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The Golden State Poetry Slam and Open Mic

First and Third Sunday of every month, 6:30-10 p.m.

Twice a month you can earn points to qualify for the 2012 slam team at the Golden State Poetry Slam and Open Mic, hosted by three-time Grand Slam winner Sean "Ner City" Gullatt and Earring Diva D'Dra White. DJ Harvey Kent provides the tunes. Every first and third Sunday at Grand Lake Coffee House (440 Grand Ave., Oakland). 6:30-10 p.m. $5-$7. 662-589-8577 or

Perch 440 Grand Ave., Oakland (map)


The Shout

Second Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.

From a man whose family ended up in the Federal Witness Protection Program to a woman who once had a job caring for a fortune-telling chicken in Guinea Bissau to someone's unforgettable encounter with a bee on a golf course, the stories told at The Shout are the stuff of fiction, but drawn from real life. Much like The Moth StorySLAM events, The Shout is crowdsourced storytelling: Stories have few guidelines besides being true, less than ten minutes long, and worth the time it takes to tell the tale. Featured storytellers are selected beforehand, but audience members can put their names in a hat in hopes of sharing their own six-minute yarns. Join hosts Rami Margron and Cassidy Brown at Grand Lake Coffee House (440 Grand Ave., Oakland) on the second Monday of every month for some riveting tidbits of real life. 7:30-9:30 p.m., $5-20.

$5-20 sliding scale
Perch 440 Grand Ave., Oakland (map)


Grand Lake Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grand Lake Farmers' Market
A fresh-produce hub, outdoor food court, and neighborhood block party with music and kids' activities. Free
Splash Pad Park Grand Ave. and Lake Park Ave., Oakland (map)
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