Located in the heart of Silicon Valley – The 75th Santa Clara County Fair is a celebration of both the past and present community and culture. This year’s Fair is going to be a great time with exciting new features. We will have a Latino fair like no other in the Bay Area!
From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, a.k.a. Pitbull, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream and achieve international success as a Grammy award-winning global superstar, business entrepreneur, education ambassador and motivational speaker. Pitbull has landed #1 hits in over 15 countries, sold over 80 million singles, has more than 84 million Facebook/Twitter/Instagram followers and over 13 billion views on YouTube. In addition to the United States, his sold-out world concert tours have taken him to North and South America, Europe, China and Japan. Along the way, he has co-headlined with Enrique Iglesias, toured with Britney Spears in the U.K. and Europe, and spoken to thousands as part of Tony Robbins’ motivational seminars. Pitbull also serves as ambassador to the Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) charter schools he has helped to establish.
K1 Speed’s nationwide indoor go-kart racing lets you race your friends, family, colleagues, or race the clock in a fun and friendly environment. Arrive and Drive is perfect for groups who want to experience the competition, thrills, adrenaline and excitement of racing in a convenient and accessible package. With each race, you’ll receive a Race Result Sheet based on the K1RS system, allowing you to compare your times and rank against other drivers; you can even check your results and standing online. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, birthday party or visiting on your lunch break, K1 Speed is the perfect spot for indoor entertainment.
Good Monday-Friday From June 1-August 31, 2019 At All Locations
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.
Remembering James, starring Longview TX’s own Dedrick Weathersby and East Palo Alto’s native Will Roc, telling 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 artist’s work. A eight-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. Some songs include: “Prisoner of Love,” “Please Please,” “Try Me,” “Caldonia,” “Outta Sight”, “I Got The Feeling,” “Papa Got a Brand New Bag,” “Cold Sweat,” “I Feel Good,” “This a Man’s World,” “Doin It To Death,” “Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud.”
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:30pm
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, Jul 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Monday, Jul 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)
Concord Jazz and Live Nation are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the festival, which began at a city park in 1969 and gave birth to the venerable Concord Jazz label. Concord Jazz continues its commitment to presenting the finest jazz and live music with this year’s line-up. Featured artists for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival will include Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring Patti Austin, Jamison Ross, Carmen Bradford and special guests in a special Celebrating Ella set, Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band, and many more to be announced soon. The event will also feature local wineries and artisans, in addition to a side stage devoted to local jazz artists.
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.
In a career spanning nearly five decades, blues vocalist, musician and composer Taj Mahal has sold millions of albums, won two Grammy Awards and earned the respect of his peers as one of the most prominent and influential R&B and roots musicians of his era. Co-headliner Marc Cohn took home the Best New Artist Grammy in 1992 for his self-titled debut disc, which includes the hit “Walking in Memphis.” He’s since released five more studio albums worth of folk-rock-soul music. And as a bonus, these two legends will be joined by The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)
Broadcast in HD from the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End, this National Theatre Live screening of All About Eve — starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) — comes to the stage of San Jose’s Hammer Theatre Center. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing: Legend. True star of the theater. The spotlight is hers and always has been. But now along comes Eve, Channing’s biggest fan. She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s the golden girl. Of course attentions begin to turn. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theater directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View From the Bridge), examines our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity. All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the play The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. Van Hove directs this new stage version, with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design.
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
Say “I do” to a day filled with fun, designed to make planning your trip down the aisle a total breeze. This ultimate wedding expo for both brides and grooms at The GlassHouse in San Jose is set to feature top-notch professionals showing off their designs, from tablescapes and event decor to flowers and fashion. Taste hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts, score prizes and check out the latest gowns and tuxedos via a live fashion show.
It’s gettin’ hot in here! A triple-threat combo of hip-hop, R&B and dance acts are causin’ all the heat. Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida have joined forces and are on a hot concert trail. They’re going to make fans go tgif as they hit the stage of the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. Everybody is in the mood to party like it’s 2000! Fans have been chasing waterfalls — er — tickets to the show, non-stop. If you’re too low — or rather, slow — you might just miss out on all the fun. So make that quick shout out to everyone in the gang, and hurry, book your tickets now!
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 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
Picking up where he left off at 3Below last year, Mr. Peter Funt presents a multi-media romp that makes audiences laugh out loud! Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt is a hilarious stage comedy blended with clips, quips and behind-the-scenes tales from the show’s funniest moments. Candid Camera holds a unique place in entertainment history as the only show to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades — from Allen Funt’s debut in 1948 through Peter’s recent run on TV Land. Peter’s latest show was a “Top Pick” in People magazine and praised by The New York Times. The stage show incorporates the best Candid Camera clips in a fast-paced, laugh-filled romp through the decades. Peter’s topical humor is blended with audience participation and special surprises to make the show a great night of fun.
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
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.
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / Various Time SlotsTuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / Various Time SlotsWednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / Various Time SlotsThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Jul 29, 2019 / Various Time Slots
When’s the last time you heard your favorite artist’s songs backed by a full orchestra? Winner of six Grammy Awards and No. 56 on Rolling Stone ‘s “100 Greatest Artist of All Time,” Dr. Dre is a pillar of the hip hop and rap genres. A traditional orchestra teams us with DJs, singers and lyricists to add even more depth to the intricate musical layers of Dr. Dre’s studio album 2001 at The Ritz in San Jose.
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 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
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, Aug 10, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
Meredith Wilson’s six-time Tony Award-winning 1957 musical comedy follows smooth-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, who arrives in the tight-knit town of River City planning to con the townspeople, and whose plan is foiled when the stern and skeptical local librarian, Marian Paroo, doesn’t buy his story. As Harold struggles to keep his plan in focus, he slowly falls not just for the librarian, but for the people of the town he had meant to swindle.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm
Meet new single friends with a doctorate or masters degree! Admission includes light appetizers (as long as they last) plus a fun mixer game with prizes. Adults of all ages are welcome. Dress to impress.
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, Jul 24, 2019 / 1:00pmThursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 1:00pmThursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 1:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 1:00pm
The Flamenco Society of San Jose will host “Summer Juerga” (Flamenco Jam Session) Evolving from the interactions of many cultures, flamenco is an art form that grew from Andalusia, a province in southern Spain. Inhabiting the area for centuries, the unique interplay among Moors, Jews, Andalusians, and Gypsies has shaped this most expressive and culturally rich folkloric genre of song, music, and dance. Featuring musical arrangements composed of dance, song, guitar, and percussion, highlighting the passion and beauty of flamencos. Showcasing a great cast of flamenco artists; Koko de la Isla, dance – Virginia Juan, singer – Alberto Marques, guitarist. It all happens at the Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose.
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Make your dream wedding a reality when Bay Area Wedding Fairs comes to the San Jose DoubleTree. From budgeting your wedding and finding a venue and gown to booking a photographer, florist, caterer and DJ, you can do it all in one place. You can even get a jumpstart on your honeymoon, plus you’ll have the chance to win a Las Vegas getaway and other prizes. Check out over 60 exhibitors and take advantage of show specials. Find your wedding party’s look during the fashion show, have some fun with your fiancé in the couples contests and more.
“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) during the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest_, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (_The New York Times). This elegant production will be shown at an HD Screening at Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose.
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)
With romantic songs under the night sky and a nearby cafe open, this evening with Lionel Richie is the perfect date night, and almost like a date with the legend himself. Say “Hello” to the romantic icon with classics like “All Night Long,” “Endless Love” and many more at Frost Amphitheater.
Welsh rockers The Alarm executed one of the biggest pranks in music history in 2004, when this group of ‘80s mainstays posed as a fictitious teen band to release the single “45 RPM”, which wound up being one of their biggest hits in 20 years. But don’t worry — we promise it really is The Alarm coming to The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco for this show with Modern English.
Break away from the everyday and embark on a family adventure like no other. Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge is a fun event for kids ages 5-16 and their parents, with lots of running, jumping, climbing and mud. And the best part is — parents run for free. Brave your adventure at the beautiful Coyote Point Recreation Area in San Mateo. Every participant gets a cinch bag, Clif Bars, a custom race medal and event photos to take home.
August 10, 2019: Various TimesAugust 11, 2019: Various Times
For decades, Sonoma County’s been known as one of the country’s premier wine destinations — but how come the wine lovers get to have all the fun? The NorCal Brew Fest is a fun summer afternoon of sippin’ and samplin’, featuring more than 50 beers and ciders from great local and national breweries and cideries — all at the scenic Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Along with the beer festival, your ticket also includes admission to the Sonoma County Fair, so you can truly make a day of it and enjoy the thrill of wine country horse racing, play fun lawn games and chillax to great live music.
Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, in a delightful new production with a contemporary take on the classic tale. The lush production features a live orchestra, magical transformations and all the moments we love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists, with a savvy new book by Douglas Carter Beane. Featuring some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” this production offers a hilarious and romantic experience, perfect for anyone who’s ever had a dream. Said the San Francisco Chronicle: “This re-imagined Cinderella musical is a delight! This is the kind of show that lives in children’s memories and offers adults welcome escape from politics and inequality.”
This evening’s performance by Top Shelf Classics, a premier party, dance and show band, will take audiences on a classic soul, Motown, pop and funk voyage, paying tribute to icons from each genre. “No parking on the dance floor!” Celebrating Nat King Cole’s Centennial Birthday, through Motown’s 60’s anniversary to today’s top hits, it’s going to be a fantastic evening. Grabbing audiences with a positive energy that captivates and entertains, Top Shelf is known for their unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining. Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown, classic soul, R&B, old school ‘70s, retro ’80s and ’90s, as well as the top hits of today, they’ve been dazzling the Bay Area music scene for years. Whether you choose to sit back and enjoy the music, or join them on the dance floor, this evening will be a “one-of-a-kind” ‘Top Shelf’ classic experience.
See this recent adaptation of a classic Chinese tale performed under the stars amid the trees at Sanborn Park in Saratoga! In this beloved Chinese legend, a snake spirit disguised as a beautiful woman falls in love with a young scholar. White Snake keeps her true identity secret from him, but a disapproving monk persists in unmasking her. With the help of Green Snake, White Snake summons all her magic powers to defeat the spirits and monsters threatening her life and her great love. Playwright Mary Zimmerman, a Tony award-winning adapter, takes us on a fantastical journey in this innovative retelling of an ancient Chinese tale.
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pm
“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, 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
Kris Kristofferson is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most beloved and versatile of American talents — and for good reason. Just take a quick peek at some of the man’s accomplishments: Golden Gloves boxer, Rhodes scholar, college football player, acclaimed actor, military officer, helicopter pilot, Grammy winner — icon. Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the ‘70s. His songs “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “For the Good Times” were all chart-topping hits that helped redefine country songwriting. For this special concert at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Kristofferson will be joined by The Strangers, who performed with the legendary Merle Haggard from 1969 until his death in 2016, so you can look forward to hearing a few of “The Hag’s” songs in addition to Kristofferson’s impressive repertoire.
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Experience your fave MTV TRL moments IRL, when Lance Bass of *NSYNC hosts the Pop 2000 Tour at Mountain Winery. Relive those glory days when boy bands were all the rage and CSI, American Idol and One Tree Hill ruled the airwaves. Among the platinum-selling artists set to perform at this outdoor summer concert are O-Town (“All or Nothing”), Aaron Carter (“Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”) and Ryan Cabrera (“On the Way Down”), along with OTH heartthrob and singer-songwriter Tyler Hilton.
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Legendary rocker Elvis Costello and his band, The Imposters, are hitting the road this summer, and they’ll be joined by another pop legend as Blondie also will take the stage. Expect to hear a mix of songs from Costello’s eclectic career, one that has seen him mix genres and styles to create tunes like “Alison,” “Radio Radio” and “Accidents Will Happen.” Blondie will chime in with its unique NYC-formed punk-pop style that resulted in huge hits like “Rapture” and “Call Me.” Don’t miss these two innovators at the Concord Pavilion.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie became a worldwide phenomenon and won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Shoestring Family Theatre gives adults and children an opportunity to perform together on the same stage. Each group grows in its understanding of the other and has an incredible lot of fun doing it.
Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm
Something wicked this way comes … under the stars and amid the trees in Sanborn Park! On his journey home, the war-hero Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches that he will be King. But why wait for fate to come, when you can take matters into your own hands? Consumed with ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth takes what he believes to be his through murder and treachery. This hero turned villain truly is one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating anti-heroes whose tragic path leads us down a road of deceit, bloodshed, madness, and revenge. Enjoy this outdoor show courtesy of Silicon Valley Shakespeare.
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, Jul 21, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)
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.
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Monday, Jul 22, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 6:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 6:15pm)
A good friend sees and encourages your passions and potential, even when society doesn’t. Bring a pre-show picnic and the friends who see the best in you to Billy Elliot at Woodminster Amphitheater, a classic musical celebrating what makes you unique and powerful in a way no one else can imitate.
Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Open Captioning)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (Open Captioning)
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.
It’s a rare treat to experience Sondheim’s adult fairy tale musical while actually being in the woods, so our advice is to fully absorb the looming redwood trees of Joaquin Miller Park with a picnic before the main event. And don’t worry about finishing your food before you get into the amphitheater — you can bring it all in.
Assassin’s Creed Symphony is a multimedia symphonic project that delivers an innovative and immersive new take on the music of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. For the very first time, both seasoned fans and symphony-goers can experience the rich musical history of the popular saga in a live music setting with new takes on the best tracks from titles such as Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins. Music from the scores created by composers such as Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Sarah Schachner and more has been intertwined to produce new pieces capturing the themes of each installment in the franchise. An 80-piece orchestra and choir conducted by Ivan Linn will perform this unique show for almost two hours (including intermission), creating a vibrant and emotive sound as never heard before. Fans will be able to relive their favorite moments from the games on the giant screen, which will provide a cohesive retelling through HD footage of the eternal feud between the Assassin Brotherhood and Templar Order. New cutting-edge technologies will allow the audience to be immersed like never before.
Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies is an up close and personal conversation with the two-time Oscar winning and ten-time Oscar nominated actress, Bette Davis. Written by and starring Jessica Sherr, it’s a 90-minute one-woman show about the 1930’s icon, Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in Dark Victory, and the Los Angeles Times leaked the Oscar winners early … so the bold, defiant and disillusioned star decides to leave the Oscars! Embodying the screen heroine is actress and playwright, Jessica Sherr, the image of a young Bette, who brings us into the 60-year history of “The First Lady of the American Screen.” Back in her Hollywood home, Jessica Sherr powerfully channels Ms. Davis, fuming and frustrated, as she takes us on a bumpy ride that portrays a tumultuous entry onto the silver screen. In these private moments we get a look at the vulnerable and injured side of the great star, imprisoned by her own ambition, who may often be knocked down, but will not stay down and complain like a sissy. Witness Bette’s most defining moments as a tenacious starlet fighting her way to the top! See what happens when someone who always wins … loses.
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
Noted for the raw power and beauty of his voice, Naples-born tenor Pasquale Esposito is famed for his pop-opera style and stirring tributes to legendary opera singer Enrico Caruso on PBS in 2015, and now with his new second public TV special on the Italian piazzas currently airing on PBS Station as part of a blockbuster live national tour. Now he’s back for the eighth year in a row for the “La Notte Canta (The Night Sings)” benefit at the stunning Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. This intimate evening begins with an authentic Italian dinner catered by a local restaurant, followed by a show-stopping concert by Pasquale that features an entertaining mix of original compositions, Broadway favorites, Italian, American and Spanish songbook standards, and, of course, some opera highlights, all backed by an international band of musicians.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris falls in love with a very tough — and very married — gangster boyfriend named Curtis, and when Deloris witnesses him commit a murder she ends up in hiding on police orders in a convent whose parish has fallen on hard times. Though the sequin-free lifestyle doesn’t agree with her, Deloris finds her calling working with the choir, and breathes new life into the dusty convent while discovering a sisterhood she’s never had before.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm
Friends! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. Recommended for mature audiences.
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 14, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
A true Broadway sensation, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a very different perspective. Long before Dorothy arrives, another girl is born with emerald-green skin. She’s smart, fiery, misunderstood, and she possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Be sure to see this acclaimed musical at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Aug 20, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 6:30pmTuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
A jazz legend, Bob James has a career that has defined the genre and continues to evolve at every turn. David Sanborn is universally known as one of the most iconic saxophonists of the current age. Marcus Miller’s characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalog of musical hits. Together, these three virtuosos reunite for the first time since the release of Double Vision, the ’80s collaboration between James and Sanborn that dominated the airwaves, sold over one million copies, and earned a Grammy Award. Featuring the renowned track “Maputo,” written by Marcus Miller, and the classic standard “Since I Fell For You” with guest vocalist Al Jarreau, Double Vision is considered by many as one of the most successful albums in the jazz genre. Adding in the talents of featured guests Billy Kilson (drums) and Larry Briggs (guest vocals), the Double Vision Revisited band is a thrilling return to the classic sound of the famous album. The resulting program presents tunes capable of both amazing new listeners and enthralling long-term fans, showing audiences the world over the true magic of a good groove.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Marvel at Made Up Theatre’s crack quintet of comedians as they improvise an entire movie on the spot at their club in Fremont. Whatever you and your fellow audience members can dream up, 5 Play can handle. The genre of the movie is determined each night when a big wheel is spun by an audience member — could it be you? From a nice romance or musical comedy to a rootin’ tootin’ western or big-budget action flick, this talented troupe has got it covered. In fact, they’ve won a number of awards, including the prestigious-sounding 2015 International Society of Humor Studies Conference prize for Best Improv Performance, and they’ve also appeared at the San Francisco, Sacto, Orange County and Sonoma County comedy festivals. These shows are free to the public, but purchasing in advance guarantees seating.