Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dream-like romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically. Even after 50 years, this classic Tony Award-winning musical remains painfully prophetic, reminding us through Sally and the Emcee’s lost souls what horrors humans are capable of, lest we ever forget.
Cool off in any number of fun and wild ways at Raging Waters San Jose, a family water park for people of all ages. You’ll enjoy the awesome attractions ranging from a massive wave pool to water slides and a relaxing lazy river. For those who enjoy a little more adventure, there are tube slides like the Great White Shark and Dragon’s Den, and body slides like Bombs Away, where you plummet over 200 feet through a looping flume! There are even special kid-friendly rides for the little ones. So grab your bathing suit and the sun screen — this summer’s going to be a wet one.
Valid for Any Regular Operating Date Through September 8, 2019
If you can’t get enough of MTV’s reality competition shows, then you need a front-row seat for Challenge Mania Live. A rotating guest lineup hosted by two of the Internet’s foremost Challenge scholars makes this show a great time whether you’re a Challenge rookie or a veteran.
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.
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
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.
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This father and son duo will dazzle you with their magic, memory stunts and more. At the age of 10, James has already performed for audiences all over, including ones at Google, Microsoft and the Tech Museum of San Jose. In addition, James has been featured on Singtao Daily Newspaper and Silicon Valley Business Journal. His father, Dan, has performed for tech titans and international billionaires, and was called by Buzzfeed “Silicon Valley’s Favorite Magician … able to fool the most skeptical of audiences.”
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Earth exhibit. No touching. No flash photography. Join five real-life human beings as they take you on a whirlwind tour of their bizarre little planet, seen from the outside for the very first time! Forget everything you think you know and learn it all again in this spectacular, sketch-shaped trip through the kinks and quirks of life on Earth. “The most renowned sketch troupe of them all” (The Independent) embarks on another exceptional world tour, performing to over 20,000 people across two continents. This year’s tour travels to London, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Cambridge, and many more. Don’t miss your chance to see the latest on offer from the group that launched many of the greatest names in British comedy, including Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, John Oliver, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Richard Ayoade, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and John Cleese.
The cute goth in the back corner of science class. The basketball player you pined for across the cafeteria. Your never-ever-gonna-break-up-till-college-comes first love. Who did you make mixtapes for? Relive your glory days (or someone else’s) with Mixtape, an hour of musical improv inspired by all the funniest, most embarrassing, and most adorable teen memories our audience can dredge up.
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.
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50 weekends a year, the critically acclaimed San Francisco Neo-Futurists present The Infinite Wrench, an attempt to perform 30 bite-sized plays in a frantic race against the clock, in an order determined by you, the audience. Each week, the ensemble offers up new plays ranging from the personal to the political to the profoundly WTF, all truthful and inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With The Infinite Wrench, the SF Neo-Futurists promise to break the fourth wall and maybe your heart but never your wallet in this ongoing, ever-changing show the SF Chronicle calls “an underground power generator.” We hear it’s a great first date, too.
Comedy Baseball is a show where two teams of comedians play a baseball video game that’s controlled by telling jokes. Each inning features a different joke structure and the pitches are suggestions from the audience. When the audience cheers, they hit the ball pretty hard.. And if the audience jeers, boos, or otherwise expresses their displeasure with a joke, it’s gonnd be a bad hit. Join us as all summer long teams of San Francisco’s best stand-up and improv comedians duke it out for a chance to be crowned the World Series Champs of Comedy Baseball. Oh what up, still reading? Well, we just raised a chunk of change over on kickstarter to fund development for this season’s version: Comedy Baseball: Field of Memes. We’re adding beer fueled super powers, brand spanking new graphics, and more wacky features over the course of this season thanks to our backers. “That’s Comedy Baseball!”
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.
San Francisco is where a copywriter named Phyllis Diller first stepped out onto the stand-up stage (and stayed there for an astonishing 87 weeks). San Francisco is also where a high school dropout named Margaret Cho started doing open mics, and where Robin Williams discovered an ex-IHOP waitress named Paula Poundstone, and … See the pattern? The gender revolution that led to the current renaissance of American comedy started here and continues still, as recent rising stars Ali Wong and Emily Heller prove. Now Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) sweeps into Cobb’s Comedy Club to introduce you to the next crop of brilliant up-and-coming female comedians.
Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 7:30pm (Presented by Bitch Talk Podcast)Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Lesley Schisgall Currier, rounds out Marin Shakespeare Company’s 30th Anniversary Season with fun and frolic. With love gone awry and a cast of comedic characters, the ensemble cast features actors of color and MSC’s Artists-in-Residence, Dameion Brown and Maverick Harrison. Both Brown and Harrison are graduates of Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in Prison Program.
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.
The floor burns with furious footwork. The air pulses with syncopated claps and castanets as rhythmic guitar resounds. A unique mother-daughter pair, Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco brings the passion and energy of flamenco and Spanish dance to Peña Pachamama.
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.
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.
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.
Eleven-time MAC Award-winning vocalist Natalie Douglas will make her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut with The First Time … The Music of Roberta Flack. With the assistance of her all-star musicians, Douglas will salute the luminous singer, songwriter, and pianist with a selection of Flack songs from throughout her legendary career, including “Killing Me Softly,” “Feel Like Making Love,” “Compared to What,” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Natalie Douglas is a two-time Bistro, Nightlife and 11-time MAC Award Winner and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre, The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, among others. She has produced over 70 concerts at her New York City musical home, Birdland Jazz Club.
Explore the Gothic side of Nob Hill on this tour that’s mostly true history mixed with a good dose of blood-curdling vampire lore and humor. Your guide through the city’s vampire underworld is Mina Harker, a vampiress from the legend of Dracula who has lived on or under the city streets for 100 years. She’ll tell her story and reveal the parts other local vampires have played in SF history as she leads you through the neighborhood with stops at Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Cafe, Huntington Park, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel. This tour is suitable for all ages, and you’re encouraged to wear costumes or put on your finest vampire finery, as there will be a costume contest as part of the evening’s activities.
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Sept. 3, 2019 / Various Departure TimesWednesday, Sept 4, 2019 / Various Departure TimesThursday, Sept 5, 2019 / Various Departure TimesFriday, Sept 6, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSaturday, Sept 7, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSunday, Sept 8, 2019 / Various Departure TimesMonday, Sept 9, 2019 / Various Departure TimesTuesday, Sept 10, 2019 / Various Departure Times
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 and snacks.
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you’ll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
There’s a reason Jay Alexander has been called the Human Lie Detector. With his combination of magic, psychology and mentalism, he can do everything from reading your mind to making objects vanish inches from your nose (and making you laugh the whole time, of course).
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.
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You’ll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)Monday, Sep 9, 2019 / 5:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:15pm)
Russian River Adventures’ inflatable canoe trips offer a refreshing alternative to exploring gorgeous Sonoma County by car. Whether you’re a couple looking for a relaxing getaway, a family or a group of friends looking for a fun activity, paddling along in Russian River Adventures’ bright blue inflatable canoes is just the ticket. During this nine-mile full-day excursion, you’ll navigate through gentle currents for four to six hours while enjoying the best that nature has to offer. If you’re so inclined, you can even stop for a picnic or cool off in a refreshing swimming hole. Every member of the family is sure to have a blast on these self-guided tours… even the family dog! Check the event description below for more details.
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You’ll view the city’s stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
It’s a rare treat to experience Sondheim’s adult fairy tale musical while actually being in the woods, so our advice is to fully absorb the looming redwood trees of Joaquin Miller Park with a picnic before the main event. And don’t worry about finishing your food before you get into the amphitheater — you can bring it all in.
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.
A true Broadway sensation, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a very different perspective. Long before Dorothy arrives, another girl is born with emerald-green skin. She’s smart, fiery, misunderstood, and she possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Be sure to see this acclaimed musical at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
Carlos Efren Reyes Rosado, better known as Farruko, is a singer-songwriter born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, who is considered by experts as a musical phenomenon of our times for his great musical versatility performance expertise. Farruko has consistently demonstrated his dominion over most subgenres of urban music like reggaeton, rap, hip hop, R & B and now trap Latino. He has also proved his adaptability, crossing over into pop, bachata, mambo and vallenato genres. Farruko has released several albums that have delighted his fans, including El Talento del Bloque, TMPR *The Most Powerful Rookie, Imperio Nazza – Farruko Edition, Los Menores, Visionary and his most recent, TrapXficante.
SRGO Productions Presents: DADS: The Comedy Show. Join us at Manny’s in the heart of the Mission for live stand up comedy. Father knows best, but who knows if he’s funny. Your host Sergio Novoa has gathered the funniest daddies in the Bay Area and they’re ready to make you laugh. Lineup: Eric Somers, Hongming Liu, Adam Kohn, Daymon Ferguson, Ato Walker, Pete Muñoz.
SRGO Productions Presents: MOMS: The Comedy Show. Join us at Manny’s in the heart of the Mission for live stand up comedy. We all know moms know best. Did you also know moms are funny? We have some of the funniest mommies in the Bay Area ready to make you laugh. Lineup: Aivy Corcodova, Lilibeth Helson, Clara Bijl, Chelsea Bearce, Natasha Muse.
After five award-winning solo shows, an off-Broadway run, appearances on The Tonight Show, Netflix, Amazon Prime, NBC and elsewhere, Don Reed lets loose with his latest one-man comedy-variety show, complete with irreverent sketches, edgy stand-up and music. From original characters to celeb impressions, Reed does it all, and he’s a regular at the Marsh, where he’s staged hit shows like Can You Dig It?, East 14th and The ’80s, among many more. Catch him now at The Marsh San Francisco’s MainStage Theater.
Six serial killers battle office politics… Eternity working in an office… It’s the nightmare that every desk jockey finds themselves in… Watching their precious lives slip by in a haze of emails, conference calls, and soul-crushing boredom. Fred, Ted, Jack & Harold are four such people…or at least they think so. What if eternity was meant literally? What if your soul deserved to be crushed? What if you happened to be the worst of the worst, and every tedious hour spent battling the photocopier was actually payback for the most heinous crimes imaginable? Fred, Ted, Jack & Harold by internationally acclaimed playwright Matt Fox is the darkest of dark comedies, featuring a selection of infamous characters, in a familiar world turned on its head.
Circus Vargas is back with an all-new show that’s sure to spark joy in the hearts of adults and kids alike. America’s favorite traveling big top circus journeys back to the golden era of circus with The Greatest of Ease in Petaluma. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, The Greatest of Ease has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
At Eureka Day School, a progressive charter school in Berkeley, all points of view are respected, all voices heard. After all, these parents only want the best for their kids. However, when the issue of vaccinations breaks out like a bad case of chicken pox, tolerance for opposing views undergoes a stress test that is both hilarious and harrowing. Launched last year, the play had the Bay Area buzzing, with the San Francisco Chronicle declaring that playwright Spector “proves as much a master of pathos as of comedy.” North Bay Premiere Directed by Elizabeth Craven.
Everyone loves pizza! That’s why we are delighted to host the Bay Area’s first-ever Singles Pizza Night. Tickets include our fun mixer game that makes it easy to meet new friends, accompanied by pizza, served at the start of the event for as long as it lasts. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress.
Moon kicks off its 27th Season with this glorious, Tony Award-winning score, featuring four dozen of the Bay Area’s best voices backed by a 25-piece onstage orchestra! Titanic tells the sweeping, tragic tale of the “unsinkable” Ship of Dreams in an epic, yet surprisingly human fashion.
Zappo Diddio has been places and done things you never dreamed of. But his stories, jokes and original songs have a relatable human core that guide you through his many incredible journeys. From a commune to a clown, from Peru to Patch Adams, discover a deep exploration of life’s meaning and the many lessons he learned in Diddio’s solo show Hippie Kid.
What happens when a place of learning fails to learn itself? Bad practices and mismanagement threaten to ruin it, until the teachers take up a new job: challenging the status quo. Exit Strategy at Aurora Theatre Company follows a group of teachers who risk everything in a battle to save their Chicago public high school from a clueless administrator.
A quirky comedy of manners and lyrical consideration of what we owe to others, Sarah Ruhl’s tale of modern marriage and modern housekeeping follows Lane and Charles as they break up and find different ways through the world, while Matilde, Lane’s maid, searches for the perfect joke instead of cleaning the house. Called “fresh, funny…a memorable play” by the New York Times, The Clean House demonstrates that there are many kinds of love, but you still can’t get a tree on a plane.
Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on _Billboard_’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last 10 years.
Back by popular demand, the Drag Kings take over the stage at Oasis in D’Arcy Drollinger’s Star Trek Live! Starring some of San Francisco’s best comedic performers, this drag parody of the ground-breaking television classic will send up the final episode of the original series, “The Naked Time,” in which a strange affliction effects the crew of the Enterprise causing them to act as though they are drunk, resulting in the loss of control of the ship. Featuring Leigh Crow, the world’s only female William Shatner impersonator, as Captain Kirk. The cast also includes Laurie Bushman (Joe Tormolen), Anne Norland (Spock), Ammo Eisu (Sulu), Zelda Koznofski (Bones), Carol Ann Walker (Riley), Mercedez Munro (Uhura), Dene Larson (Nurse Chapel). Directed by D’Arcy Drollinger and Sailor Galaviz.
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Sep 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Bay Area theater lovers are lucky — they’ve got a truly talented actor and playwright staging original shows at a steady clip (winning more than a few awards in the process, too). In his latest historical solo show, John Fisher will lead you from the Allied invasion of Normandy all the way to the fall of Berlin.
Taylor Tomlinson started doing stand up comedy at just sixteen years old, when she realized that her quiet, sarcastic asides were not being adequately appreciated by her peers. Her self-deprecating charm and conversational wit have made her a favorite at comedy clubs, colleges, corporate events, and other suspicious, rented spaces across the country. She was featured in her own regular segment (“Young as Hell”) on Laughs on FOX season 1 and can now be seen hosting the show every week. She was a top ten finalist on season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and can be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine’s_ House Party_ on Comedy Central.
Andy Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits, six of which are certified Gold or better. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” Andy’s second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the quadruple Platinum worldwide hit “Honey, I’m Good,” which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified Gold anthem “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).” Andy’s third full-length album, The Good Parts, was released in December 2017 and includes his global smash hit “Fresh Eyes,” which has become a streaming phenomenon with over 350 million total streams.
Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup. The parents are disappointed that their daughters have left home to struggle in New York City, and worried that they are abandoning their values. The Humans tells the story of the quintessential family reunion: a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: old age, abandonment, poverty and death. Filled with equal parts humor and hurt, The Humans is a Tony Award-winning play from popular playwright Stephen Karam (Speech and Debate). Directed by Patrick Nims.
As part of the HBK Gang, Skipper and the crew are taking over the West Coast hip-hop scene. From collaborating on hit records with IAMSU, Kool John, Plo and the rest of the crew, to being a part of the Shmop Life and Heart Break Movements, Skipper is coming up! Show Banga built a steady fan base through Team Backpack cyphers, guest appearances and several collaborations with major industry artists. The San Francisco native is known for his charismatic delivery and signature “Owow” adlibs that help make every verse unforgettable.
On this walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history as a blue-collar, rough and tumble railroad town from 1884 until 1967. You’ll learn about the major events and historic figures of this time, including: The Donahue brothers, who brought the industrial revolution to California by way of Tiburon, the fires that virtually destroyed the town three times and how the town dealt with Prohibition, how Al Capone figures (twice!) in Tiburon’s history. Then you’ll learn about more modern history, including some of the Tiburon Peninsula’s notable residents, the decline of the railroad and Tiburon’s transformation into a suburban community and tourist destination. Find out how the dedication of two families helped maintain Main Street’s early 1900s character, and how conservationists fought hard to maintain the area’s physical beauty and small-town character. Learn about local landmarks like The Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum and its working model of the 1909 Tiburon rail yard, The Arks and the creation of Ark Row.
On this 1½ – 2 hour walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history before the arrival of the railroad in 1884. You’ll also learn about the lives of the indigenous people, the Coast Miwok, their first encounters with Europeans, and how they were treated by the Spaniards and later the Americans. We’ll talk about the early Spanish explorers in the 1500s and why it took them another 200 years before Juan de Ayala entered the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay. You’ll learn about The Tiburon Peninsula’s first European settlers, John Reed and his descendants, and what life was like before the railroad. We’ll visit Lyford’s Stone Tower, the entrance to Dr. Benjamin Lyford’s Hygeia, a vision of Tiburon as the world’s finest health resort and residential community. You’ll also learn about the history of Angel Island, called by some “The Ellis Island of the West,” and how it was saved from commercial development. And you’ll learn about the history of the City of Belvedere, which began in the 1890s as the weekend and summer home of the wealthiest San Franciscans.
Burlesque is for EVERY BODY!!! Come Jiggle, Wiggle and Giggle while learning the Art of The Tease from one of the BEST in the BIZ!! RedBone, “The Cyclone of Burlesque” provides a safe, affirmative and motivational space for you to express your most delicious desires, adoration, confidence and most importantly self love. This Tease Tester series will give you “struts to die for”, “f**k me eyes”, breathtaking tension, tassel twirling, boa work, glove peels and more! Attire: wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move and stretch in as well as a hoodie/sweatshirt with zipper or buttons as we move into peels & reveals. Please bring: Water, towel, knee pads (highly suggested) and dance heels (Ideally heels with a flexible sole such as salsa or ballroom shoes but not required) barefoot or in-studio ONLY sneakers are fine too!
Spaghetti and meatballs. Peanut butter and chocolate. Some things are just made to go together. Comedy and magic is one such dynamic duo, and award-winning sleight-of-hand artist Bob Sheets serves it up in spades. Armed with nothing but a deck of cards, blindfold, knife and his whimsical wit, Sheets has toured the world, simultaneously cracking up and amazing audiences. Now, after a command performance at the world-famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, he’s coming to San Francisco’s Marrakech Magic Theater. Bring the whole family and come an hour early for close-up magic in the lounge.
Have your heart twisted and tickled by this hilarious and inspiring show that blends some of the best slam poetry and improvised comedy the Bay Area has to offer. No show is the same! Poetry will be performed by Ephraim Nehemiah and your co-host Mic Ting. Improv will feature Caleb Lush, Conor Allen, Danny Outlae, Rodd Naimi, Lilly Conboy, Teddy Myers, Tayor Couchois and Sahil Desai. Catch The Bridge at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Two teams go head-to-head for some friendly competitive improv! An incredible cast of hosts serve as your guides to this hilarious weekly showdown. At the end of the show, this week’s champ is decided by you, the audience!
Join Dammit, Carol! for a lovely evening of lavish literary delights. The Carols host a book club based on a title suggested by the audience, leading to a page-turning evening of improv full of red herrings, cliffhangers, and onomatopoeia. Each show features new sketch comedy videos, and guest openers, forming a biweekly leather-bound volume of fun.
Daytime Talk at Night is a fully improvised daytime talk show with all of the action, intrigue and revelations of an episode of The Jerry Springer Show acted out before your very eyes by seasoned improvisers. Plus, each show has a different special guest playing Chet the Security Guard. You won’t want to miss any of the action at Endgames Training Center in San Francisco.
Take a detour down memory lane. Share a memory (nostalgic, silly, awkward), and you and the Chivalry Club improv troupe will delve into it together. Straddling the line between fantasy and reality, Chivalry Club shines a light on the strange and exciting parts of the past. Catch Wayback Wednesday at San Francisco’s Stage Werx.
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.
Originally from Detroit, comedian, actor, writer and (sometimes) director Tony T. Roberts has been blessed with the coveted honor of being the “comedian’s comedian,” the guy other performers love to watch work. His hilarious and refreshingly energetic comedy style has granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the comedy circuit, here in the states and abroad. You can catch this talented performer live at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco.
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.
Thrill to a one-of-a-kind stage show with Dan Chan, Master Magician. Weaving feats of mentalism, perception and improv comedy with sleight-of-hand showmanship and jaw-dropping illusions, Chan has performed for tech titans and international billionaires. You can catch his latest show at K-Elements BBQ, where his astonishing feats of deception, including hacking into your iPhone and other smartphone tricks, will no doubt astound you. Behold a showman who Buzzfeed called “Silicon Valley’s Favorite Magician … able to fool the most skeptical of audiences.”
Brian Copeland returns to The Marsh for three special performances of his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man. The longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, this is the hilarious and poignant autobiographical story about Copeland’s childhood. In 1971, San Leandro was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. Congressional hearings were held. The next year, eight-year-old Copeland and his African-American family moved in. Not a Genuine Black Man is a hilarious and insightful look at Bay Area history, and at the many ways in which our upbringings make us who we are.
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.