Rhythm & Poetry / Open - Mic / Feb 7th

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

             

 Red Table Talk Night!!!

                                                                                                                                       Malik Saunders!

Successful author of “ Memoirs from the 5th Floor”,* Malik Saunders is stepping to the California guest speakers circuit with powerful presentations for youth and adult audiences .
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Texting and distracted driving
Living Life in Gratitude
Disability Advocacy

“I am committed to saving lives – I am blessed to be able share my story and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest”.

Successful author of “ Memoirs from the 5th Floor”,* Malik Saunders is stepping to the California guest speakers circuit with powerful presentations for youth and adult audiences .

His well paced dramatic presentations weave spoken word, music and theatrical visualizations into a powerful and moving testimony for school-aged youth, in-home health care providers, doctors or chronically ill patients.

“Malik’s words immerse his audience into a heartfelt journey that spurs deep reflection “ ~ Gerry Simpson Educator / Photographer

“It’s humbling to witness a man who has overcome immense spiritual and physical obstacles get vulnerable in order to help others …”
~ Entertainment blogger Britanny Shawntee

CONTACT :Malik Saunders 916.752.4687
Arts & Ethics Ventures ~ speakerS BUREAU DIVISION

Half-hour or 45 minute presentations

*Memoirs from the 5th Floor: Fighting for My Life ~ A journey back.

 

Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Open - Mic / Jan 24th

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

             

 Red Table Talk Night!!!

                                                                                                                                       Oooh Bay Kool!

 

Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Feature Night / MouthPeace / Jan 31st

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

             

Feature Artist Night!!!

MouthPeace!!

 

Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Artist Showcase / Brandon Leake / Jan 17th

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

             Artist Showcase Night!!!

Brandon Leake is an Award Winning Spoken Word Poet, Artistic Educator, and Motivational Speaker from Stockton, Ca. His creative mixture of art, charisma, and passion, tailored to his own unique personal narrative has taken him across the country as a speaker and performer. Brandon is also an Artistic Educator teaching a workshop series he developed entitled “Dreamerz” which is geared towards using poetry to engage youth while making literacy fun. Now to explain the purpose of the tour. The tour is entitled “The Dark Side Tour”, and this tour is based around my upcoming Spoken Word Poetry album, “Deficiencies: A Tale From My Dark Side” as well as my poetry . The emphases of this tour are the concepts of healing through art, self actualization, and choices. To find a bio about me or any more information about me please click this link:

http://www.calledtomovectm.org/brandon-leake/ 

Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Jan 3rd / Open-Mic

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

Open-Mic Night!!! Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Point of Reference.. #blog

     In my relentless quest for balance, I have often found myself talking about “perspective” mostly and how someone’s perspective shapes their reality. However there are many layers to all things and “Balance” is no different. I have found that considering “Point of Reference” to also be one of the many key components to finding balance for all who seek it. Let us examine where we get our information for example. We have all established that major media outlets, for example, should not be trusted in essence because of their point of reference. We all know that the all major media outlets regardless of how they may “bicker” with one another are all owned by the same 1% of the people who control the majority of the world’s wealth. Yet for all intents and purposes, with this knowledge lodged in the back of our brains, we still are quick to anger when we come face to face with a narrative that doesn’t sit well with our soul. IE does America not care about Flint Michigan? Are the KKK still protesting in 2018 and coming out with huge numbers as a show of force? Does our government NOT hold its police accountable when those police have proven themselves to be corrupt and to NOT be in the public’s best interest? How do we forget that the narrative is being constructed from the point of view of the filthy rich? It is almost like watching a 3d movie. You are sitting in the theater, watching the show with your 3d glasses on, knowing that the computer generated carrot thrown by the CGI Bunny with the celebrity voice over isn’t really going to hit you. Shit, you even know it isn’t real. However, when that giant, orange carrot looks like it is inches away from your face, you can’t tell your motor skills not to duck or shut your eyes.

We will talk about this dynamic and more on the next Rhythm & Poetry

GB


Rhythm & Poetry / Feature Night / Supanova / Oct 25th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm.

Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

Feature Night!!! Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Dudes & Dudettes.. We end the month with one of Sacramento's true living legends in the poetry community.

Noah Hayes (Supanova) is a Multi talented individual who enjoys sharing his gift to create positive change in the community. Over the course of his 20 year career, his gifts have taken him to 6 countries and allowed him to share the stage with music legends and acting superstars in addition to appearance in numerous films and network tv shows..

 

 

Limited Open - Mic: Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.


Rhythm & Poetry / Artist Showcase / Word Wizards / Oct 18th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

Showcase Night!!! Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Dudes & Dudettes.. We go random with the artist collective known as the "Word Wizards" They are a collective of artist who have been working and collaborating on projects that work in harmony with the mission statement of Rhythm & Poetry. 

 


Rhythm & Poetry / Open - Mic / Oct 11th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

Open Mic Night!!! Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

 

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.

 


Love's True Nature & How Conditions F*C Things Up.

     Love seems to move so randomly to me. As random as a wandering eye. As random as a feather skipping between gravity and a summer's breeze. As random as a sudden lust for a stranger's touch. As random as a thought. Love is also quick, shapeless and flexible. Love seems to be much quicker than a reaction to a warm touch. Quicker than sunlight can bathe a planet. Quicker than the thought that brought “I love you” to her parted lips. I imagine love to be as shapeless as water but with more imagination than H2O. A creative imagination that would give it a shape that bends the fabric of reality. Allowing it to flow through every reality there is, as freely as god herself. With the ability to match the shape of every heart of every being ever created. A love that can fill any heart to the very brim with light if invited inside. It has been my experience that one of the core lessons we are on this planet to learn is Love’s true nature. How love works. How love doesn’t work. It also has been my experience that regardless of culture gender or upbringing, we all seem to place an abundant amount of conditions on the one’s we love and the way the ones we love express their love to us. Some of these conditions seem reasonable to me. Requiring people to love themselves greater than or at least equal to how much they love you for example. Most of these conditions however do not appear (to me at least) to be reasonable at all.

 


Adult Conversation: What is Taboo to You?

Adult Conversation: What is Taboo to you?

That is a very good question/ Another good question might be: Can I share a scenario about that taboo/ maintain full transparency staying honest & true?/

So I’ll share this with you/

Every now & then/ you will meet a woman who will use her tongue to penetrate you/
Strip you/ split you/ lick you/ in a place not licked by many/ or should I say any?/ on the low the number is closer to plenty/ taking shots of chocolate/ like rappers take shots of Henny/ Some men think they can handle it until the ambush comes in the form of a pretty face/ so pretty in fact/ no one would suspect that she would taste/ the chocolate starfish below a man’s waist/ with no haste/ I watched speechless as she went from franks to beans/ beans to skin/ skin to outer rim/ There is no planet called “Myanus” yet she’s orbiting in circles/ I can’t relax/ Now Iv’e got your nose/ clinch/ I’ve got your nose/ clinch/ I’ve got your nose/ Both of our eyes are closed/ I say quit it with the tongue & I promise I'll let go/ She does’t say yes & she doesn’t say no/ my bootie starts trembling/ My butt crack quivers from fear/ my asshole has low self esteem/ it feels that it doesn’t deserve this/ fresh out of the shower yes/ but feels unworthy of this service/ then I heard a muffled voice but I could not comprehend the words/ she raised her head & spoke again/ she's much clearer now/ every thought she spoke was heard/

She had the prettiest face/ one of innocence/ one of sincerity/ if tenderness had a face it would be hers alone/ Quite sincerely & rather merrily/ she spoke of how she liked to lick the rim/ AKA the chocolate brim with elastic skin/ & how it pleases her so/ and please don’t squeeze her nose again/ please relax and let go/ Now I am at an awkward moment because I prefer to fuck her until the Sun rises/ Some how/ my booty is being held hostage in exchange for the cat/ My prostate and rectum have an argument in fact/ my anus is too scared to talk/ the vibration of fear has the frank & beans on military stand by standing down/ Now they’re facing south in a pair of my favorite Guess jeans/ listening as I call the cab/

I apologize to all who prefer starfish delight/
I’m feeling some type of way/ so I bid her goodnight ~

 

GB


The Psychologist & the Classy Bitch by Jacquelyn Smithson Howard & GB

Good afternoon, you must be Jacquelyn/ hey girl what’s happening/ let me say a few words before we start & get in it/ 

Feel free to express/ digress or confess/ whatever you want to talk about without feeling needs to defend it/

J: I guess you want me to sit here (facing the crowd and pointing to the couch)/ I ain't layin' there for him.

J: I don’t need to defend anything. I’m just tired of people thinking I’m such a bitch. So, what’s your “few words?”

A few can be as many words you like until the progression/ Just know that you are booked for a one hour session/

J: Well then, since this is on my dime/ let’s forget/ this frilly shit/ & let me not waste any time/

J: I don’t want you to think I’m bitchy/ when I’m really just tired of being accused of being bitchy/

J: The people I’m supposed to trust won’t let me the fuck alone/

Understood completely Ms Howard/ but does what I or what anyone else thinks about you really matter at the end of the day?/

As for your statement about  who you’re supposed to trust/ who we trust & who we don’t, typically never works out that way/

Let's say/ for example who we’re “supposed” to trust is our parents by our understanding/
Then that trust is broken & we are betrayed/ or love isn’t displayed/ or those parents who leave us abandoned/

J: That’s just it. They love me, they just think I need to be like them all the fucking time/ shit!
They think the family should always be together/ Live together/ eat together/ play together/ They think that's better.

Why move me into a 23-room home/ with my own bedroom/ & not let me stay in the damn thing alone/ I’m a straight-A student. I do my homework first/ & they check it/ being teachers/ & all that shit that goes along with that. & I know before they do/ when I short-change myself on my homework/ true/

J: I short-change it on purpose sometimes because they always want me to go higher/ because they know what I’m capable of/

They know what you’re capable of?/ yet I wonder if that’s true for you?
Is bitchy in your nature?/ or is it something that you learned to do?/ to protect yourself from the ones who can hurt your heart?/

J: It is something I do to protect them. It’s been like that since the start/ I don’t like being something I’m not. So I guess I am protecting all of me, cause 'I' am all I got.

Betrayal isn’t protection/ wait and let me explain what I mean by that/ anytime you act/ like something you are not/ you betray yourself and everyone involved and that’s straight facts/

Truth is depleted/ love suffers and healing lacks/ because all of your energy is focused on the fear the attack/

So now let ask/ can you honor anyone by betraying yourself?/

Can you worry yourself sick and expect mental health?/

Can you not know your worth, and count blessings and wealth?/

Is love your foundation or is it something else?

J: If I had the answers to your questions/ I would have never booked the session/ and since I ain’t paying overtime/ I guess I have to book another dime.