Austin Poetry Slam
Tuesday Nights
The United States Art Authority
     The  weekly poetry competition on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. showcases
     12 original spoken-word artists in a no-holds-barred, raucous,
     energized competition with $100 in prize money on the line.
Bedpost Confessions
September 20th
ND Studios
    The monthly event features a diverse collection of writers and performers
    and a wide range of sexualities through storytelling and performance,
   plus audience members get to share their own anonymous confessions.
Lewis Black
September 20th
Paramount Theatre
     The prolific funny man, actor, author, stand-up comedian and ranter
     returns to the Paramount with his “Running on Empty Tour”  to provide
     a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.
September 20th and 21st
McCullough Theatre
     One of America's premiere artists, Laurie Anderson will perform her
     intimate but volatile theatre work featuring a riotous, soulful collection
     of songs and stories about politics, families, history, and animals
Bill Engvall
September 21st
Paramount Theatre
     From “Designing Women,” “The Jeff Foxworthy Show,” “Country Fried
     Home Videos,” “Blue Collar TV,” to the self-titled “Bill Engvall Show,”
     comic Bill Engvall continues to make his comedic rounds.
Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday
Ruta Maya Coffee House
     Poets take the mic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by musicians
     from 9 p.m. to midnight, at the weekly open mic event at one of
     Austin’s longest-running coffee establishments.
Poems for Peace
September 21st
Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center
     Hosted by the Subud International Cultural Association, the free lunch-
     time reading will feature veteran Austin performers Robert Faires and
     Barbara Chisholm sharing poems they love at noon.
Spoken and Heard
Every Sunday
Kick Butt Coffee House
     Hosted by The Crew FMI, poets and spoken word artists
     take the mic at Kick Butt Coffee House from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
     for an open-minded open mic experience.  
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