Works/San Jose’s new art show is a real heartbreaker

There was no much better way for Is effective/San Jose to return to in-particular person exhibits at its downtown San Jose gallery immediately after two many years than with one of its most preferred entries, “The (Anti) Valentine Display.”

As the title implies, the exhibit at the local community art gallery does not get also mushy. Will work Executive Director Joe Miller asks artists to add two parts: just one which is relevant to Valentine’s Working day and one which is not. At times the two items function together, and occasionally 1 piece manages to be each heartwarming and heartrending at the similar time. (And most pieces are for sale, so you can hold something if you really tumble in love with it.)

Patrons check out Functions/San Jose on opening night of “The (Anti) Valentine Show” on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Picture courtesy of Joe Miller/Will work San Jose) 

The display, that includes 115 items from about 70 artists, opened throughout very last week’s South First Friday artwork crawl, and it’ll run through the future edition March 4. Miller said it was a light attendance for a common clearly show of that dimensions, with a handful of hundred folks halting by more than the course of the very first evening, which includes numerous of the artists.

“The initially weekend experienced a continual move of people who were keeping away from crowds, with generally a few people today in at a time,” he mentioned.

Performs/San Jose is open 2 to 4 p.m. on weekends for the relaxation of the thirty day period at 365 S. Marketplace St. on the east facet of the San Jose McEnery Conference Center. Masks are expected to enter — but are offered absolutely free at the door — and you can also get a preview of the parts at

Maybe It is Wintertime-ISH FEST: With the temperatures edging towards 80 degrees in San Jose, you’d be forgiven for considering that this weekend marks the start of San Jose Jazz’s Summer months Fest rather of its “cool” counterpart, Wintertime Fest. Of program, the temperature won’t make substantially big difference given that the reveals — which kick off Feb. 11 and operate through Feb. 27 — will choose location at indoor venues such as the SJZ Crack Home and the Hammer Theatre Heart.

The acts consist of La Santa Cecilia, Chris Pierce, Sasha Berliner, The Cookers, the Mads Tolling Trio and the Tiffany Austin Trio. You can acquire tickets at to see the displays in man or woman or catch the livestreams of the SJZ Crack Place reveals on San Jose Jazz’s YouTube and Fb webpages.

SATURDAY STROLL: The eating places and merchants on The Alameda in San Jose also hit the jackpot with heat spring-like climate for its 2nd Saturday event getting position Feb. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be tunes at Genuine Brew (787 The Alameda), Hop & Vine (the previous Wine Affair at 1435 The Alameda), Whole Foods Market (777 The Alameda), Existing Tattooing (48 Race St.) and the Visible Philosophy Studio.