Center for the Performing Arts December 20, 2014 7:00 PM
255 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.
One of the greatest bands of all time, WAR, is coming to San Jose along with "Oakland style" soul band Tower of Power. WAR's special blend of funk, rock, jazz and R&B has resulted in smash hit songs like "Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and sales of more than 50 million records worldwide. With appearances everywhere from the videogame "Grand Theft Auto San Andreas" to the movie "Boogie Nights", WAR's music has become a funky thread in the quilt of American pop culture. Joining WAR isTower of Power, who's celebrating more than 40 years of musical success, with a long list of hits, including "You're Still A Young Man," "So Very Hard To Go," "Soul With a Capital S" and many more.
The San Jose Sharks are a National Hockey League team that plays in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The Sharks entered the NHL as an expansion team prior to the 1991 season. They won their first Pacific Division title in 2001-02.
Northside Theatre Company presents its annual production of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" with innovative style. Coldhearted and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas yet to come. Northside's production has been hailed for its impeccable staging and high-end production values. It features all the traditional characters you know and love, plus the best of Dickens' powerful narrative as delivered in turns by the entire cast, forming a compelling Greek-style Chorus that punctuates the author's message of charity and redemption. The "Mercury News" has called this the best "Christmas Carol" in the Bay Area.
The Adam Carolla Show With Alison Rosen and Bald Bryan and Special Guests Brad Williams
ImprovDecember 20, 2014 7:00 PM
62 South Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Los Angeles-born comedian Adam Carolla is best
known as the co-host of the relationship advice radio show Loveline. While
working as a carpenter, boxing and traffic school instructor, and carpet
cleaner, Carolla studied with the improvisation troupe The Groundlings and joined
and Acme Comedy Theater Group. He secured a recurring role on KROQ's Kevin
and Bean before co-hosting Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, his dry and
irreverent sense of humor quickly helping to establish him as a fan favorite.
Carolla went on to work on the television program The Man Show with fellow
comedian and friend Jimmy Kimmel, and his own series, The Adam Carolla Show.
After that show’s four-year run came to an end in 2009, Carolla launched a
much-acclaimed podcast of the same name.