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Blind Owl Presents: Duke Cervantes, Noah C. Lekas & Mike Pope
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Blind Owl Presents: Duke Cervantes, Noah C. Lekas & Mike Pope

Get ready for a really special evening with the talented poet and troubadours of Blind Owl, This a very talented collective of musicians performing live, acoustic sets with some genuine poetry readings. This is living art. Of course it is all meant to entertain you, but it’s done so with heart, soul and passion. We have so few true & real artist & cultural experiences to explore in North County. We are happy to provide something new, something different, something real, and something true for you ,

@dudecervantes @noahclekas @llllllllllllllmikepope @lhooq_books

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Belisario Baltazar, Guatemalan Poet & Novelist (special semi-impromptu event)
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Belisario Baltazar, Guatemalan Poet & Novelist (special semi-impromptu event)

Belisario Baltazar, Guatemalan Poet & Novelist


Born in Nueva Esperanza, Tejutla, San Marcos, Guatemala on August 31, 1992.

He began writing at 17 yrs old and wrote his first book "La Historia de un Poeta (A Poet's Story)", but he left my dreams, out of necessity and got a job. Six years later came to the United States and continued to work in construction.

In December 2017, he was asked, “What are my dreams?”  He started questioning where he was in his life and where would be in his future? ANdherealized his dream of being a writer never left him and he initiated his original dream and got back to writing his book. Thanks to that dream he became a published author. He quickly began publishing and  traveling around the world talking about his books and he has not stopped since.


Writing is a difficult career path and few of his friends or family believed it waspossible, but he believed, yet he still needed motivation. Then he wrote "LA IDEA DE SOÑAR EN GRANDE". which became his own personal motivational book. Three months after his first book was published, he published the "AZARES DEL DESTINO(La Historia de un Poeta)", based on his first book. He is now working on his third book, a novel based on a true story.


Belisario Juventino Baltazar (BelitoB), se inicio en la declamación de poemas a la edad de cinco años, llegando a ser el mejor declamador del municipio de donde es originario. Esto pasó en el año dos mil, cuando apenas tenía ocho años. Nueve años después, se involucró en el coro de la Iglesia Católica donde escribió más de 5 cantos para agradecerle a Dios por la oportunidad de vida y todas las cosas que hasta ese momento le había dado. 

En el año 2010 iniciaba a escribir sus primeros poemas inspirado por el amor a una chica, luego en el 2011 escribió su primer libro llamado: "La Historia de un Poeta", basado en la relación que tuvo con la chica a la que le escribía poemas.

Algún tiempo después por problemas económicos tuvo que emigrar hacia Estados Unidos, pero inspirado por unas personas, se atrevió a seguir la búsqueda de sus sueños. Empezó nuevamente a escribir la historia aquella que había escrito muchos años atrás, pero no encontraba motivación alguna. 

De pronto se le ocurrió la gran idea de escribir su propio libro de auto-motivación y fue así como nació el libro "LA IDEA DE SOÑAR EN GRANDE", después de eso empezó a investigar de que manera podía dar a conocer sus libros y fue así como aprendió a maquetar, diseñar y subir sus libros a los diferentes medios donde ahora se encuentran disponibles.

El 14 de abril de 2019 dio a conocer y publicó su segundo libro llamado "AZARES DEL DESTINO".


Nació en Aldea Nueva Esperanza, del municipio de Tejutla, departamento de San Marcos, Guatemala el 31 de agosto de 1992.

Actualmente vive en el Estado de Nebraska, Estados Unidos.

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Paddle Out Fest
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

Paddle Out Fest

ina Fake/Southern Beacons/Rain on Fridays/Burnout Reef/Sean Jones/Serendipity/Katie M.

That’s a lot of music and I guess that’s why they are calling it a “fest”?!?! A festival of Punk Rock Spring/Summer good times!!!

Tina Fake played their very first live show ever here at Lhooq Books and they killed it. the band was passionate, driven, Loud, smart, a little crazy and tight as fuck! You really can’t ask for and get any more from a bands first time on stage. Plus, they packed the house! And it was all them! their friends & family came out in droves to support them and they did not disappoint! THESE GUYS ARE PRETTY YOUNG, BUT THEY PLAY WITH THE HEARTS AND ETHOS OF TRUE PUNK. Now they are coming back with a massive line up of friends and other bands they have met, connected with and collaborated with on the road and round town.

We are proud to present the rising stars of a scene that supposedly doesn’t exist. But try telling that to the hundreds that will be at Lhooq this coming Saturday 04/13/19!! We are starting early, 5pm to get everyone on the bill a full set! This also means we are going to do our best to present this like a local backyard/beach party with NO BBQ, but plenty of Beer, etc (please do not bring your own because whatever we provide you can get cheap and it will help serve the greater good…more funding for the nonprofit and the artists/performers.) Ultimately, all we ask is a minimum donation of $5, but we do think you can (and should) do more!?!?! Just check out this list of acts and they are all amazing!

You can donate/buy a $5 ticket here on our website http://www.;hooqxrealism.com/tickets in our shop prior to or day of, if not sold out by then, And if you really want to help support the bands and even our nonprofit you can donate more by clicking the donate block on the home page. All net profits go to the bands, and with this many bands we need a lot of donations to spread it around. Support the Cause and the Cause will support you!

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His Apologies & Green Destiny "Sound & Vision" /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ With Craftlab
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

His Apologies & Green Destiny "Sound & Vision" /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ With Craftlab

The Exrealism Project Presents: His Apologies & Green Destiny “Sound & Vision” /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ With CraftLab

Wrapping up our special events for February. We have “Sound & Vision”.

The Sound: Co-headlining we have a beautiful solo performance,  “His Apologies” @hisapologies a veteran singer/songwriter who has volunteered to open with his heartfelt, often heartbreaking lyrics, mixed with a an almost necessary sardonic world view. yet all combined, we find his music to be painfully honest and ultimately life affirming.  beautiful solo performance. 

Closing the night is an experimental instrumental, “Green Destiny” lead by Forrest, a young protégé of many genres. In this current project his band is experimenting with sound and exploring a hybrid of the often loud, crunch of sonic noise mixed with ambient drone, dripping with melodic tones, taking you on a journey, getting lost in space, then crashing & floating back to earth.

The Vision: Both performances will be layered with interactive Neo Wave multi-layered projection art. The audience can stand back and watch it all as a whole or come inside the light and interact with the art, light, sound & Vision. digital art projections by CraftLab.(@craftlabtomato)

This is a nonprofit fundraiser show: 100% of the profits are dispersed to the artists/performers and nonprofit fundraiser. If you want donate more simply click the black “DONATE” on the home page. There you can enter any amount you wish. The donations are specifically for the formal launch of the local & international artist/activist nonprofit. Thank you for help the lives of thousands, and we hope millions (that is until we no longer have so much suffering in the world.) Our artists, activists, employees & volunteers, etc work together to expose the injustices and take direct action through collaboration and coordination via our nonprofit i”The Exrealism Project” working locally & globally. Thank you! lhooq/Exrealism 

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Matt Hensley & Brittany McGregor w/ Special guests
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Matt Hensley & Brittany McGregor w/ Special guests

Special show. Matt Hensley (of Floggying Molly) co headlines & Collaborates with Brittany McGregor, Singer of “The Sparrow”.
Matt will start off the show with a set of raw traditional Irish folk. Then he will transition over and Sit in with Brittany McGregor to play some Mid Century French Street music! Brit @wretchedmathilde @lasparrowsings is a talented LA based singer doing the set in a raunchy fluent French voice. The traditional Irish Folk music pouring from Matt’s accordion and the Tradition French Street music share a quality of finding a way to take our pain and lift our spirits in a uniquely meloncoly let out in joy. Both styles are romantic, sad drinking songs. Perfect for Valentines eve. Authentic, raw, genuinely beautiful renditions of the greatest Mid Century French singers....such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brél, Charles Aznavour and more. Our show will be a combination of talent, rough street style, freedom of expression and creativity. Sung by Brittny Mcgragor, an extraordinarily gifted singer and Francophile, backed up by the likes of Matt Hensley on accordion, and more surprise guest musicians from LA.
Tickets are $8+ and drinks are available on a donation bases. Remember all net profits go to the artists and benefit our nonprofit. 

$8+ tickets/donations at on our website, print receipt for priority/VIP access. Or try your chances at the door?!?

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