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.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Monday, Feb 17, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In at 9:45am)
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.
Improv is comedy without a net, where daredevil performers depend not only on the audience for suggestions, but also on their fellow performers for support and Lady Luck for inspiration. Done right, it’s not just hilarious — it’s astonishing. The American Improv Theatre (AIT) Players do it right. Come laugh and marvel as the Players spin entire scenes from suggestions. The show begins with some silly, quick-moving improv games (Think Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Then the Players raise the stakes with longer, more connected scenes so good they seem scripted. But they’re not: Everything that happens at Black Cat Licorice Theater is discovered in the moment.
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pm
Similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, this fast-paced short-form improv show plays a series of improvised games and scenes based on audience suggestions. Laugh Track City is a great opportunity for the cast and audience alike to have a fun and hilarious time at Made Up Theatre.
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
“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, Feb 2, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Apr 5, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, May 3, 2020 / 3:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)Monday, Feb 17, 2020 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm)Monday, Feb 17, 2020 / 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.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmMonday, Jan 27, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Monday, Feb 17, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 4:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 3:45pm)
Mike E. Winfield grew up in the inner city of Baltimore, MD. In his years of school, his teachers always selected him as the master of ceremonies despite his shy demeanor. The confidence to be in front of large groups was created. Later he discovered he could share his humor, in the likings of a college speech class unintentionally. He shared speeches daily. There was no written humorous content in these speeches but he somehow seemed to entertain students and staff in a comedic fashion, and that’s when he realized he had the gift. The local open mic was once a week on Tuesdays and he never missed a night, often putting other aspects of his life to the side. Despite a tough road, countless performances have earned him appearances such as Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, BET’s Comicview, and most recently, his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, and most recently on the Arsenio Hall Show.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Pablo’s two Comedy Central one hour comedy specials They Put It Out There and Ouch! continue to stay on the networks most requested list. Fans worldwide continue to flock to Pablo shows to experience some of the funniest off the wall comedy ever unleashed. Pablo hits his mark every time weaving together his one of a kind arsenal of characters spontaneous outbursts spot on impressions and clever insights to create a stand-up show of hilarious proportions. Francisco’s shows are fast paced and incredibly entertaining. His off-the-wall performances deliver the laughs and points out the wild absurdities in an illogical pop-culture obsessed world. Pablo is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide. Those who experience Pablo’s show for the first time find themselves captivated by his hilarious dead on impressions. Gene Lavanchy of FOX – TV Boston calls Pablo “the most talented comedian in the business today”. His unbelievable ability to physically morph himself into movie stars singers friends family and a multitude of nationalities gives Pablo’s show a universal charm. His drop-dead funny spoofing often leaves his audiences struggling to catch their breath which is the driving force behind his huge success. In addition to his Comedy Central specials & DVD’s “They Put It Out There ” “Ouch ” & “Bits and Pieces ” Pablo has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno " “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ” Comedy Central’s “The Show Biz Show w/ David Spade ” “Mind of Mencia ” and was on the spring finale of VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz.” He has also been a cast member on the Fox Network’s sketch comedy show "Mad TV ” TBS’s “Frank TV ” and has appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 9:45pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 9:30pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 7:00pm
Originally written as a satire on feminism, women’s education, and Darwinian evolution, Lamplighters’ own version modifies this slightly to reflect modern views. In this year with so many women running for president, it will be fun to see what Gilbert and Sullivan and Lamplighters will create together on these oh, so timely topics! Lamplighters Music Theatre was founded in 1952 to produce the comic operas of librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, and is now recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Lamplighters’ repertoire includes all the surviving works of these creative geniuses, as well as comic operas and classic musicals by other composers that exemplify their artistic vision. The hallmarks of a Lamplighters production are lavish costumes and sets, live orchestra, excellent comic acting and gorgeous unamplified singing that showcases the beauty and purity of the human voice.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pm
From the sensational to the serene, our annual Images dance concert features faculty, guest artists’ and select student works. Images showcases our dancers overwhelming talent, displayed across genres – from jazz and tap to modern and hip hop. Intriguing collaborations with costume and lighting designers as well as diverse music round out this breathtaking evening.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pm
Single women are invited to exchange bachelors at this fun party! Tonight we prove that all the men in the San Francisco Bay Area are NOT “married, gay, or dead.” Each woman is invited to bring the finest bachelor she knows, with whom she is NOT romantically involved (ex-husband, brother, father, son, friend, boss, co-worker) and introduce him to the women at the party. This evening includes dancing to your favorite hits with house DJ. We start off the party with a fun mixer game that makes it easy to meet people. Men and women are also invited to come alone. Adults of all ages welcome. Dressy nightclub attire requested.
“Try To Remember” a time when The Fantasticks wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The longest-running musical in history, this beloved piece is a charming, funny, and romantic musical fable about a boy, a girl, their parents, and the wall that keeps them apart. Follow the star-struck lovers into a world of moonlight, magic, and memory as reality collides with romance and the young couple falls in love, grows apart, and finally finds their way back to each other after the September rain. At the heart of The Fantasticks’ breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time, punctuated by a bountiful collection of the best in song. “THE PERFECT MUSICAL. IT’S A GEM!” — The Wall Street Journal. The famous score, which includes the classics “Try To Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” is as timeless as the story itself. “STILL THE BEST … AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!” — New York Post. Whether it is your first time seeing the show, or your 50th time (yes, some people have seen the show over 50 times!) the production at 3Below will make it clear why The Fantasticks continues to be the world’s longest running musical.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:30pm
A celebration of the best local beer from Monterey to Livermore, and all points in between. This is the biggest and best festival in the South Bay and beyond during SF Beer Week. Over 30 local craft breweries pouring some of the best beer within 150 miles of San Jose. Artisans and pop up shops available as well as access to amazing food options. Tickets include commemorative tasting glass, access to the event and unlimited 3-oz. pours from all breweries. In honor of a good friend and the MS community, 100% of proceeds directly fund Can Do MS health and wellness education programs for families living with multiple sclerosis and other local San Jose charities.
Passion. Fury. Revenge. Opera San José highlights the raw emotions that drive Giuseppe Verdi’s turbulent tale of love and revenge in its production of Il trovatore. Featuring an emotional, heart-stopping score, and a plot to rival Game of Thrones, this mesmerizing story of romance, obsession, and retribution is conducted by Joseph Marcheso, Opera San José’s Music Director and Principal Conductor, and directed by Brad Dalton, acclaimed for staging major opera productions for SF Opera, the Met, Washington National Opera, and other international companies. Buckle up for a thrilling production presented at the magnificent California Theatre, the elegant 1927 former movie palace meticulously restored to opulent splendor and now one of the world’s most intimate opera houses.
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pm
Come join Carlmont Performing Arts for one of Hollywood’s most beloved musicals. Set in the 1920s during the silent movie era, our movie star, Don Lockwood, knows that the future of movies is in talkies, but his leading lady, Lina Lamount, has a voice better suited for silence. The public wants to see Don and Lina in talkies, but how can they do it with Lina’s screechy voice? Filled with every hilarious moment from the movie, a downpour of unforgettable songs, and tons of tap dancing, this show is sure to entertain the whole family! With a cast, crew and student orchestra of over 100 of Carlmont High School’s most talented, dedicated and creative students, this show is not one to miss.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pm
When Charles Dickens died, only six of the 12 chapters of The Mystery of Edwin Drood had been published, leaving it open to interpretation. Fortunately, one of the adaptations is this hilarious musical, which ran to great success twice on Broadway and in London. Get in the spirit of this whodunit at The Lohman Theatre.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pm
Raphaella Smits plays worldwide in her unique way on eight-string guitars and historical instruments. Recognized as an uncommonly musical guitarist (Tim Page, New York Times), she always commits to the soul of the music. Her solo recitals, as well as her performances with the most distinguished colleagues, always meet enthusiastic audiences and press. Besides stage-work Raphaella Smits has made 21 recordings, many of them being listed as indispensable to refined music lovers. Raphaella Smits is internationally praised as an inspiring teacher for both guitar and chamber music. In addition to her chair at the Lemmens Institute in Belgium, she regularly gives master-classes in West and East Europe, in North and South America and in Japan. Raphaella studied classical music at the Royal Conservatories of Antwerp and Brussels. She also went to José Tomàs to perfect her playing at the “Catedra Andrès Segovia” in Spain. At that time she was giving her first recitals and became a persuasive advocate of the eight-string guitar. In 1986 Raphaella Smits was the first woman to win the first prize of the “XX Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Francisco Tarrega”, the famous international guitar competition in Benicasim, Spain. That victory confirmed the progress of a successful career, which over the previous years had included prizes in the Granada and Palma de Mallorca contests.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history — a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. “Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising.” — NY Daily News. “Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure.” — NY Post. “Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blowdarts of wit—this is what Baitz does best.” — New York Magazine.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 3:00pm
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this hilarious and jubilant musical comedy features a group of six awkward young students competing at the annual spelling bee. In between the rounds of the contest, the students delve into an eclectic and touching mix of stories from their lives at home, revealing personal details about themselves that show the audience that perhaps winning is not, after all, the most important thing.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pm
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” — after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pm
When you think of a dance series at the ballet, you’re probably picturing tutus, pointed shoes and elegant classical music — so don’t be too shocked when this performance kicks off with dancers two-stepping and square dancing onto the stage in black flannel, denim and cowboy boots to the the gravelly strains of The Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. And that’s just the start of this unpredictable and unforgettable show from the Smuin Ballet.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pm
Instead of dealing with the dating apps, and all that winking, swiping and agonizing over the perfect message, why not try finding that special someone by going the time-tested real-life route? The Society for Single Professionals makes it simple with these meet-and-mingle holiday and themed parties at Crowne Plaza Hotel Silicon Valley, Sevens Restaurant, and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with unattached adults of all ages looking for romance, while dancing the night away and enjoying drinks from the cash bar.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm (Meet Your Valentine Dance)
Do you love the great Motown and R&B groups from the 60’s through the 80’s? Revisit the classic songs and stars of the era with ‘The Best Intentions – a five-man vocal group extraordinaire as they perform their ’Classic Motown R&B Revue Show,’ complete with heart-stopping harmonies…dazzling choreography…and the memorable hits you love most from Motown’s golden age. They’ll perform songs like “Get Ready” “My Girl,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “Baby I Need Your Lovin’” “Love Train” & “Oh What A Night!” “Just My Imagination” – we can’t name them all! Including such groups as: The Temptations – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – The Four Tops The Spinners – The O’Jays – Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Delfonics. If you love those ‘Old School Oldies But Goodies’ join us for an unforgettable evening of fun as we present… Motown Mania! It’s a family-friendly show suitable for all ages! “The Best Intentions are classy and smooth as silk as they deliver their stylish and soulful potpourri of R&B and Motown greats… and the footwork too!” – Las Vegas Review
Winner of the 2017 Tony for Best Play, Oslo tells the true and widely unknown story of how a Norwegian diplomat and her husband planned and orchestrated top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 3:00pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 8:00pm
Considered by author Alan Ayckbourn to be his only “true farce,” Taking Steps is set on three floors of an old and reputedly haunted Victorian house, the stage is arranged so that the “stairs” are flat and all three floors are on a single level. Inside are assembled a hard drinking tycoon considering buying the property, his wife who is always considering leaving him, his lawyer, the builder selling the house, the tycoon’s brother-in-law, and his in-law’s fiancee who is possibly running away from the impending marriage…
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pm
It may not be a Norwegian winter, but hot tempers are warming hearts chilled by coastal fog here in the Bay Area. Palo Alto Players presents A Doll’s House, Part 2, playwright Lucas Hnath’s 2017 Tony-nominated stand-alone sequel to the Ibsen classic. Picking up 15 years after the final scene of Ibsen’s revolutionary play, in which Nora slammed the door on her marriage and children, this work imagines the aftermath of Nora’s infamous exit. Bay Area director and playwright Jeffrey Lo returns to the historic Lucie Stern Theater to direct local Bay Area actors Gabriella Grier (Nora), Michael Champlin (Torvald), Judith Miller (Anne Marie), and Katherine Hamilton (Emmy).
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pm
South Bay Guitar Society presents the 2018 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) winner from Paris, Raphaël Feuillâtre. This concert will be at the Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose. In 2017 Raphaël won 1st prize in the International Guitar Jose Tomas Competition in Spain. For the past 16 years we have been presenting the winners of the GFA competition. The GFA is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. These young players are always amazing.
Now in its 64th season, the West Bay Opera brings a Verdi opera to Palo Alto’s historic Lucie Stern Theatre just in time for you to impress your sweetheart with a Valentine’s week run. Plus, you’re within a mile or so of the bustling University Ave. dining corridor, which offers plenty of opportunities for a pre- or post-show romantic dinner.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pm
Now celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds heralds diversity in all its forms, but especially musically — their repertoire ranges from classical to Latin to jazz to cutting-edge new music. In fact, this performance at the Hammer is set to include a composition by violinist-composer Jessie Montgomery, inspired by her great-grandfather’s migration from the American South to the North.
Most of us can’t afford to jet-set over to London to catch an all-star cast live at the Bridge Theatre, but therein lies the true beauty of National Theatre Live. With their state-of-the-art filming techniques tailored to each performance, this NTL broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes you into the play, as it’s happening… 5,000 miles away.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00pm.)
Arthur Miller’s Tony Award winning play touching on greed, deceit and The American Dream has been revived several times on the stage and filmed twice, a testament to its power. This HD film screening of London’s West End production was one of two mounted in 2019, with Sally Field and Bill Pullman stepping into the leading roles.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:00pm Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pm
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), this funny and deeply touching story of hope, compassion, love and human connection in the digital age has been called “a theatrical hug for turbulent times" by Variety. How good does that sound right about now? Well, spread your arms wide and make your way to the San Francisco Playhouse for Tiny Beautiful Things.
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pmTuesday, Feb 4, 2020 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:00pm
The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown. Featuring Bachelor alum Ben Higgins as your host, The Bachelor Live On Stage Official Tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown Bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love. For the first time ever, Bachelor Nation will have a say in the rose ceremony. From the first impression rose to group date challenges and coveted one-on-ones, watch it all unfold live on stage. Audience members and hosts will guide the Bachelor in his journey to find love. If the leading lady accepts the final rose, the night could end with the start of a beautiful romance. Come to enjoy the show, or come to fall in love! This engaging and hilarious experience will give you and your friends plenty to gossip about and fit an entire season of Bachelor drama into one evening!
He’s one of the hottest, most provocative playwrights on the planet. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins — who also wrote the taboo-busting An Octoroon — explores the aftermath of an actual office disaster in the cut-throat world of publishing, in Gloria, a dark comedy The New York Times calls a “whip-smart satire of fear and loathing.”
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)
Dazzling dialogue and larger-than-life characters make this play every bit as funny and fun today as when it was first penned by Noël Coward back in 1939. And when you’ve got Andrew Scott (aka The Hot Priest from Fleabag) as the lead, the farce’s refreshingly modern energy goes to the next level.
Beethoven’s 250th birthday anniversary is coming up, so you’d probably expect a program that includes Symphony No. 9 and No. 5. But SF Symphony is celebrating a little differently — by performing underrated works that capture Beethoven’s impact and influence.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm
The exhilarating four-time Tony Award-winning musical, Memphis, makes its Berkeley Playhouse debut. When Huey Calhoun—a white disk jockey—meets Felicia Farrell—a talented black woman with a voice that won’t quit—they embark on a passionate journey through the trials and tribulations of love and fame in a prejudiced society. Featuring music and lyrics by David Bryan of Bon Jovi fame, this witty tale of desire, celebrity, and rock’n’roll is packed to the brim with irresistible songs and poignant moments.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:00pm (Preview Performance)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 1:00pm (Preview Performance)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:00pm
There will be thousands of orchid flowers and plants on display, with judging from the American Orchid Society, as well as plants for sale from members of the San Francisco Orchid Society as well as over 23 international nurseries. Hands-on demonstrations will be conducted by experts with information about successfully growing and blooming orchids at home in San Francisco, as well as ongoing efforts to promote habitat conservation around the world. Families are welcome, and there will be special activities for kids and people of all ages and interests.
The New York Times may have hit the nail on the head when they called Will Eno’s breakthrough 2005 play — and Pulitzer finalist — Thom Pain (based on nothing) “stand-up existentialism.” His latest, Wakey, Wakey, offers a similarly tragicomic look at matters of life and death, and this new A.C.T. production stars Veep and Arrested Development fave Tony Hale.
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 2:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 7:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pm
Eight years after fleeing their home in Iraq, Noura and her family celebrate Christmas, and their new life, in New York City. But when the arrival of a visitor stirs up long-buried memories, Noura and her husband are forced to confront the cost of their choices; the past they left behind. Inspired by stories from Arab-American women and created in response to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Heather Raffo’s Noura charts the intricate pathways of motherhood and marriage — and the fragile architecture of what we call home.
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pm
You have to be quick on your feet to succeed in improv comedy, and no one is faster than Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, two of the hilarious minds behind Whose Live Anyway?, a re-imagining of the hit TV show where anything goes, and you, the audience, help create comedy mayhem.
Set in the year 2025, the internet has become The Nether, a totally immersive virtual wonderland where anything goes. When a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers a dark battle over technology and human desire. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pm (Post-Show Discussion)Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pm Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
Filled with trampolines, juggling, live music, a playful sense of humor (remember never to stick your tongue to a freezing cold telephone pole) and some stunning stage design, this show even brings a flurry of snowflakes to San Jose — an unusual sight to say the least in a city where it hasn’t snowed since 1962!
Welcome to the wonderful world of LumiNight™: a walking safari through scenes from our magical planet revealed by larger-than-life lantern sculptures created by Chinese artisans. More than your average Chinese Lantern festival, LumiNight™ brings you One World. A Million Lights. A unique celebration of our planet’s most treasured wonders, wildlife, and nature that includes a Forest of a Million Lights, dinosaurs, Chinese Zodiac animals, the Great Barrier Reef, the story of Noah’s Ark, and animals both extinct and endangered.
Valid on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Through February 2, 2020
Born in Kazan, Russia to a family of musicians, Russian-American pianist Daria Rabotkina studied at the Kazan State Conservatory and later with Vladimir Feltsman at Mannes College. She is the winner of top prizes at international competitions and has performed under renowned conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas, and in distinguished venues in Europe, Japan and the U.S., including at Carnegie Hall. Her album of Humoresques by Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Reger and Schumann has received critical praise for “commanding technique and keenness of interpretive insight” and “affection and warmth.” Her program includes selections from Schubert, Beethoven, Griffes and Aurandt.
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:30pm (Pre-concert lecture at 1:45pm)
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come out for a night of hilarious comedy and great local wines. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. Find out which local wines pair best with hysterical laughter when The Winery Comedy Tour comes to San Carlos!
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pm
If you’ve ever wondered how a oceanic researcher goes about tagging a jellyfish, you’e in luck — the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Kakani Katija (who also happens to be a championship ice-dancer) has co-written a paper on the subject in the Journal of Plankton Research. This engaging speaker, and obvious overachiever, will fill you in on her amazing discoveries in the fascinating field of ocean-influenced bio-engineering at the latest Nat Geo Live.
Experience J.K. Rowling’s world like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco. The story of Harry, Ron, and Hermione continues on stage—where the magic is real. It has been 19 years since they saved the Wizarding World. But even when you think the battle is won, darkness comes from unexpected places. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as this Tony Award-winning spectacle “leaves you gasping in wonder at the magic of it all” (TIME). The entire Curran Theater has been transfigured for the show’s exclusive West Coast production to immerse you in this world where epic duels, extraordinary spells, and beloved characters come to life. “It has to be seen to be believed” (USA Today).
Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Sunday, February 2, 2020 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm (Part Two)Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two)Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)
Fans of The Voice already know what a powerhouse singer Kat Robichaud is, and her performances on the show, which included dancers and crowd-surfing, showed off her larger-than-life theatricality. But if you’ve never experienced Kat live, this Circus is the perfect introduction, a mix of original songs, aerialists, clowns and — why not? — burlesque lions.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pm
With over 30 million YouTube fans worldwide, San Francisco’s Voices of Music is the most popular early music ensemble in the United States by a wide margin, and one of the most popular ensembles in any genre of classical music, in the world. Performed in beautiful cathedrals around the Bay Area, their authentic interpretations of virtuoso baroque concertos are an especially vibrant treat for the ears, as the small, tight-knit group present beguiling and even playful arrangements for violins, cellos, organ and other instruments. Interpreting works by masters ranging from Vivaldi to Bach, this spectacularly talented group of musicians will transport you to another time.
Sometimes it takes an outside observer to the absurdities of a society. Finnish comedian Ismo — now a resident of L.A. — is just that, teaming up with Miriam Webster to release a digital comedy series roasting the English language. On stage, he’s charming and accessible with a killer delivery.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 9:45pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 9:30pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 7:00pm
Say “I do!” to a day bursting with great wedding planning resources and fun. As the Bay Area’s top bridal expo, the Palo Alto Wedding Fair is an unbeatable one-stop-shop for brides-to-be and their loved ones, bringing together all things matrimonial under one roof at the Palo Alto Crowne Plaza. Enjoy European luxury in Silicon Valley during the bridal fashion show, where you can check out the latest in wedding gown fashions. You can also visit with wedding professionals to help pick out the perfect party favors, flowers, photographers and cake. Along the way, you’ll snag exclusive discounts from more than 60 of the city’s top wedding vendors, specializing in photo booths, reception tables, custom headwear, honeymoon destinations and much more. You’ll also have the chance to enter giveaways — most notably for a $10,000 wedding package and Las Vegas getaways — during this fun and productive day.