The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase is arguably one of the top spoken word events in the country.Â It is easily the best in Los Angeles.Â This eclectic event takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at the Savoy Entertainment Center and starts at exactly three minutes past 8:00 p.m.Â Pardon the rhyme but you definitely want to be on time.Â The show is exponentially better than the best open mic poetry night you’ve ever attended.Â This special stage is not open to the unstructured ramblings of the novice writer. Â Rather, the Flypoet features the most talented, tried and true spoken word artists, period. Â Many of the poets have performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and other equally impressive venues. Â The event also showcases both signed and up and coming soulful musicians.
The Flypoet atmosphere is an energizing fusion of beautifully unpretentious people, socially conscious poetry, and uplifting musical performances.Â While your ears are hearing finely crafted poems, your eyes are treated to the artistic interpretations of performance artist Norton Wisdom.
Adding to the synergy of the evening are the wonderful cocktails and eats served by the friendly Savoy staff.
The next Fly Poet Showcase is December 1, 2010 and will feature Steve Connell, Red Storm, and M’Reld Green.Â Musical guests are the Acoustic Soul of Coop and Grammy nominated Hip Hop Artist Lawrence P.
Date: December 1, 2010 (and the first Wednesday of every month)
Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 8:03.
Where: The Savoy Entertainment Center, 218 South La Brea AvenueÂ Inglewood, CA 90301
CultureMob Expert Tip: Â Get there early because it absolutely starts on time and fills up quickly. Also, bring cash. Â Many of the featured poets and musicians have professionally recorded material for sell after the show.