SAN FRANCISCO (BCN / CBS SF) – Representations in San Francisco Fugazi Club were canceled after a groundbreaking case of COVID-19 was detected among the cast and crew on the club’s first show, “Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story.”
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The case was detected despite testing, vaccine and other health and safety protocols, club officials said.
In order to limit the spread of the virus, the club, located at 678 Green Street, canceled all performances until Friday. The shows are scheduled to return next Friday, January 7.
People who have tickets for canceled shows will be contacted by Club Fugazi in the coming days and will be offered refunds or exchanges, club officials said.
Club Fugazi is the former headquarters of the city‘s oldest musical review, Beach Blanket Babylon, which ended two years ago after a 45-year career.
The Rhinoceros Theater and the Oasis of San Francisco have also canceled their New Years events.
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The cancellations were the latest in a series of canceled events and businesses closed due to the growing number of COVID cases attributed to the omicron variant.
San Francisco city officials announced on Tuesday that New Years Eve fireworks at the San Francisco Ferry Building have been canceled due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases.
The decision to cancel the show for the second year in a row was made after closely monitoring local health indicators and had an impact on levels of public safety personnel, according to a press release.
Moby Dick, one of the oldest gay bars in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, has announced it will close until January 1 earlier this week.
The SF Mission Chapel also closed, the cancellation of a multi-night residency for famous garage rock hero Ty Segall that was to end with a New Years concert. The next show scheduled at the venue is January 8.
Oakland’s New Parkway Theater is also canceling shows on Friday. UC Theater in Berkeley has also canceled its New Years Eve show with metal band High on Fire.
Other Bay Area venues that have interrupted the live events include Eli’s Mile High Club and New Parish in Oakland.
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However, other major events are unfolding as planned. Another Planet Entertainment concert promoter hosts a residency by Bay Area electronic artist Tycho at The Independent and a much larger event with acclaimed Chicago house DJ Kaskade at the Bill Graham Civic Center. All Other Planet Entertainment events require both proof of vaccination and a mask.