14 Below – 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. (310)451-5040. Or go to 14below.com
Amoeba Music – 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (323)245-6400
Bigfoot Lodge – 3172 Los Feliz Blvd., LA. (323)662-9227.
The Echo – 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 413-8200. www.attheecho.com
The El Rey Theater – 5515 Wilshire Blvd., LA. (323)860-7880.
Harvelle’s Blues Club – 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica (310)395-1676, www.harvelles.com
The House of Blues – 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood. (323) 848-5100.
The Jazz Bakery – 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. (310) 271-9039.
The Knitting Factory – 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323)463-0204.
Largo – 432 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hollywood. (323)852-1073.
McCabes – 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-4403 www.mccabes.com.
Silverlake Lounge – 2906 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake. (323)666-2407.
Spaceland – 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Silverlake. (213)833-2843.
The Taix Lounge – 1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 484-1265.
Tangier – 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. (323) 666-8666.
Temple Bar –1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310)393-6611.
The Troubadour – 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood. (310)276-6168.
The Vic – 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. (888) For-Jazz (367-5299, www.thevicforjazz.com (reservations required).
Westside Coffeehouses and Other Spaces
Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. Events this week: Fri, 3/11, 7:30pm: Kenneth Goldsmith, David Antin. Sat, 3/12, 7:30pm: Carma Bum and Lost Tribesman Knott appears with Bruce Bauman & Rachel Resnick. Sun, 3/13, 4pm: Publication Party for Hot Words: A Student’s Guide to Writing Truth, by Kathi Flood, Jim Domine, Rich Ferguson, Erin Aubry Kaplan, John Klette, Melody Mansfield, Arnie Newman, Holly Prado, Willie Sims, Austin Straus. Ongoing: Monday Night Fiction, 8pm, with Jason Mahanes. Tuesday Night Creative Non-Fiction, 8pm, led by Todd Jackson. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Emerging Writers Workshop, 8pm, led by Tuan Nguyen. Wed Night Poetry, 8pm, led by Venice Beat Philomene Long – “The West Coast’s longest running, free workshop and a legendary gathering of poets.” 1st & 3rd Thursdays Poetry Workshop, 8pm, Led by Leilani Squire. Thursday Alt.Screenplay, 8pm. Moderated by Peter Coogan. Saturday Afternoon Poetry, 1pm, with Bob Foster. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org
Duttons Books Brentwood & Beverly Hills – Critically acclaimed readings and events. Thu, 3/10, 5pm: Diane Leslie Book Group. Sat, 3/12, 2pm: Francine Kaufman signs Diabesity “. . . diabetes has become the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Hence, experts have begun to link the two as a single problem of ‘diabesity,’ especially in children. A pediatric endocrinologist and former president of the American Diabetes Association, Kaufman has written an enlightening text on this epidemic and its impact on the individual, family, and society.” Sun, 3/13, 2pm: Eric Wasserman signs The Temporary Life: Stories. Mon, 3/14, 7pm: Tom Russell signs Hotwalker, “a portrait of a segment of American culture in a time gone by. Through original songs, narration and the actual voices of literary and historical figures, Tom constructs a recollection of the outsider voices of American popular culture, literature and art of the 1960s. The taking-off point for Hotwalker is Tom’s correspondence with outsider writer/poet Charles Bukowski in the 1960s. The listener is taken on a tour of dive bars in downtown LA, Mexican border whorehouses, huckster revival meetings, Bakersfield honky-tonks, and more. It is a remarkable journey through Russell’s celebration of quirky American culture of the past and his lament on its decline and homogenization.” Tue, 3/15, 7pm: Matthew Carnahan signs Serpent Girl. Wed, 3/16, 7pm: Seth Greenland signs The Bones. 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or www.duttonsbrentwood.com. Duttons Beverly Hills – 447 N. Canon Drive.
Village Books – Thu, 3/10, 7:30pm: Gerald McLaughlin signs The Parchment. Mon, 3/14, 7:30pm: Moonday with Russell Salamon & Tina Demirdjian. 1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063. www.pp90272.com/books