Friends of the Beat Museum

Friends of the Beat Museum was created to support the arts and educational communities. Through a close association with The Beat Museum, and in partnership with other prominent cultural institutions, we’ve presented hundreds of literary and arts events, exhibitions, and educational programs.

The Beat Museum on Wheels: An Educational Program

The Beat Museum on Wheels

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Friends of the Beat Museum is a registered 501(c)3 public charity, and your donation is tax deductible. IRS ID #74-3198671



jerry-howlInspired by the story of The Beat Generation, we encourage young people to better understand themselves, to identify what is most important for their learning and growth so they can become more self-reliant, flexible, and caring, and more able to go after what they really want.

We explain how the Beats were not out to ‘change the world.’ They were simply artistic intellectuals who, in unabashedly pursuing their own passions, and by living authentic lives, did in fact change the world.

The Beats were at the forefront of every major social movement of the 20th Century—from racial equality, gender equality, LGBT liberation, to environmentalism.

Our message to young people is to find a way to do something you love, but also not to be afraid to change that goal when the times comes. Growth demands change, so expect change to occur, and don’t be afraid to embrace it.



“Because we can do more together
than any of us can do
on our own”

‘Diamond Dave’ Whitaker

We’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing organizations

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

Last year we worked closely with The Contemporary Jewish Museum on programs and events related to their 2013 summer Allen Ginsberg photography exhibition. The Beat Museum hosted a San Francisco walking and photography tour of Beat related sites throughout the city, and co-sponsored and participated on a panel presentation relating to the life and times of Allen Ginsberg.

The Making of the Beat Museum at the CJM Blog »


We have also partnered with Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, offering neighborhood literary walking tour programs, and hosting readings and author events at the Beat Museum.

Friends of the SFPL

We have also partnered with Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, hosting readings as part of the International Poetry Festival.

Warby Parker

We teamed up with Warby Parker for “Turn the Beat Around,” the kickoff party for Beatnik Shindig—the largest Beat Generation conference in 20 years. The pre-party featured specialty cocktails, and The Word Party performing live poetry in collaboration with the Nova Jazz band.

InterContinental Mark Hopkins

The Mark Hopkins Hotel (part of the InterContinental Hotel Group) hosted our poetry and jazz series, Celebrating the Beats at the Top of the Mark, featuring poets and jazz musicians in stirring live, collaborative performances in one of San Francisco’s greatest historic cocktail lounges.


A History of Sponsored Events

Since 2006, Friends of the Beat Museum has organized over a hundred literary, artistic, and cultural events.

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    Women of the Beat Generation

    Publisher, editor & writer Brenda Knight & friends present an evening celebrating the writers, artists, and muses at the heart of a revolution. Joanna McClure has been writing poetry since the 1950s and worked for 35 years in early childhood development. The author of several poetry collections, she continues to give readings and publish her(…)
    Fri. March 14, 7pm

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    Jack Kerouac’s 92nd Birthday

    Join us at the Beat Museum as we celebrate the life and work of Jack Kerouac. Event will feature a talk about Jack prepared by Brandon Loberg, and live performance by The Dharma Bums. Purchase the poster »
    Wed. March 12th, 7pm

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    Celebrating Black History

    with jazz poet Charles Curtis Blackwell, Gail Mitchell, Q.R. Hand Jr., James Martin, Ramu Aki, Brian Johnson, Larry Ware & Friends, with jazz accompaniment by Luis Cardenas (sax) & Toku Woo (guitar).
    Fri. Feb. 21tt, 7pm

  • Burroughs@100


    RE/Search Publications with V.Vale presents “William S. Burroughs at 100.” Join us as we celebrate William S. Burroughs on what would have been his 100th birthday. V.Vale will show rare slides, talk about his times with “Old Bull Lee” Bill Burroughs and there will be a surprise “presentation” too secret to reveal in advance.
    Wed. Feb. 5th, 7pm

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    9th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

    Our annual tribute to Neal Cassady, the “secret hero” of “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg and the inspiration for Jack Kerouac’s character ‘Dean Moriarty’ in On the Road. This event will feature his son, John Allen Cassady, sharing reflections and reminisces of his father, Neal, and his recently departed mother, Carolyn, and special guest Al Hinkle.
    Tues. Feb. 4th, 7pm

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    Owsley & Me Booksigning

    “Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley met her in Berkeley in 1965, when LSD was still legal and he was the world’s largest producer and distributor of LSD. Rhoney found herself working in an LSD laboratory, and the third corner in a love triangle. We have all heard the stories from the ’60s—but never from the point of(…)
    Friday, August 23rd, 7:30pm

  • Re-Invent the Scroll

    On Saturday, October 27th, The Beat Museum will be hosting guests from all over the world for an induction ceremony of the “Reinvented Scroll” of Jack Kerouac. Above: Kerouac’s original scroll. The ‘scroll’ being inducted into the Museum is an homage to Kerouac’s original, assembled from the contributions of Kerouac fans the world over. This(…)
    Sat. Oct. 27th, 7pm

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    Passport 2012 – North Beach

    For the first time, The Beat Museum will be one of the stops on PASSPORT, an annual DIY art-collecting event benefitting the SF Arts Commission Galleries. PASSPORT places Bay Area artists in select locations, and invites participants to embark on an afternoon art-walk through North Beach, collecting stamps created by each of the featured artists(…)
    Sun. Oct. 14, Noon-4pm

  • 5th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival

    Two days of poetry, presented in conjunction with100 Thousand Poets for Change Saturday, Sept. 29th: Beat Spirituality Featured presenters to include Mark Eckert, Raging Granny Vee, David James Randolph, Leah Lubin, Andrew Mayer, Marcia Moonstar, Gaetana Caldwell-Smith, Joan Gelfand, and others to be named. Hosted by David Madgalene 3-5pm Sunday, Sept. 30th: Psychedelic Sunday Featured(…)
    Sept. 29th, 3-5pm — Sept. 30th, 1-6pm

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    Read ‘Til They Bleed! – Suzi Kaplan Olmsted, Peter Marti & Friends

    Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts, Round 42 Celebrating the publication of Marti’s Elephants I Didn’t Ride & Kaplan Olmsted’s Electra’s Mouth. Spar hosted by Marc Olmsted. Plus: Open mic lottery. Suzi Kaplan Olmsted has appeared in The Sun, Blue Satellite, 51%, F.T.S, Big Scream,, M.A.G., Lummox Journal,, and Napalm Health Spa. Suzi recently read(…)
    Fri. Sept. 28th, 7pm

  • Prankster Girl – Anne Murphy and Lynn Rogers

    Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts, Round 41 A woman’s view of Neal and the Beats from two generations, featuring Anne Murphy and Lynn Rogers, plus speacial guests. Spar hosted by Daniel Yaryan. Plus: Open mic lottery. Anne Murphy has written the most controversial memoir on her adventures as the companion of Beat legend Neal Cassady and(…)
    Thurs. Sept. 27th, 7pm

  • Revolutionaries en Passant

    A booksigning party featuring: “Al The Pirate” Havassy Copies of his novel will be available for sale and signing. Jessica Loos Poetry Momo Poetry and Art Paul K. Bach Reading from his novel Mark Schwartz Poetry Linsley Bock Poetry Art Exposé Please join us as these North Beach writers and artists share their work.
    Sept. 15, 3-5pm

  • Woody & Jack – a Conversation About Two American Heroes

    2012 marks Jack Kerouac’s 90th Birthday and Woody Guthrie’s 100th. Our good friend Steve Edington (author of The Beat Face of God and past President of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac) will be in California in the next few weeks. Steve just completed a new book on Woody Guthrie and will be sharing his latest passion for(…)
    Wed. July 25th, 7pm

  • The Painted Word at Meridian Gallery

    The Painted Word, on display at Meridian Gallery until July 14th, is an exhibition comprised of over 80 artworks by some of the Bay Area’s foremost poets and writers. This very special exhibition provides a rare glimpse into additional modes of reflection used by these individuals – whether drawing, painting or photography. Anne Trueblood Brodzky,(…)
    Apr 28 – Jul 14, 2012

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    Shig Murao Anniversary + Allen Ginsberg’s 86th Birthday

    Soon after Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter Martin opened the City Lights Pocket Book Shop in 1953, they hired Shigeyoshi “Shig” Murao as their first clerk. Shig was young and charismatic, with an infectious geniality that became as integral a part of the bookstore’s culture as the paperbound volumes on its shelves. Shig Murao was born(…)
    Sun. June 3rd, 7pm

  • Matt Theado: on the Road to Hollywood

    It’s no secret we’re excited about the imminent release of On the Road in theatres. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been reading along as we’ve done our best to provide you as many details as possible (you’re welcome), concerning the journey Kerouac’s beloved classic has made from book to film. That journey, however, is(…)
    Sun. May 27th, 4:00pm

  • Marc Olmsted & Jonah Raskin

    Marc Olmsted (author of What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost?) and Jonah Raskin (author of American Scream) welcome the Beat Studies Association and its participation in the American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco with a poetry reading at the Beat Museum, hosted by “Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts.”
    Fri. May 25th, 7:00pm

  • Lenore Kandel

    The Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel Book Release

    North Atlantic Books presents the first-ever publication of The Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel. You really don’t want to miss this one. Readers will include: Peter Coyote ruth weiss Brenda Knight (Women of the Beat Generation) Lindy Hough (poet, Wild Horses, Wild Dreams) Dan Langton (SF Poetry Center) Lenore Kandel (1932-2009) was a member of(…)
    Thurs. May 10th, 7:00pm

  • The Lost Coast Spoken-Music Ensemble

    Back by popular demand, the Lost Coast Spoken-Music Ensemble returns to the Beat Museum. Join us for this unique performance with very special guests Toby Lurie, Toni Orans, and Motherbear. This new form of spoken music and improvisation needs to be experienced. Come prepared to participate in orchestrations. “When language becomes music, becomes poetry, becomes(…)
    Fri. April 20th, 7:00pm

  • National Haiku Poetry Day

    The Beats introduced the English-language haiku to much of America. What better place to celebrate the haiku poetry form than the Beat Museum! During National Poetry Month! The history of the Beat poets’ interest and experiments in haiku, and how the traces of their work manifests itself in poetry today will be provided. Notable Bay(…)
    Thurs. April 19th, 7-9pm

  • Dharma Bums: An Evening of Beat Zen with Mel Ash

    This three-hour participatory workshop with Zen teacher and Beat Spirit author Mel Ash is an entertaining and enlightening introduction to our rich local Zen history and heritage, as introduced by the Beat Generation. Wear confortable clothing, bring your original mind, a notebook/sketchbook, pen/pencil, and cushion (Zafu or pillow) if desired. A perfect way to meet(…)
    Wed. April 18th, 7-10pm

  • Tony Serra’s Prison Camp Chronicles

    Tony Serra will be reading from his new book, Prison Camp Chronicles published by Grizzly Peak Press. The book is a collection of poems, prose and essays written while doing time in Lompoc Prison Camp for refusal to pay taxes during the second Bush administration. Liv Zutphen will be performing poems about Los Angeles and(…)
    Sat. April 14, 7-9pm

  • Frank Albers, author of Beatland

    Frank Albers, Belgian Professor of literature and author of the book
    Mon. April 9th, 5-7pm

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    Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts: Round 34

    The reading series that packs a punch returns to the Beat Museum, with performances by both established poets and talented newcomers. JERRY KAMSTRA was born in a mining camp in a shack buried under thirty-five feet of snow. His father, a Dutch immigrant, made his living as a hard-rock miner. His mother was the daughter(…)
    Thurs. April 5th, 7:00pm

  • Jack Kerouac Birthday Bash

    Brenda Knight, (author of Women of the Beat Generation) & Cleis Press present the Jack Kerouac Birthday Bash—a celebration of the eternal spirit of the birthday boy himself on this, what would have been his 90th birthday. More details to be announced.
    Mon. March 12, 2012, 7:00pm

  • Jack Hirschman Presents: “A Leap Forward”

    The Beat Museum, in solidarity with the World Poetry Movement presents A Leap Forward, a leap-year’s day open mic to celebrate all that’s going on all over the world. Readings by the following poets: Jimmy Mankind Sharon Doubiago Agneta Falk Bobby Coleman Gary Hicks Yolanda Catzalco Dottie Payne Jack Hirschman Everyone is welcome to participate.(…)
    Wed. February 29th, 2:00pm

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    Gerald Nicosia: One and Only – The Untold Story of On the Road

    Beloved by both Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, Lu Anne Henderson’s story has never been told. Lu Anne was a beautiful 15-year-old girl in Denver in 1945 when she met Neal, a fast-talking hurricane of male sexuality and vast promises. The two married, and soon they were hanging out with a group of would-be writers,(…)
    Thurs. Dec. 8th 7:00pm

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    Alan Kaufman: Drunken Angel Booksigning

    Son of a French Holocaust survivor, Alan Kaufman was an alcoholic so mauled by his indulgences it’s a marvel he was alive enough to get into recovery. Drunken Angel, published in November 2011 by Viva Editions, is the story of how he climbed up from the abyss of a life pickled in self-pity, self-loathing and(…)
    Thurs. December 1st 7:00Pm

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    ruth weiss: can’t stop the beat

    Beat Poet ruth weiss returns to the Beat Museum to celebrate the release of her newest book of poems, can’t stop the beat. Percussionist Hal Davis will join her. ruth weiss is one of the last living poets of the Beat Generation. Born to a Jewish family during the rise of Nazism, she eventually made(…)
    Thurs. November 3rd 7:00Pm

  • The Revolutionary Poets Brigade Presents: In Your Face Again

    The Revolutionary Poets Brigade presents passionately engaged and provocatively attuned poems of and for our challenged and challenging times. Readers include: Jorge Argueta, Mahnaz Badihian, Virginia Barrett, Kristine Brown,Giancarlo Campagna, Bob Coleman, Edward Frank, Richard Gross, Jessica Loos, Jimmy Mankind, Sarah Menefee, Francisco Orrego, Arthur Sheridan, with music by George Long and hosted by Jack(…)
    Sun. October 23rd 7:00Pm

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    Henry Miller Slept Here: The Ping-Pong Anthology Release Party

    Ping-Pong is a journal of art and literature published annually by the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, CA. The event will feature MC Maria Garcia Teutsch, with readings by recent contributors. Two films from the Verruckter Schwanz cinepoetry festival will be shown. Come by and plant yourself at the intersection of film and(…)
    Sat. October 22nd 7:00Pm

  • Voices of North Beach: A Literary Tour

    Join us for a literary walking tour of North Beach, starting at The Beat Museum on Broadway. Along the way, we’ll hear famous, (or would that be infamous?) voices in passages embodying what San Francisco means to its denizens. The tour ends at Tosca just in time for the Mean Streets event. Please note: Comfortable(…)
    Sun. October 9th 4:30Pm

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    Queer North Beach and Beyond 1930 – 1965

    Michael Flanagan will trace the history of queer North Beach from its beginnings to the period in the 60s when the community moved (in large part) to other parts of the city and answer these questions. By reading from the biographies and memoirs of Jack Spicer, Sam Steward, Elsa Gidlow, Allen Ginsberg, James Broughton and(…)
    Wednesday, June 15th – 7:30Pm

  • The Revolutionary Poets Brigade

    “In Your Face Again”
    with Jorge Argueta
    Mahnaz Badihian
    Virginia Barrett
    Kristine Brown
    Giancarlo Campagna
    Bob Coleman
    Edward Frank
    Richard Gross
    Jessica Loos
    Jimmy Mankind
    Sarah Menefee
    Francisco Orrego
    Arthur Sheridan
    music by George Long
    hosted by Jack Hirschman.
    Sun. October 23rd, 2011

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    Henry Miller Slept Here:

    The Ping•Pong Anthology Release Party
    Maria Garcia Teutsch, with readings by recent contributors.
    Two films from the Verruckter Schwanz cinepoetry festival.
    DJs Graham Gustafson and Dan Guerra.
    Sat. October 22nd, 2011

  • Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts: Round 24

    with A.D. Winans
    Pam Benjamin
    James Cagney
    Ana Elsner
    Bill Gainer
    David Gollub
    Marc Olmsted
    Pablo Rosales
    Keith Savage
    Jonathan Siegel
    Mike Sonksen
    and mikel weisser
    Hosted by Yaryan.
    Thurs. Oct. 13th, 2011

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    Voices of North Beach
    A Literary Tour
    Sun. October 9th, 2011

  • Arthur & Kit Knight with Ginsberg

    Arthur & Kit Knight

    The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual
    Sun. October 2, 2011

  • The San Francisco/New York Connection

    Performance by David Amram
    Mon. September 26, 2011

  • 4th Annual

    North Beach Art Walk & Poetry Festival
    with Leah Lubin
    part of “100 Thousand Poets for Change”
    Sat & Sun – Sept. 24th & 25th, 2011

  • Blues & the Word

    Kim Addonizio & friends
    Fri. September 9, 2011

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    The Art of Howl: A Slide Lecture by Eric Drooker

    Wed. September 7, 2011

  • Queer North Beach and Beyond 1930 – 1965

    Michael Flanagan
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  • The Questions Out Loud

    with Clara Hsu
    Vince Storti
    Don Brennan
    Jane Green
    Peter Sherburn-Zimmer
    Anna Boothe
    Steve Mackin
    Ana Elsner
    Richard Hack
    Marlene Aron
    Jehanah Wedgwood (Read by Clara Hsu)
    Paul Landry & Susan Birkeland (Read by Bill Mercer)
    Music by Chuck Bernstein
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

  • The Beat Atlas: A State by State Guide to the Beat Generation in America

    with Bill Morgan
    Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • Toby Lurie’s Lost Coast Word Music Ensemble

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

  • Dharma Bums: An Evening of Beat Zen with Mel Ash

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

  • RalphMetzner

    Psychedelics, Consciousness, and Counterculture with Ralph Metzner

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

  • Spring Bird Beats

    with Clive Matson
    Jayne Lyn Stahl
    Harold Adler
    H.D. Moe
    Ava Bird
    Sunday, March 27, 2011

  • Beat Spirit: The Way of the Beat Writers as a Living Experience

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

  • Beatniks and Hippies: A Compatible Geneology of Cigarettes and Brown Rice

    John McCleary, author of ‘The Hippie Dictionary’
    Sunday, March 6, 2011

  • Dharma Bums: An Evening of Beat Zen with Mel Ash

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

  • 6th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

    with Al Hinkle
    Friday, February 4, 2011

  • A Regent Press Showcase

    with Barry Spector
    Marcelline Krafchick
    Lawrence H. Stotter
    La Tigresa
    Joseph Arthur
    Renee Blitz
    Richard Alther
    Robert Balmanno
    Marianne Robinson
    Thursday, February 3, 2011

  • A Workshop in Beat Cinema

    with Dominic Angerame
    Sunday, Nov. 14th

  • Ping Pong Release Party

    Henry Miller Memorial Library quarterly magazine release
    with Kim Addonizio and special guests.
    Hosted by Magnus Torren.
    Friday, Nov. 12th, 2010

  • Revolutionary Poets Brigade

    Anthology Release
    Jack Hirschman and the Revolutionary Poets Brigade
    Thursday, Nov. 11th, 2010

  • An Evening with Wavy Gravy

    Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2010

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    Linda King & Company

    Readings by Jack Hirschman, Neeli Cherkovski, and A.D. Winans
    Sunday, Nov 7th, 2010

  • Toby Lurie’s Lost Coast Word Music Ensemble

    Friday, Nov. 5th, 2010

  • Elias Schneitter & Heinz D. Heisl

    Translations read by Jimmy Flynn.
    Thursday, Oct. 28th, 2010

  • Mel Ash

    Beat Spirit Workshop
    Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 2010

  • uphook press presents

    Hell, Strung & Crooked
    Anthology Release
    Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 2010

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    Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts: Round IX

    David Meltzer, San Francisco Poet & Beat Icon
    Ellyn Maybe & Her Band, from Los Angeles
    Steve Arntson, Berkeley Poet
    Jerry Ferraz, San Francisco Poet
    Martin Hickle, Marin Poet
    Richard Loranger, Oakland Poet
    Whitman McGowan, San Francisco Poet
    Ginger Murray (Guest Host), San Francisco Poet
    Julie Rogers, Bay Area Poet
    Margery Snyder, San Francisco Poet
    Chris Vannoy, San Diego Poet
    Thursday, Oct. 14th, 2010

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    ‘Beat’ by Stephen Jay Schwartz

    with Kim Dower, reading from ‘Air Kissing on Mars’
    Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 2010

  • The Beat Museum

    Third Annual Poetry Festival
    & North Beach Art Walk
    Terry Adams
    Marie Chang
    Danny Goldberg
    Dan H.
    Philip Hackett
    Katherine Hastings
    Gary Horsman
    Mary Hower
    Leah Lubin
    Kirk Lumpkin
    Carl Macki
    David Madgalene
    Tom Mariani
    Jym Marks
    Juanita Martin
    Clive Matson
    Andrew Mayer
    Peter Sherburn-Zimmer
    Rick Tutunjian
    Margo van Veen
    Bill Vartnaw
    Dan H.
    Gary Horsman
    Judy Madgalene
    Mystic Cowboy
    Rick Tutunjian
    The Word-Music Continuum
    Michael Flanagan
    David James Randolph
    Anna Wolfe
    Saturday & Sunday
    Sept. 25th & 26th, 2010

  • Harold Norse Record/CD Release

    “Live in Amsterdam 1984”
    Sunday, July 11th, 2010

  • The Artwork of Don Ed Hardy and Their Influence on Popular Culture

    Sun, Dec. 13th, 2010

  • Jon Michael Turner reads from his new book ‘Eat the Apple’

    Friday, March 12th, 2010

  • Suel D. Jones

    Meeting the Enemy: A Marine Goes Home
    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

  • St. Valentine’s Day

    Henry Valentine Miller
    with Magnus Toren
    of the Henry Miller Memorial Library
    Feb 14th, 2010

  • 5th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

    Feb 7th, 2010

  • Diamond Tumbleweeds

    book release party
    Kate Abarbanel and Stellar Cassidy
    with Charlie Getter
    Shye Powers
    J. Brandon Loberg
    Nicole Alea
    Jonathan Siegel
    Dusty Rose
    Pam Benjamin
    and Guinevere Q
    Jan 23rd, 2010

  • Dig Lord Buckley!

    Lord Buckley impersonator Rod Harrison
    Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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    Harold Norse Memorial Tribute

    Neeli Cherkovski
    Mel Clay
    a.d. winans
    Sunday, July 12 @ 2pm

  • Boulevard

    by Stephen Jay Schwartz
    Wed. Sept. 23, 2009

  • Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts: Round II

    featuring Charles Curtis Blackwell, Steve Arntson,
    Jennifer Barone, Craig Easley, Ana Elsner,
    Gail Mitchell, and special guests Alfonso Texidor,
    Lunation with Clara Hsu & Bill Mercer,
    and music by Black Earth & The Laughing Childe
    Produced and hosted by Daniel Yaryan & Bob Booker
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

  • 4th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

    Carolyn Cassady – Off the Road booksigning
    Sun. February 8th, 2009

  • Burroughs-95th

    William S. Burroughs

    95th Birthday Party
    Charles Gatewood and V. Vale
    May 5, 2008

  • Travis Shane Brandon

    May 4th, 2008

  • Booksigning: Legends of the Chelsea Hotel by Ed Hamilton

    April 24th, 2008

  • Reading of Beat a play by Yale Cabaret Hollywood

    April 20th, 2008

  • Linda King: Bukowski Undigested

    April 19th, 2008

  • Harold Norse

    Harold Norse

    Sun. March 16th, 2008

  • San Francisco Museum and Historical Society present

    Beats, Broadway & Beyond
    Jerry Cimino + John Allen Cassady
    Tues. March 11th, 2008

  • Combat Paper

    with Iraq Veterans Against the War
    Sun. March 9th, 2008

  • Lou Rowan & Michael McClure

    Thurs. March 6th, 2008

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    poor magazine produkshuns

    in collaboration with the sf bay guardian & sf bay view presents:
    The Poetry Battle of (All) the Sexes
    on Valentine’s Day
    Thurs. Feb. 14th, 2008

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    3rd Annual

    Neal Cassady Birthday Bash
    with Al Hinkle
    Sat. & Sun. – February 9th & 10th, 2008

  • Gabor Gyukics

    Eyé séyedre (‘to your health’)

    Hungarian poet Gabor Gyukics and Jack Hirschman
    Sun. Jan. 27th, 2008

  • tobe_russian

    To Beat or Not Быть

    An Evening of Russian Poetry
    Jack Hirschman, Alex Galper and Roman Gadzhilov
    Thurs. Jan. 3rd, 2008

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    ruth weiss
    Janet DeBar
    Thursday, Nov. 15th, 2007

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    Jack & Adelle Foley
    Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2007

  • Ira Cohen & Michael Rothenberg

    Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2007

  • ‘Screwed Pooch’ by Jan Millsapps

    Presentation & Book Signing
    Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2007

  • Marathon Reading of On the Road

    at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma
    John Cassady, Jonah Raskin, Gerald Nicosia, Joanna McClure
    Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3rd & 4th, 2007

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    Monique Marquisa de Magdalena
    Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2007

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    Cameron McHenry
    Jennifer Barone
    Ruebi Freyja
    Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2007

  • The Foundation for Creative Expression & Vesuvio Cafe

    present “The Ragged Promised Land”
    being the second installment of On the Road
    Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007

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    “The Beats” Book Signing with author Mike Evans

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007

  • Wavy Gravy & Allen Ginsberg

    Opening Art Reception with Wavy Gravy

    Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    H.D. Moe
    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    George Tsongas
    A.D. Winans
    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007

  • The Beat Museum Poetry Series

    Sharon Doubiago
    Neeli Cherkovski
    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007

  • the oracle

    An Evening in Appreciation of Allen Cohen

    creator the San Francisco Oracle
    underground newspaper
    Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007

  • BBC Scotland Presents

    50 Year Celebration of On the Road
    Live performance by UK favourite Russell Brand
    Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007

  • Local Poets Reading

    Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007

  • Opening Reception – Jerry Garcia: Paintings & Drawings

    & Robert Altman: The Sixties book signing
    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007

  • On the Road 50th Anniversary Reading

    Hosted by Vesuvio Cafe
    Wesdnesday, Sept. 5, 2007

  • Summer of Love Pre-Party

    Friday, August 31, 2007

  • Broadway North Beach: The Golden Years with Dick Boyd

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

  • visit-poetry

    San Francisco International Poetry Festival:

    Cletus Nelson-Nwadike & Agneta Falk
    Sunday, July 29, 2007

  • Chris Chandler

    Friday, July 20, 2007

  • Harold Norse 91st Birthday

    Sunday, July 15, 2007

  • George Wallace

    Award-winning poet and journalist, and Suffolk County, New York’s first Poet Laureate. Co-host of PoetryBrook, a SUNY StrongBrook poetry radio show, and founded online poetry publication Poetry Bay.
    Also reading is A.D. Winans, a native San Francisco poet and photographer whose work has appeared internationally, and has been translated into eight languages.
    Friday, June 15, 2007

  • Extracting the Teeth of Wisdom

    Featuring Tony Vaughn and Michael Koch
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007

  • Jonah Raskin: “The Personal Relationship Between Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg”

    Thursday November 9th, 2006

  • Beat Museum Bi-Weekly Poetry Showcase

    Jack Micheline Birthday Celebration
    Wednesday November 8th, 2006

  • “This is The Beat Generation” – Live Performance

    with John Allen Cassady and Jerry Cimino
    Thursday October 26th, 2006

  • Beat Museum Bi-Weekly Poetry Showcase

    Poets q.r. hand Jr. and Charles Curtis Blackwell with musical accompaniment
    Wednesday October 25th, 2006

  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Mark Bittner and Judy Irving

    Tuesday October 24th, 2006

  • Beat Angel Movie Screening with Vince Balestri

    Sunday October 22nd, 2006

  • The Dog Walked Down the Street: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish by Sal Glynn

    Thursday October 19th, 2006

  • East meets West: Russian Poet Alex Galper, and Jack Hirschman

    Thursday October 12th, 2006

  • Beat Museum Bi-Weekly Poetry Showcase

    Wednesday October 11th, 2006

  • Grand Opening

    Michael McClure – Beat Poet
    Jack Hirschman – Current SF Poet Laureate
    Wavy Gravy – (aka Hugh Romney) – Beat Poet & Merry Prankster
    Al Hinkle – friend & character Big Ed Dunkle in Kerouacs On The Road
    Magda Cregg – Companion to Lew Welch
    John Allen Cassady – Son of Neal & Carolyn Cassady
    Stanley Mouse – famed 1960s Poster Artist
    Wednesday September 27th, 2006

  • “SHE SPEAKS” a night of all-female music and poetry!

    ruth weiss, Jennifer Barone, Bast, Elz, Nicole Henares Ingrid Keir, E.K. Keith, Jessica Loos, Monique Marquisa De Magdalena, Maria Medina Serafin Tatiana Molinar, Delia Tomino Nakayama, Imaya Sage and Cara Vida
    Saturday, December 2, 2006

  • An Evening with Carolyn Cassady

    Friday, December 29, 2006