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CLAS­SI­CAL MU­SIC & DANCE SAN FRAN­CISCO BAL­LET

Amer­ica’s old­est pro­fes­sional bal­let com­pany per­formed one of the first Amer­i­can pro­duc­tions of both “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker,” as well as the first 20th cen­tury “Amer­i­can Cop­pélia.” A vi­tal en­sem­ble, it is one of the three largest bal­let com­pa­nies in the United States. War Memo­rial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., 415.861.5600.

SAN FRAN­CISCO CON­SER­VA­TORY OF MU­SIC

This pro­fes­sional school in the Civic Cen­ter neigh­bor­hood of­fers an ar­ray of mu­si­cal pro­grams, many of them free to the pub­lic. 50 Oak St., 415.864.7326.

SAN FRAN­CISCO OPERA

Lo­cated in the his­toric War Memo­rial Opera House since 1932, this is the sec­ond largest opera com­pany in North Amer­ica, bring­ing ex­cit­ing per­for­mances to the stage each sea­son. War Memo­rial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., 415.864.3330.

SAN FRAN­CISCO SYM­PHONY

Founded in 1911, the sym­phony is widely con­sid­ered to be among the coun­try’s most ar­tis­ti­cally ad­ven­tur­ous art in­sti­tu­tions, well known for its ac­claimed con­duc­tor Michael Til­son Thomas. Louise M. Davies Sym­phony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., 415.864.6000.

LIVE MU­SIC FEINSTEIN’S

Lo­cated within the Ho­tel Nikko San Fran­cisco, this el­e­gant, in­ti­mate, 140-seat night­club is op­er­ated in part­ner­ship with multi-plat­inum-sell­ing en­ter­tainer Michael Feinstein and presents a wide range of lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional en­ter­tain­ers. 222 Ma­son St., 866.663.1060.

SAN FRAN­CISCO GAY MEN’S CHO­RUS

For 40 years, this group has served as an in­ter­na­tional

stan­dard bearer for a pow­er­ful mix of ex­tra­or­di­nary mu­si­cal ex­cel­lence and mis­sion- driven ac­tivism. It con­tin­ues to in­spire through per­for­mances and in­volve­ment in hu­man rights, em­pow­er­ment and in­clu­sive­ness, es­tab­lish­ing it as an icon among LGBT or­ga­ni­za­tions. 415.865.3650

SFJAZZ CEN­TER

This is the first stand-alone per­for­mance venue of its kind in the coun­try built specif­i­cally for jazz. The 35,000-square­foot glass struc­ture seat­ing 300 to 700 peo­ple, lo­cated in bustling Hayes Val­ley a block from Davies Sym­phony Hall, boasts the acous­tic qual­i­ties of a great con­cert hall and the re­laxed in­ti­macy of a jazz club. 201 Franklin St., 866.920.5299. THE­ATER AMER­I­CAN CON­SER­VA­TORY THE­ATER Of­fer­ing clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary the­ater pro­duc­tions, the A.C.T. is a large, highly re­spected non­profit the­ater com­pany lo­cated just out­side Union Square. 405 Geary St., 415.749.2228.

BEACH BLAN­KET BABY­LON

No trip to San Fran­cisco is com­plete with­out see­ing Steve Sil­ver’s “Beach Blan­ket Baby­lon,” the hi­lar­i­ously campy re­vue that has been a lo­cal fa­vorite since 1974, known for its hats and wigs and spoofs of cur­rent events and celebri­ties in ever- evolv­ing num­bers. Per­sons un­der 21 not ad­mit­ted to evening per­for­mances. 678 Green St., 415.421.4222.

SF PLAYHOUSE

Lo­cated on the sec­ond floor of the charm­ing Kens­ing­ton Park Ho­tel, this the­ater com­pany is ded­i­cated to pre­sent­ing crit­i­cally-ac­claimed works in an in­ti­mate set­ting that al­lows the au­di­ence to re­ally con­nect with the per­for­mance, whether it’s a world pre­miere or an in­vig­o­rated clas­sic. 450 Post St., 415.677.9596.

SHN

For more than 30 years, this has been the pre­em­i­nent the­atri­cal en­ter­tain­ment com­pany in San Fran­cisco, own­ing and op­er­at­ing two of the city’s ma­jor venues: the his­toric Or­pheum and Golden Gate the­aters. It de­liv­ers a range of the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ences: orig­i­nal Broad­way cast pro­duc­tions, pre- Broad­way world pre­mieres and cur­rent hits fresh from Broad­way. 1182 Mar­ket St., 888.746.1799. BAY AREA GRATON RE­SORT & CASINO The be­he­moth $825 mil­lion, 340,000-square-foot re­sort is home to 3,000 slot and video poker ma­chines, as well as 144 ta­ble games and an el­e­gant ded­i­cated poker room. As much a din­ing as a gam­ing desti­na­tion, the com­plex packs in more than a dozen eater­ies. 288 Golf Course Dr. W, Rohn­ert Park, 707.588.7100.

WEILL HALL AT THE GREEN MU­SIC CEN­TER

Lo­cated on the Sonoma State Univer­sity cam­pus in wine coun­try, this is a world­class in­door- out­door mu­sic com­plex host­ing per­for­mances by sym­phonies and renowned artists like Itzhak Perl­man, Lang Lang, Renée Fleming, Her­bie Han­cock, Yo Yo Ma and many more. 1801 East Co­tati Ave., Rohn­ert Park, 866.955.6040.

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