Then we were dropping in on some cabaret in Denver, or perhaps it was a restaurant in Nevada.
I perform a lot in cabaret shows, which was very good experience for working on TV.
Alan Cumming shimmered darkly and brilliantly as the emcee in the cabaret performance.
1650s, from French cabaret, originally "tavern" (13c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch cambret, from Old French (Picard dialect) camberete, diminutive of cambre "chamber" (see chamber). The word was "somewhat naturalized" in this sense [OED] It came to mean "a restaurant/night club" in English from 1912; extension of meaning to "entertainment, floor show" is from 1922.