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"Great Dickens Christmas Fair"
Cow Palace

"Great Dickens Christmas Fair"

Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave. Daly City CA 94104

Great Dickens Christmas Fair: Victorian Holiday Party & Shopping

Buy Tickets $27 - $30 $30

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London. This festive event invites you into an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically lit music halls, pubs, dance floors and Christmas shops. You'll leave behind modern day Daly City when you step across the Cow Palace threshold, and enter into a twilight evening in Charles Dickens-era London. There you'll find winding lanes filled with literary and historic characters, as well as the enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods. Plus, dozens of lamplit shops will help you whittle down that holiday gift list.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00am–7:00pm

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 $16 $32

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.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / Various Times Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / Various Times Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / Various Times Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 / Various Times Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / Various Times Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / Various Times Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / Various Times Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / Various Times

"Beach Blanket Babylon"
Club Fugazi

"Beach Blanket Babylon"

Club Fugazi
678 Green St. San Francisco CA 94133

Long-Running Musical Comedy Revue Beach Blanket Babylon

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed at this Club Fugazi production: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Adele. Now running for more than 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only) Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 6:00pm (Age 21 Or Older Only)

"Singin' in the Rain"
Fox Theatre in Redwood City

"Singin' in the Rain"

Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway Redwood City CA 94063

Singin' in the Rain: Classic Musical Makes a Splash Onstage

Buy Tickets $32 - $55 $47 - $69

In one of the most famous movie musical scenes of all time, Gene Kelly partnered with an umbrella and tap danced through puddles in Singin' in the Rain. Now all the unforgettable songs and dances -- including the show-stopping title number -- have been lovingly adapted for the stage by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Presented at Fox Theatre in Redwood City, the show's set in the days just after the success of the first talkies, when studio execs find themselves scrambling to salvage the career of Lina Lamont, a silent picture star with an iron-clad contract ... and a voice like a screech monkey. They decide to hire an aspiring actress to overdub Lina's voice -- but when the leading man falls in love with the voice-over girl, and the audience clamors for Lina to sing live, there's plenty of hilarious trouble afoot!

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 2:30pm

"42nd Street"
Alcazar Theatre

"42nd Street"

Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

42nd Street: A Tony-Winning Broadway Classic

Buy Tickets $17.50 - $65 $35 - $65

A hit ever since its debut on Broadway, 42nd Street follows the journey of starstruck chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she tries to fill diva Dorothy's dancing shoes. It's a timeless tale of dedication, hard work, talent, a little bit of luck and, of course, love. Set during the Great Depression, this classic musical is filled with exhilarating tap dancing and splashy, unforgettable tunes like "We're in the Money," "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," "Lullaby of Broadway" and the title song. This lively hit show won a Tony Award for its original 1980 production and then again for its 2001 Broadway revival, and it continues to delight audiences today. Come and meet those dancing feet when Bay Area Musicals presents 42nd Street at Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 2:00pm

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"
San Francisco Playhouse

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"

San Francisco Playhouse
450 Post Street San Francisco CA 94102

Holiday Classic A Christmas Story: The Musical

Buy Tickets $33 - $42 $55 - $70

You've seen the classic movie on TV every holiday season for years, now see the musical version that was nominated for three Tony Awards in its 2013 Broadway run. 9 year-old Ralphie has his heart set on the holy grail of Christmas gifts in the 1940s: an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle. But first, he'll have to navigate a maniacal department store Santa, the infamous leg lamp, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen flagpole, the terrifying bully Farkus, the bunny suit and much more. Featuring everything from gentle ballads to show-stopping ensemble numbers like "Ralphie to the Rescue!" "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation" and "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!", A Christmas Story: The Musical lends a magnificent score to the famous, heartfelt holiday tale at San Francisco Playhouse.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview) Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 3:00pm (Preview) Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview) Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 2:00pm (Preview) Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 2:00pm

Toyota/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice in San Jose
Downtown Ice

Toyota/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice in San Jose

Downtown Ice
120 S. Market Street San Jose CA 95113

Skate Under the Stars at San Jose's Downtown Ice Skating Rink

Buy Tickets $8.50 $17

Who needs snow in the wintertime? Enjoy an evening of ice skating under the stars and palm trees at downtown San Jose's Circle of Palms Plaza amidst other South Bay seasonal attractions such as the traditional Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland. The South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, partners with Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation and routinely attracts more than 100,000 people each season. Your ticket includes admission to Downtown Ice's circular rink, plus skate rental.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / Noon-11:59pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / Noon-9:00pm Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm

"Dark Kabaret"
Great Star Theater

"Dark Kabaret"

Great Star Theater
636 Jackson Street San Francisco CA 94133

Sultry Variety Show Dark Kabaret

Buy Tickets $13.75 - $27 $27.50 - $54

Acclaimed illusionist Paul Nathan (HBO, MTV) brings the best magic, music, cirque and striptease acts from the U.S., Europe and beyond to his annual cabaret, offering up a sensual, romantic night of variety entertainment. The scintillating atmosphere of decadence and intrigue makes for a perfect date, so bring your special someone and indulge in a sensory feast of comedy, magic and more at the 100-year-old Chinese opera house, the Great Star Theater in San Francisco.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm

"JOY! A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance and Live Music"
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

"JOY! A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance and Live Music"

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street Santa Cruz CA 95060

Holiday-Inspired Circus JOY!

Buy Tickets $11 - $25 $22 - $50

A zany, merry and bright new holiday extravaganza backed by Cirque de Soleil soloists rolls into the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for some seasonal cheer and awe-inspiring performances. If you're looking to combine a few family-friendly activities for the little ones, the whole gang will absolutely love JOY!, a world-class circus filled with acrobats, dancers and Candy Land-flavored music from a cappella group SoVoSó. Masterminds Jeff Raz and Diane Waznak star in this show from Tandy Beal & Company, creators behind the critically-acclaimed Nutz RE-Mixed!

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 7:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 2:00pm

"Avenue Q"
Sunnyvale Theatre

"Avenue Q"

Sunnyvale Theatre
550 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale CA 94087

Avenue Q: The Favorite Adult Puppet Musical

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

The massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q ran for six years at Broadway's Golden Theatre, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Full of humor and hummable tunes, the new production finds a home at Sunnyvale Theatre. This hilarious look at life in New York features a fantastic cast of people and puppets, who discover that children's television didn't prepare them for adulthood. The lovable cast of characters includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 8:00pm

International Gem and Jewelry Show
San Mateo County Event Center

International Gem and Jewelry Show

International Gem & Jewelry Show

San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo CA 94403

International Gem and Jewelry Show Sparkles

Buy Tickets COMP $6

You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For close to 50 years, the acclaimed bauble fest known as InterGem has traveled to locations across the country with the largest selection of jewelry all under one roof -- and now the show is back at the San Mateo County Event Center. Expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With special show pricing and a huge selection direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this event is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers or anyone looking for unique new accessories at great prices.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 12:00pm-6:00pm

Comedian Harland Williams
San Jose Improv

Comedian Harland Williams

Harland Williams

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

Comedian Harland Williams (Dumb & Dumber, Half Baked)

Buy Tickets COMP - $11 $22

Quirky Canadian Harland Williams left behind a career as a forest ranger to try stand-up comedy, and soon found himself acting as well, landing parts in comedies like There's Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber, The Whole Nine Yards and Sorority Boys. He continues to perform stand-up and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, HBO, Comedy Central and at comedy clubs throughout the country. His oddball stand-up routine is popular for his random references and obscure topics, from koalas to KFC. He can be heard every week on his podcast, The Harland Highway, one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes. Catch him live at the San Jose Improv.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 9:45pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 9:30pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 7:00pm

"It Can't Happen Here"
The Lohman Theatre

"It Can't Happen Here"

The Lohman Theatre
12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills CA 94022

Dark Political Satire It Can't Happen Here

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Everything moves in cycles, from fashion trends to political movements. Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, Sinclair Lewis' darkly satirical It Can't Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness. Sound familiar? The cautionary satire follows a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who's caught in the chaos of social upheaval. He trusts the system will fix itself... until it all comes crumbling down. The New Yorker called the story "thrilling and grim... an argument for journalism as a basic pillar of democracy." At The Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills, Foothill Music Theatre presents this timely and topical play.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 2:00pm

Café Pink House
Cafe Pink House

Café Pink House

Cafe Pink House
14577 Big Basin Way Saratoga CA 95070

Live Jazz and Blues at Café Pink House

Buy Tickets Sold Out $20

An enticing lineup of musicians, an intimate atmosphere and a premium selection of beer, wine and small plates add up to the perfect place to see some jazz in the heart of Silicon Valley. Café Pink House has all these elements in spades, not to mention two stages across which local and national jazz and blues artists play four nights a week. Enjoy some of the sweetest grooves in Saratoga, along with a selection of desserts for purchase at this inviting neighborhood club.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm (None Too Soon)

"Fool for Love"
The Stage

"Fool for Love"

The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose CA 95113

Sam Shepard's Gritty Stage Classic Fool for Love

Buy Tickets $16 - $25 $32 - $50

This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of the American stage is at turns funny and horrific and thought by many to be Sam Shepard's masterpiece. In Fool for Love, Mae is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie, her old flame and childhood friend, shows up and threatens to metaphorically and literally drag her back into the life from which she's fled. Their battle plays out in front of a stranger, and as they trade barbs, heartbreak and painful revelations, they take themselves and the audience on an unforgettable journey that demonstrates what happens when love and attraction cross the line to obsession. Take in all the gritty greatness of Fool for Love at the Stage in San Jose.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview) Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview) Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Fiddler on the Roof Jr."
Montgomery Theater

"Fiddler on the Roof Jr."

Montgomery Theater
271 S. Market St. San Jose CA 95113

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.: A Youth Production

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Let your spirit soar and get swept away as the talented young performers of Children's Musical Theater San Jose take on the most beloved musical of all time. Featuring unforgettable songs including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Tradition" and "To Life," Fiddler on the Roof Jr. follows the life of Tevye, a dairyman in a small Russian village trying to honor the Jewish religious customs of his ancestors. But times are changing, and his daughters are eager to follow new ways. Inspired by the Tony-award winning classic, this dazzling youth production from CMT's Rising Stars Series (which features performers between the ages of 8-15) explores timeless themes of community, family, devotion and tradition at Montgomery Theater.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm

Comedian Steve Byrne
San Jose Improv

Comedian Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne

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

Comedian Steve Byrne (Sullivan and Son, Comedy Central)

Buy Tickets COMP $20

Steve Byrne, the star and creator of TBS's Sullivan and Son, is one of America's top touring comics. Before he started the show, he had two hit hour-long stand-up specials on Comedy Central: Steve Byrne's Happy Hour and The Byrne Identity. He's toured as part of Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour, and with Bobby Lee and Ken Jeong as "The Kims of Comedy." His film credits include the Jeremy Piven vehicle The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard and two comedies starring Vince Vaughn: Four Christmases and Couples Retreat. Born to a Korean mother and an Irish father, his interesting family history gives him a wealth of material.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 9:45pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 9:30pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 7:00pm

Laugh Track City Improv Comedy Show
Made Up Theatre

Laugh Track City Improv Comedy Show

Made Up Theatre
3392 Seldon Ct Fremont CA 94539

Whose Line Is It Anyway?-Like Improv Show Laugh Track City

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

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, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 8:00pm

Spend an Hour With the Cats at The Dancing Cat
The Dancing Cat

Spend an Hour With the Cats at The Dancing Cat

The Dancing Cat
702 E Julian Street San Jose CA 95112

The Cats Are Holding a Social Hour at The Dancing Cat, and You're Invited

Buy Tickets COMP - $5 $5 - $10

This is your chance to, quite literally, hang out with the coolest cats in town. San Jose's The Dancing Cat is a creative space for people, and sometimes adoptable cats are able to get in on the human interaction. The space provides a living room-like ambiance where anywhere between seven and 11 lucky cats can wander and play in a cage-free environment. Visitors go there to meet friends, read, study or simply lounge with adoptable cats under a ceiling of colorful paper lanterns. Whether you're looking to adopt or just like to soak up the cool cat vibe and maybe scratch behind a few furry ears, this is one hour of your time that won't be wasted.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / Noon Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 1:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / Noon Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 1:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / Noon Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 1:00pm

"Shakespeare in Love"
Marin Theatre Company

"Shakespeare in Love"

Shakespeare in Love

Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley CA 94941

Shakespeare in Love: Play Based on the Hit Film

Buy Tickets $20 $49

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block, at least until he finds his muse: Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. In a classic case of mistaken identity and backstage theatrics, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his first masterpiece. This charming adaptation of the Academy Award-winning screenplay features live musicians and 13 of the Bay Area's favorite actors. Enjoy Shakespeare in Love at Mill Valley's Marin Theatre Company.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview) Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Preview) Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 4:00pm (Preview) Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:30pm

"The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler"
Dragon Theatre

"The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler"

Dragon Theatre
2120 Broadway Street Redwood City CA 94063

Irreverent Comedy Continues a Classic Story

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

This comedy picks up immediately after the events of the Ibsen classic, Hedda Gabler. In this entertaining "sequel," Hedda finds herself in fictional character purgatory with child-murdering Medea and Mammy (from Gone With the Wind). They set off to find The Furnace, the place from which all fictional characters are born, because Hedda is determined to break her cycle of dramatic suicide. Along the way they meet all kinds of fictional stereotypes and learn that with change comes sacrifice. Enjoy this irreverent comedy at Redwood City's Dragon Theatre.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 2:00pm

San Jose Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show
San Jose McEnery Convention Center

San Jose Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos Street San Jose CA 95113

Shopping, Music & Crafts at San Jose Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

Buy Tickets $12 $18

The West Coast's largest indoor arts-and-crafts show kicks off the holiday season with shopping, entertainment, prizes and family fun. Guests can browse through more than 24,000 items including original art, jewelry, pottery, blown glass, specialty foods, clothing, home decor and more. With live music, a KidZone featuring make-and-take crafts for children, and plenty to do for adults, the whole family can enjoy themselves at the Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 10:00am-5:00pm

Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo
San Mateo County Event Center

Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo

San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo CA 94403

Sample Gluten-Free Products From 100+ Vendors at Allergen Friendly Expo

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

A vast variety of samples, coupons, classes and more are on the menu for the Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo (GFAF) at the San Mateo County Event Center. Designed to be fun, educational -- and flavor-filled -- the San Mateo GFAF is the perfect place for those with dietary restrictions to discover the multitude of products catering to their nutritional and culinary needs and preferences. You'll find more than 100 exhibitors and brands at the expo with items to taste and purchase, plus speakers, workshops and more.

November 18-19, 2017

"Mom's Gift"
Theatre on San Pedro Square

"Mom's Gift"

Theatre on San Pedro Square
29 North San Pedro Street San Jose CA 95110

Mom's Gift: A Heart-Warming, Death-Defying Comedy

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Inspired by It's a Wonderful Life, Mom's Gift is the story of a ghost on a mission to earn her wings to heaven. How she'll get those wings exactly is a mystery. When she shows up (in the "spirited flesh" at her husband's birthday party, her daughter is the only person who can actually hear her -- who's only present because her anger management program requested it. Family secrets will unfold is this comedy with heart at the Theatre on San Pedro Square in San Jose.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret"
Hammer Theatre Center

"Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret"

Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk San Jose CA 95112

Carla Dirlikov: Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

The best kinds of music inspire and empower us, or relate to the deepest parts of us and the ghosts that haunt us. Mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales, composer-performer Molly Joyce, poet Jacqueline Suskin and visual artist Rosemary Feit Covey tap into music that changes us and its power to interact with our lives. The potent night of music dives deep into what makes us human, in both our weakest and strongest aspects, at San Jose's Hammer Theatre Center.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm

"The Princess Who Had No Name"
Mustang Hall

"The Princess Who Had No Name"

Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut Street San Carlos CA 94070

Fairy Tale Comedy The Princess Who Had No Name

Buy Tickets $9 $19

Weave together the feel of a classic fairy tale, the magical delight of a fractured fairy tale and the fun of a mystery in need of solving, and you can't go wrong with this expertly-woven comedy performed by San Carlos Children's Theater! Filled with hilarious characters and fun new takes on everyone's favorite stories, the Princess's quest to remember her true identity will keep you guessing right up to the happily ever after ending. Bring the whole family and see THe Princess Who Had No Name at Mustang Hall.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 1:00pm

"The Father of the Bride"
Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre

"The Father of the Bride"

Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre
1050 Crespi Drive Pacifica CA 94044

Father of the Bride: Classic Comedy Live on Stage

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Stanley Banks is not ready to be the Father of the Bride, especially to his 21-year-old daughter who announces her engagement out of nowhere. As the guest list grows larger each day, and the costs spiral out of control with the addition of florists, furniture movers, dressmakers and more, the Banks household quickly becomes a scene of matrimonial mayhem. Originally written as a novel in 1949 and adapted for the stage by Caroline Francke in 1951, this story is insanely relatable, and has been seen on the big screen multiple times (once with Spencer Tracy as the titular father and later starring Steve Martin). Now you can enjoy this funny and touching play live on the stage of the Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre, and don't be surprised if there's a bouquet toss!

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 2:00pm

The Blue Jean Ball
Blue Door

The Blue Jean Ball

Blue Door
1502 Saratoga Avenue San Jose CA 95129

The Blue Jean Ball

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Whether you just want to dance to your favorite hits or meet someone who appreciates your fashion choices, wear your finest blue jeans and a dressy top to the annual Blue Jean Ball! This is the perfect opportunity to stay comfortable and be yourself in a fun, social setting. Dinner is available for purchase, so you can catch a bite or get to know someone better over a meal. This event at San Jose's Blue Door is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm

South Bay Guitar Society Concerts
Trianon Theatre

South Bay Guitar Society Concerts

Trianon Theatre
72 N. 5th Street San Jose CA 95112

South Bay Guitar Society: Classical Virtuosi in Concert

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

For 30 years now, the South Bay Guitar Society has cast a highly selective musical net, enticing the world's best classical guitarists to perform as part of their acclaimed annual concert series. Musicians from Poland, Croatia, France, Germany, across the U.S. and beyond have impressed SBGS audiences with their passion, virtuosity, fingering and fretwork, in a variety of styles from classical to world. You'll hear the best works by both the old masters and contemporary composers played by artists at the top of their game at the elegant and acoustically superior Trianon or Le Petite Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm (Eden Stell Classical Guitar Duo)

San Jose Stage Company 4-Show Season Subscription
The Stage

San Jose Stage Company 4-Show Season Subscription

The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose CA 95113

San Jose Stage Company 4-Show Season Subscription

Buy Tickets $68 - $108 $112 - $160

No one knows what the future holds, but you can guarantee great entertainment in your future with this four-show season subscription from San Jose Stage Company. Take a break from your 2017 holiday preparations with Fool for Love. Considered by many to be Sam Shepard's masterpiece, this gritty classic follows two old flames in an encounter at a seedy Mojave Desert motel. The two take themselves and the audience on an unforgettable journey that demonstrates what happens when love and attraction cross the line to obsession. Then celebrate the Valentine season with a re-envisioning of the revered Sondheim classic Sweeney Todd. In this contemporary iteration of the macabre tale, an unjustly exiled barber returns to London seeking vengeance against the judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. When he teams up with the proprietress of the failing pie shop downstairs, the two come up with the perfect -- albeit bloody -- recipe for revenge. Sondheim's score masterfully rides the border between love and vengeance. Next there's The Postman Always Rings Twice. This world premiere of a new adaptation of James M. Cain's notorious 1934 novel is jam-packed with thrills, sex and violence. And last but definitely not least, the brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American punk rock musical by John Cameron Mitchell that won four Tony Awards in 2014. This genre-bending musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson through equal parts rock concert and journey of self discovery.

Wednesday Evening Previews (11/22/17 - Fool for Love, 2/07/18 - Sweeney Todd, 4/11/18 - The Postman Always Rings Twice & 5/30/18 - Hedwig & the Angry Inch) Friday Evening Previews (11/24/17 - Fool for Love, 2/09/18 - Sweeney Todd, 4/13/18 - The Postman Always Rings Twice & 6/01/18 - Hedwig & the Angry Inch) Wednesday Evening Performances (2nd, 3rd or 4th Series at 7:30pm) Thursday Evening Performances (2nd, 3rd or 4th Series at 7:30pm) Friday Evening Performances (2nd, 3rd or 4th Series at 8:00pm)

Monterey Symphony: Concert 2
Sunset Center Theater

Monterey Symphony: Concert 2

Sunset Center Theater
San Carlos and 9th Carmel CA 93921

Monterey Symphony Performs Beethoven & Prokofiev

Buy Tickets $20 $61

Great composers are the virtue for the second concert of the season, with Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, the most revered of the five he composed. The Monterey Symphony will welcome talented pianist David Jae-Weon Huh, making his first appearance with the orchestra. Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 was the first programmatic symphonic work, changing the course of symphonic writing for the remainder of the Romantic Era. It premiered the same night as his famous Symphony No. 5 in one of the most influential concerts in all of history. Make your way to the Sunset Center Theater in Carmel and hear these works performed live by the Monterey Symphony, along with members of the Honors Orchestra of Youth Music Monterey County.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Act One"
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse

"Act One"

Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey Road Morgan Hill CA 95037

Act One: A Funny & Heartbreaking Memoir

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Growing up in an impoverished family in the Bronx in the 1920s and '30s, Moss Hart dreamed of being part of the glamorous world of the theatre. Forced to drop out of school at age 13, Hart's famous memoir is a classic Horatio Alger story that plots Hart's unlikely collaboration with the legendary playwright George S. Kaufman. Tony Award-winning writer and director James Lapine has adapted Act One for the stage, creating a funny, heartbreaking and suspenseful play that celebrates the making of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and his play, Once in a Lifetime. Enjoy this South Valley Civic Theatre production of Act One at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 2:30pm Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 2:30pm

Neave Trio
Los Gatos High School Auditorium

Neave Trio

Los Gatos High School Auditorium
20 High School Court Los Gatos CA 95030

Rising Star Chamber Music Group Neave Trio

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio has been enjoying tremendous international success in concert series and at festivals worldwide. Using audience participation and social media tools, the Neave Trio is fast distinguishing itself as an ambassador of music to a wider audience through its innovative concert presentations. Highlights of the season include tours of the US, England and Spain, and the world premiere, at their Chicago debut, of a commissioned work by the major American composer Augusta Read Thomas. Trio members hail from the United States, Japan and Russia.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 2:30pm

American Improv Theatre Players
Black Cat Licorice Theater

American Improv Theatre Players

Black Cat Licorice Theater
260 McEvoy Street San Jose CA 95126

American Improv Theatre Players: Spontaneous Comedy, Instant Laughs

Buy Tickets $5 $1 - $10

Improv is comedy without a net, where daredevil performers depend not only on the audience for suggestions, but also on their fellow performers for support and Lady Luck for inspiration. Done right, it's not just hilarious -- it's astonishing. The American Improv Theatre (AIT) Players do it right. Come laugh and marvel as the Players spin entire scenes from suggestions. The show begins with some silly, quick-moving improv games (Think Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Then the Players raise the stakes with longer, more connected scenes so good they seem scripted. But they're not: Everything that happens at Black Cat Licorice Theater is discovered in the moment.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm

Thanksgiving Improv Showcase
Made Up Theatre

Thanksgiving Improv Showcase

Made Up Theatre
3392 Seldon Ct Fremont CA 94539

Whose Line Is It Anyway?-Style Family Thanksgiving Improv Show

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Give thanks, clear your plates and then bring the whole family to the Made Up Theatre Thanksgiving Improv Showcase. Laugh Track City performs improvised games, scenes and songs similar to the hit TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. With everything based on audience suggestions, it's a great opportunity for the cast and audience alike to have a fun and hilarious time at Made Up Theatre in the San Jose area.

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm

Comedian Jerry Rocha
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Jerry Rocha

Jerry Rocha

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club
157 West El Camino Real Sunnyvale CA 94087

Comedian Jerry Rocha (Last Comic Standing) Live at Rooster T. Feathers

Buy Tickets $7.50 - $11.50 $15 - $23

In a single bit, comic Jerry Rocha will do a half-dozen impressions -- each one ingeniously specific (Like "the redneck afraid of a magician" or "racist uncle brooding by the Christmas tree"), all of them incredibly hilarious. His amazing stock of characters, along with his wicked way with a punchline, has made him one of the top young comics in America and a semi-finalist on season seven of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Already a well-traveled veteran of the country's top comedy clubs, Rocha has appeared on SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival and was the subject of a Travel Channel documentary. Now come out and enjoy some big laughs with Jerry Rocha at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 / 9:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 9:30pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 7:00pm

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club
157 West El Camino Real Sunnyvale CA 94087

Laurie Kilmartin (Last Comic Standing, Conan)

Buy Tickets $7 - $11 $14 - $22

Motherhood and young children might not seem like ripe material for some of today's edgiest, darkest comedy -- but Laurie Kilmartin is no ordinary comedian. A former staff writer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson who currently writes for TBS's Conan, Kilmartin has performed her hilarious observational stand-up about dating, motherhood and more on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Today Show, Comedy Central, VH1 and Showtime. In 2010, she was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and later co-authored the best-selling book Sh*tty Mom, inspired by her experiences as a single mother. Now Kilmartin, whose Seeso special 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad made Vulture's Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016, comes to work her magic at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 9:00pm Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 7:00pm

Sonoma Laugh & Lovefest
Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre

Sonoma Laugh & Lovefest

Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre
1540 Ralston Avenue Belmont CA 94002

Sonoma Laugh & Lovefest

Buy Tickets $20 - $24 $31

Sonoma Laugh & Lovefest is a comedy weekend featuring comedians from Los Angeles, Seattle, the Bay Area and London for two nights of stand-up and sketch comedy at The NDNU Theatre in Belmont. The schedule includes We Are Thomasse, who've played to full houses in London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. The New York Times says "The married comedy duo of Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse combine his droll British wit and her joke-packed American energy in this clever, cross-cultural sketch show." Often likened to Elaine May and Mike Nichols, We Are Thomasse is a fast-paced, old-school comedy couple whose British-American humo(u)r relies on high concepts, charmingly absurd characters and clever wordplay. Seattle's sketch comedy team Villains also appears, and stand-up comedians Ellis Rodriguez (Kevin Hart's Hart of the City on Comedy Central), Josh Covitt (The Mindy Project and Grandfathered on FOX), David Roth, Jay P. Brown, Irene Tu and Nick Hoffman, among others. Proceeds go to Sonoma County Resilience Fund and Redwood Credit Union to help families recover and rebuild. If you'd like to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child for the holidays, they will be collected for Toys for Kids.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 6:00pm