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Hollywood Elites, Broadway Stars, & World Class Writers @ the JCCSF this Fall

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Hamilton’s very own Tony Award winning ‘breakneck rapper’ & all around incredible performer Daveed Diggs will be part of Arts & Ideas at the JCCSF. Also Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges is coming to play, and CNN’s W. Kamau Bell will arrive to broadcast his show live.  NPR’s bad-ass correspondent Nina Totenberg will be there (she interviews US Presidents) and one of America’s best comedy writers Jessi Klein of SNL & Inside Amy Schumer is definitely going to make you laugh.  A live indie rock performance from the unique and stylish Blonde Redhead & ACME, a meeting of chocolates and minds with the New York Times most prolific baker Mark Bittman. Oh, and did we mention they’re bringing in Heisenberg, aka Walter White, aka Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad?  Yeah, saddle up people, and get your tickets…like now, because they will sell out. And remember, if you subscribe you can save up to 25% on tickets.


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Have you heard of that Hamilton thing on Broadway? Cuz Hamilton’s Tony Award winning star, breakneck rapper, singer and performer extraordinaire is coming to chop it up with poet and playwright Chinaka Hodge. Curious about what it’s like being a kid from Oakland and a star in one of Broadways greatest musicals? Or how you can become one of the fastest rappers on the planet?  Don’t sleep on this.

Saturday, Sep 10

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This man really needs no introduction. Jeff Bridges is one of cinema’s most cherished character actors. From The Big Lebowski to The Last Picture Show, Bridges makes every project he touches more enjoyable and enthralling. He’s been touring with his band The Abiders (their album produced by the one and only T Bone Burnett). And he’s going to be performing music and telling stories at the JCCSF.  Legendary.

Saturday, Sep 17



Kamau Right Now!The hilarious and insightful W. Kamau Bell is coming to broadcast Kamau Right Now! live from the JCCSF. Be a part of the debate, conversation, comedy, and “three-ring circus of relevance” that is in a W. Kamau Bell broadcast.  He’s killing it in his new CNN series United Shades of America, in his Showtime stand-up comedy special Semi-Prominent Negro, and in Kamau Right Now! You become part of the hyper relevant and current issues facing America. In short, it’s a dope show you should check out.

Thursday, Sep 22


MARK BITTMAN: Master Baker


Mark Bittman, longtime New York Times columnist and author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including the “bible” How to Cook Everything, is one of America’s most known, beloved and respected food writers. His new book, How to Bake Everything, demystifies, deconstructs and debunks myths about baking, making it simpler than ever before. From American favorites like Crunchy Toffee Cookies and Baked Alaska, to global baked treats like Nordic Ruis and Afghan Snowshoe Naan, these recipes satisfy every sweet tooth. A complimentary chocolate tasting will precede the event.

Thursday, Oct 13

Single tickets available August 15. Subscriptions available now.




Many know him as Walter White from Breaking Bad, and many more know him from Malcolm in the Middle, Trumbo, and his Tony Award winning performance in All the Way on Broadway. He’s been the voice of himself and nearly countless other characters on the biggest cartoon shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, & Robot Chicken.  Everybody with a ticket gets a copy of his new book and memoir A Life in Parts. This is just awesome.

Friday, Oct 14

Single tickets available August 15. Subscriptions available now.




Inside Amy Schumer head writer and executive producer Jessi Klein offers a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on the rites of modern femininity, hilariously and candidly exploring the journey of the twenty-first century woman. The author of the essay collection You’ll Grow Out of It and the writer behind many of the most popular Inside Amy Schumer skits, including the “Last F***able Day” sketch, Klein strives beyond mere chuckles

The Emmy and Peabody award-winner has also written for Amazon’s Transparent and Saturday Night Live. Not to mention she’s been published in Esquire and Cosmopolitan, and has had her own half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special

Wednesday, Oct 26

Single tickets available August 15. Subscriptions available now.




NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg shares her astute and seasoned perspective on the Supreme Court, legal issues affecting the lives of every American and important cases being considered by the court today. A regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, she is also a regular panelist on Inside Washington.

“The crème de la crème (of NPR) is Nina Totenberg.”
– Newsweek

Thursday, Jan 26

Single tickets available August 15. Subscriptions available now.




The JCCSF joins forces with Noise Pop to present a concert with the innovative New York City-based Blonde Redhead. Blonde Redhead will be joined by the esteemed American Contemporary Music Ensemble for an innovative performance of the band’s seminal 2004 album Misery Is a Butterfly in its entirety, as well as select songs from the group’s extensive catalogue

Friday, Feb 24 and Saturday, Feb 25

Single tickets available August 15. Subscriptions available now.

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