Best Poetry Events In Sacramento

April 1, 2013 5:00 AM


Poetry, a literary art combined with the sounds of a rhythmic beat expressed by the most defined artistic writers, touches the heart and emotions. The manifestation of a poet reveals the most intuitive reality of the poet’s life experiences, love, happiness, aggression and sadness. Sacramento’s poetry arena is going strong with locals who show off these types of vibrant poetry skills. If you want to celebrate April’s National Poetry Month, check out these spots in the area.

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Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 240-1897

Sacramento Poetry Center is a place for inspiring or mature poetry writers who desire to make their work known to local venues. This center offers membership, workshops and publications where your written poetry is showcased. A good poet learns from well-experienced poets in the field. Sacramento Poetry Center offers a diverse cultural experience and heartfelt rhythmic beat expressions from artistic poets. Check out SPC’s weekly events.

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Capitol Garage
1500 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-3633

It’s Monday and you’ve had a long day. If you want to relax and enjoy the words and sounds of poetry, gather with friends at the Capitol Garage. Enjoy a candlelit dinner and stick around for open-mic poetry. On Monday nights, local poets express their eventful and metaphorical poetry, showing off their best talent. You will enjoy listening to the poetry expressions while sipping Sacramento’s finest wines and espresso drinks.



Queen Sheba Restaurant
1704 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 446-1223

This restaurant serves the finest Ethiopian cuisine and traditional dishes that will get you spiced up for its Wednesday night open-mic poetry speakers, starting at 9 p.m. Enjoy poetry while you learn the Ethiopian style of finger licking sponge (bread) scooping. Featured at this open-mic venue is Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, one of Sacramento’s best. You may contact Queen of Sheba for more details regarding open-mic night and other featured guests.



Sacramento Comedy
Laughs Unlimited
1207 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-8128

Poetry is not only serious business, but can also be presented in the form of comedy. Enjoy a comedian workout at Sacramento Comedy every first Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. Laughs Unlimited will host the best showcase. While you enjoy the talent of others, you can also show off your talent. Both amateurs and professional comedians will perform. Register about an hour in advance and you will have around five minutes to show off your talent. Think you have poetry jokes? Come on down and sign up.

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Luna’s Café & Juice Bar
1414 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-3931

Walk into a gallery of art and arena of poets that puts you in the mood to enjoy an evening at the Luna’s Café & Juice Bar. This place is decorated with whimsical art that defines each artist persona. Joe Montoya will host poetry unplugged, featuring the best spoken word poetry and music. Join Luna’s Café’s open mic every Thursday night at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $2. See some of Sacramento’s best poets featured at this café.

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