Tickets & Events in Palo Alto

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

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

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

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

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

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

Up to 48% Off Movie Package for Two

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

Made Up Theatre – Up to 57% Off Improv

Made Up Theatre

Grimmer

$28 $12

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

Up to 66% Off San Francisco 49ers Football Game and Memorabilia

Official Fan Package

Levi's Stadium

$353 $299

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San Francisco begins their trek back to the playoffs during two preseason games and a regular-season clash with a division rival

Up to 40% Off at San Jose Renaissance Faire

San Jose Renaissance Faire

Guadalupe River Green

$36 $21.50

One-day visit brings guests face-to-face with jousters, magicians, cosplayers, fantasy authors, and family games at annual Ren fest

San Jose Giants – 76% Off Baseball Package

San Jose Giants

San Jose Municipal Stadium

$90 $22

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Six-time California League champions battle opponents all summer long behind a roster of potential future big-leaguers

Up to 78% Off Standup at San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

$88 $20

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

Up to 58% Off "Bonnie & Clyde" Musical

"Bonnie & Clyde"

San Jose Stage

$53 $22

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Regional premiere of a new musical tells the story of the iconic young bank robbers with a blend of blues and rockabilly

San Jose Youth Symphony – Up to 46% Off Concert

San Jose Youth Symphony's Philharmonic Orchestra Season Finale

Califorina Theater

$16.52 $9

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Former music director John Felder's new piece gets a world premiere, alongside classics by Chadwick and Rossini and Respighi

Yanni — Up to 43% Off Concert

Yanni

Oracle Arena

$61.85 $35

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Globally famous composer and pianist performs classic favorites and new album tracks backed by a full orchestra

Oakland A's – Up to 50% Off Baseball Game 

Oakland A's

O.co Coliseum

$26 $13

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The A's continue to defend their AL West crown and current division lead during matchups against the Royals, Mets, and division-rival Angels

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

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

45% Off Movie and Beer at The New Parkway Theater

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

Up to 51% Off Standup-Comedy Show

The Godfathers of Comedy: Paul Mooney & Dick Gregory

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$50 $29

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Provocative comedians and activists take the stage for a night of irreverent anecdotes, side-splitting jokes, and history

Balboa Theatre – $2 Off Movies and Snacks

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

"Funky Town" – Up to 39% Off '70s Musical

John Bisceglie Presents: "Funky Town"

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

$80 $49

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Musical salute to the '70s stirs up nostalgia as more than 60 performers play iconic stars singing, dancing, and skating to classic hits

The New Stage – Up to 44% Off Performance Art

The New Stage presents "Patterns"

Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion

$32.04 $18

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Theater meets film, music, and performance art in Amy Munz's lyrical seven-character exploration of the elegance and pain of love

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

"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 Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

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

50% Off at Film Event at Sistah Sinema

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

Up to 40% Off Improv Comedy Show

Secret Improv Society

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 55% Off Bad Movie Night

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

"I Hate Children Children's Show" – Up to 50% Off

I Hate Children Children's Show

Hotel Rex

$22 $11

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Unscripted magic show featured at the Edinburgh Festival astonishes and cracks up families while inviting kids ages 8+ onstage

Learn About 3D Modeling & 3D Printing at Autodesk Headquarters

3D Printing Demonstration

The Gallery at Autodesk - South Beach-San Francisco

$100 $39

The experts from HoneyPoint3D and Autodesk explain 3D modeling and printing technology and lead a tour of the onsite gallery

Up to 48% Off Comedy Show

Comedy at The Supperclub with Scott Capurro

The Supper Club

$23.08 $12

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Provocative standup comedian headlines a show featuring burlesque performers and musical comedian Phil Johnson

#HellaFunny Comedy Show – Up to 50% Off Standup

#HellaFunny Comedy Show

Rebel Bar and Lounge

$40 $20

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San Fran comedian and three-time winner of Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces Comedy Competition cracks jokes with DJ-spun Motown tunes throughout

"Champions of Magic Live!"– Up to 50% Off Show

"Champions of Magic Live!"

Victoria Theater

$80 $40

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Five internationally acclaimed magicians combine their talents for a show featuring comedy, illusion, and escape artistry

MattyB – Up to 56% Off Rap Concert

MattyB

The Regency Ballroom

$32.15 $14

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

San Francisco Dogfish

Boxer Stadium

$16 $10

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After advancing to the league championship last year, the Dogfish reload with their sights set on bringing home a trophy

BANFF Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour – 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

Belmont Stakes Wine Festival—42% Off Admission

2014 Belmont Stakes Wine Festival

Berkeley Marina

$86.51 $50

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Light food and wines from a host of vintners accompany full slate of live horse racing held on the same day as the Belmont Stakes

40% Off at California Beer Festival's Hamburger and Hops Day

California Beer Festival's Hamburger and Hops Day

100 Aptos Creek Rd

$48 $29

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Chomp on gourmet hamburgers and sliders and sip craft beers during a full day of live music

Ian Harris – Up to 40% Off Standup

Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking Tour 2014

The Rio Theatre

$20 $12

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Skeptical standup comic seen on Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live! skewers religion and society on his latest tour

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

"The Angry Pursuit of Happiness," with Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley

Rio Theater

$26.62 $16

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

"Murder on the Rebound"

"R&B Revue"

Zio Fraedo's

$127.06 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while unraveling a comical murder mystery, then receive an autographed cast photo

Stockton Ports — Half Off Baseball Game

Stockton Ports

Banner Island Ballpark

$24 $12

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Showcasing one of the league's most powerful lineups, the Ports charge toward the playoffs during the remaining weeks of the regular season

Port City Roller Girls—33% Off Roller-Derby Bout

Port City Roller Girls vs. Red Bluff Derby Girls

Stockton Indoor Sports Complex

$30 $20

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The Port City Roller Girls face off against the Red Bluff Derby Girls in a clash of intrastate rivals

Up to 56% Off Roller Skating

Ripon Powerplay Sports Arena

Ripon

$18 $9

Skaters glide around a wooden rink on old-school quad skates to the beats of pop music

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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

The Ives Quartet's musicians—violinists Bettina Mussumeli and Susan Freier, violist Jodi Levitz. and cellist Stephen Harrison—wash two intimate venues with unexpected selections. One of Haydn's famous Prussian quartets opens the program with rich interplay between instruments and instantly accessible melodies before Quincy Porter's String Quartet no. 6 spotlights a 20th-century take on the classical form. To help perform Tchaikovsky's energetic Souvenir of Florence sextet and feed the metronomes during the earlier pieces, violist and co-founder of the Moab Music Festival Leslie Tomkins wields her bow alongside guest cellist Tanya Tomkins of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

600 Colorado Avenue
Palo Alto,
CA
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

The Stanford cardinal-and-white have a drenched palette of historic excellence, and this year's football team maintains that level of general awesomeness. Led by coaching mastermind Jim Harbaugh and Heisman trophy candidate Andrew Luck at quarterback, Stanford is currently ranked in the top 20 by the AP Poll, standing in prime position to challenge opponents for Pac-10 supremacy and beyond for a bowl bid. Strap on your helmet and second-favorite chinstrap to cheer on the fourth most electrifying offense in America as you bask in the sunny goal line section at beautiful Stanford Stadium. Join the Cardinal for their homecoming game against Washington State, a special time when former residents, alumni, and secret societies secretly return for a nostalgic weekend of gridiron goodness and campus-wide celebration.

655 Campus Dr
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