• For $10, you get two general-admission tickets (a $20 value). • For $18, you get four general-admission tickets (a $40 value). • For $30, you get two VIP tickets to seats near the ring and a meet-and-greet autograph-and-photo session with the stars (a $60 value).
For the better part of a century, Spartan Stadium has been a cornerstone of San Jose State athletics and university life, hosting more than 300 home football games since 1933, as well as soccer games and concerts packed with more than 30,000 fans. Open during home football games, the Jeff Garcia Hall of Champions pays tribute to more than 300 former athletes and coaches, including pro football stars, golfers, and judo experts. Beyond the football team's keep, the other bastion of SJSU athletics, the Event Center, opened its doors in the late '80s to house men's and women's basketball contests as well as a weight room for students and a take-a-foam-finger, leave-a-foam-finger depository for fans. Spartan athletics maintains a high pedigree throughout their programs, including recent WAC championships for their men's and women's golf teams.
Vyne Bistro’s interior is all modular furnishings, abstract art, and dim lights. That modern feel is only intensified by the long rectangular fireplace and the food—think fresh oysters and plates of duck prosciutto. The wine selection, meanwhile spotlights white, red, and sparkling wines from California, but also features choice varietals from France, Spain, and Australia.
When the California Theatre opened its doors in 1927, the event was marked by fanfare and stardom. Hollywood elite came out to celebrate and witness the brand-new Wurlitzer console organ’s 1,521 pipes and the chandeliers dangling within the intimate auditorium. Today, stepping into the California Theatre is like returning to that day. After $80 million of renovations restored it to its former glory, the 1,122-seat auditorium now stands as an outstandingly preserved example of a 1920s motion-picture house, boasting that same Wurlitzer organ and the ghosts of the same ticket takers, alongside modern technological updates.
Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose has so much more to offer than just your typical movie viewing. In addition to Hollywood blockbusters, Camera 12 features a host of documentary movies and indie productions for more serious movie lovers. Lovers of the live arts can go to the numerous ballet and opera events hosted at these cinemas. Camera 12 Cinemas also host a cinema club that’s currently on its 19th season. Meeting monthly on preannounced dates at 10.30 AM, the cinema club works to foster local cinematic talent, and gives members a chance to meet prolific filmmakers and actors. Paying moviegoers get free parking for up to three and a half hours at six different city garages.
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 a high-profile bar, the laid-back classes include plenty of sample sips and enthusiastic toasts to newfound friends.