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San Jose Sizzles With Spring and Summer Events

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As record cold and snow are reported across much of the U.S., there's no better time to warm up with thoughts of planning spring or summer getaways to San Jose, California, where warm temperatures and sunny skies invite visitors to come out and play. To help them plan their visit, Team San Jose announces exciting spring and summer events for adults and families to enjoy. For continued updates on events visit www.sanjose.org.
/ Source: GlobeNewswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As record cold and snow are reported across much of the U.S., there's no better time to warm up with thoughts of planning spring or summer getaways to San Jose, California, where warm temperatures and sunny skies invite visitors to come out and play. To help them plan their visit, Team San Jose announces exciting spring and summer events for adults and families to enjoy. For continued updates on events visit .

FESTIVALS AND CITYWIDE EVENTS

22nd Annual AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival – August 12-14, 2011 

San Jose downtown beckons with the melodies of jazz every autumn. Over 1,000 jazz artists and 100,000 jazz music lovers meet in San Jose for a weekend of musical variety, tradition, and innovation. From Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, music lovers converge on the heart of Silicon Valley to enjoy three days of jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, electronica and many other forms of contemporary music.

Dine Downtown Restaurant Week 2011 - June 22 –July 4

More than 30 of downtown's best restaurants offer imaginative three-course prix fixe menus at affordable $20, $30 and $40 prices points to new and loyal customers.  The "week" kicks off with the popular and energy-filled City Bites sampler event throughout downtown.

Downtown Farmers' Market 2011 - Fridays May 6 – November 18

Browse throughcolorful flowers, gourmet foods and fresh fruits and vegetables from California-certified growers each Friday at the Downtown Farmers' Market at San Pedro Square. Special fruit tastings, cooking demonstrations and live music are offered throughout the season. Takes place on San Pedro Square between Santa Clara and St. John streets from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Note: No Market on July 1.

The festival includes live entertainment in Discovery Meadow, with a parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday festivities are free and Sunday events are ticketed.

Vivid story of seduction and betrayal based on the fabled temptress of Seville.

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. This smash-hit musical that combines ABBA's greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

ThisTony Award winning classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Montgomery Theater.

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. Montgomery Theater.

One of Gilbert and Sullivan's earliest operettas, The Sorcerer is the tale of a young couple who want everyone to be happily mated, but inadvertently set off ridiculous pairings of townspeople through the misuse of John Wellington Wells' magic tea potion. Montgomery Theater.  

The San Jose Convention Center rocks with the hottest Mexican bands.

For generations, this Puccini classic has been the best first opera, the best date opera, and, for many, the best opera. California Theater.

A diverse showcase of musicians and artists, the three South First Friday Street Markets take place in conjunction with the monthly First Friday art gallery crawls in the SoFA District. This do-it-yourself inspired street festival includes live music and more than 35 artisan booths. The June event – a.k.a. SubZero – expands to more than three blocks. Takes place on South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador Streets from 6 p.m.– 11:30 p.m.

Local favorite and international star Jon Nakamatsu performs two featured works on our program at the California Theater, beginning with a world premiere: a double concerto created for him and clarinetist Jon Manasse by Cuban composer D'Rivera. Nakamatsu follows with Tchaikovsky's mighty Concerto No. 1, one of the most popular works ever composed for piano. Stravinsky's witty neo-classical Pulcinella Suite, originally written for a comic ballet, opens the evening.

Principal percussionist Galen Lemmon and Steve Hearn shine in Israeli composer Avner Dorman's spectacular double percussion concerto.

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