One of the best hang out spots for all ages, Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, held every Wednesday night in Midtown Sacramento at Queen Sheba Restaurant and is the longest running poetry venue in Sacramento. Celebrating its 15th year with a presentation by its Anniversary Committee on April 15th that included members: Khiry Malik (Founding member), Cleo Cartel, Shonda Hutton, Russell Hutton, Luke Taylor, Steezaleez Thepoetstanleyray BigStan, Sean King, NSAA.
From the online desk of Khiry Malik:
“15 years…Jamaica House, to Sweet Fingers, and now Queen Sheba at 1704 Broadway in Sacramento. I am writing this…for two reasons. I want to thank you guys for the years and years of you supporting poetry,music, comedy, and culture in Sacramento. When we started the Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, we had no idea that we are not only cultivating a venue,but we were cultivating a culture as well. 15 years. 15 years of bringing you the best open mic in town, with poets from all over the world gracing our stage to share their work. 15 years of poets being “born” and “reborn” on our stage. From Taalam Acey, to Jessica Care Moore, Rodrick Freeman,Ainsley Burrows, to Mike E. Winfield, Bt Kingsley, and E.Clark, we have been the meeting place, the gathering spot, the artistic “home” of the arts in Northern California. We are launching a campaign to raise funds for our 15th Anniversary. We want to bring some of our favorite poets and entertainers into town to celebrate with us. Plane tickets, hotels, food,etc is pretty expensive these days. Anything you can contribute will help. We will be having our celebration at the end of August, and we want to make it the most memorable event Sacramento has seen in years! the link below will lead you to our indie go go campaign,which has raised almost $400 in 2 days. We appreciate your support. 15 years. 780 weeks. Featured in various magazines, on KVIE, Sac Bee, One of Sacramento News and Review’s BEST places to hear poetry, Sac Observer, 2004 3rd place West Coast Regionals, 30th National Slam Team Ranking 5 years in a row (out of all of the teams in the nation), Battle of the Bay Champions 4 years straight……All because of you.