Culture

Community Calendar February 2016

Thursday, February 4
9:00-11:00 PM – Electric Comedy at the Electric Lodge, $5

Friday, February 5
8:00 PM – Mason’s Noise Parlour – Mason Summit curates an evening of Los Angeles’ most talented young writers and musicians. singer-songwriter Lexie Rose, poet Luna Garcia, Regular Admission.

Saturday, February 6
12:00 p.m. Miss Jessica and the The Gumbo Brothers to host the 15th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. at the North City Parking lot (Rose Ave and The Venice Boardwalk)
2:00 – 6:00 PM – 6th annual Poetry Of Venice Photography 2-4pm: panel discussion 4-6pm: Opening in the Mike Kelley Gallery. Gerry Fialka hosts a panel discussion of award-winning Venice photographers Free, donations appreciated.
12:00 – 6:00 PM – Reception for “BONES” – solo exhibition by Ralph Ziman at Cave Gallery 1108 Abbot Kinney
5:00PM (changed from 4pm) – In Discussion With Robert Scheer: Orwell And The State Of The Nation. Regular admission.
8:00 PM – Poetry In Motion: La Lit Chicks Since 1988, Eve Brandstein presents writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. LA Lit Chicks features Vicki Abelson, Wendy Hammers, Susan Hayden, Beth Lapides, Maggie Rowe, Elena Secota, and more. Special admission. Advance general admission tickets available at Eventbrite. Beyond Baroque

Sunday, February 7
5:00 PM – Open Reading – Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign-ups begin at 4:45 PM. Five-minute limit. Suggested donation $5. Beyond Baroque
7pm – 7 Dudley Cinema – Sneak preview of new activist documentary with special guests for discussion Free at Beyond Baroque

Monday, February 8
6pm Documental Henry Schipper Films – Co-executive producer Henry Schipper will be present for discussion and screening. 6pm=classic comedy films. 7pm=Sammy Davis Jr (42minues, 2015) 8pm= Dick Gregory (42m, 2014) at unurban 3301 pico blvd free –

Wednesday, February 10
7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS jazz-blues at Dannys 23 windward

Thursday, February 11
9:00-11:00 PM – Electric Comedy at the Electric Lodge, $5

Friday, February 12
8:00 PM – Deborah Bogen & Maurya Simon read poems from their books. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque
8:00-9:30 PM – Iphigenia: Book of Change. Hybrid performance filmstories of comtemporary women who have survived captivity. Electric Lodge, $15/$20.. Runs 8:00 PM Saturday and 3PM Sunday too.

Saturday, February 13
4-6pm MESS – Food activist Erica Wohldmann interview at unurban
4:00 PM – Bob Branaman & Raphael Cohen-Bacry: The Merical Of Art. Two painters combine their work and their vision of the transcendence of art. Free to all. Beyond Baroque
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – El Niño Town Hall at Oakwood Recreation Center
8:00 PM – The History Of Black Poetry In Los Angeles — We celebrate the great Black poets of Los Angeles. Co-curated by Pam Ward. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque
8:00 PM – Party like it’s 1969 to celebrate Michael Novick’s 69th birthday his second half-century of anti-racist action. Support “Turning The Tide” and its free distribution to 1700+ prisoners. Dance to the sound track of the 60s. $10 donation to benefit TTT. Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City CA 90230

Sunday, February 14
LA Marathon – Traffic May Suck.
2:00 PM – Soap Box Poets Open Reading – Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five-minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. Suggested donation $5. Beyond Baroque
3:00 PM – Come out and show your Love for Bernie Sanders with Poetry and Open Mic. Mark Lipman Hosting, at 212 Pier Cafe.

Monday, February 15
7:00 PM – Peace and Coexistence’ to be Interfaith Theme of Activist Support Circle Free Open Public Forum at UnUrban Coffee House in Santa Monica

Tuesday, February 16
7:00 PM – Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting, at Westminster Elementary School.

Wednesday, February 17
7-10pm: Mom- Media Discussion at beyond baroque

Thursday, February 18
5:00 – 8:00 PM – Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence | 43 Missing Students from Mexico at SPARC (see Page 7)
7:30 PM – Poetry In The Loft Offsite At The Hotel Erwin. Join us at our favorite boutique hotel for a night of poetry. This month: Love Is A Dog From Hell Featuring Brenda Petrakos, Sean Hill, Daniel Mcginn, And Steve Ramirez. Curated and hosted by Dave Mcintire.
Suggested donation $5-$10.
9:00-11:00 PM – Electric Comedy at the Electric Lodge, $5

Friday, February 19
8:00 PM – Voices From The Margins: American History X Screening Co-producer Jon Hess talks about the themes of the film American History X and takes your questions. Q&A follows the screening. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque

Saturday, February 20
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Mini Master Class With Pam Ward – Creativity And Chaos: Write Like You’re Gonna Die! $35 members, $50 non-members, $20 Audit – Beyond Baroque
5:00 PM – Voices From The Margins: Panel On The Prison System – Inmates who found their lives changed by language and survived incarceration and recidivism describe their experiences, joined by poets and writers who brought them the word behind bars. With Rafael Alvarado, Ramiro Rodriguez, and Steve Goldman. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque

Sunday, February 21
5:00 PM – Voices In The Well: Love Is In The Air Please join us as we explore love in all its dimensions through storytelling, poetry, comedy & music. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular Admission.

Monday, February 22
2pm- 9pm. celebrate Black History Month with a pop-up exhibit that focuses on the history of our local community in VENICE. Exhibit at Vera Davis Center on Monday February 22nd, & Friday, February 26th, 2pm-5pm
6-9pm Laughtears Salon – Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays- 212 Pier Coffeehouse

Wednesday, February 24
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Live Jazz with Rachel Sorsa Band at Danny’s

Friday, February 26
2pm-5pm – celebrate Black History Month with a pop-up exhibit that focuses on the history of our local community in VENICE. Exhibit at Vera Davis Center

Saturday, February 27
7-10pm Jazz Funk Fest at unurban
8:00 PM – Beyond Baroque Fiction Showcase: Innovative Fiction, Join Julia Shiffrin, Tome Page, John O’kane and Rip Rense for an evening of innovative fiction. Hosted by Richard Modiano. Regular Admission.

Sunday, February 28
2:00 PM The Nebraska Girl Open Reading Our fourth Sunday reading hosted by Wyatt Underwood
6:00 PM – La Poesia Festival – Our monthly bilingual poetry salon, hosted by Antonieta Villamil. Free, donations appreciated. Beyond Baroque
7:00 PM – 7 Dudley Cinema: Residue Steve Degroodt’s (in person) mediation on the presence of Western consumerism confronting the tribes on the island of Papua New Guinea. Free, donations appreciated. Beyond Baroque.
The Academy Awards

Monday, February 29 – Leap Day
6-9pm Laughtears Salon – Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays 212 Pier Coffeehouse,

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