Did you know that the first poetry slam ever in New York City was held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 1989? Now, 23 years later, you can get a taste of the tradition on Friday nights circa 10PM at Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event: Friday Night Poetry Slams (Tickets $20). This is an especially exciting time to catch a poetry slam at Nuyorican, as their Slam Team is currently competing in the National Poetry Slam and has just reached the semifinal round.
And, for the nerds and nerd-lovers out there, Nuyorican also brings you EPIC Win Burlesque: Nelson Lugo’s Steampunk Burlesque (For Nerds. By Nerds. From NYC!). Epic Win Burlesque continues to be one of the nerdiest burlesque shows in the city, having sexed up such favorites as Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman and Firefly. Now offer to you a Steam-Powered Scientific Exhibition of Professional Ecdysiasts. Come by Nuyorican this Saturday at 6:30PM to witness an in-depth exploration of the wonders of science and anatomy and behold the advancements of corset and stocking technology! Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the door.