Quantcast

Love, loss and magic: 5 must-see SF performing arts events this week

Photo: Rob Laughter/Unsplash
By Hoodline - Published on February 11, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, get out your calendar. There's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in San Francisco this week, from a dog-friendly comedy show to sleight-of-hand magic.

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.


Immersive Meetup with Danielle Baskin

Tonight, join experiential artist Danielle Baskin at a meetup and fireside chat presented by Epic Immersive Labs. Baskin is known for designing experiences and "organiz[ing] pranks" like LineCon, "a conference about line-related topics that took place while waiting in San Francisco's longest lines."

When: Monday, February 11, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Laundry, 3359 26th St.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

B.Y.O.D. Bring Your Own Dog Comedy Show

Billed as the "only comedy show in SF where you can bring your dog," El Rio's weekly B.Y.O.D. showcases some of the Bay Area's best and up-and-coming comics in a pooch-friendly bar atmosphere. This week's show is hosted by Marcie Rogo and features Chloe Kiester, Hayden Greif-Neill, Mean Dave, Allison Mick and more. 

When: Wednesday, February 13, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission St.
Price: $5
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Love & Tragedy: Letters from the 16th Century

This week, Jackson Square's art-supply haven Artist & Craftsman Supply explores all of the emotions that come with celebrating Valentine's Day through the "words and letters of the 16th century." Delve into a variety of mixed-media projects, using art materials supplied by the business. Light refreshments will be provided as well. 

When: Thursday, February 14, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply San Francisco, 555 Pacific Ave.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

So This Sucks: A Night of Heartbreak & Disappointment

Feeling left out with all the romance in the air? This anti-Valentine's-Day storytelling event might lift your spirits. From the creators of About Last Night, So This Sucks will feature performers telling true tales of love, heartbreak and disappointment for one night only. 

When: Thursday, February 14, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theater at The Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.
Price: $15 (early bird); $20 (day of show)
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Dan Chan Magic Show

If traditional Valentine's Day activities aren't your cup of tea, or you'd rather escape all the hype, check out a show with master magician Dan Chan. Chan incorporates mentalism, perception and improvisational comedy with sleight-of-hand illusions for his one-of-a-kind show — which includes dinner in the price.

When: Thursday, February 14, 6 p.m.
Where: K-Elements BBQ, 2140 Clement St.
Price: $40
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Jan 22, 2021
San Francisco Twin Peaks

SFMTA proposes reopening most of Twin Peaks to vehicle access

SFMTA staff are recommending reopening more than half of Twin Peaks to cars, despite broad public embracement of the park for non-vehicle recreation. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

$1.9 Million Chinatown relief measure passes Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a relief measure that would pay ailing Chinatown restaurants nearly $2 million to serve up meals for their neighbors in need. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

The Tenderloin used to have a bar where a woman was convalescing in a bed behind a curtain in back

An autobiographical essay titled "The Hard Crowd" by novelist Rachel Kushner, published in last week's New Yorker, offers some vivid snapshots of several long-gone Tenderloin bars, including one with a convalescing person in a bed in back. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Milk Club holds MLK Day tribute at Castro's 'Hibernia Beach' honoring community leaders

Yesterday the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club (Milk Club) held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute at Castro's Bank of America (501 Castro St.), commonly referred to as 'Hibernia Beach,' honoring the civil rights icon and the passing of recent community members. Read More