King Library Docent Tours, San Jose Ca

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, California 95112 Get Directions

Explore the Wit and Whimsy of Mel Chin’s Recolecciones. Where in one place can you see a revolving secret door, a low-rider table complete with hydraulic lifts, or a set of tables shaped like the seven continents?

These and more comprise over thirty individual public art installations placed throughout the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library designed to pay homage to the Library’s collections. These artworks are designed to provoke your interest and curiosity, encouraging exploration and circulation throughout the library. Read More…


Mamma Mia, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, June 7-12, 2011

255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 792-4111

June 7-12, 2011

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including

“Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,”

Mamma Mia is a musical based on the songs from ABBA.  The story takes place on a Greek island.  On the night before the daughters wedding, there comes a question to who her father could really be.  This is because  Shopie comes to reading about three men from her mothers past.  This story enhances love, laughter, and frienship.  Every night is a great night!

Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

San Jose State University, San Jose Ca

San Jose State University is located right in the heart of downtown San Jose. Give yourself an hour or two to stroll the grounds. This is a beautiful campus with a spanish flair in its archecture design. Beautiful gardens and oak and palm trees all around.

San Jose’s New Vietnamese Museum

The Museum is dedicated to the Vietnamese refugees “Boat People” and Republic of Viet Nam. This is the first Vietnamese Museum of its kind in the world, a project of IRCC (Immigrant Resettlement and Cutural Center) since 1976.
The Museum is located in Greenwald House, Historical Park, 1650 Senter Road, San José, California 95112. The Greenawalt House is an Italianate style farmhouse built in 1877 at the west side of Almaden Expressway on a site just north of U.S. Highway 85. It was moved to History Park in 1991. The foundation replicates original sandstone which was from the same Greystone Quarry as the downtown Post Office.

Its collections focus on three periods:
1950 – 1975: The Republic of Vietnam and the War in the name of Freedom;
1975 – 1996: The “Boat People” and the quest for Freedom;
1975 – 2007: Vietnamese Americans today and the building of Liberty.

San Jose Fire Museum

1661 Senter Road, Building D1
San Jose, CA 95112

Right across from Kelly Park.

The San Jose Fire Museum’s mission is to preserve the history of the San Jose Fire Department, provide public safety education to children and serve the City of San Jose and its Fire Chief.

Overfelt Gardens Park, Chinese Cultural Garden, San Jose Ca

 Chinese Cultural Garden Gate

Overfelt Gardens Park
368 Educational Park Dr.
San José, CA

phone – 408-251-3323
fax – 408-251-2865

The first thing you’ll notice about the Chinese Cultural Garden is its peacefulness. Even the sounds of San José’s busy lifestyle fade away as you stroll by the quiet ponds and stately pavilions. The Chinese Cultural Garden is a feature of Overfelt Gardens Park and was inspired in 1971 by Frank and Pauline Lowe.


MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana



510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

tel: (408) 998-2783
fax: (408) 998-2817


Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 12 —7pm
Fridays & Saturdays 12—5pm

MACLA is located between William Street and Reed Street in downtown San Jose.

MACLA is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation. While most Latino community based art organizations have concentrated on the preservation and dissemination of traditional art forms, MACLA has been explicitly dedicated to supporting the work of Latino artists interested in creating symbols and language for a new society and a new time. MACLA produces approximately 50 individual programs a year in four distinct programming tracts:

  • visual arts
  • performance and literary arts
  • youth arts education
  • community development through the arts