Start: 7:30 pm
Andrew J. Bernstein Monday, October 14, 7:30 p.m. California Slim: The Music, the Magic, and the Madness Andrew Bernstein lived out the dreams of every male boomer in the 1960s and '70s. His musical journey began in 1962 when he was the 14-year-old student of an unknown banjo teacher named Jerry Garcia--and ended in 1980 on a Warner Bros. back lot at the premier party for Willie Nelson's first movie, Honeysuckle Rose. Starting in 1971, as the owner of the historic honky-tonk Palo Alto nightclub Homer's Warehouse, Bernstein laid the groundwork to help launch new talent (including Asleep at the Wheel, Pablo Cruise, and Norton Buffalo) and also gave Jerry Garcia the perfect venue to showcase his non-Grateful Dead bands: Old and in the Way and Merl and Jerry. Bernstein brings those days and nights alive with vivid imagery, colorful dialogue, and a desert dry humor.