Ongoing Series

Live music every weekend, and more!

All of our presentations are supported by your attendance and donations at the shows and by your tax-deductible contributions to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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birdlogojazz club! when lights are low…

7:30-10 pm every Saturday night! $10-20 cover charge.

“jazz club” is what we call our weekly Saturday night session, where we douse the store lights so you can focus on the work of the best jazz talent the Bay Area has to offer, showcasing the musicians you want to hear– whether you know it or not!  It’s a beautiful scene, and we hope you’ll make it a habit.

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5:30-8 pm every Friday night
$10 per adult suggested donation – kids welcome & free!
San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party
every Friday evening since October 2002 – 700+ Friday shows!

Our weekly Friday “jazz in the bookshop” series is the cornerstone of our live music programming,  We’ve never skipped a Friday since the series began in October of 2002.  Jazz in a bebop/straight-ahead mode by consummate long-time professionals and the best young players on the local scene.

birdlogo-little… 2, 3, 4

Second, third and fourth Sundays of each month
7:30-9:30 pm, $10-15 cover

Local treasure Grant Levin, a jazz pianist of extraordinary range, sensitivity and swing, holds forth in duo, trio and quartet formats every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday night.

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A weekly concert series,  4:30 to 6:30 pm. $10 per adult suggested donation; children free.

Our Sunday concert series began in 2007, increasing our programming from a single weekly program to two, allowing us to significantly broaden our jazz offerings and also to begin to accommodate a number of traditional forms beyond jazz. A number of cultures and musical disciplines have been richly represented over the past decade, often by musicians who call the Bay Area their home, carrying with them musical traditions from the places where they were born, grew up and came of age. Many thanks are due the Conner Family Trust for their very generous support of this series.

birdlogo-littlecanyon moonlight music

A concert series, taking place on
occasional Thursdays and Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
$10 suggested donation.

This concert series allows a little room in our calendar to present music of various types – from country to cabaret to classical, to events sui generis, like last fall’s classic “Beat Clown Poetry Happening.”

birdlogo-littlePOETS!

1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7-9 pm
Featured poets + open mic
hosted by Jerry Ferraz

On the first and third Monday of each month, Jerry Ferraz hosts a poetry reading that showcases local legends, poets passing through and folks from around the Bay — typically two featured poets followed by an open mic. We can count on a warm group of poets and poetry fans eager to hear the features and the potpourri of poets of every stripe who come out to read and keep the open mic scene alive. Drawing on the generosity of our neighbors and patrons, we’re able to pay a small honorarium to the featured poets, a rarity in reading series off the college campuses… your additional dollar or two tossed in the bucket at the readings makes it that much sweeter.

birdlogo-littleWalker Talks

The last Sunday of each month
(except June/July and December)
from 2:30 to 4 pm

The last Sunday of every month (except the summer months and December), Walker Brents III holds his audience spellbound with his wide-ranging investigations into topics literary, mythological and otherwise — in the past, his subjects have ranged from William Blake to Bob Dylan, Shakespeare to the Shanameh, the Kalevala to the story of Layla and Majnun…