beyond baroque calendar


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.


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

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

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

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



27 November Sunday, 1:00 PM

Hosted by Jack Grapes, an award-winning poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and the editor and publisher of ONTHEBUS, one of the top
literary journals in the country. He has won several publishing grants and Fellowships in Literature from the National Endowment for the
Arts. He's also received nine Artist-in- Residence Grants from the California Arts Council to teach writing in various schools throughout
Los Angeles. Special admission.

3 December Saturday, 8:00 PM
Danny Darst Performs EXIT 10

Singer, songwriter, poet, actor, DANNY DARST returns to BEYOND BAROQUE with his self-penned songs and one man play, EXIT 10,
produced by MICHAEL ALTMAN. An account of his troubled early years in the logging camps of the Pacific Northwest, to his tumultuous
adulthood in the gritty truckstops of the Massachusetts Turnpike, EXIT 10 describes an itinerary that sweeps the audience along on an
unexpected journey. Regular Admission.

4 December Sunday, 2:00 PM
The Baggage Review

The Baggage Review presents the collision of music and words as the all improvisational band Baggage plays host to a revolving cast of
bands whose singers and songwriters have the opportunity not only to play their songs but 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.

4 December Sunday, 7:30 PM
Terrie Silverman’s Performance Workshop Program

Regular admission.

9 December Friday, 8:00 PM
Angles of Reflection: 10 Los Angeles Poets

The Monday Poetry Salon Anthology Angles of Reflection: 10 Los Angeles Poets (Arctos Press) with Marjorie Becker, Jeanette Clough,
Dina Hardy, Paul Lieber, Sarah Maclay, Holaday Mason, Jim Natal, Paul Lieber, Jan Wesley, Brenda Yates, Mariano Zaro, and your
host David St.John. Regular admission.

10 December Saturday, 8:00 PM
Pandemonium! Punk! & Panic!

An evening of wild uproar, unrestrained disorder; tumult, and chaos flavored with Punk attitude and Panic in Year Zero! With Special Guest
Puma Perl, S.A. Griffin, Iris Berry and Jon Hess. Regular admission.

11 December Sunday, 1:00 PM
Wide Road to the Edge of the World

Legendary poet and teacher Jack Grapes reads from his new book, a collection of 301 highly personal yet universal haiku. Special admission.

11 December Sunday, 2:00 PM in the MIKE KELLEY GALLERY
Soap Box 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.
FREE, but donations are always welcome.

11 December Sunday, 7:30 PM

Bob Dylan, Poet Laureate of Rock and Roll, won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. This evening celebrates his lyrics and music with an
emphasis on his evocations of great writers going all the way back to Shakespeare and the BibHosted by folk singer Ross Altman; PhD in
Modern Literature. Regular admission.

16 December Friday, 8:00 PM
The Poetry of Social Justice Final Reading in the MIKE KELLEY GALLERY

The Poetry Salon presents The Poetry of Social Justice Final Reading, featuring powerful, purposeful writing that addresses issues of the day.
Come hear new, urgent work conceived in empathy and raw experience. Hosted by Kelly Grace Thomas. Regular admission.

16 December Friday, 8:00 PM
The Dark Kingdom of Kenneth Patchen

A celebration of an American poet whose published catalogue, since 1936, defended our world from those who still seek to defile it in rituals
of blood and madness. Recitations from Patchen's vast body of work by Aram Saroyan, Herbert T. Schmidt Jr. and Michael C Ford.
Hosted by S.A. Griffin.

18 December Sunday, 5:00 PM
Voice In The Well: “Joy To The World”

Help us celebrate the Holiday Season in Storytelling, Poetry & Song! *Special Guest Performers TBA* We are a group of writers, poets, and
performers who believe in the transformative power of art. Our Performing Arts Ensemble seeks to breathe new life into classic works of prose,
poetry and playwriting, while also encouraging new creative expression within the greater community of California. Hosted by Eric Vollmer.
Regular admission.

18 December Friday, 7:00 PM
Subversive Cinema

MUSIC and POLITICAL FILMS and discussion Hosted by Gerry Fialka. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.