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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

tar pits animals

Sunday, May 17th at 2pm
The Tar Pits Cantos Author Greg Harmon reads for the kids & their parents

Join us online at
Bird & Beckett
this afternoon,
Sunday, May 17 at 2pm 

for a reading by
the proprietor’s eldest son’s
childhood baseball coach

Greg Harmon

now a distinguished and acclaimed writer for youngsters
and author of

The Tar Pits Cantos

a poetic reimagining
of a long gone world swallowed up
in the glorious Los Angeles muck



plus the thirteen poems of
Henry’s Bestiary

all inspired by the author’s outings
with his grandson Henry
and Frank Sinatra
to the fabled La Brea tar pits

click here to view/listen to the live stream on Sunday, 5/17 at 2pm








"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902


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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