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, Sep 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
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, Sep 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
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, Sep 23, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Sep 24, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Sep 25, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Sep 26, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Sep 27, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Sep 28, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Sep 29, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Sep 30, 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.
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.
Remembering James 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 artists’ work. A six-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. Enjoy Remembering James at The Lounden Nelson Auditorium in Santa Cruz.
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, Sep 23, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am)Monday, Sep 23, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm)Monday, Sep 23, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am)Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm)Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 / 3:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:15pm)Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 / Noon (Mandatory Check-In at 11:45am)Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 / 1:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:15pm)
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.
Monday, Sep 23, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Friday, Sep 27, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)Monday, Sep 30, 2019 / 5:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:45pm)
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.
Center Stage Productions in collaboration with M/M/M Arts presents our third 24 Hour Theatre Festival! We will come together to write, act and direct a piece of theater which will then be performed 24 hours later. Come see the show!
Oingo Boingo Former Members features former members of the legendary new wave group Oingo Boingo, performing hits “Dead Man’s Party,” “Weird Science,” “We Close Our Eyes,” “Only a Lad,” “Just Another Day,” “Stay,” “Out Of Control,” “Who Do You Want To Be,” “Gratitude,” Private Life," and many more. Original ‘80s and ‘90s era Oingo Boingo members Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez, Sam “Sluggo” Phipps, Carl Graves, and on occasion Steve Bartek, John Avila, and Doug Lacy are joined by Brendan McCreary (vocals), Mike Glendinning (guitar), Freddy Hernandez (bass), Brian Swartz (trumpet), and Felice Hernandez (backing vocals) to form Oingo Boingo Dance Party. This powerhouse group has been performing and selling out venues in California since 2005, including the iconic Greek Theatre. With a loyal West Coast following, Oingo Boingo was even honored by the city of Los Angeles when the City Council designated April 20, 2016 as official “Oingo Boingo Day” in Los Angeles, CA. Richard Blade of KROQ 106.7 and SiriusXM 1st Wave fame says that Oingo Boingo Former Members remains, “the best Oingo Boingo band until Hell freezes over.” If you want to dance, if you want to live in nostalgia, if you want some high energy music that will keep your feet moving, we’ll see you at the next Oingo Boingo Former Members concert! They will be joined by The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill and Dramarama at the Mountain Winery.
Murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from the multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and the double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men — one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman — and two women — one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself — both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
Kabir Singh’s Fremont Comedy Bash is a regular show held at Kirby’s Sports Bar in his hometown and home bar of Fremont, CA. Join us for another installment of Fremont’s Comedy Bash LIVE at Kirbys starring regular Host and MC Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh from Comedy Central, Family Guy, NBC and Amazon Prime. Kabir a huge fan of his home town puts on a handful of shows in Fremont at his fav local Bar Kirbys for an affordable price, but don’t let the price fool you… The comedians he brings to the stage are some of the hottest comics in the Nation. These comedians you would have to travel far and spend 4-5 times more to see them but, this show brings them to you locally in a cool underground feel that ya only get in Hollywood and NY. Don’t believe me? In 2018 alone we had headliner Sam Comroe, who 2 weeks later made his debt on AGF and CAME IN 5TH PLACE OVERALL, J.C. Currais went on and did Conan ten days after he headlined Kirbys, then recorded a special for Amazon Prime. Cody Woods will be making his debut on Comedy Central just a few short months after he ripped it up. Mike E Winfield was also here a few months back who just inked a development deal with NBC 2 weeks ago. This is not just a regular local Comedy Show. We are bringing some of the hottest headliners to your town for close to nothing. This month will be no different. Fresh off his Comedy Central appearance with Kevin Hart on the TV show Hart of the City representing the Bay Area., we have a former winner of the SF International Comedy Competition: Ellis Rodriguez!
Never try to beat the devil at his own game. In this poetic fable from Nobel Prize–winning Caribbean playwright Derek Walcott, three brothers — strong Gros Jean, scholarly Mi Jean, and youthful Ti Jean — attempt to vex the devil. Only one can triumph over injustice and free the world from this evil. Drawing upon myths, magic, and mask work, Ti Jean and His Brothers is a powerful exploration of the legacy of enslavement and colonialism. A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts Program presents Ti Jean and His Brothers, by Derek Walcott and directed by Dawn Monique Williams, at the Strand Theater.
Ivan Decker, originally from Vancouver, now Los Angeles-based, is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor, known for his sharp, polished and multi-layered observational comedy. Ivan has had numerous television performances filmed at the Just for Laughs Montreal festival, the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy festivals for CBC Television and can be heard across North America on Sirius XM radio. Ivan can also be seen and heard on the popular CBC radio program The Debaters. Most recently, Ivan was named a Comic To Watch by TBS at the New York Comedy Festival, and subsequently made his U.S. television debut on Conan. Ivan’s debut comedy album, titled I Wanted to Be a Dinosaur, was the recipient of the 2018 JUNO award for Comedy Album of the Year which can be heard on all major streaming platforms, including iTunes. He is also a feature performer on the Netflix stand-up series Comedians of the World.
With a career spanning over 15 years, and a grasp at raunchy humor that sells out theaters everywhere he goes, Rafinha Bastos is one of the most important and well-respected comedians in Brazil. Also an actor and journalist, he is amongst the 30 most-watched comedians in the world on YouTube, with videos that have more than 250 million views. One of his greater success stories thus far is having written the script, produced, and acted in Internet – The Movie, which after being released in theaters in Brazil, had its rights bought by Netflix and is one of the most-watched movies of the streaming service in the country. Currently based in Los Angeles, he’s a regular performer at major comedy clubs in the city, such as the Laugh Factory and Improv. He also hosts the competition show Ultimate Beastmaster, on Netflix. His third stand-up special, Ultimatum, an original Netflix production, was released in 2018.
Palo Alto Players opens its 2019-20 season with the Peninsula premiere of the new American musical, Bright Star. Featuring an energetic and unique bluegrass score by award-winning actor, screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Roxanne) and chart-topping singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the ’20s and ’40s. Palo Alto Players’ Artistic Director Patrick Klein directs a cast of 19 local Bay Area actors, with music direction by Daniel Hughes and choreography by Meredith Charlson. Inspired by a real event, Bright Star tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. The arrival of a young soldier just home from World War II sets Alice Murphy, the editor of a southern literary journal, on a journey to understand her past. What she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story weaves together a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. The 2016 Tony-nominated musical features songs from the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You, the Grammy-winning collaboration between comedy legend Steve Martin and chart-topping Edie Brickell.
Meet new friends at this fun party! We will let you know who you’re compatible with tonight, and, more importantly, who to avoid! Dance to your favorite hits with one of our top DJs. Professional astrologers and psychics will provide free mini-readings (while they last). Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress.
If you’ve never heard of Nannerl Mozart, you’re not alone. A musical genius on par with her younger brother and yet not a single one of her compositions survives? Incredible. Troubling. But where history failed, this show prevails.
What if we all had a literal internal clock that counted down to our time of death? That is the premise of Hickorydickory. Cari Lee’s mortal clock was tinkered with, so she’s stuck at age 17 for eternity. Now she’s the same age as her daughter, Dale, whose time may be literally running out. Hickorydickory is a funny, heartbreaking story about family, and mortality, and sacrifice.
Success means different things to different people, and for Marlene in the Obie Award-winning play Top Girls, success means reaching the top. Featuring a famous dinner party scene placing five women from five different historical periods, the play focuses on the career-driven woman and the sacrifices she makes for her achievements. Experience the show at A.C.T.’s beautiful and historic Geary Theater.
Admissions is a new satire that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. Sherri is head of the admissions at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. But when her only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. Winner of 2018 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, Admissions is a no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness.
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:45pm)
Before you say “I do!” to your wedding vendors, spend a fun afternoon among the very best experts in wedding decor, entertainment, food and beauty at the San Mateo Wedding Fair. Bring your significant other or besties and get ready for a day full of inspiration for your big day. Get exclusive wedding fair specials from exhibitors, see the latest fashions in our runway fashion show — even participate in on-stage contests to win prizes! And who knows? You could walk out the winner of the wedding package grand prize worth $10,000, which includes wedding photography, DJ services, venue rental, photo booth, limo and much more.
The California Golden Bears are back for another season of Pac-12 action in Berkeley, and they’re aiming for the top of the standings and a trip to a bowl game. Visit one of the most scenic stadiums in college football to see the Bears battle non-conference foes and Pac-12 rivals.
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Arizona State Sun Devils)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / TBA (vs. Oregon State Beavers)Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 / TBA (vs. Washington State Cougar)Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 / TBA (vs. USC Trojans)
An impressive lineup of original thinkers — who just happen to be some of the biggest names in literature, science, current affairs, entertainment and the arts — come to the San Mateo Performing Arts Center to delve into their latest works, courtesy of Kepler’s Literary Foundation. With a mission to engage, enrich and inspire, these cultural and literary events explore a wide range of ideas and offer exciting, insightful experiences through talks, readings, Q&As and more. Up next is Cheech Marin with Will Durst, “From Cheech & Chong to Now.”