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San Francisco Stage: ‘The Travelers’ by Luis Alfaro to premiere at Magic Theatre

Magic Theatre today announced that The Travelers will open next month. In addition, the cast and creative team were also revealed for the world premiere of Luis Alfaro's new play. Catherine Castellanos is scheduled to direct. Organizers say The Travelers will perform from February 15 - March 5, 2023 at...
Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon" at Club Fugazi

Show that uses paper costumes coming to San Francisco

Here's a twist in production design. San Francisco-based Club Fugazi is bringing a show to town where the costumes are made of... paper. Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon is a 70-minute show featuring "quick change" artist Ennio Marchetto. The parody features over 60 popular characters from the world of music, movies, works...
Enjoy a fantastic light show programmed to music by Pentatonix, Michael Bublé, Luis Miguel, and more

Christmas in the Car: Blinky’s Holiday Drive Through returns to San Jose

A new San Jose holiday tradition has returned. Blinky's Holiday Drive Through allows families to enjoy Christmas from the comfort of their own car. Tickets are $40 and give you a 30 minute window to start your ride. The key attraction is a light show programmed to music by Pentatonix,...
The Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh Berkeley with Fool La La: Holiday Gift!

Unique Derique brings ‘Fool La La: Holiday Gift!’ to The Marsh Berkeley

Organizers have announced that "the Clown Prince of Fools" is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area. Unique Derique will play The Marsh Berkeley with his show Fool La La: Holiday Gift! Wrapped with goofy goodies and full of circus surprises, the annual holiday show invites audience members (ages 5...
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - Karaoke opening night at The Castro Theatre

‘Karaoke’ opens San Francisco Jewish Film Festival at The Castro Theatre

Director Moshe Rosenthal's Karaoke is scheduled to open the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Now in its 42nd year, the SFJFF opening night will take place at The Castro Theatre (429 Castro St., San Francisco) on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Rosenthal will attend in addition to Lior Ashkenazi (Actor), Lexi Leban...
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What’s Happening: City Lights Theater Company announces 40th season

Another milestone theater achievement has been unlocked here in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Jose-based City Lights Theater Company (non-profit, 1982, 100 seats) has announced their 40th season. The full six-show schedule can be seen below in detail, and features two shows previously planned (2020-2021) prior to COVID-19, in...
June 18 Pride Night at the Opera After-Party Includes Lip-Sync Contest: Aria Edition, Best Pride Look Competition, Selfie Stations and More with Guest Host Donna Sachet

San Francisco Opera Celebrates Pride Month with June 18 Pride Night at the Opera and June 26 San Francisco Pride Parade

"San Francisco Opera is Proud." San Francisco Opera today announced its plans for celebrating Pride. After a three-year absence due to the pandemic and Covid-19, the non-profit announced Pride will return Saturday, June 18 with "Pride Night at the Opera." The 52nd Pride Parade is scheduled for the following weekend on...
What to Expect for the Next Oculus Headset

What to expect for the next Oculus headset

COVID-19 has delayed the project most likely into 2021.
Apple 2020 Spring Event - What to Expect

What we can expect to see from Apple this Spring

Many things stand in the way of any new phone launch — including the temporary shutdown of some of Apple's major suppliers.