Thurs/Fri/Sun, Jan 14, 15, 17, "Second Seat", Live at the Hudson Guild Theater, New York, NY Frank appears in the Venus/Adonis 2016 Theater Festival production. Written by S. Karlan. Directed by Cristhian Andrews. Jan 14: 6:15PM; Jan 15: 6:15PM. Jan 17: 8:30PM. Venus Adonis Theater Festival.
Sat. Jan 16, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY Frank makes a special guest appearance with Stir Fried featuring Buddy Cage and Johnny Markowski of New Riders of the Purple Sage. 8:00PM. 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY. 845-359-1089. turningpointcafe.com
Jan 19 - March 3: Filming on location (NY, FL)
Fri, March 4, Art 31 Culture Pop Festival, Maitland Art Center, Maitland Florida Frank Messina exhibits four abstract paintings made while he lived in Florida. Works and readings by Frank Messina, Erik Deckers, Danny Powell, works by Dale Chihuly, Jason Hackenworth, Lorrie Fredette, and Paige Smith. 6:30-9PM
Thurs, March 24, The Annual Reading of Dante's Inferno at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City The annual reading of key selections from the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. This dramatic literary event will take place in the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators and visiting scholars including Michael Palma, Charles Martin, Frank Messina, Marilyn Nelson, John Simko, Anthony Vicusi, and others. Hosted by The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave @ 112th St. New York. 9pm-midnight. Followed by Pipe Organ meditation at midnight. Free and open to the public.
Fri, April 15, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY, Frank Messina & Friends with SCOTT MURAWSKI - guitar (of Max Creek, Mike Gordon), BRIAN JACKSON - keys (of Gil Scott-Heron), ERIK LAWRENCE - sax (of Levon Helm Band), LARRY McDONALD - percussion (of Gil Scott-Heron, Taj Mahal, Dub is a Weapon), ROBBIE GORDON - bass (of Gil Scott-Heron), JOHNNY MARKOWSKI - drums (of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Stir Fried). MICHAEL CALLAGHAN - tracks. Don't miss this special event. 8:30PM. $20.00 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY. 845-359-1089. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS:
Sat, April 16, GonzoFest, Louisville, KY A celebration of the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson. Frank makes special appearance. The Big Four Lawn, Water Front Park, Louisville, KY. Tickets at Gonzo Fest.
Sat, April 30, The Last Waltz Live, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY A re-creation of The Band's classic 1978 film, The Last Waltz, (directed by Martin Scorsese). Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY 12720, 866-781-2922
May 2-30, Filming in NY, NJ, FL
June 8-15, Orlando, FL, Frank works on book project.
June 28-July 15, NY, NJ, CO, WY - Filming
Saturday, September 3, Joe's Pub @ the Public Theater, New York City
The Kerouac Project 4th Annual Benefit Concert
Legendary composer and jazz musician David Amram
and his Quintet (Kevin Twigg - drums; Rene Hart - bass; Elliot Peper - bongos; Adam Amram
- congas) perform original and American classics, and accompany Academy Award nominated
actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel, Revolutionary
Road), John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos), Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob
Holman, and NY Mets Poet Frank Messina, rock legend Lee
Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), and surprise guests from the film and theater world as
they recite the works of Jack Kerouac. Special musical guest: saxophonist Erik
Lawrence. Keynote speaker: author/journalist and Kerouac Project co-founder Bob
Kealing. Proceeds support the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of
Orlando, Florida, home to nearly 60 writers since 2000.
HERE TO BUY TICKETS
Sunday, September 25, Bridge Street Theatre,
Saturday, October 15, Batter Up: Poets on Baseball
Monday, November 13, The Cathedral of St. John the
Divine, The American Poets Corner: Celebration of Eugene O'Neill
November 15 - 30 Fiming in New York
Monday, December 12, Theater for the New City, New York, NY Back to Where it All Began, Amram at 85. Celebrating David Amram's 86th birthday, musical guests and readers including Elmira Darvarova, Kenneth Radnofsky, Thomas Weaver, John Ventimiglia, Kevin Twigg, Frank Messina, Erik Lawrence, Larry Kirwan, Avram Pengas and surprise guests. 8:00PM-Midnight. Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, New York, NY.
Saturday, December 17, Poets House: Ron Whitehead's Official Book Release Literary Partners Program: Finishing Line Press presents an Afternoon of Sports Poetry Featuring Ron Whitehead reading from his new book, blistered asphalt on dixie highway: Kentucky Basketball is Poetry in Motion. (2015 Open Chapbook Competition winner), hosted by Frank Messina. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. Free and Open to the Public. 4:00PM-6:00PM. With afterparty location to be announced at show.
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