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Thursday, December 3

“Best Short Plays 2020” Live Online (Dec. 3-6)
Thursday, December 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*donations welcomed!
Sir back, relax and enjoy SF’s best short plays of 2020. Vote for your favorites! Eight, 10-minute plays voted as best by over 600 audience members during Playwright Center SF’s summer PlayOffs. All eight plays will be performed live on the three dates— Dec 3rd, 7:30 pm ...

Friday, December 4

Short Film & Virtual Interactive Event: “Like After Death” (Dec 4-17)
Friday, December 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$5 off Tickets with code: SFFunCheap
| Online
Short Film & Virtual Interactive Event: "Like After Death" (Dec 4-17)
Heredia Vision, a digital storytelling company founded in quarantine by Ashley Rodbro, has announced LIKE AFTER DEATH, a dynamic short film set to debut exclusively through All Together Now, an interactive virtual theatre space. Written by Craig Cox (Blades of Glory) and Alex Trow (F Theory) ...

“Broadway Holiday” + Jolly Holiday Sing-Along at the Drive-In (Dec. 4-6)
Friday, December 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $59 | SOMO Village
"Broadway Holiday" + Jolly Holiday Sing-Along at the Drive-In (Dec. 4-6)
Transcendence Theatre Company will celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Holiday at the Drive-In, festive nights of seasonal song and dance. We have put together a collection of show stopping performances from the last five years of their annual Broadway Holiday Spectacular, and woven it ...
“The Light” Live Online Theater from Shotgun Players (Dec 4-13)
Friday, December 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Pay What You Can starting at $8
| Ashby Stage
"The Light" Live Online Theater from Shotgun Players (Dec 4-13)
When they are forced to confront a devastating secret from the past, a surprise proposal gift puts the future of Genesis and Rashad’s relationship at risk. ‘The Light’ is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster ride of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of ...

Saturday, December 5

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Monday, December 7

The Marsh’s Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday
The Marsh's Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Friday, December 11

SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA
Friday, December 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $49*
*$49 for the vehicle
| Fort Mason Center
SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA

Experience opera — from the comfort of your car. San Francisco Opera is once again partnering with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the performing arts to the big screen, with a drive-in movie experience.  Enjoy bayside views and delicious snacks from Off the ...

SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA
Friday, December 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $49*
*$49 for the vehicle
| Fort Mason Center
SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA

Experience opera — from the comfort of your car. San Francisco Opera is once again partnering with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the performing arts to the big screen, with a drive-in movie experience.  Enjoy bayside views and delicious snacks from Off the ...

Saturday, December 12

“Family Fun Day” Online Nutcracker Dance Class
"Family Fun Day" Online Nutcracker Dance Class
For the December holidays, Cal Performances is teaming up with the Mark Morris Dance Group for a Family Fun Day centered around The Hard Nut, choreographer Mark Morris’s witty, lavish, gender-varied homage to Tchaikovsky’s original score, The Nutcracker. The festive event includes a Dance with the ...
“Singing a Path to Dawn” 1940s Era Live Radio Play
"Singing a Path to Dawn" 1940s Era Live Radio Play
Rotterdam, 1940. A city and a people, bustling with life. But the atmosphere is rife with a sinister undercurrent that grips the residents in fear. Who can stand up to a force seemingly too powerful to be reckoned with? Join us in an exciting “radio play” ...
San Francisco International Arts Festival Holiday Fundraiser
Saturday, December 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (Suggested Donation: $25)
San Francisco International Arts Festival Holiday Fundraiser
The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will host its annual holiday fundraiser online this year and it is dedicated to the intriguing theme of Equal Protection Under the First Amendment for the Arts. We invite members of the public to join us for a ...
SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA
Saturday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $49*
*$49 for the vehicle
| Fort Mason Center
SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA

Experience opera — from the comfort of your car. San Francisco Opera is once again partnering with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the performing arts to the big screen, with a drive-in movie experience.  Enjoy bayside views and delicious snacks from Off the ...

Taylor Mac’s “Holiday Sauce… Pandemic!” Livestream Variety Show
Saturday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10
Taylor Mac's "Holiday Sauce... Pandemic!" Livestream Variety Show
HOLIDAY SAUCE … PANDEMIC! blends music, film, burlesque and random acts of fabulousness to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate. Christmas as calamity—2020 Ibsen Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac teams up with long-time collaborators, designer Machine Dazzle, Music Director Matt ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA
Saturday, December 12 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $49*
*$49 for the vehicle
| Fort Mason Center
SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In: TOSCA

Experience opera — from the comfort of your car. San Francisco Opera is once again partnering with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the performing arts to the big screen, with a drive-in movie experience.  Enjoy bayside views and delicious snacks from Off the ...

Monday, December 14

The Marsh’s Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday
The Marsh's Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, December 17

Livestream “A Christmas Carol”
Livestream "A Christmas Carol"
Manual Cinema broadcasts holiday spirit with this livestreamed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas Carol. Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol is a Cal Performances co-commission, and will be performed live from the company’s studio in Chicago. The company has created a new production tailored for ...

Saturday, December 19

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Saturday, December 26

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Thursday, December 31

“Cal Performances” at Home: New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration
"Cal Performances" at Home: New Year's Eve Musical Celebration
Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of original performances recorded especially for this occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in the fall online streaming series have contributed special musical selections to ...

Saturday, January 2

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Saturday, January 9

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Saturday, February 20

CANCELED: 2021 Chinese New Year Parade (San Francisco)
CANCELED: 2021 Chinese New Year Parade (San Francisco)
UPDATE: San Francisco’s 2021 Chinese New Year Parade has been canceled due to concerns over large public gatherings. Instead there will be a TV special and a few smaller public events including a chance to see floats up close and life-size ox statues placed around ...