Recap: Andy Romanoff & Wavy Gravy
It was a packed house on May 1st, as the Beat Museum hosted a very special evening with Andy Romanoff and Wavy Gravy. Pictures and Video here.
Q&A from Our 20th Anniversary Party
Closing our 20th Anniversary event with a Q&A session.
Photos from Beat Not Beat Release
On Friday, January 13th, the Beat Museum hosted a reading/release event for the new Beat Not Beat anthology, edited by Rich Ferguson, S.A. Griffin, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Kim Shuck. It was a packed house as contributors read selections from the book. A big thank you to all the readers, and to everyone who came […]
An Exhibition of Ferlinghetti Paintings in Vallejo
'Generation: Beat! The Art & Literary Genius of Lawrence Ferlinghetti' brings together poetry, films, music, art walks and other happenings in a monthlong festival centered around Ferlinghetti and other things Beat.
Recapping Our Kerouac@100 Announcement
The Neighborhood Came Out on Jack Kerouac's Birthday
Interview with Joe Lee
Lee's collection of Beat Generation artworks will soon be on exhibit at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis, California. The exhibition, The Beat Goes On: Poets as Painters opens on November 10th.
North Beach Remembers Jack Hirschman
On Saturday, a multitude from North Beach and beyond came out to pay their respects to our dearly departed poet, Jack Hirschman. Beginning at Specs’, a second line procession featuring the North Beach Brass Players marched north up Columbus to Grant Ave, pausing at the Caffe Trieste for readings from the Revolutionary Poets Brigade. The […]
Video: “Ferlinghetti: His Life and His Work” Panel Discussion
Video by Tate Swindell Lawrence Ferlinghetti, legendary poet, painter, and cofounder of the City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, celebrated his 100th birthday on March 24th, 2019. The Beat Museum hosted a panel discussion of Ferlinghetti’s life and work with SF Poet Laureate emeritus Jack Hirschman; poet and Ferlinghetti biographer Neeli Cherkovski; poet and artist […]
Thanks to Everyone Who Attended ruthFest!
We'd like to thank everyone who joined us on Saturday for ruthFest: Celebrating ruth weiss at 90, and the Women of the Beat Generation.
North Beach Stories with Ray Hanna
From the streets of North Beach and beyond—all the sleaze, drugs, trailblazing strippers, and punks acting out, Timothy Leary performing at a Broadway nightclub, sheer rock-and-roll madness at the Mabuhay—all in a night’s work in Hanna’s world.
Harold Adler’s Photos of Demonstrations for The Living Theatre
As a photographer for the Berkeley Barb, Harold Adler covered protests on behalf of imprisoned members of The Living Theatre in Union Square.