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.

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.


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JANUARY 19 FRIDAY 8:00 PM
WHAT CAN I DO? (A POET'S DEBATE)

Join us for a night of Revolutionary Poetry and discussion as we explore solutions to a government gone awry and our role as poets in this fight. Special guest panelists: Jerry Quickley (KPFK); Vlad Popescu (Indivisible);readings by VAGABOND poets and much more. Regular admission. Members FREE.

JANUARY 20 SATURDAY 4:00 PM
GARRETT HONGO & JEFFERY SCHULTZ

Garrett Hongo's collections of poetry include Yellow Light (1982), The River of Heaven (1988), which received the Lamont Poetry Prize and was nominated for a Pulitzer, Coral Road: Poems (2011), and The Mirror Diary (2017).Jeffrey Schultz, author of two National Poetry Series selections, will read from his newly released collection, Civil Twilight. Regular admission. Members FREE

JANUARY 20 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
AN ENCHANTED READING: POETRY & TRANSLATIONS

With Martha Rhodes, Hélène Cardona, John FitzGerald, Carolyn Tipton, Stephen Kessler. Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (Pittsburgh 2017). She is the director of Four Way Books. John FitzGerald’s most recent books are Favorite Bedtime Stories and The Mind, both from Salmon Poetry. Other works include Primate and The Essence of Life. Hélène Cardona’s 7 books include Life in Suspension, the translations of Dorianne Laux’s What We Carry, Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings, Birnam Wood and Hemingway Grant winner Beyond Elsewhere. Carolyn L. Tipton teaches at U.C. Berkeley. She has won fellowships from both the N.E.H. and the N.E.A. Her first book, To Painting: Poems by Rafael Alberti, won the National Translation Award. Her new book of translated poems by Alberti, Returnings: Poems of Love and Distance, won the Cliff Becker Translation Prize. Stephen Kessler's translations of Luis Cernuda have received a Lambda Literary Award, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, and the PEN Center USA translation award. regular admission. Members FREE

JANUARY 21 SUNDAY 4:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: TOSH BERMAN

Tosh Berman is a writer, poet and former Artistic Director of Beyond Baroque. His two books are Sparks-Tastic (Rare Bird) and a book of poems, The Plum in Mr. Blum's Pudding (Penny-Ante Editions). He is also the publisher and editor of his press, TamTam Books, which published the works of Boris Vian, Serge Gainsbourg, Guy Debord, Jacques Mesrine, Ron Mael & Russell Mael (Sparks) Gilles Verlant, and Lun*na Menoh. Regular admission. Members FREE

JANUARY SUNDAY 21 7:00 PM
GEORGE CHRISTIE READS FROM MARKED

George Christie will reveal the gritty, incredible-yet-true stories from his years as a Hells Angel. From the funny to the profound, these anecdotes weave a tale of the outlaw life—and how it changed over decades from an all for brotherhood, to the current me-first scramble for power and riches. He’ll also narrate a history-rich slide show of fascinating personal photos from his own (and the Hells Angels) history, and answer questions in a no-holds-barred question-and-answer session. Regular Admission. Members FREE

JANUARY FRIDAY 26 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
POETRY OF VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY

8th annual POETRY OF VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY. 2-4pm=panel discussion ,4-6pm=Opening for PHOTO SHOW in Gallery. Paramedia ecologist Gerry Fialka hosts a panel discussion of award-winning Venice photographers. FREE

JANUARY 27 SATURDAY 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

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

JANUARY 28 SUNDAY 7:00 PM
VENICE FILM FEST

15th Annual VENICE FILM FEST. Colorful history of films made in Venice California, and celebration of the otherwordly happenings at the legendary Venice West Gallery (birthplace of the Beats), aka Sponto Gallery with live performances. Hosted by Gerry Fialka. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.