Six & Main is our online store where we show love to local artisans from our sister markets across the nation. | Photo by 6AM City
We’re head over heels for our readers. As we enter the month of love, we want to show our love by helping you choose the sweetest gifts from our online shop,Six & Main,which showcases local artists and small businesses from around the country.
Whether you plan to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other, friends, or family — or simply by treating yourself — these goods will have you falling in love at first sight.
Smell the love 🕯️ Let the mood fill the room with this rosemary sage candle by Resolute Candles, or smell the aroma of Venice with this bellini candle by Wixology Candle Company.
Wear the love ❤️ For the jewelry lovers, check out these heart necklaces from Eleven + Jane. What’s even sweeter? There are matching heart earrings to go with it. If you’d rather don a love-inspired shirt, this flamingo button-down from Block + Ink is the perfect fit.
There’s more love to go around. Click the button below to explore the entire Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
Trivia Night | Monday, Jan. 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Park Station Hashery, 1701 Park Ave., San Jose | Free | Grab a team of up to six at this weekly multimedia trivia event hosted by local comedians.
Reverend Horton Heat + The Surfrajettes | Monday, Jan. 30 | 7 p.m. | The Ritz, 400 S. First St., San Jose | $25 | This psychobilly band from Texas have established themselves as one of the most popular underground acts in America.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
DesignCon | Tuesday, Jan. 31-Thursday, Feb. 2 | 9 a.m. | Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara | Free | Browse exhibits with hundreds of new products and technologies, and network with industry professionals.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
We Ain’t Done Wild’N Yet Comedy Tour | Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 8 p.m. | San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose | $25+ | Get ready for some hilarious improv by two Wild’N Out comedians.
In case you missed it, city council recently appointed former Silicon Valley manager Arjun Batra to represent District 10 — the council seat Mayor Matt Mahan left vacant. Batra served on former Mayor Sam Liccardo’s Smart City advisory board, and previously was a manager at Intel, IBM, and Dow Chemical. 🏛️ (San Jose Inside)
History San José has collaborated with the African American Heritage House to present “The Bridge” — a free workshop series that explores Black history and culture. All sessions will be hosted at History Park, and you can catch the next one on Thursday, Feb.2, at 5:30 p.m.
This Saturday, Feb. 4, San Jose Parks & Rec will celebrate a ribbon-cutting for Miner Park’s newly-added amenities. It now has a new walking pathway and three fitness equipment areas — join the community from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lean Avenue + Copco Lane. 🌳
Did you know that the oldest person in the world is 115-year-old San Francisco native Maria Branyas Morera? A French nun named Sister André previously held the record at 118 years old, but died earlier this month. (East Bay Times)
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1Culture is Downtown’s newest art gallery. | Photo by SJtoday staff
Next month, San Jose has a lineup of downtown art shows — and you don’t want to miss these. Show some love in February to these four upcoming galleries.
🎨 “Bay Area Legends” | Feb. 4-Mar. 11 | 1Culture Gallery For 1Culture’s fourth exhibit since opening, owner Andrew Espino brings together local artists who’ve mastered the medium of aerosol — grab tickets to its opening night featuring live painting, artist talks, a DJ, and drinks.
🎨 “Sour & Sweet” | Feb. 11-Mar. 4 | Empire 7 Studios First they’re sour, then they’re sweet.This exhibit features 30+ artists — both local and national — showcasing artwork that is a little sweet, sour, and perhaps, twisted.
🎨 “A Photo Night in Japantown” | Feb. 11 | Multiple Japantown locations Stroll through Japantown and pop into six different businesses to view both individual and group photography shows — brought to you by local creators including 35mmallie, the Earthquakes’ Artist in Residence.
Editor’s pick: Man, what a bummer about the Niners. Honestly though, they had a really good season and I was lucky enough to see a game this year. No matter what, I’m still watching the Superbowl — for Rihanna, of course.
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