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Cabaret de Caliente at Cirque du Sebastopol

  • HopMonk Sebastopol 230 Petaluma Avenue Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

The jUkE jOiNt & HopMonk Sebastopol Presents...
Sonoma Counties most legendary Halloween event... 
11 years running for 2 nights!!


Night 1 - Friday OCT 26, is dedicated to live music and performance art.

Gypsy latin rock, eccentric americana, unique shovel instruments and timeless burlesque. Take yourself to the circus and join us for another halloween HOOT!

Cabaret de Caliente 10-11pm

We are once again we heat up The Garden with Sonoma County’s longest running Burlesque and Variety show Cabaret de Caliente! 

Gaze in wonder at The Mechanical Woman Dangerous Dollie! Be seduced by Bearded Lady Snake Dancer Cassandra Holloway! Gaze in awe at Ultra Bendy Beauty SweetBeat Petite! Thrill to the dangers of Lion Tamer Luna Phaze and her Trained Lion Mr. Braveheart! Wonder at the power of Strongman Will Longfellow! And laugh ‘til you hurt with Clown Eva D’Luscious! 

Ably supported by our Wardrobe Mistress & Stage Manager Bruxie! With ringside magic captured by Glenn Herring and Rebelle Rouser! 

As before, Cabaret de Caliente will host a Costume Contest with astounding prizes from HopMonk Sebastopol, North Bay Cabaret and ShowGirl Temple. This year the categories are: The Clowniest Clown – Oddest Pair – Most Ferocious Beast.

Ft. Diego's Umbrella 

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego's Umbrella and those who soon will. 

Celebrated as San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world renowned entertainers have created an irresistible cocktail that is entirely their own. On a planet bombarded with every possible kind of entertainment, a Diego's Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience; one concert is all it takes to turn you into a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend marching drums, harmonized shredding and gang choruses with showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, coupled with the refinement of years of experience on the road. The group's uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a breathless and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe, and that connection with other cultures continues to inform their aesthetic. In their music you will hear klezmer, flamenco and punk rock all blended to pop perfection. 

Diego's Umbrella's fourth album; Proper Cowboy, released in July of 2012, marks a first time collaboration with San Francisco producers The Rondo Brothers (MC Lars, Foster the People). The union has resulted in a captivating new spin on the world that the band has created; the reverb-soaked guitars and gypsy fiddles have been augmented by an army of tubas, analog synths and soaring vocals in what they are calling a "futuristic Spaghetti-Western soundtrack." D.U. attributes much of the album's extraordinary character to their decision to cover a 1972 Sonny and Cher gem, "A Cowboy's Work is Never Done." The song's soundscape of Ennio Morricone guitars, horns and percussion woven with modern electronic beats set the stage for the entire album. Among the other highlights, the single "Big Star" finds the band picking up where they left off with their 2009;Double Pantherfavorite, "Kings of Vibration," complete with a shared verse vocal and enhanced by a chorus that flies higher than anything they've done before. And the exuberant "Bulletproof Shine" finds the group joined by Angelo Moore, legendary leader of Fishbone, who adds his pipes (and his theremin) to the festivities. 

Proper Cowboy; is Diego's Umbrella's most fully realized vision to date, the culmination of years of dedication to the craft of songwriting and to their audience. It tips its hat to to the raucus dance parties the band played in their early days in Croatia, but is as quintisentially American as Rock and Roll itself, giving true meaning to album's namesake. 


Kickin up a cocktail of the uniquely infused flavors of Folky-Punky-Bluesy-Swing, this raggedy crew of streetwise fashionistas is ready to serve up a poppin' groove for your shakin' and-a-movin'! 

Setting out with a mobile musical menagerie of two to ten players and a set list spanning from Americana folk & European jazz 'standards' to progressive Musical Theatre enriched with some of West County's choicest elevated hip-hop, Buck-Thrifty acknowledges no limits in perusing the progression (or dare we say, regression?) of the Pacific Northwest's festivale of folk fusions that is coming to be known as 'Redwood Rock.'


Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn-shovel turned slide-guitar, Shovelman plays ol' fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi delta blues from the electro-psychedelic future, collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry. Shovelman has become infamous on the west coast as an opener for Primus, Beats Antique and the Yard Dogs Road Show.

Earlier Event: October 6
ShowGirl Temple Showcase
Later Event: December 15
Cabaret de Caliente at Prismatic Frost