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"Remembering James" -- The Life & Music of James Brown
Eastside College Preparatory School Theater/Performing Arts Center

"Remembering James" -- The Life & Music of James Brown

Eastside College Preparatory School Theater/Performing Arts Center
1041 Myrtle Street East Palo Alto CA 94303

Remembering James — The Life & Music of James Brown

Buy Tickets $15 - $25 $35

Back by popular demand, Remembering James, starring Longview, TX’s own Dedrick Weathersby and East Palo Alto’s native Will Roc, tells 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, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:30pm

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, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 8:00pm

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.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / Various Time Slots Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / Various Time Slots Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / Various Time Slots Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / Various Time Slots Monday, Dec 9, 2019 / Various Time Slots Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / Various Time Slots Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / Various Time Slots Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / Various Time Slots

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, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Friday, Dec 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Friday, Jan 3, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm) Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise
Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

Red and White Fleet

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise
2829 Taylor St. San Francisco CA 94133

Red and White Fleet’s Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, With Narration

Buy Tickets $19 - $28.50 $44

Celebrate the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and its history — which spans over 75 years — by embarking on this 90-minute cruise that sails under both the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges and passes by Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco history and landmarks via narrated headset audio in 16 available languages, which includes information about the city’s natural history, architecture, Native American culture, and, of course, the building of the famous bridges. It’s a stunning and informative way to experience the breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and its historic waterfront.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Monday, Dec 9, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures) Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 12:00pm - 3:30pm (Various Departures)

Red and White Fleet's Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Red and White Fleet's Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Red and White Fleet

Golden Gate Bay Cruise
2829 Taylor St. San Francisco CA 94133

Red and White Fleet’s Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Buy Tickets $15 - $21 $34

This Red and White Fleet Cruise launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, and it’s still entertaining visitors and locals alike more than 70 years later. After departing from historic Fisherman’s Wharf, the ship sails along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, past the city’s Maritime National Park, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island, cruising by many other exciting sights as well on the one-hour voyage. Take advantage of the personal-headphone audio, available in 16 languages, to learn more about San Francisco’s history and world-famous landmarks, while enjoying a full onboard bar with drinks and snacks.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Monday, Dec 9, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times) Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:15pm (Various Departure Times)

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 $10 - $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.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Monday, Dec 9, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm

Comedian Ben Gleib
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Ben Gleib

Ben Gleib

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

Comedian Ben Gleib (Idiotest) Takes the Mic

Buy Tickets $8.50 $17

There are many people running for President in 2020, but only one of them was called by TBS one of “the funniest comedians working today." Whether he’s lamenting society’s narrow views on men enjoying “girlie drinks” or expressing his jealousy of the sleeping habits of the homeless, comedian Ben Gleib can find bizarrely hilarious observations in just about anything. It’s an ability that landed him a regular spot on E!‘s Chelsea Lately, appearances on @Midnight, The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing, and earned him a place on Esquire’s list of "six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing." In addition to his stand-up, Gleib’s the host of the popular GSN show Idiotest. He recently created the Telethon for America, a huge voter turnout event which he hosted with Olivia Munn, featuring Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Chelsea Handler, Jane Fonda, Hasan Minhaj, Pete Davidson, Amy Schumer, Adam Devine, Dr. Phil and more. He makes politics and pop culture funny on his podcast Last Week on Earth on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast Network. Now with his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, he could be America’s next president! Come see his standup tour now, because if he wins, it could be his last for four or eight years!

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm) Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:15pm)

"A Christmas Carol"
A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

"A Christmas Carol"

A Christmas Carol

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

A.C.T.’s A Christmas Carol: SF Holiday Fave

Buy Tickets $14 - $81 $22 - $135

There’s a reason we feel the desire to tell and be told certain stories year after year — some tales just cut to the core of the human experience. That’s why, even after more than a century-and-a-half, Scrooge’s emotional transformation still puts tears in our eyes. Bring a pocketful of tissues and a heart full of Christmas spirit.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 6:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:00pm

"A Christmas Carol"
Northside Theatre Company

"A Christmas Carol"

A Christmas Carol

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

A Christmas Carol: A Holiday Family Favorite

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Northside Theatre Company presents its 37th annual production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol with innovative style at the Olinder Theatre in San Jose. Hailed as “the best Christmas Carol in the Bay Area” by Mercury News, Northside’s production features impeccable staging and high-end production values. This stage adaptation of the Dickens classic captures all the power, humor and warmth that this ageless tale has to offer. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous and kind human being.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 / 8:00pm

San Francisco Youth Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
Mercy High School Theatre

San Francisco Youth Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

Mercy High School Theatre
3250 19th Ave. San Francisco CA 94132

San Francisco Youth Ballet’s 19th Annual Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $13 $26

Join us as SFYBT celebrate its 19th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” This magical, full-length version of The Nutcracker features Bay Area guest artists and the wonderful talents from the San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy. The dance tells the story of young Clara, who dreams that her gift of a toy nutcracker soldier comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Mouse King to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s magical Kingdom of Sweets. This 2-hour production is geared toward families and is a perfect opportunity to introduce young children to this holiday ballet tradition. As always, there will be photo opportunities with different characters after all performances

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 5:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 5:00pm

"Newsies"
Hillbarn Theatre

"Newsies"

Newsies

Hillbarn Theatre
1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City CA 94404

Newsies

Buy Tickets $38 $58

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Door Open at 7:00pm) Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)

Dan Pfeiffer
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Playhouse

Dan Pfeiffer

Cal Performances' Zellerbach Playhouse
2430 Bancroft Ave. Berkeley CA 94720

Dan Pfeiffer

Buy Tickets $10 $32

Dan Pfeiffer combines wry wit, spot-on political instincts, and formidable storytelling chops in an optimistic exploration of how politics and digital media interact in modern-day America. The former White House communications director, noted political strategist and commentator, and Pod Save America co-host is credited with breaking new ground in harnessing the power of social media during the Obama presidential campaign and subsequent administration. He is the author of the New York Times #1 best-seller Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump—a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the internet changed during the Obama presidency alongside the evolution of social media. Far from a jaded insider, Pfeiffer infuses his talks with optimism for America’s political system, and stresses the value and impact of civic engagement.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Wintersongs with Kitka: Weathering the Storm"
St. Bede's Church

"Wintersongs with Kitka: Weathering the Storm"

Kitka

St. Bede's Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd. Menlo Park CA 94025

Wintersongs with Kitka: Weathering the Storm

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Wintersongs, Kitka’s cherished and wildly popular December concert tradition, showcases seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European and Eurasian lands, as well as original new works inspired by midwinter mysteries. Wintersongs — Weathering the Storm is Kitka’s artistic response to urgent environmental concerns that impact us all. This year’s concerts will feature songs that invoke the powers of the elements in wintertime: blustering winds, storms, avalanches, snow, ice and floods. Kitka will also sing rain-calling songs as an offering to California landscapes recently consumed by wildfires. The program will be balanced with ritual songs created to bring light, warmth, hope and good fortune to communities who, generation after generation, have bonded together to survive the ravages of wintertime.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)

"Wintersongs with Kitka: Weathering the Storm"
Peace United Church of Christ

"Wintersongs with Kitka: Weathering the Storm"

Kitka

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

Wintersongs with Kitka: Weathering the Storm

Buy Tickets $13.50 $27

Wintersongs, Kitka’s cherished and wildly popular December concert tradition, showcases seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European and Eurasian lands, as well as original new works inspired by midwinter mysteries. Wintersongs — Weathering the Storm is Kitka’s artistic response to urgent environmental concerns that impact us all. This year’s concerts will feature songs that invoke the powers of the elements in wintertime: blustering winds, storms, avalanches, snow, ice and floods. Kitka will also sing rain-calling songs as an offering to California landscapes recently consumed by wildfires. The program will be balanced with ritual songs created to bring light, warmth, hope and good fortune to communities who, generation after generation, have bonded together to survive the ravages of wintertime.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

"A Christmas Carol"
Coastal Repertory Theatre

"A Christmas Carol"

A Christmas Carol

Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main St Half Moon Bay CA 94019

A Christmas Carol

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

In this fast-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future show Ebenezer Scrooge how poor a rich man can be. Can they convince him to change before it’s too late? Come share the adventure of this timeless tale with the characters you’ve come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night) Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm

San Jose Wind Symphony: "English Gardens"
McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center

San Jose Wind Symphony: "English Gardens"

McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center
20300 Herriman Avenue Saratoga CA 95070

San Jose Wind Symphony: English Gardens

Buy Tickets $11 $22

They say an English garden reflects the personality of its creator — great or small, formal or informal, public or private. The same thing may be said of English music, and this concert proves the point with a rich harvest of compositions by English composers and arrangers, including Malcolm Arnold, Arthur Sullivan, Edward Elgar and Andrew Lloyd Webber. On the program: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor by J. S. Bach, arranged by Edward Elgar; Pineapple Poll Suite by Arthur Sullivan; Colonel Bogey March by Kenneth Alford; Tam o’Shanter Overture by Malcolm Arnold; Zodiac Dances by Philip Sparke; Green Bushes by Percy Aldridge Grainger; The Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber arranged by Warren Barker.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 3:00pm

Michael Eric Dyson
Marines' Memorial Theatre

Michael Eric Dyson

Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter St. San Francisco CA 94102

Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson Talks Jay-Z

Buy Tickets $16 $40

Michael Eric Dyson is known for his many talents. He is an outspoken academic and sociologist, social critic, best-selling author, a popular figure in political news media, an ordained Baptist minister and, in his own words, one of the country’s leading “hip-hop intellectuals.” Often in Dyson’s work, these concepts all intersect to reflect a well-rounded picture of black life in America. Now Dyson has set his analytical sights on someone who, he argues, is one of the greatest American poets of all time: Jay-Z. Join INFORUM and Dyson for an evening of all things Hova—from Jay-Z’s humble beginnings as a hustler in 1980s New York City to his meteoric rise to fame and his eventual recognition as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Dyson will explore how Jay-Z’s 30-year career has changed not just hip-hop but also the music industry, business, politics and social justice. Join us for an exploration of the life of a great literary figure and learn how he provided the blueprint.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)

Soli Deo Gloria - "O What Joy"
Grace Lutheran Church

Soli Deo Gloria - "O What Joy"

Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley Street Palo Alto CA 94306

Soli Deo Gloria – O What Joy

Buy Tickets COMP - $26 $26

A joyful burst of beauty in this festive concert featuring Bach’s cantata 68 “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt,” Magnificats by Schubert and Charpentier, plus a treat by Haydn’s brother Michael. Soli Deo Gloria is a San Francisco Bay Area auditioned SATB choir dedicated to the performance of masterworks of the sacred repertoire in a concert setting. The choir’s membership is drawn from six Bay Area counties and rehearses in Alameda. SDG has been singing top-quality sacred choral music since 1975 and been conducted by Allen H Simon since 1991.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 3:30pm

"Precious Scars -- Musical Homage to Japanese American Internees"
Mexican Heritage Plaza

"Precious Scars -- Musical Homage to Japanese American Internees"

Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose CA 95116

Precious Scars — Musical Homage to Japanese American Internees

Buy Tickets COMP - $22.50 $35 - $45

Precious Scars is a musical testament to the courage of immigrants in the United States past and present. The music draws upon the lives of and pays homage to the US-Japanese internees and their families. Ray Furuta, of part-Japanese origin himself, will be joined by Amr Salim and Vico Diaz to remind us of the universal nature of the journey to belong. Original concept and narrative: Ray M. Furuta. Composers: Ray Furuta, Amr Selim, Vico Diaz. Performed by Common Sounds Ensemble. Visual design: Karin Pond. Producer: Usha Srinivasan. Creative Director: Priya Das. This work has been commissioned by Mosaic Silicon Valley and funded in part through grants from City of San José and California Arts Council.

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:00pm

South Bay Holiday Party
The Province

South Bay Holiday Party

The Province
1788 N 1st St San Jose CA 95110

South Bay Holiday Party

Buy Tickets $5 $10

Share the holidays with new friends! Your ticket includes light food, served at 4:00pm, as long as it lasts, plus a fun Mixer Game, that makes it EASY to meet people. Santa Rich will be your host! Adults of all ages welcome. Festive holiday attire recommended.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 4:00pm

Yoga by Ranya Restorative Yoga + Sound Healing With Cacao Ceremony
College Heights Church

Yoga by Ranya Restorative Yoga + Sound Healing With Cacao Ceremony

College Heights Church
1150 West Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo CA 94403

Restorative Yoga + Sound Healing with Cacao Ceremony

Buy Tickets $26 $65

Join restorative yoga teacher Ranya Anabtawi for a Sound Healing Journey with Forrest Newmann. No Sweat. No Stress. No Stretch. Just Float. Restorative yoga is physically relaxing and emotionally healing. Your heart rate drops, your busy mind frees itself from the workplace grind, your body releases tension, and creativity expresses itself more fluently. Ranya’s soothing voice is her most distinguishing and, perhaps, most powerful tool. She uses it to physically and mentally guide her clients into their own unique version of rest. Leveraging yoga bolsters, blocks, blankets, eye pillows, and a yoga mat, Ranya tailor designs the perfect poses to guide you into feeling weightless, comfortable and true deep rest. There is no stretching, athleticism, sweating, or difficulty in Restorative Yoga. The effort is in the surrender. Sometimes surrender can be the hardest thing to do and she knows how to get you there. It’s all about comfort. It is as perfect for yoga beginners as it is for seasoned yoga practitioners. Then the sound healing vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes guide us into a deep meditation. The healing vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages, allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans’ claimed that sound could not only “tune the soul” but affect our cosmological and social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments, we experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center. The Cacao Ceremony is used to help us connect with the beauty and sweetness within. You are invited to open the doorway of the heart. Cross the threshold to a heart-opening experience of love and bliss. Cacao has been considered a sacred plant for thousands of years. It is known to carry a medicinal healing spirit for the heart. This healing spirit of Cacao strengthens our connection with the wisdom of the heart, the truth and peace within, and our connection to others. In the Mayan Cosmology, Cacao is revered as one of the most powerful deities. She takes us on a journey toward our inner-most self where wisdom and love are held. Your journey with Cacao will be supported by crystal singing bowl sound meditations and other vibrational instruments including Medicine Drum and Rattles. Come to listen to the voice of your heart.

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 4:00pm

Fresh, Drunk, Stoned Comedy Tour
San Jose Improv Comedy Club

Fresh, Drunk, Stoned Comedy Tour

San Jose Improv Comedy Club
62 South 2nd Street San Jose CA 95113

Fresh, Drunk, Stoned Comedy Tour

Buy Tickets FREE COMP

Fresh, Drunk, Stoned Comedy Tour is coming back to the San Jose Improv. This triple headliner show featuring Franco Harris, Matt Bellak and Tim Hanlon brings you unapologetic, irreverent humor. In a showcase style performance, you will get three different perspectives and a night full of laughs. So kick back, relax, and stay fresh!

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 7:00pm

Storm Large: "Holiday Ordeal, Come One, Come All"
Hammer Theatre Center

Storm Large: "Holiday Ordeal, Come One, Come All"

Storm Large

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

Storm Large: American Songbook

Buy Tickets $12 - $22.50 $30 - $45

Hailed for her powerful vocals, passionate performance style and fearlessly raw, edgy wit, Large offers an electrifying evening that will captivate audiences with her bold personality and artistry. Storm’s shows are marvelous and fun (and a bit naughty), so leave the kiddies at home. Storm’s late night performance isn’t for the faint of heart, but is sure to leave you begging for more.

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:00pm

"The Humans"
The Stage

"The Humans"

The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose CA 95113

The Humans

Buy Tickets $20 - $23.50 $40 - $47

Driven by empathy and humor, this Tony Award-winning play creates a hyper-realistic view of life and the complexities of the “American Dream.” Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, The Humans is a “delirious tragicomedy” (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam who “infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease” (Variety), creating an indelible American family portrait.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pm

Comedian Andy Woodhull
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Andy Woodhull

Andy Woodhull

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

Comedian Andy Woodhull

Buy Tickets COMP - $12.50 $17 - $25

Andy Recently appeared The Late Late Show with James Corden. He has also appeared on Conan. He has a half hour special on Comedy Central. In 2014 he was the first comedian to make his network television debut on the Tonight Show: Starring Jimmy Fallon. In 2009 he appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Andy has appeared at many comedy festivals and contests including, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Maui Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival. He has been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi-finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”. He won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2010. He has 4 comedy albums all in rotation on Pandora, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Andy is a resident of Chicago, where he was named one of four comedians to watch by the Chicago Tribune.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:15pm) Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors open at 8pm) Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm) Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 9pm) Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)

"Holiday Soul": Brian McKnight & the SFS
Davies Symphony Hall

"Holiday Soul": Brian McKnight & the SFS

Brian McKnight San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness San Francisco CA 94102

Holiday Soul With Brian McKnight & the SF Symphony

Buy Tickets $30 $45

R&B legend Brian McKnight has brought his velvety tones to not one but two Christmas albums. Now he’s bringing his favorite seasonal tunes to the stage at the Davies, joined by yet more friends — the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the SFS — for a sure-to-be joyful, powerful concert of classics.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pm

"Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells"
Sydney Goldstein Theater

"Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells"

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes St. San Francisco CA 94102

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus — Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells

Buy Tickets $19 - $69.75 $26.50 - $92

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells, featuring the songs of the season at the Sydney Goldstein Theater. This concert is SFGMC’s signature romp through holiday favorites old and new, along with unexpected surprises and unique interpretations. The concert features special guests Velocity Handbell Ensemble, San Francisco’s premier bell ensemble, and will run the gamut from Liza Minnelli’s outrageous “Ring Them Bells,” to a new arrangement for SFGMC’s beloved tradition of “Silent Night.”

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pm

Rex Navarrete
San Jose Improv

Rex Navarrete

Rex Navarrete

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

Filipino Comedy Star Rex Navarrete

Buy Tickets $5 $20

Filipino-American comedian Rex Navarrete, the star of the stand-up DVDs Hella Pinoy, Badass Madapaka! and Komik Organik, headlines the Improv. After two decades in the comedy business, the San Francisco native has performed at clubs all over the country, not to mention Europe and Asia. Not strictly limited to material for the Filipino audience, Navarrete finds the universality in the American immigrant experience — while still managing to get in a few jabs at Filipino icons like boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Mother of the Maid"
Marin Theatre Company

"Mother of the Maid"

Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley CA 94941

Mother of the Maid

Buy Tickets $20 - $23.50 $47 - $52

Isabelle Arc is a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing woman. Her headstrong daughter, on the other hand, communes with Saint Catherine, dons men’s clothing and prepares to lead the French army into battle. Motherhood in the fifteenth century is not easy. In her riveting new play, Jane Anderson reimagines Joan of Arc’s epic tale through the eyes of her mother. Isabelle follows the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter with a mother’s loving persistence—facing her own fears and upended faith along the way. "Marin is where my heart is, it’s where I go to soothe my soul. I’m so glad that this very raw and personal piece of me is getting a home on the MTC stage.” — Jane Anderson

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:30pm

"A Taffeta Christmas"
Tabard Theatre Co

"A Taffeta Christmas"

Tabard Theatre Co
29 N San Pedro St San Jose CA 95110

A Taffeta Christmas

Buy Tickets $16 - $20 $40

Your favorite 1950s girl group — The Taffetas — returns to Tabard’s stage to celebrate the holidays! This musical confection of holiday classics, pop standards and rock ’n roll sung in high-energy four-part harmony will have you singing right along! A fun-loving musical hometown Christmas!

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 / 8:00pm

Son Luna y Jóvenes Zapateadores: "¡Vívelo!"
Hammer Theatre Center

Son Luna y Jóvenes Zapateadores: "¡Vívelo!"

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

Son Luna y Jóvenes Zapateadores: ¡Vívelo!

Buy Tickets $12 - $22.50 $30 - $45

“¡Vívelo!” merges different rhythms and dance styles such as folkloric dance, contemporary, Spanish dance, and African-inspired movements. Mexican musical ensemble Son Luna provides the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico, and dance troupe Jóvenes Zapateadores showcase the evolution of Son Jarocho roots with different rhythms and dance styles. Masterfully displaying dance genres from the region and beyond, this large scale production provides strong entry points for presenters seeking a highly energetic folkloric piece. Jóvenes Zapateadores has received national recognition and awards such as EPRODANZA 2014, SNCA 2016 (National System Creators of Art), and has toured across Europe, South and North America. The 2019-2020 U.S. tour of of Son Luna y Jóvenes Zapateadores is supported in part by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm

Choreographers' Gallery
Louis B. Mayer Theatre - Mayer Theatre

Choreographers' Gallery

Louis B. Mayer Theatre - Mayer Theatre
952 Franklin Street Santa Clara CA 95053

Choreographers’ Gallery

Buy Tickets COMP - $11 $22

A dazzling and daring evening of totally original dance work from our choreography students. Expect the unexpected — you might just catch the next big choreographer’s work on stage at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre in Santa Clarita!

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 9:00pm

"You/Emma"
Pear Theatre

"You/Emma"

Pear Theatre
1110 La Avenida Street Mountain View CA 94043

You/Emma

Buy Tickets $10 - $18.50 $20 - $37

Valerie Redd plays Emma Bovary, Gustave Flaubert and herself in this acclaimed postmodern take on Madame Bovary. Conceived by Redd, this clever, timely play was written by rising Argentine-American playwright Paz Pardo.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview) Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night Champagne Gala) Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Cirque Dreams: Holidaze"
San Jose Civic

"Cirque Dreams: Holidaze"

San Jose Civic
135 West San Carlos San Jose CA 95113

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze

Buy Tickets $19 - $49 $35 - $65

With the charm of a crackling fireplace and the thrill of a high-wire act, Cirque Dreams: Holidaze meshes holiday cheer with jaw-dropping spectacle. The whole family can enjoy dozens of original numbers featuring snowmen, toy soldiers, candles, penguins, reindeer, carolers and giant ornaments. This production at San Jose Civic captures all the wonder of the holidays.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pm

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"
Berkeley Playhouse

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"

A Christmas Story: The Musical - National Tour

Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley CA 94704

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Buy Tickets $22 - $25 $29 - $44

The most rewatchable, most quotable holiday movie ever gets even more fun in this hit Broadway adaptation. The musical wizards behind La La Land, and Dear Evan Hansen have added a lively score, and all your favorite scenes — from Ralphie’s Christmas gift wish (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”) to his dad’s prized “leg lamp” — are recreated live on stage.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:00pm

"A Drag Queen Christmas"
San Jose Civic

"A Drag Queen Christmas"

A Drag Queen Christmas

San Jose Civic
135 W San Carlos St San Jose CA 95113

A Drag Queen Christmas

Buy Tickets $23.50 $47

Every holiday season something magical happens with your favorite queens from the Emmy Award winning television show RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. A Drag Queen Christmas is coming to town with an all new show and new cast hosted by Nina West. Now in it’s fifth year, The Naughty Tour is a fan favorite during the holidays. Get ready for amazing costumes, killer performances, a new stage production and all the outrageous and hilarious shenanigans.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Cloud 9"
Custom Made Theatre

"Cloud 9"

Custom Made Theatre
533 Sutter St San Francisco CA 94102

Cloud 9: Gender Is Swapped and Sexual Politics Explored in Classic Comedy

Buy Tickets $14 - $17.50 $35

A masterpiece from one of the greatest dramatists of our time, Could 9 is about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. It is also about relationships — between women and men, men and men, women and women, work, mothers, power, generations, politics, and money, which is why this classic play feels as urgent today as when it made Churchill a household name.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 2:00pm

"Teddy Bear Tea"
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

"Teddy Bear Tea"

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory
945 Portola Rd Portola Valley CA 94028

Teddy Bear Tea

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

PVTC is thrilled to invite you to a favorite holiday tradition and family friendly event: The Teddy Bear Tea! Enjoy a variety of activities including cookie decorating, holiday crafts, a special performance, songs, a photo booth and a special surprise! Join in the holiday fun as we celebrate the season! NEW this year is a performance of The Robbed Reindeer by Lindsay Price. In this one-act play geared towards young audiences, villains have stolen the reindeers antlers, setting off a wild chain of events as a trio of lumberjacks and a wannabe news team work together to save the holidays. Featuring our hard working PVTC Performance Ensemble, this play is going to be a treat!

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 9:30am Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 3:30pm

"The Tale of Despereaux"
Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep

"The Tale of Despereaux"

Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley CA 94704

The Tale of Despereaux

Buy Tickets $37.50 - $42.50 $75 - $85

A musical adventure awaits you this holiday season when the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. brings its inventive and imaginative retelling of the beloved, Newbery Medal-winning modern fable to Berkeley Rep. The courageous Despereaux, shunned by his community for his love of stories and humans, shows a forlorn kingdom that even the smallest voice can change the world — and that it only takes a little light to reveal the truth. An indie folk band that creates dazzling works of theatre, PigPen infuses this tale of bravery, forgiveness, and redemption with their masterful music, stunning stage effects, and witty performances. PigPen’s The Tale of Despereaux is a spellbinding musical treat that resonates with adults and children alike.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:00pm

"Miracle on 34th Street"
Bus Barn Theater

"Miracle on 34th Street"

Bus Barn Theater
97 Hillview Avenue Los Altos CA 94022

Miracle on 34th Street

Buy Tickets $18 - $22 $30 - $38

The holiday classic retold in the tradition of a 1940’s era radio broadcast. This heartwarming production is good for the entire family.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 / 8:00pm

"The Soiled Dove"
Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland

"The Soiled Dove"

Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland
1911 Telegraph Ave Oakland CA 94612

The Soiled Dove

Buy Tickets $30 $60

There’s a place in Downtown Oakland where time stands still. A pocket of 19th century decadence, showmanship, allure and charm. Don your classiest ensemble and become a guest in this Gold Rush/Barbary Coast era outpost, with scintillating performers, a live orchestra and an authentic dinner-theater experience.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 9:00pm

"Pride and Prejudice"
Lucie Stern Theatre

"Pride and Prejudice"

Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto CA 94301

Pride and Prejudice: The Musical

Buy Tickets Sold Out $25 - $60

TheatreWorks sure has a lot to celebrate this holiday — they’re in the midst of their 50th anniversary season, they’ve just won a 2019 Regional Tony Award, and they’re premiering yet another exciting new work — turning Pride & Prejudice into a musical. Lizzie Bennet, Mr. Darcy and company will all be present and accounted in Paul Gordon’s latest rom-com adaptation, following up his successful scores for Jane Eyre, Emma and Sense & Sensibility.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview) Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)

J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat
St. Ignatius Church

J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat

St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker Street San Francisco CA 94118

J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat

Buy Tickets $22 - $27 $42 - $52

Celebrate the holiday season with J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 4-6 and Magnificat in D, in a dazzling concert presented by the San Francisco Choral Society, with the Jubilate Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Geary, as it completes its 30th anniversary concert season. In December 2018, San Francisco Choral Society presented the first half of this glorious masterwork — this year, with the performance of Cantatas 4, 5, and 6, the chorus concludes one of Bach’s most treasured masterworks as it tells the journey of the Christmas story through jubilant chorales, arias, duets and trios. Add to that Bach’s remarkable Magnificat in D, and you’re in for a properly inspiring opener for the 2019 holiday season!

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Gypsy"
Alcazar Theatre

"Gypsy"

Gypsy

Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

Gypsy: Bay Area Musicals’ Blockbuster Opener

Buy Tickets $20 - $42.50 $40 - $85

Dance Moms have nothing on Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, who lives out her dreams of stardom through her daughters, one of who grows up to be the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Known as one of the theater’s greatest roles, Rose has been played by everyone from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and Bette Midler to Tyne Daly, Angela Lansbury and Patti LuPone — the latter trio picking up a Tony for their performances.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pm

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco"
Curran Theater

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco"

Curran Theater
445 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco

Buy Tickets $59 - $538 $59 - $538

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).

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two) Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 2:00pm (Part One Only) Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 7:30pm (Part Two Only) Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part One) & Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 7:30pm (Part Two) Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 2:00pm (Part One) & 7:30pm (Part Two) Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 1:00pm (Part One) & 6:30pm (Part Two)

"Testmatch"
A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

"Testmatch"

A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
1127 Market St. San Francisco CA 94103

Testmatch: Scorching World Premiere

Buy Tickets $23 - $39 $30 - $65

A.C.T.‘s exciting new artistic director, Pam MacKinnon, took home a 2013 Tony for her directing work on Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and won an Obie for Clybourne Park — so she’s got a pretty good handle on great American drama. Now making her Strand Theater debut, she’ll guide Testmatch, an exciting new play, to the stage in San Francisco.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:00pm

Pianist Albert Cano Smit
West Valley College Theatre

Pianist Albert Cano Smit

West Valley College Theatre
14000 Fruitvale Ave. Saratoga CA 95070

Pianist Albert Cano Smit

Buy Tickets $20 $40

Swiss-born young piano sensation Albert Cano Smit has been captivating audiences since he won his first international competition at age 14. He’s been lauded as “a genius at work” and “a superb musician.” Earlier this year, his Foundation Louis Vuitton recital at the Frank Gehry-designed “glass cloud” in Paris was broadcast live globally and received accolades as “captivating from beginning to end.” Smit’s performance will include a broad variety of works, including JS Bach, Schumann, Messiaen, Chopin, and Prokofiev—a perfect way to ring in the holiday season.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 2:30pm (Pre-Concert Lecture at 1:45pm)

"Cirque du Soleil"'s AMALUNA
Under the Big Top at Oracle Park, Parking Lot A

"Cirque du Soleil"'s AMALUNA

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

Under the Big Top at Oracle Park, Parking Lot A
74 Mission Rock Street San Francisco CA 94158

Cirque du Soleil’s AMALUNA

Buy Tickets $54 - $140 $54 - $140

AMALUNA is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest — but The Bard’s original take on this story of castaways shipwrecked on a magical island didn’t feature unicycling acrobats, trapeze artists plunging into a pool of water, or a cast that’s more than two-thirds female.

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 4:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 1:30pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 5:00pm Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 4:30pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 4:30pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 1:30pm

Smuin's "The Christmas Ballet"
Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Smuin's "The Christmas Ballet"

Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard St. San Francisco CA 94103

The Christmas Ballet Blends Pop & Carols

Buy Tickets $25 - $69 $59 - $89

Snow-kissed dancers clad all in white glide onstage, gracefully pirouetting, before a little funk enters the picture, prompting them to tap out staccato rhythms and swing to jazz. It’s just one of many musical mashups that make The Christmas Ballet a Bay Area holiday tradition like no other.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (LGBTQ Night!) Friday, Dec 20, 2019 / 7:30pm

Brotha Lynch Hung
Back Bar SoFA

Brotha Lynch Hung

Brotha Lynch Hung

Back Bar SoFA
418 South Market Street San Jose CA 95113

Brotha Lynch Hung

Buy Tickets Sold Out Coming Soon

Kevin Danell Mann (born 1972), better known by his stage name Brotha Lynch Hung, is an American rapper and record producer from Sacramento, California. Since the release of his debut album 24 Deep in 1993, Brotha Lynch Hung has sold 1.4 million CDs independently, and has been described as a “creator of horrorcore rap”.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Who's Holiday!"
3Below Theaters

"Who's Holiday!"

3Below Theaters
288 2nd Street San Jose CA 95113

Who’s Holiday! Christmas Comedy in Couplets

Buy Tickets $30 $45

Ever wondered what little Cindy Lou Who’s been up to after her successful heart-enlargement of the mean ol’ Grinch? Well, this decidedly adult Dr. Seuss sequel has your answer — and it’s not all Who-pudding and roast beast. The now-grown Cindy Lou has sledded down a rough road, landing the once-adorable tot in a broken-down trailer on the side of snowy Mount Crumpit. Now, 45 years later, she’ll recall the fateful events of that Christmas Eve night and beyond — in Seussian rhyming couplets, of course — in this off-Broadway hit coming to 3Below Theatres in San Jose. The New York Times called it “a raunchy riff on Dr. Seuss’ yuletide tale,” so only those with the naughtiest sense of humor will be ready for this holiday offering that dirties up Christmas while ultimately reveling in its spirit.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 7:30pm

"Golden Girls Live: The Christmas Episodes"
Victoria Theatre - San Francisco

"Golden Girls Live: The Christmas Episodes"

Golden Girls Live

Victoria Theatre - San Francisco
2961 16th Street San Francisco CA 94103

Drag Send-Up Golden Girls Live: The Christmas Episodes

Buy Tickets $25 $30

The holidays are on their way and the Girls are back! Take four talented drag performers, cast them in two Xmas episodes of the uproarious TV show The Golden Girls_ and you have the perfect holiday event for the entire family. In what has become a yearly tradition, this drag send-up and loving tribute to the characters the entire world has come to know and love features local drag stars: Heklina (Dorothy), Matthew Martin (Blanche), D’Arcy Drollinger (Rose), and Holotta Tymes (Sophia).

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Holiday Gaiety"
Davies Symphony Hall

"Holiday Gaiety"

San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness San Francisco CA 94102

Holiday Gaiety Variety Show: Comedy, Music & More

Buy Tickets $30 $45

Make your Yuletide as gay as it can possibly be with San Francisco’s signature seasonal spectacular starring none other than Peaches Christ, Coco Peru, Edwin Outwater — and special guest vocalist Ana Gasteyer (SNL, People of Earth), who just happens to have released a new holiday album, Sugar & Booze. Schweddy balls, anyone?

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 7:30pm

Michael Feinstein: "Home for the Holidays"
Feinstein's at the Nikko

Michael Feinstein: "Home for the Holidays"

Michael Feinstein

Feinstein's at the Nikko
222 Mason Street San Francisco CA 94102

Michael Feinstein: Home for the Holidays

Buy Tickets $85 $85

Fire up the yule log and start the figgy pudding as Michael Feinstein returns to his San Francisco home this holiday season. Join Michael and his band as they come Home for the Holidays featuring holiday classics like, “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. You can also expect to hear classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, as well as other holiday surprises performed as only Michael can.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 5:00pm

Mark Foehringer's "Nutcracker Sweets"
Fort Mason Center - Cowell Theater

Mark Foehringer's "Nutcracker Sweets"

Fort Mason Center - Cowell Theater
Marina Blvd. at Buchanan St. San Francisco CA 94123

Nutcracker Sweets: Children’s Holiday Ballet

Buy Tickets $15.25 $30.50

Celebrate the holidays at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture with Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets, a 50-minute production of the classic holiday ballet for families with small children and audiences of all ages. This special production is danced storytelling that is affordable, magical, zany, and fun. Foehringer uses his choreographic skills in contemporary dance and ballet to craft a show that is sure to thrill dance newcomers and seasoned ballet lovers. See all of the favorite Nutcracker characters in beautiful costumes performing on a colorful set with live chamber orchestra music. Maestro Michael Morgan of Oakland East Bay Symphony serves as Music Director for the nine-piece orchestra. Award-winning scenic designer Peter Crompton provides the set design and Emmy-nominated Richard Battle creates gorgeous costumes. Former ODC dancer Brian Fisher returns as the popular character Drosselmeyer.

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 4:00pm Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 / 4:00pm

"The Wheel of Genres": An Improvised Movie
Made Up Theatre

"The Wheel of Genres": An Improvised Movie

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

East Bay Improv Faves Make Up a Movie

Buy Tickets COMP $5

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.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 / 10:00pm Friday, Dec 13, 2019 / 10:00pm Friday, Dec 20, 2019 / 10:00pm Friday, Dec 27, 2019 / 10:00pm