The best entertainment is (sometimes) free

Unless you’re living a completely media-free life, off the land and the grid, you’re well aware of our current economic state. These are recession times indeed, and we’re all feeling it in the pocketbook. (I’m not too upset about the high price of gas, but that’s for another post). Anyway, the one beautiful thing that comes out of penny pinching is resourcefulness. Finding cheap or free entertainment becomes a skill. Of course, in this city there are many options so it’s less of a challenge. But just in case you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities, allow me to make a recommendation. Every Friday night is poetry slam night at Po’Shines in the Kenton neighborhood. It’s a free event though Po’Shines is an excellent soul food joint so go with enough change for at least a bowl of red beans and rice. You’ll get a free piece of cornbread on top of it, not bad right? The poetry isn’t always slammin’ but it’s a community effort and I believe that participating in the community- in whatever form- is critical at this juncture in our collective history. So Po’Shines ya’ll! 8129 N Denver, right off of the yellow line.

5 Comments so far

  1. brewcaster on May 1st, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    I live within spitting distance from this place. Always seems to be nice people hanging here. Come see Kenton! And if you wanna eat someplace else, Pizza Fino in Kenton is MY favorite Pizza in town so far.

  2. daaaaave on May 1st, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

    In all honesty, if given a choice of cheap "entertainment" between a poetry slam and a free-because-my-dental-covers-it root canal, I think I’ll go with the drill. At least I’ll get some numb lips to goober around with and a few vicodin in my pocket out of the deal.

  3. psingleton on May 5th, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

    I adore Po’ Shines. I work in the Kenton neighborhood and am happy to have it down the street.

  4. Engine of Thought (engineofthought) on May 6th, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    The Red and Black used to have a pretty sweet poetry slam as well. I don’t know if they still do it.

  5. mikehobo on May 14th, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

    I love slam poetry, Daniel Beaty visited my school. He is amazing, I might want to check this out.

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