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Improv Comedy in Downtown Oakland
Pan Theater

Improv Comedy in Downtown Oakland

Pan Theater
120 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland CA 94612

Improv Comedy in Downtown Oakland

Buy Tickets COMP - $5 $10

Get ready for some laugh-out-loud fun hitting the stage a mere 200 feet from BART. Oakland’s Pan Theatre hosts weekly improv shows filled with stories, scenes and characters that are birthed on the spot and hit the ground running. You’ll get a rotating roster of montages, one-acts and classic theater games, á la Whose Line Is It Anyway?. The unpredictable cast may even ask you to pitch some of your own ideas into the comedy incubator.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Escape From the Rock" Cruise
Escape From The Rock

"Escape From the Rock" Cruise

Escape From The Rock
Pier 39 at Embarcadero Street San Francisco CA 94133

Escape From the Rock Cruise Reveals Alcatraz’s Notorious Inmates

Buy Tickets $21 $42

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.

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 / 11:30am Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 11:30am Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / Various Time Slots Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / Various Time Slots Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / Various Time Slots Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 11:30am Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 11:30am

Stand-Up at Laugh City
Laugh City

Stand-Up at Laugh City

Laugh City
1517 Franklin St. Oakland CA 94612

Stand-Up at Oakland’s Laugh City

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Laugh City features Oakland’s top stand-up comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, Hulu, Netflix, Chelsea Lately and Showtime and a rotating list of hosts and openers who are regulars at Punchline, Laugh Factory and Comedy Store. Enjoy a full bar, including signature cocktails, and a post-show DJ spinning hip-hop, dance hall, Latin music and throwback jams. Laugh City is walking distance from the 12th & 19th St. Bart and a handful of late-night eateries. A night at Laugh City is always a spirited night of fun and laughter.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 7:30pm

SF Comedy Showcase
Punch Line Comedy Club

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street San Francisco CA 94111

SF Comedy Showcase: The Best Local Comedy at Punch Line

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

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, Dec 29, 2019 / 9:30pm Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 8:00pm

San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
SF Bay Cruise Adventure

San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

SF Bay Cruise Adventure
Pier 39 at Embarcadero Street San Francisco CA 94133

San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

Buy Tickets $17 $34

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, Dec 24, 2019 / Various Time Slots Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / Various Time Slots Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / Various Time Slots Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / Various Time Slots Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / Various Time Slots Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / Various Time Slots Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / Various Time Slots

Ace Boon Comedy® F'larious Fridays™
La Estrellita Cafe

Ace Boon Comedy® F'larious Fridays™

La Estrellita Cafe
446 E 12th St. Oakland CA 94606

Ace Boon Comedy® F’larious Fridays™

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Don’t miss the next Ace Boon Comedy F’larious Fridays show with host Ace Boon. Ace Boon Comedy F’larious Fridays showcases comedians from the world over, providing a great time in a fun, diverse and intimate environment. Each event will feature a seasoned/star headliner, hot music and sounds by DJ Kal; good food, full bar and lots of big laughs. Every ticket purchased will automatically be entered for a chance to win a raffle. Come early to get a good seat, and you and your friends can enjoy dinner and bar drinks. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle for a chance to win big cash!! You can get food, bar drinks, laughs and two chances to win cash and other prizes! What more can you ask for on a Friday (or Saturday)??

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 27, 2020 / 7:30pm Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, May 29, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 26, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Jul 31, 2020 / 7:30pm

Main Stage Improv
All Out Comedy Theater

Main Stage Improv

All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave. Oakland CA 94612

Short Form Improv Fun at All Out Comedy Theater

Buy Tickets $6 $12

All Out Comedy Theater’s signature, fast-paced Saturday night improv sets are packed to the brim with side-splitting unscripted comedy. Using audiences suggestions, the cast creates short form scenes and games. Each night showcases four comedians from an ensemble of professional actors from all over the Bay Area.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:30pm

"Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women)"
Cobb's Comedy Club

"Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women)"

Cobb's Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave San Francisco CA 94133

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women)

Buy Tickets $9.75 $19.50

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.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 8:00pm

"Comedy Oakland"
Spice Monkey

"Comedy Oakland"

Spice Monkey
1628 Webster St Oakland CA 94612

Comedy Oakland Stand-Up Showcase

Buy Tickets $7.50 - $10 $15 - $20

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, Dec 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Comedy Oakland Presents) Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (Comedy Oakland Presents) Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 9:45pm (The (Not So) Late Show) Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Comedy Machine) Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 9:30pm (The (Not So) Late Show) Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 8:00pm (Comedy Oakland Presents) Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 7:30pm (Comedy Oakland Presents) Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 9:45pm (The (Not So) Late Show)

Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña's "Ballet Flamenco"
Peña Pachamama

Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña's "Ballet Flamenco"

Carolina Lugo and Carol̩ Acu̱a

Peña Pachamama
1630 Powell St San Francisco CA 94133

Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco

Buy Tickets $10.99 $21.98

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, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 7:00pm

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise
Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

Red and White Fleet

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise
2829 Taylor St. San Francisco CA 94133

Red and White Fleet’s Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, With Narration

Buy Tickets $28.50 $44

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, Dec 24, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)

Red and White Fleet's Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Red and White Fleet's Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Red and White Fleet

Golden Gate Bay Cruise
2829 Taylor St. San Francisco CA 94133

Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Buy Tickets $21 $34

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.

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times)

"That BIG'80s Party"
Public Works

"That BIG'80s Party"

The Night

Public Works
161 Erie St San Francisco CA 94103

That BIG’80s Party: Dance the Night Away

Buy Tickets $5 $10

Break out the leg warmers and miniskirts, it’s time for a totally tubular tribute to some of the greatest music of the ‘80s. DJ Dave Paul is bringing That BIG’80s Party to Public Works in San Francisco — and he’s bringing the decade’s best music with him. You never know which classic you’re going to hear. But chances are you’ll enjoy plenty of hits from the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi, U2, The Beastie Boys, INXS, The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, Madonna, Men at Work, George Michael and many more.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 9:00pm

Museum of 3D Illusions
Museum of 3D Illusions

Museum of 3D Illusions

Museum of 3D Illusions
55 Jefferson St. San Francisco CA 94133

Museum of 3D Illusions

Buy Tickets $10 - $20 $25

You’re in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, a new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It’ll blow your mind.

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm

Yoshi's Oakland
Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi's Oakland

Live Music

Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West Oakland CA 94607

Yoshi’s Oakland: Japanese Cuisine & Live Music in the East Bay

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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.

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Sophie B. Hawkins)

Unique Derique: "Fool La La"
The Marsh Berkeley

Unique Derique: "Fool La La"

The Marsh Berkeley
2120 Allston Way Berkeley CA 94704

Percussive Clown Unique Derique’s Show Fool La La

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

The Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh Berkeley in his zany comedy extravaganza for all ages, Fool La La! Over the Rainbow. This hippity-hop, non-stop flight of fancy features circus-inspired tricks, playful percussion and electronic body music in a whimsical celebration of individuality, with new surprises on the journey to discovering YOUR inner rainbow! After the show, express yourself the Fool La La way — get into the act and join Unique Derique in a free 20-minute juggling and hambone workshop for the whole family chock full of Fool La La fun!

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 2:00pm Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 2:00pm

"A Christmas Carol"
A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

"A Christmas Carol"

A Christmas Carol

A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
415 Geary St. San Francisco CA 94102

A.C.T.’s A Christmas Carol: SF Holiday Fave

Buy Tickets $39 - $67.50 $78 - $90

There’s a reason we feel the desire to tell and be told certain stories year after year — some tales just cut to the core of the human experience. That’s why, even after more than a century-and-a-half, Scrooge’s emotional transformation still puts tears in our eyes. Bring a pocketful of tissues and a heart full of Christmas spirit.

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 1:00pm Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 6:00pm Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 / Noon

Red and White Fleet's California Twilight Cruise
California Twilight Cruise

Red and White Fleet's California Twilight Cruise

California Twilight Cruise
Taylor Street & The Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94133

Twilight Cruise: Enjoy The San Francisco Skyline, Light Appetizers and Music

Buy Tickets $55 $80

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.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 6:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 6:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 6:00pm Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 6:00pm Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 6:00pm Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 6:00pm

Comedian Dana Gould
Punch Line Comedy Club

Comedian Dana Gould

Dana Gould

Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street San Francisco CA 94111

Comedian Dana Gould (The Simpsons)

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

The Punch Line presents stand-up comedian Dana Gould, a longtime writer and producer on The Simpsons. Gould, who began his comedy career in the Bay Area, has also appeared in the film The Aristocrats, as well as countless late-night TV shows, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman and a renowned HBO special. A lifelong nerd, Gould blends smart and cutting social commentary with self-deprecating humor.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 9:45pm

The Underground: Stand-Up
Oakstop

The Underground: Stand-Up

Oakstop
1721 Broadway Oakland CA 94612

The Underground: Stand-up at Oakstop

Buy Tickets $5 $10

From the Basement of Oakstop, in the heart of Downtown Oakland, comes The Underground. See some of the best comics from the Bay Area and beyond in an intimate setting. Complimentary pizza & wine will be served. Feel free to also BYOB or bring dinner.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pm Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pm Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pm

Comedian Hannibal Thompson
Tommy T's Comedy Pleasanton

Comedian Hannibal Thompson

Hannibal Thompson

Tommy T's Comedy Pleasanton
5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton CA 94588

Bay Area Stand-Up Icon Hannibal Thompson

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Hannibal Thompson grew up on the street in the Bay Area, where he overcame some tough odds — including getting shot as a young man — to become an internationally-touring comedian with a massive Instagram following. Whether it’s the news, his relationships or his family life, Thompson’s irreverent perspective and observations will always leave you laughing.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 10:15pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 9:45pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 7:00pm

"Juice"
BRIX 581

"Juice"

BRIX 581
581 5th Street Oakland CA 94607

Juice

Buy Tickets Sold Out Coming Soon

Juice is a Reggaeton and house night.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 9:00pm

"Becky Nurse of Salem"
Peet's Theatre at Berkeley Rep

"Becky Nurse of Salem"

Peet's Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley CA 94704

Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Becky Nurse of Salem

Buy Tickets $41 - $57 $59 - $81

Sarah Ruhl is a force of nature in American theater. Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer, Ruhl first gained acclaim for her new spin on the Eurydice myth in 2003, and her latest play takes a darkly comedic look at how far we’ve come — or, more accurately, how far we’ve fallen short — when it comes to women’s rights in modern-day America. This is pure Ruhl, so expect witty dialogue, a timely-yet-timeless tale and even a bit of witchcraft.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

Hometown Heroes
Cobb's Comedy Club

Hometown Heroes

Cobb's Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave San Francisco CA 94133

Hometown Heroes

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Enjoy a stand-up show with people from your own neighborhood. This show features Kevin Avery, Kevin Camia, Sean Keane, Caitlin Gill, Louis Katz, Brendan Lynch and Chris Garcia., Irene Tu hosts.

Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 7:30pm

Super Soul Tribute Barry White & Stevie Wonder
Southern Cafe

Super Soul Tribute Barry White & Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Tribute

Southern Cafe
400 G St Antioch CA 94509

Super Soul Tribute Barry White & Stevie Wonder

Buy Tickets $15 - $20 $30

A super soul tribute, featuring the music of Barry White and Stevie Wonder. Come out and party with two iconic soul power houses, the band is always tight and the singers always on point, bringing you your favorite hits from Barry and Stevie. Enjoy another Greg Ballad Presents Production at the beautiful Southern Cafe in Antioch.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson
San Jose Improv

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson

Big Jay Oakerson

San Jose Improv
62 S. Second St. San Jose CA 95150

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson

Buy Tickets $5 $20

There’s a reason why people consider him the “master of the dirty joke,” so this night of comedy from Big Jay Oakerson at the San Jose Improv is obviously not for the faint of heart. But if you get a kick out of the comically profane, get ready to laugh your @$$ off.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 9:45pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 9:30pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 7:00pm

Tommy Castro & Chris Cain
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

Tommy Castro & Chris Cain

Tommy Castro

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
2367 Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94704

Tommy Castro & Chris Cain

Buy Tickets $14.50 $29

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be live at Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music in Berkeley! Chris Cain Blues Guitarist will open the show. Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes—the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy’s own sound was born. He honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge on the city’s competitive bar scene, where he learned how to capture an audience with his intensely passionate vocals, stellar musicianship and dynamic performances. Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop to Taj Mahal, toured through the area, and Castro was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ’s, where he often jammed, dreaming of one day busting out.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:30pm

"Copenhagen"
Berkeley City Club

"Copenhagen"

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

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Indra’s Net Theater Is proud to present Michael Frayn’s Tony Awarding winning play _Copenhagen_which is about a conversation between two scientists which took place in 1941 during the 2nd World War and ushered in the nuclear age.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Head Over Heels"
New Conservatory Theatre Center

"Head Over Heels"

New Conservatory Theatre Center
25 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA 94102

Head Over Heels at New Conservatory Theatre Center

Buy Tickets $24.50 - $29.50 $49 - $59

Fall in love with a bold new musical set to the soundtrack of the most successful female rock band of all time, The Go-Go’s. This modern fairy tale features Billboard-topping hits like “We Got The Beat," “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” that defined the sound of a generation. Set in a faraway land where once-upon-a-time is right now, Head Over Heels follows the adventures of a royal family as they journey to save their kingdom from extinction and end up finding love in unexpected places. Directed by NCTC Founder and Artistic Director Ed Decker. REVIEWS: “Hits from the groundbreaking ’80s band … give the musical a surging pulse, a raw edge, a rebel vibe” – San Francisco Chronicle “… makes for a fizzy, athletic, stylish and very funny night of musical theater” – SF Examiner “Shrewd, funny, sexy, and with a glorious beat, Head Over Heels will have you flipping for joy” – The Village Voice “… the joyful production dials the camp to 11; this is a show with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, except when it’s in someone else’s mouth" – Entertainment Weekly. Join us every Thursday night for MTV Video Music nights, a celebration of 80’s music and pop culture at 7 pm.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:00pm

Straight No Chaser
Davies Symphony Hall

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness San Francisco CA 94102

Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour

Buy Tickets $15 - $20 $39.50

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 3:00pm

"Theatresports on Ice (without the ice)"
Bayfront Theater

"Theatresports on Ice (without the ice)"

Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94123

Theatresports on Ice (without the ice)

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

Our signature improv competition is back just in time to celebrate the holidays! It’s the funny, fast-paced show that started it all for BATS, wrapped in it’s holiday finest. Two seasonally-themed teams go head-to-head each night, challenging each other to games, scenes and songs. Who wins at the end? YOU! Don’t miss the show that’s been an international fan favorite for over 30 years.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Mittens & Mistletoe": A Winter Circus Cabaret 2019
Dance Mission Theater

"Mittens & Mistletoe": A Winter Circus Cabaret 2019

Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St. San Francisco CA 94110

Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret 2019

Buy Tickets $27.50 $55

Sweet Can presents the 10th annual Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret 2019. A Bay Area tradition, Mittens is back with more comedy, spectacular circus feats and interactive madcappery! Performances include, juggling, high numbers hula hooping, aerial hoop, handbalancing on stacked chairs, magic, and live music from acclaimed a capella group, SoVoSó. This year’s cast includes veterans from Teatro Zinzanni, Seven Fingers, New Pickle Circus, Circus Bella, Flynn Creek Circus and Velocity Circus. Our world-class artists will amaze and delight the whole family.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 1:00pm (Preview Performance) Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Adults Only Performance)

"Elf the Musical"
Downtown Theatre

"Elf the Musical"

Downtown Theatre
1035 Texas Street Fairfield CA 94533

Elf the Musical

Buy Tickets $18 $28

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 6:00pm Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 2:00pm

"Groundhog Day"
San Francisco Playhouse

"Groundhog Day"

San Francisco Playhouse
450 Post Street San Francisco CA 94102

Groundhog Day: The Musical

Buy Tickets $36 - $45 $60 - $75

The Bill Murray flick that inspired this entertaining musical is, in our humble opinion, a contender for one of the best comedies of the ‘90s. And we’re willing to bet you’ll like this San Francisco Playhouse production so much you’ll want to see it again… and again… and again…

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 7:00pm

"Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert"
Davies Symphony Hall

"Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert"

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness San Francisco CA 94102

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

Buy Tickets $24 - $69 $35 - $119

Imagine yourself walking down a snowy street in Vienna, the cultural capital of the world. You’ve got an invitation to the most glamorous New Year’s party in town. You hurry into a grandiose old theatre, with hundreds of excited audience members, eager to celebrate the New Year in style. You don’t have to cross the ocean to experience the sheer fun of Vienna’s long-running New Year’s Concert. Some of Europe’s finest singers, ballroom dancers, and members of prestigious ballet companies will waltz into San Francisco with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Filled with lively selections from beloved operettas and uplifting overtures, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert will transport you to the most musical city in the world for an evening and bring a smile to your face as you ring in the New Year at the Davies Symphony Hall.

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 8:00pm

Smuin’s "The Christmas Ballet"
Sunset Center Theater

Smuin’s "The Christmas Ballet"

Sunset Center Theater
San Carlos and 9th Carmel CA 93921

The Christmas Ballet Blends Pop & Carols

Buy Tickets $59 $83

Snow-kissed dancers clad all in white glide onstage, gracefully pirouetting, before a little funk enters the picture, prompting them to tap out staccato rhythms and swing to jazz. It’s just one of many musical mashups that make The Christmas Ballet a Bay Area holiday tradition like no other.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco"
Curran Theater

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco"

Curran Theater
445 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco

Buy Tickets $59 - $538 $59 - $538

Experience J.K. Rowling’s world like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco. The story of Harry, Ron, and Hermione continues on stage—where the magic is real. It has been 19 years since they saved the Wizarding World. But even when you think the battle is won, darkness comes from unexpected places. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as this Tony Award-winning spectacle “leaves you gasping in wonder at the magic of it all” (TIME). The entire Curran Theater has been transfigured for the show’s exclusive West Coast production to immerse you in this world where epic duels, extraordinary spells, and beloved characters come to life. “It has to be seen to be believed” (USA Today).

Thursday, December 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, December 27, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two) Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)

"Cirque du Soleil"'s AMALUNA
Under the Big Top at Oracle Park, Parking Lot A

"Cirque du Soleil"'s AMALUNA

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

Under the Big Top at Oracle Park, Parking Lot A
74 Mission Rock Street San Francisco CA 94158

Cirque du Soleil’s AMALUNA

Buy Tickets $63 - $140 $74 - $140

AMALUNA is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest — but The Bard’s original take on this story of castaways shipwrecked on a magical island didn’t feature unicycling acrobats, trapeze artists plunging into a pool of water, or a cast that’s more than two-thirds female.

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 / 1:30pm Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 4:30pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 4:30pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 1:30pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 5:00pm

Smuin's "The Christmas Ballet"
Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Smuin's "The Christmas Ballet"

Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard St. San Francisco CA 94103

The Christmas Ballet Blends Pop & Carols

Buy Tickets $42 - $69 $72 - $89

Snow-kissed dancers clad all in white glide onstage, gracefully pirouetting, before a little funk enters the picture, prompting them to tap out staccato rhythms and swing to jazz. It’s just one of many musical mashups that make The Christmas Ballet a Bay Area holiday tradition like no other.

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 2:00pm Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 7:30pm

"A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret"
Alcazar Theatre

"A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret"

Cabaret

Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

Help Spread Cheer in A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret

Buy Tickets $12.50 - $35 $25 - $50

Every Christmas we watch the same heartwarming stories about Ebeneezer Scrooge and George Bailey — but have you ever heard of the holiday fairy Candysprinkles? As she dispenses sparkling magic, sparkling decorations and sings a couple of original sparkling songs written by emcee Kat Robichaud, rest assured that you’re taking part in a completely original holiday tradition.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

Main Stage Improv Quickie
All Out Comedy Theater

Main Stage Improv Quickie

All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave. Oakland CA 94612

Main Stage Improv Quickie

Buy Tickets $5 $10

This is All Out Comedy Theater’s main stage show, just shorter and dirtier. All Out Comedy Theater’s signature, fast-paced Saturday night improv sets are packed to the brim with side-splitting unscripted comedy. Using the audience’s suggestions, the cast creates short form scenes and games. All Out Comedy Theater’s Main Stage cast caters the 9:30pm show to a grown up crowd —anything goes. Each night has four comedians from the Main Stage ensemble of professional actors from all over the Bay Area.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 9:30pm

"Songs for a Sixpence"
Bayfront Theater

"Songs for a Sixpence"

Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94123

Songs for a Sixpence: Holiday Improv

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

A Brand New Completely Improvised Dickens Musical Spectacle Each Week! In the spirit of Oliver! and A Christmas Carol, BATS brings you a brand new, improvised on-the-spot holiday musical set in the world of Charles Dickens. With bigger-than-life characters and songs created right before your eyes, this show will warm your heart, and have you singing “Please, I want some more!"

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

"A Noh Christmas Carol"
Theater of Yugen

"A Noh Christmas Carol"

A Christmas Carol

Theater of Yugen
2840 Mariposa St. San Francisco CA 94110

A Noh Christmas Carol: Japanese-Style Adaptation

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The perennial favorite is back! The reimagined story in Meiji-era Japan is told using a combination of noh, kyogen, kabuki, and butoh, bringing this classic story to life in a fashion like no other production does. Ebezo Sukurooji [Ebenezer Scrooge] receives a visit from his deceased business partner Jakube Mashima [Jacob Marley] warning him to change his miserly ways or be doomed to linger forever as a hungry ghost. The miraculous intervention of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come take Sukurooji on a wondrous journey through life and time in a profound attempt to remind him of the value of life beyond business and profit.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 4:00pm

Shen Yun: "5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn"
War Memorial Opera House

Shen Yun: "5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn"

Shen Yun

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco CA 94102

Shen Yun 2020: Ancient China Comes Alive

Buy Tickets $85 - $200 $85 - $200

Translated as “the beauty of heavenly beings dancing,” the aptly-titled Shen Yun is back for its annual visit with an all-new stage spectacular, featuring a fresh collection of ancient Chinese folk and story dances, traditional bel canto, brilliantly colored costumes, a live orchestra and a 3D projection system so innovative that it boasts its own patent — which all adds up to a famously jaw-dropping display of artistry inspired by the performers’ practice of Falun Gong.

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 / 7:30pm Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 / 1:00pm

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker"
Fox Theatre in Redwood City

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker"

Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway Redwood City CA 94063

The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Classic Holiday Tale Remixed

Buy Tickets $20 - $39 $35 - $55

Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece The Nutcracker gets a fresh hip-hop remix as Peninsula Ballet Theatre brings the holiday favorite into the distant future. In this delightful re-imagination, Clara celebrates the holidays with her friends at her Victorian Scotland home. When she falls into a deep sleep, she is transported to the enchanted realm of Hip Hop Land, where she encounters a mysterious wizard and the Sugar Plum Tribe. Pirouettes are replaced with popping, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score gets a modern mashup in this innovative spin. Featuring all-star dancers from The Tribe and Poise’n, The Hip Hop Nutcracker makes its way to The Fox Theatre in Redwood City.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

Dave Koz and Friends – "Christmas Tour" 2019
San Jose Civic

Dave Koz and Friends – "Christmas Tour" 2019

Dave Koz Christmas Dave Koz

San Jose Civic
135 West San Carlos San Jose CA 95113

Dave Koz and Friends – Christmas Tour 2019

Buy Tickets $39 - $59 $75

After 22 years of holiday tours, you might think that Dave Koz has grown tired of playing seasonal favorites, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite. “Using my saxophone for full expression allows me to show how much I love and care about the fans who have made our holiday show an annual tradition,” Koz says. You can see him live, with an all-star roster of contributors, at the San Jose Civic for another magical show.

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 / 8:00pm

Made Up Theatre Holiday Spectacular
Made Up Theatre

Made Up Theatre Holiday Spectacular

Made Up Theatre
4000 Bay Street, Suite B Fremont CA 94538

Made Up Theatre Holiday Spectacular

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

If you’ve somehow managed to survive the frenzy of holiday preparations, including but not limited to: the opening of presents, the cleaning-up of the wrapping paper from said presents, the cooking and eating of the holiday meal, and the cleaning-up after said holiday meal, then you can no doubt use a laugh. Made Up Theatre’s got you covered with their third annual Christmas night comedy improv spectacular. Similar to Whose Line Is it Anyway?, the skilled performers of Laugh Track City play fast-paced, short-form improv games based on audience participation. These seasoned seasonal comics provide off-the-cuff hilarity, spontaneous scenes and a relaxing night of laughs for the whole family as their special gift to you and yours.

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 / 8:00pm

Peninsula Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker"
Fox Theatre in Redwood City

Peninsula Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker"

Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway Redwood City CA 94063

Peninsula Ballet’s Magical Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $20 - $39 $35 - $55

An all-new Nutcracker tells the familiar story of the magical world created by the mysterious and talented Herr Drosselmeyer for Clara and Fritz. In this version, Drosselmeyer is aided by the Fairy of Inspiration who, in addition to a healthy helping of magic fairy dust, whispers wise words to Drosselmeyer who replaces frowns with laughter, accusations with compliments, and irritation with good cheer as we all survive the pompous Mouse King to travel through the Snow Kingdom to a world of sweets and happiness ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. 25 professional dancers from Peninsula Ballet Theatre are joined by Clara, Fritz and their friends to present a holiday treat for the whole family at Fox Theatre in Redwood City.

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 / 2:00pm