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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.


APRIL


29 April, Friday - 8:00 PM

NACHOEM WIJNBERG

Nachoem Wijnberg will read poetry that aims to profit from his own and especially other people's traditions to produce

meaning.  In his recently published Divan of Ghalib he writes together with the 19th century Indian poet Ghalib who

himself freely and masterfully appropriated what he found useful in Farsi and Urdu traditions. Also just published is his

talmudic tragi-comic novel-in-dialogue The Jews, from which he will read together with his translator Vincent van

Gerven Oei. Regular Admission.

 


MAY

1 May, 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 guest Kat Arthur and her band. Admission $5, cash bar, concession available.


1 May, Sunday - 5:00 PM

FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING

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


6 May, Friday - 8:00 PM

MASON’S NOISE PARLOUR

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


7 May, Saturday - 4:00 PM

OPENING RECEPTION: DULCE STEIN


7 May, Saturday - 8:00 PM

POETRY IN MOTION: IN MY LIFE

Since 1988, Eve Brandstein presents an eclectic array of writers from the literary and Hollywood communities.
Tonight
features the voices of Anne Beatts, Barra Grant, Desiree Hunter, Jann Karam, Rick Lupert, Sy Rosen,
Austin Strauss, and Tommy Swerdlow. Hosted by Eve Brandstein. Special Admission: General $20 or $15 if
you purchase in advance at Eventbrite, Students & Seniors $10,
Members $8.


8 May, Sunday - 2:00 PM

SOAP BOX OPEN POETRY READING

This is your home, share your words. Original acoustic music welcome as well. Sign ups 1:45pm.

Hosted by Jessica Wilson.


8 May, Sunday - 4:00 PM

JEWISH CURRENTS READING

The 70-year-old secular magazine, "Jewish Currents", will be celebrated with a reading by its editor and

three prominent Los Angeles poets.  Art from this iconic publication will be on display. Featuring readings

by Lawrence Bush, Florence Weinberger, Carine Topal and Sherman Pearl.


13 May, Friday - 8:00 PM

A CELEBRATION OF WALT WHITMAN & FUNDRAISER FOR BEYOND BAROQUE

A full reading of Whitman’s Song of Myself for his birthday month, featuring: Harry Northup, Brendan Constantine,

S.A. Griffin, Lynne Thompson, Steve Abee and Carlye Archibeque Special Musical Guest Ross Altman plays us
out with Civil War era songs. Admission $20 for all.


14 May, Saturday - All Day

FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL

The premier showcase for independent film in Venice, California. Tickets $35 at Eventbrite.

More information at thefineartsfilmfestival.com


15 May, Sunday - 5:00 PM

VOICES IN THE WELL PRESENTS: SAIL ON, SILVER GIRL

A celebration of the Merry Month of May through poetry, comedy, storytelling and music. Featuring the talents of

Laurel Ann Bogen, Chaya Silberstein, Vinnie Caggiano, Lisa Marguerite Mora and more! Regular Admission.


15 May, Sunday - 5:30 PM

JOSEPH CAMPBELL ROUNDTABLE

Second in the Joseph Campbell RoundTable series Stephen Linsteadt facilitates our connection to our heart wisdom.  

Stephen will discuss the heart's connection to the cosmos as he introduces Scalar Heart Connection, a revolutionary

technique for facilitating heart-centered growth and transformation, teaching us to use our heart as a guide toward a

happier, healthier and more fulfilled life. Donation suggested.


19 May, Thursday - 8:00 PM

POETRY IN THE LOFT - OFFSITE AT THE HOTEL ERWIN

Our favorite boutique hotel hosts David Zasloff. Doors 7:30pm. Suggested donation $10.
Purchase in advance at Eventbrite


20 May, Friday - 8:00 PM

POETS A PLENTY

Featuring Hiram Sims, Gerald Locklin, Anna Urena, Wendy Rainey, and Curtis Hayes. Open reading: first 10 sign ups

admitted free. Regular Admission.


21 May, Saturday - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MAVERICKS & MASTERS WORKSHOP

LAUREL ANN BOGEN: NEGATIVE CAPABILITY

Does art require artifice as poet John Keats believed, or should the poet only write what the poet knows? This workshop

will focus on the Keatsian idea of Negative Capability which gives the poet poetic license to step outside the bounds of

their own experience and open themselves to the experience of any person, place or thing they desire. The workshop

includes a series of exercises that will free the participants up to suspend the ego in order to write beyond self and

harness the imagination in the service of art. Registration Required. Visit Eventbrite or contact

specialevents@beyondbaroque.org. Class size limited to 15: General $50, Members $35,

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

21 May, Saturday - 4:00 PM

RICARDO QUINONES: POETIC DRAMA

Join Ricardo and friends for an afternoon of poetry. Regular Admission.


21 May, Saturday - 8:00 PM

THE RED BOWL: A FABLE IN POEMS

A Publication party & table style reading, featuring Holaday Mason, Sarah Maclay, Mariano Zaro, Brendan Constantine

& more.  Settle in for a magical realism trip through the entire book.  Of The Red Bowl, Marsha De La O says:  

Holaday Mason writes like one possessed. Lorca saysall that has black sounds has duende.’ Mason dipped

her pen in that ink.” Regular Admission.


22 May, Sunday - 2:00 pm

THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN

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


22 May, Sunday - 6:00 PM

LA POESIA FESTIVAL

Bilingual poetry salon hosted by Antonieta Villamil


22 May, Sunday - 7:00 PM

7 DUDLEY CINEMA - FOLK ROCK FILMS

More information at laughtears.com


27 May, Friday - 8:00 PM

TERRI NICCUM & BRENDA YATES

Buena Park author and poet Terri Niccum will be reading selected poetry from her new chapbook

Looking Snow in the Eye. Niccum was a semi-finalist for the 2014 Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry. Brenda

Yates reads from her new book, Bodily Knowledge. Regular Admission.


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 guest Kat Arthur and her band. Admission $5, cash bar, concession available.

 

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 the creative typewriting process, emphasizing Ray Bradbury’s science fiction masterpiece,

Fahrenheit 451. In salute of the author’s work, Marler’s "Ray Bradbury TypOwriter" mixed media
art will be on display. Bradbury’s 1947 Royal KMM typewriter art features a blazing writing machine surrounded by
burnt text, inspired by “Fahren-heit 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. Free to all. For more informaion visit organizer Louise Marler's website here.

 

25 June, Saturday - 1:00 -4:00 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 ARTRECEPTION The Mike Kelley Art Gallery at Beyond Baroque will host the Exhibit and will also have a typewriter like author’s own machine, other prominent typewriter artists and students' participating in TBRLA. 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