The Oakland Poetry Slam & WIDE-Open-Mic

Monthly, on the 2nd Thursday The Oakland Poetry Slam & WIDE-Open-Mic returns to Downtown's best little venue - Awaken Cafe. We're thrilled to bring you, our everloving audience to the great new space with the extra tasty vittles and thirst quenching drinks (Sandwiches, Salads, Beer, Wine, Yay!).

As always we'll start the show with our patented WIDE-Open-Mic (singers, comics, MCs, storytellers, etc. encouraged to sign up). This portion of the evening is hosted by Dre and you never know who's gonna drop in and hit the mic. It's always a great time and, if you're just getting started or have something new to bring to the mic, is the perfect place for you. The water's warm... come on in. Plus, if you sign up to perform you get a special discount at the door.

The second half of the show is the Poetry Slam. There you'll see up to 8 poets compete with their own, original work to wow the judges and audience alike. We'll have two rounds of Slam with the top three finishers winning $50 in cash money.

NOTE - This is our ONLY event in August (we're switching to a monthly schedule for the summer.)

The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open-Mic
2nd Thursdays Monthly, 8pm
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway (near 14th St)
Downtown Oakland
JUST $5 for MeetUp Members!

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  • Langstyn W.

    Where can I sign up to get on the mic for the first time? Email [masked]

    December 31, 2013

    • Dahled

      Hey there, just show up a little early. We'll have a signup list out about a half hour before showtime.

      January 7, 2014

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