Need to belt out some tunes? Some people do yoga, some people paint, but many people just need to grab a microphone and sing their heart out until they drop. Here are four places sing at the top of your lungs in the Castro (and one outside of the Castro).
Sing-Alongs at the Castro Theatre // 429 Castro Street
The sing-alongs at the Castro Theatre will make you feel like a kid again.Watch classic musicals and Disney movies while singing at the top of your lungs. And don’t worry if you don’t know all the words, your favorite Castro Street theatre has got you covered: These showings have been customized with on-screen lyrics!
The folks at the Castro Theatre encourage you to dress up like your favorite character (there’s a costume contest before the show), and you’ll also receive a goody bag filled with souvenirs and party favors. "[The goody bags] vary from movie to movie. You'll have to show up to find out how they are used!" said Eric, a staff member at the Castro Theatre.
Click here to see when and what the next sing-along is!
Musical Mondays at Edge // 4149 18th Street
Come to Edge for the only night in the Bay Area dedicated to Musicals! At Musical Mondays they feature all genres, highlighting the new and paying respect to the classics. Once or twice a month they bring in some live music for the Musical Monday Superstar edition. Edge has also partnered with SHN: Broadway in San Francisco to bring in the casts of Broadway shows while they are playing in San Francisco! In the past year the casts from Book of Mormon, American Idiot, Les Miserables, Lion King, Grinch, and Bring It On have joined in on the fun. They’ve also had a performance from American Idol finalist LaToya London, and local talent including Jason Brock, Leanne Borghesi, and many more! Even more, it’s 2-for-1 cocktails all night, never a cover charge, and sponsored by Stoli.
Karaoke at the Mint // 1942 Market Street
The Mint Karaoke Lounge — which was once a steakhouse and a piano bar — opened in 1968 and continued its evolution to be a San Francisco karaoke staple in 1993. Since, The Mint has grown to become one of the world’s best-known karaoke lounges. It is a constant suggestion to visitor by San Francisco hotel concierges and it is the favorite haunt of many friendly locals who come by a few times a week. Read more: http://www.themint.net
Queeraoke // 177 Eddy Street
Every Wednesday from 6pm-2pm, come for some Queeraoke at the Pandora Karaoke Bar! Their 50" plasma TVs, wireless mics and amazing sound system will make you feel like a rockstar. They have 15 different themed private karaoke rooms, a full bar and a great song selection. There’s never a cover and you can even win prizes! Learn more: http://pandorakaraoke.com
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