Monday, May 14th – 7:00-9:00 pm
Poets RAMON PIÑERO & AVOTCJA – Metaphoric Mofongo!

Avotcja, an Afro-Nuyorican poet and musician who has had an outsized influence on the Bay Area cultural scene through her poetry, her music with the ensemble called Modupue, and her radio shows on KPOO and KPFA, welcomes her long-time friend, the … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 13th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Take a Wacky Walk with the Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music
$10 suggested donation

Classic, outlaw and honky tonk country music from an all-star band led by pedal steel master Joe Goldmark! Mitch Polzak, the heart-throb mayor of Port Costa, fronts the band on lead guitar and vocals, flanked by the brilliant Hank Maninger on bass … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 13th – 4:00 pm
Gail Dobson & Her Quintet + Friends
celebrate music and Mothers Day!
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation, youngsters free

Appearing at Bird & Beckett Books on Mother’s Day, Gail Dobson and her Quintet plus guest student singers! Gail will spolight the music of Gershwin, Jobim, Sting , Pharoah Sanders, Billie Holiday and other great songwriters, and some spoken word … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 12th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Noel Jewkes’ Dr. Legato Express Quintet at
jazz club! when lights are low…
Every Saturday night!
$20 cover charge tonight; students $5

The Dr. Legato Express pulls into Bird & Beckett!  Veteran reed player Noel Jewkes (Dr. Legato) brings in a group to revisit his classic 1978 outing on Revelation Records, "Just Passin' Thru." Noel Jewkes - saxes Dave Bendikeit - tpt & … [Read more...]

3rd Annual Backyard Benefit for Bird & Beckett Books
Saturday afternoon at Jerry’s place over on Mission Street–
just across the Highland Avenue bridge from Glen Park!

Pass the word! Jerry Ferraz, a permanent fixture since days gone by on the Bird & Beckett cultural front, invites you over to his flat and sunny backyard this Saturday, May 12th, 1-5pm, for chili & salad & garlic bread, plus: -- live … [Read more...]