Art, urbanism, the future and more: February with Knight in San Jose

Photo: Downtown San Jose by Richard Masoner on Flickr.

At Knight Foundation we support a variety of events as part of our efforts to spark new ideas for cities, build community and support civic innovators working to advance talent, opportunity and engagement in San Jose and other Knight communities.

We’re off to a great start in San Jose this year. See my latest op-ed in the Mercury News, “San Jose needs to move from stuck to sticky,” and check out my recent post on Knight Blog if you’re interested in learning more about our funding, “10 tips for grant-seekers.”

Now, here’s a look at some of the Knight-supported events happening around the South Bay:

Feb  3-7: Groundswell Design and the city of San Jose welcome you to Winter in Plaza de Cesar Chavez.

Feb 3-7: San Jose Made offers the Screenprint Showdown Pop-up Container.

Feb 3: The San Jose Museum of Art hosts the latest in its lunchtime lecture series, “San Jose State College: Athletics and Activism.”

Feb. 4: Veggielution and the Awesome Foundation present Rainy Day Food Film Series.

Feb 5-6: South First Fridays presents Super First Friday Art Walk and Winter Market.

Feb 8: TransForm offers “The End of Automobile Dependence,” a webinar with transportation expert Peter Newman.

Feb 9: Urban Land Institute hosts “The Next Generation of Our Community: What Will It Look Like?”  Use NXT for a $10 nonmember discount.

Feb 11: The California All-State Music Education Conference presents the San Jose State University Concert Choir.

Feb 12-28: The Tabard Theatre on San Pedro Square presents: “I Do! I Do!

Feb 12: NoonArts & Lectures Series offers “Love and Passion: Art Songs From France and Spain.”

Feb 14: San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee presents the 36th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance with a performance by San Jose Taiko.

Feb 16: The Tech Museum of Innovation presents Creative Collisions: Meetup Faire @ The Tech.

Feb 17: Join me for Knight Foundation’s Movers and Shakers of San Jose Happy Hour, our monthly event that brings together artists, architects, big thinkers, creatives, designers, urban planners and unaffiliated lovers of San Jose for drinks and sharing big and small ideas.

Feb 17: Content Magazine offers Explore 8.0 Pick Up Party, for its latest issue.

I look forward to seeing you around the South Bay this month.

Daniel Harris is San Jose program director for Knight Foundation. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @dyuliharris.