We have shows almost every night. Please find the most up-to-date information on Out of the Blue Too’s Facebook Event Page. Shows are open to all ages and handicap-accessible.
Out of the Blue Too regularly hosts these events, and receives all donations from attendance:
The Stone Soup Poetry: Every Monday evening 7 p.m.
Stone Soup was founded over thirty years ago by the Boston poet Jack Powers. Though it’s origins are firmly footed in the Beats (highlights over the years have included Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, and local figure John Wieners), the weekly gathering has included all styles of poetry at one time or another. With the publication of a recent anthology and the hosting and recording of the series being carried on faithfully by such notable figures as Bill Perrault, Stone Soup will continue to invite, seek out and feature the most interesting voices in the Boston area and beyond. ($4 requested donation)
Story Space: Every Tuesday evening 6:45 p.m- 9 p.m.
The Story Space is a community dedicated to making the world a better place through storytelling. Its founders, Brother Blue and Ruth Hill, dedicated their lives to storytelling and story listening. They are here to continue that tradition. Read up on Story Space here–it recently turned 25! ($5 requested donation)
African Drum Class: Every Wednesday evening 6-7:30 p.m.
Moussa Traore was born and raised in Mali, West Africa. He has been playing the djembe for over thirty years, and in 1984, after completing a twelve-year apprenticeship, he was deemed a “master” by his teacher, Sega Cisse. Moussa has achieved great recognition throughout Mali as an accomplished musician in the theater, in traditional ceremonies, as well as in the Malian pop scene. Among musicians in Bamako, Moussa is considered to be one of the top djembe players in the country. Since moving to the U.S., Moussa has continued to distinguish himself as a highly respected teacher and performer. He has given drum workshops in cities throughout the U.S. Currently, he is teaching at schools, offering weekly community classes, leading drum ensembles for West African dance classes, and performing for special events and workshops. $20 drop-in rate or 10-class pass for $170 (pass is valid for 3 months from date of purchase. Drum rental is available (call in advance, $3 per class).
Dire Literary Series: FIRST Friday of every month at 7 p.m.
The Dire Literary Series, hosted by writer Timothy Gager, has been going sweet for 16 years. Features are first, followed by four 15-minute open mic spots. The sign-up sheet opens at 6 PM. ($5 requested donation)