Film: Shanghai Deco
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Film: Shanghai Deco

  • Palace of Fine Arts Theater

Shanghai Deco is a one-hour documentary on the Art Deco design style popular in 1930s Shanghai. During the 1920s and 30s, Shanghai was the most glamorous, cosmopolitan city in Asia. Dubbed “The Paris of the East,” it had both an expatriate community and a middle-class Chinese population that adopted many of the trappings of Western lifestyle: jazz, dancing, and nightclubs, as well as Art Deco design.

The film focuses on the contributions of the Chinese architects and designers and the problems of artistic repression in times of war and political upheaval, and the factors that led to the adoption and eventual demise of Shanghai’s Art Deco lifestyle.

This world premiere screening will be followed by a panel discussion, with filmmaker and ADSC member Denise Richards, ADSC Preservation Director and journalist Therese Poletti, journalist Maureen Fan, whose grandfather is a featured architect in the film, and Shan Shan Sheng,
an artist and sculptor who grew up in Shanghai and also appears in the movie.

Street parking only. Discounted tickets for ADSC members can be purchased ahead of time, please enter the code ADSC. A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please click on Showtimes at http://portal.filmhero.club/event/43

More information on the film can be found at http://shanghaideco.net/


Step Back in Time at Filoli
Jun
23
5:00 pm17:00

Step Back in Time at Filoli

  • Filoli

Celebrate Filoli's extended 100th anniversary, with an evening of roaring twenties, jazz age style. Come to the party in period attire (optional) or don your fedora and be surrounded by those who have dressed for the occasion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stroll the House and Garden in the evening hours and take in the majesty of this country estate.

Your evening includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. All of this will be served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the original 1920 household staff.

Enjoy a variety of activities including lawn bowling with the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, a cricket demonstration by The Marin Cricket Club, Ballroom dancing lessons in the Filoli Ballroom, and dancing on the Tennis Court to the music of the Magnolia Jazz Band. Tea sandwiches and other delectable hors d'oeuvres will be served along with beer and wine. Also, don’t forget to check out the showcase of vintage cars that will be on display as well.

New this year is a VIP ticket which grants special guests early entry at 4:30pm with a reserved space in the Garden House featuring an upgraded bar, elevated food station with a fondue buffet, and casino tables for your playing pleasure. You won't want to miss it!

Tickets start at $75; see http://www.filoli.org/step-back-in-time/

Lecture: Linking Land and Sea: The Design and Decoration of Transatlantic Ocean Liners
Jun
13
8:00 pm20:00

Lecture: Linking Land and Sea: The Design and Decoration of Transatlantic Ocean Liners

  • Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

"Linking Land and Sea: The Design and Decoration of Transatlantic Ocean Liners," an illustrated lecture by Christie D. Jackson (Senior Curator, The Trustees of Reservations, Sharon, MA) is presented by the American Decorative Arts Forum. Art Deco Society members and all admirers of the glorious elegance of early 20th century ocean liners are encouraged to attend. Period attire will be admired!

Elite travelers of the 20th century began to put their trust in the new ocean liners, seeing them as fashionable, exciting modes of transportation. Liners became important status symbols for their companies; by creating these extravagant shipboard interiors, companies projected a strong visual message of luxury and refinement to their customers and the world.

This lecture will particularly focus on the furnishings on ocean liners, whose lavishly designed interiors were truly stunning. The lecture will wander through many of Cunard's early interior spaces as well as listen to passengers' voices to hear their words about the challenges of crossing turbulent seas, the eccentricities of shipboard living, and all the novelties that traveling by sea could offer.

Enter the auditorium from the west side, lower level entrance facing the bay. Doors open at 7:40pm.

Programs are free to ADAF members and $20 to the general public.

More information at https://adafca.org/

PEERS: Gotham Black & White Ball
Jun
3
6:30 pm18:30

PEERS: Gotham Black & White Ball

  • Alameda Elks Lodge

PEERS invites you to join Gotham City's most eligible bachelor at an elegant Black & White Charity Ball in aid of Arkham Asylum, the city's most innovative treatment center. Vintage or modern evening dress in black, white, or shades of grey is admired but not required and 1930's through '60s costume is welcome.

Inspired by an "alternate" animated DC universe... in which the characters dress in vintage styles, wear hats, drive stylish vintage cars, and even dance to vintage music, but have 21st century technology. Superheroes, villains, and civilians from every comic universe are welcome.

The band is the wonderful Sara & Swingtime, guest-starring The Joker, better known as the amazing Lee Presson of Lee Presson & the Nails - a deadly combination of talents. The band will play a combination of classic Swing and Blues and beautiful vintage ballroom dance music.

Pre-ball dance lesson at 7pm in vintage Fox Trot and survival Swing, followed by formal dancing and mayhem from 8pm to midnight.

No-host bar and complimentary light refreshments (potluck contributions to Alfred's kitchen are welcome). With a scenario like this, what could possibly go wrong? Surely, Mr. Bruce Wayne and Inspector Gordon have everything under control!

Tickets: $20 in advance (by May 27); at the door: $25

San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Jun
1
Jun 4

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

  • Castro Theatre

The festival's motto still holds up: True Art Transcends Time!

The 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens Thursday evening, June 1, with the Harold Lloyd feature "The Freshman." A gala Opening Night Party follows (separate ticket), at the top-floor loft of the historic McRoskey Mattress Company Building, 1687 Market Street (at Gough) in San Francisco.

The festival continues Friday through Sunday, with three full days of programming, starting at 10 am each day. Each day offers rare and legendary, beautifully-restored examples of cinematic art, accompanied by exciting live music.

Please see http://silentfilm.org/ for more details and ticket information.


In addition to the festival in general, the ADSC is a co-presenter of "Get Your Man" with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, on Friday, June 2 at 1:00pm.

The film is also preceded by a 23-minute fragment of a lost Wallace Beery/Louise Brooks comedy, "Now We’re in the Air!"

The ADSC is also co-presenting "A Strong Man," with live musical accompaniment by Guenter Buchwald and Sascha Jacobsen on Saturday, June 3 at 12:00pm.

For both of these films, use the discount code *ARTDC* for online ticket purchase at the member price of $14 (vs. $16) on up to two tickets for each of these programs.

AND, the ADSC is giving away a pair of tickets for each film!

Email zelda1927@artdecosociety.org with the following: 1) Which film you want to see -- Get Your Man, or A Strong Man. 2) Four sentences about your favorite silent film and why you love it. 3) Your name & contact info.

The first reply for each film will win; winner will be notified and your tickets will be held at will call.

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire
May
19
May 20

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

  • College of Alameda Gymnasium

NEW LOCATION: College of Alameda Gymnasium, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501

Don't miss the Spring Vintage Fashion Faire, with the theme 'Paris in Spring'! Over 50 superlative vendors, with fashions from every decade and style. Perhaps you'll find your Gatsby look, that special accessory, or that amazing thing you didn't even know you were looking for!

Friday's VIP Early Buy Party is 6pm to 10pm. Admission is $15 ($10 in advance), with re-admittance on Saturday.

Saturday show hours are 10am to 5pm; admission (for Saturday only) is $5.

Please note the location, a NEW VENUE!

More info at http://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/blog/vintage-fashion

 

PEERS: Paris in the Spring Ball
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

PEERS: Paris in the Spring Ball

  • Alameda Elks Lodge

Our dear friends at PEERS present a night on the town with the Lost Generation in swinging 1920's Paris. The exquisite Baguette Quartette plays vintage Bal Musette dance music: romantic waltzes, lively javas, one-steps, fox trots, tangos, sambas, mixers, and even an occasional French polka. The mixers will be taught and called and there will be a 7pm pre-ball workshop in the intimate Bal Musette style of dance!

At intermission the lovely Sara Klotz de Aguilar of Sara & Swingtime will play some of that new American music - Le Swing, Les Blues, and The Charleston - that used to be banned in clubs like this!

1920s or '30s attire, or vintage or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Artists, writers, movie stars, slumming aristocrats and plutocrats - even dangerous Apaches (if they check their weapons at the door or leave them at home).

The event features a no-host bar, a light snack buffet (your potluck finger-food contributions will be appreciated), and a salon for conversation and photography.

Tickets: $20 in advance (by April 29); at the door: $25.

Cocktails of the Triple Crown: A Private Demonstration Class
Apr
30
3:30 pm15:30

Cocktails of the Triple Crown: A Private Demonstration Class

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

Stookey's Club Moderne presents a private demonstration class: The Cocktails of the Triple Crown.

Just in time to be ready for Derby Day, join Club Moderne mixologists Tim Stookey and Matt Solario in a vibrant lecture and presentation on how to create the perfect Mint Julep, Preakness Cocktail and Belmont Cocktail.

$25 (includes tasting and welcome cocktail). Tickets available on Eventbrite and at the door.

42nd Street Moon Presents: "No, No, Nanette!"
Apr
26
May 14

42nd Street Moon Presents: "No, No, Nanette!"

  • Eureka Theatre

No lover of the 1920s should miss this bit of delicious froth --  a bubbly romantic farce of mistaken identities, star-crossed young lovers, bathing beauties and a tap-dancing maid! A major hit in 1925, it became a sensation following its 1971 revival. The score (by Vincent Youmans with lyrics by Irving Caesar & Otto Harbach) introduced such standards as “Tea
For Two” and “I Want To Be Happy.”

No, No, Nanette runs April 26 - May 14, Wednesdays through Sundays
Wednesday - Thursday 7:00pm; Friday 8:00pm; Saturday 6:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm
Family Matinee Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm

Visit http://42ndstmoon.org/nononanette/ for tickets, and use the code DECO for discounts!

Lecture: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s

  • Chapel of the Chimes

The Oakland Heritage Alliance presents a wonderful lecture on Art Deco era homes:

Fairy Tale, Disneyesque, Hansel and Gretel—these are all synonyms for Storybook Style, a rambunctious evocation of medieval Europe, and surely the most delightful home style of the twentieth century. It appeared in the early 1920s, and was almost forgotten by the late 1930s. Storybook Style houses were created by architects and builders with a distinct flair for theater, a love of fine craftsmanship, and not least a good sense of humor—attributes that make these homes endearing to the tech-weary modern eye. Join architect and author Arrol Gellner on a visual romp through the Storybook era.

Arrol Gellner is a practicing architect and frequent writer on architectural subjects. He has authored three books on historic architecture, as well as the long-running nationally syndicated column Architext. He maintains offices in Emeryville as well as near Shanghai, China, where he spends his summers indulging a penchant for heat and humidity.

Frederick Hodges Plays Gershwin on Broadway
Mar
12
4:00 pm16:00

Frederick Hodges Plays Gershwin on Broadway

  • Piedmont Piano Company

Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Frederick Hodges
"Gershwin on Broadway"

Acclaimed concert pianist and ADSC favorite Frederick Hodges presents a musical tour of Gershwin's greatest Broadway shows, including the long-lost original overture to Lady Be Good. He will also present the Oakland premier of Gershwin's First Piano Sonata, a stunning new work created by Frederick from themes and incidental music composed by Gershwin for the show Girl Crazy.

$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call 510-547-8188.

More information at http://piedmontpiano.com/concerts/170312frederickhodges.html

Mardi Gras Cocktail Class
Feb
25
3:30 pm15:30

Mardi Gras Cocktail Class

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

Just in time for Mardi Gras!

Stookey's Club Moderne will be offering a demonstration class on how to make two New Orleans cocktails: the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz.

In addition to demonstrating the cocktails they will also be giving you the fascinating history of these two favorites of the Crescent City. At the end of each demonstration they will give you samples of the finished products, and at the finish of the lecture you will have a choice of a full sized version of either cocktail. Samples of the different ingredients will also be included.

Because of the nature of this talk, tickets are limited to 25 people and naturally you must be 21 or older to attend. They only have seats for 13 people and the other 12 will have to be standees. They rely on everyone’s kindly disposition to be sure that people who are unable to stand for an hour are offered a seat.

The demonstration will start promptly at 4pm and will last for approximately one hour. Doors will open at 3:30pm.

Tickets are $25 and available at Eventbrite or at the door.

Building Berkeley
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Building Berkeley

  • Berkeley City Club

Berkeley City Club and The Berkeley City Club Conservancy invite you to a wonderful Arts & Culture talk. Margaretta Lovell, Professor of the History of Art, will be speaking about Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan and the UC Berkeley Campus.

Julia's Lounge on the 2nd floor serves wonderful beer, wine & cocktails beginning at 4:30pm if you opt to come early and relax before the talk.

Members $5, non-members $10

Historic Libations with California Historical Society
Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

Historic Libations with California Historical Society

  • California Historical Society

Take the edge off winter’s penetrating chill at Historic Libations, the California Historical Society’s annual holiday party. Now in its eighth year, this special edition of Historic Libations coincides with the opening of CHS's newest exhibition, "Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing." These exquisite Great Depression-era labels are the perfect backdrop to our signature menu of craft cocktails, legendary California wine, and innovative brews. There will be live entertainment for your dancing pleasure.

This exhibition coincides with the publication of two new books, "Vintage: California Wine Labels of the 1930s" and "Well Aged: California Whiskey and Spirits Labels of the 1930s."

Tickets are required.

Sacramento Art Deco Society Holiday Gala
Dec
11
5:30 pm17:30

Sacramento Art Deco Society Holiday Gala

  • Holiday Inn, Sierra Room

Join our dear friends in the Sacramento Art Deco Society at this annual, delightful holiday gala!

Wear your best Deco finery and enjoy a lavish buffet dinner, no-host bar, silent auction and dancing to the fabulous Harley White, Jr. Orchestra -- high atop the Holiday Inn, with glamorous views of the State Capitol and Tower Bridge.

Tickets are $65 per person for SADS or ADSC members; $75 per person fornon-members. Space is limited; RSVP with payment by 11/30 to: SADS, PO Box 162836, Sacramento CA 95816

http://sacartdeco.org/

SFSFF Presents: A Day of Silents
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

SFSFF Presents: A Day of Silents

  • Castro Theater

Can't wait for next spring's SF Silent Film Festival? You don't have to: Enjoy a full day of silent-era movies accompanied by live music!

The Art Deco Society of California is proud to co-present the film "So This Is Paris," with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin.

See one film, or make a full day of it. More information at www.silentfilm.org.

SF Fall Art & Antiques Show
Oct
26
Oct 30

SF Fall Art & Antiques Show

  • Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW GALA
Wednesday, October 26
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

SHOW DATES
October 27 through October 30
Thursday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, now in its 35th year, is the oldest and most prestigious show of its genre on the West Coast. Presenting 60 of the finest international art and antiques dealers showing a breadth of works from across the globe and through the centuries. It is a must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques and design.

Programming includes the renowned Lecture Series, Loan Exhibition, and Book Signings. 100% of net proceeds support the nonprofit Enterprise for High School Students to help primarily disadvantaged high school students pursue life after school with passion and purpose. More info at www.sffas.org.

Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection
Oct
14
Oct 16

Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection

  • History Park

San Jose's History Park becomes the world of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection, an immersive fable for the digital age.

by Epic Immersive

You'll enter three fully immersive acts -- a 1907 World's Fair, the Roaring 20s, and a Depression-era camp -- as you trace the epic saga of an inventor who finds a way to radically extend the human lifespan, and how his invention transforms life in the Valley of Heart's Delight.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/large-scale-immersive-experience-matthew-briar-and-the-age-of-resurrection-tickets-27452573386

ADSC members and other Decophiles are encouraged to attend in period attire! The code "artdeco" will make General Admission tickets $35.

Want a glimpse into the world of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection? Check out this video from 2015's edition.

Financial stipends can be arranged for anyone who wants to be a participating character for the whole weekend. Please contact Steve Boyle, Founder and Artistic Director, Epic Immersive. c. (408) 476-7277 | Steve@EpicImmersive.com

PEERS Prohibition Speakeasy Ball
Oct
1
Oct 2

PEERS Prohibition Speakeasy Ball

  • Alameda Elks Lodge

Join PEERS on Saturday, October 1 for a riotous Prohibition era dance party with 1920's and 30's music by the amazing Sara & Swingtime, playing hot swing and elegant vintage ballroom dance music, and the notorious Charleston. There will be a pre-ball dance class at 7pm and formal dancing follows from 8pm to midnight.

Vintage or modern evening dress or costumes from the Prohibition era (1919 -1933) are admired, but not required. No host bar, light refreshments and a special performance by the sizzling Century Sisters.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For information see http://www.peersdance.org/speakeasy.html or call (510) 522-1731.

The Speakeasy
Aug
12
Oct 1

The Speakeasy

  • The Speakeasy

Somewhere in a discreet location in the heart of San Francisco where North Beach and Chinatown coalesce, our exclusive gin joint awaits you for an unforgettable evening. Put on your finest duds and step back in time to a prohibition era of bootlegged hooch and hot jazz music. An illicit bar, a crooked casino, and a vaudeville cabaret are at the center of this immersive production. Enjoy period authentic cocktails, card and dice games, and watch as swordswallowers, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, chanteuse singers, and hoofers take the stage.

Tickets are available to the General Public at 10am on Monday, June 13th but you can use the secret password "skidoo" to access reservations beginning at 10am on Thursday, June 9th.

Victorian Alliance SF presents: Fête Fantastique
Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

Victorian Alliance SF presents: Fête Fantastique

  • Westerfeld Mansion

Young historic architecture enthusiasts are invited to a Fête Fantastique at the Westerfeld Mansion, the grande dame Victorian overlooking Alamo Square, on August 6, 2016 from 6 to 10pm. Come and celebrate the Victorian heritage of the Bay Area, and enjoy an evening of networking with fellow friends of historic architecture and finery.

Learn more at www.victorianalliance.org/events/fete/

The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum

  • SF Maritime Museum

San Francisco Heritage begins its 2016 lecture series with "The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum."

National Park Service Ranger David Pelfrey will introduce the art and artists of New Deal-era federal arts projects in San Francisco, using the Bathhouse Building as a case study.

From July through November, lectures are held on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm. Individual tickets are $10 for Heritage members and students (with ID) and $15 for the general public. Series passes (all five lectures) are $40 for members/students and $60 for the public.

Holiday in Havana: Lively Talk about Cuban Architecture
Jul
24
2:30 pm14:30

Holiday in Havana: Lively Talk about Cuban Architecture

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

As part of Stookey's Club Moderne monthly "Cuban Sundays" series, author and ADSC Preservation Director Therese Poletti will give an illustrated talk on Havana's Art Deco treasures, with photos from her trip to the World Congress on Art Deco in 2013. Cuba's capital is well-known for its atmospheric "preservation by neglect" and tropical joie de vivre.

Doors open at 2pm; talk begins at 2:30pm. Admission is $15 and includes a delightful Cuban-themed special cocktail!

Chinese Exotic Architecture & Film
Jul
17
2:00 pm14:00

Chinese Exotic Architecture & Film

  • Egyptian Theater

Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

East meets West and North meets South in this survey of Chinese exotic architecture in California during the Art Deco era. Author and Art Deco Society of California Preservation Director Therese Poletti will give an illustrated presentation on Chinese motifs as a form of exotica in architecture and design in the Golden State.

A film screening will follow the presentation at 3:30pm:

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
1933, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra, Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther

Tickets go on sale June 24th.

Girl Guides Presents: Romance of the Shoe
Jul
10
2:00 pm14:00

Girl Guides Presents: Romance of the Shoe

  • Stookey's Club Moderne

Stookey's Club Moderne and Girl Guides are excited to be bringing back a popular talk:

*Romance of the Shoe*

A lively and informative presentation about everyone's favorite accessory, the shoe, and why and how it became so beloved.

Focusing on the golden (Art Deco) era of fashion, "Girl Guides Art and Fashion" mavens, Alice Jurow and Kimberly Manning Aker, will take you through the dreamy world of shoes, while you savor a scrumptious Club Moderne cocktail or two.

Bar opens at 2:00pm. Talk will begin at 2:30pm.

$15... includes one menu cocktail. Tickets are available at the bar or via Eventbrite.

(21+ only please.)

Ceremony and Tours at the old Chung Mei Home
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Ceremony and Tours at the old Chung Mei Home

  • Chung Mei Home

The 1935 Chung Mei Home for Chinese Boys, now a school, was one of the ADSC's 2016 Art Deco Preservation Award winners for its tasteful and historically sensitive restoration and seismic retrofit.

Tour this elegant streamlined building and check out its stunning Chinese motifs that were highlighted at this year's Preservation festivities, especially the gorgeous dragon bas relief over the main entrance.

Tours will follow a special ceremony, where a plaque honoring Dr. Charles R. Shepherd, founder of the Chung Mei Home (or “Captain,” as residents always called him) will be unveiled.

The event is free and everyone is welcome, but to attend you must RSVP to Tom Panas at either (510) 526-7507 or tmpanas@yahoo.com. Punch and cookies will be served.

Lecture on Shanghai Art Deco
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture on Shanghai Art Deco

  • East Lawn Memorial Park

Shanghai is the world's largest port and the world’s most populous city. In the 1920s-30s, a building boom resulted in one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Many of these buildings still exist and have uniquely "Chinese Deco" decorative elements.

Randy Juster, well-known photographer and blogger of decopix.com, will discuss the history that led to Shanghai’s Art Deco boom and show photos taken during several visits, including the 2015 World Congress on Art Deco.

Light refreshments & door prizes. 
Donations are appreciated but not required.

This lecture is hosted by the Sacramento Art Deco Society.

Lantern Projects Bay Cruise
Apr
17
2:30 pm14:30

Lantern Projects Bay Cruise

  • Jack London Square Ferry Terminal

Lantern Projects is inviting members and friends of Art Deco Society to join an afternoon cruise on the yacht "Acania." The 1930 yacht Acania was once owned by Al Capone and has been fully restored to its former glory. Tickets are $100 per person, but a special price for "Deco Friends" who will come dressed in "Deco Era Attire" to add to the atmosphere is just $50!

The cruise leaves from Oakland's Jack London Square promptly at 3:00pm. Cocktails and appetizers on board.

To receive your special price and the invitation, contact Gail Uilkema at lanternprojects@comcast.net.

This event is not being presented by the Art Deco Society, but members and friends are invited to this benefit event which raises money for a clean water project for elementary schools in Jordan.

Bay Area Cabaret presents: The Puppini Sisters
Apr
17
2:00 pm14:00

Bay Area Cabaret presents: The Puppini Sisters

  • The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel

Based in London, this is an exclusive US appearance and their first time in San Francisco in 8 years. They've toured with Cyndi Lauper and Michael Bublé (they're also guest artists on 2 of his albums), and have their own gold albums in the UK. They just released their fifth album "The High Life."

Enjoy a wonderful mix of classics, like "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön", "Heebie Jeebies", and "Accentuate The Positive", along with originals, and Andrews Sisters-style vocals/arrangements of pop songs like David Bowie's "Changes", Blondie's "Heart Of Glass", Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love", the Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" and more.

Tickets and more information at www.bayareacabaret.org.

42nd Street Moon presents: The Boys from Syracuse
Mar
23
Apr 17

42nd Street Moon presents: The Boys from Syracuse

  • The Eureka Theater

42nd Street Moon presents Rodgers and Hart's delightful 1938 musical The Boys From Syracuse. Three theatrical titans make Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors sing!

In this madcap farce, two sets of twins create havoc in Ancient Ephesus. Mistaken identities, chases, magic spells, courtesans, and a mysterious seeress add to the general insanity. It's all set to "the most captivating, thrilling, humorous songs Rodgers and Hart have ever written!" (NY Times) - including Falling in Love With Love, This Can't Be Love, Sing for Your Supper, and He and She.

Performances continue Wednesdays through Sundays, ending Sunday, April 17 at 3pm. Good seats available for all shows. Show times are Weds - Thurs at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 6pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

ADSC members can enjoy a special discount for regular weeknight performances and Saturday matinees. Enter the code DECOBOYS for any of those performances and the $44 ticket price will be reduced to $35. This offer does not apply to previews, Saturday evening or Sunday matinees, or premium or economy seats.

More info and tickets at www.42ndStMoon.org/the-boys-from-syracuse.

Little Island - Big Ideas: Guns, Gangsters, and the Gayway!
Mar
19
10:30 am10:30

Little Island - Big Ideas: Guns, Gangsters, and the Gayway!

  • Main Lobby, Building One, Treasure Island

"Little Island - Big Ideas" is a lecture series presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. If interested, please register for the lecture series.  It's optional, but it will help them plan for enough seating and let you know about additional lectures and last minute changes.

Enjoy a unique visit to Treasure Island’s 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition with award-winning crime fiction author Kelli Stanley, along with her heroine, the ex-escort, former Spanish Civil War nurse, and iconoclastic private eye, Miranda Corbie.

Kelli's best-selling and award-winning series of literary noir novels plunge the reader into a fully-realized past, from the scent of Shalimar in smoky night clubs to the murky world of "flesh shows" on Treasure Island's Gayway. The GGIE and Treasure Island play major roles in both plot and character, and Kelli’s noirish take on the celebrated “Pageant of the Pacific” is not to be missed.

Join her in a discussion of the in-depth research and inspiration behind her stories and preview what's in store for Miranda and the GGIE in the series’ fourth novel, City of Sharks.

Kelli Stanley has received the Macavity and Golden Nugget awards for her Miranda Corbie books, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was named a literary heir of Dashiell Hammett by his granddaughter in Publisher’s Weekly. She holds a Master’s degree in Classics, lives in San Francisco, and prefers her bourbon neat.