Last week’s show sold out before the clock struck 8 pm, as we all expected — we had Chen Chen in the house, after all! The open mic was packed with returners and newcomers alike, including work about Sailor Moon, queer sex versus canon literature, and a glorious catalogue of pasta shapes. Chen Chen’s feature was like a warm hug for the audience, balancing deeper questions of family trauma with well-placed humor. It was snowing cats and dogs by the time we all left (more cats than dogs? 50/50 cats and dogs?) — hopefully for one of the last times this season before the basement starts to warm.
Coming up this week, it’s another open poetry slam! The top 2 slammers will be qualified for our big team selection slam (date TBD), with the winner getting $50! Be sure to join us for another great Wednesday night.
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All shows take place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, with one flight of stairs to access the basement room (click for directions and accessibility information). Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 21+ (ID/Proof of Vaccination required) and the cover charge is $3. The Cantab is in the midst of experimenting with a 5% inflation surcharge, so the final total may be $3.15 (cash/credit accepted).
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