Hawai’i Slam // First Thursdays @ Fresh Café


August 1st 8 pm – 12am
Fresh Café + Loft in Space
831 Queen St

First Thursdays started on April 3rd, 2003 in an arts studio in Chinatown. Founded and hosted by Kealoha (the Poet Laureate of Hawai`i), First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world with 500+ in attendance and is a vibrant member of Honolulu’s arts community. The mission of First Thursdays is to provide a platform for all poets who wish to set foot on its stage and share their words.  It also strives to expose its audience to touring poets, musicians, artists, and DJ’s by hosting a special guest feature at each show. First Thursdays offers $100 in cash prizes to the winner, and features Hawaii’s best performance poets, live musicians, MC’s, live painters, and national touring poets.  In addition, featured DJ’s offer up turntable bliss to keep the night flowing smoothly. Admission is $3 before 8:30pm and $5 after.

If you would like your talents to be featured at First Thursdays, call (808) 387-9664 or check out www.HawaiiSlam.com