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.
Performances Sold Out! 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.
FPS Fest is a student film festival hosted by The Film Production Society at SJSU, a student organization dedicated to providing students with hands-on film set experiences. Students from various departments submit short films each semester, the selections are judged live at FPS Fest by a panel of guest judges along with the audience.
In the heart of Mozambique is the East African Rift, where one tectonic plate is slowly breaking into two. Straddling that rift is Gorongosa National Park, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth, and this is where you’ll find Bob Poole.
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.
Flor de Toloache’s melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences. The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence, and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener.
Economists Robert Reich and Ben Stein come together for a powerful and entertaining conversation on the future of the US economy. This event is the second in a new university-wide speaker series, Insights, that exposes the San Jose State community to a variety of perspectives in the areas of economics, business and global affairs.
Join NASA’s senior mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins for an inside look at what Curiosity and other Mars rovers have discovered on the red planet, as well as what’s ahead for the future of Mars exploration.
A documentary crew eager to capture its fight for survival follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
This is a story of a man who has resisted the advice of John Gray, but a chance meeting with the man himself changed everything. Now he tells his experience with the book and his relationship in this uproarious show that covers everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom!
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.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.
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.
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.
In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry.
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.
Join filmmaker Bryan Smith on the edge of what’s possible in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice of Niagara Falls. His passion for storytelling combined with his reputation for capturing the impossible make for an unforgettable presentation.
Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
A scientist, anthropologist, primatologist, and National Geographic explorer, Dr. Mireya Mayor believes in exploring audaciously. On any given day, that could mean being charged by gorillas, chased by elephants, or bitten by poisonous insects.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)