Welcome to the The Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
A cultural icon on New York's Lower East Side since 1973.

 
“The Cafe is the most integrated place on the planet” - Allen Ginsberg
 
The Nuyorican presents groundbreaking works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, visual art and champions established as well as rising artists from every background imaginable. To find out more about the Cafe, see our individual Program pages, check out our calendar and come on down to the biggest little stage on earth.

Upcoming @thenuyo

Thu
4/24
America Unveiled  2014:  America Dreamin
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$10.00
America Unveiled  2014:  America Dreamin
Thursday 4/24
America Unveiled 2014: America Dreamin
$10.00
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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Eagle Project, a Native American based performing arts company, presents America Unveiled, its second annual multi-cultural poetry and comedy forum, a night that riffs on a special theme that makes us uniquely American. Join some of the best poets, writers, and comics in NYC as they explore, dissect, tear down, and pay homage to our social class structure and the American Dream. Our country will never be the same

Tix Advance $10.00
Door $15.00

Thu
4/24
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
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$10.00
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 4/24
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
$10.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
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Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

Fri
4/25
Agents of Change
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$10.00
Fri 4/25 SHOWS 6:30pm | MORE INFO
Agents of Change
Friday 4/25
Agents of Change
$10.00
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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Latinos NYC & Helena D. Lewis present
"AGENTS OF CHANGE"
A poetry collective that includes social workers, teachers and human service providers who use their talent to empower others. Hosted by Nathan P., former Director of Welfare-to-Work Program. Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm!
Admission is $10 online and at the door.
This event will benefit children from XMental, Inc.

Fri
4/25
Friday Night Slam Hosted By Omar Holmon
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$20.00
Friday Night Slam Hosted By Omar Holmon
Friday 4/25
Friday Night Slam Hosted By Omar Holmon
$20.00
SHOWS 10:00pm |
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$10 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$20 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Sat
4/26
Swarthmore College NYC Alumni Talent Show
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$8.00
Swarthmore College NYC Alumni Talent Show
Saturday 4/26
Swarthmore College NYC Alumni Talent Show
$8.00
SHOWS 3:00pm |
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In celebration of Swarthmore College's 150th anniversary, NYC alumni share their poetry, prose, music and other artistic offerings in the third almost-annual NYC Swarthmore Alumni Variety Show! Hosted by Swarthmore Alumni Connections.
Admission: $8 per person.

Sat
4/26
The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry"
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$12.00
The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry"
Saturday 4/26
The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry"
$12.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
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The Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” is not your average poetry competition. Two spoken word artists stepping into the ring go head-to-head in numerous rounds of lyrical warfare, with the winners moving up the ranks vying for a shot to become the Big Mouth Bout Champion. Governed like boxing, The Big Mouth Bout™ is about a referee, three qualified judges, a ranking system, a clanging bell and the audience,-- all surrounding the squared circle aka THE RING. This is the Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” EXPERIENCE THE MOVEMENT.
FEATURING: Midnight vs. Suzen Baraka! Plus Advocate of Wordz vs. Tahani Salah & Edson Dacosta vs. Matt Ganem. Hosted by Don King Kool aka Kool Breeze. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $10 Students at the door with valid ID; $12 advance, and $15 at door.

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Open Mic Mondays
Monday 3/31
Open Mic Mondays 03/31/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door

*Note: To avoid the convenience fee online, pay admission at the door.

ELLI ESPI'S EP PREVIEW
Tuesday 4/01
ELLI ESPI'S EP PREVIEW 04/01/2014
$7.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Elli Espi performs with musicians for an intimate preview of her upcoming EP. Elli Espi is a New York City-based vibe-rock recording artist and songwriter. In 2013 she was discovered by Grammy-nominated mixer/producer Ari "R.E. Thuggz" Raskin, with whom she is currently recording her first EP. The project, to be released winter 2014, features such notable musicians as Adam Deitch, Aaron Comess, Elliot Jacobson and William F. Wells. Her sound has been described as "Mazzy Starr combined with the Juno soundtrack." Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door; $7 at the door for students with valid ID.

Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night
Tuesday 4/01
Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night 04/01/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, wit New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

The Poet Will Be Televised! All-Star Showcase
Wednesday 4/02
The Poet Will Be Televised! All-Star Showcase 04/02/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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TPWBT All-Star Showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 with doors opening at 6pm. The show will start promptly at 630pm and will feature performances by Travis Little, Ricketta Stevens, Parlay, Joi Sanchez, Ahmed Alabaca, Dale Novella and Calvin Booker. There will also be live painting by Lea Anderson. The event will be hosted by lyricist Baxter P. Wordsworth (http://reverbnation.com/BaxterPWordsworth). Rhythm Sects, (piano, bass, and drums) will also be providing the grooves for the evening. The event will run roughly 90 to 120 minutes. Tickets $10.00

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 4/02
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 04/02/2014
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 4/03
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 04/03/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

Bonafide Rojas' RENOVATIO - Official Book Release Party
Friday 4/04
Bonafide Rojas' RENOVATIO - Official Book Release Party 04/04/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Join Bonafide Rojas and special guests for an evening in celebration of his third collection of poetry, RENOVATIO, published by Grand Concourse Press. Book sale and signing to follow!
Features include DJ Nasty Vaz (who will be spinning thoughout the event), Anthony Morales, Glendaliz Camacho, and Gabriel Ramirez. More features to follow!
Admission is $10 online and at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Willie Perdomo
Friday 4/04
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Willie Perdomo 04/04/2014
$20.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$10 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$20 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

16th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Semifinal Slam
Saturday 4/05
16th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Semifinal Slam 04/05/2014
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Urban Word NYC Semifinal Slam!
Winners of the Urban Word preliminaries compete to earn a spot in the Urban Word Slam Finals at Harlem's Apollo Theater!

Art LovHer
Saturday 4/05
Art LovHer 04/05/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Art LovHer is a co-operative of women owned companies that holds creative space to promote, present & preserve the work of women artists through monthly open mics and art events around NYC. Art LovHer is pleased to have their first open jam session with some of our most phenomenal features in the Art LovHer community. Open to all artistically inclined that wanna get in on the fun.

$10 Online
$12 Door admission

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 4/05
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 04/05/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation & Poetry Month
Featuring Jazz Vocalist ROME NEAL and his Quartet; with Guest Poet RICHARD WILLIAMSFollowed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam
and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!
Admission: $15
Banana Puddin' Jazz Sponsors:
Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern,
Malchijah Hats, Eric Frazier, Donald Byrd Jazz Foundation, Ron San Marchi

16th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Semifinal Slam
Sunday 4/06
16th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Semifinal Slam 04/06/2014
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Urban Word NYC Semifinal Slam!
Winners of the Urban Word preliminaries compete to earn a spot in the Urban Word Slam Finals at Harlem's Apollo Theater!

Broadway Artists Connection Open Mic & Mingle
Sunday 4/06
Broadway Artists Connection Open Mic & Mingle 04/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Come mingle with Broadway artists, watch them perform their favorite songs and then take the mic yourself! An accompanist will be available; performers should bring proper sheet music. To reserve a performance slot, email tamlyn@broadwayconnects.org.
Admission: $10 general admission ($5 for Broadway artists at the door)

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/07
Open Mic Mondays 04/07/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night
Tuesday 4/08
Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night 04/08/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, wit New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

reg e gaines performs The Last Celebrity and Abstract Sax
Wednesday 4/09
reg e gaines performs The Last Celebrity and Abstract Sax 04/09/2014
$7.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Tony-and Grammy-nominated author of Bring In Da Noise/Bring In Da Funk performs his new poetic and musical works at the Nuyo in celebration of National Poetry Month! reg e is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion; he has performed his poetry on The Arsenio Hall Show, the Daily Show, MTV, MSNBC and two seasons of HBO's Def Jam Poetry. reg e is the Artistic Director of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival, and he is currently at work on the Hip-Hop musical FREE, scheduled for performances in 2014.
Admission: $7 in advance/$10 at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/09
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/09/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month Hosted by Jive Poetic 9:00pm, $8.

"The Day after MLK"
Thursday 4/10
"The Day after MLK" 04/10/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Day After MLK
by Unexpected Artistry

The story follows three newly converted Muslim security officials who witness the assassination of their leader, Malcolm X. They later involve themselves with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. The brothers are tested again after the assassination of MLK and are left to cope with the aftermath of these life altering tragedies. Doors open at 7pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm! Admission $10 online, $15 at the door.

L.E.S.G.O. Entertainment presents Best of the Boroughs
Thursday 4/10
L.E.S.G.O. Entertainment presents Best of the Boroughs 04/10/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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After the success of last Years "RAP for TRACKS" Showcases & "The SUM of Both Worlds" Concert Series, L.E.S.G.O. Entertainment (www.LESGO.biz) returns with yet another innovative event; This time it's the "Best of the Boroughs" Artists Competition, hosted by Papi Shank!!!
With Celebrity Judges, Special Performances & Prizes, plus the bragging rights of being crowned Best of your Borough, this is an event you DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!
Doors open at 9:30pm. Admission: $10
Ages 16+ (21 to drink)

NINE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Friday 4/11
NINE SIGNS OF THE TIMES 04/11/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A theater festival to benefit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's education programs

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents Nine Signs of the Times, a festival of new short plays and monologues by celebrated dramatists including John Guare, Neil LaBute, Caridad Svich and Halley Feiffer. The festival features nine compelling new works about life transitions and the pivotal moments that shape our identities. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Cafe's literacy and afterschool programs, which serve thousands of students from disadvantaged communities. Playwrights featured in the festival include: John Guare, Laura Shaine, Daniel F. Levin, Neil LaBute, Clay McLeod Chapman, Halley Feiffer, Quincy Long, Caridad Svich and Daniel Gallant. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $12 for students with valid ID at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 4/11
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS w/ Mahogany Browne 04/11/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Upsearch Jazz Afternoon
Saturday 4/12
Upsearch Jazz Afternoon 04/12/2014
$10.00
SHOW 1:30pm
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Come join us in an relaxing and titillating Saturday afternoon with Jazz Poets Joan Gelfand & Raymond Nat Turner.

Doors open at 1:30pm
Admission: $10 online and at the door

NINE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Saturday 4/12
NINE SIGNS OF THE TIMES 04/12/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A theater festival to benefit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's education programs

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents Nine Signs of the Times, a festival of new short plays and monologues by celebrated dramatists including John Guare, Neil LaBute, Caridad Svich and Halley Feiffer. The festival features nine compelling new works about life transitions and the pivotal moments that shape our identities. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Cafe's literacy and afterschool programs, which serve thousands of students from disadvantaged communities. Playwrights featured in the festival include: John Guare, Laura Shaine, Daniel F. Levin, Neil LaBute, Clay McLeod Chapman, Halley Feiffer, Quincy Long, Caridad Svich and Daniel Gallant. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $12 for students with valid ID at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm

NINE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Sunday 4/13
NINE SIGNS OF THE TIMES 04/13/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A theater festival to benefit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's education programs

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents Nine Signs of the Times, a festival of new short plays and monologues by celebrated dramatists including John Guare, Neil LaBute, Caridad Svich and Halley Feiffer. The festival features nine compelling new works about life transitions and the pivotal moments that shape our identities. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Cafe's literacy and afterschool programs, which serve thousands of students from disadvantaged communities. Playwrights featured in the festival include: John Guare, Laura Shaine, Daniel F. Levin, Neil LaBute, Clay McLeod Chapman, Halley Feiffer, Quincy Long, Caridad Svich and Daniel Gallant. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $12 for students with valid ID at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm

"2 Years In The Making" Concert
Sunday 4/13
"2 Years In The Making" Concert 04/13/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Welcome to 2 Years in the making concert! 2 Years ago it was a dream now it is a reality; follow us @realhitsongs. Performers to be announced. DJ and Sound provided by Northeast Music Group. Hosted by Prince Smith. Artist slots filled; producer and artist slots available email bossfamgp@gmail.com for more.
Admission is $10.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/14
Open Mic Mondays 04/14/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Eric "Crow" Draven Presents: With Honors
Tuesday 4/15
Eric "Crow" Draven Presents: With Honors 04/15/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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This year we celebrate another poetry icon. Featuring comments and performances by Nicole Acosta, Raul Rios, D-Black, RainMaker, Sonia Roman, Jamaal St. John, and Osunyoyin Ifarkie Alake; hosted by John Chance Acevedo. Come out and help us make history, who are we honoring this year. You have to come out to find out. $10.00 admission, doors open at 6:30pm. Ceremony starts at 7pm sharp!!! We will see you there.

Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night
Tuesday 4/15
Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night 04/15/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, wit New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 4/16
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 04/16/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green!
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Tantalizing Productions: A night of Lyrical & Visual Temptations
Thursday 4/17
Tantalizing Productions: A night of Lyrical & Visual Temptations 04/17/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Tantalizing Productions Presents:
A night of Lyrical and Visual Temptations

Come out for a night of Live Paiting, Body Art, Erotic Poetry, and Shopping! Hit our Open Mic and show us what you've got!
Admission: $20
Receive a Tantalizing Goodie bag worth $30.00!...

POINT TWO Album Release at the Nuyo
Thursday 4/17
POINT TWO Album Release at the Nuyo 04/17/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Two Jazz Greats Collaborate for a Complex, Electric and Quietly Groudbreaking New Release.

Vibraphonist Christos Rafalides and bassist Petros Klampanis have formed Point Two, a mold-shattering jazz duo, and their self-titled debut album. Point Two is the latest project of the two NYC based jazz musicians that originally hail from Greece.
The album hints at the musicians’ shared Greek heritage, but doesn’t stop short of including Latin and Middle Eastern elements. In eight tracks, the album touches upon an expanse of moods and rhythms that demands repeated listening.
Doors open at 9:30pm. Admission: $10

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Mike Mcgee
Friday 4/18
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Mike Mcgee 04/18/2014
$20.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$10 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$20 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

No More Mr. Nice Girl - A Tribute/Memorial to Maggie Estep
Saturday 4/19
No More Mr. Nice Girl - A Tribute/Memorial to Maggie Estep 04/19/2014
$5.00
SHOW 11:30am
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No More Mr. Nice Girl: A Memorial/Tribute to Maggie Estep
With: Elena Alexander, Penny Arcade, Todd Colby, Stephen Dansiger, Francis
Hall (aka Face Boy), John S. Hall, Bob Holman, Alice James, Karen Keats,
Taylor Mali, Roger Manning, Rick Moody, Ed Morales, Tracie Morris, Leigh
Reynolds Mueller, Julia Murphy, Eileen Myles, Dael Orlandersmith, Deborah
Pangle, Willie Perdomo, Pat Place, Seth Rogovoy, Elliot Sharp, Laura Shea,
Pamela Sneed, Amanda Stern, Edwin Torres, Mike Tyler, Emily XYZ, Linda
Yablonsky, music from Knox Chandler and more!
Suggested donation $5.00

NYC College Poetry Slam
Saturday 4/19
NYC College Poetry Slam 04/19/2014
$10.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Got a poem? We want to hear it!
Hit the stage at the New York City College Poetry Slam & Open Mic. Any college student can slam! Anyone and everyone is welcome to hit the stage for the open mic!
Slammers: Sign up begins 15 minutes before starting time. First 8 – 10 poets on the list guaranteed to slam. Those 11 or further down on the list “might” be able to compete. So if you have your heart set on slamming, come early! Sign up continues until the hosts shout out the big College Slam welcome.
Open Mic: Sign up begins 15 minutes before starting time. First 5 on the list guaranteed to hit the stage for the open mic. Sign up for open mic continues throughout the event.
$10 regular admission, $7 student admission at the door.

Nat & Alex Wolff Concert
Saturday 4/19
Nat & Alex Wolff Concert 04/19/2014
$10.00, 20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Nat & Alex Wolff are brothers, actors, and musicians. After starting their careers as the stars of the Nickelodeon TV show The Naked Brothers Band, Nat (19) and Alex (16) have gone on to release three studio albums and appear in half a dozen feature films. Between the two of them, Nat and Alex have four movies coming out in the first half of 2014. Nat will appear in Palo Alto alongside James Franco and The Fault in Our Stars, which is the film adaptation of a best-selling novel by John Green. You can see Alex in HairedBrained, which hits theaters on February 28 and co-stars Brendan Fraser, and A Birder's Guide to Everything with Sir Ben Kingsley on March 21. The brothers currently reside in New York City.
Doors Open:
6:30pm- VIP Admission- SOLD OUT!
7:00pm- General Admission $10 online

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 4/19
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 04/19/2014
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year  Vol.5
Sunday 4/20
In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.5 04/20/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Rookie of The Year Is the new #1 competitive open mic in the country. It's free to perform and show why it's your time to break threw into the mainstream. Our show is absolutely free to perform for all Artist with no entry fees at all. The only thing you pay is the $20 admission at the door.

Shure National Open Mic Monday
Monday 4/21
Shure National Open Mic Monday 04/21/2014
$7.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Shure Open Mic Monday: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Bruk Di Stage w/Jive Poetic
Tuesday 4/22
Bruk Di Stage w/Jive Poetic 04/22/2014
$7.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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This will be a night of Caribbean poetry at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe.
There will also be an open mic for anybody who may be interested in sharing a poem.

Admission is $7, $5 for students.

Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night
Tuesday 4/22
Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night 04/22/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, wit New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

The Friends of Steve Cannon Present: An Evening of Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 4/23
The Friends of Steve Cannon Present: An Evening of Poetry & Jazz 04/23/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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The Friends of Steve Cannon Present:An Evening of Poetry and Jazz in Celebration of A Gathering of the Tribes & An Incredible Man.
A National Poetry / Jazz Appreciation Month
Benefit for A Gathering of the Tribes
Hosted by Mariposa, Frank Perez & Sheila Maldonado
& Melanie M. Goodreaux-Fielder
Featuring: Music: Dj K. Wah! & the poetry of Jesus-Papoleto Melendez, Stephanie Agosto,, Ron Kolm, Danny Shot, Tsaurah Litzky, Bonafide Rojas, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Patricia Spears Jones, Paul Beatty, Eve Packer, David Henderson, Bob Holman, Sophie Malleret, Bonny Finberg, Howard Pflanzer, John Farris, Willie Perdomo, Anyssa Kim, Jill Rapaport,Thaddeus Rutkowski, live accompaniment by Sax player Dusty Rhodes & other surprises!
Doors Open 6pm. Show: 6:30pm - 9pm. ADMISSION: $20 at the door / $15 in Advance / Students & Seniors $10

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/23
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/23/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month Hosted by Jive Poetic 9:00pm, $8.

America Unveiled  2014:  America Dreamin
Thursday 4/24
America Unveiled 2014: America Dreamin 04/24/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Eagle Project, a Native American based performing arts company, presents America Unveiled, its second annual multi-cultural poetry and comedy forum, a night that riffs on a special theme that makes us uniquely American. Join some of the best poets, writers, and comics in NYC as they explore, dissect, tear down, and pay homage to our social class structure and the American Dream. Our country will never be the same

Tix Advance $10.00
Door $15.00

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 4/24
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 04/24/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

Agents of Change
Friday 4/25
Agents of Change 04/25/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Latinos NYC & Helena D. Lewis present
"AGENTS OF CHANGE"
A poetry collective that includes social workers, teachers and human service providers who use their talent to empower others. Hosted by Nathan P., former Director of Welfare-to-Work Program. Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm!
Admission is $10 online and at the door.
This event will benefit children from XMental, Inc.

Friday Night Slam Hosted By Omar Holmon
Friday 4/25
Friday Night Slam Hosted By Omar Holmon 04/25/2014
$20.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$10 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$20 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Swarthmore College NYC Alumni Talent Show
Saturday 4/26
Swarthmore College NYC Alumni Talent Show 04/26/2014
$8.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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In celebration of Swarthmore College's 150th anniversary, NYC alumni share their poetry, prose, music and other artistic offerings in the third almost-annual NYC Swarthmore Alumni Variety Show! Hosted by Swarthmore Alumni Connections.
Admission: $8 per person.

The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry"
Saturday 4/26
The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry" 04/26/2014
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” is not your average poetry competition. Two spoken word artists stepping into the ring go head-to-head in numerous rounds of lyrical warfare, with the winners moving up the ranks vying for a shot to become the Big Mouth Bout Champion. Governed like boxing, The Big Mouth Bout™ is about a referee, three qualified judges, a ranking system, a clanging bell and the audience,-- all surrounding the squared circle aka THE RING. This is the Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” EXPERIENCE THE MOVEMENT.
FEATURING: Midnight vs. Suzen Baraka! Plus Advocate of Wordz vs. Tahani Salah & Edson Dacosta vs. Matt Ganem. Hosted by Don King Kool aka Kool Breeze. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $10 Students at the door with valid ID; $12 advance, and $15 at door.

Kraal Charles Media presents  VERSES
Saturday 4/26
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 04/26/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by "The Crazy One", Helena D Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band with Bobby Sanabria
Sunday 4/27
New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band with Bobby Sanabria 04/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Bobby Sanabria—drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, writer, film producer, educator, and multiple Grammy nominee—has performed and recorded with a who’s who of jazz and Latin music as well as his own critically acclaimed ensembles.
Come to the Nuyorican and see Bobby Sanabria's The New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra perform! Tickets $10, $8 with Student ID.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/28
Open Mic Mondays 04/28/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Artistic Pride Productions presents The Piano Man
Tuesday 4/29
Artistic Pride Productions presents The Piano Man 04/29/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Artistic Pride Productions presents the premier of their 8th cabaret show The Piano Man starring Kenny Jaworski. The Piano Man is an homage to the piano, one of the central instruments of western music. It looks at how those ivory keys have influenced art and culture. It also celebrates those who teach and play the piano. Like most of Artistic Pride Production’s work The Piano Man is not your typical cabaret. It is an evening of music, poetry and performance that celebrates art and gives artists an opportunity to share their work. Featuring company members Ben Curtis, Matthew Hardy, Stacey Haughton and Anthony Wills Jr. and a few special guests. www.artisticprideproductions.com
Admission: $18 / $10 for seniors and students with ID at the door.

Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night
Tuesday 4/29
Bandagrande: Latin Jazz Night 04/29/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, wit New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

NYU Open Mic Fiends 2014
Wednesday 4/30
NYU Open Mic Fiends 2014 04/30/2014
$7.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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The Open Mic Fiends are taking over, one mic at a time. Come down for a night of beat dropping, tapes popping, and words non-stopping. For one night only, this eclectic crew hailing from NYU will be partnering with Abolish the Box, a campaign advocating the abolishment of the box on NYU’s student application that asks applicants to check whether or not they have been convicted of a felony. Half of the proceeds will be dedicated to this important cause! So if you're jiving for some new sounds or just want to get out of the house - the Open Mic Fiends are at your service.
Admission: $7 in advance / $10 at the door

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/30
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/30/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month Hosted by Jive Poetic 9:00pm, $8.

PEN World Voices Festival
Thursday 5/01
PEN World Voices Festival 05/01/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the PEN World Voices Festival present a May Day literary celebration that features Kenyan political cartoonist Gado, poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, participants from the Domestic Workers Union and Alliance for Taxi Drivers writing workshops and other international artists who advocate for social change.

Admission: $15 in advance ($10 in advance for members of PEN), $20 at the door; students with valid ID: $12 at the door

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 5/01
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 05/01/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Friday 5/02
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/02/2014
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Friday Night Annual Grand Slam FEAT. Tre G
Friday 5/02
Friday Night Annual Grand Slam FEAT. Tre G 05/02/2014
$30.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$15 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$30 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Saturday 5/03
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/03/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents The Young And The Jazzy
Saturday 5/03
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents The Young And The Jazzy 05/03/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Young And The Jazzy
with
Musicians:
Andre Chez Lewis(p), Jerome Jennings (d), Rodney James (s), Tba (b)

Vocalist:
Shawn Whitehorn Jr, Noelle Tannen
Special Guest:
Tara (violinist)

Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:30pm $15

Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam
and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Sunday 5/04
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/04/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Xperimento
Sunday 5/04
Xperimento 05/04/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Xperimento is a bilingual, multicultural band that blends world sounds such as Cumbia, Reggae, Merengue, Ska, Salsa, and Funk with elements of Rock, R&B, Hip Hop and Dancehall, creating the original genre called: 'Latin Reggue Urban Soul'. Their electric performances and catchy-upbeat songs get the attention of everyone who listens and dances to their unique rhythm.

$10.00 advance
$15.00 at the door

Fresh Fruit Short Play Contest
Monday 5/05
Fresh Fruit Short Play Contest 05/05/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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ALL OUT ARTS LGBT10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST: PART 1
Decide which plays win the Short Play prize and get a chance to go on to a spot in the
2015 Fresh Fruit Festival. Audiences help pick the winners!! $10 Admission.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/05
Open Mic Mondays 05/05/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

LOVESICK
Tuesday 5/06
LOVESICK 05/06/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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LOVESICK or Things That Don’t Happen is an uproarious collection of modern love songs and stories on the most dreaded day of the year: Valentine’s Day. Amy gets dumped by Chuck right before prom. Susie and Stacy are bridesmaids and think the groom is gay. Brad and Doug have a bro-mantic moment in the elevator. Brian and Jessica wake up after a night only one of them remembers.
This unique show of quirky love songs and hilarious plays is for the skeptic at heart, or for anyone who ever has been, will be, or wants to be in love. Half rock concert/half theater. This is not your average musical. Presented by Project Y Theater Company. Admission: $15 adv/$20 at door.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 5/07
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 05/07/2014
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Thursday 5/08
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/08/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble
Thursday 5/08
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble 05/08/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Described as “... a cross-cultural collaboration that spins & grooves” by the New York City Jazz Record, Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble's music reflects the mixing of cultures. This imaginative and tight quintet churns out its unique brand of pulsating world music with infectious danceable rhythms in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian styles.
This ensemble of first-rate musicians includes: Bandleader/Keyboard Eugene Marlow, multi Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria, the melodically expressive saxophonist Michael Hashim, virtuoso percussionist Oba Allende, and electrifying bassist Frank Wagner.
Admission: $15, $7 for students with school ID at the door!

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Friday 5/09
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/09/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/09
Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne 05/09/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

NYC College Poetry Slam
Saturday 5/10
NYC College Poetry Slam 05/10/2014
$10.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Got a poem? We want to hear it!
Hit the stage at the New York City College Poetry Slam & Open Mic. Any college student can slam! Anyone and everyone is welcome to hit the stage for the open mic!
Slammers: Sign up begins 15 minutes before starting time. First 8 – 10 poets on the list guaranteed to slam. Those 11 or further down on the list “might” be able to compete. So if you have your heart set on slamming, come early! Sign up continues until the hosts shout out the big College Slam welcome.
Open Mic: Sign up begins 15 minutes before starting time. First 5 on the list guaranteed to hit the stage for the open mic. Sign up for open mic continues throughout the event.
$10 regular admission, $7 student admission at the door.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Saturday 5/10
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/10/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Poems for Da Ladies Deluxe Edition Book Signing
Sunday 5/11
Poems for Da Ladies Deluxe Edition Book Signing 05/11/2014
$10.00
SHOW 2:30pm
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Welcome fellow poets, musicians and new comers to the cafe, tonight you will be amazed by the smooth words of a poet that has graced the mic here before, my name. He's here to bring his book to you guys, poems for da ladies, deluxe edition. This is the first, of many books to come in this sexy saga. Admission: $10

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Sunday 5/11
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/11/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Fresh Fruit Short Play Contest
Monday 5/12
Fresh Fruit Short Play Contest 05/12/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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ALL OUT ARTS LGBT10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST: PART 1
Decide which plays win the Short Play prize and get a chance to go on to a spot in the
2015 Fresh Fruit Festival. Audiences help pick the winners!! $10 admission.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/12
Open Mic Mondays 05/12/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Nucleus presents Fight Night!
Tuesday 5/13
Nucleus presents Fight Night! 05/13/2014
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Get ready for Fight Night! Do you like fighting games, do you love EDM music? Fight Night features games like “Super Smash Bros.", "Project M”, “ULTRA Super Street Fighter 4”, “Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3” and great local DJs spinning some of the craziest EDM to ever hit the village.
Only 18 to enter and 21 to drink! Beer and wine will be served.
Admission $10 advance, $15 at the door!

Davonte's Inferno: Ten Years in the New York Public School Gulag
Wednesday 5/14
Davonte's Inferno: Ten Years in the New York Public School Gulag 05/14/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Laurel M. Sturt reads from her new book DAVONTE'S INFERNO: TEN YEARS IN THE NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOL GULAG. Books are available for purchase and signing, the proceeds to benefit the MORE Caucus of the UFT.

Using policy, research, and a generous serving of snark, irreverent Laurel pulls no punches detailing her bizarre life in the trenches teaching in a high-needs elementary school in the Bronx.

Admission: $10

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 5/14
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 05/14/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Thursday 5/15
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/15/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 5/15
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 05/15/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Friday 5/16
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/16/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/16
Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne 05/16/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Saturday 5/17
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/17/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 5/17
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 05/17/2014
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Sunday 5/18
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/18/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

The Spotlight Promotions
Sunday 5/18
The Spotlight Promotions 05/18/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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The Spotlight Music Showcase provides an opportunity for upcoming artists to showcase their music talents and to network with top A and R's, press, and multimedia in the music industry.
We provide personal advice for each artist that perform at each of our events.
The spotlight reaches out to a wide range of new media and talents to create a showcase experience like no other. We reach out to Photographers, videographers, press, bloggers, producers, music executives, and models Admission $10 (to purchase tickets, please visit: http://thespotlightpromotions.eventbrite.com/)

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19
Open Mic Mondays 05/19/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Bruk Di Stage w/Jive Poetic
Tuesday 5/20
Bruk Di Stage w/Jive Poetic 05/20/2014
$7.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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This will be a night of Caribbean poetry at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe.
There will also be an open mic for anybody who may be interested in sharing a poem.

Admission is $7, $5 for students.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 5/21
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 05/21/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Thursday 5/22
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/22/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

New York No Limits Film Festival
Thursday 5/22
New York No Limits Film Festival 05/22/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New York No Limits Film Series is a ongoing collection of short film screenings that presents the best films from around the world in the most unique and dynamic arts city in the world, exploring the most innovative, taboo and diverse shorts from anywhere in the world.
5/22 Films:
Only Blood-Alex Jorgensen dir.-USA, Patrol-Rich Devaney dir.-USA, Passages-Neysan Sobhani dir.- Bermuda/China, Take Me Home-Kim Tran-Lily dir.-Canada, The Story of Milo & Annie-Harris Doran dir.-USA
Dial Up-C. Igor Jimenez Galicia dir.-Spain/Mexico ,Grandma-Andrew Mui dir.-USA

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Friday 5/23
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/23/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/23
Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne 05/23/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Saturday 5/24
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/24/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Sunday 5/25
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/25/2014
$25.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins
Sunday 5/25
Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins 05/25/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyo present Salome: The Voodoo Princess of New Orleans, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. This production is recommended for adults only.

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $20 for students with valid ID at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/26
Open Mic Mondays 05/26/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Hip Hop Extravaganza
Tuesday 5/27
Hip Hop Extravaganza 05/27/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Freestyle to be heard! Compete for the crowd's attention! Relive the Old School Hip Hop Experience at the Nuyorican and be one of the first 15 people to sign up to compete in our Cypher and perform one of your own songs! If you'd like to support one of the featured artists, say their name at the door! Be part of this movement! Tickets $7.

Sarah Jones: New Work, A Special Preview
Wednesday 5/28
Sarah Jones: New Work, A Special Preview 05/28/2014
$30.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Tony Award winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones will present a special preview of a new work in progress. Come be the first person on your block to see her new one woman show featuring brand new characters!
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm!
General Admission is $30; $20 for Students with valid ID at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 5/28
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 05/28/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 5/29
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 05/29/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/30
Friday Night Slam Runoffs w/ Mahogany Browne 05/30/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!