Downtown Ice Opening Celebration
Join Mayor Chuck Reed, NBC’s Raj Mathal, Olympic medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, Hawaiian musicians Na Leo Pumehana and a cast of hula dancers for the San Jose Downtown Ice opening celebration at the Circle of Palms next to Plaza de Cesar Chavez.

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca
Opera San Jose presents Puccini’s classic opera, Tosca. Puccini actually had a “Hollywood director” moment back in the day, demanding custom bells to be fabricated to replicate the sound of bells from a specific Roman Church for Act 3’s opening number.

Black Wednesday Music and Art Showcase
VooDoo Lounge hosts a multi-genre mixed media show with music by local hip hop stars Language Arts Crew, alt rockers Those Charming Crooks, reggae rockers Thrive, DJ Snare and live art created on the spot by local artists.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Plumed Horse
If cooking a turkey just isn’t in the cards, consider leaving it to the professionals. Michelin starred Chef Peter Armellino has designed a four-course Thanksgiving menu with a refined twist on the classics: Kabocha squash soup with a diver sea scallop, oven roasted turkey, roasted fall vegetable risotto or roast New York strip with a warm Valhrona chocolate fondant for dessert.

Felipe Esparza
It’s been quite a ride for Felipe Esparza, from growing up in East L.A. to winning this past season of “Last Comic Standing,” a journey propelled by his self-effacing humor. “I got stretch marks on my stomach and I never been pregnant. When I take off my shirt, I tell girls I got attacked by a mountain lion.”