Ongoing List of Shows

I've been performing regularly since 2002, playing hundreds of shows all over the country. Only now, however, am I starting to keep a formal record of it all, moreso for myself, but feel free to take a look; this list omits private, non-promoted events and most of my high school performances too.

1/3: Turf Club in Saint Paul w/ Seaberg & The Velvet Punks, Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
2/6: Shepherd University.
2/15: St. Catherine University.
2/24: Flip the Script! Youth Spoken Word Conference.
3/5: "Seeds of Creation" (Sarah White residency) at Icehouse in MPLS, 10pm.
3/16: Hosting a semifinal bout in the 2019 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam series at the Guthrie in MPLS.
4/3: Rockford University.
4/17: Texas A&M University-Commerce.
4/23: Hastings College.
5/12: Wordplay Festival; moderating a panel on the history and present of masculinity w/ Gregory Pardlo and Jared Yates Sexton; 3-4pm at the MPR stage.
6/8: New Leaders Council - Twin Cities annual fundraiser at New Rules.
6/12: Big Horn Basin Children's Summit in Worland, WY.
6/29: Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Team Sendoff Show at the Loft Literary Center in MPLS w/ Danez Smith, Desdamona, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Crescent Moon, Michael Lee, and more.
7/6: Guante & Big Cats at CONvergence; 8:30-9:30pm on the Harmonic Convergence stage.
7/21: New Zine Release Party at Icehouse; sponsored by Button Poetry. Featuring Chynna Heu Moua and Jada Brown.
7/22: United Steelworkers' Civil and Human Rights Conference.
8/25: U of MN Welcome Week workshop(s)

1/10: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association 40th Year Kickoff Reading; 6-9pm.
1/20 - 3/31: The 2018 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series at multiple venues.
2/21: MN State University Mankato Workshop and Performance.
2/22: South High School Racial Justice Day.
2/23: Flip the Script! Youth Writing and Performance Conference presented by TruArtSpeaks.
2/23: Lit Perspectives One: Here and Gone w/ See More Perspective, Tish Jones, Tony the Scribe and more at the Resonance Box in MPLS, 7pm.
2/25: Book Re-Launch Party at Icehouse in MPLS, 7pm. Featuring Lydia Liza & Saymoukda Vongsay; hosted by Dua.
3/1: Quite Alive: A Reading and Fundraiser for Avenues for Homeless Youth, Lab Theater.
3/3: Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus.
3/7: California State University San Marcos.
3/9: Advocating for Social Justice through the Arts at the University of MN.
4/3: Colorado College.
4/4: US Air Force Academy.
4/5: University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.
4/12: Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
4/19: Concordia University, Saint Paul.
4/26: Santiago Canyon College.
4/28: Texas Theatre in Dallas, 7:30pm.
5/1 - 5/2: MN Youth Story Squad at NE Middle School.
5/5: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Retreat.
5/16: NACADA Region 6 Conference.
5/22: Safe Zone St. Paul.
6/19: Carol Connolly's "Readings by Writers" at the University Club of St. Paul, 7:30pm.
7/25: MPD150 Benefit at Moon Palace Books in MPLS, 7-9pm.
7/26: Tomorrow's Leaders Today Conference.
8/4: Keynote at the American Alliance of Theater and Education National Conference.
8/31: UMN Welcome Week.
9/17: Goucher College.
9/21: GUANTE AND BIG CATS "WAR BALLOONS" RELEASE PARTY at the UMN Whole Music Club; featuring Tish Jones, The Lioness, and Tony the Scribe!
9/25: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg; 8pm in the Campana Chapel.
9/29: Macalester College in Saint Paul.
10/9: Voices of Men in La Crosse, WI (multiple school visits w/ Brenda Tracy).
10/11: The Sexual Violence Center's Annual Fundraiser.
10/16: Saint Cloud State; 8-9pm in the Performing Arts Center's Recital Hall.
10/17: Fox Valley Technical College; 11:30am - 12:30pm on the Appleton Campus.
10/18: Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls, WI; workshop at 4pm, performance (and open mic) at 7pm.
10/23: CU-Boulder; 7pm at the Fiske Planetarium w/ Shawn O'Neal and Ayla Sullivan.
10/26: SPEAK Poetry at the UMN; 7pm in the Whole Music Club.
10/29: Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
11/2: Co-facilitating a workshop for MPD150 at the 2018 Overcoming Racism Conference.
11/5: MN West Community College; 7:30pm at the MN West Theater.
11/12: UW-Oshkosh
11/12 - 11/15: Voices of Men Fox Valley (multiple events).
11/26: St. Olaf College.

1/5: Jillia Pessenda's City Council campaign kickoff at Sen Yai Sen Lek in MPLS; 5:30pm.
1/19: "How Will You Make the World Better?" Dialogue and Resource Fair at the UMN. 12pm.
1/20: Hosting Donte Collins' book release show at Augsburg University. 7pm.
1/27: Hip Hop U-Nite 4 at the Amsterdam in St. Paul; 9pm.
2/10: Colorado College
3/6: Brainerd Public Library, noon-1pm.
3/22: "Express Yourself" with Tish Jones at St. Cloud State. 7pm.
3/30: UW-Madison; 7pm in Computer Sciences 1221. Sponsored by PAVE.
4/2: "Speak the City Alive vol. 2" at the UMN w/ Blythe Baird, Ollie Schminkey, more, 7pm.
4/5: "Art for Activism 2017" at UMD.
4/11: West Chester University; Sykes Ballroom, 7:30pm.
4/12: Dickinson College; Allison Hall, 6:30pm.
4/13: Miami University; Pearson 128, 8pm.
4/15: The Endowment at Icehouse in MPLS w/ I Self Devine, Dem Atlas, BdotCroc, more.
4/18: Columbia University; Jerome Green Annex, 7pm.
4/30: TedxUMN at Ted Mann Concert Hall.
5/5: Western Washington University.
6/2: Facilitating a workshop at Art & Resistance II.
6/9: Valley Youth House.
6/16: Eaux Claires Festival.
6/24: Hosting the 2017 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam series Send Off show at the Capri Theater.
7/27: Tomorrow's Leaders Today Conference.
8/20: Button Poetry at Icehouse III w/ Sabrina Benaim (book release), Donte Collins, Blythe Baird.
8/21: Virginia Commonwealth University.
8/31-9/1: University of MN Welcome Week (multiple performances).
9/14: A Call to Men 2017 National Conference.
9/18: Goucher College
9/20: Ohio State University.
9/22: Page/Stage/Engage 2017 at the UMN Whole Music Club w/ BdotCroc, Tish Jones, more.
10/7: UM-Morris; 7pm at Louie's.
10/12: Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference.
10/14: Signing books at the Button Poetry table at the Twin Cities Book Festival, 3-5pm.
10/15: Hosting Eve L. Ewing at Boneshaker Books in MPLS w/ Danez Smith and Sarah Ogutu.
10/24: University of Colorado at Boulder.
10/27: Giant Steps 2017.
11/2: University of Arizona.
11/4: Ray Dehn for Mayor Fundraiser at the Nomad in MPLS.
11/6: Fox Valley Voices of Men Breakfast.
11/8: Lyrical Sanctuary at UW-Milwaukee.
11/15: Manhattanville College.
11/18: MPD150 Launch Event.
12/16: Write to Be Heard drop-in youth writing circle at Boneshaker Books.

1/21: 7th St. Entry in MPLS w/ Nazeem & Spencer Joles, 8pm.
1/30: The Key Youth Center in Northfield, MN w/ Freez and more, 7pm.
2/6: Sierra DeMulder's Book Release Show at Honey in MPLS; doors at 6:30pm.
2/20: Keynote at the UMN College of Liberal Arts Student Conference.
2/21: Flip the Script! Youth Writing/Performance Conference at the Loft Literary Center in MPLS.
2/24: 2016 UMN-Duluth Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism.
3/2: CSB/SJU
3/3: Guante & Katrah-Quey's "Post-Post-Race" album release show at the Whole Music Club.
3/4: Valdosta State University
3/7: Hosting Button Poetry Live at Camp Bar in st. Paul.
3/24: Northland College
3/26: The 2016 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam FINALS Slam at the Walker in MPLS. 7pm.
4/4: Hosting Button Poetry Live's Finals Slam; Camp in St. Paul at 8pm.
4/6: Performing a poem at the Marc Lamont Hill talk at the U of MN Mayo Auditorium, 6pm.
4/11: Public Presentation of my Grad School Research; Rarig Theater Thrust Stage, 7pm.
4/16: Midwest Asian American Students’ Union (MAASU) Spring Conference.
4/21: St. Bonaventure University.
4/23: Feel Good Revolution at the Dakota in Minneapolis; 11:30pm.
5/4: UW-Oshkosh.
5/10: Presenting at ArtChangeUS at Design for Equity (5th Annual Placemaking Residency) at the MIA.
5/23: Funders' Committee for Civic Participation Conference.
5/26: UC-Irvine; 7pm in the Crystal Cove Auditorium.
6/10: MN Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Summit.
6/11: Water Warriors benefit show w/ Tall Paul, ZuluZuluu, Keno Evol and many more. Seward Cafe in MPLS.
6/17: Be Heard MN 2016 SEND OFF SHOW w/ the #BeHeard16 youth slam team, Danez Smith, Desdamona, Khary Jackson, and more. At the UMN Rarig Center.
6/25: ComFest in Columbus, Ohio
7/12: Brave New Voices in Washington DC
8/12: UM-Duluth
8/19: 15 Now MN Benefit show with POS, Khem Clan, more; at the American Indian Center in MPLS.
8/22: Virginia Commonwealth University
9/1: CLA Orientation at the U of MN
9/13: Two Chairs Telling w/ David Daniels at Bryant Lake Bowl.
9/19: Goucher College.
9/21: NOTSTOCK at Minot State University.
9/29: North Central College.
10/3: Spotlight Feature at Button Poetry Live at Camp Bar in St. Paul.
10/12: North Carolina State University.
10/15: Twin Cities Book Festival at the MN State Fairgrounds.
10/20: Featuring at the ReVerb Open Mic at Golden Thyme Cafe in St. Paul.
10/28: Overcoming Racism Conference at Metro State University.
11/4: "Page.Stage.Engage 2016" at the UMN Whole Music Club w/ Tish Jones, Speakers of the Sun, DJ Just Nine and Al Taw'am.
11/7: Hosting Button Poetry LIVE at Camp Bar.
11/11: "Stop Policing My Person" at the Guthrie.
11/14: Featuring at SPEAK Poetry at the UMN.
11/15: Hartwick College; Laura's Lounge, 7pm.
11/16: SUNY Oneonta; Waterfront Room, 8pm.
11/30: Solidarity Night at the UMN Whole Music Club, 6-9pm.
12/5: Hennepin Technical College
12/9: Creative Mornings MPLS presentation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
12/19 - 12/23: Write to Be Heard Youth (13-19) Writing Workshop Series at the MPLS Central Library.

1/15: NYC, United Nations.
2/5: Pomona College; 7:30pm in Dom's Lounge.
2/7: Icehouse in MPLS w/ Step Rockets, DJ Humans Win.
2/16: Missing Voices Conference at De La Salle High.
2/22: Flip the Script! Youth Spoken-Word Conference at the Loft Literary Center.
2/22: Panel discussion on race and the arts at the Loft Literary Center, 5pm.
2/26: University of Nevada - Reno
3/2: OutFront MN Youth Summit
3/7: Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus; co-keynote with Jessica Valenti.
3/12: UW-Madison Symposium on Race.
3/17: St. Mary's College of California.
3/19: Minnetonka High School w/ John Mark Nelson.
3/20: Enigma Teen Center in Shakopee, MN.
3/26: University of Rochester, NY.
3/28: Hosting the Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series FINALS bout at the Capri Theater.
3/30: Murray State University.
4/7: Texas Women's University.
4/9: Oakdale Library in MN.
4/10: Equilibrium at the Loft Literary Center during AWP, w/ Patricia Smith, Regie Cabico and a couple dozen other incredible poets.
4/13: Angelo State University.
4/16: Birmingham, AL.
4/23: Hip Hop Opt Out event at the Bedlam Theater in St. Paul w/ Maria Isa, Eshay Brantley, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and more.
4/24: Western Washington University.
5/9: Teen Lit Con at Henry Sibley High School; 11am.
5/9: EQ at the Loft Literary Center w/ Christy NaMee Eriksen, Beau Sia, Mooks, Mayda Miller, and Jonathan Schill; 8pm.
5/14: Sexual Violence Center Fundraiser Breakfast; 7:30am.
5/20: #YesYesYes consent-themed spoken-word show at Intermedia Arts in MPLS; 7pm.
5/30: Little Mekong's Manifest Pop-Up Arts Festival w/ Mayda, Mu Daiko, many more; 1-6pm.
6/9 and 6/16: Facilitating two workshops on blogging for the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
6/15: The Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Team Send Off Show; 7pm at Intermedia Arts in MPLS.
7/10: Valet Release Show at the Turf Club in St. Paul.
7/16, 7/23, 7/30: Hosting the ReVerb all-ages open mic at Golden Thyme Cafe in St. Paul.
7/18: Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud, MN; 1-2pm workshop, 2:30-3:30pm performance.
7/25: Red Hot Art & Music Fest in Stevens Square Park; music at noon, my set at 6pm.
8/15: 612Brew Summer Concert Series sponsored by Gazillion Strong w/ Maria Isa, more.
8/17: Virginia Commonwealth University
8/23: University of Richmond
8/29: U of MN Welcome Week Leaders Presentation
8/31: Bridgewater College
9/2: Central Lakes College
9/4: University of Nevada - Reno
9/12: Introducing Bao Phi at the release show for his new book at the Loft Literary Center
9/17: Macalester College
9/18: UM-Morris
9/19: House of Dance Twin Cities One-Year Anniversary Jam
9/25: MCTC Leadership Conference
9/26: "Dear Gaza" Block Party w/ Villa Rosa, Nazeem, Pseudoubt, Ahhvvaah, more
9/28: Goucher College
10/2: University of North Dakota
10/8: UNLV
10/10: Performing at the 2nd night of the 2-night See More Perspective CD release show: #YesYesYes at Patrick's Cabaret in MPLS, 7:30-10pm; link
10/22: Old Dominion University
11/2: UNC-Charlotte
11/6: "Page.Stage.Engage" w/ Tish Jones and members of the Be Heard MN team at the U of MN's Whole Music Club. Free, all ages
11/12: Presenting at WBL's "Remixing the Art of Social Change" conference in DC w/ Tish Jones & TruArtSpeaks
11/18: Hosting "Bigotry: the Root of Bullying" teen open mic at Arlington Hills Community Center, w/ Brother Ali.
12/13: 7th St. Entry in MPLS for Aym Telo's release show, w/ Sarah White & EJ.

1/16: Honey in MPLS: 3flection CD release w/ el.I.Be, 1703, Dwynell Roland, Diatonic, Rich Garvey.
1/21: Inver Hills College.
1/22: "Let the Bars Breathe: A Night of Unplugged Hip Hop Exploring the Poetics of Rap" w/ Desdamona, Crescent Moon, Metasota & See More Perspective at the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul.
2/13: Seasons of Music w/ Debbie Duncan at the MN Landscape Arboretum.
2/17 - 2/21: New Orleans; DOJ conference on gender violence prevention.
2/22: Keynote at Macalester College Leadership Conference w/ See More Perspective.
3/3: Safe Schools Youth Summit
3/5: 2014 Racial Justice Rally at the MN State Capitol
3/8: Minimum Wage: Rogue Citizen at Gamut Gallery in MPLS.
3/11: Teaching a class on Navigating Media for Artists and Musicians.
3/13: The Nicollet in MPLS: Aynah fundraiser w/ Charlie Parr, Knots on a String.
3/24: Panel discussion on local hip hop and media at Intermedia Arts.
3/28: Breaking the Man Box: Reconstructing Masculinity in America at the University of MN.
3/29: Hosting the Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam FINALS.
4/2: Hosting Hieu Minh Nguyen's Book Release Party at Camp Bar in St. Paul.
4/3: Culture Shock at Southwest MN College.
4/5: Tribal Survival at the new Bedlam Theater.
4/6: Communities United Against Police Brutality benefit at Honey in MPLS.
4/8: Colorado State University.
4/15: Face Forward "Ally is an Action" Discussion/workshop.
4/17: U of MN Aurora Center's Violence Awareness Day in the Bell Museum.
4/18: UC-San Diego.
4/22: Brainerd, MN Library workshop, open mic & performance.
4/23: Northwestern University.
4/26: Pangaea House in Minot, ND.
4/27: Hosting Minot's Second Teen Poetry Slam at Minot State University.
4/29: Portland State University.
5/6: Teaching a class on Writing a Stronger Bio.
5/8, 5/15 and 5/22: Facilitating THE PUSH BACK spoken-word workshops on the dropout crisis.
5/14: Featuring at OutSpoken open mic; Fox Egg Gallery in MPLS.
5/20: Teaching a class on Social Media Best Practices.
5/28: Boston MA at Voltage Coffee & Art.
6/18: Art and Activism panel discussion at the Rondo Library in St. Paul.
6/24: Slam Camp at Gustavus Adolphus College.
7/7: Be Heard MN Brave New Voices team sendoff concert at the Capri Theater in MPLS.
7/12: "For the Love" Hip Hop Festival in Lowertown St. Paul
7/24: MCing the 10th annual Sexual Violence Center silent auction and party at Solera in MPLS.
7/25: Sifu Hotman (Guante x Dem Atlas x Rube) "Embrace the Sun" Release Show at Intermedia Arts.
8/18: Virginia Commonwealth University
8/22: East Stroudsburg University.
9/19: "Page.Stage.Engage" w/ Tish Jones at the U of MN
9/24: Shut it Down: A Night of Hip Hop, Poetry and Action to Disrupt Street Harassment; Sexual Violence Center Benefit Concert at Honey in MPLS.
9/25: Culture at Intermedia Arts w/ Kristoff Krane & more.
9/26: UW-River Falls
10/4: UM-Morris Homecoming concert
10/10: Family Frenzy Music & Art Festival w/ Tickle Torture; 5-10pm at the U of MN Nolte Plaza & Bell Museum.
10/11: Students for a Democratic Society National Conference
10/18: 20th Anniversary of the Women's Prison Book Project at the Vine Arts Center in MPLS.
10/18: MN NORML Benefit Show w/ Mike Mictlan, Greg Grease, Meta, Shiro Dame and more at Mill City Nights.
10/19: First Universalist Church of Minneapolis.
10/23: University of Nevada - Las Vegas; UNLV Ampitheater.
11/2: First Ave. Mainroom GOTV concert w/ Toki & Big Cats, Hieruspecs, Sims and more.
11/9: ACPA Institute on Social Justice in Seattle
11/12: Lewis University in Chicago
11/15: Overcoming Racism Conference at Metro State University
11/19: Springboard for the Arts "Artists in Education" Panel
11/21: #Pointergate Solidarity Concert at NOC HQ
12/5: Boston University
12/8: Special guest at the U of MN Grand Poetry Slam
12/10: Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul
12/18: Featuring at the last "Soul Sounds" open mic of the year at Golden Thyme Cafe in St. Paul.

1/2: 7th St. Entry in MPLS w/ Killstreak, Lydia Hoglund, CMJ.
1/4: MPR Daily Circuit Roundtable with Kerri Miller.
1/26: Guante & Big Cats set at the Mixed Blood Majority release party at the Triple Rock in MPLS.
2/1: Turning Rebellion into Money (Joe Strummer tribute/benefit) at the First Ave. Mainroom.
2/6: Women of the World Poetry Slam benefit show at Honey in MPLS w/ Lydia Hoglund, Dem Atlas, Big Cats, Kaoz, Unfuh Qwittable, See More Perspective, more.
2/9: Keynote address at Macalester College leadership conference.
2/9: Child Neurology Foundation gala fundraiser.
2/9: Common Labor CD release show at Hell's Kitchen in MPLS w/ Mike the Martyr and Kuley; hosted by MaLLy.
2/13: Two Chairs Telling event at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater.
2/20: UM-Morris; 9pm in Oyate Hall.
2/22: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at Central High School.
2/23: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at Patrick's Cabaret w/ Kaoz, Heidi Barton Stink, See More Perspective.
3/7: UW-La Crosse; workshop and performance.
3/9: American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference at UW-River Falls; workshops and performance.
3/14: University of St. Thomas.
4/5: St. Olaf College; keynote performance for the BACCHUS peer-mentor conference.
4/6: CSB/SJU; keynote performance for the Intercultural Center conference.
4/12: MPR roundtable discussion with Kerri Miller, Dessa, Mark Nelson.
4/13: Artist Development workshop for Face Forward at Huge Improv Theater.
4/15: Hamline University.
4/19: Art for social change workshop at the Harmony Cafe in Appleton, WI.
4/19: Spoken-word performance and open mic at the Harmony Cafe in Appleton, WI.
4/19: Speak Up event at the Maritime Tavern in Appleton, WI.
4/20: Night of Noise at the Boys & Girls Club of Fox Valley in Appleton, WI.
4/28: Vets for Peace event at Mapps Coffee in MPLS.
5/11: Triple Rock in MPLS; Guante & Big Cats set w/ Prolyphic, Ecid, Dem Atlas.
5/17: Hosting a benefit for YouthLink at the Nomad in MPLS.
6/8: LGA Fundraiser at T's Place on Lake Street in MPLS.
6/14: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at The Canvas in STP.
6/21: 2013 MN Brave New Voices team fundraiser at the Coffeeshop NE in MPLS.
7/24: Rap for Life benefit for chemical dependency awareness at Honey in MPLS w/ 2mex, CMJ, Mike Dreams, Killstreak, Irenic and more.
7/27: Future History Festival in Iowa.
7/28: Sifu Hotman set at the Red Hot Art & Music Fest in MPLS
8/1: Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines, Iowa.
8/5: MN Brave New Voices team sendoff at the Capri Theater in MPLS.
8/7 - 8/11: Brave New Voices festival in Chicago (coaching the MN team)
8/17: Grounds and Sounds Festival in STP.
8/17: Philips Music Festival in MPLS.
8/23: MN State Fair; AFL-CIO stage; workshop and performance.
8/24: Sifu Hotman set at the Fifth Element Parking Lot Sale in MPLS.
8/24: Ty Moore for City Council Event.
9/4: Amsterdam in STP w/ Aldine, The Running Riot.
9/12: Icehouse in MPLS w/ Saul Williams.
9/13: See More Perspective's CD release show at Intermedia Arts.
9/14: Ty Moore for MPLS City Council fundraiser.
9/15: Hosting the Hamline University Poetry Slam Kickoff.
9/30: St. Cloud State KVSC in-studio with Sifu Hotman.
10/3: Gustavus Adolphus College.
10/10: Macalester College, St. Paul.
10/13 - 10/18: Artist Residency at El Centro College, Dallas.
10/24: CSB/SJU
10/29: Superheroes of Sound at Madame in MPLS.
11/2: Sifu Hotman at The Garage in Burnsville
11/7: Carleton College
11/8: Luther College.
11/9: Sifu Hotman at MadFlava 4 B-Boy Battle; Hamline University.
11/13: UW-River Falls; 7:30pm, Falcon's Nest.
11/14: Inver Hills College
11/16: Washington University; 8pm, Umrath Lounge.
11/20: Literary Death Match at the Amsterdam, STP.
11/22: U of MN with Jamie DeWolf, Tish Jones, more; 6:30pm.
11/23: Keynote at the TC Media Alliance's Fall Media Forum.
12/2: Final poetry slam at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul
12/21: Cause in MPLS: Homeless & The Van Gobots CD release w/ Big Cats, Chantz Erolin.

1/12: Triple Rock in MPLS w/ Junkyard Empire.
1/14: Hell's Kitchen in MPLS w/ No Bird Sing, City on the Make. (Empty's Tapes Presents)
1/15: Urban Yoga performance & workshop at the Southern Theater in MPLS.
1/28: Revolution Rock at Honey in MPLS w/ Desdamona & Rank Strangers.
1/28: Spilt Videozine Launch w/ Spyder Baybie, Botzy, I Colossus.
1/29: A Loud Heart (Guante & Claire de Lune) at Honey in MPLS for Sierra DeMulder's book release show.
2/11: Macalester College Leadership Conference performance and workshop.
2/17: Foreclosure Free Block Party! w/ Toki Wright, Mayda, the Lioness, Philip Morris, Grant Hart and more.
2/18: Stop FBI Repression Benefit w/ DJ Shannon Blowtorch at the 400 Bar in MPLS.
2/23: A Loud Heart (Guante & Claire de Lune) at Hamline University.
2/24: Guante & Big Cats at UM-Duluth Kirby Ballroom.
2/25: Guante & Big Cats at UM-Morris Edson Auditorium.
2/27: Guante, Tish Jones and Marisa Carr host the teen open mic at Intermedia Arts in MPLS.
3/6: Panel discussion on rape culture at the U of MN.
3/9: Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd, MN.
3/10: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at the Key in Northfield, MN.
3/19: Hosting and performing at the State Poetry Out Loud Finals at the Fitzgerald Theater.
3/22: Spoken-word workshop at MCTC in MPLS with Tish Jones.
3/23: MPR roundtable with Kerri Miller.
3/29: University of Northern Iowa.
4/4: U of MN's "Ivory Tower" lit mag preview.
4/4: Toki Wright's Galactic Soul Lounge at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul.
4/6: Keynote and two workshops at a Hennepin County youth conference.
4/6: Workshop and performance at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
4/12: MCTC performance and open mic w/ Tish Jones, Desdamona and Tou Saiko Lee.
4/14: MPIRG conference at Macalester College.
4/16: UMN Whole Music Club with Andrea Gibson.
4/17: UW-Stout.
4/19: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at Central High School in St. Paul.
4/21: Hosting Augsburg College's Spring Jam featuring Murs, M.anifest and Audio Perm. Also co-facilitating a big community discussion on activism and social change.
4/26: A Loud Heart (Guante & Claire de Lune) perform with Doomtree at the Red Carpet in St. Cloud, MN.
4/29-5/11: Facilitating poetry and performance workshops in Roseau and Karlstad, MN.
5/15: Slam MN team selection finals at Kieran's in MPLS.
5/17: Heidi Barton Stink's CD release party at Hell's Kitchen in MPLS.
5/21: MN SLICE: A Celebration of Mixed Heritage at Intermedia Arts in MPLS.
5/31: Hosting the Canvas teen open mic.
6/9: "A Night with Guante" performance and video shoot at the Bryant Lake Bowl in MPLS.
6/16: WE WIN Institute Community Celebration w/ Psalm One, Toki Wright, Longshot.
6/23: MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee fundraiser at the Red Sea in MPLS w/ DJ Victor.
6/26: Hosting the Occupy Slam (poems about economic injustice and fighting back).
7/12: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at the Canvas teen center in St. Paul.
7/13: Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd, MN.
7/26: Cedar Cultural Center in MPLS.
7/29: Bomba de Luz CD release party at the Amsterdam in St. Paul, w/ Ill Chemistry, Oso, Ashley Gold, Bobby Raps and more.
7/31: All-City Team Poetry Slam at Kieran's in MPLS.
8/1: Tomorrow's Leaders Today conference in Duluth.
8/3 -8/4: MN Fringe Festival: Voices After the Silence
8/7 - 8/11: National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC.
8/24: UM-Morris Civic Engagement/Vote NO Event.
9/14: Blake Middle School in Hopkins, MN.
9/14: Augsburg College w/ Kill the Vultures and Kanser.
9/16: 10th Annual Como Cookout, 2pm at Van Cleve Park.
9/16: Hosting the Hamline University Poetry Slam.
9/20: Canvas Teen Center in St. Paul w/ Big Quarters.
9/27: Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
9/28: Hope Rocks gala w/ Eric Hutchinson; MPLS.
10/6: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at the Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd, MN w/ Heidi Barton Stink, Kaoz, See More Perspective.
10/10: U of MN Aurora Center event in the Whole Music Club; Guante and others perform spoken-word related to rape culture, partner violence, speaking out and more.
10/10: Oxfam benefit at the Nomad in MPLS.
10/18: Hip Hop Against Homophobia in St. Cloud, MN w/ Big Cats, Toki Wright, Heidi Barton Stink, Kaoz, See More Perspective.
10/19: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at The Depot in Hopkins, MN.
10/21: UW-Stout social justice workshop/presentation and spoken-word performance.
10/23: Featuring at student open mic at Christo Rey High in MPLS.
10/23: Vote No Concert at the Varsity Theater with Villa Rosa, Tall Paul, Lioness, many more.
10/24: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at Inver Hills College.
10/24: Hosting the MCTC Poetry Slam.
10/24: Bao Phi's Nerds of Color Poetry Reading at the Black Dog in STP.
10/25: Featuring at the Soul Sounds Open Mic w/ Tish Jones at the Golden Thyme Cafe in St. Paul.
10/26: Social Media Panel Discussion at Concordia College.
10/26: Facilitating a post-show discussion/workshop at Heart of the Beast Theater for HIDEBOUND.
10/30: Hip Hop Against Homophobia at Hamline University.
11/1: Hosting Ackronem's CD release show at Honey.
11/3: Poetry set at Groundswell in STP with Kevin Yang and Dem Atlas.
11/4: Hosting the Hamline University Poetry Slam in the HUB.
11/5: Hosting the St. Paul Poetry Slam at the Artists' Quarter.
11/9: GUANTE & BIG CATS' "YOU BETTER WEAPONIZE" CD RELEASE SHOW at Hell's Kitchen in MPLS, w/ Mankwe, Chantz + Julian + 80H20 of Audio Perm, New Heist B-Boy Crew.
11/16: Presenting two workshops at the Giant Steps conference in MPLS.
11/30: Dislocate reading w/ Kao Kalia Yang, Sarah Fox and Kevin Fenton at Common Roots Cafe in MPLS.
12/1: Hosting the Macalester College poetry sla.
12/5: Hosting the MCTC poetry slam.
12/7: Poetry for Thought at Groundswell Coffee Shop in STP.
12/8: Cause in MPLS w/ Psalm One, Longshot, Prob Cause, Toki Wright.
12/20: Niijii Radio Benefit at the Parkway Theater with Villa Rosa, Mankwe, Tall Paul and more.
12/27: Occupy the Mic benefit show at Honey in MPLS w/ I Self Devine, Lioness, Mastermind, more.

11/4: Metro State University for MNSCU social justice retreat.
11/5: Dawn of a Dream Children's Cancer Research Fund Gala at the Depot in MPLS.
11/6: Southside Cafe in MPLS for Brandon Lacy Campos' book release.
11/11: A LOUD HEART (Guante & Claire de Lune) release party at Honey in MPLS; featuring Black Blondie and a Kristoff Krane acoustic set.
11/15: Writers' Block Workshop Series at U of MN Coffman Union.
11/23: Memory Lanes w/ Black Blondie.
11/28: DEATH POETRY JAM at Intermedia Arts.
12/9: Northland College lecture and performance.
12/10: Speak Easy TC house show.
12/28-12/30: Facilitating the Canvas winter break teen spoken-word bootcamp.

(Where's the rest of 2011, 2010, 2009, etc.? I've been playing shows for years; this is just when I started keeping track of them)