October 2015 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 8:30pm
    pianist Michael McIntosh
  • 2nd - 9pm
    Conscious Contact-jazz
  • 3rd - 6pm
    pianist Kyra Gordon
  • 4th - 7pm doors
    8pm show
    James Finch, Temp de Nuit, Anna Hillburg-folk/americana/indie
  • 5th - 9pm 21+
    comedy Monday: MIsery Index
  • 6th - 9pm
    Beatles Karaoke with J. Raoule Brody
  • 7th - 6:30pm
    Jeff Cleary’s Trivia Implosion
  • 8th - 8:30pm
    Claudio Santomme- opera
  • 9th - 9pm
    pianist Allison lovejoy
  • 10th - 9pm
    pianist Reuben Rye
  • 11th - 8pm
    Paula Frazier, Amy Blashke and friends
  • 12th - 9pm 21+
    comedy Monday: From Shinola
  • 13th - 8:30pm
    pianist Jessica Popovich
  • 14th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends- soul/r+B
  • 15th
  • 16th - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio- surf/lounge
  • 17th
  • 18th - 6pm doors
    7pm movie
    Mr Lucky Movie Matinee + pianist Michael McIntosh to follow
  • 19th - 9pm 21+
    comedy Monday: Am I Rite?
  • 20th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Blues/Americana
  • 21st - 8:30pm
    Ear Candy with Ralph Carney- Jazz
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco- Ragtime/Blues
  • 23rd - 9pm
    Mr Lucky and the Cocktail Party- Lounge
  • 24th - 8pm
    Billy Joel Sing a Long with Holly Mead
  • 25th - 4pm
    Augie’s Montreal Smoke Meat Pop Up
  • 25th - 6pm
    Bone plus Joe and Vicki Price
  • 26th - 9pm 21+
    comedy/storytelling: Hard Lesons with Bucky Sinister
  • 27th - 8:30pm
    Shannon Wolfe Lee Bloom- Jazz
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango
  • 29th - 8:30pm<
    pianist Kitten On the Keys/div>
  • 30th - 9:30pm
    Halloween Drag Show!
  • 31st - 9pm
    The Barneys- Surf Band-Halloween Party

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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