October Entertainment at El Campanil
In The Spirit of Lennon
Friday, October 12 8:00 pm – TONIGHT!
Drew Harrison, the renowned “Lennon” vocalist of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere Beatles tribute band, The Sun Kings, performs a very special show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.
In the Spirit of Lennon is Drew’s tribute to John Lennon, and interpretation of his music. He goes beyond just sounding like him, but captures the intensity that Lennon brought to the Beatles music as well as his own. This intimate and emotional performance has been seen and heard nationwide, in South America and in Europe. Most recently, Drew was invited to perform In the Spirit of Lennon at the Latin American Beatles Fest in Buenos Aires and in Louisville, KY where he performed at Abbey Road on the River, both solo as well as with The Sun Kings.
El Campanil Theatre
Trivia Night Fundraiser
Saturday, October 13
Trivia Night is a casual competition among teams of 10 players. (Smaller groups will be considered subject to availability.) We are limiting the number of tables to 30. The most successful teams are usually the ones with a broad range of ages in their group. This is a fun evening for Clubs, Businesses, Co-Workers, Friends and Families. There are 10 categories. Each category has 10 questions. To kick off our first annual Trivia Night we thought it fitting to have all questions related to ENTERTAINMENT. Scores are tallied after each round so that teams can see where they stand. At the end of the evening, each member of the winning team is awarded a winner’s gift bag with merchandise & gift cards.
It will be a festive night. Each table can be as creative as they want with their own menu, table decorations and dinnerware.
50’s Rock & Roll
Sat. October 20 8:00 pm
Classic Rock & Roll with today’s attitude! In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin’. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll”. To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. The Diamonds’ many accomplishments over the years include: 33 appearances on American Bandstand, Doo-Wop Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 16 hit records, 3 certified Gold Records, Soundtrack of “American Graffiti”, Soundtrack of “Happy Days”.
Through the years since the release of Little Darlin’, THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson-the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include – with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs. “We’ve been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to – today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now.”
International Film Showcase Presents
Fri. October 26 7:30 pm and Sun. October 28 2:00 pm
At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings — as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing — accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life.
Directed by: Ayelet Menahemi
Run Time: 90 minutes
Language: Hebrew & Mandarin
Sat. October 27 8:00 pm
Don Neely, vocalist Carla Normand, and the ten-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco are renowned for authentically performing the exciting sound of Big Band Swing, Hot Syncopated 1920s Jazz, 1930s & 1940s Swing, Blues, Dixieland, Vintage Jazz, and Traditional Jazz. They perform for parties, concerts, weddings, vintage weddings, jazz festivals, and special events with three ensembles: Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Sextet, and Quartet. They do it all, from romantic background music to the hottest dance band rhythms and jazz – and everything in between.
Innovators such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Bix Biederbecke, and Louis Armstrong are among the RSJO’s inspirations. They have an unmistakably authentic sound, yet, you will discover upon seeing them live and hearing their recordings, that the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra has a colorful style of its own.
Dancers love the infectious rhythms of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. Popular dance steps include Swing, Fox Trot, Lindy Hop, Waltz, Tango, Charleston, Rumba, Samba. They play songs by George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Walter Donaldson, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mercer. Also in their colorful repertoire are songs from Tin Pan Alley, Vaudeville, the Cotton Club, and Art Deco-era cinema and Broadway.
For tickets or more information visit www.ElCampanilTheatre.com