Venus Vs. Mars On Mercury Poetry Slam

We know that men are no better than women, vice versa and yada yada… but it can still be fun to pit the genders against each other. Three female poets face off against three male poets in three rounds. Featured creatives are Jasmine Reed, Lance “Mr. SpreadLove” Newman, Rheonna Nicole, Chris “Deep Sea” Rice, Brea Brea and Tripp Fontane. A panel of five judges will choose a winner of each round. A food truck will be on-site, and stick around for an after party featuring “astroliterary cocktails.” —LEO

Saturday, Sept. 14

Mercury Ballroom
8 p.m. | $15
611 S. Fourth St.