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Golden Gate Bridge Champagne or Mimosa Cruise
The Privateer

Golden Gate Bridge Champagne or Mimosa Cruise

San Francisco Sailing Company

The Privateer
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA 94133

2-Hour Golden Gate Champagne or Mimosa Cruise From San Francisco Sailing Company

Buy Tickets Sold Out $65

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.

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)

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 $7.50 $15

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 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 8:00pm

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 $17 $34

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.

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 / Various Time Slots Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / Various Time Slots Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / Various Time Slots Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / Various Time Slots Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / Various Time Slots Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / Various Time Slots Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / Various Time Slots Monday, Nov 25, 2019 / Various Time Slots

Laugh Track City Improv Comedy Show
Made Up Theatre

Laugh Track City Improv Comedy Show

Made Up Theatre
4000 Bay Street, Suite B Fremont CA 94538

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 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

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 $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.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 1:00pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 1:00pm Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 1:00pm

90-Minute Sailing Tour
The Privateer

90-Minute Sailing Tour

The Privateer
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA 94133

Sailing Tour of San Francisco Bay Aboard a Classic-Style Yacht

Buy Tickets $30 $49

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.

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am) Monday, Nov 18, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm) Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am) Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm) Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am) Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm) Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am) Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm)

Museum of 3D Illusions
Museum of 3D Illusions

Museum of 3D Illusions

Museum of 3D Illusions
55 Jefferson St. San Francisco CA 94133

Museum of 3D Illusions

Buy Tickets $10 - $20 $25

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.

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Monday, Nov 25, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm

2-Hour Sunset Sail
The Privateer

2-Hour Sunset Sail

The Privateer
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA 94133

2-Hour Sunset Sail Aboard a Traditional Sailing Yacht

Buy Tickets $39 $65

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.

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm) Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm) Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm) Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm) Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm) Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm) Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)

The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco CA 94129

The Walt Disney Family Museum: The Man Behind the Mouse

Buy Tickets $8 - $15 $15 - $25

Imagine the world without Disneyland. No singing pirates, no dancing ghosts. How about a world without animated features? No Pinocchio or Snow White. Life would be a little less magical, wouldn’t it? Luckily, for all of us, there was Walt Disney, a tireless innovator and dreamer. Now you can take an in-depth look at the man behind the magic at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Follow his life from the earliest drawings of Mickey Mouse to his original vision of EPCOT as the city of the future and beyond. See Disney’s backyard mini train on which he used to give guests rides, explore a model of the Disneyland of Walt’s imagination, and much more. Don’t miss this fascinating tribute to an American icon in San Francisco’s historic Presidio.

Good for Weekdays Only (Closed Tuesdays) Through November 25, 2019

Comedy Whodunit for Kids
Mustang Hall

Comedy Whodunit for Kids

Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut Street San Carlos CA 94070

Comedy Whodunit for Kids

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Share laughs with the family at the comedy whodunit The Night Titus Barnaby Muttered “Macbeth”, presented by San Carlos Children’s Theater. Kids and adults will love this funny, fast-paced murder mystery about a crazy theater troupe that becomes cursed when one of the cast unwittingly mutters the name “Macbeth” in the theater (considered bad luck by actors). Soon strange and mysterious things start occurring and the laughs begin.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 3:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 1:00pm

"The Humans"
The Stage

"The Humans"

The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose CA 95113

The Humans

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

Driven by empathy and humor, this Tony Award-winning play creates a hyper-realistic view of life and the complexities of the “American Dream.” Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, The Humans is a “delirious tragicomedy” (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam who “infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease” (Variety), creating an indelible American family portrait.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview) Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview) Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview) Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm

The Arctic Refuge Experience
Capitol Art

The Arctic Refuge Experience

Capitol Art
3073 17th Street San Francisco CA 94110

The Arctic Refuge Experience

Buy Tickets $5 $10

When the producers of The Arctic Refuge Experience say this exhibit is immersive, they aren’t kidding. Your senses of sight, sound, touch and even smell will all be engaged as you walk through this amazing facsimile of a natural wonderland. Plus, all the net proceeds go to preserve and protect this pristine wilderness from oil drilling.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 11:00am-8:30pm (Various Time Slots) Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 11:00am-8:30pm (Various Time Slots) Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 11:00am-8:30pm (Various Time Slots) Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 11:00am-8:30pm (Various Time Slots)

Wizard World Bay Area
Oakland Convention Center

Wizard World Bay Area

Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street Oakland CA 94607

Wizard World Bay Area

Buy Tickets $13 - $19 $29.99 - $39.99

Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Wizard World Bay Area to celebrate the best in pop culture. Wizard World Bay Area is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended pop culture tour and has it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More!

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

"Magic At The MAH"
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

"Magic At The MAH"

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St Santa Cruz CA 95060

Magic At The MAH

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Join Santiago for a journey through the Art and History of Magic at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. A performance of classical magic selected from the Renaissance to the Modern Day. Your ticket to the show is also your ticket to the Museum where you can enjoy three full floors of exhibits! Come early (Saturday or Sunday), or stay after (on Sunday only), and show your ticket to be able to visit the rest of the museum! Enjoy the exhibits and learn more about the magic that is Santa Cruz!

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 3:00pm

Lindsey Stirling: "Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019"
San Jose Civic

Lindsey Stirling: "Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019"

Lindsey Stirling

San Jose Civic
135 West San Carlos San Jose CA 95113

Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019

Buy Tickets $29 - $39 $59.50 - $69.50

When she’s not racking up views YouTube — over a billion and counting — for her wildly theatrical performances of original tunes and pop culture faves (think Avengers mashed up with Game of Thrones), Lindsey Stirling is bringing her unique take on holiday classics to her instrument of choice: the electric violin. Dance, music, holiday cheer — it’ll all be turned to 11 when Stirling blows the roof off the San Jose Civic.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate
Tabard Theatre Co

Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Tabard Theatre Co
29 N San Pedro St San Jose CA 95110

Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Buy Tickets $15.50 $31

The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate is a group led by pianist/arranger and movie buff, Kevin McCullough. Fronted by sultry singer, Lauren Halliwell, and backed by horns and a killin’ rhythm section, they play music from spy movies, detective shows, film noir, and the like. If you mixed James Bond and Jessica Rabbit up with some fresh arrangements ranging from salsa to swing, surf to heartfelt ballads, that would be the DDJS in a nutshell. Having spent the past few years playing various public venues and private events around the Bay, they are happy to return to play for the public in downtown San Jose, where they first took flight — not only in full force, but with special guests on percussion as well. Guaranteed to leave you both shaken AND stirred.

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

Mandy Patinkin: "Diaries"
Sydney Goldstein Theater

Mandy Patinkin: "Diaries"

Mandy Patinkin

Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes St. San Francisco CA 94102

Mandy Patinkin With Pianist Adam Ben-David

Buy Tickets $41 - $102 $77 - $153

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. Diaries is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018. From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Steel Magnolias"
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse

"Steel Magnolias"

Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey Road Morgan Hill CA 95037

Steel Magnolias

Buy Tickets $14 $28

In Truvy’s beauty salon in small-town Louisiana, all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee, as the play moves toward tragedy, the ladies’ realization of their own mortality draws on the underlying strength — and love — that give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly funny and touching. This heartwarming play is the perfect “Ladies’ Night Out” for the holidays!

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pm

Patton Oswalt
San Jose Civic

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

San Jose Civic
135 West San Carlos San Jose CA 95113

Comedian Patton Oswalt Live in Concert

Buy Tickets $20 - $30 $39.50 - $49.50

Patton Oswalt’s legendary Star Wars filibuster on Parks and Recreation — an eight-minute explosion of nerdery — encompasses the skill, wit and smarts of one of the most gifted comedians working today. Oswalt brings his razor-sharp routine to the San Jose Civic for a night of laughs.

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Montgomery Theater

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

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

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Happiness is great musical theater and this classic show — performed by Rising Stars ages 8-15 — will bring the funny to the whole family! Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s crowd pleaser, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day; perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus; Snoopy is in the doghouse; and “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. Though considered a “good man” by his friends, Charlie Brown can’t seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 7:00pm

"Jazz Band and Combos"
Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University

"Jazz Band and Combos"

Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real Santa Clara CA 95053

Jazz Band and Combos

Buy Tickets $11 $22

Take in the magic of these colorful jazz performances. From classic to contemporary, Jazz Band & Combos explores the intricacies of jazz across the ages. Featuring musical works of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter and Duke Ellington.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 7:30pm

"Into the Woods"
Fox Theatre in Redwood City

"Into the Woods"

Into the Woods

Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway Redwood City CA 94063

Into the Woods

Buy Tickets $25 - $55 $48 - $70

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda came along, Stephen Sondheim was Broadway’s rappingest wordsmith. Into the Woods works its considerable magic through his exhilarating rhymes and occasional grim wisdom. See this riveting production at Fox Theatre in Redwood City.

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:30pm

X Ambassadors
The Warfield

X Ambassadors

X Ambassadors

The Warfield
982 Market St. San Francisco CA 94102

X Ambassadors With Bear Hands and Vérité

Buy Tickets $20 $25

The New York trio known as the X Ambassadors come complete with some serious alt-rock cred: they were discovered by Imagine Dragons, they’ve recorded and performed with Eminem, Lil Wayne, Bebe Rexha, Wiz Khalifa and more, and their huge hit “Renegades” was famously heard in a commercial for (what else?) the Jeep Renegade. Now they’re touring behind the 2019 release of their third album, Orion, and coming to The Warfield on Market Street, which boasts a full bar on site and just happens to be surrounded by a ton of excellent restaurants.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 7:30pm

"The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"
The Lohman Theatre

"The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"

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

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Timely Satire

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

Making its Bay Area debut after premiering last year in London, Bertolt Brecht’s 1941 Chicago-set play was originally written as a savage satirical allegory on the rise of Hitler, but in the skilled hands of Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park), this new adaptation is designed to evoke a more current buffoonish demagogue. “Brecht’s anti-fascist study of political power hits home,” said The Guardian.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pm

Smuin’s "The Christmas Ballet"
Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater

Smuin’s "The Christmas Ballet"

Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek CA 94596

Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet

Buy Tickets $34 - $59 $59 - $85

Light up your holiday season with Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet! With snow-white classical selections set to cherished carols alongside red-hot contemporary numbers set to pop favorites, this yuletide spectacular is a beloved Bay Area tradition. Celebrate the holidays with a dazzling collection of ballet, tap and jazz that will have you dancing out of the theater full of festive cheer. Catch this annual holiday tradition at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 7:30pm

Comedian Joe Machi
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Joe Machi

Joe Machi

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

Comedian Joe Machi

Buy Tickets $8.50 $17

Since taking fourth place on Last Comic Standing’s 8th season, Joe Machi has been busy touring the United States as a headlining stand-up comedian. He has performed on Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, has a Comedy Central half hour special and is featured regularly on This Week at the Comedy Cellar. Joe also won the 2013 NY Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition, and the 2010 NY Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Comics Competition.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:15pm) Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)

"Newsies"
Carlmont Performing Arts Center

"Newsies"

Newsies

Carlmont Performing Arts Center
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas Belmont CA 94002

Newsies by Bay Area Educational Theater Company

Buy Tickets $11.50 $23

Bay Area Educational Theater Company (eTc) presents our 44th mainstage production: Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. eTc is a nonprofit community theater company based in San Carlos, CA. Our shows feature mostly young actors (aged 6+) along with adults. Note that eTc shows are double cast, meaning that two actors will be cast for most major roles, with actors alternating their named and ensemble role for each cast. All actors perform in all shows.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (Satchels Cast) Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Caps Cast) Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pm (Satchels Cast)

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"
Lucie Stern Theatre

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"

A Christmas Story: The Musical - National Tour

Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto CA 94301

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Buy Tickets $29.50 $54

Palo Alto Players continues its 2019-20 season with A Christmas Story, The Musical, the 2013 Tony-nominated musical based on the 1983 beloved film that follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams. Like the film, A Christmas Story, The Musical, is set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, and chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker’s desperate quest to ensure that his most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree, an official Red Ryder BB gun (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”). An infamous lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. A Christmas Story, The Musical features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land. New York magazine called it "A true gift! A sparkling adaptation with a surefire charmer of a score” and The New York Times said, “You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face!”

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pm

Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel & Gretel"
California Theatre

Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel & Gretel"

California Theatre
345 South 1st Street San Jose CA 95113

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel

Buy Tickets $29 - $57.50 $95 - $115

Just in time for the holidays, Opera San José invites families to enjoy Humperdinck’s irresistible fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. The classic story of two brave children and a tantalizing gingerbread house comes to colorful life in this enchanting confection. Kids receive a small gift, intermission treats, opportunities to meet characters and be photographed in fun, fairy tale settings in the lobby. While adults enjoy the rich score inspired by the sophisticated orchestrations of Wagner, youngsters will be transported by the not-very-scary tale of two children who use their wits to overcome a bumbling witch, setting free a whole batch of gingerbread children from her fearful spell. Opera San José’s Hansel and Gretel presents an excellent introduction to opera for the youngest of music lovers, with a fantastical world including colorful Candyland sets, first-class singing, and a chance to view other clever children appearing on stage as angels and gingerbread cookies. Opera San José Music Director Joseph Marcheso conducts one of his favorite scores, while Layna Chianakas provides stage direction. Hansel and Gretel will be sung in English with English supertitles. Runtime is just under 2 hours, including intermission. It is staged at the magnificent California Theatre, the elegant 1927 former movie palace meticulously restored to opulent splendor and now one of the world’s most intimate opera houses, with twenty rows of seats in the orchestra section, five rows in the grand tier, and six in the mezzanine.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Miracle on 34th Street"
Bus Barn Theater

"Miracle on 34th Street"

Bus Barn Theater
97 Hillview Avenue Los Altos CA 94022

Miracle on 34th Street

Buy Tickets $18 - $22 $30 - $38

The holiday classic retold in the tradition of a 1940’s era radio broadcast. This heartwarming production is good for the entire family.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 / 8:00pm

"The Soiled Dove"
Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland

"The Soiled Dove"

Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland
1911 Telegraph Ave Oakland CA 94612

The Soiled Dove

Buy Tickets $30 - $100 $60 - $139

There’s a place in Downtown Oakland where time stands still. A pocket of 19th century decadence, showmanship, allure and charm. Don your classiest ensemble and become a guest in this Gold Rush/Barbary Coast era outpost, with scintillating performers, a live orchestra and an authentic dinner-theater experience.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm) Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm) Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm) Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)

"Anne of the Thousand Days"
Dragon Theatre

"Anne of the Thousand Days"

Dragon Theatre
2120 Broadway Street Redwood City CA 94063

Anne of the Thousand Days by Maxwell Anderson

Buy Tickets $20 $37

On the eve of her death, Anne Boleyn reflects on the journey that led her to become a queen, a mother and, eventually, a woman condemned. A fascinating look at one of history’s most famous marriages. Produced and directed by Melinda Marks

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:30)

"Dreamer Project: An Undocumentary"
Hammer Theatre Center

"Dreamer Project: An Undocumentary"

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

Dreamer Project: An Undocumentary

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

There are nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before their 18th birthday, and these DREAMers are a key part of the educational system. The Dreamer Project is a theater piece that looks deep into the issue and gives these students a voice about their past, present and future.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 11:00am Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 1:00pm

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco"
Curran Theater

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco"

Curran Theater
445 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco

Buy Tickets $59 - $538 $59 - $538

Experience J.K. Rowling’s world like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco. The story of Harry, Ron, and Hermione continues on stage—where the magic is real. It has been 19 years since they saved the Wizarding World. But even when you think the battle is won, darkness comes from unexpected places. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as this Tony Award-winning spectacle “leaves you gasping in wonder at the magic of it all” (TIME). The entire Curran Theater has been transfigured for the show’s exclusive West Coast production to immerse you in this world where epic duels, extraordinary spells, and beloved characters come to life. “It has to be seen to be believed” (USA Today).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) (Previews) Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) (Previews) Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) (Previews) Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) (Previews) Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) (Previews) Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (Part One Only) Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Part Two Only)

"Testmatch"
A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

"Testmatch"

A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
1127 Market St. San Francisco CA 94103

Testmatch: Scorching World Premiere

Buy Tickets $23 - $39 $30 - $65

A.C.T.‘s exciting new artistic director, Pam MacKinnon, took home a 2013 Tony for her directing work on Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and won an Obie for Clybourne Park — so she’s got a pretty good handle on great American drama. Now making her Strand Theater debut, she’ll guide Testmatch, an exciting new play, to the stage in San Francisco.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pm Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 / 7:30pm

"Cirque du Soleil"'s AMALUNA
Under the Big Top at Oracle Park, Parking Lot A

"Cirque du Soleil"'s AMALUNA

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

Under the Big Top at Oracle Park, Parking Lot A
74 Mission Rock Street San Francisco CA 94158

Cirque du Soleil’s AMALUNA

Buy Tickets $49 - $140 $54 - $140

AMALUNA is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest — but The Bard’s original take on this story of castaways shipwrecked on a magical island didn’t feature unicycling acrobats, trapeze artists plunging into a pool of water, or a cast that’s more than two-thirds female.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 4:30pm Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 4:30pm Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 4:30pm Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 1:30pm

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker"
Paramount Theatre

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker"

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker"

Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway Oakland CA 94612

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $46.50 - $54 $61 - $71

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an internationally touring contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. The Hip Hop Nutcracker will feature MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, opening the show with a short set before rapping the introduction. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a full-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and an electric violinist.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)

"The Wheel of Genres": An Improvised Movie
Made Up Theatre

"The Wheel of Genres": An Improvised Movie

Made Up Theatre
4000 Bay Street, Suite B Fremont CA 94538

East Bay Improv Faves Make Up a Movie

Buy Tickets COMP $5

Marvel at Made Up Theatre’s crack quintet of comedians as they improvise an entire movie on the spot at their club in Fremont. Whatever you and your fellow audience members can dream up, 5 Play can handle. The genre of the movie is determined each night when a big wheel is spun by an audience member — could it be you? From a nice romance or musical comedy to a rootin’ tootin’ western or big-budget action flick, this talented troupe has got it covered. In fact, they’ve won a number of awards, including the prestigious-sounding 2015 International Society of Humor Studies Conference prize for Best Improv Performance, and they’ve also appeared at the San Francisco, Sacto, Orange County and Sonoma County comedy festivals.

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:50pm) Friday, Nov 29, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors open at 9:50pm)