On the last Tuesday of every month (except December), POP Champagne & Dessert Bar hosts Indelible Ink, a performing arts series with a reliably interesting mix of poets, storytellers, musicians, and a variety act of some kind (most memorable: an opera-singing magician who sang the Figaro whilst escaping from a straitjacket).
The next show—Tuesday the 30th—is also the last of the year, and it should be a doozy. Personally, I’m most excited for two poets who just so happen to be published by Red Hen Press (“the pimpest little press in the west”): Jamey Hecht and Brendan Constantine. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them both, and they are absolutely blow-the-hinges-off-the-doors-and-your-socks-too good. They even give spirited* introductions** to other people’s readings. The two of them are absolutely worth seeing—electric and vital and often funny.
The other three acts are probably good as well, though this does not come with a personal guarantee. The variety act in particular looks interesting: Wandering Marionettes, a circus-freak goth-punk hip-hop troupe, who may or may not use puppets. Also performing are Right the Stars featuring Renee Stahl and Jaha Zainabu—check out their bios, and more details, here.
Indelible Ink: A Vanguard Performance Art Series
Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.
POP Champagne and Dessert Bar
33 E. Union St., Pasadena
$15 door, $10 drink minimum; indelibleink.net; 626.578.7267
*Jamey introducing Kurt Brown
**Brendan introducing Caleb Barber