Calendar

May
28
Mon
Beginning Piano @ Postal code 90291, US
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Club Venice Quick Overview: Volunteers are to assist the lead piano instructor by helping members learn their song pieces. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice Music Program aims to provide music education to an under-served community of Los Angeles. Most of our members do no . . .

May
29
Tue
Beginning Violin @ Postal code 90291, US
May 29 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Club Venice Quick Overview: Volunteers are to assist the lead violin instructor by helping members learn to play and perform violin.Mission or Broader Program Description: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice Music Program aims to provide music education to an under-served community of Los Angeles. Most of our memb . . .

Adult Book Club – Fiction @ Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Book Club This month we discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. 

May
31
Thu
Beginning Ukulele @ Postal code 90291, US
May 31 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Club Venice Quick Overview: Volunteers are to assist the lead ukulele instructor by helping members learn the how to play and perform the ukulele.Mission or Broader Program Description: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice Music Program aims to provide music education to an under-served community of Los Angeles. Mo . . .

Jun
2
Sat
Can We Get Your Autograph? @ Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

Exhibition Related Program Visit us today to add your name, drawing, poem or memory to the library’s autograph collection. City Librarian Charles Fletcher Lummis began the library’s autograph collection in 1906 with contributions from notable people across the U.S. Now, you can add your name to history. We will provide blank stationery that is a replica of the original paper and a few samples of the original collection just to help spark ideas. Can we get your autograph?

Jun
8
Fri
¡LA DI DADA! @ Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Three Rooms Press presents
The Sixth Annual

¡LA DI DADA!
A Highly Eclectic Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds
plus the official West Coast launch of
MAINTENANT 12: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 8:00-11:00 pm
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
Phone 1-310-822-3006

Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents the Sixth Annual ¡LA DI DADA! Dada Salon: 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 12: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2018, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 190 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide in Full Color Throughout!!!

The event takes place Saturday, June 9, 8-11 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice. Admission is $10; $6 for students & seniors. And Beyond Baroque members are free!!!

Costumes encouraged. Come as you aren’t!!!

Featured performers include Beyond Baroque director and poet Richard Modiano, Poet/Performer extraordinaire S.A. Griffin, artist Bob Branaman, famed playwright-poet Doug Knott, poet-actor Harry E. Northup, performance poet non-pareil Linda J. Albertano, renowned LA poet Michael C. Ford, LA Dada Maestros Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor, Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos, poet-performer Christian Georgescu, poet-musician-playwright Jan Michael Alejandro, Circuitry & Poetry with Mona Jean Cedar & Jeff Boynton, visual artist Mark Hoefer, poet/photographer Kip Duff, and artist Silvia Wagensberg

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, phone: 310-822-3006. For additional information and reservations, email [email protected]

MAINTENANT 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art serves up the controversial theme, “WE ARE ALL A ‘LIKE’.” With the rise in social media use―and abuse―the concept of “like” has reached whole new levels. There’s the idea of an individual’s reaction to events, people, images, etc. as a reduction to “Like” or “Dislike” without need for deeper consideration. Then there is the status factor: that something which is “Liked” by the largest number of people is of value. In fact, in the social media orbit, it is seemingly beneficial to offer strong, sharp, simplistic opinions―instead of nuanced, deeper, shaded considerations―simply because they provoke the greatest likelihood of widespread attention. How will this reduction of thought shape the future of interpersonal relations, intellectual advancement, and politics? As we teeter on the brink of nuclear war, the concepts of Dada brilliantly encompass the urgency of present times with both clarity and purposeful confusion.

The MAINTENANT series, established in 2005, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art–New York, the BelVUE Museum–Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka.

Jun
9
Sat
The 6th Annual LaDiDada–Dada Performance Salon @ Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Three Rooms Press presents  The Sixth Annual  ¡LA DI DADA! Dada Salon A Highly Eclectic Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds   plus the official West Coast launch of  MAINTENANT 12: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 8:00-11:00 pm Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291, Phone 1-310-822-3006 Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents the Sixth Annual ¡LA DI DADA! Dada Salon: 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 12: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2018, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 190 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide in Full Color Throughout!!! The event takes place Saturday, June 9, 8-11 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice. Tickets are $10 general admission (available in advance); $6 for students & seniors (available at the door). And Beyond Baroque members are free!!! Costumes encouraged. Come as you aren’t!!!  Featured performers include Beyond Baroque director and poet Richard Modiano, Poet/Performer extraordinaire S.A. Griffin, artist Bob Branaman, famed playwright-poet Doug Knott, poet-actor Harry E. Northup, performance poet non-pareil Linda J. Albertano, renowned LA poet Michael C. Ford, LA Dada Maestros Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor, Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos, poet-performer Christian Georgescu, poet-musician-playwright Jan Michael Alejandro, Circuitry & Poetry with Mona Jean Cedar & Jeff Boynton, visual artist Mark Hoefer, poet/photographer Kip Duff, and artist Silvia Wagensberg. Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, phone: 310-822-3006. For additional information and reservations, email [email protected] MAINTENANT 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art serves up the controversial theme, “WE ARE ALL A ‘LIKE’.” With the rise in social media use―and abuse―the concept of “like” has reached whole new levels. There’s the idea of an individual’s reaction to events, people, images, etc. as a reduction to “Like” or “Dislike” without need for deeper consideration. Then there is the status factor: that something which is “Liked” by the largest number of people is of value. In fact, in the social media orbit, it is seemingly beneficial to offer strong, sharp, simplistic opinions―instead of nuanced, deeper, shaded considerations―simply because they provoke the greatest likelihood of widespread attention. How will this reduction of thought shape the future of interpersonal relations, intellectual advancement, and politics? As we teeter on the brink of nuclear war, the concepts of Dada brilliantly encompass the urgency of present times with both clarity and purposeful confusion.  The MAINTENANT series, established in 2005, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art–New York, the BelVUE Museum–Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka.

Jun
12
Tue
Summer Reading Puppet Show @ Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer Reading Challenge – Children Come help Ellie the Elephant find her way home to Africa. All ages.

Jun
13
Wed
Father’s Day Craft @ Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Arts and Crafts Make a craft for Dad and get a “Daddy, Read to Me” t-shirt or book bag. Ages 2 and up.

Caudalie Abbot Kinney – SorBAE Soiree- June 13th @ Caudalie Boutique
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm