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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.

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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.


OCTOBER

October 15 Sunday 4:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: JACK KEROUAC’S ON THE ROAD AT 60!

What makes On the Road really important, what gives it that drive is a genuine new, engaging and exciting prose style. . . . What
keeps the book going is the power and beauty of the writing.” ~ Kenneth Rexroth. Join a stellar line up special guests as we celebrate
Kerouac’s game changing novel! Regular admission. Members FREE

October 15 Sunday 7:00 PM
VOICE IN THE WELL

Once There Was A Place Called CREATIVITY. Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of lively variety arts
programming -celebrates the most talented writers, storytellers, poets, musicians and comics. Every month, we explore topical
themes for your pleasure and enjoyment. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular admission. Members FREE

October 20 Friday 8:00 PM
MARK RHODES & JEANETTE CLOUGH

Mark Edward Rhodes will read from Approaching Darkness (2016). Mark has written three books of poetry and twelve plays. He also
performs his one man show featuring either the poems of the poet Dylan Thomas or T.S. Eliot, from time to time. Jeanette Clough
(Flourish) will read new work. Regular admission. Members FREE

October 21 Saturday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
POETRY LIVE - WORKSHOP

Special hour for this work. In the Mike Kelley Gallery. See workshop page for details: http://beyondbaroque.org/ProfessionalWorkshops.html

October 21 Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mini Master Class Series - With Holaday Mason

See workshop page for details: http://beyondbaroque.org/ProfessionalWorkshops.html

October 21 Saturday 4:00 PM
JEFFREY SCHULTZ & F. DOUGLAS BROWN

Jeffrey Schultz, author of two National Poetry Series selections, will read from his newly released collection, Civil Twilight. He will be
joined by F. Douglas Brown, author of the Cave Canem prize winning Zero to Three, and Sara Borjas, whose poems have appeared
in Acentos Review, Fog Machine, and Miramar. Regular admission. Members FREE

October 21 Saturday 8:00 PM
L.A. WOMAN: THE CONFESSION

Special encore engagement . Regular admission. Members FREE

October 22 Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRLS OPEN READING

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE but donations gratefully accepted. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.

October 22 Sunday 3:30 PM
AUSTIN STRAUS MEMORIAL

Join us as we remember the late, great Austin Straus. Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Austin moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and
immediately settled into an ongoing renaissance of poetry in Southern California. He was the founder and cohost of “The Poetry
Connexion,” on KPFK-FM, from 1981 to 1996. His guests included many of the most prominent poets in Los Angeles. His books
of poetry include Laureate without a Country, Drunk with Light, and Intensifications. His late wife, the poet Wanda Coleman (1946-2013),
and he collaborated on a sequence of poems celebrating their three decades of marriage, The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry.
His poems were reprinted in many anthologies, including “Poetry Loves Poetry,” Suzanne Lummis’s Grand Passion, Charles Harper
Webb’s Stand Up Poetry, Steve Kowit’s The Maverick Poets, and Men in Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary
America. Hosted by S.A. Griffin. Reception 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Reading starts at 4:00 PM.

October 22 Sunday 7:30 PM
10 DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

October 2017 marks the Centenary of the October Revolution, which overthrew the Tsar in Russia and created the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, the USSR. Whatever you think of the Soviet Union, for the better part of a century they established the only
alternative to capitalist dog-eat-dog economics, transformed the Darwinian survival of the fittest into a Marxist from each according
to his ability to each according to his needs, became the primary force in defeating Nazism, sacrificing 20 million of their citizens to do
so, and liberated Auschwitz, the most notorious death camp of Nazi Germany. Ross Altman hosts a literary and musical remembrance
of both their highlights and shortcomings, with readings and songs that also look back on World War II and the Cold War. Invited guests
include Mike Davis, Dick Flacks, Quincy Lehr ,Richard Modiano, Robert Rosenstone, and Suzi Weissman.
Regular admission. Members FREE

October 26 Thursday 8:00 PM
MARK BOAL: OFF THE RECORD WITH STEPHEN GALLOWAY

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Mark Boal has just written and produced the controversial and acclaimed film "Detroit." Boal has won two oscars for writing and
producing the best picture winner "The Hurt Locker," and was nominated for best original screenplay and best picture for "Zero Dark
Thirty." Boal has written for Rolling Stone and many other publications. His 2004 article, "Death and Dishonor" was adapted for the film
"In the Valley of Elah," which Boal also co-wrote. Recently, Boal produced Season 2 of the podcast, "Serial," which just won an
Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism.
Stephen Galloway is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who serves as the executive features editor for The Hollywood Reporter.
Among his honors, he was named 2013 journalist of the year at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards. He is the author of
the biography Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker, out April 25, 2017.
Regular admission: $25.00. Members $15.00
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

October 27 Friday 8:00 PM
SHARON ALEXANDER: INSTRUCTIONS IN MY ABSENCE

Book launch for “Instructions In My Absence”, winner of the 2016 Palettes & Quills International Chapbook Contest. David St. John
says: “her most extraordinary work yet…Alexander’s poems both thrive and blossom in darkness.” Joining her for the reading are
poets Carine Topal and Cathie Sandstrom. Reception and book signing to follow. Regular admission. Members FREE.

October 28 Saturday 4:00 PM
THE LUMMOX POETRY ANTHOLOGY #6

Come join us for the annual publication reading of the Lummox Poetry Anthology (#6). Some of the 156 poets in this issue will be
reading their poems. They are: Lynne Bronstein, Calokie, Don Campbell, Micah Card, Mitch Cohen, Sharyl Collin, Bill Craychee, Alicia
Viguer-Espert, Mark Evans, Gil Hagen-Hill, Bill Gainer, William Scott Galasso, Marie Lecrivain, Mike Meloan, Linda Neal, John Pappas,
Lorine Parks, Kevin Ridgeway, Linda Singer, Paul Suntup, Maja Trochimczyk, Vachine and your host, RD Armstrong.
Copies will be on sale. Regular admission. Members FREE

October 28 Saturday 8:00 PM
BILL GAINER & JAMESON BAYLES

Bill Gainer is a widely recognized writer, editor, promoter, humorist and poet. He is the publisher of the PEN Award winning
R. L. Crow Publications and is the ongoing host of Red Alice’s Poetry Emporium (Sacramento, CA). Gainer is internationally
published and known across the country for giving legendary fun filled performances. His latest book, Lipstick and Bullet Holes,
is from Epic Rites Press, Canada (2014). Visit: billgainer.com . Jameson Bayles is a roving correspondent for Poetrybay and was
the co-curator of the 2016-2017 KC Poetry Throwdown held in Kansas City, MO. His work has been published in numerous literary
journals and magazines; including Poems-For-All, Hedgerow, The Ambriel Revolution, Thirteen Myna Birds, Rusty Truck, Your
One Phone Call and on Rumrazor.com. Jameson's work can be found in the collaborative reader “A Case For Ascension” (Asinimali
Publications, 2015), the 2016 Hessler Street Poetry Fair Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press) and "Delirious- A Poetic Celebration
of Prince" (Night Ballet Press, 2016), "Recession In Neverland" (Paladin Knight Publishing, 2017) and his solo work
"legends of doe hoe" (Spartan Press, 2017).Regular admission. Members FREE

October 29 Sunday 1:00 PM BAMBAZ
PRESS READING

BAMBAZ Press authors book launch - Mother and Daughter- Husband and Wife - Grandmother and Children/Grandchildren.
It's a Family Affair! Come join the reunion of love. With Jennifer Rose & Madeline Rose, Carolinda Jankel, Robert M. Jankel,
and Carol Jean Pearlstein. Regular admission. Members FREE

October 29 Sunday 2:00 PM
NEBRASKA GIRLS OPEN READING

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

October 29 Sunday 7:00 PM 7
DUDELY CINEMA

Experimental films with fiery discussion & live music. Free admission, donations appreciated, Laughtears.com. Gerry Fialka host.

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 3 FRIDAY 8:00 PM
IVAN SMASON & BRENDAN CONSTANTINE

Los Angeles poets Ivan Smason and Brendan Constantine present an evening of poetry. Ivan Smason, Ph.D., JD, is a psychologist
whose publication credits include the American Scholar, Columbia Journalism Review, Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette and UCLA
La Gente. Brendan Constantine's work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, FIELD, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly, and Ninth Letter.
Teacher Brendan will present new work and selections from his books. Reception and signing to follow.
Regular Admission. Members FREE.

NOVEMBER 4 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
VICTORIA CHANG & FRIENDS

Join us to celebrate Victoria Chang’s new book of poems. Victoria will be joined by a stellar line up of poet friends Dean Rader, Blas
Falconer, Vandana Khanna Elline Lipkin and Nan Cohen for a scintillating panel discussion on how these poets put together their most
recent books, a rare opportunity to learn about the process of assembling a book of poetry from a diverse group of outstanding practioners
of the ars poetica. Q&A and book signing will follow. Victoria Change, Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 5 SUNDAY 4:00 PM
LANDSCAPE WITH HEADLESS MAMA

Join us for a powerful afternoon of poetry with award-winning poets: Michelle Bitting, Anna Leahy, Alexis Rhone Fancher, & Jenn Givhan.
All welcome! SPECIAL ADMISSION: $5.00. Members FREE.

NOVEMBER 5 SUNDAY 5:00 PM
FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING

Our popular monthly open reading. Features this month, TBA. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM. Five-minute limit.
Free, but donations always appreciated.

NOVEMBER 5 SUNDAY 5:00 PM
LA POESÍA FÉSTIVAL

Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. CARTAS ABIERTAS DESDE LAS TUMBAS ANDINAS by Emilia Chuquin (Ecuador), and AFTER by
Carolina Rivera (El Salvador) followed by signing of books and libations. FREE but donations appreciated. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.

NOVEMBER 9 THURSDAY8:00 PM
I READ YOUR BOOK AND…

A conversation with author Deanne Stillman about Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo
Bill. Hosted by Rex Wiener. Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 10 FRIDAY 8:00 PM
KRISTINA MARIE DARLING: DARK HORSE

Kristina Marie Darling will read from her new poetry collection, Dark Horse (C&R Press, 2017), as well as a book of recently published
essays. Her awards include three residencies at Yaddo, a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, and three residencies at the American
Academy in Rome. More information about her writing can be found at kristinamariedarling.com. Regular admission. Members FREE.

NOVEMBER 11 SATURDAY 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
CHRIS SAMP OPENING RECEPTION

AS-sordid WORKS 1985 to 2017 (see the Mike Kelley Gallery page for more information: http://beyondbaroque.org/gallery.html

NOVEMBER 11 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
THE OTHER SIDE OF VIOLET

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and short fiction anthology. Featuring Alejandro Escudé, Alexis
Rhone Fancher, CLS Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, Doug Knott, Tanya Ko Hong, Julian Mithra, and Tina Yang.
Hosted by Jane Ormerod. Submissions for the 2018 anthology open in October. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about an
independent press looking for new voices. Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 11 SATURDAY 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX POETS OPEN READING

This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson
Cardenas. In the MIKE KELLEY GALLERY. FREE, but donations are always welcome.

NOVEMBER 12 SUNDAY 4:00 PM
SPILLWAY NEW ISSUE READING!

A reading to celebrate the publication of Spillway #25, hosted by Susan Terris and Mifanwy Kaiser, will feature Southern California
contributors to the magazine and introduce the wonderful new Spillway editors Marsha de la O and Phil Taggart. The poets participating
in this event will include Lynne Thompson, Jim Natal, Dorothy Barresi, Jean Barrett Holloway, Cathie Sandstrom, David St. John, Holaday
Mason, Gloria Vando, Candace Pearson, Ralph Angel, Chad Sweeney and others. Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 12 SUNDAY 7:00 PM
VOICE IN THE WELL

Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of lively variety arts programming - celebrates the most talented writers,
storytellers, poets, musicians and comics. Every month, we explore topical themes for your pleasure and enjoyment. Hosted by Eric
Vollmer. Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 17 FRIDAY 8:00 PM
ERIN RODINI & GILLIAN WEGENER

Sixteen Rivers Press poets Erin Rodoni and Gillian Wegener will read from their new collections, Body, in Good Light and This Sweet
Haphazard, respectively. Rodoni’s poems have been published in Best New Poets and Colorado Review, and have won awards from
Ninth Letter and AWP. Wegener is a former poet laureate of Modesto and has won awards from Zocalo Public Square and the Dorothy
Sargent Rosenberg foundation. Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 18 SATURDAY 4:00 PM
AMBIKA TALWAR: MY GREECE

My Greece: Mirrors & Metamorphoses, Talwar's spiritual travelogue, raises questions about human purpose/destiny in layered poetic
narratives. An ecstatic poet bridging worlds, Talwar has authored Creative Resonance: Poetry—Elegant Play, Elegant Change and 4
Stars & 25 Roses (for her father).Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 19 SUNDAY 4:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: WHAT BOOKS PRESS & GOLDLINE PRESS

New books by Forrest Roth, Chuck Rosenthal, Kate Haake, and Gail Wronsky from WHAT BOOKS PRESS and GOLDLINE PRESS.
Regular admission. Members FREE

NOVEMBER 23 THURSDAY CLOSED

NOVEMBER 24 FRIDAY CLOSED

NOVEMBER 25 SATURDAY CLOSED

NOVEMBER 26 SUNDAY 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

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

NOVEMBER 26 SUNDAY 7:00 PM
7 DUDELY CINEMA AN EVENING WITH DAVID LEBRUN

Exemplary filmmaker David Lebrun's animated documentary Proteus (2014, 60 minutes), which explores the nineteenth century's
engagement with the undersea world through science, technology, painting, poetry and myth. The central figure of the film is biologist
and artist Ernst Haeckel, who found in the depths of the sea an ecstatic and visionary fusion of science and art. His work profoundly
influenced not only biology, but art nouveau and surrealism, Sigmund Freud and D.H. Lawrence, Vladimir Lenin and Thomas Edison.
http://www.icarusfilms.com/new2004/pro.html "Thrilling! Brain food that goes down like brain candy." - SF Bay Guardian. “Truly stunning!”
- Science Magazine. PLUS: Metamorphosis (14 min., HD video, 1968-2010) Lebrun's amazing animated journey through the world of
. human-made shapes and patterns, from chipped stone tools to Gothic cathedrals and from anatomical diagrams to models of
molecules and stars. The film had its origins in animation loops from the 1960s for live rock light shows with the group Single Wing
Turquoise Bird, and was remade digitally in 2010.