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Museum of 3D Illusions
Museum of 3D Illusions

Museum of 3D Illusions

Museum of 3D Illusions
55 Jefferson St. San Francisco CA 94133

Museum of 3D Illusions

Buy Tickets COMP - $20 $25

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 - 10:00pm Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am - 10:00pm

San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
SF Bay Cruise Adventure

San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

SF Bay Cruise Adventure
Pier 39 at Embarcadero Street San Francisco CA 94133

San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure

Buy Tickets $17 $34

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 Slots Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / Various Time Slots Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / Various Time Slots Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / Various Time Slots Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / Various Time Slots Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / Various Time Slots Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / Various Time Slots Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / Various Time Slots

"Closing Night"
Made Up Theatre

"Closing Night"

Made Up Theatre
4000 Bay Street, Suite B Fremont CA 94538

Closing Night: An Improvised Play

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

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, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pm

Laugh Track City Improv Comedy Show
Made Up Theatre

Laugh Track City Improv Comedy Show

Made Up Theatre
4000 Bay Street, Suite B Fremont CA 94538

Whose Line Is It Anyway?-Like Improv Show Laugh Track City

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

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, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pm

American Improv Theatre Players
Black Cat Licorice Theater

American Improv Theatre Players

Black Cat Licorice Theater
260 McEvoy Street San Jose CA 95126

American Improv Theatre Players: Spontaneous Comedy, Instant Laughs

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

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, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 8:00pm

John Mayall
Rio Theatre

John Mayall

John Mayall

Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95062

John Mayall: British Blues-Rock Superstar

Buy Tickets $20 $40

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.

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

Fountain Blues Festival Featuring Charlie Musselwhite
Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Fountain Blues Festival Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite

Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo De San Antonio Walk San Jose CA 95113

Charlie Musselwhite Headlines Fountain Blues Festival

Buy Tickets $15 $25

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.

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 12:00pm-8:00pm

Spend an Hour With the Cats at The Dancing Cat
The Dancing Cat

Spend an Hour With the Cats at The Dancing Cat

The Dancing Cat
702 E Julian Street San Jose CA 95112

The Cats Are Holding a Social Hour at The Dancing Cat, and You’re Invited

Buy Tickets COMP - $5 $5 - $10

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 / 1:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 1:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 1:00pm Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 1:00pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 1:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 1:00pm

"Grease"
Fox Theatre in Redwood City

"Grease"

Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway Redwood City CA 94063

Grease: See the All-American Hit Musical

Buy Tickets $25 - $55 $48 - $70

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.

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:30pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm

"The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws"
The Speakeasy

"The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws"

The Speakeasy
A discreet location near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown San Francisco CA 94133

The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws Roaring ’20s Experience

Buy Tickets $79 - $99 $79 - $99

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.

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jul 12, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jul 19, 2019 / 7:30pm

2-Hour Sunset Sail
The Privateer

2-Hour Sunset Sail

The Privateer
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA 94133

2-Hour Sunset Sail Aboard a Traditional Sailing Yacht

Buy Tickets $39 $65

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)

90-Minute Sailing Tour
The Privateer

90-Minute Sailing Tour

The Privateer
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA 94133

Sailing Tour of San Francisco Bay Aboard a Classic-Style Yacht

Buy Tickets $30 $49

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)

Golden Gate Bridge Champagne or Mimosa Cruise
The Privateer

Golden Gate Bridge Champagne or Mimosa Cruise

San Francisco Sailing Company

The Privateer
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA 94133

2-Hour Golden Gate Champagne or Mimosa Cruise From San Francisco Sailing Company

Buy Tickets $39 $65

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)

Rafting on the Russian River
Russian River Adventures

Rafting on the Russian River

Russian River Adventures
20 Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg CA 95448

Russian River Adventures: Paddle-Canoe Rafting Trip

Buy Tickets $6 - $45 $10 - $65

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)

Comedian Jackie Kashian
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club
157 West El Camino Real Sunnyvale CA 94087

Jackie Kashian (Comedy Central, Dork Forest Podcast)

Buy Tickets COMP - $12 $24

From online dating to pets to religion to war re-enactors, no topic is out of bounds for Jackie Kashian’s witty stand-up comedy. Kashian’s latest special, “I Am Not the Hero of This Story” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and earned 4 million downloads. She’s also had a half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on CBS, NBC and VH1. Known for joking about her eccentric family and her life as a nerd, Kashian has performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has toured Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. She also has a hit podcast called The Dork Forest, in which she interviews a wide variety of her fellow nerds. Catch her live at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:30pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm

Pride Comedy Night
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Pride Comedy Night

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar St Santa Cruz CA 95060

Pride Comedy Night

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

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)

"Love Loss Life"
San Jose Museum of Art

"Love Loss Life"

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St San Jose CA 95113

Love Loss Life: Identity & Culture Through Music

Buy Tickets COMP $5

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.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm

Wu-Tang Clan
Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
One Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043

Wu-Tang Clan

Buy Tickets $27 $53.60

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!

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pm

Jesus Trejo
San Jose Improv

Jesus Trejo

San Jose Improv
62 S. Second St. San Jose CA 95150

Comedian Jesus Trejo

Buy Tickets COMP $15

Born and raised in Long Beach, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch for 2017. A regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be seen on Adam Devine’s House Party, Season 2 of Stand Up & Deliver (Nuvo TV), Uproarious (Fuse), and as a recurring cast member on the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son. See him live at the San Jose Improv.

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm

Nikki Glaser
San Jose Improv

Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser

San Jose Improv
62 S. Second St. San Jose CA 95150

Comic Nikki Glaser

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Nikki Glaser is one of the most sought-after young comedians and actors in the comedy world today. She was the creator, executive producer, and star of the popular Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser. Previously, Nikki hosted the MTV late-night talk show Nikki and Sara LIVE and co-hosted the popular podcast You Had To Be There. She has also made memorable appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick, Inside Amy Schumer, The Roast of Rob Lowe and has had multiple appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm) Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:15pm)

"The Gondoliers"
Santa Clara High School

"The Gondoliers"

Santa Clara High School
3000 Benton St Santa Clara CA 95051

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers

Buy Tickets $18.50 $37

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 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm

"Gypsy"
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse

"Gypsy"

Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey Road Morgan Hill CA 95037

Gypsy

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

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.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

Ellie Sparkles Presents Lopez Cantina Drag Nights
Lopez Cantina

Ellie Sparkles Presents Lopez Cantina Drag Nights

Lopez Cantina
635 cass st, monterey california 93940

Drag Nights at Lopez Cantina

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

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.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 9:00pm

"Earthsongs: New Days"
Peace United Church of Christ

"Earthsongs: New Days"

Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street Santa Cruz CA 95060

The Choral Project: New Days

Buy Tickets $10 - $12.50 $20 - $25

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.

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

Love, Loss, Life: A World Music & Multimedia Performance
Sunnyvale Theatre

Love, Loss, Life: A World Music & Multimedia Performance

Sunnyvale Theatre
550 E Remington Dr Sunnyvale CA 94087

Love, Loss, Life: A World Music & Multimedia Performance

Buy Tickets COMP - $22.50 $20 - $45

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)

"Disenchanted!"
3Below Theaters

"Disenchanted!"

3Below Theaters
288 2nd Street San Jose CA 95113

Disenchanted! Gives Princesses Saucy Makeover

Buy Tickets $27 - $45 $54

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 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:30pm

"Bus Stop"
Coastal Repertory Theatre

"Bus Stop"

Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main St Half Moon Bay CA 94019

Bus Stop Brings Comedy Into Small Town

Buy Tickets $12.50 - $15 $25 - $30

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 / 2:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm

"One Man, Two Guvnors"
Lucie Stern Theatre

"One Man, Two Guvnors"

Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto CA 94301

One Man, Two Guvnors

Buy Tickets $26 $49

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.

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Gender Shorts"
Dragon Theatre

"Gender Shorts"

Dragon Theatre
2120 Broadway Street Redwood City CA 94063

Gender Shorts: One-Act Play Festival

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Dragon Productions Theatre Company and Fuse Theatre are proud to announce a joint one act play festival in Redwood City beginning this summer. The Redwood City Play Festival will combine the strengths of both companies to produce one act plays and events centered around a central social justice theme and will highlight local artists. This year’s theme is on gender-based topics, or Gender Shorts. Three one-act plays are slated for this year’s festival and include: Legal-Tender Loving Care by Leanna Keyes, Because I Went There by Hedvig Flores and Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor. The festival will run June 8-14th, at the Dragon Theatre facility in downtown Redwood City. Special events, discussions, and visual arts galleries that will be set up around Redwood City to encourage visitors to explore the city and to complement their theatrical experience. A majority of the arts, panels, and discussions will be taking place during the first weekend, June 8th and June 9th.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 4:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm

Yefim Bronfman With the SF Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall

Yefim Bronfman With the SF Symphony

Yefim Bronfman

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness San Francisco CA 94102

SFS Welcomes Yefim Bronfman

Buy Tickets $25 $55

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 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Mamma Mia!"
The Stage

"Mamma Mia!"

Mamma Mia!

The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose CA 95113

Mamma Mia!

Buy Tickets $20.50 - $25 $41 - $50

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 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm

"The Taming of the Shrew"
Northside Theatre Company

"The Taming of the Shrew"

Northside Theatre Company
848 East William Street. San Jose CA 95116

The Taming of the Shrew

Buy Tickets $11 $22

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 / 3:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pm Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm

Stratford Festival Presents "Coriolanus": HD Screening
Hammer Theatre Center

Stratford Festival Presents "Coriolanus": HD Screening

Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk San Jose CA 95112

Stratford Festival: Coriolanus HD Screening

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Staged at Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics “best of” lists, the Stratford Festival’s “riveting” and “exhilarating” (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus gets a screening at San Jose’s Hammer Theatre Center. The production is directed by genre-defying theatre artist Robert Lepage and stars André Sills. Lepage takes the story of the rise and fall of a legendary general who must face off against the angry Roman mob and infuses it with the energy of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring. He “wrangles a difficult play into a heart-stopping narrative” (Chicago Tribune), “rendering a clear and cinematic version that’s riveting, invigorating and smart” (The Globe and Mail).

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm

National Theatre Live: "The Audience" — HD Screening
Hammer Theatre Center

National Theatre Live: "The Audience" — HD Screening

National Theatre Live

Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk San Jose CA 95112

Helen Mirren in The Audience Screening

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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 / 7:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm

"42nd Street the Musical" — HD Screening
Hammer Theatre Center

"42nd Street the Musical" — HD Screening

Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk San Jose CA 95112

42nd Street the Musical — HD Screening From London’s West End

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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

"Present Laughter"
Pear Theatre

"Present Laughter"

Pear Theatre
1110 La Avenida Street Mountain View CA 94043

Noël Coward’s Witty Farce Present Laughter

Buy Tickets $16 $32

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.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) 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)

"Next to Normal"
Bus Barn Theater

"Next to Normal"

Bus Barn Theater
97 Hillview Avenue Los Altos CA 94022

Next to Normal

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This Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical bracingly looks at mental illness and the effect it has on the American family.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Significant Other"
San Francisco Playhouse

"Significant Other"

San Francisco Playhouse
450 Post Street San Francisco CA 94102

Significant Other: A Bittersweet Comedy

Buy Tickets $33 - $36 $55 - $60

What do you do when all your best friends suddenly start getting married? Forced to systematically transition from best friend to bridesman as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has decided it’s time to start looking for a Mr. Right to call his own. This proves, however, to be a most uneasy transition. The New York Times hailed Significant Other as “an absolutely wonderful new play … as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring.” Laugh (and wince) along as he wades through a string of workplace crushes, painfully awkward first dates and other romantic misadventures on his search for true love in this bittersweet comedy from Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews). After a successful off-Broadway and Broadway run, Significant Other takes the stage of the San Francisco Playhouse.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Rhinoceros"
A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

"Rhinoceros"

A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
415 Geary St. San Francisco CA 94102

Rhinoceros: An Absurdist Masterpiece

Buy Tickets $17 - $66 $22 - $110

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.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm

Misfit Cabaret: "Adventure Show"
Z Space

Misfit Cabaret: "Adventure Show"

Z Space
450 Florida St. San Francisco CA 94110

Adventure Show

Buy Tickets $25 $35

​A thrilling treasure hunt across the globe as the Darling Misfits go on their biggest adventure yet! Join Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits as they take on your favorite “fortune and glory” movies and tropes. An intimate musical variety show for that will have you at the edge of your seat. As always, expect aerials, drag, variety, a loose storyline to keep the plot moving and lots of music. Join the Darling Misfits for their final performance at Zspace in San Francisco.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm

Comedian Hampton Yount
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Hampton Yount

Hampton Yount

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club
157 West El Camino Real Sunnyvale CA 94087

Stand-Up Comic Hampton Yount (Conan, Last Comic Standing)

Buy Tickets COMP - $12 $16 - $24

“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 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:30pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:00pm