Monday, August 27th at 9:00 – 11:00 pm
Join us for DC’s only weekly variety open mic (poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, etc-ing) where the show is appropriate for all ages (please and thank you to performers). Each week includes a featured artist and guest co-host, as well as resident co-host Gowri K.
Sign-up list opens at 8:30 pm
Show starts at 9:00 pm
Featuring: ANDREA HOPE
Andrea Hope uses spoken word as one of many outlets to promote social consciousness and community building. Her work has been featured by Street Roots Newspaper, Faith Initiative Magazine (UK), Colored Pencils Art, She’s the First, and the Sister Cities International Festival for World Peace. Andrea Hope was the 2012 Audience Choice Winner of the Shanghai Tunnels Video Poetry Festival and serves as co-administrator of the Portland Poets Exchange.
Guest co-host: DROOPY THE BROKEBALLER
Drew Anderson aka “Droopy the Broke Baller” is the master of multi-dimensional mania. Audiences struggle with whether to label him “comedian” or “poet”, “MC” or “emcee”, but they never struggle to label his explosive exploits as entertaining. An award-winning filmmaker, veteran educator, and host of DC’s legendary “Spit Dat” open mic, Droopy is known lovingly as “The Black Weird Al Yankovic” for his infamously hilarious spoofs of popular songs. His latest critically-acclaimed CD, “The Bully: The Aww-Dacity of Broke”, won the Award for Best Spoken Word Album at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-word Poetry Awards (NUSPA). Droopy enjoys jogging in the middle of impending hurricanes, writing in the middle of impending heartache, and drafting bios that make him look ultimately cooler than he truly is.