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On Wednesday night, MTV featured the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in an episode of the new series Washington Heights! Click here to watch the full episode (the Cafe is featured starting at the 3:50 mark for a few minutes, and then several times during the segment from 32 minutes in to the end, all of which takes place at our venue).
Tonight at 10pm, join us for the Friday Night Poetry Slam, featuring Eboni Hogan and hosted by Mahogany Browne! Reserved tickets are $20, unreserved tickets are $10. Tomorrow@6, C. Bravo Productions presents Poetic Romance, featuring roses for the ladies, door prizes, and an open mic. Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door. Tomorrow@10, join us for WORDS hip hop/poetry showcase and open mic, featuring a live band; tix are $13 ($10 for students). On Sunday afternoon, actor/musician brothers Nat & Alex Wolff take the stage; advance tickets for their concert are sold out, but there will be a few tickets left at the door (3pm, $10). Sunday@6, the Encyclopedia Show features experts from many disciplines who present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month; this installment features Omar Holman ($10/$7). Sunday@8:30, enjoy verse and film by Syreeta Gates, Ericia Miriam Fabria and Queen Godis ($7/$5). And Monday is a national holiday, but we're still open for Open Mic Monday! Join us at 9PM and share your music, poetry, comedy or monologues ($5)
Tickets and details for all shows are available at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386.
Need the perfect present 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).
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