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Cocktails & Cabalettas: Operatic Happy Hours

January 6 @ 3:00 pm - January 27 @ 4:00 pm

Bring a drink and join popular SF Bay Area opera appreciation instructor James Sokol & others for a happy hour of music, insights & chat.

Cocktails & Cabalettas: Operatic Happy Hours

Four Wednesdays, January 6-27, 2021

3-4pm (PST), 4-5pm (MST), 5-6pm (CST), 6-7pm (EST)

on Zoom

B.Y.O.C. and let’s bring some joy & light to the dark winter season! Stir, shake, pour your preferred cocktail, wine or other libation and join popular San Francisco Bay Area Opera Instructor James Sokol for a happy hour of beautiful music, interesting tidbits, and lively banter; maybe a behind-the scenes story or two thrown in for good measure! Who knows, we might even have special guests drop in for a “toast.” Video performance clips bring the magic of opera into our festivities. Come for the music; stay for the fun!

Lagniappe: Want some cocktail inspirations? For ideas & recipes, read Town & Country‘s “21 Classic Drinks to Order at the Bar,” click here.

A special “thanks” to Edie “Manon” Pankratz for her generous support in helping to make this program possible!

About James Sokol

James Sokol started in the opera world under the leadership of Beverly Sills at New York City Opera. After working on projects with the Opera Company of Philadelphia while in graduate school, Sokol moved west to work at San Francisco Opera. He is a former Executive Director of Pocket Opera and a Founding Member of the Singers Development Foundation. He has been teaching throughout the SF Bay Area for over 25-years including at San Francisco Opera, College of Marin, University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute, Santa Rosa Junior College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Dominican University and Sonoma State University, and for several other organizations.

Sokol is the Director of the Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living at the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) where he is responsible for online & in-person programs. In addition, he curates and leads Cultural Arts Trips including the annual The Best of Broadway: Mostly Musicals trips to NYC, Exploring Opera trips to NYC and Santa Fe as well as general interest trips around the world. Favorite international destinations where he has taken groups include Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam.

Tickets & Notes:

Series Ticket: $20/Series of 4 happy hours (re: $5 per happy hour).

Give-Us-A-Try Ticket: $8/One-time happy hour (Jan 6 only). Check us out by giving our first Happy Hour a try. Single tickets are not available to subsequent Happy Hours; unfortunately, single tickets cannot be credited toward series purchase.

Ticket Policies: All tickets are 1) are per device, not per person, on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Getting Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be sent to all registrants 24-hours prior to the event. Registrants are requested to make sure the email with the link has arrived and even test to make sure the link launches zoom. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below. The link will be (re)sent to all registrants 2-hours prior to the event.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Ticket buyers who have completed Zoom event registration, but NOT received the Zoom event link should contact James (see below) before 4:00pm (PST) on the day prior to the event to allow proper time to find a solution.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best to – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom event registration/links to guests contacting James after 4:00pm (PST) on the day prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Email James at [email protected]

Cocktails & Cabalettas are created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”