You're Going to Die

A 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing people creatively into the conversation of death & dying, while helping to inspire & empower them out of the context of unabashedly confronting loss & mortality

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
TICKETSSSSSS: https://ticketf.ly/2HDKEPv

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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You're Going to Die Presents... Death is Real w/MOUNT EERIE
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

You're Going to Die Presents... Death is Real w/MOUNT EERIE

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You're Going to Die Presents...
Death is Real with Mount Eerie
+
special performances by
Pablo il Postino
+
Scott Ferreter
with words from
Dr. Michael Fratkin
@
The Swedish American Hall
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:30pm
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2tO3zBB

As a part of Reimagine End of Life . April 16-22You're Going to Dieoffers another curated entertainment experience proudly presenting great artists as they deserve to be presented: in the concert context of acknowledging their brilliant beaming mortal magic. YG2D Presents curated shows steeped in the context of mortality, showcasing inspiringly enlivening musical acts with movingly entertaining spoken word.

YG2D Presents Mount Eerie...

In 2015 Phil Elverum’s wife, the French Canadian cartoonist & musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with cancer just after giving birth to their first child. She died a year later. Elverum wrote & recorded his Mount Eerie album “A Crow Looked At Me" throughout the fall of 2016 in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments; her guitar, her bass, her pick, her amp, her old family accordion, writing the words on her paper.

The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge & abrupt loss. These songs are devastating in their straightforward vulnerability. They are pretty & they are deep, & they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming & real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free.

YG2D Presents Dr. Michael Fratkin...

Father, husband, brother, son, and physician, Dr. Fratkin is dedicated to the well being of his community. Since completing his training, he has made his home and built his family in rural Northern California. He has served his community in primary care in a community clinic system, as a medical director of our local hospice, as a leader in the community hospital medical staff, and a transformative voice for improving the experience of people facing the end of life.

YG2D Presents Scott Ferreter...

Scott is a musician with a passionate belief that human beings are beautiful, & that they need not hide from their weaknesses & shortcomings, but celebrate themselves in full. A set of his music ranges from lighthearted & humorous to tragic & tearful, sometimes within the same song. His most recent release is "See You In The Morning Light," a cathartic album 4-years in the making that tells the story of losing his father to stomach cancer & discovering the shimmering beauty of being alive.

YG2D Presents Pablo Il Postino...

Pablo is a musician from Sacramento. His songs take on many different styles but tend to be consistent in their theme of reflecting on the mystery and endless comedy of life at both its most ecstatic and most profoundly tragic.

This event is a part of ReImagine End of Life [https://www.letsreimagine.org/], co-created by a loose network of artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, innovators, designers, organizations & individuals, banding together to amplify the end-of-life conversation.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES... w/a conversation with Stephen Jenkinson
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES... w/a conversation with Stephen Jenkinson

THIS SHOW IS SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! But if you want to see Stephen Jenkinson during ReImagine, check out A NIGHT OF GRIEF & MYSTERY on Friday, April 20th and DIE WISE: SANITY & SOUL on Saturday afternoon, April 21st...

And stick around on April 21st for... 
You're Going to Die Presents...
Death is Real w/MOUNT EERIE

& tickets are still available for You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... on Thursday, April 5th!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

This event is a part of ReImagine End of Life [https://www.letsreimagine.org/], co-created by a loose network of interested artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, innovators, designers, organizations and individuals, banding together to amplify the end-of-life conversation.

The organization was initially inspired by OpenIDEO’s End of Life Challenge, as part of a 2016 project to examine the intersection of art, meaning, and end of life.

The End of Life Challenge, led by IDEO's innovation portfolio, reached thousands of online and offline participants, helping remove the taboo around death and dying to create a global and solutions-oriented conversation.

Now, ReImagine builds on that experience, bringing forward optimism and innovation by providing a platform for many outstanding organizations and individuals working to elevate this topic.

Stephen Jenkinson: Subject of the documentary Griefwalker & author of the book Die Wise: a Manifesto for Sanity & Soul, Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time et to come.

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES…
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES…

THIS SHOW IS SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
TICKETSSSSSS: http://ticketf.ly/2HVoB49

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
TICKETSSSSSS: http://ticketf.ly/2C4dYMP

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
TICKETSSSSSS: http://ticketf.ly/2noRZXb

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1614681

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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A Very Special Merry Mortal You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... featuring John Elliott
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

A Very Special Merry Mortal You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... featuring John Elliott

A Very Special Merry Mortal
You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
featuring JOHN ELLIOTT
& his new album... NORTH STAR

An open mike & concert...

Friday, December 15th
At the Swedish American Hall!
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
Tickets $15
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2zwThrz

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 online & at the door...
Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2xChFTf

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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You're Going to Die Presents... Chelsea Coleman + Scott Ferreter
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

You're Going to Die Presents... Chelsea Coleman + Scott Ferreter

You're Going to Die Presents...
Chelsea Coleman
+
Scott Ferreter
with special appearances by
Graham Patzner
& words from
Thea Matthews,
Danny Scuderi
+
Dr. Matthew Wetschler
@
Swedish American Hall
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.


You're Going to Die offers a concert series proudly presenting great artists as they deserve to be presented: in the concert context of acknowledging their brilliant beaming mortal magic.
YG2D Presents curated shows steeped in the context of mortality, showcasing inspiringly enlivening musical acts with movingly entertaining spoken word.

On Thursday, October 26th @ the Swedish American Hall, YG2D proudly presents both friends & inspiring artists, Chelsea Coleman & Scott Ferreter...

Oklahoma grown singing-songwriting powerhouse, Chelsea Coleman, creates sanctuaries out of songs, wherein her audience is moved, humbled, & exalted. A courageous & vulnerable storyteller, she invites you to endure open heart surgery, skillfully mending your heartache with strands of golden thread. Each listener leaves more integrally woven into the tapestry of humanity.

Scott Ferreter is a musician with a passionate belief that human beings are beautiful, & that they need not hide from their weaknesses & shortcomings, but celebrate themselves in full. A set of his music ranges from lighthearted & humorous to tragic & tearful, sometimes within the same song. His most recent release is "See You In The Morning Light," a cathartic album 4-years in the making that tells the story of losing his father to stomach cancer & discovering the shimmering beauty of being alive.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://ow.ly/9k4930emzkn
$10 online or $10 at the door.

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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You're Going to Die Presents... YOU'RE ALIVE: A Mortal Celebration
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

You're Going to Die Presents... YOU'RE ALIVE: A Mortal Celebration

You're Going to Die Presents...
YOU'RE ALIVE: A Mortal Celebration
featuring
Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
Midtown Social
with special appearances by
Scott Ferreter + Chelsea Coleman
& words from
Angela Hennessy
@
Great American Music Hall
Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.


You're Going to Die offers a concert series proudly presenting great artists as they deserve to be presented: in the concert context of acknowledging their brilliant beaming mortal magic.
YG2D Presents curated shows steeped in the context of mortality, showcasing inspiringly enlivening musical acts with movingly entertaining spoken word.

On Friday, August 11th @ Great American Music Hall, YG2D proudly presents both friends & inspiring artists, Midtown Social & Major Powers & the Lofi Symphony...

Deeply inspiring & guaranteed to make you sweat just as much as it makes you think, Midtown Social presents a message of solidarity & hope, voiced by a community of people who are as diverse, bold, authentic, & vulnerable as the community in which they were forged. Midtown Social asks us all to come together, to find common ground, love & camaraderie, to fight for our communities, way of life, & rights—and to stand together as one.

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony plays Adventure Rock™. Imagine Mary Poppins writing songs for Weezer during a cliff diving competition between Freddie Mercury & Tom Waits while Danny Elfman makes out with Indiana Jones during a game of Dungeons & Dragons.

Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death and textile theory. Her current project, The School of the Dead, is a program for the decolonization of death and grief through the radical inquiry of aesthetic and social practices that mediate the boundary between the living and the dead.

 

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! 

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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SOLD-OUT! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, 
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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You're Going to Die Presents SEE YOU IN THE MORNING LIGHT - A Grief Release by Deep Pools
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

You're Going to Die Presents SEE YOU IN THE MORNING LIGHT - A Grief Release by Deep Pools

Doors at 6:30pm
Open Mic Offering from 7-8pm
Show at 8pm
Tickets: http://seeyouinthemorninglight.bpt.me
$15 in advance and $15 at the door.

If you or people you know want to be a part of Friday's event, but don't have the funds, please go to the ticket link, click "Enter a Password or Discount Code" and enter the code: GHOSTSHIP. It's more important to me that you're at the show if you need to be than that you pay.

An evening of music & art, a communal grief release, a live presentation of Deep Pools' new album SEE YOU IN THE MORNING LIGHT.

"See You In The Morning Light" is Scott Ferreter's attempt to shine light on the beauty that grief offers when it is fully felt. In 2012, he moved back to his hometown of Sacramento upon getting the news that his father was dying of stage 4 stomach cancer. During that time, he played music constantly as he soaked up his father's last days alongside his family, and would spend 4 years trying to capture the vibrancy of those days in sound. His intention was to make an album that would invite listeners more deeply into the experience of being alive on a planet where everything eventually leaves. 

All said and done, the record has 22 musicians, was recorded across 6 different studios, and includes field recordings from around the world. The vision was to put as much care into the microscopic sounds as the major ones and to give as much space for the difficult feelings as the pleasant ones. Instead of planning out a normal recording process, Scott continually listened to what the record was asking of him, and this meant that the final trajectory of the record ended up being far more bizarre and magical than anything he could have planned. Some of his closest friends and favorite musicians recorded on the record, including the legendary Suzanne Ciani. 

Deep Pools: http://www.deep-pools.com/

You're Going to Die is a communal exploration of death & dying, one driven by creativity, fueled by arts & entertainment, writing & music, interviews & stories, through any means & all social forums available, but always with the continued commitment to bring people creatively into the conversation of death & dying, while helping to inspire & empower out of an unabashed embrace of our losses & mortality...

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SOLD-OUT! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD-OUT! YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
SOLD-OUT! THANK YOU!

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers,
but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, 
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.

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