The early Gold Rush days were a crazy time for San Francisco’s Barbary Coast. Shortly after the first goldminers arrived in 1849, the Barbary Coast became a popular destination to unwind with its wild melange of saloons, liquor, gambling, women and music. Now back for its third season, The Barbary Coast Revue is a musical retelling of this wildest street in the Wild West. Hosted by Mark Twain himself, the show guides you into this notable period in San Francisco’s storied past. Meet fresh young fortune-seeker Jerry Thomas as he battles saloon keeper Shanghai Kelly for the attention of aspiring showgirl Alma de Bretteville. Many of San Francisco’s most colorful characters and cutthroats, including Emperor Norton and Lillian Coit, make cameo appearances. Fun parodies of hit songs by Bay Area bands – from the Grateful Dead to Green Day – tie together the past and present in this fun, no-holds-barred, slightly naughty show at Balançoire in the Mission District.