Temple of Man 50th Anniversary Celebration
October 30, 7 p.m., $5-$7
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
This past January was the 50th anniversary of a Venice haven for art and poetry. Many poets important to the Venice Beat movement were connected with the Temple, including founder Baza (pictured), Philomene Long, Tony Scibella, and Frank Rios. Beyond Baroque’s salute features art in the Project Room and a program of poetry, music, drama, video, and film
October 30-31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., free
Venice Beach Boardwalk,
Don’t worry, it’s not really brutal, except possibly to eardrums. For two days the ocean front will rock with bands whose names alone tell a story: The Pain, Sangre, Brutal Force, Insecticide, Unsanctified, Death Asylum, Slip Into Coma, Kushinator, and more. An all ages-show, presented by Westside Metal Alliance.