Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mental Graffiti Poetry Slam at The Butterfly Social Club

Hey guys this is Jason,
Monday we took a group of 2 travelers to the once monthly poetry slam at The Butterfly Social Club. I was joined by both Adrienne and Francis. We had a blast, well at least the volunteers did. Unfortunately the hostlers were unable to follow the rapid and often cryptic poems. The highlight of the evening was when Adrienne joined the open mic and blew it out of the water! Way to go! We also were chosen as a group to be judges in the slam. I am undecided if this is a very good event for the travelers due to the language barrier. However, I would HIGHLY recommend checking this out! The talent pool is staggering and the venue is very cool (they project random movies onto the wall behind the bar). This is a great event that only happens on the third Monday of the month. I will certainly be going back and I hope to see some of you there!
As a side note a few of the poets have started a new monthly show called the encyclopedia show and its is a sight to behold. Every month a panel of poets are given a topic from the encyclopedia to write about, (last month the topic was Bears). The result is sometimes funny, sometimes strange, but always entertaining. This event will be taking place on Wednesday January 7t at the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park. Hope to see you there!
Another side note; check out its a weekly newsletter linking to all sorts of events that all have some form of free/open bar. Its AMAZING!
Hope to see you all at the volunteer get together on the 30th!

1 comment:

HI-Chicago said...

Great post Jason! Thanks for doing a review -- it's a big help on deciding what and what not to put on the calendar. I definitely want to check out the poetry slam next month.

For those interested, you can check out a poetry slam on a weekly basis. Green Mill has "Uptown Poetry Slam" every Sunday, starting at 7pm with an open mic.

And = amazing!!!

Thanks for all the good tip-offs!