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October 2019

Campus Movie Fest – PREMIERE

The world's largest student film festival is coming to San José and will be premiering the top 16 filmmakers from San José State University. Free to SJSU Students, Faculty, and Staff with Tower Card.

October 1 @ 7:00 pm
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NT Live: Hamlet – Screening

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a royal family tears itself apart.

Joshua Radin and The Weepies

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joshua Radin and iconic indie duo The Weepies team up this fall in a tour presented by Sirius XM's The Coffee House with special guest, Lily Kershaw.

October 11 @ 7:30 pm
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Shanghai Quartet

One of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, the Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music, and cutting-edge contemporary works.

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
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NT Live: 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. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.

Actors from the London Stage – Twelfth Night

Mistaken identities, disguises, and love triangles: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night sees the great playwright blending his comic and dramatic devices with masterful dexterity. This deliriously enjoyable romantic comedy is presented by one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage.

Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble & Hasmik Harutyunyan present GORANI: Lullabies and Love Songs to Lost Homelands

Founded in 1979 as an offshoot of the Westwind International Folk Ensemble, Kitka began as a grassroots group of amateur singers from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds who shared a passion for the stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, intricate ornamentation, and resonant strength of traditional Eastern European women’s vocal music.

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
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Black Cab Jazz — Kendrick Scott Oracle

Drummer and composer Kendrick Scott kicked off his Blue Note contract four years ago with We Are The Drum, earning rave reviews and reiterating how Oracle, Scott’s long-running working group, is one of the most thoughtfully powerful jazz bands of its generation. 

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
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Experience the Exceptional...Expect the Unexpected! Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen, and television.

Borderlands — A Conversation with Sonia Nazario

Join us for an interactive talk with Sonia Nazario, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. Her stories and articles have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, imimigration.

October 23 @ 7:00 pm
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Kaleidoscope! 2019

Join us for Kaleidoscope! an annual live show presented by the talented performers of SJSU's School of Music and Dance!

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
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Steinway Society – Anna Dmytrenko

Playing works by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven, the Steinway Society is proud to present prize-winning Ukrainian-American pianist Anna Dmytrenko.

October 27 @ 2:30 pm
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NT Live: Fleabag — Screening

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London. 

January 9 @ 7:00 pm
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November 2019

Black Cab Jazz — Quiana Lynell

In 2017, Quiana Lynell made her salient mark on the jazz-and-beyond musical world as a wise, heartfelt, warm vocalist whose voice is singular in its soul, intensity, and outright spiritual courage.

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
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El Libro Centroamericano De Los Muertos / The Central American Book of the Dead: A Bilingual Reading and Conversation with Mexican Poet, Balam Rodrigo – Borderlands

Balam Rodrigo, an acclaimed poet and dynamic speaker from Chiapas, Mexico, joins us in November for a bilingual public event at the Hammer Theatre and a day-long creative writing workshop in Spanish, co-sponsored by the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center.

November 14 @ 3:00 pm

Dreamer Project: an undocuplay — Borderlands

Undocumented students share their story in the Dreamer Project, a verbatim theatre piece created from interviews with SJSU students. Follow these young people on their continuing journeys from Mexico and Central America and learn about the issues surrounding those who seek to find a home in the U.S..

A Merry-Achi Christmas – Mariachi Sol de Mexico

How is Christmas celebrated in the Southwest? With traditional carols playedby a mariachi of course! And this November, Mariachi Sol de Mexico®, with the blazing sounds of its 13-piece ensemble, brings to life a festive, joyous holiday celebration.

December 2019
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Cool Yule 2019

The SJSU Jazz Orchestra mixes 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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Son Luna y Jóvenes Zapateadores

Merging different rhythms and dance styles, Mexican musical ensemble, Son Luna, provides the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico while dance troupe, Jóvenes Zapateadores showcase the evolution of Son Jarocho roots with different rhythms and dance styles.

December 5 @ 7:30 pm
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Bang-Bang You’re Dead!

The Department of Film and Theatre's School Touring Ensemble Program (STEP) presents its theatrical production of Bang Bang You're Dead! written by William Mastrosimone and directed by Buddy Butler, to help enable and empower students to put an end to the escalating trend of violence and bullying in schools today.

December 6 @ 11:00 am
December 7 @ 7:30 pm


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

Public Transit

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