New On Wednesday: Sketch Comedy
Thursday: Live Ragtime
Continuing On Friday: TGIF with a Rotating Band of Entertainers
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL WITH A FULL BAR AND FOOD
Happy hours have become so popular that The Marsh Berkeley is now presenting the same winning mix of fun, food and entertainment on Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well Fridays.
On Wednesday, Mike Spieglman will host sketch comedy groups (or individuals) performing comedic characters, sketches, anything that’s not stand-up comedy! And on Thursdays, starting with the wonderful Larisa Migachyov, the Cabaret will be filled with the deliciously jazzy sounds of live ragtime piano. Fridays will continue to offer a rotating band of exotic, whimsical and talented entertainers. In November, Wayne Harris is singing the Blues and coming up in December and January, Sebastian Boswell III, mesmerizing mentalist, will give mind-reading demonstrations, as well as display unique physical abilities, including ancient yogi skills, too odd to be explained and which must be seen to be believed.
This is all not-to-miss and completely free – what better way to end the day.
The Marsh Berkeley’s full bar offers festive happy-hour discounts including specialty cocktails and handpicked wine and beer. There is also great bar food—Portobello Panini’s, Mango Guacamole Salsa and fresh-baked cookies. Everyone is welcome; including those getting an early start for our 8 pm performances.
Wednesday Sketch Comedy Happy Hour
Sketch (No Stand Up Comedy) Comedy Show
Produced by Mike Spiegelman
Starting December 5, 2012
Sketch comedy groups and individuals performing comedic characters, sketches, anything that’s not stand-up comedy! The showcase launches on December 5th with three solo performances from The Nutballs, including Mike Spiegelman as Rip Van Winkle, 4D the Time-Traveling Comedian, along with Les Milton (White Noise Radio Theater and Sound Cues) and Colin Mahan. Dec 12th: Don’t Watch This LIVE – The best of the San Francisco monthly sketch show. Future shows include all-women sketch groups, The Front Row and Femikaze
Thursday Ragtime Happy Hour
Live Ragtime Piano
December, 2012: Larisa Migachyov
Classically trained pianist Larisa Migachyov switched to ragtime after immigrating to the United States from Russia. She performs around the country and has composed 36 rags—more than any other woman in the ragtime world. In her other life, Larisa is a patent attorney in private practice.\
Friday Happy Hour
TGIF With a Rotating Band of Entertainers
November: Wayne Harris & Friends Play Jazz, Blues & R&B
The shows will be a bit like an urban A Prairie Home Companion, with various musical and storytelling moments. Think Garrison Keillor meets Langston Hughes with a healthy dose of “Yo Mama” jokes. Here are the lineups:
11/16 & 11/30-The Intones (East Bay’s Best Rock, Blues, R&B and Bugle Band)
11/23 – Jazz quintet, guest pianist and new stories from Wayne Harris
December, 2012 & January 2013: Sebastian Boswell III-Famed Mentalist
Mentalism is the art and entertainment of extraordinary mental powers. Sebastian Boswell III, considered by many one of its most distinctive practitioners, will give mind-reading demonstrations, as well as display unique physical abilities, including ancient yogi skills too odd to be explained and which must be seen to be believed, and otherwise exhibiting his extraordinary physical and mental prowess. An international performer, his career spans the distance from Finland to the country music stages of Norman, Oklahoma, and almost everywhere in between. He has yet to perform in Qatar or Newfoundland, but the century is still young.
WHEN: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Cabaret at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way near Shattuck
For more information, visit www.themarsh.org <http://www.themarsh.org> or call 415-826-5750