Where to Score Tickets
Tix Bay Area sells advance and full-price tickets with a service charge
of $2 to $5, plus half-price theater, dance, and music tickets on show
days (Sun-Mon tickets are sold Sat-Sun). Union Sq. Pavilion, Powell St.
y 415/433-7827. www.tixbayarea.org. Try City Box Office for tickets
to most theater and dance events. 180 Redwood St., Suite 110.
y 415/392-4400. www.cityboxoffice.com . Ticketmaster offers
advance ticket purchases for a fee. y 415/421-8497. www.ticket
master.com. Craigslist also connects people with tickets (especially
to 49ers games). www.craigslist.org.
odcdance.org. Tickets $15-$45. Bus:
22, 33. BART: 16th St. Map p 131.
★★★ San Francisco Ballet CIVIC
CENTER The first and one of the
finest professional ballet company in
the U.S., directed by Helgi Tomasson.
The season runs February through
May, plus The Nutcracker in Decem-
ber. War Memorial Opera House,
301 Van Ness Ave. (at Grove St.)
y 415/865-2000. www.sfballet.org.
Tickets $9-$130. Bus: 5, 21. BART/
Muni: Civic Center. Map p 132.
★ Smuin/SF Dance Company
SOMA Theatrical ballet perform-
ances featuring tango, rock, or
other music for a modern spin. They
perform at Yerba Buena and Cowell
Theater in Fort Mason. 300 Brannan
St. (at Mission St.) y 415/495-2234.
$23-$50. BART/Muni: Powell St. Bus:
through Saturday; local comedians
on Wednesday nights for $10. 915
Columbus Ave. (at Lombard St.)
y 415/928-4320. www.cobbscomedy
club.com. Tickets $15-$25. Bus: 30.
Cable car: Powell-Mason. Map p 131.
★ Punchline EMBARCADERO
Largest comedy nightclub in SF; it
features both locally and nationally
known comedians. 444 Battery St. (at
Clay St.) y 415/397-7573. punchline
comedyclub.com. Tickets from $7.50.
Bus: 1, 10, 15. BART/Muni: Embar-
cadero. Map p 131.
★★ ODC/San Francisco MISSION
The renowned modern dance com-
pany's last few seasons have sold
out. They perform The Velveteen
Rabbit in November and December.
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. (at Van
Ness Ave.) y 415/863-9834. www.
Two SF Ballet Dancers leaping during a performance of Tomasson's “Criss-Cross.”