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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
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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.


SEPTEMBER

September 14 Thursday 8:00 PM
JULIE ROGERS & SUSAN HELDFOND-SAUNDERS

Susan Heldfond-Saunders and Julie Rogers, heart friends & vintage Zen & Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, perform their poetry in
the spirit of jazz, opening, revealing, and uplifting “presence” in the world. Julie will also read “Who’s Holy” with S.A. Griffin, an
unpublished duet she wrote with the late David Meltzer. Regular admission. Members FREE

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

Phoebe Ozuna reads from The Large Economy of the Beautiful, her latest from Cahuenga Press. Holaday Mason reads from new work.
Regular admission. Members FREE

September 16 Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
TRANSITIONAL STATE FORUM WITH JULIE ROGERS

Buddhist end of life training utilizing a contemporary Vajrayana manual, including final arrangements, bedside assistance, preparing
the body, practices, cremation, advice from Masters, secular concerns.
Registration by Sept. 1, please email: atjulmind@mtashland.net
$50-$75 sliding scale donations paid onsite
Order Text HERE & Add Note: "Apply special shipping for LA class." during check out.

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

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. Kate Partridge's recently published Ends of the Earth won a University of Alaska Press prize.
Regular admission. Members FREE

September 17 Sunday 4:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: BEAUTY AND RESISTANCE PRESENTS: THE SANTA MONICA REVIEW

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.

September 17 Sunday 7:00 PM
ALEX DIMITROV & MELISSA BRODER

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. Additionally, Poet/essayist Melissa Broder, Last Text (Tin House 2016), will be reading. Regular admission.
Members FREE

September 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
VENICE ART CRAWL PRESENTS: SAGO PLASTICO

Venice artist, Miranda Friedman, brings together a crew of creatives to
perform her dark comedy, which uses video and sound art, a live organic music score and performance art. 6:30 - Sunset The
artist will interview visitors and crew members who choose to be filmed. Sundown - 11 PM 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. At the West Garden. FREE

September 21 Thursday 8:00 PM
I READ YOUR BOOK AND...

Journalist Rex Weiner in conversation with Jonathan Shaw, whose most recent book is SCAB VENDOR: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist
a surreal, multi-generational roller coaster ride through the underbelly of modern culture, charting the course of a life measured by extremes,
and all the people, places, and events that shaped that life into a survivor's tale of epic proportions. Regular Admission. Members FREE.
Advance tickets available at EventBrite. CLICK HERE

September 22 Friday 8:00 PM
BRUCE WILLARD READS FROM VIOLENT BLUES

US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrara describes Violent Blues as "a rare gift, a magnificent wave of poems that will move with you forever.”
Bruce Willard’s poems have appeared in 5 A.M., African American Review, Agni Online, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Salamander,
NPR’s Writer’s Almanac, and numerous other publications. Regular Admission. Members FREE

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

See August 5 for details. Regular admission. Members FREE

September 23 Saturday 7:00 PM
40 YEARS OF PUNK: SPECIAL GUEST INGER LORRE OF THE NYMPHS!

A special Music N Movies event featuring Inger Lorre of the Nymphs with Eric James Contreras, Sonic Utopia, and also a double
feature: The Kustomonsters Movie by Craig Clark, and Scenesters: Music, Mayhem and Melrose Ave, 1985-1990! 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. This years
honorees are Paul Vangelisiti, Hilda Weiss & Wayne Linder, and Jim Fleck. Held at the Church in Ocean Park. Advance tickets available at
EventBrite. CLICK HERE

September 24 Sunday 7:00 PM
AN EVENING OF MUSIC FILMS WITH MARK CANTOR

Exemplary cinema historian Cantor screens jazz, blues, folk music, Western Swing and just plain “pop” films drawn from his extensive
Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive. These ULTRA RARE clips cannot seen on YouTube, or found on commercial DVDs. Featured
on screen, 2 hours of music on film: Ella Fitzgerald, Dakota Staton, Merle Travis, The Robins, Art Pepper, Roy Milton, Josh White, Spade
Cooley, T-Bone Walker, and many others. Free, donations appreciated
Laughtears.com

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

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.” "Facebook’s formerly limited-to-420-characters status-update
section, where these several-score pieces originated. But they are minimalist in word count only, since Beach’s imagination ranges as
widely as his protagonists." ~ New York Times. 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! Join us for the 7th 100 Thousand Poets for
Change a world movement, moving the world! Bring your issues to the mic! Featuring Poets Richard Modiano, Michael C Ford, Harry
Grammer and many more! Segments hosted by Poets Don Kingfisher Campbell, Juan Cardenas, and Jessica Wilson Cardenas...with a
huge lineup! Plus a clothes and supplies drive for the homeless of Venice Beach, sponsored by Tote4friends. FREE

September 30 Saturday 8:00 PM
ATONEMENT: RACHEL KANN & LINDA RAVENSWOOD

Come break your fast and feast with Linda Ravenswood and Rachel Kann at Beyond Baroque for any evening of poetry, spirituality!
A literary and a culinary extravaganza after some of the community will have spent Yom Kippur fasting. FREE to all! Sponsored by
NuRoots. Break your fast at 7:15, reading starts at 8:00 PM.

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

See August 5 for details. Regular admission. Members FREE

OCTOBER

October 1 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.
Come down and see some amazing musical performances. $5.00 donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds.

October 1 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 7 Poetry Lounge.

October 1 Sunday 5:00 PM
LA POESÍA FÉSTIVAL

Open mic and featured Latin–American poets hosted by Antonieta Villamil presents Revolutionary Poets reading from 21 POETS FOR
PEACE - 21 POETAS POR LA PAZ, Ricardo Ventura (El Salvador), and more TBA. FREE but donations appreciated.

October 1 Sunday8:00 PM
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA

Subversive Cinema - MUSIC and POLITICAL FILMS with fiery discussion. Free admission, donations appreciated, laughtears.com.
Gerry Fialka host.

October 6 Friday 6:00 PM
14th ANNUAL OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Doors open at 6:00, screenings begin at 7:00 PM. http://othervenicefilmfestival.com/

October 7 Saturday 10:00 AM
14th ANNUAL OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

See the Other Venice Film Festival website for details: http://othervenicefilmfestival.com/

October 8 Sunday 11:00 14th AM
ANNUAL OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

See the Other Venice Film Festival website for details: http://othervenicefilmfestival.com/

October 8 Sunday 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX POETS OPRN 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. FREE, but donations are always welcome.

October 13 Friday 8:00 PM
ESSENCE & ATTITUDE

Join Venice locals for an evening of poetic recitation, short story narration and musical performance. Venice author Joseph Voelbel
will read from his new collection of Short Stories, 'Nineteen Stories'. Special Guest: Future Eyes (Art Installation and Photography).
Regular admission. Members FREE

October 14 Saturday 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
POETRY LIVE - WORKSHOP

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

October 14 Saturday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
GARRET CATHEY & JANET KIM: NEW WORK

See Mike Kelley Gallery page for details: http://beyondbaroque.org/gallery.html

October 14 Saturday 7:30 PM
SYNAESTHETE!

The synaesthete literary event will feature a reading by Patrica Lynne Duffy from her book, Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens,
which is the first book written by a synaesthete about synaesthesia. Patricia also works as an instructor for the UN Language and
Communications Programme. Patricia was introduced to Building Bridges by well-known synaesthete author, Maureen Seaberg.
Jim Bolt, well-known LA poet will perform works by Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Baudelaire. A fascinating evening of synaesthete
poetry, literature, and music . Regular admission. Members FREE

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 10:00 PM – 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
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARK BOAL

Beyond Baroque welcomes journalist, screenwriter and film producer Mark Boal, contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone,
The Village Voice Salon and Playboy. Mark's 2004 article "Death and Dishonor" was adapted for the film In the Valley of Elha, which
Boal also co-wrote. In 2009, he wrote and produced The Hurt Locker, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Original
Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2012, he wrote and produced Zero Dark Thirty, teaming again with director
Kathryn Bigelow. The film earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture and a Writers Guild
of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. The pair collaborated a third time for 2017's Detroit. As of 2013, Mark has won two
Academy Awards (four nominations), a BAFTA Award, two Writers Guild of America Awards, a Producers Guild of America Award and
four Golden Globe Award nominations. He has also won several critics awards. Regular admission. Members FREE

October 27 Friday 8:00 PM
SHARON ALEXANDER: INSTRUCTIONS FOR 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.