Art & Music: Fall Series @ Venice Ale House & The Rose Room
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hello Friends & Art Lovers!

We look forward to another night of ENTERTAINMENT, DRINKS, and ART!

Stop by for your weekly dose of inspiration, as well as an awesome opportunity to support your vibrant Venice community.

This event series is powered by Muyingo Events and The Rose Room and in support of Free Arts Non – Profit.

The collaboration looks to bring exposure to local artists, musicians and brands with various members of the Venice community through laid-back – grassroots experiences.

Food Pantry Thursdays (ongoing) @ Postal code 90291, US
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

Sponsored by: St. Joseph Center Quick Overview: Volunteers assist clients in selecting their food, answers their questions, help them navigate the pantry efficiently, sort boxes of canned items, separate fresh produce into appropriate portions, and ensure proper pantry set up.Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Mission is . . .

Safe Place for Youth – TrueCar @ Postal code 90291, US
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Sponsored by: Safe Place for Youth Minimum age: 18 Mission:Our mission is to inspire, nurture and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.Project: Sort and organize clothing closet at the drop-in centerSign-up Instructions:-Click the green “sign up” box below to re . . .

DIY Book Page Wreath @ Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Arts and Crafts Make a book page wreath using recycled books. I’ts an easy and fun way to decorate your home.

BGCV’s Thanksgiving Dinner @ Boys & Girls Club of Venice
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (BGCV) for our Annual Thanksgiving Feast and Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 15th. It’s a great tradition that feeds our Club members and their families through the support of local businesses and community members. We ensure that all attendees leave our Thanksgiving celebration with full stomachs and grateful hearts. Join us in supporting this tradition and spreading cheer to our community’s families in need. We invite you to participate in our Turkey Trot and Dinner Service. Please RSVP below and call or email Emily Harvey with any questions: [email protected] and (310) 574-5054. When: Thursday, November 15th What: Club-wide Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Feast Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice, 2232 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 Details: 5:00 PM Check in and Registration 5:30 – 7:00 PM Dinner Unable to attend, but interested in supporting the event? We are always in need of donations, both monetary and in-kind. Contact Emily at [email protected] if you are interested in donating drinks (water and juice) for the event!

Family Thanksgiving Dinner @ Postal code 90291, US
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Club Venice Minimum age: 18 The Boys and Girls Club of Venice is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for their kids and could use your help! This is a wonderful opportunity for community members, volunteers, staff, and club members to come together and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the club. WHO: The Boys and Girls Club of VeniceWH . . .

Feed the homeless in Venice @ Postal code 90291, US
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by: Share a Meal Quick Overview: Roll and pass out burritos to our homeless neighbors with fellow volunteers with our mobile food truck!Mission or Broader Program Description: Each weeknight, Share a Meal volunteers, with the help of our mobile food truck, roll over 150 burritos to pass out to the homeless along wit . . .

LA Launch of DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS @ Beyond Baroque
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
edited by Steven Taylor

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Doors open 7:30pm | Showtime 8pm
an evening of readings and storytelling
with a LIVE Dreammachine!
Linda J. Albertano | Exene Cervenka
Rich Ferguson | S.A. Griffin
Mike Mollett | Marc Olmsted
Pat Thomas
plus special guests

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-3006
[email protected]

Three Rooms Press presents an evening of reading and storytelling around Beat culture at the L.A. launch of DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg. The event will be held in the theater at Beyond Baroque (681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA) on Thursday, November 15, 8 pm. Admission is $10 regular, $6 for students/seniors, and free for Beyond Baroque members.

The event features readings from the book and storytelling about legendary Beat icons from performance artist Linda J. Albertano, X lead singer Exene Cervenka, spoken word artist Rich Ferguson, poet-publisher-actor S.A. Griffin, performance artist Mike Mollett, poet Marc Olmsted, and record producer Pat Thomas. Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

Copies of DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS will be available for purchase at the event. For reservations and additional information, contact Peter Carlaftes: 212-731-0574; [email protected]


In DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS, the fathers of the Beat movement converse about deeply intimate and personal history while gathered at Burroughs’ house in Lawrence, Kansas. The conversation includes discussion of:
• David Cronenberg’s film adaptation of Burroughs’ classic novel Naked Lunch
• Shamanism, including a detailed description of the shamanic exorcism of the demon Burroughs believes forced him to kill his common-law wife in 1951
• Literary associates, influences, techniques, and insights
• Punk rock’s contributions to counterculture lore

With the current political landscape mirroring many aspects of the early Beat period, DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS is particularly timely. Interest in both authors’ work is on the rise. Many consider these legendary icons’ perspectives to particularly prophetic.


“This oral trove is a compendium of trenchant, ordinary and magical gnosis . . . A tangible, tender, and totally engaging tour de force, and balm for the dystopia time we’re caught in.” —Anne Waldman, poet, feminist, and activist

“A beautiful book where you are pleasantly sitting with two originators of Beat-ism.” —Gus Van Sant, film director

“A penetrating riff on the starry dynamo of America.” —Dr. Peter Weller, actor, scholar

“Beatific banter … energy of intellect, eros and rapacious vision.” —Thurston Moore, musician

“Must-have resource for beat aficionados . . . thoroughly in tune, with two legendary literary iconoclasts.” —Publishers Weekly

“Devotees of these Beat Generation icons will find these conversations between longtime friends both entertaining and revealing” —Library Journal

“Will make both fanboy and scholar sit up straight at attention.” —Sensitive Skin

Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events worldwide. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW / Ingram.

Food Pantry Fridays (Ongoing) @ Postal code 90291, US
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Sponsored by: St. Joseph Center Quick Overview: Volunteers assist clients in selecting their food, answers their questions, help them navigate the pantry efficiently, sort boxes of canned items, separate fresh produce into appropriate portions, and ensure proper pantry set up.Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Mission is . . .

Anne Waldman, Janice Lee, & Justin Desmangles celebrate Will Alexander @ Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Southern California Poetry Festival Opening Night Reception, Reading, & Discussion! The Southern California Poetry Festival opens with a reading and discussion that celebrates the work and influence of one of the region’s singular poets, Will Alexander. Legendary experimental poet Anne Waldman joins Alexander and interdisciplinary author, curator, and editor Janice Lee for a reading. A wide-ranging discussion focused on Alexander’s work and the avant-garde in language will follow, moderated by radio host and Before Columbus Foundation chair Justin Desmangles.  Reception at 7pm. Reading and Discussion at 8 pm. Organized in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. All events are free. For information about the festival, including the complete schedule, visit Reservation Policy for Southern California Poetry FestivalSince the festival is free of charge it is our policy to overbook for all readings and conversations. In the case of a full program your free ticket may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Standby tickets will be released fifteen minutes prior to each program.