653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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Bird & Beckett Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 6th at 7 pm:
The Bird & Beckett Book Club discusses Chad Harbach’s debut novel, The Art of Fielding. 

Harbach’s novel has been acclaimed for its rich, character-laden narrative, and likened to the best work of John Irving, Michael Chabon, Larry McMurtry and other masters of the contemporary American novel.

The Bird & Beckett Book Club has been going continuously for 12+ years, meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm to discuss books of all sorts – novels, nonfiction, contemporary, classic… Anyone can attend – just read the book and show up for the discussion!

Next month’s book club selection is Herman Melville’s Moby Dick — to be discussed at the Thurs. Oct. 4th meeting — and our book group has been given a special discount code to use to buy 30%-off tickets to the Thursday, Oct. 18 performance of Jake Heggie’s new opera, commissioned and mounted by the San Francisco Opera, based on what might well be the greatest American novel!  Click here to read about the opera production on SF Opera’s website.

Interested in a book club that focuses on today’s critical political and societal issues?  We also host a book group on the 2nd Thursday of each month, also at 7 pm, that fits the bill.  This month’s selection (to be discussed on Thurs. Sept. 13) is Fareed Zakaria’s The Post-American World Release 2.0.  The group will select October’s book at the September meeting.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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