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, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm
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, Jun 16, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / Various Time Slots
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.
“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.
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pmSunday, Jul 7, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pmSunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 3:00pm Doors Open at 2:30pm
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.
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.
Legendary blues singer-songwriter-guitarist John Mayall is in his 80s, but he never really left the road, keeping up a busy worldwide performance schedule and releasing more than 60 discs over the course of his historic career. It all started in the ‘60s, when Mayall formed the Bluesbreakers, the band that laid the blueprint for a generation of British blues and rock, and introduced Eric Clapton to the world. When Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce left to form Cream, Mayall continued on, and the Bluesbreakers launched the careers of many other rock legends, including Peter Green and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and many more. Don’t miss “The Godfather of British Blues” at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.
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.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 1:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 1:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 1:00pm
Nothing says summertime like an outdoor blues festival. So come out to Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose for the Fountain Blues Festival. Chow down on great food, cool off with a wide selection of craft beers on tap from Poor House Bistro and groove to some great blues music. Hitting the stage for the festival’s 38th year are legendary harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, the JC Smith Band, Lady Bianca and more.
Grease is the word, and the musical you’ve gotta see when it comes to the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, Grease follows the ‘50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over … until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at Rydell High. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like “Summer Nights,” "You’re the One That I Want," “We Go Together” and “Greased Lightning.” Join the Pink Ladies, the T-Birds and the rest of the gang and experience all the fun of this all-American classic.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm
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.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
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.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
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.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
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.
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)
The producer of San Francisco’s acclaimed annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ (Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant) and numerous other Bay Area comedy shows presents Pride Comedy Night. Pride Comedy Night features a very funny, diverse, eclectic array of LGBT comedians who span a few generations of comedy and have been performing for between 10 and 30 years. This multicultural (Latina, African American, Jewish) line up consists of Marga Gomez, Sampson McCormick, Kim Luke, and Lisa Geduldig. Marga Gomez is a GLAAD Award winner and was named “Best Bay Area Comedian” by the SF Weekly,Bay Area Reporter and The SF Bay Guardian. Robin Williams called her “Amazing…a lesbian Lenny Bruce.” Armistead Maupin called her “astonishing.” Marga’s comedy has been featured on HBO, LOGO, Showtime, Comedy Central and PBS. Sampson McCormick has appeared on BET, VICELAND, TV One, and several highly acclaimed independent films, including 2017’s Oscar nominated I Live Here. Kim Luke is a well-known Santa Cruz figure. She has been the host, MC, and/or official voice for countless events and organizations including Santa Cruz Pride for the past 7 years, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Lisa Geduldig is the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ – Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant, Comedy Returns to El Rio, and Comedy at Ashkenaz in Berkeley.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Mosaic Silicon Valley returns with an instrumental and vocal portrayal inspired by the love, loss and life stories of the Vietnamese, African-American and Chicano communities that settled Santa Clara county. This preview will feature themes of identity, tradition and culture expressed in Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World. Composed and directed by Van Anh Vo, and performed by a world-class music ensemble.
Wu-Tang celebrates the 25th anniversary of their iconic debut album, Enter The Wu Tang: 36 Chambers, this year, and they’re bringing special guests Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, The Pharcyde and more to Mountain View. Don’t miss this incredible once-in-a-lifetime show!
Venetian gondoliers Marco and Giuseppe marry contadine Gianetta and Tessa, then learn that one of them is the King of Barataria. The only problem is, no one in Venice knows which of them is the King. The Gondoliers was Gilbert and Sullivan’s last great success. By setting the work comfortably far away from England, in Venice, Gilbert was emboldened to sharpen his satire at the nobility and the monarchy itself, making for sparkling humor we can still enjoy today. And the libretto inspired Sullivan to write some of this brightest and most melodic music.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Gypsy is a musical masterpiece! Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include such familiar classics as “Let Me Entertain You”, “Some People”, “You’ll Never Get Away From Me”, “If Momma Was Married”, “All I Need is the Girl”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “You Gotta Get a Gimmick”, and “Together Wherever We Go”. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Ellie Sparkles Presents Lopez Cantina Drag Nights. Join us for a night of amazing entertainment as we celebrate Monterey Bay drag nights.You’re in for a night full of side-splitting performances, high-energy dance numbers and whatever other absolute ridiculousness might occur with these crazy ladies. This show has something for everyone! Glamorous drag-girls singing, dancing and providing Vegas-style entertainment! Don’t miss this extravaganza that’s been voted “Best Drag Show in Monterey County,” featuring the finest in California drag and female celebrity impersonation. Get up-close and personal with your host Ellie Sparkles & Tranz-Jenner. These Queens of the Road will give you fun and fast-paced specialty acts mixed with daredevil stunts to keep you on the edge of your seat. Fan Reviews call it the “perfect show for girl’s night out.” Come and prepare to laugh your asses off! The funniest show in town is ready to wet your whistle. Bring your dollars, bring your cheers, and come celebrate! Expect some fierce drag numbers, hilarious comedy sets.
The concert repertoire evokes hope for better tomorrow by bringing awareness to the horrific issue of human trafficking in the Bay Area and the world. We shall respond with music that reminds us of our own power to affect change! The concert will honor The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition: an organization that believes “eradication [of human trafficking] is possible only when the collective impact of individuals and groups comes to bear upon this multifaceted issue … As we mobilize the public to engage the issue, we envision a slave-free San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.” Repertoire will feature music from around the globe, ranging from modern classics such as Joshua Shank’s amazing “rules to live by” (written for The Choral Project in celebration of its 20th anniversary), Sarah Hopkins “Past Life Melodies” (an other-worldly song that features overtone singing), to contemporary pop tunes, such as the a cappella setting of Three Dog Night’s “Shambala.” Audience favorites — Frank Tichelli’s “There Will Be Rest,” John David’s “You Are the New Day,” and Daniel Hughes’ “Babethandaza” (complete with full-chorus choreography) — will round out this meaningful concert.
The concert repertoire evokes hope for better tomorrow by bringing awareness to the horrific issue of human trafficking in the Bay Area and the world. We shall respond with music that reminds us of our own power to affect change! The concert will honor The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition: an organization that believes “eradication [of human trafficking] is possible only when the collective impact of individuals and groups comes to bear upon this multifaceted issue…As we mobilize the public to engage the issue, we envision a slave-free San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.” Repertoire will feature music from around the globe, ranging from modern classics such as Joshua Shank’s amazing “rules to live by” (written for The Choral Project in celebration of its 20th anniversary), Sarah Hopkins “Past Life Melodies” (an other-worldly song that features overtone singing), to contemporary pop tunes, such as the acappella setting of Three Dog Night’s “Shambala.” Audience favorites — Frank Tichelli’s “There Will Be Rest,” John David’s “You Are the New Day,” and Daniel Hughes’ “Babethandaza” (complete with full-chorus choreography) — will round out this meaningful concert.
The world premiere of 3L: Love, Life, Loss, a multimedia musical performance inspired by the stories of Vietnamese, Chicano and African-American residents of the Santa Clara Valley. 3L: Love, Life, Loss shares the struggles, joys, and triumphs of these three communities through a rich tapestry of music, video, and spoken word. Performers include Jimi Nakagawa (taiko, percussion, voice), Joshua Mellinger (frame drum, trap set, marimba), Mikhael Khalikulov (cello, electric bass), Van-Anh Vo (Vietnamese traditional instrument, vocal), Ian Winters (visual artist) and Robin Whitehouse (sound design).
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
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!
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm
In the middle of a howling Kansas snowstorm a bus pulls up at a small diner. The passengers, a down at the heels professor; a young rodeo king intent on carrying off his very short-term girlfriend to a remote Montana ranch; and his loyal friend manage to strike sparks with the local sheriff. Find out what happens next during this production at the Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
One Man, Two Guvnors at Palo Alto Players is a hilarious farce playing at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto. It’s London in the swinging 60’s, and recently canned (and desperately hungry) Francis Henshall finds himself newly employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe, in town to collect a fee from his fiancee’s gangster father. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, herself in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother’s killer) who, in turn, becomes our hero’s other “guvnor.” Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But with the distractions of a pneumatic bookkeeper, a self-important actor, and select members of the criminal fraternity (not to mention his own mammoth appetite) to contend with, how long can he keep them apart? One Man, Two Guvnors is a hilarious, music-infused farce, and one of the best- received comedies in modern theater.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Bearlike in both stature and talent, Yefim Bronfman earned himself a cameo in a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth, who wrote that the Russian virtuoso “looks less like the person who is going to play the piano than like the guy who should be moving it.” Experience Bronfman’s powerful fortissimo style on Prokofiev’s bravura Second Piano Concerto with Joshua Gersen at the baton.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! This is the hilarious tale of a young woman’s search for her birth father unfolding on a sunny Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Filled with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, San Jose Stage Company’s production of Mamma Mia! will have audiences singing along to all of ABBA’s greatest hits!
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Join us for one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays! The Taming of Shrew tells the story of Katherine and Petruchio, two hot-headed lovers on opposite sides of the marriage issue: he wants it, she doesn’t! When our tale opens, Baptista is desperate to marry off his head-strong eldest daughter, Petruchio is anxious for a wealthy bride, and Katherine is having none of it. As their impassioned battle of wills goes on, both realize that there is more to the other than meets the eye. Can they come to a meeting of the minds (and hearts)? Can they have a true marriage of equals? And does love really conquer all?
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast is screened at San Jose’s Hammer Theatre Center to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as the Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales comes to cinema screens in the largest-ever production of this breathtaking musical. Set in 1933, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented and ambitious young performer who gets her big break on Broadway after arriving in New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania. She’s cast in the chorus of musical-within-a-musical Pretty Lady, but the show’s diva star, Dorothy Brock, takes an instant dislike to the new girl. Then Dorothy is injured and a new, young talent is needed to lead the show. Filmed in 2018 at London’s Theatre Royal, this production is directed by the show’s original writer, Mark Bramble. It’s a stage extravaganza full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical-theater standards like “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “42nd Street” and more, plus show stopping ensemble production numbers. See it in HD on the big screen at San Jose’s Hammer Theatre Center.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pm
Dazzling dialogue and larger-than-life characters make this farce every bit as fun today as when it was first penned by Noël Coward back in 1939. Present Laughter follows several days in the life of self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, Garry prepares for an extended overseas trip in the midst of his worsening mid-life crisis. And soon his plans are further complicated by his wife, a beautiful ingenue, his agents and a number of starstruck admirers. Crazed playwrights, secret trysts, unexpected twists — it’s all part of the farcical fun when Present Laughter comes to Pear Theatre in Mountain View.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
In the opening moments of Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece of absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a village square. At the local café, people argue over what they saw. Was it really a rhino, or just fake news? As the eccentric villagers shed refined façades for hides and horns — smashing windows and crushing flowerbeds — rumpled everyman Berenger faces a desperate choice: take a stand against the armored brutes or join the mindless herd? This outrageously comedic story of a civilized community shifting from defiance to compliance is chillingly resonant and riotously funny. From Tony Award–winning director Frank Galati comes an all-new adaptation of this wickedly entertaining show about power, conformism and mass culture. Don’t miss Rhinoceros at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
“To date a girl before, you just had to knock a guy off a horse.” That’s just a small sample of the stream-of-consciousness silliness you can expect from D.C.-bred comedian Hampton Yount when he takes the stage of Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale. He was crowned D.C. Improv’s “Funniest Local Comedian” in 2008 and has since made the move to L.A., where he’s appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and written for such shows as Ridiculousness and Loiter Squad. Yount was named a “one to watch” comic by L.A. Weekly and a “top comedian to watch” by Esquire.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:30pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.