Poetry for Southern California

 

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Featured and Open Readings are listed on the calendar. It is a good idea to contact the venue for information on events. Send listings to Next... Magazine, 127 Bennett Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803, or e-mail to NEXTmag@aol.com.

Listings include:

Los Angeles County

  • A.G. Geiger Bookstore, 502 Chung King Court, Chinatown 90012.
  • Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena 91001; 626.798-0833.
  • Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena 91001.
  • Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro.
  • Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica; 310458-2257.
  • Armand Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90024; 310.443-7000.
  • Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figeuroa St., L.A. 90042; 323.255-0537.
  • Art Share-LA, 801 E. 4th Place, L.A. 90013.
  • Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Ave. 50, Highland Park 90042; 323.258-1435.
  • Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.; 213.485-2116.
  • Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice 90291; 310.822-3006.
  • Bob's Espresso Bar, 5251 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood 91601.
  • Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga 91042 .
  • Book Show, 5503 N. Figueroa St., L.A. 90042.
  • Book Soup Bistro, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood; 213.886-9272.
  • Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena 91106; 626.683-6883x206.
  • Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont 91711.
  • Bungalow, 727 N. Pine Ave., Long Beach 90802.
  • Burbank Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank 91502.
  • Cafe Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405.
  • CALB, 729 Pine Ave., Long Beach 90802.
  • Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401; 310.458-2239.
  • Catch 56, 5615 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 90028.
  • Catcher in the Rye Bar, 10550 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake 91602.
  • Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., L.A. 90004.
  • Claremont Public Library, 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont, 91711; 909.621-4902.
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Encino, 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
  • Coffee Cartel, 1820 Catalina Ave., Redondo Bch; 310.316-6554.
  • Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2020 N. Lake Ave., Altadena; 626.398-7917.
  • Craft & Folk Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.
  • Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, 729 N, Oine Ave., Long Beach 90802.
  • dA Center for the Arts, 252-D S. Main St., Pomona; 909.397-1796.
  • Daily Brew Coffee Bar, 137 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello 90640.
  • dba256 Gallery Wine Bar, 256 S. Main St., Pomona 91766.
  • Donald Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Library, 285 Walnut St., Pasadena.
  • Eastside Cafe, 5469 Huntington Dr. North, L.A. 90032.
  • Eco-Logical Art Gallery, 4829 W. Pico Ave., L.A. 90019.
  • The Edison, 108 W. 2nd St. #101, L.A. 90012.
  • Encino/Tarzana Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd., Encino 91356; 818.343-1983.
  • Epicenter Church, 4801 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90805.
  • Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A.; 323.290-1048.
  • Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge 91011; 818.790-0717.
  • Flypoet Showcase: see Savoy Entertainment Center.
  • Fox Coffee House, 437 w. Willow St., Long Beach 90806.
  • Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach; 562.208-5862.
  • Geffen Playhouse, Audrey Skirball Kenis Center, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A. 90025; 310.208-5454.
  • Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A.; 310.440-7300
  • Gina Woodruff Gallery, Long Beach.
  • Green Saloon, Downey; roy@downeyarts.org.
  • Greenway Court Theater, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.; 213.390-7072.
  • HaHa Cafe, 5010 N. Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood.
  • Half Off Books, 6708 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier 90601.
  • Ham & Eggs Tavern, 433 W. 8th St., L.A. 90014.
  • Highways, 18th St. Arts Complex, 16511 18th St., Sta. Monica 90404; 323.660-TKTS.
  • Historic Amvet Post, 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver City 90230.
  • Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood 90028.
  • Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice.
  • Kapistahan Grill, 1925 W. Temple St., L.A. 90026.
  • L.A. Artcore, Union Center, 120 Judge John Aiso St., L.A.; 213.617-3274.
  • Lamanda Park Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., Pasadena 91107.
  • L.A. Public Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A.; 213.365-8500.
  • L.A. Word Salon, 1836 W. Sunset Studios, LA. 90026.
  • Last Bookstore, 433 S. Spring St, L.A. 90014.
  • Libros Schmibros,, 2000 E. First St., Boyle Heights, 90033; 323.302-9408.
  • MADE by Millworks, 249 Pine Ave., Long Beach 90802.
  • Magicopolis, 1418 Fourth St., Santa Monica.
  • Manazar Gamboa Theater, Homeland Cultural Center, 1323 Gundry Ave., Long Beach 90813.
  • Mark Taper Auditorium, L.A. Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A.; 213.365-8500.
  • McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga 91042; 818.352-5285.
  • Menlo Club, 900 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Long Beach.
  • More Art Inc., 10667 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills 91344; 818.428-1377.
  • North Long Beach Neighborhood Library, 5571 Orange Ave., Long Beach 90805.
  • Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Robles, Pasadena; 626.449-2742.
  • Pioneer Cafe, 450 Pioneer Dr., Glendale 91203; 323.920-5264. .
  • Poetry Salon, Culver City; mypoetrysalon@gmail.com
  • Pomona Art Colony, 300 W. 2nd St., Pomona.
  • Pondwater, 16504 E. Masline St., Covina 91722; 626.967-7118. .
  • Public Beer & Wine, 121 W. 4th St., Long Beach 90802.
  • Que Sera, 1923 E. 7th St., Long Beach 90813.
  • Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd. St., Santa Monica; 310.326-4246.
  • Rebel Bite, 649 E. Broadway, Long Beach 90803.
  • Red Door Cafe, Cal Tech, Pasadena.
  • Red Hen Press, 70 N. Molino Ave., Pasadena 91101; 626.356-4760.
  • Red Room, 17499 Ventura Blvd., Encino 91316.
  • Redondo Beach Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach 90277.
  • Royce Hall, UCLA, L.A.; 310.825-2101.
  • Ruskin Art Club, 800 S. Plymouth Blvd., L.A. 90005; 310.669-2369.
  • Ruskin Theater, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.
  • Sabor y Cultura, 5625 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 90028.
  • Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena 91104.
  • Savoy Entertainment Center, 214 S. La Brea, Inglewood; 310.559-1670.
  • Shades of Africa, 1001 E. 4th St., Long Beach 90802; 562.436-2210.
  • Sidewalk Cafe, 2057 Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 91104.
  • Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 90027; 323.660-1175.
  • Stay Gallery, 11140 Downey Ave., Downey.
  • Street Poets, 2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 310, L.A. 90018; 323.737-8545.
  • Stories Books, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 90026; 213.413-3773.
  • Studio City Library, 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City 90004; 323.920-5264.
  • Studio City UU Church, 12355 Moorpark St., Studio City 91604.
  • Studio Theater, St. Denis Bldg., 3433 Cahuenga Blvd. W., L.A. 90068.
  • Suede Bar & Lounge, Bonaventure, 404 S. Figueroa St., L.A.
  • Sugar & Cream Cafe, 10719 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood 90046.
  • Sunland Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga; 818.353-7203.
  • Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 13197 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar 91342; 818.528-4511.
  • Tribal Cafe, 1651 W. Temple Blvd., L.A. 90026.
  • Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 90026; 213.481-8112.
  • T.U. Studios, 10943 Camarillo St., N. Hollywood.
  • Underground Art Walk Antigua Coffeehouse, 3400 N. Figueroa St., L.A. 90065.
  • Un-Urban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Sta Monica 90405. 310.315-0056.
  • Uptown Business District, 5643 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90805.
  • Urban Social House, 5220 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 90027.
  • USVAA, 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver /city 90230.
  • Viento Y Agua Cafe & Gallery, 4007 East 4th St., Long Beach.
  • Vroman's. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101; 800.769-BOOKS.
  • Wahfles Cafe, 1502 Foothill Blvd., Suite 101, La Verne 91750.
  • WE Labs., 235 Broadway, 8th Floor, Long Beach 90802.
  • White Harte Pub, 22456 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills 91364.
  • World Stage, 3844 Degnan, L.A. 90008; 323.293-2451.
  • ZZyZx WriterZ, venue changes monthly.

Orange County

  • 4th St. Market, 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana; 949.939-8722.
  • Frappy's Frozen Yogurt, Mission Viejo; 949.939-6029.
  • It's a Grind - Mission Viejo, 25522 Marguerite Pkay., Mission Viejo 92692.
  • Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 105, Laguna Beach.
  • Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Bch.
  • Spruce Room, Laguna Woods Community Ctr., 24351 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods 92653; 562.243-0191.
  • Tebot Bach, Golden West College Community Room #102, Huntington Bch.
  • Ugly Mug, 261 N. Glassel, Orange; 714.997-5610.

Riverside

  • Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside; 909.784-0800.
  • Desert Addicts Writer's Camp, Yucca Valley; 206.551-2567.
  • Desert Institute, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree 92522; 760.367-5535.
  • Vanguard Art Gallery, 27120 Eucalyptus Ave., Suite A, Moreno Valley.

San Bernadino

  • Wahfles, 5751-B Pine Ave., Chino Hills 91709.

San Diego

  • Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, S.D.; 619.236-0011.
  • Bamboo Lounge, 1425 University Ave., S.D. 92103.
  • Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave., S.D. 92113.
  • D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla; 858.456-1800.
  • Glassless Minds, 219 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside 92054.
  • Glassless Youth, 4747 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside 92054.
  • Hosteling International, 521 Market St., S.D. 92101.
  • Ink Spot NTC, Libertay Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, S.D. 92106.
  • Java Joe's, 3536 Adams Ave., S.D. 92116; 619.283-1151.
  • Korky's Ice Cream & Coffee, 2375 San Diego Ave., S.D.
  • Kafe Sobaka, 2469 Broadway, S.D.
  • Museum of the Living Artist, Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, S.D.; 619.225-8191.
  • Open Door Books, 4761 Cass St., S.D. 92109; 858.270-8642.
  • Queen Bee Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St., S.D. 92104.
  • SDW Ink, 736 Sutter St., S.D. 92103.
  • Star of the Sea Event Center, The Embarcadero, 1360 N. Harbor Blvd., S.D. 92101; 619.232-7409.

Santa Barbara

  • Campbell Hall, UCSB; 805.893-3535.
  • Corwin Pavillion, UCSB, Santa Barbara; 805.893-3535.
  • Fe Bland Auditorium, Santa Barbara City College, S.B.
  • Granada Books, 1224 State St., S.B.

San Luis Obispo

  • Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.
  • Linaea's, 1110 Garden St, S.L.O.; 805.547-1318.
  • Phillips Lecture Hall, Grand Ave., Cal Poly, S.L.O.
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., S.L.O.; 805.547-1318.
  • Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., S.L.O.; 805.547-0278.

Ventura County

  • Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C St., Oxnard; 805.385-8158.
  • Conejo Valley UU Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Rd., Newbury Park 91320.
  • EP Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura.
  • Zoey's Cafe, 451 E. Main St., Ventura; 805.652-1137.

Kern County

  • Dagny's Coffee, 1600 20th St., Bakersfield 93301.
  • Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. F St., Tehachapi 93561.

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