Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The 1932 landmark New Mission cinema is restored to its Timothy Pfleuger-designed Art Deco glory, with a new mission: to upgrade dinner-and-a-movie dates. Staff deliver microbrews and tasty fare to plush banquette s…
Top Choice Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley

SFJAZZ Center

Jazz greats coast-to-coast and legends from Argentina to Yemen are showcased at America's newest, largest jazz center. Hear fresh takes on classic jazz albums like Ah Um and Getz/Gilberto downstairs in the Lab, or b…
Top Choice Baseball in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Giants Stadium

Hometown crowds go wild April to October at the San Francisco Giants' 81 home games. As any orange-blooded San Franciscan will remind you, the Giants were three-time World Series champions in 2010, 2012 and 2014 – a…
Top Choice Opera in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

San Francisco Opera

Opera was SF's Gold Rush soundtrack – and today, SF rivals the Met with world premieres of original works covering WWII Italy (Two Women, or La Ciociara), Stephen King thrillers (Dolores Claiborne), and Qing Dynasty…
Top Choice Theater in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

American Conservatory Theater

Breakthrough shows launch at this turn-of-the-century landmark, which has hosted ACT's landmark productions of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and Robert Wilson's Black Rider, with William S Burroughs' libretto and…
Top Choice Live Music in Bakersfield

Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace

For fans of the city’s plucky musical heritage, this is the first stop – hard to miss thanks to the huge neon homage to Buck’s famous red, white and blue guitar. Part music museum (gift shop open from 11am), honky-t…
Top Choice Cinema in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Roxie Cinema

This little neighborhood nonprofit cinema earns international clout for distributing documentaries and showing controversial films banned elsewhere. Tickets to film festival premieres, rare revivals and raucous annu…
Live Music in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Great American Music Hall

Everyone busts out their best sets at this opulent 1907 former bordello – The Dead occasionally show up, Tuvan throat-singing supergroup Huun Huur Tu throws down and John Waters throws Christmas extravaganzas here. …
Top Choice Cabaret in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Oasis

Forget what you've learned about drag from TV – at this dedicated dragstravaganza venue, SF drag is so fearless, freaky-deaky and funny you'll laugh until it stops hurting. SF drag icons Heklina and D'Arcy Drollinge…
Top Choice Classical Music in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

San Francisco Symphony

The moment conductor Michael Tilson Thomas bounces up on his toes and raises his baton, the audience is on the edge of their seats for another thunderous performance by the Grammy-winning SF Symphony. Don't miss sig…