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This Thursday at Hawaiian Brian’s!! The Grand Slam FINALS & 13th Anniversary... April 7th, 2016!!

It's on!!! The BIG SHOW is this Thursday (April 7th -- the Grand Slam FINALS and 13th Anniversary Show at Hawaiian Brian’s). Folks, we've been building up to this moment for an entire year, and it will definitely be the best slam poetry show by far!! It is also a fundraiser to send the HawaiiSlam Team to the National Poetry Slam in Georgia so please come out and support the cause. Last year, the HawaiiSlam Team placed 2nd in the nation, and this Thursday is your chance to see who will represent HawaiiSlam at this year’s national competition!! This super special championship show will be hosted by Kealoha (Hawai`i Poet Laureate) and will feature:
-- The 12 best poets from the 2015-2016 season rocking the mic in a three-round elimination match to determine who will represent Team HawaiiSlam at the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia. Competing poets are TravisT, Destiny Sharion, Will Giles, Adam Kenner, Serena Simmons, Jesse Lipman, Malia Derden, Keanu Ballistic, Jason Tom, Jenna Robinson, Noa Helelā, and Liam Skilling. Sacrificial poet is Simply Tee.
-- Turntable Sorcery by DJ Toki (Sisters In Sound)
-- Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka’uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton "Clean" Haness, Sequoia, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, Risa Oram, and Melissa Soriano)
Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door, but priority in the line will be given to those who buy their tickets ahead of time (in other words, we will let everyone with a ticket in first, then we'll deal with those who still need to buy theirs). Please get yours now at the following locations: Hawaiian Brian’s (1680 Kapiolani Blvd, at the bar in the main pool room), Idea's Music and Books (670 Auahi St. #A-6), UH Campus Center Ticket Desk (UH Mānoa). Internet purchase and additional information is also available at
First Thursdays (April 7th -- Grand Slam FINALS)
Location: Hawaiian Brian’s (Crossroads concert hall)
1680 Kapiolani Blvd (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm
$15 Fundraiser to Send the Team to the National Poetry Slam
Phone: (808) 387-9664
First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (500+ in attendance)!! HawaiiSlam has official 501(c)(3) non-profit status through Poetry Slam Inc. Please forward to anybody who may be interested...

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