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beyond baroque calendar

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Beyond Baroque offers a wide variety of workshops, readings, performances, art exhibits, and community events and meetings. Click on one
of the calendar links below to find something to enjoy. If you'd like to SUBMIT A PROPOSAL for an event, click here for more information.

ART EXHIBITS PERFORMANCES & READINGS WORKSHOPS COMMUNITY EVENTS

Welcome to the main Performances & Readings calendar. Note that the event schedule may change without prior notice.

The best way to stay informed of listings is to sign up for our newsletter (link is on the front page), or join our Beyond Baroque
Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @BBLitArts.

 

ADMISSION POLICY

 

REGULAR ADMISSION
$10 General Admission, $6 Students/Seniors, Members free

SPECIAL ADMISSION
$20 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors, Members $8

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds.


 

MAY

27 May Saturday 4:00 PM
THE WANDERING SONG PUBLICATION READING

Tia Chucha Press is proud to present an anthology of Central American writers living in the United States. This is the first-ever
comprehensive literary survey of the Central American diaspora by a U.S. publisher. With Ricardo Flores, Karina Oliva, Carolina Rivera,
Claudia Hernandez, Gustavo Guerra Vasquez, William Archilla, Susana Marcelo, Felix Aguilar, Melinda Palacio, Michelle Bernardino,
Kelly Duarte, William Flores, and Dora Magana. Regular admission.

27 May Saturday 8:00 PM
THE SELF IS A HYBRID FORM: NEW WORK FROM CIVIL COPING MECHANISMS

Five authors read work that radically re-imagines autobiography, the self, and the literary conventions of personal narrative. An evening of
hybrid forms encompassing memoir, fiction, poetry, and the unclassifiable. With Christopher Higgs, Wendy C. Ortiz, Chiwan Choi, Harold
Abramowitz, and Janice Lee. Hosted by Quentin Ring. Regular admission. Members FREE.

28 May Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

28 May Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA

FOLK-ROCK films and live music "I'm All Write Ma" Don't ever tell anyone everythang you know. Free admission, donations appreciated,
Laughtears.com. Hosted by Gerry Fialka.

JUNE

2 June Friday 8:00 PM
LAUREN HENLEY AND MOLLY BENDALL

Experience an Evening with L.A. poet, Molly Bendall (most recently, Watchful) and high desert poets, L.I. Henley (These Friends These Rooms)
and Jonathan Maule (Dogstar). Regular admission. Members FREE.

3 June Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
KISS ME AGAIN, PARIS A MEMOIR BY RENATE STENDHAL

Best-known for her photo biography of Gertrude Stein, Lambda Literary Award–winner Stendhal will read from her memoir that recalls a
time in 1970s Paris when women were in fashion and every woman, gay or straight, fell in love with women. Stendhal will be joined in
conversation with investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker Anne-christine d’Adesky whose forthcoming book, The Pox Lover 
(University of Wisconsin Press), examines LGBT activism in Paris and New York during the 1990s. The event will also feature a short
book trailer with Parisian sights and sounds. Regular admission. Members FREE

3 June Saturday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
SALLY KIRKLAND IN CONVERSATION WITH NATALIE FORD

Check the website for details. Regular admission. Members FREE.

3 June Saturday 8:00 PM
POETRY IN MOTION

This season Poetry In Motion will feature special events and solo performances. Check out the PIM website evebrandsteinpoetryinmotion.com
and Facebook page for more information. Special General Admission – Advanced tickets $15 on Eventbrite; $20.00 at the door, $10.00
Students/Seniors; Members $8.00.

4 June Sunday 2:00 PM
BAGGAGE REVIEW

The Baggage Review presents a collision of music and words as the all-improvisational band Baggage plays host to a revolving cast of bands.
Singers and songwriters will not only play songs, but also read their poetry and lyrics, and otherwise incorporate spoken word into their music
performance. $5.00 donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds.

4 June Sunday 5:00 PM
POETS & WRITERS PRESENTS CONNECTING CULTURES

Since 1989, P&W's Readings/Workshops program has sponsored thousands of literary events in California, connecting diverse writers with
diverse audiences. To celebrate this ongoing initiative, we asked partner organizations to present some of their favorite local poets, fiction
writers, and creative nonfiction writers.

4 June Sunday 7:30 PM
WE AIN'T GIVING UP VENICE: LIVE MUSIC!

Eileen & the In-Betweens is a five-piece social justice indie folk band from New Mexico on their West Coast and Canada “We Ain’t Giving Up”
tour playing uplifting music (featured on NPR) “to protect water/fight fascism/love queers/welcome refugees/tear down walls to”!
Donations appreciated.
www.eileenshaughnessy.com

8 June Sunday 8:00 PM
GRUPO FALSO BAIANO: BRAZILIAN MUSIC!

Grupo Falso Baiano from the Bay Area will perform intimate choros and traditional sambas from their new album with  members Brian Moran
on 7-string guitar and percussionist Ami Molinelli.  To feature "An Evening in Rio" they will be joined by vocalist and Los Angeles resident
from Rio de Janeiro, Katia Moraes. In addition, they will be joined on Violin and Mandolin by Ted Falcon who after living in Brazil for the past
7 years has returned to Los Angeles. Regular Admission. Members FREE

9 June Friday 8:00 PM
PETER WORTSMAN, HOWARD RODMAN & JOHN O’KANE

Peter Wortsman’s publications include a book of flash fiction before the form had a name, A Modern Way To Die (1991); a travel memoir,
two stage plays, and a novel, Cold Earth Wanderers (2014). Howard A. Rodman is a screenwriter, novelist, educator and is President of the
Writers Guild of America, West. John O’Kane has published many articles and essays, as well as pieces of journalism, poetry, fiction, and
creative non-fiction, in a variety of publications. Regular admission. Members FREE.

10 June Saturday 8:00 PM THREE ROOMS PRESS AND BEYOND BAROQUE PRESENTS: ¡DADA IN LALA 2!
A Disruptive Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds plus the Official West Coast Launch of Maintenant 11: A Journal of
Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Regular admission. Members FREE.

11 June Sunday 5:00 PM
VOICE IN THE WELL

Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of lively cultural arts programming that celebrates the talents of many local writers,
storytellers, poets, musicians and comics. Every month, we explore literary and social themes for your pleasure and enjoyment.
Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular admission. Members FREE.

17 June Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
MINI MASTER CLASS: TANOSHII TANKA WORKSHOP

Come join poet and writer Genie Nakano for a writing workshop on tanka, an exciting form of poetry. Tanka, meaning “little song.” $50.00
general, $35.00 members, $15.00 to audit. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve spaces on Eventbrite.

17 June Saturday 8:00 PM
CHARLOTTE INNES READS FROM DESCANSO DRIVE

Charlotte Innes will read from her first book of poems Descanso Drive (Kelsay Books,) described by poet Sarah Maclay as “finely wrought
work… at times like a melding of Plath and Boland.” Regular admission. Members FREE.

18 June Sunday 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: BEAUTY AND RESISTANCE

BEYOND WORDS is a reading series that presents work by innovative and highly influential writers of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction
with a theme of Beauty and Resistance. Hosted by Jon Hess. Regular admission. Members FREE.

18 June Sunday 8:00 PM
BEYOND 24 FRAMES

“The language of cinema is universal.” Cinema was the new art of the 20th Century, and this new monthly program looks at past
masterpieces and new trends in filmmaking. Guest speakers include actors, directors, writers and critics. Hosted by Jon Hess.
Regular admission. Members FREE.

23 June Friday 8:00 PM
CHRISTOPHER MERRILL READS WITH DAVID ST. JOHN

Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water, and Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger
Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations of Aleš Debeljak’s Anxious Moments and The City and the Child; and has
edited several volumes. David St. John is the author of twelve collections of poetry (including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for
The National Book Award in Poetry), Regular admission. Members FREE.

25 June Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

25 June Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA

Hosted by Gerry Fialka. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.