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Bay Area Cabaret
Bay Area Cabaret is a twelve-year-old nonprofit organization that presents extraordinary performances by nationally renowned artists in elegant, intimate Bay Area venues, with the goal of expanding the audience for cabaret. Recently, the Fairmont San Francisco asked Bay Area to reopen the city's most famous showroom, The Venetian Room, where Tony Bennett first sang "I Left my Heart in San Francisco" and artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and The Supremes performed on a regular basis. The room had been dark as a musical venue for 22 years. Since reopening the Venetian Room in 2010, Bay Area Cabaret has since presented there concerts by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Chita Rivera, Elaine Paige, Lea Salonga, Christine Ebersole, Karen Mason, Peter Gallagher, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Megan Hilty, Tommy Tune and Ramsey Lewis, as well as its popular vocal competition Bay Area Teen Idol. Bay Area Cabaret is proud to call the Venetian Room "home" as the sole presenter of live musical entertainment in San Francisco's most glamorous venue.Donate
Humanities West presents a wide-ranging series of lectures and performances encompassing the fine arts, social history, music, politics, and philosophy of the arts. Since 1983 these interdisciplinary programs have been designed to entertain and educate diverse audiences in an effort to illuminate and elevate the human spirit through exploration of the many sources of modern culture.
Each season Humanities West presents a number of programs in which leading scholars and artists present lectures, performances, readings and discussions to audiences in San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre. These one- or two-day events represent an opportunity unique not only to the Bay Area, but also to the entire United States. In cooperation with other institutions, such as the Mechanic's Institute Library and the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, additional public lectures and panels are presented to further expand upon program topics.
San Francisco Performances
Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances is the Bay Area’s leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Ruth Felt, the organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community.
SFP is also committed to presenting artistically important programs that influence the development of the arts. This includes commissioning new works, offering programs featuring 20th and 21st century compositions and premieres, and presenting important American and international contemporary dance companies.