In a city where quirky nightspots and live music joints can hardly manage to keep their doors open for a year, theres a lot to be learned from the leaders of the spoken word community in Miami. Through persistence and continual reinvention, the scene has continued to grow and flourish. Few represent that steady growth better than Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns. Tonight she hosts her tenth anniversary on the scene with A Celebration of Words, held at the Literary Cafe & Poetry Lounge (1350 NE 125th St., Ste. 200, North Miami). Doors open at 8:00 p.m., the show starts at 9:00, and admission is $7. Theres a buffet until 9:30, and Dana a.k.a. DJ Dayz will rock the turntables. Call 305-981-4724 or 305-836-3572.
On a different self-expression note, the Amate Tea Lounge (811 NE 79th St., Miami) is offering up a poetry night for free at 8:00 p.m. New and experienced talent alike are welcome to bring it on and bring it up to the mic. And as an added bonus there will be cupcakes made by the mackalicious Sticky Fingers Cupcakes. Tea and cupcakes! Now those are two words one should live by. Call 786-487-2546.
Wed., May 30