The San Jose Challenge Urban Adventure Race, Sunday, March 23rd!

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Get ready for the best race ever! The San Jose Challenge urban adventure race is returning to Silicon Valley for our fifth season on Sunday, March 23rd! The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun–we guarantee you’ll have a blast! Visit Facebook page here.

  • An amazing, active way to get outdoors on a Sunday and explore your city with friends and family in San Jose!
  • Don’t worry—fitness is a plus, but you’ll need a blend of smarts AND speed to win this race!
  • At the finish line, we’ll welcome you back with cash prizes for our winners, cold water for all, food and drink specials from our venue, finishing with our our crazy costume contest and awards ceremony!
  • Take it to the next level: the top 50 teams from this race will qualify for our Challenge Championship event at the end of the season in Las Vegas–with a grand prize of $5,000 at stake!

If you’re ready to take the Challenge, grab some friends, pick a clever team name and sign up right below! For more information, read our FAQ or contact us with any questions.

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4th of July, Santa Clara County Events

abc7news.com - KGO Bay Area News California’s Great America http://www.cagreatamerica.com/events/events.cfm Saturday Night Fireworks – note: NO FIREWORKS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, 2012 Fireworks on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Great America hosts fireworks show every Saturday during July and August 2012. Park open 10am – 10pm with Planet Snoopy, rides, rollercoasters, live shows and many dining options. 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. (408) 986-5866.
Gilroy http://gilroywelcomecenter.org//events City of Gilroy’s Annual Fireworks! – Fireworks start at approximately 9:15pm. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020. (408) 846-0419.
Gilroy Gardens http://www.gilroygardens.org/visit/ Independence Day Weekend BBQ – All-You-Can-Eat BBQ includes: Tangy BBQ Chicken, All Beef Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Western Style Chili Beans, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Fresh Cut Watermelon, Ice Cream Novelties and Cola-Cola Soft Drinks. June 30 – July 4, 2012. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020.
Milpitas Sports Center http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/_event_July4Flyer.pdf hhttp://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/rec_activity_guide.pdf Red, White & Boom! – Water fun at the Milpitas Sports Center pools, an evening of music, and fireworks. Pool party 1pm – 4pm , concert gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the celebration! Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210.
San Jose Municipal Stadium http://sanjose.giants.milb.com/ San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganzas – Get tickets for Wednesday, July 4, 2012 or Thursday July 5, 2012. Postgame Fireworks Extravaganzas on both nights. 588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA. (408) 297-1435 ext. 15.
San Jose, The Alameda Avenue http://www.rosewhiteblueparade.com/ Rose, White, and Blue Parade – Parade through Rose Garden neighborhood. Live music, arts & crafts booth, Antique & Classic Car Show and Picnic on the Alameda. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Parade starts 10am at W. San Carlos and Shasta Ave. Festival located at The Alameda between Hanchett and Hester Ave. (408) 436-8581.
Shoreline Amphitheatre http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=58258 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony – Gold medal
music, sonic gymnastics, and fireworks accompanied by the Orchestra.

SJMADE MARKET HALL – July 15-16-17, 2011

The SJMADE Market Hall summer series begins tonight, Friday, July 15th! The Market Hall showcases local San Jose vendors where labels, brands, and artists showcase and sell current projects and goods. The Market Hall is set to operate on four consecutive weekends starting toinght and ending on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

A Special Evening With Actor/Humanitarian Whoopi Goldberg at San Jose Civic, June 18, 2011

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Whoopi Goldberg is a multi-talented entertainer, political activist and humanitarian. Her powerful portrayals of both comedic and dramatic characters in films such The Color Purple and Ghost have won her a shelf full of awards. She is a co-host of popular talk show The View and works tirelessly on behalf of the LGBT community and other human rights efforts. Whoopi Goldberg brings her enthusiasm, humor and commitment to San Jose Civic for a personal appearance.

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Alex Ramon and his Feats of Illusion, San Jose Ca, July 23, 2011

Superstar Magician Alex Ramon Dazzles San Jose With Wonderous Feats of Illusion
San Jose Repertory Theatre

101 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose CA 95113

408-367-7255
Saturday July 23 / 3:00pm

In this all-new production, Alex Ramon Magic promises family-friendly entertainment that will harken back to the wonder years of magic, and also nod its head to today’s hi-tech modern age. Among his amazing feats, Alex Ramon will astonish his audience with unbelievable levitation, prodigious prestidigitation, disappearing items, and borrowed cell phones which summon surprising calls.
Alex’s magic is approachable and family friendly. The kids, parents and grandparents can watch and be mesmerized together. His theatricality allows him to introduce the world of magic, all of its most incredible marvels, and some of its newest miracles, to the latest generation of audiences. You will see a fresh approach on magic by a modern showman.
A ticket is required for all attendees regardless of age

San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose Ca, August 12-14, 2011

So mark your calendars! The festival will take place August 12-14

Music is here. August 12-14, over 1000 artists and 100,000 music lovers converge for a weekend of fantastic musical diversity, tradition, and innovation. The hottest event of the summer features a stellar lineup of international music stars and new discoveries playing straight-ahead jazz, blues, salsa, latin and more! Presented on 10+ stages and venues over three days, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest transforms downtown San Jose with grooves, food and family fun.

Crystal Castles and The Crystal Method in San Jose Ca, May 7, 2011

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Civic Auditorium

135 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

The famous Crystal Castles perform in San Jose fresh off their amazing performances at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, along with The Crystal Method!

Line-up:
Crystal Castles
The Crystal Method
DJ Clockwork
DJ Bayati and Cyrany

Bar Service:  21+

Doors open at 7pm