Jack Kerouac Birthday Events on 3 Different Coasts!

On March 12th, Jack Kerouac would have been 94 years old. Here are three ways on three different coasts to celebrate his life and work:

The Dharma Bums

West Coast – San Francisco, CA

11th Annual Jack Kerouac Birthday Bash

Saturday, March 12th 7:00 pm

At the Beat Museum

  • With musical guests The Dharma Bums
  • Jack & Neal’s friend Al Hinkle (Big Ed Dunkel from On the Road)
  • A dramatic rendering of Kerouac’s impression from The Dharma Bums of the famous night at The Six Gallery,
    Performed by actor Geoffrey Pond of the Subterranean Shakespeare Theatre

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Worthen House, Lowell, MA

East Coast – Lowell, Massachusetts

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!

Saturday, March 12th

Five different events in Jack’s hometown.
Multiple locations, see schedule below:

  • 10:00 am – Downtown Walking Tour
  • 12:30 pm – Pollard Library Tour
  • 2:00 pm – Woody & Jack: Two American Icons
  • 4:00 pm – Open Mike at the Worthen House
  • 8:00 pm – The Moody Street Sound

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Kerouac House, St. Petes

Gulf Coast – St. Petersburg, Florida

Movie Screening: “Jack Kerouac’s Florida: The End of The Road”

Sunday, March 13th – 7:00 pm

Kristy Andersen screens 35 minutes of her new documentary Jack Kerouac’s Florida: The End of the Road, currently still in production, about Jack Kerouac’s final years in Florida. Andersen spent two years interviewing Kerouac’s friends and colleagues in and around St. Petersburg, and the film offers a fresh look at a time in Jack’s life when most assume he was miserable. “One of my interviews said Jack was not sad here,” said Andersen, “He was partying all the time. He was leading a good life with friends. This guy said Jack Kerouac’s relation with Florida is a love story, not a tragedy.”

Read more: “Screening to offer sneak peek at film on Kerouac” – The St. Petersburg Tribune, 3/6/2016