Join Capital Pride and Busboys and Poets for a Women’s Night of Expression. This year you’ll experience a DJ, live band, music and burlesque. To accommodate as many beautiful folks as we possibly can this is a FULL-STORE event + outdoor patio! Busboys & Poets. 5th and K St 1025 5th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 $10 tickets to join the party: https://www.showclix.com/event/womens-night-of-expression Host/MC: Shelly Bell Burlesque performances by Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret Live Music: Angie Head For the open mic: the mic will be open to women-identified folks of all backgrounds to share their story through spoken word, comedy, music, or dance. Audience can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and an array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, and acoustic musical performances. *ASL interpreter present* Busboys and Poets’ full food and bar will be available throughout the event Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. This space is open to ALL, we welcome all gender identities and especially encourage our transwomen and cis-women community to share their words on the mic.
Tune in to Good Morning Washington on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 9:30am. AJ Head and Shelly Bell are being interviewed about the Women's Night of Expression (WNOE), a Capital Pride event happening at Busboys and Poets at 7pm that day. The interview will be followed by a live performance by AJ Head who will also be featuring at WNOE. Tune in or see the interview on wjla.com that day!
Sunday May 29 2016 PRIDE JAM 2016 : Kaleidoscope II A Fly Fundraiser for Mousai @ MOUSAI HOUSE 411 New York Ave NE Washington, DC 7pm Door | 7:30 Show $15 In Adv | $20 at Door Live Music from 10+ LGBTQII Quality Artists Live Painting by Kia Green DJ Interludes by DJ Pokah Havoc Hosted by Shelly Bell and Tasty Edible Treats by Fat Cat Gourmet Drinks for Donations and other Healthy Food Options Live Performances from: BoomScat Christen B AfloCentric Jenna Camille LUST Septimius The Great D. Jones Belve TuT Dynez Dennis Nicole Learner Edwin And Lee Mitty
April 22, 2016 Open Mic Night Hosted by Shelly Bell Braddock Interim Park 600 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Free In honor of National Poetry Month, the Mobile Art Lab of Alexandria presents Open Mic Night Hosted by Shelly Bell. Recite that poem you just wrote, read other people’s poetry (OPP), freestyle, sing, play us a song or enjoy a night of exciting words. You don’t want to miss it!
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 The Pop Erotica Slam Hosted by Dasan Ahanu 11pm - 1am The Fridge, all ages, $10 516 8th Street SE, Rear alley, Washington, DC 20003 Bring your most sensuous, erotic work to the Pop Erotica Poetry Slam. A night of sexy word slinging judged by members of the audience. The winner will receive two VIP Tickets to a Sweet Spot show nearest to their city, and a gift bag courtesy of the Toy Closet, NYC. We will feature two of DC's hottest Burlesque dancers from the Serafemme Burlesque troupe. Want to be one of our illustrious judges, seek our host! Bring a friend, a date or a mate and enjoy a late night fun-filled erotic poetry experience. For more information visit www.iwps.poetryslam.com Bring an open mind, and be ready to have an amazing time! You can buy tickets at the door! To ensure that you get in it's best to buy an all events pass! visit http://iwps.poetryslam.com/tickets-2/ The Individual World Poetry Slam 2015 (iWPS) brings together 96 elite competitive performance poets from all over the world. Poets will engage in a four day tournament (wherein each competition is called a "bout") of courageous fiery poetic word battles to become the Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. For more information visit www.iwps.poetryslam.com
Sounds Like: ♥ Jill Scott ♥, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Gil Scott-Heron French fans, The Last Poets
Bio: The music here is a combination of spoken word and EDM which Shelly coined as "Electronic Dance Poetry."
Shelly Bell is among the nation’s most sought after writers, community organizers and performers. Excelling as a truly dynamic force in the local (Washington, DC), national and now inter...See Full Bio
“Spoken word, the poetry primed for performance more than the page, is creeping onto the scene thanks to Shelly Bell, president of Seven City Art Society. A computer science teacher at T.C. Williams by day, Bell, an award-winning spoken-word poet, has helped connect a community in Alexandria that otherwise would have to go to D.C. to get their fix.”