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Thursday, May 1, 2014
NUYORICAN POETS CAFE
The 2014 Grand Slam happens tomorrow!
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey!
Salome: Voodoo Princess premieres!
Watch Mayweather's fight Saturday, during Banana Puddin' Jazz!
The Nuyo & Rebel Theater Company present Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins, 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. Click here for tickets.
Tonight: U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey headlines
PEN World Voices May Day event
TheNuyo and thePEN World Voices Festivalpresent a May Day literary celebration that features U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Kenyan political cartoonist Gado, our own Mahogany L. Browne and Malcolm Wicks, participants from the Domestic Workers Union writing workshops and other artists who advocate for social change. For tickets, click here.
Saturday: Boxing by Mayweather and Jazz by Rome Neal
Join us on August 17 for an outdoor celebration of poetry and jazz when NYC's Summerstage series features the Nuyo. Check out the New York Times' article about Summerstage 2014, which gives us a shout-out.
Tickets are for our upcoming show with Tony winner Sarah Jones(5/28) are nearly sold out - get 'em while you can!
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Tickets and information for most shows are available atwww.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386.
Our programs are supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, the Fund for the City of New York, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Manhattan Borough President.
Need the perfect present for a poet or a fan of the downtown arts scene? A year-long
Nuyorican Poets Cafe membership is only $60 (or $30 for students). Nuyo members receive discounts on admission to all events, as well as several free tickets and invites to special members-only events!
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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