Just Beat (Museum) It

Fresh from its (former) home in Monterey, The Beat Museum opens in San Francisco tonight. In the event that you haven’t been to Monterey lately/have no idea what The Beat Museum is all about, details below:

What: The Beat Museum, opened by the folks from Kerouac.com in Monterey, CA in 2003. The mission of the museum? To tell the story of the Beat Generation to the new generation in particular, and to the general population as well. Authors featured in the museum include: Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, L. Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John C. Holmes, LeRoi Jones, Bob Kaufman, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, Lew Welch and Philip Whalen. The museum staff encourages the study of beat themes, and what they mean to the world today.

When: Starting tonight — tentative hours are 1-8 p.m.

Where: 1345 Grant Avenue, SF

Why: Because you’re cultured, dammit!

2 Comments so far

  1. Jackson West (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

    I’ll totally check that out — it’s right around the corner from me.


  2. G-Thing (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

    lol! i love the “why” response



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