Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & 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 Theater in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Geffen Playhouse

American magnate and producer David Geffen forked over $17 million to get his Mediterranean-style playhouse back into shape. The center's season includes both American classics and freshly minted works, and it's not…
Top Choice Live Music in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Saturdays Off the 405

From May to September, the Getty Center courtyard fills with evening crowds for a delicious collision of art, brilliant live acts and beat-pumping DJ sets.
Top Choice Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley


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…
Basketball in Oakland

Golden State Warriors

If it’s hoops you must have, then it’s the Warriors for you. This team has a long history, starting in Philadelphia in 1947. In 1962 it moved to San Francisco and played in the Cow Palace as the San Francisco Warrio…
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 two billio…
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…