A rare box-office flop for Disney when it was first released in movie theaters in 1992, Newsies made headlines by becoming a cult hit on home video. And since the Mouse House knows a little something about turning a film into a Broadway smash (see: The Lion King and Mary Poppins), Newsies hit the stage in 2012 featuring eight new songs and never looked back. Pack a picnic and enjoy.
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.
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday, Jul 15, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)
All aboard! CMT Rising Stars take the stage in Anything Goes to tell a 1930s classic comedy full of song and dance. The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers. Billy instantly falls in love with Hope, a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she’s boarding the same ship his boss and co-worker Reno are taking, he sneaks aboard himself. Hope is engaged to a stuffy British aristocrat, Sir Evelyn, but that doesn’t stop the love-struck Billy. With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to shake Reno and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams — all without hurting anyone’s feelings.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, Jul 15, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come out for a night of hilarious comedy and great local wines at Fortino Winery and Event Center in Gilroy.
Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection. Written by Sarah Treem Produced and directed by Lana Palmer. Part of the 2nd Stage Series at the Dragon Theatre.
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.
Brit Floyd is coming to the The Warfield in San Francisco, and if you don’t “Run Like Hell” to get a ticket you’re going to “Wish You Were Here” when this acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute band takes the stage to perform a special retrospective concert in honor of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon. With high definition sound, a multimillion dollar light show and state of the art video graphics, Brit Floyd have invested plenty of “Time” and “Money” in re-creating the immersive spectacle of a classic Pink Floyd concert. This “Great Gig” features unforgettable selections from Dark Side as well as The Wall, Animals, The Division Bell and more.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package — and some serious bragging rights — at the end of the evening.
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
You’ve seen plays, movies and TV shows, and the one thing they all have in common is … the script. In Closing Night, Fremont’s Made Up Theatre throws the script out the window and makes up a play on the spot, based on a title from the audience. That’s right. It’s an actor’s nightmare, but it’s an improvisor’s delight! Plus, you’ll witness a unique and hilarious format to kick off the show.
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Downtown Redwood City is hopping! We’re pleased to announce our first party there in several years at a fun restaurant. Tickets include light appetizers, served at 4:00pm, as long as they last; plus a fun mixer game, with prizes, that makes it easy to meet people. This singles event at Main and Elm is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization.
Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors Open at 3:30pm)
SF Symphony at Frost, presented by Stanford Live. New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New joins forces with the Grammy Award-winning SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in concerts featuring Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. A work of stunningly grand scale, and boasting demanding technique and the glorious choral finale Ode “To Joy,” this awe-inspiring symphony is widely considered the most iconic work in classical music.
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.
The comedic storytelling of Ms. Pat is founded on some intense sources of inspiration. A mother of two by the age of 15, and a dealer of drugs throughout her teenage years (all of which she documents in her harrowing and hilarious autobiography, Rabbit, titled in homage to her street name), Ms. Pat managed to turn her life around and find some hard-hitting humor in the difficult life she’d led. In fact, it was during visits to the welfare office for food stamps that she was first told she had a real knack for telling funny stories. And a decade later, her comedy career continues to thrive. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out and WTF With Marc Maron. Don’t miss Ms. Pat’s honest, hardcore and hilarious act onstage when she comes to Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale.
The “it conductor” of 2019, Gemma New is debuting with four different orchestras in the U.S. this summer, that’s how hot she is. She’ll bring the finesse and sparkle that’s made her a shooting star to SF Symphony’s all-Tchaikovsky program with guest violinist Gil Shaham (aka one of the greatest violinists on the scene).
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, Jul 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
American Improv Theatre’s all-female improv group, Brick House, will make you laugh until you lips fall off. The San Jose troupe will entertain you with feats of improv never attempted by mere mortals.
Modern life isn’t much like a fairy tale, right? Well, modern life is about to catch up with the storybook princesses, making for a side-splitting adult parody. Blush and feel nostalgic at the same time with Disenchanted!
The spirit of Florenz Ziegfeld lives again as this musical takes you on a bewitching tour of the life and times of the legendary Will Rogers with one dazzling number after another. Rogers’ rope-twirling, homespun humor is more widely appealing amidst sensational production numbers and panache of the original Ziegfeld Follies which dazzled audiences during the 1920s & 1930s. This musical opened on Broadway in 1991, starring Keith Carradine and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Several national touring companies have since presented it in major cities across the country.
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.
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
The ukulele has come a long way in recent years — from a hipster novelty item to a serious musical instrument, and much of that is thanks to virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Rolling Stone has declared him a musical hero. He’s drawn comparisons to Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix. He’s even performed his nimble-fingered mix of jazz, surf rock and pop for the Queen of England. From traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one listen and it’s not hard to see why he’s racked up millions of YouTube views, released more than a dozen albums — including his latest, The Greatest Day — and jammed with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma to Bette Midler. Now you can catch the renowned uke wizard live in concert at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that’ll transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you’ll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. The experience is always fresh, and there’s a new theme for 2019: Age of Scofflaws.
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.
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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.
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 15, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
K-von is the most famous Half-Persian comedian in the world. Millions have seen his appearances on Netflix with Russell Peters, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and his popular TED Talk. He’s most excited about the new book he’s just released Once You Go Persian which is full of funny stories of his immigrant family and growing up in America. K-von’s style is versatile yet relatable with fun storytelling and high-energy performances about a variety of mainstream topics.
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Jackson and BET launched the Teens of Comedy Tour showcasing the nation’s funniest teen comedians. He also hosted the _Up Close and Personal Tour _ featuring Chris Brown Ne-Yo and Lil Wayne. Jackson would later host his own sketch comedy special The Brandon T. Jackson Show on The N Channel and was a series regular on Nick Cannon’s MTV sketch comedy show Wild ‘N Out. Jackson grew up in Detroit with seven siblings and parents who were both pastors. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city. He now lives in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 9:45pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:15pm)Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Ineffable Live and Second Octave Presents The Poke Bowl featuring Jake Shimabukuro, FIJI, Anuhea, Kanekoa, live at SOMO Village Event Center on Saturday, July 13! Though some still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele (oo-koo-LAY-lay) players and composers. Polynesian recording artist George “Fiji” Veikoso is one of the most original and dynamic entertainers the Pacific Rim has produced who continues to be one of the most influential artists in contemporary Island Reggae music.
A quirky, comic drama about communication — its potential and its limits — this romantic parable for our times features a linguist at a loss for words, especially the vocabulary of the heart. Balanced delightfully between affection and adversity, The Language Archive is the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a brilliant scientist who fights to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own.
Thai Rivera will make you uncomfortable in the best way possible. His politically incorrect style of humor has taken the comedy world by storm. He is a favorite and regular at clubs such as the Hollywood Improv and World-Famous Laugh Factory. He has performed with some of the biggest names in the world of stand-up such as Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias and Jo Koy. He has also been featured on Comedy Central, NuvoTV and Logo TV. His disarming style and easygoing delivery will put you at ease and there is no doubt that by the end of his set he will be one of your new favorites. Rivera’s comedy has not only taken him across this country but as far away as Australia and Thule Air Base in Greenland, where he performed for U.S. troops.