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

About 17 hours ago
San Francisco SoMa

30-bed drug sobering center proposed for Howard Street office building

SF Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced a proposal to lease an empty office building at 1076 Howard Street for use as a 30-bed drug sobering center, making good on a promise first made before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The facility will focus on those living on the streets who are experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis. Read More

About 17 hours ago
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

2100 Market Street, formerly Home, Church Street Station, and The Truck Stop, makes appearance in 'Doodler' podcast

The one-story, flatiron-shaped building that once lived at 2100 Market was home to multiple businesses over several decades. One of its brief incarnations in the 1970s, a 24-hour diner called The Truck Stop, figures into the unsolved case of "The Doodler," a serial killer who preyed on gay men in San Francisco, and about whom Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan has just done a new podcast. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Francisco Mission Bay

New Belgium Brewing opens first company flagship restaurant and taproom in Mission Bay

Sandwiched between Oracle Park and the Chase Center, New Belgium Brewing — one of the largest craft brewers in the country — officially opened its first company-owned and operated taproom and eatery, New Belgium, at 1000a 3rd Street in San Francisco on Friday.  Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Team with Saison ties set to open Mexican restaurant Comodo in the Castro

Hoodline has learned that two people who are part of the restaurant group behind two-Michelin-starred Saison are set to open a new Mexican restaurant at 2223 Market St., formerly Nomica and before that neighborhood favorite 2223 Restaurant. Read More