Here’s the lineup for the big­gest sum­mer street fair in San Jose

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One week­end a year, down­town San Jose’s arty SoFA Dis­trict re­ally lives up to its po­ten­tial with the Sub­ZERO Fes­ti­val, a mashup of art, mu­sic, food and per­for­mance art. It’s like South First Fri­days — also pro­duced by Two Fish De­sign’s Brian Eder and Cherri Lakey — but on steroids and Red Bull, with a dash of pixie dust.

More than five dozen artists, per­form­ers and other creatives will fill South First Street on today and Satur­day from San Car­los to Reed Street, sell­ing art, play­ing mu­sic and putting on pop-up shows.

Mighty Mike McGee will em­cee per­for­mances from 6 p.m. to mid­night today and Satur­day at the Anno Do­mini stage in front of the Cal­i­for­nia The­atre. Today’s lineup in­cludes Shov­el­man, Fic­tion: The An­tipop, Pity Party and closes with Los An­ge­les folk band the Her­bert Bail Orches­tra. Satur­day fea­tures For Joris, Death Chee­tah, the Plea­sure Rou­tine, and Lume­ri­ans, the psychedelic rock­ers from Oak­land.

La­gu­ni­tas Brew­ing is spon­sor­ing the beer gar­den at Par­que de los Pobladores at Wil­liam Street on both nights, but today will be spe­cial. Good Karma Ar­ti­san Ales & Cafe will cu­rate a se­lec­tion of beers by more than a dozen re­gional in­die brew­ers, in­clud­ing Liver­more’s Al­ta­mont Beer Works, Cel­lar­maker Brew­ing from San Francisco, Camino Brew­ing and Up­roar Brew­ing. Mu­sic at the so- called Se­cret Gar­den will be pro­vided by EOM Ses­sions tonight and Com­mon Ground Ra­dio on Satur­day.

Hun­gry? A fleet of food trucks will be on hand, in­clud­ing 3 Brothers Kitchen, Chef Dreams, Creative Sips, Quick Dogs, Rice Rockit, Rolling Dough, Takoz Mod Mex and Twisted Chill.

And if all that isn’t enough, the first night of Sub­ZERO co­in­cides with this month’s reg­u­lar South First Fri­days art walk, so gal­leries and other venues such as MACLA, Anno Do­mini, Caffe Fras­cati and Stu­dio Climb­ing and SoFA Mar­ket will be show­cas­ing lo­cal art and per­form­ers. You can check out de­tails on of­fer­ings, in­clud­ing open­ing re­cep­tions, and get a print­able walk­ing map at south­first­fri­

‘MOR­TI­FIED’ MAKES ITS WAY TO SAN JOSE » The in­sanely pop­u­lar “Mort­fied Live” show, which has sold out clubs in San Francisco and Oak­land for years, has its first foray into down­town San Jose Satur­day at The Ritz night­club. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a hi­lar­i­ous form of “em­barass­ment ther­apy,” with brave souls on stage shar­ing poems, letters, art and di­ary en­tries from their youth.

The 8 p.m. show is 21-and- over — teenagers can be else­where mak­ing their own em­bar­rass­ing mem­o­ries — with tick­ets priced at $17 in ad­vance and $23 at the door. And be­cause the Ritz has a mix of seat­ing and stand­ing ar­eas, you’ll want to ar­rive early if you want a seat.

ARTIS­TIC VIEW OF SOUTH­ERN CHINA » Pace Gal-- lery in Palo Alto opened a new ex­hi­bi­tion Wed­nes­day night show­cas­ing pho­tographs by Chi­nese artist Hai Bo. The artist’s first solo show in Cal­i­for­nia fea­tures se­lec­tions from “The South­ern,” a col­lec­tion of pho­tographs he made of South­ern China.

“I think what is a won­der­ful touch­stone of Hai Bo’s work is that it is very po­etic,” Pace Palo Alto Preis­dent El­iz­a­beth Sul­li­van said. “Each photo is al­most a poem or a short story; you want to fall into that photo and you see so much more than what is re­ally there, and we can all in­ter­pret it in our own way.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion is open at Pace, 229 Hamil­ton Ave., through July 15.


Model Jes­sica Yurash per­forms with Art Live dur­ing the fourth an­nual Sub­ZERO Fes­ti­val in down­town San Jose in 2011.

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