653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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


Live Streams every weekend!
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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!

Sunday, May 7th – 2pm
Sunnyside Elementary Writers Read Their Work!

This is where it all begins! Where the future comes into view afresh with every sunrise!

Sunnyside Elementary School’s brilliant young students produce “The Ray” once a year — their own literary journal! They’re coming to Bird & Beckett this Sunday, from 2-3pm, to deliver the word!

Turn out to hear them and to let them know we value their talents, energy and insights. Culture starts anew every day, building on long traditions! Great writing and art make for a great future!

Thanks to a grant from the Glen Park Association for the 2023 publication of The Ray, the good folks at Sunnyside School are helping their students showcase their artwork and spoken word in local community spaces for all to enjoy.


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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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