Now Playing at the Great Star Theater

After Dark

After Dark: Provocative. Intriguing. Daring.

February 8 - 25. 2024
Everything changes when the sun goes down. From the producer of Vertical.Show, After Dark tangles temptation and charisma, beauty and athleticism, breathtaking and naughty stunts.
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Coming Soon at the Great Star Theater

Vivian Tu, CEO and founder of Your Rich BFF

Vivian Tu, CEO and founder of Your Rich BFF

February 27, 2024
Calling all soon-to-be rich people!! Your Rich BFF is going on tour! On the heels of the launch of her debut book, Rich AF: The Winning Money Mindset That Will Change Your Life, Vivian Tu is coming to San Francisco to chat about all things money and finances with her BFFs! Vivian will be sharing stories about her money mistakes, answering your burning questions, and teaching a masterclass on leveling up your life.
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This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer directly.
Slayground: The Choreogrpahers Extravaganza

Slayground: The Choreogrpahers Extravaganza

March 1, 2024
Get ready to witness mind-blowing dance moves and jaw-dropping performances from six talented choreographers and 30+ dancers at Slayground, where the stage is the playground.
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This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer directly.
Baht Wor Chinese Opera

Baht Wor Chinese Opera

March 15, 16, & 17, 2024
We're hosting Baht Wor Charity Foundation's traditional Chinese opera here at the Great Star Theater. Tickets and more info available by contacting producer Tammy Tan: tnt9225@gmail.com
The Manicurist's Daughter: San Francisco Book Launch

The Manicurist's Daughter: San Francisco Book Launch

March 28, 2024
Join Vietnamese-American multihyphenate storyteller Susan Lieu for her electric nationwide book launch of "The Manicurist's Daughter." Moderated conversation, community Q&A, and book signing to follow event.
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Vertical.Show

Vertical.Show

April 4 – 21, 2023
Prepare to be captivated by the award-winning Vertical.Show, where the boundaries of pole and aerial sports collide with the artistry of modern choreography. Vertical.Show is not just an event, it's a revolution in the world of pole and aerial performance.
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The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody

The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody

May - July, 2024
Let us deliver you to the dark side! After a sold-out, critically acclaimed worldwide tour, The Empire Strips Back returns to San Francisco. You won't want to miss these seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalising Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more!
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This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer Fever directly.

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Recently at the Great Star Theater

Panels: a dance film on grief + live cast performance

PANELS, a dance film on grief + live cast performance (SF Premiere)

February 9, 2024
Join us for the premiere of panels, a dance film on grief made in the Bay Area, by Bay Area artists. After the loss of a lifelong friend, a trio processes their grief through distinct, yet parallel journeys. Prior to the film will be a live dance performance by the cast called “Grief Wrote Me a Letter," a collection of 11 solos where each movement artist will express personal perspectives on what grieving is.
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SF Sketchfest 21

SF Sketchfest 21

Jan 18 - Feb 4, 2024
SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, returns for its 21st year!
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This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer directly.

Previously in 2023

Inessence Dance Winter Showcase

Inessence Dance Winter Showcase

December 10, 2023
All the Inessence Dance Co. teams have been working really hard to prepare these performances for you. Come cheer them on as they share a beautiful showcase for you.
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Kaibigan Arts Festival

Kaibigan Arts Festival

December 6, 2023
The Kaibigan BIPOC Arts Festical is a multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating and highlighting BIPOC artist in Film, Theater, Music, and Dance.
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Dark Kabaret

Dark Kabaret

November 17 - 25, 2023
Discover something new. Dark Kabaret is San Francisco's premiere showcase for the world's finest variety artists. It's a decadent evening at the sweet nexus of magic, comedy, music, and erotic entertainment. Anything can happen!
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55th Anniversary of The Beatles White Album Live In Concert

55th Anniversary of The Beatles White Album Live In Concert

November 19, 2023
The Beatles 1968 White Album, featuring The Beatles Guitar Project 30-piece Rock Orchestra! Join us as we celebrate this 55th year anniversary of the double-album release of this monumental album!
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John C. Reilly is MISTER ROMANTIC

John C. Reilly is MISTER ROMANTIC

November 10 - 11, 2023
John C. Reilly returns to the stage! Fall in love with Mr. Romantic as he enchants in this new instant classic. The show is a an ode to love and love songs at a time when the world needs some loving.
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Who? Weekly

Who? Weekly

October 29, 2023
Join Who? Weekly hosts Bobby and Lindsey to live, love and laugh LIVE and in-person alongside the Wholigans
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Depths of Wikipedia Live

Depths of Wikipedia Live

October 7, 2023
Second show added!Join Depths of Wikipedia creator Annie Rauwerda on a journey through Wikipedia’s most interesting corners.
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla: Unreliable Narrator Tour

September 30, 2023
Comedian Aparna Nancherla comes to the Great Star Theater on her Unreliable Narrator Tour
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This event is ticketed by TicketMaster outside of the Great Star Theater system so our normal coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions including ticketing and customer support, please contact the producer Another Planet directly.
MoneyisFunny Tech Pitch Roast Comedy

MoneyisFunny Tech Pitch Roast Comedy

September 16, 2023
Come to the hottest new tech pitch and comedy event in SF and LA, now on show #21! Sure, an evening of early-stage tech pitches might not sound like an uproariously good time, but add in a panel of sharp-witted comedians and veteran VC investors, and that's just what you get!
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Jing Ying Cantonese Opera

Jing Ying Cantonese Opera Concert

September 9 & 10 at 12:30pm
We're excited to bring two traditional Chinese opera groups to the Great Star Theater this September. For the productions on Sept 9 and 10, please text (415) 317-9416 for tickets.
Chinese Opera

Eva Tam's Traditional Chinese Opera

September 2 & 3 at 1pm
We're excited to bring two traditional Chinese opera groups to the Great Star Theater this September. For the productions on Sept 2 and 3, please text (415) 509-8828 for tickets.
Chinatown Dragon

Chinatown Dragon: An immersive cultural experience with kungfu, circus, magic, music, and so much more

July 7 – August 20, 2023
Join us for a magical adventure through Chinatown as we search for the elusive Chinatown Dragon! With kung-fu, circus, dance, magic, live guzheng and erhu music, and so much more.
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Candlelight concerts

Candlelight concerts: Tributes to Skrillex, Radiohead, Beyoncé, Adele, and more

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in San Francisco. Get your tickets now to discover a variety of tribute concerts under the gentle glow of candlelight.
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This event is ticketed by Fever outside of the Great Star Theater system so our normal coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions including ticketing and customer support, please contact the producer Fever directly.
MoneyisFunny Tech Pitch Roast Comedy

MoneyisFunny Tech Pitch Roast Comedy

August 16, 2023
Come to the hottest new tech pitch and comedy event in SF and LA, now on show #19! Sure, an evening of early-stage tech pitches might not sound like an uproariously good time, but add in a panel of sharp-witted comedians and veteran VC investors, and that's just what you get!
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Love in Taipei Exclusive Screening

Love in Taipei: Exclusive Pre-Release Screening and Q&A

August 2nd, 2023
Exclusive pre-release screening of LOVE IN TAIPEI based on the New York Times bestselling novel Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen! Premiering on Paramount+ on August 10, LOVE IN TAIPEI tells the story of Ever Wong who is sent to a cultural immersion program in Taipei where she begins a new journey of self-discovery and romance.
Tickets for this event are unavailable publicly, please reach out to the producer for special arrangements.
Fog City Harmonia and Fog City Singers

"Textures" by Fog City Harmonia and Fog City Singers

July 26, 2023
Renowned a cappella San Francisco based Fog City Harmonia and Fog City Singers Join Forces for a Performance of "Textures"
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Red Bettie's Bombshell Burlesque Stars & Strips Forever

Red Bettie's Bombshell Burlesque "Stars & Strips Forever"

June 30, 2023
Not feeling patriotic this 4th of July? Red Bettie has the cure for your red, white and blues. Let the STARS of Bombshell Burlesque STRIP away the tyranny and let freedom swing
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The Eastern Front

The Eastern Front: Terror and Torture in Ukraine (San Francisco Premiere)

June 19, 2023
Join author/journalist Zarina Zabrisky and author Alexandra Kostoulas of SF Creative Writing Institute for the San Francisco premiere of The Eastern Front: Terror and Torture in Ukraine. Join us for a harrowing journey to Ukraine's heart of darkness. Frontline accounts. Unfiltered footage. No room for denial.
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Harriet Potter and the Enchanted Tassel: A Burlesque Parody

Harriet Potter and the Enchanted Tassel: A Burlesque Parody

June 16 – 24, 2023
Ready your wands and study your spells! It’s time to enter the wizarding world of Harriet Potter and the Enchanted Tassel: A Burlesque Parody. Join Harry’s long lost Auntie, Harriet Potter, as she hosts the famed Hogwarts houses in a bodacious battle for the enchanted tassel. Whether you’re Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin, you will be on the edge of your Nimbus 2000 while your favorite witches and wizards dare to bare all for a chance to claim the coveted prize.
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Vertical.Show

Vertical.Show

June 8 – 11, 2023
Witness the world's strongest pole and aerial athletes perform in sports, art, circus, dance and experimental styles in this award-winning spectacle.
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Rae Studios Presents: The Spring Showcase 2023

Rae Studios Presents: The Spring Showcase 2023

June 4, 2023
This high-energy dance show includes work from local Bay Area choreographers and dancers. This is a dance showcase providing opportunity for students to train and gain mentorship from our in house choreographers. This showcase provides an array of opportunity for our students to perform like a pro on the big stage.
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San Francisco AI Meetup

San Francisco AI Meetup

June 1, 2023
Come share your projects, ideas, startups, and more with the local ML and AI community onstage at the monthly San Francisco ML Meetup. This is not a conference, it's a community meetup to come together and meet other ML practitioners, researchers, and big thinkers.
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Moving Arts Academy of Dance Spring Showcase

Moving Arts Academy of Dance Spring Showcase: Carnival of the Animals

May 21, 2023
Join the Moving Arts Academy of Dance for our 7th annual Spring Showcase! Carnival of the Animals plus classical variations from Don Quixote, Paquita and Die Puppenfee.
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This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so our normal coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions including ticketing and customer support, please contact the producer directly.
Converge US

Converge US conference from zeroheight

May 18, 2023
Converge is zeroheight’s one-day, design systems conference. Converge aims to bring together some of the brightest and best in design systems and design ops to discuss the challenges we face in taking design systems to the next level.
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This event is ticketed by zeroheight outside of the Great Star Theater system so our normal coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions including ticketing and customer support, please contact the producer zeroheight directly.
CAAMFest 2023

CAAMFest 2023: Center for Asian-American Media's CAAMFest

May 12 - 14, 2023
CAAM presents CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) in May, the world’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food and music programs, annually presenting over 100 works in San Francisco and Oakland.
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Money is Funny

Money is Funny: the Tech Pitch Roast Comedy Show 💻🔥

May 11, 2023
Like a cross between Shark Tank and Comedy Central Roasts, Money Is Funny features early stage start-ups who present their pitch, then roasted by a panel of stand-up comedians and venture capitalists.
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May (the) 4th San Francisco AI Meetup

May (the) 4th San Francisco AI Meetup

May 4, 2023
Come share your projects, ideas, startups, and more with the local ML and AI community onstage at the monthly San Francisco ML Meetup. This is not a conference, it's a casual meetup to come together and meet other ML practitioners, researchers, and big thinkers.
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Jes Tom: Less Lonely

Jes Tom: Less Lonely

April 22, 2023
Jes Tom performs an hour of standup comedy on sex in the face of death, gender transition on the brink of oblivion, and the search for love at the end of the world.
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Red Bettie's Bombshell Burlesque: Bombs Away Birthday

Red Bettie's Bombshell Burlesque "Bombs Away Birthday"

April 21, 2023
Get ready to experience the ultimate celebration of beauty, sensuality, and glamour with Red Bettie's Bombshell Burlesque! Join us as we honor our very own Red Bettie's birthday with a night of explosive entertainment, and witness some of the most beautiful performers in the industry as they take the stage to bring you an unforgettable evening.
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Prizmatism: Rizo in Concert

Prizmatism: Rizo in Concert

April 13 – 15, 2023
Step into a facet of your own personal dreamscape with the Grammy award-winning chanteuse, Rizo. A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock and roll.
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Ignite SF #16: Alien Investigator

Ignite SF #16: Alien Investigator

March 30, 2023
What happens when we let go of our preconceptions and look at something with fresh eyes? Can we experience it anew? In the style of Ignite, speakers have precisely 5 minutes to amuse, educate, enlighten, or inspire the audience on the subject of their choice. The auto-advancing slides often create wacky scenarios for the speakers on stage as they speed up or slow down to keep time with the slides.
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Caught in the Act Cabaret - March Madness

Caught in the Act Cabaret - March Madness

March 18, 2023
This month is March Madness! We're not talking about college sports, we're just plain mad. Caught in the Act Cabaret is a live experience featuring a lineup of diverse and extraordinary performers from the Bay Area and beyond in burlesque, belly dance, musical acts, drag, comedy, contortion, spoken word, magic, and much more.
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Colm Ó Riain's St.Patrick's Day Extravaganza

Colm Ó Riain's St.Patrick's Day Extravaganza

March 17, 2023
Irish-born virtuoso violinist and composer Colm Ó Riain and his Ensemble celebrate St.Patrick's Day with their soulful exploration of the connection between Ireland and a host of other musical cultures.
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Champagne Cabaret

Champagne Cabaret

February 9 – March 4, 2023
Art, Music, Dance, and Love. Join the creators of some of San Francisco's most notorious events for a show like no other. Aerialists and acrobats, dancers, live music, and magic all intersect in this fairytale come to life.
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The Black Kung Fu Experience

Black History Month Film Screening: The Black Kung Fu Experience

February 19, 2023
Join CHSA for a very special Black History Month celebration that expands on We Are Bruce Lee’s theme of social unity and solidarity between Chinese and Black Americans. CHSA presents the film The Black Kung Fu Experience, which focuses on how a group of African American pioneers became respected masters in a subculture dominated by Chinese and white men. In addition to the screening, this event features in-person kung fu and martial arts demonstrations and a Q&A with Sifu Donald Hamby and Sifu Troy Dunwood.
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PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest

PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest

February 15, 2023
"PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest" chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang's dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. The Asian Art Museum is proud to present this screening as a member event.
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SF Sketchfest

The 20th Annual SF Sketchfest

January 20 – February 5, 2023
The San Francisco Comedy Festival. Sketch, Improv, Stand-Up, Musical, Film, Panels, Reunions, and Alternative Comedy every January!
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This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer directly.
American Art Institute 2023 New Year's Gala

American Art Institute 2023 New Year's Gala

January 15, 2023
The annual showcase of the American Art Institute's dance program takes place Sunday, January 15 at 3pm. Tickets are $25. For more information, please call 415-672-2809.
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Caught In The Act Cabaret: Bad Luck

Caught In The Act Cabaret: Bad Luck

January 13, 2023
Get lucky on Friday the 13th with Burlesque, Comedy, Drag, & More! Bringing you the best performers in the bay area for an extraordinary experience that you won't soon forget.
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The Grandmaster film screening

The Grandmaster by Wong Kar-Wei presented by CHSA

January 8, 2023
Join the Chinese Historical Society of America for a special screening of The Grandmaster (2013) by Wong Kar-Wei
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Previously in 2022

Caught In The Act Cabaret Holiday Extravaganza

Caught In The Act Cabaret Holiday Extravaganza

December 10, 2022
Burlesque, Comedy, Drag, & More! Bringing you the best performers in the bay area for an extraordinary experience that you won't soon forget.
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THE WAY OF THE DRAGON film screening + Food Panel Discussion

THE WAY OF THE DRAGON film screening + Food Panel Discussion

November 27, 2022
Join CHSA for our RADIATING BRUCE LEE: CINEMA UNDER THE SKY series with a screening of THE WAY OF THE DRAGON [1972] accompanied by food panel discussion: Of Chinese American Immigration and Restaurants.
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Dark Kabaret

Dark Kabaret

November 18 - 26, 2022
Discover something new. Dark Kabaret is San Francisco's premiere showcase for the world's finest variety artists. It's a decadent evening at the sweet nexus of magic, comedy, music, and erotic entertainment. Anything can happen!
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THE ORPHAN film screening + Sam Ho on the Making of Bruce Lee

THE ORPHAN film screening + Sam Ho on the Making of Bruce Lee

November 5, 2022
Join CHSA for our RADIATING BRUCE LEE: CINEMA UNDER THE SKY series with a screening of THE ORPHAN [1960] accompanied by a talk from Hong Kong film critic Sam Ho on the Making of Bruce Lee.
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The Roast of Count Dracula - A Very Adult Comedy Show

The Roast of Count Dracula - A Very Adult Comedy Show

October 28 - 29, 2022
Join us for a raucous night of comedy, music and mayhem. The Roast of Count Dracula is a Very Adult Comedy Show hosted by Legendary Comic, Brian Holtzman. Not for the Faint of Heart.
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Chinese Opera

Traditional Chinese Operas

October 9, 2022
October 22 - 23, 2022
November 13, 2022
We're excited to bring several new traditional Chinese opera groups to the Great Star Theater in October and November 2022.
Caught In The Act Cabaret

Caught In The Act Cabaret

October 19, 2022
Burlesque, comedy, drag, and more! Featuring Eric Newton, Ruby Vixen, RedBone, Mega, Ashanti Altovese, Penny Poundcake, Dizzy From Earlier, Trixie Fou Laurant, & DJ DaDa
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Other Minds Music Festival

Other Minds Music Festival

October 13 - 15, 2022
Every year, Other Minds holds a Festival of new music, around an idea, theme, or group of composers. Known for featuring stellar guest performers, a significant number of world premieres, commissions, and productions that incorporate new technologies and multidisciplinary collaborations, the Other Minds Festival brings together composers representing all points of the musical spectrum and pushing the creative boundaries of their respective genres.
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Maxim Leonidov Live in Concert

Maxim Leonidov Live in Concert

October 12, 2022
Maxim Leonidov is a Soviet, Russian, and Israeli musician, singer, actor, songwriter and TV host. Born on February 13, 1962, Leningrad, he graduated from the Glinka Choral School at the Leningrad State Academic Capella. In 1983 he became one of the founders of beat-quartet Sekret (Maxim Leonidov, Nikolai Fomenko, Andrey Zabludovsky, Alexey Murashov), which become extremely popular in Soviet Union/Russia.
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The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody

The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody

July - October 2, 2022
After a sold-out, critically acclaimed US tour, The Empire Strips Back returns to San Francisco. If you missed our sold-out Warfield Theater show, be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalising Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more!
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AirOtic Soirée: A Circus-Style Cabaret

Fridays through Sundays, April 15 - June 12, 2022
AirOtic Soirée is a one-of-a-kind event that combines a circus show with the excitement of a cabaret, all performed by stunning aerial acrobats. Don't miss out on what is guaranteed to be a night to remember!
This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer Fever directly.
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38 AT THE GARDEN: A Community Conversation with Jeremy Lin

May 23, 2022
In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Golden State Entertainment, the content arm of the Golden State Warriors, will host a live panel discussion featuring Jeremy Lin and the team behind his upcoming documentary, 38 AT THE GARDEN. The conversation will focus on Lin's cultural impact on basketball and his activism in the wake of anti-Asian hate incidents during the pandemic. Hear from 38 AT THE GARDEN director Frank Chi, producers Samir Hernandez and Travon Free, Cally Wong, Executive Director of the API Council, and Sarah Wan, Executive Director of the Community Youth Center of San Francisco. As part of the event, attendees will get a sneak preview of the upcoming documentary 38 AT THE GARDEN, which will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12. The documentary examines the cultural impact of NBA trailblazer Jeremy Lin and the cultural phenomenon known as "Linsanity" that surrounded him during his 2011-12 season with the New York Knicks.
This event is fully sold out.
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CAAMFest 40: Center for Asian-American Media's 40th annual CAAMFest

May 13 - 15, 2022
CAAMFest film screenings bring the Asian American experience to the big screen. We will be hosting several screenings and events at the Great Star. More information at CAAMFest.com
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May the Fourth Be With You - The Empire Strips Back kick-off event

May the Fourth Be With You - The Empire Strips Back kick-off event

May the Fourth, 2022
Free drinks? Star Wars?? In a theater not so far away… Start your May The Fourth at the Great Star Theater, with free drinks for anyone attending in Star Wars costumes. This party with DJ Darth and sexy Stormtroopers on patrol is a sneak peek of the hit burlesque parody "The Empire Strips Back" opening at the Great Star theater on July 6.
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Chinese Opera

Traditional Chinese Opera

April 24, 2022
We're excited to bring another traditional Chinese opera to the Great Star Theater this April. Tickets and more info available by contacting producer Eva Tam: evatya@hotmail.com
This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer directly.

Dark Kabaret presents: Radio Days April Fools show

April 1 - 10, 2022
From the creators of Dark Kabaret: Paul Nathan and Mike Davis have locked themselves in a room for a year to come up with Radio Days, a 20th Century comedy about life, love, and magic. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Great Star Theater.
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The Great Star Sessions

March 25, 2022
The Great Star Sessions variety show is hosted by Jamie DeWolf and features some of the Bay Area's most talented DJs, MCs, dancers, and cabaret performers including members of The Vau de Vire Society, Flux Vertical Theatre, and more!
This event is ticketed outside of the Great Star Theater system so GST coupon codes, Patreon discounts, and refund policies do not apply. For any questions please contact the producer directly.
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The Rocky Horror Circus Show

March 3 - 19, 2022
The Vespertine Circus is back! With a tight-wire Time Warp and high flying Columbia, this isn't your usual shadow-cast fare. It's not a film screening, it's a circus.
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Ballet22 Gala

February 25 - 27, 2022
Ballet22 returns to the Great Star Theater this February to present an encore performance from the 2022 Gala
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The Magic Tea Shop

The Magic Tea Shop

February 4 - 12, 2022
A family-friendly Lunar New Year cabaret with magic, music, circus, and dance
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Delkhii - A Celebration of Contortion Art

Delkhii: A Celebration of Contortion Art

January 29 - 30, 2022
Reconnect to the wonders of our Earth through Mongolian contortion art
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Previously in 2021

Rizo - Holiday Concert

Rizo in the Flesh (And on Top of Your Tree)

December 10 - 11, 2021
Join musical and comedy sensation Rizo back on stage for a Holiday Extravaganza you do not want to miss. A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll.
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San Francisco Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker

San Francisco Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker

December 4 - 5, 2021
San Francisco Youth Ballet presents the 20th annual performance of The Nutcracker.
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Dark Kabaret

Dark Kabaret

November 19 - 27, 2021
Discover something new. Dark Kabaret is San Francisco's premiere showcase for the world's finest variety artists
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Chinese Opera

Traditional Chinese Opera

November 7, 2021
We're excited to bring a traditional Chinese opera to the Great Star Theater this November. Tickets and more info via Eva Tam in SF Chinatown: evatya@hotmail.com
Twisted Cabaret

Twisted Cabaret: Halloween Spooktackular

October 29 - 30, 2021
Tragedy strikes as Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret and Pandemonium Vaudeville prepares for their giant Halloween Spooktackular
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Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres

October 30, 2021
The exclusive San Francisco premiere of this documentary of Be Fong-Torres! The lights, the crowds, the music, Ben Fong-Torres covered it all at Rolling Stone magazine as its legendary writer and first music editor. His life is an epic sweep through the world of rock and roll.
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Bitten

Bitten - An Adult Costumed Dance Party

Halloween Night - October 31, 2021
Forget the kids, come out and join other adults for a Sexy Halloween Party in downtown, Chinatown
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Ruinous Resound

Alchemy Labor Unit Presents: Ruinous Resound

October 22 - 23, 2021
2 day event of heavy industrial music from US and European artists, gathering together to shake the grounds of San Francisco
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Sugar Brown Burlesque

Sugar Brown Burlesque Bad & Bougie Show

October 15 - 16, 2021
Crazy, Sexy, Cool. Sugar Brown shares her diaries of the first time becoming a submissive through comedy, storytelling and dance!
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Dark Age Masquerade

Dark Age Masquerade

October 17, 2021
Dark Age Masquerade is an innovative stage performance including elements of modern circus, neo-burlesque, dance, sideshow, and visual arts
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BLUNDERLAND

BLUNDERLAND

October 7 - 10, 2021
International sensation BLUNDERLAND is an evening that is as naughty as it is wholesome and as raunchy as it is sweet.
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SFCAUSE panel on Anti-Asian Hate & Economic Challenges

SFCAUSE panel on Anti-Asian Hate & Economic Challenges

September 25, 2021
SFCAUSE panel Anti-Asian Hate and Economic Challenges Facing Bay Area Chinatowns, plus Champion of Truth Award ceremony
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Over The Moon: A Mid-Autumn Festival Cabaret

Over The Moon: A Mid-Autumn Festival Cabaret

September 17 - 18, 2021
A special mid-autumn festival performance. With magic, Chinese traditional dance, live Guzheng music, comedy, circus aerialists, and more, you will have an unforgettable memory with your friends and families.
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Carmen by Ballet22

Carmen by Ballet22

September 3 - 5, 2021
Ballet22 presents "Carmen" and a new commission, choreographed by world renowned Spanish choreographer, Ramón Oller
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Mountains and Rivers - A traditional Chinese GuZheng concert

Mountains and Rivers - A traditional Chinese Guzheng concert

August 29, 2021
Maranda Jiang and Chris Chau perform traditional Chinese Guzheng -- 竹霖晓筝 余意山水 —古筝独奏音乐会
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An Intimate Conversation with Daniel Wu

An Intimate Conversation with Daniel Wu

August 28, 2021
Join Hollywood and Chinese film star Daniel Wu at the recently reopened Great Star Theater in San Francisco Chinatown for an intimate discussion, Q&A, and meet-and-greet.
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Paul Dabek Mischief

Paul Dabek Mischief

August 20-21, 2021
A magical evening with Paul Dabek, the hilarious host of The Illusionists live on Broadway and London's West End
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The Cicadas of Comedy

The Cicadas of Comedy

July 30 - 31, 2021
The Cicadas of Comedy - A show that only happens once every 17 years
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The Submarine Show

The Submarine Show

July 8 - 17, 2021
Submariners take us on an enchanted voyage thousands of leagues under the sea, onto a forbidden island, and back again.
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History of the World (Part 1) / Independence Day Movie and Dance Party Blow Out

History of the World (Part 1) / Independence Day Movie and Dance Party Blow Out

July 2-3, 2021
We're back ya'll! Join us for two nights of a smashing Movie Dance Party Variety Show hosted by everyone's favorite, Mz. K.
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Two Magicians, One Car Cross-Country Tour Kick-Off Show

Two Magicians, One Car Cross-Country Tour Kick-Off Show

June 23, 2021
Bid "bon voyage" at the last public, San Francisco Bay Area show before magicians Ash K. & Kevin the Cap go cross country! With Tom Collett.
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Tōtum by Ballet22

Tōtum by Ballet22

June 18 - 20, 2021
Join us for Ballet22's first live performance this summer at the Great Star Theater! Founded in 2020 by Roberto Vega Ortiz and Theresa Knudson, Ballet22 exists to push the boundaries of what is possible in ballet while focusing on producing and presenting works, ranging from classical to contemporary ballet, that break gender normative traditions, specifically by presenting men, mxn, and non-binary artists "en pointe."
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Devil in the Deck

Devil in the Deck

June 10 - 12, 2021
Magic mixed with melodrama, fascinating fables, and true stories makes for fun family fare.
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April Foolish

April Foolish

April 1, 2021
Celebrate April Fools Day with Frank Olivier and dozens of friendly fools from far flung locales around the world!
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Nutcracker in Wonderland

Nutcracker in Wonderland

December 2020
A Virtual Circus & Magic Extavaganza. The Nutracracker and Clara go down the rabbit hole into Alice's Wonderland in this stuning circus cabaret. This innovative reimagining of two beloved classics immerses us in a wonderland of imagination and magic.
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Nutcracker in Wonderland Vespertine Circus Misfit Cabaret Two Magicians, One Car Cross-Country Tour Kick-Off Show Tōtum by Ballet22 Devil in the Deck Show Poster April Foolish Green Fields of America Brian Glow: Illusionist Comedy Magician A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret Winter Theater Festival
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