Archives for July 2011

Laurie Barkin

Sunday, July 17th – 1:00 pm LaborFest Writers’ Group Each year, LaborFest hosts writers in a reading and workshop at Bird & Beckett.  Come to listen and, if you like, to participate. LaborFest is in its 18th year, and this year, in addition … [Read more...]


Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm Michael Koch & Willie Lizarraga followed by an open mic POETS! 1st & 3rd Mondays Willie Lizarraga, shown here, was born and raised in Peru, arriving in the Bay Area as a teenager in the 1970s.  He teaches at … [Read more...]

Sukhawat Ali Khan

Sunday, July 10th, 4:30 pm Sukhawat Ali Khan Ensemble A "which way west?" concert from the Sham Chorasi gharana tradition of Sufi music Sukhawat Ali Khan's music is rooted in the 600-year-old Sham Chorasi traditional school of music, … [Read more...]

Ten Years That Shook the City

Sunday, July 10th, 2:00 pm TEN YEARS THAT SHOOK THE CITY: SAN FRANCISCO, 1968-1978 A reading by editor Chris Carlsson and contributors Pam Peirce, Andrew Lam and Mary Jean Robertson Though the starting and ending dates of this anthology may be … [Read more...]

Karavatos & Buena Vista Jazz Band

Sunday, July 3rd, Doubleheader 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets) The Buena Vista Jazz Band A “Trad Jazz” celebration of Independence Day & a nod to the birth of the great Louis Armstrong (often cited as July 4, 1900 — which makes for a good story … [Read more...]