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“The Love Café”: An Interactive Cabaret Variety Show


May 25, 2019
08:00 PM until 09:30 PM


The Love Café is an audience-interactive cabaret variety show with live music, singing and dancing.  Local performers Ruth Shiroma Foster and Becky McGarvey team up to show off their performing skills with their favorite love songs from across the decades.


Two women, one show, only on Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. at the ARTS at Marks Garage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door.  Audience is encouraged to dress up in costume inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, or at least a pair of fun sunglasses.  


The Love Café is an all-live show, there is no recorded music. Ruth Shiroma Foster will be on piano, ‘ukulele and vocals, while Becky McGarvey sings, tap dances and jokes. With a mix of music from Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder, from Motown to today. Throughout the show, the audience may sing along, dance along and particpate in drinking games.


For more information, contact Marks Garage at (808) 521-2903, or visit facebook.com/thelovecafehi.


Ruth Shiroma Foster is a pianist, vocalist, ‘ukulele player and songwriter. Ruth brings listeners to the intimate side of every song she sings, whether accompanying herself on the piano or ‘ukulele. Ruth is musically rooted in gospel music, but her piano and vocal training has included jazz and classical music. Ruth has performed at various venues around town, including Medici, Hawai‘i Public Radio, The Dragon Upstairs and Chuck’s Cellar. In addition to being a lifelong musician and music educator, Ruth is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and handbag and clothes designer.


Becky McGarvey is a dancer, choreographer, actor and producer. She dances with IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre and Divino Ritmo. She has choreographed for the Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival, Playbuilders of Hawai‘i Theatre Co., and also has produced and choreographed work for the O‘ahu Fringe Festival. So far this year she devised and directed Playbuilders’ White Rabbit Lost in Chinatown for the Oahu Fringe Festival, and devised and choreographed work with The Robena Collective and Taimane Gardner.




View map The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI

Additional Information


The Love Café


(808) 352-1317

Contact name

Becky McGarvey

Contact email


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