Over the past couple of years, I have had the delight and pleasure of becoming friends with two legends of our community who happen to be a couple, Mark Thompson and Malcolm Boyd…and who just happen to be really sweet gentle men.
So I wanted to give a shout out to our readers and friends in San Francisco about an event that is happening next Tuesday evening, March 27, 2007 at 6PM at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum celebrating the legendary nightclub, the hungry i, that will feature, among others, Malcolm.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the hungry i in North Beach was considered to be the hippest spot in the country, introducing some of the greatest performing talents of the era. Under the inspired ownership of Enrico Banducci, this unique theater-restaurant introduced or headlined such pioneering talents as Woody Allen, Orson Bean, Shelley Berman, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby, Professor Irwin Corey, Phyllis Diller, Dick Gregory, Tom Lehrer, Bob Newhart, Nichols & May, Mort Sahl and Jonathan Winters…and yes, Malcolm Boyd (shown at the left, here, performing at the hungry i.)
The San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum will be presenting a new exhibition celebrating the
history of the hungy i and will hold an opening night celebration on Tuesday, March 27 that will include a reception and exhibition preview. The opening night will also feature guest of honor, Enricop Banducci, as well as live tributes to some of the most distinguished alumni, including the Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Shelley Berman, Orson Bean, the Kingston Trio and many many more.
Advanced tickets are required. Admission is $75 – $250. Call 415-255-4800 or click on the SF Performing Arts Library & Museum link provided above. SFPALM is located in the Veteran’s Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister, 4th floor. The exhibition is open to the public from March 28 to August 25, 2007.
Congratulations Malcolm!…it’s just one more honor richly deserved.