The SF Must List: What to Do in San Francisco April 2017
Think you’ve seen everything in San Francisco? Don’t be an April fool!
From Snoop Dogg to improv, San Francisco’s diverse entertainment scene is throbbing with a plethora of options this month. Cure your unfounded boredom with our eclectic round-up of the City’s entertainment events this month (sports included):
In the Spotlight:
The Real Housewives grace San Francisco with their live tour. Cynthia, Kandi, and Kenya from Atlanta join Sonja and Dorinda from New York to talk about what really happens when the cameras stop rolling. Prepare for juicy gossip and shocking revelations.
The Real Housewives Live: Uncensored and Unapologetic | The Warfield | April 22nd: 8PM
Go back-to-school to spectate Regina Spektor at UC Berkeley.
Regina Spektor | Greek Theatre | April 7th: 8PM
Park it like it’s hot with Snoop Dogg at the Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat concert.
Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat | Concord Pavilion | April 16th: 7:30PM
Don’t miss your chance to see this rapper. Chance the Rapper performs in the East Bay.
Chance the Rapper Spring Tour | Oracle Arena | April 26th: 8PM
The Weeknd brings his Starboy tour to the Bay. Tickets are so expensive, you won’t be able to feel your face. Bella Hadid will likely be absent but keep an eye out for Selena Gomez. Rae Sremmurd will also perform.
The Weeknd–Starboy: Legend of the Fall | SAP Center | April 28th: 7:30PM
Honorable mentions: Jeezy at the Warfield April 7th, Gucci Mane at the Warfield April 17th, and the XX with three shows at the Bill Graham April 15th through 17th.
This highly anticipated two-week festival features some 150 films and events, showcasing cinematic excellence and discovery. This is the longest-running event of its kind in the Americas.
The 60th SF International Film Festival | April 5th–16th | Citywide, check site for schedule
Feel like a kid again with Saturday morning cartoons and popcorn for breakfast.
Popcorn for Breakfast: Saturday Morning Cartoons | Roxie Theater | April 8th: 11AM
Sing with Ryan Gosling. The Castro Theatre goes to La La Land for its famous sing-along series.
La La Land Sing-Along | Castro Theatre | April 21st: 8PM
The eco-savvy Green Film Festival screens a catalogue of environmental movies.
Green Film Festival | April 20th–26th | Citywide, check site for schedule
Endgames Improv presents a topical night of improvisation for this weekly series. You’ll be greeted with newspapers and scissors. Article cutouts will be used to prompt the comics’ material for a night of current events and comedy.
San Francisco Tonight! | Stage Werx Theatre | April 8th: 10:30PM
What do Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials share in common? Disdain.
Battle of the Generations | Punchline Comedy Club | April 11th: 8PM
“Theatre with consequences.” BATS Improv players compete for your praise. Whoever earns the most praise wins the coveted “Praise or Punishment” trophy.
Praise or Punishment | BATS Bayfront Theatre, Fort Mason | Every Friday in April: 8PM
Free Oreos! Named Best Comedy Show in 2016 by SF Magazine, this troupe of improvisers performs a late-night show every weekend.
Secret Improv Society | Shelton Theatre | Fridays & Saturday: 10pm
An acclaimed rendition of Arthur Miller’s gritty masterwork (re: author of Death of a Salesman).
A View from the Bridge | Shelton Theatre | Runs through May 20th | Check site for tickets
A family relocates for the safety of their trans child. After an accident unveils unexpected truths, the family adapts to ongoing changes.
Everything That’s Beautiful | New Conservatory Theatre | Runs through April 23rd | Ticket Info
A ghost story that follows a couple staying at a bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
John | A.C.T.’s Strand Theatre | Runs through April 23rd | Check site for tickets and showtimes
SF Ballet’s Program 07 presents Made for San Francisco Ballet, with choreographed performances of Trio, New Thatcher (world premier), and Within the Golden Hour.
San Francisco Ballet | War Memorial Opera House | April 5th–18th | Check site for tickets
ODC Theater is delivering four different choreographed presentations in April: Pilot 68–Wild Bodies, Prescription Drug Nation, David Gordon, and Ris Jaroslow & Dancers.
ODC Theater | Check calendar for more information
One night only! Lines Ballet showcases an evening of spoken word, music, and dance.
Let the Body Speak | Taube Atrium Theater | April 13th: 7:30PM
Golden State Warriors home games at Oracle Arena:
April 4th: Timberwolves. April 8th: Pelicans. April 10th: Jazz. April 12th: Lakers.
San Francisco Giants home games at AT&T Park, visit site for tickets:
April 10th (home opener): Diamondbacks. April 10th–12th: Rockies. April 13th–16th: Dodgers.
Oakland A’s home games at Oakland Coliseum, visit site for tickets:
April 3rd–6th: Angels. April 14th–16th: Astros. April 17th–19th: Rangers. April 20th–23rd: Mariners.
San Jose Sharks home games at SAP Center:
April 6th: Edmonton Oilers. April 4th: Vancouver Canucks. April 8th: Calgary flames.
San Jose Earthquakes home games at Avaya Stadium:
April 8th: Seattle Sounders. April 14th: FC Dallas