This glam rock musical phenomenon follows a transgender East German rock singer named Hedwig and her band, The Angry Inch. Through an electrifying rock score and a wickedly hilarious book by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig enchants her audience with the gritty details of her life. She recalls growing up in East Berlin as a "girly boy" named Hansel who undergoes a botched sex-change operation after falling in love with an American G.I. Come along as she journeys to America, has a tumultuous relationship with rock star Tommy Gnosis and rises to Z-list fame. The notorious musical began its life off-Broadway, before gaining a cult following through hundreds of subsequent productions around the world. In 2014, Hedwig made its Tony Award-winning Broadway debut. Hedwig and the Angry Inch now jabs a stiletto through the heart of San Francisco at the Victoria Theatre.
An old-school pop and hip-hop party's on tap at Mountain Winery in Saratoga as Vanilla Ice throws down with fellow '90s music megastars Coolio, Kid 'n Play and Young MC for a throwback show of epic proportions. Vanilla Ice kept things cool with "Ice Ice Baby" back in the day, while Coolio set the pop world on fire with the crossover hit "Gangsta's Paradise," which would go on to be listed on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time. Stars of their own Saturday-morning cartoon show Kid 'n Play ("Funhouse") and rapper Young MC ("Bust a Move") are also set for this jam-packed bill.
It's 1950s Hollywood and the Cold War is about to come knocking on silver-screen star Mary Dale's palatial front door. Her husband's method acting class is a front for the Communist party, which threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Mary must rally to defend her marriage, Hollywood and the American way in this outrageously funny and ironically timely parody from Charles Busch, the master of camp. Enjoy Red Scare On Sunset at New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. You can come to the bar early and enjoy cocktail specials and music, not to mention that Thursday nights feature a special drag performance pre-show.
Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop culture musical revue, is the perfect night out with friends. Celebrating more than 16,000 performances and seen by more than six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed production continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco's North Beach district with its spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats. Entering their 45th year, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing lineup of hilarious political and pop culture characters, including Donald and Melania Trump, Kim Jong-un, Taylor Swift, Colin Kaepernick, Wonder Woman, Sarah Huckabee, Vladimir Putin, Ivanka Trump and Jared, Lady Gaga, Prince, Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Harvey Weinstein, Bernie Sanders, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan, and the Golden State Warriors.
An innocuous comment at a dinner of two interracial couples leads to a surreal escalation of Cold War-style paranoia. You Mean to Do Me Harm is a psychological exploration of Chinese and American foreign relations, and of the personal relations we hold most dear. Originally produced as part of last season's Sandbox series, this captivating new play closely examines the different perceptions we operate under and the difficulty of setting our own boundaries. See the world premiere of this "master craftsmanship of local playwright Christopher Chen" at the San Francisco Playhouse.
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You'll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)
Acid Test is the true story of Ram Dass, renowned spiritual teacher and LSD pioneer, as he journeys from his message of "be here now" to "still here" to "be love." Written by prize-winning playwright Lynne Kaufman, featuring acclaimed actor Warren David Keith, and directed by Nancy Carlin, the play explores Ram Dass' life as the scion of a wealthy Jewish family and a psychology professor at Harvard, to, along with Timothy Leary, launching the American psychedelic revolution. Enjoy this trip inside the visionary's head when Acid Test comes to the stage of The Marsh San Francisco's MainStage Theater.
In BRAVO 25, named "Best Bet" by New York's Theatre Is Easy and winner of the ENCORE! Producers' Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2017, queer artist Eliza Gibson draws on her real-life experience as a social worker and therapist to bring to life an A.I. avatar and six humans in a support group unlike any you've ever seen! Amber the A.I. therapist is here. Broken hearts, addicts in recovery and a polyamorous lesbian await the arrival of Superintelligence, a grieving savant who likes donuts ... Wait, someone needs a piece of somebody's liver? Maybe it's time to return to our breath. See this award-winning play at The Marsh San Francisco's MainStage Theater.
RocketBoat is a high-speed, 30-minute thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. Roaring past the beautiful San Francisco skyline, RocketBoat screams down to Bay Bridge and near AT&T Park, where you'll thrill to the high-speed twists and turns, propelled by the boat's 2800-horsepower engines. A classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack adds to the fun. If you want to get wet, sit toward the back. You'll stay a bit drier if you sit in the middle or the front of the vessel. Wet or dry, this ride is fast and fun.
Shelton Theater celebrates 25 years in San Francisco with the Bay Area premiere of Tennessee Williams' black comedy play Baby Doll. The story follows a virgin child bride and her alcoholic husband in a revenge plot of seduction and justice. The film was created at the height of Williams' genius and reveals the master storyteller's vision of seduction, empathy and cruelty in the Deep South. This is your chance to see the lurid, controversial tale by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner who also wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among other classics.
Celebrate the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and its history -- which spans over 75 years -- by embarking on this 90-minute cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges and passes by Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco history and landmarks via narrated headset audio in 16 available languages, which includes information about the city's natural history, architecture, Native American culture, and, of course, the building of the famous bridges. It's a stunning and informative way to experience the breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and its historic waterfront.
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The San Francisco Neo-Futurists are thrilled to present The Infinite Wrench, as part of an ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays that'll never ask you to suspend your disbelief. Join the cast at PianoFight , where they test, experiment and create an ever-evolving show to contain the irrepressible, the honest, the WTF and the new.
A group of actors discover a script set in Damascus. They eagerly begin performing what appears to be a romantic melodrama, believing they will learn something about what it's like to live in Syria. Then everything explodes. With subtly shifting perspectives, Kiss compels us to continually question our grip on reality. It's a mystery and political thriller dressed up as a love story.
San Francisco's world famous Chinatown holds a wealth of exquisite flavors, but without insider knowledge it can be difficult to find those culinary secrets. Your Sidewalk Food Tours guide will lead you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown, where you will enjoy five flavorful tastings, satisfying your appetite for the exotic. You'll try Cantonese pork buns, President Obama's favorite San Francisco dim sum, Chef Han's authentic Szechuan cuisine, savory Peking duck and egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a flakey crust. At the end of the tour, you'll know all of the best spots to eat and can return to enjoy Chinatown's food with confidence. Vegetarian substitutions can be arranged with advance notice.
It's time to take this week's sensational news stories and put them to good use: comedy. At SF Tonight, you'll be provided with newspapers, magazines and scissors, or you can bring your favorite stories from the week's news -- hard-hitting journalism (is there still such a thing?) or the latest popular thread on Facebook -- and the talented improvisers at EndGames Improv will turn those stories into a one-of-a-kind show that may not exactly be educational, but will definitely be entertaining. You might even be surprised by a special guest. So don't let the news get you down. Spend your Saturday night with the cast of SF Tonight at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
With their successful blend of improvised comedy and song continuing to entertain the semi-masses on a weekly basis, the Secret Improv Society's popular theatrical shows are not so clandestine anymore. A bunch of San Francisco's best improvisers, comedians and musicians often come out to play with the sharp-witted regular cast, too. It all results in a fast-paced, high-energy revue, featuring plenty of audience input and interaction. Volunteers can even join the fun onstage. No two shows are ever identical, so repeat visits to this Shelton Theater laugh fest are strongly suggested.
Napa Valley has been growing Zinfandel grapes since 1851; now's your chance to take a deep dive into the story of this cherished grape. The Culinary Institute of America at Copia hosts a panel, tasting and walk-around reception devoted to all things zin. Your exploration includes the tasting that showcases up to 30 wineries. You'll get the chance to sniff and sip some extremely rare and coveted wines while visiting the winemakers, who'll be on-hand to tell their stories. Plus, there's a selection of culinary bites, prepared by CIA chefs.
With her one-woman show One Life Stand, Alicia Dattner delivers a modern girl's guide to enlightenment ... and other disorders. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, she'll explain sustainable flossing, aspirational dating, drinking at yoga, practicing extreme mindfulness and what to do should you encounter narcissists in the wild. Plus, there's a ukulele. Voted Best Comedian in the SF Weekly and Bay Guardian, thanks to live shows like The Oy of Sex and Eat, Pray, Laugh!, Dattner's star is on the rise. You can catch the local comedian on her ascent when she brings One Life Stand to The Marsh Berkeley.
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you'll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 3:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 3:15pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)
BATS Improv -- named the Bay Area's Best Theater Company by the San Francisco Chronicle, Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly and Best First Date Spot by the San Francisco Bay Guardian -- presents a variety show full of comedy fun, including head-to-head improv battles, long-form murder mysteries, musicals and more. Located at Bayfront Theater in the Marina District, every BATS show is one of a kind, using audience suggestions for a unique mix of improv comedy and theater that's never the same show twice.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Superscene - Prime Time)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Masterpiece of Murder)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Superscene - Prime Time)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Masterpiece of Murder)
Join the incomparable Lily Tomlin and more than a dozen of her timeless characters for a hilarious trip down memory lane. Known for her sharply witty material and unforgettable characters like Ernestine and Edith Ann, the iconic actress got her start as a stand-up comedian in the late '60s and became a household name on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. She's gone on to a successful stage, recording and screen career that has earned her a Grammy, two Tonys, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabodys and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Some of her best-known work also includes I Heart Huckabees, Nashville, Nine to Five, All of Me and the hit Netflix original series Grace and Frankie. See the legend live when she returns to Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, where she'll dazzle you with comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition. A portion of the proceeds from this show goes to support One Fair Wage (www.onefairwage.com).
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Forget the usual dinner-and-a-movie and head out for a night of laughs instead. Punch Line Comedy Club, San Francisco's longest-running stand-up venue, presents Comedy Allstars, featuring a rotating lineup of hilarious stand-up comics from the Bay Area and beyond, including top local headliners to up-and-coming stars and comedians with national TV credits. With stars such as Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, Drew Carey, Chris Rock and more having cut their comedy teeth at the Punch Line, you never know when you're going to see the next big name in comedy.
Craft beer and comedy merge harmoniously in the Beer Basement at Ales Unlimited, where The Setup draws some of the funniest local and nationally touring stand-ups in the business. The space is small and cozy but the hops and the laughs are big, with performers hailing from such comedic institutions as Comedy Bang Bang, San Francisco Sketchfest and The Comedy Store. So order a drink from Ales Unlimited's world-class selection of microbrews, wines and specialty cocktails, then head downstairs for a truly underground experience in the heart of the Tenderloin.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
This Red and White Fleet Cruise launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, and it's still entertaining visitors and locals alike more than 70 years later. After departing from historic Fisherman's Wharf, the ship sails along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, past the city's Maritime National Park, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island, cruising by many other exciting sights as well on the one-hour voyage. Take advantage of the personal-headphone audio, available in 16 languages, to learn more about San Francisco's history and world-famous landmarks, while enjoying a full onboard bar with drinks, snacks and more.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmWednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmThursday, Sep 20, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmFriday, Sep 21, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmSaturday, Sep 22, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmSunday, Sep 23, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmMonday, Sep 24, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmTuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pm
As Asian rapper Tai Mai Shu, comedian Bradley Lum became a viral sensation way back in the days of Napster, and the character's freestyle rhymes about cruising around in Impalas and snagging bargains at McDonald's still rack up hits on YouTube. But he's also a hilarious stand-up comic, with a unique combination of impressions, beatboxing and riffs about his family and selling Hawaiian ketchup. Now you can catch Lum and a lineup of comedians live onstage at Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Celebrating its 40th season in the Bay Area, world-renowned vocal group Chanticleer is inaugurating San Francisco's newly-created Trinity Center for the Arts with a benefit concert that honors the Grammy-winning group's past and celebrates its future. The concert program, Then and There, Here and Now, features selections from some of Chanticleer's favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky, lustrous examples of the South American baroque, as well as audience favorite arrangements by Jennings, Shaw and others. This performance is a moving tribute to the historic Trinity Episcopal Church, which boasts a beautiful, acoustically outstanding interior and a 1924 E.M. Skinner symphonic pipe organ.
Come see the Punch Line's weekly SF Comedy Showcase, held every Sunday for over 30 years. San Francisco has a rich and vibrant comedy scene, and this weekly show has launched the careers of such comedians as Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and Arj Barker, as well as the current flock of rising stars such as W. Kamau Bell and Moshe Kasher. Laugh at a lineup of the Bay Area's top stand-up comics, many of whom have appeared on late-night television, Comedy Central and other esteemed television outlets.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 11, 2018 / 8:00pm
Jackie Hoffman, star of stage and screen, will bring her new one-woman show Memoircita! to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Best known for making a public spectacle of herself at the 2017 Emmy Awards, Jackie Hoffman continues her downward spiral in San Francisco. A veteran of Broadway musicals (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On the Town, The Addams Family, Xanadu, Hairspray), this self-loathing scene stealer gives the inside dish on Broadway, filming the role of Mamacita in FX's Feud: Bette and Joan and all things Emmy. Besides Feud: Bette and Joan alongside Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, Hoffman has numerous other television credits including Difficult People, Girls, The Good Wife, Inside Amy Schumer, 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She is a Jeff Award-winning actress for her work with the Second City Theatre in Chicago and her five solo shows at Joe's Pub have received critical acclaim.
One of the Bay Area's best entertainers celebrates the work of one of our greatest composers. Craig Jessup's Sondheim Tonight! brings together more than a dozen Sondheim gems from some of his earliest shows as a composer-lyricist to even more of his most beloved tunes like "Company," "Follies" and "Merrily We Roll Along." With musical director and accompanist Ken Muir, Jessup pays tribute to a true master. A veteran of cabaret and musical theater stages around the world, Jessup was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a performer who can be "playful or twangy, or edgy and electric." Come find out why at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Laugh at a mix of longtime favorites and up-and-coming comedians at #HellaFunny, San Francisco's hilarious traveling comedy show. #HellaFunny began at the legendary Purple Onion club in 2010 in the North Beach neighborhood, and now carries the fun to venues all over the Bay Area. For this show, Viceland's Stroy Moyd takes the stage at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. The three-time winner of the Laugh Factory Hollywood's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition has opened for hotshots like Dave Chapelle, Hannibal Buress and others that have also cracked a couple jokes at this venue themselves.
The Mission might be San Francisco's oldest neighbourhood, but this district has turned into one of the trendiest parts of the city. Starting from Dynamo Donut and Coffee, you'll walk among the hippest locals in town on this San Francisco food tour that combines artisanal eats with some of the most beautiful murals and legendary street art in the city. Sample artisan donuts, Mexican pastries, tasty pies and other delicious local snacks while meeting the locals and learning the neighborhood's history from an expert local guide.
SF has a rich comedy scene. It's also got a rich weed scene. Put 'em together and you've got the San Francisco Stoner Comedy Jam. It's SF's best comedians (from Cobb's, Viceland, NBC, and ABC) sharing their most epic stoner jokes and stories. Savor this marijuana-themed show at The Punch Line San Francisco.
Endgames Improv brings their Indie Night of comedy to Stage Werx in San Francisco. The show will consist of the best of Endgames' indie and experimental teams, with something new and funny always waiting to be seen.
San Francisco's acclaimed New Conservatory Theatre Center offers a jam-packed 2018-19 season full of regional premieres, and you can choose any three upcoming productions with this special package. Selections include Red Scare on Sunset, about 1950s Hollywood and the Cold War and Cardboard Piano, which looks at global LGBTQI human rights. Then for the holidays, its the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q, back by popular demand. In January, you can catch Late Company, a family drama that looks at bullying in the digital age. Or see the relatable and hilarious play Steve, named one of the top 10 in 2015 by The New York Times, or The Gentleman Caller, a story about Tennessee Williams and William Inge and the secrets waiting behind closed doors. The season ends with the smash Off-Broadway musical The View UpStairs, which will transport you to 1970s French Quarter of New Orleans.
Any 3 Show Dates: September 21, 2018 - June 10, 2019 (Reserve in Advance)
Food Network TV host Justin Willman brings a dash of magic to Cobb's Comedy Club. You know Willman as the host of Food Network's Cupcake Wars and Last Cake Standing. The performer US Weekly described as "like a magician, but cooler" has made countless appearances on The Ellen Show, Rachael Ray, Attack of the Show and Disney's The Suite Life on Deck. Willman is also the star and creator of the Nerdist Channel series Magic Meltdown, which is named after his monthly sold-out, cult-following comedy and variety show at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. He'll entertain you with his charm, wit, sleight of hand and fabulously cool brand of make-believe. Opening the show is singer-songwriter Bushwalla, whose music is an eclectic, high-energy mix of hip-hop, acoustic rock, rap and funk.
Join Endgames Improv for a night of long-form improv comedy featuring house Harold teams Local Honey, Paint Dept and JACKSON. There will also be occasional appearances by Harold class graduates or holiday-themed shows. Don't miss the laughs at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Part mystery, part family drama, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time draws you into the strange and brilliant mind of Christopher, a 15-year-old math whiz with autism. The audience is invited to see the world through Christopher's eyes as he valiantly maneuvers through a confusing world in an effort to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor's dog. Alternately funny, enthralling, heart-wrenching and triumphant, this 2012 play took the world by storm. Winner of seven Olivier Awards as well as the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play, Time Magazine hailed it as "a play that works on every level. Crowd-pleasing, eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable." Enjoy this inventive play at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park.
Famed local historical figure Countess Lola Montez -- aka Rick Shelton -- leads this entertaining and informative three-hour walking tour of San Francisco, focusing on the Gold Rush era of the 1850s and beyond. Montez herself was an Irish actress and mistress of the King of Bavaria and composer Franz Liszt, who became a popular "Spanish" dance queen in mid-19th century San Francisco. She'll take you by some of her favorite haunts, tell you stories of the Barbary Coast and let you in on plenty of other little known town secrets, in this one-of-a-kind drag performance-excursion.
Is there anything as painfully funny as an old photo of you and your loved ones? From awkward phases to bad haircuts to questionable poses, there's no shortage of ways your past self can embarrass you. Now, Endgames improv troupe Chivalry Club is here to twist the knife with its new show ThrowBackThursday. Putting a fun spin on audience suggestion-based improv, Chivalry Club asks you to email them a photo from your past. If your picture is chosen, the talented group of improvisers will turn your embarrassing memory into a hilarious improvised scene at the show! Catch all the fun at San Francisco's Stage Werx.
It's easy to get tripped up while planning your walk down the aisle, but the San Francisco Wedding Fair at the Parc 55 Hotel makes it a whole lot easier by gathering more than 60 of the Bay Area's top vendors together under one convenient roof. Brides and grooms are both welcome, and you'll have the chance to win great prizes, including a $10,000 dream wedding package and Vegas getaways. You'll also enjoy fashion shows, a designer gown sale, live music, wine, dinner and dessert tastings and much more, while discovering the latest trends in decor and design from florists, photographers, planners, hair and makeup designers and other top event pros.
San Francisco's world-famous Mission District has a reputation for offering fantastic Mexican food, but on this San Francisco Food Safari, you'll discover there are many more culinary delights to be found. During this 2.5-hour journey, you'll visit pop-up restaurants, delis and markets to learn why the Mission has emerged as the Bay Area's most intriguing culinary scene. You'll have the chance to purchase whatever you'd like throughout this shopping tour, which takes you to Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, Mission Chinese Food, a legend in the San Francisco street food scene, and many more local culinary gems. Bring your appetite and stroll through the San Francisco streets for a chance to buy your choice of culinary treats. Along the way, learn fun facts to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the area.
Wash those Monday Blues away with comedy you can trust. San Fran Monday Blues Comedy lets you soak up the cool club vibes at the old-school Delirium as you catch one-of-a-kind talent from the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Sep 24, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Oct 1, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Oct 8, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Oct 15, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Oct 22, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Oct 29, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Nov 5, 2018 / 8:00pm
Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his Mind Tricks show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander's shows have been praised by everyone from Robin Williams and U2's Bono to Monty Python's John Cleese and the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Your evening begins in the Oasis Lounge where you will see world class sleight-of-hand, and a wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into an intimate showroom for Jay Alexander's unforgettable performance of magic, psychology and human lie detection that will lift your spirits and have you gasping in amazement.
On June 25, 1910, a slight, bespectacled and unknown composer entered a Paris theater; he left that theater a celebrity. That night, Igor Stravinsky launched his career with his sumptuous score to The Firebird. He followed it with Petrushka (1911) and the watershed masterpiece The Rite of Spring (1913) -- three landmark ballets that dominated a hundred years of music. Join MTT for the "big three" in a two-week Stravinsky Festival featuring these works and more at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Enjoy food and drink samples from five of the Mission District's most exciting taquerias, mom-and-pop shops and restaurants on this food lover's walking tour from Sidewalk Food Tours. Sample award-winning pizza, taste the area's renowned Mexican food -- even skip the line at a bakery whose owners won the coveted James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2008. Between tastings, your knowledgeable guide will tell intriguing stories about 17th century Spanish missionaries, the lively punk scene of the 1970s and more. All food and beverage tastings are included with the tour. Please see the full event description for a list of tasting locations.
Carolyn Whitlock is two things: cranky and ready to kick the bucket. But convincing her very Christian hospice nurse, Veronika, to end her privileged life won't be very easy. As Carolyn makes her case to die with dignity, Veronika reveals a secret that might convince her to not take the gift of life for granted. Written by Chisa Hutchinson, Dead & Breathing tackles morality and mortality with plenty of humor and heart. Don't miss this production from Theatre Rhinoceros at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
San Francisco native Scott Capurro is known for his confrontational and controversial comedy. You might recognize him as the actor who played Harvey Fierstein's boyfriend in Mrs. Doubtfire, and he voiced half of the two-headed podrace announcer in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He won the prestigious Perrier Award for his first one-person show Risk Gay at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he's also been seen on Comedy Central and heard on Alice 97.3. See him perform stand-up live when he headlines Punch Line Comedy Club in North Beach.
Take a tour through San Francisco's history with one of its most colorful characters. Emperor Norton was a prominent businessman who lost it all on a bad investment. He responded to his failure by declaring himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico." Rather than dismissing him, San Francisco embraced him, treating him as royalty and accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour, taking on the persona of Emperor Norton and introducing you to the history of the city's most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial city mascot.
Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 20 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. They'll take the stage at San Francisco Latin American eatery Peña Pachamama.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 7:00pm
Vanya was once a brilliant intellectual but now, suddenly, he realizes that he's squandered twenty years managing his family's farm. Eschewing love and personal acclaim can take its toll on a psyche, so is it any surprise that he eventually cracks, especially with all these family members under one roof? Comic, caustic, and true to life, Uncle Vanya challenges us to find value in the things that we take for granted. See it at EXIT Theatre in San Francisco.
It's the fabulous '60s -- and Effie, Lorrell and Deena are young, determined and talented. They've got a dream to be the next big girl group on the radio, no matter the cost. When they're discovered at a local talent show by a ruthless manager with his own agenda for fame, they're propelled into a world where dreams do come true ... and where success can tear apart even the strongest of relationships. Detailing the epic rise of a Motown-like super-group from obscurity to stardom, the story of two lifelong friends takes center stage in this legendary and soulful musical journey that explores the rewards of shooting for the stars, and the costs of valuing success over family. Enjoy Dreamgirls on the stage of the Berkeley Playhouse.
Discover the unique Barbary Coast, an exciting area that's evolved into a food lover's paradise. On this three-hour walking tour from Sidewalk Food Tours, you'll enjoy food and drink samples from six of the neighborhood's authentic mom-and-pop restaurants and ethnic eateries. Explore a world-famous delicatessen that's presented a salami to the pope, nosh on pizza or rosemary focaccia from a 100-year-old bakery, nibble on decadent handmade truffles and more. Between tastings, your knowledgeable guide will give you an insider's look into how the foods are made at these eateries along with information about this historical neighborhood. All food and beverage tastings are included with the tour. Please see the full event description for a list of tasting locations.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 11:00am
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Sep 20, 2018 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Sep 21, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Sep 22, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Sep 23, 2018 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Sep 24, 2018 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / Various Time Slots
Blue & Gold Fleet's Escape From the Rock Cruise is an exciting 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone and Billy Cook, not to mention Clyde Johnson's daring escape attempt. This historical yet entertaining boat trip does not stop at the island of Alcatraz itself, but it does evoke the days when this iconic maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You'll view the city's stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
Experience an evening of music, dance and comedy with One Night Only, a benefit cabaret with the casts of Phantom of the Opera and On Your Feet, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan story. The evening will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation of San Francisco, so you can feel good while you're enjoying the show at Marines' Memorial Theatre in San Francisco.
Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is about a profoundly unsettling subject: the irrational, confounding and convention-thwarting nature of love. Martin, a hugely successful architect who has just turned 50, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with Sylvia, he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Albee's boundary-pushing play is puzzling, powerful, bawdy and disturbing. Enjoy this incredible play -- the fifth Edward Albee play produced by Custom Made in its 20-year history -- at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre.
A PBS favorite and an Emmy winner for his specials Nights of Fire and Strings of Passion, flamenco guitarist Benise brings his smoking hot 2018 show Fuego! to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco. From elaborately choreographed dance numbers to live music from a full band, Benise celebrates the Spanish spirit with a true entertainment spectacular that burns up the stage with all the passion and artistry of nuevo flamenco. This romantic, exotic musical adventure is designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, paying homage to European, American and Caribbean sounds as well.
Raise your glass and enjoy a romantic sunset on the water with magnificent views of San Francisco, highlighted by a delicious seasonal dinner prepared fresh on board by Hornblower's chefs. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want a different sort of night out, the sight of San Francisco's spectacular skyline as you sail past Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge will make the evening special. The elegant four-course, sit-down meal includes appetizers, salad, choice of entree, plus coffee, tea and dessert. Spend the rest of the cruise relaxing and dancing to live music. There's a cash bar on board as well, serving signature cocktails and other libations.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Wind down your weekend with a Hornblower yacht cruise across the scenic San Francisco Bay. You'll get picture postcard views of iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge and, occasionally, McCovey Cove. This two-hour Social Sundays cruise features a full cash bar where you can pick up anything from a mule to a mojito to a martini. There'll also be small bites available for purchase. Plus, a DJ will be onboard spinning the perfect Top 40 soundtrack to your cocktail-sipping, good life-living afternoon.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)
Celebrated satirist Will Durst has performed for three elected presidents (if you count Al Gore ... which Durst does) and appeared as a commentator on CNN, NPR and C-SPAN. Now, he's headed back to The Marsh in San Francisco with The Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness, his up-to-the-minute, lightning-paced comedic exploration of a changing America during the "Time of Trump." Hailed as "[q]uite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today" by none other than The New York Times, Durst's cutting-edge commentary is pulled from the latest political headlines, and is always as timely and as irreverent as the president's latest 4:00 a.m. tweet.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Oct 9, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Oct 16, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Oct 23, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Oct 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, all under one living roof. Your general admission pass lets you get up close and personal with hundreds of free-flying tropical birds and butterflies inside the four-story living rainforest and gives you access to the award-winning, galaxy-spanning digital shows in the Morrison Planetarium. Animal-lovers can feast their eyes on an albino alligator, a colony of feisty African penguins, and more than 38,000 other live animals in the Steinhart Aquarium. Plus, you can learn about everything from meteors to minerals to mankind's evolution ... and that's all before you make your way up to the rolling hills and fields on the rooftop.
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
It's 5:30pm. Do you know where your happy hour is? Instead of hitting up your regular watering hole for the umpteenth time, try something different and set sail on the Bay. The Alive After Five happy-hour cruise is a great way to relax with friends -- and meet new ones -- against the backdrop of San Francisco's famous skyline. Mingle, groove to the sounds of a live DJ, and snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and more on this two-hour excursion. Specialty cocktails and bar snacks are available for purchase on board.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)
For more than a decade, the performers of Red Hots Burlesque have been bumping and grinding their way across the best stages in New York and San Francisco. Now the United States' longest-running queer burlesque show's moving their popular Friday night extravaganza to the Stud, San Francisco's oldest gay bar! Voted San Francisco's hottest happy hour by SF Weekly, Red Hots features burlesque's signature striptease numbers, along with comedy, drag, live music, death-defying aerials, acrobatics and more. This all-inclusive troupe boasts talent from every gender, size, cultural background and performance style, and with a rotating roster of international performers, you're guaranteed to see an all-new show each and every time.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 26, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. Never the same thing twice, The Speakeasy is a meta-theatrical event you'll want to see again and again.