Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Full English Tea Room Thom hosts. Saturdays, 6-9pm. 2000 Southern Oaks. 240-2748 . Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.
Austin Shakespeare invites you to join them at their weekly reading group. They read the entire play aloud (about an act each week) and stop often to discuss the images, characters, and story. Sundays, 5-7pm (except major holiday weekends). $5.
Austin Creative Alliance, 6001 Airport, 512/247-2531
is an open-minded open-mic experience. Poetry, music, singing, whatever. Bring words, make noise, bring yourself, make friends. ASL Sign Language interpreter available. Hosted by The Crew. Every Sunday, 7-10pm.
Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 512/454-5425
Sundays, 8pm. Tantra Coffeehouse, 217 W. Hopkins, San Marcos.