Monthly Archives: July 2018

Artist Feature: Rhythm & Folk


Rhythm & Folk

San Jose based duo Rhythm & Folk – Derrick Sanderlin and Nyamwathi Adodoadji – blends the energy and cadence of soul music with the intimacy of acoustic folk music. Initially connected via local community work, the two began collaborating to sharpen their respective creative pursuits in poetry, activism and song. Sanderlin has been performing for over a decade and has performed at SJ Forager and Fountain Alley. Adodoadji has been singing and writing since age 13. The pair has played at Caffe Frascati, The Continental Bar & Lounge and Dakine Island Grill.

Rhythm & Folk will be performing at Eastridge Center Court on Thursday, July 19th 6-8pm in Center Court.

Rhythm & Folk photo of duo

Connect with them on Instagram at @RnFSoul.

Here’s a little cover of Alicia Keys 

Live Music at Yappy Hour, every 3rd Thursday!
Friendly pets, cool humans, plus local pet pop-ups, giant games, and treats for everyone!

Text DOGS to 41487 for info! Facebook event here.

5 New Events for the Whole Family


Five (free) Family Events for Summer!

A full interior and exterior remodel isn’t the only thing new at Eastridge. There’s a full calendar of free activities happening DAILY – events like community fitness classes, kids dance, open mic nights, pet-events and more. Here’s FIVE that are fun for all ages.  It’s the final days of the summer – spend it with family!


Tuesdays 7-8pm in the Community Room

Join us for YogaLand – a new family-friendly fitness class at Eastridge Center! All ages, all levels welcome! This is a kid-friendly family fitness class that combines yoga, gymnastics, and wellness practices families can learn and practice together. No drop-offs! This is for parents and kids to be active in the same class!

Click for details in the YogaLand Facebook event!


Sundays 3-6pm in the Community Room & Center Court
KidzGroove dance class EVERY SUNDAY at Eastridge Center! Led by celebrity Filipino dancer Princess Ryan (check her out on Insta @this_is_princessryan) and filled with San Jose kids of all ages and experience levels!
Workshops, tutorials, dance videos, and fun experiences!

Private studio class and free class and performance at Eastridge every week.
For more information, call Princess Ryan at 510-415-5324.

Invite family to watch the kids perform! Click for details in the KidzGroove Facebook event. 

Evergreen Explorers Camp

Learn, play, and connect! Week long camps will run beginning June 25th and the final day will be Friday, August 3rd.
Camp will run from 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday in the Eastridge Community Room.

Click for more info!

More info: Contact Edwin Cortez at the Evergreen Community Center: 408-270-2220 or

Friday Night Magic

Fridays 6-9pm in Legends Comics & Games

Do your kids play Magic: The Gathering? Do you?! Join us every Friday for Magic: The Gathering tournaments! Meet at Legends Comics and Games, currently located between 24 Hour Fitness and Round 1 (space previously Barnes & Noble); the entrance is INSIDE Eastridge Center only (through Entrance C). Whether you’re a pro or beginner, FNM is the perfect time to learn and compete with other local players. This is a great spin on family game night!

Click for the FNM Facebook Event.

Yappy Hour

3rd Thursdays 6-8pm in Center Court

Pets are family! Every 3rd Thursday of the month, bring your furry family members for some fun socializing!
Enjoy live music, local dog friendly pop-ups, GIANT games, and treats for all 6-8pm in Center Court.

Click for Yappy Hour Facebook Event!

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For regular updates on events: Follow @EastridgeCenter on Instagram and Facebook or text FAMILIA to 41487!

Full-Remodel for Families

Eastridge Center


Have you seen the brand new family lounges and PLAY area?

Click here to check them out!

Eastridge just had a FULL-REMODEL. From 20,000 square feet of murals on the outside to all new amenities, family lounges, and PLAY zones inside, everything is #NewAtEastridge.

Welcome to the Eastridge Family!

Featured Artists: July Open Space


Tshaka Campbell

Tshaka was one of the 100 monkeys (#37) and does poetry to help speed up the process. It was said that he spat up Ethiopia while getting drunk with Thoth and Jesus.  Once he read in a tabloid, that he and Crispus Attucks took the Underground Railroad to a house party in he Bronx and invented trap music.

Tshaka has authored three books entitled “TARMAN”, “MUTED WHISPERS”

and  “TUNNEL VISION with one more on the way entitled  “LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER”.  He has 3 albums entitled “ONE” and “BLOODLINES” ; his most recent release “SKIN vol.1” is currently available for download on iTunes, bandcamp and various other digital stores.

Tshaka has collaborated on a number of musical projects in the House, Jazz and Blues genres as well as national commercials. 

He currently resides in California and continues to ask the world to listen different. | | 

See Tshaka at Open Space Eastridge on July 11th.


1 A.M.

1 A.M. is a young but experienced hip-hop artist coming out of Gilroy in California’s Bay Area. 1 A.M. has been making and producing her own hip-hop music since the young age of 17. Having 14 different projects out as of this year, 1 A.M.’s hip-hop seamlessly blends her raw, real life experiences with her worldview. 1 A.M. clearly sits within the realm of hip-hop, but at the same time never limits herself to only hip-hop influences. Her music is able to combine elements from various other genres in order to create her unique sound and convey her message.

Always willing to explore other artistic areas, 1 A.M. not only is a talented lyricist, but also makes her own beats. 1 A.M.’s independence cuts through all of the artistic expression of both her music and the art that accompanies it. Designing her own covers and producing all of her own music, 1 A.M.’s independence creates work that is very unified and particular to her as an artist: all of it flowing from herself from the lyrics, to the beats, to the order, to the cover, and to the very production of the project itself. With her combination of experience, artistic ability, and passion for songwriting, producing, and art in general, 1 A.M. is an artist that needs to be heard by anyone that appreciates raw authenticity and dedication.  |  @its1amsomewhere

See 1 A.M. at Open Space Eastridge on July 25th.


OPEN SPACE at Eastridge

Open Space is NEW evening for creative expression. Hosted by Lorenz Dumuk, step on stage with your words, music, movement and art. Everyone is welcome!. #EastridgeArt

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in 2018!
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Community Wing (Lower Level JCPenney Courtyard)

-No Profanity
-Hateful or discriminatory behavior & actions will not be tolerated.
-You have the right to feel physically and mentally safe, supported and respected, as well as an obligation that others can feel the same.

See moments from previous open mic nights in the @EastridgeCenter Instagram highlights.