Our next show is, once again, at The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St. between 19th and 20th, less than four blocks from B.A.R.T.
Showtime is 10:00 PM, with doors open for this performance at around 9:45.
In the current, monthly run of Ask Dr. Hal! we follow whatever show is headlining at the popular theater, in this case Dirty Dancing– Live! which begins around 8:00 PM. If you come for the 8 O’clock, you may stay for Ask Dr. Hal! –since our show is, once again, FREE of charge to the public.
With Your Host– John Hell of Radio Valencia – Visions and patented “EyeNoise” from the incredible talents of KrOB – I.T. Wrangling from the dextrous digital digits of Sherilyn Connelly – the far-reaching Space Science Report of our own Boffo Boffin, Pete Goldie – Special Guest Star Whitman McGowan, celebrated poet-performer – Monster Movie Moment, KrOB’s Kartune, 2-Minute Dance Party and other familiar attractions. In addition, Special Mystery Guests may appear, as in the case of last month’s show when musician Mary-Go-Round took the stage to win herself new fans with her spirited accordion-and-song presentation. Who will it be this time? The challenge of the KrOB Moment will arise for those who dare to meet it. As always, good questions shall be rewarded one way or another– perhaps with a palatable potation, perhaps with a Bardic Recitation from the attics and lumber rooms of Dr. Hal’s sprawling recollection. Poet Rusty Rebar has consented to start us off with an Invocation.
All this and more will happen at The Dark Room on Friday night. For Dark Room Information, call (415) 401-7987.
ADH SLAYS ‘EM IN SEBASTOPOL, CA.
The Ask Dr. Hal! Show– Lite recently played in Sebastopol. While guests readily wolfed down Chef Antonio’s superb Italian Country Cuisine, the Dinner Theater presentation brought ADH new fans, who, we’re told, are still talking about May 11th’s show. This despite the fact that family responsibilities kept Pete Goldie from appearing, no Monster Movie Moment was forthcoming from the coils of KrOB’s equipment and no I.T. adjunct to the question-and-answer portion of the performance was offered. Still, a splendid time was had by all. Watch for documentary coverage on Puzzling Evidence’s You Tube channel, since Puzz was there to record the show for posterity. We believe that a repeat performance will take place somewhere along the line. We’ll announce when.
DR. HAL AT S.F. CACOPHONY SOCIETY EVENTS
The launch of John Law’s new book on the doings of S.F.’s late, great Cacophony Society begins with a reading at City Lights Bookstore at Columbus and Broadway. ADH’s own Dr. H. Owll will contribute, with a reading from an essential text, to the multi-performer presentation. The event, free to the public, begins at 7:00 PM on the night of May 16th. Copies of the book, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, published by Last Gasp of San Francisco, will be available for purchase– and signing. More may happen after the reading in the spirit of the occasion.
IVAN STANG, YES MEN JOIN DR. HAL AT “UNOFFICIAL” CACOPHONY EVENT AT THE CASTRO
May 31st will bring a mammoth show that evening at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theater. ADH founder “Chicken” John Rinaldi has assembled a historic turba philosophorum to celebrate the great days of S.F. Cacophony and the new book.
Once again, copies of the book will be offered for sale. Although John Law, the volume’s co-author, will be unavoidably detained (in mid-flight on a plane to France) at the time of the show, attendees will encounter famed Networked Disruptors The Yes Men and other prominent figures in the still-evolving world of creative opposition to the Normative. The Very Reverend Ivan Stang, Sacred Scribe of the Church of the SubGenius, will be flown in to MC the event, aided by ADH’s own Dr. Hal. The live presentation will be augmented by film showings and surprises.Watch this space for further information as it develops.
PARDON US– SITE UNDER (RE)CONSTRUCTION!
For reasons only known to the Gods of the Digital Demesne, this Site has been unavailable to Dr. Hal for many moons. Only recently, changes in WordPress and other entities have allowed the System to relent and admit modification once again.
Meanwhile, like a house or building that goes too long without maintenance, part of the site, the Gallery (to the right of this section) has fallen in. No more pictures may be shown at present, nor have we yet been able to remove the digital gobbledygook that has replaced them. We are endeavoring to repair this and other problems, and hope those who rely on this site for information about our future shows (if there are such people) will be patient as we continue to wrestle with seemingly intractable problems. Anyone who feels she or he can offer help should contact Dr. Hal at