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Please join us for The Random Tea Room’s Annual Mug Show!

An eclectic collection of handmade mugs from local artists and beyond.
Get your friends and family a one of a kind gift, and buy a mug right off the wall.
Show runs December 8th – February 5th.
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Come one, come all! Ma Ja Ka is making his return to the eastern coast for the coldest months of the year and he needs all your warmth to get him through it. Come and see performances by these incredible Philly wordsmiths as they piece together some peace and fill the Random Tea Room with some of their soulful magic.
 
Readings will be performed by
MARSHALL JAMES KAVANAUGH
STEPHANIE B.
LINDO YES
and
ANDREW GALATI
 
Doors at 6:30pm. Readings will start at 7pm.
Donations are always appreciated for the writers. Otherwise bring your $$ to buy tea and purchase books.
 
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
 
MARSHALL JAMES KAVANAUGH will be touring his new collection of poetry, Travel By Haiku, Volumes 1 through 5: Still Trippin’ Across the States. His performance will bring the audience along on the road with him across the country taking brief pauses to admire the air, the sunsets, the beaten earth, the tall trees on high mountains, and the breath of the ocean surf. There will be video projection and audio accompaniment to add to the audience’s dream cycle. Together we will follow a ritual of self-manifestation and reach a truly abundant transcendence.
http://bit.ly/TravelByHaiku
 
STEPHANIE B. will be performing her new collection of essays, Letters To Aunt Lucy, which create a performative conversation between our generation and our primordial ancestor. The conversations are heavy with an exploration of the divine feminine form and her spoken word performance engages with the visceral language of each syllable, using her own body to accent her voice. Her performance takes cues from soul music and for half stanzas she’ll fill the room with sing-song, which will fall back into a meditational hum.
 
LINDO YES! is a spoken word artist, actor, and emcee born and raised in Philadelphia. He takes the beat of the city streets and turns it from bipolar sunrise to starry throne, paying heed to the wordsmiths that surround and inspire him and assuming their characters to champion their unique stories to be told. Drawing lines out of conversation and gesturing to the hypothetical constructs of love in ideals, gender indentity, and social injustice, Lindo leads a chorus of humbleness in front of his audience taking them beyond their own ordinary experiences. In his own words, he “makes everything living, his canvas” and creates worlds out of those words he spits. When not actively performing, Lindo is busy hosting poetry events around the city including larger gatherings like the annual Germantown Poetry Festival. He also contributes designs to Plain Sight Buttons, a Philly company, in attempt to spread the spoken word even further.
 
ANDREW GALATI is a bard of the oldest tradition playing blues music that’ll sooth even the deepest of hearts. His voice is reminiscent of Cash, Dylan, and any other number of rock n’ roll croners speaking a sweet narrative of personal adventure.

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