Entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley

SFJAZZ Center

Jazz legends and singular talents from Argentina to Yemen are showcased at America's newest, largest jazz center. Hear fresh takes on classic jazz albums and poets riffing with jazz combos in the downstairs Joe Hend…
Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The landmark 1932 New Mission cinema, now restored to its original Timothy Pfleuger–designed art deco glory, has a new mission: to upgrade dinner-and-a-movie dates. Staff deliver microbrews and tasty fare to plush b…
Top Choice Classical Music in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

San Francisco Symphony

From 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 mis…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Hollywood

Hollywood Bowl

Summers in LA just wouldn’t be the same without alfresco melodies under the stars at the Bowl, a huge natural amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills. Its annual season – which usually runs from June to September – incl…
Top Choice Live Music in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Greek Theatre

The 'Greek' in the 2010 film Get Him to the Greek is this 5900-capacity outdoor amphitheater, tucked into a woodsy Griffith Park hillside. A more intimate version of the Hollywood Bowl, it's much loved for its vibe …
Top Choice Live Performance in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Booksmith

Throw a stone in SF, and you'll probably hit a writer (ouch) or reader (ouch again) headed to/from Booksmith. Literary figures organize Booksmith book signings, mass giveaways of George Orwell's 1984, boozy book swa…
Top Choice Theater in Westlake & Koreatown

Wiltern Theatre

Soaring confidently at the intersection of Wilshire and Western Blvds (get it?), this extraordinary, turquoise-hued deco landmark started life as a movie theater (West Side Story premiered here). These days it's an …
Top Choice Baseball in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Dodger Stadium

Few clubs can match the Dodgers when it comes to history (Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson and Vin Scully), success and fan loyalty. The club's newest owners bought the organization for roughly $2 billion,…
Top Choice Live Music in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Echo

Eastsiders hungry for an eclectic alchemy of sounds pack this super-packed dive, basically a sweaty bar with a stage and a back patio. On the music front, expect anything from indie and electronica, to dub reggae an…
Top Choice Baseball in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Giants Stadium

Baseball fans roar April to October at the Giants' 81 home games. As any orange-blooded San Franciscan will remind you, the Giants have won three World Series since 2010 – and you'll know the Giants are on another w…