Gotta love that SF Playhouse for producing world-class plays from award-winning authors (like Bengal Tiger now its final three hard-hitting performances) while fostering new works in their Sandbox series, like Ideation, previewing tonight. And it’s all local talent – unlike theaters like the Golden Gate that bring-in tour groups. Want to get inspired by intimate theater? Get a season subscription to SF Playhouse.
Always thought there was something a little sad about a gal falling in love with Peter Pan? You might need to see Peter/Wendy at the Custom Made Theatre Co. Cheap previews start this Friday at the Gough Street Theater (at Bush) in San Francisco.
Being normal is weird. Or so say San Franciscans raised on extreme diversity. To those folks, the Custom Made Theatre Company’s production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal is a come-to-mama revival. The extended performances through this Sunday are technically sold-out, but cancelled seats belong to those who show-up half an hour before showtime or call ahead.
1620 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 (510) 207-5774
Bill English (R) directs "Bengal Tiger"
So we’re all really, really happy to see the BART strike end and smooth transportation restored to your fair city, but only SF Playhouse has turned it into an entertainment bargain. Celebrate with 25% off theater tickets purchased before this Friday using the code BART25 and get a surreal look at the Middle East with Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
“It’s funny. It’s poignant… A succession of gripping moments”. -SF Chronicle
Don’t miss the FREE and FABULOUS San Francisco Trolley Dances today, departing from the SF Rail Museum every 15 minutes, 11:00-2:45. More than half a dozen professional dance companies perform new works for us, natives and tourists alike. This is the perfect way to avoid the traffic jams during the BART strike as you enjoy San Francisco in new ways, guided by energetic and knowledgeable leaders. Bring your kids, your Clipper Card or transit fare, add your sense of art and adventure, and enjoy the ride.
So why is it that our fair city would organize major road work around downtown San Francisco on a weekend during a BART strike with the Nike Women’s Marathon scheduled to start with around 50,000 people running out of Union Square? Poor planning? Check the course map before you leave home today, and take MUNI anywhere you’re going!
Slip your ear drums into some new sounds surrounded by performance art tonight:
Music for People & Thingamajigs at 8pm tonight, Oct. 12, at the Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell (btw Sutter/Bush) in San Francisco. http://meridiangallery.org/calendar/
See one of Tim Phillips’s original found-object instruments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t626wnf2KLg&list=UUk0b0Cd_ly2g6K4uuM-yB
For fun and leather and maybe even some sun in San Francisco, you can’t beat the Folsom Street Fair, TODAY on Folsom near 9th. You may want to give up the idea of driving anywhere near there, though.
YouTube has a thrilling video of a race car driver doing his thing on miraculously empty streets of San Francisco. If this is your fantasy, probably I’ve seen you early mornings in my neighborhood when I’m trying to walk to BART. You’re the car that gets airborne coming over the hill, which looks like great fun for you, although maybe I’d like to remind you that my street is actually a neighborhood. People live here. We actually use the crosswalks. I’m just sayin.
Live the ultimate urban driving fantasy from the safety of YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus