401 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102
Category: Music Venues
Region: Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin
Public radio celebrity and folksy raconteur Garrison Keillor joins writer Calvin Trillin and unspecified friends for The Last Foxtrot, a celebration the City Arts & Lectures series’ 32 years at the Herbst Theatre. The event is a final hurrah before City Arts & Lectures moves its events from the Herbst to the restored and soon-to-be-reopened Nourse Theatre. Keillor is best-known for his long-running public radio program A Prairie Home Companion, a variety-type show that takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Lake Wobe-gon. A long-time writer for The New Yorker, Trillin is beloved for his funny take on food in columns and books such as Alice, Let’s Eat. Also a poet, Trillin’s latest volume is Dog-fight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. The evening also features music from world-traveling pianist and bandleader Peter Duchin. It’s your last chance to see a pro-duction from this Arts & Lecture series and popular KQED broadcast at the Herbst.
Tue., April 30, 7:30 p.m., 2013