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Grant Avenue Follies

Grant Avenue Follies brings to life the legacy of San Francisco Chinatown’s golden nightclub era (1940’s to 1970’s.)

Originally made up of four retired dancers of the nightclubs, they were following doctor’s orders to exercise for improved physical health. The Follies rediscovered the sheer joy and freedom of dance and reconnected with their roots. They give performances to show “just because you’re retired, you don’t have to stay in your pajamas all day!”

The Follies enjoy a loyal following of seniors, many of whom frequented the Chinatown nightclubs such as the Forbidden City, the Sky Room and Shanghai Low.  Furthermore, the younger generation is also taking an interest in their unique place in San Francisco Chinatown’s history.