Hotel Rex Salon Series to Continue with Play Readings, Cabaret Showcase and More This Winter

Hotel Rex, a boutique hotel right in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco takes its inspiration from European art and literary salons of the 1920s and 30s (think bohemian Paris-book & poetry readings, literary salons, conversation, art shows, cabaret music paired with good wine & food).

Each week the hotel presents a Salon Series of intimate events designed to encourage dialogue and appreciation of art, literature and music: from a book launch or a reading by an author to cabaret music or an entertaining bit of a magic show paired with food and wine.

Salon Series partners include Litquake, Society Cabaret, Absolute Magic, SF Performances. For information call 415-433-4434 or for regular updates and event schedule, visit the Hotel Rex's Facebook.

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Magic at the Rex, is presented every Saturday night at 8:00 pm in the Sutter Streetside Cocktail Lounge. Sleight of hand and other tricks by Sebastian Boswell III and Adam Sachs of San Francisco's long running and always sold out.

Theater selections: December 16 7-9 pm Library Bar FREE
The Magic Theater offers play readings

Tickets for Cabaret Shows start at $20 with no fees or minimums and reservations are encouraged. Based on availability, walk-ins for Cabaret Shows can pay at the front desk. Advance reservations available at societycabaret.com or by calling 415 857-1896.

December 20, 21, at 8 pm and Dec. 22 at 2 pm
Society Cabaret's Holiday Show: Light & Seasonal blend of music & song with G. Scott Lacy on piano and featuring special guest performers: Dec 20: "Sophisticated Ladies," Molly Mahoney & Shannon Wolfe performing ballads, boogies and harmonies in their "Silk Stockings: An Olde Fashioned Christmas". Dec. 21: Barry Lloyd and Dec. 22: Christopher Nelson

January 4 at 8 PM
Cabaret Showcase kicks off the New Year with G. Scott Lacy at the piano curating his picks of new Bay Area musical performers. Mr. Lacy, an acclaimed musical director, pianist and performer, is also a successful cabaret and recording artist who has appeared in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Seattle and San Francisco. Broadway, the Gershwins, Sondheim, and performers he admires such as Barbra Streisand and Michael Feinstein have inspirEd Scott's intimate cabaret show repertoire.

January 5 at 2:00 PM
Broadway Brunch features favorite Broadway show tunes sung by some of San Francisco's favorite performers paired with champagne and brunch.

January 10 at 8:00 PM
Sheelagh Murphy, the winner of the 2013 Best Cabaret Performer award brings her intimate show to Society Cabaret series at The Rex.

January 11 at 8:00 PM
Pamela Joy's Strange Bedfellows: The Music and Unlikely Friendship of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Irving Berlin was a dirt-poor Russian Jewish emigrant with no formal education. Cole Porter was the Ivy League-educated scion of a wealthy WASP family. And yet, the two men became the best of friends. Songstress Pamela Joy and the Mike Greensill Trio will explore the one thing the two songwriters had in common: a wealth of original, witty, moving music that has stood the test of time.

January 17 and January 18 at 8:00 PM
Linda Kosut sings the Johnny Green Songbook, accompanied by the Mike Greensill Trio

January 24 at 8:00 PM
All That Jazz starring Jason Brock: Jason, a finalist on the "X-Factor" with Simon Cowell, will break out from the cabaret and musical style he is well known for with this jazz cabaret show. He'll sing standards from the Great American Songbook as well as up-tempo hits from musicals like "Old Devil Moon" and "My Favorite Things." Jason, a television, film and stage star will be accompanied on piano by Dee Spencer, Head of Music & Dance at SF State University and founder of the jazz program there.

January 25 at 8:00 PM
Barry Lloyd performs cabaret




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