Monday Night Open Mic hosted by KaNikki J

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by KaNikki J

Date and Time

Feb 7, 2022 7:00 pm

Location

Shirlington

4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, Virginia, 22206

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Description:

A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by KaNikki J.

KaNikki Jakarta is the First African American Poet Laureate of Alexandria, Virginia. She is an Award Winning Performance Poet who has toured the US and the UK. KaNikki is the author of three novels, two poetry collections, a memoir, a short story, poetry collection entitled ALABAMA GIRL, VIRGINIA WOMAN and the co-author of THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF HEALING VOLUME II. Ms. Jakarta has been interviewed and featured in newspapers and magazines to include Alexandria Times, Alexandria Gazette, Patch, and Northern Virginia Magazines. She’s been featured on Podcasts, radio stations and TV stations to include WUSA9 and Comcast. She is the 2021 DMV Renaissance Female OG of the Year. She hosts #KaNikkiHarmony 1st Mondays Open Mic Night at Busboys and Poets Virginia. She facilitates a quarterly workshop entitled: WRITE LIKE A WOMAN in Alexandria, Virginia, a virtual, monthly workshop entitled PREP TO PUBLISH, and offers KANIKKI FOR KIDS, a virtual ASL and Affirmation class for children ages 6 – 11. She presents POETS AND PLATFORMS under the umbrella of a weekly, online womyn led artistic experience entitled KEEP THE MIC ON where she is the co-founder. If you think that something she says on the mic might change your life, you’re probably right.blackchakrabooking@gmail.com

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For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

$5 cover. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds.

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For the health & safety of our Tribe and the community, Busboys and Poets has implemented a proof of vaccination requirement for patrons at all of our locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Therefore, Busboys and Poets requires all guests attending events to be vaccinated. Attendees must provide proof of vaccination at check-in. Those with medical or religious exemptions must provide proof of exemption status. Masks must also be worn properly (covering nose and mouth) at all times inside of Busboys and Poets when not actively eating or drinking.

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