Brian Hassett’s Beat Cafe
Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac and keynote essayist in The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats, Brian Hassett performs a comical collage of original and Beat works including a nobody’s-ever-done-it-before chapter from Kerouac’s final novel Pic.
Longtime friend of Edie Kerouac-Parker, Carolyn Cassady, Henri Cru, and numerous other Beat and Prankster luminaries, Hassett is a natural and funny storyteller, and has performed Kerouac & the Beats on stage in Amsterdam, London, Toronto, New York, L.A. & at The Beat Museum’s own Beatnik Shindig in 2015.
Also featuring an appearance by George “Hardly Visible” Walker, one of the Merry Pranksters.
This appearance is celebrating a new special “Summer of Love Edition” of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac with additional photos, bringing the total in the book to 70!
This will be his first Bay Area performance in two years and the only one this Summer of Love.
Special guests are likely.
Lively guests are a certainty.
Some Hitchhiker’s Guide links:
- 17 different performance clips in the sequence they appear in the book (from 10 different shows, in 6 different cities, with 6 different line-ups)
- The first flush of Hitchhiker’s reviews, including interviews and core Beats’ reactions
- A second flurry including the Cassadys, original Merry Pranksters, professors & scholars
- And because they just keep coming in…a third batch of reviews & reactions