Archives for August 2014

Sunday, September 28th – 2:30 p.m.
Walker Talks!
Eriugena’s theology of the logos

Walker Brents III weaves a fascinating web of insight, association, speculation and delight the last Sunday of every month, following his muse where it takes him on topics divers -- from epic literature to mythological tales to the enigmas of poetry … [Read more...]

Saturday, Sept. 27th – 8-11 p.m.
The Michael Parsons Quintet
Farewell concert
& live recording session!

Michael is leaving for Paris, drawn by love, and vowing to return, in 2016, married, we sincerely hope, to the lovely Siham!  He's unquestionably the best young bebop piano player on the local scene, having climbed quickly to that level over the past … [Read more...]

The CCSF Struggle: A report from the trenches

A report on a recent ACCJC/Herrera conference-- A friend of Bird & Beckett writes: "​If I had known it would be this interesting, I would have urged more to attend. Traffic was a problem in getting there. But inside the courtroom, the … [Read more...]

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – 7:00 pm
Poets Maria Mazziotti Gillan
and Jan Beatty

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, in California from her home back east for the Petaluma Poetry Walk, recently published a new volume of poems called The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.  She is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding … [Read more...]

Sunday, Sept. 21st – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Forest and the Zoo:
A Tribute to Steve Lacy
feat. poet Clark Coolidge, et al.

As part of a series of Bay Area tributes to the late soprano sax specialist and innovator, Steve Lacy, we'll present an exciting two set concert offering aspects of Lacy’s work from widely-separated periods of his career: Tips, a cycle of songs he … [Read more...]