Archive for May 2009

sneak peek show tomorrow night: haptic synapses


Tomorrow night (wednesday, may 27th, 2009) at 8pm. silicon valley’s own Haptic Synapses will be playing a sneak peek show in advance of their performance during the SubZERO street fair.  If you’re in the area and like beat-driven high tech soul, stop on by.  Haptic Synapses is a rotating participation electronic music group.  Their show is an improvised jam consisting of conventional and self-made electronic music equipment and software.  Chairs are available, but you may want to grab a spot by the speaker and dance your face off. More information is available at

The Examiner publishes glowing review of Cardboard Box Theater’s “A Box of Strange” at Works/San Jose

img_0146-1Works/San Jose presented the premier performance of the new Cardboard Box Theater Company’s “A Box of Strange” to a crowded auditorium on Sunday, May 24th, 2009. ‘A Box of Strange’ was written and acted by the members of the new Silicon Valley based theater group. Laughter and smiles filled the space as the cast gave an energetic performance of original skit comedy. Works/San Jose congratulates all the members of the Cardboard Box Theater Project and anxiously awaits their next show! Read this glowing review by the Examiner:

Laugh with us as the Cardboard Box Theater Project Presents ‘A Box of Strange’- Sunday May 24th, 7:30pm!

WORKS/San Jose invites you to ‘A Box of Strange’ the premier performance of the Cardboard Box Theater Project!

strangelogo_white_webWHO: The Cardboard Box Theater Project is a newly formed South Bay theater company founded by Santa Clara University Alumni, dedicated to presentation of new works and old works in new ways! The company features both SCU alumni and current students from the departments of Theater, Dance, Music, and English!

WHAT: A Box of Strange: a world populated by unique, odd, and engaging characters, including tree actors, lawn gnomes, and a breast-enhancing chorus. Production explores the line between reality and absurdity, asking the tough questions: What would happen if Shakespearean characters came together to discuss their sexual afflictions? How wrong can a first date go before lunacy sets in? And, who can resist the desire to turn a traditional dream ballet into a hip-hop/bollywood-inspired extravaganza?

WHERE: Works/San Jose, 451 South First Street, San Jose, 95113

WHEN: Sunday, May 24, 2009. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show begins at 8pm.

TICKETS: Pay what you can at the door to support these two non-profits! No one will be turned away!

See this link to the Cardboard Box Theater Project website at

Welcomes Left Coast Live, a new premier Music Festival to Downtown SJ, May 11-15th!

works-band-picWorks/San Jose is proud to welcome the Left Coast Live music festival to the Downtown SOFFA arts district! Throughout the week of May 11-15th, the festival will flow through downtown’s cafe’s, restaurants, bars, and galleries, culminating on Friday May 15th evening with a live concert event that will showcase over 90 bands in 35 venues in and around San Jose’s downtown core! Buy 1 ticket for all events for $25 and get into all of the shows! To buy tickets and see all the associated events go to

WORKS/San Jose will be presenting a live concert on Friday May 15th starting at 8pm! See musicians Ben Brackett, Sandy Greenfield, and Pernikoff Brothers perform live! Admission to this concert is included with a Left Coast Live ticket! Go to our myspace page to see a list of all music events scheduled for WORKS/San Jose! See

WHAT: Left Coast Live Festival in Downtown SJ

WHERE: 451 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

WHEN: Friday May 15, 2009, beginning at 8pm

HOW: Get tickets to the Left Coast Live Music festival from The 400 block of South First Street will be closed off beginning at 4:00pm so think about taking the light rail or bus to these events!

QUESTIONS: If you have questions regarding WORKS/San Jose’s participation in Left Coast Live feel free to write to or call (408)286-6800!

WORKS/San Jose and Tower Hill Design invite you to an Art & Design Party, Friday May 8th 7pm-late!

WORKS/San Jose invites you to an Art and Design Party!


WHEN: Friday, May 8th, 2009, 7pm-late

WHERE: 451 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

WHAT: A night to celebrate art and music sponsored by the Tower Hill Design Company of San Jose! In the midst of the Beast Figurative exhibition, enjoy the music of acoustic music of Evin Wolverton, Chloe Fuller, Andy Kong, Jerry Donahee and more! Also enjoy the artwork of painter Emily Lounsbury, who will be displaying her artwork in the Paulette Peterson Gallery! This is the last night of the Beast Figurative exhibition, so be sure to see it before it is gone!

CONTACT: Questions? Contact for more information.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Can’t wait to see you there!