Slam Prelims is ON for tonight, January 28, 2015!

Happy Snowmageddon 2015, everyone! With the blizzard now over and the Cantab Lounge open, we are pleased to announce that the first heat of the Boston Poetry Slam will take place as scheduled tonight. Click here to remind yourself of the awesome all-star list of slammers participating.

Some tips on traveling to the Cantab tonight:

  • UPDATE: The Cambridge parking ban (and snow emergency) will be lifted at 4:00 p.m. today.
    As of 11:30 a.m. today, a snow emergency parking ban is still in effect for Cambridge. The City of Cambridge has stated they will re-evaluate the ban at “midday” today; click the preceding link for up-to-date info, or watch this space for details. (In the meantime, that means no parking on Mass Ave.)
  • The MBTA is running normal hours and all routes are open today.
  • Plan to leave early! Everything takes longer in the snow, and the longer you wait to leave, the more time your roommate has to remind you that you only did 3/7th of the shoveling. If you arrive to see us before 7:15 door time, you can always grab dinner in Central and bring it in to enjoy with a drink from the bar.

As long as you feel safe traveling tonight, we would love to see you at the very first slam of our 2015 Team Selection season. Come visit for the 8:00 open mic and stay for the 9:30 slam! And remember that the cover is $5 tonight, because shipping the 2015 team to Oakland, California for the National Poetry Slam in August is starting to sound like a bigger and better prize than ever.