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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.


 


MAY


28 May, Saturday - 8:00 PM

BEYOND BAROQUE FICTION SHOWCASE: MATHIEU CAILLER

Mathieu Cailler’s poetry and prose have been widely featured in numerous national and international publications,

including the Los Angeles Times, Epiphany, and The Saturday Evening Post. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine

Arts, he has been a finalist for the Glimmer Train New Writers Award, the New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize,

andthe Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. He is also the recipient of a Short Story America Prize

for Short Fiction and a Shakespeare Award for Poetry. He is the author of Clotheslines (Red Bird Press) and the

recently acclaimed collection of short stories, Loss Angeles (Short Story America Press). Loss Angeles was nominated

for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015. Regular Admission.

 

JUNE

 

3 June, Friday - 8:00 PM

MASON’S NOISE PARLOUR

Our young adult variety show hosted by Mason Summit. Regular Admission.

 

4 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM

HANA WARD ART OPENING

born in de winter, Hana Ward’s debut exhibition, invites the viewer into the surreal world of her characters. Little monsters,

babies, animals, and creatures – strange yet kindred—are mostly sad, surprised, and rarely smiling. From her oil

paintings to her ceramic sculptures, Hana’s characters are oddly welcoming and softly scream to tell their story.

Free for all.

 

4 June, Saturday - 8:00 PM

POETRY IN MOTION: A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP

PIM closes out the season with a tribute to Leonard Cohen's song: "YOu win a while, an dthen it's done. Your little

winning streak, and summoned now to deal, With your invincible defeat, You live yoru life as if it's real, A Thousand

Kisses Deep. With the talents of Carlye Archibeque, Barbara Bottner, Patti Davis, Jon Hess, Jeff Kober, Richard

Modiano, Eric Trules ,and Ron Zimmerman. Special Admission: General $20 or $15 if you purchase in advance

at Eventbrite, Students & Seniors $10, Members $8.

 

5 June, Sunday - 2:00 PM

UNCLE DARTBAG REVIEW

Uncle Dartbag, a band founded by poet David McIntire to explore the extreme possibilities of words and music

brings you some of the best musicians and writers in Los Angeles. UDB plays a set, guest band plays a set,

plus a spoken word set. This month’s musical guest Hellbat and spoken word artist, Michael C Ford.

Admission $5.

 

5 June, Sunday - 5:00 PM

FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING

Hosted by Venice Beach personality, Steve Goldman. Sign ups at 4:45pm

 

10 June, Friday - 8:00 PM

4 POETS AND A DASH OF NON-FICTION: F. DOUGLAS BROWN, DAVID HERNANDEZ, ASHAK IM. JACKSON,
RUTH MADIEVSKY, and SANDY TOLAN

Sandy Tolan is the author of Children of Stone: The power of music in a hard life, the story of a young Palestinian

musician overcoming the struggles of living amidst the Israel/Palestine conflict. David Hernandez is the author of the

new poetry collection Dear, Sincerely from the University of Pittsburgh Press. His book, Hoodwinked, won the

Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His other books include Always Danger and A House Waiting for Music. He is also

the author of two YA novels, No More Us for You and Suckerpunch. He teaches creative writing at California State

University, Long Beach. . Mr. Brown, an educator for over 20 years, teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles,

an all-boys Jesuit school. Ashaki M. Jackson is a social psychologist and poet. She is a Cave Canem alumna whose work

appears in CURA, pluck! and Prairie Schooner among others. Writ Large Press published her chapbook, Surveillance, in

March 2016. A second chapbook, Language Lesson, is forthcoming from MIEL. She lives in Los Angeles Ruth Madievsky
is the author of a poetry collection, “Emergency Brake,” which was named Tavern Books’ 2015 Wrolstad Contemporary
Poetry Series selection and was published in February 2016. In 2015 Madievsky was a Tin House Scholar in Poetry
and the winner of the Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest. Regular Admission.

 

11 June, Saturday - 8:00 PM

¡LA DI DADA! 4: PUBLICATION READING FOR MAINTENANT 10

Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents the

4th annual ¡LA DI DADA! a wild ride of contemporary DaDa performance and poetry by leading maverick artists. The

event includes the West Coast launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 10: Journal of Contemporary DaDa

Writing and Art (2016, Three Rooms Press), featuring more than 150 visual and literary works by artists and writers from

around the world, in full color. The event takes place Saturday, June 11, 8-11 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

in Venice. Costumes encouraged. Featured performers include Beyond Baroque director and poet Richard Modiano,

artist Bob Branaman, artist-poet-musician, famed playwright-poet Doug Knott (Last of the Knotts),

performance poet extraordinaire Linda J. Albertano, LA Dada Maestros Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor,

Fluxus artist BibianaPadilla Maltos, poet-performer Christian Georgescu, poet-musician-playwright Jan Michael

Alejandro, and Circuitry & Poetry with Mona Jean Cedar & Jeff Boynton. The event will be dedicated to the late dada

performance artist Cynthia Toronto. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists

Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host. Regular Admission

 

12 June, Sunday -  7:30 PM

AUSTIN STRAUS BIRTHDAY READING

Celebrate another year around the globe with Austin Straus and friends. Suggested donation $5.

 

16 June, Thursday - 8:00 PM

POETRY IN THE LOFT: ALOUD & ALLOWED with RICH FERGUSON

Join us at our favorite boutique hotel for an evening of music and word curated by poet Rich Ferguson featuring Alexis

Rhone Fancher, Susan Hayden, CLS Ferguson, Nicelle Davis, Celia Chavez, Pam Ward, Michael Ronzon and Amber

Tamblyn (schedule permitting).

 

16 June, Thursday - 8:00 PM

POP UP SPECTACLES WITH SEA GLASSMAN

Celebrate Bloomsday with excerpts from James Joyce’s Ulysses, featuring Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and

Molly Bloom (in spirit!) Regular Admission.

 

17 June, Friday - 8:00 PM

FOLIAS FLUTE AND GUITAR DUO

 

18 June, Saturday - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MAVERICKS & MASTERS WORKSHOP: CHUCK ROSENTHAL

Novelist and flash fiction writer Chuck Rosenthal turns a laser beam to Sci-Fi writing. Please bring 10 copies of 5

pages from any fiction you are working on for sharing, and be prepared to talk about your favorite science fiction

stories. Chuck Rosenthal has taught fiction writing for decades; currently at Loyola Marymount University.  

He is the author of two sci-fi novels, The Heart of Mars and My Mistress, Humanity, as well as a book of sci-fi

poems (with Gail Wronsky), Tomorrow You’ll Be One of Us.  He has an anthologized short story, "An Island in

the Moon."  

Visit Eventbrite or contact specialevents@beyondbaroque.org.

Class size limited to 15: General $50, Members $35,

Audit Seats (observation only, limit 5) $20.

 

18 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM

ROBERT SCHEER: THE GREAT AMERICAN STICKUP

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years

as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines.

Scheer can be heard on the political radio program “Left, Right and Center” on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate

in Santa Monica, Calif.  He is currently a clinical professor of communications at the University of Southern California’s

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Suggested donation $5

 

18 June, Saturday - 8:00 PM

LAMBDA LITERARY EMERGING WRITERS

Lambda Literary's summer writers residency for emerging writers attracts the most talented up and coming LGBTQ

writers in the country. Doors and reception in the Poet’s Garden at 7:00PM, show at 8:00 PM. Regular Admission.

 

19 June, Sunday - 5:00 PM

VOICES FROM THE WELL PRESENTS: ANOTHER BLOOMIN’ BLOOMSDAY

Celebrate James Joyce and his epic Ulysses through readings, comedy, and music. Featuring the talents of

Moynahan Bros, William H. Bassett, Sea Glassman and more. Regular Admission.

 

24 June, Friday - 8:00 PM

CELEBRATING ANNA AKHMATOVA

Join us for a celebration of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova with special guest and a reading of selected works in Russian.

Regular Admission.

 

25 June, Saturday - 1:00 -4:00 PM

F451 TYPE-IN

Community celebration of creative typewriting, the process employed by Ray Bradbury to write his science fiction

masterpiece, Fahrenheit 451. Louise Marler in partnership with THE BIG READ LA brings the F451 Type-In to

Beyond Baroque again. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with

Arts Midwes. With multi-disciplinary arts and activities involving typewriters, all are welcome to bring their own

typewriter, use one provided, write interactive poem, type thank you letters, etc. The afternoon will be full of inspired

Reading, Writing, and Typing.

For more information visit organizer Louise Marler's website here.

 

25 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

THE BIG READ PRESENTS: FAHRENHEIT 451

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

www.NEABigRead.org Local writers and poets read selections from Ray Bradbury’s science fiction masterpiece,

Fahrenheit 451. Featuring: Carlye Archibque, Greg Cope White, Anna Urena & more TBA! Free to all.

 

25 June, Saturday - 6:00 - 9:00 PM

F451 OPENING ART RECEPTION

A curated group of visual artists whose work centers on literature, language and typewriters will be on display

simultaneously. In salute of the author’s work, Marler’s "Ray Bradbury TypOwriter" mixed media art is featured.

Bradbury’s 1947 Royal KMM typewriter art features a blazing writing machine surrounded by burnt text, inspired

by “Fahrenheit 451.” This stunning work as well as the giclée limited-edition is offered for sale at the event with

a portion of the sales being donated towards journalism scholarships through the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.

Select Mexican students, inspired by reading “Fahrenheit 451,” artwork will be included with national and regional

known artists. Free to all.

 

26 June, Sunday - 2:00 pm

THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN

Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Sign ups 1:45pm. Free.

 

26 June, Sunday - 6:00 PM

LA POESIA FESTIVAL

Bilingual poetry salon hosted by Antonieta Villamil

 

26 June, Sunday - 7:00 PM

7 DUDLEY CINEMA - LITERATURE FILMS

More information at laughtears.com