Cabaret Comico, San Francisco's Version of Italy's Comic Cabaret Festival to Return in November
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in the heart of North Beach will host the main event of Cabaret Comico 2015 on Friday, November 13 with original songs and Broadway comedy tunes performed by 16 of the Bay Area's funniest singers and songwriters. And for the first time since its 2013 inaugural event, Cabaret Comico welcomes visitors from the Shaman to Showman festival. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to UNCHR ITALY U.N for critical refugee relief, unhcr.org/pages/49e48e996.html
CABARET COMICO FESTIVAL EVENTS:
• Thursday, November 12, Santa Rosa High School Italian Education Program Event under the aegis of the Italian Institute of Culture
• Friday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. Cabaret Comico Concert of Comic Song
• Sunday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. Songwriter's Showcase & Organic Dinner
Friday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. Cabaret Comico Concert of Comic Song. Original songs and Broadway comedy tunes performed by 16 of the Bay Area's funniest singers and songwriters. Produced and hosted by Lua Hadar, Cabaret Comico stars Rita Abrams, Kikelomo Adedeji, Nan Ayers Lauralee Brown, Cecilia Capanna, Candace Forest & the Wild Women (Allison Lovejoy, Alexis Lane Jensen, Beth Wilmurt), Paul James Frantz, Paula Gianetti, Lua Hadar, Claudia Landivar, Ray Renali, Brooke Michael Smith. With pianists Jason Martineau and Eryn Allen.
Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street. Tickets $20-35 at tinyurl.com/CabaretComico or call 1-800-838-3006, for event number 2236052
Cabaret Comico's second public event:
Sunday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. Songwriter's Showcase & Organic Dinner.
The Songwriter's Showcase, in collaboration with Lauralee Brown of the West Coast Songwriters Organization, brings local Bay Area songwriters and the public together with guests from two Italian music festivals at Peña Pachamama, North Beach's historic and intimate cabaret and world music club. Prix fixe dinner $29.95 (+tax/tip).
Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell Street. Reservations: http://pachamamacenter.org or 415-646-0018.
CABARET COMICO FESTIVAL INFO
VIDEO of 2014 EXCERPTS: http://bit.ly/1O5iqHs
Since 1988 Lua Hadar's New Performance Group has maintained a cultural dialogue and collaboration with Nini Giacomelli's Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno. As director/producer and host of the San Francisco Cabaret Comico event, Lua says, "I'm thrilled that after the years of success this Italian festival has experienced, we have been able to create a cultural partnership through The Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate which allows us to offer Year Three of Cabaret Comico, bigger and funnier than ever; an international laugh-fest with local entertainers, designed to tickle San Francisco's funny bone. Victor Borge said, 'Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.' When the audience laughs together, we can feel our common humanity. We need that."