Nightlife & the Arts in San Francisco

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Nightlife & the Arts in San Francisco

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
111 Minna Gallery
Gallery by day, bar–dance club by night, this warehouse space...
Dance Clubs San Francisco
 
21st Amendment Brewery
The popular 21st Amendment is known for its range of beer types...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens, Bars San Francisco
 
42nd Street Moon
This group produces delightful "semistaged" concert performances...
Music San Francisco
 
4th Street Bar & Grill
San Francisco may not be the best sports town in the country...
Bars San Francisco
 
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Since 1982 this company has been staging the fluid and gorgeous...
Dance San Francisco
 
American Conservatory Theater
Not long after its founding in the mid-1960s, the city's major...
Theater San Francisco
 
American Indian Film Festival
Presented by the American Indian Film Institute, this event has...
Festivals San Francisco
 
AsiaSF
Saucy, sexy, and fun, this is one of the hottest places in town...
Cabaret San Francisco
 
Balboa Theatre
This historic theater, which just celebrated its 87th birthday...
Film San Francisco
 
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
The Tony Award–winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre is the American...
Theater San Francisco
 
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
The Berkeley Symphony Orchestra rose to prominence under Kent...
Music San Francisco
 
Bourbon & Branch
The address and phone are unlisted, the black outer door unmarked...
Bars San Francisco
 
Cafe International
An open-mike session follows one or more featured readers here...
Readings / Lectures San Francisco
 
Cal Performances
Held at various venues on the University of California–Berkeley...
Cultural Tours San Francisco
 
Castro Theatre
An art deco showstopper, the Castro Theatre's exterior is marked...
Film San Francisco
 
Chanticleer
A Bay Area treasure, this all-male a-cappella ensemble stages...
Music San Francisco
 
City Arts & Lectures
Each year this program includes more than 20 fascinating conversations...
Readings / Lectures San Francisco
 
City Beer Store
Called CBS by locals, this friendly tasting room cum liquor mart...
Bars San Francisco
 
City Box Office
This charge-by-phone service, sells tickets for many performances...
Tickets San Francisco
 
The Clay
This small but comfortable single-screen theater dates to 1910...
Film San Francisco
 
Commonwealth Club of California
The nation's oldest public-affairs forum hosts speakers as diverse...
Readings / Lectures San Francisco
 
Curran Theater
Some of the biggest touring shows come to this theater, which...
Theater San Francisco
 
Divas
In the rough-and-tumble Tenderloin, around the corner from the...
Bars San Francisco
 
DNA Lounge
The music changes nightly at the venerable DNA Lounge, and one...
Dance Clubs San Francisco
 
Edinburgh Castle
Work off your fish-and-chips and Scottish brew with a turn at...
Bars San Francisco
 
Embarcadero Center Cinemas
Shows often sell out at this extremely popular five-screen theater...
Film San Francisco
 
The EndUp
Sometimes 2 am is way too early. And with a 30-hour dance party...
Dance Clubs San Francisco
 
Ethnic Dance Festival
About 30 of the Bay Area's ethnic dance companies and soloists...
Festivals San Francisco
 
Exit Theatre
The place for absurdist and experimental theater, this three-stage...
Theater San Francisco
 
Film Night in the Park
One of the best times you can have watching a movie in San Francisco—and...
Festivals San Francisco
 
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Some of the most talented practitioners of folk, blues, Cajun...
Music San Francisco
 
Golden Gate Theater
This stylishly refurbished movie theater is now primarily a musical...
Theater San Francisco
 
Great American Music Hall
You can find top-drawer entertainment at this eclectic nightclub...
Music Clubs San Francisco
 
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
The city's top free music event, as well as one of the greatest...
Festivals San Francisco
 
The Hotel Utah Saloon
This funky hipster spot presents a mix of local bands and young...
Music Clubs San Francisco
 
How Weird Street Faire
Home to ten-plus music stages, ranging from drum and bass to...
Festivals San Francisco
 
Joe Goode Performance Group
Physicality and high-flying style are the hallmarks of this original...
Dance San Francisco
 
Kronos Quartet
Twentieth-century works and a number of premieres make up the...
Music San Francisco
 
Lone Star Saloon
This watering hole is popular with bikers, bears, and the men...
Bars San Francisco
 
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
The performance of plays by black writers such as August Wilson...
Theater San Francisco
 
Magic Theatre
Once Sam Shepard's favorite showcase, the pint-size Magic presents...
Theater San Francisco
 
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Founded in 1973, this nationally acclaimed modern dance troupe...
Dance San Francisco
 
The Marsh
Experimental works, including one-man and one-woman shows, works...
Theater San Francisco
 
Mezzanine
If you like megaclubs, then you'll dig this industrial-chic two-story...
Dance Clubs San Francisco
 
Mill Valley Film Festival
Marin County's annual Mill Valley Film Festival, in early October...
Festivals San Francisco
 
Modern Times Bookstore
About six times a month, this progressive-minded Mission District...
Readings / Lectures San Francisco
 
New Conservatory Theatre Center
This three-stage complex hosts the annual Pride Season, focusing...
Theater San Francisco
 
New Pickle Circus
The acrobatically inclined group generally performs at the Circus...
Theater San Francisco
 
Nihon
Whiskey lovers need to check this place out, if only to drool...
Bars San Francisco
 
Noise Pop Festival
Widely considered to be one of the country's top showcases for...
Festivals San Francisco
 
Noontime Concerts at Old St. Mary's Cathedral
This Gothic Revival church, completed in 1872 and rebuilt after...
Music San Francisco
 
ODC/San Francisco
Highly popular with kids, this ten-person dance troupe holds...
Dance San Francisco
 
Old First Concerts
The well-respected Friday-evening and Sunday-afternoon series...
Music San Francisco
 
Opera Plaza Cinemas
The four theaters and their screens are small, but this is often...
Film San Francisco
 
Orpheum Theater
The biggest touring shows, such as Hairspray and The Lion King,...
Theater San Francisco
 
Pacific Film Archive
Affiliated with the University of California, the Pacific Film...
Film San Francisco
 
Paramount Theatre
The spectacular art-deco Paramount Theatre screens a few vintage...
Film San Francisco
 
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
This ensemble has been lauded as the nation's preeminent group...
Music San Francisco
 
Pocket Opera
A lively, modestly priced alternative to grand opera, this company's...
Opera San Francisco
 
RAWdance Concept Series
A modern-day salon, RAWdance is made for both dance aficionados...
Dance San Francisco
 
Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company
Founded in 1995 by choreographer Robert Moses and known for its...
Dance San Francisco
 
Roxie Theater
This is San Francisco's oldest continually operating theater...
Film San Francisco
 
San Francisco Ballet
For ballet-lovers, this company is reason alone to visit the...
Dance San Francisco
 
San Francisco Cinematheque
San Francisco Cinematheque showcases experimental film and digital...
Film San Francisco
 
San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest
The Bay Area has always been at the forefront of hip-hop, so...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco Independent Film Festival (Indiefest and Docfest)
This popular event presents a slate of movies that are defiantly...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Asian and Asian-American cinema is the focus of this March festival...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco International Film Festival
For two weeks at the end of spring, the San Francisco Film Society—which...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
The world's oldest and largest festival honoring gay and lesbian...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
Documentaries, feature films, and Bollywood movies are shown...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco Jazz Festival
Every year starting in October, concert halls, clubs, and churches...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
In late July and early August, the Castro Theatre and other Bay...
Festivals San Francisco
 
San Francisco Mime Troupe
The politically leftist, barbed satires of this Tony Award–winning...
Theater San Francisco
 
San Francisco Opera
Founded in 1923, this world-renowned company has resided at the...
Opera San Francisco
 
San Francisco Performances
SFP brings an eclectic array of top-flight global music and dance...
Tickets San Francisco
 
San Francisco Symphony
One of America's top orchestras, the San Francisco Symphony performs...
Music San Francisco
 
San Francisco World Music Festival
This respected autumn festival draws musicians from around the...
Festivals San Francisco
 
SF Eagle
After a two-year hiatus, the spacious indoor-outdoor leather...
Bars San Francisco
 
SFJAZZ Spring Season
The increasingly popular counterpart to the fall festival, the...
Festivals San Francisco
 
Slim's
National touring acts—mostly along the pop-punk and hard- and...
Music Clubs San Francisco
 
Smuin Ballet/SF
Former San Francisco Ballet director Michael Smuin founded this...
Dance San Francisco
 
Stern Grove Festival
The nation's oldest continual free summer music festival hosts...
Festivals San Francisco
 
The Stud
Glam trannies, gay bears, tight-teed pretty boys, ladies and...
Bars San Francisco
 
Sundance Kabuki Cinema
Moviegoing at the Kabuki Cinema is a first-class experience...
Film San Francisco
 
Teatro ZinZanni
Contortionists, chanteuses, jugglers, illusionists, and circus...
Theater San Francisco
 
Terroir
The focus at this quaint wine bar is on natural (and mostly Old...
Wine Bars San Francisco
 
Theatre of Yugen
The 700-year-old Japanese theatrical forms Noh (musical drama)...
Theater San Francisco
 
Theatre Rhinoceros
Gay and lesbian performers and playwrights are showcased at various...
Theater San Francisco
 
Thirsty Bear
This eco-friendly brewpub is the perfect pit stop for those on...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens San Francisco
 
Tickets.com
You can charge tickets for everything from jazz concerts to Giants...
Tickets San Francisco
 
TIX Bay Area
Half-price, same-day tickets for many local and touring shows...
Tickets San Francisco
 
View Lounge
Art-deco-influenced floor-to-ceiling windows frame superb views...
Bars San Francisco
 
War Memorial Opera House
With its soaring vaulted ceilings and marble foyer, this elegant...
Arts Centers San Francisco
 
Warfield
This former movie palace—a "palace" in every sense of the word—is...
Music Clubs San Francisco
 
West Coast Live
Billed as "San Francisco's Live Radio Show to the World," the...
Readings / Lectures San Francisco
 
Writers with Drinks
This quirky, oft-madcap, and hilariously funny spoken-word event...
Readings / Lectures San Francisco
 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Across the street from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art...
Arts Centers San Francisco
 
Yoshi's
Oakland is home to Yoshi's, one of the nation's best jazz venues...
Music San Francisco
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