653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, June 4th – 7:00-9:00 pm
featured poets Thea Matthews & Jane Rades
An open mic follows, Jerry Ferraz, m.c.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Thea Matthews is an awarded poet, spoken word artist, activist, curator, bruja, revolutionary, collaborator, and scholar. She writes on the complexities of trauma, grief, resiliency, and ultimately, the triumph over trauma. Her work can be found in For Harriet’s Soar, Rag Queen Periodical, as well as SoundCloud, YouTube, and Ello. She has studied the poetics of June Jordan, Pat Parker, and Jewelle Gomez. As a seasoned performer, Thea frequents the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene; and has featured at literary festivals such as Beast Crawl Oakland, Lit Crawl San Francisco; and reading series such as Paseo Artístico, Lyrics & Dirges, Hazel Reading Series, Nomadic Press’s First Fridays and Get Lit. Currently, she is working on her first book– a thematic collection of poetry incorporating flower medicine.  https://www.theamatthews.com/

Jane Rades’ prismatic poetry seems deceptively simple and crystalline. She has read her work intermittently in San Francisco for four decades.

Jerry Ferraz hosts our 1st & 3rd Mondays poetry series… two featured readers followed by an open mic.

Bring one of your own!

BYOB as well!


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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.

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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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