December 2018

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Shows in December

Dear Evan Hansen

Curran Theatre Dec 5 - 30, 2018

The Tony and Grammy Award winning Dear Evan Hansen embarks on its first national tour!

Dear Evan Hansen, Curran Theatre, San Francisco
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Winner of 6 Tony Awards

Following its hugely successful run at Broadway's Music Box Theater, this darkly comic musical is set to tour across the country from Fall 2018, kicking off in Denver. The six-time Tony winner, poignant...

Prices from: $115

Bat Out of Hell

Orpheum Theatre Dec 4 - 23, 2018

The full-throttle musical spectacular arrives on the West Coast this December!

Bat Out of Hell, Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco
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Are you ready San Francisco? The full throttle chrome and leather-clad spectacular that is Bat Out of Hell the musical is on its way to you this December! Action packed, hard-rocking and with enough sizzling...

Prices from: $75

A Christmas Carol

A.C.T Geary Theatre Dec 12 - 29, 2018

The Bay Area's favorite Christmas tradition

A Christmas Carol, ACT Geary Theatre, San Francisco

American Conservatory Theatre once again presents its celebrated staging of Charles Dickens' festive tale. A timeless tale of Yuletide magic, A Christmas Carol teaches us all the true spirit of the holiday...

Prices from: $55

A Bronx Tale

Golden Gate Theatre Nov 27 - Dec 23, 2018

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry!

A Bronx Tale, Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco

Two time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jarry Zaks bring their incredible New York musical to cities across America. A Bronx Tale takes place in the early 1960s and...

Prices from: $80

San Francisco Symphony - Peter and the Wolf

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 9, 2018

The childhood favorite comes to life this festive season!

San Francisco Symphony Peter and the Wolf, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones and what better way to celebrate the festive season than with Sergey Prokofiev's enchanting Peter and the Wolf. Told through the voice of a narrator...

Prices from: $80

San Francisco Opera - It's A Wonderful Life

War Memorial Opera House Nov 17 - Dec 9, 2018

The holiday classic becomes a brand new opera

San Francisco Opera Its A Wonderful Life, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

San Francisco Opera lays on something special for the holiday season with the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's adaptation of Frank Capra's celluloid classic, a co-commission with the Houston Grand...

Prices from: $55

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce

Curran Theatre Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2018

The latest instalment in Taylor Mac's 'A 24 Decade History of Popular Music' project

Taylor Macs Holiday Sauce, Curran Theatre, San Francisco

Taylor Mac, a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, brings you his latest instalment of his 'A 24 Decade History of Popular Music' project. Taking the Holiday season head on Mac explores the...

Prices from: $15

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Ruth Finley Person Theater Dec 18, 2018

A delightful treat for the whole family!

Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Ruth Finley Person Theater, San Francisco
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Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with...

Prices from: $55

Men On Boats

A.C.T. Strand Theater Oct 17 - Dec 16, 2018

The brand new ACT season features Jacyln Backhaus' critically acclaimed gender-blurring comedy romp

Men On Boats, ACT Strand Theater, San Francisco

An exciting new chapter for the American Conservatory Theatre begins in 2018 with the inaugural season of brand new artistic director Pam McKinnon. The Tony and Obie Award-winning theatre leader carries...

Prices from: $160

San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

War Memorial Opera House Dec 12 - 29, 2018

San Francisco Ballet's sparkling production is an essential Holiday experience!

San Francisco Ballet The Nutcracker, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
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San Francisco Ballet's sparkling production of Nutcracker has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet's...

Prices from: $80

San Francisco Symphony - Music for Families

Davies Symphony Hall Apr 13, 2019

A wonderful way to introduce children to the magic of classical music!

San Francisco Symphony Music for Families, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Classical music often evokes images of elitism and life behind the velvet rope, and is not often a family-friendly affair. But the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra is smashing down barriers with their...

Prices from: $75

Justin Timberlake

Oracle Arena Dec 5, 2018

Justin Timberlake heads out on 'The Man of the Woods' tour!

Justin Timberlake, Oracle Arena, San Francisco

Admit it; you loved Justin Timberlake as a member of pop-powerhouse NSYNC. Now, as a solo performer, Justin Timberlake has hit it big with songs like Cry Me a River, Like I Love You, and Rock Your Body!

Prices from: $65

Thom Yorke

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Dec 15, 2018

Radiohead's Thom Yorke on rare solo tour!

Thom Yorke, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke returns to the road with a series of solo shows this year, featuring appearances by Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri. Expect to hear tunes old and new as Yorke bares his soul...

Prices from: $95

Cirque Du Soleil - Volta

Grand Chapiteau at AT&T Park Nov 16, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Cirque du Soleil harness the adrenaline rush of sports in their latest show

Cirque Du Soleil Volta, Grand Chapiteau at ATT Park, San Francisco

Cirque return with their spectacular Volta! Drawing inspiration from the world of sports, the troupe's usual array of supremely talented trapezists, gymnasts and dancers will be joined by BMX riders and...

Prices from: $80

Minus the Bear

Regency Ballroom Dec 11, 2018

Don't miss Minus The Bear as they embark on their Farewell tour!

Minus the Bear, Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

Seattle natives Minus The Bear combine sophisticated math rock time signatures with ear-burrowing melodies and tongue-in-cheek lyrics (with song titles Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!! and Lemurs, Man, Lemurs,...

Prices from: $45

Nine Inch Nails

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Dec 3 - 4, 2018

Nine Inch Nails hit the road with latest full length album, Bad Witch!

Nine Inch Nails, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

The electronic rockers, Nine Inch Nails, are taking their upcoming ninth studio album 'Bad Witch' onto the road in their Cold and Dark and Infinite tour! The North American tour features rock band The...

Prices from: $110

Elvis Costello

Nob Hill Masonic Center Dec 1, 2018

Don't miss the prolific and diverse musician live in concert!

Elvis Costello, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco

An icon of new wave, Brit Elvis Costello is gearing up for more dates across the US this year, bringing his distinctive voice, lyrical wit and catchy hooks to a venue near you. First coming to prominence...

Prices from: $80

Shen Yun Performing Arts

War Memorial Opera House Dec 31, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Exceptional entertainment for the whole family

Shen Yun Performing Arts, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
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A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from...

Prices from: $135

Dweezil Zappa

The Fillmore Dec 6, 2018

Dweezil Zappa's solo work is taking names and pushing boundaries

Dweezil Zappa, The Fillmore, San Francisco

Considering his father was the late great psychedelic-jazz-prog space wizard, many might assume that his son Dweezil has some big shoes to fill. However, the prodigious guitarist and producer came into...

Prices from: $70

Paula Poundstone

Nourse Theatre Dec 31, 2018

Famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity

Paula Poundstone, Nourse Theatre, San Francisco

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, "Poundstone improvises with a crowd like...

Prices from: $95

Postmodern Jukebox

The Warfield Dec 6, 2018

Modern pop hits get the big band treatment

Postmodern Jukebox, The Warfield, San Francisco

A pet project of jazz pianist Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox have gained a loyal following through their Youtube channel. The collective cover modern pop tracks (and some old classics as well) in a...

Prices from: $90

Thievery Corporation

Nob Hill Masonic Center Dec 30 - 31, 2018

Thievery Corporation plays live!

Thievery Corporation, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco

It's now been over 20 years since Rob Garza and Eric Hilton first met, and their band Thievery Corporation is now recognized as one of the most experimental and reliably consistent acts in world music....

Prices from: $65

San Francisco Symphony - Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert

Davies Symphony Hall Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018

A special live screening of Tim Burton's stop motion masterpiece with live orchestral accompaniment

San Francisco Symphony Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

In 1993, Tim Burton released his spookiest, most ghoulish feature film yet, creating a new Christmas tradition in the process. Beloved cult hit, stop motion feature The Nightmare Before Christmas crossed...

Prices from: $80

LeAnn Rimes

Ruth Finley Person Theater Dec 4, 2018

A seasoned performer who knows how to pull out all the stops!

LeAnn Rimes, Ruth Finley Person Theater, San Francisco

LeAnn Rimes released her first hit, Blue, when she was just 13-years old, and has had a rocky path since with many awards and further Billboard-topping moments mixed in with some of the challenges of living...

Prices from: $75

Brian Wilson

Ruth Finley Person Theater Dec 22, 2018

The acclaimed genius behind the Beach Boys!

Brian Wilson, Ruth Finley Person Theater, San Francisco

A musical genius, or one of the world's greatest songwriters? We'd say both. Brian Wilson is still one of the best feel-good concert experiences today from the man who created the immortal songs of The...

Prices from: $135

Louis The Child

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Dec 6, 2018

It's still quite impressive that a brand new act can sound this experienced and smooth in what they do.

Louis The Child, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

Prices from: $70

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ARMNHMR (18+ Event)

Warfield Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $59

JMSN (21+ Event)

The Independent Dec 1, 2018

Prices from: $32

Deck The Hall

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $97

Gautier Capucon

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 2, 2018

Prices from: $74

Echo and the Bunnymen

The Masonic - San Francisco Dec 3, 2018

Prices from: $63

6LACK

Warfield Dec 3, 2018

Prices from: $56

Cirque de la Symphonie

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 5, 2018

Prices from: $82

Louis The Child (18+ Event)

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $64

San Francisco Symphony - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $106

Alec Benjamin

Rickshaw Stop Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $35

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (21+ Event)

The Independent Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $32

Andrew Bayer

1015 Folsom Dec 6, 2018

Prices from: $71

Lemaitre

August Hall Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $39

Bat Out Of Hell (Midnight Showing)

Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco Dec 7, 2018

Prices from: $89

Vanessa Williams

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

Prices from: $38

A Christmas Carol (Preview)

American Conservatory Theater - Geary Theater Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $52

Peter Bjorn and John (21+ Event)

The Independent Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $893

Merry-achi Christmas

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 9, 2018

Prices from: $81

VNV Nation

The Regency Ballroom Dec 12, 2018

Prices from: $54

San Francisco Symphony - Love Actually

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018

Prices from: $96

Ezra Furman

Slims Dec 13, 2018

Prices from: $76

San Francisco Symphony - Handels Messiah

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $74

Bernhoft

The Independent Dec 15, 2018

Prices from: $34

San Francisco Symphony - Chamber Music

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $86

Holiday Brass

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 16, 2018

Prices from: $71

Roosevelt

August Hall Dec 18, 2018

Prices from: $43

San Francisco Symphony - Twas the Night

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 23, 2018

Prices from: $42

San Francisco Symphony - New Years Gaiety

Davies Symphony Hall Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $97

December 2018

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