Thursday, October 18th – 6:30-8:30 pm
LITQUAKE!The Sound of Calle 24: The City is Already Speaking

Litquake comes to Glen Park, courtesy of Bird & Beckett! Calle 24 Showcase! A dozen poets associated with the reading and writing series that convenes regularly at the Mission District's United Booksellers (Alley Cat Books and Adobe Books) … [Read more...]

Friday, October 19th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Quartet plays music for the moon!
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday since October 2002!

Joe Cohen, saxophone Scott Foster, guitar Adam Gay, bass Omar Aran, drums The moon isn't just for June anymore!      Let Scott's quartet fly you there tonight! … [Read more...]

Friday, October 19th – 9-11 pm
Dan Neville’s Música del Pacífico Quartet
The Late Show!

Dan Neville presents Música del Pacífico (Colombian marimba) featuring Ali Cuama & Adrian Sabogal Join us for a rare opportunity to see Colombia's "Música del Pacífico" performed live, featuring one of the true masters of the music, Ali … [Read more...]

Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
Andre Custodio’s Audible Method

$5 suggested donation if you come for the music. A buck or two is nice if you just happen to be browsing & don't mind supporting the arts! Saturday mornings, Andre Custodio presents a series of performances of textured sound utilizing … [Read more...]

Saturday, October 20th – 7:30–10:00 pm
DannyBoyBlue: The Danny Bittker Group
$20 cover charge; $10 for students, musicians, low income
jazz club! when lights are low…

A musical journey, composed and presented by Danny Bittker (diverse woodwinds) along with a caravan of wonderful Bay Area musicians: Jesse Foster-vocal and percussion; Lee Heuermann-vocal, flute; Scott Foster-guitar; Alex Baum-bass; Jason … [Read more...]

Sundays, 11:30 am
Jerry Ferraz, guitar

Sunday mornings while you're browsing, you'll hear Jerry Ferraz playing his guitar, singing the occasional song. Not a concert setting, but you're welcome to find a seat -- whether to listen more closely or to peruse a book.  Jerry has been … [Read more...]

Sunday, October 21st – 2:00-3:45 pm
Poets Maxine Chernoff & Neeli Cherkovski

  Maxine Chernoff will read her poems from Camera (2016) and Under the Music, forthcoming 2019. She has won an NEA grant and the PEN Translation Award, and has been a visiting writer at The American Academy in Rome. Neeli Cherkovski has … [Read more...]

Sunday, October 21st – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation

Rural blues from the San Francisco masters of the form HowellDevine Joshua Howell, harp, guitar, vocals Pete Devine, traps, washboard, percussion, jug Joe Kyle, Jr., bass … [Read more...]

Wednesday, October 24th – 7:00 pm
William E. Glassley presents A Wilder Time

Bill Glassley returns to Bird & Beckett to present his newly published book, A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice (Bellevue Literary Press, 2018). In A Wilder Time, Glassley, a surfer turned geologist at the … [Read more...]

Thursday, October 25th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Jason Hainsworth-Michael Dease Quartet

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Friday, October 26th – 9:00-11:00 pm
Jordan Samuels Quartet
The Late Show!

Henry Hung, trumpet Jordan Samuels, guitar John Wiitala, bass Lorca Hart, drums   … [Read more...]

Saturday, October 27th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Daniel Fabricant Trio
featuring special guest French pianist plus drummer Aaron Kierbel
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

Lovely jazz trio led by one of San Francisco's foremost jazz bassists, with a special guest pianist just passing through, and the very fine drummer Aaron Kierbel, in one of San Francisco's best listening venues... lovely acoustics, lovely books, … [Read more...]

Sunday, October 28th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Brents, on Andre Breton

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Sunday, October 28th – 4:30-6:30 pm
El Guajiro
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation

Johnny Escobedo - guitar & vocals Mario Vega - flute & sax Norman Downing - percussion & vocals Cuban son, boleros y guajiras, the sounds of Havana and the Cuban countryside--and more!  El Guajiro plays the gamut of popular … [Read more...]