The last Fridays of both November and December fall into the holiday season, so the Red Wheelbarrow Poets will hold only one reading in these two months. But it should be a memorable one! On Friday, Dec. 16, JIM KLEIN will read his new chapbook of poetry, Trinis Talk Like the Birds. Jim is the author of the classic Blue Chevies and a previous chapbook on his experiences in Trinidad. He leads our weekly workshop. Our musical guest will be the fine jazz guitarist GERMAN GONZALEZ, who will help me present a 60th birthday tribute to the maestro of the bass guitar, Jaco Pastorius. Some amazing music and an extraordinary and tragic life story. An open mic will follow and close the event, to be held 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford. A $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.