fact, most of the staff
is involved in some artistic
pursuit, from music and
literature to visual
arts and dance.
Home to the OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY MURAL.
Painted by Kaffe Fassett around 1960, it depicts many of the denizens of North Beach during the Beat Generation: local poets, painters, bartenders, Flamenco dancers, cooks and customers of the Old Spaghetti Factory, one of San Francisco’s original coffee houses and an early haven for Gays and Straights. It is on loan from Sandra and Mal Sharpe, who with William Farley produced the public television documentary, “The Old Spaghetti Factory”, one of the best short films made about North Beach in the 1960’s. The DVD version is available for sale at Café Divine.
We’re proud to present first class musicians in an intimate setting.
Many of these artists are justly famous in their fields, and often are traveling or recording. As a result, we always recommend calling ahead if there is a particular group or musician you wish to see, or please drop in to enjoy whoever is on—we are truly blessed with a variety of talent!
We're proud to present two accomplished musicians and composers who make time out fof their busy schedules to entertain us Monday evenings: Rob Reich plays the first and third Mondays of the month, trading off with Grammy winner Dan Cantrell
Chris Amberger, Jazz bassist, Julliard graduate, has toured the world with most of the biggest names in jazz.
He usually brings Aaron Garner, music professor, to accompany him on keyboard.
Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod play ragtime guitars, guaranteed to put a smile on your face! craigventresco.com
Craig Ventresco plays solo on the first Thursday of the month,
Diana Strong, star of the Accordion Pin-Up Calendar, serenades us the second Thursday dianastrong.webs.com
Craig returns with a variety of friends on the third Thursday,
And Tangonero, with Zac Selissian on guitar and special guest on bandeleon, play tangos and gypsy jazz.
To bring the weekend to a fitting close, we rotate four musical guests on Sunday evenings:
Wendy DeWitt, the Queen of Boogie Woogie piano, plays the first Sunday, www.wendydewitt.com, with Kirk Harwood (unplugged)
Sharman Duran takes the second Sunday, playing piano and singing a few songs. sharmanduran.com
The third Sunday brings Leon Oakley, coronet, and Craig Ventresco, guitar, partner up for some hot Americana jazz. Leon goes back to Turk Murphy’s bands and beyond. leonoakley.com
And the fourth Sunday is for Benjamin Flores, flamenco guitarist, who not only has deep North Beach roots, but has also studied and performed in South American and Spain.
Music is from 7-9pm, Sunday through Thursday. For more information, please call 415.986.3414.
Please join us for Delicious Musical Merriment!