Birdman kicked off the show, reading three poems about the joys and different aspects of celebrating.
Daniel Davila paid tribute to the swirling myriad of celebrations throughout one’s lifetime, including his favorite character–himself being alive! Then he played a musical interlude on his clarinet, which was given to him by his great grandmother who bartered it from a musician who had played it with Louis Armstrong.
Teresa Y. Roberson shared her journey from injury and invisibleness, to wellness and re-visibleness and celebrated the things the experience made her thankful for.
Thom the Wassail Poet read a delicious smorgasbord of celebratory poems with clarinet accompaniment by Davila.
The ever stylish Sangye O’Mara began the evening’s open mic.
David aka Ben Franklin