We are kicking the weekend off big tonight with two great events taking place in the region. The first is the Surreal Cabaret down in Sugar Loaf mixing poetry, drama, dance, and music, while featuring conceptual play, experimentation, and improvisation into one incredible show. And up here in Albany, Team Nitty Gritty member Saymo (Christopher The Poet) is hosting a listening party for his new album at The Book Club. This will also be a farewell performance for him as he is moving back to South Carolina very soon. We will certainly miss him and his poetry and can’t wait to see what he creates after the move.
We pick the poetry back up on Monday at McGeary’s with the incredible Bertha Rogers as the featured poet at Poets Speak Loud.
Here is what is coming up in Poetryland this week…
7:30pm – Poets Speak Loud
McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY
Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet. This month the long-running open mic will be hosted by Thom Francis with the incredible featured poet Bertha Rogers.
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.
7:00pm – Club Helsinki Open Mic
Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
A weekly open mic for music, performance, and poetry on the incredible Club Helsinki stage.
7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry
7:00pm – Open Mic Night at Stage 1
The Barn / Stage 1, 46 N. Swan Street, Albany, NY
A new monthly open mic event series hosted by Albany Poets and Albany Barn featuring music from DJ Al B and some of the freshest poetry and spoken word in Albany! Some light refreshments will be served, stop by to hear some poetry, music, and more! Admission is free, there is a $2 suggested donation at the door.
8:00pm – Northampton Poetry Open Mic
Hinge, 48 Main St., Northampton, MA
Northampton’s only weekly open mic poetry night offers some of the best, most creative voices in the county. Every Tuesday night at 8:00pm. Come down and listen. Come down and share your words. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.
8:00pm – WXW Tuesday Project
yBar, 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
The WXW Tuesday Project continues at yBar in Pittsfield, Mass with a special performance.
8:00pm – Pauly’s Hotel Open Mic Night
Pauly’s Hotel, 337 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Poetry, Music, Comedy and more take center stage at Pauly’s weekly Open Mic Night hosted by Brian LaPoint and Joshua Gruft.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
A weekly open Mic for music, poetry, and spoken word at one of Albany’s best new coffee shops.
7:00pm – Between The Lines
Enchante Tea Room, 169 River St., Troy, NY
A new monthly poetry open mic hosted by D. Colin with a featured poet in beautiful downtown Troy. This month’s featured poet is Hawk T. Poet.
8:00pm – The Parlor Cafe Open Mic
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland Street, North Adams, MA
A weekly open mic each and every Friday at the Parlor Cafe in North Adams for poets, musicians, and artists. Signup at the bar and get ready for the show, starting at 8:00pm.
6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with featured readers at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties created and hosted by author Laura Lonshein Ludwig.
For a full listing of all of the poetry and spoken word events in upstate New York, head over to the events calendar page. And if you live in the Western Massachusetts / Connecticut area, be sure to check out Lori Desrosiers‘ Poetry News Calendar.
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