Social Events in San Jose, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in San Jose, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in San Jose where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in San Jose

Monthly Happy Hour with Milpitas Rotary Club–Join us at Big Al’s!

Monthly Happy Hour with Milpitas Rotary Club--Join us at Big Al's!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Big Al’s

Join 12 to 15 Rotarians for a fun Happy Hour at Big Al’s on the patio. We have 12 to 15 Club members coming and inviting you to join us to unwind after a long day at work! Enjoy delicious drinks, great conversations, and make new friends in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re a long-time member or new to the group, this event is a fantastic opportunity to socialize and build relatio(…)

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FoundationDB Meetup [In-Person and Online]

FoundationDB Meetup [In-Person and Online]

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

**Join us for our first-ever FoundationDB Meetup in San Jose, CA!**
*This meetup will occur once a month in the Adobe office. We will feature an interesting roster of speakers who use or work on FoundationDB.*

**Agenda**:

* Social Hour – 30 mins
* How Tigris Leverages FoundationDB for Global Metadata – 30 mins
* Encryption in FoundationDB – 30 mins

**Talk 1** :
**Title**: *How Tigris Leverages (…)

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A Journey of Surrender: The Vitality Vortex Women’s Circle

A Journey of Surrender: The Vitality Vortex Women's Circle

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Los Gatos

Join us at The Vitality Vortex Women’s Circle Gathering for a transformative event focused on empowering women through breathing meditation, mindfulness, and spiritual growth. Come together in a supportive space to explore stress management techniques, positive thinking, and methods for personal transformation.

Our gathering aims to cultivate a community that uplifts one another, creating a power(…)

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BISH Bash hosted by MathWorks

BISH Bash hosted by MathWorks

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: MathWorks

[MathWorks](https://www.mathworks.com/) will be hosting the next BISH Bash on Thursday, May 16th! Please, join us for some talks, networking, and bites. See below for the agenda and abstracts of the talks.

We highly encourage in-person attendance if possible, but we will offer a livestream & recording of the talks as well. Check back shortly before the event for details.

**Agenda**

* 6:00pm: Ne(…)

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🎉 San Pedro Square Social! 🍽️🎶

🎉 San Pedro Square Social! 🍽️🎶

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: San Pedro Square Market

Join us for a lively evening at San Pedro Square Market in San Jose! 🌟 This casual hangout is the perfect way to kick back and relax with friends, both old and new. Starting at \~5 PM, I’ll be there to snag us a good spot where we can all gather around, share stories, and enjoy a meal together. 🍔🥗

👉 **What to Expect:**

* **Multiple Food Choices:** Choose from a variety of restaurants at the (…)

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San Jose Municipal Rose Garden – Plein Air 9:30am

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden - Plein Air 9:30am

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Municipal Rose Garden

I was at the Rose Garden yesterday and it’s about 20% blooming. A month from now when this event is scheduled it should be looking great!

What to bring:
These Saturday morning meetups are primarily for Plein Air painting, but I don’t discriminate so bring whatever you want to make art with. If you’re a Plein Air painter, below are my recommendations for what to bring.
• Art Supplies – Bring all o(…)

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Open Telemetry and The New Kubernetes Gateway API

Open Telemetry and The New Kubernetes Gateway API

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 1195 Borregas Ave

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:05: Announcements
6:05 – 6:35: OpenTelemetry – The future of Observability – Yash Tibrewal
6:35 – 7:00: gRPC – Office Hours with the maintainers (food and drinks)
7:00 – 7:30: Routing traffic in Kubernetes with the Gateway API – Arvind Bright
7:30 – 7:45: Q & A

Join us for an In-Person gRPC Global Meetup, where software developers, mobile developers, and technology enthusiasts wi(…)

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OTel Collector for Log Collection + Elasticsearch in the United States House

OTel Collector for Log Collection + Elasticsearch in the United States House

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Plug and Play Tech Center

Join us at Plug and Play Tech Center on **Wednesday, May 15th,** for a Silicon Valley Elastic User Group meetup. We’ll have presentations from Ari Hershowitz and Shaunak Kashyap (Engineer at Elastic), followed by networking, light bites, and refreshments.

**Date and time:**
Wednesday, May 15th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm PDT

**Location:**
Plug and Play Tech Center – Silicon Valley Room
440 N Wolfe Rd, (…)

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Fun Family Spring Festival!

Fun Family Spring Festival!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

Local Fun Spring Festival!

Entertainment for adults & kiddos!

\*Bouncy houses/slides
\*Face painting
\*Balloon Maker
\*Arts & crafts

\*BBQ/food booths
\*Live bands
\*Art displays
\*Free prize raffles

You’ll be surprised how much this Spring Festival has to offer!

\*\*\*For safety, address of location will be released to members and RSVP’s only, via on direct message from the host.\*\*\*(…)

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Cigar 101: Cultivating Leisure

Cigar 101: Cultivating Leisure

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Mission Pipe Shop

Join us for an evening of leisure and camaraderie at “Cigar 101,” hosted by The Leisure Club. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or new to the world of cigars, this event is perfect for anyone interested in discovering the art and pleasure of cigar smoking.

Set in the charming ambiance of Mission Pipe Shop in San Jose, our gathering promises an immersive experience into the rich history and cul(…)

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Stitch and Sip

Stitch and Sip

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Strike Brewing Co. & Warehouse Taproom

Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, or any project you are working on.

If you are an absolute beginner and would like to get started, I suggest picking up a kit to get you started on a project. We typically have people that can help you start on embroidery, crochet, cross-stitch, or knitting. Check out the resource thread under discussions on places to pick up supplies. https:(…)

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Bay Area Business Owners Community – Weekly In-Person Event

Bay Area Business Owners Community - Weekly In-Person Event

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Voyager-San Pedro Square

Hello! Fellow business owners and entrepreneurs local to the Bay Area!

Whether you’re looking for potential partners, clients, mentors, subcontractors or simply seeking inspiration, Bay Area Business Owners Community is the place to be.

I’m hosting once a week in-person meetup event in San Jose for us to come together to support each other’s ventures, celebrate successes, and overcome challenges(…)

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2024 RocksDB Spring Meetup (colocated with Index 2024)

2024 RocksDB Spring Meetup (colocated with Index 2024)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Computer History Museum

We are excited to announce our mid-year in-person RocksDB meetup! This event will be on May 16th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Come meet other engineers in the RocksDB community. Food and swag will also be provided!

**Differential Backups on MyRocks at Uber** [30 min]
In this talk, we will go briefly over how MyRocks (RocksDB storage engine in MySQL) is used in Uber(…)

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Free Vocal Clinic

Free Vocal Clinic

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Elks Lodge

**The Vocal Clinic is back by popular demand!**

Six group voice lessons on Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM May 16 through June 20
Open house / recital on June 20 8:00 PM

**[CLICK TO REGISTER](https://forms.gle/N3zgSCcsuhEP3zTb7)** (Register once for entire series)

Open to everyone (children must be accompanied by an adult)
What better way to give back to our community than to share our mission of musi(…)

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Pickleball

Pickleball

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Herbert Hoover Middle School Pickleball Courts

This event is for **people who know how to play pickleball**. Skill level is not important, but you must know the rules—especially how to keep score—and bring your own paddle.

**NO LESSONS WILL BE GIVEN or EQUIPMENT LOANED OUT.** (If you want to take a lesson, see our “Pickleball Lesson” events). We will, however, designate one court for beginner-level players.

We will set up three or four nets;(…)

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Bar Night in Mountain View, CA

Bar Night in Mountain View, CA

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Downtown Mountain View

Join us for a bar hopping night! We will meet in downtown Mountain View, get to know each other and spend the night hanging out. It’s a great opportunity to relax, socialize, and connect with other like-minded individuals who are also former 90s kids. Grab your friends or come solo – all 90s kids are welcome to join us for a fun-filled evening! We will start the group off small, and add people to (…)

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Flipping and Building in Bay Area with Tom Tran

Flipping and Building in Bay Area with Tom Tran

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Aloft Mountain View

As a seasoned real estate agent and investor for the past 10 years, Tom Huong Tran has been involved with hundreds of transactions from traditional sales, REOs, Short-sales, to buying at Auctions. Tom began his Real Estate career at the age of 20 and starting working at a Century 21 Office in Sacramento. Shortly thereafter, Tom became a partner and successfully managed a real estate team with his (…)

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Yin Yoga for Men

Yin Yoga for Men

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Yoga Belly

[Early Bird Offer: $10 off until May 5, 2024](https://menofyoga.men/)

Men of Yoga: Yin Yoga + Connection
$30 per guest

Join Men of Yoga founders Aaron & Will on May 18, 2024 for a special men’s only in person Yin Yoga class. After our 1-hour practice, we’ll open up the floor to connect and get to know each other.

This event takes place at:
Yoga Belly
275 Moffett Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 9404(…)

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Wellbeing Focus In Tech

Wellbeing Focus In Tech

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Sports Basement Sunnyvale

Context:
Are you a product manager or a tech professional who is interested in learning self-care skills while building impactful products? Building impactful products demands discipline and strength. Not just professionally but also one needs to take care of their own health to be able to add value in the longer run. The ride is one of the most gratifying ones but also prone to burnout.

We are r(…)

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South San Jose Bridge

South San Jose Bridge

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 394 Bluefield Dr

Happy May! Join us for a Spring game of casual bridge. Beginners welcome! Please RSVP and send a message to the host if you’re brining a guest along with you (they are welcome, just RSVP for “2”) then. Total seat available, 20 including with outdoor overflow. Yummy Snacks provided-come hungry 🙂 Call 408 832 6245(…)

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Weekly Toastmasters Meeting – Innovation

Weekly Toastmasters Meeting - Innovation

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 333 S Abbott Ave

**Meeting Theme**: Innovation

Regardless of where you are in your personal public speaking journey, we’d love to have you stop by and see for yourself why we wake up early every Friday morning! We have very seasoned speakers and also those who are only starting on their journeys.

**Time**: 7:00 – 8:15 a.m
**Location**: Denny’s Diner at 333 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035 (we meet in the banquet(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in San Jose, you can try out Sanjose.org, Insomniac.com, or Sanjoseinside.com.

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Evening Surrounded by a Forest & Coffee Plantations in Santa Ana

Evening Surrounded by a Forest & Coffee Plantations in Santa Ana

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

I want to invite you to spend a wonderful evening with friends at Bar El Gato at Hacienda La Chimba in Santa Ana.

This incredible place is within the forest and surrounded by coffee plantations. Prepare for a serene and unforgettable experience at this tranquil haven. Indulge in the finest drinks and bar food, and savor the pleasure of a moonlit cocktail amidst the embrace of nature.

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