Beyond Baroque Gala Celebration Schedule – TONIGHT!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Due to the extraordinarily devastating fires in both Northern and Southern California, as well as the recent massacre at the Borderline Grill, this will be a more somber event than I anticipated a mere week ago. Nevertheless, the affirmation of our community of writers is taking place as scheduled.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Beyond Gala: Bohemian Bacchanal Schedule

5:00 – Doors Open

5:30-6:30 Beyond Art Auction in the Theatre, Reception in Poet’s Courtyard

5:30 – Performers Arrive

6:00 Emcee Hosts, Fernando Pullum Community Arts CenterBand arrive

6:45 Procession to Beyond Gala: Bohemian Bacchanal Tent led by Fernando Pullum Community Arts Band

(Silent Auction and Raffle in tent is open)

7:00 Welcome with poets (hosts) Brendan Constantine and Puma Perl

Councilman Mike Bonin

7:15 Dinner
Dinner music by Lisa Finnie, Host of the Dylan Hour, 88.5 (Puma)
(Dinner is buffet, two bars, fine wines, and a coffee cart)

7:45 Award Presentation

George Drury Smith, Beyond Baroque Founder, introduced by William Mohr

Viggo Mortensen, Alexandra Garrett For Service, introduced by S.A. Griffin

Will Alexander, Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, introduced by Kamau Daood

8:00 Performances

Froglab with Mike Watt, Joe Baiza and Brian Christopherson – guitar, electric bass, drums

John Doe & Exene Cervenaka – Read

Bobby Bradford (trumpet) and Lester McFarland (Bass)
Dwight Trible (with Bobby, Lester backing)

All Sing Happy Birthday to Beyond Baroque and George Drury Smith with Cake

Eliza Duran, Carlos Segovia Scholarship Winner in partnership with Get Lit – poet

Chris Desjardins and Julie Christensen,
with Divine Horsemen guitarist Peter Andrus

John Densmore – reading with handeld drum

John Doe and Exene Cervenka – music, close the show