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.
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
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, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 17, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pm
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, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Jan 17, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
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, Jan 9, 2020 / 1:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 1:00pmThursday, Jan 16, 2020 / 1:00pmFriday, Jan 17, 2020 / 1:00pmThursday, Jan 23, 2020 / 1:00pmFriday, Jan 24, 2020 / 1:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 1:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 1:00pm
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.
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Friday, Jan 10, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Monday, Jan 13, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 / 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.
American Me Comedy debuted on November 24 2009 with its initial performance at the Improv in San Jose, California. An altruistic comedic mission fueled by playing the race card as the joker in the deck inspired the show’s creator, Jason Rogers. Jason’s uniquely American upbringing as an adopted Korean kid in Mr. Roger’s white picket fence neighborhood gave him a distinctive “slant” on life, now put to hilarious use in his stand-up routines. The self-proclaimed “Caucasian Asian” put it this way, “I created the show to incorporate all kinds of comedians. I wanted to stay away from an all Asian, white, black, purple, blue themed show.”
“The Rockstar of the Flute,” Ray Furuta, is joined by Philadelphia-based piano virtuoso, and “From the Top” co-host, Michelle Cann in a recital featuring works originally for violin and piano by Mozart, Brahms, Franck and Bach.
With a six-decade career and 200+ albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In 2015, Nelson published It’s A Long Story: My Life, the unvarnished and complete story of his life that landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list.
Monday, Jan 13, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
In the midst of his 25th and final season as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas continues to pay tribute to Gustav Mahler, the first composer he ever conducted with the orchestra way back in 1974. MTT and the SFS have won six Grammys for their Mahler recordings, and in this concert, he celebrates Love & Lyricism with Mahler’s folk-poem settings, romantic pieces by Ravel and Berlioz, and Tilson-Thomas’ own world-premiere work based on the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.
Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:00pm
Husband and wife team Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, called one of the most “appealing and impressive piano duos of our time,” will be the featured artists in the January concert of the Steinway Society — The Bay Area at Hammer Theatre in San Jose. Established artists in their own rights, Bax and Chung first met at Japan’s Hamamatsu Competition, where Bax says, “I think we fell in love with each other’s playing!” Since then, they have performed in major festivals and concert halls around the world, as well as recorded three CDs, featuring works of Saint-Saens, Stravinsky and Ligeti for piano four hands and two pianos. Besides their individual solo careers and their newest duo collaboration as parents of four-year-old Mila, they are also co-artistic directors of the Joaquin Achúcarro Foundation in Dallas, created to cultivate the legacy of the Basque pianist and to support young pianists’ careers. This concert will feature four-hand works of Schubert, Debussy and Piazzolla (arranged by Bax and Chung).
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 7:30pm (Pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm)
Listen up, you primitive screw-heads! Prepare yourself for the only musical that features a chainsaw, a song called “Ode To An Accidental Stabbing,” and a front-row “splatter zone” where you’ll get covered in spraying blood faster than you can say “klaatu barada necktie.” Evil Dead: The Musical is funny. It’s gory. And yeah — it’s groovy.
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 15, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 16, 2020 / 8:00pm
Fleabag was a prestige TV destination in 2019, but it started out as a one-woman show from Phoebe Waller-Bridge with very humble origins, including a 2013 Kickstarter campaign to get the play into the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Fifty-four people pledged almost 4,000 pounds to help with the cause, and now six years later, Fleabag is premiering on London’s West End. Watch the origins of the TV hit on this live broadcast of the play at Hammer Theatre Center.
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, January 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)
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, Jan 8, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 9, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 10, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 4:30pmSunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 5:00pm