Tickets & Events in Palo Alto

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Sunnyvale Community Players Presents: "Gypsy" on September 12–October 5 (Up to 40% Off). 15 Dates Available.

Sunnyvale Community Players Present: "Gypsy"

Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center

$30 $18

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Sondheim musical tells the true story of how a driven mother inspired the creation of one of the most famous burlesque dancers of all time

Standup at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, Thursdays–Sundays (Up to 78% Off)

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

$40 $12

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Comedians seen on late night talk shows, network sitcoms, and Last Comic Standing star on stage

Newark OktoberFest Package with Mug and Beer at Swiss Park on Saturday, September 27, at Noon (Up to 30% Off)

Newark OktoberFest 2014

Swiss Park

$20 $14

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An afternoon of German music, dancing, games, auto displays, and, of course, fine German beers

Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 43% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

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

$19 for Movie Package with Two Tickets, Two Popcorns, and Two Drinks at BlueLight Cinemas ($36.50 Value)

BlueLight Cinemas

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

Improv Comedy for Two at Made Up Theatre (Up to 57% Off)

Made Up Theatre

Grimmer

$28 $12

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

Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 39% Off)

Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Santa Clara Convention Center

$80 $49

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Guests including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Congresswoman Judy Chu speak at this annual convention

Slow-Smoked BBQ and Drinks for Two or Four at The Cats Restaurant & Tavern (Up to 39% Off)

The Cats Restaurant & Tavern

San Jose

$40 $25

Pitmasters grill 16-ounce ribeye steaks, St. Louis style smoked ribs, and Atlantic salmon, and slow-smoke barbecue for 10 hours

James Brown Tribute Concert at The Historic BAL Theatre on Saturday, September 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

James Brown Tribute Concert

The Historic BAL Theatre

$40.74 $20

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James Brown doppelgänger pays homage to the Godfather of Soul with hits including "I Feel Good" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"

The Dinner Detective at Waterfront Hotel (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

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

Devour Food & Beer Fest for Two or Four on Saturday, September 27 (50% Off)

Devour Food & Beer Fest

Oakport Lot

$200 $100

Sample cuisine from more than 30 food booths alongside sips of wine and craft beer on Saturday, September 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$16 for Movie for Two with Popcorn and Beer or Wine at The New Parkway Theater ($29 Value)

The New Parkway Theater

Uptown Oakland

$29 $16

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Viewers recline on cozy couches and love seats while enjoying popcorn, craft beer, and local wine while watching movies on the big screen

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 30 at 6 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort

Davies Symphony Hall

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

$17 to See "Foodies! The Musical" at The Shelton Theater (Up to $36.18 Value)

"Foodies! The Musical"

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 Two to See SF Comedy Showcase at Punch Line San Francisco(Up to $25 Value)

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

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

Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

San Francisco

$12 $6

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$40 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Movies and Snacks at Balboa Theatre ($50 Total Value)

Balboa Theatre

Outer Richmond

$10 $8

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First-run Hollywood movies, classics, kids' matinees, and themed film series at a theater built in 1926

Two or Six Tickets to Bad Movie Night at The Dark Room Theater (Up to 55% Off)

The Dark Room Theater

Mission

$13.98 $7

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Audiences laugh at film flops while hosts riff on the movie's flaws

Kurtis Blow at Berkeley Black Repertory Group Theater on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 41% Off)

Kurtis Blow

Berkeley Black Repertory Group Theater

$100 $59

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Rap pioneer behind "The Breaks" delivers hits with support from Suga-T and General X; VIPs enjoy red carpet entry and a meet and greet

2014 BANFF Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour at California Theatre on September 25 (Up to 40% Off)

2014 BANFF Mountain Film Festival "Radical Reels Tour"

California Theatre

$40 $24

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Short-film festival celebrates extreme athletes from around the world

Opening Night of Berkeley Symphony Orchestra at Zellerbach Hall on October 2 at 7 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Opening Night of Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Zellerbach Hall

$15 $7

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Elgar's Enigma Variations, a world premiere Oscar Bettison, and a performance of Sibelius's Violin Concerto by soloist Jennifer Koh

"Murder at the Tropicabana" at Zio Fraedo's (Up to 54% Off)

"Murder at the Tropicabana"

Zio Fraedo's

$127.06 $59

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Audiences help Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel unravel a farcical crime while dining from an Italian buffet

$30 for One Entry to the Tiburon Taps Beer Festival on Saturday, September 6 ($52.74 Value)

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival

Point Tiburon Plaza

$52.74 $30

Enjoy bottomless cups of beer provided by California breweries like Lagunitas; proceeds benefit summer programming for low-income children

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose and Friends on Saturday, September 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose and Friends

Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium

$35 $24.50

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Classically trained singer and her singer-songwriter partner blend sacred mantras with contemporary arrangements alongside a Nepali flutist

Dierks Bentley at Stockton Arena on Thursday, October 2 (Up to 50% Off)

Dierks Bentley

Stockton Arena

$36.35 $20

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Country stars share rollicking stompers and heartfeld ballads

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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

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

A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.

150 San McDonald Rd.
Stanford,
CA
US

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

Peninsula Symphony, founded in 1949 with the goal of enriching communities with affordable musical productions, grew from a grassroots ensemble to a 90-plus-member orchestra of well-trained local musicians. Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein leads the ensemble with a steady baton, a sharp ear, and the stamina to carry on through the inevitable triple encore.

146 Main St
Los Altos,
CA
US

Cheryl Burke took the dance world by storm in 2006 when she won "Dancing with the Stars" twice, once in the winter and again in the fall. In addition to fame, her performance on the show also netted her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography. When she's not busy with the show, an acting gig, or a magazine shoot, she still finds time to teach at her eponymous dance studio, Cheryl Burke Dance, which she co-founded with her mother in 2009.

The facility features three dance studios, including a sprawling 4,118 sq. ft. studio, as well as a veteran team of instructors, some of whom are National and World dance champions. Together, in private or group settings, they teach nearly 20 different styles of dance, including the Waltz, Rumba, and the Lindy Hop. Once students feel confident enough with their dance skills or the swelling from the surgery to repair their second left foot subsides, they can attend one of the studio's dance parties to show off their new moves.

1400 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View,
CA
US