“Who’s that knocking at my door?
Who’s that knocking at my door?
Said the fair young maiden!
Well, it’s only me from over the sea,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor,
I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree,
Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.”
You get the idea! (Louis Jordan’s Elks Rendezvous Band performed this clean version in 1938.)
Friday, Jan. 31 | Erotic Poetry Night | The Limbo | 411 W. Chestnut St. | Search Facebook
No cover | 8-10 p.m.
Headmistress of Titty Tiki Tuesdays, Ethel Loveless, hosts a “special night of mischief. Words (& more) by local poets + musicians.” It features V. Leon, Megan Pillow, Glam Stoker, Danika Isdahl, Gean Velveteen, Wilma Shakesqueer, Emily Dykeinson and Isiah Fish as “Sloppy Joe,” with music by Cool Breeze.
Saturday, Feb. 1 | Drunken Poetry Night | Lettersong Calligraphy Studio and Gallery
1501 Story Ave. | Search Facebook | $20 | 7-10 p.m.
This evening is sold as a Valentine’s Day-ish event, but who cares? Drinking and poetry! “We will be creating poetry, enjoying laughs and drinking responsibly to the tune of love.” Thus, it is for adults 21 and older. Admission comes with a bottle of wine at each table, but a cash bar will keep words flowing. Also: no T-shirts or sneakers — dress “Classy Casual.” —LEO