The SF Must List: What to Do in San Francisco March 2017
Are you bored in San Francisco? You shouldn’t be! The City is booked with a variety of entertainment options that are affordably not “Hamilton”.
Bid adieu to your ennui with our round-up of San Francisco’s entertainment menu for the remainder of March:
A 4K restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterwork shot in San Francisco. This will likely be an epic film experience for Hitchcock savants and newbies alike.
Vertigo | Castro Theatre | March 24th–26th. Check site for showtimes | $9 – $12
Beloved classic by Hayao Miyazaki of Spirited Away, a young boy and a girl with a magic crystal search for a floating castle. Part of Clay’s Midnight Movies program.
Castle in the Sky | Clay Theater | March 31st & April 1st: 11:55PM | $10
The new restoration of the cult classic starring a troubled teenage Jake Gyllenhaal and his imaginary friend. Writer and director Richard Kelly will be in attendance for Q&A after the April 2 and April 3 evening screenings.
Donnie Darko | Roxie Theater | March 31st through April 4th. Check site for showtimes. | $12
A fashionable ghost story starring Kristen Stewart (if the name doesn’t ring a bell, ask someone).
Personal Shopper | Kabuki and Landmark Embarcadero Theaters | All week | $12
The Vegas-bred American rock band brings their Death of a Bachelor tour to Oakland.
Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor Tour | Oracle Arena | March 25th: 7PM
I love Ariana Grande so much, I want to order an Ariana Venti. The pop princess returns to the Bay with her Dangerous Woman tour.
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Tour | SAP Center at San Jose | March 27th: 7:30PM
Since everyone’s obsessed. With a full orchestra and choir, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi leads a high-tech, musical and visual journey through the Seven Kingdoms.
Game of Thrones: Live Concert Experience | SAP Center at San Jose | March 29th: 8PM
With seven Grammys for recordings of Mahler’s symphonies, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler with the San Francisco Symphony.
MTT Conducts Mahler | Davies Symphony Hall | March 30th–April 2nd | 8PM & 2PM
Last show! Inspired by La La Land, BATS Improv moves “freely” through time as the audience meets two possibly-romantically-inclined characters.
La La Means I Love You by Bats Improv | Bayfront Theatre | March 25th: 10PM | $17
Every other week at Stagewerx. “Two people enter. Two people do improv. No one dies.” On principle, things might get a little… uncertain.
Uncertainty Principle by Endgames Improv | Stagewerx Theatre | March 27th: 10:30PM | $5
An array of favorite local professional comedians do comedy.
Comedy All Stars | Punchline | March 28th: 8PM | $18
A live comedy battle that wrestles with social issues and pseudointellectualism. Topical!
Attractive Camp | Doc’s Lab | March 29th: 8PM | $6 – $15
Opening this week, this comedic play-within-a-play takes a peek into the backstage life of a second-rate theatrical troupe.
Noises Off | San Francisco Playhouse | runs through May 13th
A Tony-winning musical about a woman with a secret past attempting to restart her life by returning home. Previews begin March 29.
New Girl in Town | the Eureka Theatre | March 29th–April 16th
A.C.T.’s theatrical look into the art-driven journeys of Jazz legend Miles Davis and French filmmaker Jean Cocteau. The first preview is on March 30.
Opium and Needles | A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre | March 30th–April 23rd
An “unauthorized” musical parody of Silence of the Lambs. If it doesn’t ring a bell, ask someone.
Silence! The Musical | the Victoria Theatre | runs through April 1st
Featuring short dance films from around the world, this festival “prioritizes films that stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and most importantly–embrace brevity.”
Tiny Dance Film Festival | Roxie Theater | March 25th & 26th: check site for showtimes
SF Ballet’s reprise of Swan Lake. Select shows offer a free chance to meet the artist.
San Francisco Ballet presents Swan Lake | War Memorial Opera House | March 31st–April 15th
A collaboration with Sara Shelton Mann and Mixed Bag Productions, ODC Theatre and LEVYdance co-present a production that invites you to “see between the lines.”
The Invitation: Lies and Other Truths | ODC Theatre | March 31st–April 1st
The Warriors have three home games at Oracle Arena during the rest of March. Re: basketball.
Sacramento Kings: March 24th. Memphis Grizzlies: March 26th. Houston Rockets: March 31st.
San Jose Sharks play ice hockey against NY Rangers. West Coast best coast! East the least.
Sharks versus Rangers | SAP Center at San Jose | March 28th: 7:30PM
The Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants share fields for Spring training. Re: baseball.
March 30th & 31st at ATT Park | April 1st at Oakland Coliseum
Free & Open to the Public
Cine Acción presents a selection of films that address local and international human rights issues. The festival opens with shorts produced by University of San Francisco students.
15th Annual USF Human Rights Film Festival | Presentation Theatre | March 23rd–25th | FREE
Et voila: entertainment in San Francisco is possible without “Hamilton” tickets. However, if you do have tickets to Hamilton, please contact us. Thank you.