Archives for May 2015

Friday, July 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Don Alberts Trio
jazz in the bookshop every Friday!

Pianist Don Alberts has the bebop knowledge and technique we love so well at Bird & Beckett, as well as being a prolific composer, a versatile poet, a fiction writer and a documentarian. Don has recorded several cds and has published many volumes … [Read more...]

Tuesday, July 28th – 6:30 pm
from Book of Kings
Patrick James Dunagan & Friends

Hear Patrick James Dunagan read from his new poetry chapbook, from Book of Kings, Tuesday evening, 7pm.  It's a beautiful piece of work from Bird & Beckett, designed and printed at Impart Ink, an errant press. Inscrutable on the surface, but … [Read more...]

Monday, July 27th – 7 pm
Film docs on Cuba!
Filmmaker Juanita Cordones-Cook

A program of short film documentaries on Afro-Cuban culture by Juanamaria Cordones-Cook. Professor Cordones-Cook (Romance Languages, University of Missouri) is an award winning documentary filmmaker who has filmed over 100 hours of events in Cuba, … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Celebrate Avotcja’s 74th birthday
with Modúpue!

Avotcja—one of our very favorite musicians and culture warriors, and a bona fide jazz legend—kicks off Bird & Beckett's Sunday music series in January every year in performance with her band, Modúpue.  And we were proud to host her here just a … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 26th – 2 pm
Talking Back: Voices of Color

A new anthology of social justice essays, edited by radical poet and Glen Park neighbor Nellie Wong, will be showcased at Bird & Beckett this Sunday, with readings by contributors on critical issues of the day -- education, racism, immigration, … [Read more...]