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The Art of Travel — Hotel Rex takes its inspiration from the San Francisco art and literary salons of the 1920s and 30s.

This hotel in Union Square San Francisco will take you back in time with custom decor and works of art from local artists.

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Salon Series


Each week the hotel presents a Salon Series of intimate events designed to encourage dialogue and appreciation of art, literature and music: From a book launch or a reading by an author to cabaret music or an entertaining bit of a magic show paired with food and wine.

Society Cabaret 

Tickets for Cabaret Shows start at $20 with no fees or minimums and reservations are encouraged. Based on availability, walk-ins for Cabaret Shows can pay at the front desk. Advance reservations and schedule is available at or by calling 415 857-1896.

SF Performances

Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances is the Bay Area’s leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Ruth Felt, the organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community.

SFP is also committed to presenting artistically important programs that influence the development of the arts. This includes commissioning new works, offering programs featuring 20th and 21st century compositions and premieres, and presenting important American and international contemporary dance companies.
San Francisco Performances has grown from a first season in 1980–81 of seven performances to its current season of over 200 memorable performances and programs by some of the world's most exceptional artists. Ticket information available at

Magic at the Rex

Presented every Saturday night at 8:00 pm in the Sutter Street side Cocktail Lounge. Sleight of hand and other tricks by Sebastian Boswell III and Adam Sachs of San Francisco’s long running and always sold out Absolute Magic Shows.
Ticket and show at