Tickets & Events in Palo Alto

"A Chorus Line" at Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center, November 1–16 (Up to 40% Off)

"A Chorus Line"

Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center

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The Tony Award-winning musical follows a group of dancers as they audition for Broadway, revealing troubled pasts through song and dance

$30 $18

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Two-Day Access to the Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014 for Two or Four on November 8 and 23 (Up to 56% Off)

Silicon Valley Film Festival

Multiple Locations

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Two days of feature films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world highlight emerging technologies and social change

$40 $19

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Standup Comedy at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club (Up to 72% Off)

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

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Comedians seen on late-night talk shows, network sitcoms, and “Last Comic Standing” take the stage

$44 $15

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Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 47% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $55

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

BlueLight Cinemas

Cupertino

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

$36.50 $19

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

Made Up Theatre

Grimmer

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

$28 $12

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Harvest Festival Admission for Two or Four on November 14, 15, or 16 (44% Off)

Harvest Festival

San Mateo Event Center

Home of the #1 candy apple in the US, according to the Wall Street Journal, the fest showcases 24,000 handmade pieces of art and wares

$18 $10

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 8 or 9 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

San Jose Convention Center

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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Standup at San Jose Improv Through December 14 (Up to 78% Off)

San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

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

$88 $20

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

The Cats Restaurant & Tavern

San Jose

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

$40 $25

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"Funny Fun" Standup for Two or Four at Club 21 Through February 28, 2015 (Up to 55% Off)

"Funny Fun"

Club 21

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Comedian Dan Mires fills Thursday nights with headlining standups including David Gborie, Ngaio Bealum, and Kirk McHenry

$20 $10

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

The New Parkway Theater

Uptown Oakland

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

$29 $16

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The Sweet Spot Oakland: Sexy Halloween Edition on Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

The Sweet Spot Oakland: Sexy Halloween Edition

Imagine Affairs Art Lounge

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a special Halloween performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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The Great Love Debate at Brava Theater Center on November 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

"The Great Love Debate"

Brava Theater Center

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Town Hall–style dating event pairs love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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3D Printing or 3D CAD Modeling Workshops at Autodesk Gallery

3D Printing or 3D CAD Workshop

Autodesk Gallery-San Francisco - Landmark Building

Learn about 3D printing or 3D CAD modeling technology from HoneyPoint3D or Autotdesk experts, and tour the Autodesk Gallery

$120 $39

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One-, Two-, or Three-Day San Francisco Green Festival Visit for One, Two, or Four on Nov. 14–16 (Up to 74% Off)

Green Festivals

Ft. Mason

Browse 250+ eco-friendly businesses and explore a weekend of cooking demos, kids’ activities, inspirational speakers, and live music

$15 $5.50

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$10 for Two to See SF Comedy Showcase at Punch Line San Francisco(Up to $25 Value)

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

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

$25 $10

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$10 for "Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy" Show at The Shelton Theater (Up to $20 Value)

The Shelton Theater

Shelton Theater

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Ever-changing roster of stand-up comics promises laughs

$20 $10

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

Sistah Sinema

San Francisco

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

$12 $6

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

Balboa Theatre

Outer Richmond

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

$10 $8

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

The Dark Room Theater

Mission

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

$13.98 $7

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

"Foodies! The Musical"

The Shelton Theater

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

$36.18 $17

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

"Murder at the Tropicabana"

Zio Fraedo's

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

$127.06 $59

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Stockton Arena on January 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Stockton Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$64.65 $39

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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
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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