It's been a long road to overnight success but Paranoid Visions have been going from strength to strength over the past couple of years. Headline slots at festivals are one thing but when your 2015 album outsells material from your supposed "heyday," it's a sign that a band is finally getting it right! Formed in Dublin in 1981 the bands stubborn and steadfast approach to music has kept them on the fringes of rock 'n' roll for 35 years. Now they're making their way to Berkeley's Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music, along with punk band Kicker.
A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. An all-female cast performs chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, including such hits as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number. Don't miss this timeless, righteous and explosive rock musical on the stage of the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm
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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Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed at this Club Fugazi production: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Adele. Now running for more than 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)
Fasten your seatbelts, because Theatre Rhinoceros' smash hit from last season, the fun-filled musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is rolling back into San Francisco's Gateway Theatre for an encore run. Based on the popular cult film, this high-energy musical adventure follows three disco drag queens aboard a battered old bus on a road trip through the Australian Outback. The journey becomes a touching, life-changing experience as the three companions search for and find love, friendship and acceptance. This hilarious, heartwarming and critically acclaimed production features dazzling costumes as well as a virtual hit parade of dance and sing-along favorites, including "It's Raining Men," "I Love the Nightlife" and "I Will Survive."
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of the timeless musical The Fantasticks lasted an astonishing 42 years, followed by another long off-Broadway run from 2006 through 2017. See why audiences all over the world continue to be charmed when this fantastical musical hits the stage of San Francisco's Shelton Theater courtesy of Landmark Musical Theatre.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
While studying the mating rituals of insects, a pair of scientists at a natural history museum find themselves trapped by their own complex web of past relationships and itching to find a way out, in An Entomologist's Love Story. The Mountain View Voice describes Melissa Ross' rom-com as an "edgy, comedic work about love in modern times," and it's already the recipient of the prestigious Edgerton New Play award. Catch this world-premiere production at the San Francisco Playhouse.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:00pm
RocketBoat is a high-speed, 30-minute thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. Roaring past the beautiful San Francisco skyline, RocketBoat screams down to Bay Bridge and near AT&T Park, where you'll thrill to the high-speed twists and turns, propelled by the boat's 2800-horsepower engines. A classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack adds to the fun. If you want to get wet, sit toward the back. You'll stay a bit drier if you sit in the middle or the front of the vessel. Wet or dry, this ride is fast and fun.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pm
Bald and Boujee In late 2012, Torrei Hart launched the YouTube comedy channel PrettyFunnyFish, which exploded in popularity. A savvy businesswoman and budding entrepreneur destined to empower women, in 2013, Torrei launched her non-profit initiative with her sister called S.O.A.R., an organization developed to help women overcome adversity. Torrei is now on her own comedy circuit... Appearing in clubs with Malik S who you have seen as headliner and opener for the best Comics in the industry in clubs across the country. This Promises to be a great show.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 10:15pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:45pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pm
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. Never the same thing twice, The Speakeasy is a meta-theatrical event you'll want to see again and again.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:30pm
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky were brilliant Israeli psychologists who together won a McArthur Genius Award and a Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking research on how we think. The two men were intellectually so aligned they could finish each other's sentences, but emotionally their differences tore them apart. Lynne Kaufman's play Two Minds tells the amusing and intriguing story of their unique collaboration and troubled friendship. Actors Jackson Davis and Brian Herndon bring Kahneman and Tversky to dramatic life under the direction of TheaterWorks artistic director Robert Kelley at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, May 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest: Alvon)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/ Alan Iglesias & Crossfire)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 10:00pm (Rick Estrin & The Nightcats)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:30am (Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/ Alan Iglesias & Crossfire)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (J.C. Smith Band)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest: Baxter Robertson)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:30pm ( Tia Carroll)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 9:00pm (Eddie Neon Blues Band)
Emmy and Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth is synonymous with the Broadway revival of Chicago and leading roles in Sweet Charity and The Addams Family opposite Nathan Lane. On TV, she starred in Cheers, Frasier and, most recently, Madame Secretary. Now this Broadway star makes her way to the Lesher Center for the Arts' Hofmann Theater in Walnut Creek.
A series of stunning pieces make their way to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts to challenge and enlighten the Bay Area. With Smuin, ballet choreographer extraordinaire Helen Pickett's sensual and powerful Oasis is set to an original score by Emmy award-winning House of Cards composer Jeff Beal. Inspired by the simplicity of nature, Pickett offers challenge and exploration to both dancers and audiences alike, igniting the stage with passionate energy. Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert's visually stunning Falling Up offers an in-depth look at strength and trust between partners. Set to a lush piano score by Johannes Brahms, Seiwert's signature sculptural movement and intimate partnering enhance the energy of contemporary ballet, resulting in a delicate creation. Last but not least, master dance maker Val Caniparoli returns to Smuin to create a world premiere to conclude the 24th season.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pm
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 Berkeley.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm
The dark side of the environmental movement is revealed in this true story of rainforest natives and a plucky New York lawyer fighting for justice against one of the world's biggest oil companies. The claim: their homeland in the Amazonian rain forest has been polluted by an evil corporate giant. But all is not what it seems. What if in this David-and-Goliath battle David is the villain? Find out at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pm
Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of the Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, all under one living roof. Your general admission pass lets you get up close and personal with hundreds of free-flying tropical birds and butterflies inside the four-story living rainforest and gives you access to the award-winning, galaxy-spanning digital shows in the Morrison Planetarium. Animal-lovers can feast their eyes on an albino alligator, a colony of feisty African penguins, and more than 38,000 other live animals in the Steinhart Aquarium. Plus, you can learn about everything from meteors to minerals to mankind's evolution ... and that's all before you make your way up to the rolling hills and fields on the rooftop.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 11:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Hot on the heels of his hilarious, critically acclaimed shows East 14th and The Kipling Hotel, Don Reed is back with a new installment of his wonderfully wild autobiographical trilogy, Can You Dig It?: The '60s at The Marsh San Francisco. A nostalgic ride through the amusing and oftentimes turbulent '60s and beyond, Reed's solo show takes place before his father became a pimp, before little Donnie was forced into "that door-knocking religion," and includes some unbelievably true tales never revealed in previous productions. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, James Brown to The Jerk, MLK to JFK to the KKK, you'll experience life through the eyes of an awkward, spunky kid just trying to fit in during the rowdy '60s.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:30pm
Pianist Kirill Gerstein brings his "extraordinary technique and musicianship" (Chicago Classical Review) to Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1. Hear this work that opens with mighty force, settles into spiritual contemplation, and concludes with a jaunty finale. Also on the program: one of Haydn's final symphonies, No. 102. Conductor David Robertson will lead pianist Krill Gerstein and the San Francisco Symphony during this special evening at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm
Told in high school he'd be big in show biz only "when pigs fly," Howard follows his heart anyway and creates the musical revue of his dreams using his special talent to transform the most mundane objects -- from shower curtains to garden hoses -- into a showstopping costume spectacle. Come pig out on this gleefully subversive, over-the-top musical extravaganza -- which is celebrating its 15th anniversary at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, and which has won a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm
Raise your glass and enjoy a romantic sunset on the water with magnificent views of San Francisco, highlighted by a delicious seasonal dinner prepared fresh on board by Hornblower's chefs. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want a different sort of night out, the sight of San Francisco's spectacular skyline as you sail past Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge will make the evening special. The elegant four-course, sit-down meal includes appetizers, salad, choice of entree, plus coffee, tea and dessert. Spend the rest of the cruise relaxing and dancing to live music. There's a cash bar on board as well, serving signature cocktails and other libations.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
This American classic follows the impassioned journey of two remarkable women as they explore and embrace the choices before them. For 20-year-old Annie Sullivan it was to take or reject the assignment to tutor a blind, deaf, spoiled, and wild child. For Helen Keller, the choice was to stay in her dark and silent world or embrace the opportunity to break open the world she knew. The Miracle Worker reveals the power of commitment and strength when the choice is made to reach beyond the understandable and tangible. Annie Sullivan embarked on a journey that would change the life of her charge, Helen Keller, who would, in turn, change the lives of others for generations. This is their story. We all know the ending to this inspiring story, but it's watching the story unfold that will leave us all deeply encouraged and emboldened to embrace the choices life presents us each. Don't miss The Miracle Worker when it comes to the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00pm
Few music venues in the world are as iconic as the Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Chick Corea and Diana Krall have graced its stage. Now, this legendary venue is coming west. Located downstairs at the Napa Valley Opera House, the Blue Note Napa brings you that same blend of jazz greats and hot young stars on the scene, while adding a little wine country flavor to the mix. With gourmet farm to table cuisine and, of course, terrific local wines, the Blue Note Napa puts a fresh spin on the jazz club experience while keeping the focus on what matters most: the music.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jazz Mafia: Miles Davis Birthday Tribute: Birth of Cool)Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:45pm (Jazz Mafia: Miles Davis Birthday Tribute: Birth of Cool)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Hamish Anderson)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jazz Mafia: MOBtet)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:45pm (Jazz Mafia: MOBtet)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Simon Lunche)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:00pm (Simon Lunche)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (2X GRAMMY® Nominated The Baylor Project)
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, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Gather: True Stories....Made Up Scenes)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Women of the West)
Based on the hit Disney movies and the novel by Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday finds an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swapping bodies. As if that wasn't problematic enough, they only have one day to put things right again before mom's wedding bells start ringing. This hilarious, contemporary take on the classic tale features a score from the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then, with a book by Parenthood's Bridget Carpenter. Catch the musical mother-daughter hijinks when they fly into the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 11:30amWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 3:45pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 11:30amThursday, May 24, 2018 / 3:45pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 11:30amFriday, May 25, 2018 / 3:45pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 11:30amSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 3:45pm
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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Various TimesThursday, May 24, 2018 / Various TimesFriday, May 25, 2018 / Various TimesTuesday, May 29, 2018 / Various TimesWednesday, May 30, 2018 / Various TimesThursday, May 31, 2018 / Various TimesFriday, June 1, 2018 / Various TimesSaturday, June 2, 2018 / Various Times
It's 5:30pm. Do you know where your happy hour is? Instead of hitting up your regular watering hole for the umpteenth time, try something different and set sail on the Bay. The Alive After Five happy-hour cruise is a great way to relax with friends -- and meet new ones -- against the backdrop of San Francisco's famous skyline. Mingle, groove to the sounds of a live DJ, and snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and more on this two-hour excursion. Specialty cocktails and bar snacks are available for purchase on board.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)
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, May 26, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
Stuart Bousel's revamp of Aristophanes' outrageously cynical sex and politics romp, The Congresswomen chronicles one community's attempt to overhaul its corrupt power structure and save itself from ruin. But is such a thing possible when humans are their own worst enemy? Better known as the author of Lysistrata and The Frogs, Aristophanes brings us his most caustic social satire, and Bousel brings it into the 21st century while retaining all its perverse and subversive glory. Enjoy The Congresswomen at San Francisco's EXIT Theatre.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
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, May 24, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 10:00am To 5:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pm
It's 2062, the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie -- a jumble of disparate, fading memories -- has a handsome new companion who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits -- if any -- of what technology can replace. Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime, which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. Now, you can see Harrison's prized work at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pm
If you've read every single play by the great William Shakespeare, good for you! For the rest of us, there's this delightfully madcap comedy. In just under 100 minutes, three guys in tights and Converse perform all 37 of the Bard's plays -- with hilarious results. Shakespeare's classics undergo a few editorial changes, of course; how else could this breakneck journey through each of the Bard's epic histories, tragedies, romances and comedies be pulled off? Created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company and first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the show ran for almost a decade in London and has since traveled all over the world. See it now at Santa Rosa's 6th Street Playhouse.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pm
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you'll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 4:15pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 4:15pm)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)
Still performing after more than four decades, Kansas is the living embodiment of their famous lyric, "Carry on, my wayward son." Continuing to delight both die-hard fans (known as "Wheatheads") and new fans alike, the legendary rockers come to light up City National Civic in San Jose with a concert that promises to include such classics as "Dust in the Wind," "Point of Know Return" and, of course, "Carry On Wayward Son." With eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums and one platinum live album under their belts, the Topeka-born prog rock group boasts some serious chart cred -- add their hits together and it turns out they've logged a mind-boggling 200 weeks on the Billboard charts. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs' inclusion in television shows like Supernatural and South Parkand the films Old School and Anchorman.
Enjoy a complete evening of entertainment with Top Shelf's award-winning R&B and soul tribute show. This fully staged and choreographed production invites you on an interactive musical journey from the early doo-wop days, through the classic sounds of Motown, Staxx and Atlantic up to the smooth soul favorites of the '80s. Fenix, Marin's newest supper club, provides the perfect accompaniment, serving French-influenced American cuisine with a touch of soul, including a wide variety of small plates, salads, entrees and more.
By now, movie buffs think they have Hollywood legend Joan Crawford pegged -- Oscar winner, clean freak, Child Protective Services' worst nightmare. And in this theatrical musical parody of the horrific celluloid glamour known as Mommie Dearest, you'll get a radical "new" look at her life. In Mommie Queerest, aging drag star Peaches Christ adopts a new drag daughter, Hek-tina, who quickly learns that her drag mother is a mentally abusive wreck and begins to secretly plan to take her mother down. This campy, melodramatic musical doesn't pull any punches ... but just to be safe, you should probably leave your wire hangers at home. Witness this hilarious horror show that also stars Lady Bear, Meredeath, at Oasis in San Francisco.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
For an evening of sophisticated fun, join Hornblower's Supper Club Cruise on San Francisco Bay. With several small-plate dining stations featuring international favorites and tasty desserts, this three-hour cruise is the perfect setting for a night out with friends, a date night or a special celebration. Local DJs spin up-tempo lounge and Top 40 hits so you can work it out on the dance floor, or step outside for gorgeous views of the twinkling city skyline. Soda, coffee, tea and water are included and wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jun 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jul 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jul 13, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
Experience the high-flying, fast-paced action of professional ultimate frisbee when the San Francisco FlameThrowers set out to defend their title as reigning champions of the American Ultimate Disc League. Twenty-three other teams from across the country will be gunning for the FlameThrowers' title this year in a pulse-pounding spectator sport that combines the pass plays of football, knock-away defense of basketball, the speed of soccer and the sheer fun of frisbee. Highlights from matches often make ESPN's Top Ten Plays of the Day, so come out and catch the exciting action as these world-class athletes compete at Oakland's Laney College Field.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 6:30pm (The FlameThrower Cup)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 6:30pm (vs. San Jose Spiders)Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 6:30pm (vs. Los Angeles Aviators)Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 6:30pm (vs. Seattle Cascades)
Treat yourself to a day of stunning coastal views, fresh ocean breezes and picturesque seaside villages. This day trip takes you by coach along the Pacific Coast Highway through Santa Cruz to Monterey, where you'll have two hours of free time in the historic waterfront district of Cannery Row to enjoy a delicious local meal, explore the shops and learn about Monterey's history by visiting a local museum or one of the many preserved historic buildings. After that, it's back on the bus to travel along the scenic 17-Mile Drive, where you'll catch glimpses of the area's famous golf courses and luxury estate homes and the pristine coastline that's been the subject of countless works of art. At Carmel-by-the-Sea, you'll have an hour of free time to explore the trendy shops, art galleries and cafés that draw artists, poets and writers before heading back to the city.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 8:20amThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:20amSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:20amTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:20amTuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 8:20amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:20am
Check out the trails of the unbelievably scenic Muir Woods during Extranomical Tours' morning expedition to this beautiful national monument. The tour begins as you're picked up in San Francisco and then whisked to the Ferry Building where you can pick up coffee or breakfast. Then get some Instagram-worthy pics during a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll then be transported to the Muir Woods, where you'll spend a morning surrounded by giant coastal redwood trees and nature in its finest form. Enjoy the view of the forest's canopy, surrounded by Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees, and stroll along the mostly flat valley floor along Redwood Creek, or get an aerobic workout climbing the paths up the valley slopes to gaze at the tops of some of the tallest trees in the world. This semi-customizable tour offers the option of a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge or the quaint Mediterranean-style village of Sausalito. In addition, at the end of the tour, guests can choose to return to San Francisco from Sausalito by ferry.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:40amSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:40amFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:40amSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:40amTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:40amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:40amWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:40amThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:40am
Award-winning vocalist Nina Causey will star as Lena Horne in the new stage musical Horne to Strayhorn, which follows the life of the legendary actress-singer through her music, her time in Hollywood, her civil-rights activity, and her relationship with the musical composer and love of her life, Billy Strayhorn, who was openly gay. This production also features a video journey conveying the spirit of the times and the courage needed to persevere, as it comes to the stage at Berkeley's Black Repertory Group Theater.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:00pm
The rooftop at Hotel VIA hosts Via Sol, an exclusive Sunday rooftop party. There'll be two dance areas featuring some of the city's premiere DJs, Walt Digz, Leydis de Cuba and J-Trip. The combination indoor-outdoor space boasts spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay Bridge, the South Beach Harbor, the city's neighborhoods and, of course, AT&T Park. Expect chic private cabanas, fire pits, heat lamps, multiple bars and great music.
The show explores a much needed whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth through ephemeral images that evoke the passage of time and day, the shifting of the seasons. Using the manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume interwoven with puppetry, dance and intricate props, her work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet binding us together as in a web. Shreds of memory lace into a drama of a thousand intricate pieces, slowly moving toward a sense of patience and timelessness. The story is up to the interpretation of each audience member. Sha Sha Higby's latest show, Paper Wings III, comes to the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 8:00pm
Dreams on the Rocks Productions presents the outrageous space opera, Flash Gordon: Live! The year is 1980: Ronald Reagan is President, Pac-Man chomps into arcades, and all-American football hero Flash Gordon, meteorologist Dale Arden, and selenographist Hannah Zarkov find themselves in the unique position to save Earth from certain annihilation by the evil hands of Mingus "the Merciless" Despotski, Uncontested Ruler of the Universe. Will the well-intentioned Earthlings save their home planet? Will they unite the people of Mango? Or will they just get in the way!? Find out at San Francisco's Exit Theatre! This epic stage remake is based on the cinematic cult classic Flash Gordon and inspired by Alex Raymond's original comic strip.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, May 26, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 10:30pm
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, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:45pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:45pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:45pm
Sail around the most iconic parts of the San Francisco Bay aboard a traditional sailboat! Be part of a centuries-old nautical tradition as you watch the crew raise sails, and grab a drink as you enjoy the sunset from the special vantage of the water. It's a perfect way to liven up your weekend -- an ideal mix of luxury and adventure.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:15pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Monday, Jun 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and they immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that a sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens' dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect and no one is safe. The Crucible, Arthur Miller's chilling witch-hunt drama, comes to Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
Footloose's new original production, San Francisco, I Love You! is a spirited expose on everything we love and hate about the changes to our city of love. Arrive early to be part of the cast's happy-hour happening in the Shelton Theater bar, then move into the intimate theater for a show packed with satire, comedy, drama, music, dance and film. Several original short works come together to create this full-length theatrical vision in vignettes ranging from romantic and idyllic to the gritty and not-so-pretty, and the moods change as quickly as the San Francisco weather.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 7:30pm
See the latest and greatest new work from up-and-coming Bay Area playwrights at Best of PlayGround 22. Each performance features six 10-minute plays, from Spiskammers, about a young married couple viewing an available apartment, A Giant Story, a (totally plausible) story of baby giants, elves, a late- night journey across Dublin, and a woman with a bit of explaining to do. Enjoy these performances, chosen from over 175 submissions, at Potrero Stage in San Francisco.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pm
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, May 26, 2018 / 7:00pm Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception at San Francisco's Le Méridian Hotel, featuring table-served hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 6:00pm Doors Open (Show at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 6:00pm Doors Open (Show at 6:30pm)Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 6:00pm Doors Open (Show at 6:30pm)Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 / 6:00pm Doors Open (Show at 6:30pm)Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 6:00pm Doors Open (Show at 6:30pm)
When it comes to sleek, smart and modern magic, look no further than magician David Gerard, who performs his theatrical illusions and mind reading to sold-out audiences in the Bay Area. Join Gerard for his first shows written exclusively for PianoFight in San Francisco, where you'll witness near-impossible mental and physical feats just inches away from your seat. Through a mix of psychology, misdirection, magic and showmanship, Gerard will create an experience you'll remember long after the show is over.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
A regular on Chelsea Lately, a New York Times best-selling author and a finalist on Last Comic Standing, Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought-after personalities in comedy today. Headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation with his relatable stories, Wolf is also an actor, with credits including recurring roles on hit TV shows like My Name Is Earl, and a writer for such sitcoms as Yes, Dear. His latest book, the funny and brutally honest It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad, details Wolf's adventures as a struggling stand-up comedian juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 10:15pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:45pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pm
Hailed by The New York Times as "possibly the best political comic in the country," Will Durst comes to the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. A five-time Emmy nominee, Durst is one of America's top political comics, and a regular guest on CNN and NPR. He's made more than 400 TV appearances, including Letterman, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, and once hosted a daily talk show with San Francisco's Mayor Willie Brown. He's performed for Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Al Gore, and holds the record for most appearances by a comic on C-SPAN.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:15pm
Amy and Ester are teammates on a suburban Florida high school swim team. Ester is aiming for a scholarship; Amy just wants to get through an unwanted pregnancy. The New York Times hailed Ruby Rae Spiegel's Dry Land as "tender, caustic, funny and harrowing ... Ms. Spiegel demonstrates an uncanny gift for presenting the unavoidable messiness of being young." Enjoy this Shotgun Players production of Dry Land at Berkeley's Ashby Stage.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
It's hard to beat San Francisco for a scenic cruise, so if you're looking for a great way to get out and celebrate spring, look no further than the Pier Pressure SF Memorial Weekend Yacht Party. Come aboard the beautiful three-decker luxury yacht The San Francisco Spirit and take in the sunset from the sky deck as you set sail. Then head in to one of three dance floors, where DJs will be spinning hot tracks to get everyone in the dancing mood. After you work up a thirst, hit up one of the fully stocked bars and relax with views of Treasure Island, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge, Nob Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge and the glittering San Francisco Skyline.
The San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company (SFFDC) performs pieces by five different choreographers, inspired by the works of celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. A passionate advocate of the art of flamenco, Andalusian tradition and liberal politics, Lorca's work speaks unflinchingly of our collective humanity and the need to protect our liberty and freedom of expression. Through music, dance and poetry, you'll experience the fierce, poetic, sensual, heartbreaking, reflective, chaotic and joyful parts of the human experience, a reminder of what unites us. Participating collaborators include Manuel Gutierrez, Mizuho Sato, Melissa Cruz, Clara Rodriguez and Kerensa DeMars. See the SFFDC's Lorca by 5 at the Fort Mason Center's Gallery 308 as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
The divine feminine has the strongest presence as Devi in Hinduism, among other major world religions, from the ancient times to the present. In Hinduism she is worshipped in her many forms, including that of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, as Lakshmi, the goddess of spiritual and material prosperity, and as Parvati, who symbolizes strength and power. Ironically, for women around the world, still much is to be desired to ensure equal status on important issues like education, economic empowerment and freedom of choice. The Caged Bird Who Sings is a new Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam) production inspired by women who were groundbreaking in how they challenged the norms and embodied all the living Devis that walk this earth. This Samudra Dance Creations and Srishti Dance production at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center delves inside these stories of hope and courage by weaving dance, original music score and rich poetry.
For more than a decade, the performers of Red Hots Burlesque have been bumping and grinding their way across the best stages in New York and San Francisco. Now the United States' longest-running queer burlesque show's moving their popular Friday night extravaganza to the Stud, San Francisco's oldest gay bar! Voted San Francisco's hottest happy hour by SF Weekly, Red Hots features burlesque's signature striptease numbers, along with comedy, drag, live music, death-defying aerials, acrobatics and more. This all-inclusive troupe boasts talent from every gender, size, cultural background and performance style, and with a rotating roster of international performers, you're guaranteed to see an all-new show each and every time.
Is there anything as painfully funny as an old photo of you and your loved ones? From awkward phases to bad haircuts to questionable poses, there's no shortage of ways your past self can embarrass you. Now, Endgames improv troupe Chivalry Club is here to twist the knife with its new show ThrowBackThursday. Putting a fun spin on audience suggestion-based improv, Chivalry Club asks you to email them a photo from your past. If your picture is chosen, the talented group of improvisers will turn your embarrassing memory into a hilarious improvised scene at the show! Catch all the fun at San Francisco's Stage Werx.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jul 5, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jul 12, 2018 / 9:00pm
In the face of the current political climate, Dandelion's dance ensemble Bandelion has been working with an original myth: All humans have ancient dragon spirits hidden inside of them, waiting for the time when they are needed to bring the world back into balance. Well, that time is now. In this show, the dragon personas appear in parallel with a drag performance, revealing the great power locked inside each of us that can be harnessed as a tool of transformation. We Are All Dragons in Drag at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center merges inclusive dance, music, storytelling, ritual, drag, outrageousness and opportunities for accessible audience participation to call forth connections to primal power.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
Fanna-Fi-Allah carries the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali music, taught to them by some of the greatest masters of the qawwali from India and Pakistan. The group's founding members have spent more than 20 years learning this classical art, which celebrates great Sufi mystics of old and relishes in the love of the divine through poetry. Sung with a powerful soaring chorus and the energetic rhythms of tabla and clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion. Experience it all at the Fort Mason Center's Cowell Theater in San Francisco.
Discover the unique Barbary Coast, an exciting area that's evolved into a food lover's paradise. On this three-hour walking tour from Sidewalk Food Tours, you'll enjoy food and drink samples from six of the neighborhood's authentic mom-and-pop restaurants and ethnic eateries. Explore a world-famous delicatessen that's presented a salami to the pope, nosh on pizza or rosemary focaccia from a 100-year-old bakery, nibble on decadent handmade truffles and more. Between tastings, your knowledgeable guide will give you an insider's look into how the foods are made at these eateries along with information about this historical neighborhood. All food and beverage tastings are included with the tour. Please see the full event description for a list of tasting locations.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 11:00am
Quiet is the new loud! Find out why at the Silent Party quiet clubbing event at Bar San Pancho, in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. You and your friends will be given a pair of headphones, which you can use to set your own soundtrack for the night. Three live DJs will be spinning different styles of music, competing to be your choice of grooves. LEDs on the headphones will tell you what track everyone's listening to, so you can find the dancers you're in synch with. Plus, you control the volume, so if you actually want to talk, you won't have to yell over the music. The night will also feature drink and food specials, including seasonal cocktails and old-school tacos. And, if you need a break from the dance floor and are feeling sporty, this Cal-Mex cantina has a foosball table and a vintage shuffleboard.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:00pm
He's opened for Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, the Wayans Brothers and Hannibal Buress -- and now Oakland's own Stroy Moyd and his #HellaFunny crew host this hilarious new weekly showcase at Bar Fluxus in Downtown San Francisco. Run by the same folks behind Madrone Art Bar, Bar Fluxus is a new, ridiculously colorful cocktail bar filled with cool art. Downtown Comedy Night features sets by some of the funniest rising comedy stars in the Bay Area and beyond, with hilarious headliners you may recognize from SF Sketchfest, Punchline, Cobbs, Viceland, NBC, ABC and beyond.
With all of its murder, war and sex, isn't exactly known for its humor! That's where The Iron Stage: Improvised Game of Thrones comes in. Each show is totally improvised based on your suggestions and offers a totally hilarious take on everyone's favorite epic fantasy series. Come have a blast battling White Walkers, flying with dragons, and murdering just about anyone. For each performance, Karen Brelsford, Shawn Brick, Rez Graham and Laura Wood craft a unique show, at the Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 8:00pm
Maestro Pablo Estigarribia returns to San Francisco at Fort Mason Center - Gallery 308 to present Concert Hall Tango, a virtuosic contemporary tango piano solo and ensemble works. Always very committed to the mission of bringing Tango to the Concert Halls, this time he will not only play his Tangos para piano, Premio Gardel award winner album, but will premiere some new pieces with guest artist from bay area to share his unique vision of tango genre with local musicians. You can expect an evening filled with all the tango color and flavor, and also the deepness and virtuosity of classical music and jazz.
Weighted Acceptance is a collaboration of dance, music and poetic storytelling that explores the many inter-sectional oppressions faced by people of color. This multidisciplinary performance piece seeks to heal urban communities by deepening the understanding of weights people of color collectively share and carry, focusing on societal persecution and providing positive avenues to identify and dismantle prejudicial ideas regarding colorism. A safe space for all to grow and heal through movement and spoken word, Weighted Acceptance can be seen at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.
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, May 25, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, May 27, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00am
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, May 26, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, May 27, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 10:00am
Along with being an incredible, vibing city of opportunity, San Francisco is blessed with natural wonders too. Get a glimpse of the Golden Bridge, Sutro Baths and other Bay Area wonders on this tour of the city. A guide will take you through both popular and local hangs, starting from the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastline and secret trails of San Francisco. Your fun begins at the Bridge Cafe.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 1:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 1:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 1:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 1:30pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 1:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 1:30pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 1:30pm
Lua Hadar with her band Twist will premiere a new music video to their original song, "Our Common Humanity." Coming from the traditions of theater and cabaret, Hadar is a storyteller who gathers in the audience and takes them on a voyage around the world and back through time. Singing in several languages, she reaches out to make the point that no matter what the language, the human emotion is the same. Her versatile band plays in many styles, twisting the grooves of the source material, as Hadar's voice soars and growls. The whole family can come together to share in the human experience when this concert takes over Gallery 308 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.
Life on Hiatus explores the lives of four characters whose everyday existence has been interrupted, inviting you into the world of a college student facing astronomical student loans, a recently homeless veteran suffering from PTSD, a career-driven woman who has become unexpectedly pregnant and an unemployed migrant worker. Performance poet, Lachlan the Bray tells their stories through spoken word poetry, and the show is set to a live score by sound designer and composer, Mark Goodwin. Bay Area artist Strider Patton will also provide a visual reality for the piece at San Francisco's PianoFight.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:00pm
There's nothing like a stand-up set from a true comedy veteran. They've killed and they've bombed and they've made it through everything a stand-up audience could throw at them over the years. The end result is a group of seasoned pros who have sharpened their delivery, trimmed the fat and know how to deliver a killer comic punch in any situation. The Punch Line presents The Dinosaurs of Comedy, featuring four of San Francisco's long-timers. Michael Meehan has been seen on The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing. Also on the bill is Johnny Steele from the comic noir/monster film, Hey Monster, Hands off my City. "Larry "Bubbles" Brown's deadpan style has earned him two Letterman appearances, and Steven Pearl's credits include Evening at the Improv.
Praised by Dolly Parton herself and accompanied by The Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir, Our Lady J sheds new meaning and light on Parton's greatest hits as well as her lesser-known spirituals in this annual celebration of the Queen of Country. A former classical pianist who's accompanied stars like Sia, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga and others, Our Lady J quickly became famed on the underground scene for her signature live shows, giving traditional church music a glamorous post-religious twist with her soul-shaking voice and prodigious piano skills. She's now a writer and producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy Awardwinning series Transparent and Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX TV series Pose. Now she brings The Gospel of Dolly to San Francisco's Oasis.
Clive is a struggling comic book artist whose series, Scapegoat, once celebrated as a cunning metaphor for the African-American experience, is now running thin. When Clive's protégé is shot by police, Clive finds renewed purpose for Scapegoat. But as sales soar, violence erupts, and Clive begins to question the role of art in the pursuit of justice. See this PlayGround production at the Potrero Stage in San Francisco.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm
Laugh at a mix of longtime favorites and up-and-coming comedians at #HellaFunny, San Francisco's hilarious traveling comedy show. #HellaFunny began at the legendary Purple Onion club in 2010 in the North Beach neighborhood, and now carries the fun to venues all over the Bay Area. For this show, Viceland's Stroy Moyd takes the stage at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. The three-time winner of the Laugh Factory Hollywood's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition has opened for hotshots like Dave Chapelle, Hannibal Buress and others that have also cracked a couple jokes at this venue themselves.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 8:00pm
The San Francisco Neo-Futurists are thrilled to present The Infinite Wrench, as part of an ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays that'll never ask you to suspend your disbelief. Join the cast at PianoFight , where they test, experiment and create an ever-evolving show to contain the irrepressible, the honest, the WTF and the new.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:30pm
You'll have a high old time at one of Ngaio Bealum's stand-up shows, as he supplies you with plenty of Cheech and Chong-style pot comedy, as well as some sharp-witted observational humor. The publisher of West Coast Cannabis magazine and host of the Cannabis Comedy Festival, Bealum takes his marijuana seriously, though he's made a career out of joking about the wacky weed. His TV credits include The Sarah Silverman Program, BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Comic Justice, MTV and A&E, and he was an MC in SF's MostChill Slackmob. Bealum returns to his hometown of San Francisco for this gig at the Punch Line Comedy Club.
Everyone has that friend who just overshares, right? Like maybe you didn't need to know about their tendency for dating literal clowns, or like, what they do when they have the house all to themselves. Ugh, but now you do ... But hey, at least it's a pretty good story to tell your friends later. Yeah, that's what this show is all about. An hour-long, improvised comedy show about the good, the bad and the hilarious, Intimacy Issues can be enjoyed at San Francisco's Un-Scripted Theater Company.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 10:00pm
Endgames Improv brings their Indie Night of comedy to Stage Werx in San Francisco. The show will consist of the best of Endgames' indie and experimental teams, with something new and funny always waiting to be seen.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)
Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given a new life. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure of whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to provide some closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Ross Valley Players bring this heartfelt story to the stage at the Barn Theater at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
FOOT's flagship comedy walking tour, The Whole Shebang, is actually three fascinating tours of San Francisco squeezed into one three-hour excursion. See the best that Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach have to offer while learning about the Gold Rush, the railroad barons, the Great Earthquake and Fire, cable cars, movie locations, literature, architecture and much more from one of FOOT's friendly and knowledgeable guides. Along the way, you'll play games, answer questions and just generally have a great time.
The Bay Area's unique cultural mix of clever and quirky is an amazing breeding ground for comedy. Comedians from the area tend to stand out from the crowd, and some of America's greatest entertainers have come from this area: Dana Carvey, Greg Proops, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Margaret Cho and more. The Do What You Love Comedy Series at the WeWork Civic Center continues the tradition by celebrating next-gen comedians and surprise guests every fourth Friday as featured on SF Sketchfest, Netflix, Punch Line, Vice TV, Comedy Central and more.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 6:30pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 6:30pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 6:30pmFriday, Aug 24, 2018 / 6:30pm
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, May 24, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, May 24, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, May 31, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 2:30pm
Show Off! is a showcase of new musicals that rock! You'll see selections from three shows on the verge of greatness. A trans girl flees her abusive foster home and discovers she has super powers in "The Red Shades." "Love, the Struggle" is a pop-noir love story between two of the 20th century's greatest minds. And a pair travels back in time and discovers one has a famous father in "JFK n Me." This trio of shows hits the stage at San Francisco's PianoFight. Meet the writers and performers for cocktails at the bar after the show and tell them what you think.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pm
Hafez Modirzadeh and Prasant Radhakrishnan have known of each other's work for some time -- their respective jazz explorations of Persian and Carnatic musical traditions have already garnered serious critical acclaim -- yet here, for the first time, they're collaborating on a highly personalized saxophone duo called Sounding Mouna. In essence, "mouna" represents that "inner silence" which cultivates sonic realizations of peace, as well as purpose. Drawing upon raga and dastgah concepts, and guided by a deep empathy for each other's music, Modirzadeh and Radhakrishnan will premiere their new set of such works for the SFIAF 2018 season at Fort Mason Center's Firehouse in San Francisco.
Wash those Monday Blues away with comedy you can trust. San Fran Monday Blues Comedy lets you soak up the cool club vibes at the old-school Delirium as you catch one-of-a-kind talent from the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 11, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 18, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 25, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 2, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 9, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, May 27, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00am
Explore where East meets West, where fortunes are told with more sincerity than your average cookie and where the legends of masters live on. Between the beatniks of North Beach and San Francisco's iconic Chinatown, you'll get a taste of teas, temples and culture, all with a local flare. Discover the hidden gems of Chinatown, make your own fortune cookie while listening to traditional Chinese music, sample authentic, traditional Chinese pastries, learn about the powers of traditional Chinese tea during a tea tasting with a tea master, explore San Francisco's oldest temple and have your fortune read. Get to Chinatown Gate for this horizon-expanding experience.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 1:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 1:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 1:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 1:30pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 1:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 1:30pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 1:30pm
The Mission might be San Francisco's oldest neighbourhood, but this district has turned into one of the trendiest parts of the city. Starting from Dynamo Donut and Coffee, you'll walk among the hippest locals in town on this San Francisco food tour that combines artisanal eats with some of the most beautiful murals and legendary street art in the city. Sample artisan donuts, Mexican pastries, tasty pies and other delicious local snacks while meeting the locals and learning the neighborhood's history from an expert local guide.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 9:30amThursday, May 24, 2018 / 9:30amFriday, May 25, 2018 / 9:30amSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:30amSunday, May 27, 2018 / 9:30amMonday, May 28, 2018 / 9:30amTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:30amWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30am
Live painting. Live performance. YOU, however, read the story. In this unique and intimate performance, witness a painting come to life in response to a text read aloud by the audience. Starting behind a large, clear piece of glass, artist Levin uses melted wax to create illuminated images that change with the direction of light. The text blends personal interviews, Tweets and other quotes with poetry reflecting how our individual truths map against each other. Audiences say, "This is about starting the most important conversation of our generation." The story is up to the interpretation of each audience member. Come see it at the Fort Mason Center's Southside Theater in San Francisco.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
San Francisco's world-famous Mission District has a reputation for offering fantastic Mexican food, but on this San Francisco Food Safari, you'll discover there are many more culinary delights to be found. During this 2.5-hour journey, you'll visit pop-up restaurants, delis and markets to learn why the Mission has emerged as the Bay Area's most intriguing culinary scene. You'll have the chance to purchase whatever you'd like throughout this shopping tour, which takes you to Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, Mission Chinese Food, a legend in the San Francisco street food scene, and many more local culinary gems. Bring your appetite and stroll through the San Francisco streets for a chance to buy your choice of culinary treats. Along the way, learn fun facts to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the area.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 11:00am
From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs, puppets and animation, Drennon Davis has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today's comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches. He's performed twice on Conan and has appeared on Adam Devine's House Party and Last Comic Standing. His animated show The Long Legs can be seen on MTV's rebirth of Liquid Television. He's also a music and comedy festival favorite and was dubbed one of LA Weekly's Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch for his duo act with Karen Kilgariff. Catch Davis live when he headlines at Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco.
The Interrogation Room is an immersive performance piece, grounded in whimsy and absurdity, that comments on and parodies the power dynamics involved with gaining citizenship, entry or membership to a new space. Inside a processing center for the independent state of Samchriavid, audience members are invited to choose from two levels of participation: applicant or spectator. Applicants are randomly assessed, selected for interrogation, measured, and when the interaction concludes, issued on-the-spot judgements of their statuses. This production at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center was created in collaboration with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' fellowship program, Why Citizenship?
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pm
Two teams go head-to-head in Comedy Baseball, a competitive joke-telling show on a digital baseball field. Featuring retro graphics, this custom baseball game is a throwback to old Nintendo baseball games... except it's controlled by telling jokes. Over the course of the season the teams will duke it out for the title of Comedy Baseball Champions at San Francisco's PianoFight!
Miss Appropriation Tries to _(Fill in the blank)_ is a journey that follows one wannabe drag queen through her attempts to escape the mediocrity of her white suburban upbringing and become, not just famous, but influential. It explores issues of power systems, feminism, whiteness, millennial pink and cultural misappropriation. This satire of white female-hood magnifies American's tendencies to exploit once-underground, now-commodified forms of entertainment and alternative lifestyles such as drag, hip hop, feminism, spirituality and more. In a frenzied performance, she pitches self-help products, attempts to justify gentrification through song and dance, gives chakra-cleansing tutorials and displays diaristic tableaus of the crumbling psyche lurking just beneath the glossy surface of this pseudo-sales-girl, faux queen, flop. Catch Yvette Dibos' thought-provoking "performedy" at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center - Southside Theater.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 4:00pm
Nothing good ever happens after midnight... Enjoy a decadent and sinfully intriguing night of burlesque when the Red Hots celebrate 10 years in the Bay Area. bodyTABOOdefiance embodies the absurd, alternate universe of San Francisco with stunning acts from a huge variety of performers, including post-binary drag socialist Hollow Eve, international burlesque chanteuse Alotta Boutte and contortionist Sylphie Currin, plus butch queens, ballerinas, bodacious bodies and a beautiful mess of other artists.
From Ellen Degeneres and Robin Williams to Dana Carvey and Margaret Cho, some of the greatest stand-up comics of all time first cut their teeth on the stages of San Francisco. Now #HellaFunny Sundays is carrying on the tradition with a weekly stand-up showcase at Neck of the Woods. Come laugh (and enjoy the no-drink minimum!) with some of the city's funniest local headlining comedians, including fresh-faced comics who've been featured on Viceland, Comedy Central and HBO.
Listen to true stories of passion, house fires and red hot chili peppers with host Kay DeMartini at the Fort Mason Center's Galley 308. Just think of it as a live podcast experience with five storytellers plus you! Put your name in the hat and tell your three-minute "Red Hot" story or listen to one of theirs. The all-star lineup includes Brandon Spars (the National Public Radio Multiple Moth Winner), New York Times published writer Alia Voltz and others to be announced.
From beatniks, blues masters and drunken sailors to hardened fishermen and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of local characters and fanciful folk heroes. Find out about them over a complimentary drink on this San Francisco tour that will get you talking. You'll discover San Francisco's hidden pubs in Little Italy with a local guide, rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach's best bohemian pubs, stroll through the vibrant streets, try an award-winning Northern California craft brew and learn about North Beach's colorful history. Get to Vesuvio Cafe for an experience to broaden your horizons.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
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, May 23, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)
Eric Schwartz, aka Smooth-E, is a stand-up comedian, rapper, sketch player and actor who quickly transforms himself from "wimp to pimp." This self-described "Suburban Homeboy" taps into the zeitgeist to create an unending string of original songs, videos and characters that are widely seen on CNN, FOX, The Tonight Show, Huffington Post, celebrity tabloid shows and more. His YouTube clips often go viral and have received millions of hits, while Forbes commends Schwartz for having "a minor industry in pop music parodies." See him at the Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.
The Copyright Infringment Comedy Showcase features comics from the bay and beyond, hosted by Dro Knows (Comedy Machine tournament of champions winner, Cobb's, Punchline) and co-hosted by Terry Dorsey (ComicView, Laffapolooza, Improv) at San Francisco's beautiful Copyright Cocktail Kitchen and Eatery, with an impressive drink and food menu. Come early to mingle, have a bite and try an amazing craft cocktail.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pm
Every third Saturday, Heavyweight Comedy's SoMA Comedy Night takes over the Copyright stage. San Francisco's own Mike Evans Jr. hosts this comedy showcase featuring a lineup of local and national touring comedians.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 6:00pm