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Kapitol Klique Productions and Manifest Innertainment. Every Monday at 830PM. Listener’s Lounge.Murali’s.901 9th St. NW DC.Featuring Poets, Open Mic, Live Band.For more information call 202-746-4537.www.manifestinnertainment.com



Joe's Place.Every Wednesday at Midnight. WHUR-FM 96.3

Live radio show featuring poetry, music, discussion, special guests. Hosted by Joe Gorham. (202) 806-3500.





Spit Dat!. Every Thursday at 8:00 pm.Java Head Café, 3629 12th St. NE, corner of 12th & Otis, Brookland neighborhood, DC. (202) 997-JAVA.Hosted by Drew "Droopy" Anderson. Featured authors and open mic. $5 Admission.


First Thursdays Open Mic Fest. 1st Thursdays at 6:00PM

Starbucks Chinatown, 800 7th St. NW, 2nd level, DC (240) 350-8323.

Featured readers, followed by poetry open mic. Sponsored by Starbucks; Presented by Cultural DC and Desho Productions. Hosted by Ashawarrior. Free Admission. www.authorsden.com/ashawarrior and http://www.geocities.com/ashawarrior/ashawarrior.html


Third Thursday Poetry Fest.3rd Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Starbucks, 800 7th St. NW, Second level, DC. (202) 289-1576. Sponsored by Starbucks; organized by Cultural DC and Desho Productions, Hosted by Abena Disroe. Two featured poets followed by open mic. Free Admission.


Verse, Vibes and Bites.3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Barnes and Noble Books, 555 12th St. NW, Metro Center neighborhood, DC. (202) 246-0111. Featured poet, followed by open mic. Hosted by Sistah Joy Matthews Alford. Doc Powell performs on Djembe (African drum). Free Admission.

Trinity Open Mic. 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Trinity College, Kerby Lounge, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, DC. (202) 258-0168. One block from Catholic University, Brookland neighborhood. All talents welcomed. Refreshments, live band. Hosted by Ayana Howard. Free Admission.



Poetry in Motion.1st Fridays at 7:00 pm

Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 5354 Sheriff Road, Chapel Oaks, MD (202) 287-5997 or (202) 297-6225.Featured poets, followed by open mic. Admission price unclear.




Poetic Beats.1st and 3rd Saturdays with a few exceptations at 5:00 pm (until 7:00). Dar Es Salaam, 4000 34th St., Mt. Rainier, MD(240) 350-8323. Hosted by Ashawarrior and Dar Es Salaam. Featured poets, special guests, poetry open mic,. $5 Admission; free to youth. www.authorsden.com/ashawarrior and http://www.geocities.com/ashawarrior/ashawarrior.html

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