2930 N Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 712-1999
Fax: (650) 712-4412
The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society calls the iconic Douglas Beach House on Mirada Road home. The place offers several dance recitals, live music concerts and many other cultural programs throughout the year. The not-for-profit organization is quite famous for its jazz and classical music concerts and its enviable ocean-front location adds to the success of events held here. Most events offer a buffet where you can bring your own alcohol; check their website for the calender of upcoming events. Although its a small venue, its quite special and popular in its own way.
The Coastal Repertory Theater is a non-profit community theater run by volunteers and stands out like a beacon of passion and quality on the California coast. It hosts a number of concerts, musicals, dramas, comedy shows and performances which are both entertaining and thought-provoking. At this theater, one can volunteer in the departments of hospitality, costumes, props and technical services. Its Youth Theater holds a number of classes and summer camps to provide theater and production training to children and youth, right from four to 20 years of age.
Bayview Dining Room is situated within the College of San Mateo. It offers a beautiful banquet room, which is often decorated with tables covered with white cloths and pink roses for engagements and wedding receptions. Its auditorium theater is suitable for conducting workshops, corporate events and birthday parties while its heated terrace affords breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its amenities include audiovisual equipment, conference facilities and disabled access. This venue can be rented only on weekends as it is used by college students during weekdays.
This 32-lane bowling alley sits on the coastline just 15 minutes south of San Francisco. Whether you are by yourself or with family and friends, it has a variety of fun activities to enjoy. Beyond bowling there are pool tables, a video arcade, ping pong, air hockey, and the Rockaway bar and grill with a variety of beers on tap. Banquet rooms are available for private parties. A friendly, festive atmosphere, bowling leagues, plenty of parking, and an incredible ocean view make this a hot spot every night of the week.
Just off Highway 101 in San Mateo is the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Adjacent to San Mateo High School, don't let the basketball courts and '60s "California public school architecture" fool you. The largest venue of its kind between San Francisco and San Jose, the theater seats 1,600 and brings world class theater to the South Bay, thanks in large part to "Broadway by the Bay" productions staged here.
San Mateo County Event Center with seven buildings in all, is spread over a whopping 48 acres. Automobile, jewelery and other trade shows are held here on a regular basis. The internet giant Yahoo's Christmas Party celebrations have been one of the most popular events that take place at this expo center. Two small cafes serving snacks and drinks keep visitors from going hungry. The administrative office is located at 2495 South Delaware Avenue. Check the website for further information on renting and events.
A favorite among locals, Artichoke Joe’s Casino could be just the place for you to try your hand at making a quick buck while dining on some of the tastiest food this side of town. Open since the early 20th Century, the 20,000-square-foot (1858-square-meter) casino features 38 game tables, dining, sports bar and arcade. Locals swear by the retro feel and the nostalgia of this place. In addition to card games, Artichoke Joe’s menu boasts of a huge variety of dishes ranging from steaks and omelets, to pancakes and duck fried rice. The bar serves margaritas, martinis and beer from all around the world. Artichoke Joe’s is open 24 hours a day, all 365 day of the year.
Mahany Hall is situated within the Fully Alive Community Church, which is an unconventional church stressing on unorthodox pathways of spirituality. This hall serves as a local event venue and is supported by the San Carlos Lions Club. It regularly hosts local community and small-scale cultural functions and events. These include lectures, meetings, bingo sessions and annual events.
Main Stage Theater at Cañada College plays hosts to great theater performances and most of these revolve around social causes. Located inside the Cañada College; the theater is very well furnished with comfortable seating spaces and can accommodate more than 500 people. It is well maintained and has great acoustics and lighting. Eclectic mix of performances by college students as well as theater groups and production houses from outside makes every play worth watching at the Main Stage Theater. Apart from theatrical performances the place is also used for corporate events, graduation ceremonies and other gatherings.
The William E. Walker Center is nestled within the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park, on the Shell Boulevard. The multifunctional facility provides a volley of recreational activities and socio-cultural programs for residents from peripheral communities of Foster City. The center features several rooms that are available on private hire; each of these rooms feature different aspects that meet diverse requirements for different occasions and events such as weddings, parties and business meets.
South San Francisco Conference Center is the king of all meeting spots, be it for a formal business convention or a lavish reception. Located right near the airport, a short drive from Silicon Valley, the conference hall has every service and amenity imaginable for a successful seminar. Catering is available, and reservations are made at nearby hotels for longer symposiums. The very dramatic atrium will enhance any discussion, with its brilliant lighting and carpeting. The grand ballroom is set to capture the heart of a socialite bride, while sound-proof walls will appeal to the overly-cautious businessman. All office staff can have access to private offices and a 24-hour staff stands ready to cater to your every need.
Theatre in the Woods is a novel concept that is a must try experience. Combining hiking and entertainment, this theater is located up a considerable hike into the woods. Once there, spectators can relax on their wooden benches, with several performance areas along the way. After catching a theater or music performance, one can sit back and set up a picnic spot. Make sure you're carrying a picnic basket to make the most of the day.