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October 2018

Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya is the bestselling author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, which won the 2013 Northern California Book Award in creative nonfiction. Kamiya will give a talk of 25–40 minutes, to include a conversation with Michael Johns and a question-and-answer session and book-signing to follow.

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
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Frankenstein Goes to the Movies

Celebrate the many film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein with an evening of clips, discussion, and a panel of experts from San José State University and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Note: This is a free event, but due to limited seating those interested will need to secure a seat by clicking on the RSVP button.

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Kaleidoscope! 2018

From the famous Choraliers to the swinging Jazz Orchestra to the exciting Symphony Orchestra to the exhilarating Wind Ensemble, the School of Music populates over 20 ensembles and 120 performances a year. Its ensembles have performed at prestigious conferences, including the California Music Educators State Conference.

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
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Frankenstein – Screening

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
For ticket and cast details, visit the event page. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.

October 21 @ 2:00 pm
October 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Frankenstein!!

Vocalist Eugene Brancoveanu joins San José State University's School of Music and Dance Symphony Orchestra this fall to present H.K. Gruber’s Frankenstein!! Gruber's “pan-demonium” for chansonnier and orchestra balances the comic and the macabre in a 20th-century musical language.

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
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Macbeth – Screening

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium – Adventure

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago using technology, puppets, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience.

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Frankenstein: The Radio Play

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's chilling and classic novel, this new, scary radio play will be presented before a live studio audience, then broadcast on KSJS 90.5 FM College Radio. Note: This is a free event, but due to limited seating those interested will need to secure a seat by clicking on the RSVP button.

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Ballet Folklórico de México

Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance, and costume of Mexican folklore from Mesoamerican civilizations through the modern era.

October 28 @ 2:00 pm
October 28 @ 7:00 pm
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November 2018
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Deep Humanities: Silicon Politics – Margaret O’Mara

Behind current headlines about tech’s disruption of American politics and privacy lies a largely hidden political history that spans more than seven decades. Drawing from her forthcoming book, THE CODE: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Margaret O’Mara talks about the relationships between the Valley, Sacramento, and Washington DC that reshaped American politics and finance in the modern age.

November 7 @ 7:00 pm
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This is a free event.

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

As Juan José feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times.

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
November 10 @ 7:00 pm
November 14 @ 11:00 am
November 15 @ 7:00 pm
November 16 @ 7:00 pm
November 17 @ 7:00 pm
November 18 @ 1:00 pm
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Deep Humanities: The Human After “The Human” – Tobias Rees

The modern concept of ‘the human’ was invented by European philosophers between the 17th and 19th century. Today, fields like AI and biotech have rendered this philosophical concept radically insufficient. Dr. Rees discusses the repercussions for the human sciences.

November 26 @ 7:00 pm
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An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Starring Evan Tyrone Martin

Evan Tyrone Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of Nat King Cole on a festive cocktail of hits including “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” Presented by Artists Lounge Live.

November 30 @ 8:00 pm
December 1 @ 4:00 pm
December 1 @ 8:00 pm
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December 2018
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An Irish Christmas

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season.

December 2 @ 4:00 pm
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Cool Yule: SJSU Jazz Orchestra

The SJSU Jazz Orchestra and award-winning saxophonist Anton Schwartz mix a mainstream jazz repertoire with holiday classics in Cool Yule. Celebrate the start of the season with this concert of contemporary jazz for large ensemble.

December 4 @ 7:30 pm
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Tandy Beal & Company – JOY!

Kick off the holiday season with JOY!, a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family, offering a mix of brilliant visuals, rib-tickling circus comedy, and stunning acrobatics performed by world-class acrobats, dancers, and circus artists.

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
December 8 @ 2:00 pm
December 8 @ 7:00 pm
December 9 @ 2:00 pm
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The San Jose Nutcracker

Our story begins at a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Meet fascinating Uncle Nikola and his electric gifts, including electric lighting for the home, an arc lamp, and a large electric coil that rivals the power of lightning itself.

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
December 15 @ 2:00 pm
December 16 @ 2:00 pm
December 21 @ 7:00 pm
December 22 @ 2:00 pm
December 23 @ 2:00 pm
December 24 @ 2:00 pm
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My Very First Nutcracker

My Very First Nutcracker is a special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for our youngest audiences, including children and toddlers of all ages. It features the first act of The San Jose Nutcracker, including a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century.

December 15 @ 11:00 am
December 16 @ 11:00 am
December 22 @ 11:00 am
December 23 @ 11:00 am
December 24 @ 11:00 am
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February 2019
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Kid Koala—Nufonia Must Fall

Montreal-based scratch DJ, music producer, and graphic novelist, Kid Koala presents a magical multi-disciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall. The story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence and infatuated with a winsome office drone.

February 13 @ 7:30 pm
February 14 @ 7:30 pm
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Jessica Lang Dance Company

Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company whose mission is to present and perform dance works around the world that immerse global audiences in the beauty of movement and music.

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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The Real Group

The Real Group was formed in 1984 by five students at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. The original members were eager to explore the artistic world of vocal music with an emphasis on jazz, pop, and folk music.

February 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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March 2019
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Cirque Éloize—Saloon

In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for anacrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry.

March 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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Location

Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.

Parking

Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)