Tag Archives: spoken word

13th of the Month Thing: Beach Day & TAYO Reading with FilAm Creative! – Manhattan Beach, 8/13/11

Beach Day & TAYO Reading

“Community! Art! Beach! Uh-huh, sounds good!!

Join FilAm Creative (FAC) and TAYO Literary Magazine for SoCal’s hottest party of the month! FAC’s 13th of the Month Thing is your opportunity to have a great time while meeting the FilAm entertainment and media industry’s creatives. August spotlights authors, poets, and artists!

THIS MONTH: Beach Day & TAYO Reading!!
…(free event, donations to TAYO or FAC welcome)

FilAm Creative is partnering with TAYO Literary Magazine to produce their 2nd annual Beach Day & TAYO Reading. Bring your sunscreen and towel, but also get ready to meet many of the best artists on the scene today! Writers, spoken-word, and other artists are welcome to bring their work to display, exhibit, or perform.”

Nuchi du Takara Memorial Commemoration of Battle of Okinawa – SF, 6/18/11

“Please join this event commemorating the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. Ceremony with Reverend Ronald Nakasone. Performances by Nakayoshi (Okinawan singing) group, Genyukai (Okinawan sanshin 3 string lute music), Colin Ehara (spoken word), Alton Chung (storytelling), special collaboration between Kinuko Mototake (Okinawan dance), Wesley Ueunten (sanshin), Melody Takata (taiko) and Francis Wong (saxophone). A premiere screening of the Nuchi du Takara Oral History Project will follow in the NJAHS Peace Gallery.”

One Imagination presents: BREAK the Silence! (4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!) – Long Beach, 5/26/11

One Imagination presents: BREAK the Silence!

One Imagination holds Open Mic Nights on the last Thursday of every month. This Thursday is a special Open Mic Night as they are celebrating their four year anniversary.

“Our four year anniversary is coming up and we want you to be a part of it! Meet old faces and new as we reminisce on memories and look forward to building new ones. First timers highly encouraged!

This event is FREE + ALL AGES. Please purchase food to support!
DONATIONS to One Imagination will be accepted as well. (We do this completely free of charge and often out of our own pockets so donations or purchase of our merchandise are greatly appreciated.)

*CANELA NEGRA* will grace our space with their live music!
Latin jazz, reggae, soul straight from LBC.

Other Special Guests:
-White Noise (beatbox)
-Shining Sons (conscious hip hop duo)
-Sumiko Braun aka soul.in.my.fist (hip hop/spoken word artist with The CollectiV and One Imagination)
-Antonio (host of Definitive Soapbox open mic)
-Big Brother (organizer/poet with One Imagination)
-Stevie Merino (Poet/Organizer with Party for Socialism & Liberation)
-AVI the Most Ill (conscious hip hop/acoustic from West Covina)
-Divine Daughters (conscious dynamic womynist duo)
More TBA as date comes closer…

Hosted By:
-Aaron Mallory

-DJ Kalamari
-Nativity [Dank Radio]
*DJ nPrevail and DJ South will be up to other shenanigans.”

The ReWrite, an APIA Spoken Word Event – 5/15/11, SF

“”The ReWrite” is a night of featured API poets and open mic. It’s an opportunity for people share stories and to participate in revitalizing the movement for Asian American and Pacific Islander writers/poets in the Bay Area.

Features: Matt Blesse, Jacqulyn Whang, Jason Bayani, Niki Escobar

Open Mic Time with a special appearance by Eddy Zheng.”

  • WHERE: Community Youth Center, 1038 Post Street, San Francisco
  • WHEN: Sun 5/15/11, 3:30-8:30pm
  • HOW MUCH: $5 youth, $10 adult, no one turned away for lack of funds
  • MORE INFO: Facebook event; Registration

Pasifika Voice 2010, 12/4/10, Long Beach

“An evening of contemporary Pacific Island Poetry, Art, and Music.”

  • WHERE: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
  • WHEN: Sat 12/4/10, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: $22 presale, $30 at door, special rates for members and students
  • MORE INFOhttp://www.pieam.org/spokenword

and she said… Dance Theater based on women’s poetry, 11/12/10

based on women’s poetry on love and war, drawing on many different styles of poetry, dance, and theater, including Bharatanatyam, spoken word, and contemporary Tamil theater. =)

Carlos Bulosan Memorial Tribute: 55 Years Later, LA – 10/23/10

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, a tribute to one of the most important Filipino American novelists in what looks to be a theatrical adaptation of his life, “Allos,” commissioned by The East West Players. Also featuring spoken word.

  • WHERE: Temple Gateway Youth and Community Center, 3200 West Temple St., Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles
  • WHEN: Sat., 10/23/10, 4-6pm
  • HOW MUCH: $10 presale, $15 door
  • MORE INFO: http://www.esipa.org/ or tickets