Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 2016 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • Two new illuminated art projects are now open underneath Highway 87 at Santa Clara Street and San Fernando Street. The interactive projects will make people feel safer and also bring unique artwork to the streets of San Jose.
  • There will be several activities in relation to the Super Bowl this year:
    • Plaza de Cesar Chavez will have a beer garden, cafe, games, interactive lighting, and music from January 29th to February 7th.
    • Part of San Pedro Square will be closed off to create a football-themed atmosphere.
    • Downtown Ice will have an extended season and be open daily until February 7th.
    • South First Fridays presents SoFA's WINTER MRKT will be on February 5th and have a Super Bowl theme
    • Guadalupe River Run on February 7th.
    • The NFC champion team will be staying at the Marriott Hotel.
    • An NFL merchandise store will open at 300 S. First St.
    • The Super Bowl Opening Night will be at the SAP Center on February 1st
  • San Jose State University will operate and manage the Hammer Theatre Center for the next three years (formerly the Rep). SJSU will produce events and rent the theater to arts groups. Events could begin this year.
  • A new Barber's mural has been painted outside the shop at 332 E. Santa Clara Street.
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