Closed for expansion - Call or visit www.jamsj.org for information about educational programs, lectures and other special events. Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 N. Fifth St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.294.3138, www.jamsj.org.
Displays of original Beethoven manuscripts, first editions, a lock of the composer's hair, art and demonstrations of historical keyboards - Ongoing. Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, Fifth floor, SJSU King Library, 150 E. San Fernando St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.808.2058, Mon-Tue and Thu, 11am-6pm, Wed, 11am-8pm, Fri, 11am-5pm and Sat, 1-5pm.
Egyptian historical artifacts and displays - Ongoing. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, 1342 Naglee Ave at Park Ave, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.947.3636, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm and Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm.
Homes and businesses from early Santa Clara Valley - Including a hotel with rotating exhibits, art from the McKay Collection of California, trolley restorations and the Paulson House. Ongoing. History Park, 1600 Senter Rd, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.287.2290, Tue-Sun, noon-5pm.
"In Full View: Historic and Contemporary Panoramas" - An exhibit of 19 reproductions of historic photographs and five contemporary photos created specifically for the exhibit. Ongoing. San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
The museum hosts a variety of cutting-edge, hands-on exhibits about genetics, the human body, medicine, robots, virtual design, microchips, Earth, the universe and more. - Ongoing. Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.294.TECH, www.thetech.org, Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm and Thu-Sun, 9am-8pm.
The museum hosts a variety of ongoing, hands-on exhibits for kids - Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.298.5437, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, noon-5pm.
"San Jose: Generations of Innovations and Diversity" - Including objects, photos and documents examining public service, Santa Clara Valley's agricultural past, technology and industry and entertainment. Ongoing. San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Altered Art Night - View and create altered books, cigar boxes, journals and more. Supplies are provided. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. $15, 408.266.1005. A Work of Heart, 2196 Lincoln Ave, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.266.1005.
South First Fridays - Galleries along South First Street open their doors for exhibit receptions, readings, performances, live music and more. First Friday of the month, 8pm-late. Free. South First Street, Various locations, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley).
First Mondays - Live art creation and DJs. Sponsored by BayAreaLive and Pacific Art Collective. All ages. First Monday of every month, 7pm-12am. Rosie McCann's, 355 Santana Row, #1060, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.247.1706, www.rosiemccanns.com.