Local Entertainment

The Show Must Go On

If Potlatch is not quite enough for you, downtown San Jose is full of theatrical events. Here’s a list of the shows performing downtown while the convention is going on. Check their websites for performance times, ticket prices, and other details.

“Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini
Opera San Jose, California Theatre, 345 S. First (just around the corner & down the block from the hotel)
408-437-4450, www.operasj.org

“The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler (Newly added)
Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market (kitty-corner from the hotel)
800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com

“The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. First (2 1/2 blocks south)
408-283-7142, www.thestage.org

“The Smell of the Kill” by Michele Lowe
City Lights Theater Company, 529 S. Second (3 blocks south & east)
408-295-4200, www.cltc.org

“R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe” by D.W. Jacobs
San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio (3 blocks east & north)
408-367-7255, www.sjrep.com

“Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After”
SAP Center (San Jose Arena), 525 W. Santa Clara St. (1 mile)
408-287-9200, www.sapcenteratsanjose.com

“Educating Rita” by Willy Russell
Northside Theatre Company, Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St. (1 1/2 miles)
408-288-7820, www.northsidetheatre.com

“The Whipping Man” by Matthew Lopez
Renegade Theatre Experiment, Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave. (2 1/4 miles)
408-493-0783, www.renegadetheatre.com

And here’s some musical concerts going on downtown over the weekend. This does not include night clubs, dance clubs, etc., with which the neighborhood is also well-supplied.

The Pixies, plus Best Coast
Saturday, 7 pm
Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos (1/2 block from the hotel)
408-792-4111, www.sanjosetheaters.org

Erna Gulabyan, piano
Sunday, 1:30 pm
Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth (9 blocks from the hotel)

In the Mood: 1940s Big Band Musical Revue
Sunday, 3 pm
Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos (1/2 block from the hotel)
408-792-4111, www.sanjosetheaters.org

Nineteen Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, 8 pm
Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro (5 1/2 blocks north & west)
408-679-2330, www.tabardtheatre.org/TOSPS/