thursday of every month, 7pm: The Canvas. Open to all performers. Sunnyvale.

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Fri, 7:30pm: The Bobo. Sat, 7:30pm: Steve Seskin, Liz Longley, Kaleb Hawley. Santa Clara.

Wed, 8pm: Open-mic night with Anita. Willow Glen.

Karaoke

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BOGART’SLOUNGE Wed, Fri and Sun, 8pm-2am: KJ Dennis. Sunnyvale.

BOSWELL’S Tue: DJ Davey K. Campbell.

BOULEVARDTAVERN Thu: Karaoke. Los Gatos.

BRANHAMLOUNGE Thu and Mon: Karaoke. San Jose.

BRITANNIAARMSALMADEN Wed and Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. San Jose.

BRITANNIAARMSCUPERTINO Sun-Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Cupertino.

BRITANNIAARMS DOWNTOWN Wed, 9pm: August. San Jose.

BRITISHBANKERSCLUB Mon, 9:30pm: Karaoke. Menlo Park.

Sat: Cartoon Bar Fight. Campbell.

7BAMBOO

REDROCKCOFFEECO.

Wed-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Tue, 9pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

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Sat, 8pm: Brandon Walker and guests. Mountain View.

SAM’SBBQ Wed, 6pm: Sidesaddle and CO. Tue, 6pm: Bean Creek. San Jose.

Sat, 7pm-midnight: KJ Bob and Starmaker Karaoke. Santa Clara.

Tue: Karaoke. San Jose. Thu, 10pm: Melissa and Heather. Santa Clara.

THECOURTSLOUNGE

THREEFLAMESRESTAURANT

Mon, 9pm: Joe. San Jose.

Thu, 9pm: Live country music with Cowboy Larry. Willow Glen.

CREEKSIDELOUNGE Wed and Mon-Tue: Stephanie. Thu and Sat: Randy. Fri: Jerry Sauceda. San Jose.

WILLOWGLENCOFFEE Sat: Celtic Rose. Willow Glen.

OpenMic ANGELICA’SBISTRO Wed: Open mic. Redwood City.

BAMBOOLOUNGE Mon, 7pm: Musical open mic for singer-songwriters. Sign up at 7pm. Free. San Jose.

ALEX’S49ERINN Nightly, 9pm-2am: Karaoke. San Jose.

AZÚCAR Wed, 9pm: English and Spanish karaoke. San Jose.

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DASILVA’SBRONCOS Wed: Karaoke. Thu, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

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MATMOS Electronic duo whose apex remains an album entirely sampled from plastic surgery. Jun 8 at Bottom of the Hill.

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a member of an indigenous tribe in what Westerners call New Guinea. You had recently begun to show unusual behavior that suggested you were developing enhanced cognitive abilities. You’d solved one of the tribe’s long-standing problems, were spontaneously spouting improvised poetry, and had been spotted outside late at night having animated conversations with the stars. Some of your friends and relatives were now referring to you by a new name that in your native tongue meant “the one who dances naked with the deities.” How would you interpret my dream, Taurus? I think it suggests you could be on the verge of growing an intriguing new capacity or two.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20): In the far northern

reaches of Ilulissat, a town in Greenland, the sun sets for good on Nov. 29 every year and doesn’t rise again until Jan. 13. Or at least that was the case until 2011. This year, to the shock of locals, sunlight broke over the horizon on Jan. 11—two days ahead of schedule. Though a few alarmists theorized that this disturbance in the age-old rhythm was due to a shift in the Earth’s axis or rotation, scientists suggested that the cause was global warming: Melting ice has caused the horizon to sink. I expect something equally monumental to make an appearance in your world soon, Gemini. Can you handle an increased amount of light?

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CANCER (June 21–July 22): I’m not a big fan of the “No Pain, No Gain” school of thought. Personally, I have drummed up more marvels and wonders through the power of rowdy bliss than I have from hauling thousand-pound burdens across the wasteland. But I do recognize that in my own story as well as in others’, hardship can sometimes provoke inspiration. I think it may be one of those moments for you, Cancerian. Please accept this medicinal prod from the ancient Roman poet Horace: “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents that in times of prosperity would have lain dormant.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18): “There is time for work,” said fashion designer Coco Chanel, “and time for love. That leaves no other time.” I understand and sympathize with that perspective. But I’m going to beg you to make an exception to it in the coming weeks, Aquarius. In addition to getting a healthy quota of work and love, please do your best to carve out a few hours specifically devoted to engaging in unadulterated, unapologetic, unbridled play—the kind of flat-out, free-form, full-tilt fun and games that has the effect of permanently increasing your levels of liberation.

LEO (July 23–Aug. 22): In his 1934 book Beyond the Mexican Bay, British author Aldous Huxley observed that “the natural rhythm of human life is routine punctuated by orgies.” He was using the word “orgies” in its broadest sense—not to refer to wild sex parties but rather to cathartic eruptions of passion, uninhibited indulgence in revelry and spirited rituals of relief and release. That’s the kind of orgy you’re due for, Leo. It’s high time to punctuate your routine.

PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20): Although I myself have an intimate ongoing relationship with the Divine Wow, it’s perfectly fine with me if other people don’t. Some of my best friends are atheists and agnostics. But I must admit that I laughed derisively when I heard that the supposed genius named Stephen Hawking declared, with the fanatical certainty of a religious fundamentalist, that heaven does not exist. How unscientific of him! The intellectually honest perspective is, of course, that there’s no way to know for sure about that possibility. I bring this up, Pisces, as an example of what not to do. It’s particularly important right now that you not be blinded by your theories about the way things work. If you put the emphasis on your raw experience rather than your preconceived biases, you will be blessed with as much beauty and truth as you can handle.

VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22): “The great pleasure in

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