Thursday, February 21 – 7:00-9:00 pm
On Their Shoulders We Stand:
Artists Pay Homage to Their Mentors
A Benefit for the
Native American Health Center SF Youth Services Program

On Their Shoulders We StandSan Francisco poets & musicians pay homage to those who laid the groundwork for their art This benefit, organized annually by the poet, musician, scholar and activist Avotcja, will feature some of the Bay Area's best … [Read more...]

With a little help from our friends…

Speaking of standing on the shoulders of many, many crucial people, 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 … [Read more...]

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

This is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund date. Many thanks are due to Jazz in the Neighborhood, and to you for your support of JitN and the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project. On the fourth Friday of the month, we feature the 230 Jones Street, … [Read more...]

Saturday, February 23rd – 7:30-10:00 pm
Jinx Jones Trio
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

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Sunday, February 24th – 2:30-4:00 pm
Walker Talks! on Rilke at Muzot

Escaping the chaos and emotional stagnation of the aftermath of the first world war, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke at last found the hermitage he sought in a small village in Switzerland. There, in February of 1922, he endured a visitation of such … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Larry Dunlap Quartet
featuring saxophonist Charlie McCarthy
which way west? weekly Sunday concert series

Charlie McCarthy, sax; Larry Dunlap, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; Jim Zimmerman, drums. One of the great pleasures of jazz is to spend a few hours in the company of the pianist Larry Dunlap. Larry played early on in Portland with jazz greats Leroy … [Read more...]

Tuesday, February 26th – 7-9pm
CCSF Forum Literary Magazine
a reading & party

Celebrate City College of San Francisco's Forum Literary Magazine at a reading/party with the editor, staff and contributors! Thinking of submitting a piece of writing or art? Now's the time! Come hang with those that make it happen & enjoy … [Read more...]

Friday, March 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Return of Oop Bop Sh’Bam!
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Oop Bop Sh'Bam embarks on another three-month "first Fridays" run starting March 1st!   … [Read more...]

Saturday, March 2nd – 7:30-10:00 pm
Rob Barics Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…

A stellar band considers the classic music of New Orleans Rob Barics, clarinet and tenor saxophone Keith Saunders, piano Marcus Shelby, bass Howard Wiley, drums   … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 3rd – 4:30-6:30 pm
CMC Concert to Celebrate the Year of the Pig!
which way west? Sunday concert series

Faculty, students and friends of the Community Music Center gather to play music from many traditions - classical Chinese to American jazz... and to celebrate the Year of the Pig! … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 3rd – 7:30-9:00 pm
A Reading for Al-Mutanabbi Street

A Reading for Al-Mutanabbi StreetThe Revolutionary Poets Brigade:Jack Hirschman Sarah Menefee Agneta Falk Karen Melander Magoon Rosemary Manno Barbara Paschke … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, March 4th – 7-9 pm
Richard Sanderell & Bill Mercer
followed by an open mic

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Friday, March 8th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Barnhill Quartet plays John Coltrane
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Scott Barnhill, tenor saxophone Keith Saunders, piano Eric Markowitz, bass Smith Dobson, drums with guest vocalist Louise DeLucchi … [Read more...]

Saturday, March 9th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Duo Violão + 1
A History of Brazilian Choro Music
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

On their new recording, "A History of Choro," Duo Violão + 1 survey the history and evolution of choro music, revealing its rhythmic and harmonic permutations. In the process, they have created an album "coherent in timbre and vision while … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 10th – 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Blanche Bebb Memorial Party

Born September 27, 1934, Blanche Bebb passed away on March 10, 2018 at the age of 83. She lived for years on Chenery Street, near the corner of Diamond Street, with her daughter Karen and granddaughter Jenna, and was a constant presence at the … [Read more...]

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

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