Theater & Shows in Pleasant Hill


"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!" at Del Valle Theatre on March 12–29 (Up to 38% Off)

"My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!"

Del Valle Theatre

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Steve Solomon’s one-man show introduces audiences to his unusual family through spot-on accents and affectionate impersonations

$73 $45

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The Sweet Spot: Mardi Gras Edition on April 29 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Oakland: Mardi Gras Edition

Leo's Music Club

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $60

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Arabian Nights Fashion Show and Cocktail Party at Carbon Lounge on Sunday, March 8 (Up to 47% Off)

Arabian Nights Fashion Show and Cocktail Party

Drake SF

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“Arabian Nights”-themed soiree features a fashion show by designer Rebecca Cahua and live music; proceeds benefit #HashtagLunchbagSF

$26.62 $15

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"Tree" at San Francisco Playhouse, February 28–March 6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Tree"

San Francisco Playhouse

The arrival of an unknown white sister on a black family’s doorstep sparks an unflinching portrayal of race and family

$43.99 $22

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Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret on March 19–April 4 (Up to 61% Off)

Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret

Great Star Theater

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A demented entertainer’s one-man show makes for an evening of vaudeville hilarity, with everything from music to juggling to knife-throwing

$76.04 $30

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"Foodies! The Musical" at The Shelton Theater Through April 25 (Up to 53% Off)

"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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Ivan Amodei’s "Intimate Illusions" at Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto on March 7–8 (Up to 54% Off)

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions"

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $39

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Deemed 2012's Best Dance Troupe in East Bay by Diablo magazine, Diablo Ballet's 10 international dancers have enthralled audiences of all ages with live performances since 1993. During contemporary and classical ballets, the performers call upon their experience pirouetting with prestigious dance companies––including the Bavarian National Ballet, Venezuela’s Ballet de Caracas, and the Colorado Ballet––to execute precise footwork to an array of musical compositions. In its free time, Diablo Ballet exposes youngsters to the arts by switching fast-food toys with Rothko paintings and participating in the PEEK Youth Outreach Program, which brings art education to more than 5,000 elementary-school students in Contra Costa County.
1646 N California Blvd Suite 346
Walnut Creek,
CA
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The Shawl-Anderson Dance Center offers a slew of adult classes each week in a non-competitive environment that welcomes dancers of all skill levels. Instructors have years of performing, choreographing, and teaching experience to bestow high-caliber training upon their eager pupils. Tutued beginners tulle up for ballet or prepare for overdressed conditioning during Pilates. The Horton Modern Technique focuses on flexibility and strength, lengthening spines and hamstrings like ropes of sentient saltwater taffy. Unleash inner b-boys and girls through a series of intricate pops and locks during a 75-minute hip-hop class (clean sneakers required). More experienced toe tappers can try to grab hold of contemporary jazz after firmly grasping modern, jazz, or ballet. Founded by Frank Shawl and Victor Anderson in 1958, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s classes were first taught above a liquor and tobacco store on College Avenue and have since been moved to a beautiful Craftsman across the street, which houses four sunny studios for twirling, jumping, and gooey spinal articulation. Use today’s deal to shower new dance moves on unsuspecting party guests and supermarket checkout lines.
2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley,
CA
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Born in Melbourne in 1978, Circus Oz is an animal-free circus troupe that performs all the death-defying stunts and astounding feats of Cirque de Soleil while undercutting its spectacle with a refreshing dose of irreverent Australian humor. The motley band of tumblers, tightrope-walkers, foot-jugglers, magicians, and acrobats favor leather pants, Viking helmets, and wild facial hair over spangly Lycra unitards—giving the circus a wondrously raw feel, like a steampunk Victorian circus comprised of Mad Max extras. Over the course of two hours, voluptuous ringleader Sarah Ward will unfold a cheeky phantasmagoria of star-crossed trapeze artists, roller discos, bicycles overflowing with 11 riders, two men balanced atop the shoulders of a single woman, and a mysterious event known only as “the senior citizens’ hour of power.” An off-kilter brass band (complete with a tiny tricycle organ) replaces the typical cirque’s New Age mood music with joyous rock and roll.
101 Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley,
CA
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Few theater troupes are as downright friendly as Impact Theatre. For one thing, their laid-back theater is in the basement of a pizza parlor. For another, they don't just accept unsolicited submissions?they base their mission around never-produced new plays from emerging playwrights. Since its inception two decades ago, Impact has held fast to its DIY roots, staging fun fundraisers alongside its thought-provoking and eclectic works.
1834 Euclid Ave.
Berkeley,
CA
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Trapeze School New York’s expansion west meant Angelenos no longer had to cross the country to join the circus. At their outdoor studio on the Santa Monica Pier, highly trained instructors teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced maneuvers during classes on the flying trapeze, aerial silks, lyra, trampoline, and Spanish web. All of Trapeze School New York’s countrywide facilities in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, and LA hold themselves to high safety standards that account for everything from equipment to instructors and safety belts. In an effort to bring their flying-trapeze instruction to surrounding communities regardless of funding, the school also gives lessons through their nonprofit branch of operations.
1822 9th St
Oakland,
CA
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At Kinetic Arts Center, students run away to the circus because it's a more fun way to stay fit than running around a track. There they learn circus arts such as modern dance steps, adventurous trapeze routines, and physics-bending parkour moves. And not only do classes keep students, who range from toddlers to adults, in good shape, but they also prepare them for performing in front of a crowd. Pupils can also study juggling and clowning. They're taught by a roster of teachers whose long r?sum?s include backgrounds in dance, theater, and the circus arts.
785 7th St
Oakland,
CA
US
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