Friday, May 25th – 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

May 2018 marks the start of our 19th year in business... Come celebrate on Friday, May 24th with Chuck Peterson's legacy jazz band -- the quintet known as the 230 Jones Street Literary Jazz Band and now featuring reed players Ray Loeckle and Jerry … [Read more...]

Thursday, May 24th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Lisa Mezzacappa Six: COSMICOMICS Salon #2!
Bookstore residency; $10 requested donation

New music for jazz sextet by the Lisa Mezzacappa Six, inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the history of the universe – developed in a series of salon performances at Bird & Beckett and concluding Saturday, November 3rd. Aaron Bennett, tenor … [Read more...]

Wednesday, May 23rd – 7-9 pm
CCSF Forum Magazine Launch Party

Established in 1937, Forum Magazine is a student-run literary journal that serves the City College of San Francisco community. Dedicated to providing a platform for the contemporary, urban voices of our institution, Forum collects, edits and … [Read more...]

Monday, May 21st – 7-9pm
Jerry Ferraz in concert with Karlyn DeSteno on viola
poetry open mic follows

Our traditional twice-monthly poetry series has been hosted by Jerry Ferraz since the beginning, with Jerry usually performing a poem or a song at the start of each session's open mic. Tonight, Jerry will stretch out with an hour of song, … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 20th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Kasey Knudsen Quartet
The concluding concert in the lovely search for truth somewhere beyond the hashtag – Alternative Acts!
$15 suggested donation; students $10

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 5/20/18: Kasey Knudsen Quartet Kasey Knudsen, … [Read more...]