6th December 2022
JUMP TO: Santa Rosa / San Francisco

Audio Angel & the Angel-ettes with some sugar and spice in support of our End of Year Fundraiser 2022.

Thank you to the endlessly kind, talented, and charismatic Audio Angel. https://linktr.ee/iamaudioangel

We’re giving it everything we’ve got every day and need your help to keep it going.

Your tax deductible donation of $5, $15, $25, $100 or more makes a very real difference for us and everyone who benefits from TLC.

Thank you!

December 7-13th

Friday, December 9th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – AMERICANA/FOLK-ROCK MUSIC

John and Chris -The Belands (Flying Burrito Bros. & Linda Ronstadt) 


10 years ago Chris Beland discovered his paternal father was an award-winning songwriter, guitarist and none other than the former leader of the legendary country rock band, The Flying Burrito Bros,, John Beland. Both father and son are amazing musicians who’s bond is evident when they appear together on stage. Great songs and great devotion to not only their music but to each other. As John put it, “The apple never falls far from the tree.” In the case of the Beland’s that’s an understatement! 

Recommended if you like: Flying Burrito Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Garth Brooks — John has played with and been Musical Director for them all!

Saturday, December 10th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – FOLK/AMERICANA MUSIC

Gary Weiner and Larry Heiman – 50 years of Friends and Folk


This evening is a “musical family reunion”, celebrating their decades-long friendship and Larry’s tribute to his wife Michaela. Gary Weiner‘s musical influences range from doo wop to jazz and gospel, with a particular nod to Johnny Hartman, Tom Waits, Bobby Darin, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. This show will be a return to his roots as a folk singer with a guitar on his knee. Larry Hamilton-Heiman‘s music is a blend of folk, country, originals, “wild women” blues and has toured along the west coast and in Europe with his late wife and musical partner of 43 years, Michaela Hamilton.  

Recommended if you like: Bob Dylan, John Stewart, Leonard Cohen, John Prine

Sunday, December 11th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – INDIE MUSIC

An Evening with Erin Sky and Henry Woulfe (Enrique from Sam Vega)


Erin Sky mixes ethereal vocals with dreamy instrumentation ranging from guitar, saxophone, piano to a looping pedal creating a sound that wraps around you as you listen. Henry Woulfe experiments in many genres from the 60s, 70s rock and indie music.

Recommended if you like: Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, Hayley Williams, The Decemberists, Aurora, fans of general sadness

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

Evening performances end at 10:30pm

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

Spike Sikes Get Real Gone Trio with Ray Fernandez, and Dylan Juhan treated us to a night of riveting poems, songs, and Beat adaptations on December 4th at The Lost Church Santa Rosa.
Photo by Cami Roberts

Send your photos from TLC to hq@thelostchurch.org

Just Announced at The Lost Church


Saturday, January 7th – The Susie Straight Band and Chicken Town, feat. Gailene Elliott – JAZZ/SWING/BLUES – TIX

December 7-13th

Thursday, December 8th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pmGRIEF OPEN MIC

You’re Going To Die


You’re Going To Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes is an open mic, 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. www.yg2d.com

Friday, December 9th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pmINDIE-FOLK MUSIC

Small Hoop & Dog Eyes


Small Hoop (Clay Wilson + friends) and Dog Eyes (Davis Leach and Hailey Firstman) share a musical evening of indie-alternative meets soft melodies of robots sitting around a campfire under the stars.

Recommended if you like: Alex G, Slaughter Beach Dog, Field Medic, Big Thief, Gia Margaret, Hovvdy

Saturday, December 10th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pmAMERICANA MUSIC

An evening with Gill Landry


Gill Landry is a two-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, photographer, storyteller, shade tree mechanic, painter, ranch hand, linocut artist and more. He spent the first half decade of his performing life living out of a van, busking the streets of New Orleans, the U.S. West Coast, and Europe, making ends meet through day-labor, chipping slag from barges on the Intercoastal Canal, night shifts at a group home for non-verbal schizophrenics, a burrito jockey, a bicycle rickshaw driver and other humble means. His writing has always been honest, poetic efforts at communicating the trappings and joys of human existence in post-industrialized western life. Though falling under the umbrella of Americana, he refers to his music as ‘Funeral Pop’. 

Recommended if you like: Charlie Parr, Hackensaw Boys, Possessed by Paul James, Parker Milsap, Pete Bernhard

Sunday, December 11th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pmMUSIC OF LEONARD COHEN

SF Leonard Cohen Festival presents Conspiracy of Beards + Graham Patzner 


This performance is the rescheduled date from the original Friday, November 4th showcase that unfortunately had to be canceled. All tickets for November 4th will be honored.

The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival is a multi-artist, multi-event celebration of the poetry, literature, and music of the late singer, songwriter, author, and poet. Conspiracy of Beards is a 20 member male choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen. Graham Patzner writes powerful songs, emotional and energetic with a signature soulful voice. Patzner has opened for notable acts such as Jesca Hoop and Jon Batiste and worked with producers Tony Berg and Jeff Saltzman.

The Lost Church San Francisco 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)

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.

Just Announced at The Lost Church


Saturday, January 14th – Brad Barton, Reality Thief (a rare weekend appearance!) MAGIC & MENTALISM –TIX

Saturday, February 18: Deborah Crooks & Michael McNevin Birthday Show– AMERICANA/FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER – TIX

It was a Tuesday night party with UCSF Improv. They made us laugh and laugh on December 11th at The Lost Church San Francisco

Send your photos from TLC to hq@thelostchurch.org


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)

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 elevator is available.

Our Current Safety Protocols

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

December AND January Rentals are 10% off!!!

Thanks for your great response to our Holiday Party 10% Off Special.

We have just a few open dates in both San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

We’re keeping the good times rolling in to January by extending our 10% Off Special through to January 31st. Kick off 2023 with a private party, showcase or video shoot in our one-of-a-kind eclectic, charming, speakeasy style theaters.

click here to book yours

From Your Everlovin’ Editor

Greetings from TLC HQ,

December is off to a fantastic start. We’re lucky to have so many talented performers grace our two stages. Damn! We had some real heavy hitters. Raise your hand if you were here to witness any of these showcases. What were your favorite things from last week’s shows?

Our End of Year Fundraiser is also off to a good start. Thank you to each and every one of you early donors. We appreciate your dedication to helping us create, sustain, and defend spaces for live performance. We’re inching forward. Can we meet our goal of $20K this year? There is power in numbers and $5, $10, $20 really helps.

We’re also grateful to the sweet souls who did a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser this year. Thank you for celebrating another spin around the sun by gifting TLC with money we need to sail on to our own next anniversary. Click HERE to learn how to set up your own fundraiser for us on the FB.

I hope you enjoy reading this week’s Lost Church Bulletin and see you at the theaters.


Michele & The Lost Church

Email us at hq@thelostchurch.org with your questions and comments, testimonials…and to talk about Rentals!

TLC Monthly Residencies Spotlight:

You’re Going to Die — every 2nd Thursday at TLC San Francisco

It’s support from Donors like you that allow us to host Monthly Residencies like this.

Thank you!


Ned Buskirk of You're Going to Die

You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes brings grief and grace to our San Francisco theater every 2nd Thursday.

It’s an open mic facilitated by founder Ned Buskirk with Chelsea Coleman and the YG2D Team where everyone is invited to share or sit quietly and listen, to reach out to friends and strangers or simply take it all in, to feel and hold space for each other.

It’s a moment in time to talk about the unspoken. It’s unforgettable and cathartic and a joy to be a part of.

To quote YG2D

“…for an entertainingly meaningful, moving, celebratory night with community, exploring 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.”


art work by ned buskirk

Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa and TLC San Francisco

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

Daytime at The Lost Church Santa Rosa

Daytime is delightful at The Lost Church Santa Rosa (as is the evening).

It's always evening at The Lost Church San Francisco

–photo by Bobbee Cline

Brad Barton, Reality Thief at The Lost Church San Francisco.

Rent our theater and hire Brad to perform at your holiday party at either theater in SF or Santa Rosa!

Getting to TLC San Francisco

— just got easier

Chinatown-Rose Pak MUNI Station

Click image to enlarge and view directions from Chinatown-Rose Pak MUNI Station to TLC San Francisco.

Chinatown-Rose Pak MUNI Station

While we’re glad that parking at our end of Columbus Street isn’t usually difficult we’re excited to report that getting to us by public transportation just got easier.

With the recent opening of the Chinatown-Rose Pak MUNI Station at 943 Stockton at Washington you can take the T Third MUNI Metro all the way from Visitacion Valley to Chinatown. From there it’s a 14-18 minute walk through the heart of North Beach to our theater at 988 Columbus at Chestnut.

We need your testimonials about The Lost Church

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.

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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.



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