Heart, soul, strength and song hit the East Bay’s Concord Pavilion as the brightest female lights in R&B come together to Femme It Forward. Winning hearts as a teen with her relatability, Brandy’s smoky vocals and fearless runs pushed her popularity even further with chart-toppers like “I Wanna Be Down,” “Baby” and “The Boy is Mine.” Singer-actress Monica followed her debut album Miss Thang with No. 1 pop and R&B hits “Before You Walk Out Of My Life,” “Don’t Take It Personal,” “Like This and Like That,” “The Boy Is Mine” and many more, plus TV appearances on Living Single, Felicity and American Dreams. Keri Hilson, Amerie, Mya and Lil’ Mo join this evening of powerful and unforgettable female performers.
The 1950s are out and change is in the air. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a fun musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ’do. This musical will dance its way into your heart when it hits the stage of San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre.
Leave it to the pull-no-punches, politically charged mind of John Leguizamo to dream up Kiss My Aztec!, a fresh, irreverent musical comedy take on the arrival of the conquistadors. Elizabethan dialect collides with modern slang set to a mashup of salsa, hip-hop and funk for this tale of an unlikely pair of Aztecs who mount a scrappy uprising against their Spanish oppressors — and somehow get entangled in the dysfunctional bickering of the Spanish viceroy’s family. If you loved Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (nominated for Tony’s Best Play), you won’t want to miss his latest work at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Please note that John Leguizamo won’t be performing in Kiss My Aztec! — other fantastic actors will be starring in this uproarious new musical.
Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dream-like romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically. Even after 50 years, this classic Tony Award-winning musical remains painfully prophetic, reminding us through Sally and the Emcee’s lost souls what horrors humans are capable of, lest we ever forget.
If you’re a die-hard Hamilton fan who never got to see the original cast, here’s your chance to catch one live! Leslie Odom, Jr. was the original Aaron Burr, so you’ll definitely hear some Hamilton and other Broadway hits performed with that special swagger that made him a star.
Violinist Blake Pouliot has it all — he’s handsome, charismatic and a musical genius with perfect pitch. He’ll perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, created by the composer specifically for young prodigies like Pouliot. It’s the crown jewel of violin concertos and you’ll get why once the first haunting melodies fill the concert hall.
Joan Didion, a perennial front-runner for the “Best Living American Writer” title, found a powerful and poignant way to talk about grief in her acclaimed memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Now the award-winning book is an equally acclaimed play, which has ben called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief” (The New York Times) and “an intensely personal yet universal story of hope in the face of inescapable loss” (Playbill). This one-woman performance, starring Stacy Ross as Joan Didion, recounts the fallout from the sudden death of the author’s husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, shortly before the couple’s 40th wedding anniversary. That devastating period also saw the death of the couple’s daughter, Quintana, from a host of chronic illnesses. Experience Didion’s story of crippling grief and her ultimate, inspiring journey to acceptance when The Year of Magical Thinking comes to Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley.
A quirky, comic drama about communication — its potential and its limits — this romantic parable for our times features a linguist at a loss for words, especially the vocabulary of the heart. Balanced delightfully between affection and adversity, The Language Archive is the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a brilliant scientist who fights to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own.
Discover your new favorite wine while having a blast as the Uncorked: SF wine festival comes to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Taste over 150 wines and champagnes and chow down on tasty grub from gourmet local food trucks and food vendors while grooving to live music. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or are looking to learn a little more, this is the event for you. Bring a date, a group of friends, or come solo and meet some fellow wine lovers. Capture the fun with some shots in the custom photo booth and more. Spring for early admission and get an extra hour of tastings, plus some special pours!
Mark Curry, one of the top stand-up comedians today, launched his career as the star of ABC’s Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. The host of Showtime at the Apollo, Comedy Central’s Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, and BET’s Coming to the Stage, Curry has also starred in his own HBO special. Curry was born and raised in Oakland, and launched his career in the Bay Area’s comedy scene. See his hilarious stand-up in person as he headlines Tommy T’s Comedy House in Pleasanton.
The Rocket Man Show is the No. 1 Elton John musical tribute. Hand-picked by Elton John himself and the official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour videos and photos. The Show matches Elton’s insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton — including boots, glasses and jumpsuits from 1973, as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984! With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing and participation. Remember when rock was young? You will after the show! It is clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world. Rus Anderson has been officially hired by Elton John himself to re-enact the most memorable moments of his career. How’s that for peace of mind? Rus and his full band of merry crackerjack musicians are the very best in the business. The show is 100% live in both vocals and instrumentation. Absolutely no tracks or lip-syncing. The performance itself is an extremely sincere, intense and visual spectacle of a journey. There are ballads and driving rock songs. Audiences laugh, cry, sing and dance as they recall the highs and lows of Elton’s epic career.
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is an award-winning, epic, grand, and uplifting story about social injustice and the struggle for redemption and revolution in 19th century France. A sung-through pop opera, the show will feature a cast of 39 talented young theater artists, mentored by local theater professionals, and accompanied by a full, live orchestra. The heart of the story focuses on Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks his parole to start a new life. His impassioned struggle for freedom and redemption and the characters who support and challenge him are at the center of the drama. The show first premiered in London in 1985 and remains the world’s longest running musical.
Tinder, Bumber, Hinge … oh my — app-based and online dating is huge these days. While that can bring a lot of action, it also guarantees some mighty funny stand-up material. Cobbs Comedy Club brings together some of San Francisco’s best comedians to riff on the funniest and most horrific modern dating mishaps. The show features Oakland-based comic Stroy Moyd, who’s opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, the Wayans Brothers, Hannibal Buress and more. He’ll be joined by some other special guests as well, so come prepared to laugh.
The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its eight year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, DJ, photo booth and much more. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour. The Bay Area Brew Fest will take place at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.
Rapper, actor and producer Common’s music career has been built on the strength of his deft wordplay and sophisticated lyrics, earning him both critical and commercial acclaim. He received his first Grammy in 2003, winning Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life” with Erykah Badu, and his second for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “Southside” (featuring Kanye West), from his 2007 album Finding Forever. In 2015 he added an Oscar for “Glory,” which he co-wrote with John Legend for the movie Selma. He also acted in that film, which fit perfectly with his commitment to using his voice to bring awareness to political and social causes. Experience the seminal performer live when he takes the stage at Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Kill Move Paradise gives voice to the black men killed solely because of the fear of the color of their skin. From playwright James Ijames: "[The play] takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Set in a netherworld prepared for its newly deceased inhabitants, we follow Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of the world they have been ‘untimely ripped’ from and this new paradise they now inhabit. Inspired by recent events, Kill Move Paradise gives a portrait of the slain, not as degenerates who deserved death, but as heroes who demand we see them for the splendid beings they are.”
“A long time ago…” (about 40 years), Star Wars: A New Hope changed the face of cinema and our culture, inspiring audiences around the world. Get ready for a thrilling sensory experience when Star Wars Live comes to the Lincoln Theater. The dynamic Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts Festival Orchestra Napa in a performance of John Williams’ unforgettable Academy Award-winning score, while the iconic 1977 film – which launched the Star Wars saga – plays on the big screen above them.
See thousands of beautiful orchids for sale and on display at Orchids in the Park. The event features local, regional and international orchid and tropical plant vendors. View orchids on display from local growers and purchase plants and supplies from vendors from all over the world at the Hall of Flowers in San Francisco.
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.
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer has found success in various facets of the entertainment industry, and is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour “Heavy Metal Family Man,” Breuer can also be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show Fridays With Breuer and podcast hit, Podcast Masters. Jim Breuer’s acclaimed autobiography, I’m Not High:(But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior), was recently released in paperback.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
The three Magrath sisters gather in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, to await news of their grandfather’s death. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. The play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
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.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
We have the funkalicious band Zapp to thank for their pioneering use of the talk-box, not to mention their eerily prescient single “Computer Love,” released way back in ‘86. Plus, there’s no way you won’t recognize huge singles like “Car Wash,” “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” “Soul Finger,” “Fantastic Voyage” and more — even if you’ve only heard them as samples in countless hip-hop hits. So bring your young rap fans along for the funky ride!
Official album release listening party for new solo album Carbon Monoxide. Well known as a member of the Cleveland crew Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, rapper Bizzy Bone began a prolific solo career in 1998. He is best know for his style of combining rapid fire raps, double harmony choruses, with a soft-spoken and high pitched delivery. His solo debut, Heaven’z Movie, was critically acclaimed and certified platinum by the RIAA. The Gift, released on April 7th, 2001, peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard independent albums chart. This is an exclusive chance to listen to Carbon Monoxide before its official release! Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
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.
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Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. Soon they start being murdered; one by one. One of them must be the killer! Prepare for this masterpiece of suspense, mystery and murder based on one of the best selling books of all time!
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.
This month we are back at it with another hot one. Our headliner Christian Johnson is coming all the way from Atlanta. He the winner of the March Mania Competition and has a residency at the Charolotte Comedy Zone! If you don’t know Insane Wayne, now is the time to acquaint yourself with him. He is hilarious and will have you rolking out of your seat. Get ready for DeeJay Stokes he is going to set it all up!
Two Dykes and a Mic, hosted by McKenzie Goodwin and Rachel Scanlon, is a touring all-female stand-up comedy show. Raunchy, sexy, LGBTQ friendly, this show will have your body rocking with laughter and sexual tension. McKenzie Goodwin is a writer and stand-up comedian based out of LA that is perpetually single and truly never trying to mingle. Rachel Scanlon hails all the way from Bloomington, MN, and is not only a stand up comedian and talent factory, but also an avid ranch dressing enthusiast.
Get ready for all things sparkly — the Gem Faire is coming to the Marin Center in San Rafael. This show brings a wide array of quality crystals, beads, gems and more straight from importers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Score some amazing deals on gorgeous jewelry and individual stones. Pick up some beautiful beads so you can turn them into earrings and necklaces everyone will notice (and perhaps even be just a little bit jealous of). Grab your fellow jewelry-loving BFFs for a fun day of browsing and shopping at the Gem Faire.
It’s Open Mic night at the Black Rep in Berkeley, featuring music, comedy and spoken word from the community, performed in a historic theater. Hosted by SixFootah ThePoet and Epitome and featuring DJ S One. Open Mic nights are a fun and wallet-friendly introduction to a theater that has been the home and supporter of the arts for the local black community for many years.
Talking After Sets with Austin Carr is both a comedy showcase and a live show/podcast where some of the best local and out of town comics showcase their material and personalities. Comics perform their material and then join a panel on stage to riff with the other comics on the show about their jokes and their process, and interact with the audience to find out if it was as good for you as it was for them! Be there at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco.
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.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Come see the Punch Line’s weekly SF Comedy Showcase, held every Sunday for over 30 years. San Francisco has a rich and vibrant comedy scene, and this weekly show has launched the careers of such comedians as Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and Arj Barker, as well as the current flock of rising stars such as W. Kamau Bell and Moshe Kasher. Laugh at a lineup of the Bay Area’s top stand-up comics, many of whom have appeared on late-night television, Comedy Central and other esteemed television outlets.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one hilarious, show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and offers to take the audience on a delightful journey through the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. As the record plays, the show comes to life inside his apartment, including two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and a “drowsy” (i.e., intoxicated) chaperone. Add in an amazing score and remarkable tap dancing and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. Don’t miss this show at San Francisco’s Shelton Theater.
Famed for his blockbuster Christmas tour, smooth-jazz superstar saxophonist Dave Koz gets into the swing of the summer concert season with his latest show and album, Summer Horns II From A To Z. Among the talented friends he’s recruited for this tour are alto saxophonist Gerald Albright, trumpeter Rick Braun, trombonist-vocalist Aubrey Logan and singer Kenny Lattimore, who, along with Koz, will no doubt blow the proverbial roof off Mountain Winery with their take on classic, horn-driven hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Natalie Cole, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
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.
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Hi, I’m Taylor. I’m a comedian and was the second place winner season 8 of America’s Got Talent. They named me one of their 4 favorite acts of all time in their recent 10-year AGT Anniversary Special. My point is, I’m prettttty cool! I started performing stand-up comedy while I was a senior in high school in Del Mar, California. I now live in Los Angeles and travel around the world telling jokes. I’ve performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada and I was the youngest comedian to ever perform on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I’ve also appeared on MTV’s TRL, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Last Call With Carson Daly, and I was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
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.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
Sail around the most iconic parts of the San Francisco Bay aboard a traditional sailboat. Be part of a centuries-old nautical tradition as you watch the crew raise sails, and grab a drink as you enjoy the sunset from the special vantage of the water. It’s a perfect way to liven up your weekend — an ideal mix of luxury and adventure.
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:15pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:15pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
A legendary veteran of the San Francisco comedy scene, Bob “The Rube” Rubin has entertained local audiences for more than two decades with his gleefully unhinged humor and vividly detailed bits. He’s also been seen on Comedy Central and MTV, released a live album, hosts his own podcast, Bananaland, and recently appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF. Plus, he’s made some memorable big screen appearances with Rob Schneider in The Animal and The Hot Chick, as well as in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and the 2011 documentary Off the Boulevard.
Come and sit under the stars in our outdoor amphitheater. On clear nights, OrSVP usually sets up telescopes so the audience can get a closer look at some of the nearby celestial objects. The moon, of course, often gets a center stage, but whenever Saturn is visible you can get a nice view of her rings. Then enjoy the play were the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people — all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again — and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked — but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author’s biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.
Kevin Shea headlines the Punch Line, the club where he recorded his first stand-up album in 2010. Born in Korea and raised by his adoptive Irish parents in Pennsylvania, Kevin has appeared on the “Kims of Comedy” tour, as well as on Jimmy Kimmel Live, HBO’s Down and Dirty With Jim Norton and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. With his unique style and lad-back approach to humor — without relying on being the typical Asian comic — Shea has blazed a hilarious trial for himself.
Enjoy California’s first pole-dancing singles party! Meet new friends while learning how to pole dance (a fun and healthy workout) or sit back and be entertained! There will be plenty of time to mingle after the included half-hour lesson and light finger food and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served while they last. Pole Dancing is for both men and women, and adults of all ages are welcome.
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.
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.
Missouri Street Theatre brings their revue The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to the Downtown Theatre in Fairfield. Enjoy favorites from popular Broadway hits like The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard and more.
What does it take to be good in a cruel world? In a city of “haves” and “have-nots,” can a good person stay good even as their fortunes rise? The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht is a fable for our times exploring the lengths to which one must go to keep clean in a dirty world.
ShortLived, one of the nation’s largest audience-judged theater competitions, returns for the eighth time with 48 short plays, all scored by the audience, and $5,000 on the line for the winning team. The first eight weeks of competition are Regular Season Rounds, and each week features six new shorts that range from dramatic plays, comedic sketches, devised work, musicals, movement-based pieces or solo acts. The audience scores each piece and the piece that scores highest in each round clinches a spot in the finals in September. Of the eight total plays in the finals, the team that scores the highest will win the competition and the $5,000 Grand Prize. Hundreds of artists, making 48 plays, over nine weeks, scored by audiences to crown one champion and the winner of $5,000. Get local. Get arty. Get in to ShortLived.
Hold on tight as the San Francisco Symphony rockets into outer space to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. From mesmerizing masterworks by Ravel, R. Strauss, and Debussy, to intergalactic themes of Star Wars, Star Trek and more, experience a spectrum of cosmic wonders enhanced with stunning visuals on the big screen — and narrated by a real NASA astronaut! Leland Melvin, a crewmember of multiple space flights and spacewalks, including the 2008 shuttle mission to the International Space Station (traveling 5,296,832 miles in 203 Earth orbits), also boasts a storied life as an NFL draftee, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician. Join conductor Sarah Hicks and the SF Symphony for an otherworldly musical ride you won’t want to miss!
Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 20 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. They’ll take the stage at San Francisco Latin American eatery Peña Pachamama.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm
“Family-friendly improv comedy” is almost an oxymoron, but Made Up Theatre captures wholesome lightning in a bottle. The show features a series of improvised games based on audience suggestions, like the hit TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The entire show is made up on the spot, so you never know what might happen. The fun, funny and interactive show offers a great outing for the whole family at Made Up Theatre in Fremont.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pm
Kelly Brandeburg is a winner of Broadway World’s “Best Solo Performance” for her Cabaret Tribute to the songs of Barbra Streisand, My Favorite Barbra. She is currently performing regularly as a featured cast member of San Francisco’s long-running hit revue, Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, and is known to Bay Area audiences from co-starring roles in the popular theatrical revues The World Of Webber and The Broadway Divas. Other shows she has starred in locally and throughout the country include Oliver,Catch Me If You Can,Jekyll & Hyde,The Secret Garden, and The Wizard of Oz. Kelly’s tribute to the life and career of the legendary Barbra Streisand is a journey from the very beginning of Streisand’s career as a cabaret singer in New York City to her starring roles on Broadway to her critically acclaimed roles in Hollywood films. Hear Brandeburg share rare anecdotes and stories of how Barbra became the superstar she is today all while singing many favorite Streisand songs including “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Evergreen,” “The Way We Were” and selections from Funny Girl,Yentl, and so much more.
This college production of The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enthralling score includes “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music,” “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” “Masquerade” and the title song. Directed by Mike Navarra, in collaboration with Stage 1 Theatre and Ohlone College.
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, Jul 18, 2019 / Various Departure TimesFriday, Jul 19, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / Various Departure TimesSunday, Jul 21, 2019 / Various Departure TimesMonday, Jul 22, 2019 / Various Departure TimesTuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / Various Departure TimesWednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / Various Departure TimesThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / Various Departure Times
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.
Punitive laws, desire, and the realm of the human heart collide in Measure for Measure. Directed by Artistic Director Robert Currier, the production will have a contemporary setting, with prison scenes set in nearby San Quentin Prison, where Marin Shakespeare Company has offered programs for the past 16 years. Staged at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, there is no better place to enjoy Shakespeare under the stars!
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.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Soy Sauce, Butter & Rice with Chris Posadas)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Comedian Jerry Law)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Colin Casados & Tip Drill Tuesday)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Robert Johnson's Comedy Competition)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Matt Klein's Thursday Thirst Trap)Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 / 7:30pm (Live Podcast: Making Small Talk / The Seeds You Sow)Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 7:30pm (Open Mic Night)Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 7:30pm (James McCoy Presents Hot Comics)
Border People is based on conversations and interviews from the South Bronx housing projects courtyards, refugee safe houses on the northern border with Canada, and travels along the southwestern border and into Mexico. Featuring 11 monologues of people who live on or across borders both geographic and cultural, Border People is an intimate, raw, poignant, funny look at the borders we all negotiate in our everyday lives.
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, Jul 18, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his Mind Tricks show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander’s shows have been praised by everyone from Robin Williams and U2’s Bono to Monty Python’s John Cleese and the Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood. Your evening begins in the Oasis Lounge where you will see world class sleight-of-hand, and a wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into an intimate showroom for Jay Alexander’s unforgettable performance of magic, psychology and human lie detection that will lift your spirits and have you gasping in amazement.
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.
One of the most beloved films of the ‘80s, the Tom Hanks comedy classic is now a heartfelt musical fantasy. Josh Baskin is 12 years old. He wishes that his mom would stop hugging him in public, that he didn’t have to take out the garbage, and that Cynthia Benson, the girl next door, would notice him. When she passes him over for an older boy, Josh makes a wish to be big … and wakes up the next morning in the body of a 30-year-old man. Taking off to the big city, Josh now must navigate the unknown world of adults — a world of jobs, girlfriends and disgustingly fancy foods — as he and his best friend seek out a way to undo the spell that caused him to grow. Filled with Zoltar machines, floor pianos and a dazzling, pop-filled score, Big: The Musical reminds us that there’s always room to be a child at heart. Get in on all the fun at the Berkeley Playhouse.
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, Jul 18, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
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, Jul 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You’ll view the city’s stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
1863, Italy: In a remote military outpost, a handsome army captain, separated from his beautiful (but married) mistress, is forced to reevaluate his thoughts on love when he becomes the object of the obsessive, unrelenting passions of Fosca, his Colonel’s plain, sickly cousin. From the brilliant mind of Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods) comes this emotionally charged chamber musical, which has steadily earned a reputation as one of Stephen Sondheim’s most deeply emotional works. Intimate and erotic, it explores the line between love and obsession, power and manipulation. Now Passion makes its long-awaited San Francisco debut at Custom Made’s intimate theater, which has had recent hits with Into the Heights, Man of La Mancha and Chess (Best Production, Bay Area Critic’s Circle). Don’t miss the opportunity to see this rarely produced masterpiece.
The world’s first name in laughter comes back to Berkeley! The Second City returns to release you from your liberal bubble in this satirical takedown of living in a one-viewpoint-fits-all world. From cryptocurrency to geriatric Millennials, holier-than-thou ‘tudes to start-up bros, no safe space will be left unscathed in this fast-paced delivery of new and classic sketch comedy, original songs, and improvisation. You’ll be “left” wanting more! Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
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.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (Livingston Taylor)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Greg Adams & East Bay Soul)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:00pm (Majestic: A Tribute to Journey)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (EPMD featuring Eric Sermon)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 10:00pm (The Bar Kays)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Eric Roberson)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Rob Bess)Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 / 8:00pm (Nils featuring Tony Saunders)
The festival’s closing concert reaches for the stars 50 years to the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” This multimedia concert is hosted by esteemed NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit, a veteran of three spaceflights. With Pettit’s spectacular space photographs projected above them, Festival Orchestra Napa performs Gustav Holst’s captivating 1918 celestial masterpiece, The Planets, and accompanies Canadian soprano Andriana Chuchman in Antonin Dvorak’s aria, Song to the Moon. The program also features Gordon Getty’s beautiful choral piece, The Old Man in the Night and the opening of Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, immortalized in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Pettit will also participate in a pre-concert talk, where he will share his experiences traveling to space.
Grab your flamingo and tumble into Wonderland with Alice to meet all of Lewis Carroll’s irresistible characters in this lively rock and roll re-imagining of his beloved tales. But beware! Everything will get “curiouser and curiouser” as Alice questions who she is and what her destiny will be. Recommended for All Ages. Running time: 65 minutes. Come see our incredible MoonSchool students as they present their first fully-realized musical on the Gateway stage!
When country music meets LGBTQ choral singers, the result is Dollylicious!, an homage to the iconic Dolly Parton. Dollylicious! is a delicious collection of her most legendary songs. You won’t want to miss the Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus belting out “Jolene” or tenderly crooning “I Will Always Love You.” This show will entertain everyone, even your friends who don’t like country music! News Flash: Special guest Leanne Borghesi will put the divalicious in Dollylicious! and her dazzling show will not disappoint. Come see Borghesi light up the stage!
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Grab your tickets to see The Book of Mormon at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.
World War II has just ended and an uncouth, wealthy junkyard tycoon, Harry Brock, comes to Washington aiming to “buy” a congressman and a big deal. He brings with him a charming but uneducated former chorus girl, Billie Dawn, whose lack of social graced embarrasses even Harry. Harry hires journalist Paul Verrall to smarten her up but in the process she learns just how deep Harry’s corruption goes. Sparks fly and the laughter is non-stop in this beloved classic comedy.
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Bargain Night)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
Anton’s Well presents the Bay Area premiere of the always challenging playwright Caryl Churchill’s two latest plays, both concerning the temporality of human existence … the one-acts will go from the tea and chaos of Escaped Alone (performed in an outdoor garden) to the inevitable journey to the undiscovered country in Here We Go. In the first play, you’ll meet four women of a certain age (well, seventy, or approaching that age), who just seem to passing through summer afternoons having tea in the garden. Yet, in their small world of complicated friendship, imaginings of future calamities fill the air and sky. So come have tea … and chaos with Escaped Alone. Then, take a ride … to the undiscovered country in Here We Go. Just simply, it’s a play that takes us through the one thing after birth that we all know will happen, death. This journey of mortality is beautifully essayed in the elliptical, poetic, fragmentary language of Caryl Churchill.
In celebration of his 100th birthday, jazz favorites and vocal legends Clint Holmes and Billy Stritch will pay tribute to the unforgettable Nat "King” Cole with their new show, Straighten Up and Fly Right — The Music of Nat “King” Cole. Joined by musical director Christian Tamburr and his trio, longtime friends Clint and Billy will combine their musical talents to perform many of the timeless hits made famous by the master himself, including “Route 66,” “Mona Lisa” and “Nature Boy.” Clint Holmes was recently honored as a two-time 2018 Grammy nominee. He is a consummate entertainer, performer, recording artist, and one of the country’s finest vocalists. Whether he is singing selections from the Great American Songbook, contemporary classics, or stirring original jazz pieces, every performance is a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing and unforgettable experience. Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scenes. A chance meeting with Liza Minnelli in March of 1991 resulted in her asking him to create vocal arrangements for the record-breaking extravaganza, Liza Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall. From there, he traveled all over the globe as Liza’s pianist and occasional opening act. In addition to his 25-year collaboration with her, Billy recently toured with the legendary Tony Bennett as his pianist and musical director. A solo entertainer in his own right, he has performed his own shows in concert halls and nightclubs across the country.
He sings about love and loss, pain and purpose, over hip-hop beats. His music lands in the genre of emo rap or hip-hop, but Mike Skwark — a.k.a. Smrtdeath — isn’t down for labels. “I’m just doing my thing,” said Skwark, who has built up a following in the process — and was recently picked as one of three emerging Canadian musicians for the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, a prestigious mentorship. The Winnipeg-bred musician has been charting his own course for years. Winnipeg artist smrtdeath swaps hip hop’s tropes with mani-pedis, glitter He started playing drums at about age 11 in his south Winnipeg home. He later switched to guitar and ultimately began writing music, recording, performing live, and filming music videos to satisfy his growing fan base. Fast forward to 2019. Today, the 27-year-old has a strong following on Spotify and Sound Cloud. Music videos on his YouTube channel have posted views into the millions.
Born Isaiah Rivera in the Bronx and raised in Palm Beach, Florida, Wifisfuneral is a rapper noted for his smooth, agile flow. He wrote his first raps in primary school and made his first bedroom recording at the age of 13. A high school dropout whose lyrics are often inspired by struggles with depression and drug abuse, he started Wifisfuneral as a project with Gabe Guerra, aka DJ Scheme. They produced a few streaming hits, including the Brian Eno-sampling “Light Skin Trick Daddy,” before Scheme struck out on his own. Rivera released the Wifisfuneral mixtape Black Heart Revenge in the spring of 2016, followed by When Hell Falls in January 2017 before signing with Interscope/Alamo/Polydor at the age of 19. They gave Black Heart Revenge an official label release that spring, and another mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf, followed in the summer of 2017. The following year saw the release of the spooky and atmospheric Ethernet, with Conn3ct3d, a collaboration with Robb Bank$, arriving in early 2019.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Straighten your big puffy collar, crawl through your true love’s window, and turn into a donkey, because we’re taking the life and works of William Shakespeare and stuffing it all into a 60 minute sketch comedy show. Whether you’re a groundling or a raging Sir Francis Bacon truther, this summer will be the winter of your total content. Director: Stuart Bousel. Head Writer: Allison Page.
Singer-songwriter Matt Costa, Americana band JD & The Straight Shot and singer-songwriter Matt Hartke are traversing the U.S. to share their meaningful music, and they’ll make a stop at Mystic Theatre in Petaluma for a night of song and reflection. This tour offers listeners and music fans across North America the chance to see the type of new and emerging singer-songwriters featured regularly on SiriusXM’s Coffee House channel.
Spaghetti and meatballs. Peanut butter and chocolate. Some things are just made to go together. Comedy and magic is one such dynamic duo, and award-winning sleight-of-hand artist Bob Sheets serves it up in spades. Armed with nothing but a deck of cards, blindfold, knife and his whimsical wit, Sheets has toured the world, simultaneously cracking up and amazing audiences. Now, after a command performance at the world-famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, he’s coming to San Francisco’s Marrakech Magic Theater. Bring the whole family and come an hour early for close-up magic in the lounge.