Tuesday January 5
6:00 PM– McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library
Wednesday, January 6
7:00 PM – Suzy Williams jazz-blues at Danny’s 23 Windward Ave, Venice, CA, 90291 310-566-5610 FREE
Thursday, January 7
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Venice Chamber Happy Hour at Locali 701 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
Friday, January 8
8:00PM – Pen Pals by poets Sharon Rizk and Radomir Vojtech Luza, Pen Pals is a performance piece about two youngsters, living thousands of miles apart, communicating through letters over a 15-year span. Beyond Baroque.
Saturday, January 9
4:00-6:00 PM MESS – Aurora De Lucia interview at Unurban
4:00 PM – Opening Reception: Dead Rock Stars What came first: the death wish or the rock? Artist Kim Nicollini asks questions and maps the energy that the Dead Rock Stars leave. Free to the public. Beyond Baroque.
Sunday, January 10
2:00 PM – Soap Box Open Reading. Beyond Baroque.
Wednesday, January 13
7:00 PM – Suzy Williams jazz-blues at Dannys.
Thursday, January 14
7:00 PM – The Painkillers, Steve Moos, Rick Moors, at The Unurban
Friday, January 15
8:00 PM – Black Dahlia: The Poetry Of Myth On the 68th anniversary of her death, poets gather to read works inspired not only by the infamous Black Dahlia killing, but by theshort life of the woman beneath the myth: Elizabeth Short. Readers include Carlye Archibeque, Amelie Frank, Lynne Thompson, Pam Ward, And Brendan Constantine. Beyond Baroque.
Saturday, January 16
4:00 PM – Dennis Bensie – A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature. He will read from his book and teach people to mashup poems anew, using Salinger’s classic novel, Catcher In The Rye. Beyond Baroque.
5:00-8:00 PM – Reception for Photography Met Me At a Very Strange Time, a showcase of new work by Advanced Studies program alumni Rickie Bautista, Arthur Cooke, and Zinnia Moreno. – 1702 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, California 90291 Tel 310.392.0846
7:00 PM – Poets Feed The People Fundraiser for The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Produced by The World Stage and The Community Literature Initiative, hosted by Beyond Baroque. Each dollar donated equals seven meals, $20 admission ticket will pay for 140 meals for LA residents who are in danger of going hungry. Poets and performers include Jaha, Zainabu, V. Kali, Akoldpeice, and Hiram Sims. Admission $20. Beyond Baroque.
Sunday, January 17
2:00 PM – Three Generations On A Stage. Mike “The Poet” Sonksen hosts a multi-generational reading featuring three generations on the same stage and all the ancestors on the same page. Tracii Kato-Kiriyama, Gia Scott-Heron, Vickie Vertiz, Kenji Liu, Jamie Fitzgerald-Lahey, Heidi Cuda, Luis Ordaz, students, and several other top notch poets. Beyond Baroque. Suggested donation $10.
5:00 PM – Voices In The Well: I Believe In Magic Our guest host, R Merlin and friends invite us on a merry & mystical romp through magical lore via storytelling, poetry, music and other enchantments. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque.
Tuesday, January 19
7:00-10:00 PM – Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting, Westminster Elementary School Auditorium
Wednesday, January 20
7:00 PM – MOM discussion group at Beyond Baroque
Thursday, January 21
7:00 PM – Stand Up For Beyond Baroque – Help Beyond Baroque raise the roof – or at least keep it from leaking this El Niño, with the amazing comedy stylings of Eddie Brill, Dylan Brody, Kelly Carlin, Talia Harari, Tamar Kattan, Cathy Ladman, Rick Overton, Rick Shapiro, Eric Schwartz, Suzanne Whang, And David Zasloff. Hosted by Eve Brandstein. Off-site at Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291.
Friday, January 22
8:00 PM – The Border Crossed Us – Vagabond press hosts a publication reading with special guest poets Luis J. Rodriguez, Matt Sedillo, Antonieta Villamil, Iris De Anda, Chris Devcich, David Romero, and many more. Special musical guests (TBA). Hosted by Mark Lipman. Beyond Baroque. Regular Admission.
Saturday, January 23
8:00 PM – Beyond Baroque Fiction Showcase: Jill Robinson & Friends The Wimpole Street Writers group was originally founded in London and is led by Jill Schary Robinson. Jill and the group will be reading from new publications. Beyond Baroque.
Sunday, January 24
6:00 PM – La Poesia Festival Our monthly bilingual poetry salon, hosted by Antonieta Villamil. Beyond Baroque.
7:00 PM – 13th Annual Venice Film Festival. English architectural critic Reyner Banham on Venice, historian Jeffrey Stanton, Crumby/Nucci Band & Joe Nucci, and the feature film Almighty Fred (1996, 90 minutes) at 8:30pm – Directed by Bill Kelman, Venice resident, and seminal comedy improviser/educator highly praised by Stephen Colbert, Jeff Michalski (in person). Two brothers, down on their luck and in need of cash, cook up a scheme to create their own new religion. Their motto, See the Donut….Not the Hole, FREE admission. Beyond Baroque.
Monday, January 25
6:00-9:00 PM – Laughtears Salon – Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. – 212 Pier Coffehouse Santa Monica.
Friday, January 29
8:00 PM – Will Alexander & Anthony Seidman Poet/translator Anthony Seidman is author of a half dozen books including his latest translation of Salvatore Novo’s works in collaboration with David Shook. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque.
Saturday, January 30
8:00 PM – An Evening With The Cahuenga Press Poets Los Angeles’ most popular and talented writing collective joins us for an evening of poetry. Featuring James Cushing, Phoebe Macadams, Harry E. Northup and this year’s George Drury Smith Award winner, Holly Prado. Beyond Baroque. Regular Admission.
Sunday, January 31
4:00 PM – Kalpna Singh-Chitnis: Bare Soul. She reads from her fourth collection of poetry. Beyond Baroque. Suggested donation $5.