Theater & Shows in Walnut Creek

Impact Theatre's "The Dragon Play" for Two with Souvenir Glasses on November 13–December 14 (Up to 44% Off)

The Dragon Play

La Val's Subterranean

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This darkly whimsical tale weaves together stories about a struggling married couple and a boy in love with a 300-year-old dragon girl

$63 $35

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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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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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Laurie Kilmartin and Aida Rodriguez at Cobb's Comedy Club on November 26–29 (Up to 57% Off)

Laurie Kilmartin and Aida Rodriguez

Cobb's Comedy Club

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Emmy-nominate writer for Conan joins a fellow alum of Last Comic Standing

$18.50 $10

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Secret Improv Society at Shelton Theater Fridays and Saturdays through December 27 (Up to 37% Off)

Secret Improv Society

Shelton Theater

Improvisers initiate crowd in weekly performances of short-form improv, comedy games, and live music

$18.93 $12

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

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

$60 $29

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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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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at Montgomery Theater on January 28–31 (Up to 50% Off)

Montgomery Theater

Montgomery Theater

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$68 $34

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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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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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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of song, dance, and ritualized fighting that is centered on a physical game called jogo de capoeira. Like Spock and Kirk forced to fight by a threatening tribunal of bearded men, two players dance around each other in the center of a circle, exchanging movements of attack and defense in a constant, heart-pumping flow. Both players attempt to control the space by confusing their opponent, although no intentional contact is made or harm done—unlike sticks and stones with hurtful words carved into them. The observers in the circle play a variety of traditional Brazilian instruments and sing, setting the pace and beat of the dance-fight. Explore the schedule to find times during the week that work for you; additional classes are held at 7 a.m. by appointment only. Each session will immerse you in the flips, feints, kicks, and songs of capoeira.

1901 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

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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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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Studio 12 flys is an aerial dance program specializing in low flying trapeze, sling, and rope and harness work. We have 6 teaching aerialists committed to the merging of dance and aerial arts and offering a rare blend of creativity, aerial technique, improvisation, time and space to motivate the artist within you.

2525 8th Street
Berkeley,
CA
US

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
US