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greg hargrove
If you're going to any event at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, consider having dinner and/or after dinner drinks at Paolo's. It's been there forever, and there's a reason for that! You can park in the structure, (enter on Woz Way), enjoy dinner, then just walk over the Guadalupe River bridge and you're at the Center! A whole evening of entertainment in one spot. :-)
Cirque Dreams: Holidaze dining Nov 29 2014 star this tip starred
Molly O
They had mostly snacks and beverages available at the concessions. Didn't notice anything substantial to eat (wasn't looking, though). It's so close to downtown, so there's a lot of great dining options nearby for before or after.
Wicked dining Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
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San Francisco’s ShadowLight Productions has teamed up with Taiwan’s The Puppet and its Double Theater to create a stunning new shadow play based on the Chinese masterpiece—Journey to the West.

Behind a giant 30×15 foot projection screen, an ensemble cast of actors, dancers, puppeteers, and musicians will adapt an episode of this classic story using exciting modern techniques.

Monkey King at Spider Cave is an exciting audio/visual experience using giant projected shadows to create a new kind of theater that unites the power and scale of film with the immediacy of live performance. Interacting with hand-painted scenery, the performers create shadow images by moving in a precise choreography to create dream-like moving pictures. The musicians combine digital and traditional instruments to create a lively and evocative original soundtrack. This all-ages adventure story is performed in Mandarin and English,with bi-lingual subtitles.

VIP tickets include a shadow puppet kit.

About the Ticket Supplier: Dimension Performing Arts

We advocate and promote Chinese Performing arts by presenting, producing or booking internationally renowned art work in the United States. Through high quality productions, DPA helps preserve Chinese cultural and artistic heritage, promotes creativity and intelligence in life and encourages intercultural understanding in the community.