Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Speakeasy and Roaring 20's theme at Berkeley hotel

Gangster and his Gun Moll at Speakeasy theme, Berkeley, CA

Las Vegas style pianist at Speakeasy theme, Berkeley, CA

Wanna enter the juice joint?  What's the Password? A Gangster and his Gun Moll checked out the revelers through a peephole at the Claremont Resort Hotel, Berkeley.  Dicks, coppers, and Feds were not welcomed.

A Speakeasy pianist played hits from the 20's and 30's, adding ambiance to the food broker's themed event and award program.

A special thanks to photographer Gary Sexton, for sharing his wonderful pictures and memories.

Celebrity Gems arranges gangsters, gun molls, and pianists for Speakeasy Roaring 20's events in Berkeley, Oakland, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, San Mateo, and San Francisco.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Magician slices and dices at Pleasanton celebration

Be careful- Magician Dante juggles Machete at Pleasanton show

Magician Dante levitates audience member at Pleasanton show
Kids gather around Magician Dante after his Pleasanton performance

Dante's magic added to the celebration of Purim, at a 300 person family celebration hosted by Chabad in Pleasanton. Purim is a holiday commemorating the deliverance of Persian Jews from Haman who wished to destroy them. This celebration included the reading from the text, a buffet, and a costume contest.

Dante the Magician later captivated his audience by juggling machetes, sticking a needle in a balloon, and levitating an audience member. Magician Dante then demonstrated close up magic after his show, adding an extra and unexpected treat.

Celebrity Gems arranges magicians in Pleasanton, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Mateo, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Book Blast at Pleasanton Shopping Center

Shopping centers are increasingly becoming more of a family destination. Many San Francisco Bay Area malls host kids clubs, offering monthly shows with magicians, musical acts, and jugglers. These shows offer an entertainment and cultural value, and are designed for children up to age seven.

"Book Blast," an idea to encourage children to read, was hosted by the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton. The book blast show began with a musical performance of Snow White and Prince Charming followed by Snow White and the Prince reading popular children's books followed by photo opportunities.

Celebrity Gems arranges costumed characters, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell, in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, Dublin, and San Francisco.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Enliven students at Moraga college

Cajun Zydeco music for Mardi Gras and New Orleans theme, St. Mary's College, Moraga

The St. Mary's College (Moraga) cafeteria was decorated in purple, green, and gold for "Fat Tuesday." Some faculty and some students got into that Mardi Gras spirit and energy with Mardi Gras masks and costuming.

Adding to the festive atmosphere was a Cajun and Zydeco trio, who treated everyone to a mix of blues,  jazz, Cajun, and New Orleans Zydeco. Students marveled at the lead singer who played washboard and harmonica.

According to the Student Advisor: "Thanks Stan! The band was great as always."

Celebrity Gems arranges Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, and Jazz in Moraga, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Ramon, San Jose, Fremont, Dublin, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Puppet Show at Danville shopping center

Valentine's Day, with love, romance, and marriage- was the theme for the marionette show at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville.  Randal, the puppeteer, told the Mexican folktale of Mondinga the Cockroach and her love for Perez the Mouse. They married, with the puppets dancing to lively Mariachi.

Randal brought the puppets to his audience for the finale, where children hugged the puppets and posed for pictures.

Celebrity Gems  arranges puppet shows in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Benicia, San Mateo, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and San Mateo.