Welcome to the The Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
A cultural icon on New York's Lower East Side since 1973.

 
“The Cafe is the most integrated place on the planet” - Allen Ginsberg
 
The Nuyorican presents groundbreaking works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, visual art and champions established as well as rising artists from every background imaginable. To find out more about the Cafe, see our individual Program pages, check out our calendar and come on down to the biggest little stage on earth.

Upcoming @thenuyo

Wed
7/23
Ntozake Shange: A Poetry Reading and Discussion
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$15.00
Ntozake Shange: A Poetry Reading and Discussion
Wednesday 7/23
Ntozake Shange: A Poetry Reading and Discussion
$15.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
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Join us on July 23rd for a poetry reading by Ntozake Shange! A celebrated poet and playwright, Ntozake Shange is the author of For Colored Girls... and has received awards including the Pushcart Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The reading will also feature poet Hermine Pinson, and will be followed by a discussion with both poets. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door, $10 with valid student ID.

Wed
7/23
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
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$8.00
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/23
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
$8.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Thu to Sun
7/10 to 7/27
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
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$15.00
Thu 7/10 to Sun 7/27 SHOWS 3:30pm, 6:30pm | MORE INFO
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday to Sunday 7/10 to 7/27
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
$15.00
SHOWS 3:30pm, 6:30pm |
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Thu
7/24
Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore
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$10.00
Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore
Thursday 7/24
Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore
$10.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
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Thursday Night Latin Jazz live at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. This week features vocalist Chandry and Trio. Come listen and enjoy the beautiful evening as they play Jazz and sultry Brazilian music! Admission: $10

Fri
7/25
Friday Night Slam feat. T Miller
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$25.00
Fri 7/25 SHOWS 10:00pm | MORE INFO
Friday Night Slam feat. T Miller
Friday 7/25
Friday Night Slam feat. T Miller
$25.00
SHOWS 10:00pm |
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Sat
7/26
Urbintel Presents VERSES
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$10.00
Sat 7/26 SHOWS 10:00pm | MORE INFO
Urbintel Presents VERSES
Saturday 7/26
Urbintel Presents VERSES
$10.00
SHOWS 10:00pm |
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The Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by "The Crazy One", Helena D Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

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Open Mic Mondays
Monday 6/30
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 06/30/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

RIDE. A Meditation on Addiction
Tuesday 7/01
RIDE. A Meditation on Addiction 07/01/2014
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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RIDE. A Meditation on Addiction
Written & Performed by Cheryl Rae Fidelman
At her father's grave site, Cheryl delivers a non-linear, poetic story telling on addiction. It's an honoring of addiction. An offering of gratitude to the one that has been making love to her since she can remember. Tracing the roots back to birth, to the home it has in her DNA, the relief, the happiness and the hold.
RIDE. is performed with the use of multi-media, spoken word & character work.
Admission: $10 online and at the door.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 7/02
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 07/02/2014
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 7/03
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 07/03/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

Fourth of July- Cafe Closed
Friday 7/04
Fourth of July- Cafe Closed 07/04/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents Gary E. Vincent
Saturday 7/05
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents Gary E. Vincent 07/05/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Rome Neal Banana Puddin' Jazz
presents
GARY E. VINCENT
is
THE RED CLAY
Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:30pm $15
(Gary E. Vincent sings and dances and will blow your minds as he takes you on a wonderful musical journey!!!)
Followed by Jazz Jam & Open Mic 11pm $10

Banana Puddin' Jazz Sponsors:
Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Malchijah Hats, George Johnson, George Turner, Eric Frazier, Steve Cromity, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Loretta Morehead, Jerome Preston Bates, Danny Simmons, Susan Sherman, Actuator, Inc, James Gantt, Dennis Day, Carol Nicodemi, Nick Scheuble, and Emmitt Causey.

To become a sponsor, contact Rome Neal: www.romeneal.com, call 718-288-8048 or email: romekyn@earthlink.net

NEEDING IT ALL: A Beautiful Desperation
Sunday 7/06
NEEDING IT ALL: A Beautiful Desperation 07/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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The Helix Queer Performance Network presents a showcase of new solo performances by Mieke D, Samantha Galarza, Tova Katz, Mette Loulou von Kohl, Angelica Rivera and Aunt Sharron the Dance Therapist.
Originally presented at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, this show is the culmination of an 8 week-long research and development process led by performance artist Dan Fishback, and features transdisciplinary work ranging from character-based comedy to surrealist dance theatre (and everything in-between). This program is part of an ongoing education initiative of The Helix Queer Performance Network, a collaboration between La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange seeking to empower queer performers, unite diverse communities and celebrate the legacy and lineage of queer performance in New York City. $10 Admission www.helixqpn.org

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 7/07
BROWNSVILLE BRED 07/07/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/07
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 07/07/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Still Gon' Make it: MIC Benefit Concert and Slam
Tuesday 7/08
Still Gon' Make it: MIC Benefit Concert and Slam 07/08/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Raising money for 13 NYC public high school students who have all been accepted to college and raising awareness of the financial aid and student debt crises affecting particularly low-income youth of color. Featuring spoken word young people and fresh new hip-hop from Young Don and Silen-T! (50% of the entry fee will go to MIC students to financially support their going to college, additional donations are needed and welcome!)

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/09
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/09/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 7/10
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/10/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Papi Shank In Concert
Thursday 7/10
Papi Shank In Concert 07/10/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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On Thursday, July 10th Papi Shank will be taking the stage at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC to headline the "Independently Major Concert" (hosted by Comedian Jim Search) & he'll be performing tracks off his Debut Album "The SUM of Both Worlds, Papi Pt. 1" his latest Mixtape "The Feature Presentation Mixtape" as well as UNRELEASED songs off his upcoming project "Audio Sex"!

*Note: DOORS OPEN at 9:30pm & the event is from 10pm - 12am so get there early :-)...

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 7/11
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/11/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Friday Night Slam feat. Ashley August
Friday 7/11
Friday Night Slam feat. Ashley August 07/11/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 7/12
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/12/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

C. Bravo Productions Presents  Covered in Ink 2014 Poetry Tour
Saturday 7/12
C. Bravo Productions Presents Covered in Ink 2014 Poetry Tour 07/12/2014
$0.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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C. Bravo Productions
Presents
Covered in Ink 2014 Poetry Tour
Featuring
Eric 'Crow' Draven
also featuring
Neisha Purvis 'Beautiful Dzistar'
Tickets available at www.CBSpokenink.com

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Sunday 7/13
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/13/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.7
Sunday 7/13
In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.7 07/13/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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This is the new #1 competitive open mic in the country. It's free to perform and show why it's your time to break threw into the mainstream. Our show is absolutely (((FREE TO PERFORM))) for all Artist with no entry fees at all. The only thing you pay is the $20 at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 7/14
BROWNSVILLE BRED 07/14/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/14
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 07/14/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Bruk Di Stage w/Jive Poetic
Tuesday 7/15
Bruk Di Stage w/Jive Poetic 07/15/2014
$7.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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This will be a night of Caribbean poetry at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe.
There will also be an open mic for anybody who may be interested in sharing a poem.

Admission is $7, $5 for students.

The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry"
Wednesday 7/16
The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry" 07/16/2014
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” is not your average poetry competition. Two spoken word artists stepping into the ring go head-to-head in numerous rounds of lyrical warfare, with the winners moving up the ranks vying for a shot to become the Big Mouth Bout Champion. Governed like boxing, The Big Mouth Bout™ is about a referee, three qualified judges, a ranking system, a clanging bell and the audience,-- all surrounding the squared circle aka THE RING. This is the Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” EXPERIENCE THE MOVEMENT.
FEATURING: Kearah Armonie vs. Tony Fearnone, plus Tyrek Greene vs. Holden Dante Contreras, and Derrick Hayes vs. Holden Dante Contreras.
Hosted by Gabriel Ramirez. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm. Admission: $12 advance, and $15 at door

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/16
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/16/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 7/17
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/17/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 7/17
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 07/17/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 7/18
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/18/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 7/18
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 07/18/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 7/19
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/19/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 7/19
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 07/19/2014
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Talents of Our Generation 2nd Annual Talent Show
Sunday 7/20
Talents of Our Generation 2nd Annual Talent Show 07/20/2014
$10.00
SHOW 1:00pm
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Talents of Our Generation presents its 2nd annual Talent Show! This Talent Show Competition will allow inspired adolescents to express and show off their talents for the community to see. The purpose for this competition is not only to show off their talents, but to express their true passion in the arts and present their dedication to their work, shining like the bright artists they are. Everyone deserves a chance to be seen and heard and this competition gives adolescence the ability to do just that. Admission: $10

Next Stop: A Hip-Hop Collection
Sunday 7/20
Next Stop: A Hip-Hop Collection 07/20/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Hip Hop Collective that consists of 8 artists who possess a passion for musical art. With this event called "Next Stop", these artists will express their journey through music on what it means to look forward to the next stop. Come out to hear great music, spoken word and an inspiring message.

Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $10 per person

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 7/21
BROWNSVILLE BRED 07/21/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/21
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 07/21/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Rico Frederick's "Broken Calypsonian" Book Release
Tuesday 7/22
Rico Frederick's "Broken Calypsonian" Book Release 07/22/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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"It is my humble honor to invite you to my Book Release for “Broken Calypsonian.” My first collection of poetry on Penmanship books. I want to share this moment (years in the making) with the people that have gifted me the beauty of their truth, love, wisdom and friendship. This book comes at a time when I also commemorate my Twentieth year
in the United States. I promise you poems, read from the heart with passion and the joy of a Trinidadian rejoicing the blessings of life. I hope to see you their, bring along your friends – all are welcomed." Rico Frederick is the first poet ever to represent all four New York City poetry venues at the National Poetry Slam. 4-time Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Finalist. Admission: $10

Fresh Fruit Poetry Slam
Tuesday 7/22
Fresh Fruit Poetry Slam 07/22/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Come join our FRESH FRUIT POETRY SLAM hosted by Janice "Cookie" Pemberton! We encourage all LGBTQ poets and their friends to compete for cash prizes. Featuring reader Thomas March and others TBA. To sign up, please email founder@freshfruitfestival.com. Admission $10.

Ntozake Shange: A Poetry Reading and Discussion
Wednesday 7/23
Ntozake Shange: A Poetry Reading and Discussion 07/23/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Join us on July 23rd for a poetry reading by Ntozake Shange! A celebrated poet and playwright, Ntozake Shange is the author of For Colored Girls... and has received awards including the Pushcart Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The reading will also feature poet Hermine Pinson, and will be followed by a discussion with both poets. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door, $10 with valid student ID.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/23
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/23/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 7/24
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/24/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore
Thursday 7/24
Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore 07/24/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Thursday Night Latin Jazz live at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. This week features vocalist Chandry and Trio. Come listen and enjoy the beautiful evening as they play Jazz and sultry Brazilian music! Admission: $10

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 7/25
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/25/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Friday Night Slam feat. T Miller
Friday 7/25
Friday Night Slam feat. T Miller 07/25/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 7/26
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/26/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

Urbintel Presents VERSES
Saturday 7/26
Urbintel Presents VERSES 07/26/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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The Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by "The Crazy One", Helena D Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Sunday 7/27
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 07/27/2014
$15.00
SHOW 3:30pm
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After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
7/10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26-
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
7/27-
Doors Open at 3:30pm, Show starts at 4pm.

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$20 at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 7/28
BROWNSVILLE BRED 07/28/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/28
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 07/28/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

International EA Live
Tuesday 7/29
International EA Live 07/29/2014
$12.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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BK Nation Presents YOUTH TRUTH
Wednesday 7/30
BK Nation Presents YOUTH TRUTH 07/30/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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The voices of young people through music, art, and conversation

Kevin Powell will host a conversation and artistic forum, presented by BK Nation, that will highlight young performers and young leaders across New York City. The discussion will revolve around issues that are most pertinent to the youth of today. In between discussions will be a wide range of cultural performances. The event will be FREE and open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.
FREE!

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/30
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/30/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 7/31
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 07/31/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 7/31
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 07/31/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/01
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/01/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/01
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/01/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/02
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/02/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 8/02
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 08/02/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Featuring Jazz vocalist and musicians, first Saturday of the month!
Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!
At the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/03
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/03/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/04
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/04/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/04
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/04/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo
Tuesday 8/05
Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo 08/05/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:15pm
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DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM, SHOWTIME STARTS AT 6:45 PM
Created and performed by Writopia Lab Teens, ages 13-18
Writopia Lab presents Spoken Word! Want to Perform? We're going to slam without scoring, Writopia-style. Want to watch? Enjoy the show!
Writopia Lab is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in all young people through creative writing.
Note: All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event!
Admission $10 tickets, $7 tickets for under 18. All performers come for free.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 8/06
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 08/06/2014
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 8/07
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/07/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 8/07
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 08/07/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/08
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/08/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/08
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/08/2014
$20.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/09
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/09/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/10
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/10/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/11
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/11/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/11
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/11/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

T. Ericson Ensemble
Tuesday 8/12
T. Ericson Ensemble 08/12/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Based in Berlin, Germany, Swedish composer Torbjorn Ericson comes for his first New York performance at the Nuyorican Café on August 12th. His original jazz compositions have beautiful melodies and tightknit harmonies. The ensemble of three saxophones, flute, trombone, piano, drum and bass provide a rich textural weaving that will lead listeners on a quirky and wonderful journey.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Admission: $10 online and at the door.

sariyah idan & spiritchild at the Nuyo!
Wednesday 8/13
sariyah idan & spiritchild at the Nuyo! 08/13/2014
$7.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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sariyah idan & spiritchild- Alternative Soul & rEvolutionary Hip-Hop - spiritchild is a freedom singer from the south Bronx by way of Brooklyn, who uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. He organizes with Scientific Soul Sessions Movement in Motion and Universal Zulu Nation. http://xspiritmental.com/. sariyah idan is jazz and folk trained, hip-hop educated, and influenced by the sounds of her Jewish roots. She has shared stages and recordings with Lee "Scratch" Perry, Caron Wheeler and Pete Seeger and has toured with her solo theater show Homeless In Homeland about Jewish identity and justice in the face of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. http://sariyah-idan.com/work/music-artist/. Admission: $10 at door, $7 advance/students and seniors at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/13
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/13/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 8/14
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/14/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/15
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/15/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/15
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/15/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/16
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/16/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 8/16
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 08/16/2014
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/17
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/17/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/18
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/18/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/18
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/18/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

REDEFINED
Tuesday 8/19
REDEFINED 08/19/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Its been over 10 years since these artist have performed on the same stage, under the same theme as a team. In the last few years they have discussed the possibility of getting together at least one more time and leaving it all on the stage. That day has come...

Featuring the Legend Nathan P., the Question and Answer John "Chance" Acevedo, and the Hustler Eric "Crow" Draven. Hosted by one of the stars of HBO Def Poetry Jam and writer and Star of the one woman show "Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker", HDL aka Helena D Lewis. Admission: $10

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/20
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/20/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 8/21
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/21/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 8/21
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 08/21/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/22
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/22/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/22
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/22/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/23
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/23/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/24
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/24/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Warning Labels
Sunday 8/24
Warning Labels 08/24/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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This production will surely spur conversation and controversy. Come listen whether the Warning Labels characters will finally suit up and battle against the demons set out to destroy them. Audience members will laugh, cry and be left with a better outlook on life and relationships.
Following the production, attendees can participate in a Talk Back discussion with the cast and director that will be moderated by Chris Classic, executive producer and senior writer at DeeTown Entertainment in New York City. (Turbo, Wall Street, Alvin and The Chipmunks)

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/25
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/25/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/25
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/25/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/27
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/27/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 8/28
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 08/28/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte
Friday 8/29
Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte 08/29/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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These members of El Grito de Poetas are a diverse latino poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern day poetry. With our Latin roots and rich culture entrenched deeply within urban NYC; we are firmly committed to spreading knowledge of heritage and traditions through neo-modern traditional style of spoken word. We are educators, poets, and emcees. We value our people and for that, we scream. Por eso, gritamos!! Sign up for the Open Mic! Hosted by Chance with DJ Paco spinning on the one's and two's. Admission: $10.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/29
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/29/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!