Rising from the spiritual ashes of beloved Nineties club the Electric Lounge, the North Door boasts a similarly eclectic and progressive booking policy. Experimental jazz switches off with alternative rock, while hip-hop and electronica muscle in, too. Taking advantage of its location in the defunct 501 Studios, the ND also hosts plays, poetry readings, comedy, musicals, TV viewings, games, and pretty much anything else you can put under a roof and charge a cover for. The 300-person capacity keeps shows intimate, while the variety of acts makes the age range fluid.
Here's the latest iteration of Owen Egerton
's monthly literary shindig – where authors read just one page
from a new work – again brightening the North Door's snazzy stage with sharp presentations from, this time, Nicole Beckley
, Caroline Costello
, Ryan Winkler
, Ryan Stone
, and Little Bear's Stephanie Macias
. Note: These guys are great, Owen rocks, love wins, you can be any gender you want, and everything else can go to hell. Tue., April 4, 7:30pm. Free.