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.
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (Juan Escovedo All Stars)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Quebe Sisters)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00pm (Glenn Miller Orchestra)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:30pm (Brand X)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 6:30pm (Antonio Sanchez & Migration)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 8:30pm (Pride & Joy)Monday, Mar 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Avishai Cohen Quartet)Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (Soul Mechanix)
When a college basketball team from San Francisco is invited to China for an exhibition game in 1989, a smack-talking American coach prepares to take on his protégé (played by Tony Award-winner BD Wong) — now grown and bent on crushing the Westerners. But after a public high school star from Chinatown joins the American team, his actions in Beijing become the accidental focus of attention, escalating the fractured history between the coaches. Funny, urgent and contemporary, this slam-dunk of a sports drama from award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee explores identity, global politics and the collision of cultures and generations. Soaring through time and leaping across continents from the hardball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown to a Beijing on the brink of revolution, The Great Leap builds tension right up to the buzzer. See it at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater,
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 7:00pm
You're in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, A new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It'll blow your mind.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Mar 18, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm
Red and White Fleet's California Twilight Cruise is a relaxed two-hour cruise with views of the spectacular city lights, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers and a hot or cold beverage from the bar in a warm and cozy atmosphere. The boat features heated indoor viewing decks with large windows and comfortable seats as well as outdoor viewing decks for taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 5:30pmMonday, Mar 18, 2019 / 5:30pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 5:30pm
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'll 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. The experience is always fresh, and there's a new theme for 2019: Age of Scofflaws.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:30pm
Famed nature photographer Ansel Adams once said that Yosemite Valley "is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space." Bask in all its breathtaking natural beauty on this one-day roundtrip small-group tour from San Francisco. The only tour from the city that runs daily, even in winter, the Total Yosemite Experience from Extranomical Adventures comes complete with an expert guide and spends five or more hours in the park, allowing you to see the most popular sights, including El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point and more. Then this special excursion takes you to a higher elevation for a hiking opportunity among the Giant Sequoias, Earth's largest living trees, before heading back to the city with a picturesque drive down the Sierras. Please see the full event description for more details.
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 6:20amThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 6:20am
Before The Daily Show, before Colbert, there were The Capitol Steps. Today, America’s original musical political satirists are still lampooning the insanity of Washington through song. Whether you’re liberal or conservative, you’ll get a welcome antidote to all the madness when the troupe’s new show, Make America Grin Again, comes to the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Formed by a group of D.C. staffers who put their insider knowledge to use in skewering their bosses, The Capitol Steps are still drawing from the front lines of Washington. And as the news only gets more crazy, there’s no shortage of material to turn into hilarious songs.
Global singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world's best-selling soprano, pioneering the classical opera pop music genre and possessing a vocal range of over three octaves. Perhaps best-known for originating the role of Christine in the massively popular Broadway and West End hit Phantom of the Opera, she’s also sung as a soloist in theaters, arenas, cathedrals and twice at the Olympic Games. In late 2018 she released her 15th full-length album, titled Hymn, and she’s spending much of 2019 touring the world in support of the new disc. Hear songs from the album as well as many others from her vast body of work when she comes to City National Civic in San Jose.
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, Mar 12, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Mar 18, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / Various Time Slots
Like the funky-fresh cloak Joseph’s father gives him, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Biblical remix Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a kaleidoscopic mashup of musical styles. Ear-worm tunes ranging from country to calypso to rock ‘n’ roll drive this story of a favorite son sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Enduring a series of adventures, including befriending a hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh, Joseph fights his way back to confront his brothers. The whole family will get swept up in Broadway By The Bay’s production of this classic musical at Fox Theatre in Redwood City.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
Cornerstone and California Roots present a reggae showcase highlighting the Road to Cali Roots. A special album release party the show features performances from CRSB, Pure Roots & Earl Zero, and Junior Toots. Enjoy great craft ales in the beer garden and good food from the kitchen at Cornerstone in Berkeley.
The ‘80s had aerobics. The ‘90s had Tae Bo. We have yoga. It’s exercise, it’s enlightenment … it’s big business. And in the world of Dipika Guha’s Yoga Play, apparel giant Jojomon is king – until a scandal sends the company into a freefall that no amount of comfortable, breathable fabric will get them out of. Desperate to recover their earnings and reputation, newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on a plan so crazy, it just might work. Come along on a journey to enlightenment in a world determined to sell it in this production from San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Landmark Musical Theatre's re-imagined revival of Evita remains totally faithful to the words and music of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, while giving it a fresh and unusual setting. An Argentine guerrilla theatrical group gathers in a dusty Buenos Aires tango bar, exactly 20 years after the death of their patron, Eva Duarte Peron, to celebrate her life by reenacting it for you, the invited audience. Her story unfolds, from her beginnings as a poor teenager to her success as a radio/film star to becoming the most powerful woman in Latin America as the wife of Argentine President Juan Peron, before her untimely death at the age of 33. This more intimate version of the show at The Shelton's off-Broadway-like Main Stage in San Francisco, with seating for just 72, puts you close to the action and offers you an unprecedented opportunity to connect with each character in this masterpiece of musical theater. The classic score features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's biggest hits, including "On This Night of A Thousand Stars," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and of course, the signature song of the show, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," all performed, as always at Landmark, with live music.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:00pm
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, Mar 12, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Monday, Mar 18, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)
The comic gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick's Day can easily be found at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, courtesy of more than a half-dozen Irish stand-ups who'll be performing in honor of the holiday. New York-based Sean Finnerty is originally from Longford, and has won several competitions, along with appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Maureen Langan is a popular radio talk-show host and guest, with appearances on HLN, CBS, FOX and MSNBC. Also set to appear are Ger Staunton from Mayo, Dubliner Dave Nihill, Katie Boyle from Kildare and Cork's Mark Hayes.
This comedy from Bess Wohl, the award-winning author of Small Mouth Sounds, takes a look at what’s left of the modern American Dream. At a Toasted Subs franchise in the local mall, three up-and-coming “sandwich artists” — a teenager, a single mom and a downsized refugee from corporate banking — are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when the owner stops providing the resources to make those perfect lunches, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Enjoy American Hero, a super-sized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches, at San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Monday, Mar 18, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)
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.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 3:45pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 3:45pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 11:30am
Larger-than-life New York politicians are all the rage now, so this 42nd Street Moon production of one of the most acclaimed bio-musicals in Broadway history is sure to be both wildly entertaining and thought-provoking. The mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945, Fiorello H. La Guardia was a charismatic publicity hound considered by many to be one of the greatest mayors in American history (in fact, there's a good chance you've flown into his namesake airport if you've visited NYC). He successfully rose from a crusading lawyer to Congress to running the Big Apple, fighting the corrupt forces of Tammany Hall while never losing his upbeat spirit or pledge to help those less fortunate. Now, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical celebrating his life fills the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco with exuberant singing and dancing to the tunes of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick -- famous for their collaboration on Fiddler on the Roof.
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00pm
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, Mar 13, 2019 / 9:00pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest: Janice Maxi Reid)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 9:30pm (Kevin B.F. Burt )Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00pm (Kevin B.F. Burt )Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:30pm (Delta Wires )Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain )Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 9:30pm (Harvey Mandel)Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (Watermelon Slim)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 9:30pm (The Delgado Brothers )
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.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / NoonWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / NoonThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Mar 18, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / Noon
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, Mar 17, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 11:00am
Lots of people want to try stand-up. See somebody headline a comedy show for their first time onstage with the help of five of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians and host Drew Harmon in I Think I'd Be Good At That. Will it be the best night of somebody's life ... or the worst? Come to Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco to be a part of one of the most unique comedy shows happening that's also been featured as part of SF Sketchfest. Finally, the funniest person in the office gets their chance!
Hailing from Montana, the Kitchen Dwellers have captivated fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed "Galaxy Grass." Expect some cosmic picking! They'll be joined by Bay Area jam grass group the Dusty Green Bones Band at Cornerstone Berkeley, home of craft beer and great food.
Submission is a standup comedy show at the SF Armory Club. Every Friday night, top comedians from the Bay Area (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punch Line) perform their hardest-hitting material and, just to keep things interesting, a member of the San Francisco kink community shares some tips and tricks. Grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with a touch of kink.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:00pm
What's in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions — some comical, some sad and some demeaning. Playwright Irma Herrera's observations from the front lines, 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? sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions. Enjoy it at The Marsh Berkeley.
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 5:00pm
What happens when you get bored with “happily ever after”? Steve got his happy ending, but years later, his Prince Charming is sexting another man, his best friend is ill, and he’s hitting the expiration date on his desirability. Chock-full of acidic wit, musical theater references, and plenty of heart, Steve is a hilarious and relatable comedy about growing up without growing old. It’s HBO's Sex and the City meets “Looking. See Steve at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco.
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
A glimpse inside Billie Holiday’s final concert approximately four months before the singer died, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a powerful look at a legend. This intimate evening is filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and explores the turbulent but extraordinary life of the legendary jazz singer as she struggles with racism, abuse and addiction. Featuring iconic songs like “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” as well as several other hits, this soulful play at The Palace Theatre in San Francisco is filled with personal stories full of regret and hope.
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Peter Pan and Wendy — it’s a classic boy meets girl story — but what happens afterwards? What if the girl grows up but the boy can’t? Or won’t. Or could… but he just can’t get his sh*t together. Awesome Theatre begins 2019 with Never-Ever Land, the tale of Peter, a lost man looking to find clarity after a rough break-up with his girl Wendy. With the help of his sponsor, Hook, he just might find it, but fairy dust doesn’t fix all things. Enjoy this hilarious, dark and poignant play at San Francisco’s PianoFight.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 9:00pm
Flash back to that time in your life when all the feels were felt like crazy as Emo Night crowd-surfs into the early 2000s. With past guest DJs such as Yellowcard's Ryan Key and The Academy's William Beckett, you never know who is going to drop by to spin the epic, broken-hearted pop-punk jams. So squeeze back into your skinny jeans, grab a cold beer at the bar, and dance and scream your lungs out to fragile icons such as Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World and more. It was "A Decade Under The Influence" and we all might still be a little hungover -- down some hair of the dog and feel better at Emo Night Brooklyn at Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music.
As part of Cal Performances' annual major orchestral residency, Esa-Pekka Salonen and London's Philharmonia Orchestra return for three weekend concerts. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as an "open, communicative, imaginative artist -- among the most beloved of our ... time," California resident and acclaimed maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen was music director of the LA Philharmonic from 1992 to 2009. He’s now principal conductor and artistic advisor of the renowned British orchestra. For the orchestra’s Saturday night offering at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Bruckner's magnificent Seventh Symphony shares a program with Schoenberg's moody tone poem for strings, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 3:00pm
Remember the thrill of making your Barbies and G.I. Joes do whatever you wanted? Now you can do the same thing with real live people! With The Short and the Long of It, an audience favorite since its premiere in 2003, you control the action. In this unscripted original production, the cast will present an exciting array of short scenes, all based on your suggestions. Next, you'll vote to see your favorite scene turned into an improvised play. The fun starts at the Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco -- exercise your democratic right to a hilarious night out.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 10:00am
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, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story sets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent and passionate streets of New York’s West Side during the 1950s. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family’s dress shop. When the two meet, their worlds stop -- and cultural divides and societal expectations give way to star-crossed love. Featuring one of the most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, street violence, and the need for compassion between communities, this Berkeley Playhouse premiere will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Swiped right when you should have swiped left? Start-up never made it off the ground? Still living with mom? Better Luck Next Time features some of the Bay Area's best storytellers and comedic talents sharing their most epic failures and what they've learned from them. Who knows? Maybe you'll learn something too. Come out and celebrate a night of shocking, hilarious, and glorious failures at PianoFight.
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, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
Join Christina Augello -- EXIT Theatre’s founding Artistic Director -- on a exploration of three playful one-acts by contemporary playwright, Don Nigro. Take a stroll through the enchanted woods in The Garden, embark on a journey with world-renowned spiritualist Mme. Blavatsky, and hear of sweet love and sweeter revenge in A Discoverie of Witchcraft. An unforgettable evening of mystery, mirth, and a touch of the macabre. Directed by Amanda Ortmayer.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
Paint the town green this St. Patrick's Day with San Francisco's Irish Stroll bar crawl. Party with friends or meet new ones at hotspots all over town offering holiday drink specials and free admission with your wristband. It's a lucky pint-chasing ride all over the city you won't want to miss this St. Patrick's Day weekend!
Following his previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco welcomes back Matt Alber. Matt’s songs have been featured on ABC’s The Fosters and Bones, and he appears on two Grammy Award-winning classical albums. He has taught and performed as an Artist Diplomat of the U.S. State Department in six countries and has been presented by Lincoln Center, Tchaikovsky Hall and stages across the globe. As a filmmaker, Matt focuses on the stories of LGBTQ+ youth and elders. His current film and docuseries, Room to Grow, chronicles the lives of 12 LGBTQ+ teens and families.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Marie and Rosetta goes behind the music with famed female guitarist, Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- the Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll -- who led a double life of morning performances at church and nighttime shows at the Cotton Club. Set in 1946 Mississippi, this roof-raising hit chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Tharpe and prim young gospel R&B singer Marie Knight, which'll reveal whether the potential protégée can summon the stuff for a professional partnership that might topple the male stranglehold suppressing Rosetta's career. The saga of the woman who inspired Elvis, Ray Charles and more on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its West Coast premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
At the time of the London Blitz, Viola, who barely survived a shipwreck in the North Atlantic, turns herself into a boy, Cesario, to enter the service of Duke Orsino. Cesario is given the mission of conveying Orsino’s undying admiration to Countess Olivia. Olivia’s kitchen, half destroyed by the Blitz, is the meeting place of a rainbow of hopelessly human characters. As if the war were not enough, Orsino loves Olivia, Viola loves Orsino, Antonio loves Sebastian, Olivia loves Viola, thinking she´s Cesario, Sebastian loves Olivia, thinking she´s a dream -- it's madness! Experience Olivia's Kitchen, or What the Cook Saw of Twelfth Night at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:30pm
The Ballroom has been performing their signature mix of long and short form improv for a decade now. They've performed at corporate events, a 50th birthday party and at a bar believed to be a front for the mafia. They like San Francisco's PianoFight the best.
Metalcore hitmaker Tyler Carter of the bands Issues and Woe, Is Me goes pop-R&B for his new solo release, Moonshine. He'll be hitting the stage at the Cornerstone in Berkeley for a night of great live music with Clover the Girl, Addy Maxwell Featuring Teddy Swims and Nerve.
You control the characters in this epic improvised role-playing serial. Roll the 20-sided die to lead our four main characters through the Journey Master’s fantastical world of harrowing adventures, mythical creatures, and unexpected twists. Are you up for the challenge? Then join us for our next campaign! Un-Scripted Theater Company presents Adventure Quest in San Francisco.
A highly-revered avant-garde rock band from L.A. by way of Philly, Man Man comes to shake up the stage at the Cornerstone Berkeley. Often compared to Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa and The Residents, the ever-evolving ensemble mixes and mashes a variety of genres from ragtime to rock, electronic to acoustic, doo-wop to exorcism, resulting in a surprising number of pop earworms. Their entertaining concert extravaganzas include a wide variety of costumes, multiple instrument changes and a lead singer-songwriter named Honus Honus.
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, Mar 15, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 11:00am
Barbara Ruzicka and Kumi Uyeda are in love with four-hand music -- the communication, conversation, and bringing the entire keyboard to life in all its sonority. It's also a great source of camaraderie -- because sometimes it can be lonely just being a solo pianist! In this show at Incarnation Episcopal Church in San Francisco, they'll perform works including Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier Concert Waltz, Franz Schubert's Fantasie in F minor, Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C minor and Brahms Hungarian Dances, just to name a few.
The Crossword Show is a one-of-a-kind show in which guest comedians solve a crossword puzzle onstage in front of an audience. There's music, comedy and trivia! Zach Sherwin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Epic Rap Battles of History) hosts the show at Hotel Petaluma. Guest solvers for this puzzle include Brooke Heinichen, Alexandria Love and Craig Billmeier.
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, Mar 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Mar 13, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 9:00pm
As RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All-Stars Season 2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand-up show to your city for the first time this March! Known for her incredibly funny personas and characters, starring in UNHhhh with Trixie Mattel, and appearances in productions like Hurricane Bianca, Katya’s show promises one hilarious night at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
Antidepressants and psychotherapy did nothing to help Adam Strauss deal with his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, so after reading a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure OCD, Adam set out on a psychopharmacological journey of his own. The Mushroom Cure earned great acclaim when it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the laughs kept coming when it played at New York's International Fringe Festival, where it won the "Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance." The Mushroom Cure was hailed by The New York Times, who declared the show "mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain." After an extended off-Broadway run, The Mushroom Cure now comes to The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater.
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:30pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:30pm
Writer-performer Adam Strauss, whose acclaimed one-man show The Mushroom Cure is appearing on the Marsh's main stage, brings his new work to the Upstairs Studio Theater. The latest segment of Strauss' cosmic comic journey through life finds him still struggling with his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder and beginning to grapple with the big questions, like the existence of god and the definition of truth. A New York Fringe Festival winner, Strauss now delves into the Uncertainty Principle in San Francisco.
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
Best known for his hilariously inventive "hamboning" technique -- turning his entire body into a percussive instrument -- beloved Bay Area fool Unique Derique returns to The Marsh Berkeley with a special New Year's celebration for the whole family. Whether he's riding a unicycle, juggling or creating infectious rhythms with his body, Unique Derique takes you on an unforgettable journey somewhere over the rainbow with his show Fool La La. This show also features the premiere of Derique's comedy music video "The Five Fool La Las," which celebrates his whole performing family with appearances from his grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter. And stick around after the show to learn a few clowning tricks from the master himself!
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 1:00pm
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, Mar 14, 2019 / 11:00amThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 11:00amThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:30pm
Best known as the host of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Bill Bellamy first came to national notoriety on Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited with coining the phrase "booty call." He got his start hosting MTV Jams, and has starred in numerous movies and TV shows, including Any Given Sunday and How to Be a Player. He's also been seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and for the past several seasons, he has served as the host and executive producer of the hit TV One network series, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? and had a reoccurring role on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. Don't miss the chance to see him live at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.
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, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pm (All Ages)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 5:00pm (All Ages)
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, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Cypher Scenes)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (Musicals Two-Night)Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Cypher Scenes)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Musicals Two-Night)Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Cypher Scenes)Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pm (Musicals Two-Night)
Known for his deceptively innocent delivery and sly, clever sense of humor, comedian Mitch Fatel has been a correspondent for The Tonight Show and the star of his own Comedy Central Presents special. The most requested comedian on Sirius XM Radio and a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, Fatel has established himself as a national headliner. Check out his latest set at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:45pm
Practice your pint-raising early and kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend with some lucky food and drink specials at San Francisco's Woodbury. This is your chance to get a head start on all sorts of Celtic shenanigans with a spirited bash and jolly company.
Time to get pished in honor of ye old Ireland, San Francisco. Barcrawls.com is bringing back your favorite St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl the Irish Stroll. It's the official day of the green holiday and the end of a weekend of lucky festivities. You'll be revved from the Get Shamrocked party the night before and itching to hit the town with your green-clad crew. You'll enjoy cover-free entry to dozens of San Francisco's best pubs and taverns hosting festivities in honor of the Emerald Isle. There’s no shortage of drink specials on this crawl, which means you won't spend a moment thirsty. Get ready because San Fransico's Irish Stroll is looking like it's going to be better than ever this St. Patrick's Day.
In the 1920s, the Radium Dial Company employed young women to paint watch dials, with the potential of earning $8 a week — a sum that could make a real difference to a young family in difficult times. These Shining Lives tells the story of four young women who discover that they’re braver, stronger and more extraordinary than they could have imagined. Enjoy this inspiring show courtesy of Ross Valley Players at the Barn Theater.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
The long winter hints at relent and the first hope of spring teases its way into our thoughts. We join in the Mead Hall to prepare for the year ahead, and speak words to the hopes we dared not visit aloud these cold months without strength from the sun. Come to the San Francisco Mead Company for a night of Viking food, music and storytelling experience at Grendel's Grinches. Share the feast (with lots of local artisanal treats), drink Mead with friends and listen to music and stories as we celebrate the new year together, as a community. Ticket price includes delicious local artisanal bread and a plentiful charcuterie-style buffet dinner.
The Sleeping Beauty is back by popular demand, at War Memorial Opera House. With spectacular sets, lavish tutus and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Helgi Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty highlights the dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairy-tale ballet of romance and wonder. Love is an awakening! Travel back to Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries with this exquisite San Francisco Ballet production!
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pm
March is right around the corner and you San Fran’ers know exactly what that means… the annual San Francisco Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl is coming to town! This year's event is going to be bigger and better than ever before. Join in on the fun as hundreds of eager party animals storm the streets and flood the best Irish pubs in the Marina District. Never been to a St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl before? No problem! It's as easy as checking into the registration venue, where friendly event staff will exchange your tickets for PubCrawls.com wristbands. You'll also receive a fully detailed guide map to follow through the city. This map will include all of the drink deals, times, and venues for the pub crawl. Take advantage of the lucky atmosphere as the Irish spirit pours into San Francisco!
A Nigerian woman traveling from Lagos to visit her mother and American-born sister for the first time in two decades arrives to a snowy landscape and even chillier truths inside a small Manhattan apartment as African traditions clash with American realities in Her Portmanteau. This is just one chapter in playwright Mfoniso Udofia’s sweeping nine-part saga that offers a tender and hopeful window into an evolving family. The New York Times calls it "powerful" and "moving," while the Los Angeles Times says it's "masterfully written ... defies preconceptions and expectations.” Catch this humorous and heartfelt story at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in San Francisco.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind with a relaxing day on the ski slopes! Sharpen your skills and get ready to hit the snow with Sourced Adventures’ San Francisco learn-to-ski bus to Boreal Mountain! An epic winter adventure awaits you on the slopes -- and this package has all you need to get your slide on. With round-trip transport from San Francisco, lower mountain lift tickets and equipment rentals all included, this excursion takes all the stress out of planning a ski trip, freeing you up for a day of fun on the slopes.
This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister ... discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she's traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. This will be an intimate rendition on a show rarely done. A "not to be missed" theatrical event for Bay Area theater scene.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
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.
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, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00pm Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00pm Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 10:00pm
St. Patrick's Day is one of the best drinking holidays of the year and the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a massive pub crawl. CrawlSF has put together some killer drink specials and a huge list of bars where you can enjoy green beer, cocktails and shots!
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 6:00pm-11:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pm-8:00pm
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.
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, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 10:30pm
A recent winner of the San Francisco Stage Magic Competition and a finalist at the Rooster T. Feather's and Wharf Room Comedy competitions, Ryan Kane will astound and amuse in his show, Please Enjoy Responsibly. Kane began honing his craft as a teenager on the streets of Old Sacramento where he attracted audiences with his deft magic and charming personality. In his show, minds are read, whiskey bottles appear out of nowhere and a paintball gun is fired at the man responsible for it all. Don't miss his San Francisco appearance at the EXIT Theatre.