On Thursday June 13th The Oakland Slam returns once again to The New Parkway Theater with our unique brand of raucous entertainment. Last time around we eschewed the competition entirely and concentrated fully on seeding the WIDE-Open-Mic with the best and brightest local comedic and poetic talent with no judges to get in the way. We stacked the list with a few Poets and Comics we know to be dope but left the rest up to YOU, with great results. If you've been aching to get on the mic for the first time or try out that new poem/set then the Open is a perfect opportunity to do so with none of the normal restrictions you find in the Slam (mind you there IS a time limit but no points to deduct - go too long and at some point the DJ will just play you off or the host will come and take the mic, politely). This time around we'll reintroduce the slam but we'll keep it to a few slots (5) and keep the emphasis on getting new folks to the stage.
Meet Up members are encouraged to roll through and hit the mic!
For MEET UP members - we'll have a couch/table set up just for you so that folks can sit together if they like. And don't forget to mention your discount to the door-person so that you get the lower cover charge.
The Oakland Poetry Slam & WIDE-Open-Mic
Thursday, June 13th 9-11pm
The New Parkway THeater
$10 - ALL AGES (Just $5 for Meet Up Members)