When I write the blurb for the Big Sur Roundup, it’s like a free blog post, so here’s the latest for those of you who don’t get the Big Sur Roundup. You can also check out our events page.
Big doings at the Henry Miller Library in the month of May!
On Wednesday, May 13th, we will be moving the weekly Open Mic back to the lawn and under the stars here at the Henry Miller Library. This is the fourth consecutive year of our Open Mic and this summer promises to be full of spontaneous poetry, music, comedy, dance, and more. The event starts at 8 each week and goes until 11 and as always is a free event for the community with donations appreciated.
On Sunday, May 24th there will be a reading and book signing with author Robert Greenfield. Robert Greenfield is the author of the classic S.T.P.: A Journey through America with the Rolling Stones and Exile on Main St.: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones, as well as critically acclaimed biographies of rock promoter Bill Graham, Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, and acid guru Timothy Leary, and is a former editor of the London bureau of Rolling Stone magazine. His newest book called A Day In The Life follows a couple in London in the 1960s through their courtship, marriage, and finally tragic events in their lives. Thoroughly researched and detailed in account of these two lives and the colorful surroundings of fame, glamour and reckless abandon of their time, this book pieces together the tragic story of how London’s fairytale couple collapsed under the pressure of a society in transformation as the psychedelic 60s gave way to the cold reality of the 70s. The event starts at 3pm, copies of Greenfield’s books will be available for sale and to be signed, and as always, we will ply you with tea and coffee in the sunshine.
On Thursday May 28th, we will have a night of ambient music. Now, when I say night, I mean all night. From 4 in the afternoon on Thursday until am on Friday, a long list of ambient musicians from LA and NY will be wowing us with tonal, ambient electronic music. Tea will be available, and so will a few heat lamps, but bring some warm clothes and a blanket. Tickets are available from the Henry Miller Library, on our website, or by calling 667 2574, and cost $25.
And on Saturday, May 30th we will be hosting an event “Where is Big Sur” which has been a long time coming. Originally scheduled for June 28, 2008, it was put on hold due to a small fire you might have heard of around here. Almost a full year later, we’ve rescheduled and are due for a wonderful afternoon and evening. Starting at 4pm, the afternoon will feature organizations in and around Big Sur using table displays, brief presentations, and time to talk to your neighbors about what you’re up to. If your organization is interested in contributing, please call Magnus at 667-2574. This will also be the perfect time to peruse Don Usner’s photographs, and also for you to have him sign your copy of The Natural History of Big Sur. There will be food and drink available, and at 8pm there will be a concert with Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd, “To Kindness!” When it’s dark enough, we’ll display Don Usner’s photos on our screen as a visual component to the soundings of Fineman and Hurd. This is an event that no Big Sur resident should miss, so gather your neighbors and come on down for an evening of community and kindness. The suggested donation for the event is $10-20.