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Bringing Sexy Back: A Fundraiser

Bringing Sexy Back FundraiserTonight It’s Poetry and Saskatoon Sexual Health partner again to bring sexy back! We’ve got a host of luscious treats awaiting you! Raffle items! 50/50 draw! Amazing performances!
Burlesque performers Penicillin Penny and Mona Handful
Spoken Word Poets
All hosted by your favourite burlesque granny … Granny Galore!

The highlight of the evening will be the open mic! Please come tell us your stories about awkward sexual experiences, perform your sexy poems, sing us love songs! A safe space to share all our fun, weird, awkward and wonderful sexual experiences!
February 17 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$10 – $15 Suggested Donation | 8:00 PM
19+

Community Stage ft. Danielle Altrogge & Charlie Peters

Image for Elemental stage productionOur community stage is an opportunity for all spoken word artists to perform for an audience.
Our feature performers are awesome! You will not want to miss this night! Their show, Elemental, will be at Studio 914 February 15 – 17 and February 20 – 24. Come on out to win some tickets!
By turns hilarious and poignant, National Slam Champion Danielle Altrogge’s On the Rocks and award-winning theatre artist Charlie Peters’ Many Fires make up this double-bill of brand new solo shows. Artistic disciplines collide when poetry, monologue, clown, and puppetry are used to explore gender, sexuality, and healing.

February 10 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2129280617335744/

Community Stage!

In Your Words: Community StageTonight is all about you and your words! Our community stage is an opportunity for all spoken word artists to perform for an audience. If you’re an old hand at this we look forward to your words! If you’ve never performed your poem before we look forward to hearing your words, too! Show up to just listen to some great spoken word, as well. Bring a friend! Tell your family!

February 3 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

In Your Words: Community Stage

In Your Words: Community StageTonight is all about you and your words! Our community stage is an opportunity for all spoken word artists to perform for an audience. If you’re an old hand at this we look forward to your words!  If you’ve never performed your poem before we look forward to hearing your words, too!  Show up to just listen to some great spoken word, as well.  Bring a friend!  Tell your family!  Sign up at the door starting at 7:30. Please keep what you share to 1 poem or maximum 5 minutes, out of respect for the space you share with the community.
Tonight It’s Poetry
January 20 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

In Others’ Words: Reading Other People’s Poetry

In Others' Words: Reading Other People's PoetryCohen. Lorde. Campbell. Rumi. Mitchell. Hughes. Lynes. Dickinson. Nash.
Do you have a favourite poet whose work you’ve always wanted to perform? Tonight is your chance! Come down and get up on stage with someone else’s words. Anything goes for tonight’s community stage so if you’ve got something of your own you want to perform we’re cool with that, too! Sign up starts at 7:30 pm.

Tonight It’s Poetry
January 13 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

SLAM! : Poetry Slam

SLAM! : Poetry SlamIt’s time for our fourth poetry slam of the season! Bring old poems, new poems, revamped poems, weird poems, angry poems … let’s slam all the poems! If you’ve never been to a poetry slam before, get over here! If you’re interested in competing, sign up will begin at Amigos at 7:30 on the night of the show. Poets enter into a two-round competition of poems with a strict 3-minute time limit where all the poems are judged by folks throughout the audience. The top 5 go on to the second round and the winner of that round nabs a cool 50 bucks!

Tonight It’s Poetry
January 6 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

First New Sh*t Slam!

New Shit Slam PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THIS SLAM HAS CHANGED!  We still want your new poems and now you have nearly a month to get some new stuff together!

It’s time for our fifth poetry slam of the season! We want your new poems! This is our first new sh*t slam and we’re eager to hear your new words! If you’ve never been to a poetry slam before, get over here! If you’re interested in competing, sign up will begin at Amigos at 7:30 on the night of the show. Poets enter into a two-round competition of poems with a strict 3-minute time limit where all the poems are judged by folks throughout the audience. The top 5 go on to the second round and the winner of that round nabs a cool 50 bucks!

Tonight It’s Poetry
January 27 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Poetry Workshops For All Ages Led By Kay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup

Kay and Jess WorkshopsKay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup are professional spoken word artists here to help you make great poems and art! All ages welcome!

Sunday, December 16 at Amigos Back Room

2:00 pm Kay Kassirer will help you explore gender and sexuality through your spoken word art!
3:15 pm Jess Tollestrup will help you mix music and words into something new and exciting!
By donation – $10 per workshop or $15 for both, suggested donation
Cash at the door

Exploring Gender&Sexuality through Spoken Word Poetry
Delve into your identity as we write about our experiences with gender and sexuality. Kay Kassirer will lead us through writing exercises to help us better understand ourselves and others. Come prepared to hear some personal stories, and share your own if you’d like. All skill levels welcome. Just bring a pen/paper and your lovely selves.

Think Outside the Music Box
There is a very thin veil between spoken word poetry and music. Sometimes they are indistinguishable. This workshop will explore incorporating sound as accompaniment and companion to poetry, as well as breaking down what can be called a ’song’. No musical experience necessary.

Kay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup feature December 16!

Kay and Jess Double Feature

We’ll kick things off with a community stage! Sign up at the door starting at 7:30. Please keep what you share to 1 poem or maximum 5 minutes, out of respect for the space you share with the community. Our double feature is Kay Kassier and Jess Tollestrup!

Kay Kassirer (they/them) is a spoken-word poet, organizer, and activist who currently resides on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, colonially known as Vancouver. Kay was the 2016 Capturing Fire rep for Hot Damn! It’s a Queer Slam, and went on to take 2nd place in the festival. Kay has performed on numerous other final stages, including the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (2015), the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam(2016, 2017), & The Queer Resurgence Poetry Slam (2016).
Using their voice to evoke change, Kay can be found facilitating workshops, organizing poetry events, performing poems, and most likely stuck in a tree
kaykassirer.com https://www.facebook.com/KayKassirerPoetry/

Jess Tollestrup (They/Them) is a musician, storyteller, astrologer, and aspiring physicist who calls many places home. Currently they reside on traditional Blackfoot territory in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Using a looping pedal, Jess creates haunting melodies over which their poetry floats and bites. Their compelling and strange stories span from hitchhiking to body removal, from queer love to consent, from aliens to busking. Piano, guitar, vocal harmonies, and mouth percussion are just a few of their musical tools. In 2016 they released their debut EP ‘The Pluto Year’ and chapbook ‘Metafesto’.
https://www.facebook.com/jesstollestrupmusician/

Tonight It’s Poetry
December 16 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Secret Slamta Poem Swap – December 9

Secret SlamtaIt’s time to swap poetry! We’re having a Secret Santa, and you’re invited to participate. Submit a poem to be read by someone else and you’ll receive a poem in turn. Just send your poem to tonight.its.poetry@gmail.com and we’ll send you one back! Don’t think you’ll have time to send it to us?  Just bring a legible copy on Sunday night and we’ll find a poet to read it! Whose poem will you receive? What similes and metaphors will come from the pen of another and then issue forth from your mouth as if from your brain, the collective hive brain of a poetry community working together as one entity? What sorts of hijinks will ensue? Only one way to find out.

Tonight It’s Poetry
December 9th // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Bringing Sexy Back: A Fundraiser

Tonight It’s Poetry and Saskatoon Sexual Health partner again to bring sexy back! We’ve got a host of luscious treats awaiting you! Raffle items! 50/50 draw! Amazing performances! Burlesque performers Penicillin Penny and Mona Handful Spoken Word Poets All...

Community Stage ft. Danielle Altrogge & Charlie Peters

Our community stage is an opportunity for all spoken word artists to perform for an audience. Our feature performers are awesome! You will not want to miss this night! Their show, Elemental, will be at Studio 914 February 15 – 17 and February 20 – 24. Come...