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. In the new exhibit, Giants of Land and Sea, you can explore Northern California's natural wonders through a variety of experiences: Feel your way through an immersive fog room, keep your balance in an earthquake simulator, virtually ascend to the top of a towering redwood, and see a variety of specimens and fossils. 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, Nov 12, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 11:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Nov 19, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
A mother's love and the spoils of war collide in this family affair. Black Repertory Group Theater's New Arts Experience presents No! Not My Son. It's a poignant look at the highs and lows of a family and community caught in the grip of drug addiction. Preston Thomas has returned from the Vietnam War and brought some demons home with him. To escape the death and destruction he's witnessed, he turns to drugs and his friends and family each have their own way of dealing with his situation.
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alan Iglesias)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:00pm (Alan Iglesias)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 9:30pm (Delgado Brothers)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jules Leyhe)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Chris Cain Band)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Rick Estrin)
For some 30 years, Cobb's Comedy Club has been one of the hottest venues on the stand-up circuit, hosting both up-and-comers and established comics. Known for developing some of the country's top performers -- including stars like Robin Williams, Patton Oswalt and Margaret Cho -- the club's famed showcases feature the funniest rising comics in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom already boast major TV credits. A fixture in San Francisco's famous North Beach, Cobb's offers a complete dinner menu and full-service bar for a complete evening of entertainment.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 8:00pm
With over 30 million YouTube fans worldwide, San Francisco's Voices of Music is the most popular early music ensemble in the United States by a wide margin, and one of the most popular ensembles in any genre of classical music, in the world. Performed in beautiful cathedrals around the Bay Area, their authentic interpretations of virtuoso baroque concertos are an especially vibrant treat for the ears, as the small, tight-knit group present beguiling and even playful arrangements for violins, cellos, organ and other instruments. Interpreting works by masters ranging from Vivaldi to Bach, this spectacularly talented group of musicians will transport you to another time.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Early Beethoven Sonatas)Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Virtuoso Baroque Concertos)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Musical Crossroads)
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.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)
A vast variety of samples, coupons, classes and more are on the menu for the Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo (GFAF) at the San Mateo County Event Center. Designed to be fun, educational -- and flavor-filled -- the San Mateo GFAF is the perfect place for those with dietary restrictions to discover the multitude of products catering to their nutritional and culinary needs and preferences. You'll find more than 100 exhibitors and brands at the expo with items to taste and purchase, plus speakers, workshops and more.
Time Out New York raved, it's "a thrilling, gender-flipped slice of Manifest Destiny." This subversive tale of 10 men, four boats and two rivers contains none of the above. Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell's actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus's nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a cast of women who infuse America's historic myths of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext. Catch Men on Boats at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in San Francisco.
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Wine Night)
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, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, Nov 18, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 30, 2018 / 9:30pmSunday, Jan 6, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Nov 17, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 11:00am
Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, Crazy For You has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reclaiming the Gershwin songs into the perfect book musical. The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Bay Area Musicals' Founder & Artistic Director, Matthew McCoy, who will also direct. A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner's daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows -- through cunning, razzmatazz and a hilarious case of mistaken identity -- to win Polly's heart and save the theater. Filled with memorable Gershwin tunes like "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," this show can be enjoyed at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 9:30pm
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.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 10:00am
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.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 11:00am
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.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:30pm
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.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 11:00am Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 11:00am
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, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 8:00pm
From beatniks, blues masters and drunken sailors to hardened fishermen and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of local characters and fanciful folk heroes. Find out about them over a complimentary drink on this San Francisco tour that will get you talking. You'll discover San Francisco's hidden pubs in Little Italy with a local guide, rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach's best bohemian pubs, stroll through the vibrant streets, try an award-winning Northern California craft brew and learn about North Beach's colorful history. Get to Vesuvio Cafe for an experience to broaden your horizons.
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.
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 30, 2018 / 11:00am
EXIT Theatre's signature storytellers festival, Talk Story, brings back longtime collaborator Randall Denham to reprise his 2018 Festival performance, Hedging the Edge: 1970's. As an art form and a means of communication, storytelling is one of our deepest-rooted instincts, and thanks to the phenomenal successes of series such as Porchlight, Bawdy, and The Moth, it's enjoying a renaissance in the Bay Area and across the country. Come to Eddy Street in San Francisco to hear Denham's unique stories of his early years in the city.
Engage! Your trip to the outer reaches of the universe comes in these hilarious improvised episodes inspired by the hit science fiction fantasy series Star Trek. You don't have to be a super fan to enjoy Phasers on Stun's live show's featuring intergalactic humor, cosmic exploration and planet-hopping adventures -- all improvised on the spot. This improv gang specializes exclusively in Star Trek-inspired episodes about the cosmos, keeping audiences entertained with costumes, aliens and more. Check out this wild and wacky fan-fic spin at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pm
Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tommy Igoe)Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Carl Verheyen)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 10:00pm (John Santos with Kenny Washington)Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 10:00pm (David Benoit Tribute to Charlie Brown)Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 9:00pm ( Ronnie Laws, Eloise Laws, Tom Browne)Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tommy Igoe)Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Larry Vuckovich All-Star Sextet)Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Con Funk Shun)
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, Nov 12, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Nov 19, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Dec 3, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Dec 10, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Dec 17, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Dec 24, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Dec 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 9:30amWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 9:30amFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 9:30am
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.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jan 2, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jan 9, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jan 16, 2019 / 9:00pm
What's in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions -- some comical, some sad, and some demeaning. PlaywrightIrma Herrera's observations from the frontlines, notes from American history, and laugh out-loud humor allow us to consider what it will take for all of us to get along. When Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she's a foreigner. She's not. Herrera proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Her solo play Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? both sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions. See it at The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater in San Francisco.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
British comedian Gina Yashere is most known to American audiences for her appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, where her cheeky observations and infectious energy made her a finalist. She's also a correspondent on The Daily Show, has appeared on Netflix's The Standups and added her voice to the animated movie Early Man. She's also known for playing the recurring character Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She's had an hour-long stand-up special on Showtime, and has headlined shows not just in the U.K. and the U.S., but also in Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and all over Europe. Now she comes to San Francisco's Punch Line Comedy Club.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:15pm
Sail around the most iconic parts of the San Francisco Bay aboard a traditional sailboat! Be part of a centuries-old nautical tradition as you watch the crew raise sails, and grab a drink as you enjoy the sunset from the special vantage of the water. It's a perfect way to liven up your weekend -- an ideal mix of luxury and adventure.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 3:45pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 3:45pm (Boarding Begins at 3:30pm)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)
Take a tour through San Francisco's waterfront history alongside one of its most colorful characters. Emperor Norton was a prominent businessman who lost everything on a bad investment. Instead of throwing in the towel, he responded to his failure by declaring himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico." San Francisco embraced this quirky character, treating him as royalty and even accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour in which he takes on the persona of Emperor Norton and introduces you to the history of the city's most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial mascot. Over the course of just under three hours, you'll cover about two miles along the waterfront, from the historic Ferry Building to The Cannery.
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 11:00am
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, Nov 17, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 7:00pm
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, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
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.
Monday, Nov 12, 2018 / 11:30amTuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 11:30amWednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 11:30amThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 11:30amFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 11:30amFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 3:45pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 11:30amSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 3:45pm
For an evening of sophisticated fun, join Hornblower's Supper Club Cruise on San Francisco Bay. With several small-plate dining stations featuring international favorites and tasty desserts, this three-hour cruise is the perfect setting for a night out with friends, a date night or a special celebration. Local DJs spin up-tempo lounge and Top 40 hits so you can work it out on the dance floor, or step outside for gorgeous views of the twinkling city skyline. Soda, coffee, tea and water are included and wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
San Francisco Vintners Market is back at City View - Metreon by popular demand. During this farmers' market-style shopping experience, you can taste wines from tasting rooms all over wine country and beyond. Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Buy is the mantra here, as up to 100 top local wineries and boutique producers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Russian River Valley will be showcasing at the event. Imported wines from around the world will be available as well. Select from new releases, special collections and hard to find vintages to discover your new favorite wines and have them shipped right to your door. There will be a variety of food available for purchase.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pm-5:00pm (Cult Lounge Entry at 1:00pm)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pm-5:00pm (Cult Lounge Entry at 1:00pm)Weekend Pass: Nov 17 & Nov 18, 2018 (1:00pm-5:00pm)
Weekends are for relaxing and rejuvenating, and San Francisco Sailing Company offers the perfect way to do that. Climb aboard a sailboat for a two-hour cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. Along the way, enjoy two complimentary drinks, such as champagne, mimosas, beer, white wine or soda. You'll depart from Pier 39 at 10:00am, when sailing is the smoothest and warmest. Along the way to Golden Gate Bridge, you'll cruise past Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field and Fort Point. You'll be right under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 11:00am champagne toast. The return journey through the central bay and around Alcatraz Island will offer magnificent views of the cityfront, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Oakland and the Bay Bridge.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
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.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)
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.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 4:30pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 7:30pm
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London. This festive event invites you into an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically lit music halls, pubs, dance floors and Christmas shops. You'll leave behind modern-day Daly City when you step across the Cow Palace threshold, and enter into a twilight evening in Charles Dickens-era London. There you'll find winding lanes filled with literary and historic characters, as well as the enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods. Plus, dozens of lamplit shops will help you whittle down that holiday gift list.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:00am-7:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 10:00am-7:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00am-7:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00am-7:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 10:00am-7:00pm
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.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In Time 11:45am)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:15pm)
A college football player turned stand-up comic, actor and author, Finesse Mitchell is best known as an SNL cast member from 2003 to 2006. He's also been seen on Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo and Comic View. Coming up, you'll see him in The Middle's spin-off. When Sue Heck moves to Chicago, Mitchell will play Hudson, a big-hearted bartender who works at the same hotel. Check out his stand-up when he headlines Tommy T's in Pleasanton.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:15pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 9:45pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 7:00pm
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, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (DuoProv)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Family Drama)Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (DuoProv)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Family Drama)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (DuoProv)
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, Nov 13, 2018 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Nov 19, 2018 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / Various Time Slots
Who needs snow in the wintertime? Enjoy an evening of ice skating under the stars and palm trees at downtown San Jose's Circle of Palms Plaza amidst other South Bay seasonal attractions such as the traditional Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland. The South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, partners with Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation and routinely attracts more than 100,000 people each season. Your ticket includes admission to Downtown Ice's circular rink, plus skate rental.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00pm-11:59pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / Noon-11:59pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / Noon-9:00pmMonday, Nov 19, 2018 / 5:00pm-9:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 5:00pm-9:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 2:00pm-11:59pmThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 2:00pm-11:59pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 11:00am-11:59pm
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.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 10:00am
Award-winning writer, director and producer Je'Caryous Johnson is once again taking the nation by storm with his new stage play, Redemption of a Dogg. The highly anticipated follow-up to Set It Off, Redemption of a Dogg stars entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, and features R&B hit maker and star of WE TV's Braxton Family Values Tamar Braxton, with R&B heartthrob and four-time Grammy nominee Eric Benet. Redemption of a Dogg examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family. Redemption of a Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop Dogg's greatest hits, as well as songs from his recently released chart-topping gospel album, Bible Of Love. Audiences will also groove to some incredible musical moments with Tamar Braxton and Eric Benet, and see special VIP friends and musical guests along the way, at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.
The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. Curated by Dan Savage, the festival features short dirty movies -- each less than five minutes -- all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes -- all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP!, at San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre, is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!’s main mission is to change the way America sees -- and makes and shares -- porn.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 6:30pm
Blues Traveler has the timeless appeal of jam bands (like Phish and the Grateful Dead) with their improvisational live shows that guarantee you'll never hear the music the same way twice, no matter how many times you see them live. It all starts with John Popper, the frontman who can tear it up with a harmonica and rock the stage as well or better than any lead guitarist. A lot has changed in the world since these guys first hit the scene with their playful blues-rock but the magic of a legendary live show hasn't faded and it's when they're up on stage that Blues Traveler really shines. Songs like “Run-Around,” “Hook” and “But Anyway” really come to life when Popper and co. get the chance to riff and explore the music with extended jams. They're coming to the Warfield in downtown SF so hop on board and travel with them for a bit and enjoy the ride!
Sized up with Mary's own magical measuring tape, the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical Mary Poppins would definitely be "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic Disney film, this high-flying musical extravaganza lands at San Francisco Playhouse, complete with spoonfuls of imagination, heart and whimsy. You and your family will be swept away by such iconic tunes as "Step in Time," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and, of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," as young Jane and Michael learn valuable life lessons from their unconventional nanny and the lovable jack-of-all-trades Bert. This holiday season, be sure not to miss the magic of Mary Poppins, who teaches us that "anything can happen if you let it."
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 7:00pm
The Soma Comedy Showcase is not your typical stand-up show. Combining top-notch comics with drag performances, improv acts and interactive games, this event at Oasis is unlike any other in San Francisco. You'll laugh. You'll clap. You'll meet new people. You'll win prices. Or, you can just sit back and enjoy the show around you. Comics from all over California, including Sergio Novoa, Jon Gab and Wendy M. Lewis, will provide the laughs, and special guests will provide the rest.
Join Cinnabar audience favorite Carolyn Bacon (The Fantasticks,My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra) to explore the world of over-the-moon, mystifying, heartbreaking, and foolish love! A versatile and award-winning entertainer, Carolyn will sing Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart, Jason Robert Brown, and more in this exciting, one-night-only cabaret. Pianist Brian Fitzsousa accompanies Carolyn.
None other than Trixie Mattel -- the larger-than-life doll who wears the current crown of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars and whose most recent album release, 2018's One Stone, hit the Top 10 on the Billboard indie charts -- brings her big personality and even bigger hair to San Francisco for Troop Beverly Heels. Legendary Bay Area entertainment figure Peaches Christ pitches her tent at the Castro Theatre for this latest parody extravaganza, which takes the famed '80s cult classic starring Shelley Long and turns it into a "high-class, low-brow, couture-drenched" stage spectacular. And even though most Peaches Christ Productions are followed by a movie screening, Troop Beverly Heels earns its scout badge as a shining example of stand-alone entertainment.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
Join your neighbors in the spirit of gratitude aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum to sample the best autumn offerings from the community’s favorite restaurants. It's a win-win for everyone -- you get delicious bites and the proceeds go to fund the museum. Your ticket includes special after-hours museum tour, as well as three tasting tickets. Each tasting ticket can be redeemed at one of the participating tasting stations. And if you can't choose just three, you can buy more tickets at the event. If all this bounty puts you even more in the giving mood, Alameda Food Bank and Alameda Meals on Wheels will be onsite to give information and take donations.
The Lower East Side comes alive in the hands of Obie Award-winning actress Nilaja Sun (No Child...), whose new solo show Pike St. centers on a struggling Puerto Rican family living in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge. With penetrating incisiveness, Sun tells the story of a desperate mother unable to move her stricken daughter down five flights of stairs during an approaching hurricane. An entire community of vibrant characters offer their help, giving new meaning to the phrase "it takes a village." Watch in awe as she fully inhabits personas ranging from a decorated war veteran to an octogenarian neighbor in this raw and harrowing one-woman performance at Peet's Theatre at Berkeley Rep, which “glows with humor” (New York Times).
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Preview)Monday, Nov 19, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
Unlikely Japanese TV star Ollie Horn reflects on fame, identity, and how on earth he managed to get fat while living in healthy Japan in his intelligent and revealing debut special Pig in Japan. After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, lovable Brit Horn reveals how on earth he ended up performing stand-up comedy on Japanese TV, what it taught him about his country, and himself, and what made him give it all up. Horn's infectious blend of intelligent, aware, and surprising stand-up is in hot demand, and you can see him at PianoFight in San Francisco.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pm
Cutting Ball's signature festival -- half shindig, half artistic salon -- returns to the EXIT Theatre on Taylor Street in San Francisco, delivering a sumptuous line-up that's sure to delight the creatively curious. With directorial shorts, new-play workshops and round-table readings, The Variety Pack challenges a small army of artists to propel past the outer limits of their imaginative capacities and create the art that even they didn't see coming.
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Reading of As Five Years Pass)Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Reading of The Physicists)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Short Cuts)Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Staged Reading of Three Fat Sisters)Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pm (Short Cuts)
This holiday season, the Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley revisits Jane Austen’s world of Regency romance with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley -- a companion piece to the duo’s delightful Miss Bennet -- both continuations of Austen’s popular novel, Pride and Prejudice.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:30pm
The Odd Couple is easily the late Neil Simon’s finest and funniest play. The original 1965 production received four Tony Awards, including Best Playwright for Mr. Simon. In this production, directors Mike Reynolds and Jay Krohnengold will take you back to that original, delightful concept -- of which Harold Taubman wrote “There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious” in his NY Times review of the original production. The Odd Couple is a can’t miss delight. Join the Ross Valley Players, Oscar, Felix and friends for a couple hours of pure fun.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
Sing-along hosts Anna and Elsa will be on hand to guide the crowd as you get ready for the winter season by reliving the magic of Disney's animated hit Frozen in a live event the whole family can enjoy. Watch the beloved movie play out on the big screen and belt out all of the movie's most popular songs, including "Let It Go." On-screen lyrics make it easy to join in the fun, and dressing up as your favorite character only adds to the enjoyment. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with mountain man Kristoff and a snow man named Olaf, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Relive the magic and majesty of this sparkling masterpiece as you sing along to all your favorite Frozen songs at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 4:00pm
This duo fuses music and emotion into compelling narratives to engage the listener. This evening's cello/piano program of beloved masterpieces and contemporary works demonstrates the breadth of martha & monica's (Hadley McCarroll, piano & Monica Scott, cello) repertoire that will evoke your curiosity and comfort you like an old friend.
Before there was Hamilton, there was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, which tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Now, San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre takes this Tony Award-winning musical and presents it on its intimate stage, emphasizing the richness of the communities that make up our cities.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 2:00pm
Get out your Stoli and Bolli! It's time for Absolutely Fabulous Live! D'Arcy Drollinger presents this drag parody of the beloved TV cult classic, starring some of San Francisco's premiere drag performers: Michael Phillis, Terry McLaughlin, Dene Larson, Peggy L'Eggs, David Bicha, Lavale Davis, Raya Light, and more. The hit British comedy series Absolutely Fabulous began in 1992 and remains one of the BBC's highest rated and most popular shows. Absolutely Fabulous follows the lives of three (and later four) generations of the Monsoon family and the people around them. Enjoy AbFab Live, directed by Cindy Goldfield. in Oasis San Francisco.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pm
Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, directed by Daniel Canosa, presents Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience: French and Spanish music of the Renaissance, accompanied by the poetry of William Blake. Le Chant des Oiseaux by Clément Janequin, Con Que la Lavare? by Juan Vásquez, La Negrina by Mateo Flecha, and more. Come for an enchanting evening of exquisite music!
If you’re going on an international quest of historical and personal importance, you’ll need help. For your translator, you probably don’t want a guy with hilariously mangled English and hopelessly dated pop-culture references. His “blind” grandfather and flatulent dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. probably won’t be much help either. But that’s the motley crew Jonathan, a young Jewish American, finds himself relying on in Everything is Illuminated, the “riveting [and] masterful” (Broadway World) adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel. Follow Jonathan as he travels to the Ukraine and sets out with this quirky fellowship in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Equally funny and poignant, this modern favorite makes its Bay Area premiere from Aurora Theatre Company.
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 7:00pm
The East Bay's newest craft beer garden and live music venue, Cornerstone is a stylish new place to hear awesome bands and have a unique dining and entertainment experience. With more than 13,000 square feet and 40 beer taps, and an acoustically mastered concert area to provide one of the best experiences in the Bay, Cornerstone has everything you need for a great night out on the town.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:30pm (Riot Ten, Krimer, Carbin)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Bret Bollinger & The Bad Habits, Magic Moments)
As a sports columnist, C.W. Nevius has spent the last 20 years covering everything from NBA Championships to the World Series and the Olympic Games. Now he's tackling his biggest story yet at The Marsh: his own past. In his solo show, The Oakland Raiders, True Crime & Coming of Age in SF, Nevius takes you back to San Francisco in the '80s, where he went from working at a small town paper to writing about the Super Bowl and investigating a shocking sexual assault case involving an All-American basketball player.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Dec 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:30pm
Writer-performer John Fisher -- who's won just about every award ever given for Bay Area theater -- brings his latest one-man show to San Francisco after a prize-winning run at New York City's United Solo Festival. In A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin, Fisher recommends the best books on the subject, comments on the cutest battlefield generals and then provides pertinent info on the hottest actors who played said soldiers in the movies. Lauded by the Chronicle, which says his plays "bristle with wit, intelligence, and a wonderfully developed theatrical instinct," Fisher's new work comes to The Marsh SF MainStage.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 8:30pmThursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 8:00pm
He was Judy Garland's good friend and Liza Minnelli's first husband -- but, first and foremost, singer-songwriter Peter Allen was a performer. The Boy From Oz is the spectacular musical based on his life, from small-town Australia to the bright lights of New York City. The story follows Allen as he meets Garland in a Hong Kong bar, then follows her to New York and marries her daughter, despite concerns about his sexuality. What follows is a tale of humor, heartbreak, self-discovery, forgiveness and love, all told using Allen's own songs, including "I Honestly Love You" and "I Go to Rio." The Boy From Oz played to more than a million people in Allen's home country before debuting on Broadway in 2003 with Hugh Jackman in the lead role. Now you can experience the unforgettable musical with Theatre Rhinoceros' production at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
Head on down the yellow brick road with the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, too, as The Wizard of Oz blows its way into the Julia Morgan Theater for an all-new production by the Berkeley Playhouse. When a storm hits her family farm in Kansas, young Dorothy is swept over the rainbow to a magical land where scarecrows talk, tin men sing, lions (barely) roar, and where one very wicked witch rules the skies. One of the most treasured stories of the 20th century, filled with the songs that made the movie an instant classic, this musical journey of finding home -- and yourself -- is one of this holiday season’s must-see family events.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 1:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 7:00pm
Cardboard Piano finds the grace notes in "a deeply moving" story of "kindness, love and faith in the midst of a civil war" (Louisville Courier-Journal). Set in a small Ugandan church in 1999, two teenage girls -- one an American, one a local villager -- are in the middle of pledging their love to one another in a secret marriage ceremony when a traumatized child soldier arrives seeking help. This powerful drama from playwright Hansol Jung explores violence and its aftermath, as well as the human capacity for hatred, forgiveness and compassion. Don't miss Cardboard Piano when it takes the stage of San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Are you ready to dance?! Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups Training Pants is an all-new interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior's greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around, at San Jose's City National Civic. The Disney Junior Dance Party features live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Fancy Nancy and Doc McStuffins, and magical on screen moments with Puppy Dog Pals, Muppet Babies and the Lion Guard.
Latin Standards was named a The New York Times "Critic's Pick" for its "winning heart and humor" and is peppered with characterizations the San Francisco Chronicle called "impossible to resist." GLAAD award winner Marga Gomez's 12th and final solo performance is the story of Gomez's late father, a blustery Cuban comedian and songwriter who insisted Marga become a doctor. As an impractical tribute to his memory, Marga defies reason and in 2012 launched a hipster comedy night at "Esta Noche," a Mission district Latino drag club with terrible Yelp reviews, during the onset of San Francisco's gentrification crisis. Her stylish girlfriend saw no potential in Marga's new project and Marga copes with getting dumped by listening for clues in the recordings of her father's "Latin Standards," dance tunes steeped in jealousy, obsession, and guitars. Described by the San Francisco Examiner as "Elegantly structured and expertly staged, it's both touching and funny".
Hear arranger/conductor Michael Tilson Thomas' spellbinding musical setting From the Diary of Anne Frank, a piece he wrote for UNICEF in 1990. One of MTT's earlier works, the "expert craftsmanship shown" (The New York Times) foreshadows the many great things to come from the composer. Marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these concerts conclude with Beethoven's epic testament to liberty, the Eroica Symphony. Join the San Francisco Symphony in celebrating at Davies Symphony Hall.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:00pm
The grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida strikes a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, all of which is amplified by Elton John's killer pop-rock score and Tim Rice's powerful lyrics. This massively crowd-pleasing musical delivers a contemporary spin on the classic tale of forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As their taboo love grows in the face of cultural differences and the pressures of their warring nations, these lovers must face death itself in order to be together. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. Broadway By The Bay closes out its season with this musical by the legends who brought you The Lion King, Evita and Billy Elliot at Fox Theatre in Redwood City.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 2:30pm
The California Golden Bears are back for another season of Pac-12 action in Berkeley, and this year, they are aiming for the top of the standings and a trip to a bowl game. Coach Justin Wilcox brings back a host of key contributors, including QB Ross Bowers and NT Chris Palmer. Visit one of the most scenic stadiums in college football to see the Bears battle non-conference foes and Pac-12 rivals.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / TBA (vs. Stanford Cardinal)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / TBA (vs. Colorado Buffaloes)
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003! Don't miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour! SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. See Blackheart Burlesque at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in 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.
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Dec 4, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Dec 11, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Dec 18, 2018 / 8:00pm
Five directors enter the theater, each with an inspiration for a new improvised play. Only one of the productions in Un-Scripted Theater Company's Super Scene! will emerge victorious. And you get to help decide which plays survive and which are eliminated. Which will get your vote? Sci-fi, romance or, maybe a gladiator adventure? Any genre could clinch it in this five-way fracas. It's improv where only the strong survive.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 10:00pm
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.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 9:00pm