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.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / Various TimesMonday October 23, 2017 / Various TimesTuesday October 24, 2017 / Various TimesWednesday October 25, 2017 / Various TimesThursday October 26, 2017 / Various TimesFriday October 27, 2017 / Various TimesSaturday October 28, 2017 / Various TimesSunday October 29, 2017 / Various Times
The aptly titled Kaleidoscope! brings to the stage a dazzling array of musical genres and dances in one spectacular show. San Jose State University's always-popular annual performance features a cast of over 350, including both faculty and students, and has something for just about any taste. Catch tomorrow's stars of music and dance in this showcase of award-winning performances at the Hammer Theatre Center.
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.
Thursday November 2, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pm
The off-the-cuff comedy specialists at Fremont's Made Up Theatre celebrate the season with a special improv salute to Halloween, featuring two scary-funny shows in one. The first half features spooky improv games inspired by audience suggestions. Some folks in the crowd might even get asked to participate in the Halloween fun. The second half features the Wheel of Scary Genres and showcases the players' long-form skills as they make up an improvised movie on the spot. Will it be a teen slasher? A ghost story? A psychological thriller? There's only one way to find out.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
When Steve Martin imagines a meeting between two of history's greatest minds, the result is nothing short of genius. In this hilarious and thought-provoking play, the year is 1904 and two aspiring twenty-somethings named Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso hang out at the same gritty Parisian bistro. In Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as the two icons muse on the century's achievements and other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Picasso's date, his mistress, an elderly philosopher, an idiot inventor and a charismatic singer from another era inject humor and absurdity into the conversation when San Jose favorite Kirsten Brandt directs the witty Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Hammer Theatre Center.
Friday November 3, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 11:00amThursday November 9, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 7:00pm
A powerful play that explores the 1980s AIDS crisis, The Normal Heart follows a group of queer activists, their lovers and their struggle for equality in a time of danger. This moving and always relevant piece shows at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
Friday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 3:00pm (Preview)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Wednesday November 8, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday November 11, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pm
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 this hilarious, musical take on the afterlife, the dead can't wait to get back to earth on Día de los Muertos -- and Death can't wait to finally have a day to relax! But when one soul isn't ready to go back, everyone's holiday is in danger. Don't miss Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Ensemble's La Muerte Baila, produced by Teatro Visión, at Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
Singer Kat Robichaud (NBC's The Voice) brings her band, The Darling Misfits, to San Francisco's Great Star Theater for Misfit Cabaret's spooky Halloween extravaganza. This pop culture variety show blends rock 'n' roll, vaudeville and all your favorite horror films, rolled into one sexy, funny, musical show in a haunted Chinatown theater. Robichaud and her band create a night of decadence, bawdiness and horror, complete with everything from burlesque to drag to circus to magic and even a spooky costume contest. Don't miss this super fun show.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:30pm
Larry Shue's The Foreigner is full of secret conversations, hidden identities and lots of laughs. When an introvert traveler fakes a language barrier while visiting Georgia to avoid conversations, playing dumb teaches him a lot about others and himself. You will never have more fun exploring communication -- and miscommunication -- than in this show at The Louis B. Mayer Theatre in Santa Clara.
Sunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pm
Amir K's impressions are so scary good, he might be possessed -- then again, even demons can't be this diabolically funny. Currently on the MTV prank show, Jerks with Cameras, Amir made his big screen debut in the Best Picture-winning Argo. But he's also making his mark on the comedy club scene, racking up wins in the Ultimate Laff-Down, OC's Funniest and Tommy T's stand-up competitions. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, Amir is an American original: His comedy is a melting pot of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. This is a guy who can make anything funny -- even calling the cable company. Find out how when he headlines the San Jose Improv.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30pm
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)
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 October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Manuel Valera)Monday October 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Emmet Cohen)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Aaron Schultz Trio)Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pm (Lewis Jordan and Music at Large)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Nebula)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dave Potter Group)Thursday November 9, 2017 / 7:30pm (Razavi/Vichev)Friday November 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (Scared of Spiders)
Steve Trevino was a writer and cast member on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and he's completed several national tours with the show's star, Carlos Mencia. Many of his jokes center around his hilarious stories about his childhood in Texas. In 2013, he starred in his first Showtime special, Steve Trevino: Grandpa Joe's Son, and he's also appeared on BET's ComicView, SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and many more TV shows. His latest comedy special Relatable aired on NUVOtv and he's currently developing a series about his life.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 9:45pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
Few characters are as synonymous with seduction as the biblical character Salomé. From the New Testament to Oscar Wilde to Richard Strauss, Salomé has served as a symbol for the dangers of female sexuality for hundreds of years. As the story goes, Salomé, Princess of Judaea, requested the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward for performing the "Dance of the Seven Veils." Now, this charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the center of a revolution in an occupied desert nation. Internationally acclaimed theater director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre, the second incarnation of the adaptation first created at Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2015. See the filmed performance of Salomé at San Jose's Hammer Theatre Center in this National Theatre Live HD screening.
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
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 November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 24, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
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.
Thursday November 16, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 9:45pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 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 November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday December 3, 2017 / 2:00pm
For its final concert of the season, the Santa Clara University Orchestra is mixing things up with a mashup of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Weaving together Vivaldi's baroque elegance with Piazzolla's sultry tangos in alternating movements, the orchestra creates a fascinating dialogue between the two works. Led by music director and conductor John Kennedy, this springtime concert at Mission Santa Clara de Asis will feature SCU's talented violinists taking turns as soloists.
Following a two-year run at Caroline's on Broadway and an evening at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden, comedian Colin Kane takes the stage at the San Jose Improv. A New York native, Kane's uncensored comedy and sharp crowd work earned him the top spot in Howard Stern's Kill or Be Killed competition, and he's a regular radio guest on The Opie & Anthony Show. Kane has played the New York comedy club circuit as well as venues in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C., Boston, Mexico City, Norway and Stockholm, and Dennis Miller calls him "the next really big comedian."
Friday November 3, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 9:45pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 9:00pm
Each month, Fremont's Made Up Theatre hosts Genre Play, a fully improvised "movie" based on an audience-suggested title. Each performance is unique, whether it's a nail-biter of a thriller, a sentimental coming-of-age chronicle, an exuberant musical or the twisted plot of a mystery. You decide which direction each night's story will take.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00pm
Joe List got his start as a comedian in Boston in the year 2000, when the fresh-faced young comic was just weeks out of high school. Since then he's appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, The Artie Lange Show, been a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing, and last year List made his network television debut on the beloved Late Show with David Letterman. He's also performed at some of the industry's finest festivals, including Montreal's Just for Laughs and the Oslo Comedy Festival, as well as released an album of original material called So Far No Good. Now you can laugh along to all of his hilariously deadpan self-deprecation when he headlines Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30pm Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm
Experience the rush of live music during an evening with the Santa Clara University Wind Symphony. The program, led by Music Director and Conductor Dr. Anthony Rivera, pushes the boundaries of the symphonic band repertoire, with performances of beloved classical and popular compositions, or interpretations of contemporary music. You might hear anything from John Philip Sousa to Sigur Rós through the rich sounds of wind, brass, and percussion. The band includes music program majors and minors. The concert takes place at Music Recital Hall on the campus of Santa Clara University.
With a theater program that breeds actors for alumni like Shemar Moore and Kurtwood Smith (That '70s Show), you never know what future rising star might take the stage of Santa Clara University's Louis B. Mayer Theatre. For this Fall One-Act Festival, the school's theater students tackle the feat of producing their own one-act plays that they're both directing AND acting in -- Try juggling that on top of your classes and extracurriculars. Be prepared to encounter an eclectic journey of characters and genres at the Fess Parker Studio Theatre.
Halloween is always the best party theme, giving everyone license to be friendly and drop their inhibitions. Celebrate in the large hotel ballroom of Burlingame's Doubletree with a costume contest and prizes, plus dancing to your favorite hits. Adults of all ages are welcome to come, costumed or otherwise, mingle and have a great time.
Rapper, recording artist and label owner J. Stalin hits the stage at Back Bar San Jose in support of his latest smash record, I Don't Sell Dope No Moe. Born Jovan Smith in West Oakland's Cypress Village housing project, J. Stalin overcame a rough-and-tumble beginning to break through in 2006 with a series of well-received mix tapes and his debut album On Behalf of the Streets, which helped launch the city's new gritty-sounding "Go" musical movement. He's since released a dozen more albums, and heads up the group Livewire Da Gang.
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 October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday December 1, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday December 8, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday December 15, 2017 / 8:00pm
He's been called "The Rocker of the Flute" (Informador de Guadalajara) and has established a reputation as "one of the nation's top emerging young concert artists" (Del Mar Times). Now flautist Ray Furuta is bringing his incredible talents to Music Recital Hall at Santa Clara University. Furuta is an expressive and dynamic performer, with interests and influences ranging from contemporary to chamber music. Having performed and taught across the globe, his recital promises to be an exciting journey through a variety of genres and styles.
Dan Gabriel grew up going to comedy clubs in the Bay Area and spent most of his childhood dreaming of being on the stage himself. Now a veteran stand-up comedian, Gabriel has appeared on The Late Late Show, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, CBS's Star Search and NBC's Late Friday. He was an award-winning writer for Thugs on Film on BBC America and the winner of the L.A. Take Out comedy competition. He went on to share his comedic p.o.v. on his podcast, The Best Medicine and his two critically acclaimed comedy albums, Giant Robot and Baby For Sale. Catch him performing live at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
Texan stand-up comic, writer and actor Shane Torres looks like a Native American Meatloaf impersonator, and he's fine with that. He's cracked up audiences at festivals and venues all across the country. He's performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops, and made appearances at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival, the RIOT comedy festival in Los Angeles and Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Armed with his disarming drawl and quick wit, Shane Torres now makes his way to Sunnyvale's Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club.
Thursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 7:00pm
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.
Thursday November 16, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 7:00pm
When comedian Sean Donnelly wants to feel like a millionaire, he just walks into Old Navy with a hundred bucks and a top hat. With his blue-collar comedy and hilarious observational humor, Sean Donnelly has scored various television appearances such as MTV's Jenked, The Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party. Donnelly has also earned semi-finalist spot in the Boston Comedy Festival as well as appearing regularly on TruTv's World's Dumbest. Now Donnelly brings on the laughs at Sunnyvale's Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club.
Thursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 7:00pm