Joyce with guitar

Bloomsday through Father’s Day and a bit beyond

Joyce with guitarA new Gallery Ex Libris show  is up through the end of June – hand lettering & book arts in the digital age, by students of the formidable Grendel Lofqvist at CCSF, our favorite institution ever!

June 16th, 7:30 pm, jazz vocalist Melanie O’Reilly and pianist Frank Martin, with actors Esther Mulligan and John Ilyin, link Joyce and Jazz on Bloomsday.

June 18th, 7:30 pm, tenor player D’Armous Boone is featured with the Ways & Means Committee alongside trumpeter Gary Bean and alto player Michael BushArt Khu on piano, Heshima Mark Williams on bass and Ele Howell on drums.

Mark Williams with Ways and Means

L-R: Heshima Mark Williams, Art Khu, Gary Bean, Ele Howell, David Ferrazares – 8/15/15, photo (c) albennett 2015

Malachi and WalterJune 19th, Fathers Day
Poets Latif Harris and David Meltzer are joined by saxophonist Zan Stewart at 2 pm,
Walter Savage leads a trio featuring Renzell Merritt on drums and Grant Levin on piano at 4:30. and
Jinx Jones
 rips it up for his new, young son Hudson on Father’s Day, jazz-a-billy style, at 7:30.

Poets Michael Koch and James Cagney hold forth Monday, June 20th, with an open mic following, 7-9 pm.

And finishing out the month, Sunday June 26th you can catch a poetry program at 2 pm, country rockers/songwriters Atchison Kincheloe Beynon & Cefalu at 4:30, and Misisipi Mike Wolf’s tribute to the exemplary country songwriter Guy Clark at 7:30.

Of course, all month long we have jazz every Friday evening after work (5:30-8 pm) and every Saturday night (7:30-10 pm), Two shows on Sundays, too.

Bloomsday, June 16, 7-9 at Bird & Beckett

Bloomsday, June 16, 7-9 at Bird & Beckett


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Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

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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.

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