“Porchlight is that rare kind of production that shows us, on a fundamental level, what it is to be human."

- Evan Karp, KQED

Verdi Club


Arline Klatte 415.571.0998

Beth Lisick 510.593.1077

email: arline@aklatte.com






Porchlight presents:

Our 2018 Neighborhood Project


North Beach Stories

in the lounge at Bimbo's 365 Club



Monday, March 19


The Show
At this kickoff show to Porchlight's 2018 Neighborhood Project, we turn our ear to stories from San Francisco's illustrious and fabled North Beach. Expect true tales from an assortment of rabblerousers, bon vivants, and special guests including V. Vale, Peggy Knickerbocker, Jack Hirschman, and more TBA.


Jack Hirschman is an American poet and social activist who has written more than 50 volumes of poetry and essays.


Peggy Knickerbocker is a freelance food and travel author who lives in San Francisco. She is a longtime contributing editor to Saveur and received a James Beard Foundation nomination for her article “Old Stoves of North Beach,” which was published in that magazine. She was a contributing editor to Gourmet, writing for them as the San Francisco scout. She has written, too, for Food and Wine, House and Garden, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.


V. "Valhalla" Vale is a writer, keyboard player and, as Vale Hamanaka, was a member of the initial configuration of Blue Cheer, prior to that band becoming famous as a power trio. He is the publisher and primary contributor to books and magazines published by his company, RE/Search Publications. Vale is the host of the television talk show Counter Culture Hour on Public-access television cable TV channel 29 in San Francisco.


hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick

music by Marc Capelle

Bimbo's 365 Club

1025 Columbus Ave., SF

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, $25-35 advance