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Black Bird Press News
Friday, December 21, 2012
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
New@Nuyo: Joe's Pub Benefit tonight!
NYTimes/NY1 hype the Nuyo
Got No TreeSlam
A YerbabuenaNew Years The Nod
Sunday's New York Times says of the Nuyo: "Anyone who doubts that words alone can still pull a rowdy crowd in Manhattan has not recently visited the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side." Check out thefull article here.
A limited number of $15 rush tickets to the Joe's Pub show are available to patrons on our eblast list; use code JPTIXA2 when you buy online or at the box office.
Upcoming Nuyorican Poets Cafe events:
Tonight, the Nuyo throws a benefit concert at Joe's Pub to raise funds for a new heating system (ours was damaged during Sandy) and for our artists and students who are still recovering from the hurricane. Can't make it on the 20th but still want to help? Donations of any size will be hugely appreciated; you can donate here.
Ring in New Years' Eve at the Nuyo with YERBABUENA! The Puerto Rican roots band, led by singer Tato Torres, performs percussive bomba y plena, jíbaro folk songs & deep electric-bass grooves (tickets: $25/$30).
If you're a Jewyorican, Hinduyorican, Muslorican or any -ican that don't have a tree, come to the Nuyo's 2nd annual Got No Tree Poetry Slam
on Dec 24th at 8pm; with holiday-themed features and an open mic. Hosted by the fabulous Caroline Rothstein. Tickets are $7 and $10.
THE NOD continues at the Nuyo through January. In this solo show, Tony Drazan (director of Zebrahead, Hurlyburly and Imaginary Crimes) describes how he used a simple nod to bluff his way in and out of lucrative writing gigs and to navigate tempestuous relationships.
Tickets and details for all shows are available at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386.
Need the perfect holiday gift for a poet or a fan of the downtown arts scene?
Don't miss our regular weekly events: Open Mic Mondays (every Monday at 9pm, all art forms welcome); the Slam Open (a competitive poetry open mic, every Wednesday at 9pm except the first Wednesday of the month); the Thursday Night Latin Jazz Jam (every Thursday at 9pm) and our Friday Night Poetry Slam (10pm every Friday).
Follow the Nuyo on Facebookor Twitter for event updates, news about our artists, submission opportunities and more. Further information about all of our shows can be found at www.nuyorican.org.