This cavernous SOMA warehouse is one of the best places in SF to catch hot international DJs and boogie down to everything from Eighties raver candy to psychedelic trance while watching cool laser light shows. There are three tiers and four dance floors, lavish VIP room, perfect for showcasing multiple genres on a single evening. The smallest chamber is choky with a low canvas ceiling, while the largest room takes up two floors and features a booming sound system. The clientele is young and potentially meat-marketish, but that might be one of the clubs perks.
This spacious gallery, once an industrial warehouse, now boasts a stage for performances, two sculpted copper and steel bars for mixers, and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art showcasing local and international artists, world class DJs, and film screenings.
1:AM, short for First Amendment Gallery, showcases the work of renowned local and international street and urban artists in month-long exhibitions while recruiting and building up the next generation of producers by running youth-oriented mural workshops and classes on graffiti lettering and making vinyl toys like those created by hip hop artists, fashion designers, and illustrators that depict figures from Asian and American pop culture. And, if that’s not enough, 1:AM offers private workshops for your next work retreat - “to boost the morale of your employees and promote team-building.”
The dive-y bar and dance club features occasional live DJs.
Tucked in an alley in San Francisco's SOMA district, 330 Ritch boasts a full-service kitchen and hosts rock bands and hip-hop DJs.
An accordion shop that does repairs, offers lessons, and hosts live accordion music.
The intimate, actor-founded repertory theater hosts a variety of performances, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to The Lion in Winter, in addition to stand-up comedy nights and acting classes.
This recently renovated arts complex features the 203-seat Buriel Clay Theatre, the Sargent Johnson Gallery for Black visual culture, meeting spaces, dance studios, archives of African American history, a recording studio and a multi-use space available for rent. Located in the heart of the historic Western Addition, the complex celebrates Afro-centric artistic and cultural performance exhibition and programming, focusing specifically on African American artists from the area. Youth classes are offered in hip-hop dance, audio engineering, and animation, among other things.
Built in 1917, this 511 seat theatre gets some of the best Broadway and off-Broadway shows around. Right at the throbbing center of the theatre district, by Union Square, this venue embodies the finest in SF live performance.
A small park good for walking dogs at the corner of Gough St. and Green St. in San Francisco.