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Monday Open Mic Night | Shirlington | August 05, 2019 | Hosted by KaNikki J. featuring Butterfly Free

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Event Location:

4251 South Campbell Ave


About The Event:

Tickets purchased in store are cash ONLY – $5

Monday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and  Poetry Event   For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


                                                                   HOSTED BY:  KaNikki J.

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Given the name KaNikki, being interpreted as “great writer” at birth, KaNikki is living up to her name. With over twenty five years of writing and over a decade on the poetry scene, KaNikki Jakarta has toured the US and the UK sharing the stage with Jill Scott, Raheem DeVaughn, and Lyfe Jennings. KaNikki J. writes and recites what she calls “real life fiction” that touches her listeners to the core. She has published two fictional novels: IN REAL LIFE & THE COLOR BLUE and she will release a third in late 2013 entitled THE OTHER SIDE OF PRETTY. KaNikki J is a success at multi-tasking wearing many hats: poet, host, and ASL Interpreter. She is the founder of NUSPA (National Underground Spoken word Poetry Awards.) If you think that something she says on the mic might change your life, you’re probably right.Contact |



                                                            FEATURING: BUTTERFLY FREE

Butterfly Free-Sassy,witty,occasionally vulnerable, the self proclaimed “closet poet” as she calls herself first hit the scene at the age of 18 where she preformed at the LEGENDARY Spit Dat. After doing so Butterfly Free developed a hunger for Spoken Word. She has performed at open mics all over the DMV and Philadelphia and has even spotlighted and featured at Busboys 5th and K and at the Sugar Bar in New York City leaving jaws dropped by her spontaneous yet emotionally driven pieces. She gets her inspiration from life itself. And is currently working on her first book “A Butterfly’s Mixtape” One of her favorite quotes is from the riveting play “For Colored Girls” “You can’t have me…unless I give me away.”

2019-08-05 20:00

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