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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.

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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.


NOVEMBER

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 8:00 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.

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 2 SATURDAY 4:00 PM
QUINCY R. LEHR: WELCOME TO L.A.!

Quincy R. Lehr's work has appeared in print and online venues in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Australia, and the Czech Republic, including
American Arts Quarterly, Cadenza, The Chimaera, Crannog, The Dark Horse, Measure, The Raintown Review and The Shit Creek
Review. His first book of poetry, Across the Grid of Streets, was published by Seven Towers (Dublin) in 2008, and his second, Obscure
Classics of English Progressive Rock, also by Seven Towers in 2011. His book-length poem Heimat is now available from Barefoot
Muse Press. He is also the associate editor of The Raintown Review. Regular admission. Members FREE

DECEMBER 2 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
POETRY IN MOTION

Jazz Comic, multi-instrumentalist, David Zasloff 's solo show tells a tale of love, marriage, divorce, money, the Alaskan wilderness,
religion, outer space, abortion, evolution, Zen Judaism, meditation, negative thinking, black Jews, babies, and redemption. With original
music where David scats and plays Japanese shakuhachi flute, congas, cahon, shofar (rams horn), and autoharp. Substantially
hysterical and transcending. Directed by Eve Brandstein. Regular admission.

DECEMBER 3 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.

DECEMBER 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 & POETRY LOUNGE

DECEMBER 3 SUNDAY 5:00 PM
LA POESIA FESTIVAL

Open mic and featured Latin–American poets hosted by Antonieta Villamil. Women’s Voices Against Feminicide with book presentation
of For my daughter, Silvia/Para mi hija, Silvia. Poems by Evangelina Arce, a mother from Ciudad Juarez. Edited and with a preface by
Alicia Partnoy. Translations by LMU students, Margaret Randall, Gail Wronsky and Seth Michelson. Potluck party in the lobby.
FREE but donations appreciated.

DECEMBER 7 THURSDAY 8:00 PM
I READ YOUR BOOK AND…Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary

Rex Wiener in conversation with Pat Thomas who discusses his book Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie, Jerry Rubin’s eventful life with
the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Charles Manson, Mick Jagger, and other iconic figures of the era,
and explores the often-misunderstood relationship between Rubin and his partner-in-crime Hoffman, with new insights into their
Yippie vs. Yuppie debates. Special admission $15.00. Members FREE

DECEMBER 8 FRIDAY 8:00 PM
NAKED TO EARTH: SHARON DOUBIAGO

CANCELLED. Sharon will be reading as part of Beyond Baroque’s 50th anniversary in 2018

DECEMBER 9 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
RICK SMITH & RD ARMSTRONG

Lummox Press is proud to present Rick Smith and RD Armstrong (Raindog) reading poetry from their respective books, Whispering in
a Mad Dog's Ear and Tracking the Rabbit. Rick Smith is a very talented poet and harmonica player, who mixes the two together to
present a moving reading experience. RD Armstrong is both publisher and poet who has been devoting himself to quietly serving
the contemporary poetry community for some 23 years. Copies will be on sale. Regular admission. Members FREE

DECEMBER 10 SUNDAY 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX POETS

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. FREE, but donations are always welcome.

DECEMBER 10 SUNDAY 5:00 PM
JOY TO THE WORLD!

Help us celebrate the Holiday Season in Storytelling, Poetry & Song! Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of
lively variety arts programming. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular admission. Members FREE

DECEMBER 15 FRIDAY 8:00 PM
DAN BELLM, LYNNE THOMPSON, & SARAH MACLAY

New poems from three reunited Squaw Valley Community of Writers alumni: Berkeley poet and translator Dan Bellm will read from
his latest collection, Deep Well, joined by L.A. poets Sarah Maclay, co-author with Holaday Mason of The “She" Series, and Lynne
Thompson, author of Beg No Pardon. The evening will be hosted by David St. John. Regular admission. Members FREE

DECEMBER 16 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR

CD Release Party for The Man with the Blue Guitar by Wallace Stevens and Ross Altman. Hosted by Ross Altman.
Regular Admission. Members FREE

DECEMBER 17 SUNDAY 2:00 PM
BEYOND WORDS SPECIAL PROGRAM!

Hosted by Jon Hess. Special holiday program!

DECEMBER 22 FRIDAY 8:00PM
PUNK! $40th ANNIVERSARY

Special Program.

DECEMBER 23 SATURDAY
CLOSED FOR THEATER MAINTENANCE

The Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge will be from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 24 SUNDAY
CLOSED FOR THEATER MAINTENANCE

The Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge will be open from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

DECEMBER 29 FRIDAY
CLOSED FOR THEATER MAINTENANCE

The Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge will be open from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 30 SATURDAY
CLOSED FOR THEATER MAINTENANCE

The Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge will be open from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 31 SUNDAY
CLOSED FOR THEATER MAINTENANCE

The Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge will be open from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM