Music | Events

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 Wednesday night, "$3 Thursday" when bottled beers are $3 and draft beer is $5 all 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.

Maurice Ghysels Acoustic

Thursday, March 15th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Maurice has played with bands and performed solo in garages, living rooms, coffee shops, weddings and at various venues since the 1970s. Not publicly performing since 2008 with The Superintensions, Maurice most recently joined Hillview Middle School's faculty band, The Common Chords, as a backup guitar player. Maurice's guitar and vocal performance at Zoë's will be an eclectic mix of folk, rock, broadway and more. As usual Maurice will joyfully share the stage with anyone who wants to sing and play.

Open Mic

Friday, March 16th at 6:30pm
Open Mic is a great way to show off your skills and network with local and like-minded musicians! Sign-up starts at 6:30, music starts at 7pm.

Knitting and Crocheting Group Meet-Up

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month
Come join knitters and crocheters at the cafe the first and third Thursday evening of each month. Craft together with good company & good food and drinks! Beginners welcome!

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Trivia Night

Every Wednesday night, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Looking for a place to flex your knowledge muscles on just about anything? Come down to Cafe Zoë on Wednesday evenings when we host friendly, but challenging, Trivia Nights.
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