Monday, March 13th! AMIN DREW LAW from DC! Plus return of the Iron Poet!
POETRY FEATURE: AMIN “Drew” LAW is a nationally touring Palestinian-American performer, Emcee, host and activist living in Washington D.C. Amin is a three-time member of the D.C Beltway Slam team, five-time member of D.C’s Southern Fried slam team and 2015 DC poetry slam champion. As an avid advocate for Palestinian affairs Amin has performed and spoke at several Palestinian liberation events and protests including co-founding the “Poetry for Gaza” annual event. Amin has spoke at over numerous colleges including the University of North Carolina, Georgetown, American University, and at the University of Maryland as a part of their Tedx talk on fearless ideas. Amin helped found The Drawbridge Collective with writers, Elizabeth Acevedo, Pages Matam, Terisa Siagatonu and Clint Smith. He has read at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs and Split This Rock festivals respectively. He has shared stages with artists Method Man, Redman, Pitbull, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Sunni Patterson, Blaq Ice and Andrea Gibson. His new rap project, A Brief History of Dead Kings, is currently in the works and is slated to drop sometime in 2017.
BONUS RUCKUS: The return of the IRON POET CHALLENGE: It’s been a while. The title is currently vacated, so we’re going to bring two stalwart competitors to take the steps towards securing a champion once again. We get a secret ingredient from Ralph’s Diner staff at the beginning of the show, our poets have to create original haiku’s, short poems, then incorporate the ingredient into something they’ve presented before! We’ll select judges to score them on taste, presentation & use of the secret ingredient. After the numbers tally, we’ll have a winner! We got a sick trophy! DEADSTICK & HAMBONE brought some SHANE HALL fire power last week for extra bass! Dig SHANE HALL & Birthday Parties head down to RALPH’S THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 11st, for an amazing show! Otherwise, we’ll be back at it Monday with snacks, arts, and guest bartender, old pal CELESTE joining MIKEY & DORIAN for one night only! Even YOSH get’s a night off once in a while!