Next Friday, May 22: TRASHCANPOET!

Listen up Cool Cats, Hot Dawgs, and the rest of the Underground Glitterati:  We’re about throw you a curve ball.

See, Queer Open Mic is happening on the “fourth Friday of the month” these days.  MOST of the time, you can cheat and just think of it as “last Friday of the month,” but NOT ALWAYS! The month of May is tricky tricky and if you’re not studiously counting dates, you might miss it, cuz it’s got five — count em — Five Fridays, Ah! Ah! Ah!

(That was in the voice of the Sesame Street’s The Count, btw, in case you haven’t had your coffee yet. Sometimes we’re funny and do voices. Sometimes we also wear Indiana Jones hats and put boobs on people’s heads. With their consent. Of course.)

So show up on May 22nd, the fourth Friday, if you want to be in the room when our resident Berkeley Slam rockstar, Trashcanpoet, makes every girl, boy, and the rest of us swoon with tripped out glee.


About Trashcanpoet

Trashcanpoet is the rhyme-spitting alter ego of Miles Gabriel Burke, an Oakland-based slam poet, writer and spoken word artist. He was first published at 17 and co-founded the alt/hip-hop group RUUDE in Atlanta before moving to the Bay Area, where he has been a finalist for Berkeley’s and San Francisco’s national poetry slam teams and has performed with Fella-Fem, The Men’s Story Project, Artists Against Rape, and the Queer Girl Theatre Project (of which he was the first male-identified member), among others. In addition to performing, he is currently working on a novel, Oaklandia, which is half semi-autobiographical and half pure unadulterated bullshit.

Bring your latest under-five-minutes (hint: time yourself!) composition of gorgeous to Modern Times Bookstore on MAY 22nd (hint: that’s next week!), clap for all the pretty people (hint: that’s everyone), and we might buy you a milkshake afterward (hint: no, really).

Queer Open Mic featuring Trashcanpoet
Friday, May 22, 2009
7pm SHARP for sign-ups, show at 7:30
Open mic allows 5 minutes max, one piece only.
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street (at 20th) in San Francisco

2 Comment(s)

  1. Hi, nice posts there :-) thank’s for the interesting information

    Mike | May 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. I am so AMAZINGLY proud to call Miles my friend, brother, and co-psycho (in a good way!) I am ALWAYS awe struck and gob smacked by everything he’s accomplished…bring my boy MAD PROPS, beeyotches!!!! Love you MILES!

    Tracy Herwig | Jun 5, 2009 | Reply

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