SFBG Promotions

Promo: Celtic Woman's only Bay Area performance


Global music phenomenon Celtic Woman announces The Emerald Tour and are coming to the Paramount Theatre on March 29!

The all-new stage production will celebrate Ireland and the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding Celtic heritage through an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. The Emerald Tour will showcase inspiring performances of timeless music with the unforgettable, angelic voices of Celtic Woman, recently named Billboard Magazine’s #1 World Albums Artist of the Year for the fifth time. Visit CelticWoman.com for more info.

Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm @ Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakl.

Win tickets to the World Premiere of Maya Beiser’s All Vows


“Sensual…with rock-star magnetism.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

"With virtuoso chops, rock-star charisma, and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge of avant garde adventurousness, Maya Beiser is the post-modern diva of the cello.” — The Boston Globe

Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire, and relentless quest to redefine the boundaries of her instrument. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of atoning for one’s sins by asking God for forgiveness, her new program All Vows goes to that juncture where spiritual and traditional culture meet contemporary, urban, and popular culture.

A founding member of the new music ensemble the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Maya has collaborated with Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Mark O’Connor, Steve Reich, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger Concerto), among many others. As a soloist, her appearances on some of the worlds’ most prestigious stages, including the Sydney Opera House, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and London’s Barbican, have brought her worldwide acclaim. A featured speaker and performer at the 2011 TED conference, her popular TEDTalk has since garnered over half a million views on YouTube.

In her newest production, All Vows, Beiser explores the dichotomy between the physical, external world we inhabit and the inner landscape of our secret selves. Get more info at ybca.org.

Enter to win here. Contest ends tonight (March 18) at midnight. Good luck!


Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22 at 8pm @ YBCA Forum, 701 Mission, SF

Regular: $30 in Advance / $35 at the Door
Student, Senior, Teacher: $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door
YBCA Members: $25; YBCA:You FREE
Post-show Q&A on Friday, March 21 moderated by Steven Schick

Promo: Dan Savage’s HUMP! Tour (Extra screening added!)


It's the sexiest, funniest, most creative dirty movie fest in the world: HUMP!

Since 2005 the HUMP! Film Festival has challenged ordinary people from all over the Pacific Northwest to become temporary, weekend porn stars-by making their very own five-minute dirty movies for a chance to win big cash prizes! And they did not disappoint! The resulting short films run the gamut of sexual styles: straight, gay, lesbian, transgender... every color in the sexual rainbow... and some we never knew existed.

HUMP! films are funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and almost overwhelmingly sexy-because they're real. And they're real because they were created and performed by sex-positive people, just like YOU. That's why Dan is bringing the very best of HUMP! to your town! See 18 of the hottest HUMP films in action... they'll make you laugh, squeal, and marvel at the broad (and creative) range of human sexuality. DAN SAVAGE’S HUMP TOUR – HOSTED BY DAN SAVAGE (Extra screening added!)tickets here.

All previously scheduled screenings are sold out, but get tickets to the newly added 2pm Saturday screening here!



Promo: Win tickets to see DJ Qbert at Mezzanine!


DJ Qbert is back (check out last week’s cover story on the Bay Area turntablist here), he's brought friends with him, and there's no telling what is going to happen!

Win tickets to witness a once in a lifetime GALAXXIAN experience with some of planet Earth's most out of this world performers, including Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics), PEACE (Freestyle Fellowship), Bambu (Soul Assassins), and more.

Be a part of history and celebrate the upcoming release of Extraterrestria, DJ Qberts first album since 1998, and gain support for one of the largest music driven Kickstarter campaigns in history. Read more at djqbert.com.

Get tickets here. Enter to win here.

Thursday, February 13 at 9pm @ Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF | $10

SF Bay Guardian presents night two of WATERS residency at Brick and Mortar


Winner of the 2012 Goldie Award for Music,  WATERS hits up Brick and Mortar this month for a February residency. Needless to say, the San Francisco Bay Guardian couldn’t be more proud to be a presenting co-sponsor along with Ineffable Music.

(Speaking of Goldies, the 25th Annual Goldies celebration is Friday, February 21 from 8-11pm at Folsom Street Foundry. Get more info and see who's going here.)

Spring 2010 saw the demise of Port O’Brien and founding member/front man Van Pierszalowski needed a break from the hectic, wonderful mess that is touring. He stumbled into respite in Oslo, Norway and explored the new city, swam in the Norwegian fjords, enjoyed the weather and the experience of seasons changing. He found his bearings and formed WATERS. The band will be previewing material from their forthcoming album, a follow up to the critically acclaimed debut Out in the Light

The new album “is about waking up. It is about getting out of a situation that seems endless, and realizing you’re not too old to make dramatic and sudden changes in your life. It is about starting over.”

With Two Sheds and There’s Talk. Get advance tickets at here.

Monday, February 10 at 9pm @ Brick and Mortar, 1710 Mission, SF | $6

Promo: Eric Roberson plus Algebra Blessett at Yoshi’s San Francisco


Eric Roberson – Erro, as he is affectionately known by fans and friends alike – has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, to releasing eight albums under his Blue Erro Soul imprint. 

This Rahway, NJ native and Howard University alum has been nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY® Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and continues to blaze trails unheard of from an independent artist. His latest release Mister Nice Guy debuted in the Top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. 

Joining Eric is one of R&B's hottest rising performers: soulful songstress Alegebra Blessett, who is touring Recovery, her Purpose Music Group/eOne Music debut and second full-length album.

For tickets and more information call (415) 655-5600 or visit this link.

Friday, January 31 | 8pm tickets available | 10pm show is SOLD OUT!


Win Tickets! WillCall Presents: Blackbird Blackbird + Teen Daze


Electro-island magic on the dance floor and WillCall's newest feature at the bar: Don't miss this one! 

Trailing a 2013 tour with STRFKR, and onto a 2014 tour of his own, SF’s Blackbird Blackbird swirls together electronica, psych pop, and hibiscus petals into a tropicool island trip. Sun-washed synths and sauntering vocals sparkle across his unwinding experiments. 

Joined by Teen Daze and his tranquilizing tundra of ambient electro, glo-fi vibes will mesmerize and revitalize until winter melts into spring. Bartab is enabled for this show, so you can order drinks at the bar just by saying your name. 

With James & Evander and Chad Salty. Visit getwillcall.com/blackdaze for tickets, or score yourself a free pair here.

Thursday, January 30 at @ Public Works, 161 Erie, SF

Promo: The Edwardian Ball is happening this weekend


The Edwardian Ball is an elegant, whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and famed author Edward Gorey, set in an imagined “Edwardian” era. Now in its fourteenth year, this year’s event features an original staging of Gorey’s classic, “The Curious Sofa”, presented by co-hosts Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society.

Enthusiastic attendees, traveling from all corners of the globe, flock to this SF tradition - hailed as “the quintessential must-never-miss event of the year!” - for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs, art galleries, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, parlour games, sideshows, a carefully curated vendor bazaar, and much more. All ages are welcome and appropriate in this darkly humorous and elegant setting, where the only guiding rule is that you join in on the fun!

Tickets are $40-$90 in advance and $45-$100 at the door. For info and tickets please visit edwardianball.com.

Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 from 8pm-2am @ the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness, SF

The Edwardian Vendor Bazaar will be held on Saturday, January 18 from noon-5pm @ The Regency Sutter Room, 1270 Sutter, SF

Promo: Prom Night kickoff for IndieFest (Free admission for Bay Guardian readers)


Attend the prom-themed Sweet 16 launch party for the 16th Annual SF IndieFest that also doubles as the kick off party for the I Was a Teenage Teenager teen-themed film series, screening January 10-14 at the Roxie Theater. DJ Shindog of New Wave City and DJ Junkyard of Litterbox will get your taffeta a-twirlin’ while Out of the Booth photobooth immortalizes your tiaras and tuxedos forever. They'll be showing trailers from the festival films and selling discounted tickets and passes at the party. For more info about SF IndieFest 2014 visit sfindie.com. For more info about I Was a Teenage Teenager, visit roxie.com.

Get in for free: simply join the Facebook page and mention SFBG and you will be on the list!

Friday, January 10 from 8p-midnight @ Women's Building, 3543 18th St., SF | 21+



Jack of All Trades Oakland


Shop local, shop unique at Jack of All Trades Market at Jack London Square this Saturday!

Over 100+ local craft and antique vendors, underground food startups, mobile fashion trucks and more. Plus: live music, craft beer, and food trucks!

Click here to win a $100 shopping spree! See more at JackofAllTradesOakland.com.

Saturday, January 11 from 11am-5pm @ Jack London Square, Oakland