.Melisa Yuriar

Melisa is a features writer for Metro Silicon Valley, covering music, arts and entertainment in the Valley. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the journalist has bylines in Dancing Astronaut, Gray Area Magazine, Festival Insider and Saint Audio. She is a member of the American Copy Editors Society.
Terraforming the Uncanny Valley, art, Julie Meridian, Kaleid Gallery
Feb 14, 2024

Art and Artificial Intelligence: Terraforming the Uncanny Valley

In a conversation between art and artificial intelligence, painter Julie Meridian explores utilizing human creativity with algorithms.
Nicolas Bearde in San Jose
Feb 6, 2024

Nicolas Bearde in San Jose

The venue’s intimate setting, accentuated by cozy lighting and delectable drinks, paired with the award-winning vocals of Bearde (influenced by jazz legends like Lou Rawls and Nat “King” Cole), will make this lover’s holiday one to remember.
Feb 6, 2024

Fairest of the Fair in San Jose

The repertoire is thoughtfully curated and enriched with diverse musical works featuring compositions from Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb for Military Band,” Percy Grainger’s whimsical “Children’s March” and Florence Price’s soul-stirring “Adoration.”
Star 99 in San Jose
Jan 30, 2024

Star 99 in San Jose

The show will bring some of the freshest and angsty punk, indie rock, noise punk and power-pop cuts coming from some of the best and brightest rockers on the rise.
Short film Showcase in Menlo Park
Jan 30, 2024

Spotlight Short Film Showcase in Menlo Park

The event will be preceded by the premiere of the 2023 Summer Documentary Program, showing student short films supported through funding from the California Arts Council
Winter Arts, San Jose, music, arts, literature, comedy, events
Jan 24, 2024

Metro’s Winter Arts Guide

The 2024 season of arts and entertainment is bursting at the seams. Here's a look at what to expect for the winter season in the South Bay.
Automation, Symphony San Jose, AI
Jan 24, 2024

Symphony San Jose’s Automation

AI comes to life in Symphony San Jose’s Automation, a modern tale of man versus machine.
Character Select in San Jose
Jan 23, 2024

Character Select in San Jose

Known for impressive performances at MAGFest and gaming conventions, their performance this week is a unique opportunity to experience their musical renditions in an intimate club setting.

Latest Giveaways

Tickets to Roy Orbison Returns

Roy Orbison Returns Giveaway
Enter for a chance to win tickets to Roy Orbison Returns at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose on Friday, March 15. Drawing March 11, 2024.

Complimentary Film Screening for Cinequest

Cinequest Giveaway
Enter for a chance to win a complimentary film screening for Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose on March 7-17. Drawing March 1, 2024.