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, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 / 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.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Oct 21, 2019 / 11:30amTuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 11:30am
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.
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, Oct 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
You’ve seen plays, movies and TV shows, and the one thing they all have in common is … the script. In Closing Night, Fremont’s Made Up Theatre throws the script out the window and makes up a play on the spot, based on a title from the audience. That’s right. It’s an actor’s nightmare, but it’s an improvisor’s delight! Plus, you’ll witness a unique and hilarious format to kick off the show.
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.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Oct 21, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / Various Time Slots
Similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, this fast-paced short-form improv show plays a series of improvised games and scenes based on audience suggestions. Laugh Track City is a great opportunity for the cast and audience alike to have a fun and hilarious time at Made Up Theatre.
One of the city’s longest-running weekly shows, Comedy Oakland has been bringing you top headliners, local heroes and up-and-coming stars since way back in ‘09. Sit back and have a drink or a snack at Spice Monkey, where you’ll be entertained by faces you’ve seen on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and all the late-night talk shows, along with competition winners and stand-ups who’ve performed on “every habitable continent.” Comedy Oakland is produced by the world’s only Indian-Jewish comedian, Samson Koletkar, aka Mahatma Moses, and is often hosted by Date Talk podcaster Ira Summer. The live show was named “Best Place for Comedy” in the East Bay Express 2016 & 2018 Readers’ Poll.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (Comedy Oakland Presents)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Comedy Oakland Presents)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 9:45pm (The (Not So) Late Show)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Comedy Machine)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 9:30pm (The (Not So) Late Show)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Comedy Oakland Presents)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 9:45pm (The (Not So) Late Show)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:00pm (Comedy Machine)
The floor burns with furious footwork. The air pulses with syncopated claps and castanets as rhythmic guitar resounds. A unique mother-daughter pair, Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco brings the passion and energy of flamenco and Spanish dance to Peña Pachamama.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
Laugh at a mix of longtime favorites and up-and-coming comedians at #HellaFunny, San Francisco’s hilarious traveling comedy show. #HellaFunny began at the legendary Purple Onion club in 2010 in the North Beach neighborhood, and now carries the fun to venues all over the Bay Area. Catch them when they play Cobb’s Comedy Club.
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.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Monday, Oct 21, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)
This Red and White Fleet Cruise launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, and it’s still entertaining visitors and locals alike more than 70 years later. After departing from historic Fisherman’s Wharf, the ship sails along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, past the city’s Maritime National Park, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island, cruising by many other exciting sights as well on the one-hour voyage. Take advantage of the personal-headphone audio, available in 16 languages, to learn more about San Francisco’s history and world-famous landmarks, while enjoying a full onboard bar with drinks and snacks.
Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton keeps a lineup flush with some of the best names in comedy — from top-tier veterans (think Arsenio Hall and J.B. Smoove) to stand-ups just getting their start. Catch up-and-coming comics from near and far as the grab the mic at Tommy T’s ongoing Comedy Showcase. It’s the perfect way to get in on the ground floor with comedians who’ll someday be household names.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Oktoberfest Comedy Jam with Frankie Marcos)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Mex E. King StandUp for Downs Fundraiser)Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 / 7:00pm (Open Mic Night)Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 / 7:30pm (Wednesday Midweek Funnies)Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 / 7:30pm (Chris Posadas and Friends)Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Comedians Jeremy Curry & Sherwin Arae)Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Chris Posadas and Friends)
Like it or not, the United States is filled with borders, and a wall is not a realistic solution to most of them. Take a break from political posturing and media spinning with Border People, a play featuring the words and thoughts of actual people who navigate our nation’s borders daily.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, Nov 7, 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.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
There’s a reason Jay Alexander has been called the Human Lie Detector. With his combination of magic, psychology and mentalism, he can do everything from reading your mind to making objects vanish inches from your nose (and making you laugh the whole time, of course).
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 6:30pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 6:30pm
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.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmMonday, Oct 21, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmWednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm
Whether you want to kick off a fabulous date night or wrap up an enjoyable afternoon, this two-hour sunset sail is just the ticket. Step aboard the gorgeous traditional vessel called the Privateer to take in the sights at the most bewitching time of day. You’ll sail past Alcatraz, hug the coast at Sausalito and experience the full grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sip two servings of your choice of included beer, wine, soda or water as Privateer cruises along the spectacular San Francisco cityscape, while the sun sets and the lights of the city come to twinkling life.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Monday, Oct 21, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)
Russian River Adventures’ inflatable canoe trips offer a refreshing alternative to exploring gorgeous Sonoma County by car. Whether you’re a couple looking for a relaxing getaway, a family or a group of friends looking for a fun activity, paddling along in Russian River Adventures’ bright blue inflatable canoes is just the ticket. During this nine-mile full-day excursion, you’ll navigate through gentle currents for four to six hours while enjoying the best that nature has to offer. If you’re so inclined, you can even stop for a picnic or cool off in a refreshing swimming hole. Every member of the family is sure to have a blast on these self-guided tours… even the family dog! Check the event description below for more details.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday, Oct 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)
Young, tattooed and undeniably hip, Cindy Kaza is about as far from the wrinkled gypsy fortuneteller stereotype as you can get. But the differences aren’t only cosmetic. Unlike other so-called psychics who channel tantalizing but vague messages from beyond, Kaza “brings through” extremely specific evidence like names, personality traits and favorite phrases of those now on the other side. Trained at the famed Arthur Findlay School of Intuitive Sciences in England, Kaza is not only clairvoyant (clear seeing) but clairaudient (clear hearing) and clairsentient (clear feeling). All three unique gifts will be on display in a moving and thrilling presentation at Tommy T’s Comedy Steakhouse in Pleasanton.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 3:30pmSunday, Nov 17, 2019 / 3:00pm
There’s no better place to experience an event like The Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo than at the aptly-named Cow Palace in Daly City. A tradition for more than 75 years, GNR returns for two jam-packed weekends of Western fun, featuring PRCA rodeo competitions, horse shows, livestock exhibitions, stock dog trials, autograph signings and more. The marketplace, featuring everything you’d ever want in Western fashion, is open daily as well. And with live music and dancing at nightly barbecues, The Grand National proves that the spirit of the Old West is still alive and well in San Francisco.
One of the nation’s fastest-rising comedy stars, Kabir Singh is a huge crowdpleaser with an abundance of energy, an in-your-face attitude and clever material. He has won numerous comedy competitions, including taking first place two years in a row at the Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition, and has opened for top comedy stars like Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook and more. Singh has taped sets for Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand-Up Revolution and Starz’s StannDupp. He’s been called “The Next Big Indian Comedian” by India West, and has been called “One of the Must-See Stand-Up Comedians in the U.S.” by TV Asia.
BATS Improv — named the Bay Area’s Best Theater Company by the San Francisco Chronicle, Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly and Best First Date Spot by the San Francisco Bay Guardian — presents a variety show full of comedy fun, including head-to-head improv battles, long-form murder mysteries, musicals and more. Located at Bayfront Theater in the Marina District, every BATS show is one of a kind, using audience suggestions for a unique mix of improv comedy and theater that’s never the same show twice.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Fright-Day Night)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Improvised Twilight Zone!)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Fright-Day Night)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Improvised Twilight Zone!)Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Long Weekend)Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Long Weekend)Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Long Weekend)Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Long Weekend)
Red and White Fleet’s California Twilight Cruise is a relaxed two-hour cruise with views of the spectacular city lights, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers and a hot or cold beverage from the bar in a warm and cozy atmosphere. The boat features heated indoor viewing decks with large windows and comfortable seats as well as outdoor viewing decks for taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, Oct 21, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 6:00pm
There’s nothing like a stand-up set from a true comedy veteran. They’ve killed and they’ve bombed and they’ve made it through everything a stand-up audience could throw at them over the years. The end result is a group of seasoned pros who have sharpened their delivery, trimmed the fat and know how to deliver a killer comic punch in any situation. The Punch Line presents The Dinosaurs of Comedy, featuring four of San Francisco’s long-timers. Michael Meehan has been seen on The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing. Also on the bill is Johnny Steele from the comic noir/monster film, Hey Monster, Hands off my City. "Larry “Bubbles” Brown’s deadpan style has earned him two Letterman appearances, and Steven Pearl’s credits include Evening at the Improv.
Join the folks at FOOT for a fun, funny and informative “outing” that takes visitors and locals alike on a grand two-hour tour of this groundbreaking gay neighborhood. You’ll learn about the people, places and events that turned the Castro district into an LGBT hotspot, and stop in at history-making places like Josie’s Cabaret — the area’s first gay bar — the camera store and campaign headquarters of iconic activist Harvey Milk, the Pink Triangle Park and memorial, the gorgeously restored Castro Theatre and more. Plus, your friendly guide will keep you gloriously entertained with trivia, quizzes and other excitement throughout the two-hour stroll.
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.
Monday, Oct 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Halloween Theme)Monday, Nov 25, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Dec 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Laurie Kilmartin has been doing stand-up since 1987 and has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad made Vulture ‘s list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She’s written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for Conan, and previously wrote for Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She has appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a New Face and, 12 years later, as a Master. You can catch her live at Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 9:45pm
Anton’s Well Theater Company and Actors Ensemble of Berkeley are proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Sam Shepard’s final play, A Particle of Dread: Oedipus Variations.Particle of Dread brilliantly fractures the Oedipus myth into the times of both then and now — with many of the actors playing both the roles of the ancient central characters: Oedipus, Jocasta, Laius, Antigone, Tiresias and their modern counterparts: Otto, Jocelyn, Langos, Annalee and Uncle Del. As the play delves deeply into the mysteries of family and fate, Shepard’s signature rambunctious language is gorgeously present in numerous monologues and in the searing, conflicted encounters between the mythic characters. It’s as if Shepard is revisiting and deepening his exhumation of society’s buried secrets that began in the 1970s with the world premiere of his family plays (Buried Child,Curse of the Starving Class,True West and Fool for Love) at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, where he was the resident playwright. In bringing Shepard’s last play to the Bay Area, where so many of his great plays began, AWTC and AEB hope once again his always timely and prescient theatrical voice will thrill local audiences. The New York Times says the play is a “must-see for fans of Shepard.” The cast includes the accomplished local actors Amanda Artru, Bruce Avery, Zoe Curzi, Clay David, Leticia Duarte, Francisco Rodriguez and Don Wood.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Nov 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Set sail on the San Francisco Bay aboard the SF Spirit Yacht for Dead Set On The Bay. A Grateful Dead Concert Cruise featuring music by Stu Allen, Dan Lebowitz, Reed Mathis, Jay Lane, Todd Stoops. and Sunshine Garcia Becker. Dance, dine and drink on the waves while you watch the sunset and take in the glorious sites of the SF Bay. The first two sailings sold out this summer, get tickets now while you can for the last Dead Set On The Bay of 2020.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 5:30pm-9:00pm (Boarding at 5:00pm)
From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (The Book Club Play) comes this hot new comedy where gardens and cultures clash. Friendly neighbors become feuding enemies in this hilarious comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:30pm (Preview)
Wharf Fest returns to San Francisco’s iconic waterfront neighborhood. For the seventh year in a row, Fisherman’s Wharf invites Bay Area locals to come enjoy the neighborhood after the crowds of visitors have subsided but before the fabulous fall weather fades away. At the most delicious part of the day, the Chowder Competition, Fisherman’s Wharf restaurants will compete for the title of the Best Chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf. Chowder Competition, Beer and Wine Tasting, Benefit Concert (NEW!), and Free Street Fair and Activities.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 12:00pm-8:00pm (VIP All-Access Entry at 11:00am)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / Benefit Concert Only: 4:00pm-8:00pm (Entry at 3:30pm)
Booksmith hosts John Hodgman, who will be presenting and discussing his new book Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms. He will take many questions from the audience. Pending local availability, he will also interview one or more famous corgis of Instagram. After the presentation, he will then sign and personalize copies of Medallion Status until there are none left to sign or personalize. You must have a physical copy of Medallion Status, purchased from Booksmith, to enter the signing line. If you are one person who buys TWO copies of Medallion Status (including pre-orders from Booksmith, and/or audiobook/e-book editions of Medallion Status), John Hodgman will personally hand you an exclusive reward. The first person to purchase SEVEN physical copies of Medallion Status on the evening of the event will be automatically upgraded to the most comfortable seat available next to John Hodgman at the signing table, and that person (and one companion) may sit and chat with him throughout the signing. Other upgrades and loyalty bonuses will be announced on the night of the event. You will get your money’s worth. That is all.
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Fine, come to our new show anyway. Naked Drag Queens Singing offers The Kinsey Sicks’ trademark mix of gorgeous a cappella, hilarious drag, obscenity, and absurdity — with gasp-inducing political satire thrown in for bad measure. PLUS, the show features nearly a dozen new songs; the introduction of Angel, our newest demented Dragapella® darling; and a unique behind-the-queens view of The Kinsey Sicks unlike any that’s been seen outside of our dressing room. Or a men’s figure skating afterparty. Or Vice President Pence’s shower. Ever have a burning question you’ve wanted to ask one of the girls — or the boys behind the girls? This show gives you the chance to scratch that infectious itch!
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 7:00pm
It’s basically the American rock band dream: REO Speedwagon started out as a smalltime college bar band with big dreams before finding crazy-huge success in the ‘80s with power ballads like “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling." Kevin Cronin wrote that pair of iconic hits, and he’ll be fronting the band when they hit City National Civic.
No need to travel to the Great White Way to hear some great show tunes, Broadway Rocks! has got you covered with soaring reprises from a star-studded lineup of vocalists. That means you can finally jam to hits from your favorite musicals in a rock concert setting!
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 3:00pm
Known as “The Other Chris,” stand-up comedian Chris Spencer has never had any trouble being a star in his own right. A natural talent, he seems to glide up to the mic, the epitome of smooth from the start. And no matter how salty or outrageous he becomes, his whole performance remains polished. Just watching him morph effortlessly into a succession of characters — one minute a thuggish three-year-old spitting sunflower seeds, the next an old lady in the supermarket, then a guy trapped under a pile of rubble — is a show in itself. Now, this star of feature films, Showtime specials, and TV appearances (including Real Husbands of Hollywood and Being Mary Jane) comes to Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 10:15pm
Jordan Carlos is a stand-up comic and television personality who is best known for his work as a writer and on-air contributor for The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, The Colbert Report, MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Guy Court. He has also appeared on hit series such as HBO’s Girls, Showtime’s The Affair, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. Jordan lives in Brooklyn, NY and continues to perform his insightful and hilarious stand-up comedy in venues across the country. You can listen to him tackle everything from raising kids to splitting checks in WNYC’s podcast, Adulting.
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 9:45pm
There’s a place in Downtown Oakland where time stands still. A pocket of 19th century decadence, showmanship, allure and charm. Don your classiest ensemble and become a guest in this Gold Rush/Barbary Coast era outpost, with scintillating performers, a live orchestra and an authentic dinner-theater experience.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Friday, Nov 8, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)
This show is actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion it takes to “make it” as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up! If you ever longed for something, if you ever desired it with all your heart, if you were willing to wait tables for 29 years to pursue your dream, then My Son The Waiter will give meaning to your life. This hilarious and poignant story is universal in its message: the journey to follow one’s Dream … and the parents who suffer through it!
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pm
Sourpuss Abby wants to get rid of her relentlessly cheerful roommate Marilyn at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. Abby decides to bet Marilyn that she can make her angry before Marilyn can make Abby scared and Ripcord is off to the races. Ripcord is full of hair-brained schemes and ridiculous situations and will have you laughing from start to finish. David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People was a surprise hit at Role Players three seasons ago, and we believe Ripcord will be a winner, too. Featuring the talents of: Beth Chastain, Tyler Chastain, Vince Faso, Ann Kendrick, Cynthia Lagodzinski and Terrance Smith.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak Gallows humor at its best, this musical comedy convulsed Broadway in 2014, winning four Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Book. Based on the 1907 novel The Autobiography of a Criminal, by Roy Horniman, A Gentleman’s Guide tells the tale of impoverished Monty, who learns at his dying mother’s bedside that, far from being a street urchin, he is ninth in line to be the Earl of Highhurst, with all the wealth and power that entails. Well, that’s a lot of people to eliminate — but he will give it his best. And that’s just Act One. When the show debuted, the New York Times called it “ingenious” and “among the most inspired and entertaining new musicals.”
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
Set sail on the San Francisco Bay under the setting sun on a Grateful Dead-themed live music cruise. Your host Mr. Hat has assembled an all-star band to entertain you as you dance and dine on the Bay, all while enjoying astounding views of the Bay Lights, Alcatraz and SF skyline. Led by the incomparable Stu Allen, the band will include “Lebo” Dan Lebowitz (ALO), Reed Mathis (Golden Gate Wingmen), Jay Lane (Furthur, Ratdog, Primus), Todd Stoops (Kung Fu, RAQ, Fellowship of the Wing), and – just added — Sunshine Becker (Melvin Seals & JGB, Furthur). After DSOTB 1 & 2 sold out so quickly, many people told us, “You are gonna need a bigger boat.” And we listened. The luxurious San Francisco Spirit, docked on Pier 3 near the Ferry Building in San Francisco, features three spacious interior decks with color-changing LED lights and other modern details including a black granite bar on each deck. The band will perform on the first deck, and the second deck will feature a second PA system, a video feed of the band, and a liquid light show. Both deck one and two have dance floors, and the third deck has a Captain’s Lounge and a large sundeck.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 5:15pm (Boarding at 5:00pm)
Adapted by Giulio Cesare Perrone from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Four people go to the forest to plant some trees and save the earth. They discover a fantastic world populated by animals, plants, live music and mythical creatures. The result is a spectacular, dramatic, clever dialogue between mythological creatures, humans and animals about the future of all life on our planet.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 4:00pm
The show must go on — even if your performers are nowhere to be found. Expect plenty of tricks, treats and entertainment as Frank Olivier and his trusty hunchback assistant juggle a 16-act Halloween variety show all by themselves. No pressure!
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
This Country/Americana duo is made up of Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey from Jonesboro, AR, and Chicago, IL. Meeting at a music industry camp, they wrote a song that would take them to play at a Grammy week event, become a stellar opening act, play festivals, and premiere their “Last Time” video on CMT. Maybe April is recognized for their harmonies, strength as instrumentalists, original songs, and shared roles as front-women, each adding something different from their musical backgrounds to create a unique sound.
Paris, October 1904: The Lapin Agile, beloved Montmartre watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two young soon-to-be legends, for one extraordinary night. Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, whose egos are as big as their intellects, spar with the quirky and unique regulars and each other about art, science, fame, inspiration, sex, love, and the promise of the 20th century. Throw into this mix a mysterious visitor, and you’re in for a brilliant, witty and hilariously charming evening of theatre.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Pride Night)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Bob Dylan wrote “All Along the Watchtower,” but Jimi Hendrix made it famous. In the same way, Maurice Ravel took a promising piece from the pile, shined it and set it apart as something special. The San Francisco Symphony presents Ravel’s inspired orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, infusing it with brightness and depth.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
The dystopia described by Orwell in 1984 suddenly feels all too familiar. A world in which Big Brother (or maybe the NSA) is always listening in, and high-tech devices can eavesdrop in people’s homes (Hey, Alexa, what’s up?). A world of endless war, a world where the government insists that reality is not “Something objective, external, existing in its own right”— but rather, “Whatever Big Brother and The Party holds to be truth.” Join us for this frighteningly relevant dramatic presentation.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
El Tri treats its fanbase like one big family, even writing songs based on suggestions from fans — which is why a single album included songs dedicated to corrupt politicians, Pope John Paul II, and Che Guevara. If you know a person, place or thing that needs a searing Mexican blues-rock song written about it, you’ve just found your new favorite band.
Michael Longoria, star of Jersey Boys and The Midtown Men, will bring his one-man show, Like They Do In The Movies, to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for one performance only. Featuring songs from his brand-new album of the same name — including “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born, “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard, “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun and “Unchained Melody” from Ghost — Longoria will take audiences on a romantic cinematic journey. Michael trained at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts followed by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA in drama). He began his career with theatrical credits including Peter Pan & Wendy at the Prince Music Theater (Barrymore Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical), West Side Story at the Walnut Street Theatre, A Chorus Line at Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center and Avenue X at the Abe Burrows Theater. Internationally, Longoria appeared in West Side Story at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and A Chorus Line in Munich. Michael made his Broadway debut in the smash hit musical Hairspray (2003 Tony Award for Best Musical), later creating the role of Joey in the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Award for Best Musical) before taking over the role of Frankie Valli. In 2017, Longoria created the role of Freddy in the original Off-Broadway cast of The View UpStairs and can be heard on the original cast album. Longoria was nominated for Best Male Vocalist and Best Cabaret by The Glam Awards in 2016.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Conjoined twins with opposite personalities. Cryptic packages in the mail. A four year-old’s disappearance, and even stranger reappearance. Each week, married couple Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth surprise each other — and their audience — with stories of the bizarre, strange and unexpected. The Box of Oddities Podcast is fun, true, but most of all… really weird.
Straight Up Comedy has done it again. This show will be non-stop laughter. Be prepared to laugh the entire night. Shaun Jones of New Jersey has been tantalizing the comedy world with his quick wit and universal style of comedy. He has appeared on BET’s Comic View, Starz 1st Amendment Standup and more! Lance Woods of Sacramento is another hilarious comic. He has appeared on Hulu and Fox. Jose Raymond of Los Angeles surprised us all when he came up for a guest spot and he killed it, we had to bring him back for a full set! Paco Romane of Comedy Central and Nickelodeon will start it all off leaving you wanting more! Our host Ricco Da Great will dazzle you with his off the top comedy! Come out and start your weekend with us. You won’t regret it!
Every cup of tea is a story. This tea extravaganza is a full day of fun and conversation with other tea enthusiasts. Taste a variety of teas and discover the latest trends and innovations. Learn from experts in the tea community, and head home with a free commemorative porcelain tasting cup and maybe some delicious new teas for your collection.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 11:00am-5:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 11:00am-5:00pm
Widely considered his finest work, Eugene O’Neill’s Tony- and Pulitzer–winning drama follows the Tyrones—a family shaped by addiction, resentment, and regret—through a single day in August as years of secrets begin to emerge. Moving through the fractures in a family’s history, from racial alienation to economic insecurity to dreams deferred, Ubuntu Artistic Director Michael Moran helms a dreamlike production that conjures the ghosts of America’s pain, and the genesis of the opioid crisis facing the country today.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:00pm (Box Office opens at 6:30.)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:00pm (Box Office opens at 6:30.)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Box Office opens at 6:30.)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Box Office opens at 6:30.)Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 7:00pm (Box Office opens at 6:30.)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Box Office opens at 6:30.)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 1:00pm (Box Office opens at 12:30.)Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 1:00pm (Box Office opens at 12:30.)
Like the Academy Award-nominated film Same Time, Next Year, The Daughters examines not only characters, but also relationships and changes over time. Emmy-winning playwright Patricia Cotter takes you deep into San Francisco’s lesbian community, the people at the heart of it and its changing relationship with society at large. The Daughters is more than romance and banter, it’s also about identity across 60 years of culture.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. Winner of the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Dance Nation is a stark, unrelenting exploration of female power featuring a multigenerational cast of women portraying our 13 year-old heroines.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 7:00pm Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 7:00pm
Ever been to a male strip show before? Well, you’re in luck! Muscle Men Male Revue is coming to Club 21 Oakland and bringing the best in exotic male entertainment to your fingertips! Muscle Men Male Revue Strip Show is a high-energy audience participation show, filled with smoking hot male strippers in costumes and uniforms dancing erotically for your delight! These exotic male dancers are there to wow you, please you and knocks your socks off with the sexiest moves ever seen on stage. It’s the perfect place for bachelorettes, birthday girls and women in general to blow off some steam and have a great time with men that will do almost anything to entertain their audience. Event Website http://www.musclemenmalerevue.com Additional fees may apply. For events with a discounted price, no coupon or promo code is necessary to purchase tickets.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Leo, Dawn, Ralph, and Misha are old friends. The two 30-something couples are educated, progressive, and cosmopolitan. But when a racially motivated incident with the police leaves Leo shaken, he makes a radical proposition to Ralph that forever alters the relationship between these four friends — and their view of the world. Brave, intelligent, and eviscerating, White Noise by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most talked about new plays tackling our rapidly unraveling social contract. Berkeley Rep is proud to be the only regional theatre outside New York to present White Noise this year.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
In a Japanese coastal town in 1979, teenage sisters Hanako and Reiko run onto the beach during a tremendous storm on a dare. Hanako is tragically swept out to sea, while Reiko survives—but recalls seeing three mysterious men on the shoreline. The authorities determine that Hanako has drowned, but her mother insists that her missing daughter is still alive. Spanning over 20 years and the two vastly different countries of Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave is at once a riveting geopolitical thriller and a powerful story of the unshakable bonds between a mother, a daughter, and a sister who refuse to give up hope.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
Greg Ballad and Honee Parkks will bring back that soul feeling — once distributed by two of the greatest voices to ever grace yours ears — Mr Teddy Pendergrass and The incomparable Ms Etta James. Music by the ImmaculateLDream’Set. Southern Cafe has the best food that Antioch has to offer (available for purchase at the venue). Treat yourself to a five-star evening with this tribute to Teddy P and Etta James.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Sugar Brown — the slinky and seductive alter ego of diva Lanita Shera — dishes some steamy stand-up comedy. In Bad & Bougie, Sugar dives into her diaries, exploring her experiences onstage through bawdy comedy. You’ll laugh and start feeling frisky at the same time, and the room will be a whole lot steamier by the time all is said and done! This is definitely a show for adults only. In _Bad & Bougie, Sugar Brown discloses her diaries through comedy and storytelling as she experiences her first time becoming a submissive. The show features the slinky alter ego of Lanita Shera, who explores different facets of sexuality with her original productions.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theater goers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Catch all the fiendish fun at the Downtown Theatre in Fairfield.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 6:00pm
Calling all singers, comedians, poets, sword swallowers, fire spitters, magicians, and musicians ! Step To The Mic is an ongoing competition held once a month for 4 months. 2 winners will be chosen per night and all 8 will compete in the final show in January 2020. Come check out the talent on the Tommy T’s stage hosted by Comedian Damon Williams.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 7:30pm
An album that inspired a Revolution. A Revelation that changed the world. A Re-invention for this millennium. Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane” and “Superstar.”
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 6:30pm
“Sugar Brown — the slinky and seductive alter ego of diva Lanita Shera — dishes some steamy stand-up comedy and show off her sexy burlesque moves. In Burlesque Bad & Bougie, Sugar dives into her diaries, exploring her experiences onstage through her lusty dance numbers and bawdy comedy. You’ll laugh and start feeling frisky at the same time, and the room will be a whole lot steamier by the time all is said and done! This is definitely a show for adults only.” Bad & Bougie: Sugar Brown discloses her diaries through comedy, storytelling and sexy burlesque dance as she experiences her first time becoming a submissive. She explores different facets of sexuality with her original productions. In this R-rated and highly-interactive show, Sugar does this not just through hilarious comedy but also with dance. Incorporating dance, risqué costumes and frank, friendly lustiness, she elegantly celebrates a side of life we don’t always talk about.
Joey Guila has a knack for connection. The former Beverly Hills hairdresser and cancer survivor has lived a colorful life and entertained audiences across the country with the Filipino Kingz Tour. His ability to relate served him well as host of two interview shows on Myx TV, speaking with musicians such as Justin Bieber and Pitbull. Guila dials in to what makes you laugh at Cobb’s Comedy Club.
A mix of historical fact and artistic invention, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson uses the story of America’s brutal and bloody seventh president to investigate the attraction and terrors of populism, using a blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and emo rock. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Native Americans and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States — who cares if he didn’t have permission? Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators, Michael Friedman (Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude) and Alex Timbers (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher), cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today’s political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect them? What if they’re a genocidal maniac? What if they’re really, really hot?
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:00pm (Matinee)Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Season 2019/20 kicks off with Matthew Lopez’s fabulously flamboyant comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride. “Stitch-in-your-side funny … full of sass and good spirits.” – New York Times. Town Hall’s The Legend of Georgia McBride is a gender-defying, sweet and campy, hilarious, and heartfelt celebration of divas and difference! It’s showtime at Cleo’s Lounge, a dilapidated, small-time club in the Florida Panhandle. Casey’s got to get a new act together fast –- he’s broke and his wife just told him there’s a baby on the way. Can a young Elvis impersonator transform himself into a platform-pump-panty-hose-wearing drag queen? In a wild flurry of costume magic and lip sync coaching, “Georgia McBride” is born — a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. THT’s production of The Legend of Georgia McBride. Directed by Cindy Goldfield, the production features Andrew Mondello as Casey, April Deutschle as Jo, Greg Lynch as Miss Tracy Mills, Hector Zavala as Rexy and Jason, and Tom Reilly as Eddie.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Closing Night)
Life has a way of getting messy, and most people cope in ways we’re not proud of. All the skeletons come dancing out of the closet in This Side of Crazy, a comedy brimming with juicy secrets and false pretenses. When three sisters with vastly different lives have to come back together for a reunion showstopper, they’ll have to grapple with the choices they’ve made and what family means to them.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 2:00pm
Would poet Sylvia Plath still have won her Pulitzer if she had been alive at the time? Who Killed Sylvia Plath dives into the thoughts, feelings and musings of the ghost whose fame only grew after her apparent suicide. More mature now, Plath recounts falling in love with British bad-boy poet Ted Hughes and struggling with what we now know as clinical depression.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 5:30pm
Here’s a fun little game — spark a debate with your friends and family on the way to the show with this question: “Did any band write catchier pop tunes than ABBA?” Keep track of everyone’s answers. Then ask the same question after the show, and if at least one person hasn’t switched their answer to “NO,” well … they’re probably lying.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:00pm
Jurassic Pope’s newest show, The Felt Experiment is a not-so-kid-friendly birthday party for one lucky audience volunteer. See what happens when a show featuring puppets and performers goes totally off the rails. Yes, there will be cupcakes. Jurassic Pope is Michelle Swaney, Adrian Vazquez, Brad Jonas, and Jessy Lancaster. This show will feature special guest Dane Fox-McGraw.
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
The California Golden Bears are back for another season of Pac-12 action in Berkeley, and they’re aiming for the top of the standings and a trip to a bowl game. Visit one of the most scenic stadiums in college football to see the Bears battle non-conference foes and Pac-12 rivals.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 11:30am (vs. Oregon State Beavers)Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 / TBA (vs. Washington State Cougar)Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 / TBA (vs. USC Trojans)
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Rachel Bay Jones returns to Feinstein’s at The Nikko with her longtime collaborator Randy Redd to slay the American Songbook! Best known for original the role of ‘Heidi Hansen’ in the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen, audiences also know her work from TV’s Modern Family and God Friended Me, as well as the film Ben Is Back opposite Julia Roberts. Mr. Redd has been seen on Broadway in Million Dollar Quartet, Ring of Fire and Parade. Together they’ll be performing their take on songs spanning the American Songbook.
Murder, crime, seduction, private eyes, femme fatales and ridiculous metaphors pile up like a heap of trash at the city dump in Synergy Theater’s Spontaneous Noir: An Improvised Piece of Pulp. Completely improvised and all based on audience suggestions, this hysterical homage to Hollywood’s film noir will keep you in stitches right down to the very last shot of whiskey. So, shut your mug, see, and come on down to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek for Spontaneous Noir.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:15pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 3:15pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:15pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 3:15pm
Now in its fifth year, Ray of Light’s smash Halloween event returns in a newly imagined interpretation that brings new sets, new choreography and new direction — but the same madness of Transexual Transylvania. With San Francisco icon D’arcy Drollinger returning to the lab as Frank-N-Furter, Richard O’Brien’s cult classic will have you shivering in antici… this Halloween.
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 11:00pmWednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 10:00pm