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Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.
This city's theater scene is chock-full of improv. Whether you're new to it or a grizzled veteran, you won't have to hunt too long to find a venue. Each Friday and Saturday night, the Shelton Theatre hosts its own brand of "secret" improv theater. The stage at the Shelton has More
Club Fugazi 678 Green map San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown
Every San Franciscan has a list of local activities they haven't done that the average visitor to this city probably has. For us, that was Beach Blanket Babylon, the North Beach musical revue famous for its huge hats and culture-skewering whimsy. The show comes recommended by seemingly every travel guide, More
SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan map San Francisco South of Market
First Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.
For a city flooded with artists that doubles as a mecca for the queer community, San Francisco seems to sometimes have trouble letting go of the formalities of a professional art and performance world. Limited gallery time and space mean carefully selected artists are expected to put out polished work, More
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Fri., April 20, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., April 21, 3-5 p.m.
A musical inspired by the life of American civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. More
PianoFight 144 Taylor map San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin
Mon., April 23, 8 p.m.
Utopia Theatre Project is participating in a national day of theater activism against gun violence with a one-night reading of "Natural Shocks," a one-woman tour-de-force play by America's Most Produced Playwright, Lauren Gunderson. This event features Utopia Artistic Director Maryssa Wanlass and all proceeds benefit Everytown for Gun Safety. More
Cowell Theatre Marina map San Francisco Marina/ Cow Hollow
Sat., April 28, 7 p.m. and Sun., April 29, 2 p.m.
Dance Mission presents the Grrrl Brigade Dancing on the Edge of the World!: Based on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States More
Cowell Theatre Marina map San Francisco Marina/ Cow Hollow
Sat., April 28, 7 p.m. and Sun., April 29, 2 p.m.
A 15th Anniversary Celebration More
PianoFight 144 Taylor map San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin
Mon., May 7, 8-9:30 p.m.
Better Luck Next Time features storytellers sharing their most epic failures and what they've learned from them. Who knows? Maybe you'll learn something too. More
Wed., May 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Thu., May 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bessie Award–winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili integrates movement, song, text, and visual imagery in Poor People’s TV Room, giving voice to the oppressed while shedding light on women’s enduring power. Inspired by Nigerian political history, the performance integrates the buried narratives of women in the country and resonates with present actions More
Wed., May 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Thu., May 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, writer, and director Roger Guenveur Smith (A Huey P. Newton Story, Frederick Douglass Now) teams up with San Francisco–based performance group Campo Santo to direct the world premiere of their new performance piece, Casa de Spirits. This multidisciplinary work follows a group of people through their More
Thu., May 17, 7 p.m.
Two of theater’s most unique and contemporary artists, David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) engage in a conversation about creating, collaborating, and the genesis of their exciting new work, SOFT POWER, before it comes to Curran’s stage June 20 – July 8. They provide a rare More
Sat., May 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., May 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Featuring archival wiretapped transcriptions, the missives of Communist spies, X-rays, and MRI brain scans, The Institute of Memory conjures a portrait of Lars Jan’s enigmatic father, a Cold War operative whose fascinating story prompts questions about privacy, memory, and fatherhood. The piece is both disturbingly abstract and uniquely personal, for More
Sat., June 2, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 3, 5 p.m.
The princesses are throwing a ball, and you’re invited! Broadway’s Cinderella, two- time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, brings a couple of her radiant leading lady friends—Tony Award nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights) along with music director Benjamin More
Wed., June 13, 7 p.m.
One of the most celebrated performers of our time, Patti LuPone returns to the Curran stage to reveal the mindset and process of the actor as only she can, while discussing highlights from her legendary career on the stage and answering audience questions. More
Yerba Buena Gardens Fourth St. & Mission map San Francisco South of Market
Fri., June 22, 12-1 p.m. and Sat., June 23, 12-1 & 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Circus Bella is back with a brand new original show which follows the journey of a wild and rambunctious musical troupe as it presents an unusual and whimsical concert filled to the brim with tricks and surprises. Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob Reich, who leads the More
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