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Capicu’s Peoples Open Mic is back to in-person events on March 23, 2023! And at its NEW LOCATION, St Marks Comedy Club in the East Village. Capicu will again bring you Spoken Word Poetry showcases with featured artists. And also their legendary open mic.


Capicu Culture’s popular monthly “The People’s Open Mic” series has also become a rite of passage for anyone looking to step into the realm of cultural expression in New York City as our stage and audience welcomes newcomers during every show. Each showcase attracts internationally acclaimed artists as well as up-and-coming talent. Although the Capicu Cultural Showcase is inspired by themes and artists that emerged in the Nuyorican Poetry movement, performances from diverse cultures are showcased.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOST: Juan Papo Santiago (PaPo Swiggity)

Mi Gente!
Join Capicu Culture as we celebrate 16 years of our The Peoples Open Mic (and my birthday!) at our new venue in the East Village – St Marks Comedy Club – brought to us by the Carabaño brothers behind the Latin Vegan sensation V SPOT!

Info on our new venue: https://www.stmarkscomedyclub.com/
Media Inquiries: George “Urban Jibaro” Torres, [email protected]

Featured Poet: John Chance Acevedo, author of Sketches of My Writes: A Poetic Retrospective of Life, Love, Family, Culture & Ancestry

Patrons must purchase tickets pre-show!
Ticket Info and RSVP here:



The Peoples Open Mic
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: Doors Open at 7:00 PM; Open Mic list closes at 8:00 PM
RSVP to this event: https://CapicuCulture16.eventbrite.com

Present your e-ticket at the door. Beer, wine, sangria, non-alcoholic options, and Latin Vegan munchies are available for all audience members.
See the menu: https://www.toasttab.com/vspot-express-eastvillage/v3

Music by DJ Cocotaso
Age limit: 21 & Over, 16 and up, ok if accompanied by an adult
$20 Online and 2 Drink minimum
Caution: May be Strong Language and Themes
10 guaranteed slots – 4 minutes time limit

* Safe Space Statement: Capicu Culture is dedicated to providing a safe-space environment at all events. We want to create a space where all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion, are accepted and respected. Harassment is not tolerated.

So lighten your hearts, experience culture, and show your LOVE @ Capicu – a safe space to network or relax and get your poetry fix in peace!

Capicu Poetry @
St Marks Comedy Club
12 St Marks Place,
East Village, NYC

6 Train to Astor Place, N/R/W to 8th Street.
F to Second Ave- a little more of a walk.

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