Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 10:00pm (Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya)Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 9:00pm (Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio)Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Danilo Brito)Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 10:00pm (Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene)Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 6:30pm (Martin Luther McCoy)
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.
Onedome presents The Unreal Garden, an immersive mixed reality experience where art comes to life all around you. Featuring the work of a visionary group of world-class artists, and created by a team of technologists, innovators and storytellers, The Unreal Garden merges multiple layers of perception to spark your imagination and engage your senses with a truly unreal experience like you’ve never had before. Augmented reality, projection mapping, soundscapes, food and drink, and even the physical space itself all work together to immerse you in a fantastical otherworld known as The Unreal Garden.
Any Monday- Thursday (NO WEEKENDS): February 11 - April 18, 2019
Remembering James tells the story of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artists’ work. A six-piece band accompanies the show, bringing the passion of his music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration. Enjoy Remembering James at The Palace Theatre in San Francisco.
Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
Robert Battle, artistic director Masazumi Chaya, associate artistic director The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company's program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to Artistic Director Robert Battle's joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also includes three Bay Area premieres—Lazarus, a new ballet by hip hop pioneer Rennie Harris, inspired by Ailey's life and legacy; Ronald K. Brown's The Call, which blends Bach, jazz, and Malian music; and Jessica Lang's vivid, celebratory work, EN. Two matinees feature Timeless Ailey, a retrospective program spanning 30 years of Ailey's choreography that culminates in his best-loved work, Revelations. Program A (APR 9 & 13, 8pm) RENNIE HARRISLazarus (2018) (Bay Area Premiere) (music: Darrin Ross)ALVIN AILEYRevelations (1960) (music: various traditional spirituals) Program B (APR 10 & 12, 8pm) WAYNE MCGREGORKairos (2014) (Company Bay Area Premiere) (music: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, re-composed by Max Richter)JAWOLE WILLA JO ZOLLAR Shelter (1988) (music: Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn and Victor See Yuen) ROBERT BATTLEElla (2008) (music: Ella Fitzgerald)JESSICA LANGEN (2018) (Bay Area Premiere) (music: Jakub Ciupinski) Program C (APR 11, 8pm) JAMAR ROBERTSMembers Don't Get Weary (2017) (music: John Coltrane)RONALD K. BROWNThe Call (2018) (Bay Area Premiere) (music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Mary Lou Williams, Asase Yaa Entertainment Group)ROBERT BATTLEJuba (2003) (music: John Mackey)ALVIN AILEYRevelations (1960) (music: various traditional spirituals) Program D (APR 13, 2pm & APR 14, 3pm) ALVIN AILEYTimeless Ailey Special Program (1958–1986) (music: various)AILEYRevelations (1960) (music: various traditional spirituals)
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that'll transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. The experience is always fresh, and there's a new theme for 2019: Age of Scofflaws.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
Long-running Broadway smash Deathtrap has been slaying audiences for years with its masterful mix of laughter and suspense, and now you can experience all the madcap action at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco. In this diabolical tale by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby), a once-successful and now-desperate playwright embarks on a fateful collaboration with one of his college-seminar students in pursuit of a much-needed hit. But their partnership kicks off a series of plot twists and turns that'll scare, surprise and delight you until the very end.
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Apr 1, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Apr 2, 2019 / Various Time Slots
Welcome to an unforgettable night of magic, mystery and wonder starring magician and illusionist Kevin Blake. This 75-minute show is an interactive, sophisticated experience of magic and mystery full of visual illusions and mentalism. Using sleight of hand as a comedic window into finding everyday happiness in a fast-paced adult world, this oftentimes poignant piece seeks to answer the question: What is a magician who cannot believe in magic? Be there when Boxcar Theatre and Kevin Blake present Magic Man at the Speakeasy at The Palace Theatre in San Francisco.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Apr 11, 2019 / :00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / :00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 7:00pm
San Francisco is where a copywriter named Phyllis Diller first stepped out onto the stand-up stage (and stayed there for an astonishing 87 weeks). San Francisco is also where a high school dropout named Margaret Cho started doing open mics, and where Robin Williams discovered an ex-IHOP waitress named Paula Poundstone, and ... See the pattern? The gender revolution that led to the current renaissance of American comedy started here and continues still, as recent rising stars Ali Wong and Emily Heller prove. Now Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) sweeps into Cobb's Comedy Club to introduce you to the next crop of brilliant up-and-coming female comedians.
The ‘80s had aerobics. The ‘90s had Tae Bo. We have yoga. It’s exercise, it’s enlightenment … it’s big business. And in the world of Dipika Guha’s Yoga Play, apparel giant Jojomon is king – until a scandal sends the company into a freefall that no amount of comfortable, breathable fabric will get them out of. Desperate to recover their earnings and reputation, newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on a plan so crazy, it just might work. Come along on a journey to enlightenment in a world determined to sell it in this production from San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 7:00pm
When Azell Abernathy, a seasoned repairman, arrives at the home of Abasiama Ufot to redo the floors of her dilapidated New England home, he is surprised to be met with stubborn resistance. The two clash, challenge each other and eventually form an unlikely spiritual connection as they teach each other the true nature of forgiveness and love. In Old Age is the fifth installment of Udofia’s Ufot family cycle, offering a purge and peacemaking; frenzy and faith. Written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Victor Malana Maog, the play makes its world premiere at Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
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.
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.
Having complete a nine-year run as host of the Peabody Award-winning The Late Late Show, written two New York Times best-sellers, lent his voice to the Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon 2, hosted the game show Celebrity Name Game and become a well-loved Sirius XM personality, Craig Ferguson returns to his comedic roots. His joyous, frenzied and whimsical late-night monologues, both scripted and off-the-cuff, pulled viewers in and didn't release until the commercial break. The quick-witted Scottish-American writer, actor, director, producer and comedian has delighted audiences with impressions, political commentary, observational humor and everything in between. Be in the audience when the consummate entertainer hits the stage of The Castro Theatre in San Francisco with his Hobo Fabulous Tour.
This comedy from Bess Wohl, the award-winning author of Small Mouth Sounds, takes a look at what’s left of the modern American Dream. At a Toasted Subs franchise in the local mall, three up-and-coming “sandwich artists” — a teenager, a single mom and a downsized refugee from corporate banking — are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when the owner stops providing the resources to make those perfect lunches, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Enjoy American Hero, a super-sized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches, at San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre.
What better way to start the new year than a Silent Disco on the Bay? Pier 23 Cafe & Bar is right on Embarcadero and right on the water, with views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge. This upscale venue is ideal for your next birthday party or girls night out! Your experience includes: a pair of Quiet Events headphones, glow-in-the-dark gear, three live DJs battling for your attention, drink specials, and an outdoor bar with a patio on the water.
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, Mar 25, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)Monday, Apr 1, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)
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, Apr 4, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)
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, Mar 25, 2019 / 11:30amTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 3:45pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 3:45pm
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, Mar 27, 2019 / 9:00pm (The Daniel Castro Band)Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 9:30pm (Aki Kumar Blues Band)Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 9:30pm (Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers)Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 9:30pm (Earl Thomas)Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 8:00pm (Tia Carroll)Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Mighty Mike Schermer)Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doug MacLeod)Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 9:00pm (Celso Salim Band)
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, Mar 26, 2019 / Various Departure TimesWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / Various Departure TimesThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / Various Departure TimesFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / Various Departure TimesMonday, Apr 1, 2019 / Various Departure TimesTuesday, Apr 2, 2019 / Various Departure Times
Come see where the theater pros go to play on their night off. This year marks Monday Night PlayGround's 25th season and the return of the PlayGround Equity Company. PlayGround, the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator, identifies a select group of the Bay Area's best emerging professional playwrights and asks them to submit original 10-page plays -- all on a pre-determined single topic. From those submissions, six short works are chosen for staged readings to be performed by leading local directors and actors each month. Pre-show discussions provide further insight into the chosen topic, the writers' processes and more. Priority General Admission tickets allow you to enter first when the theater doors open.
Even in his 80s, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy continues his untouchable legacy. He's influenced rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, he's a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, not to mention a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Guy has redefined guitar playing and he has a Presidential National Medal of Arts to show for his lifelong licks. With all those accolades under his belt, certain artists might choose to rest on their laurels. But, as Guy's recent album's title makes clear, The Blues Is Alive and Well ... so the concert dates keep coming. The legendary blues artist's 18th solo LP and followup to 2015's Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, with 15 tracks of pure pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. Amp up the pleasure by seeing him perform live at The Masonic in San Francisco.
The Setup presents A Funny Thing Happened, a night of world-class storytelling. You'll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right in the heart of San Francisco. Each night, storyteller hopefuls have the opportunity to join the all-star lineup. Volunteer names are drawn from a hat and one lucky person will get to tell their story. The show features six, (plus possibly yours) true, short stories, told live without notes in a beer basement that feels like your living room. Funny, poignant, intimate (easy now, not like that), and engaging, it's a great way to spend your Wednesday.
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
Rev up your girls' night out or make your best friend's bachelorette party a night to remember with Fifty Shades of Men, a male revue that caters exclusively to women. You'll spend the evening being tempted by gorgeous hunks when this fun and flirty night of entertainment from Alpha Male Promotions comes to The Grand Night Club in San Francisco. The show combines music, sexy dance moves and seductive theatrics in a hot, high-energy performance you and your girls will talk -- and dream -- about for weeks.
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.
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.
Directed by Shannon R. Davis. A modern adaptation of Euripides’ classic tragic-comedy of Helen of Troy. This epic explores beauty, women, gender, societal expectations, iconography, storytelling, abduction, war and death. The gods have replaced Helen with a phantom and whisked the real woman away to an Egyptian hotel room to await her judgment or rescue. After seventeen years of solitude, endless routine, and one serious fly infestation, company arrives. Will their stories save her? Can the woman transcend the icon? Catch Helen at Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco.
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.
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.
Forget the usual dinner-and-a-movie and head out for a night of laughs instead. Punch Line Comedy Club, San Francisco's longest-running stand-up venue, presents Comedy Allstars, featuring a rotating lineup of hilarious stand-up comics from the Bay Area and beyond, including top local headliners to up-and-coming stars and comedians with national TV credits, including Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. With stars such as Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, Drew Carey, Chris Rock and more having cut their comedy teeth at the Punch Line, you never know when you're going to see the next big name in comedy.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
A favorite in cities across the country and now coming to Omni Hotel San Francisco, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The evening kicks off with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a meal which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Fresh off her critically-acclaimed performance in the New York revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Broadway darling Alysha Umphress returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko with her all-new show, Alysha Umphress is Alysha Umphress. Alysha will perform a wide range of material -- from Dinah Washington to Bernstein to Looking Glass -- all infused with her jazz-edged unique lyrical interpretation. She made a splash on Broadway as the man-hungry cab driver, Hildy, in the recent Broadway revival of On the Town. A San Francisco native and graduate of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Umphress made her Broadway debut in Green Day’s American Idiot and has also appeared on Broadway in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever with Harry Connick Jr. and Jessie Mueller, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Bring it On! She recently played the role of Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town with the London Symphony Orchestra, which was recorded on the LSO label and is available on iTunes. Television credits include Law and Order SVU, Nurse Jackie, Royal Pains and, most recently, she starred as Misty on the The Climb for Amazon.
Weekends are for relaxing and rejuvenating, and San Francisco Sailing Company offers the perfect way to do that. Climb aboard a sailboat for a two-hour cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. Along the way, enjoy two complimentary drinks, such as champagne, mimosas, beer, white wine or soda. You'll depart from Pier 39 at 10:00am, when sailing is the smoothest and warmest. Along the way to Golden Gate Bridge, you'll cruise past Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina District, Crissy Field and Fort Point. You'll be right under the Golden Gate Bridge for the 11:00am champagne toast. The return journey through the central bay and around Alcatraz Island will offer magnificent views of the cityfront, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Oakland and the Bay Bridge.
Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
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, Mar 26, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, Apr 1, 2019 / 6:00pmTuesday, Apr 2, 2019 / 6:00pm
Alyssandra Katherine Dance Project (AKDP), a four-year-old London-born, San Francisco-based contemporary dance company, is proud to present the world premiere of UNRAVELED. Featuring an ensemble of five performers, and film projection design by Clare Schweitzer, UNRAVELED explores the all too common experience of dependency, addiction and isolation. Additional collaborators on UNRAVELED include lighting designer Del Medoff. In UNRAVELED, each of the five performers -- Kelsey Gerber, Tayler Kinner, Jan-Matthew Sevilla, James Washington and Erin Yen -- blends movement with spoken word, drawing on a mix of personal stories of dependency and addiction, in addition to stories gathered through interviews with members of Open Recovery Center in San Francisco.
You control the characters in this epic improvised role-playing serial. Roll the 20-sided die to lead our four main characters through the Journey Master’s fantastical world of harrowing adventures, mythical creatures, and unexpected twists. Are you up for the challenge? Then join us for our next campaign! Un-Scripted Theater Company presents Adventure Quest in San Francisco.
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.
Juke Joint Jukebox is a cabaret-style tribute to an American icon. A cast full of some of the best vocalists/performers in the Bay Area will sing one iconic song after another and narrate the historical development of the juke joint. Trace its evolution from its roots in slavery-era community houses through the growth of jazz in cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Explore the artistic Renaissance of juke joint music through big bands and artist like Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra and many more. Finally, you’ll take a glance at the amazing music created during WWII and into the 1960s with Motown and the Civil Rights movement, leading into the Vietnam War. Don’t miss this North California Arts Collective production at the Shelton Theater.
Magician and mindreader David Gerard is back with new magic and mentalism for 2019. Over 75 minutes, David's 20 years of experience with the mystery arts are on display, showcasing a wide range of magic and mindreading effects. A top hit with Silicon Valley companies and event planners, David's shows at PianoFight in San Francisco are the only place to catch him performing this new material.
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Apr 3, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Mar 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
Join Endgames Improv for a night of long-form improv comedy featuring house Harold teams Local Honey, Paint Dept and JACKSON. There will also be occasional appearances by Harold class graduates or holiday-themed shows. Don't miss the laughs at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
From Ash is a dance theater performance derived from California Book Award Winner Tongo Eisen-Martin's 2015 poetry collection Someone's Dead Already. The piece responds to our current historical moment, when we often find ourselves picking up the pieces after natural and manmade disaster. Equal parts dark dreamscape and hopeful choreo-poem, From Ash is about repeated renewal after destruction. How does the human spirit remain vibrant in spite of personal and cosmic pain? Directed by Annie Kahane and created in collaboration with a cast of five all-star performers, From Ash uses the poetry in Someone's Dead Already as a narrative and rhythmic guideline. The artists move seamlessly between dancing and speaking, turning the jazz-like cadence of the language into a theatrical experience.
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.
Catch plenty of high-energy characters, fast-paced scenes and personal absurdities with the comedy stylings of RagTag Improv. Whether it's an entire play invented from scratch using audience suggestions, a series of scenes using every genre imaginable, or some off-the-cuff musical performance, the unpredictability only makes the jokes land harder. Bring friends and settle in for a night of laughs at Stage Werx as the talented cast of improvisers draw on San Francisco's brand of energy to deliver unscripted and unexpected comedy -- always different, but reliably hilarious.
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Mullet)Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Mullet)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (SuperScene)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Musical Mullet)
The incomparable Linda Eder returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco for three performances with her latest show, If You See Me. During this intimate San Francisco evening, Eder will perform a selection of songs from her new album of the same name that covers Broadway classics and standards, including “Before the Parade Passes By” from Hello, Dolly, “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables and “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard. In addition, Eder will perform hits from throughout her career that spans 17 albums and 30+ years on the stage.
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.
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Mar 25, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
The SF Magic Hour is 75 minutes of mind-blowing magic performed by a different set of performers each month. These magicians have performed in Las Vegas and Reno Casinos, the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, on TV for the Late Late Show and Penn & Teller's Fool Us, on luxury cruise lines, with touring Broadway shows, and at Monday Night Magic, New York's longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Each month brings new and amazing magic. So come back to PianoFight again and again to see the newest IMpossibilities.
Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Apr 29, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
Beyond Borders Storytelling features wanderlusting adventurers with exciting tales to share. Originally founded by three former Peace Corps Volunteers as a way to exchanges stories about living overseas, BBS has expanded to now feature stories from anyone. Whether you're building bridges at home or abroad, across cultures or under the same roof, these events showcase unique perspectives from anyone interested in creating greater understanding through the art of storytelling. Get an earful of something new at San Francisco's PianoFight.
On Thanksgiving weekend come celebrate the return of the “All Night Happy Hour Silent Disco” party. This time, it's at the Beer Pong Lounge in North Beach, and they're doing two for one specials for attendees. Of course, DJs will be in the building, spinning 3 different genres of music. You'll have the power to pick your party tunes with the flick of a switch on your headphones. DJ 1 will have EDM/House, DJ 2 will have '80s, '90s and 2K Throwbacks and DJ 3 will have Hip Hop/R&B/Latin. Your Experience Includes: 3 live DJs battling for your attention, a pair of Quiet Events Headphones, glow in the dark gear, outdoor bar, taco stand, two for one specials on beers and well drinks. When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00pm
Sierra Boggess returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for an evening of song and storytelling. In a time filled with so much uncertainty, guests will be transported into Sierra’s world as she shares life lessons through song while reminding us all that we are enough. Joined by her musical director Brian Hertz, Sierra will perform songs from The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, The Little Mermaid, It Shoulda Been You and many more! Sierra Boggess is regarded as one of Broadway’s most beloved ingénues. She recently appeared in the premiere of the new play The Age of Innocence at Hartford Stage for which she received a nomination for a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Countess Ellen Olenska. Sierra’s recent Broadway credits include It Shoulda Been You and School of Rock, where she originated both roles. Prior to that, Sierra returned to the London stage for a limited engagement as Fantine in the original production of Les Misérables. She then starred in the 25th Anniversary concerts of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall, reunited with her It Shoulda Been You co-star Tyne Daly in the Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class, and starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies in the West End, for which her performance as Christine Daae received a 2011 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Sierra's other NY theatre credits include starring as the title character in the Broadway production of Disney's The Little Mermaid (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations and Broadway.com award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance), the final cast of off-Broadway’s Love, Loss, And What I Wore and in the City Center Encores! production of Music in the Air. She starred as Christine Daae in the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera and has been seen in the national tours of Les Misérables and West Side Story. Concert appearances include The BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series: The Lyrics of David Zippel, New York Pops at Lincoln Center and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall. Sierra continues to perform her solo show across the country. Recordings include the 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera (also on DVD), School of Rock, It Shoulda Been You, the Symphonic Recording of Love Never Dies, the original cast album for The Little Mermaid and Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess.
There's nothing like a stand-up set from a true comedy veteran. They've killed and they've bombed and they've made it through everything a stand-up audience could throw at them over the years. The end result is a group of seasoned pros who have sharpened their delivery, trimmed the fat and know how to deliver a killer comic punch in any situation. The Punch Line presents The Dinosaurs of Comedy, featuring four of San Francisco's long-timers. Michael Meehan has been seen on The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing. Also on the bill is Johnny Steele from the comic noir/monster film, Hey Monster, Hands off my City. "Larry "Bubbles" Brown's deadpan style has earned him two Letterman appearances, and Steven Pearl's credits include Evening at the Improv.
Rob Haze (The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Viceland) brings his brand of chill but hilarious humor to Petaluma for one special night! Rob Haze made his network debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2018 and has been seen on television shows and comedy festivals the world over. He'll be recording his debut album in the Bay Area and visits Hotel Petaluma for another great night of stand-up with feature comic David Nihill (Real Irish Comedy Tour, winner San Francisco Comedy Competition) and your host Shanti Charan (Best Comedian, SF Bay Guardian).
Through vignettes resonant with warmth and a sense of mischievous humor, Scenes From 71* Years shares an epic snapshot of Palestinian life under occupation. A picnic interrupted by soldiers. Never-ending lines. Sunbathing in the shadow of a tank. Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil draws from stories of family and friends to reveal the real human story: the dreams, comedy, sadness, and frustrations of daily life in the shadow of the "separation wall."
This classic tale from Neil Simon remains one of the stage’s most recognizable and timeless comedies. When fastidious Felix Ungar is thrown out by his wife his only refuge is with his best friend, Oscar Madison, a recently divorced sportswriter whose apartment is a study in slovenly chaos. Friends, yes, but will they drive each other crazy? This peculiar pair, with decidedly different approaches to life, to love and to housework, has been entertaining audiences with side-splitting laughter for nearly 50 years. Enjoy The Odd Couple at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco.
The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers. See them live in concert with Van Goat at Mystic Theatre & Music Hall in Petaluma. Legendary Shack Shakers w/ Van Goat When: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 8:30 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) Restrictions: 21 & over
Austin,Texas-based White Denim have carefully and continuously studied the greatest records ever made, but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance and fight to. Theirs is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind. While it has morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and ability to spark true rock 'n' roll exhilaration have been unerring constants of the band’s 10-year existence. See them live in concert with the Once and Future Band at Mystic Theatre & Music Hall in Petaluma.
What’s a chart-topping, arena-packing rock band to do when they part ways with their lead singer? If you’re Van Halen in 1985, you somehow try to fill those shoes. Luckily for them (and hard rock fans everywhere) they found Sammy Hagar, and went on to release four multi-platinum, No. 1-charting albums. Of course, Eddie and Co. weren’t psychic: Hagar was already a hitmaker. The first song he ever wrote (“Bad Motor Scooter”) turned his band Montrose into an overnight sensation. And he’d recently scored a hit as a solo artist with the speed-demon anthem "I Can't Drive 55.” And he still hasn’t let his foot off the gas. Now, with a new album about to drop, Sammy Hagar and his band, The Circle, are coming to Concord Pavilion. Joining the "Red Rocker" for this concert is fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and The Stone Foxes.
Not a typical tribute band with a Prince lookalike or impersonator, The Purple Ones bring audiences to their feet, night after night, by speaking Prince's musical language. They channel his energy, rhythm, creativity — and of course a serious dose of unadulterated funk. The Purple Ones tap into that soulful artistry like none other. The group’s the lead guitarist and musical director, Levi Seacer Jr., previously served with Prince as his musical director, bassist/guitarist and co-founder of his "New Power Generation.” Now The Purple Ones bring the Prince legacy and vibe to Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, where they'll perform Sign "O" the Times in its entirety.
Pearl Jam tribute band Corduroy performs at Mystic Theatre & Music Hall in Petaluma. the Bay Area band will play all of Pearl Jams hits from 1991 to today. They'll be joined by Alice In Chains and Soundgarden tribute band Alice in The Garden.
Since Low Cut Connie's debut album, Get Out the Lotion, they’ve firmly established their reputation as one of the most exciting live shows in the U.S., with the Chicago Tribune calling them “the essence of what rock ’n’ roll should be.” Sweat-drenched, piano-pounding songwriter and frontman Adam Weiner’s writing has been described as “Seventies Stones (but dirtier), the New York Dolls (but tighter) and Jerry Lee Lewis (but Westerberg-ier)” by Rolling Stone. In 2018 they released their fifth studio album and made their network television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyer. The band already counts Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Hornby and Sir Elton John as fans; add your name to the list when you see them live at Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre & Music Hall. Hose Rips opens the show.
In Barbecue Apocalypse, three couples gather on the back deck of a modest suburban home for a midsummer barbecue where the hosts struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills and pretty much everything else. The superficial, neuroses-laden squabbles abound until the group discovers the rest of the world has been falling apart — literally — during their barbecue. For these complacent suburbanites, the end is just the beginning. Enjoy Matt Lyle’s Barbecue Apocalypse at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park.
From the producers of hits like Wicked-ish, Greased, Drunk Drag Dizney, Drunk Drag Broadway and MAnnie, Drunk Drag Broadway presents a brand-new, original musical drag parody, HairSprayed! Singing and dancing through 1960’s Baltimore with a San Francisco drag twist! Bigger Hair and bigger heels that will leave you gagged! Join Tracey, Link, Seaweed and the whole gang as they sing and dance through your favorite musical numbers with drunk narrator Chyna Maykit at Oasis in San Francisco.
Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical flying into the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Come out for Serenity Gathering, a three-day camping, music and art festival at Woodward Reservoir, 90 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring performances by artists like Troyboi and Blunts & Blondes, plus wellness classes, art installations, food and more -- it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.
One of the Bay Area’s true cultural jewels, Smuin Contemporary American Ballet continues to shine brightly at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, where you'll no doubt be dazzled by their movement and artistry with Dance Series 02. As a special 25th anniversary treat, former Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert returns to Smuin with a stunning world premiere that will continue to break the boundaries of dance. The program for this landmark year also features some of Michael Smuin’s favorite pieces including Unforgettable, Georgia and Fever, the sizzling chair solo from Dances With Songs. Highlights from Carmina Burana, Dancin' With Gershwin and Frankie and Johnny also round out the bill.
In this rock musical based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place ... six feet under. Heathers: The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal show based on one of the greatest teen comedies of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers can be enjoyed at the Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre.
One interview. Two legends. Plenty of secrets. Before becoming icons of American theater, Tennessee Williams and William Inge were just two aspiring playwrights sharing a night together, shut away from the world’s judgment. As the liquor flows and confessions begin to spill out in The Gentleman Caller, these men reveal sides of themselves the public never saw — in all their vulnerabilities, flaws and triumphs. Enjoy the regional premiere of this “beautifully worded, heartfelt and spellbinding look at the brief and unlikely relationship between two of America’s greatest playwrights” (Broadway World) at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center.
Bursting with one show-stopping number after another, Pippin is the magical, musical fairy tale featuring a fabulous score from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). The Tony-winning musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find his life's meaning. Along the way, he samples the glories of the battlefield, the intrigues of political power and the pleasures of the flesh -- all part of his quest to find out where he fits in. As narrated by a troupe of magical performers, this exuberant journey of existential fulfillment is one of Broadway’s most enduring and beloved classics, and it's coming to the Berkeley Playhouse.
Join the Golden Gate Fields at the inaugural Gold Rush Weekend with this special concert event, The Golden Gate Get Down. This exclusive event will feature live hip-hop and reggae music, cocktails and beer, food trucks, and a huge card of racing on the inaugural Gold Rush Weekend!
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you've seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at breweries throughout the country. Find out which local beers pair best with hysterical laughter when The Brewery Comedy Tour comes to your town.
Mix it up with a different kind of happy hour ... mezcal, food and dance! Learn about mezcal, see contemporary dance in an intimate setting and network with other Bay Area professionals! Join JUNTOS at this happy hour benefit celebrating over a decade of international and Bay Area educational dance projects. The all-inclusive ticket includes Mexican street food; cocktails, wine and beer; mezcal tastings; contemporary dance by professional dancers from around the United States; art from Mexican artists; silent auction; great prizes, and more. The event will feature the cultures JUNTOS works with in a marketplace of activities that prompt social engagement with new faces, learning about different cultures, and enjoying an array of tasty drinks and food. All ticket sales directly benefit Bay Area and international educational dance programming.
We’ve traded up our caves, tripled our life spans, written Ulysses, and gone to the moon. And along the way, melted the ice caps, oppressed the crap out of each other, and elected you-know-who. Are we getting anywhere? From the first gentrification (sorry, Neanderthals!) to the secrets of the genome, Paul Sussman's The Wrong Kind of Pessimism takes on (and smacks down!) the big questions of Progress, Faith and Where It All Ends. See this solo show at The Marsh in San Francisco.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pm
In Off-Broadway, Off-Book, Off-Kilter, Cat Dance improvisationally completes a play they haven't read after a dramatic reading of the first scene. On select dates, they'll feature plays by local San Francisco playwrights.
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:30pm
After a long day at work, your parents were too busy, too tired or just plain didn't want to encourage your wild imagination. But Go Ask Your Father gives you a second chance, kiddo. Spend the evening with Stunt Dad as we act out the inane, the juvenile and the heartfelt thoughts you didn't quite outgrow. Sure, these improv masters don't smell like Dad's bourbon or bake cookies as well as Mom, but they sure know how to entertain. Come to Endgames Training Center South to experience a little bit of home right here in San Francisco's Mission District.
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Have your heart twisted and tickled by this hilarious and inspiring show that blends some of the best slam poetry and improvised comedy the Bay Area has to offer. No show is the same! Poetry will be performed by Ephraim Nehemiah and your co-host Mic Ting. Improv will feature Caleb Lush, Conor Allen, Danny Outlae, Rodd Naimi, Lilly Conboy, Teddy Myers, Tayor Couchois and Sahil Desai. Catch The Bridge at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pm
It's your new favorite improvised work-out class Have you ever heard of Natalie Portman's 27-Day Foot Lunge Challenge? Interested in trying Voldemort's 100-Hour Booty Sculpt? How about Barack Obama's 5-Minute BBQ Cleanse? Well, here's your chance! Come to Meat Sweats at Endgames Training Center in San Francisco.
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pm
Two teams go head-to-head for some friendly competitive improv! An incredible cast of hosts serve as your guides to this hilarious weekly showdown. At the end of the show, this week's champ is decided by you, the audience!
Two people enter. Two people do improv. No one dies. The minds behind Endgames Improv have come to the belief, however, that this can be a little predictable. In the interest of reducing the amount of certainty, they devised this show. Every other week, Jon Skulski and Max McCal challenge another team to perform in a style selected just moments before they get on stage. As is fair, Jon and Max then perform at the whim of their guests. Unknown styles, uncertain futures — anything goes in Uncertainty Principle at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:00pm
Join improv team Local Honey as they create a brand-new reality show from scratch — inspired by you — at each and every installment of Real Honeys of SF. You'll laugh, you'll cry and, hey, you don't even have to get out of your leggings. So bring your BFF, grab your Snuggie and come on down to San Francisco’s Stage Werx to tune in and find out: Will they say yes to the dress? How super sweet will their 16 be? Or will they be ... chopped?
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Apr 16, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00pm
Join Dammit, Carol! for a lovely evening of lavish literary delights. The Carols host a book club based on a title suggested by the audience, leading to a page-turning evening of improv full of red herrings, cliffhangers, and onomatopoeia. Each show features new sketch comedy videos, and guest openers, forming a biweekly leather-bound volume of fun.
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
Daytime Talk at Night is a fully improvised daytime talk show with all of the action, intrigue and revelations of an episode of The Jerry Springer Show acted out before your very eyes by seasoned improvisers. Plus, each show has a different special guest playing Chet the Security Guard. You won't want to miss any of the action at Endgames Training Center in San Francisco.
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:30pm
Flash Mob Musical is an explosive, energetic cluster of excitement, song and dance. The longest-running musical montage group in San Francisco, Flash Mob Musical is musical improv like you've never seen before. The current cast features Aimee Lucido, Bahaar Taj, Debra Schifrin, Dustin Clingman, Eric Lamothe, Craig Gaspian, James Liu, Margot Stern and Rico Rocque at Stage Werx. The players are from different improv theaters in the Bay Area including Endgames Improv, BATS, Leela and Pan Theatre. On keys are Neil Pomerleau, David Norfleet and Michael Risse.
Take a detour down memory lane. Share a memory (nostalgic, silly, awkward), and you and the Chivalry Club improv troupe will delve into it together. Straddling the line between fantasy and reality, Chivalry Club shines a light on the strange and exciting parts of the past. Catch Wayback Wednesday at San Francisco's Stage Werx.
The one-act operetta Trial By Jury was the first real success by the duo Gilbert and Sullivan. With a cast comprised of a gentleman who has jilted his fiancée, the jilted bride-to-be and her bridesmaids, a pontificating foreman, a lecherous judge and a chorus of jurors, Trial By Jury is a hilarious farce on English law and the human condition. The Lamplighters pair this one act with an updated Lamplighter Gala original, Trial By Jury Duty at Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Building. Come see what happens to all of the characters after the end of the original show! Happily ever after, or not so much? One of the Lamplighters’ more popular and famous spoofs deserves to be seen with the original show. When directed by Barbara Heroux, we know we have a winning combination!
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at the Lesher Center for the Performing Arts.
Christian Reif Conductor Did you know you don’t need a wand to cast a spell? Think about the magical powers of music! Even without pictures, music can paint colorful stories in our minds, make us feel different emotions, and transport us to a different time and place. Join us for a concert that is all about magic and myths--you’ll hear the music of Harry Potter as well as the thrilling Russian tale of The Firebird. PS: See if you can find the mystery instruments throughout the concert! Come early and collect stamps in your musical passport, and enjoy lobby activities such as the instrument petting zoo, coloring stations, and our conductor photo station. Ticket holders receive free online materials to enhance musical discovery at home. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
The 2019 edition of University Dance Theater showcase features "Mad Brass Redux" by guest choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton. The evening also includes pieces by faculty members Wendy Diamond, Ray Tadio and Cathleen McCarthy, and from student choreographers Sarah Kearney, Karen Luu, De'Jhonea Rankin and Sawako Shimura. Experience these powerful performances at the Creative Arts Building at San Francisco State.
Hunter and Jeff want to enter the New York Musical Theatre Festival, but they're facing a huge challenge: The deadline is three weeks away, and they haven't written a word. Enlisting the help of two of their actress friends, they dive headlong into brainstorming, writing and scoring their musical, singing their way through the ups and downs of the creative process. This joyful and snarky exploration of what it takes to turn a vision into reality received a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009. Now you can enjoy this San Francisco State University production of [title of show] at the Creative Arts Building.
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continually running jazz festival in the world -- one so renowned that it's taken to sending its Grammy-winning musicians on the road every year to meet the demand for its groundbreaking music. This year, Bay Area jazz fans can expect to see stellar performers like vocal sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant, who's won two Grammy awards before even turning 30. Accompanied by a combo that includes Bria Skonberg on trumpet, Melissa Aldana on tenor sax and drummer Jamison Ross, these Monterey Jazz Festival stalwarts are a must-see at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall.
In this colorful adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's satire of 19th-century British society, the wiley and scheming antiheroine Becky Sharp scrambles up social ladders and hurdles over whims of fate in this farcial comedy about trying to get what you want out of life, no matter the cost. Conjuring an inventive and lively period drama featuring one of literature’s original “nasty women,” acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels in this production at A.C.T. in San Francisco.
Conductor Simone Young's career kicked off in spectacular style -- she was the first woman and youngest person ever to be a resident conductor with Opera Australia, as well as the first female to lead the Vienna State Opera. With that dramatic background, she's a natural to conduct the San Francisco Symphony in a concert featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Filled with seductive rhythms and exotic sounds, the evocative piece serves as a musical magic carpet ride to the world of the Arabian nights. Pianist Louis Lortie also joins the SFS at Davies Symphony Hall for a performance of Ravel's jazz-flavored Piano Concerto in G major.
Known for their powerful sound and profound unity of ensemble, Ensemble Illume is dedicated to sharing the rich character of the viola, cello, and piano trio with audiences of all ages. With its unconventional instrumentation, Illume’s mission is to nurture and expand the repertoire for the ensemble by identifying rarely-heard work and working with contemporary composers, while also pursuing collaborations with fellow musicians to perform quartets, quintets, and larger chamber ensembles. The ensemble was formed with an inaugural concert in San Francisco in 2018, which featured works by Kaija Saariaho and Johannes Brahms. The musicians of Ensemble Illume have made their passion for chamber music the core of their varied and busy performing careers, which have included performances on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the New York City Center, the National Theater and Concert Hall of Taiwan, Auditori Teulada-Moraira in Spain, and through the airwaves of American Public Media, WNYC, WHYY, WQXR, WFMT, WAMC, and KALW.
The Bay Area-based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through Mt. Shasta’s Music By the Mountain, Sunset Music | Arts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, and the Merced Symphony Association. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.
When it comes to sleek, smart and modern magic, look no further than magician David Gerard, who performs his theatrical illusions and mind reading to sold-out audiences in the Bay Area. David has performed for companies like Google, Facebook, and AirBnb. He most recently finished a nine-show run at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Delighting both die-hard followers (known as "Wheatheads") and new fans alike, legendary prog rockers Kansas celebrate the 40th anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return with a new national tour. They'll raise the roof at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland with a live rendition of the entire 1977 disc, plus hit songs, deep cuts and fan favorites, including "Dust in the Wind," "Portrait (He Knew)," "Closet Chronicles" and "Paradox." The Point of Know Return originally peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's album charts, reached multi-platinum status and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 singles.
Setting sail from Pier 40, the Margarita Shakedown yacht party cruise includes chicken, pork and beef tacos with toppings, sides and dessert. Plus, you'll enjoy dancing to Latin music by DJ Scoots, scenic views of the San Francisco Bay and margaritas and more for purchase from the on-board cash bar.
Come out for reggae music, Jamaican food and cocktails on a 2.5-hour cruise out of San Francisco's Pier 40. Let Party on Cruise’s chefs dazzle your taste buds with some authentic Caribbean food, including desserts, all while jammin' to reggae.
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Boarding Begins at 9:15pm)
Don your best white duds, and prepare to enrich the experience of art and allow it to POP! Engage Art Fair Preview Party is held at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga. You'll wander through the works of 35 high-caliber Bay Area professional artists in a layout designed to draw you directly into the experience -- a gallery interspersed with active artist stations, live music, food, wine and ARTinis. This special event fuses traditional and contemporary art with visual and performing arts into a carefully curated multimedia mashup set within an 11,000 square-foot gallery backdrop. Come early, stay late!
In his one-man biographical musicals, Hershey Felder has brought to life everyone from Beethoven to Irving Berlin, and in Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, the virtuoso performer takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative L'après-midi d'un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. Experience it at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
The funniest things in life are most often just plain silly. Stay Silly Comedy, at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, will introduce you to a variety of local up-and-coming comedians and amazing veteran comedians. So head to Cobb's, order some great food, and support live comedy and while you get silly!
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.
For an evening of sophisticated fun, join Hornblower's Supper Club Cruise on San Francisco Bay. With several small-plate dining stations featuring international favorites and tasty desserts, this three-hour cruise is the perfect setting for a night out with friends, a date night or a special celebration. Local DJs spin up-tempo lounge and Top 40 hits so you can work it out on the dance floor, or step outside for gorgeous views of the twinkling city skyline. Soda, coffee, tea and water are included and wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase.
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
Stand-up comic Scott Capurro, a San Francisco native, is known for his confrontational and controversial yet thought-provoking comedy. He won the prestigious Perrier Award for his first one-person show, Risk Gay, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He's also been seen on Comedy Central, and heard on Alice 97.3. He's also a veteran actor, with credits ranging from playing Harvey Fierstein's boyfriend in Mrs. Doubtfire to voicing half of the two-headed podrace announcer in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Now see Scott Capurro and friends live at the Punchline San Francisco.
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.
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.
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
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.
San Francisco's original beer festival celebrates its 36th year, with more than 100 purveyors of beer, wine and spirits serving up their tastiest libations for you to try along with included bites from tasty SF and Bay Area restaurants. You’ll enjoy music, games and more at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion, with proceeds going toward the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School.
Named in Playboy's list of 10 Comedians Every Fan of Comedy Should Know, Billy Wayne Davis is regarded as "the thinking man's hillbilly." Davis plays off his drawl and mellow vibe to deliver cutting and absurd riffs on Southern stereotypes, marriage troubles and a slew of clever observations. He's appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron and TruTV's World's Dumbest... and written for FOX NFL. His debut album was named in the Top Ten Comedy Albums of 2012 by Paste magazine. Catch this rising comedy star when he hits the stage at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Engage! Your trip to the outer reaches of the universe comes in these hilarious improvised episodes inspired by the hit science fiction fantasy series Star Trek. You don't have to be a super fan to enjoy Phasers on Stun's live show's featuring intergalactic humor, cosmic exploration and planet-hopping adventures -- all improvised on the spot. This improv gang specializes exclusively in Star Trek-inspired episodes about the cosmos, keeping audiences entertained with costumes, aliens and more. Check out this wild and wacky fan-fic spin at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
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, Apr 12, 2019 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)
A finalist on Season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Aida Rodriguez's razor-sharp delivery and hilarious material about life as a single mother of two has propelled her to the upper echelons of the comedic ranks. Drawing from both her journal and her Puerto Rican-Dominican background, Rodriguez's stand-up sets are fiery, fiercely personal performances with a style like no other comedian working today. Her charisma and presence won her a hosting gig on The Wedding Zinger for the NuVo Network -- a testament to a hard-earned comedic sensibility with cross-cultural appeal. Catch her when she comes to San Francisco's Punch Line Comedy Club.
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.