C.W. Nevius Opens One Person Show in the Tenderloin

by on July 24, 2018

No journalist in the past decade did more to promote San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood than onetime SF Chronicle columnist Chuck Nevius (aka C.W.). So it was only fitting that when Nevius decided to do a one-person stand up show he contacted the Tenderloin’s go-to venue PianoFight to see if they wanted to host the event.

PianoFight did. Nevius’ one-person show, “The Oakland Raiders, true crime and coming of age in San Francisco,” opens on August 1 and also plays August 18 and August 29.

Nevius could not have chosen a better venue. PianoFight provides some of San Francisco’s most eclectic and innovative entertainment, and its theaters have been packed since opening. PianoFight has a bar and serves food so patrons do not have to rush from dinner to make the opening curtain; they can just eat there and take a short walk to their seats.

What will Nevius talk about?  I can only guess from the title, but knowing Nevius I would say every subject is a possible talking point.

If you enjoyed his Chronicle columns or sports writing,  this show is for you. And Nevius will be at the bar after the show so if you do not like his performance you can tell him directly.

To get tickets, go to the PianoFight site.

Nevius will also be the moderator for the D6 Supervisor debate tonight at 101 Townsend Street.

Randy Shaw is Editor of Beyond Chron and author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco


Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw's latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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