Three fun events this month will benefit 826

The guests at last fall’s John Varvatos benefit were treated to live music and delicious cocktails. 

You’re invited! Thanks so much to the fine folks at Liver Elixir, The SF Writers’ Grotto, Booksmith, and John Varvatos for thinking of us. Details below on two cabarets and one rock-and-roll party happening this May — proceeds from which will support our free student programming.

Dr. Veem’s Cabaret and Speakeasy

Saturday, May 19

Verdi Club

2424 Mariposa

Liver Elixir Productions is throwing a party to benefit 826 Valencia and June Jordan School for Equity, called Dr. Veem’s Cabaret & Speakeasy. The fun will go down at the lovely Verdi Club on Saturday, May 19 and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, and live entertainment. Check out all the details at the event website, Come be a part of the festivities and support 826 Valencia and our partner school, June Jordan School for Equity.

Sunnyside Up: An Evening of No-Holds-Barred Optimism at the Historic Red Vic Movie House

Friday, May 18

The Red Vic Movie House

1727 Haight Street

Join the SF Writers’ Grotto, Booksmith & friends for a literary cabaret night filled with prose, hijinks, hula, comedy, rock and clown foolery. Featuring words by Beth Lisick, booty shaking rock by Baby & the Luvies, the Hawaiian hula charms of Constance Hale, sultry siren songs by Laura Fraser and Zoe FitzGerald Carter, poetry-inspired rhythms by Jason Roberts, comedic delights by Kasper Hauser and Gretchen & Dr. Schmidtt of Literary Clownfoolery, the one-man, one guitar madness of Larry Gallagher, storytelling by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, Maw Shein Win, and Isaac “The Rumpus” Fitzgerald and more secret surprises…. A portion of the proceeds will benefit 826 Valencia.

Varvatos + Rock Paper Photo + 826

Thursday, May 31

6 PM to 8 PM

John Varvatos

152 Geary Street

The lovely folks at John Varvatos in San Francisco are throwing a party and the proceeds will benefit 826 Valencia. They recently launched Rock Paper Photo in their San Francisco store, and to celebrate they’re hosting a gallery exhibit and Q & A with photographer Michael Zagaris. Our last event with the Varvatos crew was a huge success, and tons of fun, so don’t miss it.