653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, February 5th – 7-9 pm
Fanny Renoir & Ronald Sauer
An open mic follows
Jerry Ferraz, m.c.

Listen to the interview with Fanny Renoir you’ll find at this link
(scroll down to “The Road to Enlightenment,” Episode 6 of the Passport Podcast).

San Francisco has an incredibly rich recent present, whether you date it from 1946 or 1961 or 1968 or 1971 or… 1899… name your year.

So much of it revolves around poetry and music, and around the North Beach and Mission District cafes, and around individuals who have held tenaciously and at the same time effortlessly to long tendrils of culture that grow here. They may live here and now, but Paris and Rome and Calcutta are part of it too.

So come make contact with some of your own past and some of the City’s and the world’s eternal now.

We’re lucky to be here now, wherever and whenever that might be.

Oh, and feel free to read in the open. Jerry Ferraz will grease the skids to enlightenment, insight, reflection, wherever you want to be. Maybe in a two-room pad. Now, that’s progress!

Better seize the day. And buy a painting to hang on your wall to contemplate as the end looms.

Or just hang awhile in the company of two artists and their friends. They’re yours, too.


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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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