From the author of Eureka Day, Good. Better. Best. Bested. is a one-night journey down the Las Vegas strip, an interwoven story of bachelorettes, magicians, street performers, gamblers and tourists. As the nighttime festivities get under way, an earth-shattering event happens half a world away. In the midst of this tragedy and the chaos it unleashes, the characters must reckon with how much to let it disturb their good time. See this world premiere of Jonathan Spector's Good. Better. Best. Bested. at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed at this Club Fugazi production: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Adele. Now running for more than 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm (All Ages)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:00pm (All Ages)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)
When Heidi Schreck was in high school, she delivered speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls all over the country in order to earn money to pay for college. Today, the witty Obie Award-winning performer radically reinvents the speech she gave at 15 and discovers the profound effect this document has had on four generations of women in her family. The piece culminates in a fierce impromptu debate between Heidi and a local high-school debater over the future of our inalienable rights. Directed by the Debate Society's Obie Award-winning Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me is a moving and entertaining show that New York Magazine called one of the 10 best shows of 2017. Catch this civic celebration at Peet's Theatre at Berkeley Rep.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm
Tony Kushner's Tony and Pulitzer-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety, directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season at the Rep. This is something of a homecoming for the play, as Taccone was the artistic director at the Eureka Theater, who originally commissioned and staged this epic dramatic saga in the early 1990s. After its premiere at Eureka, the play went on to become one of the defining theatrical events of the 1990s. The fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics and gay identity, and a personal story of love and loyalty. In today's sociopolitical climate, Kushner's universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pm
A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. An all-female cast performs chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, including such hits as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number. Don't miss this timeless, righteous and explosive rock musical on the stage of the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 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, May 28, 2018 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, May 29, 2018 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, May 30, 2018 / Various Time SlotsThursday, May 31, 2018 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / Various Time Slots
While studying the mating rituals of insects, a pair of scientists at a natural history museum find themselves trapped by their own complex web of past relationships and itching to find a way out, in An Entomologist's Love Story. The Mountain View Voice describes Melissa Ross' rom-com as an "edgy, comedic work about love in modern times," and it's already the recipient of the prestigious Edgerton New Play award. Catch this world-premiere production at the San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00pm
Fasten your seatbelts, because Theatre Rhinoceros' smash hit from last season, the fun-filled musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is rolling back into San Francisco's Gateway Theatre for an encore run. Based on the popular cult film, this high-energy musical adventure follows three disco drag queens aboard a battered old bus on a road trip through the Australian Outback. The journey becomes a touching, life-changing experience as the three companions search for and find love, friendship and acceptance. This hilarious, heartwarming and critically acclaimed production features dazzling costumes as well as a virtual hit parade of dance and sing-along favorites, including "It's Raining Men," "I Love the Nightlife" and "I Will Survive."
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
RocketBoat is a high-speed, 30-minute thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. Roaring past the beautiful San Francisco skyline, RocketBoat screams down to Bay Bridge and near AT&T Park, where you'll thrill to the high-speed twists and turns, propelled by the boat's 2800-horsepower engines. A classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack adds to the fun. If you want to get wet, sit toward the back. You'll stay a bit drier if you sit in the middle or the front of the vessel. Wet or dry, this ride is fast and fun.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:45pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:45pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:45pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / Cruises Depart 12:15pm - 6:45pm
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of the timeless musical The Fantasticks lasted an astonishing 42 years, followed by another long off-Broadway run from 2006 through 2017. See why audiences all over the world continue to be charmed when this fantastical musical hits the stage of San Francisco's Shelton Theater courtesy of Landmark Musical Theatre.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pm
The San Francisco Beer and Music Festival truly lives up to its name. First, there's the beer -- over 100 craft beers, wines and spirits, with unlimited samples for guests. Then, there's the music -- live bands like rising EDM star Julian Banks, DJ collective Bass Punks and San Diego DJ Eddey Haze. And then, last but certainly not least, there's San Francisco itself -- because this sunset soiree in Union Square is smack dab in the middle of everything the City by the Bay has to offer. Step aside, Rice-A-Roni: This is the real San Francisco treat.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 1:00pm)
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You'll view the city's stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00pm
For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with included beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds no more than 28 passengers, so you'll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to the pier.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 4:15pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 4:15pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 12:15pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In Time 1:45pm)
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. Never the same thing twice, The Speakeasy is a meta-theatrical event you'll want to see again and again.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pm
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky were brilliant Israeli psychologists who together won a McArthur Genius Award and a Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking research on how we think. The two men were intellectually so aligned they could finish each other's sentences, but emotionally their differences tore them apart. Lynne Kaufman's play Two Minds tells the amusing and intriguing story of their unique collaboration and troubled friendship. Actors Jackson Davis and Brian Herndon bring Kahneman and Tversky to dramatic life under the direction of TheaterWorks artistic director Robert Kelley at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest: Baxter Robertson)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:30pm ( Tia Carroll)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 9:00pm (Eddie Neon Blues Band)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/Chris Cain & Special Guest: Buddy & Kim Emmer)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Daniel Castro Band)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 10:00pm (Chris Cain Band)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:30pm (Cafe R&B)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 9:00pm (Too Slim and The Tail Draggers)
Move over Coachella and Gov Ball -- It's time we have a music festival that's for kids too. Bring the littles ones to the Redwood Mountain Faire, a family-friendly day of music, arts and crafts that has 22 bands playing, plus benefits nearby non-profit organizations. There'll be a kids' area in addition to two stages of live music, all the more room for wiggling and grooving! Grab some local food, beer, wine and cider in between the fun, and soak in the beauty of the redwood Santa Cruz mountains at Roaring Camp in Felton.
Weekend Pass: June 2-3, 2018Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00am-7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00am-7:00pm
Emmy and Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth is synonymous with the Broadway revival of Chicago and leading roles in Sweet Charity and The Addams Family opposite Nathan Lane. On TV, she starred in Cheers, Frasier and, most recently, Madame Secretary. Now this Broadway star makes her way to the Lesher Center for the Arts' Hofmann Theater in Walnut Creek.
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.
The Labèque Sisters -- dubbed "the best piano duet in front of an audience today" by The New York Times -- perform Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos when they join the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. See this dynamic pair play a work that abounds with a dramatic force that lends itself perfectly to theie singular vitality and virtuosity. Then, hear Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony, famous for its use of folk songs evoking rustic scenes of the Ukrainian countryside. Conductor Semyon Bychkov leads this Thursday Matinee concert.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm
The dark side of the environmental movement is revealed in this true story of rainforest natives and a plucky New York lawyer fighting for justice against one of the world's biggest oil companies. The claim: their homeland in the Amazonian rain forest has been polluted by an evil corporate giant. But all is not what it seems. What if in this David-and-Goliath battle David is the villain? Find out at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pm
Told in high school he'd be big in show biz only "when pigs fly," Howard follows his heart anyway and creates the musical revue of his dreams using his special talent to transform the most mundane objects -- from shower curtains to garden hoses -- into a showstopping costume spectacle. Come pig out on this gleefully subversive, over-the-top musical extravaganza -- which is celebrating its 15th anniversary at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, and which has won a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Few music venues in the world are as iconic as the Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Chick Corea and Diana Krall have graced its stage. Now, this legendary venue is coming west. Located downstairs at the Napa Valley Opera House, the Blue Note Napa brings you that same blend of jazz greats and hot young stars on the scene, while adding a little wine country flavor to the mix. With gourmet farm to table cuisine and, of course, terrific local wines, the Blue Note Napa puts a fresh spin on the jazz club experience while keeping the focus on what matters most: the music.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jazz Mafia: MOBtet)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:45pm (Jazz Mafia: MOBtet)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Simon Lunche)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:00pm (Simon Lunche)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (2X GRAMMY® Nominated The Baylor Project)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (2X GRAMMY® Nominated The Baylor Project)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (Alvon Johnson: Ambassador of the Blues)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm (Alvon Johnson: Ambassador of the Blues)
Two of rock's most important bands hit the stage for a co-headlining tour as Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts promise to rock the house at the Concord Pavilion. With megahits like "Renegade," "Come Sail Away" and "Fooling Yourself," the arena rock gods of Styx took the world by storm in the '70s and '80s, and the group continues to prove their lasting power and appeal. Known as the Godmother of Punk, Joan Jett first came to fame as part of The Runaways, scoring hits like "Cherry Bomb," before starting a career with her band The Blackhearts that includes favorites like "I Love Rock 'n' Roll." Joining this iconic duo on tour is platinum-selling group Tesla.
Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of the Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, all under one living roof. Your general admission pass lets you get up close and personal with hundreds of free-flying tropical birds and butterflies inside the four-story living rainforest and gives you access to the award-winning, galaxy-spanning digital shows in the Morrison Planetarium. Animal-lovers can feast their eyes on an albino alligator, a colony of feisty African penguins, and more than 38,000 other live animals in the Steinhart Aquarium. Plus, you can learn about everything from meteors to minerals to mankind's evolution ... and that's all before you make your way up to the rolling hills and fields on the rooftop.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Jun 4, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Raise your glass and enjoy a romantic sunset on the water with magnificent views of San Francisco, highlighted by a delicious seasonal dinner prepared fresh on board by Hornblower's chefs. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want a different sort of night out, the sight of San Francisco's spectacular skyline as you sail past Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge will make the evening special. The elegant four-course, sit-down meal includes appetizers, salad, choice of entree, plus coffee, tea and dessert. Spend the rest of the cruise relaxing and dancing to live music. There's a cash bar on board as well, serving signature cocktails and other libations.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Hot on the heels of his hilarious, critically acclaimed shows East 14th and The Kipling Hotel, Don Reed is back with a new installment of his wonderfully wild autobiographical trilogy, Can You Dig It?: The '60s at The Marsh San Francisco. A nostalgic ride through the amusing and oftentimes turbulent '60s and beyond, Reed's solo show takes place before his father became a pimp, before little Donnie was forced into "that door-knocking religion," and includes some unbelievably true tales never revealed in previous productions. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, James Brown to The Jerk, MLK to JFK to the KKK, you'll experience life through the eyes of an awkward, spunky kid just trying to fit in during the rowdy '60s.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:30pm
This American classic follows the impassioned journey of two remarkable women as they explore and embrace the choices before them. For 20-year-old Annie Sullivan it was to take or reject the assignment to tutor a blind, deaf, spoiled, and wild child. For Helen Keller, the choice was to stay in her dark and silent world or embrace the opportunity to break open the world she knew. The Miracle Worker reveals the power of commitment and strength when the choice is made to reach beyond the understandable and tangible. Annie Sullivan embarked on a journey that would change the life of her charge, Helen Keller, who would, in turn, change the lives of others for generations. This is their story. We all know the ending to this inspiring story, but it's watching the story unfold that will leave us all deeply encouraged and emboldened to embrace the choices life presents us each. Don't miss The Miracle Worker when it comes to the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 8:00pm
Wind down your weekend with a Hornblower yacht cruise across the scenic San Francisco Bay. You'll get picture postcard views of iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge and, occasionally, McCovey Cove. This two-hour Social Sundays cruise features a full cash bar where you can pick up anything from a mule to a mojito to a martini. There'll also be small bites available for purchase. Plus, a DJ will be onboard spinning the perfect Top 40 soundtrack to your cocktail-sipping, good life-living afternoon.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:00pm)
Travel back in time to an underground cabaret in the Roaring Twenties with Montreal's Cirquantique. Soaked in decadent atmosphere, Bang! Bang! is a firecracker mix of exotic circus arts, burlesque and vintage cabaret cool. Witness aerialists dancing overhead while acrobats soar on the trapeze and fire artists twirl flames -- all to live music that will transport you back to the era of organized crime and transgressive underground entertainment. Don't miss Cirquantique's talented cast of performers when they take over Fort Mason Center for the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pm
Weekends are for relaxing and rejuvenating, and San Francisco Sailing Company offers the perfect way to do that. Climb aboard a sailboat for a two-hour cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. Along the way, enjoy two complimentary drinks, such as champagne, mimosas, beer, white wine or soda. You'll depart from Pier 39 at 10:00am, when sailing is the smoothest and warmest. Along the way to Golden Gate Bridge, you'll cruise past Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field and Fort Point. You'll be right under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 11:00am champagne toast. The return journey through the central bay and around Alcatraz Island will offer magnificent views of the cityfront, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Oakland and the Bay Bridge.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
Blue & Gold Fleet's Escape From the Rock Cruise is an exciting 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone and Billy Cook, not to mention Clyde Johnson's daring escape attempt. This historical yet entertaining boat trip does not stop at the island of Alcatraz itself, but it does evoke the days when this iconic maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 11:30amMonday, May 28, 2018 / 3:45pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 11:30amTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 3:45pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 11:30amWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 3:45pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 11:30amThursday, May 31, 2018 / 3:45pm
Straight people getting you down? Bored with the binary? Check out PianoFight Productions' gay agenda, live on stage, to cure what's irking you. It's San Francisco's beloved sketch comedy show Killing My Lobster, but now with more pride.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Celebrate the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and its history -- which spans over 75 years -- by embarking on this 90-minute cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges and passes by Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco history and landmarks via narrated headset audio in 16 available languages, which includes information about the city's natural history, architecture, Native American culture, and, of course, the building of the famous bridges. It's a stunning and informative way to experience the breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and its historic waterfront.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / Various TimesWednesday, May 30, 2018 / Various TimesThursday, May 31, 2018 / Various TimesFriday, June 1, 2018 / Various TimesSaturday, June 2, 2018 / Various TimesSunday, June 3, 2018 / Various TimesMonday, June 4, 2018 / Various TimesTuesday, June 5, 2018 / Various Times
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You'll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, Jun 4, 2018 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
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.
Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his Mind Tricks show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander's shows have been praised by everyone from Robin Williams and U2's Bono to Monty Python's John Cleese and the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Your evening begins in the Oasis Lounge where you will see world class sleight-of-hand, and a wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into an intimate showroom for Jay Alexander's unforgettable performance of magic, psychology and human lie detection that will lift your spirits and have you gasping in amazement.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 6:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 6:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:00pm
It's 5:30pm. Do you know where your happy hour is? Instead of hitting up your regular watering hole for the umpteenth time, try something different and set sail on the Bay. The Alive After Five happy-hour cruise is a great way to relax with friends -- and meet new ones -- against the backdrop of San Francisco's famous skyline. Mingle, groove to the sounds of a live DJ, and snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and more on this two-hour excursion. Specialty cocktails and bar snacks are available for purchase on board.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)
Tableaux features five women inquiring about confinement and freedom, while finding themselves constrained on an island of boxes, trapped by the constrictions of society and themselves. Faced with numerous challenges set before them, the artists collectively harness their physicality to the extreme overcoming these limitations by empowering and igniting their resourcefulness. See this powerful performance at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 6:00pm
Still performing after more than four decades, Kansas is the living embodiment of their famous lyric, "Carry on, my wayward son." Continuing to delight both die-hard fans (known as "Wheatheads") and new fans alike, the legendary rockers come to light up City National Civic in San Jose with a concert that promises to include such classics as "Dust in the Wind," "Point of Know Return" and, of course, "Carry On Wayward Son." With eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums and one platinum live album under their belts, the Topeka-born prog rock group boasts some serious chart cred -- add their hits together and it turns out they've logged a mind-boggling 200 weeks on the Billboard charts. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs' inclusion in television shows like Supernatural and South Parkand the films Old School and Anchorman.
By now, movie buffs think they have Hollywood legend Joan Crawford pegged -- Oscar winner, clean freak, Child Protective Services' worst nightmare. And in this theatrical musical parody of the horrific celluloid glamour known as Mommie Dearest, you'll get a radical "new" look at her life. In Mommie Queerest, aging drag star Peaches Christ adopts a new drag daughter, Hek-tina, who quickly learns that her drag mother is a mentally abusive wreck and begins to secretly plan to take her mother down. This campy, melodramatic musical doesn't pull any punches ... but just to be safe, you should probably leave your wire hangers at home. Witness this hilarious horror show that also stars Lady Bear, Meredeath, at Oasis in San Francisco.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 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, snacks and more.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / Cruises Depart From 9:15am To 6:15pm
Welcome to the 15th Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, one of the world's largest and most important early music conclaves, deemed "a remarkable institution on the American musical scene" by The New York Times. This year's exhibition and marketplace at St Mark's Episcopal Church features a three-day bazaar featuring dozens of makers and sellers of historical instruments, music scores, books and paraphernalia, as well as abundant information of interest to all who love early music. Concurrent special events include the Second International Early Music Film Festival, the Westfield Historical Keyboard Center's conference and public concert, the first ever BFX Early Piano Competition, and much more, including masterclasses, lectures and dozens of lively, inspired and innovative concerts.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:30pm (California Bach Society)Monday, Jun 4, 2018 / 7:30pm (Christine Brandes & Elizabeth Blumenstock)Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:30pm (Pacific Music Works, Stephen Stubbs)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (Dark Horse Consort)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 4:00pm (Philharmonia Chamber Players)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 10:00pm (Sequentia)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 11:00am (Vinikour & LeRoy, Harpsichords)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 4:00pm (Quicksilver Baroque)
Hailed by The New York Times as "possibly the best political comic in the country," Will Durst comes to the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. A five-time Emmy nominee, Durst is one of America's top political comics, and a regular guest on CNN and NPR. He's made more than 400 TV appearances, including Letterman, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, and once hosted a daily talk show with San Francisco's Mayor Willie Brown. He's performed for Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Al Gore, and holds the record for most appearances by a comic on C-SPAN.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:15pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:45pm
Set during apartheid in South Africa, this riveting work follows a liberal white Afrikaner who believes in resistance, his unsettled English wife struggling with the personal costs, and a black activist who has everything to lose -- painting a gripping portrait of loyalty, race, sanity and survival under an oppressive government. Immensely moving, this dynamic and timely drama decries racial divides while celebrating the resilience of the human spirit. It was named "Best Play" by the New York Drama Critics' Circle and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Now you can be there when the co-producers behind Weightless and Hundred Days return to San Francisco's Z Below with a new production of A Lesson From Aloes.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pm
Treat yourself to a day of stunning coastal views, fresh ocean breezes and picturesque seaside villages. This day trip takes you by coach along the Pacific Coast Highway through Santa Cruz to Monterey, where you'll have two hours of free time in the historic waterfront district of Cannery Row to enjoy a delicious local meal, explore the shops and learn about Monterey's history by visiting a local museum or one of the many preserved historic buildings. After that, it's back on the bus to travel along the scenic 17-Mile Drive, where you'll catch glimpses of the area's famous golf courses and luxury estate homes and the pristine coastline that's been the subject of countless works of art. At Carmel-by-the-Sea, you'll have an hour of free time to explore the trendy shops, art galleries and cafés that draw artists, poets and writers before heading back to the city.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:20amSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:20amTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:20amTuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 8:20amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:20am
Oakland Ballet Company presents its spring repertory program, Scene and Heard, featuring premieres of five thrilling new story-driven ballets by local choreographers Bat Abbit, Antoine Hunter, Michael Lowe, Danielle Rowe and Company Artistic Director, Graham Lustig. Enjoy this beautiful show at The Laney College Theatre in Oakland.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pm
Whether you're a tourist or longtime resident, seeing San Francisco by sea is nothing short of spectacular, and there's no better way to experience it than aboard a Hornblower cruise of the bay. This two-hour excursion takes you past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, for stunning views of the city skyline and more. You'll also enjoy a lunch buffet served on board, with soda, juice, coffee and tea included. Wine, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase as well.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jun 22, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jun 29, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jul 6, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jul 27, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Aug 3, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Aug 10, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)
Technology has opened numerous doors in society, including those matters of the heart, for better or worse. In the new work Solo Date, a man endeavors to reconstruct his deceased lover through artificial intelligence and social media. As part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, this innovative, elegant and moving play from the Tainaner Ensemble and Pao-Chang Tsai, uses new media to explore loneliness and longing, desire, death, human loss and need. It also asks profound questions about amorality and ethics of the interactive technologies humankind increasingly relies on.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 3:00pm
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.
Craft beer and comedy merge harmoniously in the Beer Basement at Ales Unlimited, where The Setup draws some of the funniest local and nationally touring stand-ups in the business. The space is small and cozy but the hops and the laughs are big, with performers hailing from such comedic institutions as Comedy Bang Bang, San Francisco Sketchfest and The Comedy Store. So order a drink from Ales Unlimited's world-class selection of microbrews, wines and specialty cocktails, then head downstairs for a truly underground experience in the heart of the Tenderloin.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:45pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:45pm Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:45pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
Amy and Ester are teammates on a suburban Florida high school swim team. Ester is aiming for a scholarship; Amy just wants to get through an unwanted pregnancy. The New York Times hailed Ruby Rae Spiegel's Dry Land as "tender, caustic, funny and harrowing ... Ms. Spiegel demonstrates an uncanny gift for presenting the unavoidable messiness of being young." Enjoy this Shotgun Players production of Dry Land at Berkeley's Ashby Stage.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
Footloose's new original production, San Francisco, I Love You! is a spirited expose on everything we love and hate about the changes to our city of love. Arrive early to be part of the cast's happy-hour happening in the Shelton Theater bar, then move into the intimate theater for a show packed with satire, comedy, drama, music, dance and film. Several original short works come together to create this full-length theatrical vision in vignettes ranging from romantic and idyllic to the gritty and not-so-pretty, and the moods change as quickly as the San Francisco weather.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:00pm
In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and they immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that a sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens' dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect and no one is safe. The Crucible, Arthur Miller's chilling witch-hunt drama, comes to Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
It's time to take this week's sensational news stories and put them to good use: comedy. At SF Tonight, you'll be provided with newspapers, magazines and scissors, or you can bring your favorite stories from the week's news -- hard-hitting journalism (is there still such a thing?) or the latest popular thread on Facebook -- and the talented improvisers at EndGames Improv will turn those stories into a one-of-a-kind show that may not exactly be educational, but will definitely be entertaining. You might even be surprised by a special guest. So don't let the news get you down. Spend your Saturday night with the cast of SF Tonight at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 10:30pm
Sail around the most iconic parts of the San Francisco Bay aboard a traditional sailboat! Be part of a centuries-old nautical tradition as you watch the crew raise sails, and grab a drink as you enjoy the sunset from the special vantage of the water. It's a perfect way to liven up your weekend -- an ideal mix of luxury and adventure.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 8:30am (Boarding Begins at 8:15am)Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Monday, Jun 11, 2018 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
Kim Bo-Ram of Ambiguous Dance Company presents Rhythm Of Human at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. During Rhythm of Human, Ambiguous Dance Company expresses the modern Korean man who seeks his own rhythm within society. Ambiguous Dance Company uses dance to transform simple movements into expressions of life's rhythm.
The whole family will delight in this madcap adventure to the heart of Flamencolandia. A spirited troupe of flamencos hot on the trail of Don Quixote embark on a journey filled with colorful characters, dazzling footwork and silly sing-alongs. Featuring a multi-talented and bilingual cast, this introduction to flamenco highlights the regional variety of the dance and its power to encompass the range of human experience and emotion. Bay Area companies AguaClara Flamenco and San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company team up for this whimsical take on the passionate Spanish art form that will captivate children and adults alike. Catch it as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival at Fort Mason Center's Gallery 308.
A recent winner of the San Francisco Stage Magic Competition and a finalist at the Rooster T. Feather's and Wharf Room Comedy competitions, Ryan Kane will astound and amuse in his show, Please Enjoy Responsibly. Kane began honing his craft as a teenager on the streets of Old Sacramento where he attracted audiences with his deft magic and charming personality. In his show, minds are read, whiskey bottles appear out of nowhere and a paintball gun is fired at the man responsible for it all. Don't miss his San Francisco appearance at the EXIT Theatre.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:30pmFriday, Jul 6, 2018 / 8:30pm
Brian Copeland's one-man show uses the events surrounding a ripped-from-the-headlines triple homicide to explore the roles of privilege and government regulation in our society. Stuart Alexander, owner of Santos Linguisa Factory, was convicted in 2004 of the murder of three state and USDA meat compliance officials after he claimed they were harassing his business. The Scion is written, developed and performed by the award-winning Copeland (The Waiting Period), who broke the record for the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history with Not a Genuine Black Man. Directed by David Ford, this tragicomic show comes to Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 4:30pm
In the face of the current political climate, Dandelion's dance ensemble Bandelion has been working with an original myth: All humans have ancient dragon spirits hidden inside of them, waiting for the time when they are needed to bring the world back into balance. Well, that time is now. In this show, the dragon personas appear in parallel with a drag performance, revealing the great power locked inside each of us that can be harnessed as a tool of transformation. We Are All Dragons in Drag at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center merges inclusive dance, music, storytelling, ritual, drag, outrageousness and opportunities for accessible audience participation to call forth connections to primal power.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
Is there anything as painfully funny as an old photo of you and your loved ones? From awkward phases to bad haircuts to questionable poses, there's no shortage of ways your past self can embarrass you. Now, Endgames improv troupe Chivalry Club is here to twist the knife with its new show ThrowBackThursday. Putting a fun spin on audience suggestion-based improv, Chivalry Club asks you to email them a photo from your past. If your picture is chosen, the talented group of improvisers will turn your embarrassing memory into a hilarious improvised scene at the show! Catch all the fun at San Francisco's Stage Werx.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 21, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jun 28, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jul 5, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jul 12, 2018 / 9:00pmThursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 9:00pm
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, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 11:00am
Multi-talented singer-songwriter Nellie McKay makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with her seventh album Sister Orchid. This album comes from a place of quiet, a world of low lights and cool drinks, hungry eyes and easy promises, the kind of place your mother warned you against. Nellie McKay has performed both on and Off-Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and Old Hats. The Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of her third album, Obligatory Villagers, and her writing has been published in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times.
The San Francisco Neo-Futurists are thrilled to present The Infinite Wrench, as part of an ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays that'll never ask you to suspend your disbelief. Join the cast at PianoFight , where they test, experiment and create an ever-evolving show to contain the irrepressible, the honest, the WTF and the new.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 9:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 9:30pm
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 1, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Jun 22, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 11:00am
If you've read every single play by the great William Shakespeare, good for you! For the rest of us, there's this delightfully madcap comedy. In just under 100 minutes, three guys in tights and Converse perform all 37 of the Bard's plays -- with hilarious results. Shakespeare's classics undergo a few editorial changes, of course; how else could this breakneck journey through each of the Bard's epic histories, tragedies, romances and comedies be pulled off? Created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company and first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the show ran for almost a decade in London and has since traveled all over the world. See it now at Santa Rosa's 6th Street Playhouse.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pm
Cristo Moreno is a theatrical adaptation of the story of El Senor de Los Milagros, the patron saint of Lima. Highlighting the importance of the African legacy in Peru, this criollo musical depicts everything from Africans arriving in slave ships to the Angolan slave who painted a black Christ on a mud brick wall in the 17th century to the procession in which tens of thousands of people participate to this day. De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association brings this show to the Cowell Theater at the Fort Mason Center as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Explore the Gothic side of Nob Hill on this tour that's mostly true history mixed with a good dose of blood-curdling vampire lore and humor. Your guide through the city's vampire underworld is Mina Harker, a vampiress from the legend of Dracula who has lived on or under the city streets for 100 years. She'll tell her story and reveal the parts other local vampires have played in SF history as she leads you through the neighborhood with stops at Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Cafe, Huntington Park, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel. This tour is suitable for all ages, and you're encouraged to wear costumes or put on your finest vampire finery, as there will be a costume contest as part of the evening's activities.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Sep 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pm
You'll have a high old time at one of Ngaio Bealum's stand-up shows, as he supplies you with plenty of Cheech and Chong-style pot comedy, as well as some sharp-witted observational humor. The publisher of West Coast Cannabis magazine and host of the Cannabis Comedy Festival, Bealum takes his marijuana seriously, though he's made a career out of joking about the wacky weed. His TV credits include The Sarah Silverman Program, BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Comic Justice, MTV and A&E, and he was an MC in SF's MostChill Slackmob. Bealum returns to his hometown of San Francisco for this gig at the Punch Line Comedy Club.
Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given a new life. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure of whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to provide some closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Ross Valley Players bring this heartfelt story to the stage at the Barn Theater at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Clive is a struggling comic book artist whose series, Scapegoat, once celebrated as a cunning metaphor for the African-American experience, is now running thin. When Clive's protégé is shot by police, Clive finds renewed purpose for Scapegoat. But as sales soar, violence erupts, and Clive begins to question the role of art in the pursuit of justice. See this PlayGround production at the Potrero Stage in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 2:00pm
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 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pm
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 2, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 10:00am
Best known for his hilariously inventive "hamboning" technique -- turning his entire body into a percussive instrument -- beloved Bay Area fool Unique Derique returns to The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater in San Francisco for an encore run of a special show for the whole family. Whether he's riding a unicycle, juggling or creating infectious rhythms with his body, Unique Derique takes you on an unforgettable journey somewhere over the rainbow with his show Fool La La. This show also features the premiere of Derique's comedy music video "The Five Fool La Las," which celebrates his whole performing family with appearances from his grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter. And stick around after the show to learn a few clowning tricks from the master himself!
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 2:00pm
In Julianne Jigour's Bright Shining Sea, six characters find their lives intertwined as they face the personal challenges caused by environmental degradation. A couple grapples with the grief of a third miscarriage. A struggling young fisherman moves back in with his therapist mother. A scientist races to complete her research on ocean acidification as her memory begins to falter. Her teenage daughter knows the world will never be the same. See this PlayGround/Planet Earth Arts co-production at the Potrero Stage in San Francisco.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 2:00pm
Along with being an incredible, vibing city of opportunity, San Francisco is blessed with natural wonders too. Get a glimpse of the Golden Bridge, Sutro Baths and other Bay Area wonders on this tour of the city. A guide will take you through both popular and local hangs, starting from the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastline and secret trails of San Francisco. Your fun begins at the Bridge Cafe.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 1:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 1:30pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 1:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 1:30pm
Emmy winner Yaelisa brings together an extraordinary and influential cast featuring artists from Spain and the U.S. for this performance, in which the ensemble explores the less commercial and more deeply felt flamenco of the street -- of the common man with the powerful thread of rhythm. Ritmo will include the Bay Area debut of famed dancer Alfonso Losa -- one of the most exciting dancers in Spain today, renowned for his extensive rhythmic and percussive abilities. Enjoy this spirited performance at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.
Tinder, Bumber, Hinge ... oh my -- app-based and online dating is huge these days. While that can bring a lot of action, it also guarantees some mighty funny stand-up material. Cobbs Comedy Club brings together some of San Francisco's best comedians to riff on the funniest and most horrific modern dating mishaps. The show features Oakland-based comic Stroy Moyd, who's opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, the Wayans Brothers, Hannibal Buress and more. He'll be joined by some other special guests as well, so come prepared to laugh.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:15pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
Everyone has that friend who just overshares, right? Like maybe you didn't need to know about their tendency for dating literal clowns, or like, what they do when they have the house all to themselves. Ugh, but now you do ... But hey, at least it's a pretty good story to tell your friends later. Yeah, that's what this show is all about. An hour-long, improvised comedy show about the good, the bad and the hilarious, Intimacy Issues can be enjoyed at San Francisco's Un-Scripted Theater Company.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 10:00pm
Famed local historical figure Countess Lola Montez -- aka Rick Shelton -- leads this entertaining and informative three-hour walking tour of San Francisco, focusing on the Gold Rush era of the 1850s and beyond. Montez herself was an Irish actress and mistress of the King of Bavaria and composer Franz Liszt, who became a popular "Spanish" dance queen in mid-19th century San Francisco. She'll take you by some of her favorite haunts, tell you stories of the Barbary Coast and let you in on plenty of other little known town secrets, in this one-of-a-kind drag performance-excursion.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00am
Sometimes human beings forget to observe the details of life -- the beauty that's provoked when the light touches our skin, the sensation we receive from contact with others or nature, the delicate perception of time passing, the words we speak, the dreams we weave. Finding beauty in everyday life brings a sense of triumph and hope. Calling forth beauty can help us in difficult times. Adrian Arias & Kristi Williamson will move in a sacred space to explore, together with the audience, the essence of beauty -- that which is hidden within -- as they create a ritual of birth, confrontation, cleansing and renewal. In-Finite Beauty celebrates the boundlessness of beauty contained inside the finite human experience with multidisciplinary art forms that include dance, theater, ritual, live music and visual art. Enjoy the show at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 1:00pm
Live painting. Live performance. YOU, however, read the story. In this unique and intimate performance, witness a painting come to life in response to a text read aloud by the audience. Starting behind a large, clear piece of glass, artist Levin uses melted wax to create illuminated images that change with the direction of light. The text blends personal interviews, Tweets and other quotes with poetry reflecting how our individual truths map against each other. Audiences say, "This is about starting the most important conversation of our generation." The story is up to the interpretation of each audience member. Come see it at the Fort Mason Center's Southside Theater in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 9:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
Merging diverse expressions of classic, modern, jazz and street dance ("krumping," in particular), Baobab dancers burst with exuberant energy "to get out of the frame, laughing, talking, singing and crying" for liberation. Director/lead dancer, Wataru Kitao, won the best dancer's award at the prestigious Yokohama Dance Collection Competition in February 2018. STEAMROLLER Dance Company presents Loserville, a queering of The Breakfast Club, one of film director John Hughes' seminal films. Scenes are embodied by the performers who play with gender and race using timing and comedic physicality to challenge the heteronormative terrain of this cinematic genre at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center - Firehouse.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 4:00pm
When you're the guy that Dave Chappelle calls to open for him when he goes on tour, you know that you've arrived. That's Mo Amer, a pioneer of Arab-American comedy and one of the freshest voices you'll hear in clubs today. Mo first made a name for himself as one-third of the Allah Made Me Funny comedy tour. He performed on the 2013 CBS special What's So Funny About Religion?, and created his own solo comedy show Legally Homeless: Trials of a Refugee. He'll be headlining at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Endgames Improv brings their Indie Night of comedy to Stage Werx in San Francisco. The show will consist of the best of Endgames' indie and experimental teams, with something new and funny always waiting to be seen.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:45pm)
Created by Theatre Flamenco de San Francisco's Artistic Director Carola Zertuche for the San Francisco International Arts Festival, El Cruce de Lenguajes (The Crossing of Languages) features guest artists from Spain, Mexico, South America, India and the U.S. in a performance that explores how humanity's common ground is reflected in the art of flamenco. This world-premiere dance comes to Gallery 308 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
Take a tour through San Francisco's history with one of its most colorful characters. Emperor Norton was a prominent businessman who lost it all on a bad investment. He responded to his failure by declaring himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico." Rather than dismissing him, San Francisco embraced him, treating him as royalty and accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour, taking on the persona of Emperor Norton and introducing you to the history of the city's most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial city mascot.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, May 31, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 11:00amThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 11:00am
A lost lagoon, a misaligned alley, a slain hero, and an apparent suicide highlight this stroll through the old World's Fairgrounds and today's landfilled multi-million dollar neighborhoods. For this special San Francisco International Arts Festival tour, you'll begin in the shadow of the Fontana Towers and conclude at the Fort Mason gates. In between, you'll traverse the grounds of the old military base and discover histories of farms, soldiers, waterways and World's Fairs -- all while Chris Carlsson regales you with overlooked stories that still shape the San Francisco of today.
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.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 1:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 1:30pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 1:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 1:30pm
Gold Star Dance Company is excited to present the 4th Annual Stardust Follies! This year they are taking the show to Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco for two back-to-back performances. The evening will feature some of the Bay Area's finest contemporary dance artists and beyond, including Carola Zertuche Khepri, Shakti Dance Movement, Auberon Shull, Schirin Chams-Diba Expansion dancers and more.
San Francisco's thrilling street performance scene comes inside at this showcase of magic, juggling and stunts by local practitioners. In the intimate Exit Theater Cafe, you'll feast your eyes on the likes of Frisco Fred, whose juggling mastery has appeared on such TV shows as A&E's An Evening at the Improv. He'll be joined by Lynx the Animator, a sleight-of-hand dynamo who wows crowds with his sly wit and lightning-fast hands, and the versatile entertainer Chase, who melds magic, mind-ding and acrobatics with the Southern charm of a native Georgian.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 4, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 8:30pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:30pm
The Krip-Hop Nation's mission to spread the word about disabled musicians continues with The Crossroads Experience. Intersecting poetry and music, Leroy Moore's deep and soulful words and poetry becomes the orator of tales of timely and timeless topics. Keith Jones scores the "Experience" with a funky soundtrack along with verses from collaborators. Crossroads illuminates the untold tales behind the headlines and the challenges faced while being Black and Disabled in America.
The Mission might be San Francisco's oldest neighbourhood, but this district has turned into one of the trendiest parts of the city. Starting from Dynamo Donut and Coffee, you'll walk among the hippest locals in town on this San Francisco food tour that combines artisanal eats with some of the most beautiful murals and legendary street art in the city. Sample artisan donuts, Mexican pastries, tasty pies and other delicious local snacks while meeting the locals and learning the neighborhood's history from an expert local guide.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:30amTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:30amWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:30amThursday, May 31, 2018 / 9:30am
Ushanjali Dance's Divine Conversations is an interpretative exploration of compositions by Indian saints and mystics against MLK's speech "Down by the Riverside." A journey of finding the self, from the divine to the abstract, through Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam), live music, narration, visual art and multimedia, this performance can be enjoyed at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.
World music at its best, ViBO Simfani bridges cultures by fusing elements of Latin jazz, folk, classical and Brazilian styles such as bossa nova and choro. The end result is romantic, fun and mystical all at once. With impeccable musicianship and inventive arrangements of works for strings, woodwinds, guitar and percussion, ViBO Simfani brings its original sound to the Fort Mason Center's Gallery 308 as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Wit-ness, a performance art film by Tayeb Al-Hafez, premiered at the Fort Mason Center during the San Francisco International Art Festival in May 2015. The project features film, photo-lithographs, burned paper works and other multi-media exhibits, offering a narrative that addresses the concept of surveillance. How does it feel and how does it affect one's life, when even the most banal actions are subject to surveillance? The director, Tayeb Al-Hafez, will host a discussion about his work at the Firehouse at Fort Mason Center.
Eric Schwartz, aka Smooth-E, is a stand-up comedian, rapper, sketch player and actor who quickly transforms himself from "wimp to pimp." This self-described "Suburban Homeboy" taps into the zeitgeist to create an unending string of original songs, videos and characters that are widely seen on CNN, FOX, The Tonight Show, Huffington Post, celebrity tabloid shows and more. His YouTube clips often go viral and have received millions of hits, while Forbes commends Schwartz for having "a minor industry in pop music parodies." See him at the Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Carol Peters and Benn Bacot, two San Francisco favorites and Feinstein's at the Nikko veterans, combine their talents to take you on a journey of love, lust and laughter backed by their band The Retrofits in an evening you'll remember for a long time. Singer-songwriter Carol Peters has released two CDs -- The Dream Café, which features original music inspired by her lifetime of adventures, and Favorites Carol Peters Sings, a companion album featuring beloved standards and classics.
Melody of China teams up with Zeke Nealy and the Veve Vodou drum and dance ensemble for Spirit Rhythms, combining Hatian drumming and dancing with traditional Chinese music. Yangqin Zhao and Zeke Nealy have come up with a striking blend of new and traditional works for this concert at Fort Mason Center's Gallery 308 in San Francisco. Melody of China is set to perform traditional songs featuring Zhao on yangqin (hammered dulcimer), Gangqin Zhao on guzheng (zither), Shenshen Zhang on pipa (lute), Wanpeng Guo on sheng (mouth organ) and Xian Lu on dizi (bamboo flute). You'll also hear original works by Zeke Nealy featuring his stirring drummers and dancers.
In these fraught times, laughter is the perfect antidote. That's why There Goes the Neighborhood Comedy Tour is coming to Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, to spread the good vibes and bring people together through comedy. Headliners, touring comedians and up-and-coming Bay Area comics bring out their best and most original material for this raucous showcase, which spotlights diversity while proving the old adage that everyone's cultural background contains a little bit of craziness ripe for comedy. So grab some friends and come out for this hilarious night of stand-up.
The Copyright Infringment Comedy Showcase features comics from the bay and beyond, hosted by Dro Knows (Comedy Machine tournament of champions winner, Cobb's, Punchline) and co-hosted by Terry Dorsey (ComicView, Laffapolooza, Improv) at San Francisco's beautiful Copyright Cocktail Kitchen and Eatery, with an impressive drink and food menu. Come early to mingle, have a bite and try an amazing craft cocktail.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pm
Wash those Monday Blues away with comedy you can trust. San Fran Monday Blues Comedy lets you soak up the cool club vibes at the old-school Delirium as you catch one-of-a-kind talent from the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene.
Monday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 4, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 11, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 18, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 25, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 2, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 9, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
From beatniks, blues masters and drunken sailors to hardened fishermen and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of local characters and fanciful folk heroes. Find out about them over a complimentary drink on this San Francisco tour that will get you talking. You'll discover San Francisco's hidden pubs in Little Italy with a local guide, rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach's best bohemian pubs, stroll through the vibrant streets, try an award-winning Northern California craft brew and learn about North Beach's colorful history. Get to Vesuvio Cafe for an experience to broaden your horizons.
Join Endgames Improv for a night of long-form improv comedy featuring house Harold teams Local Honey, Paint Dept and JACKSON. There will also be occasional appearances by Harold class graduates or holiday-themed shows. Don't miss the laughs at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)
Every third Saturday, Heavyweight Comedy's SoMA Comedy Night takes over the Copyright stage. San Francisco's own Mike Evans Jr. hosts this comedy showcase featuring a lineup of local and national touring comedians.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 6:00pm
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.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00am