An Evening With Wavy Gravy

My whole life I’ve been hearing stories about Wavy Gravy from my aunts who went on tour with the Merry Pranksters, from my Bay Area ex-hippie family members, and from my friends. People always joke about going to clown camp, but Wavy actually started the amazing Camp Winnarainbow. Some of the funniest people I know went there, like All My Friends Are Dead authors Avery Monsen and Jory John, who I interviewed on BAS a few months back. They met when they were Winnarainbow counselors, and now look at them: published authors, broke, good at juggling, and hilarious. Who could ask for more?

So, don’t miss out on a rare chance to see/listen to/hang out with Wavy Gravy on Wednesday at the Beat Museum. Whether he regales you with stories about touring with the Grateful Dead, acting as the MC at Woodstock and calming down all the hippies on bad trips, or teaching you how to juggle, the guy is a living legend and will surely make you laugh. Which reminds me of a joke that never makes anyone my age laugh, but always makes my parents’ friends laugh. It goes: What did the deadheads say when they ran out of pot? “This music sucks.” Ba-dum-bum-CHING. Try it. It’s not funny but I swear baby boomers will laugh. That might be because they’re starting to get a bit senile.

Also, maybe consider going to Camp Winnarainbow’s adult camp. That’s some guaranteed memoir material.

An Evening with Wavy Gravy
Wednesday, November 10, 7pm
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway [North Beach]
FREE

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Chloe - Pennywise Reporter

Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.