BEAT & BEYOND Happy Birthday, Allen!
June 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:30 PM
FREE Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
5.30 PM: Happy Birthday, Allen!
Key figures in the living legacy of the Beats celebrate Allen Ginsberg’s 90th birthday. The celebration includes readings, music, and remembrances of the times and its continuing influence by Michael McClure, Ed Sanders, Bob Holman, Peter Hale, Bob Rosenthal, Len Chandler and others.
8 PM: First Blues Re-release Party
A celebration of the new 3 CD box set LAST WORD ON FIRST BLUES, a collection of Allen’s singing/songwriting 1971-1984. There will be a round-table discussion led by the box set’s producer Pat Thomas with Hank O’Neal, and musicians David Amram, Steven Taylor, David Mansfield, and Jon Sholle followed by a live performance by them.
9 PM: The David Amram Quartet
Also, beginning Friday and continuing through the course of the week, painter Mark Turgeon will create a timeline installation at Howl! Happening, “An Incomplete History of Beat,” and a jukebox of Beat poetry will be installed in Extra Place, the alley next to the gallery.