Archives for May 2014

Sunday, May 25th – 2:30 pm
Walker Talks! on Albert Camus

The conflict between the intellectual search for meaning in life when no inherent meaning is to be found there spawned the 1950s philosophy of the absurd explored trenchantly by French Algerian writer Albert Camus in his many books -- including … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 24 — 8-11 pm
Introducing
JAZZ CLUB Sat. Nights! Join up!
Michael Parsons at the piano,
with Jay Sanders, Charles Thomas & Vinnie Rodriguez

It's the new thing at Bird & Beckett!  May is the trial run, then we lay low in June and start in earnest in July...  Catch dinner some Saturday at one of the neighborhood's great restaurants, then come on up to Jazz Club for a couple sets of … [Read more...]

Friday, May 23rd — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop every Friday!
tonight: The Chuck Peterson Quintet
with vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits

Chuck Peterson and Howard Dudune, reeds; Glen Deardorff, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass and Tony Johnson, drums, make up the regular fourth Friday band at Bird & Beckett, carrying on a long tradition of weekly jazz parties in Glen Park.  No cover … [Read more...]

Wednesday, May 21st – 7 pm
Book Event: Mingus Speaks
author/interlocutor John Goodman talks!

Author John Goodman will speak at Bird & Beckett the evening of May 21st on the man, Charles Mingus, and the book, Mingus Speaks: Interviews with Charles Mingus, 1972-1974 (John Goodman, author; Sy Johnson, photographer; University of California … [Read more...]

Monday, May 19th – 7 pm
Sterling Bunnell reads
“Chaucer’s Squire’s Tale Completed”
— open mic follows

Live recording:  Sterling Bunnell will read his long-form poem, "Chaucer's Squire's Tale Completed."  Bunnell retired from a long career in psychiatry some time ago, during which he was particularly known for his 1960s exploration of the use of … [Read more...]