Street Art, Poets, Travelers, Comrades, Nerds and Wordsmiths

FRIDAY MAY 30th: RISE! A Night of Hispanic Poetry & Arts. 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. @ Great Arizona Puppet Theater. The Balboa Poet House in Tempe, run by Deborah Berman and Joe Montaño III, has been hosting salon-style poetry readings in an intimate, domestic setting since 2012. The poetic crew teams up with downtown Phoenix’s Puppet Theater to go even bigger with Rise! A Night of Hispanic Poetry, Music, & Art. FEATURING Distinguished wordsmiths like Susanna Velarde Covarrubias, Ernesto Moncada, and Michelle Ponce | Acoustic duo Revizor bring together haunting vocals and moodily melodic instrumentals | Estevan Curiel will provide the visuals via his live painting.
302 West Latham Street, Phoenix. Suggested donation of $5.

SUNDAY JUNE 1st: The East Valley Club of the Communist party USA invites Phoenix area progressives to our upcoming meeting 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m. @ Casey Moore’s Oyster House. In preparation for the CPUSA’s 30th National convention we will discuss the Communist Party and 21st Century Socialism, issues related to our organization, history, structures, role and practices and the struggle for socialism in the US. Questions about socialist construction and particular aspects of socialism USA including questions related the the Party’s constitution and program will be addressed. This meeting is open to any interested folks, even the merely curious.
850 South Ash, Tempe
Call Rob @ (480) 570-3056 or contact jnbernick@PROTECTED

FRIDAY JUNE 6th: Nerd Poetry Slam at Phoenix Comicon 2014 @ Phoenix Convention Center. If you’ve never attended the Nerd Poetry Slam, you are in for an awesome surprise. The local lyrists featured at this event are as talented and entertaining as any you’ll see on the national stage. In fact, some of these poets, including show host, The Klute, are national competitors. I highly recommend this event for its ultra-fun and intelligence.
100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix

WEDNESDAY JUNE 18th: Fishtank Ensemble @ Raven Cafe
142 North Cortez St, Prescott (928) 717-0009

CALL TO LOCAL ARTISTS: Deadline for submissions June 3rd. Interrupting the Void Opening Friday June 13th through July 6th @ the Firehouse Gallery is a visual art show focused on capturing the essence of street art indoors. •Photography •Wheat Paste •Stencil •Air Brush/Spray paint/Paint Sharpie •Sculpture •Sticker Art •Video Projection •Yarn Bombs •Collage •Interactive & other mediums welcome. Open to local artists that can drop off/pick up their artworks only.
1015 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 300-7575

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