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

Mon
5/19 to 5/11
Open Mic Mondays
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$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 5/11 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19 to 5/11
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani
$7.00
SHOWS 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.

Tue
11/25
the Karma of a Woman: Book Release Party
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$10.00
the Karma of a Woman: Book Release Party
Tuesday 11/25
the Karma of a Woman: Book Release Party
$10.00
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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There will be music, drinks, food, raffles, and spoken word performances by Ynanna Djehuty and Crown Febo.
Make a night of it and come out to support

$10 admission for everyone.

Tue
9/16 to 12/16
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
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$10.00
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 9/16 to 12/16
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
$10.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.

Wed
11/26
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
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$8.00
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/26
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
$8.00
SHOWS 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.

Thu
11/27
Thanksgiving Day- Cafe Closed
Thu 11/27 SHOWS 6:00pm | MORE INFO
Thanksgiving Day- Cafe Closed
Thursday 11/27
Thanksgiving Day- Cafe Closed
SHOWS 6:00pm |
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Fri
11/28
Black Friday Salsa Film and Jam
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$15.00
Fri 11/28 SHOWS 6:00pm | MORE INFO
Black Friday Salsa Film and Jam
Friday 11/28
Black Friday Salsa Film and Jam
$15.00
SHOWS 6:00pm |
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Two-time audience award winning film, "Sex, Love & Salsa", returns to the NUYO for an encore screening! After the film, work off some turkey, with the sounds of DJ Berraco Bama, playing the best Salsa Dura. Plus a *Sneak Peak* La Gradua!
Admission $15

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Halloween Trick or Treating at the Nuyo!
Friday 10/31
Halloween Trick or Treating at the Nuyo! 10/31/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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This Halloween celebrate with us and take your little monsters trick or treating at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
The classic holiday film A Nightmare Before Christmas will be playing at 7pm
Candy will be provided (Tummy Aches Guaranteed!)
Also, come visit us tomorrow (Sat) November 1st from 12pm-6pm as we celebrate with our 2nd Annual Block Party on East 3rd Street (Rev. Pedro Pietri Way) between Avenue B and Avenue C!
FREE ADMISSION for both events!

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Falu
Friday 10/31
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Falu 10/31/2014
$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!).

It's Halloween at the Nuyorican and we are doing it big this year! Come celebrate Nuyo's birthday and the infamous fright night at the Friday Night Slam! Dress to impress because we are looking for the wildest and most elaborate Halloween costumes. The winner of the best costume will receive a grand prize!!!

$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!

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 11/01
Growing Up Daddy 11/01/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Saturday, November 1st: Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!
Sunday, November 2nd: Doors open at 3pm, Show starts at 3:15pm!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 11/01
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 11/01/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz's JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT - Dedicated to AUDELCO and it's president, Grace Jones on Sat, Nov 1st @ 9:30pm: Kevin Mambo, who "was" FELA in the Broadway production and is now starring inThe Fortress of Solitude - Public Theater (a must see), Jeffery V. Thompson, Broadway veteran (Eubie), Perri Gaffney, award winning actress/playwright who opens her one-woman show "The Resurrection of Alice"at the Billie Holiday Theatre, Gary E. Gary Vincent, AUDELCO award winning actor, Obediah Wright, award winning choreographer, Helena D. Lewis, AUDELCO nominated actress for her one-woman play Call Me Crazy…. and Adalia Gwaltney, actress/author of Don't Chase Me Out Of The Church and actor/vocalist, Spelman Beaubrun, Lead vocalists from 11 AUDELCO winning Shango de Ima…. More to come all at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Sat, Nov 1st….. And be sure to get your tickets for the AUDELCO Awards, Nov 17th at Symphony Space!!!
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Growing Up Daddy
Sunday 11/02
Growing Up Daddy 11/02/2014
$20.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Saturday, November 1st: Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!
Sunday, November 2nd: Doors open at 3pm, Show starts at 3:15pm!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/03
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/03/2014
$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.

Cafe Closed
Tuesday 11/04
Cafe Closed 11/04/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 11/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 11/05/2014
$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.

Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser
Thursday 11/06
Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser 11/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe and #PoetsForRome present "Open Mic Fundraiser for Rome Neal"

Please join us as we join together to help raise money to assist our brother, mentor, and artistic director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Mr. Rome Neal. He was injured setting lights for a show and fell 30 feet. As a result, he has a broken ankle, a broken shoulder, and will be in the hospital for month. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to assist with medical bills. Hosted by Nathan Pearson. With special performances by Eric Frazier, Helena D. Lewis and Ayanda Sunshine. Doors Open at 6:30pm with Showtime starting at 7pm!!! Admission: $10 at the door

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 11/06
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 11/06/2014
$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.

Latinos NYC presents: Bklyn Meets Washington Heights
Friday 11/07
Latinos NYC presents: Bklyn Meets Washington Heights 11/07/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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An Open Mic Event and Poetry Showcase!
Its the mixing of the two when Brooklyn meets Washington Heights in this evening of poetry. Feature artists include: Ricardo Hernandez, Ar Garcia, The Delta and Taino Brigs. Sign up for the open mic!!!
Doors Open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $10 at the door
***$7 admission with donation!!! We are accepting toys and books for the Citizen’s Daycare Center, so come by and donate a new toy or book and you’ll get a discount at the door.

Friday Night Slam feat. Cheryl Maddalena/Carrie Rudzinski
Friday 11/07
Friday Night Slam feat. Cheryl Maddalena/Carrie Rudzinski 11/07/2014
$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 11/08
NYC College Poetry Slam 11/08/2014
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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New York City College Slam and Open Mic

College student poets compete for applause, glory, and a bit of cash. Any poet is welcome to hit the stage for the open mic.

Sign up for slam and open mic 10 minutes before slam begins.

Slammers should have at least two poems. Poems must be original. Poems must be under three minutes. Poets can read from paper but the best performances are typically off-book from memory. Poets cannot use props. The slam is usually two rounds.

Open mic poets can do whatever they like, but poems should be under three minutes.

Judges are selected randomly from the audience.

The most fun you can have in NYC for only $7!

Konekt Band "Music & Mingle" Event
Saturday 11/08
Konekt Band "Music & Mingle" Event 11/08/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The official Konekt Band debut launch in NYC. Refreshments will be served!
Konekt band is a Caribbean-infused Entertainment band with the intention to connect hearts and people through great music and positive vibes. After being the prime entertainment at beach resorts, graduation parties, personal parties, and festivals, Konekt band has become known for putting on a great show. The band has been buzzing and fans have been requesting to see them in action! Konekt is now ready to officially launch the band at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Get to know them personally but also come prepared for a party! You don’t want to miss it! Admission: $20

Broadway Artists Connection presents "Happiness"
Sunday 11/09
Broadway Artists Connection presents "Happiness" 11/09/2014
$50.00, 100.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A performance to benefit THE CREATIVE ARTS TEAM YOUTH THEATRE

Broadway Artists Connection presents a performance and auction of one-of-a-kind items to benefit Creative Arts Team (CAT) Youth Theatre! Your ticket includes an evening of song-and-dance from artists representing over 25 Broadway shows, complimentary drinks, an entry in the raffle, a chance to bid on four unique experiential packages, and to witness a number with the Broadway artists and the students of CAT Youth Theatre: “using the power of drama to change lives!” For details, visit www.broadwayconnects.org.
$50 - general admission including 2 drink tickets
$100 - VIP includes pre-show reception with the cast & best seats - only 20 available
*tickets purchased prior to Oct. 18th include one raffle ticket to be entered to win 2 Broadway Show tickets and backstage tour

In-Da-Lab presents Show Love to Get Love
Sunday 11/09
In-Da-Lab presents Show Love to Get Love 11/09/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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This 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 at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/10
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/10/2014
$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.

Veteran's Day- Cafe Closed
Tuesday 11/11
Veteran's Day- Cafe Closed 11/11/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/12
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/12/2014
$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.

Cafe Closed
Thursday 11/13
Cafe Closed 11/13/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Friday Night Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jamaal St John
Friday 11/14
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jamaal St John 11/14/2014
$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!

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 11/15
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 11/15/2014
$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.

The Spotlight Promotions
Sunday 11/16
The Spotlight Promotions 11/16/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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 11/17
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/17/2014
$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.

"a kind shot" by Terri Mateer
Tuesday 11/18
"a kind shot" by Terri Mateer 11/18/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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"a kind shot" is a funny, uplifting personal account that chronicles Terri Mateer's years as a professional basketball player, aspiring architect, and model. It's a 65 minute solo show that inspires us to be more generous and kind to every one. Seth Barrish, Co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group, worked on the piece as a Dramaturg, it was listed by Ken Davenport as One of The Top Ten Shows to see at the FringeNYC-2014 and received the following quotes in a review by Robert Attenweiler at NY Theater Now:
"honest and affecting"
"'a kind shot' has real touch and scores with ease."
"Mateer is incredibly honest throughout her story and she tells it in a spontaneous, off-the-cuff manner that immediately makes the audience comfortable."
"Even through some of her most shocking confessions, Mateer is able to keep the tone light enough so that serious moments can quickly be followed up with humor and laughs."
ADMISSION: $10

Zack Foley Quartet Show
Tuesday 11/18
Zack Foley Quartet Show 11/18/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Family Tree is an arts collective dedicated to nurturing the prime need of artists: to create.
Family Tree provides a safe environment encouraging risk-taking and the resources for writers, actors and musicians to develop their work and see their vision full realized. Family Tree Artists find the inspiration and support in Community to make meaningful artistic contributions to the culture of the world.
We have History, Roots, and Branches. Welcome to Family Tree. Come join us this evening!
$10 Admission

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/19
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/19/2014
$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 11/20
Cafe Closed 11/20/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Latinos NYC Presents: 3 Kings Annual Toy Drive and Open Mic
Friday 11/21
Latinos NYC Presents: 3 Kings Annual Toy Drive and Open Mic 11/21/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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For the last few years, Latinos NYC has provided food for the homeless and also donates toys to the Citizens Day Care Center. It is with your help that we continue to do what we do for others. Please attend this Annual Toy Drive/Poetry Showcase and help bring a smile to a child's face on Three Kings Day.
Tonight's event features: Latanya DeVaughn and Margarits Cruz! Hosted by John CHANCE Acevedo. Pls bring a toy for boys and girls ages 3 to 7. Sign up at the Open Mic! $10 at the door.

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Ken Arkind
Friday 11/21
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Ken Arkind 11/21/2014
$28.00
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!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Urbintel Inc. presents The Male Ego: Inside a Man's Mind
Saturday 11/22
Urbintel Inc. presents The Male Ego: Inside a Man's Mind 11/22/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Showcase and Conversation

Hosted by Gabriel Ramirez, this showcase and convo features Shane Romero, Rainmaker, Anthony Ragler, Darren Arthur, Joel Francois, and Samson Maldonado.
Admission: $10/$8 with student ID at the door

Advocate of Wordz Presents: The Fall Classic
Saturday 11/22
Advocate of Wordz Presents: The Fall Classic 11/22/2014
$12.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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"The Fall Classic" is an annual live multimedia theatrical spoken word event, produced and directed by Advocate of Wordz. Its theme is to showcase some of today's most captivating and intuitive artists who one day will be remembered by history as a "CLASSIC". The inaugural event's cast are all published authors with many awards. One won an award before their book was published, one is up for a Latin Grammy nomination, and another was named one of the 20 most influential Puerto Rican women in the world.
Rich Villar, Christopher Chilo Cajigas, and Caridad De La Luz (aka La Bruja) will be the event's features! Live performances and short films/art videos, all original work written and showcased by our features. Admission: $12

Sunday 11/23
Cafe Closed 11/23/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/24
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/24/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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.

the Karma of a Woman: Book Release Party
Tuesday 11/25
the Karma of a Woman: Book Release Party 11/25/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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There will be music, drinks, food, raffles, and spoken word performances by Ynanna Djehuty and Crown Febo.
Make a night of it and come out to support

$10 admission for everyone.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 11/25
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 11/25/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/26
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/26/2014
$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.

Thanksgiving Day- Cafe Closed
Thursday 11/27
Thanksgiving Day- Cafe Closed 11/27/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Black Friday Salsa Film and Jam
Friday 11/28
Black Friday Salsa Film and Jam 11/28/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Two-time audience award winning film, "Sex, Love & Salsa", returns to the NUYO for an encore screening! After the film, work off some turkey, with the sounds of DJ Berraco Bama, playing the best Salsa Dura. Plus a *Sneak Peak* La Gradua!
Admission $15

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Falu
Friday 11/28
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Falu 11/28/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

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!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 11/29
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 11/29/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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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 11/30
New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band with Bobby Sanabria 11/30/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Directed by multi-Grammy nominated Latin jazz guru Bobby Sanabria, The New School University's hottest ensemble takes the stage at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe' for the first time this semester! Enjoy the beautiful NYC Sunday weather and end the evening with listening, groovin' and dancing to the music of the Gods!!! Featuring: Austin Boici, Rafael Castillo, Bjoern Ingelstam, Brandon Joza, William Duffy, Alexandra Levy, Yoav Levy, Andrea Domenici,Adrian Condis, David Jimenez, Michalina Vessio, Alex Silver, Alex Talarico, Nate Garner, Jesus Viramontes, Nathan Bellot, Izak Washington, Peter Wilke, Oreste Abrantes
Admission $10

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/01
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 12/01/2014
$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.

Applause Books' Best Monologues Anthology Launch
Wednesday 12/03
Applause Books' Best Monologues Anthology Launch 12/03/2014
$5.00, 18.00, 35.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Join us for the launch of Applause Books' Best Monologues from the Best American Short Plays! This two-volume anthology includes monologues from some of America's most dynamic and exciting theatrical voices. The launch event will feature readings and performances of monologues by authors including Clay McLeod Chapman, Peter Maloney, Laura Shaine, Polly Frost, Steve Feffer, Daniel Gallant and many more. Order one or both volumes of the anthology via the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and receive free admission to the launch event

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 12/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 12/03/2014
$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.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 12/04
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 12/04/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
THREE DAYS OF CRAZY!!!
Thurs. Dec 4th / Fri. December 5th / Sat. Dec. 6th

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 12/04
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 12/04/2014
$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.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 12/05
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 12/05/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
THREE DAYS OF CRAZY!!!
Thurs. Dec 4th / Fri. December 5th / Sat. Dec. 6th

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/05
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 12/05/2014
$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 12/06
NYC College Poetry Slam 12/06/2014
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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New York City College Slam and Open Mic

College student poets compete for applause, glory, and a bit of cash. Any poet is welcome to hit the stage for the open mic.

Sign up for slam and open mic 10 minutes before slam begins.

Slammers should have at least two poems. Poems must be original. Poems must be under three minutes. Poets can read from paper but the best performances are typically off-book from memory. Poets cannot use props. The slam is usually two rounds.

Open mic poets can do whatever they like, but poems should be under three minutes.

Judges are selected randomly from the audience.

The most fun you can have in NYC for only $7!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 12/06
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 12/06/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
THREE DAYS OF CRAZY!!!
Thurs. Dec 4th / Fri. December 5th / Sat. Dec. 6th

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 12/06
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 12/06/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Featuring Jazz vocalist and musicians, first Saturday of the month!
Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!
At the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/08
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 12/08/2014
$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.

Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo
Tuesday 12/09
Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo 12/09/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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DOORS OPEN AT 5:45 PM / SHOWTIME: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hosted by Writopia Lab Teens, ages 13 to 19
Writopia Lab presents Spoken Word! Want to Perform? We're going to slam without scoring, Writopia-style. Want to watch? Enjoy the show! Writopia Lab is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in all young people through creative writing. Admission $10 tickets, $7 tickets with student ID at the door. All performers come for free. Note: All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event! Please e-mail Danielle@writopialab.org to sign up.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/10
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 12/10/2014
$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.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/12
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 12/12/2014
$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!

Salsondria
Saturday 12/13
Salsondria 12/13/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Salsondria is a floating Cuban dance party featuring a rotating group of Cuban musicians and DJ's. Lead by Daniel Odria, The 7 piece Salsondria band hits heavy with Afro-Cuban rhythms spreading the NEW sounds of "Timba". This party has been going strong for 3yrs, reviving the sounds of Rumba, Son and Salsa. DJ MaddMaracas of NYC and DJ Asho of Cuba, keep the "casino" style Salsa dancing going between band sets and late into the night. Daniel Odria, who learned to dance "casino" style salsa in 2011,

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/15
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 12/15/2014
$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.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 12/16
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 12/16/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/17
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 12/17/2014
$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 Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 12/18
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 12/18/2014
$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.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/19
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 12/19/2014
$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!

Saturday 12/20
Kat's Spoken Word Performance 12/20/2014
$7.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 12/20
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 12/20/2014
$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.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/22
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 12/22/2014
$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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/24
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 12/24/2014
$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.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/26
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 12/26/2014
$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!

Saturday 12/27
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 12/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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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!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/29
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 12/29/2014
$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.