Porchlight's neighborhood series continues with PACIFIC HEIGHTS AND LOWS, a night of stories about that neighborhood you pass through on the 22 Fillmore! With Brooke \Wentz, Michael Wharton Kevin Hunsanger Cate Nelson, Peggy Knickerbocker, and music by Allyson Baker, Kelley Stoltz and of course Marc Capelle. At the fabulous Vogue Theater. Thursday, Sept. 12 7:30 pm $20
Peggy Knickerbocker is a third generation San Franciscan. She grew up in the same house her mother did on Pacific Avenue. She owned the restaurant at Mooney’s Irish Pub and Pier 23 Café with Flicka McGurrin until she peeled off to write about food. She wrote four cookbooks and many articles for Saveur Magazine,
Food and Wine and Gourmet. She won several James Beard
Cate Nelson is an artist and writer living and working in Oakland, California. She received her BA from bard College, her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has exhibited in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. She has received several grants and awards including an Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure San Francisco and an Affiliate Artist Residency award at Headlands Center for the Arts in addition to being a finalist for the Headlands Tournesol Award. Nelson’s work is in private collections both nationally and abroad. In addition to her art practice, Cate has been involved in several special projects including The Painting Salon and Oakland Stock.
Brooke Wentz is a music supervisor and rights specialist who founded both Seven Seas Music and The Rights Workshop. Seven Seas is a web-based platform and app where media
professionals can listen to, build playlists, and discover international music by artists from around the globe. The Rights Workshop is a 15-year old consulting firm focused on publishing
administration and mediating copyrights for various media clients.
Wentz’s work has been nominated three times by the Guild of Music Supervisors for Best Music Supervision for a Documentary for Dolores, Meet the Patels, and McConkey. She was also
nominated for a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing – Feature Documentary for Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. In 1993, Wentz won a Billboard Award for the top-selling world music recording of the decade, titled Global Meditation: Authentic Music from Meditative Traditions Around of the World. She currently lives in her native San Francisco with her daughter and continually advocates for artists’ rights.
Michael Wharton is a writer and editor. He worked for National Institutes of Health in the Center for Scientific Review, Hematology Study Section. He was an editor at AOL’s CityGuides. He managed the Men’s Health Channel for Revolution Health (later sold to Everyday Health). He has edited New York Times bestselling authors such as Neil Strauss, Peter Diamandis, and Steven Kotler. He was Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at the 1998 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
Allyson Baker is known for two things, playing guitar and being Canadian. She only does one of those things well. Dirty Ghosts is her main musical vehicle and when flagged down will hop out and join others on their musical adventures. Amongst them have been playing guitar on albums by Kelley Stoltz, El-P, Kimya Dawson, The Dwarves, Aesop Rock, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and more.
Thursday, Sept. 12 7:30 pm $20