Theater & Shows in Richmond


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 Drake SF on Sunday, March 8 (Up to 47% Off)

Arabian Nights Fashion Show and Cocktail Party

Drake SF

“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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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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"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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"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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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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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Sewing Hope in Uganda at The California Theatre on March 9 (Up to 51% Off)

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Sewing Hope in Uganda

The California Theatre

One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014 speaks candidly and inspirationally about her fight for the future of Ugandan children

$85.50 $42

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  • Shawl Anderson Dance Center
    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.
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    2704 Alcatraz Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Cal Performances
    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.
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    101 Zellerbach Hall
    Berkeley, CA US
  • La Val's Subterranean
    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.
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    1834 Euclid Ave.
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Bay West Ballroom
    At Bay West Ballroom, students learn how to tango alongside their identical twin, whether they were actually born with one or not. The studio's eastern wall of mirrors stretches for 60 feet, ensuring that students’ reflections are always visible as they spin on the sprung beech-wood floor. On the opposite side, windows admit sunlight and scenic views of the hills, creating an ethereal space where seasoned instructors demonstrate ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles. Drawing from a diverse curriculum, these instructors cover a broad spectrum of disciplines that range from the cha-cha to the country two-step, encouraging practice in both the classroom and social settings. For example, lessons on popular salsa steps prepare pupils to spin at nightclubs, and wedding courses customize choreography to match a chosen song at elegant receptions. Directors Mark and Andrea Nelson-Novak have both earned championship titles, and Andrea draws on a degree in biology to better inform her protégés on anatomy, movement, and the location of the body’s rhythm glands. The pair enlists other experts—including US Country and Swing Champion Tony Gutsch and Grand National Latin Finalists Dima and Olga Sukachov—to helm specialized and regular classes. The team also hosts holiday parties each year.
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    1133 E Francisco Blvd.
    San Rafael, CA US
  • Marin Murder Mysteries Dinner Theatre
    At Marin Murder Mysteries, dinner mates may ask you to pass the rolls just before they begin chipping away at your alibi. That’s because guests are both suspects and sleuths during the theater troupe’s interactive performances, attempting to tally the clues and pinpoint the culprit's motive. Each year, the cast and crew serve up three to four different shows that inject generous portions of slapstick into the familiar detective genre. The writers and directors have a particular fondness for the noir-soaked era of the 1950s, with such past plays as Remains to be Seen, Murder Me, Always, and Death of a Doornail. During the show, guests have the option to dine on a gourmet dinner or sip cocktails from a cash bar.
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    931 4th Street
    San Rafael, CA US
  • Dance Arts Studios
    Dance Arts Studios' instructors get fleet feet flying with a panoply of dance classes set within a studio that Pacific Sun named the best place for dance lessons in 2007 and 2008. The accommodating schedule of ballroom, Latin, and swing dances lets beginners and more sure-footed students build stepping and twirling skills with social dance classes. The Dance for Fitness course centers around fun, upbeat routines that strengthen cores and improve flexibility, teaching students to stylishly retrieve fallen items with a graceful dip. Although not included in today's Groupon, guest instructors and 2011 U.S. Argentine-tango stage champions Gustavo Hornos and Jesica Salomon help to inspire more seasoned dancers to take their tango to the next level in an intermediate/advanced Argentine-tango class.
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    704 Mission Ave
    San Rafael, CA US
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