Da Poetry Lounge is a weekly event at the
When: Every Tuesday night from -
(Ratings are on a scale of 1-10)
Cultural Significance: 8.0 As the longest running Spoken Word event in
Economical: 10.0 At a cost of only $5 a person for 2-3 hours of live entertainment, it won’t take much out of your pocket. Bring a dessert and a warm beverage for you and your date to snack on while waiting in line.
Regularity: 9.0 It’s EVERY Tuesday night, so if you meet someone exciting on the weekend, it’s a great, casual follow-up activity. Also, most people don’t do much on a Tuesday evening, and if it goes well, there’s the upcoming weekend to plan something more intimate.
Fun: 8.0 When I went, my date and I were moved by some poets and laughing at the comical musings from others. Granted, not ever poem was a hit, but the majority were fascinating windows into each speaker’s soul. One of the best moments was when a local comedian did a stand-up that was well received.
Overall Rating: 9.0 Da Poetry Lounge is an excellent first date for someone who enjoys live performances and is open to trying new artsy things. It’s expensive, casual and easily allows conversation to flow around the event and poets, which is always better than the typical dinner/interview date.