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.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Mar 25, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Apr 1, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm
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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The ‘80s had aerobics. The ‘90s had Tae Bo. We have yoga. It’s exercise, it’s enlightenment … it’s big business. And in the world of Dipika Guha’s Yoga Play, apparel giant Jojomon is king – until a scandal sends the company into a freefall that no amount of comfortable, breathable fabric will get them out of. Desperate to recover their earnings and reputation, newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on a plan so crazy, it just might work. Come along on a journey to enlightenment in a world determined to sell it in this production from San Francisco Playhouse.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Having complete a nine-year run as host of the Peabody Award-winning The Late Late Show, written two New York Times best-sellers, lent his voice to the Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon 2, hosted the game show Celebrity Name Game and become a well-loved Sirius XM personality, Craig Ferguson returns to his comedic roots. His joyous, frenzied and whimsical late-night monologues, both scripted and off-the-cuff, pulled viewers in and didn't release until the commercial break. The quick-witted Scottish-American writer, actor, director, producer and comedian has delighted audiences with impressions, political commentary, observational humor and everything in between. Be in the audience when the consummate entertainer hits the stage of The Castro Theatre in San Francisco with his Hobo Fabulous Tour.
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.
Even in his 80s, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy continues his untouchable legacy. He's influenced rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, he's a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, not to mention a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Guy has redefined guitar playing and he has a Presidential National Medal of Arts to show for his lifelong licks. With all those accolades under his belt, certain artists might choose to rest on their laurels. But, as Guy's recent album's title makes clear, The Blues Is Alive and Well ... so the concert dates keep coming. The legendary blues artist's 18th solo LP and followup to 2015's Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, with 15 tracks of pure pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. Amp up the pleasure by seeing him perform live at The Masonic in San Francisco.
Join award-winning filmmaker Bryan Smith as he takes you to the edge of what’s possible today in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice of Niagara Falls. For Smith, the line between going for it and going too far is often blurry, especially when exploring Earth's most remote environments. His passion for storytelling combined with his reputation for capturing the impossible make for an unforgettable presentation. Join the Adventure when he comes to Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose as part of the National Geographic Live series.
Showtune is a musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman. The 40 songs featured come from Herman's Broadway musicals Milk and Honey,Hello, Dolly!,Mame,Dear World,Mack & Mabel,The Grand Tour,A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and La Cage aux Folles.
Nikolay Khozyainov has a musicality that's thrilled audiences around the world. Still in his early 20s, he's already sold out some of the world’s foremost stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall, and earlier this year the Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended Nikolay’s concert in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Born in Blagoveshchensk, Khozyainov made his public debut at age seven with the Handel Piano Concerto at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Khozyainov’s growing list of awards includes being the youngest finalist of the XVI International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Poland, where he was hailed as "an amazing artist of an incredibly large scale." Catch this piano phenom when he takes the stage at Trianon Theatre in San Jose.
You don’t have took book a flight to London to catch riveting West End theater, because National Theatre Live brings it directly to you, in hi-def and on the big screen at SJSU’s Hammer Theatre Center. I'm Not Running, the explosive new play by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter David Hare, who The Washington Post called “the premier political dramatist writing in English.” His latest follows Pauline, a young doctor who struggles to maintain her sense of self when she is unexpectedly thrust into the world of politics. Don't miss what's sure to be another incisive work by Hare, performed live on the English stage and now coming to San Jose.
ABBA mania reigns supreme as the eight-piece production show SuperTrouper performs all the greatest hits of one of the world's most beloved pop groups of the '70s. From the smash pop stage musical Mamma Mia! to all the international pop chart faves that made this ensemble famous, you'll hear (and see) all the costumes and lights of the original ABBA shows, duplicated to near perfection. This family friendly show is a delight for all ages and features many of the songs you've come to know and love over the years - plus some you may have forgotten! Join them at San Jose's Montgomery Theater for a very special night of clap-along, sing-along laughter and showmanship as The ABBA Concert Experience takes you back to those disco dance floor days when ABBA ruled the airwaves!
Stripped down to its essentials and performed by a cast of eight, Macbeth's tragic tale of all-powerful ambition and consuming conscience takes on an entirely new life in this production at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City. One of Shakespeare's most enduring and popular tales still resonates as it tells the story of a very human couple, making very human mistakes under extreme circumstances.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Bacon and Beer Classic takes over the Bay Area for the sixth time and it's pulling out all the stops at San Jose's Avaya Stadium. With local chefs serving up bacon-inspired dishes and regional breweries featuring creative draft beers, you'll experience bacon and beer like never before.
Is there any more super location to hold a wedding fair than Levi's Stadium, the home of Super Bowl 50? You'll be able to enjoy this spectacular new venue while gathering great information from more than 100 of the Bay Area's top vendors. You'll have the chance to win great prizes, including a $10,000 dream wedding package for one lucky couple, while enjoying fashion shows, live music, a designer gown sale, wine and dessert tastings and much more. Discover the latest trends in decor and design from florists, photographers, planners, hair and makeup designers and other wedding pros, who'll all be on hand for you to meet.
José Alberto Flores Jandete has been clowning around for his entire life -- he made his first appearance as a clown when he was just seven years old, wearing his father's clothes at a friend's birthday party. He's spent the years since then developing his clown character of Chuponcito, whose antics are beloved by both children and adults. He's appeared on TV and toured throughout Mexico -- and now Chuponcito is donning his makeup and big shoes to take to the stage at the San Jose Improv for a hilarious Spanish-language show that'll have you rolling in the aisles.
Welcome to the Fifty Shades Male Revue, the ultimate Magic Mike XXL male performance! Designed exclusively for women, this two-hour long show combines a perfect blend of music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics, providing a sexual and fast-paced performance that meets every female fantasy. It's a professional and respectful show that will never make anyone feel uncomfortable. Catch this steamy male burlesque show at Studio 8 in San Jose.
When a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs -- until a hero rises up against the system. Urinetown is a satirical, original and surprisingly clean tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. The show's irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and playfully parodies shows like Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables and West Side Story. The winner of three Tonys and two Obie Awards during its original Broadway run, Urinetown can now be enjoyed at Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 11:00amThursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pm
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.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Mar 25, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
Plan your wedding with top-notch wedding professionals in the industry and compete for many prizes, giveaways and a grand prize. You’ll be able to try amazing bites, luscious libations and simply sweet desserts and treats. Get inspired by tablescapes, event decor, floral arrangements and overall event styling as this is no ordinary wedding fair or trade show -- this is an event where you get to see the Pro's in actions! Not to mention the beautiful bridal fashions, from wedding gowns to bridesmaids’ dresses, suits, tuxedos, etc. We have a wonderful fashion show in store for you, as well! Tons of prizes available and a grand prize wedding giveaway to one lucky bride and groom at the Hilton Santa Cruz!
Nick and Deanna left Earth five years ago on a one-way mission into the cosmos aboard their vessel, Sojourn. As they get further from home, their ship provides the means for survival, but the mission itself and the isolation of space threaten to divide them. This futuristic, yet timely play from the Pear Playwrights Guild explores the fate of humanity in an ever-expanding universe. See it at Pear Theatre in Mountain View.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 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.
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.
Be there when the Santa Clara University Orchestra presents joyful music of a variety of eras and styles to celebrate the sounds and images of spring. Join them for a lively evening, featuring great symphonic works from the classical to the contemporary. This concert at the Mission Santa Clara de Asis features Copland's "Spring Appalachian,” Bach's Concerto for Two Violins and Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso.
An engaging musical based on the true story of Anna Edson Taylor, a struggling 63-year-old schoolteacher, who threw caution to the wind in 1901 and plunged herself over Niagara Falls in a barrel and lived to tell about it! It’s an amazing and fascinating journey of gumption and courage.
The Bill Stevens Trio, with dancer Kristin Kusanovich, honor the music of American jazz prodigy Billy Strayhorn with From Bill, to Billy, with Love. Mixing elements of hard bop, the blues and funk in his two-fisted, hard-swinging style, Santa Clara University faculty member Bill Stevens is an active pianist coast to coast. He's collaborated with musicians Hilary Kole, Renn Woods, Aaron Mills and many others, and as a young composer, his work received national recognition. Don’t miss out on this impressive jazz set at the Music Recital Hall on the SCU campus.
Witness commentaries on humanity and its impact on the earth and struggles of our society through dance. Dance-emphasis majors from Santa Clara University are mentored in the process of creating original, evening-length recitals. This powerful, diverse performance highlighting a variety of genres features the works of Ella Fogel and Teresa Schofield at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre in Santa Clara.
Dubbed the "Jon Stewart of the Arab World," political satirist Bassem Youssef created the first political satire show in the Middle East, Al Bernameg (The Show), which quickly became the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers each week. Named one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time, the cardiothoracic surgeon-turned-TV-personality riffs on propaganda, politics and the media (his guiding belief: that "satire brings awareness and breaks down taboos") both in the Middle East and in his adopted home of America. He shares his unique perspective and his biting wit at the San Jose Improv.
The wildly popular No. 1 dark comedy show Freak Show is coming back to Santa Cruz! As seen on BBC, MTV, VH1 and more, Freak Show brings side show acts, characters, musical comedy, stand up, drag, burlesque and more. Freak Show is weird, wild, dark, twisted, and funny. LA Weekly called it the place to be. Sold out crowds over four years running in LA, Vegas, SF and more. This month with your Ring Mistress Tuesday Thomas ( E!, VH1 BBC), Cyrus Naderpour ( Comedy Store, AFR) and many many more weirdos TBA.
What’s a chart-topping, arena-packing rock band to do when they part ways with their lead singer? If you’re Van Halen in 1985, you somehow try to fill those shoes. Luckily for them (and hard rock fans everywhere) they found Sammy Hagar, and went on to release four multi-platinum, No. 1-charting albums. Of course, Eddie and Co. weren’t psychic: Hagar was already a hitmaker. The first song he ever wrote (“Bad Motor Scooter”) turned his band Montrose into an overnight sensation. And he’d recently scored a hit as a solo artist with the speed-demon anthem "I Can't Drive 55.” And he still hasn’t let his foot off the gas. Now, with a new album about to drop, Sammy Hagar and his band, The Circle, are coming to Concord Pavilion. Joining the "Red Rocker" for this concert is fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and The Stone Foxes.
Kabir Singh's Fremont Comedy Bash is a regular show held at Kirbys Sports Bar in his hometown and home bar of Fremont, CA. Enjoy another installment of Fremont's Comedy Bash Live in at Kirbys starring regular Host and MC Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh from Comedy Central, NBC and Amazon Prime. The comedians he brings to the stage are some of the hottest comics in the Nation. This show will feature comedy legend Bob Zany.
Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical flying into the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Come out for Serenity Gathering, a three-day camping, music and art festival at Woodward Reservoir, 90 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring performances by artists like Troyboi and Blunts & Blondes, plus wellness classes, art installations, food and more -- it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.
In this rock musical based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place ... six feet under. Heathers: The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal show based on one of the greatest teen comedies of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers can be enjoyed at the Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre.
Come see this talented group of actors from across the South Bay. Rediscover the music of ABBA and the magical story of Mamma Mia. You will enjoy every minute of joining us on this adventure into trying to figure out who Sophie's father is. The Evergreen Valley College Theater in San Jose is both beautiful and easily-accessible. Be a part of San Jose Musical Theater's first season.
Join the Golden Gate Fields at the inaugural Gold Rush Weekend with this special concert event, The Golden Gate Get Down. This exclusive event will feature live hip-hop and reggae music, cocktails and beer, food trucks, and a huge card of racing on the inaugural Gold Rush Weekend!
The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in this Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. This Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh coming to terms with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood offers the same lack of opportunity it always has. For most people, it's a place where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, and church bingo is a big night out on the town. Facing eviction, Margie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs and Margie is way out of her element there. With a keen eye for character and an uncanny sense of humor, Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hope that comes with having next to nothing in America. Enjoy this witty, gritty dramatic comedy at San Jose's Northside Theatre Company.
Meet new friends at this singles event for adults of all ages, which includes a fun mixer game with prizes and light appetizers (whiile they last). Dress to impress and come out to Trattoria DaVittorio in downtown San Carlos.
Soar away to Neverland in the magical musical Peter Pan at the Bayside Performing Arts Center in San Mateo! The Darling children love to hear about Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. All your favorite characters are there, including Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and the Lost Boys and Girls! The whole family will enjoy this show from Bay Area Educational Theater Company featuring both children and adult performers.
One of the biggest singles events of the year, the Silicon Valley Singles Convention is sponsored by a host of singles organizations and will feature plenty of eligible men and women interested in making a connection. Author Cassie Zampa-Keim swings by for the keynote address "Chemistry vs. Compatibility" and afterward, get on the dance floor at DJ Mike plays the best of the Top 40. Get dressed up and head over to the Hilton Santa Clara for a night of fun, and, hopefully, connections.
In this colorful adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's satire of 19th-century British society, the wiley and scheming antiheroine Becky Sharp scrambles up social ladders and hurdles over whims of fate in this farcial comedy about trying to get what you want out of life, no matter the cost. Conjuring an inventive and lively period drama featuring one of literature’s original “nasty women,” acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels in this production at A.C.T. in San Francisco.
Conductor Simone Young's career kicked off in spectacular style -- she was the first woman and youngest person ever to be a resident conductor with Opera Australia, as well as the first female to lead the Vienna State Opera. With that dramatic background, she's a natural to conduct the San Francisco Symphony in a concert featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Filled with seductive rhythms and exotic sounds, the evocative piece serves as a musical magic carpet ride to the world of the Arabian nights. Pianist Louis Lortie also joins the SFS at Davies Symphony Hall for a performance of Ravel's jazz-flavored Piano Concerto in G major.
When it comes to sleek, smart and modern magic, look no further than magician David Gerard, who performs his theatrical illusions and mind reading to sold-out audiences in the Bay Area. David has performed for companies like Google, Facebook, and AirBnb. He most recently finished a nine-show run at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Delighting both die-hard followers (known as "Wheatheads") and new fans alike, legendary prog rockers Kansas celebrate the 40th anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return with a new national tour. They'll raise the roof at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland with a live rendition of the entire 1977 disc, plus hit songs, deep cuts and fan favorites, including "Dust in the Wind," "Portrait (He Knew)," "Closet Chronicles" and "Paradox." The Point of Know Return originally peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's album charts, reached multi-platinum status and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 singles.
A heart-wrenching and moving tribute to the indomitable spirit of an American family, The Grapes of Wrath is adapted from John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The timeless story of the Joad family finds them reduced to poverty during the Great Depression, abandoning their Oklahoma farm for the promise of a better life in California. From the turbulent Tom Joad to the stalwart matriarch of the family, Ma Joad, this powerful drama is filled with some of the most memorable characters in all of fiction -- characters tested by the brutal realities of life on the road during one of our nation's toughest times. See soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit at Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.
In his one-man biographical musicals, Hershey Felder has brought to life everyone from Beethoven to Irving Berlin, and in Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, the virtuoso performer takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative L'après-midi d'un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. Experience it at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Your Instagram Stories are about to get 100% more psychedelic, thanks to Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze. This perception-altering attraction at San Francisco's Pier 39 puts a trippy new twist on the old-school House of Mirrors. The entire space is flooded with neon and black lights that illuminate a labyrinth of columns and archways. Spend an hour or three (or more!) wandering about and gazing in awe. Around every corner, you'll see your own astounded reflection as you allow yourself to get gleefully lost in light.
"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.
For 30 years now, the South Bay Guitar Society has cast a highly selective musical net, enticing the world's best classical guitarists to perform as part of their acclaimed annual concert series. Musicians from Poland, Croatia, France, Germany, across the U.S. and beyond have impressed SBGS audiences with their passion, virtuosity, fingering and fretwork, in a variety of styles from classical to world. You'll hear the best works by both the old masters and contemporary composers played by artists at the top of their game at the elegant and acoustically superior Trianon or Le Petite Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose.
Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to the historic Carmel Mission Basilica for an intimate and stirring performance. Known for the raw power and beauty of his voice, Esposito's become famous for his pop-opera style and poignant tributes to legendary opera singer and fellow tenor Enrico Caruso on PBS and elsewhere. This stripped-down, acoustic concert will feature guest soprano Victoria McDowell, who performs in Esposito's forthcoming TV special, as well as acclaimed concert pianist Russell Norman. As a trio representing the best of contemporary opera, they'll perform classic arias, Neapolitan standards and even some original compositions. A portion of the evening's proceeds will help provide underserved students with voice lessons.
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, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pm