Back by popular demand, Remembering James, starring Longview, TX’s own Dedrick Weathersby and East Palo Alto’s native Will Roc, tells the story of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artist’s work. A eight-piece band accompanies the show, bringing the passion of his music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration. Some songs include: “Prisoner of Love,” “Please Please,” “Try Me,” “Caldonia,” “Outta Sight”, “I Got The Feeling,” “Papa Got a Brand New Bag,” “Cold Sweat,” “I Feel Good,” “This a Man’s World,” “Doin It To Death,” “Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud.”
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:30pm
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, Dec 1, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Dec 2, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / Various Time Slots
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.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
“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.
Celebrate the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and its history — which spans over 75 years — by embarking on this 90-minute cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges and passes by Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco history and landmarks via narrated headset audio in 16 available languages, which includes information about the city’s natural history, architecture, Native American culture, and, of course, the building of the famous bridges. It’s a stunning and informative way to experience the breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and its historic waterfront.
Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Monday, Dec 2, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)
This Red and White Fleet Cruise launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, and it’s still entertaining visitors and locals alike more than 70 years later. After departing from historic Fisherman’s Wharf, the ship sails along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, past the city’s Maritime National Park, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island, cruising by many other exciting sights as well on the one-hour voyage. Take advantage of the personal-headphone audio, available in 16 languages, to learn more about San Francisco’s history and world-famous landmarks, while enjoying a full onboard bar with drinks and snacks.
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.
Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmMonday, Dec 2, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm
There are many people running for President in 2020, but only one of them was called by TBS one of “the funniest comedians working today." Whether he’s lamenting society’s narrow views on men enjoying “girlie drinks” or expressing his jealousy of the sleeping habits of the homeless, comedian Ben Gleib can find bizarrely hilarious observations in just about anything. It’s an ability that landed him a regular spot on E!‘s Chelsea Lately, appearances on @Midnight, The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing, and earned him a place on Esquire’s list of "six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing." In addition to his stand-up, Gleib’s the host of the popular GSN show Idiotest. He recently created the Telethon for America, a huge voter turnout event which he hosted with Olivia Munn, featuring Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Chelsea Handler, Jane Fonda, Hasan Minhaj, Pete Davidson, Amy Schumer, Adam Devine, Dr. Phil and more. He makes politics and pop culture funny on his podcast Last Week on Earth on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast Network. Now with his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, he could be America’s next president! Come see his standup tour now, because if he wins, it could be his last for four or eight years!
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm)Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:15pm)
There’s a reason we feel the desire to tell and be told certain stories year after year — some tales just cut to the core of the human experience. That’s why, even after more than a century-and-a-half, Scrooge’s emotional transformation still puts tears in our eyes. Bring a pocketful of tissues and a heart full of Christmas spirit.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 2:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 1:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 6:00pm (Preview)Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 1:00pm
Northside Theatre Company presents its 37th annual production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol with innovative style at the Olinder Theatre in San Jose. Hailed as “the best Christmas Carol in the Bay Area” by Mercury News, Northside’s production features impeccable staging and high-end production values. This stage adaptation of the Dickens classic captures all the power, humor and warmth that this ageless tale has to offer. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous and kind human being.
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
Join us as SFYBT celebrate its 19th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” This magical, full-length version of The Nutcracker features Bay Area guest artists and the wonderful talents from the San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy. The dance tells the story of young Clara, who dreams that her gift of a toy nutcracker soldier comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Mouse King to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s magical Kingdom of Sweets. This 2-hour production is geared toward families and is a perfect opportunity to introduce young children to this holiday ballet tradition. As always, there will be photo opportunities with different characters after all performances
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 5:00pm
In this fast-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future show Ebenezer Scrooge how poor a rich man can be. Can they convince him to change before it’s too late? Come share the adventure of this timeless tale with the characters you’ve come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself.
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are back on tour in 2019, following sell out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Don’t miss this incredible show to entertain the entire family. The Champions Of Magic team present incredible illusions with supercars, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. The show features spectacular magic that can’t be seen anywhere else. Champions Of Magic has been seen by tens of thousands around the world – now’s your chance to see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows.
Precious Scars is a musical testament to the courage of immigrants in the United States past and present. The music draws upon the lives of and pays homage to the US-Japanese internees and their families. Ray Furuta, of part-Japanese origin himself, will be joined by Amr Salim and Vico Diaz to remind us of the universal nature of the journey to belong. Original concept and narrative: Ray M. Furuta. Composers: Ray Furuta, Amr Selim, Vico Diaz. Performed by Common Sounds Ensemble. Visual design: Karin Pond. Producer: Usha Srinivasan. Creative Director: Priya Das. This work has been commissioned by Mosaic Silicon Valley and funded in part through grants from City of San José and California Arts Council.
Join restorative yoga teacher Ranya Anabtawi for a Sound Healing Journey with Forrest Newmann. No Sweat. No Stress. No Stretch. Just Float. Restorative yoga is physically relaxing and emotionally healing. Your heart rate drops, your busy mind frees itself from the workplace grind, your body releases tension, and creativity expresses itself more fluently. Ranya’s soothing voice is her most distinguishing and, perhaps, most powerful tool. She uses it to physically and mentally guide her clients into their own unique version of rest. Leveraging yoga bolsters, blocks, blankets, eye pillows, and a yoga mat, Ranya tailor designs the perfect poses to guide you into feeling weightless, comfortable and true deep rest. There is no stretching, athleticism, sweating, or difficulty in Restorative Yoga. The effort is in the surrender. Sometimes surrender can be the hardest thing to do and she knows how to get you there. It’s all about comfort. It is as perfect for yoga beginners as it is for seasoned yoga practitioners. Then the sound healing vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes guide us into a deep meditation. The healing vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages, allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans’ claimed that sound could not only “tune the soul” but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments, we experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center. The Cacao Ceremony is used to help us connect with the beauty and sweetness within. You are invited to open the doorway of the heart. Cross the threshold to a heart-opening experience of love and bliss. Cacao has been considered a sacred plant for thousands of years. It is known to carry a medicinal healing spirit for the heart. This healing spirit of Cacao strengthens our connection with the wisdom of the heart, the truth and peace within, and our connection to others. In the Mayan Cosmology, Cacao is revered as one of the most powerful deities. She takes us on a journey toward our inner-most self where wisdom and love are held. Your journey with Cacao will be supported by crystal singing bowl sound meditations and other vibrational instruments including Medicine Drum and Rattles. Come to listen to the voice of your heart.
Hailed for her powerful vocals, passionate performance style and fearlessly raw, edgy wit, Large offers an electrifying evening that will captivate audiences with her bold personality and artistry. Storm’s shows are marvelous and fun (and a bit naughty), so leave the kiddies at home. Storm’s late night performance isn’t for the faint of heart, but is sure to leave you begging for more.
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, Dec 4, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pm
Already jazzed about the holidays? Just wait ’til you hear remixes of your favorite Christmas tunes in Cool Yule. SJSU Jazz Orchestra invites you to get into the swing of the season with this fun, festive concert.
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells, featuring the songs of the season at the Sydney Goldstein Theater. This concert is SFGMC’s signature romp through holiday favorites old and new, along with unexpected surprises and unique interpretations. The concert features special guests Velocity Handbell Ensemble, San Francisco’s premier bell ensemble, and will run the gamut from Liza Minnelli’s outrageous “Ring Them Bells,” to a new arrangement for SFGMC’s beloved tradition of “Silent Night.”
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pm
If you’re gonna spend Christmas with someone, you could do a lot worse than these two sparkling Broadway and TV talents, both of whom boast some serious pipes. Megan Hilty is just coming off an acclaimed performance as Patsy Cline in a Lifetime movie and has a holiday album under her belt, while Cheyenne Jackson’s released three discs of his own and is a Ryan Murphy fave, appearing on multiple seasons of American Horror Story.
Your favorite 1950s girl group — The Taffetas — returns to Tabard’s stage to celebrate the holidays! This musical confection of holiday classics, pop standards and rock ’n roll sung in high-energy four-part harmony will have you singing right along! A fun-loving musical hometown Christmas!
“¡Vívelo!” merges different rhythms and dance styles such as folkloric dance, contemporary, Spanish dance, and African-inspired movements. Mexican musical ensemble Son Luna provides the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico, and dance troupe Jóvenes Zapateadores showcase the evolution of Son Jarocho roots with different rhythms and dance styles. Masterfully displaying dance genres from the region and beyond, this large scale production provides strong entry points for presenters seeking a highly energetic folkloric piece. Jóvenes Zapateadores has received national recognition and awards such as EPRODANZA 2014, SNCA 2016 (National System Creators of Art), and has toured across Europe, South and North America. The 2019-2020 U.S. tour of of Son Luna y Jóvenes Zapateadores is supported in part by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America.
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!
A dazzling and daring evening of totally original dance work from our choreography students. Expect the unexpected — you might just catch the next big choreographer’s work on stage at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre in Santa Clarita!
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 9:00pm
Valerie Redd plays Emma Bovary, Gustave Flaubert and herself in this acclaimed postmodern take on Madame Bovary. Conceived by Redd, this clever, timely play was written by rising Argentine-American playwright Paz Pardo.
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night Champagne Gala)Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
The most rewatchable, most quotable holiday movie ever gets even more fun in this hit Broadway adaptation. The musical wizards behind La La Land, and Dear Evan Hansen have added a lively score, and all your favorite scenes — from Ralphie’s Christmas gift wish (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”) to his dad’s prized “leg lamp” — are recreated live on stage.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:00pm
A masterpiece from one of the greatest dramatists of our time, Could 9 is about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. It is also about relationships — between women and men, men and men, women and women, work, mothers, power, generations, politics, and money, which is why this classic play feels as urgent today as when it made Churchill a household name.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm
PVTC is thrilled to invite you to a favorite holiday tradition and family friendly event: The Teddy Bear Tea! Enjoy a variety of activities including cookie decorating, holiday crafts, a special performance, songs, a photo booth and a special surprise! Join in the holiday fun as we celebrate the season! NEW this year is a performance of The Robbed Reindeer by Lindsay Price. In this one-act play geared towards young audiences, villains have stolen the reindeers antlers, setting off a wild chain of events as a trio of lumberjacks and a wannabe news team work together to save the holidays. Featuring our hard working PVTC Performance Ensemble, this play is going to be a treat!
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 3:30pm
Reggie Steele started doing comedy in 2001, and his hilarious stories quickly made him a local favorite. National TV success soon followed, and Reggie was seen on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up,Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Comedy.TV and Nickelodeon. When he’s not touring the country with his jokes, performing for the troops overseas, or cracking up Northern California audiences, Reggie is also an actor. Reggie was the winner of the very first Rooster T. Feathers New Talent Comedy Competition way back in 2003.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 9:30pm
Dan Pfeiffer combines wry wit, spot-on political instincts, and formidable storytelling chops in an optimistic exploration of how politics and digital media interact in modern-day America. The former White House communications director, noted political strategist and commentator, and Pod Save America co-host is credited with breaking new ground in harnessing the power of social media during the Obama presidential campaign and subsequent administration. He is the author of The New York Times No. 1 best-seller Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump — a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the internet changed during the Obama presidency alongside the evolution of social media. Far from a jaded insider, Pfeiffer infuses his talks with optimism for America’s political system, and stresses the value and impact of civic engagement.
A musical adventure awaits you this holiday season when the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. brings its inventive and imaginative retelling of the beloved, Newbery Medal-winning modern fable to Berkeley Rep. The courageous Despereaux, shunned by his community for his love of stories and humans, shows a forlorn kingdom that even the smallest voice can change the world — and that it only takes a little light to reveal the truth. An indie folk band that creates dazzling works of theatre, PigPen infuses this tale of bravery, forgiveness, and redemption with their masterful music, stunning stage effects, and witty performances. PigPen’s The Tale of Despereaux is a spellbinding musical treat that resonates with adults and children alike.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:30pm Dinner (Show at 9:00pm)
TheatreWorks sure has a lot to celebrate this holiday — they’re in the midst of their 50th anniversary season, they’ve just won a 2019 Regional Tony Award, and they’re premiering yet another exciting new work — turning Pride & Prejudice into a musical. Lizzie Bennet, Mr. Darcy and company will all be present and accounted in Paul Gordon’s latest rom-com adaptation, following up his successful scores for Jane Eyre, Emma and Sense & Sensibility.
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)
Celebrate the holiday season with J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 4-6 and Magnificat in D, in a dazzling concert presented by the San Francisco Choral Society, with the Jubilate Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Geary, as it completes its 30th anniversary concert season. In December 2018, San Francisco Choral Society presented the first half of this glorious masterwork — this year, with the performance of Cantatas 4, 5, and 6, the chorus concludes one of Bach’s most treasured masterworks as it tells the journey of the Christmas story through jubilant chorales, arias, duets and trios. Add to that Bach’s remarkable Magnificat in D, and you’re in for a properly inspiring opener for the 2019 holiday season!
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. Byrne is the star and creator of Sullivan & Son and has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Catch him live at the San Jose Improv.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:15pm)Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Dance Moms have nothing on Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, who lives out her dreams of stardom through her daughters, one of who grows up to be the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Known as one of the theater’s greatest roles, Rose has been played by everyone from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and Bette Midler to Tyne Daly, Angela Lansbury and Patti LuPone — the latter trio picking up a Tony for their performances.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pm
Spend Wednesday evening planning your wedding in the peninsula’s newest chic hotel offering French cuisine and sophisticated bar. Meet with 60+ wedding professionals, win prizes and giveaways including a $10K Wedding Package & 20 Las Vegas winners announced during the Fashion Show at 6:30pm. Free Food & Wine Tasting, Cash Bar, & Cafe open for meal purchase.
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, 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)Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 2:00pm (Part One Only)Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pm (Part Two Only)
Get ready to be overwhelmed by all things sparkly — Gem Faire is coming to Monterey County Fairgrounds. This show brings a wide array of quality gems, beads, crystals and more straight from importers, wholesalers and manufacturers, so you can score some amazing deals on gorgeous jewelry and stones. And if you’re interested in making your own jewelry there will be vendors selling supplies, tools, as well as jewelry displays. You can pick up some beautiful beads and turn them into earrings and necklaces everyone will notice (and perhaps even be a little bit jealous of). Grab your fellow jewelry-loving friends for a fun day of browsing, shopping and creating at the Gem Faire.
A.C.T.‘s exciting new artistic director, Pam MacKinnon, took home a 2013 Tony for her directing work on Who’ s 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.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 4:30pmThursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 4:30pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Ever wondered what little Cindy Lou Who’s been up to after her successful heart-enlargement of the mean ol’ Grinch? Well, this decidedly adult Dr. Seuss sequel has your answer — and it’s not all Who-pudding and roast beast. The now-grown Cindy Lou has sledded down a rough road, landing the once-adorable tot in a broken-down trailer on the side of snowy Mount Crumpit. Now, 45 years later, she’ll recall the fateful events of that Christmas Eve night and beyond — in Seussian rhyming couplets, of course — in this off-Broadway hit coming to 3Below Theatres in San Jose. The New York Times called it “a raunchy riff on Dr. Seuss’ yuletide tale,” so only those with the naughtiest sense of humor will be ready for this holiday offering that dirties up Christmas while ultimately reveling in its spirit.
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 7:30pm
The holidays are on their way and the Girls are back! Take four talented drag performers, cast them in two Xmas episodes of the uproarious TV show The Golden Girls_ and you have the perfect holiday event for the entire family. In what has become a yearly tradition, this drag send-up and loving tribute to the characters the entire world has come to know and love features local drag stars: Heklina (Dorothy), Matthew Martin (Blanche), D’Arcy Drollinger (Rose), and Holotta Tymes (Sophia).
Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Dec 4, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
Make your Yuletide as gay as it can possibly be with San Francisco’s signature seasonal spectacular starring none other than Peaches Christ, Coco Peru, Edwin Outwater — and special guest vocalist Ana Gasteyer (SNL, People of Earth), who just happens to have released a new holiday album, Sugar & Booze. Schweddy balls, anyone?
Fire up the yule log and start the figgy pudding as Michael Feinstein returns to his San Francisco home this holiday season. Join Michael and his band as they come Home for the Holidays featuring holiday classics like, “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. You can also expect to hear classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, as well as other holiday surprises performed as only Michael can.
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 5:00pm
Along with all the magnificent sets, costumes, special effects — and of course, dancing — at San Jose’s longest-running Nutcracker, you’ll also be treated to live accompaniment by the Cambrian Symphony and several guest artists starring as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier — including principals from the San Francisco Ballet. Plus, with more than 250 restaurants in downtown San Jose, you’ll find something that strikes your fancy within just a few blocks.
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 2:00pm
What’s better than a heart-warming holiday classic that’s guaranteed to put you in the right mood for the season? Seeing it on the big screen! As if that wasn’t magical enough, you’ve got the San Francisco Symphony there to keep Christmas spirits high with a live performance of the film’s score.