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September 2019

Sharks Fan Fest 2019

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sharks Fan Fest 2019 presented by Bay Area BMW Centers is back for your chance to meet the players, get photos on the ice or with the Shark Head, enjoy programming on the main stage and more. Plus, go see the Sharks Legends Game immediately following Fan Fest. Tickets are $12 each and Family Four Packs are only $24. http://www.sapcenter.com/events/detail/sharksfanfest

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Backyard SJ – Plants on Plants on Plants!

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Backyard SJ is a pop-up community garden featuring local events in San Jose’s Fountain Alley. For plant lovers, plant enthusiasts or even people looking to get into plants, San Jose Made will be bringing to downtown San Jose a whole event featuring plant retailers, florists, DIY gardening workshops, fruit & veggie plant retailers and more to Backyard SJ. Free admission. http://www.sanjosemade.com/upcoming-events/

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Die Fledermaus – Opera San Jose

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One man’s elaborate plan for revenge leads to a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit in Johann Strauss’s most celebrated operetta, Die Fledermaus. $55-$195. https://www.operasj.org/die-fledermaus/

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Shrew: All female improvised Shakespeare

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The women of Shrew create hilarious tales full of mischief and heart in the style of William Shakespeare. Every show is completely improvised using his language, tropes and themes, drawing inspiration from the audience and their own modern feminine voice to entertain audiences of all ages. $17-$22. https://cltc.org/tickets/

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Oculus Connect 2019

September 25 - September 26

Oculus Connect 6 is here to help you think bigger and build smarter with deep-dive sessions, first-hand feedback from Oculus employees and so much more. https://www.oculusconnect.com/

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SPUR – Resilience is the New Sustainability

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SPUR, 76 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA, 1 S 1st St United States

Join SPUR for a look at how the Resiliency Council readies buildings to rebound from disasters and why just building to code is not enough. Free for members. $10 for non-members. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-09-25/resilience-new-sustainability

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The Bills in Concert

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Bills Return to San Jose a decade later! The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting and refreshing sound. $10-$37. https://www.tabardtheatre.org/box-office/tickets/?eid=20762

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Olla Summer Tequila Social – Pasote & Bozal Mezcal

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Olla Cocina for a tequila social to sample premium tequila and learn about the fascinating process behind how its made. Tickets include a welcome beverage, tequila tastings, passed appetizers, taco bar and all-you-can-eat chips! $30. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4093024

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CityDance San Jose 2019 – Disco

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Put on your dancing shoes and join us every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for FREE live music and dance lessons. Experience a different dance style from excellent dance instructors, along with tasty street food, craft beer and wine options every week! Learn each move step-by-step along with the rest of the downtown community. It’s a great way to cool off after work while staying active and having fun! https://www.facebook.com/citydancesj

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SPUR – Art as a Community Catalyst

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hunter Franks builds community through public art, creating innovative ways for people to share stories, connections and ideas. Come hear about how he uses art to make connections and strengthen neighborhoods, and then create and mail an inspiring postcard of your own. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-09-26/art-community-catalyst

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Getting around

All of the Bay Area’s major roads lead to downtown San Jose. And finding parking is easy in a ParkSJ garage.

Downtown is also the hub for Light Rail and VTA bus systems. A free shuttle (the DASH) runs through downtown and to Diridon Station, with its Caltrain, Amtrak and ACE service. The Mineta San Jose International Airport is only 10 minutes away.

Use the City of San Jose’s Interactive Map to find the way around downtown.