31st August 2022

Do you have your tickets to see the NEW TLC San Francisco?


Wednesday, September 7th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MAGIC & MENTALISM

Brad Barton, Reality Thief – SOLD OUT (thanks!)

Performing for over 30 years, Brad Barton, Reality Thief combines magic, psychology, comedy, mind reading, and audience participation to create an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. realitythief.com

Tickets are now on sale for his October 5th show: HERE

Thursday, September 8th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – COMMUNITY CATHARSIS and OPEN MIC

You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose, and Everything Goes

—- this is our first YG2D SF together in 2 1/2 years! Only 35 tickets left!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes

is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers, but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality, to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love… while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE. yg2d.com

Friday, September 9th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

Justin’s Case: A post Hiero Day Performance Introspective

Music heals. For some it’s listening to it. For some, it’s creating it. For Bay Area artists Equipto, True Justice, Aagee and MC Pauze, the creation of their new super group Justin’s Case was born from a deep love of music — and an intense, sudden need to heal.
“I was asked to book a handful of shows for Zion-I last summer,” DJ True Justice reminisces, “Mac Mall and San Quinn were on the bill with us, and this was the first time in a year and change that the state was opening back up to live shows. We wanted to do something special.”

Combining a mixture of world music influences, with Equipto’s deeply rooted love of Jazz and the classic Bay Area sensibilities, the group creates a unique sound that seamlessly flows through a variety of genres and sub-genres. Giving the music, and the live show, a universal appeal. Adding that to socially conscious lyrics that challenge the status quo with lyrical prowess, the group is aiming for the listener who has a discerning ear and a mind that seeks the truth. justinscase.bandcamp.com

Recommended If You Like: Zion-I, Tower Of Power, Brand Nubian

Saturday, September 10th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

An Evening with Rachel Garlin and Band

With eight indie albums and main-stage appearances nationwide, Rachel Garlin is a folk-rock-troubadour who writes “infectiously poignant music that resonates in a timeless way” (Glide Magazine). Her interest in people—their stories, struggles, and truths—is at the heart of her work. Bringing a sense of spontaneity to every concert, Garlin shows up to connect and co-create experiences with live audiences. Empathic and prolific, she shares songs that imbue their recognizable, everyday characters with dignity and humanity. rachelgarlin.com

Recommended if you like: Cat Stevens, Brandi Carlile, and Sheryl Crow

The Lost Church San Francisco (opening in September) is located at 988 Columbus Avenue at Chestnut Street in North Beach.

(26-min from Oakland, 33-min from San Rafael, 52-min from Vallejo, 1 hour and 6-min from Santa Rosa)

Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

ADA Accessible.

More shows are being announced every week!


Seating is First Come, First Served.

All Ages are welcome

(Except for babies, children, and adults who cannot focus for two hours and enjoy the performance)

Our Current Safety Protocols are changing on September 1st to:

Vaccines, boosters, and masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required as per local Public Health Policy.


September 3rd | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – COMEDY & IMPROV

StandProv! hosted by Jeremy Lessnau & Franco Tevini 


Jericho Faustino, David Dominguez, Sue Alfieri, Aivy Cordova, and Tricia Siegel

Equal parts standup and improvisational comedy, Stand Prov will come to life on the electrifying Lost Church stage Saturday, September 3rd, at 7:30 PM. With performers from all over California conjoining to create a Frankensteining of comedic stylings, your hosts Franco Tevini and Jeremy Lessnau invoke the forces of crowd-work and group-mind to summon a daring demonstration of live comedy from the depths of two sidesplitting subcultures. Will the theatrical transmutation co-exist peacefully? Or will the laws of nature deem the mixture of standup and improv “too funny to continue??”

Recommended If You Like: Jim Gaffigan, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Emily Heller, Upright Citizens Brigade, Middleditch & Schwartz

Thursday, September 15th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

TLC Song Service with Mel Baker (of SAMVEGA), Tim Dixon (co-founder of The Crux, and Alex Margitich

TLC Song Service is an intimate evening with three artists passing the spotlight. Expect insights into the craft of the song from inspiration to final form.

*Every Third Thursday

Mel Baker provides vocals, lapsteel, electric mandolin and guitar for the Psych Rock band SAMVEGA, a “Band of artists, painters, builders, music makers, merriment creators, travelers, animal lovers, urban vacationers, beach combers, rust farmers, star gazers, book readers and barn dwellers…” She is a founding member of the art collective The Ehlers Society with her sister Mercedes and fellow band members. http://bakersistersart.com/

Tim Dixon is a founding member of the Crux and Semi-Evloved Simians. He returns to the stage after a 10 year hiatus to debut some new material. 

Alexander Margitich is a songwriter and composer from Santa Rosa, CA. After studying guitar and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Alex has enjoyed a career in music including performing internationally, licensing songs, and teaching in New York and Portland. Alex weathered the pandemic by fulfilling his destiny of becoming a corporate graphic designer, and is now trying to remember his old lyrics while experimenting with new songs. https://www.alexandermargitich.com/music

Recommended If You Like: SAMVEGA, The Crux, Waters, Tom Waits, Geographer

Friday, September 16th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

Jason Eady (TX) + Ben Danaher (Nashville)

A champion of the Texas honky tonk tradition, Jason Eady is different than most Lone Star singer/songwriters in one important respect: he was born and raised in Mississippi. Known for songs about the tougher side of life played with heart, soul, and a rootsy atmosphere, Eady’s music combines contemporary country with traces of bluegrass and Americana, and he found an eager audience for his work after settling in Texas. https://www.jasoneady.com/

A native Texan now calling Nashville home, singer/songwriter Ben Danaher sneaks his personal experiences while giving unforgettable melodies. Taking notes from the greats like Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Darrell Scott and Buddy Miller, Ben created his own sound mixing elements from Country, Blues, and Americana to help illustrate his stories. https://bendanaher.com/

Recommended If You Like: Merle Haggard, Buddy Miller, Band of Heathens

The Lost Church Santa Rosa is located on Ross Street (between Mendocino & B) in Downtown Santa Rosa

(23-min from Petaluma, 40-min from San Rafael, 1 hr 6-min from San Francisco, 1 hr 9-min from Oakland)

Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

ADA Accessible.

Meet Team TLC by Dawn Mermer

Local writer, musician, public school teacher and Board Member of The Lost Church .Org, Dawn Mermer will be introducing you to a member of our staff in this new series.

Mickey Darius

General Manager of The Lost Church San Francisco

Mickey Darius is happy to be doing his job again. The Lost Church San Francisco General Manager has waited two-and-a-half years, through quarantine to the SF theater’s changing locale. As doors open for the first time in North Beach on September 7th, Darius will be ready with new and returning staff. At least as ready as he can possibly be.

“I have guarded optimism,” Darius said. “I’m really looking forward to getting back into it. I’m looking forward to feeling the feelings that we used to get from The Lost Church. I’m not looking forward to some of the growing pains and some of the challenges we’re going to be facing. I don’t necessarily know what they are. There could be extra hurdles opening during this time. I’m excited to get up and running and to get this ship going and see where the holes are once we get out to sea.”

“It’s great to have him back in full force. He leads his staff with a lot of love,” said TLC co-founder and executive director Brett Cline.

Darius has been with TLC since 2018 after getting to know Cline when he worked at TicketFly, the ticketing agency the organization used. He began helping TLC become more sustainable and scalable, then became the general manager of the Capp Street location when Cline wanted to focus primarily on growing the non-profit.

A Bay Area native, Darius also founded and runs Broken Clover Records, which has put out 20 releases from three continents, and heads up a booking agency. He chose to work for TLC because of its relationship with their community.

“I love that I work for an organization that works with the community and tries to listen and engage with it and not exert itself onto the community,” Darius said. “We want to go to where we are wanted and needed. So, where along the California coast is there a need for what we do? We don’t say we want to be in this city, but instead it’s here’s a place where we can insert ourselves and help them bring something special to the community. Any business like that that actually looks at how they grow and where they grow and why they grow critically is an organization I would want to work for. Especially one that is tied in with the arts.”

Darius also knows that all of this isn’t just for the here and now, and he’s pleased to be a part of something larger and more enduring. 

“This is a legacy thing. This is bigger than just us and bigger than just now. I think it transcends a lot of that. It feels good to be a part of that.”

From Your Everlovin’ Editor



ONE WEEK AWAY FROM TLC SF REOPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very soon we will have both our wonderful Santa Rosa and our fabulous San Francisco theaters operating in full fantastic force at the same time.

Serving talented and hard working live performers and gathering together good people to see them is our dream come true.

I so happy.

That is all.


Michele & The Lost Church

Email us at hq@thelostchurch.org with your questions and comments.

The Lost Church Free Radio

Seattle Bands is the September 2022 theme on 

The Johnny Tripod Happy Hour

September 2022 on The Johnny Tripod Happy Hour

Wednesdays 5-6pm PST


Lost Church Free Radio


NEW Episodes for our 9th Month of the Year.

Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst featuring Sylvia Rose Novak — Sundays 10-11am

Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles feat. TBA – Sundays 11am-1pm

Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. TBA 1-2pm

You’re Going to Die: I’ve Died Several Times with John Elliot in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm

Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation.  – Sundays from 6-7pm

The Contagion Collection with The Tourist “I’ll Have the Lunch Special, Please” Drum & Bass and Jungle  – Mondays at 4:30pm

Mitches Brew with Mitch Rocket – TBA.  Mondays 6-7pm

In Search of the World’s Funniest Story with Toby Dixon – uncover the depth of the human condition through insane stories  Tuesdays 5-6pm

Johnny Tripod Happy Hour – Episode 12: Seattle Songs with The Murder City Devils, Carissa’s Weird, Visqueen, Tacocat, The Long Winters,  and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm

A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu featuring American Soul, Folk, Rock, and Traditional Iranian Music with Adrienne Shamszad – Thursdays 6-7pm

***See Adrienne Shamszad with Zoe FitzGerald Carter live at TLC San Francisco on Friday, October 8th: TICKETS on SALE SOON

Spongebath Heavy Medical Hour (Radio Show)  – A Special Encore Edition of their debut radio show in honor of their upcoming TLC San Francisco Live Performance – Thursdays 7-8pm

***See Spongebath with Space Banquet live at TLC San Francisco on Friday, October 7th: TICKETS HERE

All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French featuring TBA – Fridays 2pm PST

West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. an interview with Mark Montgomery French (9/2 & 9/9)  – Fridays 12-2pm

***They’ll be talking about our live and in person show with Mark at TLC San Francisco on Thursday, September 22nd: TICKETS HERE

Tranimal Radio Hour a gender and genre free audio blitz with Shawna Virago – Fridays from 6-7pm


We feature a mix of original conversations about music and motherhood or about your favorite songs and their deeper meanings or about our shared mortality and love of living. Our station also features uniquely curated travels through the world of local and national new music of all genres, hilarious true storiesaudio memoirsinterviews with world renowned artists, plus music from artists who have graced our theater stages or are about to, and much more!


American and Iranian Music this month on

A Color Coded Symphony Project

featuring Adrienne Shamszad

A Color Coded Symphony Project with Adrienne Shamszad

Hosted by Aireene Espiritu

Thursdays 6-7pm PST


TLC Stage Sneak Peek where you can hear the artists coming to our stages before they perform!

September 2022 Episode of TLC Stage Sneak Peek features

Justin’s Case (TLC San Francisco on September 9th)

Rachel Garlin (TLC San Francisco on September 10th)

Jason Eady (TLC San Francisco on September 15th and TLC Santa Rosa on September 16th)

The Sam Chase (TLC San Francisco on September 16th and TLC Santa Rosa on September 17th)

Aireene Espiritu (TLC San Francisco on September 18th)

Hal Marcus (TLC San Francisco on September 18th)

Goh Nakamura (TLC San Francisco on September 21st)

All Your Favorite Music Is Probably…Black with Mark Montgomery French (TLC San Francisco on September 22nd)

Joshua James Jackson (TLC San Francisco on September 23rd)

Laura Benitez & the Heartache (TLC San Francisco on September 24th)

Jaeger & Reid (TLC San Francisco on September 25th)

Kray van Kirk (TLC San Francisco on September 25th)

Volunteer Needed

Female Scientist

We have an admin/research project in need of a clever, curious, and brilliant volunteer.

TASK: Create a spreadsheet of local San Francisco Hotels for postcard distribution.

HOURS: approximately 3-5 hours total.

Please reach out to Michele at hq@thelostchurch.org if you’re available and interested.


We STRONGLY RECOMMEND MASKS be worn while inside our theater to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Masks are no longer mandated by the State of California and are no longer required for entry.

Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa and TLC San Francisco

Now Booking Holiday Events!

Private Events at The Lost Church Theaters are fun.

Looking for a charming, easy, memorable, and fun place for your  Birthday, Anniversary, New Year Party or Holiday Company Party?

Contact us to find out more about our  Private Event Rentals at either of our  theaters.

A private event in our beautiful and rather eccentric theater is a party or event that your guests will really remember.

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