Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, was characterized by a free-wheeling mix of anti-establishment politics, radical life-style experimentation, struggles for racial and gender equality, and a profound respect for traditional cultures able to survive and even flourish outside the commercial "mainstream." Since its founding in 1968, the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse has been deeply rooted in that aspect of Berkeley's culture that embraced freedom, tolerance, cooperation, and innovation.
Fremont - James Logan Theater
The James Logan Center for the Performing Arts is a new, state-of-the-art, 594 seat, proscenium, theater located on the campus of James Logan High School in Union City.
Livermore - Bankhead Theater
Since it opened in 2007, the Bankhead Theater has welcomed a diverse range of artists and audiences, bringing them together to share the rich experience of live performance. Together with performances by the Resident Companies, local community groups, and touring shows, events at the Bankhead engage, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages.
Marin - Throckmorton Theatre
The Throckmorton Theatre consistently seeks to afford talented artists and audiences the necessary freedom and support to take creative risks, and to view the world from fresh perspectives and to achieve new depths of insight and mutual understanding. Diversity and understanding among our artists and audiences is an essential component of the thriving creative environment that it strives to create.
Sacramento - Jean Runyon Theater
Originally opened in 1927, this theater thrived as the ideal stage for community theater productions, recitals, puppet shows, poetry readings and other gatherings. The theater is dedicated to Jean Runyon, who is known for her extensive contributions to the Sacramento theater community.
San Francisco - Cobb's Comedy Club
Cobb's Comedy Club has presented the finest comedy talent in the industry since its founding in 1982. Located in San Francisco's famous North Beach, Cobb's offers a taste of old San Francisco and the city's ever-changing nightlife.
San Francisco - Doc's Lab
Doc’s Lab is a versatile subterranean performance venue located at 124 Columbus Avenue between Jackson and Pacific on the western edge of the Jackson Square Historic District—a neighborhood with a long history of food and entertainment dating back to the Barbary Coast Era of the Gold Rush. Inspired by San Francisco, and particularly North Beach’s rich history in literature, culture and the arts, Doc’s Lab offers a unique experience complemented by artisan cocktails and Chef Justin Deering’s cuisine.
San Francisco - Marines Memorial Theater
The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is an intimate 564-seat jewel box theatre located in the heart of San Francisco's theatre district between Union Square and Nob Hill. This historic San Francisco venue was built in 1926 to bring the best national, international and local Music, Dance, Author Talks & Lectures and theatrical/film presentations to Bay Area audiences.
San Jose - Montgomery Theater
Built in 1936, the Montgomery Theater retains its historic charm and offers audiences an intimate experience for every performance. Combining an elegant appearance with contemporary upgrades, it hosts a variety of performing arts, corporate and private events.
Santa Cruz - Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Kuumbwa is a Swahili word meaning "an act of spontaneous creativity". With 200 seats and no sight line issues, all seats have an excellent view of the stage.
Sonoma - Muscardini Cellars
Set in a circa-1860s two-story red schoolhouse with front and back porches, the new Muscardini Cellars is packed with playful diversions, including a model train circling on a track above the large, oval wood bar, a couch, rotating selections of artwork, and an expansive gift area offering novelties.