April is always when I celebrate New Years. Lots going on:
Going back to Madison, along with Big Cats, for Dane101's Fifth Anniversary show at the Frequency. Looking forward to Parthenon, Dotty Dumplings, Teddywedgers, Bluephies cake and the Chocolate Shoppe, all somehow done in about twelve hours. Should be fun.
LAST CHANCE SLAM: this will be the last St. Paul poetry slam before finals (May 3), so if people are trying to qualify for finals, they'll be going all out here. I'll be competing too. 8pm at the Artists' Quarter.
Friday, 4/9 through Sunday, 4/11:
VICES TO VERSES HIP HOP CONFERENCE: all kinds of workshops, panels and performances from people like Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Rosa Clemente, Bakari Kitwana, and many more, plus a concert at the Cabooze on Saturday featuring dead prez, Toki Wright, Maria Isa, me and my crew and more:
I'll be traveling with the St. Paul slam team (2009 National Poetry Slam champions, in case you ain't heard) to the University of Missouri in St. Louis for a performance and workshop.
Hip Hop and Spoken-Word Theater festival at the Bedlam Theater: I'll be debuting an excerpt from my one-man show, THE FIST THAT LIVES IN YOUR NECK. 7:30-9pm.
Performing with the St. Paul slam team at Metro State University for National Poetry Month.
And honestly, May is looking even more exciting. We're having a huge show on May 1 at the Fineline (details coming), plus the St. Paul slam FINALS on May 3, plus Kristoff Krane's two CD release parties (May 15 and 28), plus more. Check my calendar for more details. Thanks!