Looking for a Valentine’s event? Whether you like acrobatic dance theater, romantic comedy or cabaret and dinner, San Francisco hosts some colorful and lighthearted entertainment for one special night each. Pilobolus will be at Marin Civic Center, BATS Improv hosts a Valentine’s Special Epic Romance, Bay Area Cabaret hosts a Broadway couple with their romantic comedy at the elegant and historic Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel; 42nd Street Moon Theater hosts an upscale Valentine dinner and cabaret night at the historic Palace Hotel.
If you like Cirque du Soleil acrobats and costumes, Pilobolus performs gymnastic dance theater. This performance will tour Germany and Austria before visiting northern California. The group started at Dartmouth College and bases itself in Connecticut. The dynamic group offers workshops for children and for adults including a children’s summer camp. If you want a challenge, learn how to improvise solo and in a group and how to collaborate, the adult workshop is for you. Level I costs $550 and is limited to thirty students. It includes a trip to the Joyce theater in New York City to see Pilobolus perform. Meanwhile California dates include:
Feb 21 Carmel by the Sea
Feb 22 Marin Centere
Feb 24 Davis, California at Mondavi Center
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Bay Area Cabaret: He Said/She Said
Bay Area Cabaret brings another elegant, intimate night to the Venetian Room atop Nob Hill at the Fairmont with a Broadway couple’s show of love and laughter, He Said/She Said with real life couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. The couple’s credit’s range from the Full Monty and Spamalot to a Tony for Ragtime and Tony nominations for Kiss Me Kate and Passion; to Next-To-Normal. Cabaret patrons may also enjoy a nice buffet dinner at the Laurel Court for $40 that comes with free parking. Subscribers to the Bay Area Cabaret series receive a substantial discount on tickets. He Said/She Said will be one night only, Sunday February 17, 2013 at five p.m.. The Fairmont is at 950 Mason Street, San Francisco. Tickets $47 general/$40-45 subscribers. Call (415) 392-4400.
Broadway performer Sutton Foster performs cabaret at the posh Valentine Dinner hosted by 42nd Street Moon Theater at the historic Palace Hotel on Market Street. The night starts with cocktials and a silent auction followed by dinner and Foster’s concert in the lavish Garden Court; then the MoonGlow Cabaret in the Ralston Room. Sutton won a Tony Award for her performance in Anything Goes and the theme for attire is Anything Goes with a dash of red. Tickets cost $375 or $750 for individuals/$3750 or $7500 for tables of ten. Tickets tax-deductible. Tickets (415) 255-8207 or www.42ndStreetMoon.org.
BATS Epic Romance Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day comes to the BATS Improv stage at Fort Mason’s Bayside Theater with an epic romance featuring more than half the regular cast, directed by veteran Rafe Chase. That's Lisa Rowland pictured smooching. See your favorite personalities riff on “Gone with the Wind” or “Dr. Zhivago” in their own improvised film. Tickets cost the regular ticket prices of $17 on line or $20 at the door for the 105 minute performance. Patrons may purchase refreshments including beer in the café and enjoy them in the little theater. The theater on the third floor offers views of the Bay. Bikers have bike racks and there’s a parking lot. It’s next to the marina Safeway and an easy walk from the 22 Fillmore bus or Fisherman’s Wharf. www.Improv.org.
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