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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.


 

FEBRUARY

17 February Friday 8:00 PM
I WAS GOING TO BE A COWGIRL: LIN BENEDEK, ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER AND SUSAN HAYDEN: ***RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 21

L.A. poet Lin Benedek, in celebration of her debut book, I Was Going to Be a Cowgirl, will be joined on stage by Alexis Rhone Fancher and
Susan Hayden for a special evening of fearlessly earthy poetry. Reception and book signing to follow. Regular Admission.

18 February Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
"THINKING WITH SOUND – A VOICE CLASS FOR WRITERS" WITH MARIE CHAMBERS

The experience as to HOW SOUNDS FEEL propels each of us towards a unique understanding of WHAT SOUNDS MEAN. This workshop
will explore how the physicality of spoken word (phonetics!) impacts the emotional and intellectual powers of the written word. By using your
voice, by thinking through the experience of vocal production, the writer can create a more persuasive on-the-page voice. $50 .00 general;
$35.00 members; $15.00 to audit. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

18 February Saturday 8:00 PM
SCOTT WANNBERG, THE LUMMOX YEARS

For 10 years, Scott, the ambassador of YES!, was a regular contributor to the Lummox Press. Join us as we celebrate the Scott/Lummox
years with his friends and other surprises. Food, drinks and copies on sale. Regular Admission.

19 February Sunday 4:30 PM
LUNCH BB 30

This new monthly program brings together writers of prose, poetry and creative non-fiction. Hosted by Jon Hess.

19 February Sunday 7:30 PM
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

映画の言葉は世界てき です: “The language of cinema is universal.” Cinema was the new art of the 20th Century, and this new monthly
program looks at past masterpieces and new trends in filmmaking. Guest speakers include actors, directors, writers and critics.
Hosted by Jon Hess.

24 February Friday 8:00 PM
THREE DOUG NIGHT

Our annual Three Doug Night returns with new work by these distinguished poets. With F. Douglas Brown, Douglas Kearney and Doug Knott.
Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Regular Admission.

25 February Saturday 8:00 PM
THE POETRY OF RUTH SUSSKIND-SCHNEIDER

The daughter of Jewish immigrants, Ruth Susskind-Schneider reflects in her poetry the rich texture of her life experience from early childhood
in Brooklyn to life here in Venice since the 60´s. Hosted by Mariano Zaro. FREE to all.

26 February Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

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

26 February Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA

Cutting-edge cinema featuring music, politics and the counterculture. Hosted by Laughtears.com. Hosted by Gerry Fialka.
FREE but donations gratefully appreciated.

MARCH

3 March Friday 8:00 PM
SMALL TOWN STORIES: A NIGHT OF STORIES WITH TARA IGOE

Sit back and relax as terrific local storytellers share true stories from their lives based on interpretations of the theme, Small Town Stories.
You'll laugh (and maybe even cry) as you are inspired and entertained by their tales. This show is produced by comedic speaker and
storyteller, Tara Igoe. Regular Admission.

4 March Saturday 11:00 AM
Poetry Postcards - Nicelle Davis, Cls Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Arminé Iknadossian, Melanie Jeffrey, Brian Sonia-Wallace

Postcards and art supplies will be provided for the community to help them voice their concerns about the current political climate. A list of
local and national representatives will be provided. This is a great time and space for people to gather information and learn where and how
they’d like to address their voice. After the poetry postcards are created there will be an open mic for people to share their words. Finally,
postage will be provided for the cards so everyone is able to mail their work to the appropriate representative. Poetry Postcard Facilitators
Include Nicelle Davis, Cls Ferguson, Rich Ferguson, Arminé Iknadossian, Melanie Jeffrey, Brian Sonia-Wallace
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted.

4 March Saturday 4:00 PM
VIGILANT LOVE
With AMY UYEMATSU, MARSHA DE LA O & NELS CHRISTIANSON

Under the banner of “vigilant love,” three local poets - Marsha de la O, Nels Christianson, and Amy Uyematsu – will read poems that both
celebrate our world and speak out against war, injustice, and recent anti-democratic trends. Uyematsu will read from her latest collection,
Basic Vocabulary. Christianson, active in California Poets in the Schools, takes inspiration from the natural world. Regular Admission.

4 March Saturday 8:00 PM
POETRY IN MOTION

Since 1988, Eve Brandstein presents an eclectic array of writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. This season Poetry in Motion
will feature special events and solo performances. Check out her website evebrandsteinpoetryinmotion.com and Facebook page for more
information. Special General Admission – Advanced tickets $15.00 on Eventbrite; $20.00 at the door, $10.00 Students/Seniors; Members
$8.00.

5 March 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 and Poetry Lounge.

5 March Sunday 8:00 PM
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA

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

10 MARCH FRIDAY 8:00 PM
INSIDE THE WRITER'S STUDIO

Patricia Nell Warren authored the first contemporary gay novel to be on The New York Times Best Seller's List. Felice Picano wrote
several of the classic gay American novels. Join Eric Andrews-Katz as he asks these two literary giants about their careers, writing
process, influences, their careers, writing process, influences, and their places in LGBT literary history. This program is part of the first
annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles, a week-long Los Angeles county wide festival featuring readings, workshops, pop-up events,
entertainment and timely discussions about LGBTQ literature and publishing from March 6–12, 2017.
FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

11 March Saturday 4:30 PM
GET LIT PRESENTS

A reading and reception for Get Lit's special poetry workshop. Hosted by Diane Luby Lane. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

11 March Saturday 8:00 PM
LA WOMAN—LAST PERFORMANCE!

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. Featuring Denise Lebra Hefti. Regular Admission

12 March Sunday 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX POETS 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 Cardenas. FREE, but donations are always welcome.

12 March Sunday 5:00 PM
“BEYOND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN: RENAISSANCE DAYS”

Join us as we reminisce about the Renaissance Faire in Story & Song! Featuring many talented Favorite Performers TBA.
Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular admission.

12 March Sunday 7:30 PM
WHEN I GROW UP: CHEN CHEN

In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family—the strained relationship between a mother
and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this
collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one’s own path in identity, life, and love.
Regular admission.

17 March Friday 8:00 PM
THE POETRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family—the strained relationship between a mother
and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection
fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one’s own path in identity, life, and love. Regular admission.

18 March Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
THE HAUNTED LINE: A GENERATIVE WORKSHOP

Brendan Constantine and Beyond Baroque present "The Haunted Line," a generative workshop exploring the strange and illusive qualities
of the poem that 'stays with you.' Throughout history, poets of all traditions have sought ways to 'haunt' their work with an aftersense, a feeling
that the poem remains active, even after we've put it down. Through use of meter, deep image, slant sonics, even secret codes and redaction,
we'll examine what others have done and see if we can get your ghost. No experience necessary. Bring a pen and a nice blank mind.
All welcome!
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

18 March Saturday 8:00 PM
ALISON TURNER & LOU MATHEWS

Alison Turner's poems have appeared in Black Clock, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, Poetry East, Santa Monica Review,
San Pedro River Review, Fault Line, Jacaranda, and other journals. Lou Mathew’s stories have been published in Black Clock, Tin House,
New England Review, 40+ other literary magazines, ten fiction anthologies and several textbooks. His first novel, L.A. Breakdown was an L.A.
Times Best Book. Regular Admission.

19 March Sunday 4:30 PM
LUNCH BB 30

This new monthly program brings together writers of prose, poetry and creative non-fiction. Hosted by Jon Hess.

19 March Sunday 7:30 PM
Sunday Night at the Movies

映画の言葉は世界てき です: “The language of cinema is universal.” Cinema was the new art of the 20th Century, and this new monthly program
looks at past masterpieces and new trends in filmmaking. Guest speakers include actors, directors, writers and critics. Hosted by Jon Hess.

24 March Friday 8:00 PM
RICK SMITH & RD ARMSTRONG

Regular Admission. Poet, musician and clinical psychologist Rick Smith joins legendary SoCal publisher and poet RD Armstrong for a
scintillating evening of the ars poetica. Regular Admission.

25 March Saturday 8:00 PM
BEYOND SPANISH: POETRY IN BASQUE, CATALAN, GALICIAN AND SPANISH

A multilingual reading with poetry in Basque, Catalan, Galician and Spanish. Sponsored by the Spanish Resource Center of the Consulate
General of Spain. With Josu Baque Ugarteburu and Mariano Zaro. Regular Admission.

26 March Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

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

26 March Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA

Cutting-edge cinema, neglected masterpieces and mixed media presentations. Hosted by Gerry Fialka.
FREE but donations gratefully accepted.