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Milwaukee’s Spoken Word Venues

Bean Head Coffee 1835 N. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 347-3511. Gumbo Magazine, teen open mic night, first Friday monthly, 7-10 pm Call 264-2502 for adult poetry readings, usually the third or fourth Sunday, monthly. Bremen Cafe Corner of Clarke and Bremen. Poetry Circle. Tuesday nites from 6:30-9 pm. No Cover. Onopa 735 E Center St. BLU SOL NITES…an evening of soul-deep poetry & live music. Host Dan Vaughn brings you Milwaukee’s hottest artists and lyrical masters…do your thang on our open mic! A once a month concentrated cultured dose of the real thing…not your average open mic! This poetic groove sets off at 7:30 pm. $5 in advance/ $7 at the door! CITY CLUB “Unplugged” every Tuesday at City Club downtown. Hot open mic sets w/ live bands & deejays and scheduled features of Mil-town’s Best and national artists! Hosted By Kwabena Antoine Nixon. No Cover! For more information email: . The Coffee House 631 N. 19th St., (414) 299-9598. Check www.the-coffee-house.com for select acoustic and spoken word open stage events. $2 admission. Cafe is located in the lower level of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Conversation’s Internet Sports Bar 3515 W. Villard (off Fond du Lac and 35th St.) Thursdays, 9 pm til midnight. No cover. The Eighth Note Coffee House 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., ground floor of UWM Student Union., (414) 229-5961. Scheduled readings upon request by a host or organization. Call for current event. KUJI CAFe 3908 W. Capitol Dr., (414) 873-9550. Hosted By Kwabena Antoine Nixon. Call for poetry events and writer’s circle info. Mecca Night Club and Lounge 3801 W. Hampton Ave., (414) 462-4727. Sunday Nights. Doors open 7pm. No Cover. Open mic/feature starts 8 pm. Host Dan Vaughn. Slam every “teenth” Sunday Ages 21 and older only. Onyx Restaurant 722 N Water St. Every other Wednesday at 8 pm. No cover. Hosted by Dan Vaughn. Sherman Park 4924 W. Roosevelt Dr. Poetry every first and third Friday at 6:30pm Thai Joe’s 2239 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 223-3333 Poets’ Monday is 8-10 pm, weekly with host Timothy Kloss. $3 cover. Woodland Pattern Bookstore 720 E. Locust St., (414) 263-5001. Red Letter reading series is every third Friday, monthly. Night features local and regional writers and begins at 7 pm with an open mic. Hiatus in December, January and July. $3 cover non-readers; $2 cover readers. Y-Not II 706 E. Lyon., (414) 347-9972. Poetry Slam, second and fourth Wednesdays. Open mic and featured performer. Winners participate in Super Slam readings in November. Starts at 8:30 pm. Riverwest Currents – Volume 2 – Issue 5 – May 2003
compiled by Currents staff