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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.


JULY

20 July Thursday 7:45 to 11:00 PM
VENICE ART CRAWL PRESENTS: SAGO PLASTICO

The story, performed by women as plants through a "plant transmitter," challenges viewers to think about the confines of comfort
zones. Each participant and contributor had to get outside of his or her personal comfort zone to make the piece possible. The show
will run 2x with brief intermission at 9 so stop by anytime. FREE

July 21 Friday 8:00 PM
CHRIS D. “I PASS FOR HUMAN”

The legendary Punk Rocker reads from his books with screenings from The Flesh Eaters and The Divine Horsemen. Regular admission.

July 22 Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
POETRY POSTCARDS III

Back by popular demand! Join the whole community in writing and mailing protest poems to political representatives. Postcards,
art supplies, and a list of local and national representatives will be provided so that all can voice their concerns over our current politics.
FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

22 July Saturday 6:00 PM
BAI PHI AND SCOTT KURASHIGE: A READING AND DISCUSSION

Bao Phi will read from his second book of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel and Scott Kurashige will read from his book The Fifty-Year
Rebellion: How the Political Crisis Began in Detroit. A discussion and Q & A with the authors will follow. In the Poets Garden. FREE.

July 22 Saturday 8:00 PM
SUZY WILLIAMS - THE LIT SHOW

12th annual celebration of song and literature starring LA's Diva Deluxe & Brad Kay, who perform songs based on words by Tolkien,
Oscar Wilde, Hafitz, Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov,
Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando
sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac &
Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song.
"Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion." - Nat Hentoff. Admission $20 
Laughtears.com
Facebook Event Information Page

July 23 Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRLS OPEN READING

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE.

July 23 Sunday 7:00 PM
THE LIFE & TIMES OF DR. HENRY PERRINE

Steve DeGroodt's (in person) new history and horticultural documentary www.DrHenryPerrine.com
Plus 8:30pm PATRICK GLEESON solo concert. Free admission, donations appreciated.
Laughtears.com

July 29 Saturday 8:00 PM
DAVID ZASLOFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY

Jazz Comic, multi-instrumentalist, David Zasloff ‘s solo show encore presentation. Directed by Eve Brandstein. Regular admission.

AUGUST

August 4 Friday 8:00 PM
MASON’S NOISE PARLOUR

The quarterly presentation of L.A.’s best young talent is curated by local singer-songwriter Mason Summit. Regular Admission.
Members FREE

August 5 Saturday 8:00 PM
DAVID ZASLOFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY

Jazz Comic, multi-instrumentalist, David Zasloff ‘s solo show encore presentation. Directed by Eve Brandstein. Regular admission.

August 6 Sunday 2:00 PM
THE BAGGAGE REVIEW

Singers and songwriters have the opportunity to play their songs and to read their poetry or song lyrics, or otherwise incorporate spoken
word into their music performance. $5.00 donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds.

August 6 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. In the Scott Wannberg Bookstore.

August 6 Sunday 5:00 PM
LA POESIA FESTIVAL

Open mic and featured readers hosted by Antonieta Villamil. Potluck party in the lobby. FREE but donations appreciated.

August 11 Friday 8:00 PM
SPECIAL MEMBERS EVENT

Check the website for details. Hosted by Jon Hess.

August 12 Saturday 8:00 PM
L.A. WOMAN: ENCORE PRESENTATION

A middle-aged actress at the end of her rope recounts her life and career, dramatically building to an explosive confrontation in this
debut staged reading of the new work by playwright/novelist Richard Setlowe. Three amazing actresses alternate as star in this theatrical
tour de force, directed by Tony nominee Marcia Rodd. Regular admission. Members FREE

August 13 Sunday 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX POETS OPEN READING

Sign-ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. FREE, but donations are always welcome.
In the Gallery.

August 13 Sunday 6:00 PM
CABARET WITH TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

Music, poetry, story telling and films. Regular admission. Members FREE

August 18 Friday 8:00 PM
HEAVEN WAS DETROIT

Essays on Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop with M. L. Liebler, Brian Smith, Herb Jordon, Jaan Uhelszki, Pat Thomas,
George "Mosley the Punk" Moseman, Joel Martin & Melba Joyce Boyd. Brief Reading & Short Film by Brian Smith. Music
by Recording Artist Cindy Lee Berryhill, M. L. Liebler & The LA Coyote Monk Poetry Band (with Willy Aaron, Dave Soyars &
Pat Thomas, Carole Hoste.) Regular admission. Members FREE

August 19 Saturday 7:00 PM
MAUREEN COTTER’S ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA!

Music, story telling, and Maureen Cotter’s wild wit. Come one, come all! Regular admission.

August 20 Sunday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
BARRA GRANT: ONE WOMAN SHOW.

Miss America’s daughter tells all. Directed by Eve Brandstein.

August 20 Sunday 4:30 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. Produced by Jon Hess. Hosted by Richard Modiano. Regular admission.
Members FREE.

August 20 Sunday 7:00 PM
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA

Music & Political films with fiery discussion and live music. Hosted by Gerry Fialka. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.
Laughtears.com

August 25 Friday 8:00 PM
GORGEOUS STORIES

Performances from Terrie Silverman’s famous workshop. Regular admission.

August 26 Saturday 4:00 PM
KRISTINA MARIE DARLING: DARK HORSE

Kristina Marie Darling’s 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.

August 26 Saturday 7:00 PM
THE 8TH ANNUAL PHILOMENIAN

Join us in remembering the poet Laureate of Venice Beach, Philomene Long. Line up and schedule will be announced closer to the
show date. Please check the website. FREE.

August 27 Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRLS OPEN READING

Hosted by Wyatt Underwood in The Poets Garden. FREE

August 27 Sunday 7:00 PM
LOS ANGELIC MIND-UCK

RIA Live Cinema's multi-media event with song, dance, poems, avant garde film - How has Los Angeles shaped you?
Free admission, donations appreciated.
Laughtears.com

SEPTEMBER

September 3 Sunday 2:00 PM
THE BAGGAGE REVIEW

See August 6 for details. $5.00 donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds.

September 3 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. In the Scott Wannberg Bookstore.

September 3 Sunday 5:00 PM
LA POESIA FESTIVAL

Open mic and featured readers hosted by Antonieta Villamil. Potluck party in the lobby. FREE but donations appreciated.

September 9 Saturday 8:00 PM
L.A. WOMAN: ENCORE PRESENTATION

See August 12 for details. Regular admission. Members FREE

September 10 Sunday
SOAP BOX POETS OPEN READING

Sign-ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a 5 minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. FREE, but donations are always welcome.

September 10 Sunday 7:00 PM
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA

MUSIC and POLITICAL FILMS with fiery discussion. Free admission, donations appreciated.
Laughtears.com

September 14 Thursday 8:00 PM
JULIE ROGERS & S.A. GRIFFIN

Julie Rogers & S. A. Griffin read an epic poem composed by Julie and the late David Meltzer with accompaniment by Susie Helfend.
Regular admission. Members FREE

September 15 Friday 8:00 PM
PHOEBE OZUNA & HOLADAY MASON

Phoebe Ozuna reads from her chapbook Every Bird Helps: A Cancer Journal published by Beyond Baroque Books. Holaday Mason
reads from new work. Regular admission. Members FREE

September 16 Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
WRITING WORKSHOP

Special all day workshop with Julie Rogers exploring instructions for the transitional state. $40.00 - $60.00 sliding scale. Check the website
next August for details.

September 16 Saturday 8:00 PM
MARK IRWIN AND DOUGLAS MANUEL

Mark Irwin’s nine collections of poetry include A Passion According to Green (2017), American Urn: New & Selected Poems (1987- 2014),
Tall If (2009), Bright Hunger (2004), and White City (2000). Douglas Manuel’s first full length collection of poems, Testify, was released
by Red Hen Press in the spring of 2017. Regular admission. Members FREE

September 17 Sunday 2:00 PM
TOGETHER AND BY OURSELVES: ALEX DIMITROV

Alex Dimitrov, New York author of Begging for It, will be reading from his newest collection, Together and by Ourselves, available from
Copper Canyon Press. Regular admission. Members FREE

September 17 Sunday 4:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: BEAUTY AND RESISTANCE

See July 16 for details. Regular admission. Members Free.

September 23 Saturday 8:00 PM
DAVID ZASLOFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY

See August 5 for details. Regular admission. Members FREE

September 24 Sunday 6:00 PM
BEYOND BAROQUE GEORGE DRURY SMITH AWARDS

Beyond Baroque’s annual awards dinner to honor the poets and people who keep the Los Angeles Poetry community thriving. Held at the
Church in Ocean Park. Check the website for details.

September 24 Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA

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

September 29 Friday 8:00 PM
PETER CHERCHES & SPECIAL GUEST

Publishers Weekly called Peter Cherches “one of the innovators of the short short story.” Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins said,
“To Gödel, Escher, and Bach we might consider adding Peter Cherches.” Regular admission. Members FREE

September 30 Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE

Beyond Baroque is proud to host “100 Thousand Poets for Change” for the 7th straight year! FREE

September 30 Sunday 8:00 PM
DAVID ZASLOFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY

See August 5 for details. Regular admission. Members FREE