Friday, April 27th – 5:30-8:00 pm
230 Jones Street Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation; students $5

This is the band that Chuck Peterson started, though Chuck is now retired up to Santa Rosa. With luck, he'll rejoin the band on the fourth Friday in May when we celebrate 16 years of Friday evening jazz in the bookshop! Chuck's legacy to us is … [Read more...]

Tonight! Thursday, April 26th – 7:00-8:30 pm
Riverside poet Nikia Chaney book launch

Poet Nikia Chaney reads from us mouth (forthcoming from University of Hell Press, 2018). She is the current Inlandia Literary Laureate (2016-2018) and is the author of two chapbooks, Sis Fuss (2012, Orange Monkey Publishing) and ladies, please (2012, … [Read more...]

Tuesday, April 24th – 7-9  pm
Write Now! Editor Shizue Seigel presents
diverse and impassioned writers in the new anthology
Endangered Species, Enduring Values
 

San Francisco writers, predominantly writers of color, have some things to say in this volume about the state of things. Timely and crucial work by "ordinary people," many of whom are already known as important voices in the struggles that are going … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 22nd – 2:00 pm
Poets Jacqueline Berger and Thomas Centolella

Jacqueline Berger’s fourth book, The Day You Miss Your Exit, was published by Broadstone Books in February. Her previous books include The Gift That Arrives Broken, winner of the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Prize, and Things That Burn, selected by Mark … [Read more...]

Saturday, April 21st – 7:30-10:00 pm
Alternative Acts at jazz club! when lights are low…
Tonight: animals and giraffes
Phillip Greenlief, Claudia La Rocca, Danishta Rivero, John Shiruba
$20 cover charge tonight; students $5
  

The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project and the Jazz Philanthropists Union, with financial support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, present Alternative Acts: Seeking Truth Above #F a series of six concerts beginning April Fools … [Read more...]