“Lots of people who grew up in Chinatown have moved away. The ukulele club is a way of bringing them back to the community.”
The annual two-week holiday festival will have something for everyone.
A look back at the neighborhood jazz scene of half a century ago.
The troupe, which did 13 shows a week during the 1960s, became a major influence on comedians ranging from John Belushi to Tina Fey.
For nearly 60 years, the Purple Onion was a place for up-and-coming talent as diverse as Phyllis Diller, the Smothers Brothers and Maya Angelou.
The current strip club was once a proving ground, run by the iconoclastic Enrico Banducci, for up-and-coming talents such as Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Lenny Bruce and Peter Paul and Mary.
The inviting plaza, with its inlaid granite blocks, soft, rolling green hills, and pine and willow trees, complements the neighborhood.
Read the backstory behind an unusual mural and its mysterious moves throughout the decades.
Decades before drag shows became ubiquitous, celebrities from Howard Hughes to Frank Sinatra watched female impersonators perform at this North Beach club.
It's no wonder Broadway is known for its abundance of strip clubs: topless entertainment got its start there in the mid-'60s.