Last Chance: These shows wrap up this week

Bad Dads

Bad Dads

Oh, are you going to catch this Wes Anderson-inspired art show?



Seana McKenna portrays Mary in ACT's production of Colm Tóibín's play.

LINES Ballet

LINES Ballet

Alonzo King’s most joyous and transporting collaboration is his 2007 work Rasa.

Upcoming Events By Date


The Totalitarians

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's new play follows Penny, a candidate for state office in Nebraska, and her underhanded plans for the state.
November 19 - December 14

More Than One Way

More Than One Way

Enjoy this free Southern Exposure exhibit featuring a juried show of young, local artists.
November 21 - December 13


Great Apes

San Francisco punk band led by Brian Moss returns in a record-release show for a new EP, 'Playland at the Beach,' dedicated to the city by the bay.
November 28 @ 9:00 pm


Feels II

The second Wine & Bowties' annual party in West Oakland includes music from Kool A.D., Teebs, a DJ set by Kreayshawn and others, as well as work by dozens of visual artists and food & drink.
November 29 @ 7:00 pm

John Waters Christmas

A John Waters Christmas

Everyone's favorite subversive filmmaker (and surprise hitchhiker) returns to town for a ribald one-man monologue about Christmas.
November 29 @ 8:00 pm


Angel Olsen

St. Louis-born songwriter who traipses through cosmic new-Americana in her excellent full-band debut album, titled 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness.'
December 1 @ 8:00 pm


Kinky Boots

Cyndi Lauper makes a triumphant return with this Tony-winning musical about the heir of a struggling shoe factory who turns to a drag queen to help business.
December 2 - December 28

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

Dave Eggers interviews McDormand about her rich career in film, her partnership with husband Joel Coen, her return to Broadway in 2008 and what's next for the award-winning actress.
December 2 @ 7:30 pm

Thee Oh Sees

Local boy gone south, John Dwyer brings the band back to town for a two-night residency at the Chapel that's sure to sell out quickly.
December 4 - December 5


Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert

The Lorraine Hansberry Theater has a 20-year history of presenting gospel music, starting with James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner and covering musical works by Ishmael Reed, Langston Hughes and Vinnette Carol along the way. This year, artistic director Steven Anthony Jones has put together Soulful Christmas, replete with rousing holiday classics sung by the Hansberry […]
December 4 - December 24

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon visits the Exploratorium with an unusual show featuring the Disklavier player piano, inspired by the ahead-of-its-time compositional vision of Conlon Nancarrow.
December 11 @ 7:00 pm



Having just released her third album, Nikki Nack, Merrill Garbus will be surely play to a sold-out hometown crowd at Oakland's Fox Theater.
December 11 @ 8:00 pm


Johnny Marr

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has enjoyed hard-fought reappraisal as the most indispensable force in the band's sound. He'll be at The Independent for two nights.
December 14 - December 15


Lil’ B

The immensely positive 25-year-old rapper born Brandon McCartney plays a rare live show bringing his rampant positivity and "based" tenets to a rabid fanbase.
December 19 @ 8:00 pm