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Weekend Planner: March 15th, 2024


View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


 

Friday, March 15th

 

Best of SF Standup Comedy

The Purple Onion at Kells, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 18+

$15


One of the longest running independent comedy shows in America featuring a revolving showcase of SF's best comics every Friday at Kells, home to San Francisco's legendary Purple Onion in the heart of beautiful North Beach. We're easy to get to and an amazing starting point for an unforgettable Friday night in SF.



About the show

Each show features five to six comedians, ranging from SF's best up and coming acts to the occasional drop-in national headliner.


Come early and enjoy some great food and amazing craft drinks at Kells full bar and restaurant. At 8pm, grab your drink and head downstairs for the show!

The show will end by 9:30pm.


We encourage everyone to stick around after the show and party with us at Kells!


Frequently asked questions

Is there an age requirement?

The show is for mature audience members of 18+ only unless accompanied by parent.

Is there a drink minimum?

No, there is no drink minimum.

What if I'm late?

Not a problem, just head downstairs whenever you're ready to laugh.

Is there parking available?

There is free parking on the street but it can be tough to find a spot, there are many public parking garages close by. See your options on Parkopedia.

If the event is sold out, will you have tickets at the door?

We often sell out, so please buy your tickets in advance. If the event is sold out online, we will not have any extra tickets to sell at the door. In that case, please get tickets to the next show!

If I can't make it to the show anymore, will the fees be refunded?

Sure!


More information and show background

For more information, please visit our website.

Have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions? Feel free to email (comedy@bestofsfstandup.com) or call/text us at (415) 748-5119 anytime. We'd love to hear from you!


THE SHOW

The Purple Onion is a legendary comedy club in San Francisco that had its heyday in the 1950s and 60s and helped launch the careers of Phyllis Diller, The Smothers Brothers, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor. Now, a new generation of comedic talent is set to take the stage! From the producers of one of the longest running independent shows in America, comes this comedy tour de force with some of the hottest up and coming acts in the Bay Area!


THE VENUE

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub in San Francisco offers a warm atmosphere inside an original Barbary Coast building. Oak flooring, some private wood booths and central tables with white table cloths combine to create an extraordinary dining atmosphere. An interesting and unexpected menu with creative flair offers classic Irish and American favorites as well as innovative dishes.


THE FINE PRINT

Cameras and video/audio recording devices are not permitted. All non-headliner shows' lineups are subject to change.


 

Roller Rink

The Church of Eight Wheels, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: All

$10


Fridays are always a great time to go roller skating. This is a session where kids and families skate along with anyone that's in the mode to get their skate groove on early!!! Please skate safely. All participants must please follow the direction of the rink personnel.


Skate Rental are available for $5.00, but not included with the purchase of your ticket.


NO REFUNDS!!! Attendees are NOT allowed to transfer their registration between this event and another event. Be sure you are selecting the proper date and time you want to skate.


To speed up the process at the door please have your scan codes ready to scan. Ticket scan codes can be found at the bottom of your confirmation email with tickets attached. Thank you everyone for being patient and understanding while we try to adapt to our new system.


 

Saturday, March 16th

 

Scrapbooking and Tea

M!nd Coffee, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: All

$18


Come join us at Mind Coffee for a cozy night of scrapbooking! Create your book with some scissors, stamps, and get ready to create beautiful collages and have your picture taken with Poloroid. The best part? Enjoy Unlimited Tea while you let your creativity flow. Whether you're a seasoned scrapbooker or a newbie, this event is perfect for anyone looking to unwind, socialize, and get crafty. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to relax, sip tea, and get creative with us!

 

Drunk Theater

Eclectic Box, San Francisco

9:30 PM, Ages: All

$20


A comedian takes five shots of whiskey in a row and tries to perform an improvised play with five sober comedians. What could go wrong?!

Drunk Theatre is the entirely improvised, unpredictable, and crazy comedy show that’ll kick your weekend into overdrive. Come see what the SF Chronicle, CBS, LA Times, SF Weekly, SFGate, Thrillist, and TimeOut have all been talking about.

  • Door opens at 9:30pm, show starts at 10:00pm

  • T ickets are $25 at the door

  • Limited ticket availability at the door.

24-hour notice required for cancelations. Late cancelations may be transferred to another show date of your choosing. Seating is first come, first serve. Parties later than 15-20 minutes may have their tickets sold at the door.

Event is all ages but we can't guarantee the comedy will be kid friendly.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information: @drunktheatrecompany


 

Sunday, March 17th

 

Horror Art

Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: All

Free


FREE 8"x10" Print by Tagging someone on Instagram or SHARING this event on your Facebook Timeline: CLICK HERE for Facebook Event to Share.


RSVP NOW - IT'S FREE! by clicking the "REGISTER" icon for your FREE Tickets. Tickets good for all days & simply used to help us track attendance. If you have Facebook, please also click the "Going" Icon on our Facebook event page to help us out.


Free Ticket = Full access to show and free print at entrance when sharing event on social media.

VIP Ticket = Early access to show (30 minutes each day) + specialty $40 Print of your choice + Free 8"x10" print at door.

Save 25% Off All pre-purchased artwork now until Feb 16th on AmazingArtExpo.com & Disparody.com Type AMAZINGSHOW in the discount code during checkout to redeem.


Featuring the Art of:

  • HORROR

  • STAR WARS

  • MARVEL

  • DC COMICS

  • DISNEY

  • ANIME

  • HARRY POTTER

  • LORD OF THE RINGS

  • PARODY

  • DRAGONS & FANTASY


If you choose to COSPLAY, you will receive an additional free print & cosplayers with super awesome costumes (determined by Amazing Art Expo staff) will receive a $30 gift certificate.


AND INTRODUCING THE COMEDIC PARODY ART OF BUCKET! ABOUT ARTIST "BUCKET" Despite being bred as a stormtrooper, Bucket refuses to identify as a "Clone" and prefers to be labeled a scoundrel painter who enjoys long walks on the beach and glutenous pastry products. Visit iamparodyart.com and CLICK HERE to watch a short video message from Bucket.


FEATURING THE ART OF NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTIST ADAM MICHAELS: a self taught traditional artist working primarily with ink and watercolor as well as other mixed medias such as acrylic paints, coffee and red wine. Adam travels and exhibits his art worldwide and his work can be found in distinguished galleries such as Chicago’s Gallery F and Los Angeles’s Gallery 1988. Adam has been licensed and recognized by franchises such as Ozark, Ghostbusters, Firefly and more as well created art and clothing lines for Ghost Adventures’ Aaron Goodwin.

He creates fine original art as well as pop culture fueled pieces which have been labeled “nerd art you can hang in your living room”. Bringing a modern, high end feel that is approachable by collectors and non-collectors alike and spanning all ages, Adam takes inspiration from both the light and dark of life as well as his love of a robust realm of pop culture including Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Mortal Kombat, Star Wars and all things horror.


FAQ


HOW DO I GET MY FREE PRINT? Tag a friend on Instagram or SHARE the event on your Facebook timeline or Instagram pg by March 15th. When you check in at the event, simply use your phone to show us you shared the event & you will be given your choice of a free print. Limit 1 Free Print per individual who shared Event. Artists will not sign free prints.Click Here to share the event on Facebook.


WHAT DO I GET WITH THE $10 VIP TICKET? VIP ticket holders will be allowed 30 minute early access to the event prior to opening the doors to the public + a specialty 12"x16" print (valued at $40) in addition to the 9"x12" print


IS THIS EVENT COMPLETELY FREE? Yes, no purchase whatsoever is necessary. VIP tier is completely optional.


IS THERE ANY ARITIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (A.I.) ART AT THIS EVENT? Absolutely NOT! All our art sold on our website and featured at our show was created by human hands. We do not believe A.I. art is actually art and we stay firm with that decision.


ARE KIDS ALLOWED? This event is 100% Kid & Stroller Friendly!


ARE COSPLAYERS ALLOWED? All cosplayers are encouraged to attend with the expectation that they will pose for photos with guests at no charge. If your cosplay outfit is deemed "exceptional" by our staff, you will receive a $30 gift certificate.


WHERE DO I PARK?  For the most affordable parking we recommend parking in lots surrounding the venue. Plan to spend around 2 hours at the venue. We found $5 hr at Union Square Garage (7 min walk). We recommend using this Park Whiz Link to find other options.


WHAT BART EXIT SHOULD I TAKE? Take the Powell St exit from BART and it's just a short 3 block 1/3 mile walk.


If you have any questions regarding our guidelines, please email john@amazingartexpo.com

 
Cheaper Than Therapy Comedy Festival

533 Sutter, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 18+

$25


San Francisco stand-up comedy every Wed @8pm, Thu @8pm, Fri-Sat @8 & 10pm, and Sun @8pm. No drink minimum.


Cheaper Than Therapy offers a healthy dose of live stand-up comedy every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, year-round. Located in San Francisco's historic Shelton Theater in the heart of Union Square, Cheaper Than Therapy is convenient to get to, whether you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting.


Check out our reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook.


About the show


Each show features five to six hand-picked, experienced comedians and an occasional guest drop-in.


Please arrive at the theater by 7:45pm to check in with the box office. The bar opens at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Last seating is at 8:20pm.


The theater has a full bar with no drink minimum. Come early for craft drinks and great seats!


The show always ends by 9:30pm. For a list of restaurant recommendations in the area, please visit our website.


We encourage everyone 21+ to party with us at the Shelton Theater bar.


Frequently asked questions


Is there an age requirement?

The show is for mature audience members of 18+ only.

Is there a drink minimum?

No, there is no drink minimum.

What if I'm late?

This is a live show, and we want everyone to have a great time. As a courtesy to the performers and audience, we will not seat those who arrive after 8:20pm. If you are unable to make it by this time, please let us know. We would be happy to transfer your tickets to a future date.

Is there parking available?

There is no parking at the theater, but there are many public parking garages close by. See your options on Parkopedia.

If the event is sold out, will you have tickets at the door?

We often sell out, so please buy your tickets in advance. If the event is sold out online, we will not have any extra tickets to sell at the door. In that case, please get tickets to the next show!

If I can't make it to the show anymore, will the fees be refunded?

Unfortunately, Eventbrite does not refund any fees, so only the base ticket price is refunded. However, we're happy to transfer your tickets to a future show of your choice instead. Just email us at info@cttcomedy.com let us know that you can no longer make it and want to transfer your tickets. Once you've decided on a date that works better for you, email us again at least 48 hours in advance of the show, and we'll confirm your tickets.


More information


For more information, please visit our website.


Still have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions? Feel free to email or call us at (415) 506-8474 anytime. We'd love to hear from you!


Cheaper Than Therapy is presented by CTT Comedy and Shelton Theater.

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