The Beat Generation in Venice wasn’t just Venice West and the Gashouse. Hidden among the central Venice homes was the Temple of Man, which was also the residence of Bob and Anita Alexander.
Bob – Baza – was an ordained minister, and performed many Venice marriages.
While Baza and Anita are long gone, the Temple of Man carries on, although not in the same location.
On Oct. 30, there will be a celebration of the Temple at Beyond Baroque at 7pm. It will include poetry, song, story, film and drama. a small sampling of our fabled art collection will be exhibited upstairs.
Then at Noon on Oct. 31, a gathering will assemble in front of 1439 Cabrillo Ave, the original Temple of Man, to celebrate its history. It will be led by poet Frank Rios. A procession to the Poet’s Wall at the ocean front will take place.