Music & Events 

at Cafe Zoë

We want Cafe Zoë to be your fun place to come for happy hour and stay for whatever fun event is going on. You can expect Trivia every  Thursday night and live music every Friday night on a usual week. Other times, we are hosting fundraisers for local causes, knitting group meet-ups, community meetings, pop-up shops, and more.

We firmly believe that we book some of the best musicians of the Bay Area and beyond. Come see the local and touring acts. The musicians that have performed at the café range from anything to mellow acoustic to fast-paced rock and roll. 

We are always looking for new musicians to come perform, please email with links to music if you’re interested in booking your band.

Trivia Night Online

Every Thursday Night

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bring your birtual team or join a new one! Trivia is a great way to challenge yourself and others in friendly competition. Themes change every week, but we do our best to make Trivia Night fun for ALL!
Sign up via

Every 3rd Friday 

6:30 - 8:45pm

1 song per performer. 

Sign up to perform or just tune in here. The link + password will be sent out on the day of, around 4pm.

Recurring Events
Trivia Night

Every Thursday night

7:00p to 9:00p

Looking for a place to flex your knowledge muscles on just about anything? Come down to Cafe Zoë on Thursday evenings when we host friendly, but challenging, Trivia Nights.

$5 per person to play, free the first time


A new partner at Cafe Zoe every Wednesday evening until December 11th: Kafenia Peace Collective .  $20 includes dinner

Welcome to the Kafenia!  Help us grow a Village of All Together through weekly communal meals & dialogues/music/hang out time together with friends from all cultures and backgrounds!   Everyone welcome of course who wants space for deep connection, friendship, and global understanding. 


Questions: Mary Jane at or join our FB page.  

Every Wednesday

Open Mic Night

Cafe Zoë's Open Mic is a great way to show off your skills and network with local and like-minded musicians!


Sign-up begins at 6:30pm and music will start at 6:50pm. Performers are limited to 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first).


If you have any questions or have specific accommodations, please email Zoë at

NEXT OPEN MIC: Friday, November 15

Every third Friday of the Month

Poets' Night

Poetry Open Mic is back in 2019 with "First Tuesday Poets' Night!" Hosted by former SMC County Poet Laureate, Lisa Rosenburg, and Poetess Kalamu Chaché.

Each poet will be able to sign up for 2 poems.

Cafe Zoë will still serve coffee, beer and wine, with a limited food menu.

A suggested donation bucket will be out to help support continuing this event and brining on special guest readers. Thank you for your consideration.

Every first Tuesday of the Month


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