Art is Passion

It's National Poetry Month!
Wednesday -- April 13, 2011 National Poetry MonthCelebrate your love for poetry this month with poets nationwide! It's wonderful to know there's an appreciation out there for poets like myself. You don't have to be special to write a poem so don't feel intimidated. I enjoy listening to poetry just as much as writing it. Share the love! Check out poetry events nationwide to get involved in the movement.

Music, Comedy, Poetry, Art
The Talking StickCheck out The Talking Stick in Venice on Lincoln Blvd. With weekly events this joint is popping with art and creativity. The salads are pretty tasty too :) I didn't get up on the microphone but had a great time listening to fellow artists.

April 12th - April 17th in Marina Del Rey
Tony P's Dockside Grill If you enjoy dockside dinning or simply feel like having a beer and watching the game visit Tony P's Dockside Grill in Marina Del Rey. Print out a coupon and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Forte Animal Rescue. The coupon is valid April 12th through April 17th so be sure to stop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner ;) I had the teriyaki bowl last night topped with salmon... delicious!

And occasionally hip-hops :)
Coachella Music FestivalCoachella is here! I've never been but heard it's a blast. I guess we'll know once I make it back alive ;) I don't have a ticket yet as they're sold out or a million dollars :( If anything I'll be stuck poolside toughin it out.

The event will feature artists such as Nas & Damian Marley, Duran Duran, Interpool, Jimmy Eat World, Neon Trees, Arcade Fire, Erykah Badu, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, and much more!

Featuring Artwork by Allyn Beth Brown and Lily Pachas
As promised I've been working on some new artwork with fellow artist Lily Pachas. We're planning to host an event that will showcase music and art... two of my favorite passions. If you're a fellow artist and want to get involved let me know and I'm sure we can make some space for you :) Check out our recent pieces below.

Glow - by Lily Pachas

The Art of Love
Art of Love - by Allyn Beth Brown

Hoops & Yoyo!
Sarcastic Wednesday
Hoops & Yoyo Sarcastic Wednesday

If you love Hoops & Yoyo like I do you have to check out their video Sarcastic Wednesday. There's nothing better than a good laugh in the middle of the work week.

The Word Party
1st & 3rd Thursday in San Fran

The Word Party

If you live in San Francisco or happen to be in the neighborhood on the first or third Thursday of the month you have to check out their Jazz & Poetry Open Mic. If there's one thing I miss about the city it's the amazing talent showcased by the Word Party. Signing up is easy and fun so don't be scurd!

Quick Freestyle Poem
by Allyn Beth Brown

A fire in my soul
Losing all control
Trying to keep a goal
In mind I find
I can't rewind the time
It sits I must forget
Echoes in the distance
Resistance Resistance!
Happiness a calming wind
Keep the peace
Love within

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Easter -- Apr 24th
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