The Marsh Berekely’s Friday Happy Hour, with its free, eclectic entrainment, is fast becoming as East Bay Tradition.
Here’s the February – March line-up:
February 8 & 22:
Larisa Migachyov, the amazingly wonderful ragtime pianist
Wayne Harris and The Intones (The East Bay’s Best Rock, Blues, R&B & Bugle Band)
‘The Night Before Leonard’ with Sylvie Simmons author of “I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen,” the New York Times bestseller that NPR named the best biography of last year. On the eve of Leonard Cohen’s two shows at the Paramount Theater, Sylvie celebrates with words, women, songs and cocktails…all of which, Sylvie, assures us, are his favorite things.
She will be reading from her book—and singing some of his songs, accompanied by Colleen Browne. She’ll also be drinking cocktails. Tickets are free (several hundred dollars cheaper than the Paramount.) There’ll be books for sale and to sign.
Praise for the book: “The major, soul-searching biography that Leonard Cohen deserves. Mesmerizing“-NY Times; “A new gold standard of bios”-LA Times
About Sylvie Simmons:
An award-winning writer and one of the foremost rock journalists since the late seventies, Sylvie Simmons was born in London in the UK and lives in the Mission district of San Francisco. Her previous books include Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, which J.G Ballard named as one of his favorite books, and a cult short story collection, Too Weird for Ziggy. When not writing about music (for MOJO magazine, the BBC and the UK Guardian newspaper), Sylvie sings and plays a ukulele.
March 8 – 29:
Kike Adedeji ‘s “Ca C’est L’amour.”
Actress and singer, Kike Adedeji workshops her new cabaret show, Ca C’est L’amour. Luscious, a deliriously delightful and ever-effervescent chanteuse, will wrap her mouth around the men who never disappoint—Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Brian Wilson—and talk about the men who do.
This is not your usual story of loves lost, but a wild ride on a geographical safari! A Nigerian in London, a German from New York, a Mexican without papers in San Francisco, all have their songs and say: Come join the fun!
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—Panini’s, Corn Crusted Pizzas, Mango Guacamole Salsa and fresh-baked cookies.
Everyone is welcome; including those getting an early start for our 8 pm performances.
This is all not-to-miss and completely free—what better way to start the weekend!