We highly recommend scuttling into the Lizard Lounge for this Sunday night tradition, still going strong after 20 years. First comes a slam that has eight poets competing for a $100 prize. Then the featured poet takes the stage—headliners range from national names to local talents like Tufts lecturer Tanya Larkin and TED Fellow Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo. Jazz accompaniment from the Jeff Robinson Trio puts the poetry in motion, and you can bring your own musings for the open mic that caps off the night.
The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam and Slam
1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge