12-7pm Buy, sell, and trade sneakers at the Downtown San Jose Convention Center. Shop the hottest sneaker-related apparel ever seen by Ward Wear Clothing.
7pm Sneaker Con (sneakercon.com) x Mixable Media (mixablemedia.com) premiere of the critically-acclaimed ROCK RUBBER 45s (rockrubber45s.com) with director and subject Mr Bobbito García (koolboblove.com) live on Sneaker Con Stage for Q&A about a film the New York Times described having “pulsing visual energy, feeling like an Instagram feed brought to life, and the Latin and hip-hop music with which Mr. Garcia fortifies those images” (nytimes.com). Reception at 6:30pm. $5
10pm DJs Bobbito and Jahbaz of Justice System play 418 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 across the street from the San Jose Convention Center.
Saturday, May 25, 2019, Jansport J is among DJs playing Soul Therapy L.A. at Delicious Pizza in Los Angeles from 3pm-8pm. Later that night, Zion I, Planet Asia, and Equipto play Santa Barbara at EOS Lounge. At the same time, 500 miles north, DJ Jahbaz Sound System brings Jansport J recordings and live instrumentation from Henry Loh, and JTL, to Fern Bar. Watch the Snow Beach Café live stream from Sonoma County beginning at 9pm.
Zion-I, Equipto, and Planet Asia play the Sneaker Ball & Shoe Drive at Starline Social Club in Oakland. The event on Friday, May 24, benefits Soles4Souls, features vendors, and brings out the Just Don x Remy Martin Collection (video). Details
This week, Colombia’s J Balvin announced 25 North America tour dates this Fall including Thursday, October 17 at San Jose‘s SAP Center and teased a collaborative album with Puerto Rico’s Bad Bunny. Variety Magazine headlined their review of Balvin’s April 2019 Coachella set, which featured a Bad Bunny effigy on the first Weekend One and Bad Bunny himself on Weekend Two thus: “J Balvin Schools Coachella on Latin Music With Astonishing, Surreal Set” (Variety).
Snow Beach Cafe pops up Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Back Bar in Downtown San Jose from 9:30-midnight to nightcap Day One of Sneaker Con Bay Area. Go back to the future with America’s only 21+ political party about July 13, 1987. That whole weekend in Downtown San Jose is a live events Heatwave.