Sunday, August 12th, 2012

by Srednarg Nuthatsch

SAN FRANCISCO – The Ask Dr. Hal! Show will happen for one time during this month of August, on the Eighteenth— a Saturday.

And, confusingly for some Ask Dr. Hal! followers, the location of the venue for the notorious show has been changed. 

Yes, the run at Viracocha has ended— or been brought to an end. (See posting of August 7th in this space– Ed.)

This upcoming iteration of ADH, as we call it, will be presented at S.P.A.C.E. in the J.R. “Bob” Dobbs Memorial Hall, as has happened in a previous year. See…

In the year 2009, as you may be reminded if you cut-and-paste the above URL, we took the show to S.P.A.C.E. (Space Preservation Agency for Creative Enterprise).

Now the Conspiracy is shutting them down.

This is the last show to be performed in that large, comfortable, high-ceilinged room. Ever.  

We’re doing Ask Dr. Hal! there one final time. After our show, stay for the special Dance Party.

In addition to socializing and dancing, according to Skot Kuiper, director-owner of S.P.A.C.E., refreshments will include Punch and Pie. Yes, Pie. 


$5.00 and up– sliding scale; whatever you can donate. Proceeds go to offset the costs of breaking down S.P.A.C.E.


Doors open at 8:00 PM. Ask Dr. Hal! starts at 8:30. Dance Party starts immediately after show.


S.P.A.C.E. is South of Market. The address is 354 5th St. Another door to the building is on 200 Clara St.  There will be a sign, Skot says– look for it.

The night has a theme, and the theme is Titanic, as in the late, lamented ocean liner (not the new one they’re now constructing). Dress your Titanic best.

  Jumping Off! Featuring the Ask Dr. Hal! Show!

An ending event of Titanic proportions– celebrating the end of SPACE.

This is the last Ask Dr. Hal! Show until October. 


Tuesday, August 7th, 2012


by Blentley Fludd

Special to the Dr. Hal Report

San Francisco– It’s official– the  run of the Ask Dr. Hal! Show at Viracocha, scene of recent performances, has been terminated by the management.

Citing “drug use on stage” as the reason (?), Viracocha brass nixed the popular night club event as “not right for us.”

The club will devote its stage time to various indistinguishable rock bands, the Dr. Hal Report has learned.

In a climate of the city’s War On Fun (see web site), Viracocha solons were unwilling to risk their spot on the map to put on a curious question-and-answer show.

Of course, the rock bands are just as illegal as anything else there, according to Byzantine regulations and a permit process the City of San Francisco’s cops use to prevent all but the most middle-of-the-road, bland, “approved” entertainments from happening (“Greater Tuna,” anyone?).

If they’re so worried about legitimacy, quipped one ADH performer, “why don’t they fix their [highly illegal lack of] a street door in the case of fire?” We here at the Dr. Hal Report see the whole thing as a question of priorities. ‘Nuff said.

Future Dr. Hal shows will happen this year, though. Negotiations are now underway between ADH bookers and Stagewerx. More on this to come!

And, for your Dr. Hal fix, all you fans of the show, don’t miss our farewell to S.P.A.C.E. -themed Ask Dr. Hal! show at the J.R. “Bob” Dobbs Memorial Hall, where ADH trod the boards a few scant years ago. Mark your calendars– the Ask Dr. Hal! Show at S.P.A.C.E., proceeds to benefit Skot Kuiper and the former S.P.A.C.E. crew, will take place this month– the night of August 18th, 2012.

The show will start at 8:00 PM. Following the show, a DJ’d Dance Party will round out the evening. All are welcome. Come to be present at the End of an Era!

And WATCH here for announcements of future shows! In October and November, ADH will come roaring back!