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 Cinema in The Castro & Noe Valley

Castro Theatre

The Mighty Wurlitzer organ rises from the orchestra pit before evening performances and the audience cheer for the Great American Songbook, ending with: 'San Francisco open your Golden Gate/You let no stranger wait …
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…
Top Choice Live Music in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa


Guaranteed good times by Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers, Veruca Salt and Killer Queen (an all-female Queen tribute band) fit the bill at this midsized club, owned by R&B star Boz Skaggs. Shows are all-ages…
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 Classical Music in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Davies Symphony Hall

Home of nine-time Grammy-winning SF Symphony, conducted with verve by Michael Tilson Thomas. The season runs September to July.
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…
Top Choice Dance in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Oberlin Dance Collective

For 45 years, ODC has been redefining dance with risky, raw performances and the sheer joy of movement. ODC's season runs September-December, but its stage presents year-round shows featuring local and international…
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 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…