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Edward King presented by Central Works

Edward King presented by Central Works

Central Works newest production, “Edward King”, leaves the audience guessing and laughing at the unraveling of a mystery fueled by a bad dream. Edward King (John Patrick Moore) is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater presents Battlefield

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater presents Battlefield

A.C.T.’S Geary Theater presents Battlefield directed by Peter Brook and longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne until May 21st. The play is based on the “The Mahabharata” considered the longest epic in world literature, it’s approximately eight times as long as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey together.

See Hamilton for $10 at SHN!

Forty-four tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. You can enter the digital lottery two days prior to each performance.

La Cage Aux Folles presented by BAY AREA MUSICALS!

La Cage Aux Folles presented by BAY AREA MUSICALS!

The newly formed theatre organization, BAY AREA MUSICALS! is closing its inaugural season with multiple Tony Award winning play, La Cage Aux Folles. The show written by Harvey Fierstein (book) and Jerry Herman (music and lyrics) revolves around Georges (Clay David), the owner of Saint-Tropez drag cabaret “La Cage aux Folles”, his lover Albin (Michael RJ Campbell) who is also the clubs headliner as Zaza, and his son Jean-Michel (Jack O’Reilly) who’s recently announced his engagement to Anne Dindon (Bessie Zolno), daughter of hypocrite politician Edouard Dindon (Cameron Weston).

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

A great way to learn about San Franciso history is by taking one of the short day cruises offered on the bay. The Bridge-to-Bridge tour operated by Red And White Fleet was not only educational but also romantic. It goes from the Golden Gate Bridge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and last 90 minutes.

BAM! presents HAIR

BAM! presents HAIR

BAM! (Bay Area Musicals), the newest non-profit theatrical organization in the San Francisco Bay Area is presenting their 2nd show, Hair now playing at the Victoria Theatre until March 19th. A classic choice that exemplifies the diversity in our society, one that many theatre’s so desperately lack.

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Several people waited online outside Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) on New Year’s Day to view the monarch butterflies that migrate there in search of warmth. They travel hundreds of miles from the western U.S. and Canada to escape temperatures that can hit below freezing. There’s been a great decline in their population as many as 25,000 were counted in 1997 compared to about 1,600 at the farm this year.

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition

As we approach the end of the year we also approach the end of the special centennial exhibitions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. It also celebrated the cities recovery from an earthquake in 1906. The deYoung Museum’s current display, “Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition”…

Conservatory of Flowers – Garden Railway: 1915 Pan-Pacific Exhibition

Conservatory of Flowers – Garden Railway: 1915 Pan-Pacific Exhibition

The Conservatory of Flowers opened in 1879 making it one of the oldest buildings in Golden Gate Park today. It’s also one of the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatories in North America. Don’t miss their special exhibition “Garden Railway: 1915 Pan-Pacific” ending April 10, 2016.

Treasure Island – Toxic Getaway

Treasure Island – Toxic Getaway

When driving between Oakland and San Francisco you’ll see an exit midway that goes towards Treasure Island. It was a Navy base from 1942 to 1997. You will find beautiful views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge there. You will also find abandoned buildings and toxic asbestos warnings everywhere.