Cantab Feature for February 10, 2016: Erotic Poetry Night and the Schmaltz Slam

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? As tradition decrees, the Wednesday closest to Valentine’s marks our wildly popular annual Erotic Poetry Night. We’ll present the best (and worst) of the erotic (and neurotic) all night long; open mic readers are strongly encouraged to bring original erotic poems, poems about sex, or poems about naughtiness in general.

Our featured event this year comes from the diabolical mind of Emily Carroll, Moonlighting founder/producer and heavy-handed Cantab bartender. Gird your loins (or whatever) for The Schmaltz Slam: Valentines vs. Pick-Up Lines! Participants will be offered a prompt from either category and paired off in a head-to-head slam for all the chalk-candy hearts they can stand.

Come check out the following steamy slam pairings:

Emily O’Neill Cassandra de Alba
Dawn Gabriel Sam Cha
April Penn Claudia Wilson
Gemma Cooper-Novack Chloé Cunha
Allison Truj Meaghan Ford
sacrifice: RebeccaLynne Gualtieri sacrifice: Elliot McLaughlin

The slam will be hosted (ruthlessly) by Emily Carroll. Sacrifices are TBA.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The erotic-themed open mic begins at 8:00 and the featured event will commence after the 10:00 break. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.