A Big Season at the New Cotati Cabaret!

Daniel Cainer’s Weird & Wonderful Jewish Midlife Crisis

Saturday, October 12th at 7:30


Smart, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, Daniel Cainer’s deeply moving tales about his family and observational comedy are a joy. Brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes you won’t forget. His songs and his music are for anyone who has ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart. Jewish or not, you’ll love this award-winning master songwriter's deeply moving, smart and funny story-songs.

'An extraordinary performer... at times heartbreakingly poignant, at others, laugh-out-loud funny. Utterly charming, thoroughly recommended.’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

SoHo Playhouse New York (Best of Edinburgh & New York Fringe) 2014, 2015 & 2016. 

Fringe Review Highly Recommended show 2014, 2015

Winner of Three Weeks Edinburgh Award 2013

The Kinsey SIcks in
”Naked Drag Queens Singing”

Monday, October 21 at 7:30

"Roasting marshmallows of laughs in the dumpster fire raging in Washington" –Provincetown Magazine


Naked Drag Queens Singing offers The Kinsey Sicks' trademark mix of gorgeous a cappella singing, hilarious drag, obscenity, and absurdity — with gasp-inducing political satire thrown in for bad measure. PLUS, the show features nearly a dozen new songs; the introduction of Angel, our newest demented Dragapella® darling; and a unique behind-the-queens view of The Kinsey Sicks unlike any that's been seen outside of our dressing room. Or a men’s figure skating afterparty. Or Vice President Pence’s shower.  

Ever have a burning question you've wanted to ask one of the girls — or the boys behind the girls? This show gives you the chance to scratch that infectious itch! 

Note: The Kinsey Sicks will not in fact be naked, but they will certainly be exposed.

Read this marvelous profile of "Naked Drag Queens."

Note: This evening will be riddled with adult content. Parental discretion advised, in the absence of any discretion at all from the Kinsey Sicks.


SonoMusette in Concert

December 14th at 8:00 PM

SonoMusette recaptures the magical sound and spirit of 20th Century Paris. French chanteuse, musette accordion, guitar, piano, upright bass, and drum kit combine to revive the enchanting and evocative songs of the era. 

This music has retained its power to charm and transport listeners, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation. Inspired by the great performers of the era, such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, and Django Reinhardt, along with contemporary artists such as Zaz and Patrick Bruel, SonoMusette brings French Chanson to the “moderne” era.

If you were impacted by the 2017 fires and would like discounted or free admission, let us know. We have a scholarship stash for just these things, thanks to a grant from the North Bay Wildfire Recovery Fund of the combined Jewish Community Federations of San Francisco Bay Area and the East Bay.

Ner Shalom is a strictly scent- and chem-free venue. Please (please please please) be mindful.