Events & Activities in Alum Rock

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Britannia Arms

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 70% Off Group Dance Lessons for One or Two

Santa Clara

$75 $25

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45-minute group lessons cover styles such as waltz, fox trot, swing, and salsa

Up to 70% Off Kids' Muay Thai Classes

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Smash Gyms

San Jose

$125 $19

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Expert instructors lead a variety of classes that include jujitsu, kickboxing, kettlebell cardio, and mixed martial arts

Up to 56% Off at Heartbeat For Health

San Jose

$100 $49

Instructors motivate students to burn calories and build muscle with resistance band, cardio, and free-weight exercises

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Classes

San Jose

$97 $45

Class created by a former college-football player; combines HIIT and muscle confusion to maximize resistance and cardio training

Up to 71% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Marina Gavric Health And Fitness Training

$100 $39

Fitness instructor leads small groups through high-intensity interval training that targets every muscle group to help burn more calories

Up to 50% Off Kids' Indoor Open Play Visits at The Duck Pond

South San Jose

$50 $25

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Children play and learn through crafts, music, and camaraderie at a nonprofit play center

52% Off Lunch at Britannia Arms Almaden

Almaden Valley

$29 $14

Choose from lunch entrees of shepherd's pie or fish and chips with sodas at this British-style pub

45% Off Services

Fenton - McCollan

$100 $55

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Up to 71% Off Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Adults or Kids

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Up to 56% Off Batting Cages at South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

$15 $7

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

Up to Half Off Pool at Cuetopia Billiard Cafe

Erikson

$42 $21

25 Brunswick pool tables host friendly games of pool with pitchers of frosty beer; day pass unlocks unlimited billiards for a month

77% Off Group Fitness Classes at ROQ Training

San Jose

$195 $45

Burn calories and build lean muscle in these boot-camp-style classes led by an experienced trainer

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp from Fit For Life Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$235.25 $22

Indoor boot-camp slim clients down using cardio, resistance training, and core work; health assessment and nutrition program enhance results

51% Off Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes

San Jose

$49 $24

Boot-camp classes combine resistance training, cardio workouts, plyometrics, and stretching and flexibility exercises

Up to 56% Off Classes at Bay Area Glass Institute

Downtown San Jose

$180 $89

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Glass-making classes teach students how to form bowls, shape decorative beads, or cut glass to make plates and coasters

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method

Willow Glen

$100 $55

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Hybrid workout blends core conditioning, yoga, strength training, and orthopedic exercise to work major muscle groups and improve alignment

Up to 70% Off at Bennett Fit

South San Jose

$115 $35

Beginners' classes help ease participants back into exercising; nutritional support supplements personal training

44% Off Martial Arts

San Jose

$90 $50

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Up to 89% Off Paintball

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off

Downtown San Jose

$1,000 $500

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Up to 51% Off Swimming Practice

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

73% Off Acting for Non-Actors Class

Cambrian

$275 $75

Meisner-technique-trained instructors lead easygoing beginning acting classes that cover improv, scene work and basic camera exercises

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$139 $49

Martial-arts instructors lead all ages and skill levels in classes that teach self-defense, grappling, dynamic kicks, and boxing

Up to 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

South San Jose

$70 $35

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Sample cheese while learning about wines' provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

55% Off at Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

$125 $56

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Up to 79% Off Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

$220 $49

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

Up to 75% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$400 $99

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During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 50% Off at Sapphire Hookah

South San Jose

$20 $11

Groups gather around hookah pipes in an ambient lounge to unwind while smoking shisha in their chosen flavor

Up to 91% Off Boot-Camp Package

Multiple Locations

$221 $25

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Expert personal trainers lead boot-camp sessions in which pupils sprint, lunge, and pass medicine balls

45% Off

Downtown San Jose

$125 $69

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Up to 56% Off Tamale-Making Class at Guadalajara Restaurante

Downtown San Jose

$67.50 $30

Professional Mexican chef teaches you how to make and roll your own tamales; savor a batch over a drink afterward

55% Off at Chuck Jefferson's Judo

West Valley

$120 $54

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Up to 81% Off at The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

$149 $29

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During a week or hour of one-on-one sessions, trainers help guests hone in on their fitness goals and get acclimated with the gym

Up to 63% Off Pilates Classes

San Jose

$100 $39

Pilates exercises aim to strengthen cores, slim waistlines, and firm muscle

75% Off at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

San Jose

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

64% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$97 $35

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Burn calories and tone muscle during classes such as kickboxing, Pilates, and women's self defense, which take place across three locations

Club Sportiva – 30% Off Exotic-Car Tour

Multiple Locations

$999 $699

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Drivers rotate between a selection of six supercars as they tackle 120 miles of back roads and highways

47% Off Private Baseball or Softball Lesson

San Jose

$45 $24

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Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

47% Off Dance Lessons

Canoas Garden

$15 $8

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50% Off Dance Lessons at Dance Boulevard

Rose - Sartorette

$50 $25

Group classes meet on weeknight evenings to steer feet through tangos, waltzes, and swing steps

71% Off at Yoga Belly

Multiple Locations

$140 $40.99

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Yoga Belly classes cater to beginners, while Power Yoga classes aim to challenge more advanced students; sessions held seven days a week

Up to 87%Off Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes

Cambrian

$169 $29

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

Up to 70% Off Kids' Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

$159 $49

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Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

55% Off Personal Training

Edenvale

$180 $81

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Up to 83% Off at KB Fitness Exercise Studio

Almaden Plaza Shopping Center

$115 $29

Various group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and high-intensity boot camps tone bodies

63% Off Zumba

San Jose

$30 $11

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Up to 53% Off at Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles

San Jose

$40 $19

Instructors teach students of all skill levels traditional Mexican folklorico dances in one-hour classes

Up to 62% Off Introductory Fencing Classes

San Jose

$120 $49

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Internationally decorated coaching staff shares swordsmanship fundamentals with new fencers

Up to 56% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Alum Rock

$379 $169

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After providing training on the ground, FAA flight instructors let students helm controls of Remos or Cessna planes

Up to 78% Off Group Fitness Classes at ClackFit

Central San Jose

$175 $39

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Focusing on form and efficiency, Yusuf Clack's workouts help guests of all fitness levels reach their fitness goals

Half Off Kids' Gymnastics Open Gym

San Jose

$20 $10

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

55% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

$55 $25

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Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

Up to 63% Off Kids' Open Play or Skating

San Jose

$24 $10

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Kids aged 18 months–12 years cavort on the indoor play area's inflatable obstacle courses; kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

60% Off One-Hour Table-Tennis Lesson

San Jose

$60 $24

Accomplished players with coaching experience lead each student through table-tennis fundamentals during one-hour, one-on-one sessions.

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes at Dark Horse Gym

Downtown San Jose

$200 $29

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Bolster health and fitness in daily classes led by a team of instructors with 40 years combined training experience

61% Off Fitness Classes from StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

$90 $35

Instructors lead groups of moms with stroller-age kids through energetic workouts at local parks and trails

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Programs

San Jose

$120 $25

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Each program includes boot-camp classes, three-day detox menu, meal plans, and before-and-after photos

San Jose Youth Symphony – Up to 39% Off Concert

Califorina Theater

$16.52 $10

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Soloists Daniel Charif and Robert Collar join the symphony to perform works by Mozart, Artie Shaw, Bernstein and more

Beyond Business Live! – Up to 48% Off

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time with marketing and delegation techniques

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

San Pedro Street Market

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; participants gulp drink specials at after party

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

44% Off Services

Milpitas

$50 $28

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Up to 70% Off at Yoga Spring Studio

Milpitas

$99 $36.99

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Instructors lead Vinyasa Flow and Power Fusion in two solar-powered studios, complete with a snack bar

50% Off

Milpitas

$720 $360

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Up to 55% Off Trampoline Jump Time

Milpitas

$44 $22.99

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Bouncing and dodge-ball courts housed inside air-conditioned arena with music, arcade, and pizzeria

Up to 50% Off at Bay Badminton Center

Multiple Locations

$36 $18

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An electronic queuing system directs players to regulation courts with Robbins flooring systems

Up to 87% Off Fitness Classes at Unlimited MMA

Milpitas

$149 $25

(15)

Seasoned kickboxers and MMA fighters help students burn calories, learn self-defense tactics, or both during their intense fitness classes

50% Off Santa Clara Coin and Collectibles Show

Santa Clara

$12 $6

Coin and collectibles show featuring U.S. and international coins and currencies, precious metals, and other collectibles

55% Off Five-Hour Barbecue Class

Multiple Locations

$175 $79

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Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

Up to 52% Off Painting Class with Free Wine & Snacks

Santa Clara

$65 $32

Guests sip wine and enjoy snacks while friendly instructors help them create their own works of art; all levels of experience are welcome

Up to 48% Off Krav-Maga Classes

Santa Clara

$95 $49

Students learn fearsome strikes, kicks, and defensive moves through the real-world combat of krav maga

Up to 69% Off Private Lessons at GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

Up to 81% Off Yoga or Wellness Workshop

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Daily yoga classes and weekly informational workshops to promote holistic well-being

55% Off

Santa Clara

$245 $110

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65% Off Personal Training

Santa Clara

$300 $105

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After marinating some beef tenderloin with galangal herb, chef Richard Yu finishes off the succulent cut with a sweet-and-spicy cambogee sauce. This signature dish is emblematic of the China-born cook's creative work at Mosaic, where his Asian-fusion and American meals stand out with locally grown produce, hand-cut meats, and fresh seafood. He also puts his unique stamp on other classic Eastern and Western dishes, such as his orange chicken with sun-dried mandarin-orange peels and his 8-ounce salmon stuffed with crab, shrimp, and cheese.

To complement Chef Richard's cuisine, bartenders craft a variety of hand-shaken cocktails such as Mosaic's signature Mosaic-Tini, a blend of muddled strawberries, simple syrup, and organic riesling. Many of those cocktails come spiked with house-infused vodkas, and other imported liquors also stock the bar alongside wines and domestic and imported beers.

Meals unfold on Mosaic's outdoor plaza or in its chic lounge inside the historic Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown hotel, which affords stunning views and often hosts late-night entertainment. A nightclub sets up residency Thursday–Saturday nights, and jazz musicians improvise their way through tunes in the dining room each Friday and Saturday.

211 S First St.
San Jose,
California
US

Rosie McCann's specializes in twists on traditional Irish fare, tweaking classic Celtic dishes and drinks in a traditional pub setting. The menu showcases plates of irish nachos, sliced spuds slathered in jack and cheddar cheeses, olives, fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapeños. The Americanized version of shepherd's pie simmers grass-fed Humboldt beef and vegetables in a rich irish stock before adding a helmet of mashed potatoes au gratin. Heftier appetites can get satisfaction with bangers & mash, a Celtic take on the English classic, that douses irish sausages and garlic mashed potatoes in Guinness gravy. 10 premium imports or 4 microbrews stand ready on tap, and malt mixologists also pour specialty beer drinks such as the Black Velvet, a whistle-whetting blend of Blackthorn hard apple cider and Guinness.

The dining room echoes the colors of the Irish flag, with burnt-red walls and bright-green stained-glass windows. Guests can cozy up in plush booth seats bedecked in plaid and gaze at glass chandeliers that hang from the ceilings as they sip on mimosas or savor lunch and brunch fare.

355 Santana Row
San Jose,
CA
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

5128 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose,
California
US

Recently profiled by The Atlantic for its members' innovative inventions, TechShop’s supportive community of inventors, artists, technicians, and alchemists share their excitement about the next big idea in an environment limited only by their collective imagination. The 17,000-square-foot smorgasbord of inventive creativity beckons people of all skill levels to its DIY confines, where members can wield tools not found in most private workshops, slicing through steel with a plasma cutter or accessing 3-D design software to finally realize the goal of crawling inside the Internet. Hands-on classes jump-start creative juices, introducing students to vocational skills including welding, soldering, and woodworking. Neophyte inventors aged 12–17 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they don't break physics.

300 S 2nd St
San Jose,
CA
US

SF Mixology founder Shawn Refoua blended his experience as program director and a student of behavioral psychology into an academy that brings bartending methodology and cocktail mixology into the 21st century. With an eye toward libation history, the school's interactive classes range from basic and advanced mixology courses to in-depth lessons on specific liquors and the evolution of the cocktail through the 14 years of Prohibition and the decade when swizzle sticks were outlawed. Each class complements the goals of cocktail party hosts, as well as aspiring or continually learning bartenders, who can learn and practice essential behind-the-bar techniques while brushing up on flavor theory and emerging recipe methodologies. Held in the vibrant Infusion Lounge, the laid-back classes include plenty of sample sips and enthusiastic toasts to newfound friends.

152 Post St
San Jose,
CA
US

Weak bodies are whittled into lean, muscular fighting machines as instructors at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teach the martial arts styles used for UFC competition, self-defense, and overall conditioning. Men, women, and kids train in the company of students such as professional fighter Cain Velasquez and instructor Daniel Cormier, a former Olympian. AKA splits its MMA, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing classes among four facilities, with group-training sessions and private professional sessions taking place in modern training studios with heavy bags, speed bags, and Olympic-grade mats. The Hillside location also features a professional-size ring for sparring or marriage-proposal practice, and the two-story AKA headquarters on Realm Avenue highlights an MMA cage, TRX suspension room, and cardio theater stocked with StairMasters and Jacobs Ladder machines.

7012 Realm Dr
San Jose,
CA
US