Friday, September 19, 2008

"Special Art in the Alley'' Vesuvio 60th Anniversary Edition

In addition the our poetry reading celebration, we're also having a party in Jack Kerouac Alley on Sunday, October 5th, featuring some of San Francisco's best up and coming bands. The Jone$, David and Joanna, Brigid Be Gone, Seth Augustine and many more will be rocking the alley from noon until 6pm.

This is an event you're not going to want to miss, come by and join us in celebrating 60 years of Vesuvio history!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Vesuvio 60th Anniversary Reading

On Wednesday, October 1st, Vesuvio is presenting a live reading event to kick off our 60th anniversary celebration. Come join us from 7 to 9 pm, there will be poetry reading, some selections from Jack Kerouac and a little music as well. 21 or over, as always.

Tell your friends, it's sure to be quite a night!

Monday, September 1, 2008

September Jazz in the Alley


Come join the Jesus Diaz Latin Ensemble in Jack Kerouac Alley on Wednesday, September 10th. The event lasts from 5 to 8pm and, best of all, it's free!

Hope to see you down there.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jazz in the Alley, August Version


Due to circumstances beyond our control, our friend Kahlil Shaheed and his Quartet regrettably had to cancel. However, do not despair Jazz in the Alley fans, we're pleased to report that the Gerry Grosz Jazz Kitchen will be subbing in for Kahlil this month.

Join us on Wednesday, August 13th, in Jack Kerouac Alley. The music begins at 5, ends at 8 and, best of all, it's free!

All ages welcome, though you must be 21 with a valid ID to enter the bar should you want a pre-show drink.

See you there, jazz fans.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Alan Black Reads On July 8th, 7pm

City Lights Books and Vesuvio join forces to bring you local writer - and former Vesuvio bartender - Alan Black as he makes his triumphant return to North Beach on Tuesday night, July 8th at 7pm, in celebration of his first book, Kick The Balls: An Offensive Suburban Odyssey, published by Penguin Books.

Kick The Balls is a biting, oftentimes hilarious, account of Alan's misadventures as a youth soccer coach in the East Bay suburbs. Come celebrate the book's release, listen to Alan read a few selections, maybe get your book signed and have a pint or two while you're at it.

Kick The Balls

Sunday, June 1, 2008


We here at Vesuvio would like to offer up our most humblest of apologies to Khalil Shaheed for misspelling his name on our poster for the Jazz in the Alley series.

We're looking forward to the Khalil Shaheed Quartet's night in Jack Kerouac Alley on August 13th, when we'll be able to apologize properly.

Sorry about that Khalil!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Jazz in the Alley

Join us in Jack Kerouac Alley for the very first Jazz in the Alley series, from 5pm 'til 8pm, free and open to all ages.

Kicking off the series will be Rudi Mwongozi and the SONWA Trio.

Don't miss it!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Art In The Alley - Sunday, May 4, 2008

Art Event: Art in the Alley – Outdoor Art Exhibition

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 12 to 6 p.m.

Location: Kerouac Alley in North Beach @ Columbus & Broadway ~
Between City Lights Bookstore & Vesuvio

Contact # for Listing / Day of show info: Vesuvio, 362-3370,

Music: AlTal ~ Jazz Trio

Sponsors: Vesuvio, North Beach Chamber of Commerce & Pilsner Urquell

Organizer: Elizabeth Ashcroft - 415-263-8959 –

On Sunday, May 4, 2008, the beautifully renovated Kerouac Alley in North Beach will once again be turned into an open-air art gallery when we hold our 12th Art in the Alley event. The alley is now a delightful, stroll-friendly cobblestone pedestrian way embedded with engraved tablets featuring quotations by LiPo, Confucius, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and, of course, Jack Kerouac himself - among others - successfully creating both a literal and literary link between North Beach and Chinatown.

Over 25 emerging and established artists will showcase their work in the alley named for one of North Beach's most famous Beat icons. There will be something to appeal to the art lover in everyone - art books by Jack Carter, jewelry by Colleen Maur, drawings of North Beach by Elizabeth Ashcroft, whimsical sculptures by Cherry Elliot, silk screen prints and funky dolls by Hilary Williams and evocative collage ensembles by Rebecca Peters - just to mention a few of the artists exhibiting their work on the 4th......

AlTal will serenade the crowd throughout the afternoon.

Art in the Alley honors the irreverent spirit of North Beach by creating an opportunity for both local and regional artists to strut their stuff. Janet Clyde, manager of Vesuvio, feels it's an ideal way to give back to the community and to celebrate this fabled neighborhood and its artistic roots.

Those wishing to get a sneak preview of work by the participating artists should stop by Vesuvio and check out the Art in the Alley Group Show, on display from April 15 - 30.

Contacts: Elizabeth Ashcroft -- 415-263-8959 – Janet Clyde -- 415-362-3370 -