Get your thrills and your chills on at Halloween Haunt at Northern California's premier theme park, California's Great America. When the sun goes down, the ghoulies come out, roaming amidst the hulking skeletons of roller coasters. Monsters and other unsavory creatures hide in the shadows of mazes and scare zones, waiting to pounce. Zombies defy gravity with their mind-blowing aerial and trampoline skills in stage shows like Nytewalkers and moan and groan as they search for their meal in the hallowed halls of Zombie High. Once a place where dreams were made is now a place where nightmares come true, as the maniacal factory workers are manufacturing a variety of disturbing new items in Toy Factory. And that's not all that will make you scream; park rides like the incredible suspended jet coaster Flight Deck, and Gold Striker -- the tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster in the Northwest -- will find you gripping the handrail in fear... and having the time of your life.
September 22-24, 29-30 or October 1, 6-8, 13, 13-15, 20-22 or 27-29, 2017
Just in time for the holidays! Fly along with that mischievous sprite to the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning, but watch out for the loony lost boys, precocious pirates, and a carnivorous crocodile along the way. One of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Peter Pan has more than a sprinkling of Tinker Bell's fairy dust to muster its magic, with unforgettable songs including "I Won't Grow Up" and "I Gotta Crow." Palo Alto Players' annual family offering will surely "hook" all those who truly believe at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto.
Thursday November 9, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pm
Be there when this inspiring musical sees its world premiere with this TheatreWorks production, as The Prince of Egypt begins its international journey towards a debut in Denmark next year. This soaring celebration of the human spirit features a dazzling and diverse cast in one of the greatest stories ever told -- the saga of Moses and his Pharaoh brother, Ramses. Inspired by the 1998 animated film and featuring a score that includes the Oscar-winning "When You Believe" by the composer of Wicked, this transcendent journey of faith and family can be enjoyed on the Main Stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
It's the final home game of the regular season for the city's pro soccer team, the San Francisco Deltas, and you couldn't ask for a better place to watch soccer than the field at Kezar Stadium, which has been renovated, with seats recovered from Candlestick Park and local food trucks serving up your favorite snacks. Cheer on the team as they take on Jacksonville Armada FC. The original home of the 49ers, Kezar Stadium is located in Golden Gate Park, within walking distance of the Haight.
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!
Friday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 8:00pm
Bay Area Educational Theater Company is proud to present their 40th Mainstage production, Annie! Join them at Belmont's Carlmont Performing Arts Center for this classic musical about an orphan who never gives up finding her parents.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
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.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Starts at 9:30am)Monday October 23, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday October 27, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Starts at 9:30am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Starts at 9:30am)
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 October 25, 2017 / NoonWednesday October 25, 2017 / 1:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / NoonThursday October 26, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / NoonFriday October 27, 2017 / 1:00pm
"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 November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday December 3, 2017 / 2:00pm
Thrill to a one-of-a-kind dinner and stage show with Dan Chan, Master Magician. Weaving feats of mentalism, perception and improv comedy with sleight-of-hand showmanship and jaw-dropping illusions, Chan has performed for tech titans and international billionaires. You can catch his latest show at Cupertino's intimate Dynasty Seafood, where his astonishing feats of deception, including hacking into your iPhone and other smartphone tricks, will no doubt astound you. Enjoy a multi-course meal with your ticket, as you behold a showman who Buzzfeed called "Silicon Valley's Favorite Magician ... able to fool the most skeptical of audiences." VIP guests will be treated to an extended, even closer-up show by Dan as well as additional dinner offerings.
Monday October 23, 2017 / 6:30pm (Chinese Acrobatics, Foot Juggling and Variety Show with Dan Chan Presents!)
This season's Stanford Cardinal football team is not only looking to defend its Pac-12 division crown, but possibly steamroll all the way to a national championship. With do-everything running back Christian McCaffrey jumping, stiff-arming and twirling toward a Heisman Trophy bid, the offense is on fire under coach David Shaw, and the defense has been shutting opponents down right and left. Put on your Cardinal red and cheer the gang on in person at Stanford Stadium, where the air is crisp and the atmosphere is crackling.
Friday November 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Washington Huskies)Saturday November 25, 2017 / TBD - vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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. You don't need to be a biddy biddy rich, yidle-diddle-didle-didle man to get your hands on these exclusive pre-sale tickets.
Friday November 10, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 6:00pm