If you live in San Jose, chances are you’ve asked or heard someone ask, “What is there to do in San Jose?” Or, perhaps you’ve heard, “I wish more people would hear about these events,” or “Why don’t more people attend these events?” Being an advocate for San Jose can be challenging. We know that there is always something to do in San Jose How do we let others know?
Enter #iPledgeSJ. San Jose is a complex and diverse place with a mix of different cultures, subcultures, and creative individuals. The result is a beautiful array of options for things to do. The challenge we have as advocates of San Jose is how best to create awareness about San Jose’s artistic and cultural vibrancy.
#iPledgeSJ’s purpose is to engage San Jose’s community members to encourage greater, active participation in our City’s artistic and cultural scenes. Truly there is a space for every one of us. The Kooltura team will curate a selection of events that are unique to San Jose and representative of its culture. We will share our curated list of events through a monthly blog-post that showcases #iPledgeSJ events.
Interested in taking the pledge?
Here’s what you do.
- Attend at least one event once a month.
- Bring a friend…or two to the event!
- Post photo to Twitter or Instagram using #iPledgeSJ
By taking the pledge, you commit to attend at least one event that is unique to San Jose and to bring at least one friend with you to share the experience. During the event, take a photo and post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #iPledgeSJ. It’s that simple — we promise.
Below is the first list of events to choose from to launch your pledge.
Take the pledge!
3/19 – Book Launch Party for The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy by Gary Singh
Join author Gary Singh, a San Jose native and lifelong fan, as he recounts the Earthquakes’ legendary story in vibrant detail.
3/22 – San Jose Challenge 2015
The San Jose Challenge urban scavenger hunt adventure race.
3/23 – SV Creates Board (DOT) Impact
Silicon Valley Creates is partnering with Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) and BoardSource to help increase capacity of the cultural ecosystem to bring you a day long Board Development Conference called Board(dot)Impact.
3/28 – Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative March
Memorial Mass and Commemorative march will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. 2020 East San Antonio Street San Jose, CA 95116.
3/28 – SJMAG Girlfriend Appreciation Day
In honor of Women’s History Month, the San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild and Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble present Entertainment, Audience Participation, Vendors, Raffles and much more!
3/28 – iBecome
Andre Hart holds his last one man show in San Jose. The show is titled “ iBecome”. The artist will be showcasing his new style in painting.
3/23-4/19 – M. Butterfly, by David Henry Hwang
A haunting tale at City Lights Theater Company of a French diplomat’s gradual, inevitable submission to the charms of a Chinese opera star who personifies his fantasy vision of submissive oriental sexuality.
3/31 – 14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast
Join the Chavez Family Vision, Inc. in celebrating the 14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast.
MoTown Mondays – Mondays
A weekly dance party. Spinning originals, remixes, & close relatives of your favorite Motown songs.
The Changing Same – Thursdays
A weekly excursion keeping time with the future of Soul, RnB, and Jazz every Thursday. With guest DJ’s, live performances and dancing.
Nomikai DJ Nights – Various Days
Assortment of nights featuring great DJ’s.
FutureArtsNow! Open Sessions – M/W/TH
Open funk, house, and break dance sessions at the Edenvale Community Center.
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.
Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we will be sharing photos of those taking the pledge.