Nuyorican Poets Café

Live Performance in East Village & Lower East Side

Going strong since 1973, the legendary Nuyorican is home to poetry slams, hip-hop performances, plays, films, dance and music. It's living East Village history but also a vibrant, still-relevant nonprofit arts organization. Check the website for events and buy tickets online for the more-popular weekend shows. Or try out your lyrical skills at Monday's open-mic night (9pm; $8).