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Spring Bird Beats!

Sunday, March 27, 2011
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Event Type:
ava bird
Location Details:
the beat museum, san francisco
540 broadway , north beach, sf
@ columbus

you are cordially invited to this BEAUTIFUL, FREE show....

SPRING BIRD BEATS! ~produced by ava bird & co
at the Beat Museum
sunday march 27 2011
6-9 pm
540 broadway, @ columbus
sf, northbeach

the spring bird beats will be singing spring songs of beat town, from here & now ; then, we will gather together to honor ourselves and those that have come before us, our great beat teachers and lives, hearts and spirits. surrounded with the magical, surreal and absolutely incomparable backdrop of san francisco's own, very unique Beat Museum, the beat experience will be transmitted and magnified for this special evening.

the featured guests and poets have deep roots into the beat world, experience and existence of the original beat generation of the 1950's & 60's. they will tell us their stories and share slices of the classics, remind us where it all began, while keeping the light burning bright in the now.
join us for this enchanted evening of what is was like, this most historic, influential and culturally important milestone of the century.

the beat generation pioneered, revolutionized, revitalized and re-defined 20th century poetry, literature, art and culture. the bold beats set a paradigm shift, precedent, paved the ways and opened the gateway for the coming cultural movements of the 60's and beyond. their influence and importance cannot be understated but must be honored and remembered for the raw, honest and transcending nature of the unique and unparalleled experience. we will be keeping the torch lit! join us for the trip back to the now!

This is a FREE show. With Dancing and Singing !

featured guests include:

clive matson
jayne lyn stahl
harold adler
philip hackett
riki chen
carol denney
hd moe
ava bird

"If you believe you're a poet, then you're saved."
-Gregory Corso

"What's your road, man? -holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow."
-Neal Cassady as Dean Moriarty in On The Road

"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all."
-William Burroughs

"I want to create wilderness out of empire."
-Gary Snyder

Jack Kerouac's Translations of Buddhist Terms
Dharma: "truth law"
Nirvana: "blown-out-ness"
Tathata: "that which everything is"
Tathagata: "attainer to that which everything is"
Bodhisattva-Manasattvas: "beings of great wisdom"

"Kerouac's version of Buddha is a dimestore incense burner, glowing and glowering sinisterly in the dark corner of a Beatnik pad and just thrilling the wits out of bad little girls."
-Kenneth Rexroth
Added to the calendar on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 8:40PM
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