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Weekend Planner: March 29th, 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 29th

 

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 30th

 

Irish Film Festival

San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All

Free


San Francisco Irish Film was founded in 2003, and presents the very best in contemporary Irish cinema, celebrating everything from features to documentaries to Irish language films (with English subtitles for those who didn’t spend a summer at a Gaeltacht).  The Irish are notorious for story telling, and the Irish Short film has rapidly become an art form in Ireland.  The annual film festival includes a selection of top current Irish short films in the “Short Stories – Tall Tales” program. Throughout the year, we continue the celebration of Irish film in the Bay Area, which includes a one-day Docfest in March.  The Docfest, which began in 2017 is a celebration of award winning Irish documentary film. sign up for our newsletter to learn of our special events!

 

Cupcakes and Cocktails

Lycee Francais, San Francisco

10:30 AM, Ages: All

$11


We are thrilled to announce the Fourth edition of our French Gastronomy Festival in partnership with the Lycée Français de San Francisco (Ortega Campus) and the Consulat Général de France in San Francisco!


Join us on Saturday, March 30th, 2024 with your family and friends and stroll amongst our exceptional French exhibitors who will make you discover their delicious products featuring: honey, wine, yoghurts, quiches, charcuterie, pastries, crepes, chocolate, croissant, coffee and much more! Bon appétit!


Price:

Adult - $11 (includes $1 processing fee)

Free for children (under 18 years old)


Our Exhibitors


1,2,3 Chocolat: a French Chocolate Mousse Atelier in the SF Bay Area. We offer small batches of chocolate mousse handcrafted with love in the French tradition. Our chocolate mousse is made from scratch using selected varieties of high-quality chocolate and ingredients that are always fresh. We pledge to always respect the environment and the earth's resources and to never use preservatives or anything artificial. We also create unique French-inspired chocolate mousses for your special events and catering needs, and will work with you to help you organize an amazing event.


A la French Crepe

Indulge your taste buds in an authentic culinary journey with "À la French". Transport yourself to the enchanting region of Brittany, where our traditional recipes bring the essence of French gastronomy to life with Traditional Crêpes. Our ingredients are carefully sourced, ensuring freshness and supporting small businesses. Experience the true essence of French cuisine with every mouthwatering creation that pays homage to tradition.


Beeopic

After 10 years in Paris as a urban beekeeper with 300 beehives on rooftops and gardens (Notre-Dame, Grand Palais, Tour d’Argent …), I started a company with my son in the Bay Area (Walnut Creek) 5 years ago in order to pollinate local plants (almonds, apples, plums …) and produce local, raw and unfiltered honey.


Boisset

Boisset Collection is a family-owned Franco-American collection of more than 28 historical wineries rooted in the world’s most prestigious terroirs focusing on fine wines. Each house offers a unique history, identity, and style, all united in the pursuit of superior quality, responsible viticulture and respect for history.


Braid Bakery


Fabrique Délices

Since 1985, Fabrique Délices has been making charcuterie in the spirit of conviviality and with traditional savoir-faire from its home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Served for decades in the best restaurants, including the White House, professional and home chefs alike can look no further than Fabrique’s array of small batch gourmet items perfect for a charcuterie board filled with flavor or a meal made with panache. Fabrique Délices helps you bring the bistro home through charcuterie and accompaniments that reflect the true flavors of France.


Galaxy Dessert

Galaxy Desserts, also known as Brioche Pasquier | Galaxy Desserts, is part of the Brioche Pasquier family of bakers, based in France. What really sets us apart is that we do all the crafting, baking, freezing and packaging ourselves. We carry three families of products: (1) Brioche; (2) Croissants; (3) Frozen Desserts, all dedicated to excellence and quality for Retail and Food Service. Our products are either made in France or manufactured at our facility in Richmond, California.


Goudy’s

We are Seasonal flavors manipulators . We dedicate our charcuterie and dishes to showcase the large diversity in the French regional food scene. We will be pleased to be your guide and share with you the French culinary diversity and opulence. Last point! We are also passionate to manipulate flavors during each seasons period.


Lamia Baking

Lamia Cuisine and Baking serves the Bay Area and beyond, offering myriad opportunities to educate the palate through catering services, personalized menus, classes and more.


La Cave

La Cave is a true French wine shop selling boutique wines found nowhere else in the US. 7th generation wine merchant, Frederick Boelen founded La Cave in Napa Valley as an extension of his French shops based near Honfleur in Normandy, France. The online store offers wines from most of the French regions made by small producers that follow sustainable practices. Shop wines online or join their wine club to discover some of France’s hidden gems!


Lux Cafe Club

Curating the Globe's Most Exquisite Specialty Coffees. We deliver rare, luxurious coffee treasures directly to discerning connoisseurs, ensuring an unparalleled tasting experience with every cup.


Maison Porcella

Located in the heart of California Wine Country, Franco-American Chef Marc-Henri Jean-Baptiste proudly offers exceptional charcuterie and savory-pastries containing free-range and hormone-free ingredients. Our fully cooked authentic products create savory appetizers as well as elegant entrees!


My French Cuisine

My French Cuisine is a catering and delivery of Authentic French cuisine for companies and families. Located in the East Bay (Oakland and Walnut creek), their goal is to make French cuisine easily accessible to all, by delivering French cuisine or pickup in one of our store partners


Petit Pot

Founded eight years ago by French pastry chef Maxime Pouvreau, Petit Pot is a fast-growing brand of premium, organic refrigerated desserts looking to disrupt the category. Its pot de crème, riz au lait and plant-based desserts are made with fresh & organic ingredients that are perfectly portioned in petite glass jars. Every Petit Pot product is made in Emeryville, California in small batches and with the utmost care by its 45 hardworking employees. Starting from Max’s kitchen, Petit Pot is now producing over 200,000 jars per week for 6,000+ stores across the states. These delicious little pots can be found in major brick & mortar and ecommerce retailers, including Whole Foods, Publix, Costco, Amazon and Imperfect Foods.


The French Spot

Family owned and operated Pastry Shop, The French Spot is a pastry retail space located in lower Nob Hill created in 2020 by husband and wife, French American team, Vincent Attali and Maria Zapata. We offer a variety of retail and wholesale French-American-Asian inspired breakfast pastries (traditional and creative croissants), pastries, desserts, and custom artistic cakes.


 

Sunday, March 31st

 

East Bay Pilsners at Jupiter

Jupiter, Berkeley

2 PM, Ages: 21+

$25


Come join us for a pilsner showdown at Jupiter on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, CA, USA! Don't miss out on this epic battle of the East Bay's finest pilsners! The east bay is home to some of the best small breweries in the nation, and the pilsner has become a go-to style to showcase what each brewery can do with a familiar style. Wether you like hoppy west-coast pilsners, biscuit-y Czech-style pilsners, or the classic German pils, the bay has the best of the best.But on March 31st, there can only be one. After tasting all of what the East Bay has to offer, please vote on 1 beer to rule them all. Of course, this is a blind taste test! While the true beer connoiseurs might be able to recognize some of the beers, please don't spoil the fun!


Participating breweries will be:

  • East Brother

  • Fieldwork

  • Ghost Town

  • Jupiter

  • Oakland United

  • Original Pattern

  • Triple Rock

  • Trumer


You'll be entitled to one taster pour of all 8 beers available. Tasting will happen from 2pm - 3:30pm.Once you've tried all the beers, please select ONE beer that you feel truly embodies the best of what the bay has to offer and turn in your voting card under the redwood tree. Last call for voting will be 3:30 PM, although we'll walk around and make sure everyone gets a chance to vote.The winner will be announced shortly after 4, and we'll offer additional pours of that beer until it's out! The winner will also get a spot on Jupiter's beer list for the whole month of April.Happy sipping and may the best beer win!


Must be 21 years old or over to purchase a ticket and participate.

 
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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