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, Mar 20, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 8:00pm
Blue & Gold Fleet’s Escape From the Rock Cruise is an exciting 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone and Billy Cook, not to mention Clyde Johnson’s daring escape attempt. This historical yet entertaining boat trip does not stop at the island of Alcatraz itself, but it does evoke the days when this iconic maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 11:30amFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Mar 23, 2020 / 11:30amTuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 11:30amWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 11:30amThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 11:30am
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay’s historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet’s Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat — either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 / Various Time SlotsFriday, March 20, 2020 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, March 21, 2020 / Various Time SlotsSunday, March 22, 2020 / Various Time SlotsMonday, March 23, 2020 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, March 24, 2020 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, March 25, 2020 / Various Time SlotsThursday, March 26, 2020 / Various Time Slots
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.
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.
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 7:30pm (Plenty of Laughs with Taco Tuesday)Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 7:30pm (Wacky Wednesday with Kaveriis Smith)
There’s a reason Jay Alexander has been called the Human Lie Detector. With his combination of magic, psychology and mentalism, he can do everything from reading your mind to making objects vanish inches from your nose (and making you laugh the whole time, of course).
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 6:30pmThursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 6:30pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 9:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 6:30pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 6:30pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 6:30pm
You’re in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, a new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It’ll blow your mind.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmThursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmMonday, Mar 23, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pm
Rising comedy star Cocoa Brown is known for her high-energy comedy and hilariously outspoken observations. She’s been seen on multiple TV stand-up shows, including several repeat appearances on BET’s Comic View. She’s also an accomplished actress, with TV roles including ER, Breaking Bad, The Young and the Restless and NBC’s Las Vegas. She’s worked in movies opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Kelsey Grammer, Dr. Dre, and director John Singleton. Stand-up is her first love, though, and she cracks up audiences at top comedy clubs across the nation.
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 10:15pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 9:45pm
From Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet — Jared Freiburg & The Vagabonds Trio Celebrating the Early Years of Rock & Roll Featuring songs of Jerry Lee Lewis and more! For the past four years, Jared Freiburg has been touring the world on land and sea, performing the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Jared was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and began playing piano at the age of five by way of his grandmother. He was first introduced to the style of Jerry Lee Lewis as a young teenager and from that point on, he took on a serious obsession into Jerry Lee’s music and to the 1950s era as a whole. While others of his generation listened to pop music of their time, Jared was exposed to artists and songs of the ’50s and ’60s, setting him up for a dense musical pallet at a young age while spending hours daily devoting much of his passion to playing tribute to the Killer. While studying Jazz Performance in Southern California in 2015, Jared shifted directions as he got his first opportunity to put his talents on line actually portraying Jerry Lee Lewis in the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet aboard the Norwegian Getaway. Since then, he has traveled the world playing and singing both Jerry Lee’s classic tunes and his own, at sea as well as in prestigious theaters and concert venues around the United States.
Born in China and currently based in New York, Yilong Liu is an award-winning playwright, who was recently named one of the “10 Contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander American Playwrights You Should Know” and whose latest work — a cross-cultural, cross-generational “epic Yelp review adventure” — receives its world premiere as part of NCTC’s New Voices/New Work program.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 29, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Apr 1, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Apr 2, 2020 / 8:00pm
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.
Calling all singers, comedians, poets, sword swallowers, fire spitters, magicians, and musicians ! Step To The Mic is an ongoing competition held once a month for 4 months. 2 winners will be chosen per night and all 8 will compete in the final show in January 2020. Come check out the talent on the Tommy T’s stage hosted by Comedian Damon Williams.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Apr 15, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 20, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 17, 2020 / 7:30pm
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.
Welcome to an unforgettable night of magic, mystery and wonder starring magician and illusionist Kevin Blake. This 75-minute show is an interactive, sophisticated experience of magic and mystery full of visual illusions and mentalism. Using sleight of hand as a comedic window into finding everyday happiness in a fast-paced adult world, this oftentimes poignant piece seeks to answer the question: What is a magician who cannot believe in magic? Be there when Boxcar Theatre and Kevin Blake present Magic Man at the Speakeasy at The Palace Theatre in San Francisco.
It’s easy to get tripped up while planning your walk down the aisle, but the Concord Wedding Fair at the Crowne Plaza makes it a whole lot easier by gathering more than 60 of the Bay Area’s top vendors together under one convenient roof. Brides and grooms are both welcome, and you’ll have the chance to win great prizes, including a $10,000 dream wedding package and Vegas getaways. You’ll also enjoy fashion shows, a designer gown sale, live music, wine, dinner and dessert tastings and much more, while discovering the latest trends in decor and design from florists, photographers, planners, hair and makeup designers and other top event pros.