Westside Coffeehouses and Other SpacesAnastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. This week: Sat, 2/4, 7:30p.m.: Creative Non Fiction Workshop with J.P. Pomposello. Sun, 2/5, 5p.m.: Nita Donovan, Elizabeth Iannaci, co-hosted by Sarah MaClay & Lynne Thompson. Sign-up at 4:45p.m. FREE. Ongoing: Free Workshops & Open Readings “Since 1969, Beyond Baroque has provided a free workshop and open reading program as gathering place for writers to develop their voice, ﬁnd support, build new communities, and experiment with new forms. Please bring copies of your work.” Free open reading at 5pm, first Sunday of the month (except Aug., Sept., & Jan), 4:45pm sign-ups. 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-ﬁction, 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 ﬁlm 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, www.beyondbaroque.orgDiesel, A Bookstore – 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265. (3100 456-9961, www.dieselbookstore.comDuttons Books Brentwood & Beverly Hills – Critically acclaimed readings and events. This week in Brentwood: Thu, 2/2, 7p.m.: Kiana Davenport (5p.m. Book Group with the Author), Fri, 2/3, 4p.m.: Mary Felstiner. Sat, 2/34, 11a.m. Storytime with Dan The Giant. Sat, 2/4, 2p.m.: Marc Kompaneyets. Sun, 2/5, 2p.m.: Ruth Francisco. This week in Beverly Hills: Thu, 2/2, 7p.m.: Kelly Perdew. Sat, 2/4, 3p.m.: Storytime with Princess Meg. Sun, 2/5, 2p.m.: Storytime with Gabe. Wed, 2/8, 2p.m.: Philharmonic Echoes: Composer’s Series – Chopin. (See Classical). Wed, 2/8, 7p.m.: Michael Bofshever. 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or www.duttonsbrentwood.com. Duttons Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills – 447 N. Canon Drive. The Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. (310) 443-7000. TTY (310) 443-7094.The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge – 1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 450-6052, www.thetalkingstick.net.The Unurban Coffee House – 3301 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, (310)315-0056Village Books – Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063. www.pp90272.com/booksClub Directory14 Below – 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. (310)451-5040. Or go to 14below.comAmoeba Music – 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (323)245-6400Bigfoot Lodge – 3172 Los Feliz Blvd., LA. (323)662-9227.Boulevard Music – 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, (310) 398-2583. www.boulevardmusic.com The Canyon Club – 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016. Canyonclub.netCasa Antigua – 12217 Wilshire Blvd., WLA. (310) 820-2540. Thursdays and Fridays: Captain Dan’s Big Love Band.Cinema Bar – 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310)390-1328Club Tropical – 8641 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 287-1918, www.cryptonight.comCozy’s Bar & Grill – 14058 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 986-6000. Cozysblues.comThe Derby – 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., LA. (323) 663-8979Dragonfly – 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-6111.The Echo – 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 413-8200. www.attheecho.comHal’s Bar & Grill – 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 396-3105, www.halsbarandgrill.comHarvelle’s Blues Club – 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica (310)395-1676, www.harvelles.comThe 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.Lava Lounge – 1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. (323) 876-6612
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