#iPledgeSJ: June Events

Welcome back to #iPledgeSJ! If you missed the original post about what #iPledgeSJ is all about then I recommend clicking here first. We have selected an exciting line-up of events that we think represent and pay tribute to San Jose’s diversity.

The #iPledgeSJ events for June are…


June #iPledgeSJ Events

6/1 – 6/7 – Negroni Week @ Paper Planes 
Enjoy Negroni cocktails for a good cause. $1 of each drink sold goes to the 3rd Street Community Center.

6/2 –  As You Like It with ShakesBEERience San Jose
A pub, a pint and play with Rosalind and Celia. Directed by Karen Altree Piemme. Admission is free; seating is first come first served; doors open at 5:30pm.

6/4 – Making Movies with Cado @ Stritch
Performances from Los Hot Boxers, Cado, and Making Movies. Free event.

6/5 – Sonido Clash VS Return Of The Boom Zap (First Friday)
Sonido Clash VS Return Of The Boom Zap: bringing kumbia, reggeatone, future bass and more.

6/5 – Queerceañera Presents
Celebrate accomplishments in the LGBT Latin@ Community in the Bay Area. A community celebration with food, music, entertainment and more. All ages; All backgrounds.

6/5 – Breaking Point: Opening Night @ MACLA
Glass art works by Jaime Guerrero and Viviana Paredes

6/5 – 6/6 – 8th Annual SubZERO Festival
South FIRST FRIDAYS presents the 8th Annual SubZERO Festival! Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek.

6/6 – Versus #3 (High School Vs High School)
A dance off anyone? Open style and breaking. Will be judged. All ages. Free admission.

6/6 – Silicon Valley Roller Girls vs. Foothill Foxy Flyers
Silicon Valley Roller Girls vs. Foothill Foxy Flyers. An action packed, hard hitting evening of flat track roller derby!

6/7 – Naglee Park Open Studios
During Naglee Park Open Studios, our local artists are opening their studios and sharing their work. Most artists’ work will be displayed in the studio in which it was created. While touring the studios, you may find a new treasure; many of the pieces will be available for sale.

6/10 – Well-RED at Works/San José, art and performance center with Arlene Biala and David Sullivan
Featured reading followed by open reading. $2 suggested donation to Works/San Jose, no one turned away. Free food and affordable beer, wine, and soda.

6/13 – Dia de Portugal
Enjoy a day of entertainment, savor a variety of Portuguese foods and watch a traditional Portuguese parade – there’s enjoyment for the entire family. It all takes place at History Park, location of the Portuguese Historical Museum.

6/13 – Summer Breeze
Your chance to attend an underground lowrider car show. Bring your own ride or enjoy the ones there.

6/13 – Bubble RUN San Jose!
Clad in white t-shirts, Participants run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe! Come be a kid again.

6/18 – Music in the Park – presented by METRO featuring FRESHLYGROUND (Afro-pop) and SISTER CAROL (Reggae)
The most popular after-work concert series in San Jose kicks off the summer with an International double-bill: Afro-pop sensations Freshlyground (Cape Town, South Africa), best known for their hit “Waka Waka – This Time For Africa”, from the 2010 FIFA World Cup and grammy-award winning Reggae legend Sister Carol from Kingston, Jamaica headlines. Also, DJ ROBERT RANKIN of Massive Sound International will be spinning reggae/world music before/between sets. Plaza de Cesar Chavez at 5:15PM 

6/19 – San Jose Bike Party presents the Reggae on Two Wheels Ride
It’s a bike party, y’all! Save the date. Route to be released soon.

6/20 – 20th Annual “Dancing On The Avenue”
The well known Willow Glen party. Come and dance on the avenue with us! 

6/20 – West Wind  Drive-In Pajama Party
Catch a movie at the drive-in. Dress code: Pajamas!

6/20 – El “Dia de San Juan” Puerto Rican Festival 2015
The Western Region Puerto Rican Council presents the 37th Annual ‘El “Dia de San Juan” Puerto Rican Festival 2015’. Live music, food, dancing, and so much more!

6/21 – San Jose Kidz Bike Party presents the Independence Ride
San Jose Bike Party folks have put one on for the kids. Details to come on their event page soon.

6/25 – San Jose Parks Summer Soiree
To be held at The Tea House in the Japanese Friendship Garden at Kelley Park. San Jose Parks Foundation invites you to join other like-minded supporters for an evening of celebration and recognition of some of the true heroes of our parks and trails. Hors D’oeuvres, wine, and dessert will be served.

6/27 – Laureles Company presents “TRADICIONES”
Folklorico Company Los Laureles present: “Tradiciones”. An event that will showcase 8 states of Mexico along with live music. The show will explore into the current vibrant Mexican community living in the US, but still holding Mexico and its traditions in their hearts. You’re invited to enter Mexico’s beautiful history through dance!

6/27 – Bless Me Ultima – A Workshop presentation
Based on Rudolfo Anaya’s Mexican American novel, Opera Cultura will be presenting excerpts of Hector Armienta’s new opera, Bless Me Ultima. Join the journey of telling Mr. Anaya’s great story through the magic of opera.

6/28 – LA GUELAGUETZA 2015
Come and join the family event that explores and shares Oaxacan history, music, and roots.

 6/30 – Creative Collisions: Space + Art + You
The second Creative Collisions event will bring together artists and space explorers. Meet Ariel Waldman, art school grad, adviser to the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, and creator of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways you — you! — can participate in space exploration. Pick up a brush and help paint our cosmic-communal mural, or grab a pen and craft your own interstellar space message.



The Changing Same Thursdays

Motown on MondaysMondays

Nomikai DJ Nights – Various Days
Assortment of nights featuring great DJ’s.

Future Arts Now Classes – M/W/TH

Pop Up Market – Whole Foods, The Alameda – 1st Saturdays

South First Fridays – 1st Friday of the month in the SOFA district


Know of an event that should be on the list? We are open to suggestions. Send us an email to info@Kooltura.com with the subject line “iPledgeSJ”, a description of the event, any social media accounts associated with the event, and a website link if possible.

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Photo Credit: Jonathan Garcia | Event: FAME SS2014


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