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Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao

Location Hyattsville 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20781
Date Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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If you're looking for an electrifying night of spoken word poetry and diverse artistic expression, make sure to check out the Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao on May 2nd at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Maryland. Hosted by the dynamic DJ Tao, a seasoned poet and performer who has taken his talents on the road touring colleges across America, this weekly open mic offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. DJ Tao's innovative "free-word" style allows him to improvise interactive poems on the spot, turning his performance into a collaborative, democratic endeavor that gets the whole audience thinking and laughing. As the host, his witty, unpredictable presence ensures that each open mic is fresh and exciting, with a lineup featuring a diverse array of professional spoken word artists, rookie open mic performers, musicians, and a different guest host every week. For two hours, you can expect to be moved by powerful voices, witness unexpected talents, and be part of a packed house filled with open minds and ears. Whether you're a poet looking to share your work or simply a lover of lively artistic expression, this open mic offers the thrill of the unknown and the electricity of creativity. With tickets at just $5 online or $8 at the door, it's an incredibly affordable way to immerse yourself in the vibrant spoken word scene of the D.C. area. Seating is first-come first-served, so arrive early to snag a spot and prepare to be blown away by DJ Tao's unparalleled ability to make poetry a shared, in-the-moment experience. If you crave an evening of raw artistic energy and one-of-a-kind performances, this open mic hosted by the "most unpredictable poet on the planet" is an event you won't want to miss.

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