October 2016 Calendar

All shows are "free/donation to performers" unless otherwise noted.

  • 1st  
  • 2nd Closed
  • 3rd - 21+
    Comedy: MISERY INDEX
  • 4th - 8:30pm
    Live band BEATLES KARAOKE with J. Raoule Brody and Friends
  • 5th - 6:30pm
    Jeff Cleary's Trivia Implosion
  • 6th - 9pm
    Kyra Gordon (full band - blues/soul)
  • 7th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (jazz)
  • 8th - 6pm
    early: Kyra Gordon (solo piano) all ages afternoon show + singalong
  •            9pm
    later: Reuben Rye 80's piano james
  • 9th Closed
  • 10th - 21+
    Comedy: FROM SHINOLA
  • 11th - 9pm
    Odes (ambient)
  • 12th - 9pm
    Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers/NOFX, etc) and Friends
  • 13th - 8:30pm
    Shannon Wolfe + Lee Bloom (jazz standards)
  • 14th - 9pm
    Holly Mead (solo piano)
  • 15th - 6pm
    early: Kyra Gordon (solo piano) all ages afternoon show + singalong
  •            9pm
    later: Ted Savarese and Friends
  • 16th - doors 6pm
    show 7pm
    Opera on Tap
  • 17th - 9pm 21+
  • 18th - 8:30pm
    OCTOMUTT (Americana/Blues)
  • 19th - 9pm 21+
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton + Doug Hilsinger)
  • 20th  
  • 21st - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (surf/lounge)
  • 22nd - 6pm
    early: Kyra Gordon (solo piano) all ages afternoon show
  • 23rd  
  • 24th - 9pm 21+
    Comedy: Laughgasm
  • 25th - 6:30pm
    Presidential Trivia Night with Shoshana O'Keefe!
  • 26th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango
  • 27th - 8:30pm
    Michael McIntosh (piano)
  • 28th - 9pm
    Pianist Allison Lovejoy
  • 29th - 6pm
    early: Kyra Gordon (solo piano) all ages afternoon show
    later: The Barneys Annual Halloween Party!!!
  • 30th  
  • 31st  
    Halloween party! Come early for trick or treating and a pre-game drink, live super club dinner party or on your way home! Happy Halloween!

The Rite Spot Cafe features local bands, comedians and performers and supports the local music, art and comedy scene. Our music program is eclectic catering to our diverse clientele so you are just as likely to see Toshio Hirano singing Jimmy Roger's tunes as a 20's era Tin Pan Alley band The Frisky Frolics. Or local artist, musician and detective Mr. Lucky singing his quirky lounge tunes as you'd see Reuben Rye banging out instrumental versions of 80's post punk on our beautiful piano. Most shows start around 9:00 pm and are FREE unless otherwise noted. There is a $8.00 per person minimum during all free live performances.

We are a rare San Francisco luxury set in an unpretentious atmosphere.

"As soon as you enter the Rite Spot Café, it's apparent that this quaint Mission District hang is a cut above the other small dives in the area. It's the perfect combination of neighborhood bar and charming hideaway, with friendly-but-don't-fuck-with-me bartenders, white tablecloths, and an affordable, delectable menu of mostly Italian comfort food. But even with those charms, the strong suit of the place is the live entertainment; the setting frequently draws in some of the area's best musicians for free shows. The regular gigs on Sunday nights, when the rickety house piano at the front of the room is taken over by some of the most skilled singer/songwriters, make it an ideal room for listening. Aside from a little low conversation and the occasional clink of a glass, people are there to listen, and what they're listening to is top-notch."

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Best Listening Room

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