Thu November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Join us this Thursday (November 7th) for a top-notch installment of First Thursdays at Hawaiian Brian’s!! As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:
— Sonny Kapū, an internationally touring musician who has performed in Europe, Japan, New Zealand, and throughout the United States. He made it to the Hollywood round on American Idol’s season 3 (top 50 contestants out of 80,000), and had the opportunity to teach Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson ʻukulele on the set of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. He has featured in a handful of local bands such as Vaihi, Kawao, Typical Hawaiians, and Beach 5.
— An official qualifier for the 2019-2020 HawaiiSlam season. Normal slam rules apply, and the top two poets will advance to the 2020 Grand Slam Finals that will determine HawaiiSlam’s 17th Poetry Slam team. Winner of this qualifier slam receives $100.
— Turntable sorcery by DJ Toki (Sisters in Sound)
— Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Aaron “Angry Woebots” Martin, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka‘uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton “Clean” Haness, Sequoia, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, Risa Oram, Melissa Soriano, Talulah, and Alicia Soder)
First Thursdays (November 7th)
$100 Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic
LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian’s (Crossroads concert hall)
1680 Kapiolani Boulevard, (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)
Doors & Poet Sign-In 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
$3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
Phone: (808) 387-9664
Validated parking for Hawaiian Brian’s is $2 for 4 hours and $2 per additional hour. There is plenty of street parking in the area as well (note, if you street park or walk/bike/bus, enter through the 24 Hour Fitness lobby on Kapi‘olani and walk up the stairs).
First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (400+ in attendance)!! HawaiiSlam has official 501(c)(3) non-profit status through Poetry Slam Inc. Please forward to anybody who may be interested…