Blue & Gold Fleet’s Escape From the Rock Cruise is an exciting 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone and Billy Cook, not to mention Clyde Johnson’s daring escape attempt. This historical yet entertaining boat trip does not stop at the island of Alcatraz itself, but it does evoke the days when this iconic maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 11:30amTuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 11:30am
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, Jan 4, 2020 / 10:00am Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 10:00am Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 10:00am Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 10:00am Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 10:00am Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 / 10:00am Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 10:00am Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 10:00am
Come see the Punch Line’s weekly SF Comedy Showcase, held every Sunday for over 30 years. San Francisco has a rich and vibrant comedy scene, and this weekly show has launched the careers of such comedians as Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and Arj Barker, as well as the current flock of rising stars such as W. Kamau Bell and Moshe Kasher. Laugh at a lineup of the Bay Area’s top stand-up comics, many of whom have appeared on late-night television, Comedy Central and other esteemed television outlets.
Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
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.
Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / Various Time Slots
From the California Gold Rush through today, the GLBT History Museum brings to life over 150 years of queer history. Diverse exhibits bring together documents, photos and artifacts to shed light on the many facets of queer life and history. Delve into the life and assassination of Harvey Milk. Track the inspiring evolution of AIDS activism. Discover untold stories of same-sex romance in Japanese internment camps. Relive San Francisco’s vibrant GLBT neighborhoods and more. With multiple galleries, special exhibits and panel discussions, there’s always more to learn and celebrate at the GLBT Museum.
For some 30 years, Cobb’s Comedy Club has been one of the hottest venues on the stand-up circuit, hosting both up-and-comers and established comics. Known for developing some of the country’s top performers — including stars like Robin Williams, Patton Oswalt and Margaret Cho — the club’s famed showcases feature the funniest rising comics in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom already boast major TV credits. A fixture in San Francisco’s famous North Beach, Cobb’s offers a complete dinner menu and full-service bar for a complete evening of entertainment.
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 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, Jan 3, 2020 / 11:00am Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 11:00am Friday, Jan 10, 2020 / 11:00am Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 11:00am Friday, Jan 17, 2020 / 11:00am Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 / 11:00am Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 11:00am Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 11:00am
If you’re looking for a ticket to freedom and the open air, you’re in the right place. This full day bike rental puts you in charge of your own destiny, with all the reliability of an Alcatraz Bikes and Tours bike. The optional insurance package purchased on location with on-the-road assistance gives you even more peace of mind as you witness San Francisco in a new light and discover the hidden gems of the city.
The floor burns with furious footwork. The air pulses with syncopated claps and castanets as rhythmic guitar resounds. A unique mother-daughter pair, Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco brings the passion and energy of flamenco and Spanish dance to Peña Pachamama.
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 7:00pm
Discover the unique Barbary Coast, an exciting area that’s evolved into a food lover’s paradise. On this three-hour walking tour from Sidewalk Food Tours, you’ll enjoy food and drink samples from six of the neighborhood’s authentic mom-and-pop restaurants and ethnic eateries. Explore a world-famous delicatessen that’s presented a salami to the pope, nosh on pizza or rosemary focaccia from a 100-year-old bakery, nibble on decadent handmade truffles and more. Between tastings, your knowledgeable guide will give you an insider’s look into how the foods are made at these eateries along with information about this historical neighborhood. All food and beverage tastings are included with the tour. Please see the full event description for a list of tasting locations.
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 11:00amMonday, Jan 6, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 11:00amMonday, Jan 13, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 11:00amMonday, Jan 20, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 11:00amMonday, Jan 27, 2020 / 11:00am
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.
Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Monday, Jan 6, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)
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.
Like it or not, the United States is filled with borders, and a wall is not a realistic solution to most of them. Take a break from political posturing and media spinning with Border People, a play featuring the words and thoughts of actual people who navigate our nation’s borders daily.
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Jan 17, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 5:00pm
There’s a reason Jay Alexander has been called the Human Lie Detector. With his combination of magic, psychology and mentalism, he can do everything from reading your mind to making objects vanish inches from your nose (and making you laugh the whole time, of course).
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
You’re in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, a new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It’ll blow your mind.
Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm
Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, all under one living roof. Your general admission pass lets you get up close and personal with hundreds of free-flying tropical birds and butterflies inside the four-story living rainforest and gives you access to the award-winning, galaxy-spanning digital shows in the Morrison Planetarium. Animal-lovers can feast their eyes on an albino alligator, a colony of feisty African penguins, and more than 38,000 other live animals in the Steinhart Aquarium. In the new exhibit, Giants of Land and Sea, you can explore Northern California’s natural wonders through a variety of experiences: Feel your way through an immersive fog room, keep your balance in an earthquake simulator, virtually ascend to the top of a towering redwood, and see a variety of specimens and fossils. You can learn about everything from meteors to minerals to mankind’s evolution … and that’s all before you make your way up to the rolling hills and fields on the rooftop.
Good Any Regular Operating Day in November and December 2019
Visit Aquarium of the Bay for your chance to experience the Bay’s fascinating aquatic wildlife up close. Located along San Francisco’s walkable waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay is home to more than 20,000 marine animals native to San Francisco Bay, including massive sevengill sharks, luminous moon jellies and bat rays in a touch pool. Four exhibit areas — Discover the Bay, Under the Bay, Touch the Bay and the river otters exhibit — provide a scuba diver’s view of life in the Bay. Through hands-on learning and interactions with its trained staff, Aquarium of the Bay inspires animal lovers of all ages.
Your Instagram Stories are about to get 100% more psychedelic, thanks to Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze. This perception-altering attraction at San Francisco’s Pier 39 puts a trippy new twist on the old-school House of Mirrors. The entire space is flooded with neon and black lights that illuminate a labyrinth of columns and archways. Spend an hour or three (or more!) wandering about and gazing in awe. Around every corner, you’ll see your own astounded reflection as you allow yourself to get gleefully lost in light.
Get ready for a plethora of all things sparkly — the Gem Faire is coming to Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This show brings a wide array of quality gems, beads, crystals and more straight from more than 80 importers, wholesalers and manufacturers, so you can score some amazing deals on gorgeous jewelry and stones. If you’re interested in making your own jewelry, be sure to check out the vendors selling beautiful beads and other supplies that you can turn into earrings and necklaces everyone will notice (and perhaps even be a little bit envious of). Grab your fellow jewelry-loving friends for a fun day of browsing, shopping and creating at the Gem Faire.
Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / Noon - 6:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 10:00am - 6:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh Berkeley in his zany comedy extravaganza for all ages, Fool La La! Over the Rainbow. This hippity-hop, non-stop flight of fancy features circus-inspired tricks, playful percussion and electronic body music in a whimsical celebration of individuality, with new surprises on the journey to discovering YOUR inner rainbow! After the show, express yourself the Fool La La way — get into the act and join Unique Derique in a free 20-minute juggling and hambone workshop for the whole family chock full of Fool La La fun!
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 2:00pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at this giant party, lounge and dance club all rolled into one mega-event at the famed Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. A Bay Area tradition, the NYE International Ball is a globally themed bash that celebrates the music of cultures all over the world — from European house music to American hip-hop mashups to Latin salsa beats and beyond. Enjoy four separate rooms filled with 10 renowned DJs including DJs Aykut, Dr T and Kevin Armstrong, plus an array of live dancers and drummers providing nonstop entertainment. A hosted premium open bar means all alcoholic beverages are included all night long. Get the red carpet treatment with party favors, multiple balloon drops at the stroke of midnight and wild celebrations on four separate dance floors. Or spring for the VIP experience and get private bartender attention some time in a photo booth with your posse.
Red and White Fleet’s California Twilight Cruise is a relaxed two-hour cruise with views of the spectacular city lights, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers and a hot or cold beverage from the bar in a warm and cozy atmosphere. The boat features heated indoor viewing decks with large windows and comfortable seats as well as outdoor viewing decks for taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz.
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 6:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 6:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 6:00pmSunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 6:00pmFriday, Jan 17, 2020 / 6:00pm
Kate has everything she’s ever dreamed of… but so does Kate’s husband’s girlfriend. With a polyamory therapist and a sex-positive ethos, Kate begins a polyamorous marriage that goes wrong. A story of his and her. And hers. And his. And sex. And therapy. And love. This follow-up to the award-winning Ain’t That Rich, which ran for seven weeks at The Marsh in the fall of 2017, is filled with emotionally nuanced storytelling. A riveting sexcapade of love, betrayal, and friendship at The Marsh San Francisco Main Stage Theater! “Best Bet” at NYC’s FRIGID 2018 Festival.
Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:30pmThursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 8:30pmThursday, Jan 16, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 17, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 8:30pmThursday, Jan 23, 2020 / 8:00pm
Your tour guide will greet you at a historic mansion for the first of four stops that will compose this gourmet, progressive pairing experience. You will stroll along the river in order to access three other key restaurants that contribute to the San Francisco Bay Area Michelin Guide and the Wine Country’s culinary fame. You can expect to spend approximately 30 minutes in each restaurant (more for the mansion) with nice walks in between to balance calories and exercise!
Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Jan 17, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Jan 24, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 3:30pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 3:30pm
The St. Helena experience in Napa is our brand new culinary tour with wine, presentations and fun demos. Learn historic, fun facts as we walk by significant landmarks in downtown St. Helena. From organic brunch bites through chocolaty dessert, enjoy St. Helena through your tastebuds, while strolling the town with a fun guide. Enjoy local wines presented by the pros and if you choose an award winning cocktail too We are listed in top 15 Best Foodie Tours in the USA by US News and World Reports.
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Jan 16, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Jan 23, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 10:30amThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 10:30am
Our Sonoma Plaza Tour is Gourmet Food and Wine Tour’s flagship tour in the north bay from 2014. This experience is a walking, pairing-tour and includes local, boutique wine with four-top restaurant stops. Gourmet Food & Wine Tours features The girl & the fig on each tour. Our farm-to-table eclectic menu items represent Sonoma, the Wine Country, and each esteemed chef. We walk the perimeter of the Sonoma Plaza incorporating history, films, and stories. Each four restaurant stop marries a special, local wine with our culinary dish. Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours and is guided by professional foodies local to the area for over 24 years. Most of the wine we taste can be purchased and shipped to you, provided the state you live in is friendly to wine crossing their border. The Sonoma Food and Wine Tour is the flagship experience and is the very tour that launched Gourmet Food and Wine Tours into business!
Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 1:30pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Jan 19, 2020 / 1:30pm
Join us for a historic culinary tour in Sausalito. Follow Gourmet Gurus along a culinary experience of Sausalito’s downtown village with colorful, renowned restaurants and optional wine. Given Sausalito’s popularity with local and out-of-town tourists, we have created the town’s first walking tour, interspersing culinary delights with delicious bites of local history. This bayside village boasts a handful of famous restaurants on and near the ferry and is a perfect place to spend a morning exploring the top restaurants with some of the worlds most beautiful views. This tour is intended as a very filling multi-course lunch with wine pairings. It includes 4 sit-down restaurant experiences in all, with an organic chocolate stop for our sweet tooths! A ferry boat or water taxi ride across from San Francisco (not included). Farm-to-table and sea-to-table offerings with Napa or Italian varietals. Michelin Guide or on Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants. Stellar panoramic views of Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz & SF. Learn about Sausalito’s historic significance. Fun, local guides who have worked in the food and wine industry.
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 11:45amSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 11:45am
Get a Taste of the Bay Area. Your wine professional and guide will greet you at the JCB Tasting Salon for the first of four stops that will compose this gourmet, progressive pairing experience. You will stroll the renown micro-village of Yountville along Washington St. for three other key stops that contribute to its culinary fame due to celebrity chefs that built up the town. You can expect to spend approximately 30 minutes in each restaurant with nice walks in between to balance exercise and enjoy our lovely California weather. Upscale tasting tour pairs the unexpected with a delicious pairing menu and flow of famed or notable restaurants in Yountville. See for yourself how Yountville went from a dot of a farm-town to the culinary epicenter it is today in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn about Napa Valley, the Michelin brothers, celebrity chefs and practical information that will better help you appreciate varietals Hear about cultural attractions (films, books and series) as well as the history and culture of Napa. Finale at renowned French Laundry Culinary GARDEN, across the street from the restaurant, where we discuss interesting facts about one of the best restaurants in the world. Here we will end with our dessert pairing.
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 11:30amSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 11:30amSunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 11:30amSunday, Jan 19, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 11:30amSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 11:30am
One of Broadway’s biggest names headlines this amazing New Year’s Eve show at the Geary Theater, as Sutton Foster takes the stage for an evening of magical songs, musical memories and stories from her work on Broadway and TV’s Younger.
Enter 2020 aboard The Empress Yacht on a wild NYE party cruise in The Golden City. We’re ending the year with a bang; cruising on The Bay, dancing, drinking, and getting the absolute best views of the annual fireworks show. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Order your tickets to this superb San Francisco New Year’s Eve yacht party now, before it’s too late. The Best San Francisco New Year’s Eve Party Out There! End the year on the double-decker beauty known formerly as The Empress. A truly stylish vessel, this yacht sports hardwood finishings throughout its climate-controlled interior, and panoramic window displays on each deck. Take in the truly astonishing views of The Bay, and enjoy a sweet vantage point for the yearly fireworks show. We’re not done yet, there’s a whole lot more to this epic San Francisco New Years Eve party than just sights. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll hear the sounds of our live DJ cutting it up with a mix of the latest and greatest hits, anthems, and bangers. Grab a tasty app from the tray passed hors d’oeuvres, then become acquainted with the bartender as you take advantage of the 3-hour premium open bar. Don’t be shy, get social with us! We know how much you just love capturing memories on that phone of yours. Why not share those memories with the rest of us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook? We wanna see all those awesome pics and vids too! So you better not forget to tag us. While you’re at it, use hashtag #NYEOnTheBay so everyone knows where the real party’s at. Ticket Types Golden Ticket Admission – End 2019 the right way, sailing on The Bay! Access aboard The Empress Yacht. Exclusive yacht party, only 150 guests. Snack on tasty hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy three hours of Premium Open Bar. Dance the night away to the stylings of our live DJ. Get unmatched views of the annual San Francisco New Years Eve fireworks show. Important information about the event: 21+ Event: ID’s must be shown upon boarding Boarding: 9:30 PM Departing: 10:00 PM Returning: 1:00 AM That’s everything! We’ve told you everything needed to know about our San Francisco New Years Eve yacht party. Now all that’s left is to tell your friends, make those plans, maybe a new fit for the night, and order those tickets. Hurry, because these tickets won’t last long. www.SFCruises.com
It was a safe bet that The Speakeasy — that amazing immersive event devoted to re-creating the 1920s — would really jazz it up for New Year’s Eve 2020. They’ll welcome in the decade at The Palace Theater with a themed shindig complete with hosted bar, live band, champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, party favors, casino games and more.
Join The Commonwealth Club at our premier Embarcadero location, and ring in 2020 with us. As thousands of spectators watch from below, we invite you to celebrate with us at our multi-level New Year’s Eve celebration, which includes rooftop views of the famous Embarcadero. Have a blast while you and Commonwealth Club friends revel in indulgent cuisine, high-end spirits, lively entertainment and the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience. Your ticket includes all-inclusive premium amenities and service with three separate party spaces. You will be able to enjoy included cocktails from 9:00pm to 1:00am, a variety of light bites and desserts, a midnight balloon drop on the dance floor, and a front-row seat to the perfect view—The Embarcadero firework display. Last year’s NYE party was ranked one of the top 10 New Year’s Eve parties in San Francisco, so reserve your spot today!
One of the biggest New Year’s Eve events in the Bay Area! An event like you’ve never seen. Get ready to have fun and dance all night until 3:00am! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Francisco with a live video countdown, massive balloon drop and an outrageous confetti blast at midnight!
Sarah Ruhl is a force of nature in American theater. Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer, Ruhl first gained acclaim for her new spin on the Eurydice myth in 2003, and her latest play takes a darkly comedic look at how far we’ve come — or, more accurately, how far we’ve fallen short — when it comes to women’s rights in modern-day America. This is pure Ruhl, so expect witty dialogue, a timely-yet-timeless tale and even a bit of witchcraft.
Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:00pm
You’re invited to kick off your New Year’s Eve with Spencer Day, Bay Area favorite and #1 Billboard jazz/pop singer and songwriter who has been seen everywhere from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl. Featuring a high-energy evening of pop standards, original songs, surprise musical guests, and Spencer’s dazzling jazz quartet, Swinging in the New Year is the perfect way to kick off your New Year’s Eve events. One of the most acclaimed young artists creating witty and sophisticated pop songs in the tradition of the classic American writers, his first video collaboration with the viral sensation Postmodern Jukebox—a new take on the Panic! at the Disco hit “High Hopes”—was posted this spring and is approaching one million views on YouTube. Sure to be a sellout event, secure your seats to one of San Francisco’s most admired artists for a night of swinging hits.
Join us on New Yea’s Eve in San Francisco for an annual Speakeasy NYE Fireworks Cruise 2020. This themed event will transport you back to the 20s as you’ll be surrounded by a slew of movers and shakers all decked to the nines. Get ready for this special event as you dance your night away with two Top San Francisco’s DJs spinning the best in open format music. With black jack tables and dealers, peachy puffs girl on board, four hours of open bar, there isn’t really much that’s missing from this event. To top things off, you’ll be taking in the best views that the city has to offer from the outside in, including Treasure Island, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge Lights, Golden Gate Bridge, and the magnificent San Francisco Skyline.
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 9:00pm-12:30am (Boarding at 8:30pm)
Forget midnight countdowns and hangovers — give 2019 the proper send-off it deserves with The Big Fat Comedy Kiss Off. Join Johnny Steele, Diane Amos, Dan St. Paul, Mike Meehan and Barry Weintraub as they hilariously break down the outrageous events of the past year.
If you’re a fan of topical comedy shows like Last Week Tonight or Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, then you’re already a fan of Kevin Avery — a two-time Emmy-winning writer who wrote for both shows. And he’s just one of the local San Fran comics in this lineup, so you’ll probably come away from this show with a few new favorite funnymen (and women!)
You’re not seeing double — Wallace Scott and Walter Scott, two founding members of The Whispers, are identical twin brothers. But their appearance isn’t nearly as impressive as their voices, which have carried this R&B group to a series of hit singles including “And The Beat Goes On” and “It’s A Love Thing.”
Fall in love with a bold new musical set to the soundtrack of the most successful female rock band of all time, The Go-Go’s. This modern fairy tale features Billboard-topping hits like “We Got The Beat," “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” that defined the sound of a generation. Set in a faraway land where once-upon-a-time is right now, Head Over Heels follows the adventures of a royal family as they journey to save their kingdom from extinction and end up finding love in unexpected places. Directed by NCTC Founder and Artistic Director Ed Decker. REVIEWS: “Hits from the groundbreaking ’80s band … give the musical a surging pulse, a raw edge, a rebel vibe” – San Francisco Chronicle “… makes for a fizzy, athletic, stylish and very funny night of musical theater” – SF Examiner “Shrewd, funny, sexy, and with a glorious beat, Head Over Heels will have you flipping for joy” – The Village Voice “… the joyful production dials the camp to 11; this is a show with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, except when it’s in someone else’s mouth" – Entertainment Weekly. Join us every Thursday night for MTV Video Music nights, a celebration of 80’s music and pop culture at 7 pm.
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 8:00pm
A Retro Future New Year’s Experience. As children, we envisioned the distant future of 2020 with flying cars, robot servants, and real hoverboards. Instead, we got smartphones that rob us of deeper connection, power outages, and drones that don’t even deliver whippits. Let’s relive our childhood dreams and bring about the future we always desired! Sensual performances, immersive theatrics and activities, a relaxing cuddle zone, and underground beats will bring you into the New Year with a fresh outlook on what all is possible.
EXPECT AMAZING! New Year’s Eve in San Francisco doesn’t get any better. Still the original and longest running multi-city themed New Year’s Eve event in the city! “16th ANNUAL NYE EXTRAVAGANZA” NYE MASSIVE 2020 – 5 EPIC CITIES, 1 AMAZING NIGHT! Las Vegas, Hollywood, Miami, New York and, of course … San Francisco! The Parc 55 Hilton Hotel is a truly luxurious oasis nestled in the heart of Union Square in downtown San Francisco, making it the perfect venue to bring you the exhilarating excitement of 5 world famous cities and experience the unique showcase of downtown sophistication. So join us for one of the most memorable occasions in the city, ringing the New Year 2020 at the Parc 55 Hilton Hotel. PLUS: World Class DJs on 5 Dance Floors, 5 Separate Areas, Premium Party Favors, Noisemakers & LED Glow Sticks. Ultra-Exclusive VIP Option: Elegant Chic Ballrooms, Massive Balloon Drops, State of the Art Lighting & Sound System. The Music: Multi-City Themed with 5 Different Dance floors. Dance floor 1: Las Vegas – Top 40 Hits, Hip-Hop, & Club Hits. Dance floor 2: Hollywood Swank – Top 40, – Hip-Hop – EDM & Club Hit. Dance floor 3: San Francisco Super VIPs Only — Top 40 & Club Hits. Behind The Velvet Rope w/Premium Hosted Bar, Private Bartenders & Private Dance floor. Dance floor 4: NYC Studio 54 Style – 80’s/90’s/2k hits. Dance floor 5: Miami Style – Salsa, Reggaeton, Tropical Beat. SUPER VIP TICKETS NOW ON SALE ~ Behind The Velvet Rope ~Access to the VIP Room with Private Bartenders, 4 HOURS OF PREMIUM OPEN BAR (9:30PM-1:30AM).
We know New Year’s Eve is obviously one of the most anticipated nights of the year, but we also know if you don’t plan it right, it can also be one of the most expensive. In a beautiful city like San Francisco, there is so much to do. The nightlife in California’s fourth largest city is some of the best. Therefore, naturally, sometimes it can be difficult to choose. That is why the creators of the worlds largest Pub Crawl have done the work for you. Don’t pay big bucks to settle with just one destination. This NYE, purchase our All Access Pass and get free entry into multiple spots in the Marina District. In addition to the savings at the door, you will also receive drink specials at all participating venues as well! Make sure you don’t miss out. More venues just mean all the more memories and opportunities to end this year the right way. On December 31st, make sure you get to the registration bar between 4PM-8PM. The sooner you arrive, the more time you will have to check out the wide array of bars and find the drink specials you are looking for. At registration, you will receive our All Access Pass wristband and a map that guides you on your journey around the Marina District. The wristband is what helps bars recognize you when you arrive and allows you to get the drink specials at the bar. When out, just be sure to pace yourself because New Year’s Eve ends up being a long night. The party will go well past midnight and we want you to be there to enjoy every minute of it. So grab your friends and get your tickets today to the best NYE event in San Francisco this year.
The Bill Murray flick that inspired this entertaining musical is, in our humble opinion, a contender for one of the best comedies of the ‘90s. And we’re willing to bet you’ll like this San Francisco Playhouse production so much you’ll want to see it again… and again… and again…
Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 7:00pm
Kids can’t get enough of the pint-sized heroes of PJ Masks, but as much fun as they have watching their onscreen adventures, nothing compares to the fun of cheering them along during this live show. They’ll dance along to songs, they’ll help the good guys stop the bad guys, and — most importantly — your little ones will make memories that they’ll carry with them for a long, long time.
Listen up, you primitive screw-heads! Prepare yourself for the only musical that features a chainsaw, a song called “Ode To An Accidental Stabbing,” and a front-row “splatter zone” where you’ll get covered in spraying blood faster than you can say “klaatu barada necktie.” Evil Dead: The Musical is funny. It’s gory. And yeah — it’s groovy.
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 15, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 16, 2020 / 8:00pm
A musical adventure awaits you this holiday season when the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. brings its inventive and imaginative retelling of the beloved, Newbery Medal-winning modern fable to Berkeley Rep. The courageous Despereaux, shunned by his community for his love of stories and humans, shows a forlorn kingdom that even the smallest voice can change the world — and that it only takes a little light to reveal the truth. An indie folk band that creates dazzling works of theatre, PigPen infuses this tale of bravery, forgiveness, and redemption with their masterful music, stunning stage effects, and witty performances. PigPen’s The Tale of Despereaux is a spellbinding musical treat that resonates with adults and children alike.
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 2:00pm
Enhance your New Year’s Eve experience this year and come ring in the new roaring twenties Gatsby style with us. Discover why the Mother of All New Years (MOANY) team proves itself year after year as San Francisco’s premier New Year’s Eve celebration. Embrace the glamour and intrigue of this special night. Over-the-top production, San Francisco’s first ever Sway-Pole extravaganza, Great Gatsby Cigarette Girls & Go Gos, a fun party atmosphere and an element of surprise are the hallmarks of an unforgettable experience that only a MOANY New Year’s Eve countdown can provide.
AMALUNA is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest — but The Bard’s original take on this story of castaways shipwrecked on a magical island didn’t feature unicycling acrobats, trapeze artists plunging into a pool of water, or a cast that’s more than two-thirds female.
Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 4:30pmThursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 4:30pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 4:30pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 5:00pmTuesday, Jan 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
On this walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history as a blue-collar, rough and tumble railroad town from 1884 until 1967. You’ll learn about the major events and historic figures of this time, including: The Donahue brothers, who brought the industrial revolution to California by way of Tiburon, the fires that virtually destroyed the town three times and how the town dealt with Prohibition, how Al Capone figures (twice!) in Tiburon’s history. Then you’ll learn about more modern history, including some of the Tiburon Peninsula’s notable residents, the decline of the railroad and Tiburon’s transformation into a suburban community and tourist destination. Find out how the dedication of two families helped maintain Main Street’s early 1900s character, and how conservationists fought hard to maintain the area’s physical beauty and small-town character. Learn about local landmarks like The Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum and its working model of the 1909 Tiburon rail yard, The Arks and the creation of Ark Row.
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible)Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible)Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible)Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible)Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible)Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour time is flexible.)Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour time is flexible.)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour time is flexible.)
On this 1½ – 2 hour walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history before the arrival of the railroad in 1884. You’ll also learn about the lives of the indigenous people, the Coast Miwok, their first encounters with Europeans, and how they were treated by the Spaniards and later the Americans. We’ll talk about the early Spanish explorers in the 1500s and why it took them another 200 years before Juan de Ayala entered the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay. You’ll learn about The Tiburon Peninsula’s first European settlers, John Reed and his descendants, and what life was like before the railroad. We’ll visit Lyford’s Stone Tower, the entrance to Dr. Benjamin Lyford’s Hygeia, a vision of Tiburon as the world’s finest health resort and residential community. You’ll also learn about the history of Angel Island, called by some “The Ellis Island of the West,” and how it was saved from commercial development. And you’ll learn about the history of the City of Belvedere, which began in the 1890s as the weekend and summer home of the wealthiest San Franciscans.
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible) Friday, Jan 10, 2020 / 1:30pm (Tour Times Are Flexible)
The biggest and best New Year’s Eve Party in San Jose, Cirque is a hip, fun night that will help you celebrate 2020 in style. Featuring Brazilian samba dancers, a magic show, some of the city’s top DJs and a huge balloon drop, Cirque has something for everyone. Grab some friends and join the party at The Province for a New Year’s you won’t forget.
Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Paula can be heard on the big screen as "Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.
Thrill to a one-of-a-kind stage show with Dan Chan, Master Magician. Weaving feats of mentalism, perception and improv comedy with sleight-of-hand showmanship and jaw-dropping illusions, Chan has performed for tech titans and international billionaires. You can catch his latest show at K-Elements BBQ, where his astonishing feats of deception, including hacking into your iPhone and other smartphone tricks, will no doubt astound you. Behold a showman who Buzzfeed called “Silicon Valley’s Favorite Magician … able to fool the most skeptical of audiences.”
Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:30pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:30pm
Translated as “the beauty of heavenly beings dancing,” the aptly-titled Shen Yun is back for its annual visit with an all-new stage spectacular, featuring a fresh collection of ancient Chinese folk and story dances, traditional bel canto, brilliantly colored costumes, a live orchestra and a 3D projection system so innovative that it boasts its own patent — which all adds up to a famously jaw-dropping display of artistry inspired by the performers’ practice of Falun Gong.
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 3, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 1:00pm
WinterFest is coming to California’s Great America in Santa Clara, bringing an ice rink, lights, decorations, live entertainment and acres of holiday fun for the whole family. Bake cookies with Mrs. Claus, frolic in the snowfall at Hometown Square, or watch live shows like Cool Yule Christmas and It’s Christmas, Snoopy, featuring the Peanuts gang. And if you want to celebrate the holidays with some thrills, take a spin on rides like Gold Striker, Flight Deck or more than 25 others. The winter scene and Christmas celebration will be dominated by one of the Bay Area’s tallest Christmas trees adorned with thousands of twinkling lights accompanied by giant toy soldiers greeting guests. This amazing event will feature more than 7 million LED lights, creating a holiday event for the entire family.
As the creator of Family Guy, American Dad and the Ted movies, Seth MacFarlane is famous for his widespread contributions to the worlds of film and television comedy, but even his biggest fans probably aren’t aware that he’s an accomplished song-and-dance man to boot. You can see for yourself at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, where the Grammy and Academy Award nominee is hosting and performing a festive New Year’s Eve concert event.