The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival 2019 at Cafe Du Nord, by Jon Bauer
Ali & The Thieves Conspiracy of Beards Kugelplex (photo: Jon Bauer)

The first night of the San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival, “A Celebration of Leonard’s Music, Poetry, Insight & Humor” was put on this weekend at Cafe du Nord by a lineup of lovers of the musician/poet’s work. The night did feature some performances and interpretations of the legendary writer’s songs, but his work spans beyond just his music and the show reflected that, including readings, recitations, and reflections on Leonard’s body of work. Check out the gallery below of a somber night of appreciating one of our greatest contributors to music.