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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets

For the first three Saturdays of December, SJMADE will be curating a holiday showcase of San Jose and Silicon Valley's best food/drink makers and food/drink-related makers at Whole Foods Market San Jose. Think of it as a joyous celebration of San Jose and Silicon Valley's foodie, coffee and beer culture. In addition to our amazing local food/drink makers and food/drink-related makers, Whole Foods will have a delicious tasting menu available in the outdoor breezeway space and Mission Creek Brewing will have tasting experiences as well as full-glass experiences available.

Are The San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets for YOU?
1. If you're looking to shop local high-quality food/drink makers for your holiday food shopping, so you and your loved ones can enjoy that super special small-batch sensation, the San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets are for you.
2. If you like craft fairs for food and drink, the San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets are for you.
3. If you like high-quality locally made food/drink goods, the San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets are for you.
4. If you like amazing coffee and beer, the San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets are for you.
5. If you're down with artisan quality, handmade quality, handcrafted quality then the San Jose Holiday Epicurean Markets are for you.

Racarons (
Sweetdragon Baking Company (
I Dream of Cookies (
Tico Coffee Roasters (
Hella Hot Hot Sauce (
Wild Orchard (
Cake Therapy (
Back Porch Bakery (
Suha Suha Inc. (

Whole Foods Market San Jose
777 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

Whole Foods Market San Jose offers the wonderful food shopping experience of all Whole Foods however it also brings its popular coffee and juice bar as well as its amazing on-premises craft brewery Mission Creek Brewing. With tons of comfortable outdoor seating, free WiFi, an indoor cafe and a second-floor terrace with a beautiful view of downtown SJ, Whole Foods Market San Jose has become that chill central hangout for the downtown San Jose and The Alameda community!

Friday, December 11, 2015

The San Jose Holiday Craft Markets

What are The San Jose Holiday Craft Markets?
For the first three weekends of December, SJMADE will be curating a holiday showcase of San Jose and Silicon Valley's best crafters and creatives in the amazing San Pedro Square Market located in downtown San Jose.

Are The San Jose Holiday Craft Markets for YOU?
1. If you're looking to shop local high-quality makers for your holiday shopping, so you and your loved ones can enjoy that super special small-batch sensation, the San Jose Holiday Craft Markets are for you.
2. If you like craft fairs, the San Jose Holiday Craft Markets are for you.
3. If you like high-quality locally made goods, the San Jose Holiday Craft Markets are for you.
4. If you like amazing art and even more amazing artists, the San Jose Holiday Craft Markets are for you.
5. If you're down with artisan quality, handmade quality, handcrafted quality then the San Jose Holiday Craft Markets are for you.

Le Petit Elefant (
Nomad West (
Manic Designs (
Pennie Post (
Maria Woods (
Capricorn Honey (
MPulsestudios (
The Poppie Shop (
Kathryn Marie (
TheLiquorLamp (
Poshaq Silk Artwear (
Three Angels Inc. (

San Pedro Square Market
87 N San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Located in the part of the market in which B2 Coffee is located.

"The San Pedro Square Market is the Downtown San Jose meet-up place for foodies, music lovers, locally-made shop supporters, demanders of coffee perfection, history seekers, old-time barbershop hunters, social media followers, and wine and beer libation imbibers. The Market is the all-around best place to hang out with the open-air plaza and sidewalk cafe or inside one of three unique interior spaces. The lively public market includes over 20 unique vendors selling everything from sushi to tapas to home goods. The aromas of fresh ground coffee and wood-fired pizza fills three market halls."

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SJMADE Coming to Valley Fair

Finally we are getting some local flavor into Valley Fair! It sounds like SJMADE is about to open a popup shop in the mall that will feature local vendors and undoubtedly some San Jose-themed apparel. If you are a potential vendor, more info is below. For everyone else, the popup will be located across from White House Black Market and Zara (see map).


San Jose Made
Dear Potential SJMADE Holiday Popup Vendor,

It is with great excitement that we announce this fantastic popup opportunity with Westfield Valley Fair! Due to the nature of pop-ups and temporary spaces, we know this information may be coming to you later than expected, but we hope that you are able to join us in this very promising holiday retail venture!
 During this 2013 holiday season from November 15th through December 31st, San Jose Made (SJMADE) is operating a Holiday Popup location at a prime retail shop location at Westfield Valley Fair on Stevens Creek Road in Santa Clara, CA.

In order to maintain an operating storefront during normal mall hours, our programming at this holiday popup location is two-fold. The space will house a permanent "Best of San Jose MADE" retail store during all normal mall operating hours, while on weekends (Friday to Sunday) we have designated Weekend Vendor Spaces available for YOU to rent and be part of this exciting venture!

Our retail affiliates, Showroom San Jose, who currently have a small local retail shop at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose will operate the permanent "Best of San Jose Made" pop-up at this location. They are purchasing items at wholesale cost from SJMADE vendors and retailing solely SJMADE vendor products. If your best-selling product should be at this "Best of" shop, let us know! We will send you an application form.

We look forward to seeing you in one of these Weekend Vendor Spaces. In this packet you will find information about Westfield Valley Fair and detailed logistics about your Weekend Vendor Space. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at: and we'll get a vendor packet to you ASAP. 

For those of you who would like to talk to us in person, we are holding an open house at the SJMADE Holiday Pop-Up location at Westfield Valley Fair on Monday, November 11th from 7:00p to 9:00p. Come-by to take a look at the space and drop-off your application form!

Looking forward to the holiday retail season,
The team at SJMADE

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday @ The Usuals

Black Friday at The Usuals

The Usual Black Friday Extravaganza
Friday, November 23, 2012

Secret Sale
10:00a – 12:00p (noon)

Discounts are a SECRET, but the secret is oh so good…
First THREE customers in the shop, as always, get 50% off of lowest marked price on everything (yes, EVERYTHING)!

Not-So-Secret Sale
12:00p (noon) – 10:00p

Get up to 40% OFF of everything in the shop! EVERYTHING is discounted, so don’t miss. All graphic tees and hoodies (Including I HEART SJ) are Buy One, Get One Half Off.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Variations Exhibit at The Usuals

from Phantom Galleries 

New Works by James Vidal and Junior Sanchez
Opening Reception
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7–10pm
Music by DJ Basura
On view through November 19, 2012

The Usuals
1020 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Usuals is Hosting Josh Marcotte's Latest Work Today

Josh Marcotte from Lost San Jose is showcasing his latest guerilla photographs at The Usuals. If you talk to him, be sure to ask about the adventures he had to take in order to get some of these photos. While checking out his work, you can also enjoy music from Seabright.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

SJMADE Happening Right Now!

SJMADE, Spring 2012
Showroom San Jose at San Pedro Square Market

Showroom San JoseToday, April 21st The Usuals will be closed. We are "all hands on deck"  at San Pedro Square Market for the opening of our new t-shirt bar, Showroom San Jose! Join us for our grand opening from 11a-8p today!

Lusardi Building
87 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95126

The bi-annual San Jose Made (SJMADE) with SJEats vendor and food truck event is happening at the same time throughout San Pedro Square.


April 21, 2012, 11am to 8pm
San Pedro Square
SJMADE (11a to 8p)

THREE buildings at San Pedro Square:

FARMERS MARKET (10a to 2p)
Introducing the NEW urban San Pedro Square Farmers Market on West St. John Street.

San Jose's landmark food event, is back with surprises. Enjoy the day's festivities at the new San Pedro Square Market with eleven independent restaurants, a new urban Farmers Market and food trucks from Moveable Feast! Find SJEATS along W. St. John Street atSan Pedro Square Market AFTER the Farmers Market.
    FOOD TRUCKS (5 pm to 8 pm)
    Eat on Monday
    KoJa Kitchen
    Pollo Fritto
    Project Cupcake
    Tandoori Chicken USA 
    RESTAURANTS at San Pedro Square Market (11 am to late)
    B2 Coffee
    Blush Raw Bar & Lounge
    Little Chef Counter
    On a Roll
    Pizza Bocca Lupo
    Robee's Falafel
    San Pedro Square Market Bar
    Veggie Box
    Vino Vino  

For more information about SJMADE, send us an email
For more information about SJEATS, contact us or visit

Thursday, March 22, 2012

HOWL by Thomas Webb at The Usuals

The Usuals presents HOWL
Artwork by Thomas Webb (London, United Kingdom)

Friday, March 23rd, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Music by:
James Fenwicke (Plantain) + Dinners
"My work relates to an interest in aesthetics of social movements. Looking at traditions and aesthetics of how art can be used in society, questioning how this relates to my art practice outside and within the gallery context. Using drawing, symbols and objects to offer a visual language to create the spirit of a movement, suggested message or culture." -Thomas Webb

The Usuals
1020 The Alameda
San Jose

Friday, January 27, 2012

Miguel Machuca at the Usuals Jan. 27

The Usuals present artwork by Miguel Machuca

Opening reception: Friday, January 27th from 7pm-10pm

With music provided by RS2.
Drinks by Uzuhachi Honey.
On view thru Feb. 23, 2012
The Usuals
1020 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Usuals All Black Friday Sales!

This Black Friday, why not support something local and awesome. The Usuals is the only clothing store I know that throws frequent parties for patrons with live music and features rotating local art on the walls. They are also one of two locations that sell I<3SJ shirts! Come get your local grove on at The Usuals then head over to the after party at Motif.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Over the Influence - Wadl Wadl

The Usuals (my favorite clothing store) is hosting another art show on Friday, Nov 25th. For a sneak preview, check out the video below:

Over the Influence - Wadl Wadl from Cinepixtor Media on Vimeo.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Glamour is a Rocky Road exhibit by Michael Foley

from Phantom Galleries 

"Glamour is a Rocky Road" a collection of new works by San Francisco Bay Area artist Michael Foley.

Featuring new Acrylic, oil, Sumi ink paintings and illustrations depicting the trials and tribulations of trying to make it in this world and the consequences of the journey. A celebration of failures and success with a hint of biting sarcasm.

Find yourself swimming in the glitter of the velvet goldmine while avoiding the
the refuse of desperation to maintain image beauty and fame.

Opening Reception: Sept. 23rd, 7–10pm
(on view through October)

The Usuals
1020 The Alameda
San Jose, CA

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Usuals is Coming to The San Pedro Square Market!

From The Usuals Newsletter:

Showroom San Jose @ San Pedro Square Market
Did you hear we are opening a new location?

It's true. The Usuals is expanding! We are soft opening this weekend, 9/17-9/18, at San Pedro Square Market during the SJMADE X SJEATS event.
Please welcome Showroom San Jose to the list of merchants at this exciting new downtown San Jose project. Because of the growing number of graphic t-shirt enthusiasts who shop at The Usuals, the Showroom is a t-shirt bar that showcases a larger selection of tees, accessories, art, and more! This weekend we're testing-out our spot before our grand opening in October. It's exciting times, friends. Thanks to all of you for the support! Come-by and say hello.

Special thanks to Fernando 'FORCE 129' for designing and installing our new Showroom sign! Check him out at:



Saturday, September 17th :: 11a-7p
Sunday, September 18th :: 11a-7p

San Pedro Square Market
87 N. San Pedro Street
Downtown San Jose

San Jose Made (SJMADE) is a vendor fair where local San Jose makers, labels, brands, and artists showcase and sell current projects and goods.

For the Fall 2011 installation of SJMADE, we will be at San Pedro Square Marketin Downtown San Jose. For two days, September 17th and 18th, our SJMADE vendors will be showcasing goods alongside various San Pedro Square Market merchants.


SJEATS is serving lunch (11:00a-3:00p) with their arsenal of delicious gourmet food trucks. See the list of food trucks!

SATURDAY, 9/17 (11a to 3p)
An the Go
Eat on Monday
O Mi Ninja

SUNDAY, 9/18 (11a to 3p)
BBQ Kalbi
House of Siam
Le Bon
Louisiana Territory
Iz It
Sam's Chowdermobile


Saturday, 9/17
11:30a-12:30p :: Graywolf
1:00p-2:00p :: Jahirus, Backyard Rastafari Chants
2:30p-3:30p :: Never Right Now
4:00p-5:00p :: Sub Ren
5:30p-7:00p :: Vida Killz, Anya

Sunday, 9/18
2:30p-3:30p :: Pat Parra
4:00p-5:00p :: Never Right Now

Park Bench Collective
Kori Thompson

Admission is completely FREE!!!!

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Thanks, and see you guys there!

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Usuals Event & Contest Tonight

The Usuals Present:
A Photographic Exhibit by Mark J. Sebastian Featuring FlavorInnovator
…Friday, July 22, 2011, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Music by Cutso and Weezy of The Bangerz and DJ Bluz, DJ ThuyVu
Photobooth by John Dsr Agcaoili
Treatbot Karaoke
The art, of course!
Treatbot: The Karaoke Ice Cream Truck
Make sure to get your hair did because John Dsr Agcaoili of Darkside of the Moon Photography & Design will be shooting a free photo booth session in the back with music provided by Dj ThuyVu and DJ Bluz. John is also on Booty Duty, so don’t be surprised if there are some girls milling around. In our store-front window, we will have none other than DJs Cutso and SquareWeezy of the Bangerz crew, serving tracks so hot, you’re going to need a mask to prevent your face from melting. Outside, MoGo BBQ will be providing korean BBQ style burritos and tacos while Treatbot: The Karaoke Ice Cream truck will be serving up dessert along karaoke while introducing two new flavors.
Artist and Venue Info
Mark J. Sebastian

Friday, June 17, 2011

Teashack Project @ The Usuals Today

My favorite clothing store is once again featuring a new artist along with free music and food. If you still haven't been to the Usuals, today would be a great day to go. It's an experience you won't soon find at any other shop!

Teashack Project @ The Usuals
Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th, 6p-10p
Recycled, sewn screen prints by Sid Enck Jr. from the Tea Shack Project.
Join us for an evening of artwork, tunes, refreshments, and an all around good time.
Grab Tea Shack tees, prints, posters, buttons, stickers in the Backroom.
Stay for an acoustic Jam by Red Oaks.
Sid is sponsored by Star Nectar.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Art Reception @ The Usuals Tonight

Michael Buscemi @ The Usuals

The Usuals present

New artwork by Michael Buscemi

With a short performance by Mara Hruby

Opening Reception
Friday, May 27th
7:00p - 10:00p
On view thru June 20th
Join us for snacks, music, art, and a live performance in the Backroom.
In the Backroom, introduce yourself to up-and-coming Bay Area artist, Mara Hruby! Join us for her sneak peek performance. Mara has a live performance later in the evening at Party Favors at Xanh Lounge in downtown Mountain View.
Mara Hruby @ The Usuals

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Usuals Sale Today + Art in the Backroom

Spring Clearance
SATURDAY ONLY!! Help us move Spring inventory! We're making some space for our new summer goods! Take 40% off of our remaining Spring apparel, accessories and shoes!
In the Backroom, from 12p-5p, get GREAT DEALS on original artwork by Sean Boyles and Roan Victor. Proceeds from Backroom art sales go toward kickstarting the opening of The Arsenal.The Arsenal is an innovative, up-and-coming art store in San Jose...and they're looking for a home on The Alameda! Want more info? Stop-by on Saturday and talk to the brains behind The Arsenal!
Spring Clearance
See you on Saturday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Usuals One-Year Anniversary!

dNA @ The Usuals

Illuskrate at The Usuals
New works by dNA
Friday, April 22nd
7:00p – 10:00p
On view thru May 23rd
We’ve made it through our first year here on The Alameda! Help us celebrate this milestone.
This time last year, dNA graced our walls with his pieces. dNA is back with new works in our year anniversary installation of Illuskrate.
In the back room, introduce yourself to a new collection from Closet Invaders. Closet Invaders has teamed-up with us to introduce a series of pieces for our ALLMIXEDUP projects. Make sure to check these out.
TREATBOT will be here! Bring your singing voice and an appetite for ice cream!
Music from our resident DJs…
Squareweezy and Cutso from The Bangerz
Beats to tantalize your earholes…
David Ma of
Hells Bells!!
Health & Fitness perks? YES!
The good folks at GO TEAM MO are raffling-off one free two-week voucher toward the upcoming bootcamps starting this May! [Offer applies to the first 2 weeks of the May 2011 season only. A $150 value.]
Food? Yes, of course! Grab a silog plate from The WOW Truck!!
Ice Cream?? Yes! As a matter of fact, it’s Ice Cream AND Karaoke…TREATBOT will be here.
Tea Sampling? Of course. Thanks to Tori and Staff at the Satori Tea Company for keeping the tea flowing!
Don’t miss the continued raffle frenzy…dNA is raffling-off two of his famed caricatures at opening night! Check them out here:
It will be great to see all of you here!
Here’s a sneak peak:

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Art Show Coming to The Usuals this Friday!

Dion Bello at The Usuals

Leon by Dion Bello

Dion Bello's charicatures (Illuskrate) will be the next art show up for viewing at The Usuals on Friday April 22nd which is also The Usuals' 1 year anniversary!

1020 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126