How do you LA?
by Michael Ray De Los Angeles
/R/LosAngeles [Spoken Word][Things to Do]
Photos by Vampyrohtechnix Media,
Need to spice up your week? Try these five things to do in Los Angeles.
This week: 5 spoken word venues.
Located in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and bookstore, hosts classes and a bilingual open-mic Friday nights at 8pm. Evenings typically include spoken word, music, story-telling, comedy, and local news updates. A trans-generational space, with teen and adult programs throughout the month. 13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342
Need critical feedback? Try Writer Wednesdays at The World Stage in Leimert Park. A cultural hub of Los Angeles since 1989 that was Founded by master jazz drummer Billy Higgins and by poet and community arts activist Kamau Daáood. 4344 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008. Also a must see: THE LEIMERT PARK BOOK FAIR.
In DTLA on a Tuesday night? You may be in luck, if you’re in Little Tokyo. A short walk up second street is the jade jewel of little Tokyo, the Tuesday Night Project, an ongoing event since 1998. Located in the Aratani Courtyard of the Union Center for the arts. The night that I went Bejing Spring, a operatic choir opened up the evening. The Tuesday Night project is every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, signups for this open mic at begin 7pm. 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
An art gallery for women, queers and transgender folks, as well as a rescue sanctuary for injured, abused and stray animals. A short trip from USC, in exposition park, the gallery hosts open-mics, drags shows, queer mixers, live music shows, workshops and photos shoots throughout the month. Los Angeles’ premiere queer gallery. 1907 Rodeo Rd, LA CA 9001.
This collective hosts open-mic sessions, showcases and more throughout Los Angeles area, see events page for calendar listings. Some of the venues that the LA Poet Society can be found at include; Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; and Sugar & Cream in NOHO, 10719 Burbank Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601. Photo: Iris De Anda.
Michael Ray De Los Angeles
Bachelors of English Literature
Humboldt State University.
Freelance Writing, Editing, & Cinematography
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