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Clubs, Coffeehouses, and Other Spaces:

Westside Coffeehouses and Other Spaces

Altered Space Gallery (formerly Culture Shop Gallery) – 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 452–8121.

Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. This week: Fri, 10/7, 7:30pm: Florence Weinberger, Maurya Simon. Sun, 10/9, 7pm: Beyond Music: Dirty Little Secret, Sixth Chamber, Mike Lynch. Ongoing: Free open reading at 5pm, first Sunday of the month. Monday Night Fiction, 8pm. Workshop focuses on short shorts, stories, and novels. Led by Mike Lynch. Tuesday Night Creative Non-Fiction, 8pm. Bring works of creative non-?ction, memoir, and prose, with J.P. Pomposello. Wednesday Night Poetry, 8pm. The West Coast’s longest running, free workshop and a legendary gathering of poets. 1st & 3rd Thursdays Free Poetry Workshop, 8pm. With Lee Sloca. Thursday Alt.Screenplay, 8pm. Documentary, narrative, art ?lm scripts, actor readings. Independent projects only. With Peter Coogan. Saturday Afternoon Poetry, 1pm. Bring a poem and ten copies. With Bob Foster. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)822-3006,

Diesel, A Bookstore – 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265. (3100 456-9961,

Duttons Books Brentwood & Beverly Hills – Critically acclaimed readings and events. This week in Brentwood:

Sat, 10/8, 11am: Storytime with Dan The Giant. Sat, 10/8, 3-6pm: 21st Anniversary Celebration. “Please join us as we ‘come of age’ and celebrate our 21st year at Dutton’s Brentwood Books.” Tue, 10/11, 7pm: Kevin Starr signs California. This Week in Beverly Hills: Sat, 10/8, 3pm: Storytime with Princess Meg. Sun, 10/9, 3pm: Storytime with Gabe. Mon, 10/10, 7pm: Nuala O’Faolain signs The Story of Chicago. Tue, 10/11, 7pm: Gil Garcetti signs Dance in Cuba, Rosa Lowinger & Ofelia Fox sign Tropicana Nights. Wed, 10/12, 3pm: Storytime with Princess Meg. Duttons Brentwood – 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or Duttons Beverly Hills – 447 N. Canon Drive.

The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge – 1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 450-6052. Thu, 4/14, 7:30pm:

Velocity Café – Fridays: Cristina Williams, 6 – 8pm. 2127 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 314-3368.

Village Books – 1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063,

Club Directory:

14 Below – 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. (310)451-5040. Or go to

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.

Fais Do Do – 5257 W. Adams Blvd., LA. (323) 954-8080

Gotham Hall – 1431 3rd St., Santa Monica. Thursdays in July: Planet 80’s. (310)394-8865

Harvelle’s Blues Club – 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica (310)395-1676,

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