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"Cabaret"
San Francisco Playhouse

"Cabaret"

San Francisco Playhouse
450 Post Street San Francisco CA 94102

Cabaret

Buy Tickets $27.50 - $42 $55 - $70

Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dream-like romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically. Even after 50 years, this classic Tony Award-winning musical remains painfully prophetic, reminding us through Sally and the Emcee’s lost souls what horrors humans are capable of, lest we ever forget.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 7:00pm

"Remembering James" -- The Life & Music of James Brown
Eastside College Preparatory School Theater

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

Eastside College Preparatory School Theater
1041 Myrtle Street East Palo Alto CA 94303

Remembering James — The Life & Music of James Brown Comes to East Palo Alto

Buy Tickets $11.75 - $13.50 $23.50 - $27

Remembering James, starring Longview TX’s own Dedrick Weathersby and East Palo Alto’s native Will Roc, telling the story of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artist’s work. A eight-piece band accompanies the show, bringing the passion of his music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration. Some songs include: “Prisoner of Love,” “Please Please,” “Try Me,” “Caldonia,” “Outta Sight”, “I Got The Feeling,” “Papa Got a Brand New Bag,” “Cold Sweat,” “I Feel Good,” “This a Man’s World,” “Doin It To Death,” “Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:30pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:30pm

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.

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am) Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 10:00am (Mandatory Check-In by 9:45am)

National Theatre Live: "All About Eve" — HD Screening
Hammer Theatre Center

National Theatre Live: "All About Eve" — HD Screening

National Theatre Live

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

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Broadcast in HD from the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End, this National Theatre Live screening of All About Eve — starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) — comes to the stage of San Jose’s Hammer Theatre Center. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing: Legend. True star of the theater. The spotlight is hers and always has been. But now along comes Eve, Channing’s biggest fan. She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s the golden girl. Of course attentions begin to turn. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theater directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View From the Bridge), examines our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity. All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the play The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. Van Hove directs this new stage version, with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm

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, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 13, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 20, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 27, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies"
3Below Theaters

"Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies"

3Below Theaters
288 2nd Street San Jose CA 95113

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies

Buy Tickets $25 - $36 $45

There’s so much juicy territory to explore with this Hollywood icon, ranked one of the greatest American film stars. Bette Davis’ penetrating eyes and timeless elegance has influenced every celebrity after her. She did it her way — and actress-playwright Jessica Sherr shares Davis’ most intimate moments with you!

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:30pm

"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, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 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.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / Various Time Slots Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / Various Time Slots Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / Various Time Slots Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / Various Time Slots Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / Various Time Slots Monday, Aug 26, 2019 / Various Time Slots Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / Various Time Slots Wednesday, Aug 28, 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, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show -- San Jose
Hilton San Jose

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show -- San Jose

The Dinner Detective

Hilton San Jose
300 Almaden Blvd San Jose CA 95110

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show — Everyone’s a Suspect!

Buy Tickets $81.07 $98.99

A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package — and some serious bragging rights — at the end of the evening.

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm

"The Music Man"
Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre

"The Music Man"

The Music Man

Pacifica Spindrift Players Theatre
1050 Crespi Drive Pacifica CA 94044

The Music Man

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

Meredith Wilson’s six-time Tony Award-winning 1957 musical comedy follows smooth-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, who arrives in the tight-knit town of River City planning to con the townspeople, and whose plan is foiled when the stern and skeptical local librarian, Marian Paroo, doesn’t buy his story. As Harold struggles to keep his plan in focus, he slowly falls not just for the librarian, but for the people of the town he had meant to swindle.

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 2:00pm

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 $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, Aug 21, 2019 / 1:00pm Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 1:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 1:00pm Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 1:00pm Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 1:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 1:00pm

Lionel Richie
Frost Amphitheater

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

Frost Amphitheater
365 Lasuen St Stanford CA 94305

Lionel Richie

Buy Tickets $39 - $99 $56 - $156

With romantic songs under the night sky, this evening with Lionel Richie is the perfect date night, and almost like a date with the legend himself. Say “Hello” to the romantic icon with classics like “All Night Long,” “Endless Love” and many more at Frost Amphitheater.

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:30pm

"The White Snake"
Sanborn County Park

"The White Snake"

Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Rd Saratoga CA 95070

The White Snake : Based on the Chinese Fable

Buy Tickets FREE - $12.50 COMP - $25

See this recent adaptation of a classic Chinese tale performed under the stars amid the trees at Sanborn Park in Saratoga! In this beloved Chinese legend, a snake spirit disguised as a beautiful woman falls in love with a young scholar. White Snake keeps her true identity secret from him, but a disapproving monk persists in unmasking her. With the help of Green Snake, White Snake summons all her magic powers to defeat the spirits and monsters threatening her life and her great love. Playwright Mary Zimmerman, a Tony award-winning adapter, takes us on a fantastical journey in this innovative retelling of an ancient Chinese tale.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pm

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
The Mountain Winery

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Kris Kristofferson

The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road Saratoga CA 95070

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Buy Tickets $20 - $39.50 $39.50 - $69.50

He was once an Army helicopter pilot, collaborated as a songwriter with folks like Shel Silverstein (yeah, his talents extended far beyond Where the Wild Things Are) and co-starred in the ‘70s with Barbra Streisand in a little film called A Star Is Born — winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor. The elder statesman of music is 83 now and as prolific as ever as a performer. Fortunately for us, his preferred format is on-stage live.

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)

"Annie"
Historic Hoover Theatre

"Annie"

Annie

Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave. San Jose CA 95126

Leapin Lizards! Annie Comes to San Jose

Buy Tickets $5 - $10 $9 - $18

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie became a worldwide phenomenon and won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Shoestring Family Theatre gives adults and children an opportunity to perform together on the same stage. Each group grows in its understanding of the other and has an incredible lot of fun doing it.

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm

"Macbeth"
Sanborn County Park

"Macbeth"

Macbeth

Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Rd Saratoga CA 95070

Macbeth

Buy Tickets FREE - $12.50 COMP - $25

Something wicked this way comes … under the stars and amid the trees in Sanborn Park! On his journey home, the war-hero Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches that he will be King. But why wait for fate to come, when you can take matters into your own hands? Consumed with ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth takes what he believes to be his through murder and treachery. This hero turned villain truly is one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating anti-heroes whose tragic path leads us down a road of deceit, bloodshed, madness, and revenge. Enjoy this outdoor show courtesy of Silicon Valley Shakespeare.

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 7:00pm

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.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm) Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm) Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm) Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm) Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm) Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 4:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 4:15pm) Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 12:30pm (Mandatory Check-In at 12:15pm) Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 1:45pm)

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 $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.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Monday, Aug 26, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 10:00am-10:00pm

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.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Monday, Aug 26, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm) Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 6:00pm (Mandatory Check-In at 5:45pm)

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.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Monday, Aug 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am) Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30 am)

Pasquale Esposito: "La Notte Canta"
Guglielmo Winery

Pasquale Esposito: "La Notte Canta"

Pasquale Esposito

Guglielmo Winery
1480 East Main Street Morgan Hill CA 95037

Dinner Included with Tenor Pasquale Esposito: Opera, Broadway & More

Buy Tickets $75 $125

Noted for the raw power and beauty of his voice, Naples-born tenor Pasquale Esposito is famed for his pop-opera style and stirring tributes to legendary opera singer Enrico Caruso on PBS in 2015, and now with his new second public TV special on the Italian piazzas currently airing on PBS Station as part of a blockbuster live national tour. Now he’s back for the eighth year in a row for the “La Notte Canta (The Night Sings)” benefit at the stunning Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. This intimate evening begins with an authentic Italian dinner catered by a local restaurant, followed by a show-stopping concert by Pasquale that features an entertaining mix of original compositions, Broadway favorites, Italian, American and Spanish songbook standards, and, of course, some opera highlights, all backed by an international band of musicians.

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 5:30pm

"Sister Act"
Fox Theatre in Redwood City

"Sister Act"

Sister Act

Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway Redwood City CA 94063

Sister Act: Uplifting, Funny Musical Based on Film

Buy Tickets $20 - $55 $48 - $70

It’s true, Whoopi Goldberg was unforgettable in the role of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva-turned-choir-leading nun — but the role makes audiences smile every time. Because the story of Sister Act is uplifting — and you’ll leave the theater a little happier (if not also wanting to join a choir).

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:30pm

"Wicked"
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

"Wicked"

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 S Almaden Blvd. San Jose CA 95113

The Broadway Sensation Wicked

Buy Tickets $49 - $79 $62 - $112

A true Broadway sensation, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a very different perspective. Long before Dorothy arrives, another girl is born with emerald-green skin. She’s smart, fiery, misunderstood, and she possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Be sure to see this acclaimed musical at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 6:30pm Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 7:30pm

"An Ideal Husband"
Pear Theatre

"An Ideal Husband"

Pear Theatre
1110 La Avenida Street Mountain View CA 94043

An Ideal Husband

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

The season opens in August with An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, a classic whose themes still ring true. Sir Robert is facing potential blackmail from Mrs. Cheveley, who holds a letter proving that years ago, Robert sold Cabinet secrets to gain funds to build his current fortune. Not only would a revelation ruin his political career, it would likely end his marriage to the morally inflexible Lady Chiltern – an enemy of Mrs. Cheveley!

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview) Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night Champagne Gala) Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm (Sunday Matinee) Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 2:00pm (Sunday Matinee)

"The Fantasticks"
Coastal Repertory Theatre

"The Fantasticks"

Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main St Half Moon Bay CA 94019

The Fantasticks

Buy Tickets $17.50 - $20 $35 - $40

The longest running musical in the world — a funny and romantic fable about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers, who try to keep them apart. This is a timeless love story, full of memorable songs and poetic wisdom imagined in a world of moonlight and magic.

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm

"Dr. Rowan, The Demon, and Love"
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.

"Dr. Rowan, The Demon, and Love"

Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.
17090 Monterey Rd Morgan Hill CA 95037

Dr. Rowan, The Demon, and Love

Buy Tickets $19 $38

Kate Rowan, a professor of English Literature, has inherited a 16th-century spellbook from her uncle and has deserted her classes and gone to her uncle’s colonial house, Three Oaks, to continue his work in trying to raise a demon. Her work is interrupted by the gardener, Michael, who wants to renew their old affair; her aunt, who owns the house and wants her out; and her boss, who comes to fetch her back, bringing the professor of History from California who has come to collaborate with her, just as Rowan succeeds in raising John Dee, the 16th century magician to Queen Elizabeth the First.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 2:00pm

Monterey Bay All Star Comedy Night
The Jade Lounge

Monterey Bay All Star Comedy Night

The Jade Lounge
2110 N Fremont St Monterey CA 93940

Monterey Bay All Star Comedy Night

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Starring comedian Richard Barba. The Best Up and coming Latino headliner on the market Richard Barba. High energy storyteller will have you looking at your partner and telling him/her that is so you. Recently featured on Hulu’s West Coast Comedy and from East LA, this Latino comedian has become fast loved for his stories that seem to relate to the world. Richard has been making laughs since 2011 an with in this time frame he’s worked with many major names, not to mention all the venues he has headlined from the Improv to the Ventura harbor comedy club. As well write for comedians you see today on your local stages. if you’re in a relationship or have been in one this is the comedian to go see. Richard will have you and your love walking out laughing at stories you yourself have been through. Also performing comedian Michael Wirtz and other touring comedians. Michael Wirtz is a stand-up comedian, Motivational Speaker and Voice Talent born in Chicago who grew up in Central Texas. He spends lot of the time on the road and enjoys meeting new people everyday.

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:00pm

Comedian Adam Ray
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Comedian Adam Ray

Adam Ray

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

Comedian Adam Ray

Buy Tickets $8 - $12 $16 - $24

Adam Ray was most recently seen on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Netflix film Game Over Man. Ray has written for MTV’s Punk’d, Adam Devine’s House Party, and the reboot of Mystery Science Theater. He tours the country with his stand-up, headlining the top comedy clubs, and has opened for acts such as Adam Devine, John Legend, The New Kids on the Block, and The Goo Goo Dolls. His hilarious sketches, which have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny Or Die, can be viewed at his website as well.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:30pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 7:00pm

The Wood Brothers & Colter Wall
City National Civic

The Wood Brothers & Colter Wall

The Wood Brothers

City National Civic
135 West San Carlos San Jose CA 95113

The Wood Brothers & Colter Wall

Buy Tickets $25 $45

It took a chance booking with his brother’s band King Johnson for the Medeski Martin & Wood bassist to realize that they should be playing in a band together. Chris and Oliver now tour as a trio with Jano Rix. Hailing from Saskatchewan, Colter Wall performs the most convincing Americana music you’ve ever heard from a Canadian.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 8:00pm

"Mamma Mia!"
Carrington Hall

"Mamma Mia!"

Mamma Mia!

Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Ave Redwood City CA 94062

Hit ABBA Musical Mamma Mia!

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

Here’s a fun little game — spark a debate with your friends and family on the way to the show with this question: “Did any band write catchier pop tunes than ABBA?” Keep track of everyone’s answers. Then ask the same question after the show, and if at least one person hasn’t switched their answer to “NO,” well… they’re probably lying.

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 3:00pm

"The 39 Steps"
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage

"The 39 Steps"

The 39 Steps

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
500 Castro Street Mountain View CA 94041

Spoof of Hitchcock Thriller The 39 Steps

Buy Tickets $20 - $60 $25 - $80

Hitchcock’s classic mystery-thriller gets a modern comedy infusion in this fast-paced and funny whodunit. Accused of murder, an innocent man flees the authorities and navigates a series of visually impressive on-stage environments. Intrigue abounds as the mystery of The 39 Steps unravels at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview) Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night) Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 7:00pm Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 7:30pm

San Jose Wedding Fair
The GlassHouse

San Jose Wedding Fair

The GlassHouse
2 South Market St. San Jose CA 95113

San Jose Wedding Fair

Buy Tickets COMP $30

Say “I do” to a day filled with fun, designed to make planning your trip down the aisle a total breeze. This ultimate wedding expo for both brides and grooms at The GlassHouse in San Jose is set to feature top-notch professionals showing off their designs, from tablescapes and event decor to flowers and fashion. Taste hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts, score prizes and check out the latest gowns and tuxedos via a live fashion show.

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 1:00pm

"Jeff & Friends"
American Improv Theatre

"Jeff & Friends"

American Improv Theatre
260 McEvoy Street San Jose CA 95126

Hilarious Improv Show Jeff & Friends

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Come laugh and marvel as talented improvisers pull hilarity out of thin air with Jeff & Friends. Held at the American Improv Theatre in San Jose, this spontaneous night of comedy takes audience suggestions and transforms them into hilarious, one-of-a-kind sketches.

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pm

Tequila & Taco Music Festival
San Lorenzo Park - Downtown Santa Cruz, CA

Tequila & Taco Music Festival

San Lorenzo Park - Downtown Santa Cruz, CA
137 Dakota St. Santa Cruz CA 95060

Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Buy Tickets $15 $32

The whole family can enjoy the music, sun, fresh air, delicious drinks and gourmet tacos available for purchase at the Tequila & Taco Music Festival. The beautiful San Lorenzo Park hosts the festivities, featuring charming historic structures and museum buildings from the turn of the century.

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / Tequila Day: 11:30am-6:00pm