Salon Series Introduces Pop-Up Off Broadway Theater Production and THE I HATE CHILDREN CHILDREN'S SHOW
This summer, the "Salon Series," an eclectic and diverse mix of entertainment for locals and visitors at Hotel Rex (562 Sutter Street between Mason & Powell in San Francisco) introduces two new novel and creative experiences: Expressions Productions' "Pop-Up" Theater performance of Tape, a taut 3-character drama based on a film by Richard Linklater, and the fresh and funny "for all ages" The I Hate Children Children's Show, both running now through the end of July.
Expressions Productions redefines "taking the show on the road," with their Pop-Up Off-Broadway theater presentations brought to unique venues. Their production of Tape plays at Hotel Rex at 8 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings through July 30. Tickets, which include one drink, cost $30 and should be reserved online in advance at brownpapertickets.com
The new event for families at Hotel Rex running weekends at 3PM, June 21 through July 26 is "The I Hate Children Children's Show where the children are the stars of this award winning, magic show for teens, tweens, and "cool parents." It's an adult magic show, for the whole family. The show stars "the meanest man in the world" and features live music and tons of magic. Every child 8 years or older is invited on stage to assist with the illusion. It's the only kids show "cool enough" to serve beer, and is clever enough to make believers of even the most skeptical. Tickets are $15 for kids and $22 for adults and should be reserved online in advance atbrownpapertickets.com.
Ongoing Salon Series events include Absolute Magic, Litquake, SF Performances, Society Cabaret:
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 Absolute Magic. Advance reservations can be arranged online.
Litquake's Epicenter, presented on select weeknight evenings is a "theater of ideas" between writers and readers, where national and international authors engage in lively literary conversation. Admission to Litquake events at Hotel Rex is donation-based ($5-15 suggested) but since space is limited, reservations, at litquake.org are encouraged. Upcoming featured Litquake Epicenter events at The Rex include Katie Crouch in conversation with Glen David Gold on June 24 and Edan Lepucki in conversation on
August 5, both at 7:00 pm.
Society Cabaret in the Salon Room are musical revues and cabaret shows on select Saturdays. 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 atsocietycabaret.com or by calling 415 857-1896. Bay Area theater critic Chad Jones described Society Cabaret in the Hotel Rex as "the intimate cabaret room that feels like a cross between a piano bar, someone's living room and a hip New York salon." The Cabaret showcases an array of Bay Area performers in Broadway revues. For a full line up of shows and performers, check the current Society Cabaret calendar.
Also part of Hotel Rex Salon Series is the new Friday evening "Singers Songwriters" shows, presentedFREE (with no cover charge) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Library Bar. In a casual setting, local Bay Area composer/singers perform original music blended with popular music, with a focus on positive social values, as part of the ongoing dialogue fostered by the arts & culture events at The Rex. Four performances rotate throughout the month in order starting on the first Friday of each month with Mike Annuzzi, then Jane Lee on the second, Lenny San Jose the third Friday and concluding each month with performances by Tommy P and Wesley Woo.
To highlight the visual arts, every month Hotel Rex offers rotating art show presenting artwork by local artists in the common areas of the hotel, particularly The Library Bar. June features drawings by Jack Keating, July presents Stacey Marshalls and August will show the work of Lily Dang.
A boutique hotel right in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco, Hotel Rex takes its inspiration from European art and literary salons of the 1920s and 30s. Each week the hotel presents several Salon Series intimate events designed to encourage dialogue and appreciation of art, literature and music. Events range from a book launch or a reading by an author to cabaret music, art and magic shows, all paired with food and wine. The Salon Series at Hotel Rex has become a popular "locals" hang out, as well as offering out of town visitors the chance to experience Bay Area performers. Ongoing Salon Series partners include Absolute Magic, Litquake, SF Performances, Society Cabaret. Most shows at The Rex Hotel have a two-item minimum from the food or beverage menu.
For more information on all Hotel Rex events and the entire Salon Series, call Hotel Rex at 415-433-4434 or
check https://www.facebook.com/HotelRex for additional events.