Chris Cain Band

“Chris Cain? Now that boy can PLAY the guitar!” –B.B. King

When it comes to blues, we are pretty lucky that Chris Cain calls San Jose home. Cain formed his first band here in 1986 and has since toured the world over and over again, inspiring a generation of blues musicians on nearly every continent. This weekend marks the release of his Alligator Records debut CD, Raisin’ Cain. Folks can celebrate this album with a live performance by the Chris Cain Band in person at Poor House Bistro this Saturday afternoon. County orange tier safety measures will be strictly enforced and masks are required for entry. Reservations are also required and instructions can be found at Be safe and have fun doing it!


Registration | Tabard’s Summer Theatre Camp

June–July 2021 | Prices vary

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The folks at Tabard Theatre have put together a new summer curriculum for your young ones, from focusing on getting comfortable on stage to getting ready for the camera. Early Bird Pricing is available now for all camps. Financial aid is available for families in need. These are all in-person camps held at Tabard. Cleaning, sanitizing and distancing procedures have been updated in compliance with the CDC & Santa Clara County Health Department.


SJSU Luis Valdez Speakers Series presents Flor del Pueblo

Thu, Apr 22, 6pm–8pm | Free

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The Luis “El Machete” Valdez Annual Speakers Series honors the work and accomplishments of people of Mexican ancestry in the areas of social justice, community involvement, culture, politics and the arts. This year’s guest speakers are the members of the San José-based Flor del Pueblo, one of the most influential musical ensembles of the Chicana/o Movement.

From Diversity to Belonging

Thu, Apr 22, 6pm | Free

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In Mosaic America’s forum series debut, they explore visions of belonging that offer pathways to a brighter future for all. Moderated by Christina Antonakos-Wallace, Mosaic welcomes diversity expert Dr. Sumun Pendakur, Aspen Institute scholar Ashley Quarcoo, refugee artist and curator Viêt Le, and a post-panel dance party featuring Arturo Magaña (Mexican Folklorico) and Srividya Eashwar (Indian Folk Dance).

An Earth Day Concert with Nehal and Austin

Thu, Apr 22, 8pm | Free

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San Jose’s most delightful musical couple is ready to serenade you into putting a spring in your step as they celebrate planet Earth. Nehal and Austin are part of the band Sweet HayaH, but they have been playing a bunch of shows as a duo over the last year to light up computer screens and perk up ears all over the world. Presented by City Lights Theater Co. for The Next Stage.


Broadway | Tammy Nelson and Friends

Streaming Fri, Apr 23–Mon, Apr 26, 8pm

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San Jose Musical Theatre presents Tammy Nelson and Friends Celebrate the Music of Broadway and the Movies. Tammy, a star of Beach Blanket Babylon will be telling stories of her musical career and singing the songs which played a part in her life on stage. She will be joined by special guests and accompanied by Bob Sunshine at the piano, playing favorites from The Way We Were, Hello Dolly, La Cage Aux Folles, Pal Joey, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Wicked and many more.


Celebrating Good Trouble

Sat, Apr 24, 2pm–3:15pm | Free

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Presented by NuMu Los Gatos, Mosaic America aims to strengthen our rapidly diversifying community through intercultural arts and dialog. Inspired by the wise recommendation of Rep. John Lewis to make good trouble, Mosaic aims to begin a conversation about making waves and making your voice heard, accompanied by dance, music, and poetry from a myriad of inspiring artists.

Live Rock Stream | Periscope

Sat, Apr 24, 8:30pm | Free with registration

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Art Boutiki presents San Jose alt-rock heavyweights Periscope as they introduce new members and their new album Resurfaced, their follow up 2017’s The Tide. If you like a mix of melodic rock from ’90s/00s with a little classic rock stirred in, you’re in for a treat.


Virtual Film Discussion | The Farewell

Mon, Apr 26, 7pm–8pm | Free

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Sunnyvale Public Library is hosting an online discussion of the critically acclaimed 2019 film The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang and stars Awkwafina as Billi, a young Chinese-American woman who learns her grandmother, Nai Nai, has only weeks to live and that her family has chosen to keep this diagnosis from Nai Nai herself. Watch the film for free with your Sunnyvale Library Card or on a streaming service, then join the discussion on Zoom.