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Wednesday, January 28

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Thursday, January 29

Win Tix: “World of Paradox” Magic Parlor | SF
Thursday, January 29 – 7:45 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $40 each.
| San Francisco Magic Parlor

Journey deep into his “World of Paradox” and explore David Facers’s fertile imagination combining theatre and magic performance-art.
During this one-person show he is your guide into a make-believe land of Magic, introducing several of the eccentric and bizarre inhabitants as David portrays five diverse characters …

Win Tix: “Late: A Cowboy Song” Witty Theatre | SF
Thursday, January 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
| The Custom Made Theatre Co.

Sarah Ruhl’s “Late: A Cowboy Song” is for all the cowboys of heart and mind, who ride outside the city limits of convention.
Mary (Maria Leigh), always late and always married, meets a lady cowboy (Lauren Preston) outside the city limits of Pittsburgh who teaches her …

Win Tix: Cabaret De Exlusivo: Dinner & Burlesque | Mission Dist.

Cabaret De Exlusivo is a secret night of premium Dinner, Wine, Burlesque and Music at a secret venue in the Mission.
Not for the faint of heart, the event includes a three course meal, wine and performers including:

Kat De Lac – Pittsburgh, PA
Reggie Bügmüncher – Philadelphia, PA
Bunny …

Saturday, January 31

Win Tix: “Age of Aquarius” Flower Power Drag Tribute | SF
Saturday, January 31 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
| Oasis

Come celebrate the era of The Summer of Love and Woodstock in the twisted way only Mother can, with freaked-out drag tributes to the flower-power and hard rock stylings of late ’60s and early ’70s hippiedom. Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, The Mamas & …

Sunday, February 1

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, February 3

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
Tuesday, February 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wednesday, February 4

Win Tix: Les 7 Doigts de la Main Circus: Opening Night | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
| Zellerbach Hall

The Montreal-based contemporary circus troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main present Sequence 8.
The troupe’s charismatic young acrobats have the elegance of Cirque du Soleil aerialists and the athleticism of Olympic gymnasts, performing gravity-defying trapeze acts and explosive somersault routines, and wryly riffing on traditional …

Friday, February 6

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, February 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Sunday, February 8

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Wednesday, February 11

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, February 11 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Friday, February 13

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm. Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to these Barbary Coast Beauties.

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer.  See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, February 14

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, February 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-rnactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, February 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, February 15

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Thursday, February 19

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Friday, February 20

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, February 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Sunday, February 22

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Wednesday, February 25

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Saturday, February 28

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Sunday, March 1

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, March 3

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
Tuesday, March 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Sunday, March 8

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...