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Thursday, April 27 – 7:30-10:00 pm
Eric Shifrin & the In Crowd

Tonight, the In Crowd features Joe McKinley on bass and Pete Devine on drums. Eric met Joe in 1969, in Joe's high school play... Joe played bass on Eric's first piano recording "Blood Sugar" in 1988. Eric played with Pete in the "Big Money in … [Read more...]

Friday, April 28 – 5:30-8 pm
230 Jones Street 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 — five musicians whose history on the local jazz scene dates back four or five … [Read more...]

Saturday, April 29th – 7:30-10 pm
B3B4 – soulful funky organ jazz!

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... jazz club! at Bird & Beckett--every Saturday night, when lights are low... B3B4 Tom Griesser, saxophone Kevin Gerzevitz, organ Scott Foster, guitar Dan Foltz, drums This one will make your … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 30th – 2:30 pm
Walker Brents III Talks the Talk, Walks the Walk
and watches the sky!

They come from beyond! What do you make of that? More to the point, what does Walker make of that?? Inquiring minds want to know!!! … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 30th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Bruno Pelletier Quartet

Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert was born in Paris, France in 1960. He says, "I grew up in a musical family and was encouraged at an early age to develop a talent as a composer and instrumentalist. Note: it has been said that my dad had played with gypsy … [Read more...]

Monday, May 1 – 7-9 pm
Tony Robles & Tommi Avicolli-Mecca, followed by an open mic
every 1st & 3rd Monday

Tony Robles, born and raised in San Francisco, is co-editor and a revolutionary worker scholar of Poor magazine, and recently published Cool Don't Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco. In 2010 he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by … [Read more...]

Thursday, May 4th – 8-10 pm
Randy Lee Odell presents
Twelve Chimes It’s Midnight radio theater!
canyon moonlight series — occasional Thursday and Sunday nights

At midnight, anything can happen. Twelve Chimes, It's Midnight creates and podcasts original "radio" dramas of mystery, suspense, and horror! They'll create one before your eyes and ears at Bird & Beckett tonight, with a live score … [Read more...]

Truth to Power:
Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear

a reading by contributors
Sunday, May 7th – 2-4 pm

    Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts has assembled and published this collection of works, as powerful, compelling and incisive as they are timely. Individually and collectively, the pieces in this anthology trumpet a stirring call to … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 7th – 4:30-6:30 pm
David Byrd’s Eddie Jefferson tribute
which way west? Sunday concert series

Eddie Jefferson Lives! And David Byrd channels the spirit! Eddie Jefferson was the founder of vocalese (putting great recorded solos to words, blazing to fame with the groundbreaking "Moody's Mood for Love"). Chicago saxophonist David Byrd … [Read more...]

Fill the Bird & Beckett coffers!
A backyard benefit for Bird & Beckett
at Jerry’s place!
Saturday, May 13th – 1-5 pm

2nd Annual Backyard Fundraising Bash! Stay tuned for details! Last year we called it a rent party, and we raised the rent almost to the penny! $5k give or take. Thank you for making sure we stay afloat, in business and on the cultural … [Read more...]

“Letter Love” — CCSF calligraphy students exhibit in Gallery Ex Libris

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“Go Small” – The Scott Foster Trio recorded live at Bird & Beckett

Just $10, and exquisite! … [Read more...]

Because I Said So – Bad Mommies
recorded live at Bird & Beckett!

  19 exquisite tracks of ennui, despair and defiance, recorded live before a packed house at your neighborhood bookshop August 30, 2016, obliterating the summertime blues for one giddy night!   The kids are back in school now, and they … [Read more...]