Thursday, March 21st – 7:00-9:30 pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month!
Tonight, a poetry reading: Birds of Paradise

Feather Press Presents: Birds of Paradise Please join us for Women’s History Month at the reading series Birds of Paradise. In this series, we honor the lineage of phenomenal, inventive and prolific women who have helped to shape and guide us as … [Read more...]

Friday, March 22nd – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — aka The Chuck Peterson Quintet — five musicians whose history on the local jazz … [Read more...]

Saturday, March 23rd – 7:30-10:00 pm
Michael Zilber Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents...a Jazz in the Neighborhood Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund Event Michael Zilber's Originals Saxophonist/composer Michael Zilber is hailed as "one of the best players and composers around anywhere, … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 24th – 2:00-4:00 pm
Poets Karen Hildebrand
(Crossing Pleasure Avenue)
and Ron Riekki (Posttraumatic)

Both poets have new books to read from: Crossing Pleasure Avenue (Karen Hildebrand) and Posttraumatic (Ron Riekki). About Karen Hildebrand's Crossing Pleasure Avenue, one reviewer had this to say: "Karen Hildebrand’s poetry is like sociology—if … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Rob Sudduth Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Rob Sudduth, saxophone Dahveed Behroozi, piano Jason Lewis, drums … [Read more...]

Tuesday, March 26th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Sylvia Cuenca Trio
with Roni Ben-Hur, guitar, and Harvie S., bass

Jazz critic Gary Giddins wrote in the Village Voice: "A limber and inventive guitarist, Ben-Hur keeps the modernist flame alive and pure, with a low flame burning in every note ... [He's] a guitarist who knows the changes and his own mind." His … [Read more...]

With a little help from our friends…

As we start to think about our 20th anniversary coming up in May, we at Bird & Beckett think it's appropriate to reproduce this email from the proprietor to the store's patrons, written eleven years ago and dated June 24, 2008: Big Move … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, March 18th – 7-9 pm
Beau Beausoleil and Tamsin Smith
followed by an open mic

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