You’re in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, a new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It’ll blow your mind.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / Various Time Slots
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, Jun 13, 2019 / 6:30pm Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 6:30pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:00pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:30pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 6:30pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 6:30pm
When Joe returns from college to take the reins of his family’s traveling circus, he finds the sideshow performers under the big top, an animal trainer with no animals, a wire-walker grounded since the loss of her formerly conjoined twin, and a show struggling to find its footing in the modern world. To save the circus, everyone will have to face long-buried truths and rediscover the power of circus magic. Enjoy the world premiere of A History of Freaks at San Francisco’s Potrero Stage.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
With their successful blend of improvised comedy and song continuing to entertain the semi-masses on a weekly basis, the Secret Improv Society’s popular theatrical shows are not so clandestine anymore. A bunch of San Francisco’s best improvisers, comedians and musicians often come out to play with the sharp-witted regular cast, too. It all results in a fast-paced, high-energy revue, featuring plenty of audience input and interaction. Volunteers can even join the fun onstage. No two shows are ever identical, so repeat visits to this Shelton Theater laugh fest are strongly suggested.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:00pm
Border People is based on conversations and interviews from the South Bronx housing projects courtyards, refugee safe houses on the northern border with Canada, and travels along the southwestern border and into Mexico. Featuring 11 monologues of people who live on or across borders both geographic and cultural, Border People is an intimate, raw, poignant, funny look at the borders we all negotiate in our everyday lives.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
Take a tour through San Francisco’s history with one of its most colorful characters. Emperor Norton was a prominent businessman who lost it all on a bad investment. He responded to his failure by declaring himself “Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.” Rather than dismissing him, San Francisco embraced him, treating him as royalty and accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour, taking on the persona of Emperor Norton and introducing you to the history of the city’s most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial city mascot.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 11:00amThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 11:00amThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 2:30pm
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.
Poet Sylvia Plath returns to her burial place in West Yorkshire, England to view the fourth replacement of her tombstone. The previous ones have been defaced by feminists who chiseled off her married name, claiming it was Ted Hughes who caused Sylvia’s death. Did he? Was her suicide at 30 a good career move? Would she do it again? And what does it say to us today? Find out when Who Killed Sylvia Plath, written by award-winning playwright Lynne Kaufman, comes to The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater.
Engage! Your trip to the outer reaches of the universe comes in these hilarious improvised episodes inspired by the hit science fiction fantasy series Star Trek. You don’t have to be a super fan to enjoy Phasers on Stun’s live show’s featuring intergalactic humor, cosmic exploration and planet-hopping adventures — all improvised on the spot. This improv gang specializes exclusively in Star Trek-inspired episodes about the cosmos, keeping audiences entertained with costumes, aliens and more. Check out this wild and wacky fan-fic spin at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
Just in time for Pride month, the uproarious drag send-up of HBO’s beloved series Sex and the City celebrates its 8th year anniversary with two all-new episodes! Relive your favorite moments during this loving tribute to the iconic show, which finds four “young women” in search of the perfect relationship while looking gorgeous and knocking back plenty of cosmopolitans. This show features four of the San Francisco’s most fabulous drag stars: D’Arcy Drollinger, Sue Casa, Lady Bear and Steven LeMay playing homage to Carrie and the gang. Darren Star (creator of the HBO show) described this version as “funnier than it was on TV,” so you can expect some Big Apple-sized laughs at Oasis.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jul 4, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jul 5, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
The funniest things in life are most often just plain silly. Stay Silly Comedy, at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, will introduce you to a variety of local up-and-coming comedians and amazing veteran comedians. So head to Cobb’s, order some great food, and support live comedy and while you get silly!
Raising a child alone is a struggle; raising multiple children alone is an odyssey. Brian Copeland knows this better than most — because he’s experienced it from both sides. In 1979, Copeland’s mother died suddenly, leaving him and four siblings in the care of his 57-year-old grandmother to raise on her own. 22 years later, Brian finds himself in the same spot when a divorce leaves him as the sole provider for his three children. In this reading of Copeland’s new play Grandma & Me at the Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater, the author compares and contrasts the trials and triumphs of single parenting in the 1970s and the 2000s, all while trying to answer the question of what it truly means to be a father.
A glimpse inside Billie Holiday’s final concert approximately four months before the singer died, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a powerful look at a legend. This intimate evening is filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and explores the turbulent but extraordinary life of the legendary jazz singer as she struggles with racism, abuse and addiction. Featuring iconic songs like “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” as well as several other hits, this soulful play at The Palace Theatre in San Francisco is filled with personal stories full of regret and hope.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
It’s Open Mic night at the Black Rep in Berkeley, featuring music, comedy and spoken word from the community, performed in a historic theater. Hosted by SixFootah ThePoet and Epitome and featuring DJ S One. Open Mic nights are a fun and wallet-friendly introduction to a theater that has been the home and supporter of the arts for the local black community for many years.
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 7:00pm
Two people enter. Two people do improv. No one dies. The minds behind Endgames Improv have come to the belief, however, that this can be a little predictable. In the interest of reducing the amount of certainty, they devised this show. Every other week, Jon Skulski and Max McCal challenge another team to perform in a style selected just moments before they get on stage. As is fair, Jon and Max then perform at the whim of their guests. Unknown styles, uncertain futures — anything goes in Uncertainty Principle at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:00pm
Flash Mob Musical is an explosive, energetic cluster of excitement, song and dance. The longest-running musical montage group in San Francisco, Flash Mob Musical is musical improv like you’ve never seen before. The current cast features Aimee Lucido, Bahaar Taj, Debra Schifrin, Dustin Clingman, Eric Lamothe, Craig Gaspian, James Liu, Margot Stern and Rico Rocque at Stage Werx. The players are from different improv theaters in the Bay Area including Endgames Improv, BATS, Leela and Pan Theatre. On keys are Neil Pomerleau, David Norfleet and Michael Risse.
It’s your new favorite improvised work-out class Have you ever heard of Natalie Portman’s 27-Day Foot Lunge Challenge? Interested in trying Voldemort’s 100-Hour Booty Sculpt? How about Barack Obama’s 5-Minute BBQ Cleanse? Well, here’s your chance! Come to Meat Sweats at Endgames Training Center 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.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 9:00pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 9:00pm Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 9:00pm
Join the folks at FOOT for a fun, funny and informative “outing” that takes visitors and locals alike on a grand two-hour tour of this groundbreaking gay neighborhood. You’ll learn about the people, places and events that turned the Castro district into an LGBT hotspot, and stop in at history-making places like Josie’s Cabaret — the area’s first gay bar — the camera store and campaign headquarters of iconic activist Harvey Milk, the Pink Triangle Park and memorial, the gorgeously restored Castro Theatre and more. Plus, your friendly guide will keep you gloriously entertained with trivia, quizzes and other excitement throughout the two-hour stroll.
Beyond Borders Storytelling features wanderlusting adventurers with exciting tales to share. Originally founded by three former Peace Corps Volunteers as a way to exchanges stories about living overseas, BBS has expanded to now feature stories from anyone. Whether you’re building bridges at home or abroad, across cultures or under the same roof, these events showcase unique perspectives from anyone interested in creating greater understanding through the art of storytelling. Get an earful of something new at San Francisco’s PianoFight.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Bad Asians)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:00pm Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 / 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.
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.
Oedipus el Rey is a gritty and electrifying take on the Greek tragedy, written by the acclaimed Magic playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is re-imagined as a young man whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar beyond the prison walls where he’s spent his life. In a place where everyone is trapped by desperation, violence and history, can one man transcend his own story? Love, family, and belief collide in this chilling, muscular odyssey at Magic Theatre in San Francisco that asks: what’s fate and what’s just the system?
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:30pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Jun 14, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 11:00am
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.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
The genius of Dwight Yoakam lies in the power of his appeal, a force that attracts serious rock ‘n’ rollers (he started out opening for punk bands) to country music diehards (Johnny Cash called him his “favorite male artist”). What unites these groups — which also include hipsters, honky-tonkers and roots rockers — is Yoakam’s maverick blend of country, rock, Americana, pop and soul. He almost single-handedly saved country music in the ‘80s, his “cowpunk” sound rescuing a genre that had grown too slick. He has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he’s a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy winner. Don’t miss Dwight Yoakam in concert at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Alejandro Escovedo opens the show.
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!
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 9:00pm
Lucy goes to college. Lucy brings mace. No need for Lucy to actually use it, right? A world premiere play, Ripped moves back and forth through time and space as a young woman tries to piece together her interactions with the two young men she’s torn between, illuminating the events behind her uncertainty and sparking questions regarding consent. Featuring Krystle Piamonte as Lucy, Edwin Jacobs as Bradley, and Daniel Chung as Jared. Written by Rachel Bublitz. Directed by Lisa Steindler.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
The compelling new drama Archduke tells the story of three young men who, with nothing left to lose, join Serbia’s secret military society on the eve of World War I. The destitute young men follow an unlikely path to terrorism in the name of Serbian nationalism. The deeper they find themselves in the organization, the more they learn about each other — and the closer the tale parallels the bizarro politics of today. The story comes from the dark, humorous, exciting mind of Rajiv Joseph, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning playwright. Open your mind to a challenging and insightful journey you only knew a fraction about at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
A favorite in cities across the country and now coming to Omni Hotel San Francisco, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic 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 evening kicks off with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 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, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
Calling all Magic Mike fanatics! Australia’s internationally acclaimed male revue, Thunder From Down Under, trumps the film experience by letting you see this crew of tabletop-dancing, chiseled heartthrobs in person. Maybe you’ve seen these sexy guys and their Aussie-bred abs have tease daytime crowds with appearances on Ellen and The View. But things don’t get really steamy ‘til nightfall, when their hot-ticket act takes the stage at Cobb’s in San Francisco. Whether you’re hankering for a cowboy, the boy-next-door type, or a hot fireman, the Thunder dancers offer every flavor of high-energy eye candy.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:30pm
ShortLived, one of the nation’s largest audience-judged theater competitions, returns for the eighth time with 48 short plays, all scored by the audience, and $5,000 on the line for the winning team. The first eight weeks of competition are Regular Season Rounds, and each week features six new shorts that range from dramatic plays, comedic sketches, devised work, musicals, movement-based pieces or solo acts. The audience scores each piece and the piece that scores highest in each round clinches a spot in the finals in September. Of the eight total plays in the finals, the team that scores the highest will win the competition and the $5,000 Grand Prize. Hundreds of artists, making 48 plays, over nine weeks, scored by audiences to crown one champion and the winner of $5,000. Get local. Get arty. Get in to ShortLived.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 5:00pm Friday, Jul 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
San Francisco’s world famous Chinatown holds a wealth of exquisite flavors, but without insider knowledge it can be difficult to find those culinary secrets. Your Sidewalk Food Tours guide will lead you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown, where you will enjoy five flavorful tastings, satisfying your appetite for the exotic. You’ll try Cantonese pork buns, President Obama’s favorite San Francisco dim sum, Chef Han’s authentic Szechuan cuisine, savory Peking duck and egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a flakey crust. At the end of the tour, you’ll know all of the best spots to eat and can return to enjoy Chinatown’s food with confidence. Vegetarian substitutions can be arranged with advance notice.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 10:00am
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 11:00am
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You’ll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you’ll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
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.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Town Bizness Comedy Tour)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Arturo Sandoval)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Benny Green Trio)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Larry Vuckovich Sextet)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Strunz & Farah)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00pm (Stanley Jordan)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:30pm (The Original Lakeside)Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Tony Lindsay)
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.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
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, Jun 11, 2019 / Various Departure TimesWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / Various Departure TimesThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / Various Departure TimesFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / Various Departure TimesMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / Various Departure TimesTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / Various Departure Times
“Water on Mars? Not impressed. Baywatch on Mars? Impressed.” That’s the kind of endearing absurdity comedian Michael Ian Black is known to tweet out regularly. He’s been cracking up cult comedy-lovers since the early ‘90s on MTV’s influential sketch show The State and went on to star in Comedy Central’s Another Period and films like Wet Hot American Summer, This is 40 and Reno 911!: Miami. He’s also hosted game shows and podcasts, deadpanned on countless episodes of VH1’s I Love the… retro series, written screenplays and children’s books and even collaborated with Meghan McCain to co-author America, You Sexy Bitch. Black’s signature stand-up style finds him flitting from witty topical humor to flat-out silliness, all while keeping a perfectly straight face. He’ll bring that quick wit and dry sense of humor to a block of shows at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, hosted by comedian Jules Posner.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:45pm
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.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)
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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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.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:00pm
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 and snacks.
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.
Dark Garden is delighted to partner with Klein Epstein & Parker for an exclusive salon. Join us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and unique fashion. Explore the world of custom and wedding clothing from the perspective of corsetry and made to measure, and meet the extraordinary teams that create wardrobes and wonders for countless diverse clientele. Due to the intimacy of this event, available space is very limited. Don’t miss this opportunity for a private evening with Klein Epstein & Parker and Dark Garden. Purchase your VIP ticket today! This is the perfect occasion for those planning a wedding to get a jump start on planning their attire. However, this is not exclusively a wedding event and all who are interested in custom clothing are invited to attend. In addition to suit and ensemble consultations, and in consideration of our effervescent theme, we will have featured performances and entertainments. Dark Garden will be pre-releasing for sale our “Shades of Ivory” collection samples. This is a rare, exclusive opportunity to have the first chance to purchase these beautiful ensembles before they are made available to the greater public in July. Additionally, our design team will be in attendance and doing on-site consultations for those looking to begin a new ensemble with us. Tickets are $100 and include individualized attention from elite staff, a plus one, gift bag, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Your $100 ticket may be applied in full towards a bespoke or ensemble order, or $50 towards an off the rack or made to order corset from Dark Garden. Klein Epstein & Parker is offering 10% off your next suit order for attendees. We suggest you keep the following in mind when planning the evening: Cocktail attire admired!If you are looking to consult for a suit or ensemble, we encourage you to wear footwear with an appropriate heel height for your finished look.You may wish to call your credit card company ahead of time to alert them that you might be making a large purchase on June 14th. What’s the cancellation policy? If you need to cancel your ticket, you may do so through EventBrite up to 7 days prior to the salon. Please contact us directly at [email protected] should you need to cancel up to 48 hours prior to the event start time. Within 48 hours of the salon, all tickets will be non-refundable. We are unable to compensate for any no-shows. I want to give my ticket to someone else. How can I do that? While we do require your Photo ID at check-in to match the name on your ticket, we can still allow for tickets to be given as gifts! Please send us an email with the first and last name of the person you want to give your tickets to. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at [email protected] Whom do I contact with questions about Klein Epstein & Parker? Please call KEP directly at 415-829-8257 or email [email protected]
Brian Copeland (Not a Genuine Black Man, Waiting Period) and Charlie Varon (Rush Limbaugh in Night School, Rabbi Sam) join forces to present new monologues on life in the Age of Trump for one performance only in The Great American S#!t Show. Join us for an evening of laughing… but more importantly, for an evening of thinking as we explore how to deal with a family member who’s all in for the Donald when you’re not, trying to turn red congressional seats blue in the Central Valley, #MeToo and more.
Let Shakespeare’s magic cast a spell for an enchanted summer evening at the Bruns. Come early and enjoy a picnic nestled among Siesta Valley’s rolling hills, then settle in for this mischievous comedy under the stars.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pm
Home of SF’s Legendary Immersive Experience The Speakeasy Directly following The Speakeasy on select Saturday nights, The Palace Theater will reopen its doors for an late night evening of comedy! This laugh riot features comedians from all around the country, including up-and-comers, special headliners, as well as local favorites.
Robert Moses’ Kin presents this work of rebirth, promise and storytelling spun from the mind of award winning artist Robert Moses. Multiple award-winning Robert Moses’ Kin returns to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum with the World Premiere of The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix. Choreographer Robert Moses’ work has been rendered by the fierce and unique dancers that have defined Robert Moses’ Kin for nearly 25 years. With this new work Moses reflects on what happens when the viewpoints of an “exceptionally elderly overweight Black man” are re-created by a multicultural company of young, athletic dance artists. The evening is a telling and retelling of one artist’s life-time of perspectives through the dancing of his much younger company.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
David Jaronowski, M.M., CAGO, has served as director of music at the parish of Mary Queen of Peace for six years and as director of music and liturgy for the Congregation of St. Joseph for five years. Prior to that time, he was the director of music and organist at several area churches; He also spent two years in Kansas City, MO as the director of music at St. Peter’s Parish in Kansas City and as staff organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Mr. Jaronowski holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University, where he studied organ with Nicole Keller and Dr. Margaret Scharf, voice with William Dempsey, and voice and choral conducting with Dr. Brian Bailey. Further studies were undertaken at the Oberlin Conservatory, studying organ with James David Christie and Mme. Marie-Louise Langlais, and studying harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Mr. Jaronowski holds the Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Todd Wilson. While at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he also studied early music at Case Western Reserve University, studying harpsichord with Dr. Peter Bennett, singing in the Early Music Singers choral ensemble, and receiving a certificate in Early Music from the university.
In the middle of a howling Kansas snowstorm a bus pulls up at a small diner. The passengers, a down at the heels professor; a young rodeo king intent on carrying off his very short-term girlfriend to a remote Montana ranch; and his loyal friend manage to strike sparks with the local sheriff. Find out what happens next during this production at the Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
Welcome to Paris in the 1920’s! You’re invited to an epic party! The greatest artists of the age are all in the City of Lights, and every night they gather at Club Chauves-Souris to celebrate, sing and tell stories. Join us for a cabaret evening of songs and the surprising stories behind them, featuring special musical guest Scrumbly Koldewyn.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
With BATS Improv’s The Blatant Corporate Sellout Games, their big summer tournament is back with the one thing that every professional sport requires — corporate sponsorship! Two teams of improvisers go head-to-head each night, challenging challenges to each other and being scored by our professional judges. The winner goes on the face LA’s Impro Theatre in our August California Showdown!
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Friday, Jul 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)
Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti are perfect tour mates. They’re both best-selling reggae artists, both outspoken peace and social-justice advocates — and both favor shoelessness. Franti walks the walk when it comes to the barefoot lifestyle by eschewing shoes altogether. And Marley is known for his Sesame Street kids song, “Set Your Piggies Free.” Mountain Winery is connected to the earth, too, with local, seasonable, organic and sustainably farmed food and beverages available to enjoy before and during the concert.
We sing, as we have for 40 years, about the joys of the kingdom, especially as they may be found on Earth. The Hebrew tradition says that Yahweh told Moses to take off his shoes, for “this is holy ground.” The African-American spiritual assures us “My God is a Rock,” and composers from Hassler to Victoria, Palestrina to Dufay have found musical comfort and inspiration from texts such as “Upon this Rock shall I build my church” or “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” The great English carol says, “King Jesus hath a garden.” Ours is filled with music from the Spanish Renaissance to Anglican chant, from Hebrew psalms to early American hymns. Keep your shoes on if you like, but know that we will be on holy ground.
From Independence, Missouri, to a new land, a better land, a place they call…Oregon. Follow our intrepid pioneers as they overcome tough terrain, manage intra-wagon conflict, and try to avoid getting dysentery. Oregon Trials is an improvised story driven by you, the audience. Choose which characters embark on this perilous journey and what happens to them along the way! Be warned, though — the American frontier is a dangerous place…
Jason is headed to Hollywood to become a star. There he encounters the greatest star of all time, a man of many secrets and many desires. One of them is the desire to be frightened. Can Jason and his friend Cranston meet that challenge? And do they really want this star’s help, given what they know about him?
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
Join Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses at Great American Music Hall for a special performance of new music from his forthcoming solo album titled Tenderness (produced by Shooter Jennings). Jennings and his band will also open the night and back McKagan for his performance.
Underground theater in San Francisco is not dead yet. Above Ground is a festival of brand new original performance art by visionary artists who are shaking up the theater world. Each night is a different lineup featuring recognized, awarding-winning playwrights Ron Campbell, Bob Ernst and David Draffin sharing the bill with up-and-comers Natasha Kaluza, Fenner and Daniel Larlham. This is where the future of plays, storytelling, stand-up, puppetry, poetry, physical comedy and live music is headed!
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Caitlin Gill has performed on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, she was featured her as one of the 7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene in 7×7 Magazine and was voted Best Comedian in the East Bay Express “Best Of” Edition in 2013. You can also hear her on podcasts like Put Your Hands Together, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and NPR’s Snap Judgement.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pm
Comedy Allstars features an array of our favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late night talk shows such as Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:45pm
The life of a heroine who survives and conquers in the challenging world of the 18th century. A cast of 12 brings audiences in touch with inmates, scoundrels, pirates, thieves, lovers and accomplices in this adult romp.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
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 2: Super Sloshball. 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!”
The Dresher/Davel Invented Instrument Duo, formed in 2001 and after many national and international tours, will present of their first full-length concerts in San Francisco. The program includes a world premiere of a new work by Dresher as well as existing Duo repertoire. The instruments were created by Paul Dresher, Daniel Schmidt and the pioneering electronic music inventor Don Buchla. After the concert, the audience will be invited on-stage to play the instruments and interact with the performers. Performing live on a unique set of huge invented musical instruments, the electro-acoustic duo of acclaimed composer, performer & instrument inventor Paul Dresher and percussionist-extraordinaire Joel Davel consistently generates excitement and wonder! Playing the 15-foot Quadrachord, the 10-foot Hurdy Grande (both invented and built by Dresher and Daniel Schmidt) and Don Buchla’s magical Marimba Lumina, Dresher and Davel create lush textures and rhythmically propulsive grooves that fascinate the ear and the eye. Exploring unique sound-colors and enhanced by live digital looping, this electro-acoustic duo creates complex sonic layers as rich as a full orchestra. Audiences are sonically immersed and visually engaged by both the sight and sound of these sculptural inventions and by the energetic and imaginative choreography of Dresher and Davel’s physical interaction with the instruments and with one another.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pm
Is there a more drop-dead romantic song than Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s “Falling Slowly?” You might say yes, but then you might have to come to blows to defend that position against the song’s legion of devotees. It did, after all, inspire an Oscar-winning movie (also starring the real-life musical duo) and a multiple-Tony-winning Broadway musical and win a Grammy Award. Once the musical is a poignant ode to love, longing and the power of art, and now it makes its Bay Area regional premiere at The Gateway Theatre courtesy of 42nd Street Moon. A talented cast of actor-musicians play their own instruments as they bring to life Hansard and Irglova’s bittersweet songs, and the beautiful story they inspired.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 1:00pm
Sofie is an unhappy housewife. Gregor is her breadwinning husband. Dr. Franz is their strange psychiatrist. Wink is the cat. And Gregor has just skinned the cat. Violent desires, domestic anarchy, and feline vengeance at any cost make Wink a dark comedy about the thin, thin line between savagery and civilization. Catch the wicked fun at the Marin Theatre Company.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pm (Preview)
It’s a fight for survival in the Silicon Valley world of venture capital and Sakina, an Indian-American venture capital associate, has big dreams of financing her idea of a bio-receptive, information-gathering fabric. But will she fit in a place where her values and identity must be compromised for her goal to be realized? Ethics, tribalism and the intentions of business are tackled as playwright Carey Perloff delves into the shark tank of finance. Don’t miss The Fit at The Ruff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
San Francisco’s longest running Tarot-based Improv Show! Come find out what your future holds! We mix our show up with a consistency of short questions answered and one person’s tarot read and then do improvised scenes based on it all.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm
Leave it to the pull-no-punches, politically charged mind of John Leguizamo to dream up Kiss My Aztec!, a fresh, irreverent musical comedy take on the arrival of the conquistadors. Elizabethan dialect collides with modern slang set to a mashup of salsa, hip-hop and funk for this tale of an unlikely pair of Aztecs who mount a scrappy uprising against their Spanish oppressors — and somehow get entangled in the dysfunctional bickering of the Spanish viceroy’s family. If you loved Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (nominated for Tony’s Best Play), you won’t want to miss his latest work at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Please note that John Leguizamo won’t be performing in Kiss My Aztec! — other fantastic actors will be starring in this uproarious new musical.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
What do you do when all your best friends suddenly start getting married? Forced to systematically transition from best friend to bridesman as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has decided it’s time to start looking for a Mr. Right to call his own. This proves, however, to be a most uneasy transition. The New York Times hailed Significant Other as “an absolutely wonderful new play … as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring.” Laugh (and wince) along as he wades through a string of workplace crushes, painfully awkward first dates and other romantic misadventures on his search for true love in this bittersweet comedy from Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews). After a successful off-Broadway and Broadway run, Significant Other takes the stage of the San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Grease is the word, and the musical you’ve gotta see when it comes to the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, Grease follows the ‘50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over … until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at Rydell High. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like “Summer Nights,” "You’re the One That I Want," “We Go Together” and “Greased Lightning.” Join the Pink Ladies, the T-Birds and the rest of the gang and experience all the fun of this all-American classic.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm
Things aren’t going great for Anna, or the rest of the planet for that matter. As executive director of the flailing Center for the Preservation of Uncharismatic Species, she has a front row seat to a global mass extinction event. As her mother’s caretaker, she’s reminded daily of our inevitable decline. And though a ubiquitous augmented-reality platform renders a pretty face on it all, the flood waters keep rising, the food supply keeps dwindling, and there is a pervasive sense that humanity’s best days are behind us. In this context, the worldwide search for the first Mars colonists becomes a source of great hope. Anna is hopeful that there, with a human species attempting to start over, she can start over too. Now she just has to get her hands on a golden ticket. Ruben Grijalva’s Anna Considers Mars was co-commissioned by PlayGround and Planet Earth Arts and originally developed as part of the 2018 PlayGround Festival. It receives its world premiere at San Francisco’s Potrero Stage.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Fresh off their much buzzed-about debut as RBRM last fall, the Grammy-winning members of New Edition will return to the stage for the 4 The Love Of It Tour, featuring guest Kid Capri. Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins are joining forces once again with an all-new lineup of performances, including a stop at Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Showcasing the pop/ R&B trailblazers as never before, RBRM brings the artists’ legendary 41-year careers to life in a whole new way. The record-shattering catalog of hits audiences know and love from New Edition, BBD and their individual solo acts are remixed, re-imagined and reinvigorated on stage, giving fans a fresh take on their timeless favorites.
In the opening moments of Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece of absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a village square. At the local café, people argue over what they saw. Was it really a rhino, or just fake news? As the eccentric villagers shed refined façades for hides and horns — smashing windows and crushing flowerbeds — rumpled everyman Berenger faces a desperate choice: take a stand against the armored brutes or join the mindless herd? This outrageously comedic story of a civilized community shifting from defiance to compliance is chillingly resonant and riotously funny. From Tony Award–winning director Frank Galati comes an all-new adaptation of this wickedly entertaining show about power, conformism and mass culture. Don’t miss Rhinoceros at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
A thrilling treasure hunt across the globe as the Darling Misfits go on their biggest adventure yet! Join Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits as they take on your favorite “fortune and glory” movies and tropes. An intimate musical variety show for that will have you at the edge of your seat. As always, expect aerials, drag, variety, a loose storyline to keep the plot moving and lots of music. Join the Darling Misfits for their final performance at Zspace in San Francisco.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Tom Lehrer epitomized the era of satirical humor in the 1950s and 1960s, writing wickedly funny songs that took the country by storm. “The Masochism Tango,” “The Vatican Rag,” “Pollution,” “Send the Marines” and “National Brotherhood Week” are just a few, dishing humor on delicate subjects like race relations, nuclear weapons, gun rights, free speech and religious freedom. Today, most of these songs feel like they were written last week, not last century! Laugh and think in a whole new way as marvelously talented local actors at San Francisco’s Shelton Theater take you into Mr. Lehrer’s slightly off-center world. Friday night performances are the famous sing-alongs where the audience is invited to join in singing most of the terrific lyrics!
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (Sing-Along)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
Avast, ye mateys! The 13th annual celebration of all things pirate hoists its mainsail at Waterfront Park in Vallejo, where more than 500 costumed actors, crafters and musicians come together for the largest event of its kind in the entire country. Eye patches, peg legs and other pirate-themed wardrobe are highly encouraged for kids and adults alike at this fun festival, which includes four stages of themed entertainment, ship-to-shore cannon battles and a village with vendors hawking their handcrafted wares. There’ll be plenty of gourmet grub and micro-brewed ale for sale, too.
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.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 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’ll transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you’ll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. The experience is always fresh, and there’s a new theme for 2019: Age of Scofflaws.