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Hamilton

Orpheum Theatre Feb 12 - Sep 8, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical epic returns in February 2019!

Hamilton, Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco
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Winner of 11 Tony Awards

How does a musical based on a forgotten founding father go on to become a worldwide phenomenon? Find out exactly how when Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensational Broadway-meets-hip-hop masterpiece returns to...

Prices from: $330

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Golden Gate Theatre Apr 16 - May 12, 2019

Willy Wonka and co take to the road on this Broadway spectacle's first tour!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco
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This acclaimed musical is set to tour the States from September 2018, following its transfer from London's West End, where it premiered in 2013. Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, it set the record...

Prices from: $70

Significant Other

San Francisco Playhouse Apr 30 - Jun 15, 2019

Joshua Harmon's follow up to Bad Jews has its Bay Area Premiere

Significant Other, San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco

The unsteady terrain of close friendship and its transition as we reach our late 20s and 30s are on display in hilarious fashion in this Bay Area Premiere of Joshua Harmon's newest play. Following the...

Prices from: $120

Joshua Bell

Davies Symphony Hall May 12, 2019

From amazing child prodigy to breathtaking virtuoso

Joshua Bell, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

From amazing child prodigy to breathtaking virtuoso, Joshua Bell has performed with every major orchestra worldwide. He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut...

Prices from: $45

The ever popular postcard of Mendelssohn's Italian jaunt

San Francisco Symphony Urbanski conducts Mendelssohns Italian Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

It is a remarkable feat that Felix Mendelssohn's famed Grand Tour of Europe between 1829 and 1831 gave us three of the composers most enduring works, including his immensely popular Symphony No.4, an aural...

Prices from: $60

Silk Road Ensemble : Heroes Take Their Stands

Zellerbach Hall May 3, 2019

A world premiere of Heroes Take Their Stands

Silk Road Ensemble Heroes Take Their Stands, Zellerbach Hall, San Francisco

Much like its historical namesake, The Silk Road organisation promotes the open exchange of musical knowledge and collaboration, all under the helm of artistic director and founder Yo-Yo Ma, the world-renowned...

Prices from: $75

San Francisco Symphony - Bach and Shostakovich

Davies Symphony Hall May 30 - Jun 1, 2019

Celebrate the violin with the San Francisco Symphony!

San Francisco Symphony Bach and Shostakovich, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Celebrate the multi-faceted instrument that is the violin this May as the San Francisco Symphony performs two great pieces of music. Firstly enjoy Bach's rousing and ever joyful E Major Violin Concerto...

Prices from: $55

Vanity Fair

A.C.T Geary Theatre Apr 17 - May 12, 2019

Kate Hamill's reinvigorated stage adaptation of Thackeray's period classic

Vanity Fair, ACT Geary Theatre, San Francisco

Tony and Obie Award-winning theatre visionary Pam McKinnon celebrates her inaugural year as the new artistic director of the renowned American Conservatory Theater with an exciting season of culturally...

Prices from: $60

San Francisco Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Davies Symphony Hall Mar 3 - May 19, 2019

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra performs a series of special concerts

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

The Greater Bay Area's most talented young musicians are given a chance to hone their budding skills as part of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, one of the finest youth ensembles in the country,...

Prices from: $90

San Francisco Ballet - Shostakovich Trilogy

War Memorial Opera House May 11, 2019

Alexei Ratmansky's 'masterpiece' returns for 2019

San Francisco Ballet Shostakovich Trilogy, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet revives Alexei Ratmansky's 'masterpiece' work, the Shostakovich Trilogy. Described as "fascinating, poetic, enigmatic and bittersweet" by The New York Times, the production was originally...

Prices from: $105

A romantic evening at the symphony

San Francisco Symphony Janowski Conducts Wagners Love Music, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony gears up for an evening celebrating the glory of love and romance in this program including extracts from two of Wagner's most influential and beloved operas and a special appearance...

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Michael Tilson Thomas & the San Francisco Symphony return to Mahler's Seventh

San Francisco Symphony MTT Conducts Mahlers Seventh Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Arguably the most orchestrally innovative of Mahler's works, the Seventh Symphony boasts a complex tonal structure and nocturne-like arrangement that has earned it the nickname Song Of The Night. Micheal...

Prices from: $60

San Francisco Symphony - MTT Conducts the Music of Debussy

Davies Symphony Hall May 9 - 11, 2019

A rich program exploring the colorful impressionist genius of Debussy

San Francisco Symphony MTT Conducts the Music of Debussy, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

One of the most prominent composers of the impressionistic movement, Claude Debussy wielded his pen like a paintbrush, splashing color and imagery across his orchestral arrangements in a way that had never...

Prices from: $55

Yann Tiersen

The Warfield May 11 - 12, 2019

The celebrated french composer brings his new album All to US shores

Yann Tiersen, The Warfield, San Francisco

Perhaps best known as the composer of wistful French cinema gem Amelie, Yann Tiersen's work spans an impressive breadth of film soundtracks, collaborations and solo studio albums. Active since 1995, the...

Prices from: $65

Iliza Shlesinger

Nob Hill Masonic Center May 11, 2019

Iliza Shlesinger accepts her place as an Elder Millennial!

Iliza Shlesinger, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco

Iliza Shlesinger is on fire and taking no prisoners! In what has been a whirlwind rise to popularity in the last few years, she's the only female to have won the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing, her...

Prices from: $60

Todd Rundgren

Palace of Fine Arts May 12 - 14, 2019

Guitarist, producer and all-round rock legend!

Todd Rundgren, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Rock 'n' roll icon, guitarist, interactive progenitor, singer/songwriter and record producer Todd Rundgren comes to town in 2019. Years of experience and critical acclaim have by no means made Rundgren...

Prices from: $85

Derek Hough

Ruth Finley Person Theater May 28, 2019

Dancing With Star's Derek Hough's heads out on first solo tour!

Derek Hough, Ruth Finley Person Theater, San Francisco

Derek Hough has been wowing American audiences with his talents for years. From Dancing With The Stars to Hairspray Live this man on many talents has done it all! Now Hough heads out on his first solo...

Prices from: $105

Jim Gaffigan

Nob Hill Masonic Center May 30, 2019

There's no one better at crafting great, family-friendly stand-up

Jim Gaffigan, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan's clever, quiet style has earned him a a rapid rise through the comedy ranks, and he now stands as one of the country's most popular comedians. Catch him live when he tours...

Prices from: $90

Snow Patrol

The Warfield May 20, 2019

The five-piece return with Wildness!

Snow Patrol, The Warfield, San Francisco

The Scottish-formed band behind the hit "Chasing Cars" has enjoyed phenomenal success from humble university beginnings. Now after a seven-year hiatus (!) the five-piece have returned with a brand new...

Prices from: $70

Carrie Underwood

Oracle Arena May 16, 2019

Carrie Underwood embarks on her massive Cry Pretty Tour 360!

Carrie Underwood, Oracle Arena, San Francisco

After winning American Idol's fourth season, Carrie Underwood has gone onto become one of American music' biggest artists, and has proved a key figure in the sound of modern Country music. She's sold more...

Prices from: $80

David Sedaris

Marin Veterans Memorial Center May 8, 2019

Bitingly dry satire from the king of laconic storytelling

David Sedaris, Marin Veterans Memorial Center, San Francisco

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Much of his humor is drawn from his unconventional North Carolina upbringing, his varied...

Prices from: $80

Neil Gaiman

Ruth Finley Person Theater May 12, 2019

Your chance to get up close and person with the legend

Neil Gaiman, Ruth Finley Person Theater, San Francisco

Far more than just a science fiction/fantasy novelist, Neil Gaiman's storytelling prowess has taken the world by storm, and it appears that he is far from finished. Having published over 20 novels including...

Prices from: $100

The Chemical Brothers

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium May 17, 2019

The Chemical Brothers are back with their ninth album!

The Chemical Brothers, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

Four long years since their 2015 release, Born To Echoes, The Chemical Brothers are back! Presenting their ninth album, No Geography, in the spring the UK based duo are gearing up for an exclusive tour...

Prices from: $95

Keb Mo

Ruth Finley Person Theater May 16, 2019

A three-time Grammy-winning Delta Blues musician who knows his stuff!

Keb Mo, Ruth Finley Person Theater, San Francisco

Keb' Mo' is a three-time Grammy-winner who is referred to as the "living link" to the Delta Blues of the early 1930s which helped influence much of today's blues music. He keeps his sound contemporary...

Prices from: $65

Mac DeMarco

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium May 18 - 19, 2019

The lovable indie rock star takes to stages across North America once again!

Mac DeMarco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

The prodigious Mac DeMarco may have been termed the 'goofball prince of indie rock' by Pitchfork, but his work ethic is nothing to joke about. In the last four years he's released two full studio albums...

Prices from: $70

Amanda Palmer

The Warfield May 10 - 11, 2019

Visionary songstress Amanda Palmer heads out on tour

Amanda Palmer, The Warfield, San Francisco

Outspoken activist and alt rocker goddess Amanda Palmer has been pushing boundaries since bursting onto the scene in the early 2000's as one half of the cabaret/indie-rock duo The Dresden Dolls. A pioneer...

Prices from: $65

Robin Trower

The Fillmore May 10 - 11, 2019

The man who gave Robert Fripp guitar lessons

Robin Trower, The Fillmore, San Francisco

He may not be a household name, but for people who know their guitar players, Robin Trower is one of the greats. He first found success with Procol Harum in the 60s, before embarking on a highly innovative...

Prices from: $85

The Tea Party

Slims May 17 - 18, 2019

The Tea Party return with their Black River tour!

The Tea Party, Slims, San Francisco

Since their second album, 1995's The Edges of Twilight, propelled them into superstardom in their native Canada, The Tea Party have been at the forefront of progressive rock. 2018/2019 sees the band return...

Prices from: $50

Cowboy Junkies

Great American Music Hall May 10, 2019

The shoegazing alt-country outfit is heading out on tour

Cowboy Junkies, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

The Cowboy Junkies heady blend of folk, country, and blues with a dreamy pop quality lies at the intersection between the old school Americana legends and the new school of poetic, hazy rock championed...

Prices from: $105

Dead And Company

Shoreline Amphitheatre May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

A chance to see the remaining members of the Grateful Dead in action!

Dead And Company, Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco

Deadheads of the US unite! The Grateful Dead is still alive and kicking as three of its core members hit the road on tour. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir will be...

Prices from: $65

Demetri Martin

Nob Hill Masonic Center May 4, 2019

An Emmy Award-nominated and Perrier comedy award-winning comedian!

Demetri Martin, Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco

Demetri Martin is an Emmy Award-nominated and Perrier comedy award-winning comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up/prop comedian and as...

Prices from: $70

Kevin Morby

The Fillmore May 11 - 12, 2019

The Babies frontman Kevin Morby tours his latest critically acclaimed album City Music

Kevin Morby, The Fillmore, San Francisco

In the mid 2000s Kevin Morby left his native Kansas City for the vibrant streets of Brooklyn, initially making a name for himself as the bassist for noise folk stalwarts Woods and frontman of indie rock...

Prices from: $50

Rival Sons

The Fillmore May 7 - 8, 2019

Long Beach rockers Rival Sons tour their new album Feral Roots

Rival Sons, The Fillmore, San Francisco

Long Beach, California's very own Rival Sons are proving that the spirit of rock 'n' roll is still very much alive and kicking with every raucous note, flaming guitar lick and high octane show. Having...

Prices from: $55

Professor Brian Cox

Golden Gate Theatre May 21 - 22, 2019

Physicist Brian Cox embarks on a new tour telling the secrets of our universe

Professor Brian Cox, Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco

Prepare for a cosmic adventure as renowned British Physicist Professor Brian Cox touches down on our shores for this much-anticipated first world tour, where he'll be illuminating audiences on the nature...

Prices from: $90

The Dandy Warhols

The Fillmore May 18 - 19, 2019

The indie heroes celebrate 25 years

The Dandy Warhols, The Fillmore, San Francisco

Prices from: $65

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David Brooks

Sydney Goldstein Theater May 1, 2019

Prices from: $100

Manila Killa (18+ Event)

Warfield May 3, 2019

Prices from: $40

Timesuck Live (18+ Event)

Punch Line San Francisco May 4, 2019

Prices from: $40

Dan Cummins (18+ Event)

Punch Line San Francisco May 1, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Prices from: $50

Anand Giridharadas

Sydney Goldstein Theater May 7, 2019

Prices from: $80

White Lies

August Hall May 7, 2019

Prices from: $120

Tom Odell

August Hall May 8, 2019

Prices from: $55

Bad Suns

Fillmore San Francisco May 9, 2019

Prices from: $60

The Wild Reeds (21+ Event)

The Independent May 9, 2019

Prices from: $35

Anthony Fantano

Slims May 10, 2019

Prices from: $45

L'Imperatrice (21+ Event)

The Independent May 10, 2019

Prices from: $35

Anjunabeats (21+ Event)

The Midway - San Francisco May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Prices from: $130

Limperatrice

The Independent May 11, 2019

Prices from: $100

Drag Diva Brunch (18+ Event)

Cobbs Comedy Club May 12, 2019

Prices from: $75

Chamber Music

Davies Symphony Hall May 12, 2019

Prices from: $210

Todd Rundgren - 2 Day Pass (5/12 - 5/13)

Palace of Fine Arts May 12, 2019

Prices from: $325

Jesse Rutherford (21+ Event)

The Independent May 13, 2019

Prices from: $50

Jared Diamond

Sydney Goldstein Theater May 15, 2019

Prices from: $80

Picture This

Slims May 15, 2019

Prices from: $50

Freakonomics Radio Live

Sydney Goldstein Theater May 16, 2019

Prices from: $100

The Yacht Rock Revue

August Hall May 16, 2019

Prices from: $50

Jai Wolf (18+ Event)

Warfield May 17, 2019

Prices from: $70

Dandy Warhols

Fillmore San Francisco May 18, 2019

Prices from: $65

Dr. Jen Gunter

Sydney Goldstein Theater May 21, 2019

Prices from: $80

lovelytheband

August Hall May 22, 2019

Prices from: $55

George Packer

Sydney Goldstein Theater May 23, 2019

Prices from: $80

Idles

Great American Music Hall May 25, 2019

Prices from: $60

Xiu Xiu

The Chapel May 28, 2019

Prices from: $35

Riverside

Slims May 29, 2019

Prices from: $55

Rhinoceros (Preview)

American Conservatory Theater - Geary Theater May 29, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Prices from: $60

MC Magic

The Regency Ballroom May 31, 2019

Prices from: $50


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