beyond baroque calendar
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.
Welcome to the main Performances & Readings calendar. Note that the event schedule may change without prior notice.
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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.
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.
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,
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
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
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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.
25 June, Saturday - 1:00 -4:00 PM
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.
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
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