An Evening w/the Santa Monica Review, November 3, 7:30pm
Founded by Jim Krusoe in 1988, Santa Monica Review is a nationally distributed literary arts journal sponsored by Santa Monica College. The Review has published experimental fiction and nonfiction with an emphasis on Southern California writers. On this evening, Editor Andrew Tonkovitch will introduce readings by contributors Vicki Forman, George Ducker and Colin Dickey. These talented writers have had their works published in Literary Mama, the Seneca Review, Los Angeles Magazine, TriQuarterly, as well as the Northwest Edge, to name but a few.
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006, www.beyondbaroque.org, $7 general/$5 students and seniors/members free
The Doors 40th Anniversary Celebration,
November 8, 6-11pm
If you’re a Doors fan, (and really, who isn’t?), then this highly anticipated event is definitely for you! The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be conferring landmark status on the Whiskey A Go Go, the legendary Sunset Strip nightclub where the Doors first gained notoriety. The Hall of Fame will also be revealing a teaser version of the Doors exhibit that will be the museum’s major presentation for 2007.
The evening will feature a memorial reading of Jim Morrison’s poetry by Perry Farrell and other notable guests, the debut of a retrospective coffee table book and a preview of the soon-to-be-released and re-mastered massive boxed set of their music. Many celebs will be on hand – most importantly the Doors remaining members, Robby Krieger, John Densmore and Ray Manzarek.
Make certain to head on over to the “Strip” early, otherwise you may have a problem “breaking on through” the Sunset Blvd. rush-hour traffic.
Whiskey A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd., 310.652.4202, www.whiskeyagogo.com, $12