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starEVENT CALENDARS
Bay Area calendars
for Poetry, Art and Literature Events
Poetry Flash
The Poetry Center (SFSU)
SF Station
SF Arts
The Poet's One-Page Guide
San Francisco's Open Mic Poetry Scene.

Peace & Justice Calendars
Global Exchange  
Bay Area IndymediaSF
for upcoming civic actions

star ONGOING EVENTS   *ART  *FILM  (current movie calendars)
star MONTHLY READING SERIES
Open Mic   starRADIO and more.

star A LITTLE HISTORY
starWEB LINKS

One Heart = Love in ActionLOVE in ACTION Projects
 events on the calendar that show  this  little red heart are what  S. F. Heart  calls  love in action  projects, benefits, fundraiser's for good causes.

starPOETRY FESTIVALS
Petaluma Poetry Walk Geri Digiorno

San Francisco Mime Troupe
San Francisco    415-285-1717
Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performancesall donations are tax deductible

RESOURCES
 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

star BAY AREA JOURNALS
& SUBMISSION SUGGESTIONS
  Haight Ashbury Literary Review
  E-Mail or 415-751-9226
  Indigo Hotchkiss

  Ambush Review   submissions
  1859 Powell St, #122
  San Francisco, CA   94133
  Editors: Bob Booker -Patrick Cahill

 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal


To Submit an Event
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2015 is the 18th Anniversary of
S.F. Heart.com and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar

The SAN FRANCISCO ART AND POETRY CALENDAR IS UPDATED DAILY
♥~*~♥~*~♥

 

The Beat Goes On!
Please support the Venues found
within the San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar each month who are providing space for our local artists, poets, writers, musicians and other creative individuals to do what they love.

*Alliance Française of San Francisco
(1345 Bush Street
San Francisco - map

Adobe Books,
826 Valencia
San Francisco

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
San Francisco

*Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca.

Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

Bird & Beckett Books
and Cultural Legacy Project

653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
(415)586-3733

Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco
(map and hours)
(415) 275-2466

City Arts & Lectures
upcoming events

*City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco

Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St,
San Francisco

La Promenade Cafe
3643 Balboa St.@38th Ave,

Mechanic's Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

*Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
MCCLA
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco

Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin
San Francisco (map)

San Francisco Center for the Book

SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St.
(between 8th & 9th)
SOMA
San Francisco

Sweet Sanctum
640-A Stanyan St.
(415) 244-7174

Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St (@ Geary)
San Francisco.

Viracocha
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco

 

ONGOING
Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

* CUBA LIBRE
Photographs of Havana by
John Perino 1993 and Ivory Serra (2011)
(May 22 – June 2, 2015.

Special guests for evening of  June 2nd:
Author, Margo Pepper, reporter for the Cuban news paper Gramma 1993 is currently living in California.
Author, Painter, Poet, Dorthy (Dottie) Payne and San Francisco Poet Laurent emeritus, Jack Hirschman both will be returning from The International Poetry Festival in Havana June 1st.
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Through June 8th, 2015
STUDIO Gallery
1641 Pacific Ave
San Francisco

MAKE IT WORK
A huge show of Art from 59 local artists
inspired by work, tools & machines.
hours: Mon., Thurs. + Fri. 11 - 7
Sat. + Sun. 11 - 6Tues Wed. by appt.
Cutting A Rug by Sean O'Donnell
Cutting A Rug by Sean O'Donnell,
see list of artists and preview

 

Through July 5, 2015.
*San Francisco Main Library
JEWETT GALLERY (downstairs)
100 Larkin
San Francisco (map)

An Exhibition of Woodcuts and Poetry
from
California’s Wild Edge:
The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History
.
California’s Wild Edgeok
(read more about this soon to be
released book by publisher Heyday Books
Artist Tom Killion"s website
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Through–May 31, 2015
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Botticelli to Braque
Botticelli to Braque
Masterpieces from
the National Galleries of Scotland  
Paul Gauguin, Three Tahitians, 1899.
Masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.
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Through May 31, 2015
Martin Lawrence Gallery
366 Geary street
San Francisco
(415) 956-0345

MARK KOSTABI

Mark Kostabi Art

SAN FRANCISCO POETS

Susan Birkeland star
1961 ~ 2006
City of Love
Tony Vaughanstar
1947 ~ 2008
After An Evening of Poetry and Wine
& Approaching Desire
George Tsongas star
(1927 - January 2010)
The City is a Dream
John Dowling star
(d. Dec.16, 2012)
The Revolution in North Beach
Joie Cookstar
(Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)
There Are Nights in San Francisco
Micheline
Don Brennan star
(1935 ~ March 18, 2013)
Spirit Walk &
Old World Cafes

Don Altadena star
Foghorns bloom,
we break upon meaning
Jerry Ferrazstar
Guitara
Richard Hack star
Three poems
Leonard Irving star
Bleak Morning on Jones Street
Paul Leclerc star
Porter prospectus
Rosemary Manno
What the Beatniks Saw in North Beach
& Ode To Michelangelo Park at Twilight
Bill Mercerstar
Vesuvio's North Beach
Jane Rades star
My Adopted City
Ronald Sauer star
The San Francisco Renaissance
Mark Schwartz star
All the Critical Mass bicycles
confiscated should be: &
There was a little alley
in San Francisco
Mike Aguzinstar
420 and a Vision & Cheer
Kim Shuck star
On Columbus
Mia Kirsi Stageberg star
Angels of San Francisco- 2,4&5
Vince Storti star
Walking Woman 1 &
Mime Troupe Witness 1
Peter Sherburn-Zimmerstar
Broadway Queen & what may a poem be?

IN MEMORIAM

peace signALLEN COHEN Poetry
April 23,1941 ~April 30, 2004
The Decline & Fall of San Francisco
by Allen Cohen

Dan Harrington Dec 12 2012
 Offering For A Friend by Jerry Ferraz
 Enchantment by Peter Sherburn Zimmer

MEMORIAM
* John Ross (1938-2011)
* Victor Martinez (1954-2011)
* Carlos Ramirez (1938-2013)
by Jorge Argueta

Jehanah Wedgewood
(1941- Nov, 2010)
George Tsongas
(1927 - January 2010)
Patricia Carr Lamerdin
(Aug. 15, 1926 - Nov. 9, 2009

Mar. 24, 1935- June 3, 2009
Harold Norse
July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
by Neeli Cherkovski
Vampyre Mike
Dec. 3, 1953 - Mar. 22, 2008
Poet OZZY
Nov. 1940 - May 2007

A LITTLE HISTORY

Aldous Huxley May 4, 1953 ~ British novelist, visionary Aldous Huxley (age 58) takes mescaline, his first psychedelic trip. Aldous Huxley wrote "Brave New World", which warned of a mindless, materialistic existence a modernized society could produce.

Sinclair Lewis May 5, 1926 ~ Sinclair Lewis declines the 1926 Pulitzer, declaring that all such prizes tend to make writers "safe, polite, obedient and sterile." However, he does accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. Sinclair Lewis was the first American novelist so honored, His last best work was It Can't Happen Here, a speculative novel about the election of a Fascist as US President.
It Can't Happen Here (1935) can be read online.

May 14,1969
Police build fence around People's Park tonight in Berkeley, California.

NOT PEOPLE'S PARK
PEOPLE'S PLANET, CAN THEY
FENCE THAT ONE IN, BULLDOZE IT
4 A.M.?
...Diane di Prima,
Revolutionary Letter #38
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May 16, 1717 ~ Voltaire French poet and philosopher Voltaire (François Marie Arouet) suspected of writing subversive satire, is imprisoned for the first time in the Bastille. Voltaire by Clarence Darrow  Voltaire wikipedia.

May 22, 1846 -- Adolphe Sax gets patent for inventing the Saxophone.   
 Read The Sax Bit  by Ted Jones @ litkicks.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

May 1, 1830 -- Mother Jones (Mary Harris), is born in Cork, Ireland.
The Irish-American anti-war activist & labor organizer lived to be 100-years old.   Mother Jones Bio (1837–1930)
The Mother Jones magazine was named in her honor.

"I live in the United States,
but I do not know exactly where.
My address is wherever there is a fight against oppression. My address is like my shoes; it travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong." said Mother Jones

Pete Seeger 2007May 3, 1919 American folk singer and activist, Pete Seeger's, was born Patterson, New York. Seeger's banjo bore the motto "This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender." And all his life he was a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights,counterculture and environmental causes.

...I heard the song
Of the world's last whale
As I rocked in the moonlight
And reefed the sail
It will happen to you
Also without fail
If it happens to me
Sang the world's last whale.
...Pete Seeger

Gary SnyderMay 8, 1930 ~ Born in San Francisco, Zen anarchist and one of the earliest
of the Beat Poets, Gary Snyder has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology".
He is all that as well as an essayist, travel writer, translator, award winner and educator, (U.C. Davis) for many years.

May 8, 1928, born, Dick ( Richard William) McBride, American beat poet, playwright and novelist ~ worked at City Lights Books & Publishers from 1954-1969.
Dick McBride website
Dick McBride(wikipedia)
San Francisco" San Francisco
by Dick McBride

May 11, 1904 ~ Salvador Dali was born on this day.   Salvadore Dali Dali videos

May 11, ~Happy Birthday!  Jerry FerrazJerry Ferraz, Troubador, poet, artist, musician was born and grew up in Eureka Valley … a San Franciscan to the core…though a much broader expanse of time and geography reverberates through him…

May 14, 1935,Rogue Dalton  Roque Dalton, was born in El Salvador. He was the son of one of the Dalton boys of Kansas, a notorious American outlaw family, who escaped to El Salvador.
One of Latin America's most compelling poets, He wrote satirical poetry in order to critique the cultural, political and economic inequalities of Salvadoran society during his life time and captured the spirit of a generation of intellectuals committed to the overthrow of the oligarchy in El Salvador. Roque Dalton (wikipedia)
Rogue Dalton was martyred by former comrades four days before his 40th birthday on May 10,1975. 'Like You' by Roque Dalton (Translated by Jack Hirschman)   
The Assassination of a Poet Memories of Roque Dalton By Nina Serrano

May 14,1944 --Film producer, director, George Lucas was born on this day.

Henri Rousseau
(May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) French Henri RousseauPost-Impressionist Painter, born in town of Laval in the North of France. Rousseau 's family came from the working class. For much of his life, he worked as a tax collector He always liked to draw, but in 1893, at almost 50-years-old, Rousseau decided to devote himself to painting. Although he was ridiculed during his lifetime, the surrealist movement came to consider Rousseau as one of their forerunners.
Rousseau:Jungles in Paris Exhibit at the National Gallery

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness. ”
- Henri Rousseau

  May 22, 1845, born. Mary Cassatt, Mary CassattAmerican Impressionist painter and printmaker. Mary Cassatt lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. She often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. www.marycassatt.org

Sunny" BlountMay 22, 1914 born ~ SUN RA , Ark-Angel, musician from Saturn, via Birmingham, Alabama
(1914-1993)SUN-RA
Sun Ra claimed that he was sent to earth from outer space to save humanity and bring harmony to the world. If you were lucky enough to catch Sun Ra's live show before he died in 1993, you probably believed him.

GONE BEYOND

May 6,1862 ~ Henry David Thoreau, American tax resister, anti-war activist, essayist and author, most famous for his book Walden, and his influential treatise (Civil Disobedience), which inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. died on this day .

"The mass of men lead lives of
quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden~

May 7, 2007 ~ San Francisco Poet Ozzy died at midnight in his hotel on this day.

May 16, 1953 ~ The Belgian-born Gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt died in Fountainebleau, France, died, age 43. He was a generous charming bon-vivant, and so musically gifted in a way that music and passion continues to inspire other musicians to this day..
Django Reinhardt(1910 - 1953)
Django on youtube

May 30,1778 -- France: Philosopher, satirist Voltaire dies. Possibly the greatest 18th-century European writer, noted for his wit, satire, & critical capacity. His greatest work is Candide (1759)

"Do let me die in peace".
Last words of French writer,
Voltaire, died on May 30, 1778

2014
Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage
as his Feature on Special Edition

Thank you , Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too.
~
nicole, sfheart.com

San Francisco History for MAY

THURSDAY MAY 28, 2015

20th Anniversary
San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thursday, May 28 thru –Monday June 1, 2015
OPENING NIGHT ~ 7:00 pm
429 Castro Street @ Market Street
All Quiet On The Western Front
SFSFF film poster
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray
Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander
429 Castro Street @ Market Street

Lewis Milestone’s filmed version of the
classic antiwar novel by Erich Maria Remarque.
Live musical accompaniment by the
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
With special guest
Mike Mashon from the Library of Congress
Opening Night Party tickets
Schedule of All Films in the Festival
Thursday, May 28 thru –Monday June 1, 2015



Thursday May 28 – June 3, 2015
ROXIE THEATER
3117 16th Street
San Francisco

5th San Francisco Green Film Festival.
San Francisco Green Festival

A week of new films and events that spotlight the world’s
most urgent environmental issues and most innovative solutions.
Download 2015 Program Guide
Full Festival Calendar
Save The Bay is proud to be a Community Partner



Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 pm ~ 9:30 pm
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING
26 - 7th St, 3rd Floor
San Francisco

"DAVID BOWIE:
From Cult Icon to Glam Superstar...and Beyond"

Davie Bowie
Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show vintage clips of DAVID BOWIE, spanning the prime of his career, from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. During this time Bowie evolved through a series of surprising styles, from the folk-rock/psychedelia of "Space Oddity" and his rise to glam superstardom in theZiggy Stardust era to his exploration of blue-eyed soul land electronic rock. All of them are represented inthis chronologically curated program,featuring hits, rarities, and oddities.



Thursday May 28, 2015
6:30 pm
Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco
415.771-1076

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series
presents
Alina Smiotanko & Colin O’Leary
The Readers series is curated by
former San Francisco Poet Laureate
Jack Hirschman and sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Wheelchair accessible (free & open to the Public)
WEEKLY POETRY READING SERIES

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FRIDAY MAY 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Cultural Legacy Project
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco
415.586-3733

jazz in the bookshop
The Dave Parker Quintet
You'll catch Dave a couple times a year with his group down at Le P'tit Laurent... used to be it was every Friday night in the halcyon days of the Red Rock Lounge. But the present is now. Seize the day!
Clifford Brown III - trumpet
Charles Hamilton - trombone
Jerry Logas - baritone sax
Dave Parker - bass
Greg German - drums
San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party every Friday evening since Oct. 2002 — always 5:30 to 8:00 pm $ — 10 per adult suggested donation kids welcome & free!



Friday May 29, 2015
6pm - 8:30 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Grand Ceilidh
presented in partnership with the
Caledonian Club of San Francisco
Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge.
Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection
and special exhibition galleries.



Friday, May 29, 2015
6:30 pm
28th Floor of the Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco

ZYZZYVA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
with a festive fundraiser amid spectacular
views of the Bay and the City.



Friday May 29,2015
7:00 pm
Liminal
3037 38th Avenue
Oakland

The Arts Resistance for the Right to Love:
In Support of LGBT community in Russia

Stella Kisstiger ArtPlease join us for the event of mixed arts:
paitning, poetry, prose, and music.
www.artsresistance.com
hosts: Gina Goldblatt and Zarina Zabrisky
Art: Local artist Stella Kisstiger
Poetry and Prose: Neeli Cherkovski, Vernon Keeve III, Simon Rogghe, Jan Steckel, Naamen Tilahun, Brenda Usher-Carpino, Zarina Zabrisky, Cybele Zufolo Siegel.
Emceed by Matthew James DeCoster
Free!

Boiling Point, acrylics and collage on canvas,Stella Kisstiger



Friday May 29, 2015
  7:30 pm
@LES JOULINS JAZZ BISTRO
44 Ellis Street between Powell/ Stockton
San Francisco
415.397-5397

CD RELEASE PARTY for DEDICATORIAS DOS
LARRY DOUGLAS & JORGE PINEDA ALLTET
Music to take you higher
Enclosed Parking above Bistro
hosted by KPFA ~ mark your Calendars
tell everyone you know about this event
Wheel Chair Accessible
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~ Reservations suggested
Enclosed Parking above Bistro
hosted by AVOTCJA of KPOO & KPFA
www.jazzbistrosf.com or www.larrydouglasalltet.com
www.Avotcja.org

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   SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Prelinger Library
301 8th Street, Room 215
San Francisco

Join us at the Prelinger this Obscura Day
$10. ~Ticket price includes tea, refreshments and
an in-depth orientation of the the library's stacks.

What is Obscura Day? It's more than 150 events in
39 states and 25 countries, all on a single day. and
all designed to celebrate the world's most
curious and awe-inspiring places
.
read more about the Prelinger Library HERE
right under the stack of books shown



Saturday May 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
773 Mission St.
San Francisco

André Thierry + Chelle! & Friends
Join the party and laissez les bon temps rouler! Free
music that haisl from New Orleans
andrethierry.com ~ chellenfriends.com



Saturday May 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium
220 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco
Free event

WE ARE ALL POETS GRAND FINALE

We Are All Poets Grand FinaleJoin us for the lively finale of poetry andmusic withSan Francisco's diverse young poets, government and civic leaders, and surprise stars of the cultural and literary arts.

Free youth performance workshop:
12:30 - 1:30pm (same location)
The workshop is optional for youth poets but highly recommended! Youth poets may stay on site between the end of the performance workshop at 1:30pm and the main event at 2pm. There is also a comfortable seating area next to the auditorium for parents if they need to remain on site during the performance workshop.
Hope to see everyone there!

"The state of the world calls out for poetry to save it."
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco's first Poet Laureate.



Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00pm
SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s
formerly the Noe Valley Music Series
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco
415.454.5238

THE LADY CROONERS
MERRYGOLD Two very California ensembles take the same basic ingredients--bluegrass, folk, swing jazz and a pinch of classic country--and come up with sounds that are completely distinct, yet utterly compatible. Come experience two bands at the forefront of the emerging California acoustic music scene.
$18 door / $15 advancetickets
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SUNDAY 31 2015

Saturday May 31, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oakland City Hall and Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

*THE OAKLAND BOOK FESTIVAL*
"One Day - Seven Hours - Ninety Writers - Forty Events"
See the Festival page for the complete program.
including "A Panel Discussion presented by The Before Columbus Foundation with MultiCulturalism or Political Correctness?"
with Lorna Dee Cervantes, Justin Desmangles, David Meltzer,
Gundars Strads, Armond White and Shawn Wong



Sunday, May 31, 2015
Bird & Beckett Books and Cultural Legacy Project
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
415.586-3733

2:00 pm ~ 3:30 pm
Poet Latif Harris
and special guest Erin Messer
book cover  Latif Harris
POET LATIF HARRIS examines aging and the tricks memory plays on the instrument of the mind in his new collection of poems. The new book "Barter Within The Bark of Trees", has just been published by Duende Press - his first book 50 years ago - and comprises comtemplative and mediational work.
Erin Messer is a young poet who recently relocated to San Francisco
~*~
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (2 sets)
which way west?
Suddenly It’s Spring!
Sherri Roberts sings songs of spring
$10 per adult suggested donation; children free.
No one turned away for lack of funds!



Sunday, May 31, 2015
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco (map)

PAULE ANGLIM MEMORIAL

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SAN FRANCISCO: SATURDAYSCENE
By Dick McBride
(May 8, 1928 ~ August 28, 2012)

It was clear and early
Sun big
in the otherwise sky --
and Saturday came on
like
the greatest day in the morning

everything quietly fine --
a few friendly philosophers
in old greasy clothes.
sniffing
the coffee-sharp air

one dog-faced mutt
quizzically reading
canine-prohibitive signs
on the corners of
Washington Square
two nuns
taking the sun
on Grant Avenue (one
sourfaced at something
her holy husband
had left undone;

one younger one
slyly anticipating
an evening visit from
the man with all
the mystical goodies)

one dough-nosed,
bone shouldered wanderer
with pointed beard
and dark glasses

a carload of cops
with long sad faces
because there was
no one to arrest

and the statue of St. Francis
ready to take off
like
a great big bird!

from Beatitude #5 ~ June 6, 1959
http://dickmcbride.wordpress.com/

 

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Beginners


Beginners
Walt Whitman

(1819-1892)

How they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals,)
How dear and dreadful they are to the earth,
How they inure to themselves as much as to any--what a paradox
appears their age,
How people respond to them, yet know them not,
How there is something relentless in their fate all times,
How all times mischoose the objects of their adulation and reward,
And how the same inexorable price must still be paid for the same
great purchase.

(Leaves of Grass,1900)

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star NEW BOOKS
The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education
book coverPeter Coyote
Breathturn Into Timestead book cover The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders:
A Tale of Two Trials


Krassner Book cover
Paul Krassner
I Am Going to Fly Through Glass: Selected Poem of Harold Norse
Harold Norse book cover Editor Todd Swindell
Clouds Running In
Kim Shuck
Clouds Come Running by Kim Shuck
Publisher:
Taurean Horn Press


Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's San Francisco Renaissance' star
(photo documentary) New Native Press 2014
 book cover
Cover photo © Thomas Rain Crowe
THOMAS RAIN CROWE, founder and editor of New Native Press
was the main distributor and nuts and bolts guy for Beatitude magazine and press in the 1970s beginning with issue 21,
and was the editor of Beatitude #25

 

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starONGOING EVENTS        starONGOING MONTHLY READING SERIES        ~     WEB LINKS    


ART

ONGOING

Through May 31, 2015
Martin Lawrence Gallery
366 Geary street
San Francisco
(415) 956-0345

MARK KOSTABI
Mark Kostabi Art

May 9 - July 5, 2015.
San Francisco Main Public Library
Jewitt Gallery (downstairs)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

 

ONGOING

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Botticelli to Braque
Botticelli to Braque
Masterpieces from
the National Galleries of Scotland
(March 7–May 31, 2015) 
Paul Gauguin, Three Tahitians, 1899. Oil on canvas
A rare presentation of paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland, including masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.
~*~

 

GALLERIES

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco map
415-500-2323

The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

MIRUS GALLERY
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco (map)
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275 Capp Street,
San Francisco

Oddball Films actively works to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries which expand the boundaries of conventional cinema. Thursday & Fridays
Weekly screenings of offbeat cinema.
8pm Screenings - $10. - Nights!
Tickets: $10.00 - Limited seating RSVP @oddballfilm.com or 415-558-8117
(please note there are stairs - no elevator)
OddBall Theatre front door 275
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Every Tuesday | 6:45 pm
The Alliance Française
of San Francisco

1345 Bush Street
San Francisco

The Alliance Française of San Francisco
offers a weekly Tuesday night French film..
To help non-French speakers discover French cinema, all films are screened with English subtitles, $8.00 donation is suggested (includes complimentary
glass of wine, or two!)
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CURRENT CALENDARS


BALBOA THEATRE ~ VOGUE THEATRE
  CASTRO THEATRE
 ~   ROXIE Theatre
 ~  FOUR STAR ~ PRESIDIO  
Embarcadero Center Cinema

    MARINA- CLAY THEATRE ~
OPERA PLAZA CINEMA -  
ODDBALL FILMS  
SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY
    CINEMALIT experimental films  ~ 
 SAN FRANCISCO MEDIA ARCHIVE

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Love in Action eventLOVE IN ACTION


The Prisoners Literature Project
The Prisoners Literature Project
Volunteer With Us

these three special programs are excellent example of Love in Action
California Poets in the Schools


826 Valencia the Writing Center
826 VALENCIA
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
 Since opening in 2006, they have enlisted help from hundreds of qualified volunteer tutors eager to teach students in the area.   
 Volunteer now »


The Imagine Bus
The Imagine Bus

bringing arts education
where it's needed most

Children's Creativity Museum ~
221 Fourth Street ~ San Francisco

Creativity Explored ~
(where art changes lives) ~
3245 Sixteenth St ~
San Francisco (map)

Red Poppy Art House programs offered my Red Poppy Art House for families and the children exemplify Love in Action!RED POPPY ART HOUSE ~ FAMILY ART PROGRAM,
Saturdays 1pm-4pm, you can find the corner of 23rd and Folsom bursting with  color and vibrance as children and families exercise their creative freedom in an open outdoor forum.
All Activities are FREE unless otherwise listed. All are welcome. Come by if you can!
This program aspires to bring the community’s children and families together to partake in artistic endeavors that include diverse artistic and educational perspectives
.
Todas las actividades del programa de Arte en Familia son GRATIS a menos que esté indicado en el calendario.Calendar activities are subject to change.
Las actividades están sujetas a cambio. Revise la página web.

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starONGOING EVENTS   starONGOING READING SERIES  ~ WEB LINKS    

SeeThe Poet's One Page Guide to San Francisco's Open Mic Poetry Scene
by Dan Brady for a more complete listHe


***RADIO ONLINE***©
Wednesday: 3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
streaming audio
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Every Friday -Noon to 3pm
AVOTCJA On The Radio &
The World Wide Web
KPOO-FM 89.5FM
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.

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Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE
www.MutinyRadio.fm
OPEN MIC with co-host Global Val Ibarra broadcasting live from Mutiny Radio at 2781 21st St. (@Florida St.)
in San Francisco.
Index of /DiamondDave
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starVAL IBARRA is a member of KPFA's Women's Magazine and once a month
Val produces and hosts their excellent weekly show on 94.1 & kpfa.org, Monday 1-2pm -
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radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley
(1949-1995)***
~*~

Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @ www.savekusf.org
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.

Links to all our archived shows, can be found at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and
searching for ‘Poet as Radio.
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S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV,
produced/hosted
by John Rhodes and Clara Hsu
filmed live once a month. The series airs Thursdays @ 7:30 PM on 29 Comcast and 99 U-verse.
View past shows!
You are also invited to an
OPEN MIC after the taping sessions,
hosted by Stephen Kopel.
Watch those past shows here
~Youtube Open Mic

 BTW: Stephen Kopel's own poetry is published
has been published is 100's of periodicals,
anthologies, and magazines all over the world.
~*~

And here is his most recent book of poetry
Picnic Poetry by Stephen KopelPOETRY PICNIC by Stephen Kopel
Picnic Poetry is a delightful gift choice for family and friends! Stephen Kopel's book offers a feast of funny bones, a plethora of pleasures pungent and tart, a basketful of extra helpings or side dishes to satisfy tummies hungry for delicious humor. No matter your mood, these tasty poems will alter your attitude ~

1ST & 3RD MONDAY - 7:00 pm ~ BIRD and BECKETT BOOKS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS
653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map  
POETS! featured poet followed by open mic    Hosted by Jerry Ferraz.
3RD MONDAY: open+features, 6 sign up-630 start, POETRY FOR PEACE:
Pat's Cafe 2330 Taylor@Columbus, Host: Karen Melander Magoon
Second Tuesday of the month ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm ~
On the Page, Off the Page Open Mic Poetry ~ (acoustic music,too)
Park Branch Library, (downstairs) 1833 Page, between Cole & Shrader, San Francisco Food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everybody (performers, audience, and friends) welcome!    ~  Hosted by Richard Ivanhoe
Word PartyThird Tuesday~ 8:00pm - 10:30pm ~ Viracocha
Hosted by Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir
The Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic ~
998 Valencia Street (at 21 st.)~ San Francisco
(sign-up at 8:00pm sharp with the hosts, hurry as the list gets FULL and fast!) ~  LIVE jazz with Nova Jazz:Daniel Heffez(Sax),
Geordie Van Der Bosch (Percussion) and friends. 
Featuring: YOU and your POETRY!! Donation: $10
Sacred  Grounds CafeEvery Wednesday ~7 pm sign up -reading begins 7:30
~ Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes Street ~ San Francisco.
with an open mic and the feature follows. The Sacred Grounds Poetry reading series is long running poetry reading (since 1972)w/ feature poets and open mic. Hosted by Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com -
Every Thursday~7 pm ~  Bazaar Cafe - 5927 California Street -
between 21st / 22nd Avenue - (415) 831-5620 -San Francisco map
open mic, spoken wd, original acoustic music.  Go a bit early to be assured a seat.
Every Thursday ~6:30 pm~ Readers Café & Bookstore ~
Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
(415)771-1011 Poetry Reading at Readers Cafe curated by Jack Hirschman
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library poet-in-residence
Every Friday ~3pm- 6pm ~ Diamond Dave Whitaker's -
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE OPEN MIC
with co-host Val Ibarra broadcasting live out of the MutinyRadio & Cafe
~ 2781 21st St. @ Florida ~ San Francisco.
Second Friday ~ Potluck at 6 pm, reading at 7:30 pm.~ Hosted by Kayla Sussell.
POETRY SALOON (drunk on poetry!) Bring poems by you and others to share, or come just to enjoy. 472 44th Street, Oakland
peace Every 3rd Friday ~6:00 to 8:00 pm ~ Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil
corner of Masonic and Fell, Golden Gate Park Panhandle. We will have our usual signs, music, candles, and snacks. Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes. Everybody welcome! If you join us, please dress for the weather. Pictures from past vigils can be seen here
***NEW  First Saturday ~ 7 - 9:30 pm ~ La Promenade Poetry Series
with featured readers followed by open mic. Host ~ Bill Mercer @ La Promenade Café -
3643 Balboa St-.San Francisco
Every 2nd Saturday ~7:00 pm-9:00 pm -Poetry and Prose Reading Series
with featured readers followed by open mic.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts ~ 1601 Paru at Lincoln - Alameda,Ca map ~
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton, Questions? Email: Jeanne
2nd & 4th Sunday~- 3:30-5:30pm ~
THE MUSIC OF THE WORD / (LA PALABRA MUSICAL) SERIES
still in English,Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea ~
Featured poets followed by open mic, hosted by Avotcja,
~*~ No Cover ~*~ (Donations for flyers accepted & don’t forget to bring your
 Always the word festival to remember! @ CASA LATINA (Taqueria, Bakery & Café) ~
1805 San Pablo Avenue @ Delaware
(3 blocks North of University) Berkeley, Ca. (510 )558-7177
First Sunday each month - signup 5 pm- start 5:15- ~
Poetry Unbound,a new monthly reading series featuring three poets
each month at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley , 2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca. (one block north of Ashby, and close to Ashby BART)
This series dedicates itself to presenting new work in a broad range of
styles and genres, and to bringing together writers from different circles and communities, Hosts Clive Matson, Karla Brundage, and Richard Loranger.
Last Sunday each month ~ 4:30 to 6:30 pm ~
Bird and Beckett ~ 653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map ~ (415) 586- 3733
Walker Brent, masterful storyteller, is a cornucopia of literary fact and fiction. As a geographer of the entire range of human cultural output, his monthly talk son topics diverse & fascinating are not to be missed.

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      Poets: Here Now and There Then, Beats and Otherwise, Artist Friends, Odds and Ends

 Poets
 Virginia Barrett
 Jennifer Barone
 Charles Curtis Blackwell   ART
 Bob Booker Ambush Review
 Don Brennan
 Carla Badillo Coronado
 Neeli Cherkovski
 Poem for Harold Norse
  by Neeli Cherkovski
 
 Ana Elsner
 Ana Elsner poem for George Tsongas
  Ferlinghetti
 Auto/Biographical Sketch of Jack Hirschman
 by Matt Gonzalez
 Clara Hsu Poetry Hotel
Diamond Dave, S. F. Rabble Rouser and Revolutionary Rebel By Hugh Dander
 Q R Hand
 Fifteen Poems Jack Hirschman
 YOUKNOWOMSAYIN
 devorah major
 David Meltzer
 A Tribute to David Meltzer
 THE ART / THE VEIL:Meltzer
 HD MOE
 Blake Moore
 Jeanne Powell poet, publisher,
 performer, and producer
 Diane di Prima
 Diane di Prima Lunch Poems - video
 Gary Snyder
 North Beach Alba by Gary Synder
 Tony Seymour's Biography
 Mark Schwartz
 Mel Thompson
 George Tsongas North Beach Poet
 Cara Vida
/Al Young California Poet Laureate emeritus
 Antonin Artaud
 Anais Nin
 Baudelaire -Les Fleurs du mal
 William Blake Archive
 Charles Bukowski - The Great Poet
 John Cage
 Ira Cohen
 Robert Creeley
 ee cummings  paintings
 Hermann Hesse  Paintings
 T. S. Eliot
 Krishnamurti
 Robert Lax
 Robert Lax poetry
 Pablo Neruda   poems
 Charles Olson
 Documentary of Ezra Pound youtube
 Ezra Pound's "Cantos," section LXXXI
  read by the poet
BEATS    gone/ gone/ gone beyond
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg performs William Blake
Richard Brautigan
William Burroughs
William Burroughs Reality Studio
Howard Hart by Armour Garland
Jack Hirschman Remembers:
Kenneth Rexroth and the Beats
Gregory Corso
Kirby Doyle links:
obituary, & announcement of memorial readingS F Chronicle, 05.14.03
Kirby Doyle page - Hammond Guthrie's Third Page
"The Birth of Digger Batman" by Kirby Doyle,as published in The Digger Papers
photo of Billy Batman & Kirby Doyle by Chuck Gould, (Diggers website)
Remembrances of Kirby Doyle
by McClure, Peter Coyote,Tisa Walden, Philomene Long and John Thomas, and Claude Hayward.
Jack Kerouac
Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)
Philip Lamantia
Jack Micheline
In memory of Jack Micheline Poet-
by Jack Hirschman
Tribute to Jack Micheline by A.D. Winans
Lew Welch

Harold Norse July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
Charles Olson
Kenneth Rexroth
Rexroth in the Anachist Encyclopedia
Jack Spicer
 
Philip Whalen  
a chapbook
Mark Other Place by Phillip Whalen
Jack Foley The alsop review
Academy of Beat Poets
American Museum of Beat Art
The Beat Generation:
Beat SuperNova
California Beat Era
Cultural Chronology of Early Beat Generation Literature
THE GREAT BEAT GROUP PHOTO
Cosmic Baseball Association
How Beat Happened
Lit Kicks
Decade of Bebop, Beatniks & Painting
Arthur Monroe1998
Naropa U. Internet Archive
Harry Redl : Portraits of Beat Generation
Unspeakable Visions:
Beat Generation/Bohemian Dialectic
Why the Beats Still Matter
Beat Generation Video Archive
Artists San Francisco
Agneta Falk
Video
Agneta Falk creating Blue
JAMES CHA
and the North Beach Contrarian
George Long artist, musician
Phil Deal poet, artist, musician, inventor
Kim Schuck poet/artist
Larry Keenan photographer
Anahid artist
Torrey Nommesen  fractal artist
REDO artist
Visionary artist Ned Millett
Richard 'Lucky' Perri' Artist
Tina Tarnoff Artist
Christopher Trian Artist
Pecita Eyes Muralists
San Francisco Women Artists

The fight for the bohemian soul of North Beach's Caffe Trieste

Shig Murao: The Enigmatic Soul of City Lights and the San Francisco Beat Scene

BJ PAPA Interview by Catz Forsman.

Harry Smith Archives (1923-1991)
M.C. Escher Gallery
Paul Klee
Vincent van Gogh Gallery
Vincent van Gogh Letters
 
Literary stamps
Art Crimes Writing on the Wall
Art Daily
Women in the Arts National Museum
Women Painters Index: 1893 Expo
Women in Art video
Women are Art - Corot video
For the Love of Beauty!
Wenaus favorite poems
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Bartleby great books/classic poetry
Poetry Library UK *
The Poets Corner
Bibliomania Free Online Literature/ ?
The Library of Congress
Project Gutenberg
Poetry through the Ages
Poetry Foundation
*UBUWEB*
*Aspen web version - multimedia magazine in a box
Light and Dust Anthology
Neurotic Poets
Institute for study of Bohemian Literature
surrealist.comm ~ A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement. A definitive history of the surrealist movement.
ODDS & ENDS
BayTaper.com
One Man's Multimedia Journey Through the San Francisco
Live Jazz & Creative Music Scene
Fusion Anomaly
objects that were found, mixed
and compiled by Atomjack
International SurreaLists Art
*dada - situationist
The Physik Garden
Transcendental Biographies:
The effect of the Transcendental Planet in the lives of historical, cultural and artistic personalities
 
Political Writings of George Orwell
Essays, newspaper columns, letters and editorials.
George Orwell
complete works,photos
For the Love of Beauty!
On The Edge The Hidden Art of Fore-Edge Book Painting
Sacred Text the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
Kenneth Patchen links
Kenneth Patchen
—Poetry and Jazz days, 1957–1959
Painted and Silkscreened Poems by Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen Home Page
Excerpts from Kenneth Sleeper Patchen Awake
Patchen: Man of Anger & Light by Henry Miller and A Letter to God by Kenneth Patchen 
open culture
The best free cultural & educational media on the web


more poetry at sfheart.com
Poetry a few of my favorites

The Desiderata

Love Quotes
eclectic snippets of prose and poetry.

Excerpts From "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
"On Love"
Song of Love by Kahlil Gibran

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