Out Loud: Slam Poetry, 7 p.m. Joanne Gordon and her “punk-ass posse” of slam poets use words like jazz notes, creating a cacophony of sound and meaning, and, as Gordon puts it, “squirting adrenalin at the walls.” Price $12-$15 Cal State Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach CA 90840 562-985-5408
Two Idiots Peddling Poetry, 7:30 p.m. Ben Trigg and Steve Ramirez bring a little poetic culture to Orange County. Price: $2 The Ugly Mug 261 N. Glassell St. Orange CA 92866 714-997-5610
Orange County Poetry Festival, All Day Sponsored by the Orange County Association of Poetry Hosts and Tebot Bach, go to www.poetix.net for a complete list of all events and schedules. Golden West College 15744 Golden West St. Huntington Beach CA 92647 714-892-7711
Figuratively Speaking, 8 p.m. eaturing mixed media art by Marge Chapman. Sandstone Gallery 384-A North Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach CA 92651 949-497-6775
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Karaoke At The Prospector, 8 p.m. Cheap beer makes everything sound poetic. The Prospector 2400 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90804 562-438-3839