Nightlife in North Fair Oaks

Up to 53% Off Lunch at Angelica's

Centennial

$48 $25.25

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Chefs craft dishes such as vegetarian ravioli with house marinara, beer-battered fish and chips, and salmon with mango relish

Up to 66% Off Western Ballet's "La Fille Mal Gardée"

Foothill College-Smithwick Theatre

$50 $17

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Classic comedic ballet follows two lovers as the maiden's mother attempts to keep them apart

Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow – Up to 48% Off

Shoreline Amphitheatre

$37 $20

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Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and Gloriana bring their award-winning stylings to an outdoor venue

Learn About 3D Printing and Watch a 3D Printer in Action

San Mateo

$45 $19

The team from HoneyPoint3D explains 3D printing technology and gives you an up-close view of a 3D printer in action; refreshments available

50% Off Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$80 $40

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Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery

Masterworks Chorale – Up to 29% Off Concert

Hillsdale High School Main Theater

$26.62 $19

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Guest orchestra, choirs, and dancers join Masterworks Chorale for their golden anniversary performance of Carl Orff's famous epic

Up to 78% Off at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Heritage District

$40 $12

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Variety of comedians who've appeared on late-night talk shows and comedy specials entertain audiences in the intimate club

Made Up Theatre – Up to 57% Off Improv

Grimmer

$28 $12

Alternating teams perform long- and short-form improv fueled by audience suggestions

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

40% Off Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

Up to 48% Off Movie Package for Two

Cupertino

$36.50 $19

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Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn feeds movie fans during second-run flicks projected in theaters with DTS and Dolby surround sound

44% Off Vin12 Wine Event

Multiple Locations

$70 $39

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Sacramento event highlights pinot noir and zinfandel, Santa Clara spotlights pinot noir—both feature 15+ wineries and 40+ wines to sample

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

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Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

Up to 58% Off Wine-Flight Tasting

West Santa Clara

$30 $15

Guests can sample the libations and take in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the vineyard's charming tasting room

AL B. Sure – Up to 52% Off R&B Concert

The Historic Bal Theatre

$66.74 $32

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Pioneer of new jack swing shares smooth R&B jams including "Nite and Day"

Up to 51% Off Wine and Wine Tastings

Campbell

$50 $25

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House blends and vintages include California-style sangiovese, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon, which are often poured at Saturday tastings

Up to 80% Off Standup at San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

$96 $20

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Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

52% Off Lunch at Britannia Arms Almaden

Almaden Valley

$29 $14

Choose from lunch entrees of shepherd's pie or fish and chips with sodas at this British-style pub

Up to Half Off Pool at Cuetopia Billiard Cafe

Erikson

$42 $21

25 Brunswick pool tables host friendly games of pool with pitchers of frosty beer; day pass unlocks unlimited billiards for a month

Up to 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

South San Jose

$70 $35

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Sample cheese while learning about wines' provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

Up to 50% Off at Sapphire Hookah

South San Jose

$20 $11

Groups gather around hookah pipes in an ambient lounge to unwind while smoking shisha in their chosen flavor

55% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

$55 $25

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Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

San Jose Youth Symphony – Up to 39% Off Concert

Califorina Theater

$16.52 $10

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Soloists Daniel Charif and Robert Collar join the symphony to perform works by Mozart, Artie Shaw, Bernstein and more

Beyond Business Live! – Up to 48% Off

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time with marketing and delegation techniques

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

Up to 60% Off Wine Flights at Periscope Cellars

Oakland

$24 $12

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Taste three 3-ounce wine samples at a tasting room with up to 10 taps filled with Californian wines

#HellaFunny – Up to 41% Off Standup

The Great Star Theatre

$16.82 $10

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San Francisco comedian and three-time winner of Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition cracks jokes in a BYOB showcase

50% Off Movie Red Carpet Movie Gala

Marina Theatre

$50 $25

Get caught up in this movie shot in a 100 year old haunted house

"Foodies! The Musical" – Up to 53% Off

The Shelton Theater

$36.18 $17

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Musical revue’s cast skewers eating habits, kitchen gadgets, and over-attentive waiters

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

Up to 42% Off Pub Cuisine at Kezar Pub

The Haight

$30 $18

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Across from the 49ers’ old stadium, guests watch sports while dining on burgers, wings, and Irish pub food such as bangers ‘n’ mash

Half Off Wine Tasting from Wineluv Wednesdays

Blu Restaurant

$30 $15

Boutique wineries pour samples of their favorite vintages as guests dine, sway to music, and gaze at local art

Up to 40% Off Improv Comedy Show

Downtown

$20 $12

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Improvisers involve the crowd in weekly 90-minute performances of short-form improv, comedy games, and live music

Up to 79% Off Jeff Garcia or Steve Hofstetter Standup Show

Russian Hill

$40 $10

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Comedy club hosts up-and-coming comic based out of Huntington Park, as well as an original columnist for College Humor

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

Roxie Theater – Up to 40% Off Movie for Two

Mission Dolores

$20 $12

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Classic, indie, and offbeat cinema in an iconic century-old theater; upcoming films include I Am Divine and A Touch of Sin

Disposable Film Festival – Up to 71% Off

Castro Theatre

$60 $30

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Curated festival of no-budget films shot on cellphones, webcams, and still cameras celebrates its eighth year

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At Menlo Hub, both food and art find a place on the menu. The modern restaurant's walls are blanketed in original contemporary paintings, and on some nights, the dining space reverberates with music from live bands and solo musicians. But even on nights with performances, the main attraction is always found in the kitchen. Here, chefs design casual American dishes sprinkled with elements of Mediterranean cooking.

The menus focus on simple steaks and seafood, complemented by organic produce sourced from nearby sustainable farms. The artfully plated dishes include California sea bass, New York steaks with gorgonzola demi-glace, and eggplant-wrapped lamb shanks. While most visitors sample the cuisine in the airy main dining space, private groups eat in a secluded room warmed by a corner fireplace.

At the lively bar, flat-screen TVs broadcast sporting events as bartenders mix fruit-infused martinis and pour a range of California wines, which are made from grapes that are just thankful that they never became California raisins.

1029 El Camino Real
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Fox Theatre lures crowds and musical acts alike with an auditorium drenched in the glimmer and charm of theater’s history. Surrounding a proscenium stage draped in red is enough gold to please a group of kings or outfit one rapper with his requisite bling. Bas-reliefs and intricate patterns line the walls while below, rows of seats on the floor and balcony beckon with simple comfort.

2215 Broadway St
Redwood City,
CA
US

Originally founded in 1970 to give high-school and college students a chance to hone their onstage skills, TheatreWorks dedicated itself early on to promoting new work that grappled with America's changing social landscape. Exploring the experiences of ethnic and cultural minorities, the group built a following throughout the subsequent decades, growing to its present size of 41 permanent staffers, an annual budget of $7 million, and 8,000 subscribers. Its New Works Initiative continues to seek out up-and-coming voices from around the country, helping new playwrights find their footing and prompting embittered older writers to test new pseudonyms.

1305 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

At Pasta Q, chefs roll out homemade pastas and gnocchi and douse their doughy exteriors with creamy sauces and redolent spices. Eighteen diverse pasta renditions share table space with classic Italian-style meats buffered by roasted potatoes. An eclectic selection of imported Italian wines pair with bites, and homemade desserts ease the burden of spaghetti strands trying to shape themselves into the form of tiramisu. The menu’s Mediterranean flourishes extend to the décor, with its deep-burgundy and mustard-yellow walls punctuated by mosaic-tiled benches and billowy white fabric suspended from the ceiling.

326 University Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

The Old Pro’s kitchen team has taken on an endeavor that most culinary artists are too afraid to attempt: making tater tots better. The menu dedicates an entire section to the deliciously deep-fried, grated potatoes, introducing mouths to six variants including bacon blue tots, truffle-and-parmesan tots, and Tot-chos—tots with nacho fixings. These crispy bites are just the beginning of Old Pro’s souped-up pub food, which reinvents popular staples by topping brawny burgers with brisket and infusing Red Sangria with blackberries and fresh rosemary. The hand-tossed brick-oven pizzas also earn a place in stomachs' hearts with toppings such as housemade sausage and truffle oil.

The sports bar’s inventive culinary approach has earned it a five-year run as Palo Alto Weekly's Best Sports Bar from 2007 to 2012, and its neighborly atmosphere has made it an ideal setting for palling around with buddies. Inside, lofty ceilings and long tables allow ample space for socializing and dramatic three-point landings off the bar’s mechanical bull. Mounted displays pay homage to a long list of teams and athletes, and 13 high-definition plasma-screen televisions broadcast sporting events in real time. To cut down on waste produced by bottles, labels, and corks, The Old Pro’s bartenders serve both draft beers and California wines straight from the tap.

541 Ramona St
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Though the Lumière brothers and Thomas Edison are often credited with groundbreaking discoveries that paved the way for modern cinema, history sometimes leaves out a key player: photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Commissioned to find out whether horses lifted all four legs off the ground while galloping, Muybridge invented a device called the zoopraxiscope to display his photographed findings. His first zoopraxiscope screening was held in Palo Alto in 1879, making the city the birthplace of film. To honor Muybridge’s work, as well as the technological innovations bubbling throughout Silicon Valley, the Palo Alto International Film Festival was born in 2011. It focuses not only on new technology, but on breakthroughs in artistic expression, screening a collection of films from around the world. They range from major Hollywood releases, such as 2012’s Looper, to independent works, such as George Lucas’s home videos of himself practicing light-saber moves in his garage. Outside the theater, visitors can mingle at an array of talks, film workshops, and parties.

431 FLORENCE ST STE 200
PALO ALTO,
California
US